Working from a coffee shop would not only save you money as a young entrepreneur, but it can also make you productive and efficient. Cafes designed with the freelancer or remote worker in mind were nonexistent in Nigeria a couple of years ago, but now we are seeing these (thankfully) propping up in street corners and malls around.
However, businesses still have to make money. If you keep sitting down there with your N500 espresso for hours, you are potentially hurting their business. As a personal rule, you should order a drink every 2-3 hours. Or better still, you can think of how much you are willing to spend that working day instead of buying frequency because you may not want to drink coffee or iced tea every two hours. That way, when you show up the next day, you will greeted with smiles and not menacing glares.
Currently, working from Café Neo, Sanusi Fanfuwa and the speakers have been blaring with some really good ol’ 90’s jams. Those were the days, weren’t they? The staff have been super nice and helpful, making me comfortable. Just minding my business and submitting a sample chapter to a potential client thousands of miles away. By the time I am done, he would just be stretching out of bed, probably cursing his alarm clock.
Remote Life Blues.