My experience has been very different. I started last summer, listing my loft for Production Rentals only. A few requests for parties snuck in— I booked some, and they went great. But then overall inquiries went down from a couple per month to Zero in Sept-Oct. Dec-Feb, just a trickle.
Then in March, I added ‘Event’ and ‘Off-Site’ categories. And right away everything changed. Many more inquiries and bookings. Many 5-star reviews. New Host of the Month award! And the Power Host thing! Yipee!
My first draft of this went on to analyze why so many people experience a drop-off after a good start. However, I’m gonna change course here. This is why:
After 2 weeks with 7 big bookings, I took down down my pages, mostly because of a really nasty bad review —my only one— and just fatigue! I didn’t cancel any previously booked dates.
The bad review just made me want to stop and think about this whole business. It was super discouraging and 100% untrue. Here is what happened next:
Yesterday I republished my listings. Or tried to. Today came an email, and here it is in full (I have no idea who Ko is):
Thank you for your interest in hosting with Peerspace. After reviewing your submission, we have determined that your space is not a suitable fit for the marketplace at this time. For this reason, we have archived your submission until further notice.
We wish you the best in your future endeavors.
Peerspace Host Success
I don’t know where this will end up. My impression is that my old listings are no longer good enough for peerspace, even though they were good enough to make me a Host of the Month, and a Power Host. Or maybe something else is going on. I wrote Lawrence, who has been answering my questions in the past. We’ll see!
Good luck everybody
Historic Penthouse Loft: Bricks, Beams, Wood Floors