First post here looking for your thoughts! I am looking to develop a company which involves a "personal assistant on demand" similar to Go Magic.
Customers would text us if they want restaurant, flight or hotel reservations, etc. and we would take care of it on their behalf. My revenue model would be earning revenue through the commissions I would get from making these bookings.
To start off with, I would like to make the flight and hotel bookings through online travel agents such as Expedia (of course later on one would make individual deals with hotels, restaurants, etc. but I want to try this model out first). Now, Expedia has an affiliate program which offers 6% commission. However, if I am the one making all the bookings (through my own computer) instead of advertising the affiliate link on a website, would that be allowed? Is there something I am missing here, or is there a better way of earning this commission rather than going through their standard affiliate program?