While many of us are back working from home again as the new COVID rules begin rolling out, we might start to miss our office… or we might not. Whichever camp you stand in, what many of us can agree on is that working from home is sometimes difficult, for many reasons. Perhaps you have children, minimal space, a neighbor who is very active in the garden, or maybe you just want to separate your work life from your personal life.
A hot desk can be a great solution for those who want the freedom of being their own boss a little further away from the bed than usual, but also for those who do not want to go back to working in an office.
Read this piece to find out some of the benefits of renting a hot desk.
A Space from Home
If you are self-employed, the likelihood is that you are doing a lot of your work from a home office or the kitchen. It seldom makes sense to hire yourself a whole office unless you are earning the big bucks or need the space, especially if you are a one-man-band, but sometimes doing your invoices on your sofa can be difficult to relax from when it is time to put on a movie instead. Investing in a hot desk will allow you to create that “home away from home” and also provide a professional space for you to work in, which you can leave any time.
Renting an office will often find you lumbered into contracts and tenancy agreements right from the start, which can not only not be convenient if you are just starting out but also not exactly ideal in the current economic climate either – especially when rules around COVID are forever changing. Hot desks offer excellent flexibility for those who do not know when they are going to need a table to themselves or not and are great if you need some space for a small amount of time. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and there will be a hot desk option that will suit you and your business.
Meet Like-Minded Individuals
If you are an independent contractor, and a lot of your work is based from home, you might find that you are lacking in the social side of work that comes naturally with some other jobs. Freelancers know the importance of marketing and networking, and who better to connect with than those who are in similar boats to you. There are often excellent facilities that come with hot desks too, such as free tea and coffee and a common area, which can give you the perfect opportunity to get to know others who are working on projects, or even just a space where you can have a cup of tea with someone who you do not live with! Hiring a hot desk is an inexpensive way to work away from home without having to commit to outlandish and unnecessary fees.