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Want to learn how to be an exceptional host without wasting HOURS of your precious time surfing and listening to stuff you don't need to know?
This course will FAST TRACK you to making money that you can spend traveling, renovating, paying bills, donating to charity or whatever you want to do with it.
In less than an hour you'll know if hosting is for you, how to get started accepting guests, and seeing the money role in.
This course is designed for enthusiastic, flexible people who like meeting fellow travelers. Maybe your kids are off to college, you have an extra room (and tuition bills). Or perhaps you'd like some companionship but the idea of a roommate is just too much. You have a lot of flexibility when using Airbnb (as well as VRBO or HomeAway).
After taking this course, you'll be able to...
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Hear from a wise, British cat with a very long pedigree, about how to make money hosting guests with Airbnb.
Certificate of Completion :if you would like a certificate, please remember to 'tick' the symbol at the bottom right hand corner of each lecture which will turn green.
Learn about the Airbnb host network. I'll share what I've earned over the past few years. You may well be surprised how much it is !
We've hosted some very interesting people. Learn about a few of them.
Hosting is more than just offering someone a bed or place to stay. You're engaging in the hospitality business and this lecture will help you learn more about expectations.
Every year over 40,000 people descend on a small city in the middle of the United States called Omaha, Nebraska. It's most famous resident is a champion of Airbnb. Learn from his expertise.
The "sharing economy" is a new phrase and concept. Why own a drill when you can borrow the neighbors? Well it's a bit more thoughtful than that.
The sharing economy provides ways for people to share homes, cars, tools, offices and more. Think of it as a time share that makes economic and logistical sense.
This lecture will take you step by step though the process. Have the Airbnb site open at the same time and it will be easier to follow what to do.
They say a picture is worth 1000 words - show off your place! What you should show and why.
Get in the mind of your visitor. Imagine what they are wondering as they're getting close to your home. This lecture will help you prepare your home ensuring they won't be disappointed.
We never thought that so many people would miss their pets at home, that they would select a place with a pet! At first I was anxious that people wouldn't come. Next I learned pets are one of the secret assets of Airbnb.
It's tricky when it comes to determining your price. This lecture will provide some tips and techniques you can immediately implement.
This sounds exciting but you may want to think twice. I encourage you to get to know your guests a bit more before you press 'yes' to instant booking.
There are several ways to differentiate yourself from other listings and make your home (and you) more appealing. Learn more in this lecture.
I should include the EXACT street address of my home on the listing
Learn what Airbnb does to promote you and your listing.
This lecture will describe what you can do to get your listing out there. Don't just depend on Airbnb and other search engines. You'll be more successful if you do some of the work yourself.
More about your 4-legged friends! Awww!
Yes, they're coming! This lecture will get you prepared so when guests arrive, they are happy and have a clear understanding what to expect from you and what's expected of them. Maybe it's not Downton Abbey, but that will be just fine!
The fact is that if humans didn't need to sleep, Airbnb wouldn't exist. But that's not how life works.
Make sure they are going to be comfortable and get a good nights sleep.
After hosting, I now understand why hotels have white towels - BLEACH!
But seriously, this lecture will give you an overview of how to set up the bathroom
Some hosts are keen to share the kitchen, others are a bit less so. Determine what works for you and how to present it.
The truth is the real reason they're staying is not to visit you, but to visit your loaction. Help them know what's nearby, how to get to museums, sporting events or whatever brought them to town.
Yes, it's a bit like a first date - AWKWARD! That's NORMAL!
Few people are personable when they've flown for hours. Learn how to make them relax and feel comfortable.
One of the reasons why people travel is to learn how others live. This lecture will speak about dealing with differences.
Parting is such sweet sorrow! Some tips to saying goodbye and staying in touch.
Some useful sites for earning that extra income..
A few sites you might find interesting looking a simple tricks with Feng Shui tips, making your place smell good and a few decorating tips. They might just make the difference.
Nicola did the 'voice over ' for this course. You will normally find her doing painting courses.
Diane did the writing and videos of Violet. You'll normally find her teaching communications.
Looking for easy-to-follow information that is delivered with a sense of humor and common sense? You've come to the right place.
I'm a keynote speaker at conferences, sales meeting, and fundraisers. I also offer training classes and executive coaching.
McGraw-Hill has published my books in 7 languages. Very bizarre to write a book, but I can't read it. :-)
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and am delighted to be an expert on Udemy.
The classes will vary from learning from my professional life as well as my personal life.
Clients I've worked with include:
Why choose one of my courses?
Because, as a self taught artist I understand how a lot of people feel about their creative work, sometimes anxious, sometimes overwhelmed and often that it's not 'good enough'.
Well I will hold your hand as you overcome these fears as I offer a friendly, relaxed and sensitive teaching style.
Do one of my courses and you will feel as if I am in the room with you every step of the way.
Here's a bit about me.
I originally trained as a graphic artist, and then followed a different career path working in the national media, travel and public relations in both London and Paris.
After sometime I returned to my creative roots full time, so to speak, and became a full time artist, teacher and creative entrepreneur.
The artist bit means I have worked in a variety of media, but am currently splashing about with watercolours. I love the magic they make when the pigments play with the water. And if you let them do their own thing, it's even better.
I have also painted murals in a child's bedroom or around a swimming pool, covering everything from fairies to Tuscan views. Painted furniture with decorative effects and designs and given walls specialist paint effects and stencils. All fun stuff for the discerning home owner
The teaching bit involved me teaching a 'Decorative Paint Effects' section of an interior design certificate course at Kidderminster College, Worcestershire, UK. Here they studied paint effects for walls and furniture, designing and cutting stencils, Period design elements and produced sample boards.
Then continuing the theme of teaching I have also tutored on many private workshops in the above subjects plus decoupage, gilding and trompe l'oeil (trick the eye painting).
Now, installed in the south of France I continue with all of the above but adding on-line courses to my creative portfolio. Flexibility is the name of the game in today's world
I have exhibited widely in the area.
Recently I was invited to plan and teach a creative summer school, offering a variety of artistic subjects, at one of the leading camping venues in the area. So, you never know some of these subjects might pop up as one of my courses on Udemy
I have had work featured in a national 'lifestyle' magazine and on BBC Radio 4 and Central TV in the UK
Hi - I love learning ... almost as much as I do napping!
I'm here to share my insights with you, make you happy and ideally make you some money.
I see you big people stressing about money. While I'm dreaming away I often think of ways you can earn a few extra bucks.
Dogs have owners and cats have staff. So I've partnered with my Chief of Staff to share some ideas with you.
Happy earning! Off to take a nap ... cheers, Violet