Today, the latest buzz is all about freelancing! Be it individuals who are in the run to make a mark for themselves or tycoon MNCs, in the current stature of a slowdown, shy of hiring full time professionals and taking to temp hiring for their one-time projects, allowing their share of employees to be able to venture out while still working for them; the tech world is in for some major share of innovation. The aims and needs of professionals have shifted from being a simple workaholic to an innovator and go-getter!
Earlier, the trend took up like a storm in the western part of the world, with almost 34% of the national workforce in the US taking to freelancing and self- employment, and the number only growing rapidly. With the internet culture blooming all around the globe, India has taken a step towards this latest job market that is not just roaring but also pays well. According to a latest study by the Economic Times, top freelancing website quote that Indians seem to be dominating the wave of freelancing culture. Where, Freelancer.com quotes that Indians comprise 38% of all the users on its website, oDesk.com, a popular internet based job market place maintains that Indians have laid hands upon the maximum total man-hours of the projects that have made it on the website, second only to Phillipines. Matt Barrie, CEO, Freelancer.com, quoted in an interview with The Economic Times, “India is by far the biggest freelancing nation in the world.”
Freelancers And Their Space Needs
When thinking about a freelancer, a majority of us chalk up the image of a freckled go-getter, sipping his/her favourite cocoa or hard roasted coffee and using a bean bag as their lab! This image is quite the contrast to what the actual space needs of a freelancer are. Although, in the run for an income in a manner that suits them best, these individuals are the difference makers and their space needs match their style! Obviously not just a desk and wifi is their requisite, but much more. Here seeps in the current trend of coworking!
Coworking is not just an idea, it is a trend that has not just taken the world by the storm but also matching the current trend of start-ups and ventures where individuals are the masters of their creations! A workplace that matches their thoughts is what they need.
“Like they say, there cannot be anything more risky than playing safe. Today’s breed of entrepreneurs and start-ups identify with the statement. With the ever changing need and call for innovation. people are embracing change. Coworking is such an example, that has redefined workspace. Apart from operating at low cost and providing usage flexibility, such spaces provide the must needed ambience to nurture creativity. While the new gen is seeking for such spaces, many space providers are opening up to cater to this Space Need. Its a win-win situation.” quotes Ankit, Co- Founder, SNEED.
Coworking spaces are now booming with a plethora of services that they offer in their aim to catch up with the growing competition that has crept up with the coworking culture. Workspaces, meeting rooms, desks are just the keywords that are used by these companies, where they offer many more attractive working options including lounge spaces, cafes, freshly done eatables, to name a few. Giving individuals an opportunity to interact with like minded people and benefit from networking, coworking is the booming market culture that freelancers have taken resort to. With a minimum cost, the benefit of renting a workspace for the amount of time one needs, in conjunction with the perks of having great aesthetics and some freshly baked refreshments, the idea of coworking is a boon to the space needs of freelancers.
Finding an ideal coworking space can seem to be a tedious task, especially when you would rather finish the work in hand than employ time in looking for workspaces. Here kicks in the latest development in the biz world, an entrepreneurial startup that can also be termed as the workspace grid, called SNEED.
SNEED brings to you a collection of workspaces in the location of your choice, with the facilities of your preference, that can be rented by the hour, day or month. An ideal solution for your workspace hassles, SNEED is the workspace genie you can command at your fancy!
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