Pioneer Q & A
How did you start working remotely? Was it something you sought out or stumbled into?
I stumbled into it. I was attempting to work from home but I just wasn’t being productive. So I started looking for coffee shops around my neighborhood and began branching out into new locations each day.
What do you do for work and for fun?
For work, I am a social worker and a designer. I work with a grassroots non-profit that supports LGBTQ youth from religious Jewish homes. I also do freelance graphic design, animation, and targeted social media advertising.
What cities do you call “home” and why do you want to be a Workfrom ambassador?
New York. Because I LOVE this service and have been hoping for something like this to come along for a while now. I’m a freelance designer and work in coffee shops every single day.
How did you find out about Workfrom and why do you want to bring it to your area?
I Googled ‘best places to work for freelancers’ and found this site. I want to expand it in NYC because there are tons of places I know of that are not included in this platform.
Any tips you’d like to share for others wanting to or already working remotely?
Find places that work and keep going back to them. I have wasted a lot of time trying to find new places and seats and wifi that works. I would say get to your locations early so that you have a place to work for the day.
Any tips for those wanting to visit and work from your area?
In NYC, the bulk options to work from are in midtown but the truth is that those places are always more crowded. If you go farther away from Midtown, you will find real places to work with space and wifi.
What do you like most about Workfrom, and what would you like to see above all else come from us in the next year?
I love the rating of the places, specifically the number of seats available and the wifi speed. I want that to grow and to reach new places in my neighborhood.