We Knew Nothing – YouTube E001

By Kylee Niederhauser

How We Grew an Airbnb Portfolio that Earned Over $2 million in 2021

About four years ago we started our journey of renovations, Airbnb hosting and eventually property management. Over the years, we’ve shared bits and pieces of our story on other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, but we started to realize that the things that we really wanted to share are best conveyed as longer-form content.

Why? Because property management is complex! It often requires context. History. And, let’s be honest, most people are on Instagram for instant gratification content, quickly swiping to the next eye-catching post.

YouTube is something that we’ve benefitted a lot from on the viewer side. Steven and I are loyal subscribers to our favorite channels and really have YouTube to thank for a lot of our knowledge of renovations, investment and other how-to’s. But did we ever think that we’d be on the creator side of YouTube? Absolutely not. Yet here we are today, hitting publish on our very first episode.

By creating our YouTube channel – Kylee & Steven – we hope to meet other hosts at whatever point they’re at in their own hosting journey. Maybe you’re curious about the short term rental industry and want to decide if it’s for you. Maybe you just purchased your first investment property and are feeling overwhelmed with it all. Or maybe you’ve been successful with your first Airbnb and you want to grow -either through acquiring new properties of your own or through managing for other investment property owners.

If you choose to subscribe to our channel (and we truly hope you do!), you can expect to learn ways to fine tune your hosting skills, up your “handyman” skills, and join a community of like-minded people to grow along side with as we support each other’s journeys.

What you won’t find on our channel? Get rich quick schemes or promises of purely passive income (if that’s what you’re looking for, then let’s chat about Arrivls managing your property for you!).

In Episode 1 (honestly, still can’t believe I’m writing that), we’re sharing our “story” – a quick recap of how we grew from purchasing our first investment property, sight unseen, to owning multiple investment properties and managing a top-performing portfolio of over 30 rental properties. From having ZERO experience in short term rentals to hosting over 2,000 guests in just a few short years. And from house hacking to cover our mortgage to managing a portfolio earning over $2 million in Airbnb revenue alone in 2021.

So, how can you support our growing channel? Watch the episode in its entirety – it’s only 10 minutes, you can do it! Then like, comment, subscribe and share with your friends!

Click here to watch the full episode.

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