Here are some tips for creating the ideal environment, no matter where you are.
It’s important to figure out the best environment for you, whether it’s an office at home, or somewhere outside. Some freelancers like to keep work and home separate, and renting an office can be one way of doing so. Even though it may help your productivity, paying for space may be too expensive if your budget is tight.
If you are renting a workspace with others, such a situation can provide a good source of contacts, but remember to keep healthy—working with others can easily spread germs. Wash your hands frequently, and keep some hand sanitizer close by.
Working at home is often the easiest option, but may lead to distraction as all your creature comforts are just begging to be used. In this case, it’s good to set aside times where you force yourself to be productive. It’s important to be careful not to waste too much time taking unnecessary breaks.
Freelancing may look like fun, and it can be. But don’t make the mistake of not treating it like a job. Yes, you can choose your own hours, but you still need to work!
The other option is neither home nor office, and it involves mixing it up and finding new places to freelance. If all you need is your laptop, you can work wherever there is WiFi. Coffee shops are a classic place to get busy, and another option is a library. These offer a quiet and relaxed working environment—and you don’t have to keep paying for coffee!
It’s all about finding what’s right for you. Try out different freelancing work setups, and you’re sure to find something that fits your personality.