Domain Registration

4 months ago, I started this blog, just for the fun of it, and just the cool thought of being called one of the ‘bloggers’ in blogosphere. I never thought I would put in some real interests in regularly updating my blog, to the point that I realized the value of getting my own domain and hosting for my blog.

At first, domain registration was a bit hard to do. I didn’t know what were the things I needed to register a domain and which domain and hosting provider to sign-up. I started ‘googling’ to find nice articles on what are the qualities of a good domain and hosting package. That’s where I learned about the importance of being assured of reliability, 24×7 support, uptime, speed, flexibility and fully-loaded features that comes free in every domain registration.

For people ‘down under’, and even for people elsewhere who are planning to register their own domains, it is important to consider a premium hosting package but cheaper domain registration alternative. I would have had definitely made a better choice if only I came across this great resource on cheaper but more reliable website packages.

When I finally signed-up for my own domain last January (after earning a few bucks online), I was only thinking about putting a blog on it. Only now I realized the importance of a registrar’s capabilities of supporting me in going into e-commerce and online business later on during the domain registration process, and select those packages that support e-commerce shopping carts, and even in helping you putting up your very own online store.

Having fun with Yahoo! Answers

The moment I started joining Yahoo! Answers, it gave me some feeling ofYahoo! Answers amazement to see people actually answering questions from other Yahoo! members. Thus, I started to look for questions where I could probably share some of my insights and limited experiences.

Yahoo! gives a points system for all the users of the Yahoo! Answers community. Initially, upon registration, you got 100 points. For every question that you answer, you get 2 more points. These points can be accumulated until you reach 250 points where you will be brought to Level 2. Currently I am still at Level 1, but it will only be a matter of days that I can move to Level 2.

I still don’t get though, what you could with those points. Yahoo! also gives a penalty for every answer found to be unsuitable, or that violates their Terms of Service. So spamming is not tolerated in the community. I have not looked at how much they deduct, but its better not experience it anyway.

To boost your points, you either have to answer lots of questions as much as you can, or probably consider a few questions but give out your best answer. Each answer considered by the Asker as the Best answer entitles you to a 10 points bonus. Currently, I have a 23% performance for all of my answers – hmmm, not bad at all.

Another good thing about this service – the members are very appreciative for any help that you can give, they even send you emails to thank you, and some would even ask for more information. Although I tried to avoid promoting some stuff, but if its what could answer to certain question, I would give out the links. To date, this process gave me several new sign-ups on my various affiliate and referral programs. This also helped me generate new unique visitors of my Blog, aside from the usual Entrecard traffic.

To know more about how you can help members of the Yahoo! Answers community, go check out my free e-book at Bloggista.com.

If you want to download it, feel free to leave your comments here or in Bloggista.com. I would appreciate it much if you can give me some feedbacks regarding your experiences with the e-book information.

Getting paid for the things you love to do SUCKS!

Michael Jordan loves basketball – and he’s paid millions of dollars for it, HE SUCKS!

Tiger Woods loves Golf – and he earned millions of dollars for it, HE SUCKS!

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison – they earned billions of dollars of the things they loved to do – they all SUCK!

John Chow, Darren Rose – great bloggers who earned millions from blogging – they SUCK!

I abhor people who earn money from the things they love to do. They SUCK!

I hate them because I just want to.

I AM A HYPOCRITE. AND I TALK SHIT.

Get onboard with Microsoft adCenter

More choices now for revenue generation for your websites and blogs. Microsoft adCenter is now accepting sign-ups for Publishers, advertisers (with a free click credit of up to USD50.00*) and affiliates.

This is a cool opportunity for bloggers who are also into site monetization. We still have to see how the new Microsoft adCenter performs compared with Google AdSense, but it’s worth the try and much better to join the program this early.

Below is a campaign ads from Microsoft adCenter >

Connect with buyers with Microsoft adCenter

Search Marketing isn’t about reaching a lot of people; it’s about reaching the right people: Buyers. Through Microsoft adCenter, you can reach out to 97 million MSN users, 83% of whom have recently purchased online.1 So sign up and start using adCenter,.

¹Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, June-07, US Home/Work Combined; Nielsen//NetRatings @ Plan, Summer 2007 Release.