Steve Morgan from Computer Recruiter
Whether you’re self-employed, freelancing, working remotely or working full-time but have a few side-projects on the go, working from home can seem great at first, but the novelty can wear off pretty fast. The distractions at home (whether it’s the washing up or the video games console!) can lead to less focus in your work, plus it can become very boring and lonely, especially as the weeks and months go by. Thankfully, the concept of coworking is growing in popularity as an in-between: you may not need full-on office space, and while you may find that you work better out of the house, the idea of ‘coffee shop hopping’ may not appeal to you. That was certainly the case with me…
Of course, coworking spaces usually offer more than just a desk, WiFi connection and coffee. Some offer business support while others regularly hold events. At the end of the day, it’s worth checking them out and seeing what’s right for you as an individual.
Also, it’s important to know that coworking spaces all tend to operate a little differently from one another. Some only accommodate ‘day trippers,’ i.e. people who pay to be there for the day. Others only accommodate residents/members, i.e. people who have a dedicated desk space all the time and pay an on-going fee. Some do both.