Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blogging and big bucks

The appearance of blog-advertising agencies is giving Malaysian bloggers a chance to cash in through online advertising. Bloggers share their thoughts on this new development.
According to a March survey on advertising expenditure by media services group ZenithOptimedia, Internet ad spending (adspend) is predicted to grow at 28.2% this year, seven times more than the rest of the market at 3.7%.

Advertising agencies are expected to spend about US$445bil (RM1.56 trillion) this year and about US$495bil (RM1.73 trillion) in 2009.
In the same timeframe, Internet adspend would grow from 7% to 8.7%, while newspaper adspend will drop from 28.3% to 27%, the report said.

With more people turning to the Internet for all sorts of information, news and services, it is no big surprise that advertisers are also eyeing the online space.
Typically, businesses place ads on professionally-developed content websites with high traffic, such as news portals.

Nowadays, advertisers are also keen to tap into a previously unexplored domain of self-published content sites – blogs.
Though blogs may attract a lot less web traffic than an online news portal but as long as there are viewers for blogs, it becomes a valid medium for advertising.
For bloggers, putting up ads on their blogs would seem like a nifty way to earn some pocket money through user-created content.

A new way to advertise
Timothy Tiah Ewe Tiam, 24, is one of the bloggers who thought he could earn some money through blogging during his varsity years in Britain.
When he and a friend ran a humour-themed blog several years ago, it became quite popular, and they used the advertising system AdSense by Google.
"Our earnings were low and Google made you wait till your account generated US$100 (RM350) before you could start cashing out. We waited forever to get anything out of it," Tiah said.

"So much for wanting to make a fortune from online advertisements," he mused.
When Tiah graduated, he teamed up with Cheo Ming Shen, to set up Nuffnang Sdn Bhd ( – a blog-advertising community, the first of its kind in Malaysia.

If you're wondering why it's called Nuffnang; the name comes from a quirky combination of two slang words (spoken in inner city London) meaning "real good" or "real cool", according to Tiah.
Basically, Nuffnang enables local businesses to put up advertisements on homegrown blogs, and for bloggers to make some money off ads from their self-published sites.
"We saw that there was no system here that enables local companies to reach out to the blogging community – advertising on traditional media is very costly and the cheaper method of passing flyers is not effective," said Tiah.

Another advantage of blog-advertising is that it has a more specific audience which advertisers can target for more effective promotions of products, said Josh Lim, director of Josh Lim and Associates.

A month after Nuffnang's opening in February this year, Lim's company set up a similar community called Advertlets ( – a play on the words advertising and alerts.

"There's no point paying a lot to put up an online banner ad on a major website when it is not relevant to half its visitors," Lim said.
"Knowing that each blog has its own demographic allows advertisers to put up more relevant ads," he said.

Both sites generally offer a similar type of service and features. Both systems also work almost the same way.
Being in direct competition with each other, these two agencies have been diligently improving their offerings to best each other – much to the benefit of our local blogosphere.

Big bucks in niche blogs
One would think that a blog like Screenshots (, one of the most visited sites in Malaysia, would be raking in thousands of ringgit a month from its ads.
However, its owner, Jeff Ooi told In.Tech that the Google ads on his blog only brings in about US$150-US$200 (RM525-RM700) a month, which is mostly used to pay off its webhosting fees.

Ooi uses AdSense, a contextual advertising system by Google.
Though Google AdSense is commonly used by bloggers, it is not suitable for every type of blog, according to Gareth Davies.

AdSense works by analysing what a site or blog is about and automatically generates contextually relevant ads from a database of advertisers.
The system would then calculate earnings based on several advertising models, including:
If a site or blog contains various subjects from travel to technology, the ads generated would be less relevant compared to a blog that talks about one subject in particular, Davies said.
"Only bloggers who write about very specific topics can use AdSense because the ads generated would be consistent and relevant to the content," Davies said.

Relevant ads means visitors would be more likely to click on them, which generates money for the blogger through the pay-per-click model.
"A specific blog that has high traffic (above 4,000 unique visitors a day) can net the owner about RM5,000 to RM10,000 or more a month," Davies said.
On the contrary, non-specific blogs – even if they have high traffic – would not benefit from the system.

