Freelancing can be an exciting and flexible opportunity for people looking to have the best work/life balance they can and work around their other commitments. However, freelancing in London is even better, with an array of opportunities for all those looking to work remotely for a client and for themselves. From co-working spaces to freelancing events, there is a wealth of events and places that can help you to get out of the house and throw yourself into the world of freelancing – if you know where to look!
- Co-working Spaces
Shared office spaces and co-working spaces are an exciting revolution for freelancers that want to combine a routine with being able to work outside of employment. Freelancing can be isolating, and especially difficult under the pressures and distractions of your home. However, by renting a co-working space, these will not only help you to be productive but also give you the opportunity to meet and socialise with other freelancers like you. You never know, you could even get to know some of your next clients in these spaces! The Brew’s café workspace, which you can find at www.thebrew.co.uk, combines the perfect balance of peace and productivity, with everything that you need (such as WiFi and plug sockets) to work efficiently.
- Networking Events
Another bustling aspect of London life is the number of networking events there is for small businesses, which includes freelancers. By finding out about both local and city-wide events near you, you will be able to build rapport with other businesses. Through this, you will be able to exchange advice, get an idea of your target market, and make your name known in the community. In the end, this could even be the opportunity that you need to gather clients, with ample opportunities to give out your business card, and even some opportunity for giving short presentations and gaining referrals from others businesses.
- Freelancing Events
If you are looking for something more specific, there are also many freelancing meet-ups being held in London regularly, which will allow you to connect with other freelancers and share advice and moral support. By looking on websites such as Meetup and Eventbrite, you will be able to find specialist casual and more formal freelance events that will help you to understand your area and stop any isolation that you may feel in working remotely.
- Freelancing Apps
In the digital age, you do not need to leave your house to connect with people. If this suits your lifestyle, you can connect with other businesses and find work through freelancing applications such as Upwork. While not restricted to London, these applications can help to connect you with potential clients in your area and allow you to work from any location.
Freelancing can be difficult, but London is one of the best places to do it, with an array of events and specialist locations where freelancers can go to work, socialise, find clients, or simply to share advice.
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