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.
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!
If you travel a lot, use a lockbox for your guest’s entry/exit, or otherwise are not able to meet your guests in person—how do you create a connection with them?
How do you make sure they feel confident, safe and satisfied—satisfied enough to write you a raving review filled with 5-stars across the board (particularly in Communication and Arrival)?
In this post, I’ll show you some easy ways to do just that.
If you live in your home and you’re leaving it up to you to do the cleaning and turnover before your guest arrives and before you head out of town (which you may decide to do whether or not you have a turnover assistant to help you when you’re not around, to save money or for other reasons), here are some things to remember.
Hi there! First, I want to say thank you for being here and reading my work. I truly appreciate you! One of my current focuses is expanding and connecting the community here at The Abundant Host, and some of the ways
The Abundant Host has rounded up exactly where Airbnb is currently collecting and remitting taxes (as of the date of this post).
When Luke Tillman-Young emailed me, he sent me a story. And that’s what made me take notice of the awesome business he built to help Airbnb hosts: HonorTab.
Fellow hosts, I hate to be the one to tell you:
If you think you leave your dullest knives, cheapest pots and most uncomfortable couches at your Airbnb (while you reside somewhere else with all the upgrades) and we won’t notice—you’re wrong. We will.
This kind of place is slightly different from the place that is sparse and one-dimensional. Instead of giving the feeling of sterility, it gives you a feeling of… confusion, and mild-to-major frustration.