In 1999, I started a site called Moto's Project 504, a personal page about the first computer made entirely by my own. System configuration is Pentium II 300 was overclocked up to 504MHz, a feat that not everyone is then known. That site using MS Front Page I do because I do not know anything about HTML.
I remember the first day of Project 504 has about 200 views. Most traffic comes from a forum that I still remember clearly. That Riva 3D forum, now it is not longer active, but by then it still works. It is a forum about online NVIDIA concern at that time. I'm a fan of NVIDIA, a fad that 3Dfx makes life hell. Finally, they can also smile when Nvidia bought 3dfx.
I tried to add content for Project 504 by providing information on sites other technologies. But then, the result is also not much. Tom's Hardware is known to most, followed by AnandTech. HardOCP back then still known by the name of your page to compare overclocked (now you know and know what OCP). After about a week post news, some strange thing happened. The site began to email me their information. I think this is a good sign because that is how I'm not going to find it again. Then one day, I received a message from Mike Chambers (a fan of NVIDIA). Mike sent me an email at the section of the CC rather than BCC. All email addresses of about 30 appeared. News List has been set up! Until now, the news that the list has more than 1000 addresses.
After a month, I decided to Project 504 should have its own domain name and I wrote a reader's advice on domain names will be selected. I think I've updated a lot of answers. But finally, there is suggesting that makes me happy. TechZone ago, I own another site called The LoveZone, it is used as a home to members of a chat room. So I thought, "Hmm, LoveZone, TechZone." And TechZon was born in April 1999.
Yes, black is back! Every day I add new content to the site (without CMS) and try to convince some of the goods at the local computer harware lend me to write reviews. After about a month, I decided to try using his own strength, I wrote an email to the manufacturer for loan products. The company I wrote an email to the Abit. I asked them a BH6 motherboard. I never received a response. A week later, the motherboard natural appearance! After receiving the motherboard, I did email them and let them know that I've finished writing reviews and ask for a different motherboard. Again I did not receive a reply. A week later, the motherboard that I asked to borrow again. Until now, Abit has never replied to my request asking for the bunch to evaluate prototypes.
TechZone two months after birth, I received a call from Ed Homich. Ed worked for Maximum PC magazine, Ed informed me that he is establishing a network and want to join my site. Maximum PC's I want to post news and sell advertising for my site. Earnings will be split 50/50. I asked myself, "I earned this money from the U?".
As part of the Maximum PC network is a pleasure and an enjoyable experience. Unlike other networks, always limit the number of Maximum PC introducing broker site for yourself, just choose the site is well known. One of the first members of the network is Ars Technica, WinDrivers and Neoseeker. Ed told me to add content and he will bring traffic to them. MaximumPC then have a big site and they just posted the news of the network. Interestingly, most other sites in the network does not have to work a lot. There's more at home looks like Maximum PC TechZone because all the stories on it are from me. The first check I got from Maximum PC is about $ 250. I remember saying to myself as "sympathetically". The next month, has a $ 2500 check. Like enough that my traffic has increased how fast.
In August 1999, after designing a site for advice, I removed the black background of the site. Back then, the black rage. In September 1999, Ed called me back and said I need to go to Las Vegas to see the Comdex. I responded, "What is Comdex?". At that time, the Comdex technology trade fair in North America's largest, has more than 200 thousand participants. Maximum PC open a banquet and a reward for those who act as brokers for Maximum PC and Freedom. I have received the award for the best broker. My site is the fastest growing site in the Maximum PC network.
Everything is going extremely well. I earn more money than I ever imagined. It was the era of ". Com." There are a lot of information comes to the Internet is creating a start, the IPO and the new billionaires. Anything is. "Com" at the end are worth attention. Even an alien concept untested as AllAdvantage, they pay for web surfers. They also pay you money for referring other people to surf the web. TechZone I used to sign up for more than 15 thousand people. I also subscribe to other advertising networks to make more money than I earned in Maximum PC.
I have decided to redesign the entire TechZone during that outbreak. I hired a designer from Finland and one in America who wrote code to create the TTZ in the third generation.
TechZone third generation is the first database and the CMS is equipped TTZ. TTZ has now switched to the server after being served a shared host rock and a pop out afterwards supplanted. TTZ third generation spent my $ 3000 but it has put my site on a professional level. It makes updates much more easily.
Yes, everything's going great. All that people are becoming rich. Ship money from the internet is running at top speed and I was on that ship. I even declined an offer to buy back $ 1.3 million dollar TTZ. It seems the party will last forever.
Boom. "COM" TERMINATION
Began in early 2001 to the end of the ship on the side. United States into recession and investors began to question the overestimation of the business location on the network. During the boom, the IPO began a 20 million dollar expenditure and then use the entire 20 million dollars to build their brand is perfectly normal. Is a media site, TechZone large profits from advertising dollars. Now, that oil is running low.
I saw the ad networks that I have been involved, one by one by one broke. A site called FuckedCompany.com has developed a list of all companies were buried in the cemetery of the Internet. Guess I saw her fall to just $ 1,500 per month during that dark period. I had to make a drastic change in my life. In those glorious days, I spent more than $ 1,500 a month just for snacking is common.
Then in the morning, September 11, 2001, I awoke to watch TTZ forum and found an article saying that two planes had crashed into a building the World Trade Center. Suddenly there as revenue declines are then no longer a key issue for me anymore.
My designer in Finland has designed a logo USA to express my support for America after the attack. The logo is placed on TechZone TTZ until the fourth generation.
