Keep your listing competitive by setting up a laptop-friendly workspace for every remote workers all around the world.
As many places around the world have shifted to a work-from-home culture, particularly here in Bali, people everywhere are rethinking where they work. As a result, we’re noticing major changes in how and why people travel.
To help you set up your space for guests who are working remotely, we’ll explain what a laptop-friendly workspace needs and share the best ways to promote your space.
The Basics of A Laptop-friendly Workspace
Guests are looking at home workspace as a key amenity when they’re book your villa. Creating a laptop-friendly workspace is easier than you might think. In order to select this amenity for your listing, you’ll need to offer a table or desk with room for a laptop, access to an outlet, and a chair that’s comfortable to work in.
Because couples working remotely will need separate spaces for meetings, consider setting up two workspace that each have a desk or table, plus a comfortable desk chair.
You can make guests aware of these features by highlighting the rooms with workspace in your listing and photos.
The Importance of Fast and Reliable WiFi
In addition to the basics, guests rely on a good WiFi to support video calls and remote meetings. Be sure to mention if you have fast WiFi in your listing description and also you can include a screenshot of a WiFi speed test in your listing photos as well.
Because WiFi is critical to remote workers, your listing is at risk of a bad review if a guest has problems with the internet. If certain areas of your space have a weak signal, WiFi boosters and extenders can improve their performance. To identify any potential problems, it’s good to check the WiFi sometimes.
Other Amenities That Remote Workers May Appreciate
While you may already have everything you need to offer a laptop-friendly workspace, guests really value extra touches that can make remote work more pleasant and productive.
Whether you have a spare room to use as an office or provide a flexible workspace in the living room, here’s a list of items to consider for your space:
- Alternate workspace: The living room or dining room. It can be a refreshing change of scenery and allow multiple people to work at the same time.
- Ergonomic support: A laptop stand/desk, extra pillows and blankets for back support. You could add an adjustable foot rest can go a long way in making a place comfortable to sit for long periods.
- Good lighting: While windows or glass doors that provide natural light are ideal, a desk lamp can help brighten a workspace.
- Fully equipped kitchen: To make it easier for guests, stock enough dishes and cooking supplies.
- Coffee maker and tea kettle: Many guests appreciate a caffeine fix to help them get going in the mornings. You can go the extra step by providing tea and coffee—and set up a coffee station for guests who have early video conference calls, like Superhost and lifestyle blogger Elsie Larson.
- Office supplies: Simple items like fresh pens and notepads often come in handy, while access to a printer can help set your listing apart.
- Tech support: A computer monitor, smart speakers, and extra phone chargers can take your workspace to the next level.
- Minimal noise: Textiles like curtains, rugs, blankets, and pillows can help soften noisy distractions.
The Best Ways to Tell Guests About Your Work-friendly Space
Once you’ve gone through the work of making your space comfortable for remote workers, it’s important to update your listing description, amenities, and photos so that guests know you have a work-friendly place.
- Take advantage of search filters. When browsing listings, many guests apply filters to display spaces that only include the amenities they’re searching for, so be sure to be laptop friendly workspace and anything else you can provide in your listing.
- Update your photos and captions. Because guests may view your listing photos before reading the description, make sure your images include the workspace.
- Let guests imagine themselves in your space. In addition to updating your amenities, make sure your listing description reflects how your space accommodates guests who are working remotely. If you really want to stand out, be sure to mention it in your listing title.
With these tips, you can create a welcoming space where travelers can live, work, and relax. And by keeping your guests’ needs in mind, you’ll be able to offer a comfortable and productive stay for remote workers.