Want to Become an Airbnb Host? Here’s When and Where Rentals Generate  The Most Money

Since Airbnb launched, hosts have earned approximately $60 billion in the United States, with women ranking as the highest-rated hosts.

Are you one of the millions of women who lost or left their job during the pandemic and haven’t returned to the workplace? Are you a part of the ‘Great Resignation’ and want to become an entrepreneur? Are you looking to purchase a second home or a full-time rental property but haven’t decided on a location?

It’s Not Too Late to Grab a Piece of This Very Large Pie

In the past 12 years, Airbnb hosts have earned $150 billion worldwide, with U.S. hosts earning a little less than half of the global total. Today’s typical Airbnb host in the U.S. earns $13,800, an increase of 85-percent over 2019.

Best Times of The Year to List a Rental

To maximize rental income, consider listing a property on Airbnb during peak travel periods. Even a couple of rentals a year, during these dates, allows property owners to take advantage of this growing side hustle. The top 2021 money-making periods were a mix of expected holidays with some surprises.

1. Labor Day Weekend – U.S. Hosts earned more than $140 million on Saturday, Sept 4, 2021, making it the highest rental income period of the year. 2. Memorial Day Weekend – On Saturday, May 29, 2021, U.S rentals totaled more than $126 million. After a long winter of quarantine measures and nationwide vaccine availability, many Americans went out of town.

The U.S. States Ranked by Top New Host Total Rental Income in 2021

1. California – $270 million 2. Florida – $265 million 3. Texas – $170 million 4. New York –  $115 million 5. Georgia – $80 million 6. North Carolina – $75 million 7. Tennessee – $60 million 8. Arizona – $60 million 9. Colorado – $55 million 10. Pennsylvania – $45 million

These top booking periods and destinations represent significant rental income opportunities for hosts. However, according to Airbnb, “there is increasingly an opportunity for hosts make money anytime and anywhere,” as millions of people are working remotely. Bookings 28 days or longer are on the rise, and people stayed in over 100,000 global destinations during the past two years from urban to rural towns.

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