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25 Questions about "Advertising"

Why should I have a video for my vacation rental?

A lot of guests have been asking me to send them a video of my property.


What are some specific examples of things I can post to my vacation rental Facebook Page?


Can you share some real examples of what I would write to my fans?


Why should I list my vacation rental on Yahoo local?

My address will appear in the search results, which concerns me, but is it worth it overall for the added exposure to my business?


Should I have a mobile version of my vacation rental website?

If so, how do I even go about doing this?


Should I sponsor local events on behalf of my vacation rental?


Could sponsoring the local little league or donating to the school help me build by business?


Does newspaper or radio advertising make sense for my business?

It seems very expensive, but I wonder if it will help me get more renters to my vacation rental?



Should I create a brochure for my vacation rental?

I always see those rack brochures at tourism offices. Should I create one for my home?


Should I create business cards for my vacation rental?

I'm thinking of creating them with my website address. Do you think that will help?


How do I promote last-minute availability at my vacation rental?

There's a holiday coming up and I'm not booked yet. How do I get the word out and quick?


What local information should I publish on my website?

How much information about the area is relevant to travelers?


What information should I have on my new vacation rental website?

Please provide a checklist of all the items I should consider when building my site.


I use a property manager, but I'd like to do more of my vacation rental marketing. Where should I start?


Do I need to do it all myself or can I just do some things that I'm good at?


I think my vacation rental rates are too low. What should I do?


How do I compare to my competitors and effectively raise my rates if need be?


I think my vacation rental rates are too high. What should I do?

How do I evaluate them objectively and make the right decision?


How do I evaluate my vacation rental rates?


I'm not sure if I’m charging the right amount to cover my costs and compete.


I get a lot of tire kickers who just want to know my rates and whether their dates are available, but never book. What am I doing wrong?


Is there a better way to turn away those just browsing and better attract those looking to book?


I get a lot of inquiries, but very few actually convert into bookings. What am I doing wrong?


How do I get more people who inquire on my property to actually book?


What kinds of photos should I post on Pinterest?

Obviously I have my vacation rental home photos, but what else should I pin?


Should I market my vacation rental on Pinterest?

Is it worth the time and energy? Do other owners get results there?


Should I join my local chamber of commerce to promote my vacation rental?

A few other owners are listed in my area. Does it make sense for me?


How do I add a link to my website on HomeAway or VRBO?

I’ve got a HomeAway and VRBO listing and want to make sure I link to my vacation rental website.


Can I target both vacation and corporate travelers for my rental?

I currently have a vacation rental that I target to leisure travelers, but I'm thinking of trying to attract corporate travelers during the off season.


What are some distinct travel themes or niche marketing trends I might be able to take advantage of for my vacation rental?

I want to make sure my home stands out so a theme or niche might help me do this.


How should I promote my home for rent during a local event in town?

There is a big event coming to town and I'm going to rent out my home to travelers.


How do I advertise my vacation rental on Craigslist?

I've heard a lot about Craigslist for marketing my vacation rental, but I don't really know where to start.