Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I’ll be explaining to you all how I find time in my busy schedule to manage our Peerspace listing so that I can keep my business running successfully.
If you are new to the blog or are unaware I am a high school sophomore taking 1 AP class and all honors as well as a national-level debater, and robotics business manager of a team going to the world finals this year go team 2637!, and I am on a national level Cyber Patriots team who placed in the top 200 worldwide last season. I “work” about 75-80 hours a week and I often have tournaments for my activities on the weekends.
With all of this going on you would think it is hard to manage our listing at the same time but, I’ve learned some key tips that will help any host improve their guest retention rate.
First, a good way to find time to respond to guests on Peerspace is by turning on notifications for the app. This may seem extremely simple but it is very helpful as it will notify you whenever you get any message from Peerspace just as you would a text. this will allow you to respond to guests frequently which increases the likelihood that they will book with you. A quick response rate is also a requirement to become a power host.
Next, I recommend that you spend at least 1 hour a month planning out the following month so that you as a host know when you can rent out your space. This will save you and potential guests time as they will not have to guess when you are available. If for example, a guest book with you on days you are not available and you cancel it will be noted by Peerspace and any more than 1 cancellation per quarter (90 days) will result in an inability to become a power host until the next quarter rolls around. This is a huge detriment to your listing and reputation as power hosts receive significantly more bookings and advertising from Peerspace.
Finally, I would recommend that you don’t stress about getting a lot of bookings early on and instead focus on making sure that the bookings that you do get go extremely well. This will lead to higher reviews and more bookings as you will become more well-known and those high ratings will move you up in the various categories in your area.
I hope you all enjoyed this blog post and I’ll see you next time!