A "general" blog with a fairly decent amount of traffic (around 1,000-2,000 unique views per day) would only generate earnings of around US$30-US$40 (RM105-RM140) a month, Davies said.
Fortunately, the new advertising model by agencies like Nuffnang and Advertlets is excellent for these type of blogs, which make up most of the blogosphere here, said Davies.
"Also, the ads are very localised, so Malaysian visitors would likely click on it as it is relevant to them," said Davies.

According to an online survey conducted by Microsoft MSN in November last year, 74% of Malaysian bloggers said they have no particular agenda for writing their blogs.
However, the big money is still in blogs that talk about specific subjects.

"Some of these bloggers who blog for a living own five or six blogs on different subjects – with each bringing in about several thousand a month, they can earn a cumulative of RM20,000 to RM30,000 monthly," Davies said.

In addition, full-time bloggers could also get paid for sponsored reviews. By signing up their blogs on (, advertisers could hire them to write reviews for a price, Davies said.

Another way these bloggers earn their keep is through TextLinkAds (, where bloggers sell the space in their blog posts for advertisers to put up their text links.

For the sake of money
Owner of the Fird's Domain blog, ( who only wants to be known as Fird, says he has sometimes thinks about becoming a full-time blogger, because of how lucrative it has become.

He thinks blog-advertising is a double-edged sword.
"Sometimes I find that those bloggers who earn money from advertising tend to overdo it," said the 25-year-old technical support staff who works for a multinational company. "You can see that some of them focus so much on advertising efficiency that they clutter their blogs with affiliate links and ads everywhere – in the end it becomes almost impossible to read the actual content," he said.

And then there is the problem of splogs, or spam blogs, which are artificial sites created just to promote other websites.

Sometimes, creators of these splogs even copy content from other sites to be republished as their own posts.

"Most people won't complain if you make money from your own blog, so as long as you don't annoy other bloggers by advertising your blogs on their personal sites," Davies said.
Wong (of kinkybluefairy) agrees.

"Blogging for money is fine, it's just like publishing content in a magazine which you can sell,"
"When it comes to blogging, people can see whether you are writing sincerely or just doing it for the sake of money," she said.

Wong believes if a blog does not have good content, it will eventually lose its viewers anyway.
"However, even if a blog is bad, if it has posts containing keywords it will still show up in search engines," Fird said.

"People will go to the site and it will still get hits in the end," he added.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Free marketing; you can try this for free

1. Have a bumper sticker printed up with your web site address and other business information. Place it on the bumper of your car. People will see it when you're driving.

2. Have some t-shirts made with your web site address and other business information. Your family or friends could wear them almost anywhere.

3. Have some ball caps made with your web site address and other business information. Wear them to keep the sun out of your eyes and promote your business at the same time.

4. Have some business cards printed up with your web site address and other business information. Pass them out to people you meet or that might be interested in your business.

5. Have a magnetic sign made with your web site address and other business information. Place it on your car door or roof when you are traveling.

6. Have some flyers printed out with your web site address and other business information. Keep a few with you to hang on bulletin boards you see.

7. Have some jackets printed with your web site address and other business information. Give them away to family and friends. When it's too cold for t-shirts, you can wear jackets.

8. Have some mugs imprinted with your web site address and other business information. Use them when you have company or give them away to friends and family as gifts.
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Thursday, May 24, 2007

John Chow teaches you how to make money online

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Friday, May 18, 2007

From Riches to Rags

Some individuals do obtain and come into contact with wealth at a certain point in their lives. Unfortunately, most people tend to bemistaken in their attitudes of being wealthy. Instead of using and building up what they have to their advantage, most of them tend to lose what they have acquired.Here are some examples that fall under the following categories.

