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Help: Starting new airbnb like service

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by xMASEx, May 5, 2017.

  1. xMASEx

    xMASEx Newbie

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    Hi, someone reached for me to do some affiliate marketing for him and I would love to get some help from you guys since you know all tips and tricks in the game.

    The website idea is simple, like airbnb, a US based website will be the middle man between house owners and rental guest, the house owner will pay $500 for his house listing, and the affiliate will get $100~$150 per driven house owner after his payment is confirmed.

    The website is using "Ultimate Affiliate Pro WordPress Plugin" to do the affiliate tracking and such, and it is under development now, and almost finished to the public.

    I need to know how can I monetize his affiliate program and give him a lot of affiliates ASAP, because he spent now more than 60k and desperate for income.

    I would love if someone tell me an idea to give him affiliates, and/ or some websites to publish his affiliate too, and it will be a great help, if I find a way to track the affiliates I've driven to the program to earn money in the process.

    Thanks for reading, and I'm open to read/research any information will be sent to me.
     
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  2. TheMasterOfMoney

    TheMasterOfMoney Power Member

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    The problem is, I think the main idea of it is bad. Who will pay $500 when they can put their home on Airbnb for free? There's also House away or something like that, I mean, there are already three or four apps that are successful on that.
     
  3. xMASEx

    xMASEx Newbie

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    Not at all sir, the big companies like airbnb and the ones you mentioned are taking a huge cut from both the house owner and the guests, the website owner told me for a fact the rates and it was shocking, they are consuming the market and they are raising the prices like hell on a stove.

    When I heard from him, I was like you, I was thinking he must be not so bright to start something like that, but with his underdevelopment website and his $500 price per year for listing, and the people already subscribed to his website, I knew he was into something.

    To be honest a 60k USD is NOTHING for these companies, and sure he knows that too, but his approach for the problem and his facts are backing him for taking a good portion on the market because believe it or not that $500/ year, will be cheaper than the ones you mentioned.


    Edit: here is airbnb fees, a royality and a bunch of other problems include deciding you house value for you.
    airbnb dot com/help/article/1857/what-are-airbnb-service-fees
     
  4. TheMasterOfMoney

    TheMasterOfMoney Power Member

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    Yeah but you get free advertising on Airbnb. I am gonna check what you sent but honestly on Airbnb you get millions in exposure. How many people visit your friends website?
     
  5. JustCash

    JustCash Marketplace seller Marketplace seller Premium Member

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    This is definitely going to be challenging. You should youtube some talks on growing 2 sided market places, some great talks by Reid Hoffman on youtube.....Big chicken and egg problem, Airbnb took several years to get any meaningful traction.
     
  6. NxtGenLedz

    NxtGenLedz Registered Member

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    I can help get a lot of affiliates. Talk with me on skype: dslnexus
     
  7. CuriousMe :)

    CuriousMe :) Regular Member

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    I am also making a website with similar concept, can you dm me, I hav some questions I can't send messages just yet, I m new:)
     
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    Good luck with that.
     
  9. Erica_SEO

    Erica_SEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    To be honest this looks like it be really tricky to implement. If your idea turns out to be great, what will prevent companies like airbnb from stealing your business model?