I’m Back

It’s been awhile since I wrote for this blog. I stop writing simply because I’m too lazy … lol. Well, there are a lot of things happen since then, for example I got banned from Adsense so I have to venture another business, learn new things, reading a lot of stuff, testing, trial and error, so many that sometimes I can feel my head is about to explode.

However, after awhile, I also realize that, I need to slow down and stop rushing as if I’m about to face my final exam tomorrow, because it simply doesn’t work.

My focus right now are in these 2 areas:
1. Affiliate Marketing (Paid and Free traffic)
Yes, even after got banned by Adsense and Google (10 niche sites, ouch), somehow I still love this industry. I won’t give up just yet, I will try to learn new things, test new projects, and I’ll be documenting everything on my blog here (yes, even when I fail … but I hope not). This is because I want everyone who reads this can learn a thing or two from my journey.

2. Forex
It’s a new toy for me and so far I love it. I focus my method to price action, so there’s no indicator or signal or EA, just pure the old price action technique. It works pretty nice so far, but I’ll break it down further in this blog as well. With Forex, I don’t depend on anyone but me to make money, but the most difficult part is to control my emotion. I’ve read Nial Fuller‘s blog a lot, he has shared great methods for free. You can choose to join his forum, so that you can communicate with other members or with Nial himself, but for beginners, you can watch free youtube video from Nial which practically enough to give you the idea what is price action method.

One thing for sure, I have to stay focus … when I analyze my Forex chart, it’s best if I don’t do that while writing/researching for my websites, trust me, it doesn’t work. I will get distracted and end up making wrong entry. Vice versa.

So, let’s see what I can write and contribute to everyone’s online journey through this blog.

At The End of 2011

I only made 2 posts this year :), I’ve been so busy with new projects from learning new knowledge to leverage. A quick update, this year, I created new minisites like 10 in total which later banned by Google for unknown reasons (as always). However, I must admit that those minisites don’t really offer good content as they were supposed to be trial and error projects. I felt really disappointed at that time because I spent like 6 months to create, write, and promote those sites. All those hard works gone, just like that. Lesson learned.

Other good things about this year, I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Tibet and Nepal in October 2011 and Thailand in November 2011. Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft) with unique religious cultures and traditions. At this altitude, you can expect to get altitude sickness which usually affects people who are not used to the lack of oxygen at higher elevations ;). For 5 days in Tibet, I got nosebleed, headache and nausea, all because the lack of oxygen, btw, it’s freaking cold, now go figure! But I had fun nonetheless.

Nepal Oct 2011

Nepal is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. This country is not as cold as Tibet, very enjoyable without the headache.

Enough with having fun, 10 days after got back from Tibet and Nepal, Google Adsense suddenly disclosed my account. Just for you know, Google Adsense has had been my primary income for the last 5 years, so receiving Google notification that they disclosed my account was like having a big punch on my tummy. It hit me without notice and it felt really hard as I already made thousands of dollars from this program. All of sudden I lost my job while the bills will keep coming to maintain all my existing websites and it’s not cheap!

New Year 2011

Starting this year, I want more …. I want to be more … in everything and everyway I can.

Wish me luck!

Working From Home Is Great! Well … Not Always …

Many of my friends envy me from having the luxury of not have to wake up in the morning and go to the office. I can go out and watch a movie anytime I want, or just spend the day hangout with some friends. Yes, working from home is great. There’s no boss around telling you what to do, there’s no need to wear formal dress, I could just wear my pajama and tied my hair up, and many more advantages you could have when you’re free from 9-5 job. Well, to those of you who think that my grass is greener, you might also want to hear about the disadvantages of working from home.

Interruptions are something you can count on and will always be there for you. Being at home all day long, that means I’m available to mailman, phone calls (mostly not for me, there’s no answering machine here), guests (not mine), work related activities (also not mine). And I really really hate these interruptions, imagine when you are in the middle of expressing your ideas and suddenly a loud door knock makes you jump from your seat. Those ideas are suddenly gone, you just have to pick up what’s left and start all over again.

Never ending works. Yes, it is really tempting to keep monitoring things, even when you have decided to take a day off. I just can’t keep myself away from my laptop, checking emails, checking stats, checking comments, making sure all websites are live. Fortunately for me, I love my job, so, I’m eager to do all those stuff. I guess I’m addicted to the internet (making money online).

Sometimes, unfinished works can make me mess my regular sleeping schedule. Like I said above, I hate leaving things unfinished. So, instead of sleeping in my bed, I can stay awake all night long to make sure all those PHP codes work properly according to my needs, creating new website, or creating new design/logo. Then I spend all day long for sleeping, and stay awake at night for no particular reason.

People tend to pity on you when they know you work from home. Sometimes, they consider that working from home means not working, so you would have a lot of free time. They consider that you are available all the time and it’s not a big deal if they ask you to run some errands because they have to “work” all day. Working from home is not a career, but I do still work people, and there’s no limit on how much you want to earn if you know how to do all the hard works smart way (I’m still working on this smart way). I might not have a career, but I run my own business here.

Loneliness is another problem if you are not comfortable with spending time alone. Fortunately, I love spending time alone, enjoying my work, music, and a cup of vanilla latte. But, I do feel lonely at lunch hour, because usually this was the time when I hanged out with my colleagues at my old job.

So, yes, my field might look and feel greener, but remember I still have to water it ;)

100 Days Without You

Hi Bao, how are you sweet heart?

I bet you are happy now, playing around with your friends in a beautiful place with a lots of greenies. It’s been 100 days without you here and I miss you every single day. I can smile and laugh now, I’m letting you go, because I know you are in a better place, aren’t you proud of me, Bao? I also learn to eat carrots, your favorite food, coz it reminds me of you. It’s amazing what you can do to me, my little girl.

There are days when I still cry over you, but don’t worry Bao, believe me, I’ll be okay. I can always find the strength from the memories we made.

I’ll see you again Xiao Bao Bao!

Bao's Paw

Welcome to A Piece of My Life

A full time internet marketer (hoping someday I can be a part time internet marketer and a full time traveler). I don’t like vegetables, a true meat eater. I'm an Agnostic, believe in God, but haven’t made decision which religion to follow (if I had to choose, my first choice would be Buddhist), I believe in karma, cause and effect, all living creatures are responsible for their karma, their actions and the effects of their actions.