Posted on 30 November 2013.
I get emails from lots of people wanting to break into the vacation rental industry. Everyone sees vacation rentals exploding and it’s no surprise that many people want to profit. But there’s a problem: Too many people are trying to replicate the VRBOs and FlipKeys of the world. After all, a project of this magnitude […]
Posted on 30 November 2013.
With a subject line like that, how could I not want to hear the story from Lisa and Laurie, two of my favorite newsletter subscribers? You see, in my Boost Occupancy Report, one of the many tips I give is for vacation rental marketers to trade nights in their rental for traditional print advertising spaces. […]
Posted on 27 November 2013.
This article goes out to anyone who complains about the new pay-per-booking model of major listing sites… It goes out to anyone who doesn’t believe that we all have the chance to generate bookings on our own… It goes out to…Zab? You see, last week I received an inquiry through my FlipKey listing that looked […]
Posted on 25 November 2013.
I follow the hotel industry closely, mainly because I’ve always believed that the nature of travel is changing… Not just changing technologically (like was demonstrated in this interview with Roomorama) but changing culturally as well: the very charm of the travel experience is evolving. As vacation rental marketers, the better we can understand this dynamic, […]
Posted on 22 November 2013.
Karen Barnert is like a lot of my subscribers in that she operates her vacation rental remotely. Karen lives in Canada and her vacation villa is about 2,000 miles away in warm, sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. After reading How To Create A Vacation Rental Blog In 5 Minutes, Karen decided to make the move: […]
Posted on 19 November 2013.
One of the great benefits of the growth of my blog is that I’ve started building increasingly sufficient clout in order to approach some of the larger vacation rental companies and CEOs. Of course, with the information they give me, I can then turn around and share with you, my awesome subscribers. And last night […]
Posted on 08 November 2013.
The vacation rental industry is evolving before our very eyes. And with that change comes conflict. So I decided to outline 4 of the industry’s biggest battles that, if we’re smart, we should watch over the coming years… 1. Listing Sites: The Davids vs. The Goliaths I get the question a lot: do […]
Posted on 06 November 2013.
So you want to stand out from your competition huh? Lianna Mills from Austin decided to use a blog to differentiate her rental and boy is it working well… Let’s face it: A blog is really just a newfangled way of posting your opinions in chronological order somewhere online. As successful vacation rental owners and […]