How much can you really make as a host? And is it really "passive income"? I wrote a piece for Business Insider last week that broke down the real numbers -- and the reality -- of being an Airbnb superhost (OG), as in a homesharing host. The short version? There are easier ways to… Continue reading A look behind the hosting curtain
I thought set-it-and-forget-it pricing services were the only way to go. Then one cost me several hundred bucks.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjpmMrkBwyV/?taken-by=vertigolouisville Yep. That happened. When Shane from Louisiana booked our third floor Airbnb, Vertigo, I didn't know he was on a mission. He and his fiancee, Rachel, were bringing their dog, Millie, to explore Louisville, maybe do some hiking, he said. I sent him my for-guests-only list of favorite places in town and went about my… Continue reading The time we helped our Airbnb guests elope
If you're in Louisville and want to ask me all your burning Airbnb questions, your chance to do it is June 11 when I lead a class in partnership with LevelUp Lou. We'll tour my own Airbnb, Vertigo Louisville, and I'll share all the good stuff I've learned in years of hosting. The class is… Continue reading It’s Airbnb 101 at my class June 11
Stocking your Airbnb can be a bit intimidating. When you stop to think about furnishing and outfitting a place from scratch, where do you even start? I've done it three times now (not counting renting my own home) so feel like an old hand at it. And it's not just about getting the cheapest stuff… Continue reading Wanna go shopping?