Bangkok is an hot spot for online freelancers and online entrepreneurs in Thailand. Many work from home but there are options if you wish to rent hot desk at times. Here’s a list of coworking spaces in Bangkok. You can rent just a desk for a day or fully services office space.
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94 Soi Sukhumvit 23 (Prasarnmitr), Bangkok
Klique Desk offers unlimited high-speed internet together with hot desks to work from. You can also rent a room and services such as business address.
19 Soi Ekkamai 4, Sukumvit 63 Rd. Bangkok
Hubba is not just coworking space but a community for freelancers, entrepreneurs and innovators . You can rent desk or fully serviced office space. They also organize events for members which is great for networking and mingling with like-minded people.
Krits Building 2nd floor, 1032/1-5, 14 Rama 4 Tungmahamake, Sathorn, Bangkok
Latest addition to coworking spaces is Basecamp located three minute walk from Lumphini MRT. Basecamp offers hot desks, office space and services. Rates start from 199/day and up, but offer one day free trial for individuals. You get to use reliable and high-speed internet, unlimited coffee and water as well as mingle with like-minded entrepreneurs.
By Nina Kolari
Here is a review of coworking Spaces in Chiang Mai, Thailand. At times its great to do some networking while working around the world, and coworking spaces are perfect for this! These are little bit hard to find but I have done the research for you and here are coworking spaces in Chiang Mai. Some I have been myself, so I will check out when I have bit more time. Check respective websites for opening hours and cost.
If you have worked in any of below spaces or know another one, I would love to know, so drop a comment below.
14 Sirimangkalajarn, soi 11, Chiang Mai
Punspace is lively coworking space in central Chiang Mai. You can find it near hip Nimman area, just outside the old city/moat. Take a songtaew from city for 20 THB. It offers both indoor and outdoor working area together with lively and creative atmosphere. They offer hot seats, Skype room, reliable wi-fi, unlimited coffee, comfortable chairs and much more. You can purchase day pass or monthly memberships. Check out Punspace website for details.
Room 301, Kantary Terrace, Nimman Haemin, Soi 12
Latest addition to Chaing Mai coworking space is Gurubox, which also is located in the Nimman area of the city. Gurubox is a library, cafe, meeting room and more.
Nimmana Haeminda Road, soi 17, Chiang Mai
Coffeeshots offers coworking space for digital nomad either for a day or long term, and is located couple of minutes from city centre in Nimman area (. Like Punspace Coffeeshots is on Nimman area meaning you can get their quickly and cheaply. While working there you get wi-fi, desk and great company. Read more here.
149/7 Tambon Chang Phueak, Chiang Mai
Coffee Monster is not exactly a coworking space but a coffee shop where lot of digital nomad work on weekly basis. For a price of a cup of coffee you get to work for free as long as you like. Downside is that it is fair bit outside the city so you really need your own transportation to get there. You could get songtaew or tuk-tuk but best to agree ride home as it may not be easy to hail one when you want to get back to city. Or live near Coffee Monster, like many nomads do.
Great thing about Chiang Mai is that there are hundreds of cool cafes around the city. Majority has great wi-fi together with delicious food and hot, or cold, coffee. Upside you get to eat while you work, downside cafes can get quite busy at times. One example of a cool cafe where you could be working is Marble Arch cafe and restaurant, Birds Nest Cafe or Goat Coffee Chiang Mai.
Nowadays there are huge number of online freelancing websites to choose from. At first glance it might look daunting to see the below list but do not worry, it only means that there are some many clients out there that it is viable to have this many sites up. And that increases your future as a Anywhere Freelancer!
Below is a comprehensive list of sites you can sign up as a freelancer and view available jobs. I now many of the sites below well, some not so much and some speciality sites that I have heard good things.
