If you’ve been doing Airbnb for some time or have more than one rental, you likely have figured out that hiring a turnover assistant (cleaner who also knows your space intimately and can stage it for you with the knowledge you’ve provided) is essential to freeing you up to make more money doing what you love (which is probably not just hosting Airbnb guests).
However, like in any relationship, it’s easy for things to go wrong if you’re not making clear agreements.
Whatever agreements you make while hiring your assistant, make sure they are specific and documented. If you feel the urge, have both of you sign them as well.
Here are some 5-star agreements you can make with your assistant.
Whether you’re hiring a cleaner or turnover assistant, or you’re working with a co-host who is helping you with your properties, you’ll need to communicate your desired results with love and intention.
But when the situation might be emotionally charged, or there’s some confusion with initial communication, what can you do? Read on!
There is a message you can be writing back when you decline that could earn you future bookings, should you desire them! Read on for more.
(If you’re reading this post… this offer is still available!) Hi guys! First of all, I want to thank you for giving me such great feedback and suggestions—whether it’s one-on-one, via email or on social media. The Abundant Host is
I was working with a client recently who was frustrated that people were copying her listing.
She felt like she had put a lot of time and effort into her description and details (not to mention in the physical listing itself!) and people were pulling a copy-and-paste number on her.
My advice was simple:
Write copy that they can’t copy. (Read more!)
Today, I’ve got a special treat for you. Short Term Stays blogger and social media manager Snezana Krdzic wrote a guest post for The Abundant Host on how to market your Airbnb from an Instagram account. This is actually the very first
I’m about to say something pretty controversial, so listen up. :) Even if you live in the middle of nowhere, you can get 5 stars in Location on Airbnb. Because, like all things, it’s not just about what you think it
As the year comes to a close, I’m reviewing my income from Airbnb hosting with a curious eye—wondering how I can do better next year, and what my intentions are when it comes to generating value and revenue through hosting.
Here’s what I made, plus a special invitation to a group that will help you make more hosting in 2016!
You may have read a few blogs on hosting by now, and you may have noticed that a lot of hosting advice is geared toward the “general” host.
However, there are really three major categories that hosts fall into—and depending on which kind of host you are, you may need different resources, tools and advice to make the most of your hosting experience.
This article will help you:
– figure out what kind of host you are
– uncover your biggest challenges as that category of host
– highlight your potential problem areas on Airbnb (read: where you’re likely to lose stars!)
– arm yourself with strategies and solutions for rising above these challenges and problems
Ready? Let’s get into it!
Of the many things that Jim Breese (co-founder of LearnAirbnb) and I agree on wholeheartedly, probably the most significant is this:
As hosts, we are in the hospitality industry, not the rental industry.
Just like in many other areas of the new economy—coworking spaces are a prime example—it’s not just about the space.
As hosts, our #1 job is not to provide a bed to sleep in, but to provide an experience. An experience filled with comfort, kindness, luxury—with humanness. We provide an expansive palette for the creation of our guest’s definition of leisure, vacation, business or play—on their terms.
Based in east Los Angeles, Jim has worked with hundreds of hosts over the past 18 months, running LearnAirbnb as a passion project and creating profitable strategies for optimizing Airbnb rental businesses.
In this fireside chat between LearnAirbnb and The Abundant Host, we talk about how to attract your ideal guests, how sites like ours can play a vital role in this new economy, and why it’s important to not overthink hosting (and what you should be thinking about instead).