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Mastering Airbnb | Learn from SF's top host, 100+ lectures

The comprehensive guide to meeting great people, getting paid to travel, and becoming a master of Airbnb
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4.6 (286 ratings)
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Created by Evan Kimbrell
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 45 Articles
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Turn your spare room into a rental income of up to $250 / night
  • Turn your entire place into a rental income of up to $600 / night
  • Price your listing in a way that gets bookings without reviews
  • Scope out your competition to identify your listing's market potential
  • Identify and add amenities to dramatically increase the value of your listing
  • Take Airbnb quality photos without a professional photo team
  • Choose the thumbnail that creates the most interest
  • Tips for using free software to enhance your listing's photos
  • Learn how to get featured by AirBNB
  • How to show up on the first page of AirBNB search
  • Write listing descriptions that grab bookings
  • Write the perfect attention-grabbing title for your space
  • Correctly set cleaning fees and minimum night restrictions
  • Figure out the right long-term cleaning arrangement
  • Use house rules and extra people fees to your advantage
  • Maximize income with other sources like VRBO and Roomorama
  • Have your Airbnb run itself while you travel abroad without an internet connection
  • Prevent burnout by choosing and limiting guest interaction
  • Learn fun (and cheap) ways to guarantee 5-star reviews
  • Identify the moving parts of your listing and reduce incident rates by 80%
  • Integrate useful (and free) Airbnb tools for extra help and automation
  • Correctly use your reviews to prevent 90% of bad reviews
  • Use the "augmentable amenities" strategy to grab bookings you would otherwise lose
  • Manage your homesharing taxes and comply with IRS guidelines
  • Learn how to meet great people and have fun with your guests
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Requirements
  • Students should have an open mind and be willing to try new things.
  • A basic familiarity with AirBNB is helpful but not necessary.
  • Access to a computer where you can download either iPhoto or Windows Live Gallery.
  • Access to a camera or camera phone is helpful, but not necessary.
  • Putting up a listing and starting to make money will require a minimum of a half day's work.
Description

My property was officially number one in San Francisco when you searched for 3+ guests. That was number one out of 5000+ listings. Over 3,483 students have taken this course that contains 16+ hours of content and over 55 five-star reviews. Join in!

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"Best course I've taken on Udemy. Solid course. I'm in the middle of starting a business and this is perfect. I had heard about how companies had funded their initial start through Airbnb and this course is a complete steal. There are so many ways you can use airbnb to upgrade your situation. This course ROCKS." -- Jeff Tran

"Fantastic Investment. I signed up for this course when it first came out a little over a month ago. I was already a host but I was in what Evan called the "beginning blues" where I was getting bookings but not enough and for little money. I took his course and I'm happy to say already in a month, his techniques are making a really big difference. My bookings next month are already up 30% in price and I'm getting close to filling all my weekends I wanted. Next month I've already booked $2300, which is really exciting. I've gone back to this course so many times already because its been so valuable. Evan's even helped me out on several occasions. I just wanted to come back and write this review to encourage anyone reading this to take this course. Its already paid for itself many times over." -- Laura Greer

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I once made $7,579 while vacationing in Bali. How did I make that much? By doing nothing. Absolutely nothing. All I had to do was rent my apartment out on Airbnb and leave for the month.

I know it sounds ridiculous but it's true. I got paid $260 / day to simply not be in my apartment.

I bet that by now you've heard of Airbnb. If you don't use it, chances are someone you know does. Airbnb lets you rent out your spare room or entire space for money, and the company has been growing like wildfire. Airbnb now has over 350,000 hosts, who are just ordinary people, renting their spaces in over 192 countries. They have booked over 10 million rental nights in homes, apartments, rooms, and spaces just like yours.

You know what the best part is? A private room on Airbnb rents for an average of $120 / night. You could make that by renting out a spare room - or 3x that for your whole space.

