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People who want to make their money work for them will find investing in real estate a good option. Real estate investments allow you to buy property and make more. There are many ways you can make a profit from an acquired property. Short-term rentals are one of the most popular ways to make a profit from an acquired property.

But what’s Airbnb?

If your passion is vacationing, you may have heard about the app that connects you with people who let you stay at their property for a set period. Two industrial designers moved to San Francisco in 2008 to create the “Air Bed and Breakfast” app. Their strategy was a huge success, with 4 million hosts around the world. And up until today, their platform continues to create more opportunities for hosts and real estate investors in general.

Related: Airbnb CEO: It Took Us 12 Years to Build, and We Lost Almost Everything in 6 Weeks

Long-term vs. short-term rentals

Real estate investments include property rentals, and there are two main ways to earn from them:

Long-Term Rentals and Short-Term Rentals. When i started out as a real-estate investor in 2012, all of my properties were long term rentals. I changed all my properties to short-term rentals in 2017.Why? I was influenced by many factors that led me to invest in Airbnb.

1. Long-term rentals are more expensive.

Did you know that you can make an average $2,000 monthly profit with Airbnb? This number is not guaranteed. There are many factors that must be taken into consideration. You can also make less or more each month.

But, the point is that you decide your price with Airbnb short-term rentals. No one else has any say. This is not possible with long-term rentals. Long-term rentals are limited in that you can set a fixed rent amount but may need to increase it by 3% to 5.5% per year.

2. As the landlord, you have greater responsibilities.

There are many things you need to remember when renting a long-term property. One is the possibility that tenants will not clean up after themselves or make repairs. It’s simple. They won’t stay there forever. Ultimately, the obligation still falls on your shoulders.

Another fact worth mentioning is that you won’t be able to evict your tenants easily. Although the rules may vary from one city to the next and each state has its own laws, most guests will be granted certain rights after staying for 30 days.

An example: In 2020, the government established an Eviction Moratorium that prohibits landlords from evicting tenants due to non-payment. This was, however, a great help to many tenants across the country. However, many landlords still owe thousands of dollars in back rent and may never be able to recover them.

3. With Airbnb short-term rentals, you don’t have to work like an employee.

Short-term rentals are passive in nature, which means that if you have a property, you can still earn even if you’re not around. This is in addition to the potential market for Airbnb’s online platform.

But, you might still feel trapped by having to work around the clock to manage the listing. There is a way to create a system and a team that will run the business for you. This innovative business model has helped us grow and accelerate our cash flow. To get started, you don’t need to purchase properties.

You won’t get much if your job is paying $5,000 per month. To get to this level, you will need at least 25 units.

But what about if you don’t have any properties but still want to run Airbnb? You can still start an Airbnb business by using the

Arbitrage Model.

Subleasing is where you rent out properties from landlords and get their permission in writing. Yes, this strategy is perfectly legal and lets you start a business without buying properties.

Related: How to Make Money Online: The BasicsAre there other ways to start an Airbnb, even if you don’t own properties?

Yes. Subleasing is one way to start an Airbnb business.

1. Co-hosting

With the co-hosting strategy, you don’t have to buy or own properties because all you have to do is to manage and help hosts manage their listings. You can learn more about the business, and also earn.

2. O.P.M. (Other People’s Money

A balance Transfer is when money from your credit card is transferred to your checking account. This money can be used to sublease property or start your own Airbnb company. Its innovative business model will allow you to create positive cash flow, get started even if you don’t own properties yet, and enjoy the time, location, and financial freedom that most people only dream about.

Related: How to Start a Business with Only $1,000

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