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How to Attract the Best Guests Using an Airbnb Guest Avatar (Part 2)

In my previous blog, How to Attract the Best Guests Using an Airbnb Guest Avatar (Part 1), I discussed how having a guest avatar(s) will help you understand your guest’s behavior, write better descriptions for your listing, and be more empathetic towards your guest’s needs. All very important things to learn about your guests. So…

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How to Attract the Best Guests Using an Airbnb Guest Avatar (Part 1)

It is in the interest of every Airbnb host to attract the best guests for their space. The hope is to attract guests who will not only enjoy and appreciate your property and your hospitality but, guests who also respect your rules and boundaries. Finding the ideal guest is far from easy though, as I…

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10 Must-Have Items for Your Airbnb Rental

It is not always easy to know exactly what qualifies as ‘an essential’ when stocking your Airbnb rental property. Should you follow hotel standards? Equip the place as if it were your home? How many amenities should the guest get in relation to the price they are paying? While there are no hard and fast…

How to Set Up an Airbnb Property in One Weekend
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How to Set Up an Airbnb Property in One Weekend

One of the main reasons why people procrastinate when getting started with Airbnb is because they think that it will take a long time to set up a property and get it ready for guests. The idea of furnishing a place for guests can seem daunting to most people, especially when you don’t know where…

Reasons why you’re afraid to start your Airbnb business
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Reasons why you’re afraid to start your Airbnb business

If you’ve been making every excuse in the book to not get started with Airbnb you’re not alone! Anxiety and fear are all natural feelings when embarking on any new journey. Having doubts and feeling scared are all completely understandable feelings…. I felt the same way when I first started hosting in my personal home…

Eight Reasons Why You Should Have an E-lock On Your Airbnb Property
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Eight Reasons Why You Should Have an E-lock On Your Airbnb Property

I’ve talked to many guests over the years and I’ve learned that the check-in process is the part of their travel that causes the most stress when using Airbnb. And for good reason! Traveling can be very hectic and arriving at an unknown place can bring about many unfortunate and stressful experiences. Many hosts like…

The Airbnb Course was featured in Hostfully
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We Were Featured in Hostfully!

Have you ever visited the website Hostfully? If you haven’t you really should. It’s full of great tips, tricks, information and advice for those in the vacation rental business, especially Airbnb and recently it also featured an article all about us! Hostfully asked us about our business, our lifestyle and the amazing city we call…

Procrastinating on starting your Airbnb? You’re not alone
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Procrastinating On Opening Your Airbnb Listing? You’re Not Alone.

If you’ve been procrastinating on opening your Airbnb listing. You’re not alone! Anxiety and fear are all natural feelings when embarking on a new journey as a host. Having doubts and feeling scared are all completely understandable feelings…. After all, you’re going to be opening your home to complete strangers. I know this can be…

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Welcome to The Airbnb Course Blog!

First of all, welcome and thank you for checking out this blog. I’d like to start out by introducing myself and sharing some of the reasons why I created The Airbnb Course and this blog.   My name is Nathan Rice and I’ve been hosting on Airbnb since 2015. After being laid off from my…