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Ready to reclaim control of your bookings and break free from the unpredictability of OTAs like Airbnb? Craving the stability of building your business on your terms?

Dive into the Boostly Podcast, where Mark Simpson and Liam Carolan unveil the secrets to unlocking a flood of direct bookings. With a rich mix of insights, Mark and Liam equip you with the tools and strategies needed to secure your independence in the hospitality industry.

Liam Carolan shines in the "Behind The Host" mini-series, offering a peek into the journeys of successful hosts. Mark Simpson, the driving force behind the Boostly Podcast, shares actionable advice and the latest trends to help you stay ahead.

Join us for a journey over 700 episodes deep – all designed to empower you with knowledge and tactics for boosting your bookings. Catch our engaging video content on the Boostly YouTube channel at boostly.co.uk/youtube. Your path to direct booking mastery starts here!

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Ready to reclaim control of your bookings and break free from the unpredictability of OTAs like Airbnb? Craving the stability of building your business on your terms?

Dive into the Boostly Podcast, where Mark Simpson and Liam Carolan unveil the secrets to unlocking a flood of direct bookings. With a rich mix of insights, Mark and Liam equip you with the tools and strategies needed to secure your independence in the hospitality industry.

Liam Carolan shines in the "Behind The Host" mini-series, offering a peek into the journeys of successful hosts. Mark Simpson, the driving force behind the Boostly Podcast, shares actionable advice and the latest trends to help you stay ahead.

Join us for a journey over 700 episodes deep – all designed to empower you with knowledge and tactics for boosting your bookings. Catch our engaging video content on the Boostly YouTube channel at boostly.co.uk/youtube. Your path to direct booking mastery starts here!

    In the Mind of a Mentor: Conversations with Robin Waite the Fearless Business Coach

    In the Mind of a Mentor: Conversations with Robin Waite the Fearless Business Coach

    Welcome to Boostly Podcast Episode 728.

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    In this episode, we dive into the realms outside hospitality to bring insights from Robin Waite, a business coach, published author, and former agency owner. Waite shares his journey from systems analyst to successful entrepreneur and business coach, highlighting the key decisions that led him to sell his business and focus on coaching. He discusses the importance of overcoming fear and the impact of mindset on pricing and business growth, sharing insights from his book 'Take Your Shot' which details the transformation of a client's business through strategic advice. The episode also touches on productivity, emphasizing joy over discipline, and explores strategies for hospitality entrepreneurs to refresh or expand their business models in today's market. Insights from hosting platforms like Hostfully are shared to help listeners navigate challenges in the hospitality industry. The episode concludes with Waite's upcoming engagements and an encouragement for listeners to take bold steps in their business ventures.

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    • 26 min
    Streamlining Stays: How ChargeAutomation Delivers a Slick Guest Experience

    Streamlining Stays: How ChargeAutomation Delivers a Slick Guest Experience

    Welcome to Boostly Podcast Episode 727.

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    This episode of the Boostly podcast features a deep dive into Charge Automation, a service aimed at enhancing guest experience and revenue for property managers in the short-term rental and boutique hotels industry. The guest, Flo, the Chief Revenue Officer of Charge Automation, discusses the significance of the service in the hospitality industry, highlighting its capabilities in contactless check-in, payment automation, security deposit collection, upselling, chargeback fraud protection, and digital guidebooks. Flo emphasizes the importance of staying updated with technological advancements to reduce risks and improve guest satisfaction. The podcast also discusses how Charge Automation integrates with Property Management Systems (PMS) to streamline operations and enhance the guest experience, ultimately helping hosts to stand out in a competitive market and secure more direct bookings.

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    • 32 min
    Integrating Can Monkey for Seamless STR Maintenance

    Integrating Can Monkey for Seamless STR Maintenance

    Welcome to Boostly Podcast Episode 726.

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    This episode of the Boostly podcast features a collaboration with STR Collab, focusing on the virtual gathering of experts from the short-term rental industry. Hosted by Maddie from Mount and guest speaker Alex from Can Monkey, the webinar delves into waste management solutions tailored for hosts managing one to 20 properties. Discussions highlight the importance of seamless trash handling for enhancing guest experiences and maintaining property aesthetics, especially in the context of the short-term rental market's evolving challenges, such as regulatory changes and the need for direct booking strategies. Alex introduces Can Monkey's innovative service, which automates waste disposal, thereby ensuring compliance with local ordinances and improving operational efficiency for property managers. The conversation extends to potential expansions of such gig economy services, aiming to provide comprehensive support for hosts. This episode not only addresses practical aspects of property management but also touches on broader industry trends and the potential impact of technology and community collaboration on the future of short-term rentals.

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    • 31 min
    AutoPilot Profits: Harnessing Hands-Off Marketing for Customer Retention

    AutoPilot Profits: Harnessing Hands-Off Marketing for Customer Retention

    Welcome to Boostly Podcast Episode 725.

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    This episode of the Boostly podcast features Sam Mistretta , CEO and founder of Go STR marketing, a service designed to help short-term rental hosts increase direct bookings through custom-branded email and text marketing. Sam discusses the importance of collecting guest contact information, marketing to past guests, and taking action with a proven partner. He outlines the benefits and workings of Go STR marketing, sharing insights on how it generates bookings and supports hosts in managing campaigns effortlessly. The conversation also touches on challenges in email marketing due to recent regulations and offers advice for hosts looking to improve their direct booking strategies.

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    • 25 min
    Service Management Solutions: Boosting Productivity and Profits

    Service Management Solutions: Boosting Productivity and Profits

    Welcome to Boostly Podcast Episode 724.

    This episode of the Boostly podcast, Liam Carolan going behind the scenes with Dale Smith, CEO and founder of Host & Stay, a significant player in the UK's short-term rental and holiday home management industry. Originating from the north of England, Host & Stay now manages over 1000 properties across the UK, with ambitions to double that number in 2024. Dale shares the journey of Host & Stay from its inception, driven by personal investments in the property sector, to its current status as a full-service management company boasting a substantial in-house team, highlighting its competitive edge and growth strategies. The discussion touches on the challenges of scaling, the importance of marketing, and the impact of regulations on the industry. Dale also outlines Host & Stay's future growth plans, including organic expansion, acquisitions, and the possibility of international operations, all while maintaining their comprehensive management service. Throughout, Dale offers insights on how to thrive in the evolving short-term rental market, emphasizing adaptability, marketing investment, and a deep understanding of operational challenges.

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    • 34 min
    STR Collab: Latest Updates & Furnishing for Success with Minoan

    STR Collab: Latest Updates & Furnishing for Success with Minoan

    Welcome to Boostly Podcast Episode 723.

    This episode of the Boostly Podcast is part of the STR Collab miniseries, the hosts collaborate with founders and influential figures in the short-term rental (STR) industry. The goal is to foster monthly collaborations on Zoom, bringing together vendors, business allies, and internet friends to share updates and work insights. This episode features a special focus on Minoan, highlighting its unique business model of helping customers generate revenue through the furniture in their homes. Additionally, the podcast covers Airbnb's commitment to verifying listings, record-breaking marketing spend by OTAs, and emphasizes the importance of being listed on multiple platforms to maximize revenue. Key upcoming events in the STR space are also discussed, along with a detailed presentation by Sage from Minoan about turning furnishing expenses into profit centers through their platform. The hosts conclude with the potential of STR properties as 'four-walled influencers,' advocating for thoughtful investment in property furnishing and leveraging systems for scaling businesses.


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    • 38 min

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