FAQ

What is Desks Near Me?

Desks Near Me is a simple and convenient way for mobile workers to find, reserve and book great work space anytime, anywhere. We connect mobile workers instantly with flexible unused workspace. Productive space for users. Profitable space for hosts.

How do I sign up?

Signing up and creating a Desks Near Me account is totally free. You can sign up from the homepage at desksnear.me. You can sign up via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - or your email address.

After signing up, be sure to finish completing your profile. If you're a host, this will allow potential guests to find out more about you and your space. If you're a guest, it will allow hosts to learn about you before confirming your booking.

I forgot my password. Help!

If you forgot your password have no fear! On the Log In page just click on the "Reset Your Password" link and enter in the email addresses you used to sign-up.

You'll be sent an email containing a link asking you to change your password. If all else fails, contact Desks Near Me support@desksnear.me, and we'd be happy to help!

What is the benefit of signing up with my LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter?

There are so many great benefits to connecting your Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter accounts. You can choose to connect one or all at any time. These social connections will help you make real connections while traveling to new spaces.

In business you are likely surrounded with other possible connections that you can meet face to face while at new spaces.

Connecting your social connections will also allow you to meet people that have booked that that space or are in the local area.

You can disconnect your social networks at any time as well.

How do I cancel my account?

We'll miss you if you go! If you do choose to cancel your account, you can do this by sending us an email to support@desksnear.me.

How can I message a host directly?

You can send a direct message to a host by clicking the "Contact host" button, located in the host profile card on the right side of the listing page.

How do I change my account info?

You can update your information (such as password, username, or email) by logging in and clicking the "Edit Profile" link (located in the top navigation menu with your name on it).

How does social media tie into this platform?

One of the most important components to sharing or renting a space are the people. More traditional methods of finding tenants are stuck in a non-connected format. Desks Near Me removes the anonymity from the process by connecting Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other professional networks which provides both the Hosts and the Guest insights into their perspective office coworkers. You can find spaces to work from or future guests by filtering key attributes like industry, location type, and listing type.

Why should I create a listing on Desks Near Me?

Our site provides professionals a marketplace to find great offices and local small businesses to call their home away from home. Unlike traditional classified ads, the Desks Near Me marketplace connects rentable spaces with qualified and trusted business people by leveraging the power of social networks and professional associations. List your space once and turn it on and off while making your terms flexible to rent spaces be the day, week, and month.

How do I create a listing?

Listing a space is on the site is easy - all you need is basic location information and pictures of the space. Great photos increase the amount of attention your listing gets. If you need professional photos taken, let us know because we can help arrangements with a local photographer.

To create your listing, go to desksnear.me and click the "List your Desk" button located in the top navigation menu. Complete the space wizard and your listing will become active and available to our community of professionals.

I want to sublet a portion of our office on a monthly basis and an individual desk on a daily basis. Is this possible?

Yes! Our platform provides flexibility so you can decide what portion of your office you want to rent (or the whole thing), the various durations it is available, and the price for each duration.

For example, you can create a listing for a Private Office. From within the Dashboard, you can specify the office is available on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis - or all of the above. Enter the price of each duration and your listing will be searchable for people looking for that particular duration availability.

This flexibility enables you to add as many spaces as like with complete flexibility. Turn an empty desk into revenue!

How much does it cost to add a listing?

It is free to list on Desks Near Me.

How will Desks Near Me help me cover my overhead?

Our platform allows you to more effectively and efficiently manage unused areas, assets, and resources within your office space. Don't let those resources go to waste every day or every month - turn them into revenue. Create a Listing and make them available to our network of professionals who would love to work from your office while they are in town on business, working on a project, or because they are looking for a long term solution for themselves or to move them team.

We have a desk that sits empty everyday but it is in the middle of our main office area. Is this desk appropriate to list on the site?

Yes! That desk is perfectly suited for our site. You can create a Listing and make it available on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. If you do not want a long term person in that desk, simply make it available only for daily or weekly reservations. That desk is a productive workstation for someone, and our platform will help that person find it while helping you cover the overhead associated with that space!

We just laid off several employees and have an entire room vacant within our office. How can Desks Near Me help us?

There are several ways you can make that empty space productive again without feeling you need to fill it up with your own “stuff or people”. That vacant room should not be a drain on resources or seen as “wasted space.”

Put some comfy desks and chairs in the office with some basic office decorations so it feels a little like home and offer the space for a daily, weekly, or monthly rental. This type of space caters to consultants working on a team project or the road warriors that need a place to work while traveling for a week or two.

Additionally, this space could be subleased on a more traditional long term basis. It could be a great benefit to the Guest if the space is a furnished turnkey solution!

How does Desks Near Me make money?

We are currently not charging any fees through the rest of 2016!

How do I get paid for reservations made?

Payment will be made on the first of each month, for the balance of your account, via PayPal. You can specify your PayPal username via the 'Admin' page of the Dashboard.

How do people find my listing?

Guests can search by location and filter by location type, listing type, and industry, and view results in a map-view or list-view format.

How do I add/delete photos after I created a listing?

Log in to your Desks Near Me account. Click the "Manage Desks" link (located in the top navigation menu with your name on it). Click "Edit Desk" to upload photos for each of your listed desks.

How can I add multiple desks at one location?

Log in to your Desks Near Me account. Click the "Manage Desks" link (located in the top navigation menu with your name on it). Click "Add Desk" for the location that you want to add a desk to. Complete the form fields, and click Save. Repeat for each desk that you would like to add.

Do I need to keep re-posting my listing?

There is no need to continually re-post your Listing. You can enable/disable a listing by editing that listing from the "Manage Locations" page. Our goal is for Desks Near Me to be the only place you need to go to rent your spaces now and the next time it is available. Remember, our platform will enable you to list a spare desk on a daily basis - so you might always have an available Listing on our site!

As a Host, can I approve Guest reservations?

Yes, by default confirmation is required for all bookings. If you would like to automatically confirm all bookings, you can turn this on for each listing that you would like to automatically confirm from the "Manage Locations" page. Note that bookings can't be made if there's no availability, so you don't need to worry about your space being booked over capacity.

Is Near Me responsible for contracts between Hosts and Guests?

As a Business Community, we help match Hosts and Guests. All agreements are between users.