The Hosting Journey: All things Airbnb, VRBO and Short Term Vacation Rentals.
By Evelyn Badia
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The Hosting Journey is your weekly podcast for ALL things Airbnb and vacation rental. Evelyn, a successful Airbnb Superhost since 2010, has been working as a home sharing educator for years, presenting as Host Educator at Airbnb conferences and beyond. Now she’s sharing her wealth of knowledge with you. Whether you're a novice or an expert, get your tips, marketing ideas, and proven financial strategies to ensure you have a profitable home sharing-vacation rental business and successful Hosting Journey. HEADPHONES ON, and get ready to journey!
||CleanTHJ 48 Airbnb & Vacation Rental Educators and more||There’s a saying, “Those who can’t, teach.” Well, in the land of Airbnb and vacation rentals there are plenty of folks who do both, including yours truly! In Airbnb & Vacation Rental Educators episode, I will share some new and not new...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCancellations, Refunds and Last Minute Guests Requests||Last minute cancellation and refunds requests, those are the non-fun parts of the life of being an Airbnb host. Listen to Cancellations, Refunds and Last Minute Guests Requests to learn how to navigate those unpleasant conversations. So you can get to..||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeing an Airbnb Superhost is it worth it?||Is Being an Airbnb Superhost Worth It? Listen and learn all about how to become a Superhost, how to lose the coveted badge, and if it is a good fit for you after all.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy 10th Birthday Airbnb!: What a Difference 10 Years Make||Who knew that three guys, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nate Blecharczyk, in San Francisco would revolutionize the hospitality world with an air mattress and the idea of opening their home to strangers? Listen to Happy 10th Birthday Airbnb!: What a...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 44 Guests you love, Guests you love to see go||Counting the minutes until your Airbnb guest leaves? Kicking your guests out too extreme? Tips and tricks for self-care while living with strangers. Evelyn escaped to a friend’s house, but just in case leaving your own home isn’t an option.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 43 Hiring and Keeping a Cleaning person||Overwhelmed with cleaning your Airbnb? Want to hire someone to help, but you’re not sure where to start? “In Hiring and Keeping a Cleaning person,” Vera Shulgina shares advice on finding, hiring, training, and retaining the perfect staff for you a||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ Ep42: Where is Evelyn?||In Where is Evelyn? Listen to find out why was she missing from the podcast and what’s coming up for the Hosting Journey Podcast And find out that after 8 years as a host someone can really mess up with a guest, badly.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ Ep41: A Healthy and Happy Host Makes for Happier Guests||In this episode, “A Healthy and Happy Host Makes for Happier Guests,” I get personal and truthful. This week, it's all about the realities of life. I discuss having a system, a support team, and embracing self-care.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ Ep40: My Adventures and Misadventures in the Lone Star State||In My adventures and Misadventures in the Lone Star State learn the value of being a transparent host. Join Superhost Evelyn as she takes you on her Airbnb journey to Texas. See what happens when listings lack full disclosure.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ Ep39: Reunited and It Feels so Good a Hot Mic with Tammi Sims||Tammi Simms and I are “Reunited, and it Feels so Good…” Oh yeah. This episode is full of information We share our very strong opinion on asking guests for a review. We discuss the new 48-hour grace period cancellation policy and cancellation polic||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ Ep38: Hitting a One Year Mark||The Hosting Journey Podcast: Hitting The 1 year Mark. is the introspective episode on how the journey started, how we got to the one-year marker, and what's planned for the hosting future. I discuss starting new projects and how to combat fear,||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ Ep37 How to Build a Community of Hosts||In How to build a community of hosts with Special guest, Michael McKay shares his wealth of information on how to organize, create and build a powerful hosting community. We also go over simple ideas for attracting bookings, getting 5-star reviews,||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 36: The Sharing Economy is Here to Stay… Embrace It||The Sharing Economy is here to stay…embrace it: A conversation with Lee A. Thomas, Jr. Lee is a financier by profession and an activist by choice. Topics vary from new home sharing laws, which affect your cities to new Airbnb rules,||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 35: 2018 Useful Tax information for Airbnb Hosts||2018 Useful Tax information for Airbnb Hosts with special guest Miguel Centeno of Sharing Economy. Miguel is a certified accountant, and much more. We discuss Airbnb 1099 and how to receive it; how to figure your real earnings;.||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 34: Exciting and Valuable Conversation with a New Airbnb Host||In Exciting and Valuable Conversation with a New Airbnb Host, I speak with Newbie Airbnb host, Jess Clemons. I will go over how and why to start your own vacation rental, setting you up for immediate success and profit. Tips on going LIVE!