I have personally made over $60,000 renting out my space on Airbnb. On average I spent about 4~ hours per week handling guests, maintaining the space, and everything else involved. On a typical month I would make $4,000 - $5,000. If I was traveling I would make between $7,000 - $10,000 a month.

Is this abnormal? Not at all. I have helped several of my friends list their places on Airbnb and they all make a minimum of $2,000 / month. Thousands of hosts on Airbnb make well over $100,000 a year from their rental income and with only one property.

When I first started hosting on AirBNB, I thought, "What the heck, its worth a shot." I had just moved to San Francisco and signed a big one-year lease for an apartment that was $3,000 a month. Not to mention being self employed with a business that ebbs and flows. What if I hit a bad month and couldn't make rent? A terrible feeling that most of us have probably had. 

The first month I started Airbnb, I made $4,963. That blew my expectations away. It covered my rent, utilities, cleanings, and I pocketed an extra $1,500. Airbnb saved me like it's saved so many others.

Just so you know, the spaces on Airbnb are not hotel quality spaces. They're spare rooms, apartments, and homes that everyday, ordinary people live in. Spare bedrooms, living rooms, empty condos, spare family homes, and any other dwelling you can think of.

Do you have extra space where you're living? Do you ever leave for the weekend or go home for the holidays? Can you crash at a significant other's for the weekend? If you're like me, or really anyone else, I'm sure you can think of a time where you've had unused space. You could be missing out on a significant amount of money. Money that could make a big difference in your life.

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Some things you'll learn in the course:

- How to step-by-step get your spare room or space renting for up to $5,000 / month, or your entire space for up to $10,000 / month

- Everything you need to know before starting the process so you can hit the ground running

- How to scope out your competition, create a plan, and land on the first page of search

- How to perfect your listing: from photographs to thumbnails to listing descriptions

- Every tip and trick I used to triple my booking inquiries in jone month

- How to limit your rental related work to 3-4 hours a week

- How to virtually guarantee 5-star reviews from each guest

- How to become a SuperHost and join the top 5% of Airbnb hosts

- Plus so much more. There are over 100+ lectures and 13 hours of content included in this course.

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Some common questions:

Can anyone do this?

Yes, absolutely anyone can do this. Airbnb is in 192 countries and even in cities with fewer than 10,000 people. With my course I'll show you exactly how you can be successful in any environment.

What if my space isn't nice?

Every space has a price and if you follow my steps you can maximize that price. If you're not happy with the price you get, follow my advice and you can easily get more and more per night.

What if I don't own my space, I just rent it?

Even if you don't own your space, even if you don't think you have room, even if you think your city is too small, you can rent out your space.

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AirBNB was a life changer for me and I want it to be the same for you. I've studied the AirBNB market, have hosted over 200 guests, and collaborated with five other rockstar hosts to bring this course together. In this course you'll get everything you need to skip the painful learning process and start maximizing your profit quickly.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in the sharing economy.
  • Anyone who travels out of town frequently or even occasionally.
  • Anyone who wants an out-of-the-box way to fund their lifestyle, freelance career, or business venture.
  • Anyone who has an extra room in their apartment / home.
  • This course is not limited to students from big cities: AirBNB is all over the world in cities as small as 20,000 people.
  • Anyone not willing to put a couple hours of work into putting their listing up is not encouraged to take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
116 Lectures
15:45:34
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Get Acquainted (44 minutes)
11 Lectures 44:45

$23,123 in free stuff + access to our Slack group
00:08

What is AirBNB?
05:14


The benefits of homesharing
06:02

Can it work in my city? (Hint: yes)
15:35



Cheat sheet: Can it work in my city? (Hint: yes)
01:17

Let me know what you think so far by going to Section 1 Feedback Form

Course feedback: Let me know what you think so far!
00:03

Section 1 Review Material
30 pages
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Laying the foundation (86 minutes)
13 Lectures 01:27:50
Ready to create an account? Check this out...
00:30

