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"Start Here" by Robert Kilman on flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)You’ve decided that turning your second home into a vacation rental is the right move for you.

Now what?

Getting your first reservation on the calendar is an exciting time, but — as you probably figured out while you were deciding to rent your property — there are things you need to do before you can throw your doors open.

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Writing Property DescriptionsIn this do-it-yourself world of how-to articles and handy YouTube clips, when and why should you consider spending part of your limited budget to get hands-on help with your vacation rental marketing?

You have an Internet full of options when it comes to marketing solutions:

  • Do it all on your own,
  • Use guided DIY solutions like MyVR,
  • Hire someone to do everything for you, or
  • Hire pros to do some things while doing others on your own.

Whatever your budget and personal marketing talents, there are three main types of work you’ll need to consider as you get started: photography, writing and design. Continue Reading…