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Published August 30, 2022

About This Episode

Meet Arthur Colker, Founder and CEO of StayFi. 

Growing up, Arthur thought he wanted to be a politician.  He was intrigued by how power and influence could move society forward.

After going to school in DC and interning on The Hill, Arthur realized that while he loved following politics, working in it wasn’t quite for him.

And while he couldn’t have known it at the time, this realization was the first major stepping stone in his journey to becoming an entrepreneur and in founding StayFi — a wifi portal for short term rentals that allows hosts to capture crucial data from their guests. 

Now you’re going to meet Arthur in JUST a second here, but, before you do so, I have a gift for you. 

Arthur has offered listeners of Behind the Stays 50% off their first 3 months of StayFi.

So, if you’re inspired by what Arthur and his team are building and want to leverage their tools to grow your STR business, head on over to StayFi.com and use the discount code BTS50 at check out for 50% off the first 3 months of your subscription.

You can connect with Arthur on Twitter or learn more about StayFi here.

Behind the Stays is brought to you each week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb.  
 
You can subscribe, for free, at www.sponstayneous.com 
 

This week's episode is brought to you by Mount.

A few months ago, Gabby and I stayed at a quintessential beach cottage in San Diego. 
 
The home was just 3/4 of a mile from the beach — perfect biking distance, right?
 
There was only one problem — the home didn’t come with bikes, and the nearest bike rental shop was fully committed throughout our stay. 
 
We really wanted bikes — so much so that we asked our host if she knew anyone personally that we might be able to rent bikes from. Alas, she did not. 
 
Today, I want to introduce you to a company who is solving for this very problem.  Meet Mount — a platform that enables STR hosts to transform their homes into full-fledged vacation experiences. 
 
Mount let’s you rent just about anything to your guests — bikes, scooters, golf carts, kayaks, and even private chefs and masseuses! 
 
With the simple scan of a QR code, guests can explore all of the rental amenities you have to offer. Guests can browse, book, and access anything you make available in a matter of seconds. 
 
Mount makes it easy for guests to access anything additional they might need during their stay, and for STR hosts to increase their revenue per booking. 
 
Oh, and if you don’t have a bike or scooter to rent, no problem — Mount can provide one for you.
 
Learn more about how you can earn more via your STR with Mount and get your first month free by emailing the Mount team at help@RentMount.com 

About the Host

Zach Busekrus

Co-Founder of Sponstayneous

Zach is the Co-Founder of Sponstayneous, a weekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. When COVID hit, he and his wife Gabby broke out of the lease on their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC to beta test the digital nomad lifestyle. Zach and Gabby have spent the past year living full-time on Airbnb — they've stayed in 50+ homes to date! 

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