While our blog primarily focuses on vacation rental cleaning and other short term rental topics related to TurnoverBnB, from time to time we like to mention the resources that we rely on as hosts. The first writer/blogger/podcaster and overall cool guy we would like to mention is Jasper from GetPaidForYourPad. Jasper is one of the best resources that we rely on as hosts, and we highly recommend that you check him out.

Jasper started listing his apartment in Amsterdam on Airbnb in 2012 and immediately saw the benefits of hosting vacation rentals compared to long-term renting (tripling his income, no less). With the extra income, he decided to travel the world non-stop and has been to over 80 countries (which makes his blogging and podcasting pretty interesting). Realizing the potential of Airbnb and the lack of good resources on the topic, Jasper published the book “Get Paid For Your Pad” in 2014. Since then, he’s also created a blog and podcast where he has published over 170 episodes in which he interviews Airbnb hosts from all around the world.

Through his book, blog and podcast, Jasper aims to help new vacation rental hosts get started and current hosts to improve their results. Topics include how to optimize the listings to get more bookings, creating outstanding guest experiences that lead to stellar reviews, and how to manage the Airbnb business using all the different tools and resources that exist in the home-sharing niche.

Speaking of tools and resources, Jasper has a great tools & resources section on his website, that highlights both free and paid tools that make life easier for hosting or Airbnb or VRBO.

We’re big fans of Jasper and think Get Paid For Your Pad is an awesome resource for vacation rental cleaning and other short term rental issues – make sure to check it out.