August 31, 2020

The New Traveler Persona: How to Stay Relevant to Your Target Market in 2020

The past few months mark an inflection point for the short-term rental industry. The world has changed, and so have traveler behaviors and expectations. There’s a […]
May 11, 2020
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11 Ways to Increase Bookings On Your Vacation Rental Website

There are a few things you can do to your direct booking website that help increase bookings quickly. With some of these vacation rental marketing strategies, […]
May 4, 2020
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Vacation Rental Scams: How Vulnerable Hosts Can Protect Themselves

Vacation rental operators have always been at risk, but it seemed less scary before. We had Airbnb to verify guests and protect us. There wasn't a global crisis […]
April 30, 2020
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2020 Vacation Rental Marketing Guide For Proactive Hosts

This year is a great one to completely change your vacation rental business plan. You didn't really have the choice, of course, but we've learned a few […]
April 27, 2020
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How to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic To Your Direct Booking Website

Many hosts use Airbnb as the proverbial one basket to keep all their eggs.Not only are there many other channels to promote your listing on, but […]
April 23, 2020
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How This Short-Term Rental Host Operates 100+ Units Working 2 Hours a Week

This crisis is going to force short-term rental operators to professionalize.Airbnb side-hustle operators are going to struggle. They may decide to get serious with their vacation […]
April 23, 2020
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How This Couple Used Instagram To Get 85-90% Booked in Off Season

With over 7 million listings worldwide, Airbnb is a competitive space. Some hosts like to leave all the marketing work to the OTA, but others like […]
April 22, 2020
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2020 Hospitality Trends: What Opportunities Are There In the Face of COVID-19?

Whatever hospitality trends for 2020 were predicted at the start of the year no longer stand.While the short-term rental industry was expected to grow exponentially - […]
April 20, 2020
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I Talked to 45 STR Experts About Business Solutions to COVID-19 and This Is What I Learned

With so much changing in such a short time, Airbnb hosts are scrambling to adapt to a new reality. One where coronavirus has completely halted global […]
April 17, 2020
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Airbnb Profile Examples: How to Write an Airbnb Bio During the Crisis

The Airbnb profile description is a much-overlooked aspect of an Airbnb listing. The reason is probably that people don't like writing about themselves. However, it can […]
April 16, 2020
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Airbnb Titles That Will Help Increase Bookings During Coronavirus

One of the first strategies many hosts have gone to increase occupancy during the crisis has been to change their titles and description. For one, they […]
April 16, 2020
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Airbnb Cancellation Policy: Clear Explanation of How it Works

Breaking News April 2020: Airbnb to Introduce Temporary Cancellation Policy Airbnb recently announced that they will introduce a temporary cancelation policy – some hosts will be […]
October 26, 2020

How to Avoid the Pandemic Partiers (Ep. 357)

The pandemic has limited our ability to engage in social interaction. Sporting events and concerts have been cancelled, nightclubs are closed and even restaurants are restricted […]
October 19, 2020
How to drive direct bookings with Your Porter App

How to Drive Direct Bookings with Your Porter (Ep. 356)

We know it’s beneficial to have a direct booking website for our short-term rental (STR) business. But having a webpage doesn’t do us much good if […]
October 12, 2020
How to maximize revenue with Rented

How to Maximize Your Revenue with Rented (Ep. 355)

Airlines and hotel chains employ entire teams to determine what their pricing and booking settings should be to maximize revenue. But most short-term rental (STR) hosts […]
October 5, 2020
Crushing the STR game in Nashville

Crushing the STR Game in Nashville (Ep. 354)

In the same way that ‘smooth seas don’t make great sailors,’ a strong economy doesn’t produce great entrepreneurs. And for short-term rental (STR) business owners using […]
September 28, 2020
Mack Owen's 7 year STR journey in Seattle

Mack Owen’s 7-Year STR Journey in Seattle (Ep. 353)

For short-term rental hosts in urban markets, the last few months have not been easy. So, how do you stay sane in such a stressful time? […]
September 21, 2020
How to hire and train virtual assistants

How to Hire and Train Virtual Assistants (Ep. 352)

Are you starting to feel overwhelmed as your short-term rental (STR) business grows? Or maybe you’re just tired of doing EVERYTHING and wish you had a […]
September 15, 2020
What I learned from 350 GPFYP podcasts

What I Learned From 350 GPFYP Podcasts (Ep. 351)

We’re not selling a space, we’re selling an experience The size, #rooms, and location don’t drive the price as much as with LTRs and real estate […]
August 31, 2020
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How to Use Email Marketing to Personalize the Guest Experience (Ep. 350)

If your Airbnb listing is a treehouse or a castle, the property itself creates a unique guest experience. But what if your space is a typical, […]
August 24, 2020
How to market to the work from home guest

How to Market to the Work-From-Home Traveler (Ep. 349)

Travel has changed in the season of COVID-19. Short-term rental (STR) guests are looking for a ‘home instead of home’ that they can drive to. Most […]
August 17, 2020
How to pivot to a new STR business model

How to Pivot to a New STR Business Model (Ep. 348)

Did COVID-19 put a halt to your short-term rental (STR) business? If so, you may need to restructure your Airbnb portfolio and pivot to a new […]
August 10, 2020
How to manage inventory in your STR units

The Perfect System to Manage Inventory in Your STR Units – with Darik Eaton (Ep. 347)

Do you know exactly what items are in each of your Airbnb listings? Do you know where the breaker box is located? Or the make and […]
August 3, 2020
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How to Work ON Instead of IN Your STR Business (Ep. 346)

Why are you in the short-term rental (STR) business? A lot of us start with a goal to replace our income and eventually quit our 9-to-5. […]