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Nothing has changed in the TBB Support page in the past month here, so I am doing a cut and paste from August!
This is the monthly post I try to get some support to keep this blog going and not feel deflated when no clicks come my way. It is up to you guys to help small INDEPENDENT bloggers to survive and, why not, even thrive! Well, my blog is far from thriving commercially speaking but that’s okay. Almost five years into this and one day I am going to say enough is enough. Keep me from that day 🙂
I have a few changes along the way. Mainly to get me to spend less time on this blog. No more weekend posts. Tuesdays and Thursdays we do the deeper eclectic type of posts, the ones that were done on Sundays. When not enough blog buzzy material is out there we do an occasional trip report or some other stuff. I don’t want you to read my blog and say “Booooring, looks like the other blogs out there!”. I always did my own thing, I am not a conformist kind of guy, okay?
Interesting email by a long time reader recently who wondered out loud I have not gone “sell out” mode. And instead continue to fight for scraps only aiming to make minimum wage at the very least. Going “sell out” mode will require me to dance to the tune of the primary driver of monetization in this miles and points blog space: credit cards! I firmly believe that this hobby is NOT for the masses! When you sign on to the direct affiliate links, you are giving up a lot to maximize conversions in order to keep them. And that ruins your credibility and any sense of ethics you may have had before in life.
The indirect links I have now are fine, no arrows included. It’s a very non transparent dirty world out there. I thought I could change it all but I am just a one man band. I did what I could, now I need to find a way to keep this baby going without hurting other parts of my life more than I already may have. Stubborn? Naive? Moronic? Yes. But I have, deep down, enjoyed being TBB and will continue to do so until I run out gas. Enjoy it while it lasts.
I recently checked out robo advisor/data aggregator Personal Capital to see if I like it myself and then could consider an affiliate link to them. My experience was so awful I would not push this one to my mother in law even!
Recently, I added a Paypal Donation button.
For the latest credit card best offers available with my links please see THIS LIST. <—–Let me know what I missed in it! Apparently, the Barclaycard Arrival ends on Sept 19th! It’s a little outdated, need BestOffersPatrol to get on with it 🙂
Thanks to everyone who has gotten a credit card with my links, used the Amazon link or made a donation. Thanks to the few who used my referral links too.
Any corrections, suggestions or insults are welcome.
Of course it would not be a TBB post if there was no funny gif/pic…
I appreciate all the support to keep TBB going! I focus on the content here and hardly ever spend time on promoting my site. I rely on you to forward my URL to your family and friends, subscribe and participate in the comments. Thank you!
I get bombarded by crap to promote to readers all the time. I delete them. I only offer links to stuff I use and like myself! I don’t know how other bloggers do it…I mean, promote crap just so they can make some money, boo!
The stuff below is TBB approved!
You can learn more in TBB’s credit card page. Or, if you can’t wait to get started, click on the CreditCards.com banner on the right!
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Or just go straight to buy/add to an Amazon eGift Card!
You can get 3 JetBlue miles per dollar if you start your shopping within your JetBlue TrueBlue account!
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The most reliable online shopping portal imho! Not the highest rates but I NEVER had an issue with them and they pay fast!
We each get $10 when you sign up with my link above after you make a $25 purchase (or higher), get it HERE.
You sign up and you get $10 credit off your first ride. Credit amount can vary! Start HERE.
When you download the app please sign up with my referral code: GEORGE705317
You get $10 off in each of your first five rides I believe for now, subject to change.
Please email me for a referral. Standard offer is now $40 off your first Airbnb booking.
We both earn $10 I think. TopCashBack has the highest cash back rates consistently. Start HERE.
Please email me for a referral. Limited US cities. Rents only Audis! In general, very good experiences. Credit off your first ride varies, usually $25.
I appreciate the support, thank you!
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