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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  037
DATE:  July 02, 2001
TIP:  Membership Sites
LOCATION:  Argentina





I write this tip with lots of frustration, I enjoy writing travel tips,
or hints, providing I can tell the truth, and not feel pressured
to say things in a way that would better sell a product, a tour,
or maybe would a country, or culture.

Then what happens. The facts of life. In my hobo ways.
I need to find my next meal, or place to sleep.

A newsletter, or internet web site is like a newspaper.
We can sell advertising, and make money. For a short
time I was experimenting with this method, and received a little bit
of money. Not much, but a little. I thank all of you that
click on the links for the 10 cents. I have ended that experiment.

I had problems. To say. I RECOMMEND a site, or product
is difficult. One person can get a great deal from a company,
and the other can get robbed. So to have an advertisement in
my newsletter, or webs site is to make an implied allegiance
that you will say things good, and not say
things a bad thing about their company... aaagh!

That the dilemma. How to make money, but still tell the whole truth.

I was very lucky in Uruguay to meet a person that was working
for an Air Courier company. This is a company where you carry
a package, and share the cost of the airplane ticket. You essentially
get to buy ticket at a good discount.

I am a hobo, and want that super deal. I want to fly cheap.
Frustrated with the bosses of the world, and the establishment.
Saying one thing, but meaning another.
I decided I could do better. (hobo idealism hehehe)

So after lots of thought, and months of work. I decided to
start an Air Courier Travel, and Air Consolidator Membership site.
Some of you may already have realize this.
In the last couple of letters, I put I RECOMMEND by it,
and I do recommend it.

But..... I also earn money
so what should I say?
I RECOMMEND and help me earn money?
I will do so in the future.

I am very happy with my membership site. You get a
lifetime membership for 35 dollars. The lifetime membership is
only given if you help, or contribute.
(hobo easy rules, just send an email)
Plus information on ALL types of airfares.
Air Courier, Air Consolidators, Around the World. etc

I have 4 part-time people that help on this site, and research.
They are not partners. I do not want the pressure to sell
other products, or make commissions, by recommending
a site that I do not believe in. We do not accept advertisers
in the site, or on the site.


What is a membership site?
You pay a fee, and enter with a username, and password.

Almost all the air courier travel companies do this.

All of these companies are business, they are NOT
Non-profit organizations.
They are NOT courier companies. They only provide
the telephone numbers.


I RECOMMEND and make money


An interesting membership site for cheap flights is:

Why do they have a fee to enter?
Normally it is just a pre-paid commission

Why don’t they just get a commission?
They make a commission on the percentage of the gross sale,
and lose money when they sell the cheap fares.

The reason we join clubs is to share, and learn from other
members. To compare ideas, and knowledge. But very
few sites do this.... Is it a membership site?

Are these membership sites a bad deal?

The cost to join these pages between 25 and 50 dollars
for a one year membership.
To save 50 dollar on an airplane ticket is nothing.
One good opinion can save that much money.
So joining all of them would not be a bad investment.

The information on Air Courier Travel is on the internet
for free. There are WebPages, and information groups
that share the telephone numbers. The question you have
to ask is, “How much time do I want to spend searching?”
The dues pay for research.

Air Courier Travel is very interesting, and not for everyone.
I decided that the air consolidator ticket companies needed
to be included, because the prices are oftent the same.
So me and my helpers, and members collect
more all the time, and publish on the site. I also have a Monday
through Friday tip newsletter on cheap flights, that is for free,
and gives updates of changes in the Site.

If you have been reading of my crazy adventures, and would
like to help support the hobo way of life. Please Join

I am sure in a lifetime of playing around, we can save you
hundreds of dollars.

I almost forgot... Before I get a lots of emails.
Does this work for all countries.
Yes it works for the whole world. Especially the air
consolidators list. i.e. Global

Andy the hobo

Have fun! Life is Good!

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.

Article written by Andy
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