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WiFi Restaurants Make it Easier to Go Freelance


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Step into a Panera restaurant and you will see why Wi-Fi hotspots like these are making it easier to go freelance and leave your cubicle behind.

Look around the restaurants, there are workers everywhere…but they don’t work for Panera Bread. They are doing their business, meeting with clients and sharing ideas over the fresh pastries and coffee that they just bought.

This Wi-Fi (short for “wireless fidelity”) is changing the way that people go about their work. Some freelance professionals move their base of operations right to local cafés. They can set up appointments and meet with clients over coffee. They even claim that they became more productive than even working from home or in an office.

It is also becoming easier to find these places. Wi-Fi “Hotspots” are popping up everywhere. You can find them at McDonalds, Starbucks, and even some campgrounds. They are also simple to access. All laptop users need is a wireless Wi-Fi card (which is a one time investment of less than $100) and they are ready to go. Many newer laptop computers come with this technology built right in.

The coolest benefit to most is the ability to access work wherever they are. “I can enjoy the sunshine out on the patio on a sunny day, “ says one freelance professional, “and I still get more work done that in an office with lots of interruptions. It’s the best way to work. ”

And since WiFi has become so common place, many former employees like her have been able to say good-bye to 9-to-5, long commutes, and company politics and are choosing their favorite Wi-Fi café to take their skills and finally go freelance.

Eden Paul is a CPA and small business owner who enjoys helping others follow their dreams by using a great freelance community like GoFreelance .

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