Now that travel is gradually becoming possible again due to the easing of lockdown restrictions, more and more local businesses and tourist destinations are reopening across the country—including hotels and Airbnbs. And while renting out a place for a short trip with the fam can be a enticing, did you know that even Gen Zs can actually *earn* by becoming an Airbnb host, too?
Registering as an Airbnb host
If you've got a business-oriented mindset and want to help out your family earn through a tourist-friendly place you aren't using, you can have your place listed on Airbnb. In 2021, the online lodging marketplace added over 100 new upgrades across their services, and this includes a new and simplified 10-step registration process for anyone who wants to become a host.
To get started, you can register as a host using your mobile number, e-mail, Facebook, Google, or Apple account. Once you've registered and confirmed your account, you can start the registration process, which will be asking you more details about the place you're trying to list. The questions will inquire about what type of lodging your place is (a house, a condo unit, etc.), how much of it will an Airbnb user be allowed to use (the entire place, a portion of it, or just a room), as well as the exact location of your place. You will also need to snap a few photos of your place for potential renters to see.
Aside from the location, you will also have to plan out the schedule, the pricing, and even the name of your Airbnb. Before you even publish your listing, you can get an estimated amount of how much you can earn from it—and yes, even young people can list spaces, too.
According to internal Airbnb data from January to June 2021, over 68 percent of new Filipino Airbnb hosts are Gen Z and Millennials aged 18 to 40. On top of that, the reports also say that, from January to June 2021, new Filipino Hosts have collectively earned over P21 million from hosting. With the gradual return of travel in the new normal, it could be a venture worth exploring.
In case you want to try it out, head to the Airbnb website to get started!