1) The False Rich

These are usually made up of professionals and corporate executives who earn a high income, but who spend just as much. They are the ones who drive the latest luxury cars, fly first class and dine at the finest restaurants. They appear rich and successful.However, the sad truth is that they are poor accumulators of wealth who have few positive cash flow assets. They roll their credit cards and have huge credit lines. Their bankers love them. As a result, they are usually just one to two paychecks away from being broke.

2) Those Who Inherited their Millions

These are a bunch of lucky bums who did not have to break into sweat to earn their money. Such instant millionaires usually do not understand the value of money, as they never had to slog for their millions. And, as a result, they spend like there is no tomorrow.This is why it has been proven time and again that inherited wealth never lasts past the third generation.Those who strike the lottery also fall into this category. Because it was pure luck and not financial intelligence that thrust wealth on them, most of them tend to lose it all within a few years,ending up deeper in debt than ever before.

3) Highly Talented Celebrities

These are the ones who earned their millions not because of their financial intelligence but because they were blessed with a spectacular talent in singing, acting or sports. Because millions come easily to these stars, they easily spend it all. Unfortunately for them, no matter how much they earn, many eventually wind up broke and in debt.Some sad examples are Mike Tyson, MC Hammer and Michael Jackson.Mike Tyson earned over $500 million over a few short years as the undisputed heavyweight champion. Because of his lavish lifestyle ofluxury cars, huge mansions and Bengal Tigers, he ended up filing for bankruptcy. Pop star MC Hammer who sang the hit single 'You can't touch this' made over $33 million in his career, but he too filed for bankruptcy.

King of Pop Michael Jackson earned over $700 million in his illustrious career. However during his molestation trial, his accountant testified that he spent $20-$30 million more than he earns every year, took loans of more than $415 million and is facing a severe cash crunch, causing him to default on his loan payments.They are no end to stories of sports celebrities and movie stars who have earned hundreds of millions within a few short years and ended up broke and deeply in debt in an even shorter period of time. Why? Because lacking the 'million-dollar mindset', they could neither manage their money nor rein in their runaway expenses.Without having a solid understanding of the principles of wealth,one may never truly be wealthy.

To Your Success,
Adam Khoo
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Internet entrepreneur

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Monday, May 14, 2007

A Money Making Idea

A Money Making Idea. I Got Tons Of ThemEach day, either I'll discover new ways to make money online or learned from other courses. Ok, maybe not everyday but it's fair for me to say that it happens at least twice a week. Do you keep track of how many ways you can actually create an income on the internet?Let me paint you a common example... another good course just comes up teaching me to make money online. Let me just throw in some ideas to you for discussion sake...

1. This is the undeniable method to get started online. Easy. See the things you want to sell and put them up on for auction.

2. Pay Per Lead- There are sites that will pay you by giving them leads. Example, companies like Visa will pay you from $5 to $15 each time you can get someone to apply for their credit card. Where to find these companies? Go to

3. Sell other people's digital products- By now, you should know selling digital products is one of the best business models on Planet Earth. But selling for other people IS EASIER. Much easier, without the hassle of product creation and writing salesletter. Just find a product that have a killer salesletter that will convert your traffic into sales. You can pick these products up from

4. Getting Paid Per ClickSites like,,, etc pay you per click that you send to them.

5. Design or customized your own products with zero upfront cost and inventory. Setup your own store... suitable for designers.

6. can set up your own stores to sell products with minimal cost.

7. Create your own info-product to sellWrite a book or record an audio course. Put up a salesletter and start selling them.

8. Use YouTube.comPut up hundreds of videos on and get the traffic to your website to sell related products.

9. Online MLM Programs There are a bunch of them. Some are scams while some are real multi-level marketing programs. The real ones normally have physical consumer products with factories producing them or big distribution networks.

10. Launch A One-Time ProductGet a bunch of cronies (I mean JV Partners) to promote your product to their mailing list one time.

11. Buy And Sell WebsitesGo out to hunt of sites for sale, evaluate them and buy if you think you can 'flip' them for a nice profit.

12. Elance.comNeed a 'job'? Post your resume at freelance sites and you might get some work that will pay you good income.

