“Get Expert Advice on Launching Your Vacation Rental Business and How to Get More Bookings Consistently Every Month

Get 1-to-1 consultation from a former Airbnb Superhost who has 5 years of experience in hosting both budget and high-end guests.”

Ashique Abdullah

Ashique Abdullah

From the Desk of Ashique Abdullah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dear Friend,

Are you considering to start renting out your spare room or entire property in Airbnb soon?

Are you already hosting in Airbnb, but struggling to get enough bookings? Or…

Have you already got the ‘Superhost’ title in Airbnb and looking forward to taking your vacation rental business to the next level?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then I can help you with:

  • Setting up your Airbnb account and creating your listings in a way that can land your first couple of bookings, even with no reviews in the beginning;

  • Optimizing your current listings to get you more click-through, more views, improve rankings in Airbnb search result pages, and eventually increase your bookings and occupancy rate; and

  • Competing with other Superhosts in your area and standing out from the competition by creating your own brand and marketing channel.

Now, if you’re wondering what qualifies me to offer you expert consultation for Airbnb Hosting, then…

 

Here’s a brief story about my journey as an Airbnb Host:

1.

I got started with Airbnb hosting in Kuala Lumpur back in 2012 – long time before this home-sharing economy got popular in Southeast Asia.

2.

I have seen how Airbnb evolved as a marketplace platform as it grew from a successful startup to a multi-billion dollar internet company in a span of just five years.

3.

As a digital marketer, I observed what were working and what weren’t when it came to ranking my listings in the first page of Airbnb’s search result pages.

4.

Just like any other host, I started with no reviews. But I did not struggle to get my first couple of bookings. I used my copywriting skills to write the listing description in such a way that my guests didn’t care about zero reviews.

5.

I went so above and beyond to make my guests happy that they posted me great reviews in Airbnb, which in turn helped me to get more bookings, and then more reviews and more bookings – the snowball effect!

6.

As years went by, the competition in Airbnb hosting grew tremendously. I saw more hosts offering rooms around my location. I tried and tested different things and, eventually, learned a lot from trial and error to keep my ranking and clickthrough higher in Airbnb search result pages.

Things can change sometimes, and rather unexpectedly, to slow you down; such as change in Airbnb’s ranking algorithm, negative reviews by unusual guests, building management changing rules for short-stay guests, and external factors like terrible weather conditions, unstable political situation, change in local city council’s regulation for Airbnb hosts, and so on.

7.

Although I was getting enough bookings to pay my bills and rentals every month, my Airbnb revenue was not always enough to make a profit.

For me, it was the terrible air quality due to haze in Kuala Lumpur in Fall 2015 which caused fewer people visiting the city and, hence, fewer bookings came in during that time.

And also, a few negative reviews from guests did affect my ranking once, but I paid attention to their feedback, improved my services based on their complaints, and responded to their criticisms constructively.

So, things did go wrong at times. However, I knew how to quickly adapt to the changes and overcome difficulties to restore my ranking and reputation.

8.

My listing prices ranged from $20 USD per night to $80 USD per night in budget rooms and luxurious apartments respectively. (Yeah, room rates are quite low in Asia when compared to Western countries.)

So, I got experience in dealing with two kinds of guests: budget travelers & backpackers and business travelers & honeymoon tourists.

I can advise you on how to host these two categories of guests differently to meet their different set of expectations and needs.

9.

I was invited a few times to local Airbnb Meetup in Kuala Lumpur and had the chance to network with other hosts and share my tips and strategies with them about my successful hosting.

10.

Finally, in early 2017, Airbnb awarded me the ‘Superhost’ title to recognize my outstanding performance in hospitality. Although I stopped hosting indefinitely in mid-2017, I kept on getting the Superhost title 5 times in a row (until early 2018) as my ratings were high enough to get me qualified repeatedly.

Currently, I’m working on building my digital marketing agency business. But, for a limited time, I’m also available to provide consultation to would-be and existing Airbnb Hosts.

