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By The Way… I’m Still Here

October 14, 2008 by  

It happens once in a while, a period when this blog seems to switch into a hibernation mode where updates are like the rain that never comes during a dry spell.

I had received several emails and comments from my readers wondering if I’m still around to update this blog – the answer is yes I am still alive. Sorry if I’ve kept you waiting guys.

One of them came up with several guesses as to why the lack of posting and allow me answer those lingering questions

1. Gaman is giving this post high priority, tribute to Gobala (could be Gobala giving him big sum of money :p )

Well it just happens that it was the last post before the blog went temporarily quiet. Good for Gobala for the extra exposure ;)

2. Gaman is testing this page, can give big traffics or income return (i’m no SEO expert)

Not really, although the AdSense income has never dropped during those period.

3. Gaman is doing a couple of projects, testing this – the new millionaires – strategIES.

I am doing several projects but they are not directly related to the book.

4. Gaman is out of town, NO INTERNET CONNECTON.

In a way it’s true. I’ve been travelling a lot for the past few weeks so I have to admit that once the momentum is broken, it’s hard for me to pick up the pace and get into the blogging mindset.

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post I rather not write anything for the sake of writing. If I am not in the correct frame of mind, I am not motivated enough to write and this will affect the quality of the post.

5. Gaman is in jail or under ISA Detention (although impossible – kakaka !)

Nah… I am not a political blogger.

6. Gaman is giving up this blog and leave it to be expired (unless this blog gives return more than USD100 monthly :))

I won’t let this blog drift off into Internet oblivion. It’s the only place where I share my personal experience making money online. I’ll be doing a disservice to my readers if I were to let that happen. Oh btw, yes this blog earns around that much monthly, which is not much unfortunately but that’s not the reason I blog or rather not blog.

7. Gaman is getting married and still in honeymoon for 40 days 40 nights (hey that’s Elvis Presley lah), if true then don’t forget to drink Kopi Tongkat Ali lah hehe.

May be I’ll have a 40 nights honeymoon when I get married

8. Now it’s mystery, and wait for the next post by Gaman

Now it’s no longer a mystery :) . I just hope that you don’t take the lack of updates as a sign that I am abandoning this whole money making on the Internet thingy.

I’ve been doing this for a living since the late 90s and I can’t imagine not doing what I am doing now. Just that, I am not a full time blogger so thing can be rather quiet at times.

If you are blogging, keep building your momentum up. If you are learning to make money online, keep learning and keep your passion alive. You and you alone can make the difference if you’ll be successful or not.

Now, I’ve also received the following question from a reader via email recently.

I knew you good with blogging and so on. I really want to know on how your leverage your daily task as internet marketer. Im sure sometime we need to outsource our tasks and maybe you also can write a review about any forum you’re actively involved. I want to know a lot but maybe next issue

I have one full time assistant to help me in the daily maintenance of several websites as well as locating suitable products to promote using the pay per click search engines.

If I can do the programming, web designing, content writing, I’ll do them myself, but sometimes it’s more efficient to outsource some tasks via websites such as RentACoder.com and Elance.com

As for the forums, I used to be active in Sitepoint.com forum; sometimes I visited the DigitalPoint.com forum. For the local ones, I visited WebmasterMalaysia.com.

But that was before, these days we are managing our own general forum which has little to do with Internet marketing. It’s a rather crazy but fun forum where the members write in Sabahan Malay and English .

Ok.. I guess that’s about it for this update. I’ll write more again soon.

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Comment by Aman
2008-10-14 10:06:42

Hi Gaman. How’s life? Saw you in one wedding dinner reception held at the STAR last month. Maybe another reason for MIA; sibuk tanam halia! Am I right Gaman ? Jan marah nanti capat tua :)

Comment by Gaman
2008-10-14 11:38:43

hehe

 
 
Comment by ben Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-14 11:22:05

Do you think the resources spent (time, money etc) on managing the “general forum” is justified?

Comment by Gaman
2008-10-14 11:37:32

If you talk from a financial perspective.. unfortunately the answer is not. But we are doing it because we love the community and we are passionate about maintaining it

Comment by rohaizad
2008-10-14 11:46:21

Glad you are here back. Well I just want to ask you about your new project (a book probably?). Keep it up Gaman :D

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Comment by Gaman
2008-10-14 11:59:00

No .. it’s software development and PPC related

 
 
 
 
Comment by bebek
2008-10-14 13:17:01

yuhuuu…. welcome back the new ‘sabahan’ bill gates in the making!!

