Does a Blogger Need a Virtual Office?
When I started blogging three years ago, I had no idea how many amazing opportunities would come my way or how many incredible people I would meet. I seriously had no clue how diverse blogging really was. Eventually, it all blossomed into a career of consulting, freelancing and basically filling whatever gaps a client required.
I spent most of my days working in my pajamas from home in my office/dining room. Frequently, I’d venture out to meet potential clients and advertisers at Barnes & Noble, Star Bucks and other convenient coffee shops. This worked okay for me for the most part, but there were times when I wished I had a real office in a professional setting that I could feel confident bringing clients to.
Of course, renting office space was out of the question. I didn’t have the budget to lease space that I would only use occasionally. I wouldn’t have been able to justify the expense.
Recently, I’ve discovered ServCorp, a business that leases virtual offices, serviced office spaces and meeting rooms to meet short-term needs. I find the virtual office to be the most interesting concept – it allows you to conduct business virtually anywhere in the world without actually having to live there. For example, you could live in the US, yet have fully operational Canberra Virtual Offices – you could even have a receptionist to greet your guests as they make inquiries.
Right now, I don’t need that level of service, but I could definitely see myself renting a meeting room for a few hours.
Of course, every blogger’s experience and needs are different, but I thought it would be a good idea to give you a heads up on a few of the things ServCorp has to offer. So stop by the site to see if they have services available in your area.
So what do you think – at this point in your blogging career, could you use some professional office space?