Goals for Your Airbnb: More Money, Extra Bookings, Better Reviews, and Less Time

Goals for Your Airbnb: More Money, Extra Bookings, Better Reviews, and Less Time

Let’s talk goals! Whether you’re a newly minted host, someone aiming for the Superhost stratosphere, or you’re welcoming a new year with some new Airbnb resolutions, this post is for you. We want you to get the most out of your Airbnb. More money. Extra bookings. Better reviews. And less time spent making all that happen.

Moving the needle in a meaningful way is a two step process. First, you need to define the right goal to focus on. And then, you need take impactful steps towards that objective.

Moving the needle in a meaningful way is a two step process. First, you need to define the right goal to focus on. And then, you need take impactful steps towards that objective. This post is designed to help you do just that. Our Top Airbnb Goal Quiz will help you identify which of those four goals deserves your attention most. And our Airbnb SMART Goal Worksheet will help you establish exactly what you plan to achieve. Finally, with your goal in clear focus, we’ll dive into the most powerful actions you can take today to kickstart your progress. Sound good? Great! Let’s get started.

Pick Your Goal

Every Airbnb host wants to attract extra bookings, receive better reviews, spend less time on their hosting duties, and earn more money for all their effort. But which goal deserves your attention most? We’ve designed a few questions to help you find out. Click here to download the quiz. Rank the responses to each question from 1 (most relevant to you) through 4 (least relevant). Then just add up the columns. Focus your energy on the goal in the box with the lowest score. The goal that needs your attention most may surprise you!

Make it SMART

Now that you’ve got your overarching goal, let’s dive into defining the details. We’ll do that by making your goal SMART. That is, a goal that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. It’s easy. Click here to download the worksheet. It will walk you through creating your first Airbnb SMART goal. Once you’ve finished, post your SMART goal somewhere you’ll see every day. And don’t forget to mark that completion date on your calendar. Now, jump down to the actionable next steps that correspond to your goal. You’ve got this!

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ATTRACT EXTRA BOOKINGS

Let’s start at the beginning. You’ve got to get guests in the door. Afterall, you didn’t spend all that time creating an incredible Airbnb to have it just sit empty! The crux of attracting additional bookings is having an attractive listing online. Here are the quickest ways to create an eye-catching Airbnb listing.

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RECEIVE BETTER REVIEWS

Given the often inflated state of Airbnb reviews, less than five-star subcategories can ward off potential guests. If you’ve got a subcategory stuck beneath the five-star threshold, here are our top recommendations to make up lost ground in any given subcategory.

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Spend Less Time

Your Airbnb should support your life, not the other way around. If running your Airbnb has started to dictate how you live your life, it’s time to hop in the driver’s seat and take back control. Here are the quickest ways to ratchet back the number of hours you spend with your hosting hat on.

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Make More Money

There are only two ways to make more money with your Airbnb. You can decrease its expenses or increase the revenue it brings in. Ideally, you do both! Here are three tips for method to help your Airbnb make the kind of money you envisioned when you opened its doors.

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Happy Hosting!

Thank you so much for spending some time here at bnbNomad! We wish you the very best as you create and achieve your SMART Airbnb hosting goal. Don’t forget to download your free copy of the Top Airbnb Goal Quiz and the Airbnb SMART Goal Worksheet. As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts! What advice do you have when it comes to getting more out of your Airbnb? Let us know in the comments below, and until next time, happy hosting!

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