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Get Paid For Your Pad is the definitive show on Airbnb hosting, packed with tips & tricks on how to improve your Airbnb listing as well as real life experiences from Airbnb hosts from all around the world.

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The Short-Term Rental Ecosystem

September 19th, 2019


Vacation rentals have been around for a long time. But the advent of Airbnb put the industry on our radar in a new way, inspiring significant growth and change. And today, there’s an entire ecosystem of bespoke products …

How to Streamline Your Airbnb Guest Communications

September 13th, 2019


A lot of short-term rental hosts underestimate the power of effective guest communication. How well you convey the information your guests need has a big influence on their experience. And that, in turn, impacts the …

Airbnb Hosting Fatigue Prevention & Remedies

September 6th, 2019


Are you annoyed with your Airbnb guests or overwhelmed with the responsibility of managing your listing? If you’ve been a short-term rental host for a while now, you may be tired of answering the same questions and …

How to Maintain Outstanding Hospitality While Scaling to 80+ Units

August 22nd, 2019


“I vowed to change the company’s vision … from putting roofs over people’s heads to creating memories and stirring emotions.”

It is easy to build relationships with guests when you have a small number of listings, and …

Guest Screening for Growing STR Managers

August 15th, 2019


If you have a small number of Airbnb listings, screening guests (and rejecting the bad ones) is not a problem once you know what to look for. But what if you want to grow your short-term rental business to 20, 50, or …

How to Keep the Bad Airbnb Guests Out by Screening Effectively

August 8th, 2019


If you’ve had a bad experience with a guest on Airbnb, chances are you did not screen that guest effectively. But if you know what to look out for and what questions to ask, it is fairly easy to determine which guests …

July Airbnb News Update

August 1st, 2019


Accommodations account for 40% of the global travel industry, bringing in a jaw-dropping $675B in 2018. And according to a recent report by Cleveland Research Company, accommodations also happen to represent the …

How to Rent Your Car on Getaround

July 25th, 2019


Looking for ways to supplement your STR income? Chances are, most of your Airbnb guests are renting a car locally to explore the area while they travel. Why not make extra money by offering YOUR car on a site like …

Grow Your Short-Term Rental Business with Smartbnb

July 18th, 2019


What’s the biggest obstacle hosts and property managers face in growing a short-term rental business? For most, the frustration comes from the sheer …

Acquiring Properties Through Creative STR Strategies

July 11th, 2019


Traditional real estate investing requires saving for a down payment and securing a bank loan before you purchase an asset. And this process limits …

Takeaways from STR Legends Live

July 4th, 2019


STR Legends Live hosted 25 top operators from all over the world. Attendees represented 10 countries on 5 continents, with a grand total of more than 1,000 combined listings. So, what can we learn from these Airbnb big …

How to Get Inspired to Create a Unique Airbnb

June 27th, 2019


Jot down your top three travel experiences. What made your stay so special? If you are looking for inspiration to create a unique Airbnb, considering what you appreciated most about those spaces is a good place to start.

How to Create a Social Impact with Your Airbnb

June 19th, 2019


87% of consumers prefer to work with businesses that align with their values. So, how can we create a social impact as Airbnb hosts? How do we attract guests by doing good?

Lynn Thurston is the founder and principal at

How to Collaborate with Local Artists & Creatives

June 12th, 2019


Artists and creatives need space to work their magic, and a unique Airbnb can offer the perfect backdrop for a photo or film shoot, a podcast recording, or even a pop-up art show. But it can be costly to rent a listing …

How to Manage Host Relationships

June 6th, 2019


One of the most challenging aspects of growing a short-term rental property management business is managing host relationships. How do you decide which property owners to work with? How do you build trust with hosts …

How to Maximize Profit on Airbnb from Special Events

May 29th, 2019


We know that special events afford Airbnb hosts the opportunity to make extra money on the platform. But how do you decide how much to charge for your listing? When do guests start making reservations for events like …

How Alma Bair Went From 1 to 50 Luxury Villas in Puerto Rico

May 22nd, 2019


How do you go from managing a single vacation rental to 50? Alma Bair got her start renting out her family’s luxury villa in Puerto Rico. Before long, neighbors in Dorado Beach asked her to take on their properties, and …

STR Legends Live Mastermind Retreat in Puerto Rico

May 15th, 2019


There are any number of forums and online groups for short-term rental hosts. But Airbnb operators who manage 25-plus listings don’t seem to have a community where they can share the unique challenges of scaling and …

Case Study of an Airbnb in Cape Town

May 8th, 2019


Airbnb is a momentum game. The more bookings you get, the more users see your listing in search results. Build a solid reputation, and you become one …

How Airbnb Personalization Affects Search Rankings

May 1st, 2019


Today I chat with Kevin Mah, founder of Rankbreeze. Kevin is an Airbnb SEO specialist and he did a study to find out how Airbnb personalization …

Airbnb News Update April

April 24th, 2019


In today's episode I discuss news updates in short term rental land with Margot Schmorak, CEO of Hostfully.

Items discussed:

Skift Forum Europe: …

Hospitality Masterclass: 16 Tips to Create an Outstanding Guest Experience

April 17th, 2019


Today I chat with John Oden, superhost with properties in Nashville and Florida. John hosts his properties with his wife Ellen under the brand Stay in the South. He's a firm believer in offering his guests the best …

Renting out a Primary Residence on Airbnb in Las Vegas

April 10th, 2019


Today I chat with my good friend Jesse Krieger, who helped me publish Get Paid For Your Pad in 2014. Jesse has since grown his publishing business and has published over 50 books. But the topic for today is how Jesse …

Airbnb Taxes 2019 Explained

April 4th, 2019


It's that time of the year again, the deadline for filing US taxes is April 15th. Reason enough to invite Miguel Centeno on the show to explain what Airbnb hosts need to know when filing their taxes and how they can …

Tips & Tricks for Property Managers by GuestBook

March 27th, 2019


Today's guest is Jeremy Mays, CMO and co-founder of GuestBook. He and his team have recently released an eBook called "108 Tips, Tricks, Ideas & Techniques For Property Managers." (Download a free copy here).

I have …

Airbnb News Update March

March 20th, 2019


Airbnb acquires Hotel Tonight

Airbnb News Update February

March 1st, 2019


Illegal hotel business sued by NYC, Airbnb focusses on China & India

CEO of Guest Ready explains how to manage 1000+ properties

February 20th, 2019


Today I talk to Alexander Limpert, CEO and founder of GuestReady, one of the leading property management companies for short term rentals.

Alexander used his experience working for Food Panda to start GuestReady. His …

Airbnb Plus Hosting in Melbourne

January 23rd, 2019


In today´s episode I talk with Blake, Airbnb host in Melbourne. He appeared on the podcast in October, when we talked about the Airbnb plus …

Airbnb 2018 in Review and Look Ahead

January 16th, 2019


The year 2018 was a very interesting one for Airbnb. In today´s podcast episode I discuss the major events that took place within the world of Airbnb …

How to use Social Media to Market your Airbnb

December 26th, 2018


In the last podcast episode of this year I talk with Tarus and Yolanda, the owners of The Nelson Manor. This boutique luxury vacation rental is …

Update on my short term rental investments

December 20th, 2018


I have invested in three short term rental properties after I sold my apartment in Amsterdam in 2017. In today's podcast I provide an update on these …

Running Three Luxury Vacation Rental Villas in Palm Springs (Ep261)

December 12th, 2018


The desire for more and exceptional accommodation is something that many tourists long for and expect when planning their next holiday. Luxury villas …

Airbnb SEO - How to Rank Higher and Drive More Bookings

December 5th, 2018


When it comes to Airbnb, one of the most important things you can do is make sure your listing is properly optimized! It's not just about being able to achieve better rates during busy season, but can also boost your …

Matt Ward on Airbnb, Digital Nomading and Life Hacking

November 21st, 2018


During my travels around the world I've met some really interesting people, and Matt Ward is one of them.

Matt Ward is an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, startup advisor and many more things. He also runs FringeFM, …

Airbnb to Hide Guest´s Profile Pictures before Booking

November 1st, 2018


Airbnb recently decided to make changes regarding the visibility of the profile pictures of their users. In the future, hosts won’t be able to see the photos until a booking has been accepted. 

