When I first became an STR host I instantly fell in love with it. I'd always liked hosting, so this was a great "side gig" for me. The money we were making from our Airbnb was unbelievable...but I quickly realized that this wasn't "passive income."
I knew that if I wanted this to succeed that it had to be treated like a small business. I found a ton of advice and support from the communities of hosts online - but didn't see hosts working together to negotiate better rates or developing partnerships that could make them more money.
I started STR Smart Hosts to do just that - bring hosts together as a collective to spend less and earn more...together.