||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 33: How to Build and Keep a Team for your Airbnb||In “How to Build and Keep a Team for your Airbnb,” I will teach you methods on how to select and properly vet that perfect support team. We might think we can do it all alone, but it doesn’t take long to realize we need help beyond our family and||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 32: How To Successfully Process A Security Claim With Airbnb||Learn How To Successfully Process A Security Claim With Airbnb Claims expert Brandon McKenson from MetroButler.com joins me to discuss security deposits and when to claim them. What's considered valuable, and is it worth it?||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 31: How to Make the Most of Your Property||Thibault Masson is my special guest in “How to make the most of your property - working with different platforms.” Masson is an experienced vacation rental owner and a Product Marketing Manager at BOOKING.COM.||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 30: How to Use Airdna Data to Improve Your Airbnb||Learn How to use Airdna data to Improve your Airbnb from expert analyst Scott Shatford, CEO/Founder of AirDNA. Scott will help us understand how to use data analysis to promote our current listings and how it can assist us to select the best cities to .||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 29: How to set and keep exciting yet practical goals for your Airbnb||Learn how to SET and KEEP practical goals for your Airbnb this NEW YEAR. In this episode, I discuss setting smart goals, the difference between projects and goals. And most important how to keep those goals.||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 28: 2017 A Year in Review||Welcome to the 2017 Year In Review with Tammi Sims. A recap episode of all the top Hosting Journey topics of the past year, the top hits and trends from The Hosting Journey Facebook Group, changes at Airbnb,||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 27: 2017 Gift Guide for the Airbnb Host||The 2017 Guide For The Airbnb Host is all about the gift you want to give yourself. Selecting the perfect dual gift that works for YOU and for hosting, from appliances to keyless locks, and beyond. Plus, timing your taxes and solutions if you're short .||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 26: What I Learned as an Airbnb Guest||The post THJ 26: What I Learned as an Airbnb Guest appeared first on The Hosting Journey.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 25: How to Hire a Property Management Service Company||In How to Hire a Property Management Service Company Brandon McKenzie, co-founder of Metro Butler, a short-term and vacation rental management company, joins me to discuss the process they go through for accepting a new listing, the pricing involved,||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 24: The Pros & Cons of Living an Airbnb Life since 2010||With over 7 years as an Airbnb host and 600 reviews, I have come up with my Pros and Cons of sharing my home with…strangers. Some Pros and Cons are on the same side of the coin. I’ll discuss the illusion of freedom of time,||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 23: Rebuilding an Island Paradise: Jennifer and Crispin’s Story||This episode is how Airbnb hosts Jennifer and Crispin are rebuilding their dreams one day at a time. We’re talking about hope, persistence, and perseverance. In “Rebuilding an Island Paradise: Jennifer and Crispin’s story,||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 22: How to Best Communicate with Your Guest||Get the best techniques to have guests open up and communicate better. From first inquiries to proper communication after they’ve checked out. This week I will give hosts the proper tools to keep communications going.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 21 Productivity Made Easy For Your Airbnb Success||This week’s episode is all about “Productivity Made Easy For Your Airbnb Success” with Amber De La Garza, The Productivity Specialist! Today, she’ll help us with specific techniques to get back on track when our guests interrupt our best planned||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 20: How to Use Booking.com by an Experienced Host||In How to Use Booking.com by an Experienced Host episode you’ll learn from Host Chris as we discuss Booking.com’s hosting philosophy. We talk about what happens if YOU cancel a guest? Their commissions. And Is it worth it?||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 19:Technology Made Easy For Your Airbnb||“Technology Made Easy For Your Airbnb” with Alex Nigg, Properly Founder, Tech Expert and Airbnb Superhost! - This episode will teach you how to use simple technology to create an amazing experience for your guests and SAVE YOU MONEY!||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 18:Hot Mic: What Does Your Guest Rave?||Another “Hot Mic” episode with Tammi Sims and it’s all about “What Your Guests Rave About”. The reasons why we love to host. We also learn how to get paid early with Airbnb’s NEW “Host Early Pay”. The “What’s Hot” segment,||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 17: Everything you need to know about insurance for your Airbnb||Today’s episode is “Everything you need to know about Insurance For Your Airbnb” with special guest, Tony Melilla, from CBIZ Insurance. Learn if your standard homeowner’s policy covers your vacation rental,||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 16: How to Master Your Guests Reviews: the Positive and Negative||Today’s episode is ALL about the ART OF GUESTS’ REVIEWS! In How to Master Your Guests’ Reviews: the Positive and The Negative, I’ll show you when to respond to a negative review and when to “let it go.” Learn the art of marketing by using y||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 15: Elsie Escobar Ask Me Why I Podcast?