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Sharing Economy
February 13, 2018

How to take amazing homesharing photographs

At GUARDHOG, we’re obsessed with homesharing (as well as the insurance you need to have in place when you’re doing it). And we get that one of the things that will make potential guests choose your pad over another is the photos. Don’t worry – you don’t need to be a professional photographer… just follow...
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January 30, 2018

7 hacks for keeping your Airbnb clean

The problem with cleanliness is that everybody’s standards are different. For Airbnb hosts, the solution is to hit the highest standard possible – and that way you can keep everyone happy, and maybe even earn yourself Superhost status. If hosting is your thing but cleaning isn’t, here are our seven hacks for keeping your homeshare...
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December 5, 2017

The sharing economy and Camplify UK – a match made in caravan heaven

Camplify is is the UK’s fastest-growing caravan hire and RV sharing community. We’re pleased to welcome them onto our blog to talk about their arrival in the UK – and where GUARDHOG insurance comes in… People all over the globe are now sharing their assets and belongings to complete strangers, some really cashing in and...
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November 20, 2017

7 hacks for dealing with language barriers when you’re hosting

As an Airbnb host, you’ll have plenty of ways to make your guests feel welcome. Not only is it all part of the home-sharing experience, but it will help you to get positive reviews – and even Superhost status. But how can you make that welcome just as warm when your guests don’t speak the...
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sharing boat insurance
November 7, 2017

Boats, the sharing economy – and the importance of insurance

Boataffair connects quality boats with the right person. We’re pleased to welcome Adrian Walker, CEO and founder of this boutique peer-to-peer boat sharing platform, to talk about how he met GUARDHOG and the importance of insurance when you’re sharing boats… It can be time consuming to navigate the ‘murky waters’ of insurance. And for Boataffair,...
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October 24, 2017

The 5 biggest errors Airbnb hosts need to stop making

Lodgify is an innovative all-in-one vacation rental software solution which empowers lodgings owners and managers to build their own professional website, accept online bookings and manage all reservations from one place. GUARDHOG welcomes Lodgify’s tips on avoiding the most common hosting mistakes… What started as a humble blow-up mattress on a San Francisco bedroom floor...
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October 11, 2017

Airbnb SEO: how your listing will get more visibility

Pass The Keys is a short let and Airbnb management service working across the UK. They’ll take care of everything, from cleaning and laundry to key exchange and pricing optimisation. GUARDHOG is delighted to welcome Pass The Key’s insights into getting more visibility for your Airbnb listing… Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has expanded on a...
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airbnb profile
September 27, 2017

How to create an awesome Airbnb profile

So, you’re on Airbnb. You’ve spent time and money on your property photos and description – and it’s looking good. But have you thought about your own profile? It’s just as important, so before you give yourself the green light to become a host, make sure you follow GUARDOG’s top five tips for creating an...
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September 12, 2017

Why it pays off to use a property management company

GuestReady is a global short-term rental management company, which provides professional services to property investors, homeowners and Airbnb hosts in London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong. GUARDHOG is pleased to welcome GuestReady’s thoughts on the financial advantages of using a property manager. Life is always busy. With work, play, and family and friend commitments, there’s...
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August 29, 2017

Trust and the sharing economy: ID verification vs ratings and reviews

Deemly is a reputation and social verification tool for peer-to-peer marketplaces and sharing economy businesses that enables users to transfer their reputation across the web. GUARDHOG is delighted that Sara Green Brodersen, CEO and co-founder, is sharing her ‘trusttech’ insights with us.   Sara, what does ID verification mean for the sharing economy? It sounds complicated but it’s...
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