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Airbnb Is Having a Media Moment
Monday, the New York Times looked at the legality of Airbnb in New York City. The article's title, "The Airbnb Economy in New York: Lucrative but Often Illegal," neatly sums up the situation (as good headers often do): many New Yorkers are earning needed income from Airbnb, but in doing so are depriving the state of needed tax revenue.
If you can get past the possibility of your bathroom being converted into a meth lab though (another true story), there's money to be made,as the business press points out.
Forbes's delves into how owners of a second home can use Airbnb to profit from it. Likewise, in "Secrets of Running a Six-Figure Airbnb," Fast Company explains how homeowners can earn extra income by putting up travelers.
Executive summary: to make money from Airbnb, it helps to own multiple properties.
Used Airbnb to either rent your home or book a room? Share your experience in the comments.