Archive | June, 2005

Signed documents

28 June 2005

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The loan documents finally arrived! I headed off to the New Zealand embassy so I could have an “official” witness me sign the documents. It was a long walk from the station and I was really working up a sweat as we are having an early summer in Tokyo. They charged me 5,700 yen, around […]

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Nigerian Scammers

27 June 2005

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I know everyone reading this has probably received at least one of those spam emails that promise millions of dollars if they help them transfer money out of their country. There are countless variations on the spam that they send, but all have the same theme. Here is a great story of how one guy […]

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Loan Contracts

26 June 2005

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I am still waiting for the contracts to arrive from my solicitor in New Zealand. I don’t know who has been wasting more time, them or the bank. I asked them to send them by FedExpress, but they said FedEx was too slow at picking them up so they sent them to me by regular […]

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Adsense on my Japanese site

21 June 2005

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I have started to add Adsense to my Japanese website: ozfudosan.com. It has very low traffic only coming from a Google Adwords campaign. I didn’t plan on doing any advertising on the site as I only wanted it to generate leads for my realestate business. It has only had a couple of clicks but the […]

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Affiliate program blues

19 June 2005

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I have a number of websites now which generate income from Google Adsense and various affiliate programs. Adsense earnings are fairly regular and consistent with any site changes you make. Affiliate earnings on the other hand are very inconsistent (at least for me). Most affiliate programs have a minimum payout of say US$100. You sign […]

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Signing documents

14 June 2005

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I met with a banker in Tokyo tonight to sign some documents for my new loan in New Zealand. He said that I might be struggling for time to get all of the documentation complete by settlement. I would like to write a big rant about banks, but I think I will hold back and […]

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Google Adsense Layout Formats

13 June 2005

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I am not sure when this format of Adlinks was released by Google, but they now offer a horizontal for the popular Adlinks format. I have added it to my ever slow expanding tokyoessentials.com website. I have made the colours try to blend into a menubar format. I will see if this will help with […]

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New Rules of Money

12 June 2005

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I bought a copy of “The New Rules of Money: 88 Simple Strategies for Financial Success Today” yesterday which I have been reading. I actually read the sequel to this book and mentioned it in my blog last month. I wouldn’t say there is anything information in this book that could be called “startling”. However, […]

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CSS conversion complete

7 June 2005

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I have finally tonight finished converting all the pages of my Tokyo Essentials site to the new CSS layout. I have read in so many places that to keep Google coming back to your site you need to add at least one new page of content a day. I am currently at 70 pages. Of […]

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Web Businesses

6 June 2005

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I am about 6 months into working on websites for profit. I have about four websites and many more ideas for more sites. The biggest problem I have is of course is finding the time to keep them all updated. Usually working on one site helps pick up the traffic and income of that site, […]

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