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Some Airbnb Hosts Producing Job-Quitting Cash With This Emerging Business Model

Marketplace platforms often cater to both consumer and business customers. Such is the case with Airbnb, which serves guests (consumers) who are looking for unique and cost-effective accommodations, as well as property owners (businesses) who use the system to make money. Both sides of the equation …

Real Estate

Airbnb's user ratings help curb social biases

Airbnb users pay more attention to other users' reviews and profile ratings than they do to the social similarities between them, a Stanford study …

So You Wanna Be an Airbnb Host? Part 2: Setting It Up

Next comes <b>the most expensive – and most fun – part</b> of listing a home on Airbnb: setting it up!You’re probably going to be in shock at how much it …

Make your Airbnb rental stand out with these photo tips from the pros

When it comes to listing a property on Airbnb, HomeAway, or whichever property rental site, a picture might just mean the difference between booking …

Startups Boost Profits, Convenience for Savvy Airbnb Hosts

<i>By Farran Powell</i><p>Ted Liu, a 39-year-old real estate broker, began listing his Santa Monica, California, townhouse for short-term lease through a piggyback startup company that uses Airbnb to provide pricing and hospitality services to hosts.<p>"My wife and I recently moved out of four-bedroom place and …

Real Estate

Pillow lands $2.65 million to help Airbnb hosts

As vacation-rental site Airbnb continues its rapid growth, adding over 3,000 new listings a day, the ecosystem of companies that support Airbnb hosts is booming as well.<p>San Francisco’s Pillow Homes, formerly Airenvy, just landed $2.65 million in seed funding for its scalable approach to property …

Startups

The Startup Businesses Built Around the Airbnb Ecosystem

Airbnb, most recently valued at $13 billion, has created an ecosystem of startups looking to cash in on the company’s success by offering services to …

How Startups Have Impacted the Hotel Industry

If you’ve been keeping up with current events, you’ve probably heard about Airbnb’s recent legal problems. For those who aren’t aware, cities like …

Hospitality

Five Checklist Items to Include If You’re Building a New Home

Europeans leaving London this time around, Vietnam attracts investors and more news from around the globe<p>For people who have decided to build rather …

Real Estate

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

Marketing

Blackstone reclaims the crown as the world’s biggest real estate manager

Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group. Thomson Reuters Blackstone is once again the world's largest real estate manager after overtaking Brookfield Property Partners last year.<p>Blackstone's real estate assets grew 6 percent in 2016 to $160 billion, the Financial Times …

16 Best Money-Making Apps for Earning Passive Income

1. Get Free Virtual Scratch-off Tickets<p>urbancow/Getty Images<p>There’s something so satisfying about those gas station scratch-off tickets, but it’s better to avoid them because, well, that’s not Penny Hoarding.<p><b>Instead, try scratching for free using an app called</b> <b>Lucktastic</b><b>.</b> Each day, it releases a new …

Personal Finance

Tips on Buying Property in Malaysia

Foreigners can find great deals, but they need to know some of the market’s unique challenges<p>Experts say there are great property deals in Malaysia, …

3 Stocks With Jaw-Dropping Growth Potential

If you have the risk tolerance to try to catch the next big thing, here are three stocks to look at.<p>I'm a firm believer in maintaining a portfolio …

13 habits to give up if you want to be more confident

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seeded insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

Self-improvement

The Success-Killing Mistakes Even Smart People Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Sometimes the will to succeed just isn't enough.<p>What does it take to be truly successful? Genius grant recipient Angela Duckworth and others have pointed to grit--the ability to persevere in the face of obstacles and setbacks--as a key quality that helps some people reach huge achievements while …

personaldevelopment

Moving home? These proptech startups are dragging bricks and mortar into the digital age

A decade ago, proptech was a grandiose catch-all term to describe the well-known tech players in the property market. All two of them: Rightmove and …

Here's the best time to post on Instagram each day

Everyone wants more likes and engagement on Instagram. But when's the best time to post to get your photos in front of the most eyeballs?<p>Research …

Social Media

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Social Media

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10 Steps to Extraordinary Business Success

Today’s digital world presents many new opportunities for business success. This article comes to shed light on each of them.

Top 10 Free Business Plan Templates For Small Businesses

If you are struggling to transform your startup ideas into action than it’s a wonderful thought to start an entrepreneurial career. All you need to …

Small Business

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Here's the cancer data that led AbbVie to make the 2nd-largest acquisition in the history of venture capital

In April, Stemcentrx, a startup with backing from Silicon Valley investors including Artis Ventures and Founders Fund, was acquired by AbbVie for $5.8 billion in cash and stock in a deal that in total could be worth up to $10.2 billion. The deal officially closed June 1.<p>In data released Sunday at …