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While The Family On The Move does plan to travel this summer, we are also taking on a new challenge. I decided to challenge the two young ladies with learning how to build up and operate Amazon affiliate sites. Better than just sitting around and playing video games all summer, right?

I have some prebuilt niche sites that I bought earlier this year that we will finish setting up and start promoting. I’m sure that we’ll learn a lot, and hopefully even make a buck or two.

I challenged the kids to predict what they expect to happen in this project. Here’s what they said.


How long until we get moneys: I think about half a month to a full month. it just seems reasonable.

How much moneys we will get: I’m estimating that not many people will buy our stuff, so we get around 100-1000 dollars.

What I think we’ll learn: I think we’ll learn how to make niche sites, of course. Maybe also how to advertise.


How long till money happens: full to full and a half if a month more moneys is gonna be a thingy here.

How much money will we get in a matter of that time: 100 to 500 that is enough for fifteen weeks

What will we learn: how to make money and how to make ads and stuff.

As for my predictions, well, here’s what I’m thinking. I expect we’ll have a typical power law distribution. One will do well, one will see a little bit of progress, and one just won’t get going. I’d like to get to $100/month by September, but even if we only get to $20 or $30 that’s a start.


Typhoon Juan (Megi) Update

By now you have probably heard that the Philippines was hit by a major typhoon yesterday.  Here’s a link from The Weather Channel:  http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/super-typhoon-philipines-photos_2010-10-18.  While it turned out to be a non-event for us in the Manila area, the northern part of the Philippines was hit very hard.

We are very concerned for Marissa’s aunts, sisters and younger brother that live in Ilocos Sur.  They are on the northwest coast near the South China Sea, which hopefully wasn’t damaged as much as the Pacific coast on the east.  But it’s quite likely that they faced 160-180kph (100-110mph) winds.  Marissa has not heard from them as of yet.  I am hoping that we will get confirmation that everybody is OK later today.

I strongly encourage you to donate to relief efforts, as many people will have lost their homes and their livelihood.  We plan to give to Marissa’s family directly to help with building damage and crop loss as well as donating to general relief efforts.