How to become an Airbnb Host
Airbnb – How it works
What can travellers do on Airbnb? They can search for the accommodation that best suits their needs, using:
- destination filters,
- number of guests,
- type of accommodation
- price range.
They can also book on the platform by paying in advance or they can send an information request to the owner.
Let’s take a closer look at how it works to rent your home and start making money right away.
First step: Register on Airbnb
Becoming an Airbnb host is really simple and safe, also thanks to the host insurance. The necessary steps are:
- make some photos of the house/room/apartment/location
- sketch a first textual description
- send the necessary documents,
- set the prices, based on those of the houses in your own area
Being an Airbnb host
You’d be surprised to receive the first reservations in less than a week! We suggest you do a simulation right away to see how much you could earn with your property and register on Airbnb.
It is the first step to start the adventure as a host!
The Airbnb Host Insurance Protection program is a primary cover and provides liability coverage to hosts. In practice, whenever you rent your house/room this insurance will cover all the damages that the guests could cause. For example, in Italy, physical injuries or damage to the property are covered, up to 1 million £. The reimburse service is really quick and has no complications. In addition to this, you can always add a deposit of a few hundred euros. This serves as a reminder to those who rent the house, to be careful and to respect the property itself.
If they don’t respect your property, this deposit can be blocked after sending a specific request.
How to receive payments
The beauty of Airbnb is that all transactions take place through the platform. There is never a cash flow between the landlord and the tenant. Those who book, pay in advance via PayPal or credit card and those who rent will receive the money only the day after the guest’s stay begins.
There is no risk of being cheated on either side.
In the Airbnb platform, it is possible to select the modality with which it is possible to receive these rewards, through:
- Paypal payment
- Payment by bank transfer.
Registering as a host is easy and involves no cost or constraint! Try the platform.
How to optimize your ad on Airbnb
After registering as a Host and having taken some good pictures of the house, you just have to publish the announcement.
Obviously, before publishing it, follow this advice: sometimes being present on the platform is not enough, you have to work to make sure that your ad is appealing and that it follows the guidelines to be able to position it well within the search results of the Airbnb platform.
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