10/10/2018

Common Coworking Membership Options

Coworking spaces are an incredibly useful option, for those who work from home as well as for startups and freelancers, allowing the flexibility to work when you want without having to sacrifice the services you expect from an office. To offer additional flexibility, all coworking spaces provide multiple options for membership, each with its own benefits and pricing. This way, members can get exactly what they need without going over their budget.

The 4 Most Common Membership Options

Although every coworking space is different, most have the same types of membership options available. These commonly include:

1. Hot desks

2. Dedicated desks

3. Private offices

4. Weekender

Hot desk membership plan

Hot desks give members access to the space but don't assign a particular spot on a given day, meaning those with this option change desks daily. Members enjoy the same basic benefits such as access to meeting rooms, community events, discounts and so on.

Dedicated desk membership plan

Dedicated desks are just what they sound like: A membership that guarantees you use the same desk every day. This is beneficial for people who want more personal space and storage space.

Private office membership plan

Many coworking spaces also offer private offices, either for individuals or multiple people, with different pricing based on the size of the office and the number of people who can use the membership. This allows members to have the privacy of their own office most of the time and still reap the benefits of being a part of a community.

Weekender or hourly rate membership plan

Weekender plans are for people who only need access for those timings. These can be people working on a project out of their daily nine-to-five. Many spaces also offer hourly rates for those who are just in town for a short amount of time or only need the room occasionally. There are even coworking spaces that offer discounted rates for members who only need access at night. If you want to read more about the benefits of hourly plans, you can click here.

Some coworking spaces also provide virtual office membership options that are similar to weekender plans. These are for people who need an office address and a place to hold meetings occasionally, however, do not need a workspace. Solopreneurs typically prefer this option since it is extremely flexible and fulfills basic professional needs.

Dedicated desks
Dedicated desks are ideal for those who like to leave their supplies set up.

Regardless of the company, most membership options provide similar benefits, such as coffee, tea, high-speed internet, printing, and perhaps snacks. All, but hourly memberships, typically include a business address. There may also be differences in amenities per membership, with more expensive memberships including 24/7 access, extra printing privileges, or additional access to conference rooms.

Choosing the Right Membership Plan

The reason the best coworking spaces will offer such a wide range of membership options comes down to providing flexibility—to appeal to everyone in the area. Every customer will have his or her own ideal space. 

Startups, for example, will likely want to opt for a private office, as this lets them leave planning materials and computers on-site as well as provides access to multiple members of the team. Private office spaces provide a quiet spot for collaboration, yet easy interactions with others using the coworking space.

‍Startups
‍Startups will likely prefer memberships with private offices.

Freelancers and those who work from home, depending on their budget, will either want to go with a hot desk or a dedicated desk. Generally speaking, those who have supplies they want to keep set up will prefer a dedicated desk, as will those who work better in a familiar environment. Some people work best with an occasional change of scenery, leading to their choice of a hot desk.

Those who only work part time will likely not want to spend the money on a dedicated desk and instead opt for a part-time membership, which lets them choose their own hours. 

Digital nomads, who tend to travel a lot, will likely choose an hourly rate or day pass so they can move between cities. They may also appreciate the membership options from larger companies that have a single part-time membership that works across various locations.

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3. Benefits of Tagging Others

Social data also describes the interaction between social media users. While comments, likes, and shares are the most obvious forms of interaction on social media, tags are another form of communication between social media users. 

Tagging is one of the most effective tips for coworking on social media. When it comes to promoting your coworking space, tags do an amazing job at increasing your visibility. On Facebook, for instance, your post will have more reaches if you tag others:

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If you often organize events at your coworking space, you can tag the participants. If you have some special offers, tag someone who helps you promote them. Any tag conveys social data, as it transfers information from one user to another. It’s a great way to become more visible online and attract potential clients. 

In Conclusion

Like any other big data, social data has limitations, as not every social media user shares information. Nevertheless, social data is still very effective for marketing purposes, as it can help your coworking space become more recognizable. 

Using the above-mentioned social data techniques together will help you increase visibility, as they will help others find your coworking space more easily. In general, these techniques are aimed at targeting large numbers of people and help them easily navigate the space of social media to find the best coworking spaces. 

Platform

Location

Croissant

International

Included.co

International

Hubble

London

Coworker

International

Instant Offices

International

Pickspace

International

Share Desk

International

Happy Desk

International

DesksNear.me

International

DeskTime

International

Coworking London

London

Desk Pass

International

Copass

International

Coworking Wiki

International

Desk Surfing

International

Near Desk

US

Liquid Space

International

GoCoWo

International

Find Workspaces

US

Sneed

India

Ofixu

International

Meetings Booker

International

Qdesq

India

eWorky

International

Share your office

US

Spacelist

US and Canada

42 Floors

US

Office List

US and Canada

Coffices

International

Breather

US, Canada, Europe

Setting

Berlin

Key to Office

International

Peerspace

US and Europe

Bizly

US

Spacewhiz

India

Beewake

US and Europe

Awfis

India

Allofficecenters

Germany

Splacer

US

Lexc

International

Desk Camping

International

Worksnug

International

Seats 2 Meet

US

Coworking.Coffee

International

Commercial Cafe

US

Preferred Office Network

US

Heydesk

International

Office Freedom

International

Flexas

International

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