Archive | April, 2005

New Site: Tokyo Guide

29 April 2005

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I acquired my first established website this week. I completed the transaction through Sedo. They offered fairly good support and it went through fairly smoothly. You can see the site here: Tokyo Essentials. I am sure many people would see this site and wonder what was I thinking. Well the site has been up for […]

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China Fund

28 April 2005

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I was just emailed the details of a new China fund started by AMP. They are investing in 25 of China’s leading listed companies via the FTSE/Xinhua China. Their blurb reads, “The Chinese economy is one of the largest and fastest growing in the world, and with over 1.2 billion people, it’s becoming a powerful […]

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Blog Focus

26 April 2005

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I originally started writing this blog to talk about realestate investing, but in some ways I have diverged to talking about making money on the internet and investing in Japan. My goal is still to “Retire Young and Wealthy” so I am interested in any way I get there, whether it is realestate, stocks, internet, […]

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Travel Writing

23 April 2005

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I have just received my copy of Travel Writer’s Guide. I thought that since I was going travelling to Taiwan, I thought it would be a good way to try and make some money back on the trip. They have some great ideas on submitting articles to newspapers and magazines. I was only thinking of […]

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Google PR Update

22 April 2005

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It looks like Google has just done an update to website’s PR or Page Rank. If you install the the Google Tool Bar you can see a site’s PageRank. The PageRank is the importance Google gives to a webpage, using various calculations. For example, backlinks to a site. The value of a high PR is […]

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Back links

18 April 2005

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One way Google calculates popularity of a website is the number of links to the site. If someone is prepared to put a link on a site to another site, they view this as a vote of popularity. Some companies were quick to act so they set up “link farms” where you could buy 200 […]

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First enquiry

14 April 2005

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I got my first email from my ozfudosan web-site. I don’t know if it will result in a sale or not, but it is exciting that someone actually found the site and was interested enough to send me an email. I have some good information on a new estate in Queensland, Australia. The estate is […]

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Another New Business

12 April 2005

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I am currently in the negotiation phase on the purchase of another new business. I don’t want to give away too many details yet, but it is something I have been thinking about for the last 2-3 months. I will be spending a couple of thousand dollars of my own money on it, so in […]

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Travel Ideas and Taiwan

9 April 2005

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I am planning to go to Taiwan for Golden Week holiday. Golden Week is a group of public holidays starting on the 29th of this month. It is my first time to go overseas during this period. Why Taiwan? Firstly, I have never been there before, it was the only place I could get a […]

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Rent Mediation

8 April 2005

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The mediation with my property manager and the tenants seem to go ok, with the tenants agreeing to pay an additional $40 each fortnight until their debt is paid off. If they miss just one payment, they will be served with an eviction notice. From the pictures I have seen of the houses, they seem […]

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