Use This Online Estimator to Find Out How Much You Could Earn from Airbnb

Renting out your place on Airbnb can be a relatively easy way to make a few bucks just by finding somewhere else to sleep for a few nights. Figuring out exactly how much money you should be charging isn’t intuitive, though.

The Next Web alerted us to the Eliot & Me Estimator, which can help you figure out your nightly and weekly rate for a short-term rental on a site like Airbnb.

The site prompts you to enter in your address and choose a few defining details about your space, like how many people it can sleep, how many bedrooms and bathrooms it has, and whether you want to rent out the whole home or just one private room. From there, the site’s algorithms will determine what the best price you can get would be. (The site says Eliot “learns from historical trends, competing services and products, supply and demand signals and more.”)

For instance, when I enter in the details for my bedroom in Brooklyn, I get an estimate of $60 to $71 a night, depending whether the room sleeps two or three people. I’ve previously rented it out for $65 to $75, so that seems pretty accurate. If I wanted to rent out my entire three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, Eliot & Me says I can make $300 a night.

You can compare prices across your neighborhood, take a look at which holiday dates see the biggest uptick in prices, and look at where you can travel based on how many days you rent out your home. You can also set up a price alert to notify you if Airbnb prices are surging, so if it’s only worth it for you to rent out your place if you’re going to make $2000 a week, you can get an email when that’s likely.

Happy renting! Just remember to check your local laws and your lease first.

[h/t The Next Web]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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