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 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 […]
July 20, 2020
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The Importance of Community (Ep. 344)

When you have a question about your short-term rental (STR) business, where do you go? Do you run a Google search and then spend several hours […]
January 10, 2020
How to Invest & Crush It in Competitive STR Markets

How to Invest & Crush It in Competitive STR Markets (EP 310)

Airbnb Superhost Rebecca Cramer lives by the philosophy that it’s better to regret something that you’ve tried than to regret something that you didn’t try at […]
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 […]
September 26, 2019
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Blueprint to Launch & Scale an STR Business (Ep 296)

What do top short-term rental (STR) operators from around the world have in common? This past summer, Eric Moeller and I hosted the STR Legends Live […]
July 4, 2019
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Takeaways from STR Legends Live (Ep 285)

STR Legends Live hosted 25 top operators from all over the world. Attendees represented 10 countries on 5 continents, with a grand total of more than […]
March 16, 2018

EP234: This Week in the World of Airbnb

How has Airbnb changed since its inception 10 years ago? And how does the site impact cities like NYC? Hostfully’s Glenn Carter joins Jasper to discuss the new Wachsmuth study and other headlines, including the VC fund that is backing former employees, an inclusive new hire at Airbnb, and GM’s expanded car sharing platform.
February 26, 2018

EP231: How to Expand Your Airbnb Portfolio with Rented.com

Let’s say you really enjoy renting your own property on Airbnb, and you’ve discovered that you’re quite good at it. It would be awesome to expand […]
January 19, 2018

EP220: This Week in the World of Airbnb

The Airbnb brand is all about inclusiveness, and its mission statement around ‘belonging anywhere’ gave CEO Brian Chesky the perfect opportunity to speak out on Twitter […]
December 22, 2017

EP214: This Week in the World of Airbnb

If you are spending more than 30% of your monthly income on rent, you fall into the category of rent-burdened—and one popular way to earn the […]
September 8, 2017

EP186: This Week in the World of Airbnb

Airbnb has the capacity to change lives—for better or worse. This week’s headlines include an inspiring story of how the short-term rental platform has helped a […]
August 28, 2017

EP183: Las Vegas Licensing Process for Short Term Rentals Explained

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? The city may have a reputation for forgiving indiscretions, but not-so-much if your misdeed involves Airbnb hosting without the […]