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Lately, I have been getting these weird SEO spammers asking me to contact them if I wish to increase traffic to my site(s). These e-mails sure look fishy, here is one of them that I received today.
Felicia Sams wrote:
We are interested to increase traffic to your website, please get back to us in
order to discuss the possibility in further detail.
The e-mail came from firstname.lastname@example.org. Certainly does not seem to come from a reputable SEO company. So I did a search for this Gmail address and I found out that the problem was not new.
According to the site that I visited, several indicators that this e-mail is spam are:
- The communication will normally come completely unsolicted via email or your website form
- The sender usually uses free non-professional email address (e.g. @gmail.com)
- They do not have their own website
- No telephone number (or not a UK number)
- No company name
I did one step further and made an IP lookup trace for the IP I got from that e-mail. Here was the result:
So do not reply to these types of e-mails. They want you to reply, because then they will add your e-mail to their harvest list and later spam you will all sorts of offers.
So I decided last night that it was the time for me to withdraw my PayPal funds via the bank facility that they have provided. In case you didn’t know already, PayPal has now allowed direct withdrawal of funds to Malaysian banks. However, I noticed that the exchange rate for RM from USD in the PayPal system is significantly lower than the current currency exchange market rate.
Here is the currency rate as determined by PayPal when I used their internal currency converter from USD to RM.
You have to admit that this is exceedingly wacky, hence why I am putting it here. LOL.
Incoming search terms:
- report card
- report cards
- boyfriend report card
When I first started my online venture, I did get a lot of flak offline and online. Many people I met were actually skeptical that I would get involved into something which is not really recognised as a (traditional) “job”. Several moronic bloggers (whom I shall not name here) even blatantly chastised me publicly by saying that this is an euphemism for being “jobless”. Of course, what they do not know is that I was not “forced” into starting up my ventures online due to unemployment or anything of the sort. I chose to do what I did because I really wanted to do it. I certainly cannot imagine myself sitting at a desk from 9 AM to 4 PM like an office drone (think Hiro Nakamura of Heroes fame) or take orders from someone who looks down on you just because she thinks you build websites as a “hobby”.
Well, I have proved all the skeptics wrong and I am still doing my online business today, since having started it in mid-2006. I even bought Project Petaling Street in early 2009 with the money I earned from my internet ventures and am currently consolidating it with other services such as my free URL shortener. Here is the latest screenshot of my earnings from PayPal for February 2010, thanks to my online ventures (its not limited to blogging only).
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Of course, before you could do this, you will need to pick a webShaper plan first. The webShaper plan comes in three choices: miniStore, sohoStore or bizStore. After you have made your choice, it is an easy matter to register for a PayPal account (if you do not have one already) and finally, setting up everything and start selling. Definitely this is something that anyone who wants to start selling online should look into.