How to NOT make money online: the Paid-To-Click (BUX) sites

Paid-To-Click sites, also known as BUX, are one of easiest (but stupidest) way of making money using internet. With just few minutes per day you can earn… FEW CENTS! This was popular along teenagers looking to make money online.

www.bux.to was one of most popular sites, started in 2007 and still running although not paying members after 2008. Lots of other sites named www.something-bux.xyz appeared in 2007-2009.

I personally used BUX websites in 2007-2008 and earned few dozens dollars, nothing significant compared with money earned by working for people, webdesign and AutoCAD design services.

How the BUX sites pretend to be working

You sign up and get paid usually 1 cent to view 30-second ads, which can be viewed once per day. If you refer friends to sign up you earn usually 0.5 cents for the ads they view. Site is selling ad space for $15 per 1000 visits, meaning that advertisers pay 1.5 cents per visit and you earn 1 + 0.5 cents per ad viewed.

Once you earn minimum payout, usually $5-10, you can request earnings to be paid to your PayPal or AlertPay account. Some BUX sites say in Terms of Service that pay you max in 7 days, others that pays in 30 days. You should never take in serious their TOS.

Sounds a good business? Actually very few sponsors are buying ad space on BUX sites, and most such sites run with self-sponsored ads, and their primary source of income is people themselves who invest in buying referrals (buy people who signed up without being anyone’s referral).

How the BUX sites are actually working (and scamming you)

All BUX sites are actually a fraud. The site admin starts a BUX site and spend few dozens dollars advertising it on other BUX sites and surf sites, people looking to make easy money join the site, some people investing few dollars in buying referrals.

People start requesting payouts and site admin pays few of them usually in few hours, who are posting proof of payments on various forums, and more people gain trust in BUX site and join it.

Soon, more and more people start requesting payouts, which exceed the money people invested in buying referrals, site admin run out of funds, he say in forum that payments will be done in max 30 days because he got sick, PayPal account locked, or other excuse. He is waiting for more people investing in referrals, but meantime so many people request payouts, and he need to stop all payments.

People realize that the site went bankrupt / SCAM and announce this over forums, but some people are not who aware and keep investing in referrals, leaving site admin in profit. Profit depends by how well the site was promoted and how payments were slowed down without giving impression of bankrupt.

You are advised to NOT invest in any BUX site, because by investing you encourage the fraud, more people investing means more people paid which leads to even more people investing who will eventually lose investment when the site admin stop payments.

NeoBux: biggest Paid-To-Click SCAM

www.NeoBux.com was born in 2008, it was the first Paid-To-Click site which offered automatic payouts, and as 2016 it continue to pay, however personally I still define it a SCAM. Actually NeoBux is the biggest fraud of Paid-To-Click industry. The secret of longevity is the referrals they sell.

NeoBux offer 4 or more ads which can be clicked once in 24 hours, each worth 0.5 cents, additionally you get 50% of referral earnings, you can recycle inactive referrals or you can set automatic recycling if they do not click any ad for 3 days. A real person would click all 4 ads each day, or may not click any ad today because forgot to click or don’t have time. The referrals they sell you click daily 1-2 ads, and slow down once you buy more referrals, this proving that they are actually robots programmed to leave you in loss. With other words, you invest $10 and earn back $12, then you invest $100 and earn back $80.

My personal experience in Paid-To-Click websites

I start signing up on BUX sites in 2007, being unaware how fast the BUX sites go into bankrupt, I signed on about 10 sites and clicked ads without having any referral, earning theoretically one dollar per day, but took in average 2 months to reach minimum payout, enough for the sites to go into bankrupt thus I was never receiving the money earned. Then joined a forum and promoted my referral links, got few referrals but still rarely receiving money earned.

Then, I found on forums that some people offer to pay you back what they earn from you if you sign up as their referral. In some cases paying referrals weekly instead of when they receive payout. By this way, in 2008 I made few dozens dollars, being paid not by BUX site, but by members of the BUX site, and sooner or later these members realized that the site went bankrupt and tell us to stop clicking, usually putting themselves in loss, and me in win.

By late 2008 so many BUX sites appeared and they were going into bankrupt so fast, that nobody was bearing anymore the risk of paying back their referrals. I have not made any more money from BUX sites after this.

Other money-making programs

Other money-making programs are the surf websites, they are not designed for making money but as far I see on forums, many people use them with interest of making money. The money you earn is usually less than cost of power bill required to keep computer running and surf websites. For example www.easyhits4u.com guide says “Please note that EasyHits4U is not a moneymaking machine. The site is designed as a traffic exchange, and the bonus that members receive for surfing is simply an added benefit. The site is not designed to encourage people to work full time to make money.

I personally used EasyHits4U in 2009-2010 to get more traffic on my website hoping to increase Google ranking, then realized that traffic from surf sites have no impact. Did not cared about money.

People hate chat pop-up

I use a chat widget on my website since January 2012. In average 8-10 people message me every day, 3000 per year, I helped lots of people thanks to this chat widget, and in a day of 2014 someone thinks that the chat widget invade his privacy… probably he will never visit my website again!


Chat started on Monday, June 16, 2014 1:37:05 PM
Country: Singapore
Page URL: http://www.teoalida.com/

(1:37:05 PM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(1:37:09 PM) chat support @ teoalida.com: Hello from website admin! If you need any help or just wanna chat, drop here a message!
(1:38:16 PM) Visitor: what is this ? invading internet privacy ?
(1:38:34 PM) Teoalida: LOL?
(1:38:34 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(1:38:53 PM) Visitor: how to remove this chat window out of my screen please ?
(1:38:54 PM) Teoalida: This is the way for admins to talk with visitors
(1:39:04 PM) Teoalida: for companies to talk with customers
(1:39:12 PM) Visitor: visitors do no like to be disturbed.
(1:39:22 PM) Teoalida: You never visited any website with chat box before?!
(1:39:32 PM) Visitor: this is terrible
(1:39:56 PM) *** Visitor has left ***
(1:40:02 PM) Teoalida: Some visitors may need my help, some are really interested in my services, this is why I greet everyone. Just ignore the chat window if you don’t need my help
(1:40:02 PM) *** You are not in a chat ***


Chat started on Sunday, May 15, 2016 7:36:19 PM
Country: France
Page URL: http://www.teoalida.com/games/caesar3/

(7:36:19 PM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(7:36:21 PM) teoalida: Hello from website admin! If you need any help or just wanna chat, drop here a message!
(7:36:51 PM) Visitor: could you shut your trap and let me naviguate in peace ?
(7:36:59 PM) Visitor: please
(7:37:10 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(7:37:16 PM) Teoalida: just minimize the chat if you don’t need me
(7:37:25 PM) Teoalida: it it configured to pop-up at everyone
(7:37:29 PM) Teoalida: can’t stop it just for you
(7:38:06 PM) *** Visitor has left ***

Good indian customers

Most of world businesses hate Indian customers because most of them aggressively ask services but do not want to pay for, ask off-topic stuff without reading what we offer, ask for ridiculous discounts, try to scam you to work for free and run away without paying, etc.

Here are few examples of good Indian customers PAYING for services, hope others will do the same.

Good Indian customer PAID $100 for a floor plan and ran away without letting me to finish

October 2017, an Indian who read the page about bad indian customers, offered me to pay for a 5-bedroom house plan on 6x15m land, spawning on 4 floors including private lift. I told him that I want to make a quick sketch, but he said MONEY FIRST.

