Helping or capitalizing on Covid-19

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A player in the STR field (not on BP that I'm aware of) has spent "hours in the recent weeks creating a survival guide for STR hosts" on surviving the Covid-19. Is this expected or does it strike you the wrong way? Would you expect it to be free or sold? There is no free content, just how to buy and download this survival kit.
From what I could tell he’s selling how to manage cancellations, how to market going forward and how to clean in compliance of cdc standards and tells you where to find travelers (which fb groups they use). 

While it does sound pretty entrepreneurial, I think we could self-generate our own list here. For free. 
What strategies come to your mind?

Meh. It does sound like he is trying to capitalize on the current situation. Personally I wouldn't do that. I like the way we work here. All of us answer questions and provide help to each other for nothing.

All it sounds like he has done is collect freely available information, collate it and then put it out there. It's not hard to find out all that info on your own. My 2 cents...

Originally posted by @Michael Baum :

Meh. It does sound like he is trying to capitalize on the current situation. Personally I wouldn't do that. I like the way we work here. All of us answer questions and provide help to each other for nothing.

All it sounds like he has done is collect freely available information, collate it and then put it out there. It's not hard to find out all that info on your own. My 2 cents...

 I agree with you.

Most things Real Estate can be found for free here on BP and honestly via Google.

Some people will gladly pay to be spoon fed.

This is kind of the argument for a lot of things these days with the advance of the internet and availability of knowledge. Lots of things and information is available for free online if you are willing to put in the time to find it. What he really is selling is TIME. Time you dont have to waste getting the information yourself. For some, thats not worth anything - they have the time to (and enjoy), finding the answers or information on their own. For others, with other obligations like family, school, other work, etc, they will gladly pay a reasonable (or unreasonable) amount to be spoonfed lol. 

I would give him a knuckle sandwich for what he is trying to do. Most STR owners are fairly intelligent. They can figure out solutions for their own unique problems.