You may think of Booking.com as a place to find your next night away, but you may have missed an entirely different way in which to use the site as a means to earn money. Booking.com is not just about finding hotels, there is also a huge selection of apartments, home stays and rooms available for short term stays.
As a homeowner, you could easily be making an additional income with your home.
We already discussed the benefits of listing your home online in our previous blog post.
And if the idea of renting out your home or spare room on a short term basis appeals to you then here are some additional tips to get you started!
Tip 1: Marketing your Home Online
It’s all very well and good listing your property for holidaymakers and people looking to travel for business, but how do you find people to actually stay in it? It could be a full time job in itself trying to market your property, which is why (I guess) so many people don’t bother.
With Booking.com this burden is alleviated, you can trust them to do all the marketing for you. They have a huge global audience and reach. They are the largest accommodation marketplace in the world, meaning they have the SEO to boost your room to potential customers on all search engines, getting your property on top of those results pages. In addition, they actively promote your listing across their partner websites (car rental, airlines etc.).
Tip 2: Reach out for help with Landlord Services
You are not alone in this new endeavour; Booking.com support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so there is no worry about having to find time in your day to get in touch with them. It can easily work around your schedule.
Plus their app is easy to use in helping you manage your property remotely or on the go.
Tip 3: Stay Flexible
You’re in control when it comes to letting out your home. If, for instance, Sundays and Mondays need to be kept free, then you can adapt the booking pattern to fit your schedule.
When a guest reserves a stay at your property, it is confirmed automatically, saving you time filtering through new requests online.
Give it a go
It’s easy to create your account and start listing your property so you can maximise your earnings.
Give it a go and feel free to come back and add your property listing to the comments.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Booking.com
Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.