I made over £16k just by sitting on my couch – it’s super easy and here’s how you can too

IF you are fed up with your 9-5 office slog, you’ve come to the right place.

Side hustles have become an increasingly popular source of income for many amid the cost of living crisis.

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Lauren Piller has taken to TikTok to reveal how she made over £16,000 in a year by sitting on her couchCredit: TikTok
You won't need any start-up costs thanks to an Airbnb co-hosting opportunity

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You won’t need any start-up costs thanks to an Airbnb co-hosting opportunityCredit: TikTok

And so if that sounds like something up your street, TikTok user ‘laurenpiller_’ has all the advice you would ever need.

Lauren Piller is an Airbnb host and has made her fortune through this clever side hustle, so if things haven’t been going your way recently and you are looking to earn a bit of extra cash, listen up.

Lauren is a retired nurse turned self-taught real estate investor and made a whopping $20,000 (£16,280) in her first year with her side hustle.

She has achieved financial freedom by the age of just 27 and has now taken to TikTok to teach others how to start their own businesses and make money hosting on Airbnb.

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Lauren has a whopping 126.7k TikTok followers and 1.4million likes and is one to go to if you need some advice on an Airbnb side hustle.

So if you want to quit your job, be your own boss and make money from the comfort of your own home, Lauren has everything you need to know.

And don’t worry, you don’t need any upfront costs with this – if you want to earn thousands of pounds a month and you don’t have any money to invest, this is one for you.

Lauren explained: “I was able to quit nursing and make five times my salary from the comfort of my home.

“I’m a five-star Airbnb host, here to teach you how to become financially free hosting on Airbnb, with or without property.

“I quit nursing for good in 2018, a year leading up to that I started my own marketing agency.

“I also knew that I was going to save up and buy a rental property.

“I ended up making $20,000 passively in my first years hosting on Airbnb.”

Lauren was able to earn her passive income through Airbnb, as a co-host.

She continued: “A co-host is basically an assistant to an Airbnb host – they can do everything an Airbnb host can, like message guests, handle the calendar, file claims, everything except handle money.

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“This makes it a really good way to get hosting experience, without any upfront costs.

“Co-hosting is a low cost/low risk side hustle and you can make thousands of dollars each month.

“Co-hosts can make 10%-30% of the net Airbnb nightly listing pricing.

“So if it’s $300 a night, you could potentially make $30-$90.

“So with just a few listings under your belt, you could easily make a few thousand dollars, and even enough to equal or surpass your day job.”

If you fancy giving this a go, Lauren shares her top tips on how to get started.

Lauren advised: “The easiest way to get started hosting on Airbnb is to ask a friend or family member with a listing if you can help them out, but if you don’t know anyone, you can start networking in Facebook groups and Airbnb forums .

“When someone tells me they hate their job and wants to quit, I will agree and tell them they can make more money hosting on Airbnb without even owning property.

“When people tell me co-hosting and Airbnb is a scam, I just say OK more passive income for more.

“You can make thousands of dollars co-hosting other people’s Airbnbs.

“Then, all you need to do is save up, buy your own property and hire your own co-host to have them do all the work for you.

“Then you can join the lazy landlord club and yeah, it’s as simple as that.

“It definitely helps if you have prior experience with customer service or hospitality, people skills, time management and administrative tasks.

“You don’t necessarily have to have this, but honestly, I don’t think I’d hire you without that.”

Lauren explained that Facebook is your best friend when it comes to getting started.

She said: “Start engaging with Airbnb Facebook groups. These groups have Airbnb hosts actively searching to hire a co-host to help them.

“All you have to do is apply and to apply you simply reply to their post in the comments or post your own.

“Now you’ve found the right group, it’s always best to engage with the content.

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“After you make connections, this is when you start pitching yourself. The key to getting hired as a co-host is finding the pain points of the Airbnb hosts and how you can offer them solutions to make hosting more passive for them.

“You can turn co-hosting into a full-time job.”

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