301. Joelle Pittman Elliott

True or False? Short-Term Rental Hosting As Passive Income

Today’s expert guest is Joelle Pittman Elliott – super host, premier host, and our very good friend.  She has invested in real estate in Memphis, Tennessee, excelling with short-term rentals for three years and counting. 

We talk about how she was able to escape the golden handcuffs of her cushy corporate job to follow her dreams of managing short-term rentals – all with the mission to spend more time with her husband and kids. Her approach has allowed her to embrace the freedom of being self-employed, to create her own work schedule, enjoy her family at home, and reignite creativity in ways she hadn’t experienced in years

We also talk about all the ways she has crushed a metro market like Memphis (hello, pet friendly), do some myth busting on passive income, and unpack some recent challenges she’s been facing here in 2023 with her first co-hosting gig.

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Vista Luna Sonoma is a luxury container home with a 360-degree view of its amazing west coast landscape and one of the best custom pools we’ve ever seen in a short-term rental. They really lean into the views – featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a wrap around deck, and firepit area. It’s a new listing, so they do a nice job of building user trust by linking back to their second, more established, sister property.

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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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