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How Martine Lacroix Reaped Good Returns From Investing In Airbnb

Whenever we travel, one of the most common tasks that we have to check off our list is accommodations. Travelers used to spend hours online checking for hotels that brought them comfort and access to the places where they needed to go. All this changed with Airbnb. 

Founded in 2008, the company operates an online marketplace for lodging that’s primarily used for homestays, vacation rentals, and tourism. But aside from offering travelers a place to stay, Airbnb also provides a business opportunity. 

Martine Lacroix was quick to jump at the chance of making a profit that coincides with her goals in life. She now works as an Airbnb coach who consults with clients on how to earn six figures on the platform. 

Her business allows her to help others while also being free to pursue her passion which is to travel the world. 

“I have always wanted to have a business where I am not location independent and can work from anywhere. My digital business makes it possible,” Martine said. 

 

A Pioneer In The Industry 

Over ten years ago, Martine invested $20,000 in two apartments in New York City and listed them on Airbnb. It was in 2010 when she saw an opportunity in the tourism industry and pounced on it. Eventually, her investments enabled her to earn a seven-figure income. 

“I was one of the early adopters in Airbnb and I virtually had no competition. I was able to profit and monetize from a fledgling industry that no one had heard of at the time,” Martine said. 

Now, she coaches others so they too can earn from renting their properties to tourists. Her daily schedule is composed of creating content, videos, and blog posts for clients.

Since she started, Martine has worked with 3,000 to 4,000 clients. She is now looking forward to investing in international properties in the Caribbean.

 

Helping Black Women 

According to the SBA (small business administration), black women are starting businesses more than any other group but their businesses are also underfunded or self-funded, which doesn’t allow them to thrive. 

Martine added that black people also carry more debt and this is most likely because they do not have a side business that provides multiple streams of income for them.

This realization motivates Martine to help other black women succeed in their small businesses, especially since she started in the same way. 

So aside from offering one-on-one coaching with aspiring Airbnb entrepreneurs, she is also planning to create digital products such as e-books and courses. 

Visit www.martinelacroix.com for more information. 

US Army Combat Veteran turned writer helps people reach new levels of success and influence with personal brand building. Luis also writes for Entrepreneur magazine and runs TEDx events and TED circles online. Mentored by Mark Cuban his eye for business and potential growth has been trained at a billionaire level.

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