Top Airbnb blogs to follow - updated August 2019

06/07/2019 10:25

Airbnb blogs are a great source to knowledge. Learn from experienced hosts and stay updated on what's going on in therapidly changing vacation rental industry. The Airbnb Tips blog presents a list of the most follow-worhty blogs, updated August 2019

Top Airbnb blogs we recommend to follow: 

 
LodgifyLodgify is full of insightful tips and tricks to help you succeed with Airbnb. It keeps things general though, not focusing on any specific area but keeping you informed on all key aspects relevant to hosting. They also offer a number of ancillary services, including templates. 
 
 
The abundant Host 
Category: Informal, great for beginners 
The abundant Host (or Amy in real life), is a great stopping place for newcomers to the Airbnb experience. The blog is bubbly, welcoming, and very friendly. It's full of personal stories and journeys that anyone just starting out can draw inspiration from. A great example of this is her 2019 total newbie's Guide to Airbnb.  
 
The Airbnb blog
Airbnb official company blog 
How can you possibly beat the company's flagship hosting blog? It packed full of the best tips and tricks from the company itself. Definitely the best way to get you up and running. No one will possibly understand the culture, standards, and tools you'll need to stay ahead of the game better than the people at Airbnb. It's a great idea to check with the blog regularly for news and updates. 
 
See also: Airbnb Alternatives - all the other sites you should consider - updated 2019
 
 
Airbnb Universe 
Airbnb Universe is a wife and husband duo who specialize in free advice for new Airbnb hosts. Founded by Devin and Sarah Sabraw, they run multiple listings as a super host in Calgary, Canada. Check out their “50 tips for hosting
 
Ourbnb
Focus on Interior Design 
This is a very cozy, but clever blog managed by creators Fiona and Phil. There are many helpful hints and tips including articles on software to help hosts streamline their guest management process. However, the key focus of this blog seems to be interior decoration. It's not all about design though. There are many checklists and such for helping the responsible host properly stock the kitchen for example. We are not talking about groceries here, but making sure that the room has utensils, condiments, tea, coffee, a kettle, a microwave, and so on. This is important if you want to prevent a subpar guest experience.  
 
Chic Retreat
Topics: Design
Another interior design focused blog Before you go rolling your eyes, take a breath and listen. You might just learn something. Ourbnb is a great resource, of that there can be no doubt, but if you are looking for a trendier, edgier, more urban look and feel, you have to check out Mercedes Brennan's blog. People tastes differ, and Mercedes definitely has an eye for style that won't break the bank. So, give her a shot. It can only help.  
 
Airbnbsecrets
Professional approach and Property management coaching 
Airbnb secretis is another top Airbnb blog to follow. This is a great resource for the professionally oriented host. It very clearly and efficiently tries to help hosts raise the bar of their operation from a business perspective. The owner, Dany Papineau, shares his touching story of rags to riches openly on the blog. He offers courses and videos on how others can follow in his footsteps.  
 
Passive Airbnb blog
Category: Products and consultation 
For those looking to go fast along the Airbnb learning curve, why not look into Passive Airbnb? They offer a range of products and services including consultations, templates, and e-courses. However, be forewarned, they can be a bit pricey. The blog currently advertises consultations of as much as $4,999.00. That's going to price many a newbie out of the market.   
 
Get paid for your pad
Category: entrepreneurial and business-centered
This one is pretty much self-explanatory. Get paid for you pad, a blog started and run by Jasper Ribbers is entrepreneurial, pragmatic, and jam-packed with clever topics and tips that will help you get the most bang for your buck using Airbnb. He covers many very important areas like taxes, cancellation policies, tips on managing multiple listings and much more. All of this delivered in multiple formats including podcasts. 
 
Happy vacation rental owners - Facebook community for vacation rental owners
 
https://all-about-airbnb.com/ - Airbnb news and updates
 
We are your Airbnb hosts - Forum for Airbnb hosts and Vacation Rental Owners
 
One of the unfortunately side-effects of the company's meteoric rise is that they are constantly running into new obstacles that affect both guests and hosts alike.  The key thing to remember is to try and stay informed. There are as many dangers as there are advantages to participating in the Airbnb experience. To put it bluntly, as Airbnb has grown and challenged hospitality industries in multiple jurisdictions, it has increasingly become a target for legal action and legislative changes. These can cause havoc and expose you to very large and unforeseen liabilities. It is up to us as hosts and guests to stay abreast of these changes. The above list of the top Airbnb blogs to follow is prefect for doing just that.   
 
 
 
 
 
 

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