If you don’t have an AirBnB account, you can sign up and receive a $35 credit when you complete a qualifying reservation. The usual offer is just $25. A Qualifying Reservation must have a total value (excluding guest fees or taxes) of at least $75 (or its local currency equivalent if supported). It must be booked and paid for via the Airbnb platform.
Once you have your own account, you can then refer your friends and family and receive $35 for every referee that completes a qualifying reservation and $75 for every referee that hosts. Users may earn a maximum of $5,000 USD Travel Credit per account. Read the full Airbnb Referral Program Terms & Conditions.
AirBnB is a great alternative to hotel chains. They offer unique accommodations from local hosts in 191+ countries, so you’ most likely be able to find a place anywhere. Prices will be usually 25-30% cheaper than hotels (if you’re paying cash) and you’ll get to live in a home, instead of a hotel. It might not offer all the luxuries of an hotel, but for lots of people it creates a better vacation experience. If you get a place with a kitchen you can also save tons of money by eating in and having real meals.
Become A Host
Another option is renting out your own place on AirBnB. This is a great money making opportunity for people that are often traveling or away from from. The amount you can make will vary greatly, primarily based on the location of your house/ apt and its size. Here’s a great post from travelisfree that will give you tons of information. It would be great to make a few hundred bucks while you’re away on your mileage runs.
Before considering putting your home up on AirBnB, make sure that you’re allowed to do so. If you’re renting, there might be restrictions on your lease that forbid subleasing. Even if you own your property, there might be restrictions in place that will bring a lot of headaches.