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Public Bank Visa Electron Limits PayPal Withdrawal to US500 Per Day

July 31, 2008 by · 23 Comments 

Most Malaysian PayPal users are probably aware of the US500 daily withdrawal limit imposed by PayPal. It’s probably a non issue to the majority of users.

However what if the amount you want to transfer is larger than USD500?  That’s what happens to me as I am trying to transfer some USD3000 plus to my Public Bank Visa Electron card.

I’ve started receiving payments to my PayPal account from the commissions I earn from MaxBounty. I opted for the PayPal payment because MaxBounty converted my commission checks into the equivalent Malaysian Ringgit but at a lower exchange rate than what I would normally get over the counter.

By the way, if you are interested in making money promoting pay per lead programs, MaxBounty is one network that you should consider. The payouts for certain campaigns are sometimes better than what you would get from other networks. They even have offers targeted to Malaysian. Personally, I’ve been making around USD500 monthly from MaxBounty, not much I know but good enough for a passively generated income.

Sabahan.com v2.0 Is Now Online

July 30, 2008 by · 32 Comments 

First off, welcome to Sabahan.com version 2.0!

For me changing my blog template isn’t as easy as changing clothes. OK, technically it is that easy but if you change your blog template that often, you risk disorientating your regular readers and your effort, whether intentional or not, in trying to establish a brand for your readers to associate with will be wasted.

That said, change can be good as long as you don’t over do it.

Now, this is actually the first time I’ve changed Sabahan.com template since it came online in February 2006.

My main motivation for selecting this particular template isn’t because it allows me to allocate more space for advertising like what Rice Bloggers has commented in my previous post. No my friend ;) It just happens that I’ll be able to set aside specific section in the sidebar for that purpose.

Coming Soon: Sabahan.com v2.0 On A Screen Near You

July 28, 2008 by · 16 Comments 

I’ve been working hard testing and customizing a brand new template for Sabahan.com. If everything goes as planned I hope to unveil the latest design, the latest tomorrow.

Since I plan to sell advertisement directly, regular readers may notice more ads on the sidebar. However the content section will remain like it is now with one inline AdSense rectangle ad.

I am also interested in incorporating a new, professional looking logo for Sabahan.com. Since spending some money hiring a designer to do that isn’t something that I’m looking forward to, I’ve decided to design the logo myself.

I was looking for inspiration when I stumbled upon this rather inspiring and informative article from evernerve.com

The new Sabahan.com logo design was based on the ideas I got from the article… let see if my logo designing skill is up to the standard ;)

Speed Up Your Blog and Improve Your Blogging Experience

July 23, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

Having a fast loading blog is a must if you want to retain readers. Since the next blog is only a mouse click away for them, you owe it to yourself to ensure your blog is as fast as possible.

Studies have shown that you risk losing the majority of your potential visitors if you made them wait longer than 8 to 10 seconds.

If you can’t make your pages to load fully in less then 8 seconds, you should optimize them so that your main content and important elements are loaded within that time period.

There are several online tools that could help you find out the loading speed of your blog, and one of my personal favorites is the tool from Pingdom.

This tool analyses your page and tests the loading time for all objects including images, CSS, JavaScripts, Flash, iframe and so on as it simulates the way a page is loaded in a typical web browser.

WordPress 2.6 Released & Sabahan.com Upgraded… Again

July 15, 2008 by · 11 Comments 

Well what do you know! Two days after upgrading Sabahan.com to WordPress 2.5.1, a new version, v2.6 was released today, almost a month ahead schedule.

While I am still at it playing with the new interface, I might just as well upgrade Sabahan.com to the latest version. I didn’t perform any backup because the last backup is two days old and nothing much had changed since. This post is posted after the upgrade.

It made me reconsider whether to install the WordPress Automatic Update (WAU) for Sabahan.com to make things easier. However, at its current form, I can’t help but think that it may potentially introduce security holes by changing several directories and files writable (of course you can always reset the permissions).

Sabahan.com Upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1

July 14, 2008 by · 14 Comments 

After putting this off for so long, I finally made the move and upgraded Sabahan.com WordPress installation to v2.5.1 from the pre-historic v2.2.1. (OK it’s not that bad).

The upgrade went without a glitch, apart from the Popularity Contest plugin which refuse to work with the latest WordPress version. A fix has been found and the develper is working on the new release.

What may seem like old news to those early adopters, I’ve just found out several nifty features in WordPress 2.5.1 that could make my blogging activity easier and more fun.

The new interface is a welcome update which gives WordPress a fresher and current feel to it. It’s both pretty and more user-friendly. Although, there are a few changes that require some getting used to at least initially.

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