Optimize YOUR Airbnb
The Definitive Guide to Ranking #1 in Airbnb Search
Daniel Vroman Rusteen
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
I started writing Optimize YOUR Airbnb in July 2017 while staying at an Airbnb in Estonia. I met Veronika while exploring Old Town Tallinn. When I found out Veronika was an Airbnb host, I asked to see her listing. I saw potential, but her online listing wasn’t much. I told Veronika about how I optimize Airbnb listings. We agreed that I would stay at her listing for a small discount in exchange for a fully optimized Airbnb listing. As of November 2017, Veronika has 10 5-star reviews.
I wrote Optimize YOUR Airbnb to reach more hosts like Veronika. This book contains the culmination of my five-year experience with Airbnb from being an employee and a guest, to a host, to Superhost, and to starting an Airbnb property management company. I’ve hosted everything from a living room couch to a 3-story, 5-bedroom hillside mansion. The information in this book is more complete and effective than anything on the market.
Trouble deciding between which book to buy? To ensure my book is the most comprehensive, I read 13 of the top Airbnb books on the market. You can read my review of these books on Amazon.
Daniel V. Rusteen - former Airbnb employee, Superhost, super guest (250+ days on Airbnb), and Airbnb property manager - reveals his strategies to rank high in Airbnb search by creating an optimal online listing and offline guest experience.
"Daniel Rusteen's authoritative book is as comprehensive as it is enjoyable to read. I have never seen so much valuable, actionable advice in one place for an Airbnb host. Highly recommended!" - Chip Conley
You will learn how to:
Optimize your Airbnb listing to achieve a high Airbnb search rank Leverage tools to automate 80%+ of your Airbnb Interior design without professional help Successfully navigate slow season Identify problem Airbnb guests before they book Master your Airbnb title and text Take high-quality photos with your smart phone Create additional streams of revenue based on your Airbnb
“The listing you optimized appeared to be easier to read, was more approachable, and ranked higher as a result.” - Customer of OptimizeMyAirbnb.com paraphrasing what Airbnb told him as it related to one of his listings using the strategies outlined in the book
“I am an Airbnb expert…then I found you…you are the top!” - Blog comment on OptimizeMyAirbnb.com
“Danny – You might be a magician. I made a bunch of your suggested updates to the listing and I’ve had $660 in bookings (only 2 nights!) in the last 24 hours.” - Prior customer of OptimizeMyAirbnb.com
“If you don’t read this book, there will be a lot that you don’t know that you don’t know.” - Symon He, foreword Optimize YOUR Airbnb
Everything you need to run an Airbnb rental
This is such a great book and covers everything you need to successfully run an Airbnb rental. It basically outlines the strategies you need to be in the top few percent of rentals in any market. If you follow his guidance you will succeed at this game. This $15 book gives so much detail from a guy who clearly knows his stuff. Read this before you pay $997 for an online course.
Not a terrible read. A little expensive for what you get. There are some good tips, and a lot of references to other services to help you. But it felt more like an extended advertisement for third party Airbnb services and his website than a book that provided a lot of groundbreaking insight.
This is a great book for new and experienced Airbnb hosts. Daniel tells a story of his journey from Airbnb employee to Superhost and all the research he has collected in between. I like to think of myself as a pretty informed host and I learned a lot of things that I didn’t know before reading his book. The best thing about his teachings from the book are many of them are free and very easy to execute. Well worth your your time and money.