Here’s a quote from the 

How to Run an Airbnb Co-Hosting Business

October 25th, 2018


How Eric Moeller built his Airbnb empire out of San Diego

Airbnb Plus: Should you Apply?

October 10th, 2018


Airbnb Plus represents the creme de la creme of all Airbnb listings. It's a selection of the highest quality listings run by Airbnb's finest hosts, known for attention to detail and great reviews. In today's episode I …

Smartlocks for Airbnb hosts with RemoteLock CEO Nolan Mondrow (Ep 253)

September 19th, 2018


In this week's podcast episode I speak with RemoteLock CEO Nolan Mondrow. For hosts managing multiple properties or locations abroad, RemoteLock …

How to Manage and Train Your Cleaners

September 12th, 2018


In this week's podcast episode I speak with Francisco Arango, long time Airbnb host and cleaning expert. Francisco started his Airbnb hosting career by renting out his bedroom in Hawaii. Soon enough he realized the …

Luggage Storage for Airbnb Guests with Knock Knock City

September 6th, 2018


Airbnb guests often want to check-in early or check-out late. If that's not possible, they often ask if they can at least store their luggage. Although you want to accommodate your guests as well as you can, this can …

Protect Your Airbnb from Parties with Noiseaware

August 29th, 2018


Every week it seems the news is flooded with stories about short-term rental guests using properties to host wild parties, unbeknownst to the property owner. This issue is not limited to specific cities or countries. It …

Advocating Friendly Short Term Rental Regulations with Megan McCrea (Ep249)

August 22nd, 2018


Short-term rental regulation and legislation is a hot topic right now. Many major cities including New York City, Miami and San Diego - to name a few …

How to Grow Your Airbnb Management Company (Ep248)

August 15th, 2018


Many people have considered becoming an entrepreneur, but the thought of starting their own small business can be a little scary, if not downright intimidating. However, if you're looking for a low-risk way to start …

How to Setup Eye-Catching Airbnbs on a Budget

August 8th, 2018


Airbnb has seen rapid growth in the last 10 years, and now boasts more than three million available properties in more than 65,000 cities around the world. With so many listings on the site it's important to get your …

Investing in Airbnb in Ivory Coast

August 1st, 2018


As Airbnb continue to fight stricter regulations in many major cities across the globe, many would-be hosts are looking at new opportunities to …

How to Integrate Art in Your Airbnb

July 23rd, 2018


As more and more Airbnb hosts join the hosting game, the short-term rental landscape is getting more competitive and standing out from the crowd is becoming more important. Guests are looking for unique properties that …

Airbnb News Updates and Q&A

July 7th, 2018


In today’s episode, I discuss recent Airbnb news updates with Nicole Prentice Williams, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Hostfully. We recorded this …

Updates on Airbnb investments, and more

June 26th, 2018


In today’s podcast episode I share a number of updates on the things that I’ve been working on during the last few months. Here’s an overview. 

* The penthouse in Cali that I purchased last year (first guests booked!) 

I …

How To Manage Over 100 Airbnb Listings With AirManaged.mp3

June 20th, 2018


In today's podcast episode I chat with Daniel Parker, founder of AirManaged, a short term rental management company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. …

Danish Man Loses $100,000 in Real Estate Scam in Colombia

May 30th, 2018


Listen and learn how Patrick, manager of FAR International Cali, got scammed out of $100,000 in a real estate deal in Cali, Colombia.

Patrick’s story …

Ep240: How to Optimise your Airbnb Calendar

May 23rd, 2018


Improve your revenue by using these calendar tricks

Ep239: Airbnb News Updates

May 17th, 2018


In this news episode I chat with the one and only David Jacoby, president and co-founder of Hostfully. We discuss the topics related to Airbnb that …

Ep238: Airbnb Investment Opportunities in Puerto Rico

May 2nd, 2018


Today’s episode is a special one in many ways, it’s the first episode of Get Paid For Your Pad that I recorded live with multiple guests, […]

Ep237: How to Minimise Your Airbnb Taxes with Miguel Centeno

April 9th, 2018


It’s that time of the year again, at least for US Airbnb hosts. The tax deadline in 2018 is April 17th. The good news is, if […]

Ep236: Building a Real Estate and Property Management Business in Colombia with Rich Holman

April 2nd, 2018


Today I am talking with Rich Holman, the founder of First American Realty International, a real estate and property management company in Medellin, …

EP235: Time for Change

March 27th, 2018


It’s time for a change, I’ve been writing and talking about Airbnb since 2014. Back then there was very little information out there and I was […]

EP234: This Week in the World of Airbnb

March 16th, 2018


How has Airbnb changed since its inception 10 years ago? And how does the site impact cities like NYC? Hostfully’s Glenn Carter joins Jasper to …

EP233: This Week in the World of Airbnb

March 9th, 2018


Is there an Airbnb Airlines in our future? Jasper is joined by Nicole Prentice Williams of Hostfully to discuss the company’s ambition to become an …

EP232: This Week in the World of Airbnb

March 3rd, 2018


This week Jasper and David discuss the big Airbnb updates that Brian Chesky revealed in a live event last week. The updates fall into five different […]

EP231: How to Expand Your Airbnb Portfolio with

February 26th, 2018


Let’s say you really enjoy renting your own property on Airbnb, and you’ve discovered that you’re quite good at it. It would be awesome to expand […]

EP230: This Week in the World of Airbnb

February 23rd, 2018


Beenest, boats and brothels: Airbnb news runs the gamut this week, from an opportunity for Superhosts interested in the blockchain to Airbnb’s crackdown on human trafficking. […]

EP229: How to Manage Multiple Airbnb Listings

February 19th, 2018


If you’re thinking about taking your Airbnb business to the next level and evolving to manage multiple listings, there are a number of factors to …

EP228: This Week in the World of Airbnb

February 16th, 2018


Airbnb headlines offer serious bank this week: From using your Airbnb income to refinance an existing mortgage to the company’s prosperous internal hedge fund to Airbnb’s […]

EP227: Airbnb Tips from an Austin Superhost

February 12th, 2018


Would you rather teach your Airbnb guests how to use the coffee maker OR have a cup of coffee with them? Connecting with the travelers sharing […]

EP226: This Week in the World of Airbnb

February 9th, 2018


Love is in the air! And so is a little drama. With the approach of Valentine’s Day, there is news of a love story in the […]

EP225: Interior Design Tips for Airbnb Hosts

February 5th, 2018


As Airbnb gets more and more competitive, hosts need to stand out from the crowd. And having an attractive interior design with a few stand-out pieces […]

EP224: This Week in the World of Airbnb

February 2nd, 2018


Is Airbnb inching toward an IPO? All signs point to yes. In the news this week are stories of Airbnb naming its first independent board member […]

EP223: The Bee Token: Decentralized Home Sharing Network

January 29th, 2018


The whole point of the sharing economy is to facilitate peer-to-peer exchange. It’s otherwise known as a People’s Economy, meaning that the community …

EP222: This Week in the World of Airbnb

January 26th, 2018


Abracadabra! Last week, thousands of San Francisco Airbnb listings performed a disappearing act. Hosts who failed to register with the city have been removed from the […]

EP221: Manage Your Airbnb Listings on Your Mobile Phone with Your Porter App

January 22nd, 2018


Most people choose professional short-term rental hosting for the freedom—to work when and where you please, on your own terms. But that freedom is limited somewhat by the necessity of dragging a laptop wherever you go. …

EP220: This Week in the World of Airbnb

January 19th, 2018


The Airbnb brand is all about inclusiveness, and its mission statement around ‘belonging anywhere’ gave CEO Brian Chesky the perfect opportunity to speak out on Twitter […]

EP219: Cryptocribs, the Airbnb for Crypto Currency Users

January 15th, 2018


No doubt you’ve heard of cryptocurrency, the digital currency that operates on the blockchain. As its popularity grows, the number of startups in the …

EP218: This Week in the World of Airbnb

January 12th, 2018


Getting an email from an outraged guest with multiple complaints can be jarring, especially if your previous guests have had nothing but good things …

EP217: This Week in the World of Airbnb

January 5th, 2018


In this first episode of Get Paid For Your Pad in 2018 Jasper chat with Glenn Carter about the latest news events in the world of […]

