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How to Be Successful in The Co-Hosting Business with Chelsey Jones

Being an Airbnb co-host can be a rewarding “career” that offers a range of benefits. Whether you’re looking to earn extra income or gain new skills and experiences, co-hosting can be a great opportunity.

In this episode, I sit down with Chelsey Jones and discuss how she’s personally found success in the co-hosting business. As a Realtor, Airbnb Superhost, and co-founder of CC’s Retreats (a co-hosting company), Chelsey has had the opportunity to work with multiple investors and has welcomed hundreds of guests in the properties she supports.

Hear how she got started, what her co-hosting model is all about, how she’s navigated challenges along the way, and so much more. Tune in now and enjoy!

 Timestamps for the key highlights in the episode

[02:12] Today’s theme; How to be successful in the cohosting business 

[03:02] Who is Chelsey Jones? Her portfolio and where she is located

[04:25] How she got into the STR business

[06:39] How Chelsey selects the markets she invests in

[12:49] What prompted Chelsey to start managing properties for other STR owners?

[15:05] Chelsey’s co-hosting model

[18:20] What Chelsey discovered she needed to have in place to be successful in the

  co-hosting business 

[20:33] Chelsey’s typical day as a co-host; How she structures her time and activities

[26:34] What has been her biggest challenge in the co-hosting journey, and how did

  she navigate it?

[37:41] The lightning round:

  • Where is your favorite place to vacation?  
  • What’s one place you’ve never been to that you want to visit?  
  • What’s one thing you know now that you wished you knew when you started out in the short-term rental business? 
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  • What’s one thing and/or person that you are grateful for today?

[43:53] How to connect with Chelsey Jones


Golden Nuggets

  • “Any investment is potentially a risk.” 
  • “There’s room at the table for everyone.” 
  • When co-hosting, it’s important to have a contract to protect yourself, your owner, and the guest. 
  • “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” 

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