January 13, 2022

House or coworking, what space suits you as a freelance?

Working in the freelance modality can represent several advantages depending on the needs you face in your professional and personal life. Whether you work as a freelancer or belong to a company that offers you the possibility of working remotely, you need to have a space (house or coworking) that allows you to carry out your […]

Working in the freelance modality can represent several advantages depending on the needs you face in your professional and personal life. Whether you work as a freelancer or belong to a company that offers you the possibility of working remotely, you need to have a space (house or coworking) that allows you to carry out your activities.

Although it is not a new topic, the circumstances of today’s world have led us to consider to a greater extent, to perform work activities remotely, either from home or in coworking spaces, which offer us some advantages. Which of these is the one that suits you best? Let’s look at the pros and cons to make the best decision.

Work as a freelance from home

Table with laptop, plants and chair. Home office as a freelancer

For many, the idea of working freelance from the comfort of their home may seem tempting, although sometimes it represents a greater challenge.

When you make the decision to perform your profession in your house, you own your time, since you do not depend on anyone. It allows you to be more efficient in organizing your time since you don’t need to move. Many people have to invest up to 2 hours of their day just to get to their office and back home.

  • Depending on where you live, the freelance modality from your home can also represent economic savings: transportation, gasoline, meals, etc.
  • When you manage to be very organized, you can feel calmer when working from home as well as be more productive, since you do not have the same pressure as the environment of an office.
  • So far everything seems like advantages, right? But you can also fall into situations not so convenient as for example:
  • Become sedentary: Being at home all day (or most of the time), you don’t have the same mobility as if you were going to a workspace. Consider organizing your time so that you can perform some kind of exercise and not harm your health.
  • Little socialization: you must be aware that you will not live with other people since most of the time you will spend it alone. Depending on the personality of each one, this at some point may represent a problem.
  • Do not separate personal life from work: when the house becomes the workspace, you can lose a little control in terms of schedules and working days.
  • Define a specific space to work: one of the most complex points that represents working from home as a freelance is not having an exclusive space. This has now become more complicated, since if you have children at home, today most take online classes and it can become chaos.

But if your life needs incline you towards freelance work from home, we give you some tips so that you can have a space where you can do it with tranquility and harmony.

  • Always have at hand the material you may need: papers, printer, etc., and keep it tidy always in the same place.
  • Look for a place where you have good natural and artificial lighting and as much as possible, the least noisy so you can stay focused.
  • The decoration is important because you must feel comfortable in your space. Do not forget to place plants around you, they offer many benefits.
  • Occasionally, (if you can) go out to work at a café; changing the air is always beneficial.
  • When you need to organize a meeting, look to hold it elsewhere. It is not advisable to take your customers to your home.
Freelance home office. Space decorated with plants, bookcase and computer in white.

Working freelance from a coworking

Coworking space for freelancers.

For those who prefer to leave the house and work in a space with other people as a freelance, there are coworking. This alternative is a great solution for people who are independent or for small offices, as they are offices where you rent a table and share several environments with other people: cafeteria, terraces, meeting rooms, etc.

What advantages do coworking spaces offer?

  • To begin with, the prices for the rent of coworking spaces are usually much cheaper than those of a traditional office. Depending on the needs that you or your small business requires, there are different rental plans in which you can obtain greater benefits.
  • Although coworking is a much more relaxed work environment, the fact of leaving the house to go to work forces you to maintain discipline even as a freelance job.
  • When you have to organize meetings, you have the issue resolved since these spaces are designed to meet the needs of a traditional office.
  • You know other people. Whether you’re going on your own or meeting with some co-workers, you don’t lose the habit of socializing with others, which can also help you create new relationships that benefit your business or profession specially when you are freelance.
Meeting room with young people in coworking space

What is the best coworking space for freelance?

The ideal is to look for one that is close to your home, in this way you will not lose travel time and you can continue taking care of your economy. You should also analyze the different options that exist and choose the one that best meets your requirements: rent, benefits, etc.

Whether working at home or in a coworking space as a freelance has pros and cons. The choice about which is the best place depends largely on our personality. At home, with creativity, you can create an office with little, but if you can not stop seeing people, you will surely not have a good time and in coworking space, it will be ideal for you.

Which one do you prefer as a freelance? House or coworking? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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