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MAY 09, 2023

#27: How I Built My 7-Figure Short-Term Rental Business (And How You Can, Too!) with Stacey St. John

Are you ready to become a successful Airbnb host and build a successful short-term rental business?

In this episode, we’ll dive into my personal journey in the short-term rental space, where I went from novice host to owning a portfolio consisting of multiple Airbnb properties along with a thriving property management and co-hosting business.

But that’s not all – we’ll also reveal the four key factors that made all the difference in starting my own short-term rental business, and the five core concepts that have been critical to my success.

And if that isn’t enough, I’ll even tackle some of the biggest challenges you may face when launching your own short-term rental business and provide actionable tips for overcoming them.

So, if you want to dominate the “Airbnb game” and create a truly lucrative short-term rental empire, this episode is an absolute must-listen.

Highlights and Key Points:


[02:57] How Stacey got into short-term rentals 

[01:01] Introduction to the show

[06:34] Example of successful people who built massive wealth through short-term rentals

[07:46] What it takes to build a real estate empire

[10:28] A backstory of how I got into the STR space, built a 7 figure STR business, and launched a property management & co-hosting business

[14:05] 4 things I had to figure out when starting my short-term rental business

[20:41] The 5 core concepts in my roadmap for STR success

[23:56] 3 challenges you might face when starting your STR business and how to overcome them

[24:54] Tips if you lack experience

[27:24] Suggestions if you’re lacking money

[32:37] Ideas if you’re lacking time

Golden Nuggets


  • “We don’t try to achieve our goals. We commit to achieving our goals.”

  • “Success is not an accident. The only way to become a successful Airbnb host and build a 7 figure business is by strategically reverse engineering the future you want.”

  • “The only way for you to become a successful Airbnb host and build a 7 figure business is by having an unwavering commitment to achieving your goals.”

  • “I decided to create my future financial freedom. I did not wait for doors to open; I started building the doors and opening them.”

  • “It takes investment to build a business.”

  • “There is no right path to success.”



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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.

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


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