How These Airbnb Superhosts Earn $100,000 a Year

Airbnb’s data reveals that the average host makes around $6,000 a year, but many hosts make much more than that. Evelyn Badia has turned her hosting business into a full-fledged branded enterprise. A charismatic former producer of television commercials, she runs two listings out of her three-story, two-family row house in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Badia, fifty, started hosting when she lost her job in 2010 and now hosts full-time, making a “low six-figure” income by booking her listings about 80 percent of the time; she says she’s hosted four hundred people.