Working from home doesn’t always have to mean working at home. Sometimes you just need to get out. If you don’t have enough space in your home, can’t escape the distractions there, or simply need a change of scenery, look around for another place nearby where you can get some work done.
Some cities have telework centers that offer all of the trappings of an office environment for a nominal fee. In the Washington, DC, area, the U.S. General Services Administration has established fourteen telework centers that are available to anyone. These centers offer all the latest technology and on-site support for a daily rate of $25 (in most cases).
Other options include your local library or a nearby WiFi hotspot (a café or other place that offers free wireless Internet access). Some cities offer free WiFi networks that make the Internet available anywhere in the city if you’ve got a laptop with wireless capability. Denver, Miami Beach, Tucson, Spokane, and Portland, Oregon, are among the places that have implemented or are considering such projects.