Freelancers have long been trailblazers when it comes to working outside the conventional structures of the world of work. They’re fortunate in that they can work from flexible office space or from just about anywhere really. And with the use of a virtual office, they can open themselves up to even more possibilities.
A Cost-Effective Move
For freelancers who have their own office outside of home, deciding to downscale to a virtual office can be a canny business move to reduce outgoing and unnecessary overheads, whilst staying connected to the local business community. But their low cost isn’t the only factor causing many freelancers to choose a virtual office.
Here are some other reasons why a virtual office makes good business sense for a freelancer.
Keep It Professional
Lots of freelancers use their home address for their business but a virtual office can help establish a sometimes much-needed separation of home and work life whilst presenting a more professional image for your business. And if you need to hire a meeting space, most virtual office providers will have a conference room you can use for client visits.
No More 9 to 5
A virtual office never closes which is perfect for freelancers whose daily routine is flexible. You’re completely in charge of the hours you work and the clients you work with. And if you happen to have a number of overseas clients working in a totally different timezone, it’s unlikely you’ll be subject to the normal 9-5.
Free Up Your Time
Virtual offices usually come with various features or adds-on to help your business run smoothly, such as secretarial services and mail forwarding. These can be a huge benefits to freelancers, helping free up a bit more time and allowing them prioritise the things that matter most.
Be More Productive
Because you’re not constantly running back and forth from the office, you save time and create a less-stressful working environment for yourself with a virtual office. The ability to access your office remotely can also increase your productivity dramatically. You’re no longer confined to the traditional hours of work. In short, you can do what you want, when you want from wherever.
Most Freelancers know that crucial to their way of working is technology. There’s no doubt that it’s been a huge factor in the self-employment and remote working boom of the decade. And virtual offices represent another product of these changes. With voice over internet protocol systems and the online business portals and services that a virtual office can provide – once embraced, this tech can put freelancers ahead of the competition and ensure that they are kept up to date with all the latest advancements.
The Workstation offers Virtual Office Services from a number of its locations. To find out more please visit our virtual office page or speak to one of our team by calling 01727 260 177 or by sending us an email.