OLD NEWS …
- A video chat room,
- Shopping cart,
- Offshore bank account and
- Company formation service,
- Affiliate program,
- Free internet radio station, and
- Offshore investment company.
Will that do? 🙂
23rd November 2003:Made a music video DVD.
Been busy doing freelance web design, and investigating new and interesting features for this site. Watch this space.
10th March ’03:The affiliate program is now commission-only.
I had to get rid of the pay-per-click feature because it was too much trouble policing it. The commission rate has been increased to 30%, plus a 5% commision for everyone who signs up ‘under’ you i.e. if they use your affiliate link to get here, and sign up, you get 5% of the gross of every sale they make (they still get 30%).
6th March ’03:I have reverted to selling my software, and updated it.
Currently, it’s $49.00 for the power ebook, $199.00 for the ecommerce ebook, and $99 each for the CGI scripts.
Price includes free lifetime upgrades. Affiliate commissions are at 25%.
30th January ’03: Found out that that the CGI scripts site I subscribed to was run by a drug-addicted, lying, boastful, spam-supporting, vengeful incompetent. Allegedly. I wondered why most of his scripts didn’t work(!)
The Lounge and Dating chat rooms now require user registration. This is to stop impersonation. It is truly saddening, and educational, to see how many people will behave shamefully, given the cover of anonymity.
It is heartening to see how many nice people there are, who behave well towards each other, once you keep the ‘angry young men’ outside the door.
The bulletin board seems to be popular too.
14th December ’02:TigerTom is on holiday from 16th to 30th December. Technical support will be sporadic, at best.
Happy Christmas to one and all!
12th December ’02:Software is now free, possibly for a limited period. The ebooks have reverted to their old names. TigerTom offers free music downloads (of his own music, ha, sorry, no Eminem bootlegs, heh). The new forum and dating service seem to be working well.
16th September ’02:TigerTom.com is moving server. Expect annoying problems with some parts of the site.
I’ll be sending out a newsletter when the site settles down, describing all the new stuff I’m adding. Some can be seen already.
5th August 02: I am changing the titles of the ebooks. They need to be more ‘attractive’. This will affect the affiliate program HTML code. Watch this space.
The cost of my software has gone up, and I intend more price increases in future. This will be in parallel with new features being added. Buy now, and get free upgrades later!
I have also changed the layout of the commercial pages. Their content is now clearer.
The club chat room is now easier to access.
11th July 2002: Sent out the newsletter, and added a new chat room. The newsletter mail-out crashed twice, so not everyone got it. I’ll send another out in a few weeks.All discounts and freebies will now be advertised via the newsletter. This includes the software auction.
Added two important chapters to The Black Book Of Ecommerce.
1st July 2002: Fixed a problem with the message boards. They should work properly now.
7th June 2002: Major revamp: I’ve introduced an auction system for my software. You can buy my ebooks for as little as $5.00 USD. The auction link is on the front page of the demo ebooks.Also: affiliates now get bonus clicks if a referral signs up up to my mailing list.
These features are new as of today. Any bugs should be ‘swatted’ within a week or so.
15th May 2002: Just found out my affiliate program software was giving out odd passwords, like “J387 /3”. They worked, but it’s confusing, and weird. I’ve lost some respect for the guy who wrote the program. I’ve had to do a fair bit of ‘cleaning up’ and ‘adding on’ to the code. If you find a problem yourself, let me know, and get free software.
Psst! want to know a secret? I’ve bought three different sets of affiliate program software in the past few years; two had serious bugs, and the other ran waaaayyyy too slow. Makes you wonder how reliable other affiliate programs are.
12th may 2002: Software sales via ClickBank are now discontinued. Affiliates signed up with TigerTom directly are not affected. ClickBank no longer seem to allow my affiliate scripts to ‘piggy-back’ on their service, so I had to dump them.I’ve re-jigged that chat rooms, so they consume less bandwith.
Some visitors can now get TigerTom software free.
6th May 2002: No web site? Send the email I send to you when you sign up, to friends and acquaintances. If I get enough clicks you get any one of my programs free. Only one program per affiliate. Target currently set at 150 measly clicks!Note: Existing affiliates can also avail of this offer. Trade clicks for software.
20th April 2002: Affiliates can now earn commission from sales at The Internet Marketing Consultant site, (currently 20% of the initial deposit, and 10% of any sales thereafter). No change to your affiliate HTML code is necessary, if you’ve signed up with TigerTom.
