I Changed My Mind…

By Donnie | Articles

Hi everybody,

As you may or may not know, earlier this week I released the first Japan Guy product and opened the Japan Guy Store. To all of those who purchased the Ultimate Japanese How-To Guide, I appreciate you more than words can say. But I have to decided to refund everybody’s money. If you check your accounts, you should have the refund right now. Some people may be thinking “Donald are you crazy?!?” Well, yes and no.

Yes it’s crazy to give the money back because, like most people, I think having extra money is always a good thing. So why am I giving people their money back? I know it seems a bit counter-intuitive and I know the book hasn’t been out very long. But after reviewing and thinking, then reviewing and thinking some more, I decided that the timing still isn’t right yet. I think the book I created will be far more useful, and reach a lot more people if I make it free…so that’s exactly what I’m doing. SO THE ULTIMATE JAPANESE HOW-TO GUIDE IS NOW FREE!! I didn’t want it to be a paid product for some people and free for others. So to make it free for all, I had to give refunds. In addition to reaching more people, I also think this will give people a chance to see what kind of quality they can expect from me.

I don’t know if you remember my post about taking down the “My 2nd Japanese Apartment Video,” but I did that as well. In it’s place, I’ve decided to give away the Ultimate Japanese How-To Guide. So now, when you sign up for the Japan Guy Newsletter (by entering your name and email address) you get the 88-page, video-archived, Ultimate Japanese How-To Guide.

As far as products go, I’m headed back to the drawing board for just a bit longer until the time is right. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please enjoy the Ultimate Japanese How-To Guide 😀 .


Donald Ash

P.S.- For those of you who are Japan Guy Newsletter Members already, please check your inbox over the next few days, as you will receive your own personal copy of the guide…ENJOY!!

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  • Aww Donald-kun. That was really nice of you!

    • Donald Ash

      Thanks, Nanami! I hope you like it!

      • I plan on messing with it while i’m at the Indianapolis TESOL conference this weekend. 🙂 Gives me something to brighten the boring parts XD

        • Donald Ash

          Thanks. I really hope you enjoy it.

  • Gaby

    gotta say it, you kind of crazy but this is more than a nice gesture of you, Gabriel here from Puerto Rico, been in Japan last year (Tokyo: Shibuya, Akihabara, Shinjuku, Harajuku, and lots of places I dont know how to spell them). Keep doing a great job, I have learn a lotttttttttttttt here! thanks again.

  • Jason

    that’s nice hear! really generous of you!!!
    i’m sure many people will benefit from your knowledge. i know i definitely have from reading your blogs on visa applications…you certainly helped made things a lot clearer for me! i’ve been in tokyo for almost a year and i can definitely relate to the kinds of challenges you’ve faced…especially with language.
    please keep doing what you do!

  • That is a nice thought and I’d love to check it out.

    • Donald Ash

      Thank you!

  • How generous of you Donald! I have to admit, seeing a link to a zip-file in my inbox seemed suspicious at first. I thought it was an accident. Looks like someone’s got their internet-marketing cap on straight 🙂 Best of luck.

    • Donald Ash

      Good! I glad everything got to you okay. Thanks for the support, Scott. I appreciate you.

  • Anthony

    Hey Donald! Amazing work on the book, very informative on all subjects. Thanks for sharing it to us all =D

    • Donald Ash

      It’s my pleasure bro. You have no idea how much I appreciate the support!

  • LanceT

    I disappear for a bit and you launch your own product, then turn around and give it away?! You are truly awesome! Though I didn’t see the link come in my email, I would love to check it out!

    Also, your link to the product page still links to the Paypal purchase page, you may want to remove the Paypal link, unless you want to continue tripping people out with a surprise refund. ^_^

    • Donald Ash

      Whoa, thanks for the heads up Lance. I’ll take care of that Paypal button. You didn’t get it? Uh, oh. That’s weird. I thought that went out to all newsletter memebers. uh oh, I’ll look into it! Great to hear from you, bro 🙂

  • Natasha

    Just wanted to say thank you for the book! Read some of your blogs a couple of years ago and have stumbled across you again. Otsukaresama desu!

    • Donald Ash

      Aww, thanks Natasha. I really should be thanking you. I appreciate you reading the blog during its early stages, downloading the book, and coming back to post. I sincerely appreciate it!!

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