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i can fly pretty much any where for cheap, how can I monetize?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ulenie, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. ulenie

    ulenie Newbie

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    I have flight benefits that lets me fly anywhere in the world for few bucks...how can I monetize this opportunity? Looking for ideas...not looking to transport drugs.
     
  2. ravid32

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    Ever thought about becoming a shipping person? A lot people need medicine, personal stuff, ect.. sent to their love ones in different country. You can do it for them cheap.

    Or you can buy apple products to countries that can't import them and go sell it there. I know friend of mines who made 150 bucks for every Ipad he sold.
     
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    Well, there goes my idea.

    But seriously, you could do some kind of delivery. Some people buy pets from overseas and need people who can bring them safely to their destination or you could buy cheap goods and bring them back with you to sell them for profit (or both at the same time) While you are at it you could make awesome HD footage of whatever countries you visit and then make a travel blog and YouTube channel.
     
  4. VinceC

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    u can be a products sourcing agent from any where in the world.
     
  5. ulenie

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    I like the apple idea...will look into that. I need to find those people that need that service. Where would one look to find them?

    I hate pets, haha. I though about going to China and grabbing stuff to bring back. Just dont know what products

    Tell me more
     
  6. TheeAriGrande

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    There are tons of different things you can do, it just depends on what you'll actually enjoy doing.

    The Apple idea and the bulk goods ideas. Those are two you should look into. Not just Apple products, but any product that'll bring in a profit.

    As for bulk goods. That's in it's own category. You're in the best position to start working with high numbers of products. Here's why: 1) You can physically be there to inspect product quality 2) Transporting the goods won't be a problem and won't cost much. You can probably start some e-commerce sites, sell locally, or even open a store. There's a number of things. You can even be an agent for others. Right now, I'm considering purchasing some cases of products but I don't know what the quality is and it's going to cost a fortune so you'll be really helpful to people like me.

    I'll tell you this. Seriously look into commerce, high numbers of products, all that.

    I also like the idea of a travel blog mentioned above. I honestly love videos of destinations around the world, film and photography are actually a passion of mine. If it's something you might like doing invest in a nice DSLR, Tri-pod, Glidecam, etc. And start a channel. That's if you travel frequently, and you travel at least once a week to keep the content fresh.
     
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    I have an idea for you. Get good camera and use it to make pics and video about new country, start blogging, promote your blog and social groups, travel niche has tons of monetizing methods. You can live in all country you go by only 50$ day and share experience. With proper idea, quality pics and videos you will get ton of visitors.
     
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    Sourcing cheap goods for other people
    People are always nervous if buying from china etc

    You can offer to go to china and check out the manufacturers
    set up drop,shipping, etc
    Once you build up your reputation
    both buyers and sellers will pay you a commision
     
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    Id just go homeless for 2 weeks per country for a half a year
     
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    travel blog with reviews + pictures + regional food = 3 niches in 1 -> a lot of traffic for all 3 -> a lot of money
     
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    are you restricted to the same airline, or you can use whatever one you choose?
     
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    Import/export. I recently visited Italy, and I was speaking with a restaurant owner there. He told me he got his start by exporting shoes from Italy to ??? Just check the local laws to make sure that the item is allowed to be taken out/brought in. You can probably get away with 1-2 travel bags full of whatever it is that you're moving to start.
     
  13. ulenie

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    I am not much of a writer. I really hate it and am terrible at it. But short videos I can do. I will look into that. The transportation of goods in luggage might raise eyebrows. Not really sure about custome laws but will look in to them. i like the idea of being a representative for people to check out goods.

    Thats sounds great. Writing usually give me anxiety and I suck at it. But may be i just need to start and then things will just roll on.

    I am liking this idea a lot.

    haha...i guess you didn't see the monetize part

    A lot of people are suggesting this...may be I just need to freelance a write to write for me.

    yes one airline which pretty much flys everywhere but I also have airline miles with other airlines

    Italy leather sounds good
     
  14. DebtFreeMe

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    While you're bouncing around the world you could put together a blog, or even better a vlog about the best place to eat on the run in the different airports you go to. Just a thought to help monetize the downtime between flights.
     
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    instead of writing or worrying about paying writers, just do make a vlog and forget about a blog for now. create a youtube channel and post your videos, monetise with adsense, promote it = bank?
     
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    How about selling your own ticket to other people? Or is that not doable?
     
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    Here comes the blackhat part :D
     
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    let me give you a real life example. I want to buy a 480-500gb SSD (Solid State Disk). Here it is almost 2 times higher than the US. And I am looking for a friend who will go abroad.

    You can start a BST here. There are thousands of members living in many countries. So you can gather orders for a country from the members living there and drop it when you land. Customs may not be problematic unless you bring many items with you. IMHO, the best part will be to see new places almost for free.
     
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  20. ulenie

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    Okay...I have seen vine blow up with the short video clips. I can put together something like that in different cities.

    vlog, I can do.

    Thanks for the link, much appreciated.

    not doable, but I do have airlinmiles I can sell.

    Haha