If there is one thing that’s common for freelancers, it is their desire to work flexibly, according to their own convenient schedule. It can be observed that the majority of freelancers are often from the creative industries, including writers, graphic designers, event planners, etc. The freelance industry continues to grow along with the rapid rise in the number of coworking spaces around the globe.
Another thing that’s common for freelancers is the freedom to pursue their personal interests at any given time, including music, art, sports and travel. Most freelancers are also globetrotters, just another reason they are also called digital nomads.
In today’s economy where freelancing is becoming a commodity, more and more coworking spaces contribute to accommodating and empowering this unique workforce.
One common problem with freelancers is being anxious about not getting anything done. Perhaps a motivating factor is the need to sustain a living, because, at the end of the day, everybody needs to be financially responsible. Coworking spaces provide access to an environment that can boost productivity for these digital nomads, especially when they are working remotely while spending their time touring a new country.
Juggling work and leisure can be a struggle for digital nomads, but coworking spaces help in maintaining a work-life balance by providing a place where freelancers can work productively. Several coworking spaces have international networks like TEC, who maintain offices across Asia and the Middle East.
A Place for Inspiration
A lot of freelancers travel for inspiration. Coworking spaces provide a place for these digital nomads to experience different cultures and explore new environments to spark their creativity. Given the nature of their work, inspiration for creativity is important for freelancers. Coworking spaces help freelancers find inspiration while providing a focused space for getting work done.
Coworking spaces let digital nomads meet people from different industries and walks of life. In popular tourist destinations such as Dubai, spaces for coworking are also seen as good locations to establish global client networks.
A Sense of Belongingness
Freelancers or digital nomads enjoy the company of like-minded individuals. Coworking spaces provide an atmosphere of collaboration and professional camaraderie built on connection and motivation. Overall, coworking spaces provide a sense of belonging to digital nomads, wherever they are in the world. This, in turn, improves morale, especially when creating business relationships and forging new friendships.
The combination of a healthy working environment and structure, and a collaborative atmosphere helps a freelancer in their daily productivity, focus and work discipline. For freelancers looking to expand their global network, coworking spaces are great places to start.
In summary, coworking spaces empower digital nomads by letting them pursue their travel aspirations while providing a stable place for productivity, a healthy work-life balance, a place for inspiration, networking and a community to belong to. If you are traveling to Dubai, check out our coworking spaces at the Executive Center.