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Odesk.com is very popular online freelancing site with hundreds of jobs published everyday. Their slogan is “Love the way you work” and I could not agree more! Odesk has both fixed and hourly contracts and for the latter they offer payment protection making sure that every hour work is every hour paid.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Elance.com is very popular online freelancing site with hundreds of jobs published everyday around the world. Their slogan is “Work differently” which suites really well for this somewhat new industry of online freelancers. Elance has both fixed and hourly contracts and they offer payment protection for both types of contracts.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]First line on Guru.com About sections is “Welcome to the world’s best online marketplace for freelance talent”. On Guru as a freelancer you can have profile, online portfolio and they also have tool called Marketing Score that helps freelancer on their strengths. Guru has thousands of jobs in all areas such as Graphic Design, Website Development, Marketing, Sales and Admin.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Freelancer.com was established in 2004 and have since had just under whopping 5,000,000 projects posted! They say on their site that, “Freelancer.com is the world’s largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business”. They have secure milestone payment system and jobs in SEO, Web Design, Engineering, Writing, Data Entry and more.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Peopleperhour.com is a UK site with hundreds of jobs posted each week. As well as having traditional job board they also have Hourlie where you can sell services for a fixed price, something similar to Fiverr.com which is really handy for say logo design type of work.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Sologig.com is part of CareerBuilder, which is largest job site in the US. Jobs on Sologig are mainly in IT and engineering. You can post resume and get automatic job alerts. [/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]ProBlogger Job Board is great job board especially if you are looking for writing gigs and any blogging related jobs. Please not that Problogger only offers place for clients to post jobs and those applying for jobs should ensure client is trustworthy and that your payment is safe. Do not let that turn you off from this site, just use same due diligence as applying to any job.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Microlancer.com focuses on graphics and creative design jobs but they are planning to open their job board for other type of freelancers as well. Microlancer offers clear and simple process for clients and freelancers.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Krop.com is job board for the creative industry. On top of job board they also offer portfolio website for freelancers.[/four_fifth_last]
List is updated regularly so do come back often to check new opportunities. To learn more about individual sites and comprehensive review please check subscribe to our blog. These can also be found on Online Freelancing Ebook that will be published shortly.
Having a great tool pack is essential as a Online Freelance since you will be relaying on those entirely. So make sure you have good, reliable laptop/desktop, best internet connection you can have, headset with mic and of course the old fashioned pen & note book when modern things fails.
Depending on your background and skills it is good to get to know softwares and apps that are “in” in your industry. Get yourself familiar what they can do and why companies use them – you do not need to buy any of those – but make sure you are up-to-date on your industry buzz words and tools. When client asks – You know Mint? – you want to answer YES! Sometimes in recruiting its the little things that matter.
Tools are essential part of Online Freelancing so do make sure you have at least following four or similar tools:
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Skype.com offers you the ability to call for free anyone anywhere in the world as long as they have Skype account on their computer and/or smartphone. Calls via Skype are decent quality as long as the internet connection is good enough. In addition to audio calls you can have video calls and chat. I do not work single day without using Skype at least once! [/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Paypal.com is convenient, easy and secure way to get paid. Whether you are using online freelancing sites or invoicing directly, Paypal is great tool to keep your bank account happy! Opening a Paypal account is free.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Google Drive/Apps is great sharing and collaboration tool – a must have for freelancer. You have tools similar to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and much more. Multiple people can use one document or spreadsheet at the same time. Best of all, its free! Just sign up with Google Account and you get Google Drive for free, as well as many other great tools for freelancers.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Dropbox.com helps you share documents, photos, designs, videos etc online quickly and easily without suffocating your inbox. Upload document to Dropbox and simply share the link to the other party. Dropbox offers safe, secure and convenient file sharing. Open free Dropbox account and grow your account if and when necessary.[/four_fifth_last]
I use above tools if not every day but at least once or twice a week. There are alternatives to all above and many of those will be featured on future blogs posts so do sign up to receive updates from the blog.
These are tools that I have tested, tried and have been using and can recommend. As with essential tools there are tons of alternatives out there so it is just matter finding right tool that suites your style. I’m fan on KISS- method so simpler and streamlined it is, the better.
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Trello.com (Organize anything, together) is simple, clear and easy way to stay organized when working with multiple clients. And its completely free! Trello is intuitive, collaborative and adapts to you. You can use it to keep track on projects, share tasks and much more. [/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Rescuetime.com is small tool that helps you keep track on your work. As they say “RescueTime helps you figure out the answer by showing you how you spend your time on the computer”. Great little too to improve efficiency and track time whether it is your own time or your teams.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Mint.com is a easy to use and simple financial tool to keep track on money coming in and going out. And its free to use! Not just only record spending and earning but you see great graphics on how things are going.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]WordPress.com is great option if you want to have, or really should have, a online presence. WordPress is used on thousands of websites and it is quite easy way to start a blog or website. There are tons of tutorials, themes and other non-techie tools available for WordPress.[/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Toggle.com – insanely simple time tracking! Originally developed as an in-house tool but as it turned out so good it is now available to anyone. With Toggle you can easily track your time to make sure you are invoicing right customer. Check out their fantastic tool and sign up for free![/four_fifth_last]
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [four_fifth_last]Rememberthemilk.com is an easy and simple way to keep track on your tasks, make lists – basically make sure you won’t forget something important! Milk works together with Gmail, Google Calendar, Evernote and works on top of Windows also on Android IOS, Blackberry. Rememberthemilk.com has free starter account and pro version.[/four_fifth_last]
With above tools you can good start on your Online Freelancing Career and you are already ahead with competitors! Its quite surprising how poorly some freelancers are prepared with regards to tools! Head over to our Blog to see reviews and comprehensive lists of tools.
