136 episodes

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!

The Hosting Journey Evelyn Badia

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 58 Ratings

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!

    Black Friday Tips and Tricks

    Black Friday Tips and Tricks

    Black Friday is a great time to stock up on essentials for your Airbnb or short-term rental. Learn how to strategize and build a game plan for a successful Black Friday shopping spree!

    • 8 min
    Airbnb Updates 2021

    Airbnb Updates 2021

    Get the scoop on Airbnb’s 2021 Release. I’ll share the highlights on Airbnb’s winter update, including Aircover—free top-to-bottom protection for every host—both new and existing.

    It includes things like $1M liability insurance, $1M in damage protection, pet damage protection, and more. Plus, I’ll explain the Community Integrity Program that shares information between Airbnb & Vrbo to help identify & deal with “party house” offenders.

    • 10 min
    The Products NOT to Buy for your Airbnb

    The Products NOT to Buy for your Airbnb

    If you’re furnishing a short-term rental or an Airbnb, do you know what NOT to buy? Every host has a list of products they love, but after furnishing 4 STRs, I’ve gained tons of experience on what NOT to buy. Join me for “The Products I WIll NEVER Buy for My STR.

    • 11 min
    A Direct Booking Website for Your Airbnb

    A Direct Booking Website for Your Airbnb

    Do you need to create a website for your short-term rental? Airbnb & VRBO are a good way to start, but when guests rave about your place, do you want them to mention you, or Airbnb?
    Learn the reasons why I decided to create my own website to showcase my listings and learn what to consider if you’re making that decision for your property.
    I’m dropping some knowledge about website creation and where to go for help and resources. If you want to grow your vacation rental listing, don’t miss this one!

    • 16 min
    From Flipping Homes to Airbnb

    From Flipping Homes to Airbnb

    Ever wonder if investing in short-term rentals can lead to financial freedom? There’s no straight line into the world of Airbnb and short-term rentals.
    Every host has a different story, and Kirby Atwell’s is full of twists and turns—from military service to rehabbing homes, and later from long-term to short-term rentals.
    Today Kirby’s an Airbnb host who has found his sweet spot, along with financial freedom, more time for family, and a business that’s built around the life he loves. Listen to “From Flipping Homes to Airbnb,” as I interview Airbnb host Kirby Atwell.  And start the journey to your own sweet spot with short-term rentals!

    • 28 min
    The 5 Essentials Emails You Need

    The 5 Essentials Emails You Need

    Tired of staring at the screen and wondering what to say in an email to the guest you just booked? Join me for a review of the five emails you need to include in your guest communications. From the initial booking confirmation to the follow-up email after your guest leaves, there are only a total of 5 emails that are necessary for you to send. 
    I’ll explain each one and give you important tips about the wording, content, and timing. I’ll also show you step-by-step how to set up guest emails in Airbnb Automated Messages. Plus, I’ll show you how to link your account to the IGMS automated message platform. Communication is a beautiful thing, and automated emails are amazing. Join me to learn more.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

MVusur ,

Excellent! Informative, concise and authentic

Evelyn is a positive force encouraging short term rental hosts and those interested in starting the str hosting journey. Lots of great recommendations and resources.

Thank you Evelyn! Praying for you!

_John Weber ,

Quality Podcast

I really enjoy this podcast, not just for the content but really the quality of the production. The host puts a lot of time into her introductions and you can tell she even puts her own style on the ads as well. You can tell she is passionate about the material she is discussing and has a selfless desire to share with others as well. It’s really enjoyable to listen to and I’ve learned so much about short term rental management. Thanks for the great information and quality listening experience!

Shimi Chic ,

Topics + Advice is Spot On!

Evelyn really understands the AirBnB industry and provides ~great~ help to all of us, from newbies to veterans. Love this podcast! Keep up the awesome work, and thank you!

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