I made $4.96 today for an article published more than 3 years back!

I published a review of APC Back-UPS Pro more than 3 years back on my tech blog. I had linked to Amazon.com using my affiliate link and forgot about it.

Someone stumbled upon that page recently, clicked on the Amazon affiliate link and made the purchase. I earned a $4.96 commission from that.


The commission is 4% of the sale price – $123.95. It’s not big money, but small surprises don’t hurt :) I did not publish that article to make money!

The power of online content is evident from such events. Every article that you put out on the world wide web is an asset and will give you returns for a long time.

Content remains to be king when it comes to digital marketing and will remain so forever. Blogging is here to stay. It will not die in spite of social media, online video and other content channels.

Standard Chartered Manhattan Platinum Card Review (India)

I have been using the Standard Chartered Manhattan Platinum Card for a while and now this is a good time to write a review. This card was issued to me in 2012 with a credit limit of Rs.1,50,000.


One of the main reasons I bought this card was the attractive 5% cash back on department stores. I didn’t have much options other than Reliance Fresh. But if I spent Rs.100 on Reliance Fresh I would get Rs.5 cash back.

The statement is usually generated around 20th of the month and I have to make payments by the 10th of next month.

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Featherlite Optima Review – The Best Chair I’ve Ever Used


Since I sit for most of my day doing work on personal and professional projects, I have always wanted a damn good chair. I have tried different ones, but here's the best: Featherlite Optima! It has lumbar support and the best thing about it is … [Continue reading]

How to Kill “Work” for Ever and be Eternally Happy


Dream jobs don't exist. Period. You can get jobs which make you money, challenge you, grow you, help you reach your highest potential - but work is still unwanted, tiring and a necessary thing we have to do anyway. You can do a "great job" in … [Continue reading]

CitiBank India Rewards Credit Card – Get Your Rewards Point as Cash Back! Save 1% on Everything.

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I have been experimenting with various credit cards in India. Alsmost every card in the beginner to intermediate level gives reward points when you use the card and these reward points can be then redeemed for gifts. HDFC Bank Card, ICICI Card and … [Continue reading]

Google Upgrades Google Places to “Google My Business”

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Listing your website on Google places has its benefits. When someone searches for my brand name "Digital Deepak" on Google, this is what they see: Such listings will be much more useful for businesses which have an office / premises where … [Continue reading]

Amazon, Please Stop Sending me Checks! I am Getting Tired of This!

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I just got a check for $108.46 from Amazon. This is for my earnings in the Amazon.com affiliate program. I am really getting tired of this. Taking the cheque from my mail box, depositing in the bank, and waiting for 21 business days! (That's how it … [Continue reading]

Want to Become a Millionaire? Do this Simple Math First.


If you live long enough, if you keep earning some money consistently, you will eventually end up becoming a millionaire. The word millionaire may not mean having a million US dollars but it stands for being financially independent and not having to … [Continue reading]

Data Reveals Why Housing Prices in India Will Start Declining after 2017

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We have seen only real estate prices go up in our generation. We have never seen it decline in India. That's because the demand is high, not because everyone believes that "Real estate prices should always go up". Fortunately, we now know that real … [Continue reading]

How to Make a Living as an Author


If you are good at writing, you can make a living out of it. But you also have to be good at business and marketing. If you are only good at writing, you will end up publishing books and will end up "trying" to market it via social media, blogging … [Continue reading]