We learn about the new site TravelMore, get scared about legendary BA Customer Service on the ground, visit Etihad Residence, register for the latest Club Carlson Promo, freak out at a video titled Eye Know, visit a Jumbo Jet Hotel, I go on a long rant about affiliate marketing and my philosophy on the meaning of life and what not, and show you how to sell online services like Betterment.
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Another TBB post, another change in the formatting, get used to it. Still trying to find my groove…As I go through Feedly blog posts throughout the day I think I am just going to bring you what I found with my snarky commentary the previous day. And whatever comes to my mind always adhering to the TBB mission. Sounds good? All right, let’s go!
Introducing TravelMore – All Your Favorite Travel Blogs In 1 Place – Frequent Flyer University Interesting tech development of trying to do what TBB does without the snark 🙂 Check it out, it may help some of you. Travelmo.re
British Airways Customer Service Isn’t Good, But When Partners Are Involved, It Gets Even Worse (Tales From the Field) – Cranky Flier This is what terrifies me…getting tangled in customer service issues like this…my anger levels can quickly skyrocket 🙂
Why You Should Subscribe to Airline Deals – Heels First Sometimes things need to be repeated. I get the tweets of “select” ones as texts in my smart phone. This posts show you how to do that. Of course one of them is The Flight Deal. For the record, I had 4 tickets to India in that mega deal a few weeks ago on my screen and was about to press the button to Buy…but I had a change of heart at the very last moment. This happens a lot actually. Darn kids slow me down lol.
Experiencing the Etihad Residence – Wandering Aramean The decadence experienced…on the ground! My life goal is to have a butler lol.
Club Carlson’s latest promo is for double points (only an idiot will choose double nights toward elite status). For stays between November 4 and December 30, 2014. Register HERE.
Looks like every bank is offering free credit score report, even Wells Fargo!
Eye Know A night-time drive through Tokyo transforms the city into a dizzying sensory experience – aeon Video I have no words to describe this! This is a mind bending trip through Tokyo!
24 people who changed travel forever – Matador Network Excellent!
This Jumbo Jet Was Transformed Into A Beautiful Hotel — And You Can Even Sleep In The Cockpit Hey, how come bloggers do not do trip reports in hotels like this huh?
Explore The Forgotten Rocket Bases That Once Sent Americans To The Moon Wow, I had never seen these, at least in this abandoned state!
And now we are entering the Blog Buzz territory…
Affiliate marketing is everywhere…. – Miles Abound Yes we thought you had retired the blog! The long intro about the comparison sites was, well, a little boring. Maybe I should not have said “will never change the way they blog”, perhaps not the best choice of words. I say lots of things on my blog and sometimes they are probably not the smartest things and I apologize if I do so. What I meant to say is that my intention is to keep doing what I am doing and stick the credit card in a separate tab and have loyal readers show their appreciation for my work. My blog is NOT a hobby blog! It is a blog about my hobby that I spend way too much time on it to be a hobby anymore. It ceased being a hobby after about 3 months into it when it became, well, an obsession actually! Dear amigo, you should know what it takes to blog daily. I have made a commitment in this thing, it has become part of my life, part of who I am. My priority is to stick to the mission of the blog and make the world a better place. If money comes along with it, great! I am not financially independent, I do have a mortgage and big tuition bills staring me at the face, some dinero could help but certainly not a necessity for happiness. But I just can’t do what you told me twice “to do it properly”, meaning rebrand and pump it to the newbies, just not my cup of tea. I am doing an experiment to see if in this online world there is room for responsible bloggers who have been around this quirky hobby for a very long time who CAN succeed. You called Frequent Miler an outlier. I think you are right. Can our space make room for more outliers and less pumpers? God knows we don’t need more pumpers “
pumping doing it properly”. Or maybe I am insane. I like to set insane impossible goals, they keep me focused and out of things that could spell trouble lol. I have never hidden my lame attempts to monetize. I am still trying to find a way, it’s all about the journey for me and not the quick buck. As far as the advisory business not paying as much as before, I am sure you heard about the robo advisors and the coming fee compression. I like to stay ahead of the competition 🙂 I have never put the money FIRST. If I did I would have taken Rick’s advice to rebrand as the Wall Street guy who knows travel rewards credit cards and “do it properly”. I like my tiny practice, love my clients and don’t make nearly as much as those other “Experts”. I have never made a cold call in my life and I am proud of that. I have turned away more business than many colleagues I know combined (not an exaggeration!). I just like to do things my own way. Please judge me by my content. Or this could be a basis for a good book on “Blogging: How To Succeed the Quick Way or the Long Way. Or Fail” or some other stupid title like that. Dang…I can’t believe I just wrote all that. We can talk about this over a few beers in Phoenix, Ramsey is buying so I am in!
Delta Points is on part 2 of 5 on the grand mileage run to…, please sit down, Miami! I can’t wait for part 3…just kidding!
Do you know how to sell something? Learn from Mr. Money Mustache how to sell Betterment accounts, I hear they pay very well their affiliates! This is the blog that had those awful travel rewards credit card pump links folks! Of course mine is just the crappy static ones and people still give me grief. But I am not going to call you angry as I am an angry myself LOL. Actually I can’t stand the “angry” term as I am never really angry…just amused! Anyways, THIS is how you sell online folks and this is why I suck at it 🙂
The Miles Professor is adding a guest writer. Yes. Beliebe it! First post about that eternal question on “when to buy tickets”…Zzzzzzzzz.
Sweet quote found at FT thread by kokonutz: ” stealing from one source is plagiarism; stealing from two sources is editing; stealing from three or more sources is research. ”
Every time I click on “Publish” I feel a sense of accomplishment. And then I look at the effort that went into it and have this intense desire…to call my therapist woohoo!
And I leave you with these…
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