A New Host’s Guide to Airbnb (Downloadable Ebook)


No matter what your plans are for your Airbnb long term, there are a few crucial things to think about as you get started. This guide will walk you through everything from figuring out your local short term rental laws, to furnishing your space, creating an appealing listing, establishing your house rules, and so much more.

Compiled from our community of over 80,000 hosts!

33 Pages | 1-2 Hour Reading Time | 7,834 Words



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Since its inception in 2008, Airbnb has completely transformed the hotel industry and the way we think about short term rentals. What started as a simple experiment to rent out an air mattress has turned into a global phenomenon! People everywhere are opening up their homes to overnight guests and making a killing in the process. If you’ve just started hosting on Airbnb, or are still considering jumping in – this guide is for you.

We’ve aggregated the best tips and advice from our community of 20,000+ Hosts to bring you this guide! From taxes and regulations, to house rules, to optimizing your listing – we walking you through everything you need to be successful as a new host & beyond!

What’s Covered

  • Why Short Term Rentals / Why Airbnb?
  • Taxes and Local Law
  • Who is Your Guest?
  • Furnishing Your Airbnb
  • Photographing Your Airbnb
  • Writing the Perfect Listing
  • House Rules and Guest Screening
  • Airbnb Pricing and Reviews
  • Airbnb Cleaning
  • Guest Communication and Guidebooks
  • Going the Extra Mile
  • Boosting your Airbnb SEO
  • Conclusion