I remember that I had to go to Comdex 2001 by car because the airline has suspended operations for two days before the opening of Comdex. Comdex is held after the attack two months and it's 11-9 mark the end of the largest trade fair of North America. Two years later, Comdex is gone. Comdex 2001 is truly a wonderful fair. Security was tightened to the highest level. In order to be inside, we have to go through metal detectors and bag check. Comdex that there are some great party I've ever been involved. I think people need something to relax to after the 11-9 and many companies have held large parties to try to forget their troubles - albeit somewhat reduced.
I found several websites of my friends were closed after the attack. Some people have overcome by the good people who help, but they do not pay these bills because there is no money. I did survive downturn. "Com" because costs of site activity is very low and I have a little money saved from the day it flourishes.
Also during this period, donors have come to my rescue I can. When all the ad networks have been killed, the bunch of hardware has promoted the purchase of the site to place ads on the site where they had sex. I still remember the page's ICQ Lesterr at Abit Computer. He asked me a 160 × 600 banner ads cost much. I cost him a month and he replied, "We will buy in a year."
I slowly raise revenue from their internet to about $ 4,000 to $ 5,000 a month and I stopped at that level throughout the Depression years. I still wonder whether the internet will never come back to life again or not. Will ship back to the track again? Then one summer day in 2003, a little something to wake the Google AdSense.
GOOGLE MAKES INTERNET BACK TO LIFE
They attack the terrorist elements the World Trade Center, the United States into recession and the Internet also plummeted. People say this is not the word forest best time to upgrade the website. Yet that's exactly what I did. Before coming to Comdex 2001, I asked the designers at Finland TechZone my design for a completely new look. He gave up the fourth generation TTZ.
June 18, 2003
If you want to put a mark on the back of the Internet, it is June 18, 2003. That was the day Google launched AdSense, a program that allows website publishers to sell ads entirely related to specific content on their personal website. Until now, I am only selling advertising on my site for the manufacturer has supplied products to my assessment.
Google AdSense ads are paid for each click (Cost per Click) but my first test. Previously, all my ads have not changed rates or charges for a thousand shy view (Cost per Million). I certainly do not expect a manager anything because the site needs to do more things than just display ads, the reader must click on the new ads are paid.
I signed up for Google AdSense in late June in 2003 and began to run Google AdSense on July 1. Back then, Google has only one ad size is 468 × 60 and color accuracy is fixed. Fortunately for me because the Google default color blue was chosen! The ads are with my site, and can say it for my site than the site of my friend.
In the first month I earned $ 371.17 from AdSense. The next month I earned $ 1106.99. I began to see its potential. Google started adding more of the ad sizes and allows the user to be allowed to change color. This really helped to increase click rates. What else do not use AdSense advertising banners conventional CPM. Socks CPM banner ads, you just put them up somewhere and that's it. But with Google, you have to change much because of your sales depend on advertising results. During this time, I have created so many nonsense site to determine the keywords and the most money paid for the ad unit for best results.
With the advent of AdSense, Google brought the Internet back to life. Suddenly, online advertising again flare up again, and in late 2004, Internet advertising has surpassed the highest in 2000. The new ad networks appearing everywhere. I started to earn more money. Everything seems fine and I wonder if there can be better too.
ON BACK OF EXPORT DEVELOPMENT
December 31, 2003
I present at New Year party at the Plaza of Nations near the trading business in Vancouver. That is when I met Sarah. She comes with her friends, I went with my friends and we were hitting each other.
Each of our relationship is not two. Sarah divided her time to live in Vancouver, Seattle and Shanghai, China. Also fortunate that the Internet has made things no borders anymore. Where is my world is not important anymore, because I already have an Internet connection, can I update my site and comments for the money. The Internet allows me to continue to pursue relationships that would not be possible if I had to work from 9am to 5pm.
TTZ 5th generation
While ready for E3 2004, I decided it was time to update the TTZ. I always set the time for the birth of a new generation TTZ on the occasion of major trade fairs. This time I came along with a local design firm in Vancouver because of my boy in Finland had refused to participate. A CMS  separately installed in the new account this time.
June 12, 2005
The turning point happened in 2005 to 12 June 2005 when I was on holiday in Shanghai. I atop the Oriental Pearl Tower and that is where I proposed to Sarah. Meet Sarah has changed my life and help me better. My friend told me that if Sarah did not come to my life, I will still only ever going to hire a sports car worth $ 100,000 to drive it. In other words, I'm living a life that others dream. Before that I really think that I'm living well, but then I realized that life is wonderful how much time someone besides sharing.
In 2005 marked an important milestone, I became the owner of a house. Owning a home is always one of my goals. I do not think it came so soon. This suggests that a woman who inspires an impact on how the man. After buying your first home, second home buying is very simple.
Not only in 2005 was the year I moved to a new house which I did many of their own website, the website has been moved from the storage server to serve its own servers located in data centers in central Vancouver NetNation . It was finally moved to the site.
Learning from History
It is said that those who do not study history, it will fail if it is repeated. We are in a boom period. "Com" new. Internet is growing more than ever, and once again we are seeing the value of those silly unproven concept. All what I need now is someone asked to buy several million dollar cost TTZ and the circle will be closed.
History is repeating itself again? We have to face collapse. "Com" a second time or not? I was not as expected, but I'm always ready if that happened. I learned a lot since the Internet knows, and every day I continue to learn. I do not know my future will be for what. I just know that it will be glorious.
The ups and downs of making money on John, we see that nothing is flat, nothing prepared for us. We are born not to walk on flat roads. We must know through the rapids ghap in life, and learn to know, to gain experience ahead expecting glory.
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