[hackerspaces] Classes and costs

Silence Dogood matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Jul 21 17:42:37 CEST 2016

one side benefit of charging for classes is allowing the class teachers to
profit.  this can be particularly important for space members who need
supplemental income to afford their dues or to get them by between
contracts / gigs / what have you.

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 6:24 AM, webmind <webmind at puscii.nl> wrote:

> On 20/07/16 17:48, Chad Elish wrote:
> > Here’s a question for everyone,
> >
> > What do you normally charge for your classes?
> > I know its a big cash cow for spaces to make up income.
> Hmm, not here. I think most Dutch spaces mostly run on membership-income.
> Both spaces in Amsterdam do not have a set price, LAG generally asks
> donation Technologia Incognita mostly the same or people ask cost-price.
> IJHack (a "space" without a space) has been doing workshops to generate
> some income, I think they did twice the cost price to have a buffer of
> components or be able to share kits.
> > We’re currently at $40.00 for a learn to solder class which you take
> > home an arduino you soldered together. We recently noticed tech shop
> > charging $99 for soldering a blinking badge together.
> Do a lot of spaces elsewhere use workshops/services as a way of
> providing basic-income for the space? Do spaces have other models
> outside of services or membership to generate base-income?
> At LAG we're currently looking at alternative ways of generating income
> for the rent/etc.
> Thanks!
> webmind
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