[hackerspaces] question about hackerspace hourly rate, what do you think

William Saturno wsaturno at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 12:09:24 CET 2013

How about classes? Many spaces make up revenue needed by offering classes
to the public. Find out what your existing member base knows and try
putting on some classes. Make the class is inviting and affordable, and
maybe that would help make up the money difference. In addition, it might
bring new people to the space who might be interested in joining with a
paying membership. I know of one hackerspace that makes it mandatory for
every member to do one workshop a year. This helps with having about 1
workshop every other week.

On Dec 19, 2013 2:23 PM, "Florencia Edwards" <floev22 at gmail.com> wrote:

> So we want or makerspace to have more people daily, knowing the feel of
> being here . Also we are losing money every day so if we don't do something
> about it we'll have to close eventually. Some times people are't willing to
> take from their pockets once a moth reasonable amount, that all together
> seems a lot and hurts. It hurts more than giving two dollars a day,
> something we don't even notice. Also a lot of people come here to sit in
> and don't collaborate, don't give anything back to the space, don't pay the
> membership. And staff wages are awful.
> This is why I thought of the hourly rate, for people that can't pay for
> the month and want to do small fixes or tweaks to their projects, so we can
> have more people at the space, and people that sit in can contribute
> hourly.  Do you think it could work or could it be even worse for the
> hacker space and it's sustainability
> Please help!
> thanks
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