Well, its been a great month for the website. Aside from some advertising, which is an unfortunate reality, I have added a bunch of content and now the website features 34,350+ banknote listings, 3,650+ banknotes with images, 21350+ catalog values, 5,550+ eBay sales values, and banknotes views just under 30,000! More importantly, however, I have recently added two authors to the blog: om007 and Babar. I can’t wait to see some blog entries from these two. And for those of you who are visiting the blog only, remember that the main website is www.RealBanknotes.com.
Well, I am at the point where I am adding pictures to the banknotes on the latest version of the site. This means that the functionality is almost 100%, and I am just waiting to add more content before I launch. I’m still looking for any suggestions you visitors have. If you haven’t checked out the current (and soon to be ‘old’) version of the site, you should take a look. Check it out here!
The new version is much more appealing, and has additional functions such as a banknote search function, built in blog (which is a mirror of this one), and updated listings and values. There is also a good link to by banknotes online, which will be augmented once I get my banknotes up for sale. The plan is for our own store, and possibly members stores.
Well, the company that I hired to enter the banknotes into the database is almost finished their work; we are at almost 30,000 banknotes listed! Once the work is finalized and all accounts are paid, I will be showing the new paper money listings on RealBanknotes.com. For those of you who missed it, I am referring to the General Issues volume of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (2008). So far they have input all countries from Afghanistan to Spain. For now this is all that they will do. Once I have some more money, I may hire them back to finish off the book. If I make some good money, I may even hire them to help me finish up the Modern Issues catalog as well. Who knows.
I have great plans for the site, including a complete layout makeover. For now the site is plain and simple, but this is an interim thing. Anyone have any ideas as far as features that they would like to see on this site? Sky’s the limit at this point …
Well, after quite a bit of this-and-that, I have finally started a blog pertaining to one of my hobbies: collecting paper money as an investment. I have not found many interesting blog resources on the subject, and so I hope to add this as a complement to my paper money site: RealBanknotes.com. Stay tuned, and I will have some interesting things to post … I promise.