Is my space good enough? What you need to know...
20:27

How long will this take? It's surprisingly less than you think...
08:15

Scoping out the competition and making a game plan
19:06

Pricing strategies guaranteed to work
19:36

The hotel pricing strategy
03:10

Advanced skills: How to drill down on your host competition
12:29






Section 2 Review Material
57 pages
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Getting your listing up (110 minutes)
28 Lectures 01:59:34
Four easy rules for taking high quality photos that "wow" your listing
14:14

Add the magical touch: Edit your photos like an AirBNB professional
11:50


The amenities drill down: All the amenities you need in 6 minutes
06:16

The amenities guests expect that you always forget
09:53

The key to writing great descriptions that book guests
19:27

Writing the perfect title: Trickier than you would think
09:26

The secret to thumbnails
04:04

What to do with "Cleaning Fees"
07:57

Set your "House Rules" correctly to save yourself down the line
06:31

"Extra People Fees": Do it right and add +20% to your rental income
04:48

Tip #1: How to get AirBNB quality photos for free (without AirBNB)
06:47

Tip #2: The secret number of photos to use
05:36

Tip #3: The rambling text strategy
03:00

Cheat sheet: Four easy rules for taking photos that "wow"
01:29

Cheat sheet: Add the magical touch: Edit your photos like an
01:03

Cheat sheet: The amenities drill down: All the amenities you need
00:55

Cheat sheet: The amenities guests expect that you always forget
00:24

Cheat sheet: The secret to thumbnails
00:24

Cheat sheet: What to do with "Cleaning Fees"
00:26

Cheat sheet: "Extra People Fees": Do it right and you can add +20%
00:55

Cheat sheet: How to get AirBNB quality photos for free (without AirBNB)
00:32

Cheat sheet: Writing the perfect title: Trickier than you would think
00:32

Cheat sheet: Set your "House Rules" correctly to save yourself down the line
00:32

Cheat sheet: The rambling text strategy
00:18

Cheat sheet: The secret number of photos to use
00:16

Course feedback: Let me know what you think!
00:23

Section 3 Review Material
91 pages
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Starting Out (40 minutes)
18 Lectures 44:48
The art of the start
03:04

The beginning pricing strategy crucial to your success
02:26

The cleaning is crucial, skip this at your AirBNB peril
06:58


Your first guest: Let me walk you through it
05:31

Why so many hosts are using Instant Book wrong
06:48

When to use the "Minimum Days" setting
03:48

Do deposits matter? What actually matters
04:03

Tip #1: How to turbocharge your listing (not for the faint of heart)
03:56

Tip #2: Think like a hotel but don't act like one
03:19

Cheat sheet: The cleaning is crucial, skip this at your AirBNB peril
00:42

Cheat sheet: Why so many hosts are using Instant Book wrong
00:47

Cheat sheet: When to use the "Minimum Days" setting
00:29

Cheat sheet: Your first guest: Let me walk you through it
00:31

Cheat sheet: Do deposits matter? What actually matters
00:30

Cheat sheet: Think like a hotel, don't act like one
00:23

Cheat sheet: Turbocharge your listing (not for the faint of heart)
00:26

Section 4 Review Material
52 pages
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Maximizing the guest experience (43 minutes)
14 Lectures 45:43
Mastering the warm & fuzzy: Becoming the best host you can
05:31

Finding the happy amount of face-to-face time
04:00

The $7 solution to all of your problems: Up your positive reviews by 50%
04:52

Damage Control: My five-step framework for minimizing potential bad reviews
12:08

Tip #1: The guidebook that makes hosting so much easier
04:23

Tip #2: Towels & Linens: Follow this advice and save $100's a year
05:18

Tip #3: The wonderful thing about Uber
02:57

Tip #4: The VA trick that no one talks about
03:42

Cheat sheet: Mastering the warm and fuzzy: Becoming the best host
00:23

Cheat sheet: Damage Control: My five-step framework for minimizing bad reviews
00:46

Cheat sheet: Finding the right amount of face time
00:39

Cheat sheet: The $7 solution to all of your problems: Up your positive reviews
00:36

