Freelancers can determine their work schedule and location themselves. That is the most pleasant part of freelancing. You can work from home, from a hotel, from a park and even a café. But is the café working style effective? Let’s take a closer look.
The positive aspects of café working are:
You can get away from your routine and find new inspirations.
You can overhear conversations and opinions that give you a new perspective on things.
If you have others around you who also work, you will also be motivated to work.
You can interact with others and don’t feel alone like home.
You can meet nice people.
You could even set up your own "work-group".
The negative aspects of café working are:
You can't sit in a café and work without ordering something.
The prices of the café are higher than the usual ones.
After you have finished your coffee, it’s time to leave the table.
Some cafés have problems with the Wi-Fi network.
Other café customers may seem loud and you may not be able to concentrate well on your work.
You wouldn't be able to enjoy all the conversations and opinions you overheard.
Strangers try to socialize with you, distracting your attention from your work.
It is up to each freelancer to choose his/her working style. What is suitable for me, might not be a good fit for your way of working. Freelancers can test many working environments, make scenery changes until they find out where they are happier and more productive. As for myself, I don't like to hear some weird conversations from strangers, so working at the café isn't on my list.