I could go on and on with so many opportunities to make money online. And yet you'll always hear that a lot of people don't know how to do this.It'll never end. People will always say, 'It doesn't work'.

But I think I know why this is happening. Most people don't have a clue what they want to do. So they want to do EVERYTHING. Jack's of all thread, masters of none.Come on.Here's the scenario...

They were told about story of how other people make millions online. They were told that there are MILLIONS of potential buyer waiting to buy their product. They were told... you know, whatever thing that gets them to be super motivated.

And let's take a step into reality.That person is probably a good husband and father who wants to earn extra cash to support the family.8 hours of his are already 'taken' up by his job. He sleeps 7 hours a day. That's 9 hours left. Let's take 3 hours out for him to eat, shower, drive car, dress up, etc. 5 hours left.I guess he needs to spend time with his wife and children as well. If he's not doing that, then it's defeating the purpose of working hard. 2 hours.He got 3 more solid hours to go. But do you think he's gonna have that 3 hours for work? Nah. He'll probably cut one or two for 'research', reading books, etc.

So how are you going to work on 10 business opportunities when you have a maximum of 3 hours only to spend on a day?Please don't get me wrong. You see, it's definitely achievable to make a living from the internet. Otherwise, I wouldn't dare to teach you and thousands of other people. If it's not, I would be a scammer. So does ALL OF THE GURUS.

So here's what you should do:Get real. And practical.There are the slow and fast ways to make a buck online.If you're in a hurry to make some cash, then stick to methods that can generate quick income. Like, sell something on eBay. That's not too hard.

Got a sale? Good. You can then decide whether you like this business model to grow it to the next level or not. If yes, then immerse yourself with any information you can get about's income opportunities. No? Keep on selling. Make enough money for what you want to do.Let's say your dream is to create a software and sell 1,000 copies of it.

That's not going to happen overnight if you're starting from scratch, bucko.And don't forget, you need money to fund your dream. Sometimes Reality sucks, isn't it?

So sell more in want you to know that it took me 3 years to consistently pull-in 5-figure income from the internet. It sure didn't happened a week after I've started marketing online. (smile)

Income Balooney

Recently, I was reading a salesletter. Ready for my rant? If not, just skip this session...I couldn't believe that the site shows a check made by other people to sell his course. To me, that's weird. Waaaay too weird.It's like, "Buy my course and I'll teach you how to make $50,000.

By the way, the check you saw on the webpage, that's not mine. It's someone else but I'm just telling you that other people have made it. And oh, he DID NOT read or buy my course before. Me? I don't have a check to show you right now. Sorry. But you can go ahead and buy my course so that I'll have money to pay my phone bills."It's ridiculous how marketers are making money by pushing courses that they don't have proof it works.If you're a marketer, make sure you put proof on your webpage. This helps. If you're planning to use testimonials, get testimonials from clients that have use your product to get result. The " From Guru" testimonials? Some of them don't pass the lie detector.You Got To Be Careful

I've started using article marketing back in year 2004.

Most courses teach internet marketing methods based on what the creator read from other courses-- not what have used with results. Isn't that ironic? They have no idea when it'll work or not.Do you want to know how I distribute my articles to hundreds of sites without spending hours of labor?

This is my secret weapon - If you're thinking that I'm telling you this url so that I can make a few quick bucks on affiliate commission, you're not getting the picture.

Just so you know, it's been YEARS since I last communicate with Steve Shaw (the guy behind this service) and he didn't even know that I'm sharing his site here.The point I'm bringing up this subject is to illustrate that the same concepts are not as effective as they used to be.

I used to have hundreds of sites publishing my submited article but now, I'll be lucky to get 50.Conversions have dropped. You see, I test my marketing efforts. I walk the talk. If I'm telling you about article marketing, I KNOW ABOUT IT.

By now, you would have guessed why it has become less effective. More people are using this tactic. Saturated? That would be strong word. I don’t believe in saturation.But I'll still be using it. Why? You got to read my previous editions to know this answer. I always improve on the pillar of proven success fundamentals. What have been proven to work will work but it may require some "modifications" or improvements.

