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Donations Accepted?

If your a regular reader here, you know about me and the reasons I have this site.

If your new to my site, let me explain in a short synopsis:

I moved here to Davao about a year and a half ago. I had lost my job in America and with the beginning of the financial crises there were not many opportunities for re-employment.

At the time I was waiting for an approval for a Fiancee Visa for my dear Elena.Β  With the situation in America and with Elena and her nieces here in Davao, I felt it would be best for all if I moved here.

I am about 6 years short of being able to collect my Social Security Pension from the US and I am relying on my small investments and some support from my Filipino family.

I had worked for a short time with an Architect in Davao, but for a few reasons I am not at liberty to mention, I am no longer involved with their firm.

I have ads and affiliate advertising on this site but they earn so little, I have not even reached a level to collect them. I was also banned from Google AdSense. This is probably because of some visitors, probably only wanting to help by clicking AdSense, cause me to banned for “Invalid Clicking”

As you might know, I try to give the best information and research for the articles and spend many hours a week. I also try to answer all comments and help with any situation for my readers either in content, or by private emails.

Because of this, if you are so inclined, you now can donate to help keep this site continue. There are monthly hosting fees, yearly domain registration not to mention the electricity and time spent keeping this site open.

If you do donate or not will not change my dedication to keeping you all as informed as I can with my articles of my life, my observations and my experiences here.

16 Responses to “Donations Accepted?”

  1. don m. says:

    I dont think the Irs would let me claim you on my taxes so you may have to find a job or another source of income. I do wish you the best of luck with fund raising It seems that bob is going in the same direction. This economy has not been too kind to any of us. I just hope I can retire in the next four years. My wife and I both wish you the best and feel that you are good at heart and deed. I just hope some day in the not to distant future to sit down and chat in person.

    • Bruce says:

      Don,
      I am not forcing anyone to donate, I am just trying to support my site with a little help. I jest thought that some readers that enjoy my site and have gotten assistance or useful information might like to give a present. No problem. I will keep writing as long as I am able and will assist and research any information any reader might need.

  2. Tom says:

    Yes I think to make much income online you need to be selling something or have multiple sites. I’m pretty new to this stuff myself. I am kind of investigating if this kind of online blog generates any type of income you can rely on.

    I am in a little better situation as I will have pension checks that should cover me well so I am just looking for suplimental income. I’ve seen some people who have the ads for books from Amazon does that generate anything worth talking about?

    My budget is pretty tight right now since I am paying my bills and saving for my retirement but I will see if I can slide a little your way to help out.

    • Bruce says:

      Tom,
      I have not found the trick or niche to make money online. One of my nieces friends has promised to help me with some sites and monetizing them. She is also trying to get me some link ad advertising. The only problem I have is writing here with articles subjects towards ads and not my regular content. I do not want to insult my readers. Hopefully some other sites will work, but you need a rake of 3 or better to get decent paying ads and that takes time and links to reach.

  3. Tom says:

    My biggest problem right now is getting time to work on writing posts. I don’t want to just fill space I want to provide useful information. That is the hard part for me to come up with something.

    I had thought of doing some posts telling about my experiences but I thought no one would be interested in that. Now I see that indeed a lot of people are interested in reading that. So maybe I will branch out. Of course more readers doesn’t always mean more income.

    I don’t know much about this stuff either. I hope that will improve when I have more time to read and talk to people who know more. 😎

    • Bruce says:

      Tom,
      At first my posts were family and experiences. Then I got into more observations and life here. There are many times I struggle finding subjects for the 3 posts I like to make a week. You need to just look around and think, what do others need to know about living here.

  4. Alan says:

    Bruce i can certainly relate to what you are saying as i agree that niche sites like ours don’t generate much income .

    I don’t know your wifes interests but i can tell you that my wife has a little business that does not require renting a place and accompanying costs as she runs it from our home . Though it is HER interest it is also additional income for our family of course .

    It involves selling of ladies items and she just started out selling herself but now because of demand and volume she deals strictly with re-sellers . If you think your wife might have an interest along those lines e-mail or pm my site and i can give you more detail

    • Bruce says:

      Alan,
      It is good your wife has the energy and desire to make money. Many older ladies give up after all the years of rejection.

  5. Terry says:

    Bruce our site just went live today and it was really created for my Fiance to run and work with her friends. She will probably get her visa to the US sometime in October or November and when she does get here it will be several months before she will be allowed to work. Im hoping the site will do well so that she can just work the site with her friends in PI. This site hopefully will be our extra income when i get to retire. So do what you can to promote it and i will do what i can for you whether you do or not. Maybe gie me a good deal on a banner?? any suggestions? Oh the site is designed to weed out scam and perverted people, Good Luck in all you do.

    Terry

  6. Terry says:

    oh by the way the site is FilipinaProfiles.com

  7. I felt sad about your being banned from using Adsense. I love Adsense compared to other similar programs out there. As I told my friends who wanted to earn that way, the first lesson to never, never, never click your own ads. Second lesson is never, never, never solicit clicks from your friends. Clicks should be done in the most natural way and Google has setup Guidelines on how to do it properly.

    • Bruce says:

      Carlos,
      When I first started, I joined a lot of link referral sites. If the forums about making money I mentioned how little I was earning. I guess some felt they could help by clicking the ads. I eventually realized I was getting too many 00:00 time 1 page view hits and canceled the subscriptions.
      Unfortunately I did not know about the invalid clicks until I reached $100 and Goggle researched my sites revenue. I appealed and asked to have them remove my earnings from those clicks and let me continue but my appeal was denied.

    • Bruce says:

      Carlos,
      When I first started, I joined a lot of link referral sites. If the forums about making money I mentioned how little I was earning. I guess some felt they could help by clicking the ads. I eventually realized I was getting too many 00:00 time 1 pageview hits and canceled the subscriptions.
      Unfortunately I did not know about the invalid clicks until I reached $100 and Goggle researched my sites revenue. I appealed and asked to have them remove my earnings from those clicks and let me continue but my appeal was denied.

  8. Hi Bruce,

    I hope your new ads provider works for you now.

    Best,

    Carlos V

    • Bruce says:

      Carlos,

      Thanks. I was hoping some readers that enjoyed my information or if I have assisted them in reasearch for something they needed would donate. I guess not. There is only one Filipina friend that has donated twice. It was not a large amount, but showed her appreciation.

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