Coworking has taken off in recent years, and in 2017 there were over 4,000 coworking spaces in the US alone!
But many freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers have the same question when they hear about coworking spaces for the first time:
Why would I pay to join a coworking space when I can work from home?
MELD offers a part time three-day-a-week membership level — and it’s all because I pondered that exact question when I started coworking!
Before I opened MELD, I worked as a freelance graphic and web designer from. During that time I fell in love with coworking and realized how much I loved to “work from home… away from home.”
My network and my life expanded, and my work became more productive. I loved the community aspect of coworking. I loved the coffee and amenities at my coworking spot, and I loved that it offered the perks and friendships of an office environment… even though I worked for myself.
And of course — I loved the referrals that came from coworking. I was amazed by the number of chance encounters and serendipitous moments that occurred in my coworking space, including the referrals and client opportunities that came my way.
(You can read more about why I had to cowork here)
But as much as I loved coworking, I missed some of the advantages of working from home, like:
- Wearing my pajamas all day
- Designing logos while my cat napped on my lap
- Being home for a package delivery
- Running a load of laundry while I worked
I didn’t want to pay for a five-day-a-week membership, and then feel guilty on the days I stayed home. So when I created MELD Coworking, I knew we had to offer a package to support part-time coworkers.
MELD is one of the only coworking spaces to offer a three-day-a-week membership option. For just $240 a month, you can work from MELD part time and stay home on those days when you just don’t want to leave the house.
You don’t need to schedule which days you work at MELD — just come cowork with us on whichever days suit you best! Plus, you get to be part of the tight-knit MELD community which includes happy hours, a referral network, neighborhood discounts, and more.
Many of us purposely chose a remote career so that we didn’t have to show up to an office at the same time every day. You can have the best of both worlds by coworking part time, and we’re proud to be building a vibrant community of remote workers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers in Austin who are doing just that.
PS. MELD Coworking is literally its own house. So while you’re working here, it’s even more like working from home 😊