One of the beautiful things about working remotely as a virtual assistant is your ability to change up your scenery to enhance inspiration and renew focus. We love the laptop lifestyle, and we're fully committed to living it to it's fullest potential. However, having a mobile office can also pose challenges if you're not totally sure where to take it. That's where these awesome websites and apps come in! Locate the best places to work from in your local area by searching these databases:
WHA App (Work Hard Anywhere) - The Work Hard Anywhere (WHA) App is a nifty little tool that puts information on all your local work spaces in your back pocket. Simply download the app (currently only available on ios) search your local area, and the app will pull up information on all the best places to work around you, comparing wifi strength, noise level, parking availability, outlet availability, price and seating. If you're looking for a great workplace on the go, this app is a must-download!
PickSpace.net - PickSpace.net searches actual established co-working spaces in your local city (not yet available in every city!) and lets you input your date of arrival and length of time needing a space so it can find the best fit for you. You can learn more about it and check out your local options here!
ShareDesk - Sharedesk essentially works the same as the tools above, but also includes a search for meeting spaces. So, if you need a quiet space for calls, webinars etc. you can search ShareDesk to find the best fit. They currently have 1,800 locations in 70 countries in their database. Learn more here!
WorkSnug - Similar to WHA, WorkSnug helps nomad workers find the nearest and best laptop-friendly places in the world. However, this app is currently available on iPhone, Android, Ovi and Blackberry. It’s powered by its own active community, and members send in reviews of workspaces, based on things like wi-fi, coffee and power supply to the app which helps others search and find the best places to work. Interested? Learn more and download here.
What are some of the ways you find great places to work? Word of mouth? Simple exploration? Tell us about them in the comments below!