EP216: This Week in the World of Airbnb

December 29th, 2017


There is no shortage of Airbnb horror stories in the news. Accounts of hidden cameras, racial discrimination, and guests who’ve been scammed through the home-sharing platform […]

EP215: Superhost in Bali Shares Airbnb Tips

December 25th, 2017


If you’ve read or seen Eat, Pray, Love, you’ve probably considered vacationing on the beaches of Bali. René Theil fell in love with Indonesia long before […]

EP214: This Week in the World of Airbnb

December 22nd, 2017


If you are spending more than 30% of your monthly income on rent, you fall into the category of rent-burdened—and one popular way to earn the […]

EP213: This Week in the World of Airbnb

December 15th, 2017


Toronto. Singapore. Paris. Seattle. Hosts around the world are learning to navigate the new regulations introduced by local municipalities. Making …

EP212: The Power of Under-Promising and Over-Delivering

December 11th, 2017


As Airbnb hosts, we have a natural inclination to show our property in the best possible light in order to secure more bookings. But what happens […]

EP211: This Week in the World of Airbnb

December 8th, 2017


Has Airbnb lost its charm? All startups experience growing pains. That’s just part of the process. But as Airbnb expands its influence to become a major […]

EP210: How To Manage Multiple Listings with AirGMS

December 4th, 2017


So you want to expand your Airbnb business, but the complication that comes with managing multiple listings has you a little overwhelmed. How do you …

EP209: This Week in the World of Airbnb

December 1st, 2017


If you could change anything about Airbnb’s website, what would it be? Hosts had their say in the news this week, with a Forbes article polling […]

EP208: Short-Term Rental Investing in the UK

November 27th, 2017


With changes in UK tax policy, smart property investors are shifting to the vacation rental market to avoid the hit of a higher tax bill. The […]

EP207: This Week in the World of Airbnb

November 24th, 2017


Melbourne is joining the growing list of cities introducing regulations around short-term rentals, but the municipality is taking a very different …

EP206: Investing in Airbnb Properties in Medellín

November 20th, 2017


Are you looking for an ideal place to invest in short-term rental property for Airbnb? How about a little spot known as The City of Eternal […]

EP205: This Week in the World of Airbnb

November 17th, 2017


If you’ve ever used Smart Pricing, you know that the tool tends toward the lowest prices—favoring guests over hosts in order to increase the number …

EP204: Hosting Bridal Parties at ‘The Ohio City Getaway’

November 13th, 2017


While most Airbnb hosts avoid party-going guests like the plague, Airbnb Superhost Walter McCormick welcomes them. In fact, he caters specifically to bachelor and bachelorette parties […]

EP203: This Week in the World of Airbnb

November 10th, 2017


If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. As the popularity of short-term rentals grows, more and more landlords are changing their stance on the practice. It …

EP202: Behind the scenes at Get Paid For Your Pad

November 7th, 2017


When I record a podcast episode, I often write down some announcements or things I want to talk about outside of the person I’m interviewing. However, […]

EP201: This Week in the World of Airbnb

November 3rd, 2017


Special events like the Super Bowl present an opportunity for residents of the host city to list on Airbnb and generate extra income, but how do you decide on the right price for your listing? And how do you compete …

EP200: A Serial Airbnb Entrepreneur from Lafayette

October 30th, 2017


There are a number of different ways to take advantage of the Airbnb platform, from listing a room in your own home to re-leasing a rented apartment. You might choose to co-host with a property owner or rent out your …

EP199: This Week in the World of Airbnb

October 27th, 2017


Airbnb Experiences has not quite lived up to the fanfare that accompanied its launch a year ago, and this week Leigh Gallagher, author of The Airbnb Story, interviewed CEO Brian Chesky to ask about its slow growth.

EP198: How to Use Facebook to Enhance Your Airbnb Business

October 23rd, 2017


Perhaps the greatest challenge of being a remote host is building a relationship with your guests when you can’t be there face to face. Airbnb was founded on the principal of personal connection, but when your listing …

EP197: This Week in the World of Airbnb

October 20th, 2017


It’s the top search question on Airbnb’s website and something every host has wondered: How do I improve my search rankings?

Airbnb released a blog post this week that sheds a little light on the factors the platform …

EP196: Roamlocal: How Airbnb Hosts Can Work with Local Businesses

October 16th, 2017


Paul Hart, founder of Roamlocal, want to connect Airbnb hosts, guests and local businesses to create a win-win-win situation. Guests want to live …

EP195: This Week in the World of Airbnb

October 13th, 2017


Airbnb celebrates another win in its pursuit to target the business traveler, announcing a new partnership with co-working space giant WeWork. The convenience of booking a desk through the Airbnb app benefits both …

EP194: This Week in the World of Airbnb

October 6th, 2017


A shocking news story hit the world of Airbnb this week, as a 28 year old man from Michigan has been charged with sexually assaulting a […]

EP193: How to Become an Airbnb Entrepreneur

October 2nd, 2017


If you’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but you’re looking for a low-risk way to start small, Airbnb might be the answer. The vacation rental ecosystem is ripe with opportunity, and there is no better way to …

EP192: This Week in the World of Airbnb

September 29th, 2017


According to the recently released Airbnb Asia Pacific (APAC) Travel survey, 71% of travelers highlighted the importance of trying local cuisine. A separate Airbnb study published this week, the 2017 Restaurant Spending …

EP191: Down Payments for Airbnb Hosts

September 25th, 2017


Airbnb is often cast as the villain in discussions around affordable housing. Aspiring home owners struggle to afford the 5% down payment required for a conventional mortgage, and as increasing numbers of real estate …

EP190: This Week in the World of Airbnb

September 22nd, 2017


Take a walk down the yellow brick road of Airbnb news this week for stories of brains, courage and heart, and learn about the brilliant idea behind a …

EP189: How to Optimize Your Airbnb Turnovers

September 18th, 2017


The beautiful thing about Airbnb is that it provides an avenue for inspired entrepreneurs to leave jobs that aren’t fulfilling and start their own …

EP188: This Week in the World of Airbnb

September 15th, 2017


Sometimes you get away because you want to, and sometimes you get away because you have no choice. Airbnb news this week features stories of both—from Americans heading to Britain to enjoy an affordable escape to …

EP187: Amsterdam’s Biggest Airbnb Critic

September 11th, 2017


As the saying goes, ‘Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.’ So when Jasper had the chance to speak with one of Airbnb’s fiercest critics …

EP186: This Week in the World of Airbnb

September 8th, 2017


Airbnb has the capacity to change lives—for better or worse. This week’s headlines include an inspiring story of how the short-term rental platform …

EP185: How to Turn Your Backyard into Cash Renting Log Cabins on Airbnb

September 4th, 2017


Many Airbnb guests are looking for a chance to unplug and truly get away from the madness of modern life. David Fraser has developed a low-risk …

EP184: This Week in the World of Airbnb

September 1st, 2017


Airbnb has gone Hollywood on us this week, enlisting the help of A-list celebrity Danny Glover to combat racism on the platform as well as marketing …

EP183: Las Vegas Licensing Process for Short Term Rentals Explained

August 28th, 2017


What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?

