These days, it seems like everyone has a side hustle – the keyword being hustle. Between managing a full-time job, family life, and a social life, squeezing in a side hustle can often feel impossible. There’s a better way to earn extra income that’s equal parts flexible and easy, right under your own roof: Become an Airbnb host.
No matter where you live or what kind of home or room you have to share, Airbnb makes it easy to rent out your space. It’s free and easy to post a listing on Airbnb; simply write a short blurb describing your space and its amenities and add photos. Unsure of what the going rate is based on your location? Airbnb’s special pricing tool recommends competitive rates to help guide you, but ultimately the decision is up to you.
It’s normal to feel a little nervous before welcoming strangers into your home, so Airbnb makes sure you can get to know your guests before they arrive. Message back and forth leading up to their arrival to work out any extra details. When they arrive, greet them in person with a key or just send them a door code if you’ll be out of town. Guests are charged before arrival, so once they check-in, you are automatically paid – either via PayPal, direct deposit, international money wire, or another preferred method.
Safety is Airbnb’s #1 priority, which is why they offer a $1mm Host Guarantee to cover any accidental damage caused by guests. This peace of mind is offered at no extra charge so you can feel confident your space and belongings will be protected even when you’re far from home. Offer your space as a home away from home for travelers on their next adventure. Get started today!