Make Better your regular work and play space by becoming a member of Better. We’d love to have you join our community. Here we explain our membership options.
The free stuff
All members of Better get, for free
- fast WiFi,
- coffee, tea and snacks,
- access to books and curated information, and
- the use of a range of creating equipment and materials.
Members can attend many of our events free and get discounts on workshops and training.
The membership options
There are three tiers of membership:
As a starving artist (tier one) you want access to Better more than four times a month, but your budget is tight. For R550 per month, you get:
- access Better up to ten days in the month
- 5 pages of printing free each day, and
- a discount on one guest per day.
If you are at the point of creating every day, and want a place to work regularly, leaving your stuff overnight, then the regular maker (tier two) option is for you. You pay R1200 per month for
- access to Better as often as you want
- 10 pages of printing free each day,
- a discount on two guests per day,
- off-street parking, and
- your own locker.
If you run a successful freelance business and want, not only a place to work, but the kind of services that will free up your time for more important things, then we consider you a creative agent (tier three). At this level, for R2600 per month you enjoy
- access to Better as often as you want
- 20 pages of printing free each day,
- a discount on four guests per day,
- off-street parking,
- your own locker,
- 8 hours exclusive use of a meeting room in the month
- 12 free secretarial services in the month
- 2 hours of tech support in the month
There are no contracts. Our memberships run from whatever day you sign up to that same day in the next month. We’d like you to renew each month, but only if you love being here.
You can pay for 3 or 6 months at a time, and we’ll give you a discount of 5% or 10% respectively.
Sign up here.
The pay as you go option
You can also pay R150 per day to come and use the space. Once you are inside, you will have access to the free stuff for members. You can also pay for other services as follows:
- Printing R1 per page
- Locker RR30 per week
- Meeting room R200 per hour
- Secretarial services R110 per task
- Tech support R400 per hour
The discounted rate for guests of members is R100 per day.
Or sign up here.
Freelance work is better than full-time employment in many ways, but as a freelancer you depend heavily on your self – your health, your state of mind and your own skills and abilities. So you have to look after yourself.
This workshop forces you to focus on yourself for a change and think about how well you are doing and how you can take better care of yourself. We discuss your physical and mental health, how to be a good boss to yourself, managing money and time and how to cultivate networks that work for you. We share ideas, hacks and hints for a saner freelance life. Take away a portfolio of resources and your own self-care plan.
The workshop is very hands-on, working through exercises. We work with small groups so that there is time to listen to each person’s story and discuss specific strategies and solutions for you.
This workshop is for freelancers at all stages who want to lead a saner, more balanced life.
Weekday afternoon, 2:30pm to 6pm, Tuesday 10th October.
Cost: R400 (R300 for members of Better), click here for our EFT details
Six places only, booking essential! Contact Candy on 011 327 6098 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You love the freedom of freelancing, but you miss having colleagues and the casual chat in the kitchen. Your local coffee shop has free WiFi, but you have to pack up your laptop to go to the bathroom and that coffee machine can be noisy. You might have tried shared offices, but they are pricey and can be too trendy to be comfortable.
So what if there was a space like this?
- A comfortable, homely place, with a range of workspaces from tables to armchairs
- Quiet areas and more social areas, and a big garden
- Other excellent humans as colleagues
- Books and curated resources to enhance your freelance work, and courses and seminars to share ideas
- A safe workspace for members only
…plus fast WiFi, tea, coffee and snacks, lockers for your stuff, safe parking, administrative support, tech support, and meeting rooms?
Well, we made the space, and we want you to share it with us. Better is a shared workspace designed by freelancers, for freelancers. Judy (an artist, writer and academic) and Andrew (a writer and programmer) wanted a space to work and to meet up with great people like you, who have also chosen a freer style of earning.
We wanted something warm and welcoming, rather than edgy and self-conscious, and we wanted to make it accessible to freelancers just starting out, as well as offering substantial value-adds for the more-established. Join us to work, collaborate, share information and support, relax and play.
Read our story to get a feel for who we are.
Visit Better and see the place for yourself. Work here for a day, for free.
Join our community as a member. Membership gets you in on your terms.