||Airbnb changed the world of travel, now Podcasting is changing the world of how we consume information. And Elsie Escobar wants YOU to be part of that world: In Elsie Escobar: Ask Me Why I Podcast we talk all about that and much more.||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 14: WWED: Should I Allow This Guest in My Home?||In the What Would Evelyn Do: Should I allow this Guest in my home?” episode I answer questions such as Do you deny or accept guests with negative reviews?” and “Do you claim your security deposit if a guest has damaged your property?||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 13: Hot Mic: A Well Informed Guest is the Best Guest||Tammi Simms and I discuss the when and what to communicate with our guests. Because cleanliness and communication are the key components of a successful Airbnb. I tell my tale of under age guests and why I hosted them.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 12: How to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs: A Complete Guide For Your Airbnb||How to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs: A Complete Guide For Your Airbnb features Michelle Himden, founder of Cityamy, a short-term rental management company. Michelle has become an expert in dealing with and eliminating the ever-present Bed Bugs,||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 11: Hot Mic- Is that the Only Coffee Pot?||Today’s episode is my first in a series called, “Hot Mic,” and I’m sharing the mic with Tammi Sims. On today’s “Hot Mic: Is that the Only Coffee Pot,” we discussed the Airbnb changes for amenities and calendar. Plus,||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 10: A House Manual Guests Will Read||This week´s episode is all about creating a ¨House Manual Guests Will Actually Read!¨ Learn the essentials that go into a House Manual plus all the extra bells and whistles that will have your guests reading and raving about your House Manual. Yes,||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 09: Airbnb Adventures by Experienced Guests Mitch and Stephanie||On Airbnb Adventures by Experienced Guests show, I interview my dear friends Mitch and Stephanie. They've been using Airbnb for many years and remember ALL their trips… The good, the bad and the UGLY… Especially the UGLY.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 08: Connecting with your Guest as a Remote Superhost||This week’s episode is ALL about HOSTING GUESTS REMOTELY, featuring Tammi Simms! She’s a Hospitality instructor, holding workshops ALL around the globe. Hosting has NEVER been so easy, especially… from AFAR!||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 07: How Much is Your Airbnb Guest Costing You?||This week's episode is about How Much Is Your Airbnb Guest Costing You? Your Calendar is booked but your finances are in the tank! I will help you understand and develop a financial strategy to keep guests happy, and YOUR wallet ecstatic!||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 06: Chip Conley 5 Key Tips from Hosts||This week, Chip Conley shared 5 KEY TIPS he learned from the “BEST HOSTS” from around the globe. At the age of 26, Chip founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality, the second largest boutique hotel brand in the world.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 05: Instant Booking: Pros and Cons||This episode is all about ¨Instant Booking! Pros and Cons¨. Can you change your mind once activated? If “Instant Booked”, can YOU cancel? Does it help your listing? Learn how to use this ”new” tool to your advantage. “Instant Booking” is h||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 04: He Ate My Avocado: Setting up House Rules and Boundaries||“Mi casa, es su casa” is NOT a House Rule. This episode is ALL about setting up proper guidelines and realistic expectations to protect YOU and your listing. Plus, how to properly handle guests who break the rules!||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 03: Starting a Brand New Airbnb without Worry||Today I will share my expertise and recommendation for starting your new successful Airbnb Vacation Rental, the advice from my Facebook community, and my top tips.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 02: Airbnb, Taxes and You||Airbnb Taxes made easy with special guest, Derek Davis. Certified Public Accountant from Shared Economy. If you have NO IDEA about HOME SHARING taxes and how to make them work for YOU, then don’t miss this episode!||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHJ 01: My Personal Hosting Journey||Me, Myself, and YOU! This is my personal Hosting Journey. How I created my hosting six figure income, and how YOU can create it, too. Invaluable ideas, important marketing tips, and financial strategies for a profitable successful hosting business.||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Evelyn has been a good friend and advisor for years. When we met in 2005, she was a successful commercial producer for major brands. Since starting her hosting in 2010, she has emerged as one of top hosts in NYC, speaking in Albany and NYC on behalf of the shared economy, advising dozens of other hosts, and being featured at Airbnb Open in San Francisco. I highly recommend her insights. They are humorous and most importantly useful. I look forward to your other podcasts.
Everything you need to know and more!
This podcast is a must listen if you are an Airbnb or vacation rental host or manager. Evelyn gets right down to business with awesome tips, insight and information you won't find anywhere else. Thank you, Evelyn for sharing your generous expertise!
As a fellow Airbnb host, listening to Evelyn's journey has made me laugh, made me cry, and made me reconsider some of my own processes. Perfect for the new Airbnb host, and an empathetic ear for the professional host. Highly recommended!