Co-working is one of the best ways for freelancers to stay motivated when working remotely. However, not all people are fond of this trend, but are there any alternatives which would allow them to meet new clients, make connections with other professionals and maintain their productivity at a high level?
That’s what we’re here to discuss, as we’re about to shine a light on some less popular ways of doing business, which are being neglected for no reason at all. If you are willing to test your limits and find out what are the best alternatives to co-working, check out the article below.
Good old coffee shops
Let’s start with the obvious choice that most people go for at some point of their freelance life either way. No matter how much easier it is to focus when being alone in a room, there’s no denying that this can get very lonely at times. To put it simply, sometimes you just have to go out there and share a few words with someone, even if faced with a tight schedule.
Still, don’t just go into the first coffee shop that you find. Trust us, you’ll be a lot more productive if you avoid the crowded places where the music is blaring from the speakers at full volume. The bonus points go out to people who are able to find a place with a great view and an even better coffee to keep us mentally sharp during those long working hours.
Why not just visit the library?
You don’t have to be a student to visit the library. It’s astounding how little people read nowadays, compared to some earlier years, but we won’t bore you with this fact now. What we will say is that libraries are still a tremendous place for people looking to focus on the work at hand.
While the busy, constantly hustling lifestyle of co-working spaces offers a great source of daily dose of inspiration, being surrounded by individuals who are working hard on achieving their goals through education is a fantastic way to reconnect with your roots, and remind you why you have chosen your line of work in the first place.
Or work from your local park?
No, you don’t have to be a hippy to go to the park. You also don’t have to spend all of the time staring into the grass, sipping on a beer or two. Perhaps we’re being a bit too harsh here, but you get the point. Going out in nature is a great way to relax and also have some work done while you’re at it.
It might not be the most comfortable, nor the most practical place in the world, being that you are heavily dependent on the weather conditions and all, but it’s not a bad alternative for when the sun is shining and the summer breeze is blowing. It sure beats sitting in a dark office from nine to five, we can tell you that much.
Travel destinations designed specifically for digital nomads
Being that the nomadic lifestyle is so popular nowadays, it would be a miracle if no one figured out a way to bring work and pleasure into one equation. Luckily, there are more than a few places that live by this motto. These places are something between a co-working space and a tourist destination, offering the best of both worlds under one roof.
At the end of the day, the whole point of working remotely is the ability to travel to as many different destinations as possible. To be fair, these places tend to be on the more expensive side, especially when compared to finding a place of Airbnb on your own, but that’s beside the point. What’s important is to allow yourself to enjoy every now and again, without necessarily letting the procrastination get the better of you. Is that too much to ask?