That my friend is an AMAZING idea!
Now, I could be completely totally incorrect about this, but I think I had read somewhere that a new listing receives a temporary listing boost to help generate traffic.
I’m hoping that this is the case, as I was going to leverage that rankings boost with a temporary price reduction to get some quick bookings.
Of course, ‘cheap’ spaces often receive a higher quantity of ‘bad’ quality bookings, but by now, everyone knows how tough we are on security; we’re not pushovers and know how to spot a bad client.
The new space alleviates most of the problems we’ve had here. Our current place, while looking luxury and being a relatively new building, is falling apart after some earthquakes we had last year. That, coupled with some housing discrimination we’ve faced (yes, it happens), compelled us to move. You never know how much you need change until you’re forced to sit inside of your home for a couple of months.
The new studio space is a single level (which helps immensely with keeping an eye on people and communicating) in the arts district downtown.
The layout is similar to Brad’s space and I have some really interesting plans for the design and decor.
There are two enclosed ‘bedrooms’ and I’ll easily be able to have my podcasting station (my plans for podcasting were completely derailed by having my three year old son with us 24/7, haha).
I think it’s going to be much easier to host off-sites as well, as we can fit more tables and chairs in more configurations.
Speaking of off-sites (entirely off topic): we had one months back in which a kind guest and I got into a discussion about VR headsets and he recommended my current headset (I have to be vague here for privacy reasons).
About a month ago, I saw his face in the news and it turns out that he was my all time favorite game designer whom I practically worshiped. When I realized this, it suddenly made me miss hosting. I’d pretty much decided to stop hosting before that when the quarantine began, but my heart is open to it once more. Plus, we had a pretty amazing film shoot about a week ago through a different platform.
Sorry, I’m rambling because I’ve had to spend days finding the ‘perfect’ dining table and I’m beginning to procrastinate.