 
Comment by Ace Borneo
2008-10-14 19:36:05

Now we at least know why.. hehe :)

 
Comment by Kotoh
2008-10-14 19:49:56

Glad to hear that you’re back. Feel free to share something from your journey with us.

 
Comment by bantingboy
2008-10-15 06:18:20

haha. i agree for most of your point including, i’m not a political blogger.

 
Comment by syokbeb
2008-10-15 11:57:13

Welcome back gaman :)

 
Comment by eyeman
2008-10-16 04:34:42

looks like you really super busy. Hehe

Welcome again. Waiting for your more entries.

 
Comment by Armen Shirvanian
2008-10-19 08:00:02

You sure have responded here to all the various types of questions that have arised. It makes sense to not write material if it does not feel appropriate at the time. It tends to lead to a time when you will want to write, though.

 
Comment by Norhafidz
2008-10-21 10:01:05

glad you’re back Gaman,
Can’t wait to read your future posts! :)

 
Comment by Lowongan Terbaru
2008-10-21 19:06:47

glad to hear you back gaman…
i’m waiting for your last online earning report :)

 
Comment by zool
2008-10-23 22:42:06

Outsources is more reliable..
You will get more times..
But I don’t have enough network to get a freelance..
Maybe I will hire someone to maintain my blogz..

 
Comment by Gobala Krishnan
2008-10-26 23:03:53

Nvm take as much time off as you need :)

 
Comment by menj
2008-10-27 20:35:32

Great to see you back actually…I need to find the motivation to revamp my half-dead “make money” blog!

 
Comment by Rice Blogger
2008-11-03 21:51:18

it is pretty good to know that you do earn money from your blog even though there is no update

Comment by Shally
2008-11-11 13:38:47

Wow..You came back..
Sure la rice blogger, He has around 700 to 800 post what..People still crawl crawl to see something inside that don’t expire..

Anyway gaman, I meet one of my seniors back in tambunan and got talk about you lar (not bad thing aa).. I heard you do something like free lancing.. is it true?
You know how to build up a php or asp website is it?

Comment by Gaman
2008-11-12 10:16:20

Hmm do I know you? I don’t really do freelancing actually, I work for myself.

And I am not much of a PHP programmer also. ;)

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Comment by Shally
2008-11-11 13:38:20

Wow..You came back..
Comment by Rice Blogger
2008-11-03 21:51:18

it is pretty good to know that you do earn money from your blog even though there is no update

Sure la rice blogger, He has around 700 to 800 post what..People still crawl crawl to see something inside that don’t expire..

Anyway gaman, I meet one of my seniors back in tambunan and got talk about you lar (not bad thing aa).. I heard you do something like free lancing.. is it true?
You know how to build up a php or asp website is it?

 
Comment by Shally
2008-11-12 13:12:56

I think you don’t know me..As we are from different time. I’m just a normal tambunan citizen that school in SMK Tambunan back in 2000 to 2003.. Ah ya, absolutelyfreebies.com is a nice website. I went there just now..
Bila ko balik tambunan? Nanti la mungkin kalau ada Sabahan Bloggers gathering sy pi Join. Itu pun kalau xsibuk la..Kalau sibuk ndak la saya sampai di sana tu..Then bleh kita kenal kenal..Then leh juga la kenal bloggers sabahan yang sumandak2…Haha..
Waiting for the next sabahan gathering…

 
Comment by Ruby
2008-12-01 18:25:54

I admire people who are bold enough to make the move of shifting from employee to employer.

 
Comment by savings accounts
2008-12-02 07:28:24

Glad to hear that you’re back. Feel free to share something from your journey with us.

 
Comment by MyBlog
2009-01-06 07:16:32

my last visit to your blog was in oct…and last week just re-visit again

 
Comment by Ruby
2009-01-13 20:51:18

Phew! I thought you got abducted or something. Well looking forward to your future posts.

 
Comment by Cocacolya
2009-04-18 21:37:16

damn..we almost lose one more blogger…dont leave us:-)

 
Comment by virtual dating game
2009-10-26 19:58:22

Hi,
Thanks for this nice sharing.it is really nice post with have a healthful info…..

 
Comment by rent textbooks
2010-01-13 05:24:32

How about a post on computer posting momentum! It seems to be getting harder and harder to come by!

 
Comment by menj
2010-03-14 14:38:09

You better return soon, you have been away for far too long.

 
Comment by Gaman
2010-03-23 11:39:05

I know.. I’ll return :)

 
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