We’ve booked accommodation at vacation rentals several times this year and each one has had a different method of payment.
From a wire transfer that cost us an additional $80 + the travelling time to drive to the bank and back (70km round trip), PayPal (great system), online with credit card (even better) to the latest one we are booking in Germany for next year which we haven’t figured out yet, there’s a bunch of options that owners can choose.
But which will impact guests to the point they don’t book at all, or definitely won’t do so a second time?
In this episode, I share my experiences of being a traveler – wanting a simple process to book my vacation rental – and how some payment methods drove me almost to the point of cancellation.
One of the things I do when on vacation is catch up on all the online courses I’ve bought over the past months and it’s been an eye opener this year. I’ve been binge-buying from Udemy when they have courses on sale, so was interested to read a blog post from graphic designer Evelina Za that calls out course creators for a number of infractions.
Since Mike and I will be launching our new resource site next month that includes a range of mini-courses, Evelina’s take on it was interesting. She says:
“The dawn of quality online courses is gone. We’re approaching the midday when the market for online courses will be littered with courses?—?quality or not. And I can tell you?—?more and more low-quality courses are currently being launched which means many more are yet to come.”
With so many new entrants into the industry – notably those who have apparently made a fortune in Airbnb over a very short period – marketing their training, I’ve shared what I think and what you should look for in a vacation rental online course.
Finally, for all those who have asked us when we’ll be blabbing again, I talk about what we have planned for the New Year.
Here are the links to sites I mention:
Screenflow on a Mac (my favorite Udemy course)