Archive | October, 2006

Doing something more with my life

31 October 2006

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I write here mostly about investing and making money on the internet. I do have a goal of doing this full-time by early 2007 and spending a majority of my time trying to see more of the world. The good thing about an internet business is that you can work anywhere in the world and […]

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15K Challenge

30 October 2006

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I have been following the 15K Challenge from when it just started a month ago. It seems like he just missed his target of 15K, although he came pretty close. I like that he chose a non-Internet marketing niche: craft. If you really want to make some quick easy money, you could do it pretty […]

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Adding dynamic info to your site with APIs

27 October 2006

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SEO Rockstars mentioned a great link in their show the other week: http://www.programmableweb.com/apilist People familiar with programming will find it useful. People with no programming experience, but with a bit of technical nouse could come up with an idea and easily outsource it to a freelancing site like rent-a-coder.

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The wisdom of people

27 October 2006

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I have been thinking quite a bit about this article that appeared in the Washington Post (after reading it first in the Japan Times): The Top Pickers vs. the Pack. While generations have looked to pundits for guidance, it has often taken a long time for their expertise to be recognized, and many have remained […]

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Some great tips here for beginners

22 October 2006

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I have no idea how many newbies are reading this blog, but if you are considering starting a blog/website you couldn’t go wrong reading these website tips. It is amazing but I am using most of his tips except for CrazyEgg and SiteMeter. They are probably something worth looking into.

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No free time

22 October 2006

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My mum is visiting me now here in Tokyo. We went to Hiroshima and Kyoto and now back to Tokyo. It is fantastic having her here and spending time together, but it is difficult to find anytime to do anything else, like writing this blog. Since I live by myself, in a foreign country, I […]

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First mobi domain sales

20 October 2006

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It has only been months since the mobi extension has become available that there has been some fairly decent sales recorded. According to Dnjournal FreeRingtones.mobi was sold for $9,100, MyBank.mobi for $7,110, Call.mobi for $8,200 and Mortgages.mobi for $10,500. I think it shows that domainers are treating mobie extensions like any other. Mobile sites have […]

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Taking a break in Japan

17 October 2006

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I have some family currently visiting Japan and taking a small break. I have escaped for a moment to use the hotel’s computer with free internet access. I am in Hiroshima now and going to Kyoto tomorrow.

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Big Goals

14 October 2006

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Every since I read about PlentyOfFish last year, I have had similar aspirations. I am not saying that I will reach the levels of income he has reached, but more along the lines of creating a website that rivals bigger websites/companies run by hundreds of people. Techcrunch reports on a travel website RealTravel. Last year […]

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Travel web site update

12 October 2006

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I have added a couple of new features to the travel website I am working on. One is a nice little component that can show where people viewing the site are from and if they register, the location can link to their profile. It uses Google maps. You can see it here. You can see […]

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