Archive | June, 2006

Buying an existing site revisited

29 June 2006

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I had an email sent to me asking for advice on buying a website. I have still only bought the one site, but still always looking for opportunities. The person asked me about eBay. eBay is great for buying stuff, but I don’t think it is the place to go for buying websites. Take a […]

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Adsense secret ebooks

27 June 2006

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There seem to be a lot of Adsense “secret” books around. I have a secret for you – there are no secrets! In general people get higher click throughs when they blend their ads in the surrounding text, using colours of the main site. Some gurus also suggest placing the ads next to pictures. This […]

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First eBook with Clickbank

24 June 2006

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I have uploaded my first eBook to Clickbank. There is a one-off charge of $50 to add a product, so I will need to sell at least two books to get in the black with this new venture. You can check out my fairly crappy sales page I made last week here. It still needs […]

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Quick update

24 June 2006

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Here is an update as to what is happening with my sites: – a couple of new link requests, including a new direct advertiser – first ebook submitted to Clickbank. Almost ready to start promoting just need to fix one more problem. – second ebook currently around 20 pages. I have hit a bit of […]

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Losing pages in Google

22 June 2006

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Currently this site has a total of 9 links in Google! site:retireyoungandwealthy.com Perhaps I am getting hit because of the day trading and mortgage links I have on the site.

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First Clickbank product

22 June 2006

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I have submitted my first product to Clickbank. I received a reply back from them with a couple of things I needed to fix up with my sales and “thank you” page. I don’t think that I will doing any heavy PPC advertising with it. I think I will probably just put some links up […]

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Why I came to Japan

21 June 2006

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Reflection time. Someone left a comment on my yesterday, asking why I first came to Japan. It is something I get asked almost everyday, but here goes… I first visited Japan on a Lions Exchange trip after I had completed my first year of university. I spent a fantastic 6 weeks in Fukuoka and traveling […]

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Webmaster radio

19 June 2006

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This weekend I downloaded a few shows of Webmaster Radio to my iPod and did a bit of exercise. I have tried listening while working on my sites, but found it a little difficult to concentrate closely on the discussions. I particularly like the Seo Rock Stars and Domain shows. I picked up a lot […]

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Motivation and distractions

17 June 2006

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I am putting on the final touches to my Tokyo travel ebook. It is over 120 pages long of content, pictures and maps. Getting all of the information together, formatting it and so on has take quite a while. Now I just need to create a sales page and submit it to Clickbank. I don’t […]

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Saving costs of living in Japan

16 June 2006

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I know Tokyo is a relatively expensive place to live in and I pay a lot for rent, but compared to the costs I would have if I lived in Australia, in some ways it is fairly cheap. – No car needed. Trains are so good here and parking is so expensive that there just […]

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