Let me throw you my two cents thought...Maybe I could build relationship with the article directory or website owners so that my article will always be syndicated and published?Again, relationship is a key to success that will always work. Ten years from now, it'll still work. Trust me. It have been tested and proven through time.

Either You Have Faith Or FearBe honest with me... do you seek other people's opinion whether you can be successful on the internet or not?If you do, good luck.Seeking opinions and doing a research is two damn different things.Everyone and their dog have their own opinion. Doesn't matter if the guy begging for money on the street or President Bush.

Now, if a question is asked to a beggar or a President about war, I can guarantee you that I'll have two different answers.Forget about opinion. I don't want to dwell in that so long but this leads me to the next point... faith.You'll be successful online is because you have faith or fail because you have fear. That's it.If you have the faith to achieve success, you'll do whatever you can and push away anything that is stopping you including opinions... or giving you fear.I have faith. I can still remember the day I DECIDE to make a living from the internet.

My story is told at If you feel like knowing the truth, click and read.Of course, faith alone won't do much help. You got to do your homework to make sure that you're on the right track. Having faith that you'll become a millionaire but learning from a guy who makes $500 bucks a month online is not going to be encouraging.

If fear is stronger, I'm sorry. You'll probably argue with me all day long that you do not have fear. I would agree because who would want to admit. Hey, it's your life; I'm just trying to do what I can to enhance it. Heck, I don't get paid to write this long Sunday Email series. Took me hours.I'm not referring to fear to a tiger that's gonna eat you. It's fear of failure and fear of losing. When you're in doubt, fear will creep on you.

The only way you can overcome this is FAITH. Have faith, my friend. Have faith in yourself and those sincerely wants to help you.I'm Getting Used To It By NowI think Robert Kiyosaki's lessons are pretty much, the same. But I still buy many of his books and read them. And you know what-- Most people will say bad things about him. Especially those who reads his book, attend his seminars, get his coaching program, etc that don't have results.What do I think? Most of them are jealous? Maybe.

The undeniable fact is this-- Most people he taught through books, courses, seminars, etc will FAIL. But at the same time, there will be a few who are going to be successful.The numbers will be few compared to failures.Because it's your life, you can choose to hear from those who gained from Robert's lesson or those who failed.Remember, theoritically you'll bump to people who dislike Robert more because most people do not get success result. It's not Robert's fault-- It's just, fact.As I look back at my milestone, I realized I was one of the losers as well. After reading his books years ago, I'll whined that there's nothing new in there.

But now... I thank him. I thank him for showing me the first step to be financially free. He has "talked" sense to my brain and makes it clear the concept of becoming... RICH.If you read the sub-title of this 'rant', I said that I'm used to it already by now. As many people that I've helped to make a living or earn extra money online now and are grateful, there are still many of them that will say bad things about me and spread rumors. That's fine because it's natural-- just like thousands of people who will criticize Robert Kiyosaki.

Come to think of it, it's really impossible to make everyone becomes successful because most of them don't follow the steps or take actions.Conclusion?Give your best to help your clients. If they still say that you suck, be it and move on.

Focus on those who have faith and trust in you.A Marketer That I RespectJimmy D. Brown. He might be a low-profile chap to you but if you're in internet marketing niche, you can't miss his name. And whenever he launch a new course, I'll be the person to buy it if I can't get from Jimmy for free that time. (smile)Whether you're a newbie or advance marketer, you need to build a list. Jimmy's brand new course, the List Profit System will be ideal for you.

Caveat?Don't get it if you have unrealistic expectations. If you expect to get thousands of subscribers in the next week, it's time to lower your sights. How many subscribers can you expect? I don't know. There are so many factors involved that I'd have to be a math whize to calculate it. I honestly don't care about "numbers" in terms of how many subscribers are on a list. I only care about the results shown in profit earned. That's why Jimmy teaches it like he teaches it: that a quality subscriber is worth 100X a non-quality subscriber. What he’s going to teach you is how to make money even if you only have 50 subscribers on your list.

