As you may have guessed from my posts this week, I was inspired by speaking to so many other “hobbyists” last weekend at the conference I presented at. While I constantly hear from people about how manufactured spend is dying, last weekend I heard nothing but the opposite.
I also had the opportunity to fill in on the Saverocity Observation Deck podcast where the topic was manufactured spend. The other two fill-ins were Kenny from Miles4More & Nick from the Personal Finance Digest, so it is safe to say I was in some amazing company. Between the three of us and the host Joe from As The Joe Flies, I think we covered some interesting topics without giving away any huge secrets. It is definitely worth a listen.
Where Do You Manufacture Spend?
When talking about manufactured spend, so many people think the end is coming because of the death of so called “low hanging fruit” like Amazon Payments and the most recent news about most Serve credit card loads ending. The most common thing I hear from people is that they can’t find enough avenues to manufacture spend. My friend Kenny says that manufactured spend is local. He is so right. It takes people actually going out and discovering how things work in their neck of the woods. (But that is hard.)
With that said, there are a limited number of types of places that we can manufacture spend. In an effort to find out more about what people are doing and hopefully show others that MS is not dead, I thought this might be a good time for a poll. Today’s question simply deals with generalities and I will never ask for more than that, but hopefully it will draw picture of the diverse opportunities that still exist.
Please vote in the poll and feel free to share your ideas in the comments! Thanks and have a great weekend!