A few Startup Stay members have been asking us lately about the availability of host entrepreneurs, since the number of replies vary. Let me share with you a few good tips to maximise every one of your “Stay Requests”.
There are internal and external points to take into account:
Internal (what we can control)
1. First, let’s get out of the way the most obvious one: Have a fully complete Startup Stay profile (with a profile picture, info about you, your startup, itineraries, links to social networks, etc) You could have the best tactics in mind but, if your potential host checks out your profile and finds it incomplete or nothing interesting at all, guess what’s going to happen?
2. Take the time to browse the desired profiles when seeking accommodation. Anyone can offer a “place to crash“. However, the value comes when you stay with an interesting entrepreneur. This way, you maximise your networking time, expand your business network while also learning great stuff from your host.
3. Use the ”Stay Request” button when seeking accommodation (not the “Send a Message” one). Otherwise you lower your chances of getting replies. We have implemented recently the “Reply rate“, so you have a better idea who is more likely to get back to you now (Messages through the “Send a Message” button do not impact the member’s reply rate)