OK, I gave him link to pay $100, then I made quick sketch with walls and furniture and sent him as PNG screenshot which I also sent it to my partner architect which next day he replied me that the lot is too small and Mumbai building code limit gross floor area to 2x land area. I sent his comments to customer, but he did not replied anymore.

Looks that even paying indians run away, probably the 20-minute sketch was sufficient, indians do not need a professional PDF, no wonder why 99% are not willing to pay? I was planning to add windows, dimensions and room names next day and send him professional PDF.

Good Indian customer PAID $20 for consultation, without making any floor plan for him

Country: Saudi Arabia
Page URL: http://www.teoalida.com/design/houseplans/

Chat started on Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:13:33 PM

(1:13:33 PM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(1:13:33 PM) Visitor: hi
(1:13:43 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(1:13:44 PM) Teoalida: hello
(1:15:11 PM) Visitor: I need a plan for 19ftx58ft, do you have any on the website
(1:15:37 PM) Teoalida: in which country are you building?
(1:16:03 PM) Visitor: India
(1:16:15 PM) Teoalida: and how many rooms do you need?
(1:16:24 PM) Teoalida: I charge $20 per room for custom floor plan designing
(1:17:16 PM) Visitor: I m not too sure how many I can fit, but I need to have good ventilation
(1:17:46 PM) Visitor: as the 58ft lenght has neighbors on both sides and compound wall at the back
(1:18:06 PM) Teoalida: last project I done in India had a size similar with yours… 20 x 50 feet, and he wanted 4-bedroom house spawning on 4 floors and own lift
(1:18:13 PM) Teoalida: paid me $100 for that
(1:18:33 PM) Visitor: can I have a glance at it?
(1:19:21 PM) Teoalida: strange thing is that he didn’t replied anymore at emails and left me with project unifinished without final PDF
(1:19:37 PM) Teoalida: let me find it in my computer
(1:19:46 PM) Visitor: ok
(1:20:02 PM) Teoalida: other people want single floor house
(1:20:11 PM) Teoalida: so you can’t decide what do you need?
(1:21:13 PM) Visitor: I would prefer 3 floors
(1:21:17 PM) Teoalida: http://www.teoalida.com/design/sketches/House-proposal-for-Pakistan.png
(1:22:05 PM) Teoalida: 3 floors? see this sample http://www.teoalida.com/design/Terrace-Airwells-floorplan.png
(1:23:25 PM) Visitor: land total area is about 102sqm
(1:26:40 PM) Visitor: can we put up a 3 floor apartments?
(1:27:14 PM) Teoalida: do you mean each floor for separate family?
(1:27:18 PM) Visitor: yup
(1:27:58 PM) Teoalida: http://www.teoalida.com/design/The-Narrowest-Apartment.png
(1:39:42 PM) Teoalida: so finally do you pay for any service or just free consultation?
(1:45:34 PM) Visitor: how much for consultation?
(1:46:15 PM) Teoalida: normally I don’t charge for consultation but hope you don’t waste too much time
(1:46:36 PM) Teoalida: if you want to pay also for consultation, you decide how much
(1:46:41 PM) Teoalida: BUY button is on page
(1:51:03 PM) *** Teoalida has left ***
(1:51:45 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(1:51:49 PM) Teoalida: connection failed
(1:52:04 PM) Visitor: can you send me link to pay
(1:52:24 PM) Teoalida: http://www.teoalida.com/design/houseplans/#dwg-files here is
(1:56:04 PM) Visitor: I am paying using email address
(1:56:11 PM) Visitor: can you send me your registered email
(1:56:37 PM) Teoalida: ******@teoalida.com and ******@teoalida.com
(1:57:30 PM) Visitor: sending you $20 for the consultations, is it ok?
(1:57:37 PM) Teoalida: is ok
(1:58:03 PM) Visitor: sent to ******@teoalida.com
(1:58:10 PM) Visitor: thanks for your time
(1:58:35 PM) Visitor: I will discuss with my partner and come back to which design we would want to finalise
(1:59:17 PM) Teoalida: will you need floor plan only or also elevations, sections, electrical, plumbing, structural, 3D design?
(2:00:49 PM) Visitor: floor plans , elevations would do for the time being
(2:01:22 PM) Visitor: I will hop in if any questions, nice to chat with you
(2:01:35 PM) Teoalida: let’s hope that you pay well and I won’t be busy with other bigger projects
(2:03:08 PM) Visitor: good bye
(2:07:16 PM) *** Visitor has left ***

Weird customer

I lost a customer because I did not understood what he wants!

Does anyone else understand? Leave comment!

Chat started on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:30:14 AM
Country: Singapore
Page URL: http://www.teoalida.com/singapore/condodatabase/

(10:30:14 AM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(10:30:14 AM) Visitor 80577985: Do you do “clustering”?
(10:30:39 AM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(10:30:42 AM) Teoalida: what does clustering mean here?
(10:32:58 AM) Visitor: Hmm… like in district 82, Punggol, 600++ HDB blocks, you cluster them by nearby, walking distance, to a cluster of 20 blocks each
(10:33:09 AM) Visitor: hope u understand my quetion
(10:33:20 AM) Teoalida: are you referring at HDB blocks database?
(10:33:53 AM) Visitor: wait i take a look again… moment pls
(10:30:39 AM) *** Visitor is viewing http://www.teoalida.com/singapore/hdbdatabase/ ***
(10:36:07 AM) Visitor: Not really, like with maps and you help “cluster” them by average nearby block of say 20 each cluster, so total for district 82 punggol will be about 20 cluster
(10:36:28 AM) Teoalida: what do you want more exactly from me?
(10:36:35 AM) Teoalida: do you want to make articles or databases in Excel?
(10:37:54 AM) Visitor: I actually wanted a pay service to someone who can do clustering of HDB blocks within a district with maps/blocks numbers…
(10:38:09 AM) Visitor: is there a nos i can call to make enquires?
(10:39:32 AM) Teoalida: I don’t understand what service do you want. articles, excel, drawing maps, or… something else?
(10:40:00 AM) Visitor: is there a nos i can call to talk to you?
(10:40:42 AM) Teoalida: what NOS?
(10:40:54 AM) Teoalida: make enquiries on this chat
(10:41:05 AM) Visitor: your contact telephone nos?
(10:41:15 AM) Visitor: nevermind, sorry to have wasted your time…
(10:41:51 AM) Teoalida: or email me
(10:42:39 AM) Teoalida: BTW, the HDB Database in Excel does have lines (borders) to delimitate clusters of blocks
(10:42:41 AM) *** Visitor has left ***

How I learned AutoCAD & architecture

My dad is using AutoCAD at workplace since I was 5 years old.
We bought the first computer when I was 7 years old, for dad to work at home. I can say that I started using computer since 9 years old. At that age I was using computer by having fun in Paint and playing several DOS games.
I am surprised that in most families, parents do not know how to use a computer and bought it just for their 10 year old kids, admitting that a 10 year old is smarter than them.
I learned AutoCAD just by watching my dad while he was working at our family computer. Later I made myself a drawing and showed it to my parents, they were totally surprised because the dad didn’t reminded to make that!
Next year I started 3D design, while my dad never involved in 3D design, his job is only about 2D design.
I don’t know if I should say thanks to my dad, actually he did not taught me AutoCAD, but I learned myself by watching him. he even discouraged me to use computers, and for several years he never accepted that I am smarter than him.

