Remote-Work Column: Remote Communities

Remote-Work Column: Remote Communities

Remote-Work can get lonely sometimes because you usually don’t get the same interactions with your co-workers or boss compared to when you would work at a dedicated office in the same location and have a community of people you share ideas and socialize with. This can have an impact not only one your Social Life but also on your Mental Health, which is why it is important to try and battle this problem before it can occur.
Luckily there is a lot of options to socialize, get to know other remote workers but also to exchange knowledge and get new ideas on how to bring your business and work forward. It can vary from different Facebook Groups to Community Events in Co-Working Spaces or meeting one person that can introduce you to their network.  

Where can you find Remote Communities?

Co-Working Spaces
Co-Working Spaces are a great place to work efficiently anywhere in the world but also to meet other remote workers. This gives you the opportunity to network and socialize with different people every day. On top of that Co-Working Spaces usually plan different community events like expert talks, matchmaking opportunities, and other fun events for people to join. Most of their events will be offline but a few Spaces also offer remote sessions and events.
Local Clubs
Another great way to find people to connect with is, to join Local Clubs in your area. These communities usually are also active online. It gives you the opportunity to connect with people and meet up with them to socialize or do business. It will give an extra topic to talk about besides your interests but also a location where you have been living, grew up or want to visit one day.
Conferences
Conferences are a great way to find a remote community of people that have the same interests as you. Depending on the size, you have a variety of activities that are professional but also allow you to socialize. They can also be intimidating especially if they are big, but usually, you have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops and attend matchmaking opportunities that introduce you to other people.
Online Communities
Joining an online community is very easy and can be done from anywhere in the world. Either search on Facebook for a group that matches your interests or profession. It can be hard to connect to people if the group is not hosting any events. Another opportunity is to join a Social Membership that offers you a lot of benefits of connecting with a network of remote workers but also receive a lot of other benefits to develop your skills and get to know experts from around the world.
CoXplore offers this kind of Social Membership. Our Social Membership is designed exclusively for remote workers who are working from home or anywhere around the world. Our goal is to support remote workers by providing guides about various topics including health, working from home, time management and many more. Our focus is to bring the community together and offer options for virtual networking and in the future offline networking. Find Out more Here: https://coxplore.com/social-membership/
There are a lot of opportunities where you can connect with remote-workers and build up your network. One thing that is really important is to be open and patient. You can’t expect people to approach you, but you need to try and introduce yourself as well.
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