Cheat Sheet: Towels & Linens: Follow this advice and save $100's a year
00:26

Section 5 Review Material
36 pages
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Separating yourself from the pack (83 minutes)
23 Lectures 01:28:20
The winning mentality for AirBNB hosts
05:52

Identifying your winners and your losers
03:54

Hawking your calendar and how to easily increase bookings by 20%
03:33

Removing the maintenance and reducing your weekly input to < 3 hours a week
06:50

Expanding your platforms: Add an extra 20% to your booking inquiries
18:11


Tip #1: The "cheap nothing gift", your secret hosting weapon
06:40

Tip #2: The pre-emptive review strategy that works every time
04:01

Tip #3: How I added an extra $1k / month for just $100 / month
04:04

Tip #4: The copy / paste trick that saves you a ton of time
03:48

Tip #5: Other hosts are awesome, here's why
04:04

Tip #6: How to use your review correctly
05:36

Tip #7: Get 10% more bookings with the foreign languages tactic
02:25

Tip #8: Last second hosting and how to use it to your advantage
02:25

A word of warning about the response rate metric
03:54

Response timing: Live and die by this metric
08:23

Cheat Sheet: The winning mentality for AirBNB hosts
00:28

Cheat sheet: Hawking your calendar and how to increase earnings
00:33

Cheat sheet: The "cheap nothing gift", your secret hosting weapon
00:28

Cheat sheet: How to use your review correctly
00:32

Cheat sheet: Picking your winners and losers
00:39

Cheat sheet: Removing the maintenance and reducing your weekly input
00:35

Section 6 Review Material
75 pages
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The Extra Section (150 minutes)
9 Lectures 02:31:39

Let me know what topics you want to hear about and I'll make them. Anything you're struggling with? Anything that needs more clarity?

Submit lecture requests here

What would you like to see here?
00:08

Based off a student question - I'm clarifying how exactly you can set your listing into autpilot so you can travel the world!

Setting up & getting out: Renting your space while you're abroad
15:01

Adding multiple spaces to your account
09:49

How to do your taxes and what to know: Part One
19:31

How to do your taxes and what to know: Part Two
12:21

Tax Day Powerpoint for following along
11 pages

Live webinar recorded for LearnAirbnb.com on May 28th.

Topics covered:

- 6 tips for launching new properties

- Evan's personal Airbnb story

- 5 tips for keeping your things safe

- 5 tips for turning your listing on autopilot and leaving the country

- Bad reviews

- Squatters and how to prevent them

Preview 01:33:41

Section 7 Review Material
9 pages

Let me hear your course feedback (+ free month giveaways)
01:07
About the Instructor
Evan Kimbrell
4.5 Average rating
10,929 Reviews
139,244 Students
16 Courses
Founder of Sprintkick | Ex-VC | Ex-startup founder

Hi, I'm Evan Kimbrell. Thanks for checking out my course.

Currently, I'm the Founder and Director of Sprintkick, a full-service, referral-based digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the past four years I've overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from two-man bootstrapping startups to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick's Sporting Goods, and GNC.

Prior to Sprintkick I worked as a VC for a new firm called Juvo Capital, based out of L.A. I spearheaded the firm's expansion into Silicon Valley and into the Consumer Web tech category.

In the long long ago, I was a co-founder for an educational software startup called ScholarPRO that raised a ton of money and then spectacularly blew up (in the bad way). Before it exploded like the Death Star, I went through five tech incubators (yes, five): Tech Stars, Excelerate Labs, MassChallenge, Babson Venture Program, and Sparkseed.

I'm an avid Airbnb host for the Fisherman's Wharf district of San Francisco. My space has the #1 search ranking for my area, has hosted over 200+ people, and is currently booking out 18 months in advance. I've helped multiple hosts get their properties listed and their prices per night maximized. Results range from an extra +50% in price for established hosts and +400% for brand new hosts.

Hope you enjoy my courses!