Architecture was my own passion, learned myself. I did not had friends working in architecture, is unexplanable how the architecture passion appeared at me.
When I was 12 years old, my family proposed to move to a landed house. We wanted to sell our apartments of parents and grandparents and build a single house for all 5.
Each one proposed some house designs… parents design were 2-storey houses, unequal semi-detached, or one above other, 2 bedroom for us and 1 bedroom for grandparents, with different entrances… I came with an intelligent design with a 3-storey house with 1 bedroom for grandparents at ground floor and 3 bedroom for us at upper floors, plus garage (I was already designing several houses and apartment buildings, without any professional training), you can see the improved version of my 12-year old house in House Design page as House for my own family.
My proposal was the biggest and of course the most expensive to built, anyway ALL were too expensive, so decided to look at existing houses and buy one.
We visited each cheap-enough house that we found… but with the price gained by selling both apartments plus a bank loan we could afford only ready-to-collapse houses at city outskirts where roads are not paved (we lived in earthquake zone), no sewage, plus poor people and bad guys around… this forced us to continue living in apartments, and today the density of our neighborhood of apartment blocks makes me happy.

Parents wished to live in a landed house to have own land, this is why we seek for 500 square meters of land. But such big land in a city is expensive. Why they needs so much land? No idea, maybe for keeping chickens and pigs in backyard (who have time to take care of them?) and have barbeque near home.
Look at my current House Designs, especially Terrace ones which have built area double than land area.

Website page stats

Since 2012 I am copying in Notepad the contents of website pages, for backup purpose, but primarily for statistical purpose, to track how much my website is GROWING over years.

This website is NOT a blog. Although I use WordPress platform and write Posts, the updates are done by adding more info in existing posts rather than adding new posts.

Optimum articles should be between 1000 and 2000 words, which means pages sized about 10-20 KB or more in case of pages with many images or tables (as HTML codes use bytes but do not count as words). I split up some pages when they became too long, but pages like HDB Floor Plans and List of BTO projects should not be split.

Probably this is why numerous people complain that website is cluttered, too much text, too much info on each page, etc. Since 2013 I try to avoid enlarging pages unnecessarily, but some times I cannot resist adding more info as new ideas came in my mind.

 

PAGE Date
published
Webs.com website WordPress website
Jan
2012
Aug
2012
Oct
2012
Dec
2013
Jan
2015
Jan
2016
Total number of pages 31 50 54 60 66 75
Total page size (KB) 578 775 875 738 896 1315
About pages
About me (home page) 2009 10.2 10.7 10.3 17.3 20.4 22.4
About my life Aug 2012 11.4 17.4 17.9 25.4 26.4
Biography 2010 10.1 5.7 7.1 4.8 4.8 4.7
Contact 2015 5.3
Etymology 2013 1.4 1.4 1.5
Website changelog Oct 2012 ? 24.0 29.6
Website page statistics Jan 2016 8.1 ?
Website traffic statistics Mar 2012 1.9 5.5 ? ? 13.2
Bad website design? You can help! 2015 8.5
Chatting with website visitors Jul 2013 ? ? 12.5
Portfolio design
Architecture Design Rules 2009 12.0 12.0 12.0 22.9 24.0 24.3
Architecture Design Archive 2009 29.2 29.2 33.3 36.3 39.9 43.2
Architecture Apartment Design 2009 34.0 43.9 44.1 52.5 51.3 56.5
Architecture House Design 2010 16.2 21.7 29.8 46.6 51.2 59.7
Palace Design 2009 14.1 14.1 16.4 16.9 22.3 23.3
Car Design 2009 4.4 4.4 4.8 5.5 5.7 5.7
Interior Design Mar 2013 ? 2.9 3.6
HDB Floor plans > AutoCAD .DWG Jun 2013 2.3 2.4 3.9
Miscellaneous Design Oct 2012 3.4 3.8 3.8 3.8
Webdesign Dec 2013 1.9 3.6 3.6
AutoCAD Settings 2010 4.1 4.1 4.1 deleted
Portfolio databases
List of databases 2015 15.0
Car Database 2011 10.0 15.0 18.7 separate website
Skyscrapers Database Nov 2015 11.6
Geography Databases Jul 2015 4.8
Music Database
(split from Biography)
Apr 2012 2.4 2.4 ? ? 2.7
Screen resolution statistics Jul 2014 ? 15.1
Screen size calculator Jul 2014 ? 5.8
Portfolio gaming
Games (NFS and GTA,
split up in Nov 2011)
2010
Age of Empires Sep 2012 4.6 5.0 5.0 5.1
Beetle Crazy Cup Nov 2011 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.6
Caesar 3 Nov 2011 12.8 24.9 24.9 26.1 26.3 28.2
Grand Theft Auto Nov 2011 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.3
Need For Speed Nov 2011 1.1 1.4 1.4 2.3 2.3 2.6
The Sims 2 2009 37.0 61.4 61.4 1.5 1.5 1.6
Housing around the World
Best Cities in the World 2010 11.4 12.4 12.6 11.9 12.4 12.6
Housing around the World Dec 2009 77.5
North America May 2012 (10.4) 14.6 17.1 9.4 9.8 16.2
South America
(split up from America page)
Oct 2012 14.9 17.1 18.2
Europe May 2012 (12.0) 15.2 16.8 21.1 44.1 46.6
China May 2012 (2.7) 4.8 4.4 4.2 5.2 7.8
Hong Kong May 2012 (15.3) 16.2 16.6 17.5 19.2 19.4
Japan May 2012 (3.78) 4.4 4.5 6.5 6.5 6.6
North Korea May 2012 (2.34) 4.7 4.5 12.5 16.4 28.1
South Korea May 2012 (8.7) 16.7 19.2 20.5 26.3 31.0
Singapore May 2012 (15.9) 20.6 21.8 22.4 24.4 27.4
Malaysia May 2012 (2.48) 3.6 4.2 4.9 8.1 11.5
Philippines May 2012 3.3 3.2 8.9 18.0 20.0
India May 2012 2.8 3.3 4.8 9.4 16.9
Africa Jul 2015 5.8
Hong Kong floor plans Jan 2011 40.5 42.4 40.6 47.0 47.5 48.8
Hong Kong statistics Jan 2011 7.5 4.4 8.7 8.3 8.4 8.4
Housing in Singapore
HDB floor plans Dec 2009 64.7 84.9 94.8 106.0 105.1 99.5
HDB flat types 2012 4.5 6.4 7.3 10.8 11.7
HDB flat sizes analysis 2013 6.5 7.0 7.6
HDB price trends
(split up from HDB floor plans)
Nov 2012 8.8 10.3 9.0
HDB statistics 2011 8.3 10.9 11.6 7.9 9.1 16.5
HDB uncommon facts
(split up from HDB statistics)
Nov 2012 5.9 8.2 12.7
HDB database
(split up from HDB statistics)
Nov 2012 ? 14.6 43.6
HDB resale database
(split up from HDB statistics)
Nov 2012 ? 3.6 3.3
Condo database Oct 2015 11.4
List of BTO & DBSS projects 2011 59.5 76.9 84.4
List of BTO projects Nov 2012 54.5 58.7 64.8
List of DBSS projects
(split up from List of BTO projects)
Nov 2012 9.0 9.3 11.8
List of BTO brochures 2014 ? 66.6
List of SERS sites 2011 19.0 21.0 22.1 17.0 26.8 33.9
List of SBF launches 2014 2.8 4.1
List of SIT estates
(split up from HDB floor plans)
2015 13.9
List of HUDC estates 2011 6.3 6.3 8.8 6.7 7.4 10.3
List of Executive Condos 2012 6.0 6.3 9.5 11.7 13.8
List of major condos 2011 17.0 17.0 17.4 11.6 12.2 deleted
List of pre-BTO precints 2013 3.2 3.2 3.3
Map in AutoCAD Jan 2016 2.7
Most beautiful houses 2011 12.0 12.0 11.9
Romanian-language section
Despre mine Dec 2012 ? ? 15.3
Harta Ploiesti 2009 5.7 9.6 9.8 ? ? 15.9
Micul Trianon Floresti 2009 18.0 18.0 18.2 ? ? 30.8
Geografia Romaniei 2009 3.0 3.9 3.9 ? ? 8.3
Salina Slanic 2014 ? 10.6
Biografie Dec 2012 ? ? 3.55
Statistics trafic 2014 ? 1
For Webs.com users
Webs Review 2012 10.3 remained on Webs.com website
Webs Tips & Tricks 2012 3.0 5.5 remained on Webs.com website
Webs Credits Toolbar 2012 3.8 5.9 remained on Webs.com website
Webs template list 2012 6.5 6.5 remained on Webs.com website
Other pages
Life in my country 2011 29.2 27.4 31.0 remained on Webs.com website
Funny chat 2011 29.8 29.8 remained on Webs.com website

