Hosting on Airbnb is a powerful economic tool that helps Hosts earn meaningful income, pay their bills and supports entrepreneurship. As the travel resurgence creates new financial opportunities, with new Hosts on Airbnb earning $6 billion in income since the start of the pandemic, Airbnb is committed to bringing the economic benefits of hosting to more diverse communities.
That’s why we are excited to partner with Hello Alice, a free online platform designed to help businesses launch and grow, to offer its community of nearly a half-million diverse small business owners an interactive program designed to help them supplement their business income through hosting. According to Hello Alice, nearly two-thirds of their small business owners identify as women and 68 percent identify as BIPOC.
Through the educational program, now taking place, Hello Alice owners will learn how to create an Airbnb listing and how to use our hosting tools, as well as get tips and tricks from experienced Superhosts.
“Hosting on Airbnb provides entrepreneurs like the Hello Alice community the opportunity to earn meaningful extra money to invest in their businesses, or provide an economic cushion to allow them to focus on starting or running their companies. We are delighted to collaborate with Hello Alice to support entrepreneurship and to welcome their community of diverse small business owners to our global community of Hosts,” said Catherine Powell, Airbnb’s Global Head of Hosting
“We are deeply committed to helping small business owners save money, make money or gain access to money. Our partnership with Airbnb is an exciting and creative opportunity for small business owners to learn more about an opportunity to supplement their business’s income with additional revenue streams.”
Elizabeth Gore, Co-founder and President of Hello Alice
Hello Alice owners who are already Airbnb Hosts shared how hosting has helped support them as entrepreneurs.
“I’ve found home is where the profit is. Hello Alice’s Airbnb Sprint can help you learn how becoming an Airbnb Host, even for your primary residence, can bring a revenue stream into your household, letting you focus on your main business,” said Kristen O’Grady, who owns a graphic design agency and has been hosting on Airbnb for three years. “I earn my income through my agency, Inkwell Communications, and my house earns its own income.”
“Airbnb has allowed me to obtain freedom and opportunity to help serve and help others while gaining my time and freedom back,” said Danielle Bryant, a consultant, who began hosting on Airbnb this year. “My family loves hosting our unique and amazing guests. Hello Alice is helping to highlight stories of regular people just like myself and others and giving us a chance to share our unique experiences.”
Airbnb and Hello Alice will run additional interactive programs in 2022, and we look forward to finding additional opportunities to support this diverse community of entrepreneurs. To learn more about hosting on Airbnb, click here.