Hey Richard - so a few things stand out to me here:
1 - Your website doesn’t provide ANY information. Anything it does say is vague and assumes that people want things like “flexible work” and “shared resources.” And the only photo is of a lonely, empty desks Nothing says “inspiring and collaborative” like an empty room, right? J/K.
2 - Even if your website were perfect, you’ve gotta get out into the real world. No shortcuts here. Start thinking of Twitter as the ultimate listening device instead of a broadcast tool. Use it to learn who’s out there, talking, and what they’re up to. Then look for ways to bring them together.
Start going to places where your potential community is already hanging out. Start getting to know people. Don’t go to pitch coworking though - especially to people who don’t know who you are or what coworking is. You’re going to to learn who’s in the community, learn how they work, learn how they interact, and learn how you might be able to facilitate bringing people together who don’t already know each other.
Again, this isn’t going on tour with your coworking concept to “register interest.” Anyone whose done this will tell you that people will quickly put their name in a box if they’re interested but when it comes time to actually sign up…crickets. Don’t make that mistake!
Bottom line is that the people you’re looking for are already out there. If you’re using the internet for anything, it should be to figure out where they are and then GO TO THERE. Then participate. Be a tummler.
Good luck and keep us posted on your first time getting out into the real world
On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 6:57 AM, [email protected] wrote:
Excited to join this group!
We have just recently launched our website for a new co-working space in Dundee, Scotland: http://hub.majr.eu
Was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how we can get people to fill out the form in our area? So far no entries - have been using Twitter!
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