Notes

I created my website originally on Webs.com (free hosting) in April 2009, I created a new website using WordPress platform on paid hosting in August 2012 and I moved content from former website between October and December 2012.

Pages saved from Webs.com website include all HTML codes. Pages saved from WordPress website lack some HTML codes, thus some pages in December 2013 appear to be smaller size than in October 2012.

There was a single page “Housing around the World” dating from 2009, reaching 77.5 KB in January 2012, split up in 9 individual country / region pages in May 2012.

The Sims page was split into a sub-website (separate WordPress installation) in February 2013, reaching 60+ pages at end of 2013.

Car Database page was split into a sub-website (separate WordPress installation) in April 2013, having 10+ pages.

Website changelog & summary of my activities

WordPress postsAre you wondering when the website was last updated?
Every week I do changes on website, often small changes such as correcting typos or change page titles for search engine optimization.
However, certain pages of website remained unchanged since few years ago, because they are perfect and there is nothing to update.
If you think that a specific page needs update or have ideas for new content, please leave a comment!

Even if the website use WordPress platform with posts like a blog, it runs like my old website (2009-2012) with static HTML pages. I update regularly by adding more info in existing posts rather than publishing new posts, and the post date is manipulated so the 1st page display 10 most important posts rather than 10 most recent posts, like on real blogs.

This page shows only major updates on website or major activities in my life.

Note: you will NOT see any significant updates on website itself. The website is simply complete, traffic is rising slowly, business works well, is not needed to add more pages. I spent most of time updating the products that I am selling via website, the databases, as well as pages that needs periodical update, like List of BTO projects every 3 months.

2017

January: a variety of small projects, databases and AutoCAD design

February: I worked most of time at main yearly update for European car database.

March: I worked most of time at main yearly update for American car database.

April: A variety of small projects including apartment statistics in my city

May: I worked most of time to expand European car database into 1970s.

June: new project: Australian car database, and a variety of small projects.

July: I worked most of time to expand European car database into 1970s.

August: updates for European and American car database.

September: a variety of small projects, but also a large work at HDB Database.

November: updated website theme to Graphene 2.0 launched in October. Finally I have a responsive website that looks good on both computers and mobile phones.

New section: Web design articles

For those who did not visited website in the past, see screenshots how it was looking BEFORE October 2017.

 

2016

After the 2015 year was mostly dedicated to Excel databases, the 2016 year may be dedicated to architecture.
Since January 2016 I re-started the “Virtual City” hobby, designing floor plans and 3D models for artistic purposes, after 4 year of little activity. But I no longer enjoy designing houses for customers, is hard too convince people to pay for services.

As January 2016:
Apartment Design page have 27 paragraphs, 43 black floor plans (old style), 27 colorful floor plans (new style), 46 3D renders.
House Design page have 30 paragraphs, 18 black floor plans (old style), 36 colorful floor plans (new style), 28 3D renders.

January-February: a variety of small projects in architecture and databases.

March: most of days spent expanding European Car Database.

April-May: a variety of small projects, database and gaming.

June: a large update for HDB Database.

August: an update for European Car Database, also improved World city database and published purchase buttons for first time (instead of “contact me if you are interested in the FULL database”)

September: most of time I spent learning about data scraping.

November: Skyscrapers Database page renamed into Buildings Database,because original skyscrapers database did not got any customer and now I got a customer asking me to create database of all buildings from USA listed on Emporis, a job that took about 2 weeks.

2015

Starting from November 2014 some personal/family problems reduced the time available for business, and left me with psychological trauma. I re-started working full-time since June.

January: more sample plans in House Design page. And I’m gonna take a break for few months, I will NOT post update the page with more house designs because each update pushed up the page in Google search results, and I was getting too many customers for my available time.

March: moved to a Virtual Private Server… bye bye Shared Server which started causing errors “508 Resource Limit is Reached” due to rising traffic. The drawback… I am paying 4x more $$ for hosting.

March to May: most of day spending to expand European Car Database.

June: large amount of work done at HDB Database, completing also the number of units for every block.

July: some new floorplans and 3D models in House Design and Apartment design pages. The Apartment Design remained unchanged since 2 years ago, period in which I concentrate on houses. For the first time I posted apartment plans in the new colorful style invented in 2014.

August: I created the first ever database for Indian car market available for purchase. I learned to scrap data from websites and this was my first web scraping project.

July-October: intensive work at Car Models & Engine Database, expanding it from 20 to 45 columns, once launched in September it doubled my monthly income.

November: the American car database, I updated it for the first time since original launch in 2014, better to say I recreated from scratch the database. I also started a new hobby: Skyscrapers Database, making an Excel table with 15000+ buildings over 100 meters from all over the world, thanks to web scraping abilities learned in August.

December: main yearly update for European car databases, remember that European database is manually-made (no web scraping).

Other updates

  • (UNDECIDED) Redesign of Architecture & Design section into a separate sub-website and post every house/apartment project on a separate page, instead of 20 projects on each House Design and Apartment Design pages (this was suggested by website visitors, but I DISAGREE. I am already experiencing this system on The Sims section, and I got mainly NEGATIVE results).
  • (UNDECIDED) Split the Hong Kong page into separate pages for public housing, private housing, statistics, etc… and put them under a separate category as I have for Singapore (this risk to confuse visitors regarding where I live).
  • Gradually move the images to my own server – half of images moved during June 2013 and the rest in the following months, moving up to 10 images per week to keep a constant supply of new content, which supposedly increase Google ranking (I am no longer hosted on Webs.com FREE hosting with limited bandwidth, instead I am paying for a hosting service with UNLIMITED bandwidth, so why I keep image hosted on third-party websites like Imageshack and Photobucket!!??)

November 2014

  • I resumed working at HDB Database of blocks… after 4 years of pause, after I came in conclusion that there is some market potential, professionals interested in purchasing such database.

October 2014

  • Main yearly update for Car Database undergoing!