8th April 2002: I’m writing this from a cyber-cafe in the Republic Of Ireland. The chat rooms are still off-line, and will remain so. My web-host has said they don’t appear to be using up much server CPU cycles, but they are using nearly 1Gb of bandwidth a day. This costs me money which I can’t afford at the moment. I’ve fixed the error that barred access to the message boards. Sorry about that.
I’m re-vamping the ebook order process, so you won’t be able to buy them at the moment.
2nd April 2002: I’ve re-vamped the The Black Book Of Ecommerce. It’s no longer free.
Oh, and I’ve posted the meaning of life here.
20th December 2001: T. O’ Donnell will be on holiday from 21st-28th December inclusive. May I take this opportunity to wish all visitors and customers of TigerTom.com a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. Latest news: Fixed a bug in the chat rooms, totally automated my software sales and registration process, and got listed in Yahoo! Not a bad year, all things considered.
26th August 2001: The Black Book Of Ecommerce is now available free. I won’t be updating it any more. I’ve decided to concentrate on my other ebook, The Black Book Of Power.? Keeping both updated was too much work. With the amount I’m learning about internet skullduggery, I would need to update the web design ebook every other day. The ebooks are becoming ever more sophisticated in presentation and content. Get ’em before the rest of the world finds out about ’em!
Put up an email slot-machine game. Quite pleased with it.
I did the lottery in July. Congratulations to Helen Banks, W. J. Spens, Roger Coianiz, Arska Iso, Borsi Kolar, and the others.
Found a bug in the chat room software. The chat text wasn’t being deleted from the data file. Cobbled together a solution. Dear Lord, will someone make a chat room that isn’t a server hog, doesn’t cost $300, and that works properly! (Heh heh!)
6th June 2001.? Let chaos reign!? TigerTom.com has moved server again.? Many programs probably won’t work in the interim.? To increase confusion I’ve changed the chat rooms and discussion board software entirely; the previous programs either didn’t work properly, or were server-hogs.? Let me know if you’re having problems. I will also be making a significant change to the ebooks in the near future.
- A hyperlink which doesn’t work, or which links to the wrong file.
- A form which gives an error message, or outputs incorrect information.
- A program which does something it shouldn’t.
A minor error would be:
- Mistakes in spelling, or grammar, or web-page design (probably plenty of those!).
The first to spot any serious error, gets a prize. Read the pages linked to above before contacting me.? I have already pointed out potential problems with the ebooks for some users. Basically, I’m looking for errors that might put off potential customers or affiliates. This web site is getting more ambitious everyday, and I need some help.
Awarding of prizes is at my discretion, so no griping!?
TigerTom.com will have reduced numbers of visitors for the near future because I am denying access to certain types of internet service provider, and countries. This is to reduce fraud and hacking attempts on this site.
The newsletter ain’t ready yet either, ‘cos I’m so busy fiddling with the two items above. I’ll probably just send it out using this Windows program I have, and to heck with it. It’s supposed to be sent out twice a year, but I procrastinate. An expectant world holds its breath! [grin].
Good news! This site now has it’s own server, courtesy of the generosity of my web host. The chat rooms were bogging down the old server, so now I have one of my own (I think). Many thanks to the kind folks at Netmar, a web host with a heart.
May I take this opportunity to wish visitors to TigerTom.com a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I shall be sending out a newsletter as well shortly.
This site has also had a ‘make-over’. I wanted something a bit more professional looking, while still loading fast.
Also, my e-books are now complete. You can download shareware versions here.
I will be sending out the newsletter and doing a lottery shortly.
I’m now giving direct downloads to demo’s of my products, as it’s less hassle all round. It was interesting however to see which files people wanted, and where they came from.
The link exchange page is now working, and has features in it that block crass spamming attempts, which I put in myself [smirk]. I’ll be keeping a wary eye on the Photo Personal’s page, to see if it acts up again.
Put up an automated tarot reading thingy. Seems to work O.K 🙂
On a lighter note, thank you to all who opted to participate in the lottery, after my mail out. I’ll be informing the winners shortly, and will post the results here.
The Pic Post page is behaving a little oddly. I’ll be keeping an eye on it.
And a happy new Year to you!
I’m also applying for a secure server certificate of my own, and doing even more clever tracking things for the associate program.
Also, all the software products are being updated.