You have finally decided that working from home may not be such a good idea after. The countless distractions are affecting your productivity. The loneliness is so overwhelming that many times, you look out the window just to be assured that you are not the only human left on earth. So, you want to give the idea of using a coworking space a try.
Congratulations! You are off to a good start. But you are still faced with the heavy burden of finding the right coworking space that suits you. Take a look at these tips which will help you make that decision.
Talk to other freelancers
Sandeep Jauhar says, "The only mistake you can make is not asking for help." Asking for the opinions of your fellow freelancers might steer you down the right path. So talk to them.
Here are some sample questions to ask them:
What influenced their decisions to select their coworking spaces? Has it been able to meet their needs? Can you apply similar criteria to your circumstances?
Here at Treehouse Society, we have many freelancers who come here for the creative community and comfortability. Many freelancers who work out of here are writers, video editors, IT consultants, software engineers, and etc.
How much space will your work require?
Some freelancers just occupy a desk or a cubicle. However, others who have jobs which demand privacy or need larger space may opt for a private office. So assess your needs first, and decide the amount of space that will be convenient for you. Then, ensure that the coworking space you are considering will have the right type of space you need.
Treehouse Society has options from hourly conference rooms, day passes, ten passes, and monthly open desks, permanent desks, and private offices. You could choose the option that works for you.
Consider the distance
This is a key factor when searching coworking spaces. You do not want to pick out a place only to realize that it takes 5 hours to get there, or that the routes are always traffic ingested. You may want to check out beforehand: How far is it from my house? Will it be easy to transport myself to and from the location? Are there any alternative routes to go there?
Treehouse Society is close to many public transportations and is walkable from North Beach, Jackson Square, Financial District, and SOMA.
Will the working hours be convenient?
Choose a place where the accessible hours are convenient for your work. While some coworking spaces employ a strict 9-5 policy, others are flexible enough to allow freelancers decide working hours on their own terms. If your job is adaptable, you should choose a space that offers adjustable working hours as well.
As a member at Treehouse Society, you can access the space 24/7. We have plenty of freelancers here who work with their own flexible schedule.
How much will it cost?
Coworking spaces are priced based on factors such as location, amenities, size, and so on. While you are interested in quality, you still need to remember the status of y our wallet. Hence, when selecting the ideal coworking space, ensure that the cost of membership does not rip your pocket. In summary, pick what you can afford.
You can check out our pricing here: Membership Plans
Does it have the necessary amenities/ infrastructure?
Before paying for that space, you might want to see if they are well equipped with amenities that will help you maximize productivity. For example, is there reliable wifi? Are there enough power outlets? Are there printing and photocopying services? How about lounging areas?
Yes, Treehouse Society has all of the above!
Now that you have been equipped with knowledge, make the best choice for you to be productive.
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