Category Archives: Making Money

Ideas for making money, including my own business, websites, and ideas!

Pandora, Emusic, iTunes 0 vs KKBox, and 3:

It’s all about the dollars, cents, pounds and pence, isn’t it? After all, that’s what you’re all fighting about, isn’t it? That’s why you aren’t really entering non-US markets, … you don’t think Asian markets have enough cash, do you? Well, here’s my cash. I put my money where my mouth is: but you guys didn’t want it.… Read More »

Would you gamble? Would you start a business?

This follows an interesting discussion we’ve been having on Forumosa about starting businesses. Of course, though, I wouldn’t equate gambling with starting a business. Why? Apart from the odds issue, there are far more factors that you can control when you start a business. If you gamble, esp. in a casino, the odds are absolutely stacked against you:… Read More »

Of Business, the Web 2.0 and Taiwan: Does it all fit together at

Recently, Adam Rahman from Singapore wrote and asked if he could interview me. Of course, I was flattered. Adam is a student at the Singapore Management University. It turns out he was interested in the growth of social media in the Taiwan and its applications to businesses. I only hope that I don’t disappoint him with my answers.… Read More »

Cash vs. Credit Cards: Cash is nearly always better value for customers

InvestorBlogger says in response to a post on Bargaineering about Credit Cards vs. Cash. We run a business here in Taiwan, and we specifically don’t take credit cards in any form. Why? Our best prices are for cash purchases, and that’s what we give our customers. While we may win a few extra dollars from additional transactions, having… Read More »

1H Results for Finances from InvestorBlogger

I have been pretty quiet recently about blogging and income reports, mostly because things have been ticking along slowly, and there really hasn’t been much additional news. So how did I fare with my online earnings in the first six months of the year? Well, I’ve made a Google Spreadsheet that calculates and displays the totals for you.… Read More »

WordPress Techniques: Add an AStore to your site: It’s quick and easy

I’ve been an affiliate of Amazon for quite some time, as some of you will know. There are a number of tools on the market for integrating Amazon products and data into your site. And there are quite a few plugins for WordPress, too, that do the same thing. But for various reasons, I don’t like to install… Read More »

From Profession to Business: 3 things I learned about customers

I’ve had quite a checkered history of entrepreneurialism, and it wasn’t till I came to Taiwan that I discovered that part of my soul. Although it was in my previous professional field, ESL teaching, it made no difference. I found myself contracting out as a tutor, advising students, editing, and a whole bunch more that came with the… Read More »

In business: If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk, too!

Many years ago, I worked in a school in Taipei. It was very much a wonderful learning experience because I saw all the mistakes that our school’s owners made over the years. I still remember most of my students fondly, and just occasionally I will run into one or two of them on the street. But one of… Read More »

Where is InvestorBlogger? Where can he be found?

It’s been a week since I posted last … and no one has missed me? Or have you? You’re just too shy to say so! Either way, I have been pretty busy. I have been working on my affiliate sites. After Steve Sutherland (of AgentsChat dot com) coached me on setting up an affiliate site, I’ve decided to… Read More »