Here’s how I can give you my Airbnb consultation service:


Package 1 for New Airbnb Hosts

      • I will show you how to find the best location in your region for your Airbnb Listing (in case you haven’t fixed your vacation rental place yet).
      • I will perform competitive research to study other Airbnb hosts in your area and city, in order to study their service quality, pricing strategy and customer satisfaction in the market.
      • We will discuss about your income goals, the amenities and facilities you can provide guests, and your expenses for managing the property to figure out how to price your listing(s).
      • I will check the photos of your listing(s) and give you feedback if you need to improve them and/or add more photos to your album.
      • I will guide you to write your listing description and your profile bio in such a way that you get the first couple of bookings without having to worry about zero reviews. (In other words, you will need to write the listing description and profile bio by following my instructions, after which I will edit them for you, if required.)

Package 2 for Experienced Airbnb Hosts

      • I will perform competitive research to study other Airbnb hosts in your area and city, in order to study their service quality, pricing strategy and customer satisfaction in the market.
      • I will go through your listing(s) and compare them with your competitors’ ones to find out how you can improve your listing photos and description.
      • We will discuss about your income goals, the amenities and facilities you are providing guests, and your expenses for managing the property to figure out the ideal pricing for your listing(s).
      • I will guide you how to respond to a negative/critical review from a guest by not sounding offensive or unprofessional, but by writing constructive response to make clarification about your listing/hosting quality. This will help your prospective guests, reading the review, to book your place without hesitation.
      • I will optimize your current listing(s) to get you more clickthrough and more views in order to improve rankings in Airbnb search result pages.
      • If you have experienced a decline in the number of booking per month or decline in overall rating for your listing(s), I will advise you some strategies on how to recover the issues to increase your listing occupancy rate and get good reviews.

Package 3 for Airbnb Superhosts

      • I will perform competitive research to study other Airbnb Superhosts in your area and city, in order to study their service quality, pricing strategy and customer satisfaction in the market.
      • I will go through your listing(s) and compare them with your competitors’ ones to find out how you can improve your listing photos and description.
      • I will optimize your current listing(s) to get you more clickthrough and more views in order to outrank other Superhosts’ listings in Airbnb search result pages.
      • I will advise you strategies to increase your price for your listing(s) without affecting the number of bookings coming in every month.
      • I will advise you on how to create your own brand for your vacation rental business, so that guests would not only love to book and stay at your listings, but also recommend their friends and family to book your place.

Here’s how we can get started


Step 01:
Fill out the form by clicking the Register button at the bottom of this page to schedule a 1-to-1 Skype/WhatsApp/Viber call with me for a 10-minute free consultation.

Step 02: I will look into your information submitted in the form and check your Airbnb listings (if you’re already hosting) to see how I can help you.

Step 03: You will be contacted via email & WhatsApp within 24 hours with the date and time of my availability for the online conference call.

Step 04: We will speak at the appointed time and you can ask me ANY questions regarding your vacation rental business that I can answer within ten (10) minutes.

Step 05: If you are happy in getting my 10-minute free consultation, you can proceed to make the full payment for any of the Packages 1, 2, or 3 that is applicable to you.

My consultation fee for each package is 1250 MYR (or ~$300 USD*).

Method of payment: Online (Bank transfer or Debit/Credit Card)

*For the first 25 new hosts (Package 1) who have not signed up with Airbnb yet, I will offer $100 USD off IF you register your Airbnb account through my referral link.

Step 06: I will send you custom written reports in a span of 10 working days on the following:

      1. Competitive Research to outrank your competitors;
      2. Pricing Strategy for your listings;
      3. Airbnb Optimization Part 1: Listing Photos;
      4. Airbnb Optimization Part 2: Listing Description, Host Profile, and any other textual content about your listing;
      5. Branding Strategies for your vacation rental to stand out from your competition, get more bookings through word-of-mouth from your happy guests, and increasing your listing prices eventually to give more value to your guests and earn more income.

If these all sound good to you and you’re interested to get my consultation, click the green button below to get started.