The city may have a reputation for forgiving indiscretions, but not-so-much if your misdeed involves Airbnb …

EP182: This Week in the World of Airbnb

August 25th, 2017


“…I am not sure Airbnb’s million-dollar insurance policy would cover rebuilding an eighteenth-century manor house.” Would you believe that British …

EP181: Hospitality Insights from a Superhost and Co-Founder of GuestBook

August 21st, 2017


Want to get the girl and found a startup? Become a remote host on Airbnb. Perhaps it’s not quite that easy, but it worked for GuestBook […]

EP180: This Week in the World of Airbnb

August 18th, 2017


I agree to treat everyone in the Airbnb community—regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age—with respect, and without judgment or bias. …

EP179: How to Effectively Screen Your Airbnb Guests

August 14th, 2017


As children, we are taught to fear people we don’t know, and concerns about ‘stranger danger’ make potential Airbnb hosts hesitant about joining the platform. The good news is, there are a number of steps you can take …

EP178: This Week in the World of Airbnb

August 11th, 2017


Friends, foes and IPOs dominated Airbnb news this week. The company’s agreement with the city of Barcelona made headlines, as did its response to the …

EP177: Providing Airbnb as an Amenity for Residents in Apartment Buildings

August 7th, 2017


As rental prices continue to rise, more and more apartment residents are tempted to enlist Airbnb to help cover the cost – with or without the landlord’s permission. Luckily, a growing number of landlords recognize that …

EP176: This Week in the World of Airbnb

August 4th, 2017


The hotel lobby has crossed a line this week with an ominous ad linking Airbnb to terrorism. Airbnb spokesperson Peter Schottenfels referred to the commercial as ‘an outrageous scare tactic’ and argued that the big …

EP175: How to Integrate Airbnb in Your Real Estate Business

July 31st, 2017


So you’ve been hosting on Airbnb for a while now, and you’re loving it. Maybe you’re thinking about expanding your business to include an additional property, but you don’t have a ton of capital lying around. Is there …

EP174: This Week in the World of Airbnb

July 28th, 2017


The Business Travel Ready distinction could translate to more bookings for your Airbnb as the company expands its partnership with software tool …

EP173: Short Stay Rental Pioneer Shares Insights from Two Decades of Hosting Experience

July 24th, 2017


Branding is an aspect of the short-term rental game that many hosts overlook. And when you’re first getting started, you may not know what sets your listing apart from others in the area. But once you’ve had a few …

EP172: This Week in the World of Airbnb

July 21st, 2017


As ShareBetter ramps up its aggressive smear campaign against Airbnb, the platform is fighting back. This week Airbnb filed a formal complaint against the coalition, alleging that ShareBetter has failed to register as a …

EP171: Long-Term Rental vs. Airbnb

July 17th, 2017


So you’ve invested in a property, finished the remodel, and now you are ready for tenants. Would it be more lucrative to pursue a long-term rental …

EP170: This Week in the World of Airbnb

July 14th, 2017


‘Another Successful Airbnb Stay’ – said no headline ever.

Though it’s a rare occurrence, when something bad happens in an Airbnb, it makes headlines. …

EP169: How to Close the Gap For Your Airbnb Guests

July 10th, 2017


The safe approach to designing your space for Airbnb involves a very clean, sterile look complete with your basic IKEA furniture. But today’s guest …

EP168: This Week in the World of Airbnb

July 7th, 2017


‘When you act out of fear, you shrink. When you act out of love, you grow.” –Tony Robbins

As Jasper turns 40 this week, he is considering how the world views strangers. Rather than assuming the unfamiliar to be a danger …

EP167: How to Provide the Ultimate Sleeping Experience for Your Guests

July 3rd, 2017


If you have multiple listings on Airbnb, you might find a little-known feature called the Business Profile very useful. Today’s guest has three …

EP166: This Week in the World of Airbnb

June 30th, 2017


Airbnb is tooting its own horn this week with the release of a report boasting the positive economic impacts of the platform in the US. The press release aligns with the company’s strategy to work with municipalities as …

EP165: Airbnb & Lifestyle Tips from The Suitcase Entrepreneur

June 26th, 2017


If you have multiple listings on Airbnb, you might find a little-known feature called the Business Profile very useful. Today’s guest has three …

EP164: This Week in the World of Airbnb

June 23rd, 2017


Can Airbnb have its cake and eat it too? With the company’s efforts to professionalize and provide guests with consistency, some hosts feel that the ‘sharing’ roots of the platform have been diminished. It is possible …

EP163: A Hostfully Host in Venice Beach

June 19th, 2017


Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

As Airbnb hosts, we share concerns around uninvited guests. If those uninvited guests are of the bed bug …

EP162: This Week in the World of Airbnb

June 16th, 2017


Welcome! Making people feel comfortable and accepted is a focus of Airbnb, and one of the initiatives aligned with this goal is the Open Homes platform. In an announcement this week, the company revealed its intention …

EP161: Lessons Learned From 7 Years of Airbnb Hosting in Taipei

June 12th, 2017


If you are looking to rent a property with the intention of being an Airbnb host, the question then becomes, how do you convince a landlord to allow for short-term rentals in your contract? Today’s guest is a veteran …

EP160: This Week in the World of Airbnb

June 9th, 2017


The Airbnb philosophy seems to be, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!” This week in the news, there are rumors of a deal with Chinese rival Trujia, as Airbnb seeks to succeed in a market where other tech giants have …

EP159: Safety Tips for Female Airbnb Hosts

June 5th, 2017


Women who are potential Airbnb hosts may hesitate to join the platform due to safety concerns. The homesharing site’s non-discrimination policy …

EP158: This Week in the World of Airbnb

June 2nd, 2017


As the homesharing phenomenon grows, people continue to develop a variety of creative products and services that complement the work you do as an Airbnb host. A new app generates a floor plan for you through photos of …

EP157: Jasper’s Airbnb Investment Updates

May 29th, 2017


Jasper has finally reached his ambition of becoming truly homeless. Through the sale of his apartment in Amsterdam, he is embracing the life of a …

EP156: This Week in the World of Airbnb

May 26th, 2017


Airbnb added some unusual listings that made news this week, including an ad agency that converted its office into a ‘spacious penthouse suite’ and the entire Swedish countryside. Yes, you read that right – the entire …

EP155: Airbnb vs. HomeAway and VRBO

May 22nd, 2017


To diversify, or not to diversify, that is the question.

Should you be listing on multiple platforms? Or is it better to stick with just one?

Richard …

EP154: This Week in the World of Airbnb

May 18th, 2017


Airbnb is learning the art of the deal, and the homesharing platform is all over the news this week for efforts to collaborate with local governments …

EP153: How to Arrange a Perfect Airbnb Turnover and Cleaning

May 15th, 2017


As hosts, we know that Airbnb is a ‘review game,’ and the cleanliness of your space plays a big role in scoring the highly coveted five-star review. …

EP152: This Week in the World of Airbnb

May 11th, 2017


As Airbnb hosts, we know that a well-written, conversational profile goes a long way in landing guests. But now there is science to back it up, and the research identifies specific language hosts can employ in their …

EP151: How to Use Airbnb to Facilitate a Business Accelerator

May 8th, 2017


So you’ve planned a retreat for entrepreneurs and booked the Airbnb, but lack of interest forced you to cancel the event. Now it’s time to get creative and find a way to recoup the money you spent on accommodations. …

EP150: This Week in the World of Airbnb

May 5th, 2017


One of the more frustrating aspect of international travel is cell access. Wi-Fi isn’t always available, and additional data plans can be costly. What do you do without access to maps and information? It can make for a …

EP149: Airbnb Hosting Tips From The Laptop Landlord

May 1st, 2017


Whether you’re just getting started as an Airbnb host, or you’re looking to upgrade your status and pick up a few more five-star reviews, the Laptop Landlord is here to share some killer advice that will help you find …

EP148: This Week in the World of Airbnb

April 27th, 2017


Conventional wisdom tells us to ‘expect the unexpected,’ and Airbnb news certainly delivered this week, most notably when a guest in Los Angeles received a surprise visit from a SWAT team!

Margot Lee Shmorak, CEO and …

EP147: Airbnb Experiences

April 24th, 2017


Is there something you’ve always wanted to try? Maybe it’s surfing, or nature photography, or even burlesque? It can be intimidating to seek out experiences like that on your own if you don’t know anyone in the scene.

EP146: This Week in the World of Airbnb

April 21st, 2017


You’ve got to keep ‘em regulated.

This seems to be the hotel industry’s sentiment toward Airbnb, as revealed in documents obtained by the New York …

EP145: When Your Guests Throw a Frat Party at Your Airbnb

April 17th, 2017


Everyone loves a good party… Unless of course, that party happens in your Airbnb without your knowledge or consent!

