How to become an AirBnB Superhost
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How to become an AirBnB Superhost

Make friends and turn it into a business.
3.4 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
11 students enrolled
Created by Kate O'Neil
Last updated 7/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Successfully set up your AirBnB account, list your space, and have a good idea of what sort of experience you want to provide your guests. Topics such as safety, taxes, cleaning and how to reach Superhost status (which helps you get more bookings) are also covered. Two superhosts share their tips and tricks to help you avoid pitfalls of being a new host on AirBnB
  • See what two Superhosts are doing to get extra income from their homes. You'll get 2 different perspectives and you will get ideas of things you want to do (or not) as a host. If you've been wondering if being an AirBnB host is for you, this course will give you an inside peek so you can make a decision without going through the whole sign-up process and having people in your home.
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  • All you need for this course is a space that you're willing to rent out and a way to clean it between guests.

Being an AirBnB host is tons of fun. I've met people from all over, made friends and made good money very easily.

In this course you'll learn everything you need to know to host guests in your home through AirBnB. The first part of the course covers: safety, taxes, marketing your space, adherence to laws and regulations, and a tour of what I do for my guests that made me a Superhost. I also interview another Superhost who does things very differently than I do, so you have a broader view of what it's like to be a host. The second part of the course is a walk through of signing up and listing your space. I show you what I did so you have ideas about what you'll want to do. You're welcome to copy any or none of what is shown as you list your space.

I provide helpful links to AirBnB resources as well as a few assignments to help you be compliant and successful in all areas of your hosting experience.

Hosting is a very easy way to make money and becoming a Superhost will increase the number of people who want to stay in your space. This course will show you how to get there from here.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has a space that they can rent out to make extra money as an AirBnB host would gain value from this course. However, if you don't like having people in your space, then being a host with AirBnB will not appeal to you.
  • If you want to make extra income, working from home, this course will give you a good idea if being an AirBnB host is for you or not.
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
How to become a Superhost
19 Lectures 54:19

This short description of the course will give you an overview of what you'll learn. Hosting isn't hard if you enjoy having people in your home. If you're not a people person, hosting probably isn't for you -- but if you like meeting people from different places, then you might enjoy being a host with AirBnB.

The space that you're thinking of renting through AirBnB might be like mine (bedroom and private bath in my home) but it also may be nothing like it at all. Every situation will be unique. In this course I share all my tips and tricks so you can get ideas about what you'd like to do for your guests. I also walk you through signing up and listing your space.

Being an AirBnB host is pretty easy money. I really enjoy it. I've made friends and I've never felt unsafe or had a bad experience.

I hope you enjoy the course!

Preview 03:26

It's very important that you are compliant with any rules and regulations that may impact your AirBnB business.

Assignment -- Understand your home sharing laws and regulations.

Making money as an AirBnB host isn't hard. In this lecture we have a little chat and I share with you the four Cs. If you follow them, you'll ace being a host and you'll be on your way to Superhost status.

Preview 03:41

When I tell people I'm an AirBnB host, the first reaction is "aren't you afraid?" Safety is a big concern for alot of people, so I'm leading the course with this topic. AirBnB has safety systems in place and I share with you some things that I do that add to my feeling of security as a host.

In this module, we dive into both what AirBnB provides, and what I do around safety.


In this module I walk you through some of the safety items that AirBnB provides and what I do for added safety.

More on Safety

Test your knowledge of the safety features AirBnB provides hosts and guests.

5 questions

My friend Mandy is also a Superhost with AirBnB. In this module she provides her perspective on safety as an AirBnB host.

Safety sidebar with Superhost Mandy


When you're listing your space, think of it as a marketing or sales page. You want to be authentic in your descriptions and honest about the amenities, etc., but there are some things that you can do to make your space more attractive to potential guests who are searching for an AirBnB in your area.

Preview 02:36

In this module, Mandy shares what she does to market her space on her listing.

Your marketing page sidebar with Superhost Mandy

Exercise: Your marketing page

Providing a clean space is essential to getting good reviews. I discovered through experience a few things to watch out for to ensure that you get good marks on the cleanliness of your listing.


Cleaning sidebar with Superhost Mandy

There are some great tax advantages to earning income as an AirBnB host. Your status with the IRS as a host allows you to deduct things related to your listing -- the downside is that you have to pay your taxes. In this module we discuss where to find your tax information on your host account.


See if you know where to find your information when tax time comes around

2 questions

Assignment: Taxes

In this module, I show you some special things that I do for my guests. It may give you ideas about what you want to do.

A few amenities that I include -- some ideas for you

Amenities tip

Becoming a Superhost isn't hard. You just have to be responsive to inquiries, keep a clean space, and be considerate toward your guests.

In this module we walk through AirBnB's requirements for becoming a Superhost.

Becoming a Superhost

Test your knowledge. See if you know what it takes to become a Superhost.

Becoming a Superhost
3 questions

In this module, Mandy talks about her perspective on being a host with AirBnB.

Superhost sidebar with Superhost Mandy
Signing up and listing your space
10 Lectures 32:25
Section 2

In this module we walk through signing up with AirBnB

Signing up

In this module we go through just a few more steps to complete your AirBnB profile.

Finish your profile

Assignment: Sign up for AirBnB.

We'll walk through setting up your notifications from AirBnB and your preferences for how AirBnB pays you.

Your notification and payment preferences

In this module we'll complete setting up your account.

Completing your account set up

This module covers the section in your account where you go into detail about your listing.

Your listing

When your guests read this section about your listing, you want your copy to be positive and show the value you provide. We go into that in this module.

Guest resources

This module has more tips about describing your listing and a quick tutorial on how to use your AirBnB Host calendar.

How to use your calendar

Congratulations! You've completed the course!
About the Instructor
Kate O'Neil
3.4 Average rating
4 Reviews
11 Students
1 Course

I am an entrepreneur and I own a social media marketing and growth hacking company, Social Sky Marketing. I have also been an AirBnB Superhost for a year. I love meeting new people and providing value.

I have extensive experience on both the client and agency side of the digital world. Since the beginning of this century, I've been getting my hands dirty at Fortune 100 companies and Ad Agencies in interactive media, product management, content strategy, and executive producing.

I have taught master classes at the University of Washington's school of digital communication. I'm here to share the love and all the knowledge I have. I love helping people get as much knowledge as they can to enrich their lives.

I am a life-long learner and have gained alot of value from the Udemy courses I've taken. I love being part of the Udemy family.