Life on the road is great, no questions about that, but at times it can also get bit lonely. So what does one do when in need of a new friend? Here’s couple of networking tips Location Independent travellers and nomads.
Couchsurfing.org is great not only for meeting new people, but to keep your travel budget minimal as you can request to surf another members couch for free! I personally have not surfed any couches but have met many who frequently do so. Like with anything in life, just be bit careful before surfing or having a stranger in your couch.
Apart from surfing someones couch, the website is great for networking and meeting like minded people. They have group for pretty much every city and town in the world, so hop on there to find people to mingle with. There are numerous events posted as well or you can set up one yourself.
I spend quite a bit of time in Chiang Mai Thailand and in here there are two weekly meetings – Dinner Tuesday and Social Friday. You can find me there few times a month.
Free options to meet new people and even make lucrative business deals is Meetup.com. There are meetups in pretty much every large town or city so sign up and find great events. Over the years I have attended events in Bangkok, Sydney, Melbourne and London. There are great business events but also great events for weekends and time off. Sydney and Bangkok, for examples has great walks about the city where you get to see new area of the city. Anyone can start up a new Meetup group so do some searching to find best suited groups for you – or if you can not find it set up one yourself.
There are thousands and thousands of Facebook groups from traveling, business and for various location around the world. Doing a quick search will bring up numerous groups and pages that may have suitable events to go to and meet like minded people. I am part of numerous Facebook groups both for business related, travel and local city groups. I used groups to find rental apartments, business connections and tips on what to do in the city. While you are in Facebook, do not forget to like Nomadic Freelancer!
So here were three ways I find networking events and how I meet like minded people. There are of course many forums online where you can find events but so far these three have provided best outcome.
Time to make some new year resolutions for the coming year. I generally do not make too many resolutions except aim to be as happy or happier than current year. I already have achieved so many of my dreams and goals so I figured that, if I can keep my current lifestyle I believe I am one of the happiest person in the world!
One new years resolution I recommend every to make is to decide not to put your dreams and goals any further to the future. That famous day that every keeps talking about, someday, is not a day of the week…
Life is short and unpredictable – reason that started my own journey couple of years ago – so there is really no reason why 2014 could not be the best year ever for you!
I wish you very happy new year and hope that all your dreams will come true!
Photo taken couple of years ago in Sydney Australia. This year I’m celebrating new year in Chiang Mai Thailand.
Whats your new year resolutions for 2014?
So what is Anywhere Freelancer website all about?
Short story is…. its a website for corporate fugitive who quit 9-to-5 few years back to claim their life back. Long story… well that is just really long one!
I left corporate world because I just knew in my heart that my destiny was just somewhere else. I was not happy despite fantastic colleagues, managers and challenging job. I felt stuck, unhappy, stressed and just miserably all the time. It took a while to realize what was going on but during those months I drastically changed my hair style three times, changed my style and many other things. But of course none of those helped as those were not the issue.
But then one Friday it all became clear while I was told that I would be taking more work from the following Monday. I didn’t feel excited about it which I suppose I should since I’ve done great work and was given more challenging work. So I left feeling something has to happen now. And oh boy it did.
Went to office on Monday morning, and quit.
I had no plans of what I was going to do. I just knew I had to quit and start looking for my calling in this planet. And as they say, rest is history.
Many things has happened since that Monday – its been one helluva ride! I have learned so much about myself, met amazing people all around the world, lived in three continents and numerous countries and unpacked/packed my suitcase countless times.
Although sometimes it has been hard but I would not change a thing. Without all those learning curves I would not be an Anywhere Freelancer today!
This blog will have stories about life as an anywhere freelancer as well as tips how you can become one.
Join the helluva ride and start living your dreams!