New Research Reveals Being an Airbnb Host Is the Most Profitable Side Gig Out There

It brings in nearly $1,000 a month for most hosts.

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If you, like , have been contemplating taking on a to supplement your income, you're going to want to read on. While plenty of platforms allow you to pull in some extra dollars, often while working from home, there is only one that can earn workers more than $500 a month, according to an analysis by the loan startup company .

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No, it's not , or even or . The highest-earning digital platform is the home-sharing service .

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After compiling more than two years of data from tens of thousands of loan applicants, Earnest found that hosts on the short term vacation rental site make, on average, a whopping $924 per month. That's more than twice as much as the next highest-ranking service, (average of $380/month).

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But that's just an average. Earnest found a wide range of earnings, likely because Airbnb rates are dependent on your location and nearby hotel prices, among other factors. Some Airbnb users made less than $200 each month, while others brought in more than $10,000.

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Here's how the rest stack up:

1.

Average per month: $924

Median per month: $440

2.

Average per month: $380

Median per month: $110

3.

Average per month: $377

Median per month: $210

4.

Average per month: $364

Median per month: $155

5.

Average per month: $229

Median per month: $100

6.

Average per month: $174

Median per month: $70

7.

Average per month: $151

Median per month: $40

8.

Average per month: $103

Median per month: $60

9.

Average per month: $98

Median per month: $109

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