High Gas Prices Fuel One Entrepreneur’s Business Dream

According to the Associated Press, not everyone across the country is complaining about the state of high gas prices. Some people, like entrepreneur Jason Toews, love the high gas prices across the country. You see, high gas prices across the nation mean big bucks for “webpreneur “Jason Toews. The higher gas prices go, the more money Jason stands to make in his online business.

Jason Toews runs an internet website at GasBuddy.com and started the site in 2000. What the website does is keep track of daily gas prices all across the United States. Volunteers help Jason run the website. The volunteers email Jason gas prices in their local area so he can add the prices to his website. According to the Associated Press report, Jason said “Hardly anybody ever used it”, speaking in regards to when the website was first put on the net.

The popularity of his website would steadily increase over the next few years. With continued rising Gas Prices, internet users flocked to his website to find the cheapest prices in their local area. By 2004, the website had one million hits each and every day.

Rising gas prices continue to concern conservationists all across the world. They fear Gas shortages could happen. Just recently, according to an Associated Press report, Southwest China has just discovered huge gas reserves. In the report, 3.8 trillion cubic metres of natural gas deposits have been discovered. This equals to about as much as 60 years worth of China’s total output of gas production. This news can definitely ease the gas concerns of the future.

With this recent discovery and the continued rise of gas prices, Jason Toews’ internet business should continue to thrive into the future. GasBuddy.com has a record of 4 million visitors in a day and this record could break soon with the steady rise of gas prices.

According to the AP report, Jason said “We have had to buy more servers and it looks like we will need more.” He also went on to say “People occasionally make false reports of unrealistically low prices. We do monitor them and we take them off and ban the person who sent it,” he said.

The GasBuddy.com website has a network of over 179 gas price sites that help consumers find the lowest gas prices. Each of the websites are operated by GasBuddy and the website claims to have “the most comprehensive listings of gas prices anywhere”. The website features many different sections that include “Historical Price Charts”, “Map Gas Prices”, “Gas Price Temperature Maps” and “Helpful Tips”.

Robert Weller “Traffic up on gasoline price Web sites”


“Huge gas reserves found in southwest China” “http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070528/bs_afp/chinaenergygas_070528030254”

Make Money with Real Estate

It is every man’s dream; to one day own their own home. When a person purchases property, it is most likely for the purpose living in it. Research studies reveal that the average family stays in their first home for approximately five years before they purchase a new and larger home as their family increases in number. What most of these people do not apprehend is the fact that they can actually use their first home as a means to make money.

Truth is; property is one of the most valuable assets you can purchase in your lifetime. T is one way for you to make money while you sleep. Meaning instead of you working for money your property is making money work for you.

There are a number of ways that you can put your property to work for you:

  1. a) Renting the property out for a steady monthly income or you refurbishing it to make a huge profit on it. With the money you make in excess of the selling price and what you put into the property, you can use it to purchase another piece of property. Then repeat the same process repeatedly doubling your profit. This is perhaps the easiest way to make money with property.
  2. b) Another way is taking advantage of the government tax breaks offered on property. Many people do not realize that in most cases the money you make from selling your home is tax-free so you do not have to worry about paying taxes on this income. It is a free and clear way to make money from real estate and literally anyone can do it.

c) A third way that is more complex than the above two is private mortgage. Property can be used as a leveraging tool to grow your capital. Let’s say you have bad credit, you can use a private mortgages to purchase a piece of property and pay it off at a better rate than that offered at banks and save money and by the time you’re done you can sell it off at the market price and make a profit. Meanwhile the value of our house continues to appreciate

These are just three ways to make money on your property. There are numerous other ways, too many to mention here. But the misconceptions that people have with how to make money with property is very real; as most feel that this is only something the rich can do but in fact this is something that anyone can do if they play their cards right are stopping people from learning the right way to go about making money with property.

With the current global economy many feel that it is a risky get into the property business yet now is the perfect time to make money with property. And yes, before you do make your property investment decision it does help to check with local agencies and read widely on the property market to see the best way to go about making money with property. Alternative money making methods to raise starting capital for real estate projects is website development, such as travel site Iceland in 8 Days.