He’s going to educate you on a process that you will be able to multiply thousands of times over during the months and years of list-building to come for you.Get it at www.listbuildingrevealed.comIf you have been reading the "Sunday Email" series, I'll always ask for your favor to leave a Comment if you find value of what you've read. It'll be most appreciated because I read all of them personally. (smile)

You "Chan" Do It!-Patric Chan

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Z-List Network Part II

The Z-List Network

By TonNet

I do really love links.
So, I've decided to promote the well know Z-List.How can you participate? Please, follow the numerals and try to publish it in your blog as soon as possible:
1. Create a new post on your blog.
2. Copy and Paste the entire list of blog links below
3. Add any blogs that you want to include near the top of the list. (This isn’t compulsory, so you can either add as many blogs as you want or none at all.)
4. Include the blog where you first got the list from, on the list in your post.
5. Do not include your own blog links on the list in your post.
6. Make sure that all links point to each blog’s homepage.
7. Publish the Post. -I've got the list from here

This is the list that I've got

Taking Over The Web One City At A Time
Irish in Denmark
Franciov Weblog
The Thinking Blog

Connected Internet
Mike’s Money Making Mission
Time to Budget
Can I Make Big Money Online

Flee the Cube
Blogging Secret
Blogging to Fame
Million Dollar Experiment heads Down Under
Quest to make money on the internet

Kumiko’s Cash Quest
Calico Monkey
Internet Bazaar
Shotgun Marketing Blog

Customers Rock!
Being Peter Kim
Pow! Right Between The Eyes!
Billions With Zero Knowledge

Working at Home on the Internet
MapleLeaf 2.0
Two Hat Marketing
The Emerging Brand

The Branding Blog
Drew’s Marketing Minute
Golden Practices

Tell Ten Friends
Flooring the Consumer
Kinetic Ideas
Unconventional Thinking

The Copywriting Maven
Hee-Haw Marketing
Scott Burkett’s Pothole on the Infobahn
Multi-Cult Classics

Logic + Emotion
Branding & Marketing
Popcorn n Roses
On Influence & Automation

Servant of Chaos
Presentation Zen
Dmitry Linkov

John Wagner
Nick Rice
CKs Blog
Design Sojourn
Frozen Puck

The Sartorialist
Small Surfaces
Africa Unchained

Marketing Nirvana
Bob Sutton
¡Hola! Oi! Hi!
Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid!
Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together
Community Guy
Social Media on the fly


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Friday, May 11, 2007

How to get traffic for your blog?

  1. Use lists.
  2. Be topical... write posts that need to be read right now.
  3. Learn enough to become the expert in your field.
  4. Break news.
  5. Be timeless... write posts that will be readable in a year.
  6. Be among the first with a great blog on your topic, then encourage others to blog on the same topic.
  7. Share your expertise generously so people recognize it and depend on you.
  8. Announce news.
  9. Write short, pithy posts.
  10. Encourage your readers to help you manipulate the technorati top blog list.
  11. Don't write about your cat, your boyfriend or your kids.
  12. Write long, definitive posts.
  13. Write about your kids.
  14. Be snarky. Write nearly libelous things about fellow bloggers, daring them to respond (with links back to you) on their blog.
  15. Be sycophantic. Share linklove and expect some back.
  16. Include polls, meters and other eye candy.
  17. Tag your posts. Use
  18. Coin a term or two.
  19. Do email interviews with the well-known.
  20. Answer your email.
  21. Use photos. Salacious ones are best.
  22. Be anonymous.
  23. Encourage your readers to digg your posts. (and to use furl and reddit). Do it with every post.
  24. Post your photos on flickr.
  25. Encourage your readers to subscribe by RSS.
  26. Start at the beginning and take your readers through a months-long education.
  27. Include comments so your blog becomes a virtual water cooler that feeds itself.
  28. Assume that every day is the beginning, because you always have new readers.
  29. Highlight your best posts on your Squidoo lens.
  30. Point to useful but little-known resources.
  31. Write about stuff that appeals to the majority of current blog readers--like gadgets and web 2.0.
  32. Write about Google.
  33. Have relevant ads that are even better than your content.
  34. Don't include comments, people will cross post their responses.
  35. Write posts that each include dozens of trackbacks to dozens of blog posts so that people will notice you.
  36. Run no ads.
  37. Keep tweaking your template to make it include every conceivable bell or whistle.
    Write about blogging.
  38. Digest the good ideas of other people, all day, every day.
  39. Invent a whole new kind of art or interaction.
  40. Post on weekdays, because there are more readers.
  41. Write about a never-ending parade of different topics so you don't bore your readers.
  42. Post on weekends, because there are fewer new posts.
  43. Don't interrupt your writing with a lot of links.
  44. Dress your blog (fonts and design) as well as you would dress yourself for a meeting with a stranger.
  45. Edit yourself. Ruthlessly.
  46. Don't promote yourself and your business or your books or your projects at the expense of the reader's attention.
  47. Be patient.
  48. Give credit to those that inspired, it makes your writing more useful.
  49. Ping technorati. Or have someone smarter than me tell you how to do it automatically.
  50. Write about only one thing, in ever-deepening detail, so you become definitive.
  51. Write in English.
  52. Better, write in Chinese.
  53. Write about obscure stuff that appeals to an obsessed minority.
  54. Don't be boring.
  55. Write stuff that people want to read and share.


