September 17, 2019

How to Screen Your Airbnb Guests (+ The 4 Questions You NEED to Ask)

Ever wondered if you should screen Airbnb guests before accepting them? Maybe you've had a bad experience with a guest on Airbnb and are traumatized. Or perhaps […]
September 13, 2019
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The Ultimate Guide to Scaling Your Airbnb Business Without Owning Property

Some people use Airbnb for some extra side cash. After all, that’s how the founders started the company: they noticed hotels were overbooked and they had […]
August 30, 2019
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How to Write a Negative Review for your Airbnb guests (real examples)

Should you ever write a negative Airbnb review for your guests? Honesty dictates you should, but could it hurt your Airbnb business? No, it doesn't. Find out why.
August 29, 2019
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Airbnb Automation: The Ultimate Guide to Automate Your Airbnb

If you’re running a short-term rental as a professional, it’s normal that you start considering the Airbnb automation options. All other successful business owners outsource or […]
August 27, 2019

Airbnb SEO: How to Improve Your Search Visibility

When it comes to getting more bookings, the most important thing you can do is optimizing your listing the right way using Airbnb SEO.  A properly […]
August 26, 2019
Airbnb Taxes

Airbnb Taxes: Schedule C or Schedule E?

As an Airbnb host, you're pretty busy with taking care of your guests, responding to messages and running your Airbnb listing. Keeping track of financials and […]
August 23, 2019
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Automated Airbnb Pricing Tools: Find The Best Tool

One thing the highest-performing Airbnb hosts share is having an effective and dynamic pricing strategy. Hosts who don’t update their prices regularly based on seasons, trends, […]
August 20, 2019
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Overcoming Strict Airbnb Regulations with the Co-Hosting Business Model

If you’re hosting on Airbnb, it’s important that you stay up-to-date on all the latest rules and regulations, especially since these laws vary on a city-to-city […]
August 14, 2019
Responding to Airbnb reviews

Real-life Airbnb Review Examples: Responding to Guest Reviews

Airbnb gives their hosts the option to respond to every single Airbnb guest review. You should always take this opportunity, and here's why. If you've been […]
August 8, 2019
The Airbnb Story

The Airbnb Founder Story: From Selling Cereals To A $25B Company

The Airbnb founder story is one of the most inspiring stories of the 21st century. Against all odds, with no investors and thousands of dollars of […]
August 6, 2019
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Automated Guest Communication (+ Messaging Templates)

If you’re a short-term rental operator and you aren’t automating your Airbnb guest communication, it’s time to change. You do not need to spend cumulative days […]
April 29, 2019
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Best Airbnb Descriptions For The COVID-19 Era Traveler

The Airbnb description you had before February probably no longer applies. The main reason is that your guest avatar has changed. While people were going on […]
December 26, 2019

How to Create an Incredible First Impression as a Host Through Your Airbnb Listing (EP 309)

What’s the most important part of a short-term rental (STR) listing? Most hosts focus on the space itself, making it a point to have beautiful photographs […]
December 21, 2019
Simon Lehmann Shares His Predictions for the STR Industry in 2020 and Beyond

Simon Lehmann Shares His Predictions for the STR Industry in 2020 and Beyond (EP 308)

Though home-sharing and hospitality is nothing new—we’ve been sharing our spaces since Prehistoric times—the industry has evolved a great deal in the last decade. And the […]
December 12, 2019

The Airbnb Way (EP 307)

More than 500 million people have stayed in an Airbnb since its inception in 2008. And a mind-boggling 350 people check into an Airbnb every minute. […]
December 4, 2019

The “Airbnb Mother-in-Law” Strategy Explained (EP 306)

You’ve probably heard of the mother-in-law apartment, a small suite on the same lot as a single-family home, where an in-law (or other family member) can […]
November 30, 2019
How to theme your Airbnb

How to Theme Your Space (EP 305)

Between HomeAway and Airbnb, there are 3,155 cabins in Pigeon Forge, a popular Tennessee tourist destination near Dollywood. To book up, you have to STAND OUT. […]
November 21, 2019

Investing in an STR Business in Mexico (EP 304)

Wish you could create space in your life to explore new things? To spend more time on creative interests or pursue the hobbies you love? Shawn […]
November 14, 2019

How to Create Unique Hospitality Experiences (EP 303)

Does your Airbnb have the delight factor? The most successful short-term rental (STR) hosts surprise their guests with unique hospitality experiences. They leverage the playful headspace […]
November 8, 2019
How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Listing

How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Listing (EP 302)

As the short-term rental (STR) space gets more and more competitive, hosts are looking to promote their listings beyond Airbnb. Joshua Hittinger leverages Instagram to generate […]
October 31, 2019
STR Opportunities in small towns

STR Opportunities in Small Towns (EP 301)

Think you need to operate in a major metropolitan area to run a successful short-term rental (STR) business? Think again! As STR hosts in larger cities […]
October 24, 2019
The One Million Dollar Host

The Million Dollar Host (EP 300)

In under three years, Julie George went from listing her one-bedroom apartment on Airbnb to running a successful property management company that turned over $5.5M. So, […]
October 17, 2019

Lead Generation for STR Property Managers (EP 299)

If you’re an Airbnb entrepreneur looking to start or scale a property management business, you need leads! So, what is the best way to find property […]
October 10, 2019

How to Rent Out Houseboats on Airbnb (EP 298)

Creating a unique experience for your guests leads to five-star reviews and returning clients. And if you live near the water, you can take advantage of […]