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Home Sharing Educator and Mentor Christopher Matthew Spencer Releases Airbnb & VRBO Courses through Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Company.

Educational home sharing courses, "Making Money with Airbnb" and "Making Money with VRBO" are now actively available to new and current Lynda.com subscribers through their Online Training Library

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Christopher Matthew Spencer, a businessperson, author, educator, and mentor has completed the development of two educational courses discussing the home sharing economy utilizing Airbnb and VRBO. As an Airbnb and VRBO host with decades of property sales and management experience, he introduces new and current Lynda.com subscribers to home-sharing networks in detail.

The sharing economy takes many forms, utilizing information technology in an efficient way to connect hosts with guests around the world. " Making Money with Airbnb" and " Making Money with VRBO," provide the author's views on how to utilize the home sharing economy to rent out a spare bedroom or develop income from a second home.

The home sharing economy is a multi-billion dollar industry, with Airbnb valued at $24 billion, according to CNET. Consulting firm and one of the Big Four international auditing firms PricewaterhouseCoopers, estimates revenue from all sharing economy companies to increase to $335 billion by 2025.

" Making Money with Airbnb" and " Making Money with VRBO," discuss property details and the mindset hosts will need, in order to make the most of their experience on two home-sharing networks with more than 3 million listings combined.

"In his latest two lynda.com courses, Christopher Matthew Spencer, a veteran hotelier, shares the tips he's used to run successful hotels, scaled down to income properties he lists on Airbnb and VRBO," wrote Jolie Miller who is Heading Business & IT Content at LinkedIn. "The traveler in me appreciates his thought and attention to detail, and the opportunist in me is ready to buy an income property to try it out."

These two educational courses actively available in the Lynda.com Online Training Library discuss these home-sharing topics:

* Evaluating the suitability of home sharing.

* Developing the content for the appropriate listings.

* Photography recommendations.

* Managing pricing for home sharing based on seasonality and space.

* Planning for ongoing maintenance.

* Preparing rental spaces including bedrooms, kitchens and living areas.

* Handling amenities for guest convenience.

* Scouting and evaluating the surrounding competition.

* Discussions on guest interaction, including rules, check-in and checkout.

* Promoting and marketing home sharing listings globally.

Airbnb and VRBO are two of the largest home sharing networks available to hosts and guests across the globe. Most people immediately think Airbnb when they hear home sharing, however, VRBO is often considered the pioneer of the home sharing industry, according to The New York Times. Subscribers to Lynda.com have unlimited access to these informative home sharing courses and further access to other learning tools including transcripts, playlists, certificates, and much more.

"I certainly hope my Airbnb and VRBO courses will inspire new and veteran hosts alike, and I humbly believe home sharing is timely, with potential for anyone with a hosting desire to surpass their potential, both personally and monetarily," says Christopher Matthew Spencer. "I am passionate about education through demonstration and I am truly blessed to share my knowledge of real estate, property management and the home sharing economy with everyone through Lynda.com."

About Lynda.com:

Lynda.com is an online education company founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin. Lynda.com offers thousands of educational video courses and tutorials on subjects including business, web, developing, design, photography, 3-D animation, education, video, audio, and music. Industry professionals and experts are available to subscribers via their online learning platform. In 2013, Lynda.com acquired video2brain, an Austrian based provider of online educational courses covering web design and programming available in four different languages. Lynda.com was purchased by LinkedIn in 2015 and currently employs more than 500 employees worldwide and is valued at over $100 million.

About Christopher Matthew Spencer:

Christopher Matthew Spencer was early to embrace the Internet culture. Like many, he saw it as an information highway that could be applied innovatively. He is a businessperson, author, educator and mentor. Christopher Matthew's focus on entrepreneurs and everyday Internet users derives from his "roll up your sleeves, hard working mindset" that has led him to his own achievements. Christopher Matthew mentors and educates on a wide variety of essential topics, including sales, retail, payments, as well as real estate and rental properties. He is currently sharing his wealth of knowledge through collaboration with Lynda.com. Christopher Matthew's philosophy encompasses life-long learning and he loves sharing his expertise with those who desire it, just as he did many years ago. He has consulted to many notable Fortune 1000 companies. His mission is education through demonstration. Christopher Matthew attributes his success to happiness and the pursuit of all things he finds fun in life.

Media Contact: Todd Weaver, The Spencer Company, (818) 533-1052, todd.weaver@spencercompany.com

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