Here’s my gift to you in my observations from writing this blog. I’ve met/exchanged emails with lots of people who have started manufactured spending for the miles/points/cash back. There are readers two that really stick out in my mind that I have had the pleasure of interacting with.
I’ve noticed they possess:
- They have a tremendous drive for success
- They are curious
- They are willing to learn
When we all participated in #milemadness, I did not think about it until now. Every contestant have the 3 characteristics above and I can’t single out any one of them, I would be doing them a disservice. As a reminder you should check out who participated. Don’t forget about the one player that gamed it so well he actually became disqualified!
To bring it all home, we’re all in the same field and it’s completely level. You need to spend the time to know your own area and market. These guys on FlyerTalk are not doing it whatsoever. I was going to provide a few contributions, but seeing that they all want to be spoon fed I decided against it.
All that being said, the two readers schooled me and if there is a promise land of manufactured spending they got there. They want to be successful in manufactured spending so they put the time in and were curious enough to learn new ways of generating those points. Some folks, like Marathon Man, in the Level 2 Manufactured Spending have turned manufactured spending into a business and have signed up for reseller certificates and ability to collect sales tax in various states.