We all hope that our guests will …

EP144: This Week in the World of Airbnb

April 13th, 2017


Airbnb was in the headlines for the wrong reasons this week, as an Asian-American guest was stranded by a vicious host who offered race as the reason for the last-minute cancellation. Despite Airbnb’s best efforts to …

EP143: A Comedian Walks into an Airbnb

April 10th, 2017


The beauty of Airbnb is the trust people place in each other, allowing strangers to stay in their homes and sharing their space – and often their lives. Comedians are in the business of studying people and learning …

EP142: This Week in the World of Airbnb

April 6th, 2017


As the trend toward instant bookings continues, the Airbnb platform becomes more user-friendly for guests. But what does that mean for you as a host? …

EP141: Airbnb Investing Oppertunities in Central Europe

April 3rd, 2017


Feel like escaping the ‘rat race’? Wouldn’t it be nice to build a little wealth, making as much in passive income as you do active? Today Jasper has …

EP140: This Week in the World of Airbnb

March 30th, 2017


Airbnb’s mission statement asserts that one can “belong anywhere.” But because of the company’s disruption of the travel industry, some cities have …

EP139 Airbnb Regulations in New York Explained

March 27th, 2017


New York is known as the city that never sleeps. But if you are an Airbnb host there, you may be losing sleep over the state’s anti-Airbnb crusade …

EP138: This Week in the World of Airbnb

March 23rd, 2017


SW2 + WC = MO.

Don’t worry: This isn’t an algebra lesson. The formula above is actually some inspiring advice Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia learned …

EP137: How Two Brits Rode the Short Rent Revolution and Lived to Tell the Tale

March 20th, 2017


There is no doubt that the short-term rental market is here to stay. Airbnb has experienced a wildfire expansion in the last ten years, and it only continues to grow.

Listen in to learn about a new book that looks at the …

EP136: This Week in the World of Airbnb

March 16th, 2017


Has the student become the teacher?

One of the headlines in Airbnb news this week comes from the South China Morning Post, its author arguing that Chinese copycat home-sharing sites have begun to surpass Airbnb when it …

EP135: The Airbnb Story with Leigh Gallagher

March 13th, 2017


Airbnb owes much of its success to the visual appeal of the site, which has been referred to as “Pinterest meets real estate porn.” But did you know that in Airbnb’s early days, Brian and Joe spent time with hosts in …

EP134: This Week in the World of Airbnb

March 9th, 2017


As Airbnb continues to grow and pursue its ambition of becoming the Superbrand of Travel, changes in the company’s model are sure to follow. On some …

EP133: When Your Guests Hold a Wedding at Your Airbnb

March 6th, 2017


This week on the podcast, Jasper has a conversation with Brian Chen, lead consumer technology writer for the New York Times and Airbnb Superhost. …

EP132: This Week in the World of Airbnb

March 2nd, 2017


It was a quiet news week for Airbnb, though the themes of acquisitions, group travel and regulations remain top of mind.

This week, Jasper chats with …

EP131: Airbnb Regulations in London Explained

February 27th, 2017


This week, Jasper is chatting with Marc Figueras, the CEO and Co-founder of KeyNest, a smart key exchange service with a network of locations across London where Airbnb hosts and property managers can securely store …

EP130: This Week in the World of Airbnb

February 24th, 2017


Airbnb’s growth is in the news this week, and acquisitions are in the air. Having only spent $300 million of the $3 billion raised, Airbnb has capital available. And they will have to invest in order to facilitate the …

EP129: The Importance of Diversifying Your Airbnb Business

February 20th, 2017


Jasper talks with Peter, the host of Clyde River Cottage in southern Australia. With a background in the hospitality business, Peter is well-versed in providing guests with a quality experience and marketing to …

EP128: This Week in the World of Airbnb

February 16th, 2017


Regulations and enforcement dominate the conversation today, as two big news stories out of NYC and London are making headlines.

Jasper is joined by …

EP127: Airbnb Hosting Tips from a Superhost and a Side Hustler

February 13th, 2017


Jasper talks with Kevin the Financial Panther, an Airbnb superhost and expert side hustler. Kevin is a lawyer who has capitalized on the sharing economy to pay off $87,000 worth of student loans in just two and a half …

EP126: This Week in the World of Airbnb

February 9th, 2017


In November of 2015, Airbnb Global Policy Chief Chris Lehane announced the bold goal of forming 100 home sharing clubs in 2016. Today, a global …

EP125: Save Time and Improve Your Listing’s Performance with Smartbnb

February 6th, 2017


On this episode of the podcast, Jasper chats with Pierre-Camille Hamana, founder of smartbnb, an application that provides value to Airbnb hosts via automated messaging. Smartbnb gives superpowers to superhosts, …

EP124: This Week in the World of Airbnb

February 2nd, 2017


Trump is on our radar again this week as his travel ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries has left travelers stranded at airports all over the world.

Jasper is joined by Margot Schmorak, CEO and Co-founder …

EP123: Improve Your Guest Experience With YourWelcome

January 30th, 2017


Jasper is joined by Henry Bennett, Co-founder and CEO of Your Welcome. Your Welcome’s product is a tablet system that hosts can use to provide important information to their guests as well as sell additional services!

In …

EP122: This Week in the World of Airbnb

January 26th, 2017


What does Donald Trump’s inauguration mean for the future of Airbnb?

This week Jasper is joined by Silvia Li, Head of Marketing at Hostfully, to …

Ep121: Hosting Tips from the Largest Airbnb Concierge Service in Amsterdam

January 23rd, 2017


Jasper is joined by Dirk Minnebo, Founder of Iamb&b which is the largest short term rental management company in Amsterdam! Dirk’s company manages listings in both Amsterdam and Paris and he brings some valuable …

EP120: This Week in the World of Airbnb

January 20th, 2017


There is plenty of news to discuss this week in the world of Airbnb and Jasper is joined by Nicole Williams who is the Vince President of Strategic …

EP119: Save Time and Streamline your Communication with Aviva IQ

January 16th, 2017


As your calendar fills up with bookings the constant emails to past and future guests can become overwhelming.

Deborah and Josh Yuster join Jasper on …

EP118: The World of Airbnb – Week 2

January 12th, 2017


With the astonishing growth of Airbnb there is almost a constant supply of news and updates to discuss. That’s why every Thursday, Jasper and a guest host will discuss the recent Airbnb news and the ways this will …

EP117: How Digital Nomads Use Airbnb

January 9th, 2017


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sell most of what you own and live the life of a digital nomad? Jasper’s guest this week is Eli David …

EP116: Creating Personal Freedom Using Airbnb

January 5th, 2017


Many people have achieved a greater level of financial freedom by renting out their Pads on Airbnb. However, most haven’t made the bold life …

EP115: China’s # 1 Superhost Shares Her Airbnb Secrets

January 2nd, 2017


Have you ever wondered what a Superhost is doing that you’re not? This week Jasper in joined by world famous Superhost Mina from Shanghai. Mina is famous because she is currently featured on Airbnb’s Website. You can …

EP114: How to Setup Multiple Airbnbs Across the World

December 28th, 2016


It’s no secret that cities around the world have been enforcing laws that have restricted Airbnb rentals. It was just recently that Airbnb announced that for the first time that they will restrict the number of days …

EP113: How to Optimize Your Listing and Get More Bookings

December 19th, 2016


Is your Airbnb listing as good as it could be? Even if you are a Superhost, chances are there are at least a few changes you could make to your …

EP112: Fill up gaps in your Airbnb calendar with Overnight

December 12th, 2016


When it comes to planning for last minute travel, most people think of booking a hotel before booking a short-term rental via Airbnb or another platform. The founders at Overnight are looking to change that!

This week …

EP111: Major news update and Airbnb Experiences explained

December 5th, 2016


If you haven’t had time to learn about all of the recent Airbnb news and updates that is understandable! The folks at Airbnb have been very busy …

EP110: What you should know before you buy property with Zeona McIntyre

November 28th, 2016


Jasper is joined by Zeona McIntyre who is an Airbnb Consultant and Rental Manager. In addition to her management company she also personally owns and …

EP109: Airbnb Open Overview and Exciting Announcements

November 22nd, 2016


If you missed the 2016 Airbnb Open then you won't want to miss this episode! There were a bunch of exciting announcements this year and Jasper gives us his take on the Airbnb Open, both the good and the bad, as well as …

EP108: Building your Airbnb Brand with Airbnb Expert Susan Douglas

November 4th, 2016


Susan Douglas is an Airbnb Branding Expert and Super Host that will be co-hosting a session with Jasper this year at the Airbnb Open! The session […]

EP107: Tips from Airbnb Superhost Hao Tran

October 10th, 2016


Hao Tran is a writer for, and an Airbnb Superhost living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Hao’s first experience with Airbnb was as a […]

EP106: Airbnb Hosting in Taiwan with Angela Huang

October 5th, 2016


Angela was living in Taipei, Taiwan when when she started renovating and renting out her mother’s entire house in the coastal town of Hengchun in the […]

EP105: When Things Don’t Go As Planned With Sim Singh

September 27th, 2016


Sim was living in Beijing, China, and had to leave the country every 30 days because of visa restrictions. He took advantage of his situation by […]

EP104: Recent Airbnb News and Platform Updates

August 24th, 2016


This week Jasper discusses a few recent platform updates that Airbnb has implemented as well as a number of news items in the world of Airbnb. […]

EP103: Hands-on hosting in New York city with Chris

August 15th, 2016


There are many reasons people choose to host through Airbnb and similar platforms. Some host primarily for the money, but many do it for the opportunity to meet new people and establish lifetime friendships.

