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Freelancer: where do I work from?

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">One big decision to make when you decide to jump into the freelance world is <strong>where you will work from</strong>. Some people are homebodies and like to get most of their work done at home and some prefer social environments like coffee shops or coworking spaces! Truth is, when you are a freelancer, you can pretty much work from anywhere, that is, if you are willing to get some work done and not binge watch Netflix all day from the comfort of your bed (unless it’s sunday)! Wherever you work from, though, you need to keep in mind that <strong>your work environment is important for your success! </strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>HOME OFFICE</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some entrepreneurs just have it in them to stay at home and get most of their work there, and I applaud them. There are many advantages, as well as disadvantages to staying at home all day. Sure, it is fun to stay in your PJ’s all day and work from your couch but you need to make sure you are maximizing your work hours, yeah, those where you actually work! Those who can succeed in working from home often use a spare room or simply a quiet area in their house to make it their home office. </span></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Who is it for?</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> People who are motivated, and like to get work done from the comfort of their homes. If you are going to meet clients or have phone meetings, it is prefered to have a separate room dedicated for your office. A great advantage is that you don’t have to pay extra rent for an office, and you can work at any hour of the day. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>SHARED OFFICES</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shared offices have become more and more popular its popularity have been increasing, especially in recent years. In fact, more and more companies have been opening their doors to some freelancers, by sparing them a desk or two in their offices. Also, we have been seeing multiple companies merging their offices, to share costs. This is particularly interesting when the companies offer complementary services. </span></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Who is it for?</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Someone who wants to share rent costs with a complementary company. Is it good for startups, to get yourself known or for established companies that require expertise or knowledge from another. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>COFFEE SHOPS</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some people prefer coffee shops to get some work done and I can’t blame them. Coffee shops has good music, cute decor and unlimited coffee, what else could you need?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">However, coffee shops aren’t for everyone: it isn’t a great idea for people who require to print a lot of stuff or for artist, for example. </span></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Who is it for?</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Coffee shops are great to work for a few hours, as it is often seen as an office escape to read a good book, enjoy an espresso and reply to emails.</span></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our suggestions!</span></i></p> <p><strong>Québec</strong></p> <ul> <li>Le Maelstrom: 181, St.Vallier est</li> <li>Les Brûleries: 5 locations</li> <li>Café du temps perdu: 867, avenue Myrand</li> </ul> <p><strong>Montréal:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Humble Lion: 904, rue Sherbrooke Ouest</li> <li>Arts Café: 201 av. Fairmont Ouest</li> <li>Café Plume: 123, Mont-Royal O</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><b>COWORKING SPACES</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coworking spaces came to life a few ago as a result of freelancers who wanted to share experience, knowledge and talent with people in the same situation as them. Now, you can find coworking spaces in almost all cities and they have become immensely popular. In most of these spaces, you have the opportunity to rent a desk for a few hours a day, a few days in the week, or full-time, which accommodates all types of people and budget. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Momenteo collaborates with multiple coworking spaces to offer you discounts and promotional items. </span><a href="https://momenteo.com/coworking/#/main" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make sure you check out this page</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">!</span></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Who is it for? </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coworking spaces are great for freelancers. it is mainly for someone who is social and wishes to learn from the expertise of desk neighbors. Most coworking spaces also have awesome amenities, like showers, couches and video games to get to know people as well as relax. it is also great for people who travel while working, as you can often rent them only for a day or two. </span></p> <p><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our suggestions!</span></i></p> <p><b>Québec:</b></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.espacekoala.com/" target="_blank">Espace Koala</a>: 190, Dorchester, suite 70</li> <li><a href="http://bnkr.work/" target="_blank">BNKR</a>: 226, rue Saint-Joseph Est</li> <li><a href="http://niviti.com/espace/" target="_blank">Niviti</a>: 469, rue Seigneuriale</li> </ul> <p><b>Montréal:</b></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wework.com/fr-CA/l/montreal--QC" target="_blank">WeWork</a>: 1275, Avenue des Canadiens-De-Montreal</li> <li><a href="http://www.fabrik8.ca/" target="_blank">Fabrik8</a>:7240, Rue Waverly</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wherever you decide you will work from, as a freelancer, you need to make sure that your work space will inspire you to get creative, as well as getting some work done! Not two freelancers are the same, and whether you decide to work full time from home, spend a few hours in a coffee shop everyday or share your interests with other freelancers in a coworking space, you need to find the most efficient way to get whatever you got going on, going!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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