To date, membership levels have been directly associated with how much one needs to make use of the space— 3 days a week or 8 days a month, for example. This is a notion we’re moving away from— membership at NWC is about more than just using the space a certain number of days per month, and the structures should reflect that.
After some number crunching and talking with members, we came up with a way to start that transition. We’re calling it the Citizen Membership, and for $300 per month, you can use the space during normal operating hours as much as you want.
This is a really, really good deal, and a departure from everything we’ve offered to date. Once we start getting more members coming in at this level, we’ll start getting a better idea of how that affects utilization of the space.
Essentially, we don’t want to put ourselves out of business— so we’ll take 20 members at this level, see what happens, and decide where to go from there.
To keep the barrier to entry as low as possible, we’ll still offer a membership at $100 for people who want to be a part of NWC but don’t need to physically be here more than once in a while.
Here’s how the breakdown would now look:
Resident Membership - $500/month
If you need a place to stake yourself out and work around the clock, this level gets you your own desk and a key. This is available to people we’ve gotten to know well enough to trust with a key to the space.
Citizen Membership - $300/month
Our main membership. Citizens have access to New Work City during regular operating hours, a locker, and use of NWC as business mailing address.
Day Tripper Membership - $100/month
This is a lightweight membership for people who want to be part of the community, but only need to physically come by on occasion. This level includes four days of coworking and the ability to book conference rooms in advance.
Day Pass - $30/day
Unchanged from before, anybody who just needs to come by on a day-to-day basis with no obligations can do so and pay by the day. You’ll be able to work in an available space and make use of huddle rooms and soft seating areas for small meetings and phone calls as available.
In the Works: Night Shift
We’re working on getting to the point where we can offer a Night Shift for people who work from 7pm until the wee hours of the morning. The success of NY Night Owls every Tuesday has shown that there is a clear need for after-hours coworking, so finding a way to be open for business late into the evening would allow even more people to participate and get their cowork on.
If you’re already a member or on one of our lists, you’ll hear more about this. If you’re specifically interested in after hours membership, fill out the form here: http://nwc.co/nightshift
Still Open to All
We used to have buttons on our site that allowed anyone to sign themselves up for membership. Now, with a bigger space and a lot more people coming in the door, we’re asking that people come and try the space out before deciding to sign up. This ensures that everyone who joins NWC knows what they’re getting into before any money changes hands, so everyone is more likely to be happy.
Talk Talk Talk
Like many things at New Work City right now, this is all very new. If something doesn’t make sense or looks amiss, talk to me. We arrived at these new membership levels because members stepped up and talked to us, and I expect us to keep doing that. With each iteration, we get a little bit awesomer.
If you’re not a member yet, let me know your thoughts too. If you’re interested, come on over! We’ll be here :-)