The most important piece of advice for freelancers is "if you want your business to be successful, you have to treat it like a business." This means you hold yourself accountable, stick to a schedule, and do most of the things you would do if you were working for someone else. In recent years, many cities and small towns have seen the implementation of rentable office space for freelancers, salespeople and others who need office space to conduct business operations. This may seem like an unnecessary expense to some, but if you are looking to grow your business, you should think seriously about investing in this valuable resource.
A dedicated office space gives you better focus. There are fewer (if any) outside distractions. At home, you might have to deal with well-meaning friends and family members dropping by or calling, and sales and delivery people likely knock on your door throughout the day. In rented office space, everyone is there to do the same thing - conduct business. Distractions are minimal and you can focus on your work and your business's success.
Networking is one of the most important things you can do to grow your business. If you work from home, it can be difficult to get out and about to meet people and get your brand name out there. In a rented office space, you can meet people on your breaks and get the word out that you are open for business. You may also find other freelancers that can provide valuable services to you, such as marketing, to help you grow your business.
Rented office space also gives you a place to conduct meetings with current and potential clients. It can be intimidating for people to come to a person's home for a business meeting, and some clients might see it as unprofessional. It can also be a safety concern for you to have strangers in your home for business purposes. Rented office space gives you a place to host meetings where there are other people around. This cuts down on the potential for any issues that may arise from meetings with new clients and people you haven't met yet.
Rented office space can increase your profits by giving you shared space to conduct business without all of the overhead that you would deal with when renting your own dedicated office space. It is important to weigh the cost of shared office space against your profits and other considerations before you make a commitment. If you would like more information or are interested in renting an office space, contact The Computing Hub.Share