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3 Tips for Newly Approved Hosts

Your profile is approved and you're ready to start taking reservations. Now what? Below are some simple steps you can take to get your first booking (and ensuing review)!

  1. Update your calendar. Guests will be able to see when you last updated your calendar, and tend to look for Hosts who have most recently updated. Each and every week, take a moment to update your calendar with any days that you will be unavailable. If your availability remains the same, be sure to mark that your calendar is "Up To Date." 
  2. Confirm your availabilityConfirmed availability is a way for Hosts to highlight themselves in search whenever they are available for the coming weekend. Hosts who opt into confirmed availability see up to a 20% spike in contacts. Make confirming your availability a part of your weekly routine for added business on the weekends!
  3. Promote your business. Pack Promoter is a referral program that allows Hosts to refer Guests to the DogVacay website. New Guests will receive a discount off of their first booking, and in some cases Hosts can even earn a referral bonus! Create a custom URL from your Host Dashboard. Once you've created this URL, feel free to share it with everyone you know! 

BONUS: Spread the word! Market yourself around town at the local pet store, vet's office, and more. Check out our DogVacay Store for marketing materials. Wearing a DogVacay t-shirt is a great conversation starter while you're out and about!

These tips and a great, detailed profile will help you get your Hosting business started in no time. For more in-depth marketing tips, check out our "5 Marketing Tips to Grow Your Business!"

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