February 14th, 2020
Forbes Magazine estimates that 50% of the total United States workforce will be freelance by 2027. In this landscape, digital nomads are sure to thrive. What, exactly, are digital nomads, you may ask? These are freelancers who do not have roots in a singular location and take advantage of the freedom of their freelance career to travel the world as they work.
Coworking spaces are a very useful resource for modern digital nomads and here is a list of the top five benefits they can provide:
One thing is for certain, and that is while the beach or a cozy hotel room may be the most comfortable places for a digital nomad to settle in to get some work done, they are not necessarily conducive to having professional meetings with clients. Even the most independent of freelancers, must occasionally meet in person with clients, and coworking spaces provide the ideal atmosphere for these meetings. Whether renting a private office for a few hours or just settling into a booth in the common area for a quiet chat, coworking facilities give the digital nomad a professional edge during their face-to-face engagements.
Distraction can be the bane of any digital nomad’s experience. Whether it’s television, sightseeing, or just relaxing in a hotel, sometimes a change of scenery is needed to get the work wheels turning again. Private offices are offered by coworking spaces for just this type of occasion, and memberships mean that the digital nomad can choose a facility and purchase access to private workspace in their locations around the world.
Freelancers and digital nomads simply cannot take the risk of finding themself in a place without reliable internet access when they are on a deadline. By joining or taking advantage of single usage of coworking spaces, they can guarantee that wherever they travel, they will have reliable, speedy internet service to make sure that their projects are always submitted on time.
Printers, copiers, fax machines, and other office equipment and supplies aren’t all that readily available for just anyone to make use of. Libraries usually only allow locals to get cards that will allow them access to this equipment and universities often require a student or alumni identification card for that purpose. Coworking spaces provide digital nomads with access to the equipment they need to conduct business professionally and easily wherever they are traveling in the world.
While many digital nomads value the freedom to work and travel alone, this by no means suggests that they do not want to or are unable to work with other people. Coworking spaces allow digital nomads the opportunity to meet with others in their field or simply other freelancers who like to travel as well. These connections can foster new business relationships, improve best practices, and expand the digital nomad’s business worldwide as they promote and share their business offerings with likeminded business people wherever they travel.
The coworking facility can serve as an invaluable hub of resources, space, and social interaction for the digital nomad, ensuring that their business runs smoothly and successfully to their advantage no matter where they happen to be in the world.