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Stacey St. John

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JANUARY 23, 2023

#64: Beyond Beds: The Future of Airbnb Profits with Madison Rifkin

Calling all short-term rental hosts! Forget cookie-cutter cabins and tired listings – it’s time to ignite your rental’s potential and transform it into a gold mine with the revolutionary insights of Madison Rifkin, the visionary CEO and Founder of Mount.

This isn’t your average “tips and tricks” podcast. This is a captivating journey alongside a young entrepreneur who dared to challenge the status quo of the short-term rental (STR) industry. Buckle up as we trace Madison’s awe-inspiring path, from igniting her entrepreneurial spark at 12 to spearheading a thriving startup that’s empowering hosts like you to unlock explosive profits.

Say goodbye to the beige-walled void. Madison’s mission isn’t just about renting rooms; it’s about liberating your property from mediocrity and crafting an experience that wows guests and fattens your bank account. We’re talking actionable strategies, industry game-changers, and fresh perspectives that’ll leave you rethinking everything you thought you knew about how to make money on Airbnb.

Highlights and Key Points:


[03:05] Madison Rifkin’s bio

[04:09] A backstory about how she started her company, Mount

[09:06] What inspired Madison to become an entrepreneur at age 12, and what was her experience like?

[11:43] How can parents nurture entrepreneurial spirit in their kids?

[13:55] What Madison has learned in her entrepreneurial journey

[16:28] Is her mindset of continuous improvement inherent, or did she acquire it?

[18:08] The current state of Mount

[20:03] How can a property owner find out if there are experiences in their local area that they can connect with through Mount

[21:08] Amenities you should have in your property to attract Gen Z

[22:51] The rebranding process of Mount

[26:31] What does a typical day look like for Madison as a business leader?

[28:15] How she raised funds for her startup company

[32:55] The Lightning Round

[39:13] Best way to get in touch with Madison Rifkin

Golden Nuggets


  • Entrepreneurship is a massive rollercoaster with both high highs and low lows.

  • When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

  • Fail fast and fail forward.



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Hey, you!

If you’re a fan of my show, I want to say THANK YOU. Seriously, from the bottom of my heart – I couldn’t do this without you.

There’s one thing that would make me even more thankful – having your support through ratings and reviews on your preferred podcast player. 

This helps me reach more people (just like you) who are eager to achieve their STR goals and dreams.

It’s super easy – just click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, please follow the podcast. 

I’ll be adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out!

Thanks again, sister – and cheers to your STR success!


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