We have used Airbnb many times over the last few years of travel, and for the most part all of our experiences have been quite good. We’ve even stayed in touch with a couple of our hosts with whom we became friends.
As we are preparing to settle into a long-term base, I have considered possibly turning an extra room into an Airbnb rental for some extra income as well as an opportunity to meet new people. Because of that, I was quite interested in the ebook Get Paid for Your Pad when it became available for review.
The book is targeted more toward people who have luxury apartments/homes to rent out; however, I still found a lot of the advice to be useful for other rental situations as well.
The writers did a great job of organizing information into a very clear format, and they’ve covered pretty much every aspect you would want to know. I found a lot of their tips to be quite useful. Their suggestions are backed by their own experiences as well as those from some others.
They’ve managed to cover everything from the basics of renting out your place to what the kitchen should be stocked with to how to manage your listing in the Airbnb site, including how to make sure your offering gets the most attention it can.
If you have a place, or even a room, you’d like to rent out, I can highly recommend their book. It answered so many questions for me, and I learned a lot more about the other side of using Airbnb as a host.
You can purchase their book on Amazon.