Join Christopher Matthew Spencer for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting registered, part of Making Money with Airbnb.
There's handy Sign Up links if you're a current Facebook or Google user. I'll be walking you through registering with an email address, so click on the appropriate link to get started. Sign up with Email. From here, enter your name, email address, and a secure password that's easy for you to remember, but hard for someone to guess. Then you have to enter your real birthday. This is part of what makes Airbnb a safe trading platform. People must be real and verifiable. Then click the Sign up button.
You can optionally indicate how you heard about Airbnb right here. Then click submit. After you register, you'll then receive an email asking you to confirm that your email is valid. Click Confirm Email. Now this would be a great time to add a profile photo and complete your profile. Click Add Profile Photo and either take a photo with your webcam or upload a file from your computer.
I'll click upload from my computer. I'll locate the picture on my computer hard drive, and then I'll click Open. A photo is an important aspect of building confidence with prospective guests and it's recommended. Now from here you also have the option of adding a few more features. One of them is a personalized symbol for Airbnb. You also have the option of posting a profile video. Now both of these you can explore on your own. They aren't a requirement of using the website.
Let's click on Edit Profile and complete the rest of your profile information. The more information you provide on your profile, the better your bookings will be. Trust starts with transparency and you'll be asking potential guests to give you deposits in advance of their stay. So complete as much as you're willing to share. And when you're done, click Save. Go ahead and confirm your Password to continue.
Now let's click on Add More Verifications. From the Trust and Verification section, go ahead and click on Verify Me. Go ahead and continue by clicking Verify Me, and then you'll see an option to use Government ID or to confirm some personal details about you. I'm going to use Government ID because it's quicker and easier.
Then click Start verification. Now I have a Driver's license and I took a picture and put it on my computer desktop. So I click Driver's license. Click Choose file and locate the picture on your computer hard drive. Then click Open. Then click Confirm.
Next verify your phone number. And then click Verify via SMS. Then check your phone for a code. Once you receive the code, go ahead and enter it here. Next, click Confirm Details. Go ahead and enter your personal details here, and then enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Then click Next.
And then answer these security questions. Then click Next. Answer the next security question, then click Next. Connecting your profile with Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn provides further verifications that will really encourage bookings. I'm already signed into Facebook, so I'll go ahead and connect with Facebook. And that's all there is to it. Now you can connect with Gmail, I'm already signed into Gmail.
Then click Allow. And everything looks great. I'm now a verified user on Airbnb. Now you're registered, verified, and ready to get started setting up your accommodation listings.
Christopher Matthew Spencer, a successful Airbnb host, first acquaints viewers with Airbnb and the requirements—both in terms of mindset and property—needed to venture into the Airbnb world. Then you'll learn how to prep a property, stock it with amenities that will garner 5-star reviews, and craft an attention getting listing that covers everything from the headline to property descriptions and guides. The course also explores how to manage guest interactions, deal with housekeeping and maintenance, and promote listings outside of Airbnb. Start watching to learn how you can profit from this great sharing economy platform.
- Evaluating whether Airbnb is right for you
- Writing about and photographing the property
- Establishing a price for your Airbnb rental
- Planning for ongoing maintenance
- Preparing the kitchen, bedroom(s), and other spaces
- Stocking your rental with amenities
- Scouting the competition
- Managing guest interactions, including check-in and checkout
- Working with guest feedback
- Promoting your Airbnb rental