Generate Extra Income Hosting Visitors in Your Home Through Airbnb



According to the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), visitors to Indian Country has increased by 180% since 2007 and this year around 2 Million overseas tourists will visit tribal communities. Indian Country is becoming a hot-spot for tourist seeking authentic cultural tourism experiences. Tribal members, even those living in remote geographical locations, have the opportunity to generate extra income by renting out a spare room in their home to travelers.

Airbnb offers an opportunity for Native communities to celebrate and promote what makes them unique, and in doing so, provides the opportunity for authentic cultural exchange between locals and visitors. Airbnb is the number one worldwide accommodations leader with listings in 81,000 cities and 191 countries around the world with over 2 million bookings daily.

Hosting 101- 5 Things to Consider Before Hosting
Airbnb offers an opportunity for Native communities to celebrate and promote what makes them unique, and in doing so, provides the opportunity for authentic cultural exchange between locals and visitors. Have you considered hosting through Airbnb? If so, join in and learn 5 things to consider before hosting through Airbnb.

Preparing to Host in 5 Simple Steps
Now that you have decided to host, or you’re at least giving it some thought, let’s get you started in 5 simple steps. After completing these steps you will be ready to establish your listing on Airbnb and start hosting! Join Camille and learn the easiest ways to get started hosting through Airbnb.

Building Your Airbnb Site In 1 Hour or Less
Building a competitive listing starts with having a clear, accurate description of what guests will get when they book your home. Learn how to complete an accurate listing with detailed descriptions in less than an hour.

Hosting Tips and Tricks
Do you want to host like you were a Superhost even though just got started? Join Camille and learn expert tips on hosting that will ensure your reviews and feedback are five stars and your hosting experience is pleasurable for you and your guests.

Marketing Your Property Through Airbnb and Social Media (Coming May 14, 2019 )How are you marketing your listing? When someone lands on your listing, have you told your story well? Have you asked your local tourism office to list your space as a link on their page? Have you created a facebook page for your rental and share it regularly with local event pages? Learn these tips and more as you learn new ways to market your Airbnb listing.

Airbnb Business Expense Write-offs (Coming June 18, 2019 )
Learn what expenses can be written off while hosting. Write-offs include mortgage interest, property tax, operating expenses, depreciation, and repairs. You can deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses for managing, conserving and maintaining your rental property. Join Camille and learn about all of the write off’s and the formula you will need to use for your property.

How To Host An Airbnb Experience (Coming July 22, 2019)
Do you want to start hosting, but not ready to open your home? Join IDRS and learn how to host an experience through Airbnb. Airbnb Experiences are activities designed and led by inspiring locals. Experiences go beyond typical tours or classes by immersing guests in each host’s unique world. It’s an opportunity for anyone to share their hobbies, skills, or expertise without needing an extra room. Join us and see how you could host an experience where you live.

Updating Your Page and Improving Your Listing ( Coming August 13, 2019)
Are you getting positive reviews? If so, make sure and use the verbiage from what your guests are saying. Have guests consistently said that your home is, “inviting, relaxed, and comfortable.” Perhaps they have loved history and culture reflected in your home. Use these comments and others to help your guests choose your listing over others!

5 Steps to Becoming a Superhost (Coming September 10, 2019)
To become a Superhost, you need to have an account in good standing and meet specific Airbnb requirements. Your performance is measured over the past 365 days. Are you a Superhost yet? Learn ways to become a Superhost or keep your Superhost status.

Reviews and Feedback, How To Provide Great Customer Service (Coming October 8th, 2019)
Great customer service begins with knowing what your customers want. Learn tried and true ways to communicate well, problem solve, accept customer feedback, and use Airbnb customer care hotline when needed. Learn new techniques to improve your customer care and improve your reviews.

Joining Airbnb Forums and networking with other Airbnb hosts (Coming November 12, 2019)
The Airbnb community center is a place to connect with other hosts, share stories, ask for advice, and get updates from the Airbnb team. You can also plan or join meetups. Learn how to start a conversation, contribute to others, tag your conversations so others can find them, and increase bookings based on contributions.

Reflecting on Your Hosting Experience (Coming December 10, 2019)
Build your business plan for 2020 based on your Airbnb reports from 2019. Learn where to find detailed booking, income, and statistical reports that will assist you in creating your business plan for 2020. If you haven’t completed your initial accounting reports for 2019, it’s time to do so. Learn how to balance your revenue and write-offs as the year comes to an end.

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