August 2014

  • HDB Floor Plans – Most images re-made, using floor plans from March 2012 SBF instead of the old floor plans with cream background taken from October 2009 SBF plus floor plans collected from random forums. About 15 images removed (least-clicked floor plans), image thumbnails created, page size reduced with 60%, from 20 MB to 8 MB. This was necessary job, because of the rising website traffic, people were occasionally getting error messages “Resource limit reached”.

July 2014

  • New Section: Miscellaneous Works (later renamed to Database Works), to put in it the Music Database (currently in OFF-TOPIC section), plus few other works done during last years that I am planning to publish on website, such as Screen Resolutions study.

June 2014

  • 5 more floor plans in House Plans page, 3 old floor plans removed.
  • The “services and prices”, previously being at bottom page, plus a summary at top of page, were regrouped and placed at middle of page just below the first house project…. hope that by this way I will reduce the number of time-wasters, people contacting me without being interested in my services and people who thinks that I offer unlimited free services.

May 2014

  • Website template enlarged from 1000 to 1200 pixels wide and fonts from 10 to 12 pt, although I am afraid that is too early to do this change, 3% of visitors still use 1024×768 screen, 99% of websites are designed for these screens. Main column enlarged from 680 to 840 pixels wide, so I can add two 400px photos or three 256px photos.
  • I spent over 50 hours improving and redesigning The Palace, which was dating back from 2009 and was still considered most impressive piece of art done by me. I will use it to promote my graphic design & 3D modeling services.
  • 9 new floor plans in House Plans page. All fture floor plans will use white/gray background instead of black (due to surveys done along website visitors), plus some additional changes in drawing style, line thickness, font sizes, dimensions in meters instead of millimeters, etc.

April 2014

January 2014

  • Posted “Philippines Townhouses” in House Design page, the first project including 3D design since 1 more year ago. This because during 2013 I dedicated most of my free time to develop Car Database instead of architecture hobby projects. Beside hobby projects, the customers are usually interested in 2D drawings only.
  • HDB Floor Plans page reoptimized, parts of page deleted.
  • Half of funny chats pages removed.
  • Google penalty was lifted on 10 Jan 2014 after doing a number of changes removal of keyword-stuffed ALT tags which I suspect that it have caused this penalty. Soon I was re-penalized twice, until March.

October 2013

  • Main yearly update for Car Database is undergoing!
  • Google penalized my website, aka suddenly drop in ranking and traffic felt down from 600 to 150 daily visitors, since 12 October 2013. For moment I though that I did nothing wrong, but after asking for help in a forum and via few SEO experts, I realized that over time I made numerous mistakes in maintaining this website. I fixed several possible causes of penalty.
  • Until I realize what was the EXACT cause of penalty, I’m gonna put ON HOLD some of the planned website updates and changes.

September 2013

  • More images moved to own server, including all from The Sims subwebsite.

August 2013

  • 90% of images were moved to own server, except the ones in The Sims subwebsite and Funny chats (unessential stuff)
  • Added 3 more house plans.

July 2013

June 2013

  • New page: design/hdbflats (HDB floor plans in AutoCAD), after 2 people asked me to convert HDB images to vectorial drawing, I decided to promote this service for everyone.
  • 1 more project in Apartment Design, 3 more projects in House Design.

May 2013

  • Nothing major, just few new stuff in FUN section.

April 2013

  • Car Database has been converted into a separate sub-website, URL remained the same. The page layout has been totally changed, thanks for numerous suggestions from website visitors, plus personal monitoring of visitor behavior.
  • My customers / business partners’ activity slowed down, I am quite FREE… so I am going again in The Sims 2 and 3. Few new stuff posted in www.teoalida.com/thesims

March 2013

  • ew page: Interior Design which I planned since 2011 but I did not had enough training so I let it for later.. I posted now after several praises from website visitors.
  • Further updating of Car Database and extension to 1980s.

February 2013

  • The Sims 2 section, instead of being a category , now is a separate subwebsite, URL remained the same: www.teoalida.com/thesims. The decision was taken after I notice that most visitors are not interested in the rest of website, in fact most are not even browsing more The Sims posts than the landing one. The new website should facilitate navigation between different posts of my favorite game.
  • I am in doubt if I should do the same for Car Database.
  • For the first time I compiled car databases for North America market in attempt to expand my business to rest of world.
  •  Then, my life should get back to normal… back in architecture. 2 more floor plans posted in House Design.

January 2013

– For the first time in last 4 years, architecture & studying real estate is no longer the main activity in my life! I am working full-time in Excel for Car Database. However, this is just temporary…
– Car Models Database expanded from 1174 to ~1350 models, Car Versions Database expanded to 12000 models.

December 2012

  • The last section of my website, the Architecture & Design portfolio has been moved to the new website.
  • teoalida.webs.com will be not closed, but it will no longer serve as personal website to present my works!
  • BIG update for Car Database: I bought a collection of german AutoKatalog magazines and I updated “The BIG Car Database” after 4 years of hiatus, model count raised from 7866 to 10754 and later renamed to “Car Versions Database”.
  • North Korea page expanded until doubled in size.
  • House Design got 2 new sample houses.

November 2012

  • Singapore section (that contribute with most of website traffic, about 60-70%) transferred to new website on 2 November, friday night to minimize visitors confusion that last 3-4 days, as traffic is lower over weekend.
  • BTO list and DBSS list list are now two separate pages, as people voted, analysis of Shrinking HDB flat sizes and of Will prices drop? are now on own page instead of HDB Floor plans page, HDB Records also on own page instead of HDB Statistics page, Most Beautiful HDB / Condo / House split in 3 pages. With other words, 8 pages have been converted into 15 pages!
  • EC list updated with under construction condos. HDB Statistics updated after Annual Report 2012 has been released on 15 November.

October 2012

  • New page: Miscellaneous Design (this was the LAST new thing added to the former website).
  • Remaining gaming pages has been transferred to new website.
  • Housing around the World section transferred to new website on 25 October. On Hong Kong I added Living in Hong Kong, also I expanded info about America, Malaysia, and Romania.
  • Singapore HDB Floor Plans updated with 4 floor plans from mainstream types that were missed, corrected the year range for some blocks.

September 2012

  • My new, secretly-developed website works well, I made public announcement on 24 September. Rest of The Sims 2 content transferred to new website, former The Sims 2 page deleted.

August 2012

Started what will be my future personal website: www.teoalida.com using WordPress platform on a professional hosting service, to replace the website under Webs.com.
I start testing the WordPress platform by posting The Sims 2 stuff, before transferring more serious content, because in case something goes wrong and I have to turn website offline for reinstall, to lose gaming visitors instead of architecture customers. I have no reason to speed up the transferring the content, my business works well with the Webs.com website.

New page: AboutMe.htm containing the history of my life and website purpose, placed at top of page, rather than the (uninteresting) biography that was in the former About Teoalida page. Both Biography and Website purpose were on INDEX (HOME) page since 6 months ago.

Hong Kong page was split, two new pages created: HongKongFloorplans.htm and HongKongStatistics.htm, similar with what I have for Singapore (beside the main Hong Kong page under World menu.
Although I don’t know if was a good decision to create so many pages. 75% of visitors do not browse other pages than the landing page. Singapore HDB Floorplans page gets 100 daily visitors of which 90% are locals, while Hong Kong page gets max 5 daily visitors, of which 80% are foreigners. Possible reason: Hong Kong being dominated by 95% chinese, they don’t bother to learn english, they type in chinese when search on Google. Without having a page in chinese I can’t get many visitors.

