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 […]
April 18, 2019
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Why I bought a studio condo in Bang Saray, Thailand

In 2012 I started my Airbnb journey by renting out my apartment in Amsterdam. It changed my life. It provided me with enough income to travel […]
December 18, 2018
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Why I bought a property on Carabao island in The Philippines

In 2012 I started my Airbnb journey by renting out my apartment in Amsterdam. It changed my life. It provided me with enough income to travel […]
November 1, 2017
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Airbnb Liability Insurance: What Every Host Should Know

Most hosts do not have Airbnb liability insurance. It's one of those things that get overlooked. Truth be told, I've never had it either. It's boring, […]
February 9, 2017
Airbnb Investing Cali Colombia

Why I Bought a Penthouse in Cali, Colombia, to Rent on Airbnb

After I arrived in Cali, the third largest city in Colombia with almost 2.5 million inhabitants, it only took me a few days to realize the […]
December 3, 2016
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Payfully: Get Paid Today For Your Future Airbnb Reservations

***APRIL 2018 UPDATE: Payfully no longer caters to vacation rental and Airbnb hosts*** Payfully is a new app that enables Airbnb hosts receive their money in […]
September 21, 2016
Airbnb-Nightmares

Avoid Airbnb Nightmares – The 5 Surprising Things Airbnb Hosts Forget Doing

Data and feedback help product designers improve their customer's’ experience. The same goes for how you can shape your experience as a host and your guests’ […]
August 17, 2016
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Airbnb Alternatives: Tools for Airbnb Hosts to Fill Vacancies

This is a guest contribution by Glenn Carter, founder of The Casual Capitalist. Glenn always advises hosts to use Airbnb alternatives and not be dependent on […]
May 26, 2016
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Don’t just go there, live there!

In response to Airbnb’s recent Live There campaign, John Bower explains how to build a local travel guide to share with your guests. Over the past […]
July 10, 2015
HonorTab

How HonorTab Lets You Provide Premium Services to Your Guests

Edit 2020: This content has been labeled out of date. Unfortunately, Honortab stopped providing their service.  There is an awkward gap in AirBnB hosting, where hosts want […]
June 23, 2015
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Can a Computer Determine the Best ‘Comps’ for Airbnb Listings?

As of today, there is a new software tool that claims the answer is ‘yes’. A ‘comp’, or ‘comparable listing’ is an Airbnb listing which shares […]
November 29, 2018
Vacation Rental Channel Managers for Airbnb hosts

Build Your Own Vacation Rental Website with Lodgify (Ep259)

It has never been more important to have your own vacation rental website, for several reasons such as: *Regulations around the world are restricting the ability […]
November 22, 2018
Matt Ward on Airbnb, Digital Nomading and Life Hacking (ep258)

Matt Ward on Airbnb, Digital Nomading and Life Hacking (Ep258)

During my travels around the world I've met some really interesting people, and Matt Ward is one of them. Matt Ward is an angel investor, serial […]
November 1, 2018
Airbnb to Hide Guest Profile Picture before Booking

Airbnb to Hide Guest´s Profile Pictures before Booking (Ep257)

Airbnb recently decided to make changes regarding the visibility of the profile pictures of their users. In the future, hosts won’t be able to see the […]
October 31, 2018
How to Run an Airbnb Co-Hosting Business

How to Run an Airbnb Co-Hosting Business (Ep256)

One reason I love Airbnb is that you can use it in so many different ways. You can rent out a spare room, rent out your […]
October 17, 2018
What you dont know about airbnb cleaning

What You Don’t Know About Cleaning (Ep255)

Have you ever heard of the wall-to-wall method? Neither had I. Until I spoke with Durk Johnson, executive director of the Vacation Rental Housekeepers Professionals. I […]
October 10, 2018
Airbnb Plus Should You Apply

Airbnb Plus: Should You Apply? (Ep254)

Airbnb Plus represents the creme de la creme of all Airbnb listings. It's a selection of the highest quality listings run by Airbnb's finest hosts, known […]
September 19, 2018
RemoteLock

Smartlocks for Airbnb hosts with RemoteLock CEO Nolan Mondrow (Ep 253)

In this week's podcast episode I speak with RemoteLock CEO Nolan Mondrow. For hosts managing multiple properties or locations abroad, RemoteLock offers an easy solution that […]
September 12, 2018
How to Manage and Train Your Cleaners (Ep252)

How to Manage and Train Your Cleaners (Ep252)

In this week's podcast episode I speak with Francisco Arango, long time Airbnb host and cleaning expert. Francisco started his Airbnb hosting career by renting out […]
September 12, 2018
Luggage Storage for Airbnb Guests with Knock Knock City

Luggage Storage for Airbnb Guests with Knock Knock City (Ep251)

Airbnb guests often want to check-in early or check-out late. If that's not possible, they often ask if they can at least store their luggage. Although […]
August 29, 2018
Protect Your Airbnb from Parties with Noiseaware

Protect Your Airbnb from Parties with Noiseaware (Ep250)

 Every week it seems the news is flooded with stories about short-term rental guests using properties to host wild parties, unbeknownst to the property owner. […]
August 22, 2018
Advocating Friendly Short-Term Rental Regulation with Megan McCrea

Advocating Friendly Short-Term Rental Regulations (Ep249)

 Short-term rental regulation and legislation is a hot topic right now. Many major cities including New York City, Miami and San Diego – to name […]
August 15, 2018
How to Grow Your Airbnb Management Company

How to Grow Your Airbnb Management Company (Ep248)

 Many people have considered becoming an entrepreneur, but the thought of starting their own small business can be a little scary, if not downright intimidating. […]