Avoid Airbnb fees - the ultimate guide
Airbnb takes up to 20% of your profit.
What if there was a simple way to keep those money?
In this article we'll show you several ways to avoid those fees and keep more of your hard earned money.
1) Get your own vacation rental website
The first thing you must do to avoid Airbnb fees is to create your own professional vacation rental website. It's fast and easy to do so. By taking direct bookings you don’t have to pay commission to anyone and you’ll keep the whole profit.
One good place to start is Lod gify. It’s fast, free and easy to get started and you can choose among 100’s of beautiful templates. If you already have an Airbnb listing, it’s fast and easy to copy the content to Lodgify. Lodgify also provides a powerful channel manager and support for Airbnb host.
With the built in direct booking system, you can accept all major cards such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express and many more.
2) Promote your vacation rental website
- Airbnb social media marketing. Share beautiful photos of the interiors of your listing on social media. Make sure to add photos of your neighbourhood as well. Follow up with photos of local establishments that you love and write a bit about each one. Tag them, and hopefully they will tag you back. See more: Airbnb instagram marketing
- Get Listed With Tourism Websites in Your Area. Like hotels and hostels, make sure that your Airbnb properties are listed with tourism websites in your area. These are trusted resources for out of town visitors. As a result, getting listed with these organizations is sure to boost your bookings.
- Create business cards and flyers. Don’t overlook offline methods of advertising. Create business cards and flyers to leave at local businesses in your area that tourists frequent, such as restaurants and local events.
Airbnb tips blog
If you’re fortunate enough to own a holiday home or Airbnb, offering internet access or WiFi is essential. Whether for your own use or for paying guests, some form of internet access is a necessity. That’s what this article is all about: setting up broadband and WiFi for an Airbnb...
Improving cleaning efficiency is at the forefront of the mind of any host now. Are you thinking about hiring a professional cleaning service to take cleanings to a new level? Learn how to find the best cleaning company for your vacationrental
Author bio: Guest post contributed by the Downlite Bedding team. Downlite designs, manufactures, and markets comfort bedding for major hotel chains, airbnb hosts, and consumers. The family-owned business is an industry leader with three generations of product-knowledge and...
The check-in is probably the most important part of a guest’s stay. The impression that they have when they first arrive will affect how they view the rest of their stay - and any problems checking in could lead to unhappy guests and negative feedback. On the Airbnb Tips Blog this week, we've...
As profit margins on AirBnB rentals are higher than with longer term lets, many landlords are becoming interested in replacing standard letting arrangements with a series of AirBnB rentals on buy-to-let properties. Given the recency of this trend, mortgage providers and legislators have not set out...
As an Airbnb host you have a lot of responsibilities; don’t overlook an important one - providing the right pillows for your guests. Pillows are an indispensable accessory for your rental home Your guests will likely be tired after traveling and will find immediate comfort on the correct...
An increasing number of people are renting accommodation for flexible rentals and short term rather than spending time in hostels and hotels, meaning that the property management industry is growing at a fast pace. All hosts should be aware of this, especially if they plan to rent their...
Many people ask us what the Airbnb superhost benefits are. Here's a complete overview of the Airbnb superhost benefits and superhost requirements, updated September 2019. Airbnb launched their Superhost program in 2016 to reward their most devoted hosts with a special VIP status. The creation...
With the news that we are headed for a major climate disaster, eco-friendly products should be on everyone’s mind. So we switch out our plastic straws for reusable ones, conserve water while we brush our teeth, but what about hotel bedding for our airbnb guests? Look for products...
Looking for something uniqe and different? This is simply a collection of the strangest, weirdest, most unique, cheapest or most expensive Airbnb's in the world:
Airbnb's you've got to see to believe
Would you rent an OUTSITE parking lot bed? The ‘room’ which has been advertised at just £8 per night, is located in Peckham, UK. It accommodates one, and comes with a nice double bed, a shabby chic wardrobe and a bedside table. There's no WIFI and appearantly no (sitting down) toilet
Tools for Airbnb hosts
Limited offer. Airbnb hosts and Vacation Rental owners can now use iGMS software at zero cost. Automate your vacation rental business with this powerful tool. A must have for Airbnb hosts and Vacation rental owners Automated messaging Channel Manager Team...
Airbnb has launched several new tools. See how much you can earn from renting your place or hosting an Airbnb experience here: See how much you can earn as an host here See how much you can earn by hosting an Airbnb Experience here
Get your own professional website for your vacation rental. With an independent website you can take direct bookings and avoid fees (most vacation rental sites such as Airbnb, Tripadvisor or Booking takes up to 20% on top of your price, imagine if you could keep this cut yourself). There are...
It's a proven fact that people are more likely to click on and book the listings appearing first after they have made a search on Airbnb. And with 100's or even 1000's of Airbnb listings in the most popular areas, and more listings added every week, you better stay ahead of your...
Did you know there are several ways to make money on Airbnb without owning any residential property? You can rent / lease a property from someone else and rent in on Airbnb You can co-host for another Airbnb user Airbnb also let people earn money on experiences You can become an...