Photo: At the Taunggyi balloon festival.

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How does make money? derives an income in two primary ways: affiliate commissions and ebooks. While there may be occasional other schemes we try out, these are the two prime earners. We earned income through advertising on the previous version of our site, which was replaced in December 2015.

Affiliate relationships

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eBooks are produced by us in-house and are sold via our partner Gumroad.

How does Travelfish not make money?

Native content does not run paid placements, advertorial, sponsored posts or any other form of paid/sponsored placed content whatsoever. All editorial content is written by Travelfish authors completely independently of any kind of commercial matter. You will never read "native content" on Ever.

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Comps, gratuities, swag and so on

Travelfish pays its own way every time. Without exception. Neither nor authors accept any form of complimentary service, discount or other gratuity in return for any form of coverage -- positive, negative or in-between. There are no exceptions to this. None. No weasel words here!

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