Airbnb Host Features: 5 Hidden Tips To Help Boost Airbnb Revenue

Did you notice the new host dashboard? This new dashboard came after the big update on 2/22/18. There are a few cool tips to help hosts to get more bookings, but it’s kind of tucked away.

In this post, you’ll learn how to find them and how to use them to help you manage and convert more bookings!

(If you’re interested to learn more about Airbnb SEO, I suggest head over here).

Airbnb Revenue Tip #1:  How to Create a New Rule-set

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Why is this useful? 

My high-season is from May to the end of September. So that means, I can create a new rule-set to automatically increase another 10% on what I’m already charging.

  • Click on Calendar
  • Create a new rule-set

I use Beyond Pricing, so my prices are already dynamic, which means I’m already maxing my nightly rates. Another 10% is going to boost my bottom-line!

( If you’re interested to learn how I improved my nightly rates by a whopping 33%, then you can head here)

You can also create a rule-set where you decrease a certain %. That’ll be helpful in low-season where bookings are sparse!

Airbnb Revenue Tip #2: How to Preview Your Listing with 1-Click Airbnb revenue

The old way to do is you click on your listing, then you wait for it to load, and then you can click on “preview listing.”

Now, you can go preview your listing before you publish it live with just one click.

  • Go to your Listing
  • Scroll all the way to the right and then click on the three-dots.

Airbnb Revenue Tip #3: Request Proof of Income To Refinance Your Mortage

In case that you missed it, but now you can use your income from Airbnb to refinance your mortgage! This is a huge win for homeowners.

Airbnb Revenue Airbnb Host Features: 5 Hidden Tips To Help Hosts

Here are the steps:

  • Go to Progress
  • Then click on Earnings
  • Then you can request proof of income directly from Airbnb

Airbnb Revenue Tip #4: Set Up an Earning Goal

Airbnb Host Features: 5 Hidden Tips To Help Hosts
Want to keep track of your goal? Airbnb now makes it easier for you to do so. It’s a neat feature!

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After clicking on creating a goal, you’ll be prompted to click on “increase earnings” or “host more often.” The difference is that one is a dollar amount and one is an occupancy rate.

I’d suggest playing around with it. Now, also please remember that Airbnb will often show you pricing “tips,” be careful now to fall for it.

You need to read why you should never trust their pricing tips.

Airbnb Revenue Tip #5: Opportunities

This is the coolest addition of new features! Now, Airbnb gives you a list of things that you can improve in order to earn more money!

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As you can see, there are three opportunities for me: basic requirements, Superhost, and Work collection.

If you have multiple listings, then you can select the listing that you want to work on. This by far is the most important release!

That’s all folks!

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  • Karen
    Posted at 15:33h, 28 February Reply

    Bravo! I am grateful for your expertise and generous sharing to make our community more professional and more successful. Thanks for your insights. You did not review Pricelabs. Have you looked at them? I like their pricing model- a fixed, reasonable amount monthly. I cannot attest to any of these companies overall effectiveness.

    • Sam
      Posted at 19:32h, 28 February Reply

      Thanks Karen!

      I love writing and sharing, so it’s my pleasure!

      I’m not sure about pricelabs. I’ll take a look and see if they’re accurate!

    • Sam
      Posted at 22:46h, 02 March Reply

      Hi Karen,

      Took a look at Pricelabs. I really like their flat pricing. However, I found their pricing prediction for my units to be inconsistent…

  • CommanderMoney
    Posted at 16:21h, 13 December Reply

    Hey Sam, can you make a post going over the “New Rule Set”. I am not following 100% on how it works or can benefit the business.

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