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Airbnb: Our Insider Tips and Tricks for Successful Hosting

Everything entrepreneurs, freelancers, families, and students need to be a successful Airbnb host.
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Course v2.0 Released December 2015

You can free yourself to pursue your dreams, travel more, and put yourself on a path to financial independence by being a smart Airbnb host. We welcome you into our house to share what we've learned while using Airbnb to successfully quit our day jobs and build a thriving business.

Launch Your Own Airbnb Operation and Create Personal Freedom

  • Build Your Hosting Strategy
  • Avoid the Mistakes We Made!
  • Set Yourself Up for Success
  • Attract the Best Airbnb Guests
  • Learn Our Communication Hacks (they're Critical!)

Save Time, Make More Money, and Get Great Reviews

Brian and Joe, the founders of Airbnb, had a dream and couldn't pay their rent. So they created a site where they could rent spots on three air mattresses in their small apartment to guests. Ultimately, they were able to use this money to launch a business that's now worth $20 billion and is helping people like you get the money they need to create the lives they want. For some people, Airbnb is hobby and for others, it's a path to freedom.

While Airbnb is an amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and hosts everywhere, there are some big lessons that we've learned becoming some of the platform's most engaged hosts. You'll learn how to intelligently set up your space, create a profile that guests trust, a listing that they find attractive, and field inquires from guests all over the world. Most importantly, you'll learn how to successfully work with people in your space.

Come on into our house and get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and students who need extra money as they build themselves a great career.
  • The course is also great for existing Airbnb hosts who are looking to learn from our setup, pricing, and communication strategies
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What Will I Learn?
Build Your Hosting Strategy
Avoid the Airbnb Mistakes We Made!
Set Yourself Up for Success
Attract the Best Airbnb Guests
Learn Our Communication Hacks (they’re Critical!)
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  • No prior knowledge of Airbnb is necessary!
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 23 Lectures Collapse All 23 Lectures 01:20:23
Welcome to Our Home (and the Class)!
3 Lectures 02:43

Our Guide to Setting Up a Trustworthy Airbnb Profile
2 pages
Smart Setup of Your Airbnb Operation
6 Lectures 15:58

The Guide to Determining Your Hosting (and Airbnb Operation) Style
3 pages

10 Free or Cheap Value Adds that Your Guests Will Love
2 pages

Where to Focus Your Airbnb Setup Efforts

Our Guide to Creating an Attractive, Durable Space
2 pages
How to Attract Inquiries and Maximize Your Revenue
7 Lectures 12:51
A Look Inside One of Our Guest Rooms

6 Ways to Take Better Photos of Living Spaces

How Five Star Reviews Start with Your Listing Description

Our Guide to Airbnb Listing Descriptions
2 pages

The Airbnb Listing Keyword Tool
1 page

Ludell’s Revenue Maximizing Strategies

The Airbnb Pricing Strategies Tool
5 pages
Communication Hacks that will Make You a Successful Host
7 Lectures 25:56
How to Attract Good Guests (...and Avoid Rough Ones)

The Airbnb Host's Guide to Guest Personas
6 pages

Two of Our Critical Guest Communication Hacks

Message Templates

SideBYSide: Join Me on the Strategic Welcome Tour

How to Protect Your Property and Resolve Guest Issues

Time to Go! (Our Key Takeaways from the Course)
About the Instructor
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Co-founder of Eazl, Winner of Udemy's Innovation Award

Davis Jones is the co-founder of Eazl, the venture-backed professional development community headquartered in San Francisco. Prior to launching the Eazl community, Mr. Jones placed talent at firms in Silicon Valley, the city of San Francisco, and the North Bay as a headhunter for Robert Half, the international talent consulting firm with ~$5.4 billion in annual revenues. While working in talent acquisition, his clients included Western Digital, Lending Club, Hitachi, and the Kendall-Jackson family of companies and small and medium-sized organizations like hedge funds, non-profits, and biotechnology companies. Before joining Robert Half, Mr. Jones was a team lead and content marketer for the CCA Group, a financial technology consultancy specializing in institutional crowdfund investing.

In 2014, Mr. Jones was named one of the North Bay Business Journal's People of the Year for his international economic empowerment work and today, Eazl is a community of more than 80,000 ambitious professionals around the world. Eazl's production team is honored to have won multiple production and innovation awards for excellence in producing video-based learning experiences, including Udemy's Innovation Award two years in a row and Skillshare's Top 5% honor.

Mr. Jones earned an MBA with a focus in global finance from EDHEC Business School in France, ranked one of the top 50 MBA programs in the world by The Economist, and a bachelor's degree in international economics with a focus on international development (with highest honors) from Sonoma State University in California.

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Winner of Udemy Innovation Award, Udemy Best Seller 2016

The Eazl Talent Network is a community of 80,000+ marketers, innovators, and entrepreneurs at the front lines of technology, business, and social change. 

Through our Eazl Talent team, the Eazl Blog, our award-winning video courses, and the Eazl YouTube channel we make it easier for people to learn new skills and apply those skills with good teams and organizations. 

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1,670 Reviews
27,432 Students
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CMO of Eazl, Winner of Udemy Innovation Award

Ludell Jones is the CMO of Eazl, the venture-backed professional development community headquartered in San Francisco and Chicago. 

She is an expert in marketing strategy and community management for small business, community groups, and special events. A nerd for statistical analytics, she is passionate about numbers-based decision making and problem solving. She loves to see her positive impact on the bottom line.

Prior to joining leadership Eazl, Mrs. Jones built relationships with business and community leaders in the North Bay and Chicagoland, working with high-end clients like Russian River Flower School, political leaders like California State Assemblyman Jim Wood, and with high-growth businesses like Eazl.

Mrs. Jones began her career 8 years ago as a freelance digital marketing specialist, working with various organizations over the years. After earning an undergraduate degree in Marketing with highest honors and an advanced degree in event marketing and management, she continued her career in digital marketing.

She has built expert-level knowledge in marketing and is passionate about leveraging the power of the Internet to foster connections between businesses and individuals. 

Mrs. Jones earned her master’s degree from SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis, France and her undergraduate degree from credits earned at the University of Texas at Austin and American InterContinental University. 

You can follow more of Ludell's work on the Eazl blog at eazlblog{dot}com.

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