Showing posts from April, 2010

Ubuntu Again...

It's that time of the year when users of Ubuntu all get to ask:

"Is this going to run my video card? Or do I have to stalk the Nvidia forums to coerce a poor hapless soul to give instructions on compiling the NVIDIA kernel?"
Well, I have to find out on my own.

How Long Did it Take You to Earn Your First Dollar Online?

It took me five painful years. I even invested some money in the amount of $2,790.5 USD in a bogus company. How much did I earn from that? Nada, Zilch, Zero.

So when did I earn my first online dollar? It was last Feb. 22, 2010. I actually earned $20.00 from a woman named Conextra. Well, that's not really her name. She paid me to write about watches. I met her via

I was happy because I didn't spend anything to earn that first dollar. Temujin, an IT Consultant friend of mine gave me that tip for free and the rest is history.

How about you?

HowTo: Withdraw Money From to to Unionbank or BPI

I've promised Temujin that I would make a "Moneybookers HowTo" so here it is.

Moneybookers is the absolute best alternative to Paypal. If it is more universally accepted, I would say that it is even better than Paypal. With it, you could receive and transfer money to your local Philippine bank account at the lowest possible cost.

I make money online by working at as an article writer. After a month and a half I got my accumulated earnings in the amount of $400+ USD.

Here are the step by step instructions on how to transfer money from to Moneybookers to BPI Unionbank or any other Philippine bank.

Disclaimer: This blog post merely relates my experience in the hopes of sharing valuable insights. Changes might occur in the processes which I may not be privy to. The information here does not represent official matters of fact and should not be construed as official information coming from the entities hereunder mentioned. Any problem, issue or cir…

Don't Worry if You Are Not Yet Making Money Online

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 6:26 New International Version 1984)
This phrase perhaps is one of the most misunderstood phrases in the Bible. Many may interpret this as a reason for us to not work at all and rely entirely on God's provisions.

There are those who believe that and those who don't. Anyway, here's a nice video I found from youtube that I think fits those who worry too much about making money online:

As a freelance writer who makes money online through sheer hard work (I work from 9 AM to 12 Midnight), I have my own interpretation of the passage.

I see it like this, birds still have to fly to get to their food. They must still strive to look for the seeds or the insects that they rely on to survive.

Making money online is like that, but instead of insects and flying around we must create value. Earning in the online world i…

Why are You Obsessed with Making Money Online?

You must be a regular reader if you are now reading this or must have found this blog on a search engine while searching for the terms, "Make Money Online".

Close your other browser tabs and focus on what I am about to ask:

"Why are you so obsessed with finding a way to make money online?"
Countless people, including me have embarked on this quest for financial freedom. 
But we have all been tricked by the lure of money. Yes, that includes you.
You might argue that you need that money, you could do many great things with that money, you need that money to pay for your credit card bill or refinance your home. You've lost your job and have a 2 year old daughter. You're now working 3 day jobs and still come up short to pay the mortgage. You need that money to pay off your College loan. You need that money to pay for your sickness or your loved one's hospital bills.
I'm sure that there are countless other reasons on why you want to earn money online. 
If you …

Get $100.00 if You Win Tech Source from Bohol's Coolest Linux Workspace Contest

Jun Auza, of Tech Source from Bohol, is giving away $100.00 (USD) to the person with the coolest Linux workspace picture. The rules are simple:

1. Your workspace photos should be at least 450 pixels wide. You should send them HERE.

2. To verify that the workspace is yours and you are really using Linux, the computer screen from your photo (or from one of your photos) should show a Linux desktop with a web browser open and browsing Tech Source.

Images that are Photoshopped or should I say GIMPed will not be accepted. But of course, simple editing such as cropping and resizing is allowed.
3. The description is also very important. As much as possible, make it brief but informative.

4. After we have accepted your submission, you are required to post the following sentence at your blog, or if you don't have a blog, at one of your social networking pages like Facebook, Twitter,, etc.:
I joined the “The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest” at Tech Source.


Pinoy News: First American Football Game in the Philippines - April 23, 2010

After being barraged with countless inspiring movies about American Football. The capsule is heading straight for a touchdown here in Manila. Started by Mr. Bernardo “Dodi” Palma II, it's high time that Filipinos are given something to watch instead of Cockfighting, Pacquiao and what was that Philippine Basketball League? 


Napapanahon ng magkaroon ng alternatibong sports sa Pilipinas na maaaring kagiliwan ng ating mga kababayan. Ang American Football ay isang magandang sports na nangangailangan ng tunay na lakas at tunay na bakbakan. Ang unang laro ng American Football sa Pilipinas ay tiyak na magmumulat sa mga mata ng ating kababayan ukol sa isang larong hindi pa naiintindihan ng nakakarami. Simple lang naman ang patakaran. Dalhin ang bolang mukang capsule sa kabilang dulo ng field at tapos ihampas sa lupa habang sumasayaw. Siyempre, kailangang upakan muna ang magdadala ng bola upang hindi niya marating ang kabilang dulo. Kaya naman, kailangang upakan din ng mga kakampi an…

The 10 Most Valuable Pinoy Websites

Last Sunday, April 11, 2010 I've been scavenging the net for the best way possible to earn online and which Pinoys are making a killing on the make money online bandwagon. As usual I've been barraged with the usual retinue of Free Ebooks about SEO and Affiliate Marketing. I know you know the drill.

Click here, watch a goofy guy give you a long speech on why you want to earn money online, and get sold the same mantra over and over again.

I got tired at exactly 5:00 PM Philippine Time and that's when I thought of something. Short of their claims of earning thousands of thousands of Dollars online, then there must be a way to find how much these Pinoy Websites are earning online. By now, there must be pinoy online millionaires. This is my first attempt to find who these people are and guesstimate how much their websites are worth.

Disclaimer: Short of prying into their bank accounts or Income Tax Returns, there's not really a good way to determine how much these Pinoy Webs…

Who Will Win $2,500 Online in T-Shirt Design Contest? TOP 15

$2,500 US Dollars or roughly PHP 112,500 Philippine Pesos is up for grabs in's T-Shirt Design Contest.  With only 6 days left, members are struggling to submit a T-Shirt Design with the familiar origami bird in the hopes that they will win fame, recognition and a significant amount of money.

If you want to join and you think you can make better T-shirt designs than these, then head on over to to sign up for the contest.

To view the full list of the official entries head on over here.

Please do participate in the poll at the bottom of this post:

*Disclaimer: All of the Respective T-Shirt Designs are the Sole Property of  **The Top Entries here are the personal choices made by my two daughters Cassie (7 Years old) and Ally (5 years old) and does not represent's official chosen top entries. If you feel that a shirt should be included here, then please email your submission to
dan-dot- rg…