Avoid Airbnb fees - the ultimate guide

10/12/2019 19:50

Avoid Airbnb fees. Airbnb takes up to 20% of your profit. What if there was a simple way to keep those money? With these simple steps you can keep more of your hard earned money.

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.

Promote your vacation rental website

If you are looking for possibilities to promote your vacation rental, there are many creative ways to reach your target guests outside of the Airbnb platform:

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.
 
 

 

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