July 2012

GREAT NEWS: got a partnership with some people for AutoCAD-related work, which means MONEY!!
Bad news: I rarely have time to design new houses and apartments buildings for fun and artistic purposes, as well to play games.
But, if you want to work and design something for you, feel free to contact me!

Big update for The Sims 2, as I played it a lot during june and now I updating the page by posting one new house per week.
For Singapore section I added offer to sell PDF brochures, as well as preview screenshots of HDB Database and HDB Resale Transactions, maybe someone will be interested to buy them? Also I added 3 more floor plans.

June 2012

BIG updates!
I finished splitting the Housing around the World page, 9 new pages created (except for Hong Kong that I mixed with existing Hong Kong page with floor plans, resulting a messy page, I will decide later how clean it). China and Philippines pages were also expanded.
Singapore HDB Floorplans got text updates and 2 more floor plans. Currently are 90 floor plans and 42 photos.
I added 2 more houses in House Design page.
Nothing new in Apartment Design but I am still working at something that will be my greatest project!
In Car Database I added a 7th file: Automobile Production.
I kept playing The Sims 2 and updated its page once again with new info.

After doing the Housing around the World update, I am experimenting again a drop-down navigation bar placed at top of page, together with the sidebar’s expanded navigation bar.
Also I added flags on sidebar list of countries studied by me.
Webs.com introduced drop-down menus in 2010, I implemented them on my website on the right side, but it was a bad experience, 9 of 10 people did not click a page which have subpages (once the menus with subpages appear, visitors click the subpages only).
At the current experiment. I added empty header pages and put all real pages as submenu items.

May 2012

I expanded the sidebar’s navigation bar to include links to every paragraph of Housing around the World page. I do not know if was a good idea, I am curious to see the effect on visitor behavior, before splitting the page in separate pages for each country/region.

Also South Korea and Brazil sections were expanded with more text and new photos, thanks of big love for these countries and intensive studying.

Sorry for lack of updates or delay in updates in Games section!
My favorite games are still GAMES and I don’t want to waste my life playing games.
Past week I was bored so I made a perfect city in Caesar 3 and built 2 more lots in The Sims 2, also expanded the tips and tricks section.

Facebook dilemma:

In March 2012 I left myself this comment in Singapore page: Every several days I get a bunch of visitors coming from Facebook. Can someone tell me how I can find the Facebook page from where they are coming, or if you came here from Facebook, give me the exact link? I am curious how visitors promote my website!
Someone replied: If only there is a facebook like button… i will happily click that button.
My reply: I don’t understand how a Facebook button may help me. People simply posted the page URL on Facebook.

That was a misunderstanding, he was referring at Facebook’s LIKE button.
I do not really use Facebook. All what I have is a profile made to register my name, no photos in it. I don’t want to have public photos of me. Most of my friends use Facebook to exchange photos. I do not understand how to promote a website using Facebook.

Someone told me to create a Facebook PAGE, that would not be related with my Facebook PROFILE where is supposed to have personal photos. I did, and posted a Like button on Singapore HDB Floor Plans page (most visited page of my website). Got 3 likes. But still, some visitors were still able to find my Facebook profile.
In March I started the Blog application of Webs.com, to post website updates. I have noticed that Blog posts come with Facebook LIKE and other social media buttons added automatically. I just copied the source code of these buttons on all pages of my website. I noticed that HDB Floor plans page already got 60 likes (people posting manually URL on facebook, in the lack of LIKE button. NO Facebook page was necessary!

April 2012

I updated the Hong Kong page: XLS file updated with new developments, 2 new floorplan links added, removed the “More photos SOON” that I forgot to remove 1 year ago after I added all best photos. Also corrected numerous spelling mistakes.

I did a full update for my Car Database. Added 10 more brands in Models List, added asian and american brands in the Database (which originally had only European cars), expanding it from 500 models to 1100 models. New preview files are posted, full files available for sale! First sale done next month!

I finally reached 5000 songs in my Music Database, by adding 1000 songs over LAST 2.5 YEARS!! What a snail I am! (better to say, I know that it is one of the most USELESS things made by me, so do not dedicate much time for it). I posted the new version of table on a dedicated page MusicDatabase.htm (previously, it was posted on Biography page, hard to be found).

March 2012

Webs FREE accounts give me 500 MB monthly bandwidth. In January I exceeded bandwidth with 5%, in February with 8%, now as 8th March I exceeded bandwidth once again with 31% and Webs.com don’t care about suspending my website (bandwidth reset date is 8th each month).
I will expand Singapore HDB page and add new stuff in the next days! This time I really want to see my website suspended, to buy extra bandwidth and restore it immediately!
Update May 2012: seems that Webs.com suspend websites when they exceed bandwidth with 100% aka using 1000 MB of 500 MB. I got suspended on 7 May so I upgraded the bandwidth in May, bought 1 GB monthly bandwidth with 1000 Webs Credits accumulated over past months.

URLs of Singapore-related pages changed, for example HDB%20Statistics%20-%20BTO%20&%20DBSS%20list.htm renamed as hdbbtodbsslist.htm. Main page about Singapore also renamed from Singapore.htm in SingaporeHDBFloorPlans.htm. I put redirect pages on old URLs.
The reason for that long and bad-looking URL was the low webdesign knowledge one year ago, the List of BTO projects was intended an annex, was uploaded like a FILE, like the HDB Statistics .XLS file, I made the BTO list by copying the Excel table in Word and from Word saving as HTML, then opened with Notepad and cleaned it of unnecessary html codes, set a descriptive file name then uploaded it, spaces being converted in %20.
Later I realized that I can use TITLE attribute to set a descriptive name, and the file name can be short.

New projects
One of my biggest artistic design projects, the European Housing was finished and posted today 24th March in both Apartment Design and House Design pages. Including full-detailed 3D designs!
I got addicted to Malaysia and now posted 2 more house plans inspired from them. Plus “A different Terraced house” designed in january and never posted.

Caesar 3 page updated. I wasted some of my life and remade 2 cities, Excel file updated and text rewritten.

January 2012

I had a poll on sidebar:
What theme do you prefer? White text on dark background / Black text on light background

Voting result was 5-0 for changing into black text on light background. So as january 2012 I installed the new theme. My original theme with blue background is no longer!
My personal reason for changing theme was not the colors, but the old template was narrow as 780 pixels. The current template is 1000 pixel wide.

Now, do I should change the AutoCAD floor plans too to white? Black is the default background color in AutoCAD!

Website traffic re-exceeded 100 daily visitors, thanks to November 2011 revamp.
I also found accidentally a LIVE CHAT software to add on website and talk with visitors! This proved very effective way to make new friends, get feedback from website visitors, understand what people are looking for and do necessary improvements on website… which boosted website visitors and later leaded into conversion to customers!

November 2011

I did a full revamp of my website during october and november.
Countries and Cities page has been renamed as Housing around the World.htm and more countries added.
Singapore HDB page has been expanded, added more floor plans as well as a list of SERS sites and HUDC projects.
Added new projects in Teoalida’s Housing.htm.
I re-started to play The Sims 2 after 3 years of inactivity, I added 2 new houses, plus First apartment block and a decorative Condominium, as well as Tips & Tricks.
The former page http://teoalida.webs.com/games.htm page containing NFS and GTA was deleted, I made new separate pages Need for Speed and Grand Theft Auto, as well as little page Beetle Crazy Cup, but most important I started a BIG Caesar3 page on 15 october 2011.
In the future I will add a Age of Empires page, another favorite game!

