It’s time-consuming for vacation rental owners to search the internet for resources. Whether that’s for website help or product information, it’s hard to know what information is reliable.
To solve that, Futurestay created the e-book The 20 Best Places to Learn from Successful, Independent Vacation Rental Entrepreneurs.
During our research, we found amazing resources crafted by vacation rental entrepreneurs. Some of those resources are websites and blogs. This blog shares the 9 best rental entrepreneur’s to learn from. You’ll learn about their backgrounds in the industry and what content they offer.
Alan Egan has owned and managed a photography and management business. This provides him with diverse, global experiences. At one point, Alan and his wife decided that they wanted to spend more time traveling/sailing on their yacht. This meant Alan needed a new source of remote income while they traveled. He decided to apply his background to the design.
3 years later, Alan has become an industry influencer. Alan has had many successes. One of which includes speaking at the Vacation Rental Success Summit. The second is his successful online courses BookingPlus 4G.
Rent More Weeks features popular articles for rental owners. These are free and written by Alan or other industry professionals. Other popular content includes his rental guides. These include design and marketing tips:
Rental owners can learn marketing tips that will boost their listing. Or how to update their property to look even more polished.
From their introductory video, Heather and Mike Bayer introduce their start in the industry. Heather has years of experience, first in the United Kingdom and now in Ontario, Canada. As a published author and successful rental owner, Heather transitioned her two books into her website. Besides her weekly podcast and position as CEO, she also works on Cottage Blogger.
Mike Bayer joined Heather to manage her properties. During this time he created his own property management service. Since moving to Ontario, Mike has also seen the growth of the vacation rental industry. He has set the goal of buying a new rental property every 5 years.
Heather and Mike’s experiences as property owners make their content even more valuable. They know what it was like starting their own businesses and want to share their information. Vacation Rental Formula offers free content such as:
As cited on his website, Thibault Masson has been in marketing for 16 years. Thibault is a property manager for various properties in Bali and St Barts. He first created rentalpreneurs to store his own Airbnb tricks and marketing tactics. As his site gained popularity, he started to share the content publically.
RentalPreneurs offers valuable content such as:
As we mentioned before, Alan Egan also produces Booking Plus 4G (B+4G). This website is an online source of video courses. The goal is to help vacation rental owner’s use stand-out marketing for their business.
Some of the available courses include:
Booking Plus 4G also has tabs of case studies and blog posts for owners to refer to. Partnered with Rent More Weeks, owners have a variety of resources to rely on.
Karen Spencer was introduced to the vacation rental world through a luxury self-catering holiday agency. Through interactions with owners and guests, Karen found the drive to help owners earn more for their holiday homes.
Karen applies her Styling Professional background to her vacation rental business. She launched The Business of Holiday Rental to blend her knowledge as a vacation rental owner with tips for others in the industry. Her website features:
On the blog-side of Heather and Mike Bayer’s website is Cottage Blogger. Here, rental owners can find blog posts such as:
Featured on the VRMB site, we learn that Matt Landau was a travel journalist in Costa Rica. During his career, he learned many tips and resources. When he began to share them, his visibility increased, and so did Vacation Rental Marketing Blog (VRMB).
Matt and his team provide free resources of industry best practices for property owners and managers. They do this through the following content:
Tyann Marcink is the owner of two vacation homes and one short-term rental. She is a photographer for vacation rental properties, small business, and more. Her website features several different tabs for vacation rental owners to refer to:
The Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) blog is a source for professionally managed vacation rentals. The blog is for education in all aspects of running a successful property. VRMA provides a community of professionals. It also reflects the growth of the vacation rental industry.
The VRMA blog features articles such as:
Have you used any of these resources before? Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
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