A Preview of Get Paid For Your Pad with Jasper Ribbers
A summary of things you should know about Get Paid For Your Pad according to Jasper Ribbers
In this episode Jasper Ribbers shares his book, Get Paid For Your Pad where he shares his proven solution for increasing profits from selling on Airbnb.
In his book Ribbers shows you how to prepare your home cost-effectively, set up a highly searchable Airbnb listing, communicate with guests in a professional way, and catapult your search rank within Airbnb search. The goal of his book is to make you an Airbnb rockstar when it comes to renting out your house.
This book is perfect for entrepreneurs who own a residence and are looking for a way to generate smart passive income on the side by renting their home.
The Book’s Unique Quality (2:31)
When I started writing this book I had one thing in mind and that was to write the best and most comprehensive book on this topic. I actually went out and bought every single book on this topic, read them all, took notes and implemented everything that I found in to my book as well as my own experiences.
The Best Way To Engage (3:39)
I think both ways could work. I did implement a lot of action items and if you are just starting out I recommend you use these items.
The Reader’s Takeaway (15:44)
The most valuable thing that comes from my book is the pricing chapter.
A Deep Dive Into The Book (4:31)
The book starts with a little bit about myself and how I got in to doing Airbnb and why I think it’s so great to do it yourself.
There are six chapters in the book and every chapter describes a very important aspect of running your Airbnb listing. Every chapter ends with a real life story from an Airbnb host.
The first chapter is about preparing your house. Firstly you will want to store away all personal items so that your guest will have plenty of room for themselves. You will want to make sure that the beds are good along with good linens. Go through your house and make a list of all the things that people won’t need and a list of what your guest will need. In this chapter I have a whole list of what you should and shouldn’t have in your house. It also talks about how to manage your house and these are all things that need to be thought through before you create your listing. Some examples are cleaning, check in, check out, communication with guest and etc.
Chapter two is all about creating your listening. You will go on www.airbnb.com and create your listing. Everything that is involved in this process is described in this chapter. I describe how to get the best pictures for your listening because those are very important. I talk about the title, description, profile and house rules of your listing as well.
Chapter three is about pricing which is the most complicated aspect of the Airbnb process. There are several things you can do to get a good idea which I describe by looking at all of our listings and hotel prices. Once you find your base price you will need to know how to vary your price according to demands and I show you how to do that.
Chapter four is all about your guests and guests are the most important aspect of your business. There is a lot you can do before the guest even arrive to make your guest feel comfortable. It is important to let your guest know that you are going to take care of them and someone will be there to welcome them. I also talk about how to treat your guess after they have arrived. You will want to make sure they are ok and let them know that if there is anything that isn’t perfect they can let you know and you will take care of it.
From there we take you in to chapter five which talks about reviews. Reviews are very important on many platforms but especially on Airbnb, if you don’t have good reviews people will not book your place. To make sure your guest write reviews encourage them for feedback. I send all of my guests a thank you message and tell them that I would really appreciate it if they would leave me a review.
The last chapter in my book is about promoting your listing. If your listing is on the first page of Airbnb you have a much better chance of getting a booking than you would if it was on the second, third or fourth page. In this chapter I will show you how to get your listing on the first page.
Notable Quotes From The Book (16:06)
“If there is one piece advice I could give to people it would be to create a listing and try it!” – Jasper Ribbers
The Credibility/Inspiration Of The Author (0:53)
I used to be a trader in the financial sector working in the Netherlands and also in Chicago. About four years ago I decided to leave my career and travel the world. And eventually I started several online businesses and that’s what I’m doing now.
I started renting out my house in Amsterdam about two and half years ago and it completely enabled me to travel and financially support myself. At the same time I was able to live in my house when I was back in Amsterdam and also meet a bunch of great people from all around the world. I noticed a lot of people didn’t know about Airbnb and the ones that do know about it weren’t getting the best results that they could.
Other Books Recommended By The Author (18:22)
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
More Information About This Book and The Author
Buy Get Paid for Your Pad by Jasper Ribbers on Amazon today
Visit GetPaidForYourPad.com to download the prologue, first chapter, and audio book
Visit TheTravelingDutchman.com to learn more about Jasper
More Information About This Episode
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