In this video I’m going to be covering how to host and make money from Airbnb experiences by monetizing your passion , your hobby or the simple activity that you do daily.
I want to also give you tips on how to make it the best experience ever with 5 star review, so that your Airbnb experience would always be fully booked.
So if you’re a photographer an artist a chef, a yoga instructor or just a local who loves their city and you want to share your experience with tourists coming to your area and make money doing so. Then this video is for you!
I’m talking about potentially starting your own business with zero upfront cost doing something you absolutely love.
So I just booked my first Airbnb experience in Paris and I was blown away. So the experience was a combination of a private photo shoot and having your own touristic guide walk around the city with you. Our host was not only an amazing photographer; because I loved every single photo he took of us but he was very informative and took us to the hidden gems in Paris that only locals know about.
So without further due let me share my screen and show you how to host your first experience on Airbnb.
What you want to go ahead and do is click on the link that I left you under the YouTube video (Click here https://goo.gl/MZNZ2L). So find the link, click on it and this page is going to open up for.
So here you are going to find more about Airbnb experiences. So basically how you can share your passion with the world meeting interesting people and how you host on your own terms.
So basically you have your own calendar and this way you can open up certain days during the week. So let’s say you have a full-time job and want to do this as a side hustle, so what you are going to do is you’re going to just open up certain days on your calendar;whenever you’re available so that people can book with you the experience.
Over here they are talking about starting a business with no upfront cost. like I mentioned before this is amazing. Airbnb is doing all the marketing for you and all you have to do is put yourself out there, put your passion, put whatever you love out there to the world and share experiences with the world. Share experiences with other people, other tourist coming to your area so technically there’s no upfront cost that you need to pay.
Alright so lets move ahead so basically here you have so many different people sharing so many different passions. You can read more about them to get inspired or maybe to get an idea of what you can offer in your city, in your local area. The best thing about it as I mentioned is you are monetizing your passion. So whatever your love you’re making money from it. You can do it full-time if you wish but you can also do it as a side hustle.
So let’s get started so we’re gonna click on let’s go. Basically what you’re going to go ahead and do is you’re going to fill out the information about your Airbnb experience and it’s going to be reviewed by Airbnb. So once it’s approved you’re up it’s running and you can start getting bookings.
So you are going to click on next. So here you are going to learn the overall process and what is the expectations of Airbnb, how to create an amazing experience by adding wonderful photo’s, descriptions telling them all the details about your experience and what you have to offer. That’s gonna be reviewed by Airbnb and then you’re just simply going to submit it. Once it’s approved your going to have your Airbnb page ready up running and people can start booking the experience with you.
I want to go now through couple of examples of what kind of experiences people are actually hosting all over the world. So that I can inspire you and get you thinking about what kind of experience you can host. So we’re going to start off with this must have LA picture in Los Angeles. It says here it’s a 3 1/2 hour total, transportation is included, it’s offered in English and more than 2350 people have booked it. As you see here more than 1000 people have left them almost a five star review which is amazing. So here you are going to be able to learn more about your host and what you’ll do during this experience. This is the place to put all the information about what you’re experience includes so there will be no surprises to anyone booking your experience
Here you can list out what else you need to know about this experience, what you will be providing during this experience. So here they are including free transportation and here they are listing out what to bring during this experience.
Another thing that is super important is to include are beautiful images of your experience or a mini video if you can. This will give the people visiting your page an idea of how it feels to be on your experience, what to expect. So try to add images with people in action during your experience maybe for the first time you want to test it out with your friends and let them know that you’re gonna be taking photos so that you can add it on your Airbnb experience page.
This way again you have something concrete that you can work with, so it will be easier for you to convey people to go ahead and book your experience. Here you’re going to find all the guest reviews and what they have to say about this experience. So as you see here this is the upcoming availability, and if we do the simple math at $68 let’s assume that they were charging $68 from the beginning from when they first started and 2350 people have booked their experience we are talking that this experience have brought in more than $150,000 which makes it amazing. Now one thing to keep in mind that Airbnb does have a fee so that is 20% off whatever you are charging .So you want to keep that in mind when you are listing your price.
I suggest also at the beginning you put a low price so that you can get a couple of bookings and then you can increase your price as build more reviews. This way people would be more excited when they see a couple of reviews on your page and they will be more excited to book with you. That’s about it for this experience let’s move ahead.
Here’s another experience which I found very interesting. It’s a boat ride in Amsterdam so it’s a two hour total and more than 5450 people have booked it. Here’s another experience hosted in Florence and it’s all about organic wines. Here’s another one which is hosted in greater London and it is a jazz club, it’s basically an intimate concert.
Here’s another one which is a museum visit but this guy is a comedian and he made it a lot of fun to go and visit a museum in Paris. Here’s another experience that I found super interesting, it is hosted in Tokyo which is a cooking class so it says here it’s from market to meal. So she actually takes you to the market and she shows you what kind of ingredients you need to buy in order to create that meal and then she takes you to the studio where she teaches you how to cook that meal.
So I hope I was able to inspire you to go ahead and host your first experience on Airbnb.
But remember to be successful on Airbnb experiences you need to focus on getting amazing reviews. So make sure you giving people booking with you an overall amazing experience.
I mentioned a couple of ways that you can actually do so previously but 1 more thing you can actually do is offer a surprise element to the experience itself, so maybe offer them a free Coffee on the way or something small that they didn’t expect and it wasn’t mentioned on your page. I’m sure many would appreciate it, which would give you a better chance getting a five star review.
And don’t forget to ask them for a review once your experience is over and
If they didn’t do so in a week or so just make sure you follow up with them.
Thank you so much for watching this video please let me in the comments below if you are you excited to host your first experience on Airbnb and if you end up doing that please come back to this video and leave me a comment below as I would love to learn more about the experience you hosted.