Turn your spare space into serious cash : how to make money on Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey, Booking.com, and more!

by Christensen, Mary, 1951-

Format: Print Book [2018]
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Summary

Why not make money off that empty room? Home-hosting platforms like Airbnb have inspired millions of homeowners to start a vacation rental business. One room is all it takes to generate real income-if you know what you're doing. The short-stay marketplace has grown increasingly competitive. Bad reviews can torpedo bookings, while problem guests can strain your property and sanity. Before you leap, let this helpful guide steer you in the right direction. Written by an experienced host who earned almost $50,000 in her first year, Turn Your Spare Space into Serious Cash provides an unvarnished picture of what to expect and step-by-step instructions for succeeding in your new venture. Packed with stories both heart-warming and hair-raising, it explains how to: Prepare your space * Price it right * Choose the best hosting websites * Make your listing pop * Offer a welcoming experience * Keep even the most demanding guests happy * Get five-star reviews * Protect your privacy and your property * Stay on top of legal, tax, and business matters * And more Sharing your home with strangers can be frustrating and disruptive . . . or fun and lucrative. This book helps you minimize the headaches and maximize your rewards.

Contents
Choosing the best site
Our experience as hosts begins
First guests bring heaven and havoc
Is hosting a good fit for you?
Are you FIT to be a host?
Prepare your property for paying guests
Make your listing pop
Wise and warier, we settle into hosting
Making our six-month milestone
Setting and reinforcing your house rules
Become a five-star host
Increase your bookings
Guests we love most and those we like least
Horror stories of dodgy guests ad horrible hosts
Run your business like a business
Be moneywise
Managing your property as an absentee landlord
Critics and controversies
Avoid burnout
Tips and tricks for new hosts
The future of travel.

Additional Information
Subjects Bed and breakfast accommodations.
Entrepreneurship -- Vocational guidance.
Hotel management -- Vocational guidance.
New business enterprises -- Management.
Publisher New York ;[2018]
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xvi, 200 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780814439661
0814439667
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