Dean Fortunato

Kyoto, Japan 2016

Kyoto, Japan 2016

 Host With Airbnb For 3+ Years

 80+ 5 Star Reviews

 Named As An Airbnb Superhost

 Earned Six-Figures In Airbnb Revenue

Founder Of Dini’s Los Angeles Jeweled
Flip-Flop Company a multi-million dollar privately held company based in Laguna Beach, Ca.

 

I received my BFA from Depaul University in Chicago and then moved to Los Angeles at the recommendation of Sean Penn who I worked with in a movie called Bad Boys. Once in L.A. I began to work in Episodic and sit-Com television. Some of my favorites were ER, Seinfeld, Ellen, The Twilight Zone, Quantum Leap, The Young & The Restless and Murder One. Eventually I was cast in a play at The Pasadena Playhouse that ended up going to Broadway where I worked for two years. Finally I was back in L.A. where I switched gears and teamed up with a Brazilian Flip-Flop company called Havaianas and began designing rubber flip-flops with crystal embellishments and selling to high-end boutiques and big box stores. The business took off in 2007 when I opened a factory in downtown L.A. and began manufacturing and selling to over 1,000 stores nationwide. The company was sold around a year ago and still exists with it's original name of Dini's Los Angeles.

I learned about Home Sharing four years ago and became very successful as a host and then super host. Now I'm teaching others to do the same! I still remember my very first weekend booking for $600. After owning a business for 14 years and having employees, overhead, commission, margins and miscellaneous expenses it was so nice to make $600 free and clear. I even charged $125 for cleaning! Now it's time for you to do it too!  The sharing economy is here to stay, and the money you can make will have life changing possibilities. So jump in! I'll have you swimming in the big pond in no time.