Are you ready to become the Airbnb Host you are meant to be? The first step can be scary. After all, you are about to open your entire home or part of it to guests. If you have not read 3 Crucial Things To Know Before Hosting On Airbnb then do so now and come back!
Go to Airbnb and click Become A Host. You need to start by creating your listing.
The decision to become an Airbnb Host is not a simple one and should not be taken lightly. Hosting is a responsibility and how you create and structure your Airbnb will determine what type of host you will be. What type of host do you want to be? What type of guest do you want to attract? Your listing will allow guests get a true sense of who you are and what your listing is like.
You need to decide on your type of listing. Airbnb listings are categorized into three types.
My Airbnb is in the lower level of my home. If your Airbnb is similar then choose Entire homes/apartments even though you may still live in another part of the home. It is important to be honest and accurate with your listing. In turn, this will make a potential guest more comfortable requesting a reservation.
Airbnb has hosting standards. Therefore, so should you. Thus, to be a truly successful host you need to go above and beyond making your guests feel welcome. You may be in a perfect location and have the perfect space but without standards and striving to be a Superhost you will fail. Hence why successful hosts can no longer get away with a simple listing of a couch for $15/night that may or may not include cable, wi-fi, or bottled water. This is a competitive market and it is not easy. If it was easy everyone would be doing it. Well, you are not everyone! Stand out from the other listings in your area. Step up your game and establish standards that will keep your guests coming back.
Don’t just Host, Superhost! And Superhost like a Boss!