Chris Lee …

EP102: Get paid in advance with

August 1st, 2016


Have you ever booked a guest that will stay weeks or even months in the future and wished you could be paid for the booking now? […]

EP101: Racial discrimination on Airbnb led Rohan Gilkes to create alternative platform Innclusive

July 25th, 2016


This week Jasper interviews Rohan Gilkes, Co-founder

Rohan started Innclusive after experiencing racial discrimination from an Airbnb host.

After his experience, Rohan gave Airbnb a couple of weeks to …

EP100: Reflection On 100 Podcast Episodes with Jasper & Huzefa

July 18th, 2016


On episode 100 of Get Paid For Your Pad, Huzefa joins Jasper to celebrate the milestone and discuss a wide range of topics!

Jasper is also excited to …

EP099: Hosting over 400 guests on Airbnb in San Francisco

July 11th, 2016


In this episode, Jasper welcomes to the show Airbnb early adopter, Ivan, to talk about the genesis of Airbnb and his experience hosting since 2009 in […]

EP098: How to create digital guidebooks with Hostfully

July 4th, 2016


Most Airbnb hosts have by now realized the importance of communicating not only the basic logistics to their guests, but also recommendations for food, shopping, and […]

EP097: Airbnb Regulation in San Francisco Explained with Bruce Bennet

June 27th, 2016


As the vacation rental market expands and matures many city, state and country governments have introduced rules and regulations. Sometimes these …

EP096: Running a Vacation Rental Business in Panama with Matt Landau

June 20th, 2016


Matt Landau is the Founder of the Vacation Rental Marketing Blog, an online resource for vacation rental owners and managers. He is also the owner of […]

EP095: Recent Airbnb updates and developments with John Bower

June 13th, 2016


It’s no secret that governments across the world are creating and enforcing laws that are having an enormous impact on Airbnb hosts. On this week’s episode […]

EP094: Airbnb Hosting in Washington DC with Cristina Amoruso

June 6th, 2016


Cristina Amoruso from Washington DC joins Jasper on this week’s episode to talk about her experience hosting on Airbnb. Cristina started hosting in January of 2016 […]

EP093: Airbnb Hosting in Adelaide with Phil Spyrou Part II

May 30th, 2016


Phil Spyrou is back for another episode! In this episode, Phil has a few questions for Jasper that apply to pretty much every Airbnb host out […]

EP092: Airbnb Hosting in Adelaide with Phil Spyrou Part I

May 23rd, 2016


Phil Spyrou from Australia joins Jasper on this week’s episode of “Get Paid for Your Pad”. Phil first started hosting via Airbnb by renting out a […]

EP091: Airbnb hosting in Berlin with Fabian Dittrich

May 16th, 2016


Digital Nomad Fabian Dittrich joins Jasper on this episode to explain his unusual lifestyle and how he uses Airbnb to generate extra income while traveling the […]

EP090: Real Estate Expert Kemi Egan Shares Tips for Airbnb Hosts

April 18th, 2016


In this episode, Jasper welcomes real estate investor, best-selling author and co-founder of Freedom Academies, Kemi Egan to the podcast. Kemi starts off by sharing some […]

EP089: An Airbnb Yogi Lake Cabin Retreat In Mont-Tremblant

April 11th, 2016


Cynthia is a chronic entrepreneur and Airbnb host motivated by creating a great lifestyle for herself and making others peoples lives a little better. With a […]

EP088: How Sandy Uses Airbnb To Travel The World

April 6th, 2016


Sandy started renting his apartment in Madrid on Airbnb in 2015. He soon received lots of bookings and decided to use the money to travel. He’s […]

EP087: Most Common Mistakes That Airbnb Hosts Make

March 14th, 2016


In this episode Jasper shares the main mistakes that he found reviewing over 65 Airbnb listings through his Airbnb Listing Check service on Fiverr. The mistakes […]

EP085: Creating Amazing Guidebooks with Andy McNulty of Touchstay

February 29th, 2016


Andy co-founded Touch Stay in 2014. Prior to that he spent 11 years in the luxury fashion industry as CFO for brands like Alexander McQueen and […]

EP084: How to Arrange Smooth Airbnb Turnovers Remotely With Properly

February 22nd, 2016


Properly is a free mobile app to help you communicate turnover instructions for your Airbnb listing to your cleaner(s). The app gives you peace of mind […]

EP083: Real Estate Investing Using Airbnb With Glenn Carter

February 15th, 2016


Glenn Carter is a family man, investor, and full-time employee (in that order) who makes side income through various sharing economy platforms, real …

EP082: Remote Hosting in Buenos Aires with Amy Scott

February 8th, 2016


Amy Scott quit her office job to travel the world in 2004 and never looked back. She now keeps a home base in Buenos Aires which […]

EP081: With Chistopher and Sally Chilton from Simple Hospitality

February 1st, 2016


Click play to listen to the podcast episode: Simply Hospitality is the culmination of 20 years of hosting experience, expertise and knowledge. Sally …

EP080: Doug Ross of Everbooked Discusses New Market Analysis Tools

January 26th, 2016


Everbooked has recently released a new functionality that helps Airbnb hosts see all sorts of useful data and metrics about Airbnb listings in …

EP079: Stay at Home Mom Makes $2500 a Month With Airbnb

October 26th, 2015


Sally Miller decided to become a stay at home mom after 18 years in the corporate world. Soon enough she started to miss having her own […]

EP078: Airbnb Hosting in Edinburgh with John Kerr

October 14th, 2015


John is a property investor and property manager based in the UK. He started renting out his flat in London after moving in with his fiancée. […]

EP077: How To Share Your Local Recommendation With Your Airbnb Guests

September 28th, 2015


In this episode I talk to John Bower, the user experience chief at Pearlshare, a new app that helps people share their local recommendations with others. […]

EP076: How to be an Airbnb Superhost in Montreal with Chris Hendricks

September 22nd, 2015


Chris started his Airbnb hosting business by renting out his studio apartment in Montreal (Canada) in December 2014, after moving in with his girlfriend. Soon enough […]

EP075: Airbnb Hosting in Freiburg with Melanie Hafner

September 15th, 2015


Melanie is an airbnb host, digital nomad and online marketer from the south of Germany. She likes to travel and meet people from all over the […]

EP074: Airbnb Hosting in Austin with Melanie Haber

August 17th, 2015


Melanie is an Airbnb host in Austin, Texas. She rents out a spare room in her apartment during South By Southwest, the popular music festival that […]

EP073: How to Get More Airbnb Bookings with Sean D’Souza

August 3rd, 2015


Sean D’Souza is the founder of PsychoTactics – why customers buy (and why they don’t). Psychotactics is a thought system that’s based on thousands of years […]

EP072: w/ Nedda Toofer and Vik Thairani, co-founders of TINE tag

July 27th, 2015


Nedda Toofer and Vik Thairani are the co-founders of TINE tag, a new app that allows users to stick digital post-it notes on anything and attached […]

EP071: With Andrew Kitchell, Founder and CEO of PriceMethod

July 6th, 2015


Andrew Kitchell is the founder and CEO of PriceMethod, a company that helps Airbnb hosts optimize their pricing by using data science to calculate …

EP070: How to Get a Job at Airbnb with Nina Mufleh

June 22nd, 2015


Nina Mufleh, Airbnb host in San Francisco, wanted to work for Airbnb. She took a very pro-active approach by analyzing the global tourism market and share […]

EP069: Staying at Over 60 Airbnbs with Michael and Larissa Milne

June 15th, 2015


Michael and Larissa Milne sold all their belongings in August 2011 to start a one-year journey around the world. Upon returning to the US, after …

