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I love hosting and in fact, I realised I am a good host when I used to work for Botswana Tourism Organization. I did this 9-5 passionately for seven (7) years and stepped down in September 2017. It was one of the hardest decisions I had to make in my life because I was leaving a good paying job and most importantly leaving a job that had now turned into a true passion. I remember the day I left, I switched my phone off and went to see my medium because I wasn’t sure I had made the smartest decision, but then, my gut told me I will be just fine.

I can’t believe in almost a month, it will be a year since I left my 9-5. To be honest with you, its not easy, but you have to be willing to do all kinds of jobs (well provided its all legal stuff) for you to finally find your grip. While I was at Bots Tourism, I knew I wanted to list my house on Airbnb but also, I knew it would be illegal if I did it while I was still there. Immediately after I left the organization, I just pressed ‘Publish’ and voila! I was listed on Airbnb.

At first it was scary cos of the thought of hosting complete strangers in my home. But also, at the same time, having been in the tourism industry for that long, I knew I would manage it very well. And let me say to date, I have hosted seventeen (17) people in my home and the 18th guest with be coming in August. It has been an absolutely amazing experience for me and what I love is that I get to share with them all my travel experiences around Botswana. Also, I get to show them around, take them to my favorite hangout spots and we even go dancing together and they get to listen to some cool locals music.

For me, the moment I start hosting my guests, they are no longer guests, they are my friends and I always make sure that I give them a home away from home ambience. A great host is one who can go an extra mile for their guests and make them feel very much comfortable and also willing to spend more. To be honest with you, the money comes secondary because I want my guests to have nothing but lasting impressions of my beautiful Botswana.

Don’t follow money, but rather follow passion and the money will come. So far, I can confidently say, this new phase of my life has truly made my life much more exciting and I’m a lot more happier and I also get to make money while genuinely enjoying what I love. I will continue to sell my Botswana and it’s always a pleasure meeting new people.

 

I now have launched mobile airbnbs under my company and what I love is that Batswana are also keen on the hosting experience and just recently hosted two best friends and a solo adventurer at an annual skydive event in the Makgadikgadi Pans (post coming later).

But hosting is not for the faint hearted, some clients will test your patience but I’m more looking at the bigger picture rather than being in the now. But what I love about Airbnb is that all reviews are important. It’s no longer about the client being right, but you also as the host can be right too and other hosts do listen to your reviews.

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