Well, after weeks of learning, setting up a mass of equipment with more knobs and dials than I’ve ever seen outside of Blake’s Seven (that’s a reference to a show that was on UK TV in the late 70′s, better known as the Shaky Spaceship Show), and gearing myself up to talking for 40 minutes without too many um’s and er’s, here it is! My first podcast.
For this first episode I spend some time telling you my story of getting into the vacation rental business and how we went from 0 – 6 properties in five years. I also talk about how managing over 200 properties on behalf of other owners gives me quite a good insight into what works and what doesn’t.
I’ll be sharing some of the great resources there are to help you manage your vacation rental business. This week I’m discussing Communities and Forums that I visit regularly to get the latest hot topics and also to find out what other owners are experiencing.
I’m working on the iTunes subscription so you’ll be able to download future episodes there and will let you know when that’s up but for now you can just download the episodes to listen to later or just get your headphones on and listen to it here on the blog.
In the full spirit of transparency and honesty, I think I over-edited this episode. In trying to save you from my hesitancy, occasional repetition and what to me were extended silences, there is some choppiness here and there. You may not notice it and perhaps bringing it to your attention is not the best idea, but hey, I’m learning, and have already decided that I’ll be less picky in future shows. After all, the content is going to be great, regardless.
Here’s a few things you’ll find out from this week’s episode:
How a family wedding and a mouse infested cottage spawned our great adventure
What we’ll be including in the show and how you can get involved
How I’ve achieved maximum occupancy in my vacation rentals
Forums and owner communities
Here’s the links from today’s show
- Lay My Hat
- Home Away Owners Community
- How we made $30K from renting out our primary home (Colin Jones)
- Renting For Profit