My computer

1995-1998

486 DX-2 20/40 MHz, 4 MB RAM, 210 MB hard disk, a huge hard disk for that times and we never though that we can fill it. DOS, FoxPro, AutoCAD R10 and R12. We had no mouse, no Windows, etc. We had 13″ monochrome monitor.
Upgraded to 100 MHz, 8 MB RAM, 14″ SVGA color monitor, mouse, Windows 3.1, Office 4.0, and a lot of games. We ran out of disk space. We were using a lot of floppy disks to keep stuff. What a nostalgia!
Note: I started using it around 1997. Previously my only touch with computers was watching my dad working.

1998-2001

AMD K6-II 333 Mhz, 32 MB RAM, 2 MB video card, 4.3 GB hard disk, Windows 95, Office 97, AutoCAD 14.
Later upgraded to 500 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 8 MB video card, 20 GB hard disk, installed Windows 98 and NT too because my dad was using a software requiring NT platform.
17″ CRT monitor bought in 2000.

2001-2004

AMD K7 Athlon, 850 MHz, 256 MB RAM, 32 MB video card, 20 GB hard disk kept.

2004-2009

AMD Athlon 2500+, 256 MB RAM, 80 GB hard disk, 32 MB video card kept, Windows XP.
Later upgraded to 512 MB RAM, 128 MB video, and an additional 120 GB hard disk.
17″ LCD monitor bought in 2005.

The first 4 computers had to be replaced after only 3 years, not only because were getting outdated, but because in the period I lived with parents they did not wanted to lose warranty, computer case being sealed, so we never cleaned them from dust, causing overheating over years and damage on motherboard. With a vacuum cleaner put in reverse (to push air) is possible to clean from dust without opening case, but my parents never though about this. I use vacuum cleaner since 2009 computer, sealed too, allowing it to run undamaged to present times. Or maybe INTEL motherboards are more reliable than AMD?

2009-present

Pentium Dualcore 2800 Mhz, 2 GB RAM, 512 MB video card, 500 GB hard disk, still using Windows XP.
Later upgraded to 4 GB RAM and additional 1 TB hard disk.
24″ LCD monitor bought in 2014.
A bit outdated computer, because of low budget, was paid using grandparents pension as I moved away from my parents in 2007 and did not developed yet my own income.

2016-present

Intel i5 3.2 GHz, 16 GB RAM, no dedicated video card, 250 GB SSD, 2 TB hard disk, Windows 10.
This was my first computer bought from my own money. Despite that I was making money constantly since 2012, I did not rushed to buy another computer because I was still happy of the 2009 one, and I am not using any new software and also I am not playing any recent game that would require high video performance.
Because my favorite game, The Sims 2, don’t work properly on this computer, I am keeping the 2009 computer too.

Big collaboration offer

If anyone know who is this person (or company name), please give me his contact info!
This is most likely a company from in Burlington, Canada using Chief Architect software.

Been looking for long time for a collaboration with an architecture company, but I had luck only at deals with random individuals, my architecture career was filled up with bad experiences, waste of time, LOW payments and many idiots not paying at all. So in 2016 I wrote on website “I decided to NOT do any more projects“.

Surprisingly, in January 2018, someone from Canada, probably from an architecture company wanted to outsource work to me, asking about a software that I never heard before, and instead of giving me a chance to learn it, he turned away! What a SAD day!

Location: Burlington, Canada
Page URL: http://www.teoalida.com/about/aboutme/

Chat started on Monday, January 08, 2018 5:31:56 PM

(5:31:56 PM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(5:31:58 PM) Teoalida (site owner): Hi there… if you need any help or just wanna chat, drop here a message!
(5:32:58 PM) Visitor: Hi
(5:33:12 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(5:33:14 PM) Teoalida: what’s up
(5:33:17 PM) Visitor: Do you do any work in Chief Architect?
(5:33:35 PM) Teoalida: I work also in architecture, but what chief?
(5:34:47 PM) Visitor: https://www.chiefarchitect.com/
(5:35:10 PM) Visitor: it is software
(5:35:10 PM) Teoalida: oh, chief architect was a software?
(5:35:16 PM) Visitor: yes
(5:35:51 PM) Visitor: I guess that means “no”, you don’t work in it…
(5:35:59 PM) Teoalida: watching video
(5:36:08 PM) Teoalida: anyway why did you asked me about this software?
(5:36:35 PM) Visitor: Because it is the software that we use
(5:36:56 PM) Teoalida: and you wanted to outsource work to me?
(5:37:01 PM) Visitor: yes
(5:37:10 PM) Teoalida: how much do you pay?
(5:37:59 PM) Visitor: I see on your site it says from $20 per basic room and $100 per advanced room
(5:38:08 PM) Visitor: $100 for detailed room
(5:38:12 PM) Visitor: Is that correct?
(5:38:21 PM) Visitor: Or do you charge hourly?
(5:39:00 PM) Teoalida: if you look further http://www.teoalida.com/design/houseplans/#pricing you will see that I have different prices depending by customer country
(5:39:11 PM) Visitor: looking…
(5:39:13 PM) Visitor is currently viewing http://www.teoalida.com/design/houseplans/#pricing.
(5:39:30 PM) Teoalida: anyway, I am currently earning few thousand dollars per month from my other business, architecture is a waste of time at these prices, especially when dealing with random private people
(5:39:36 PM) Visitor: what about large luxury residence
(5:39:43 PM) Teoalida: I wonder if a long-term collaboration with ONE company will worth my time
(5:39:43 PM) Visitor: 25,000+ sqft
(5:39:59 PM) Visitor: ok
(5:40:02 PM) Visitor: nevermind
(5:40:13 PM) Teoalida: does your software produce drawings ready for submission?
(5:40:13 PM) Visitor: thanks for your time
(5:40:18 PM) Visitor: yes
(5:40:28 PM) Teoalida: or just 3D models and elevations for visualisation
(5:40:33 PM) Visitor: everything
(5:40:41 PM) Visitor: but I see you are not interested
(5:40:47 PM) Visitor: no problem
(5:40:51 PM) Teoalida: let’s don’t say yet that I am not interested
(5:40:52 PM) Visitor: thanks for your time
(5:40:57 PM) Visitor: ?
(5:41:03 PM) Visitor: I thought you said so
(5:41:06 PM) Teoalida: I watched your video and looks easy to use software
(5:41:17 PM) Visitor: not my video, not my software
(5:41:28 PM) Visitor: My team uses it
(5:41:29 PM) Teoalida: I watched video from that link
(5:42:05 PM) Teoalida: and as you probably read already on page, I lost interest for working with private people who are likely to not pay or pay too little… long-term collaborations with companies are still welcome
(5:43:10 PM) Visitor: lol, I am insulted by your suggestion that I would not pay. I pay over $30,000/month to my contractors and I will look elsewhere. Good luck to you.
(5:43:23 PM) Teoalida: don’t take this as insult
(5:43:35 PM) Teoalida: but also tell me how do you promote your services to get paying customers?
(5:43:55 PM) Teoalida: and what suggestion do you have for me to increase % of paying customers?
(5:44:01 PM) Visitor: I AM LOOKING TO HIRE
(5:44:06 PM) Visitor: goodbye
(5:44:38 PM) *** Visitor has left ***
(5:44:40 PM) Visitor is currently viewing http://www.teoalida.com/offtopic/bad-indian-customers/#aggressive-indian.
(5:44:43 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(5:44:43 PM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(5:44:47 PM) Teoalida: BTW, do you provide simple floor plans that need to be made in 3D and detailed architectural drawings, or I need to make own floor plans based on words description?
(5:45:20 PM) Visitor: I do, but I have lost interest in your services, thanks again for your time
(5:45:43 PM) Visitor: insulted by your accusation that I would not pay
(5:45:43 PM) Teoalida: why do you lost interesT? just because people from OTHER countries don’t pay?
(5:45:55 PM) Teoalida: I didn’t said that YOU don’t pay
(5:46:18 PM) *** Visitor has left ***
(5:46:43 PM) Visitor is currently viewing http://www.teoalida.com/offtopic/bad-indian-customers/#aggressive-indian.
(5:46:48 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(5:46:48 PM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(5:46:54 PM) Teoalida: you lose connection?
(5:46:56 PM) Visitor is currently viewing http://www.teoalida.com/about/aboutme/.
(5:47:05 PM) Teoalida: if you read http://www.teoalida.com/offtopic/architecture-worst-business/ you will see that I have BOTH good and bad experiences
(5:47:12 PM) Teoalida: some people pay, some people run away without paying
(5:47:17 PM) Teoalida: leave an email address to keep in touch
(5:47:24 PM) Teoalida: Give me a chance to test that software
(5:47:50 PM) Teoalida: to see if I can learn it, THEN I can tell you if worth my time.
(5:50:12 PM) *** Visitor has left ***

