A New Income Stream? The Future of Shared Services in CoworkingAs part of the larger shared economy, businesses in coworking spaces have increased opportunities to build greater networks and partnerships, but this may not be enough to help members grow their client or customer base at speed and see their business grow. It takes more facilitation than thought by many to effectively connect people in and gain results. Could results be driven by the facilitated exchange of services and how valuable is this aspect of coworking to both members and spaces?
5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Coworking SpaceChoosing a coworking space is no easy task. With new coworking spaces opening up all the time, it’d be easy to get stuck in analysis paralysis. How can professionals decide on a workspace that is as unique and fitting as their own personal ambitions? As many say, environment is everything, and finding the right environment is paramount to creativity, output, and professional fulfilment.
Starting a New Freelance Life in a Coworking SpaceStarting a new life as a freelancer is many things including: exciting, liberating and challenging. It looks straightforward, but of course it’s not. If you’re making the transition to freelance life, figuring out exactly how the “other side” works can be difficult. Here are a few tips to help you get off the ground a little faster.
Coworking for Travel BloggersMore and more people are rejecting the 9 to 5 workday and defining themselves as self-employed. Employees all over the world are packing up their cubicles and moving into coworking spaces where they can focus on their passions and interests rather than simply trying to meet weekly targets and sit in meetings. One of the coolest and most enviable professions to emerge from the freelance movement is travel blogging.
The Origin of the Word Freelance and Why it Should Make Us HappyWriting 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.
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