Innkeeping Pay?

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I maybe should have put this under "Aspiring Innkeepers", but I thought I might get more response here.  And maybe this isn't something that I should ask publicly anyway - if you want, message me your response. 

This is my plan after I sell...travel for six months, maybe a year (I can not WAIT to be homeless! lol). I love this city, so I will return here, but I'm up in the air about what to do next.  I know for certain that I do not want to work for a company, corporation, government, etc.  I am thinking of starting another business, but am not sure what that will be.  I'm not overly stressed about it, as I'm sure something will come to me.  I do enjoy most all aspects of this career choice.  I know that without being tied to it, or financially obligated to it, I would enjoy it a lot more. 

So my thought now is...I can travel to do Innkeeping on a short term basis - two weeks, a month..along those lines.  I have free travel, so that cost would not be a factor, but I would need a rental car when arriving, so that would have to be factored into my pay.  What do innkeepers make?  Is it determined by the number of rooms?  The occupancy rate?  The amount of work involved (is there cleaning and maintenance help, or would I do it all)?  I know I can not afford to pay someone a lot of money, and the innkeeper that I rarely use works dirt cheap because she loves doing it.  She loves doing it because she doesn't have to do it all the time

I've also decided to stop venting because none of you will hire me if all I'm doing is complaining all the time Smiling  LOL.  That's a joke! I can't stop coming here to complain - y'all are my sounding board and sole support right now!

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You are talking about innsitting, I think - a job choice that I am taking on now that we have sold our inn, and that a few others on the forum are into.  Figuring out how to charge, and what kind of jobs you will take on, is the most challenging part of it.  Are you really close to selling, with active qualified lookers, or have you just put your place on the market?  You can also send me an email via the forum and I can tell you what I know, after using innsitters for five or so years and being one for three months now!

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Have you check out the inter im inn keepers net work? Just do a google search. You may or may not want to be part of the organization, but you can check out their websites and a number of them have their fees posted.

Pay really depends on location as well as many other factors. Small inn where you're expected to do all cleaning, cooking, etc. or whether you'll be in charge of staff. I can tell you that in the pacific NW we don't pay nearly as much as on the east coast. Our room rates are typically lower and we're a lot of small 4 - 6 room b&b.

 

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I will check it out, thank you.  Will you message me your info?  I'm from the PNW and am curious about your place Smiling

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BananaE29 wrote:

I will check it out, thank you.  Will you message me your info?  I'm from the PNW and am curious about your place Smiling

I just tried to e-mail you from your profile but there's no e-mail link. Go to my profile and send me an e-mail and I'll write you back!

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