Working from home
> now in a serviced office space
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I use a small single room in a multi-storey office block that is shared with various other businesses.
Nothing fancy, pretty much just a desk, internet connection and a filing cabinet. But importantly, it’s not at home so I can hear myself think and I get that mental and physical separation when I finish for the day.Posted 3 years agowlMember
Worked from home for about 7 years and that was about 5 years too many, although I didn’t realise it until I moved into an office. Now I share a nice office space in a smart building with a couple of other self-employed folk who I didn’t know before we shared, and it’s all a ten minute walk from home. Picked up enough extra work to pay the next 6 years’ office rent, plus I’ve met lots of good people in the building. I’ve also now got a business address (useful for taking delivery of bike bits, obviously), and having an office makes me feel more professional as well as looking better from a client’s perspective.
I feel far less isolated (which was a problem working from home – although this is a personal thing) and it’s now far easier to separate my work life from my home life, which has made me enjoy time in my house more. A lot of this depends on the individual, their type of work and the office options available to them, but I know I’ll never work from home again. Office or no office though, clearly I’m still easily distracted 😉Posted 3 years ago
Hope this helps. Good luck whatever you decide.GrahamSSubscriber
Yeah work pay for it, not sure exactly how much but I don’t think it is very expensive as it’s not exactly a high class facility or a top notch area. (I don’t get clients visiting so it doesn’t need to be posh).Posted 3 years ago
I think it is ~£100 a month which pays for single room, cleaner and internet connection.buzz-lightyearMember
Not commuting time can be spent sleeping or working
Fewer distractions from co-workers
Change of scene
Music while you work
Unless you have clear goals, it’s all too easy to drift
It can feel lonely and isolated so you get unproductive and paranoid
Co-workers think you’re treating it as a day off and resent you
Tips:Posted 3 years ago
Try to have a dedicated work space, ideally a room converted to an “office”
Have very specific goals that are best achieved with no distractions
Do your communication days in the office
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