To many people, the freedom and flexibility of freelancing are incredibly attractive. Leaving behind a corporate job and being your own boss can be a dream. Whether you want to have more time with kids, want to travel the world, or make another lifestyle change, freelancing can help fulfill those desires. However, many people who set out on their own find that the workspace situation isn’t all that it's cracked up to be. Working from home used to be more appealing, but after a year of it, you may be ready for a change of scenery, even though you work solo. If you’re loving the freelance life but missing some of the perks of a traditional office environment, then a coworking desk is the perfect solution for you!
Coworking provides the ultimate flexibility. Come in for one day or a month, with a dedicated desk or the ability to set up shop wherever. The space should work with your schedule, whether you need 9-5 hours or a quiet space to take a meeting for two hours. As a freelancer, you are constantly figuring out what works for you. Coworking gives you the freedom to evolve your work style.
With a coworking desk, you have access to whatever type of amenity you need. Avoid pricy start-up costs and come into a space where all you have to do is show up with your laptop. Your coworking space should provide the basics, like a comfortable desk area. However, you'll also want a space that goes above and beyond by providing office supplies, a clean lounge area, phone booths to take calls, and more.
If your business grows, you can stay in the space and move up to a private office or take advantage of on-site meeting rooms. You never know what project might come your way, so being in a shared workspace will support any future needs. Let’s say you land a huge client, but they are overseas and you need meeting space. At AdvantEdge Workspaces, you would be able to reserve a meeting room with clear video conferencing services designed for businesses.
Being a freelancer no longer means losing that sense of office community. With a coworking desk in a shared workspace, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded professionals, many of whom work solo or run their own businesses. Happy hours, holiday events, and learning lunches are just an example of the programming you will have access to. For those who enjoy socializing but love being their own boss, this type of workspace perfectly balances both.
The number one reason why coworking is perfect for freelancers is because of the support the office space solution provides. Working on your own- in a coffee shop, on the couch, in the car- can be exhausting. In a shared office space like AdvantEdge, we are alongside you every step of the way. Our live reception provides customized call answering, mail services, and a professional space to greet any guests. Also, as a workspace client, you’ll have access to our printer center, office supplies, full lounge area, and more.
With amenities, flexibility, and community, a shared workspace helps you reach your full professional potential. Come take your freelancing to the next level today with AdvantEdge!