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Airbnb For Dummies

He, Symon / Svetec, James


2. Edition April 2023
352 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-394-15463-0
John Wiley & Sons

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Turn to the most-trusted guide to get started on your Airbnb adventure

Airbnb For Dummies is here to help you prep your property and post your first listing on the wildly popular short-term rental site. Even if you don't have a house, you can become an Airbnb host. A spare room at your place, a camper, a boat, a treehouse, a castle--you can turn just about anything into an Airbnb and earn additional income hosting guests. You can even offer tours around your hometown. This comprehensive resource helps you make your goals a reality, with details on how to get set up and navigate the platform and where to turn for info on local short-term rental rules, plus all the post-pandemic changes to travel and to Airbnb's policies. Learn to attract adventurers from far and wide, with help from For Dummies experts.
* Decide whether becoming an Airbnb host is right for you
* Create an appealing listing on the Airbnb site and attract guests
* Host experiences and ensure the health and safety of guests
* Get positive reviews and improve your property's visibility

This book is especially for you, the first-time Airbnb host in need of a guide for creating a listing, keeping up a property, and attracting guests.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Airbnb 5

Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Airbnb, Just the Basics 7

Chapter 2: Hosting on Airbnb: What It Really Means 17

Chapter 3: Buying or Building a Property for Airbnb 29

Chapter 4: Determining Your Profit Potential 41

Part 2: Putting the Spotlight on Your Listing 59

Chapter 5: Preparing Your Property for Airbnb 61

Chapter 6: Building the Perfect Listing 85

Chapter 7: Making Your Listing Shine with Photography 109

Part 3: Uncovering Important Pricing Essentials 121

Chapter 8: Setting Your Listing Pricing 123

Chapter 9: Increasing Your Profit Potential 143

Chapter 10: Going on Cruise Control and Still Making Money 165

Chapter 11: It's a Bird, It's a Plane No It's a Superhost! 179

Part 4: Mastering Your Guests' Experience 191

Chapter 12: Comprehending What Being a Good Host Means 193

Chapter 13: Creating a Seamless Check-In Process 207

Chapter 14: Continuing a Stress-Free Guest Stay Through Check-Out 223

Chapter 15: Upkeeping Your Space to Keep the Reservations Coming 243

Part 5: Tackling Important Money Matters 255

Chapter 16: Hosting without a Property through Airbnb Experiences 257

Chapter 17: Understanding Airbnb Taxes 281

Chapter 18: Making Big Bucks as an Airbnb Co-Host 299

Part 6: The Parts of Tens 307

Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Become a Better Host 309

Chapter 20: Ten Best Purchases for Hosts 313

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Increase Your Earnings 317

Index 321
Symon He, MBA, is cofounder of, an online resource for all things Airbnb.

James Svetec is the creator and founder of BNB Mastery Program and BNB Inner Circle. He is co-owner of