EP068: Airbnb Hosting in New York with Seth Porges

June 8th, 2015


Seth Porges is a science and technology journalist and television commentator as well as the founder of the fashion app Cloth. He’s also one of the …

EP067: Airbnb Cleaning Service Tips w/ Kyle Gesuelli From Handy

June 1st, 2015


Kyle Gesuelli is an Airbnb host in New Jersey who rents out his flat when he’s out of town. Ironically, he found out about Airbnb through […]

EP066: w/ Ali Ben Lmadani, Co-founder of EasyGuests

May 25th, 2015


Ali Ben Lmadani is co-founder of EasyGuests, an Airbnb management company. Ali is an Airbnb host himself and he experienced the need for someone to manage […]

EP065: Airbnb NYC: Evelyn Badia Talks about Hosting and Legislation

May 18th, 2015


Evelyn Badia is one of the most experienced Airbnb hosts with five years experience on her belt. She has two listings in Brooklyn, New York City, […]

EP064: w/ Ian McHenry from Beyond Pricing

May 11th, 2015


Ian McHenry, co-founder and president of Beyond Pricing, is back on the show to talk about recent developments and expansion of the pricing app. In addition, […]

EP063: Airbnb Hosting in Tokyo while Teaching English with Gabby Wallace

May 4th, 2015


Gabby Wallace has been traveling the world for years teaching English through her Go Natural English program. She recently lived in Tokyo, where she listed her […]

EP062: Tax Advice for Airbnb Hosts in the US with Derek Davis

April 27th, 2015


Derek Davis is a CPA who specializes in tax advice for shared economy participants. He decided to focus on this after speaking to an Uber driver […]

EP061: Airbnb Hosting in Melbourne, Australia with Annie Luu

April 22nd, 2015


This week’s guest on the podcast is Annie Luu from Melbourne, Australia. She lists a beautiful one-bedroom in the central business district of the …

EP060: w/ David Ordal, CEO of Automated Pricing App Everbooked

April 14th, 2015


David Ordal is CEO and co-founder of Everbooked, an automated pricing app for Airbnb hosts. It automatically raises your price when demand is high, and lowers […]

EP059: Using Airbnb as a Business in Sydney with Aly Michaels

April 7th, 2015


Aly Michaels had been in real estate for years when she suddenly ran into to severe issues with some of her long term renters who refused […]

EP058: Airbnb Hosting in Oxford with Victoria Folk

March 31st, 2015


Living in a mansion for free while making an income with your own house on Airbnb? Sounds too good to be true right? Not for Victoria […]

EP057: When your Guest Has to Spend a Night in the Drunk Tank

March 4th, 2015


Imagine waking up in the morning to find out that your Airbnb guest is missing…because he’s had to spend the night in the drunk tank. That’s […]

EP056: Airbnb Hosting in Omaha, Nebraska, with Megan Hunt

February 9th, 2015


Megan Hunt has been hosting in Omaha, Nebraska, on Airbnb for over two and a half years and she’s hosted over 100 groups of guests. We […]

EP055: Kelly Kampen Introduces TravelersChat

February 4th, 2015


The number one host in Thailand, Kelly Kampen, is back on the show. Kelly’s listings are still going strong and he has over 250 reviews now, […]

EP054: Huzefa’s Inaugural Airbnb Hosting Experience

January 26th, 2015


Huzefa finally joined the Airbnb hosting club and listed his 2-bdr apartment in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, for the christmas and NY holidays. …

EP053: Managing 14 Airbnb Listings in Chicago with Anwar Shabazz

January 19th, 2015


Anwar heard about Airbnb while driving his Uber. He started out renting out one room with just a mattress and used the money he made to […]

EP052: Paula Pant, CEO at, Shares her Experience with Airbnb in Atlanta

January 15th, 2015


Paula Pant is a journalist-turned-blogger, speaker and media commentator specializing in personal finance, real estate, and lifestyle design. Her …

EP051: Elvina Beck is the Owner of The Podshare in LA and has Hosted the Airbnb Founders

January 12th, 2015


This episode features Elvina Beck. She’s the CEO of The Podshare, a “pod-hotel” aiming to promote social travel and sharing. Elvina is currently running an Indiegogo […]

EP050: Chris Backe, Established Author and Travel Enthusiast, Talks Airbnb in Thailand

January 8th, 2015


Chris Backe is the main blogger at One Weird Globe and also the author of several books and itineraries. He has traveled all around the world […]

EP049: Airbnb Hosting in Lake Atitlan, Guatamala, with Jeanne Mendez

January 5th, 2015


Jeanne Mendez moved to Guatemala eight years go. She settled down in the beautiful area of Lake Atitlan. She started renting out her spare bedroom on …

EP048: Managing a Startup House in San Francisco on Airbnb with Lauren Kelley

December 29th, 2014


Born and raised in Atlanta, Lauren decided San Francisco is the place to be for her so she decided to book a one way ticket. Within […]

EP047: Airbnb Hosting in Miami with Calixto Navarro

December 25th, 2014


Calixto’s story is one of the most remarkable that we’ve heard so far and it really shows what an impact Airbnb can make on people’s lives. […]

EP046: Sydney Airbnb Hosting With Steven Ryan

December 23rd, 2014


In this episode we talk with Steven Ryan from Sydney. Steven has a 1-bdr apartment and he rents it out in a very creative way. He […]

EP045: Joshua Tree National Park Airbnb Hosting w/ Cliff Tang

December 18th, 2014


We talk with Cliff Tang, owner of Starlight Villas in Joshua Tree National Park, one of the most popular national parks in California and the US. […]

EP044: Superhost Pol McCann From Sydney Shares His Best Tips On Airbnb Hosting

December 15th, 2014


Super host Poll McCann from Sydney shares his Airbnb hosting experience. Poll was on the super host panel at the Airbnb Open in San Francisco and […]

EP043: Airbnb Hosting In Los Angeles With David Dolce

December 11th, 2014


In this episode we talk with David Dolce, an entrepreneur from Los Angeles. David was renting a flat to host his business guests and started using […]

EP042: Airbnb Superhost Nada Di Guida From Italy Shares Her Secrets On Airbnb Hosting

December 8th, 2014


In this episode we talk with Nada Di Guida, super host from Italy. Nada was on the super host panel at the Airbnb open in San […]

EP041: Erik Paquet, Co-Founder of, Talks Travel Hacking and Airbnb Opportunities

December 4th, 2014


Erik Paquet of is an expert on airline millage programs. He explains how travelers can take advantage of different credit card offers to earn loads […]

EP040: Jodie Willmer, Founder of Guest Ready, Talks About Airbnb Hosting in Melbourne

December 1st, 2014


Episode #40 features Jodie Willmer from Melbourne. Jodie has been renting out her flat since February 2014 after moving in with her boyfriend. She liked it […]

EP039: The Sharing Economy: Meal Sharing, Car Sharing, Dog Sitting And More

November 27th, 2014


Airbnb is about sharing, meeting people and making money. Today we talk about other opportunities for Airbnb hosts in the sharing economy. Awareness for these platforms […]

EP038: The Airbnb Open Report With Airbnb Updates And Cool Quotes From Speakers

November 25th, 2014


Report from the Airbnb Open, the yearly event organized by Airbnb. Over 1500 hosts from over 40 countries gathered together to learn, connect and have fun […]

EP037: Jasper Discusses Questions from the Airbnb Academy FB group

November 13th, 2014


Jasper discusses a number of questions from the Airbnb Academy Facebook Group. Topics include (1) what to do when you get notified that the local authorities […]

EP036: With Scott Shatford, Founder of AirDnA

November 10th, 2014


Scott Shatford, author of the Airbnb expert’s playbook and founder of AirDnA, shares his experience renting out several apartments on Airbnb in Los Angeles. Scott offers […]

EP035: Automatic Pricing for Your Airbnb Listing with Ian McHenry, Co-Founder of Beyond Pricing

November 6th, 2014


This episode features Ian McHenry, Co-founder and President of Beyond Pricing. Beyond Pricing helps you maximize revenue from your Airbnb listing through data-driven pricing. The application […]

EP034: A Life Changing Airbnb Experience with Kimberley Barker Nightingale

November 3rd, 2014


Kimberley Barker is back on the show and this time she shares an incredible experience that she had with an Airbnb guest and his girlfriend. Her […]

