Check out this post by guest blogger and content marketer, Catherine Park.
The Greatest Benefits of Coworking for Entrepreneurs
As an entrepreneur, you’ll find that one of your greatest challenges comes in the form of motivation or lack thereof. When working from home, a lot of the time it can be quite frustrating to try to stay motivated. That is why coworking has become such a popular alternative today. Coworking spaces are work areas where you can go regularly to sit down and work in the company of like-minded people. Through coworking, you are creating an office-like environment without the huge overhead costs of renting an actual office. Coworking spaces are becoming quite common around the world.
One important fact that’s worth noting is coworking is not for everyone. Some people are more comfortable working from home and are self-motivated enough to be productive. With that in mind, this post is going to assume that you’re not one of those people, so let’s look at some of the advantages of coworking.
It Keeps Home and Work Separate
There is no real accountability when working from home. Sure, you have clients who set deadlines for the work that you produce for them, but that’s it. It’s just too easy to get distracted – television, the fridge, even all of those family-related chores can present a constant problem. The ability to separate home and work is important for most of us because it allows us to be more productive in both environments. Coworking gives you the ability to get out of the house and get some much-needed fresh air.
Coworking Boosts your Effectiveness
Research has been performed by numerous individuals and organizations, and they all support the fact that coworking boosts productivity. It promotes a shift in energy and mindset, creating an environment where you can be more productive. According to the research, interactions with other like-minded people can lead to a natural sense of accountability. You can also accomplish having a shift in energy, mindset, and productivity by renting an office space, but the overhead is extremely high. Coworking spaces are much more budget-friendly so that it can boost your effectiveness in more ways than one.
Be Inspired by Like-Minded People
Working alone can quickly cause you to become isolated. Isolation dramatically affects your mood. The idea is to surround yourself with other people, and more importantly, to surround yourself with like-minded people, even when you’re working for yourself. Coworking can inspire you in ways that are simply not possible when working alone.
Build and Grow your Network
Coworking spaces are a great place to make connections that are relevant to your business. Even as you might be collaborating with a virtual team to run your business, with coworking, suppliers, business partners, and potential clients might be sharing the space with you, providing wonderful networking opportunities. Furthermore, connections that you make in networking spaces tend to be of a much higher quality that those you might meet online.
Forces You to Take your Business Seriously
As you probably know, working from home doesn’t mean that you get to work in your jammies – contrary to what many “work from home” programs might teach you. If you want to be successful, then you have to find ways to separate home from work. For some of us, forcing that separation is necessary. Coworking is one of the absolute best ways to do that. It can likely automatically boost your productivity because it signals to your mind that it’s time to work.
Article written by guest blogger, Catherine Park
Catherine Park is a content marketer presently working with Back Office Pro, a Business process outsourcing company. A writer by day and a reader by night, she loves working in the ever-changing world of digital marketing and is fascinated by the role content plays in today’s marketing. You can find her on Twitter here