For many, the one advantage of freelance jobs is the fact that you get to work from home.
However, this is good only if your home environment is conducive to the work—which isn’t the case for everyone. Some people have a much harder time concentrating on tasks when they’re at home.
There are plenty of distractions—the bed is just there, there might be kids running around. And sometimes, if you live with your parents, people knocking on the door of your room every two hours to call you for snacks or lunch or dinner.
It’s enough to drive anyone insane. So for freelancers who find it hopeless to work at home, here are six alternatives for you:
- 1. Work in a virtual office.
A virtual office in Singapore has everything you need for the hours you need it. It also gives you a virtual office address you can use for meeting clients. It’s basically like working in an office, except you only rent it out for the days you need to work out of home or when you really, really need the space and quiet. Many companies are already starting to offer this service so finding a virtual office in Singapore is sure to be efficient and hassle-free.
- 2. Work in a coffee shop.
Some people actually find themselves more productive in a coffee shop. The noise and the crowd don’t really bother them. In fact, it helps them focus more on the job.
- 3. Rent a small apartment.
If you’re working on a project and trying to beat a deadline, try renting a small apartment or room for a few days. Have food delivered to the door and lock yourself up. If you like working non-stop for six or eight-hour bouts, this is a good solution for you.
- 4. Rent a shipping container.
It’s big enough for a computer and a bed. Keep the place ventilated and voila, instant mini office. You can lock yourself in there for work and come out when you’re done.
- 5. Build yourself a hut out in the garden.
If you do have ample space in the garden, why not build yourself a writing hut? This way, you can be close enough to home and still enjoy the distance—the peace and quiet—you need from the rest of the family.
- 6. Stay home. But write at night.
If you really can’t leave home yet, try to adjust your body clock. Work at odd hours, hours when most people in the house are asleep. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll get done.