Category Archives: Blog

Here at Velocity Towers we pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest business news and events affecting our virtual office clients. Catch up with the latest articles and our take on happenings around the Velocity planet…

5 places every freelancer secretly wishes they could do their work from

Moroccan spice stall in marrakech market, morocco

Whether it’s peace and quiet you’re looking for, or a colourful hub of creativity, here’s our list of dream destinations both real and fictional that most freelancers would love to work from….

Gopal’s anechoic chamber
Phones ringing, colleagues chattering and cars honking outside will all distract you from slogging away. So if your ideal working environment is tranquil and undisturbed, this chamber of quiet could be the space for you.
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10 surprising facts about freelancers

Freelancer working from home

The 2017 Freelancing in America study has been released, and although we do things a little differently in Britain, the research of 6,000 workers is a strong precipitator of labour market conditions in western society. Here’s some surprising facts that are fresh from the poll…

1. Freelancers could soon become the workforce majority
According to figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), freelancers in Britain have increased from 3.23 million in 2000 to 4.86 million in 2016.
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Why London’s the best city for freelancers

Aerial cityscape view of London and the River Thames, England, United Kingdom

It matters which city you choose to set up life as a freelancer – and London is a great option for a number of reasons…

For most people, setting out as a freelancer can be a daunting prospect. And making sure you’ve chosen the right city to base yourself in can be as important as your website, portfolio and home office.
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What remote workers can learn from classic office design

When you’re working from home, you often have to design your own working space. Take your lead from classic office design touches to create a productive working area.

You might be choosing to work from home to avoid the offices. But trying to create a working space that works for you from scratch can be tough – especially if you have to do so in a spare bedroom or corner of the dining room.
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Staying waterproof as a remote worker

Businessman riding a bike in the rain with an umbrella

If you’re always on the move, working from a variety of locations, this time of year can see you getting a drenching. Stay waterproof with these tips…

One of the joys of remote working is the ability to work from anywhere. And in the summer, this is great as you cycle, walk or bus from location to location. But when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the idea of tracking down a café with WiFi become less a joy and more of a chore.
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The rise of online groups for remote workers

Businesswoman networking remotely with other workers

To help remote workers keep in the loop, a number of online groups have popped up. We look at what they’re for and how they can help people working from home.

If you work from home you can often feel cut off from the working life. This can mean missing out of the social side of work and the sharing of information that comes with working in an office.
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