16th August 2021
Everything you need to know about the Airbnb Platform
It’s no secret that Airbnb is the most popular website worldwide in terms of Airbnb bookings. So let’s take a deep dive into everything you need to know about this Airbnb-owner’s dream platform! According to The Zebra, Airbnb has 5.6 million active listings worldwide and 150 million people use Airbnb to book vacation stays or experiences as of 2021. Interestingly, 60% of Airbnb users are millennials, so the user base is also likely to grow because it’s popular with young people. So let’s take a deep dive into everything you need to know about this Airbnb-owner’s dream platform!
Why should you become an Airbnb host on this platform?
Being an Airbnb host is a great way to earn a side income, gain entrepreneurial skills, or even financial independence!
Airbnb estimates that if you were to host your entire place for four guests in Auckland, then you could make around $3,307 NZD/month. This figure is calculated by multiplying the median nightly price for the Auckland area from the last 12 months by the average number of occupied nights.
Airbnb also provides heaps of helpful resources to help you become the best host possible, including resources on their blog, free online classes, an ‘ask a Superhost page,’ and videos/guides.
How can I become a host on Airbnb?
To become a host on this platform, you will need to head over to their site, click ‘become a host’ at the top of the website, and then fill in all your details. Then you can create your listing (or let an Airbnb company like Zodiak take care of that for you!) You can host anything from outdoor getaways, unique stays, entire homes, pet-friendly apartments, and anything in between.
What is an Airbnb Plus Superhost?
An Airbnb Plus Superhost is a badge of honour that represents the quality of an Airbnb host. To become a Superhost, you need to adhere to Airbnb’s strict criteria. To check out how to become one, make sure you check out this article!
What is hosting an experience?
Airbnb allows local hosts to offer exciting small-group experiences. You can show off your city, culture, craft, or cause and get paid for it! Just sign up to host your experience here and explain what your experience will be. Each new experience is reviewed by the Airbnb team, and if it meets their quality standards, then you’re able to add dates and host this experience!
You can also host online experiences with Airbnb in anything from ‘Cocktail history and mixology classes’ to ‘Pasta with the grandma’s.’
So there you have it, a brief dive into everything you need to know about the Airbnb platform! Here at Zodiak Management, Airbnb is one of the main platforms we use to list client’s Airbnb spaces on, so we would definitely recommend this as a platform for new or longtime Airbnb hosts. And if you haven’t already, make sure you check out their library resources (including free online classes) to learn the basics of Airbnb management and become the best Airbnb owner you can possibly be.