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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…

How to find the fun when the freelancer life gets tricky

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Life can get pretty frantic when you’re working as a freelancer. It can often be hard to find the fun in your work and general life. Reinvigorate yourself and make life more interesting with our top tips.

Working alone and having to do everything yourself can drain the fun out of working as a freelancer. No matter the perks of the job, there will always be moments that feel quite devoid of joy, just because of the nature of the work. Make sure you find the fun in your daily life and in your work by following these ideas.
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Why Brighton is the perfect spot for freelancers

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The seaside town of Brighton is popular for many reasons, but for freelancers it’s one of the ideal places in the UK to set up camp. Here’s why…

Brighton has long been the home of alternative lifestyles, and it’s no different when it comes to working style. In fact, it has the highest number of independent start-ups per capita after London. But why should you choose Brighton?
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Fake it until you make it: why a virtual office is great for digital nomads

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Don’t have a proper office address? Don’t worry! If you’re a digital nomad, faking an office is easier than ever.

Being a digital nomad can be great for exploring the world, but can be tricky if you’re trying to present a professional front. A virtual office can help you to give clients reassurance and make your life easier – without the cost of renting an expensive office space. Sometimes, faking it until you can rent a full-time office of your own is sometimes the best way to keep clients happy and make your life easier.
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Non-tech tips and tricks for staying organised as a freelancer

Female interior designer working at home officeBeing your own boss means you decide when your paperwork gets done and your emails get answered. But sometimes the boss needs to tell us to pull our socks up and just get it done…

The flexibility of freelancing is fantastic. But with that flexibility comes the pressure of not always knowing where your next job is coming from, then jumping from one job to the next, leaving paperwork in your wake.
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Tech every freelancer must use

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The rise of technology means freelancers can now work from anywhere in the world. We’ve listed some technology that’s absolutely vital for making your digital nomad life easier…

Technology has created the digital nomad, so it makes sense that it can help with the day-to-day running of your freelancer business too. Whether you’re looking to manage your time, your communication, or your invoicing, there’s an app for that.
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What to look for in a coworking space, in rural areas and the city

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Whether you’re a city slicker or a country bumpkin, there’s a coworking space for you. Make the most of your environment by looking for the right space for your needs, using these tips as a guide.

No matter where you’re based, there are certain factors that take a coworking space from “whatever” to “wow”. Aside from the basic needs such as a good internet connection, there are particular things that you should look out for to make sure that whether in the country or the city, you have everything you need for a productive day’s work.
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5 ways to show yourself love as a freelancer on Valentine’s day

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Arbitrary or not, Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to show a little love. It doesn’t have to be all about romance. As a freelancer your success can depend heavily on how good you’re feeling.

Take care of yourself and you’ll be better placed to confidently smash that next project. So this Valentine’s Day why not buck the trend and choose to shower yourself with love instead. Here’s 5 ways to treat yourself as a freelancer…
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