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The FAA Part 107 Drone Exam is a Must for Flying in the USA

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on March 11, 2024.

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If you are considering picking up a drone for your blog to get some fantastic aerial photos and videos, you're in for a real treat. The technology makes for capturing stellar footage that could help set you apart online.

However, if you plan on using your drone for commercial purposes, particularly in the USA, you will need a license.

Thankfully, the FAA makes licensing for small unmanned aircraft use incredibly easy. All you have to do is study for the Part 107 drone exam, take a 60-question test at an authorized center near you, pass a background check, and off you go.

So in this one, I thought I'd break down the process I had to go through more when taking my Part 107 exam in early 2024- what was easy, what was a bit more confusing, and give some tools to help you be on your way to passing the exam and becoming a licensed drone pilot!

Note: Drone restrictions vary from country to country, state to state, county to county, and city to city. This article is intended only to focus on the licensing requirement with the FAA in the USA and does not touch on operational rules in your locality. We recommend researching all local restrictions in the areas you will likely fly the most before spending the money to buy a drone and become licensed.

5 Things We Wish Social Media Companies Would Do

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on March 5, 2024.

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Yes, we get it, social media is pretty terrible right now.

From jumping through all the hoops to low quality content always seeming to thrive, there is a lot to hate about social networks as a creator.

For bloggers and creators reading this, odds are good that this will feel like we are preaching to the choir here. As much as we want you to chime in and agree with us, we have to admit, this post is not just for you.

Ideally, this one is for anyone who works for a social media company who may stumble upon us because we have some things you need to read. We would send this one privately, but you also don't make it easy to submit feedback. So a public lashing it is.

10 Things You May Not Know About Stay22

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on February 23, 2024.

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There has been no company that has changed the affiliate marketing game for travel bloggers more in recent years than Stay22.

From their access to many brand partners on one single platform to unique products like Optimized Redirect and POP, it is easy to see why this one is quickly becoming an industry leader in all things travel affiliates.

But as Stay22 is still a somewhat young company, you may not be too familiar with what they're all about and some fun features you have at your disposal when joining. So in this one, we thought we'd share some facts about Stay22 you may not know about!

Note: This article has been sponsored by Stay22. As always, all opinions are our own.

Pin Generator Review – Glitchy But Good at Bulk Pinning

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on January 23, 2024.

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I have a confession to make- I don't like Pinterest.

To make a long story short, I simply never enjoyed how long it took to create pins for the return I got out of the network. This was likely due to my niches not performing best on Pinterest more than anything. But at the end of the day, the manual approach to making and scheduling pins simply was too time-consuming for me for the results (and, even when paying for a VA to do the work for me, I felt the same end effect all the same).

So when I stumbled upon Pin Generator, a service that helps you design and schedule pins in bulk, I was interested. Shortly thereafter, I discovered an AppSumo deal and signed up immediately.

At first, I hated the program. But then I worked through the service's many glitches and found a pattern that worked for me- the tool helped me speed up creating and publishing pins by 95-99x! Although my traffic from the network is still nominal (partly because I am still waiting for the vast majority of pins to publish as scheduled), this improvement in time spent creating pins really helped me get back to using the service outright.

So let's jump into it with this review on why I found this one so buggy at the start and why I eventually came around to liking the program despite its many flaws.

Stay22 Case Study – POP Increased Earnings by $6,600 in a Year

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on January 19, 2024.

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We're always on the lookout for new travel affiliates and products to help generate revenue on our travel blogs.

One company that has been making waves in recent years is Stay22, a 3rd party affiliate company with unique blogging tech like maps with live API pricing of hotels, optimized redirects, generous payout terms, and, as of early 2023, a unique pop-up tool aptly known as POP.

I put the POP tool to the test on three of my blogs with travel content, and after collecting a year of performance data, I was truly shocked at what was found. This one product from Stay22 helped increase our annual revenue by $6,600- roughly doubling our hotel earnings in just a few minutes of installation work!

So in this one, I thought I'd share more about the POP tool from Stay22, my performance data over the 12 months monitored, and draw a few conclusions about how POP influenced my earnings.

Notes: I installed the scripts for POP on January 13th, 2023. Data referenced as 2023-2024 follows 12 months starting on this date and does not account for any optimization time that may be present shortly after installation. Likewise, any data reported from the previous year, labeled 2022-2023, uses January 13th as the reference point- not calendar year, despite being fairly close. Other discrepancies or estimates will be noted when relevant. Finally, this article was sponsored by Stay22; however, all data points and expressed opinions are my own.