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The Best Coworking Spaces in 2021 (That Won’t Break the Bank)

We’re allthe-best-coworking-spaces-in-2021-that-won-t-break-the-bank feeling the weight of spending too much time at home by now.


For many of us, working from home felt like a dream when companies switched to remote in early 2020. We were finally able to work in pajamas, skip the daily commute, and avoid awkward interactions with coworkers at the coffee machine.


In the months that followed, however, many of us began to miss the office life a bit. Getting dressed in something other than sweatpants in the morning, traveling to the office, seeing humans every day. Ya know, the little things.

As a full-time freelancer, I have tested out countless coworking spaces around the world. Prior to the pandemic, I used to visit a new coworking space in New York City every week just to have a change of scenery. Nowadays, I stick with one coworking space to avoid the subway and traveling around NYC, but this article will share my past experiences using coworking spaces for those who need a change of scenery right now.

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If you’re interested in securing a membership to a coworking space, here are my top picks:

1. Industrious

Industrious Coworking Space - Dean Street, Brooklyn Location. Photo Credit: Industrious
Industrious Coworking Space - Dean Street, Brooklyn Location. Photo Credit: Industrious

With offices in more than 50 cities throughout the United States, Industrious offers a wide range of coworking options for freelancers throughout the country.


They offer the most flexibility out of any coworking space I know of, and currently offer an Oasis membership, which allows members to book an office once or twice a week without paying for the days you don’t use the space.


Their coworking spaces are absolutely gorgeous (and incredibly clean) and they have a supportive group of people working for them who offer great customer service. They offer trial days, so you can test out a private office or their coworking area to make sure you like it before committing.

Industrious Perks:

  • Free coffee and snacks

  • Access to private conference rooms

  • Unlimited color printing and office supplies

  • Month-to-month membership

  • Access to private phone booths

  • Mail & packaging services

  • Wellness room

Get Up to $1,000 Off Your Industrious Membership


I have teamed up with Industrious to offer readers up to $1,000 off a coworking space. Click here to check it out.

2. WeWork

WeWork Coworking Space in Midtown Manhattan. Photo Credit: WeWork
WeWork Coworking Space in Midtown Manhattan. Photo Credit: WeWork

As one of the original coworking companies, WeWork has more than 850 locations around the world, offering tons of options for freelancers. They are extremely thoughtful and intentional in their design, and all of their locations have beautiful furnishings and bright, open layouts. They have careful safety measures in place to keep individuals spaced out and are working hard to keep people healthy and safe.


WeWork Perks:

  • Free beer, coffee, and tea

  • Access to phone booths

  • Printing services

  • 24/7 access with an office membership

  • Month-to-month membership

  • Bike storage

  • Access to private conference rooms

  • Mailing and packaging services

  • Access to all WeWork coworking spaces with an office membership

Get One Month Free with a WeWork Membership

In addition to Industrious, I have also teamed up with WeWork to offer one month free for all new members. Click here to check it out.

3. Bond Collective

Bond Collective coworking space in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: BondCollective.com
Bond Collective coworking space in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: BondCollective.com

Bond Collective is the coworking company I use every day and I absolutely love it. Their coworking spaces are gorgeous (and they’re pet-friendly!) I currently rent a small office, pictured below:

My Office at Bond Collective!
My Office at Bond Collective!

They have offices in NYC, DC, Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago, Austin, and are opening new locations in Houston and LA. They are taking safety precautions VERY seriously, and everyone is required to wear a mask while outside of their offices. They also have hand sanitizing stations throughout and the space is spotless — a cleaning crew is here throughout the day ensuring everything is properly sanitized.


Bond Collective does trial days, so you can come in to try out an office or the common area before committing. Their contracts also work month-to-month, so you don’t have to commit to an annual lease.







Beer tap (with an IPA and cider) and socially-distanced coworking booths at Bond Collective in Brooklyn!
Beer tap (with an IPA and cider) at Bond Collective!

Bond Collective Perks:

  • Free beer, coffee, and tea

  • Access to phone booths

  • Printing services

  • 24/7 access with an office membership

  • Month-to-month membership

  • Bike storage

  • Access to private conference rooms

  • Mailing and packaging services

  • Access to all Bond Collective coworking spaces with an office membership







Bond Collective is currently offering 50% off your first three months

If you’re interested in checking out Bond Collective or testing out one of their spaces for the day, send me an email and I’ll put you in touch with one of their team members.

4. Croissant

If you want to try out a few different coworking spaces before settling on one, you can try out several different office options with the Croissant app. Croissant allows you to purchase a package of hours at different coworking spaces rather than commit to paying a monthly membership fee at one location.

  1. Pricing varies depending on where you’re located. If you’re based in New York City, you can purchase a package of 10 hours for $39.00 USD, a package of 40 hours for $129.00 USD, or a package of 120 hours for $249.00 USD. All membership options also include guest passes (so you can be a saving grace to your friends and family who are dying to get out of the house as well!)

  2. Use this link to get $20 off your first month of membership.

  3. Croissant partners with tons of coworking spaces throughout the world. When you arrive at the coworking space, click “check-in” on the app, and you can work there until they close.

Why are coworking spaces important?

Humans are social creatures — we all crave human interaction to some degree. Spending too much time at home has taken a major toll on countless individuals’ mental health and has made us far less productive.

- 10X Productivity and Improve Mental Health

Having some separation between work and life is vital to our productivity and mental health. Leaving the office at the end of the day helps us mentally disconnect while at home rather than constantly reaching for our laptop until 11 o’clock at night.

- Change of Scenery

It is healthy and necessary to have a change of scenery every day and helps revitalize our mind and bring renewed energy and purpose to our work. However, with many offices understandably holding off on bringing their employees back to the office until it is completely safe to do so, many individuals may be working from home for at least the next year or two.

For those who have a designated office or workspace, they may have adjusted to remote working conditions by now. But for many of us, we are in desperate need of a separate workstation outside of our homes. That’s where coworking spaces come in.

Have another coworking space you’re interested in?

I have tried countless coworking spaces around the world and am very familiar with the many options that are available. In addition to being a freelance copywriter, I am also a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Sotheby’s International Realty (I was in real estate for 5+ years before I became a freelancer) and am dedicated to helping fellow freelancers and companies find coworking spaces that help them improve their work.

Having a coworking space has made me 10X more productive and has helped me triple my freelance income. Working from my coworking space has helped me become more creative, energetic, and focused, and I am confident it will help you as well. It’s just nice to get out of the house every day!

If you have a coworking space you’re interested in trying out, send me an email and I would be happy to send you the information. Happy coworking!

 

About Me


As a full-time freelance copywriter with 8+ years’ experience, I teach individuals how to pursue freelancing and earn a profitable income.​


Prior to becoming a full-time freelancer, I had a successful career in real estate working for Sotheby’s International Realty and freelanced part-time on the side. Although I was earning a six-figure income, I decided that I wanted the freedom of making my own hours, selecting my clients, and working on projects I am passionate about.


Since launching my copywriting company in January 2019, I have had the honor of working with more than 50 companies in real estate, marketing, PR, higher education, and more.


I am dedicated to providing the insights and knowledge I have acquired over the last few years to help other writers learn how to earn a profitable income as a freelancer. Learn more by visiting my website, ASAPEditorial.com.




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