Once I published the above chat I showed to several friends in architecture and they said that I lost a great offer, this guy from Canada could be potentially paying me few thousand dollars per month. They suggested me starting a career in architecture by getting employed in a company instead of working for random individuals visiting my website which 9 of 10 do not pay my services.

Well, great job for someone who love architecture, NOT FOR ME who is making same amount of money from data providing business.

He caught me in BAD MOOD caused by recent negative experiences with other customers. My friends told me that I shouldn’t have said that architecture is a waste of time at these prices (trying to make him paying more – but used wrong words) and should have asked more details about his job, it might have been a GOOD opportunity not like the previous BAD experiences although he came TOO LATE, between 2015 and 2018, my income grew 10 times.

Moreover he claims that I insulted him that HE is not paying. As you can see in our chat I NEVER said that. He did read About me page showing that architecture is NOT my primary job, he also read “bad indian customers” who are not paying. So he should have knew this and not put himself in same group.

Is very unlikely that he would have awarded me the job anyway, because wouldn’t have been patient to learn myself Chief Architect, and if he awarded me the job, collaboration would have ended quickly because did not had time to work for him due to being busy with my own data providing business.

BUT by showing above chatlog to friends I found some people who use Chief Architect, so while this job does NOT suit me, I could have put him in contact with my friends and get paid a referral fee. I feel sad that for moment I didn’t though about possibility of employing my friends.

Other collaborations

Received the following email in November 2017. I replied as polite I could, and they never replied back (I got notification that they did read my email). 

Hi,
We are looking for AutoCAD drawings and 3D design for some of our real estate projects.
Could you please send me samples off Floor designs and building designs that you have done in the past so we can evaluate if your work meets or required standards.
After this we would like to work on a per project basis and budget is of importance as we have over 50 projects in hand.

Thanks & Regards


Just browse my website to see samples of designs done in the past. Most important works made in 9 years of building design are published on website. But when I work for customers I follow their requirements which may be different than what you see on website, which most of them are made from personal interest, so don’t rely only on my past projects.
For faster communication use LIVE CHAT in lower-left corner of screen.


Hi again, I replied at your enquiry on 10 November from my Yahoo address but haven’t heard any reply from you. Did you received my email? I am sending it again, this time from my Gmail address.
PS: did you found my email by visiting my website or a previous customer of mine gave you my email address, without telling you that I have a website? See www.teoalida.com/design

Biography

Even if this is a serious, business-looking website, with some FUN parts, some people especially local friends requested to write a biography and even add photos with me (is this really necessary?).

Ask what else you want to know about me? Leave comments!

Where I live: Terra, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy (I am a GLOBAL person who does not live in any specific country of this world).
I have high knowledge of lifestyle and architecture about multiple countries, I offer my services worldwide, so don’t be afraid to work with me, regardless of your country!
Keep browsing my website and you may see where I live.

Birthday: 17 February 19xx.

Nicks used in the past: Teoalida (Majestatea Sa Teoalida) in local community. Somebody and Future for rest of world and in games (from 2009 I decided to promote my name Teoalida for entire world, today I am doubt that was a good decision).

Languages known: full of english, half of spanish, a little half of portuguese (fastest-learned language), plus the mother-tongue language.

Most loved at school: mathematics, geography, science.
Most hated at school: chemistry.

What I like today: making friends with high IQ like me, from as many countries is possible, becoming a TV star, exploring local cities by walking, exploring rest of world via internet, watching buildings, going in nature, forest, mountains, as well as doing useless and stupid things.
What I hate today: smoking, drinking, violent, arguing, racist, retarded, handicapped people, everything that segregate communities, creates war and destroys a peaceful world, or lowers the global intelligence level of humanity.

Favorite car: this marque (I have a lot of knowledge about cars, although I don’t like to drive, cars are too dangerous for me, I prefer to use rail transport as much is possible).

Favorite color: all colors takes part in my life, I love red-orange for buildings and pink-blue for clothing and cars.

Favorite sports: probably walking and shopping (I am not a sporty person).

Favorite animal: this one, anybody know if is possible to have one as pet!?

Favorite music artists: Alan Jackson, Angelica, Aqua, Bambee, Belanova, Eliana, Fandango, Garth Brooks, Hannah Montana, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Pasarea Colibri, Peter Maffay, Rednex, Rionegro & Solimoes, Sandy & Junior, Shakin Stevens, Shania Twain, Tatiana, Taylor Swift, Thalia, Timbiriche, Xuxa, Yuri… so mostly in pop-rock-country zone, I never listen to genres like electronic, hip-hop, or manele. For details, see Music Database.

Favorite TV productions: I watch some things on TV but they are more like entertainment shows rather than mainstream movies, I love movies which shows the life in realistic ways, without being directed or excessive fake scenes. Also I hate to see violence, guns, explosions, crimes, or sex and porn.

Favorite (computer) software: I have too high knowledge about computers and too many software to fit them in a list. Since childhood I know everything about Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, etc… I can learn new software in days.

Favorite (computer) games: Age of Empires 1 and 2, Caesar 3, Railroad Tycoon 3, The Sims 1 and 2, Worms… so mostly I like real-time strategy and city-building games (Too old games? Because today I am a serious person and I rarely play a game, if I don’t have what to work and I want some fun, I prefer to play creatively in AutoCAD rather than search for a newer game).

Supreme phrase: I want to live in Singapore with a Japanese wife in an apartment with Korean home automation, drive a German car and eat Italian food while watching Mexican movies and listening to Brazilian music…

Facebook, Twitter, Hi5, etc… I have accounts, but why I should use them since I have this website?

Note: favorite car and animal are clickable links for purpose of tracking how many people actually READ biography.

PS: don’t try to put any of above things as answer at Secret question for password recovery at any of my accounts… because you risk to waste your time trying and trying!!