Why Building Your Network as a Hospitality Entrepreneur is So Critical

In just a moment, you’ll meet Natalie Palmer — an Airbnb Ambassador, a 17x superhost, and the creator and host of the popular No Vacancy podcast. 

Natalie was never really sure what she wanted to do when she “grew up”…but she was always quick to say “yes” when opportunities to step outside of her comfort-zone surfaced. 

So, after spending a couple of months learning about short-term rental investing and hosting, Natalie asked her parents if she could try her hand out at turning their family’s vacation home in the mountains into an Airbnb.

While skeptical, they agreed to give her a shot…and within one ski season, they had made enough to pay the mortgage on the home for the entire year!

This early win inspired Natalie to further immerse herself in learning everything she could about how to deliver an exceptional guest experience while also growing a profitable business. 

Natalie and I discuss the power of networking and why more hosts should participate in STR industry events, frameworks for how to structure your time as a hospitality entrepreneur, and why she’s throwing a women’s only STR hospitality event in Scottsdale, Arizona called the “Level Up Your Listing Summit.”  

You’ll learn more about this event towards the end of the interview but I want to highly encourage all the ladies tuning into today’s chat to check out Natalie’s event. 

Natalie is also giving all Behind the Stays listeners a 10% discount when they use the code BTS10 at check out.  Learn more about the Level Up Your Listing Summit here

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This episode of Behind the Stays is brought to you by our friends at Touch Stay

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And enhances the guest experience by packaging your recommendations for coffee, wine bars, artisan bakeries, and Michelin star restaurants in a single online location. 
 
Guests can access everything through a simple link — and yes, it works WITHOUT a wifi connection. 
 
Touch Stay allows you to customize your guidebook to match your brand — pick the colors, fonts, and images that best align with your STR. 
 
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If you liked this episode, you’re going to love some of our other recent conversations:
 
How She Built an Insta-Famous Airbnb — The Story Behind the Cozy Rock Cabin.
 
She Left Her Law Career to Become a Hospitality Entrepreneur — Meet the Creator of Field and Lake
 
From Serving in Afghanistan to Hosting on Airbnb: Meet the Founders of Seasons‘ Yield Farm
 

About the Show

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Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.

 
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