Hosting Tips 101: What to Do Before You Start Your ClozEnough Hosting Journey

Hosting Tips 101: What to Do Before You Start Your ClozEnough Hosting Journey

"It is good to do a bit of research to ensure you are prepared to host successfully" 

You have decided to start hosting on ClozEnough and rent out your handbags to potential guests, that’s awesome! Before you begin, it is good to do a bit of research to ensure you are prepared to host successfully. Here are some steps you can take before starting your hosting journey below: 

 

Research on the bags worth the investment

It's essential to learn about which bags are the most valuable when they are rented out. The best designer bags to invest in are something you'll never regret buying. While each season ushers in new trends, the designer bags worth the investment will remain wearable and timeless for years to come. This will help you make informed investment decisions and offer your guests the best possible experience. You may need to consider these following questions when you begin to look at potential handbags to invest in:

  • What brand do I want to invest in? 
  • What kind of handbag do I want to invest in? (a tote bag, a classic flap, a hobo bag, etc)
  • Is the bag I want to invest in a classic and timeless bag?

 

Keep up with fashion trends

Make sure that your potential handbag is the most sought-after handbag and of course, in trend. Updating trends may help you to ensure that the handbags you invest in are in demand. You can do this by reading fashion blogs, following luxury bag trends, and keeping an eye on what other hosts are offering. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are the luxury bag trends this year?
  • What brand do I want to rent out? 
  • Is this handbag in trend?

 

Research your competition

Researching your competitor is crucial before starting your role as a host in ClozEnough. You might find out that your area is filled with hosts that are just like yours, in which case you need to find out what will set you apart from the competition. Here are some points you might consider:

  • Who are my competitors? (💡Hot tip: you can filter out hosts on ClozEnough by your area to find your competitors)
  • How many competitors are in my area? 
  • What do my competitors charge in terms of pricing?
  • What unique selling points can I offer to stand out?
  • Can I realistically compete with the other hosts in my area?

 

Learn rental rules and regulations

Before you start becoming a host in ClozEnough, you may need to familiarize yourself with ClozEnough's regulations, including their policies on payments, cancellation, refunds, and damage deposits. This will help you avoid any issues and ensure a smooth rental process.

 

Discover all of ClozEnough regulations for your hosting here

 

Maintain your designer handbag 

Another essential tip for hosts is taking care of their potential handbags. Proper care and maintenance are indeed essential for maintaining the quality and value of luxury handbags, especially when renting them out to guests. To make this thing easier, here are some questions you should answer when maintaining your handbag:

  • Do you need to clean your handbag regularly alone or utilize bag cleaning service?
  • Do you need to make any repairs to ensure it’s in perfect condition?
  • How will you handle repairs and maintenance between each reservation?

Get an insight of how to take care of your luxury bags

 

Set up your business plan

Your business plan will help you achieve your short, long-term goals and prevent potential roadblocks. It would be a good start to think over these points:

  • What goals do I want to achieve as a ClozEnough host?
  • By when do I want to achieve these goals (try to be realistic with timelines)?
  • How will I manage my day-to-day operations? 
  • What tools and resources will I use for my management?
  • What unique selling point (USP) that set me apart from my competitors?
  • What are the KPIs I should monitor to ensure my business’ health?

 

By following these steps, you will be well-prepared to begin your hosting journey on ClozEnough and offer your guests an exceptional rental experience.

 

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ClozEnough is a digital platform that connects hosts and guests for a unique luxury bag sharing experience. 

We aim to create a trustworthy connection with bag owners who are willing to invest in their bags and make them available for rent in order to earn additional passive income.

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