CoLo Host FAQ
All you need to know about becoming a Host on CoLo.
What is CoLo?
In its essence, CoLo is a marketplace platform that connects digital nomads, freelancers, remote/mobile workers, with work communities in coworking, creative, corporate, café and studio spaces, all around the world.
Connect people to each other, through the places they work from. We’re about more than just bums on seats, we’re about connecting people and facilitating relationships between them.
How do guests use CoLo?
CoLo guests use our platform to find, book and pay for a space, all in one. Guests start by completing the CoLo Culture Engine test, so that we can match them with the types of workspaces that match their particular style. After completing the test, guests are offered a range of workspace that match their results (presented as a percentage figure; the higher the percentage, the higher the match).
How do hosts use CoLo?
CoLo allows hosts to advertise their space to people all over the world, that share your interests, work culture and style. Hosts can build their community without having to worry about the admin of bringing new people onboard. Once you’ve set up your Stripe account all you need to do is set your price and availability, then we take care of the rest.
How does the payment system work?
We take a 10% cut of each transaction that’s completed through the platform. That 10% covers all of the credit card fees from Stripe, so there's no unexpected costs.
What do I do next?
- Get set up with your Stripe account,
- Add images to add to your profile - if you don’t have them, just let us know and we’d be happy to help!
- We’ll take care of the rest. Easy as that.
How does the platform determine how a guest will fit with a space?
Your existing residents will take the Culture Engine test, and those 5 short questions will give us an indication of their working style. Then, using that information as a reference, we match your spaces with similar guests.
There’s absolutely no cost involved in getting your existing community to sign up and take the Culture Engine test, and no requirement for you to bill your existing community through CoLo either.
What if I have a diverse range of members? Will that negatively affect my space’s Culture Engine result?
Short answer: no. Long answer: the Culture Engine was created with exactly this in mind. The founder or operator can only define the culture of their space to a certain extent, but the rest is up to the people within the space - the community.
The Culture Engine helps founders/operators uncover what is truly unique about their space, and to help them embrace it. On the guest side, the Culture Engine helps guests connect with a space where they’ll click with the community. Then on top of that, the Space Gauge metric assesses the style of workspace they want/need to work from (social, focused or active). Combining these two metrics ensures there is no disconnect between guests reading that Space X is focused but show up only to find that the space is buzzing with a cafe-like energy - that doesn’t reflect well on the host, or CoLo.
All in all, the aggregation of results we collect from your existing community ensures we’re helping to create a genuinely meaningful connection between guest and host.
Do I have a choice of accepting or declining a guest (regardless of their culture fit results)?
It’s totally up to you as to who you choose to have in your space. Using your admin dashboard, you can accept or decline a guest’s application at the click of a button.
Still got questions? Chat to one of our friendly team members