Toronto rent is nuts. We all know it. So you want some extra cash but don't have time to pick up another job? Airbnb is a great way to earn some money on the side, and you can still keep up with your routine.
It may seem like a no brainer, but if you're an Airbnb newbie you might want to check out some of these tips before opening your doors to the public.
Airbnb lets you select your optimal check-in and check-out times, which can really help with fitting your hosting experience into your schedule. However, don't forget that you're waiting on not only your guests, but your guests' transportation method. Make sure you leave some room on either side of check-in time to account for flight delays, traffic, and even lost guests.
You never know what someone's travel experience level is. This may be your guest's first time in Toronto or even Canada so try to help them feel at home. Provide small necessities like a bar of soap, clean towels and bedding, and maybe a map of the city. You're not just providing a place to sleep, but also an experience in your home city!
Be Prepared to Share Your Space
Unless you're renting out a space with its own private kitchen and bathroom, be ready to live like roommates for the extent of your guests' stay. If you're renting your living room and not even a closed bedroom, then this applies even more. Give your guest some privacy by setting up ground rules—knocking before passing through a common area and outlining your typical showering and cooking schedules can help.