A quick progress report and request for feedback today.
It's been a great year so far for RetireJapan. I'm still having a lot of fun (maybe the most important thing) and it seems we're still managing to help people. We're seeing a lot more users in the forum and receiving many more enquiries to the site.
We also have to delete spammer signups to the forum and 'offers' to run commercial posts several times a week, which I guess is a sign of progress ;)
Here are some things we have planned for the site:
- A redesign and migration to the .com site (which currently just hosts the forum). This will be expensive and slightly complicated, so no timeline but it's something I want to get done soon. The main goal for this is to make the site easier to navigate, to make it easier for new visitors to find information, and to highlight some old posts that might still be useful.
- More RetireJapan Guides (provisionally mortagages and insurance will be the next two).
- The price for coaching will go up from October. If you've been thinking about getting coaching and you contact me by next Friday (October 5th) you can still get the current price of 5,400 yen a session.
- New posting schedule: we'll keep The Monday Read as it is, and just run one post on Thursdays. News items that would have been shorter posts will be added to The Monday Read. We'll also run extra posts at certain times of the year (I'm thinking we could do a Progress Report week in December with a post per day, for example).
We'd also love to hear your feedback. What do you like about the site? What is useful? What annoys you? What would you like to see that we don't have?
As ever, if you would like to give something back, the best thing you can do is tell people about the site, encourage them to sign up for the mailing list, join the forum, share posts on Facebook, etc.
I'd also love to run more Reader Profiles and Guest Posts*. If you have an idea or are willing to be featured, please get in touch!
*we do not run commercial guest posts, so please don't email us about that. We generally won't reply.