This. This. This. All day every day!
I feel like I type this every day. I’m sure everyone is giving well meaning advice based on their personal experience. Someone else promoting an airbnb service (like air gms who was posting here this week) will give advice on data they acquired. It might be two different bits of advice and neither may apply to you. We know precious little about this listing or the kind of guests that it attracts. And the guests attracted to a new listing aren’t the same as the ones attracted to an established listing, imo.
I am going to say (very humbly) that I am one of the most successful hosts posting on this forum. And yet my advice might not apply to your listing. I have hosted almost 500 guests and I have violated many of the guidelines given here.
My prices are low, I don’t charge a cleaning fee, I allow pets, I almost always review the guest right away and before they review me, I take 3rd party bookings. My stock in trade has been one night bookings (though that seems to be changing as Airbnb becomes more well known) , but most hosts don’t prefer them. Does that mean the other hosts here are wrong in their advice? No, it means they are managing their listing, not mine.