Use this vacation rental business plan guide to develop a plan before you invest in any vacation rental business or need funding to acquire a property.
It’s the oft repeated rule of marketing: know your customer (guest). For the vacation rental & resort/hotel clients we work with, it’s common that they skip this part of the marketing research process. After all, what is an outside consultant going to tell me about my own guests? Put simply: guest personas. What is a […]
As a vacation rental owner or manager, securing a prominent placement in search engines like Google is critical for long-term success. Between paid ads, local pack placements, and organic search results, keeping up with the latest and greatest tactics can be a challenge. Google is constantly optimizing the search user experience, and that sometimes includes […]
Missing just one website conversion pillar could cause any website to drive no inquiries – don’t make an easy-to-see mistake!
In a perfect world, advertising your vacation rental properties or other private accommodations would work flawlessly. Advertisements would be run on your own website and listing sites, friendly guests pay full price and you fill your rentals months in advance. We, of course, don’t live in a perfect world. There may be times where […]
I just returned from the VRMA 2016 Annual Conference in Chandler, Arizona for the first time as solo marketing consultant. I was fortunate to previously travel to the conference through my previous agency employer but am pleased to say this year was great as well. VRMA events are such a fantastic way to catch up with people, […]
About once a month, I get an email from the contact page on this very website that has this rough outline: I’m upset that HomeAway/VRBO/Flipkey changed their rules. I wish things could go back to the way they used to be. Why isn’t there another listing site? Someone could make buckets of cash if they […]
I’ll have to confess: this post is part rant and part strategy. In addition to being a marketing consultant, I am of course an avid internet user outside of consulting work. I research stuff, buy things and book trips online just like the guests I find for my clients. And, as a consumer, I despise poor […]