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Coworking for Travel Bloggers

There are countless blogs and websites out there on the internet, which are dedicated to every imaginable approach to travel, and the most successful ones get paid to do what most of us spend months saving up for. While browsing through some of our favorite travel sites, we got in touch with one blogger who combined his love of the open road with coworking. If you are one of the lucky ones and travel is not only your passion, but also your main source of income, it is important to find a way to combine adventure with productivity. There are no guarantees when you are on the road, so finding a coworking space might be just the perfect solution.

  • The Origin of the Word Freelance and Why it Should Make Us Happy

    Writing for a targeted publication such as Deskmag can have certain side effects, namely that you begin to pass the information around you through the broad filter of freelancing and coworking. You hear an album that was recorded in the artist’s bedroom and think about self-determination and access to cheap technology. You see a film about pirates and think about organization and collaboration. And you work as freelancer and think about the origin of this term.

  • Liquid Freelance in Europe: Al Dente - The Italian Style

    Recently Deskmag presented you the trials and tribulations of working independently in the United Kingdom, and Germany. Now we're heading to Italy. If you thought the UK and Germany were complicated, let’s see how it’s done more southern.

  • Liquid Freelance in Europe: The German way

    On Tuesday we kicked off our mini-series exploring the freelancer in Europe. Deskmag presented to you the trials and tribulations of working freelance in the United Kingdom, and now we are going to delve into the rather complicated ins and outs of the German bureaucratic system. What does it actually mean to be freelancing in Europe? And in the midst of the Euro-crisis and its contracting unity, how different does it get from one country to the next?

  • Liquid Freelance in Europe: British Style

    Freelancer in Europe. Sounds like a paradox - the figure of a freelance professional has flourished during the 20th century, primarily in the United States and has recently become a more important aspect of fiscal policy in Europe, despite a more rigid and regulated economic and bureaucratic structure. But, what does it actually mean to be freelancing in Europe? This will be the first article, out of a series of three, that will explore liquid freelancing in three different countries.

  • Toward a digital urban exodus

    Many cities of the world are facing an unexpected phenomenon: urban exodus. No longer constrained by a localized workspace, an increasing number of freelancers are enjoying mobility, and ultimately leaving stressful and polluted cities. After the rural exodus, following the industrial revolution, are we now facing a digital urban exodus. Perhaps this movement is now following the digital revolution?

  • Livable coworking: cohousing cultures

    Cohousing, like coworking, capitalizes on the idea that communities of people coming together and working from the bottom up can accomplish individual and group goals effectively, efficiently, and creatively. Deskmag wanted to learn more about cohousing, to see how it compliments the coworking movement.

  • Pursuing your travel dreams with coworking

    It’s easy to envy the work-life flexibility of business owners and remote workers, especially their ability to travel anywhere/anytime with little need for more than a reliable wifi connection. Have you considered what this lifestyle would be like and if you could make it work? With the availability of coworking spaces, it’s easier now to pursue your travel dreams while still maintaining a successful career.

  • The life and death of communities

    If coworking spaces are the potential source of new communities, how should they align and organize themselves to be more efficient? Here are some questions from the people from Mutinerie because - we can never stress this enough - success of a coworking space depends on its capacity to breed, gather and grow a community. In order to ensure this, we should first understand what exactly a community is: how is it born, how does it organize and how could it disappear…

  • The State of the Freelance Economy

    Is freelancing worth it? Should you trade the security of a nine-to-five for the turbulent seas of self-employment? The answer is yes. According to a survey, 90% of freelancers are happy with their chosen career. You won’t find those numbers in many so-called real jobs. For freelancers who left traditional employment behind, 38% are now earning even more than they did as an employee in the same field. Truth be told, freelancers are having their moment in the sun. There’s never been a better time to ditch the corporate rat-maze and start working on your own terms.

  • Coworking, Serendipity, And Why Size Doesn’t (Always) Matter

    Coworking breaks down the emotional barriers (and sometimes the physical ones too) that the traditional business world put up to keep us each in our place. Isolated. After working in this vacuum for a few years, its no wonder some of the best and brightest are striking out on their own, trading a little financial security for a lot of professional freedom. Coworking provides solopreneurs with exactly what they’re looking for: a place where collaboration and community are highly valued.

  • Non-Coworkers talking about Coworking Stereotypes

    Stereotypes are simplified ways of thinking. They usually attribute to a person, place, or group, and they allow someone to pass judgement without having to actually reflect on the object at hand. There are also stereotypes regarding coworking spaces. To learn more about them, most people, only know about the coworking spaces only from hearsay, but have never worked in one. Understanding stereotypes help coworking spaces to better deal with these arguments and opinions.

  • The journey of nomad coworkers

    In a previous article published by Deskmag, we observed how holiday destinations are attracting an increasingly large amount of “vacationing coworkers”. But what does it mean to be a full time nomad coworker? Thanks to the rise of coworking spaces around the world, some workers have modified their coworking style, by exploring the larger world or by doing the opposite and moving within a smaller area. So why don’t you start being a nomad coworker and make a city, a land or the world your coworking space?

  • Coworkers vs. Coffee Shop Conquerors

    What are the reasons that drive people to pick a coworking space over a coffee shop as a workplace or vice versa? A student engaged in this topic for her diploma thesis; went out to coffee houses and coworking spaces in Vienna and talked to Coworkers and Coffee Shop Conquerors about their working habits. Here's what they had to say:

  • Confessions of a freelancer who works from... home.

    The freelance life of working from home is seen by some as a neat example of how technology can offer you freedom to work where you want. Working in the familiarity and comfort of your own home not having to deal with the daily grind: tedious commuting and erratic human traffic, sounds like a good deal right? I definitely thought so the first time I started worked as a home freelancer but several years later do I still see it that way?

  • Advantages of coworking spaces over other offices

    The final part of the second Global Coworking Survey examines the differences between coworkers who moved into their space from a traditional, compared to the home, office. It is the final analysis of the survey which focused on the different backgrounds of members, and comes days before the launch of the third Global Coworking Survey, which will have a new point of inquiry.

  • Corporate Culture vs. Generation Y

    In the past, corporate companies were attractive because they offered their employees a sense of security (whether real or perceived). Employees began working with the hope for upward mobility within the company, ultimately building life-long relationships with their employers. However, most young professionals, or endearingly named “job hoppers”, would agree that even two years with one company seems like a lengthy tenure.

  • Coworking in the US and the EU

    The development of coworking communities depends not only on the spaces themselves, but also on the space around them. In the Global Coworking Survey, we compared and contrasted the development of the movement in the two largest coworking regions. Which coworkers feel healthier since joining a space? Which desire flexibility? Which coworking spaces connect better with one another? The 2nd Global Coworking Survey found out.

  • Trust is #1 Barrier to Sharing

    The release of two studies on the market potential of collaborative consumption in short succession suggests that sharing economy's growth is accelerating. Marketers, researchers, and venture capitalists have seen that there’s profit to be made from a participatory economy, and are commissioning studies of their own to explore the promise and potential.

  • The profile of ex-coworkers & non-coworkers

    As more coworking spaces open their doors, more people become acquainted with them, and coworking spaces in turn attract more new members. But it is not quite so simple for everyone. While the movement grows, there are some who forgo joining a space, even if they would prefer to work in one. Others renounce their membership and return to their home office, despite their continued interest in coworking spaces.

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