EP033: Danny Flood Talks Airbnb and the Sharing Economy

October 31st, 2014


Danny was born an entrepreneur and was taught business and sales skills by his late father, Jim Flood, the founder of several successful businesses. …

EP032: The Five Most Common Mistakes Airbnb Hosts Make

October 27th, 2014


Jasper talks about the five most common mistakes that Airbnb hosts make. These mistakes are all easily prevented and doing so will significantly …

EP031: Outsourcing Your Airbnb Management with Amiad Soto, CEO and Co-Founder of Guesty

October 23rd, 2014


Amiad Soto is CEO of Guesty, an Airbnb management company. Guesty is like having your own personal Airbnb assistant! Guesty helps Airbnb hosts manage their listing […]

EP030: Kyle Bowman, Founder of Evermore, Shares His Airbnb Hosting Experiences

October 20th, 2014


Kyle Bowman is the co-founder of Evermore, a website development company. He’s also a writer, creative director, and a marketing professional. Kyle’s philosophy is that purpose […]

EP029: Hosting on Airbnb in Chicago with Joe Anhalt

October 17th, 2014


Joe Anhalt is an adventurous creative from Normal, Illinois. He writes a blog about tech, design, and lifestyle. Joe currently lives in Chicago and works on […]

EP028: Hospitality Consultant Alexander Van Dijl Shares Great Airbnb Hosting Advice

October 14th, 2014


Alexander van Dijl, hospitality consultant, shares his experiences as an Airbnb host in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Alexander runs a customer service …

EP027: Travel Blogger Brianna Simmons Talks About her Hosting Experience in Virginia Beach

October 11th, 2014


Travel blogger Brianna Simmons talks about her hosting experience in Virginia beach. Brianna always loved exploring new places and got her first taste of traveling abroad after […]

EP026: CEO and founder of Urban Flat talks about his experience with Airbnb

October 2nd, 2014


In this episode we chat with Evan Haskell, CEO and founder of Urban Flat. Urban Flat offers an alternative experience to hotels in the Los Angeles […]

EP025: Financial Coach Austin Netzley Shares His Experiences From Staying At Over 50 Airbnb Places

September 29th, 2014


In this episode we talk with financial coach Austin Netzley. Austin runs a popular site called Yopro Wealth that helps people get out of debt and […]

EP024: Airbnb’s Head of Hospitality, Chip Conley, Divulges His Best Advice For Airbnb Hosts

September 25th, 2014


In this episode we have a really special guest: Chip Conley, head of hospitality at Airbnb. Chip has extensive experience in the hospitality business. He founded […]

EP023: Travel Expert Nomadic Matt Shares His Experiences With Airbnb And Why He Uses It For His Travels

September 22nd, 2014


In this episode we talk with a well known travel expert: Matt Kepnes. Matt has been traveling the world for over eight years and runs a […]

EP022: Using Airbnb In South America With Travel Expert Renate Rigters Who Has That Wanderlust

September 18th, 2014


In this episode we talk with travel expert Renate Rigters, who has used Airbnb extensively during her travels. She’s travel mostly to South America. Renate shares […]

EP 021: Creating a Business Renting Apartments to List Them on Airbnb With Diego Coria From Buenos Aires

September 15th, 2014


In this episode we talk with Diego Coria from Buenos Aires. Diego has a really interesting story. He found himself struggling to pay his rent and […]

EP020: Short Stay Management Company Owner Nanne Veenstra Explains How His Company Helps Airbnb Hosts

September 11th, 2014


In this episode we talk with Nanne Veenstra, who runs a short stay management company in Amsterdam called Key-bnb. Nanne explains how his company helps Airbnb […]

EP019: Corporate Law Experts Explore and Explain the Convoluted Legal Issues Surrounding Airbnb Hosting

September 8th, 2014


Today’s guests are Nasir Pasha and Matthew Staub from Pasha Law PC. We discuss what legal barriers Airbnb hosts face in different parts of the world […]

EP018: Condominium associations, a funny story and what to do if a guest misbehaves

September 4th, 2014


In this episode we talk about the challenges that can arise from renting out apartments in condo buildings. Condominium associations often don’t want their renters to […]

EP017: Jasper’s Story, from Quitting His job to Renting Out on Airbnb

September 1st, 2014


In this episode Jasper is a guest on his own show as Huzefa interviews him about his Airbnb story. We talk about how he quit his […]

EP016: Interview w/ Aaron Kulbe, Airbnb host in Portland, Oregon

August 28th, 2014


In this episode we talk with Aaron Kulbe, an Airbnb host from Portland Oregon. Aaron lists two room in his house, where he lives with his […]

EP015: Real Estate Guru Taylor White Shares Amazing Tips And Advice On Buying Property Abroad

August 25th, 2014


This episode features one of the biggest expert on real estate investing abroad: Taylor White. Taylor White has been involved in real estate since …

EP014: Interview with Penny Sadler from Dallas

August 21st, 2014


In this episode, we talk with Penny Sadler from Dallas. Penny is a make-up artist and also writes on her travel blog. Penny rented rooms on […]

EP013: Airbnb Superhost Kimberley Barker Nightingale From Buffalo, New York

August 18th, 2014


In this episode we talk with Kimberley Barker Nightingale, life coach and author from Buffalo, New York. Kimberley has some of the best reviews we’ve ever […]

EP012: Airbnb and Property Management in Medellin with Andrew Campion

August 14th, 2014


Click play to listen to the podcast episode: In this episode we talk with Andrew Campion. Andrew manages over 70 properties in the city of Medellin, […]

EP011: Real Estate in Las Vegas with Deven Chase

August 12th, 2014


In this episode we talk with Deven Chase and discuss real estate in Las Vegas. In particular, we discuss investment opportunities with regards to …

EP010: Rochelle Short, Author of Letting People In and Airbnb host in Seattle

August 7th, 2014


In this episode we talk with Rochelle Short. She rents out two rooms in her home in Seatle. Rochelle has incredible rating and reviews and she […]

EP009: Airbnb Legal Guru Pieter Schols Talks About Hosting In Amsterdam

August 4th, 2014


In this episode we talk with Pieter Schols, an Airbnb host from Amsterdam. Pieter has done extensive research into the legal aspects of hosting in …

EP008: Tax Implications For Airbnb Hosts With Vincenzo Villamena

July 31st, 2014


We get lots of questions from Airbnb hosts relating to tax-issues. That’s why we’ve invited tax expert Vincenzo Villamena to the show. Vincenzo is also known […]

EP007 – Interview w/ Airbnb Host Shara Johnson from Nederland, Colorado

July 28th, 2014


In this episode we interview Shara Johnson from Nederland, Colorado. Shara has been an Airbnb host for over three years and is still enjoying it. She …

EP006 – Interview w/ Kelly Kampen, Airbnb host in Bangkok, Thailand

July 24th, 2014


In this episode we interview Kelly Kampen. Kelly rents out two rooms of his four-bedroom apartment in Bangkok, Thailand. He’s able to cover the full …

EP005 – Airbnb Hosting in Las Vegas

July 20th, 2014


In this episode we talk with Desiree Le, an Airbnb host who rents out a beautiful six-bedroom mansion in Las Vegas. We personally stayed at her […]

EP004 – Guest Interaction, Interview w/ Kevin Koskella, Airbnb host from San Diego

July 20th, 2014


In this episode we answer a listeners’ question regarding shared accommodations and we talk with Kevin Koskella. He’s a long term Airbnb host based in San […]

EP003 – Interview w/ Glenn Cooley, founder of the New Host Forum

July 20th, 2014


In this episode we have a very special guest, Glenn Cooley. Glenn is the founder of one of the biggest and most active Airbnb Groups, the […]

EP002 – Pictures, Competitive Airbnb Regions, and Interview w/ Allie Rapp

July 20th, 2014


In this episode we talk about listing in competitive areas and we discuss how to get great pictures for your listing, a very important topic. Today’s […]

EP001 – Overcoming Hosting Fear, Leaving Review Responses, and Interview w/ Kris Hawkins, Airbnb host in Calgary

July 20th, 2014


In this episode we talk about concerns that people have before starting their Airbnb listing and the importance of leaving responses to reviews. This episode’s guest […]

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