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Couchsurfing is not a dating site

Everyone kept saying I could earn more money as an Airbnb host. This is higher than my starting salary at my first job after college ((*Note: I’m calling this the “Airbnb Experiment” for the sake of ease, although — as you can see — bookings also come from — Vacation Rental By Owner — associated with Home and Vacation Rent Naysayers love uttering defeatist statements like, “In this economy, it’s impossible boost your income! Let’s peek at the Airbnb and VRBO-specific expenses.

My theory is that they’re comfortable asking because: “I understand your budget might be tight.

I recommend searching Airbnb for listings that are in shared units (roommate-style), which are cheaper than renting a private home.

_________ Almost one year ago, I took the crazy leap into becoming an Airbnb and VRBO host. I’ve met some fascinating people from around this world. In this 4-part Airbnb Series, I’ve pulled back the curtain. I own five rental properties (encompassing seven rental units).

One of these is a “triplex,” which is like a duplex, but with three units instead of two.

This is Chapter 4 of The Airbnb Series — the juicy details of life as an Airbnb host. 🙂 More importantly, what advice would I share with others who want to try this?

Before you read this, check out Chapters 1, 2 and 3 — or download the free guide, below, to get all four chapters in one convenient Background for New Readers: I’m a “mom-and-pop” landlord.

I’ve now hosted 55 guests, which comes to a total of 110 hours.

An additional $7,185.11 over the span of 110 hours equals $65.31 per hour.

Let me propose a deal: If nobody else books your unit at full-price by Friday at p.m., will you rent it to us at half-price? Notice, by the way, that this is how I structured the Subsidize Me reply: I address their needs, not my own.

”“This way, we won’t be taking the spot of another customer who would pay full-price. I could have said: can’t pay my rate, then my reply is helpful: it informs them about low-cost alternatives.

traditional long-term leasing, after adjusting for the added expenses. (By the way, if you’re interested in hosting, check out these amazing tools for Airbnb hosts.) This is remarkably similar to the monthly average I concluded during the 8-month update, which shocks me, since I had a three-week vacancy in December around the holidays.