The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book Start Your Own Travel Hosting Business . Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
One of the first steps required when joining Airbnb or a similar service is to create a personal profile and a listing for your property on the website.
Before you can effectively promote your service, it’s important to do an honest self-assessment and a thorough analysis of your property. This is an opportunity to promote what you have to offer and why potential guests should stay with you.
It’s important to establish what you’re willing to offer related to your property. Your options may include: A single private room within your home
A shared room within your home
Your entire home or apartment A special type of property, such as a guesthouse, cabin, ski chalet, treehouse, castle, studio apartment, multi-floor apartment, finished basement, private island, oceanfront villa, loft, townhouse, boat/yacht or bungalow Next, determine why people will want to stay with you and what you can promote within your property listing in order to get their attention. Some of the key things potential guests might look for include: Your geographic location . […]