If you want to make some extra money and you have a little bit of time you can profit from co-working. Co-working environments are office environments where individuals can rent or lease space to work.
It’s a perfect solution for small business owners who need a small office space but don’t have the budget to afford their own lease. They can share an office space with other business owners. They may divide the time and share the same desks and equipment.
For example AAA business can use the space on Mondays and Wednesdays and BBB business uses the space on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Or they can share the space and use it when they need to. Your renters decide what works best for their situation and for the space.
How Do You Make Money with Co-Working?
If you have access to office space, know a great deal on a lease or you have connections in the real estate industry you can find great co-working locations. You front the rent for the space and then begin to build the co-working community. You charge businesses or people rent. Set the rent high enough so that it covers your costs and provides you with an income. If you own the space, make sure you have the appropriate insurance in place to rent to others.
Co-Working is About Community.
While many people rent a co-working space to save money while they grow their business, it really comes down to building a community. The people you rent to must be able to work together in an amicable way. This often works well if people are in complimentary businesses. It also works well if they have opposing schedules or if they have something in common.
Pay attention to your advertising when you’re seeking renters. Make sure the people fit together well. The better they’re able to get along and work in the same space, the longer they’ll be renters. This ultimately saves you time and money.
To build a business renting co-working space to others you do need to be able to rent or own office space. This generally requires a bit of cash up front. However, once you have your renters in place it’s a nice cash flow with consistent income. It’s a good way to build your savings or help pay for an expense on the horizon. You do need to lay out some cash up front but you’ll earn it back quickly.
Think setting up a co-working space is for you? Talk to your local real estate agency to find out what is available in your community. Connect with others online to learn what works for them and how to find good renters that stay.Tags: you can, local real estate, how to find, appropriate insurance, complimentary businesses, for a, office space, nice cash flow, good renters, great co-working locations