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Old May 18, 22, 4:13 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
🤣 so the 'you won't believe what happens next' posts that are identical to what appears on OMAAT at roughly the same time are written by him.
🤣🤣🤣🤣 So there is no revenue whatsoever from credit cards?

Should be "shocking" to read all that but it's not smh.
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Old May 18, 22, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by kokonutz View Post
Gary's been blogging for 20 years. He reflects on how he did it HIS way and never sold out.

https://viewfromthewing.com/holy-mol...-for-20-years/

A modern day Frank Sinatra
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Old May 19, 22, 9:13 am
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5/19 CDC post

The CDC recently recommended that people test before traveling domestically, however, View from the Wing posted an article today saying that "CDC Now Says You Need To Get Tested For Domestic Travel". I don't even understand how you make the leap from "recommends" to "need". Now I don't have confidence in his reporting and will need to check the original source.
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Old May 20, 22, 5:34 am
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The world would be much better if everyone stopped clicking on clickbait crap!
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Old May 20, 22, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by kokonutz View Post
Gary's been blogging for 20 years. He reflects on how he did it HIS way and never sold out.

https://viewfromthewing.com/holy-mol...-for-20-years/
I guess if you try to start a competitor to Flyertalk with House of Scams leader Randy, but it fails, you didnt technically sell out.
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Old May 21, 22, 5:04 am
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Bloggers keep linking/asskissing this dude who posts clickbait crap like this only because it gets clicks...... What is wrong with people who click on this crap??

Social Media Star Catches Creep Photographing Her Feet on Delta Flight
OnlyFans Model Dries Her Underwear on Southwest Airlines Flight
Throw in Elon Musk with sexual favors and selling the latest cc and...this guy only writes about stuff that interest him, right?

Disgusting...
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Old Jun 17, 22, 5:36 am
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Gary hates Airbnb. No, he really REALLY hates Airbnb. And he's got some mean tweets to back it up.

Seriously, though, his vague rants about Airbnb must be good SEO/clickbait because he keeps making them.
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Old Jun 18, 22, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by kokonutz View Post
Gary hates Airbnb. No, he really REALLY hates Airbnb. And he's got some mean tweets to back it up.

Seriously, though, his vague rants about Airbnb must be good SEO/clickbait because he keeps making them.
The hotels have affiliated loyalty program credit cards that the miles and points blogosphere can peddle to run up the card referral income the blogs get from the banks. Does AirBnB have anything like that?

Hotels dislike AirBnb, and who really wants to bite the hand that feeds?
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Old Jun 18, 22, 5:29 am
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VFTW: Wow: Citi Offering 80,000 Points With New Premier Card Accounts

OMAAT: Wow: Citi Premier Card 80K Bonus Points Offer

Posted almost at the same time.

When your ghost writer gets lazy and...you keep insisting to your readers you write your own content smh.
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Old Jun 27, 22, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
The hotels have affiliated loyalty program credit cards that the miles and points blogosphere can peddle to run up the card referral income the blogs get from the banks. Does AirBnB have anything like that?

Hotels dislike AirBnb, and who really wants to bite the hand that feeds?
Airbnb has an affiliate program. Qualifying for it is notoriously difficult and by invitation only. During the height of the pandemic in May 2020, though, they loosened the requirements with what they called an 'Associates' program to the point where I had an affiliate link. Since I and people like me were still traveling and staying in Airbnbs, I made about $1k to $1.5k per month in affiliate revenue from that program. Most of any program I've done. They ended that program March 31, 2021 and now it's back to an invite-only arrangement.

But I don't sense that Gary messes around with affiliate stuff other than credit cards. He could be making bank on Booking, VRBO, Expedia, etc. Perhaps the relatively smaller returns are not worth the hassle for him. Same with ads?

In any case, becoming and Airbnb host has proven to be a FAR more lucrative AND passive revenue stream than blogging is.
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