Swapping Secrets with Famed Blogger: The Abundant Host

Swapping Secrets with Famed Blogger: The Abundant Host

I imagine some of you avid readers have come across my friend Amy’s popular blog in the Airbnb space: The Abundant Host. As it turns out, we are both entrepreneurial, world-traveling women residing in Boulder, so we were bound to connect! Amy gracefully agreed to share some of her secrets with us, including some exciting new courses she’s working on for 2019. She’ll also be posting a “top secrets” article from me as well, so check that out on her site!

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Upcoming Q&A in Denver & Latest Podcast Interview to go live!

Upcoming Q&A in Denver & Latest Podcast Interview to go live!

I have a few fun announcements:

Toilets to Tenants, a Landlord meetup group in Denver, asked me to come do a Q&A at their next event! Their events are free and open to the public. We will be discussing local Denver Short Term Rental laws, pros and cons to listing your home on Airbnb, whether or not to use a management company - like myself, etc.

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Interview Series: How Tiny House Living Can Help You Meet Your Financial Goals

Interview Series: How Tiny House Living Can Help You Meet Your Financial Goals

Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, may have seen glimpses of my sister’s off the grid Tiny Home in Maui, Hawaii. Zeena, her husband, and his father poured almost 2 years of nights and weekends into building the little dreamboat. Last year they introduced a baby into the mix and the results are just adorable. She recently started a blog to tell the story of the Build and how the 3 of them Live and Thrive in the small space.

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Interview Series: Creative Housing! What I learned from the host of one of my favorite Airbnbs.

Interview Series: Creative Housing! What I learned from the host of one of my favorite Airbnbs.

As a long time Airbnb host and world traveler, I’ve stayed in my fair share of vacation rentals. Second only to the incredible (and free!) pet sitting opportunities, Airbnbs are my favorite places to stay! I love them because they let me: A. See how the locals live, B. (Usually) meet locals and get insider tips and tricks for the area. C. Cook at home; and most importantly,  D. Gain insight on areas I can improve my rentals back home.

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"How do I travel like you?" Airbnb, Travel Hack, & Pet Sit, Oh my!

"How do I travel like you?" Airbnb, Travel Hack, & Pet Sit, Oh my!

The other day (or back in March when I started this post), I was enjoying breakfast with some new friends at a riverside hostel in Central Guatemala. After the basic introductions, one of the women turns to me and says, “I want to learn to travel like you do”. I thought it was a good idea for a blog, so I’ll share some tips here:

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I just booked my Airbnb stay for free! See how I did it.

I just booked my Airbnb stay for free! See how I did it.

Who doesn’t want to travel for free or damn well close to it? I know I do. I love travel hacking and although I travel for nearly nothing, I’m definitely not an expert in all the flashy terms and tricks, but I know some basics that are easy, repeatable and not time-consuming. Here are the ways I maximized those free dollas! Holla!

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8 Saved Replies every Host needs for their Rental Apps

8 Saved Replies every Host needs for their Rental Apps

Guest communication can be one of the most time-consuming parts of being an Airbnb or Homeaway/VRBO Host. If you become a manager of more than a few properties you may want to consider using a receptionist service and yet, for those full-timers who want to maximize their profits, here’s an easy loophole: Saved Replies!

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My formula to an (awesomely thorough) New Client Interview

My formula to an (awesomely thorough) New Client Interview

Congrats! You have your first interested Co-Host client, so now what? You need to schedule a call to learn about their home and their needs/desires. Here is a compilation of questions that I have refined with my experience working with a large variety of clients. In my experience, if you can stay on task, this call should be about 1 hour.

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Notes on being Different

Notes on being Different

Today I had a fun chat with Dave Lukas, the curator of the Misfit Entrepreneur podcast, to see if I would be a good fit for his podcast (turns out that I am because we scheduled one - stay tuned!) and we got to talking about the theme of his show that I really resonate with - essentially the idea that all Entrepreneurs are Misfits or in maybe more likeable terms - different. We are out of the box thinkers and people who see the world at a unique angle or viewpoint and find inspiration in that space between.

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