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Travel Affiliate Program Scams

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Travel Affiliate Program Scam

I need to make more money.

I hear the chorus every day, “make money, make money.”

So I did a short search through various travel affiliate programs this morning, and found a site called TravelSpot.us.

I browsed through their program, grew a little suspicios about a few things, but kept browsing.

I signed up on a slight whim to check it out further, and received an email stating their terms and conditions.

Along with a long list of keywords that I would not be permitted to use I found a section of the site that said in big, bold letters: “Free Setup.”

Within this section was printed the following words:

“Depending on the volume of your monthly unique-visitors’ traffic, a Security Deposit is required to customize and connect the TravelSpot .US booking engine with your website.”

The price: $500

I laughed out loud.

“Not free as in “free,” but free as in you have to pay for it!”

It then became readily apparent that they are trying to charge people five hundred dollars to sell their crap.

I don’t want to sell crap. I don’t want to sell tours. I don’t want to sell hotels. I don’t want to sell airline tickets.

And I definitely do not want to pay half a thousand dollars to do so.

I just want to sell words. It is only a shallow pity that there are far more vendors of my product than there are buyers.

So I will now continue to search for a reputable affiliate program to sell some crap.

Today I need to make money, tomorrow I will need to make more money.

Travel Affiliate Program Scam

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