Coffee Shop Freelancers is a startup based in Antwerp, Belgium. Offering laptop decals as their first product, the startup aims to offer a wide range of products and activities to aid co-workers in marketing themselves.
The Coffee Shop Freelancers service provides users with high quality, laptop decals for their computers in order to advertise themselves and get noticed in real-life working environments.
Stemming from the personal freelancer experience of Founder and CEO, Christophe Gonzalez, Coffee Shop Freelancers was created to become a space where independent workers, entrepreneurs, and even startup members can find an affordable and stylish physical solution to a world dominated by online marketing.
Freelancers looking to get their services broadcasted out to curious onlookers in a co-working space can choose from a wide-range of templates designs available through the Coffee Shop Freelancers website.
While the initial range offers 17 designs, the company aims to rapidly expand options based upon customer suggestions to cover all freelance occupations and has received design requests from pilots to PR freelancers to date.
According to recruiting firm MBO, freelancers account for an estimated 16 million people in the U.S. alone, a figure expected to rise to 65 million by 2020.
With an increase in independent workers, promotion in physical environments such as coffee shops and other coworking spaces will become more common. Such tools could play an important part in the marketing efforts of a freelancer.
In the case of Coffee Shop Freelancers, if the decals assist a freelancer in getting one client, the investment paid for itself.