Brian Chesky’s bank account had dwindled to $1,000. He had no job. And the rent on his San Francisco apartment was about to jump by 25%.
With his back against the wall, Chesky tried a “silly” idea to make some cash. He put three inflatable mattresses in his spare bedroom and offered to rent them to attendees of an upcoming conference in town.
Chesky built a rudimentary website and advertised it as Air Bed and Breakfast. That “silly” idea is worth $30 billion today. You surely know Airbnb as the wildly successful website that lets you rent out your home to travelers.
Founded just 12 years ago, it now lists more rooms than major hotel chains Marriott and Hilton—combined!
In today’s issue I’ll show you the secret that upstart Airbnb used to beat two of the world’s most successful hotel chains.
Here’s Breaking News That You May Find Truly Shocking
According to a new report from the US Census Bureau, the number of people starting their own business just surged to its highest level since 2007.
That’s not a typo. You might not think launching a new business would be high on peoples’ “to do” lists in the middle of a pandemic. But thanks to today’s new, blazing-fast technologies, it’s easier than ever for the little guy to turn their business dreams into reality.
A recent Emergent Research study found there are 41 million entrepreneurs in the US today—an all-time record!
What’s happening here is very, very important to you as an investor. You see, for the first time in history, any American has the tools to cheaply and quickly launch a business from their kitchen table.
You don’t need to buy expensive servers to run a website anymore. With the “cloud,” you