The Odds n Ends, Ins and Outs of the Business

It’s a day in the life….some of the interesting things I did today…

*Negotiated a deal to once again exhibit at the New York Times Travel Show. Had to redo what we promised the show promoters, but all is good and the contract will be signed shortly. Nice to know that once again GoNOMAD will be in the company of American Express and the biggest companies in travel. I am hoping that Kent and I can reprise our presentation and do our travel writing presentation there.

*Negotiated a deal with the folks who sell our ads to take a little bit less of the total owed in exchange for collecting all of the dough the month after we bill. It’s complicated but it shows a new trend in on-line advertising: Since people take so long to pay their bills, we accept less to collect nearly all of what’s due right away. This will mean better cash flow for the website.

*Welcomed Donna McCartney to our company. She comes very well recommended, and I already love her enthusiasm, spark and energy. She’ll come on board tomorrow and I think she’s just the glue we need to bind up our slightly unwieldy cafe staff.

* Watched over Joe as he coverted our Google search box into a monetized version, one that has ads that people will click on and pay us revenue. We’d been running a search on our site for years but according to people at the search giant, we were not propertly set up to get paid for any clicks.

*Spoke with my friend Chris at BookingWiz about a new hotel chain in New York who want to join his website and list their properties on his hotel search engine, that is the source of our own hotel search product on GoNOMAD.