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Optimize YOUR Bnb: The Definitive Guide to Ranking #1 in Airbnb Search by a Prior Employee

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The highest-rated and most-reviewed book for short-term rental hosts 5 years in a row!
All-in-one guide for short-term rental hosts written by a former Airbnb employee, Superhost, guest of 2,000 nights, real estate investor, and property manager. Master your pricing, earn more 5-star reviews, more views, and higher occupancy.
Trouble deciding which book to buy? To ensure this book is the most comprehensive, Daniel read 13 of the top Airbnb books on the market.
Always AD-FREE on my YouTube Channel and Instagram account under the name "Optimize My Airbnb".
You will learn how  
Danny lives daily what he teaches. In 2021 he purchased a vacation rental and QUADRUPLED the revenue from the prior owner. This is not a gimmick. Danny is the best in the world and will maximize your Airbnb investment. In 2023, Rusteen published "Profitable Properties" with additional insight.
Here's what some prior readers have said
"You'll easily make your money back about 1000x over." - Amazon review
"I tried a few blogs but most stated things I already knew. I found this book and figured that if I learned just one trick, I would make my money back in just one rental. Well, I found TONS! Seriously, there were so many things in this book that I had not thought of." - Amazon review
"The listing you optimized appeared to be easier to read, was more approachable, and ranked higher as a result." - Customer of OptimizeMyBnb.com paraphrasing what Airbnb told him as it related to one of his listings using the strategies outlined in the book
"I am an Airbnb expert...then I found you...you are the top!" - Blog comment on OptimizeMyBnb.com
"Danny - You might be a magician. I made a bunch of your suggested updates to the listing and I've had $660 in bookings (only 2 nights!) in the last 24 hours." - Prior customer of OptimizeMyBnb.com
"If you don't read this book, there will be a lot that you don't know that you don't know." - Symon He, foreword 'Optimize YOUR Bnb'
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269 pages, Kindle Edition

Published January 1, 2018

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Daniel Vroman Rusteen

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11 reviews
September 15, 2022
Very insightful. Got a handful of tips and tricks that I whould not have thought. The book is also good for reference when specific situations occur.
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Author 21 books104 followers
May 14, 2022
All the tips for maximizing your Airbnb listing. Clear, to the point, and thorough.
1 review1 follower
June 14, 2018
Extremely useful and informative

This is the best book on Airbnb hosting that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. The book was clearly written and contains numerous examples that were helpful for me when starting my listing. The authors writing style is easy to follow, and he provides a lot of tips that I have not seen in any of the other Airbnb books that I’ve read. The section on what to do during the slow season was especially insightful. All of the product reviews were also fantastic, and I learned a lot about smart pricing.

For future editions, I’d love to have more content on: merits and dismerits of Weekly/monthly discounts; leveraging AirDNA data; accepting children/infants or no; cohosting and property management.

As a final note, the authors YouTube channel is very helpful and insightful.
August 11, 2021
Just in time to get my listing climbing

I liked how Danny covered so many things to help rookie hosts. While reading I often stopped and started doing what he recommended, immediately. Many of the companies recommended let you get started for free or for little.

In less than a week I have seen a significant increase in my rankings and I even got some bookings too. I will often refer back to this book on my journey.

Some of the links need to be updated as they were broken.

I recommend this book to anyone starting a short-term rental and to experienced operators as well.

I gave Optimize Your Bnb a 5-star review because it is a 1-stop shop to get started or restarted as a short term host.
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133 reviews
March 9, 2020
Important read

If you own an air bnb you really need to read this. You will make your money back on it in minutes. My only suggestion for improvement is to add a lot more tips about the safety and security of the home and the potential to eliminate bad guests much earlier in the book.
My bookings increased so quickly that we had some major security flubs before I could figure out where we had gone wrong. The author is very friendly and helpful and he will actually respond to any questions or suggestions that you might have, that is some serious customer service.
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Author 6 books10 followers
June 25, 2019
Very good book with plenty of useful and easy-to-do advice. The only reason that i will not give a 5 stars is that some chapters in the last half of the book sound a bit like advertising for Airbnb themselves, and the overly optimistic tone doesn't bring to the table some of the difficulties that may be experienced.
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5 reviews1 follower
December 26, 2020
Amazing Information For Airbnb Host

Get the book if you take your Airbnb hosting seriously or if you want to grow and become an expert in the industry. You’ll benefit greatly from buying this book. The list of recommended softwares is worth the price of the book. Very helpful stuff!!
July 5, 2022
Quick read and definitely one I will continue to reference. Can implement a lot of the advice quickly with the checklists and resources provided. The title is spot on as all of the practical tips are geared towards ranking #1 in Airbnb search. Doesn’t consider other hosting priorities but definitely delivers what it promises.
December 16, 2019
Excellent and very complete guide, I will start my first air bnb, and this book is excellent for begin to do it professional!

Excellent and very complete guide, I will start my first air bnb as a host, and this book is excellent for begin to do it professional!
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480 reviews
November 20, 2021
Lots of good information. Terrible idea to get the audiobook as it clearly had lots of pictures and screenshots that they didn’t fully describe in the audio, so in retrospect I wish I would’ve just gotten a hardcopy!
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802 reviews1 follower
April 27, 2022
Very very helpful information. A quick easy read with bullet points to help tips stand out. It's already helped me with my listing and I've taken lots of notes so I can incorporate more of his suggestions.
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263 reviews
July 30, 2022
Very good book. Definitely will be helpful when we get the STR up and running.

Lots of typos/poor grammar. A few here or there is no big deal but just added a slightly less than professional feel to the quality of the content.
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127 reviews2 followers
December 10, 2022
Slightly dated as some Airbnb policies have changed, but essential reading, especially for a new host. Very helpful— gets right to the point and organized well. I’m confident I will reference it when issues arise.
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2 reviews
February 23, 2023
Book is outdated and needs a revised edition, all advice is directionally good but the specifics are no longer relevant due to AirBnB changing so much the last few years. Found just as much, and more accurate, advice by reading random articles on the internet for free.
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31 reviews4 followers
January 31, 2019
Very useful if you're just starting up but hospitality veterans can also find good advice in this book.
March 8, 2019
Must read for Airbnb host

Great information, learned a lot and made changes to my listing that I received some booking from information from the book
24 reviews2 followers
March 24, 2019
good book

Book full of advice and ideas! I have already implemented a few of them very easily. Quick and easy to read.
1 review1 follower
September 3, 2019
Wish I had read this first!

I’ve read a few other Airbnb books and even a few Udemy classes. This was by far the most useful. Save yourself time and money and get this book!
1 review
October 11, 2019
Very comprehensive

If you want to know how to run a airbnb business. This is a good book to start on. It is very detailed and may take a few pass to get it.
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35 reviews9 followers
January 9, 2020
A great guide to optimise your airbnb listing. No BS. Information dense material.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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612 reviews36 followers
March 24, 2021
You should read this book if you are getting into the short term game. It dives deep into a few areas that really matter... and a couple that probably don't matter as much, but that's ok.
1 review
November 29, 2021
Great read with lots of useful information.

Read this book on my tablet while editing my AirBnB on my computer as I went. Great read, definitely recommend.
15 reviews
July 26, 2022
This book, and the author's blog, were my primary resources when I was setting up my first Airbnb. The advice is solid!
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