Get Paid for Your Pad
Jasper Ribbers, Huzefa Kapadia
About the book
Renting in the short-stay market, when done correctly, crushes the return from long-term tenants. Like hundreds of thousands of people, you can boost your rental profits by 2 to 3 times with the most well known short-stay marketplace in the world: Airbnb. If you have a home or spare room that is ever empty (when you are on holiday for example) you are missing out on significant rental income! This step-by-step guide to renting your home on the Airbnb platform teaches you in detail how to take advantage of this opportunity.
About the Authors
Jasper – In March 2010 Jasper gave up his finance career to pursue a lifelong dream: to travel the world full time. To support himself, he runs several online businesses. He shares his adventures with the world through his blog, The Traveling Dutchman, which he also wants to use to inspire others to live their dream. Jasper grew up in The Netherlands and has lived in Belgium, England, the US, Hong Kong, and Brazil.
Huzefa – Is an attorney turned entrepreneur and travel aficionado. He is the owner and founder of Scalar Learning LLC, an education services company that focuses on math tutoring and standardized test preparation. He received his B.S. in computer science and B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan, and earned his J.D. at Northwestern University. He was a patent litigator for four years, specializing in software and hardware related technologies. He now splits his time between his budding business, his various writing projects, and world travel. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
I had planned on long term rental strategies for my property and future properties, but had been slowly learning about the benefits of short term rentals. This book helps to affirm the facts that 1. AirBnB hosting can and is much more satisfying than long term rentals and 2. It’s very, very possible to make 2-3x the typical net returns versus a long term strategy.
I am using this book to shape my business plan for each of my future AirBnB properties, and will be using it as a tool to continually reference. Great work, Jasper and Huzefa! Very easy 10/10.
“Get Paid For Your Pad” is an easy read. It’s very insightful as to who, what, when, where, and how to manage your own AirBnB rental. The book is written in such a way that your concerns and ideas are answered plus additional information is mentioned that you may not have thought of.
I plan on purchasing my first property very soon. What I thought might be my first private live in home, has now become more of an AirBnB rental idea, where it can still be my live in home but with guests in mind. “Get Paid For Your Pad” is the best manual for your AirBnB venture and is structured similar to a business plan. You can’t go wrong using this inspiring book as a reference guide to renting out your property!
I was lucky enough to hear about this book on one of the Airbnb Host forums right as I was starting out. It has invaluable information for the newbie host. I felt so much more confident having read this with what I needed to have, do and consider to ensure having a great Host/Guest experience. Insider tips have paid off. In two and half months I’ve had 30 bookings (literally as much as I could handle), currently 5 Star rated and now my listing consistently appears on the first page of listings for my area. Highly recommend!