Congratulations—you’ve taken the first step towards Hipcamp Host greatness by empowering yourself to drive your own bookings. We couldn’t be more excited to help you along the way, which is why we’ve compiled our top tips for getting your first booking as soon as possible.
How close are you to getting your first booking? Here’s a quick success check!
Keep scrolling to learn more about each item above. Plus, we’ve got bonus self-marketing tips at the bottom of this page!
Imagine yourself as the camper potentially visiting your land. What would you want to see if you were booking a campsite for the first time? Here are the top 3 photos Hipcampers love:
See our top 4 tips from professional photographers on taking beautiful photos of your land here. And see what we mean by “horizontal shot” with the image below.
Post about your Hipcamp listing on Facebook, in local Facebook groups, Instagram, Twitter, and more. Be sure to tag any friends, family, or friends of friends who might be interested in camping on your land.
How to post on Twitter:
How to post on Facebook:
Post in local forums and Facebook groups. Some examples to get you started:
Is your price competitive compared to nearby public campgrounds and Hipcamp hosts? We’ve learned that it’s best to start on the affordable side to get your first few bookings in, then if you want, move to a higher price as you get the experience dialed in.
Fortunately, we’ve built a smart pricing tool just for you. Visit the pricing section of your Host Dashboard to see the low and high price ranges for listings like yours in your area.
Completed everything on the list above? You’re a hosting rock star ?. Here are even more ways to get your first booking:
Finished these too? Get in touch with us and we’ll see how we can help!
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