Looking to Earn Extra Money?

You’ve been an Airbnb guest, but have you ever thought about becoming an Airbnb host? Find out how simple it is to get started as an Airbnb host and start making some extra income!

7 Sep 2018 — / HK Living / Lifestyle / Travel
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Become an Airbnb Host in Hong Kong

A bit of spare time and a spare room. That’s all you need to get started boosting your 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, or host your whole home the next time you’re out of town. Airbnb makes it simple to earn extra money by putting your extra space to work for you.

Getting started

The online process to create a listing is pretty quick and easy—you write descriptions of your space, upload photos, and mark dates your space is available to travelers. And it’s always free to create a listing.

Your earnings

So just how much could you make hosting on Airbnb? Find out what hosts in your area are making, and start imagining the possibilities. This could be the perfect way to fund that travel bucket-list you’ve been dreaming about or simply be some extra cash towards getting the most out of life in Hong Kong!

Airbnb makes the payment process simple, too. Guests are charged when a reservation is made, and funds are typically released to hosts 24 hours after check-in. How you’re paid is up to you: You can set up direct deposit, PayPal, or a number of other options.

Host support

Once you’re a host, Airbnb has all kinds of cool tools to help you feel comfortable and confident welcoming guests. You can find hosting tips on the Airbnb blog and get your questions answered by experienced, successful hosts in the Community Center. Nervous about the safety of your home and belongings when you’re away? Airbnb’s got your back: In the rare event an accident happens, your property is covered up to a million US dollars when you host—it’s peace of mind for you at no extra charge. And as for the folks staying at your place, everyone who travels on Airbnb needs to submit a profile photo and confirmed phone number and email address. For extra assurance, you can also require your guests to submit a government-issued ID.

The Best of HK

Hosting can also help you show off what you love about Hong Kong. Nothing’s more frustrating than meeting a visitor on the last day of their trip and hearing that they only saw the tourist haunts. When you welcome travelers from around the world as a host on Airbnb, you get to introduce them to those off-the-beaten path experiences that we all love discovering.

Start hosting now, and you can start earning extra money toward your own adventure!


Learn more about how Airbnb can fund your next dream trip in this article!


 


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