149. Elise Armitage

Working With Influencers To Showcase Your STR Listing with Elise Armitage

Elise Armitage had the good job and a fancy title at a big brand. Her future was laid out in clear steps, but something was missing. It took taking a month from her day job at Google to convince her to dive head first into her side hustle, What The Fab, a start-up fashion and beauty blog that’s grown into a full-on travel and lifestyle brand.

She walks us through the steps she took on her way to leaving her day job (Hint: six months of extensive planning) before we tackle a subject that’s growing more complex by the day: STRs and social media influencers. What’s appropriate? What’s fair? Who pays whom? All that good stuff.

Elise’s story mirrors that of so many hosts, swapping out her blog for STR properties. We obsess and nurture them in our spare time, nights, weekends, and daydreams. But when is the right time to go all in? We hope this conversation helps open your eyes to what might be possible if you did the work and invested yourself, full-time, in a keystone listing, a group of properties, a brand, or any other passion project.




It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Lakeview Landing!

We are heading back to the basics this year, and Lara and Bill are absolutely CRUSHING it. When you go to their instagram, they are giving you everything: the interior, the exterior, reviews, their story, still photos, reels, you name it! They are giving you a holistic, well-rounded view of their space.  

They are also slaying the direct booking game! They take you directly to their website to book directly. All of their spaces look over Lake Lanier and they are absolutely spectacular.

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

Together, Annette & Sarah are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular podcast Thanks For Visiting, co-creators of the Hosting Business Mastery Method, & seasoned short-term-rental hosts.

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