We’ve had a strange winter this year, yet summer is approaching faster than we think. There are countless bed-and-breakfast locations scattered across the state of Maine, yet what if you could turn your home into a place for people to visit, and make some money in the process?
Sure, you probably don’t have the resources to setup a website, develop a marketing plan, and start attracting tourists, but you don’t need to!
It’s time you met Airbnb.
What is Airbnb?
Airbnb is a social website that connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Through their experiences on Airbnb, guests and hosts build real connections with real people from all over the globe.
Guests gain access to unique and distinctive spaces and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. We call that traveling like a human! Hosts can effortlessly showcase their spaces to an audience of millions, whether they have an urban apartment or countryside castle.
How does Airbnb work?
Curious about how everything works? Watch this video below!
What I like about Airbnb:
There’s always risk and uncertainty when staying in a new location, so that’s why Airbnb has attempted to make the process of booking a room as transparent as possible. If I am unsure about the host, I can contact them. If the host is wary about a prospective “renter”, then they have the opportunity to turn down the offer.
In addition, If I stay in a certain location, I can then rate and review my experience to the rest of the Airbnb community. This creates a “circle of trust” among users and hosts. If you are still concerned about the process, the $50,000 dollar guarantee in the case of theft or vandalism.
If you aren’t a little daring, this service probably isn’t for you.