be a HOST

Open your home to travelers on Airbnb to earn extra money and meet new people.

Hosting on Airbnb is your chance to earn extra money by showing off the best of your hometown. Travelers from around the world use the home-sharing site to find unique places to stay— spaces just like yours—and Airbnb does a lot to help hosts feel comfortable and confident welcoming guests. Everyone who travels on Airbnb needs to submit a profile photo and confirmed phone number and email address. For extra assurance, hosts can also require their guests to submit a government-issued ID. These are just some of the ways Airbnb helps hosts succeed.

A bit of spare time and a spare room. That’s all you need to get started earning extra income as a host on Airbnb. Whether you want to become an entrepreneur and work for yourself or you already have a full-time job and just hope to make some extra cash in your free time, you can find what you’re looking for on Airbnb. You get to choose when and how often you host. You can share a spare room in your apartment, host your whole home the next time you’re out of town, or create a listing for a vacation house, if you have one. Airbnb makes it simple to earn extra money by putting your extra space to work for you.

    Homeowner refinancing / using Airbnb to pay off loans

    1. Purchasing a home is one of the most exciting things you can do in your life. The mortgage payments that come with such a purchase, however, aren’t nearly as exciting. Refinancing your mortgage is a great start to cutting down your payments, however that only goes so far. Why not make your extra space work for you? Join the millions of people across the globe who make extra money by listing their home on Airbnb.

    2. As a homeowner, you’re probably familiar with the dreaded mortgage payment. While refinancing is a popular way to reduce your costs, listing your space on Airbnb may also be a smart option for you. You can use the money you earn on Airbnb for anything you want -- you can even put it towards your mortgage payments or other housing expenses. All you need is a bit of spare time and some extra space. Earn on your terms. You can rent out your entire home or spare room(s) depending on what works best for you.

    Why hosting for seniors makes sense

    1. Once you reach retirement, you’re trading your daily 9 to 5 for the freedom to enjoy life on your terms. Sure, you could take up knitting or golf, but aren’t those a bit cliche? Why not do something interesting like explore the world? Whether you want to fund your dream trip, or meet interesting people from the comfort of your home, Airbnb is for you. With their 24x7 support and simple communication and payment platform, Airbnb makes it as easy as possible for you to get the most from hosting.

    2. Now that you’ve given up your decades long 9 to 5, what are you planning to do with your time? Knitting? Golf? Shuffleboard? Admit it, you want to do something different. Airbnb makes it possible for you to try your hand at entrepreneurship so you can fund that dream trip, home renovation, or whatever else you desire. With Airbnb, you don’t have to worry about finding guests or processing payments. All you need to get started is a bit of spare time and some extra space.

    3. Retirement, it’s the end of your 9 to 5, and the start of a new chapter of your life. A time when you’re able to pursue what matters most to you. Whether it’s traveling the world, funding a home renovation, taking up a new hobby, or something else, the possibilities are endless. Of course, funding those passions can be a challenge, which is where Airbnb can help. With a bit of spare time and an extra room, you can boost your income, while also meeting interesting people around the world. You’ll also be able to showcase your hometown and help travelers make the most of their trips.

    Job seekers looking to host in-between jobs

    1. Being between jobs is never fun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t earn some extra income on your terms. A bit of spare time and an extra room is all you need to turn your home into a money making machine. Simply write descriptions of your space, upload photos, and set the times travelers are allowed. When guests book your space, Airbnb processes payments so you don’t have to. Even better, when you’re working full-time again, you can continue hosting on your terms.

    1. Are you unemployed and looking for a simple way to earn income in your spare time? If so, Airbnb is the service for you. All you need to get started is an extra room in your home. Simply write descriptions of your space, upload photos, and mark the dates your space is available to travelers. When guests book your space, they pay for their reservations upon booking. We release payments to the hosts typically within 24 hours. The great thing about all this is that you can continue earning even when you’re working full-time.

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