Have you ever had a total stranger stay in your home, either while you were there or not there? Perhaps you have done so through Airbnb, a website that allows strangers to rent a room, an apartment, or a whole house for a day, a few days, a week, a month, or longer. There are many advantages to utilizing the sharing economy of Airbnb- the main advantage is that the host can use something they already have to make a little money and the traveler can enjoy the comforts of home away from home.
The first night with guests might feel a bit uncomfortable, regardless of whether you are staying there or not. You might be concerned about your safety, their opinions, whether you forgot to stock the area with something essential, if they are going to take care of your things, and what they might be doing in your space. Yes, there are less than ideal travelers. You don’t have to accept them- you have the option to allow or reject any travelers for any dates that you want. There are also going to be lots of wonderful travelers that will take care of your home just like they would take care of their own!
Over time, getting comfortable having guests in your home becomes easier. At first, you might worry about having a guest of the opposite sex, or a guest with pets, or a family. With more positive experiences, you will start to realize that you can do this! You can create this passive income from the space you have in your home that you aren’t using! You might enjoy spending time with your guests, no matter if their visit is short or long. You might come to look forward to meeting strangers and hearing the stories of their travel adventures.
Sign up to be an Airbnb host to start earning on your own property!