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Monday, May 7, 2007

Blogging as other source of income

Working life is a bed of roses (with the thorns), I’ve been there and done that and what I can say is that each and everyone of us has to find a way to get out of this rat race. If only we could be our own boss and have a say in our life wouldn’t that be nice? Imagine you set your own rules, free from being control by someone else.

In actual fact, we think that we’re making money while working, that is so untrue. Why spend the time helping someone else to making money when you could spend the same ammount of time making those money for yourself? Blogging is very good way of making a few hundred dollars, require little investment or non at all depending on your choice of platform

Does the image on the left gives you the dejavu feeling? This is what it is like working, I’m currently working and when ever there is a mistake, I’ll get scolding, and when mistake are done by other people, I get scolding for no reason. It is really a stressfull life, that is why I’ve decided to set up this blog and make something out of it and in hope others would benefit from the blogging tips below, blogging is the only way out from this rat race. Thank You Google Adsense for giving me a chance.

Back to the main topic, why should we build somebody’s else dream? If you happen to be a shy person and MLM or direct selling is not your choice of self employment solution, then try blogging. Blogging can be fun, and it takes you about one to two hours per day, and if your topics happen to be good, chances are within one year you’ll be able to make a decent living out of blogging. There is no guarantee that you’ll be a millionaire thru blogging, but do remember that one should aim from the lowest first, and a small amount of side income would come in handy, it might be your car loan that blogging is paying for you. Below are some tips for would be bloggers:


1) Maintaining Momentum - According to Technorati’s research, one blog is created every second and that’s 86,400 per day or 31,536,000 per year. That is a huge figure considering that almost half of the planet earthlings are not connected to the internet.
The blogosphere continues to double about every 5.5 months and about 13% of all blogs are updated at least weekly. The main issue is how long does a blogger blogs before giving up? A week? One month? According to Technorati, half of the new blogs become redundant after just three months.

There is a name for these blog - they’re often called splogs or blog junks. Most bloggers started out with a good intention, always with a big picture in their mind. The secret path to success is the ability to continuing blogging consistently. It doesn’t matter if no one drop any comments or someone uses harsh words banging you, the ability to maintain the momentum and chunk out interesting articles is the key to success. Most blogs takes an average of 6 months to built up the much needed momentum to leap frog one to the other stage.

2) Topics - Choosing the right topic is like choosing the right partner, if you choose the wrong topic, especially the one that you’ve got no interest in, chances are you’ll soon end up in a crossroad. I’ve come across bloggers that create blogs that target high paying keywords such as :

  • mesothelioma
  • lawyers
  • what is mesothelioma
  • peritoneal
  • mesothelioma
  • consolidate loans
  • refinancing mortgage
  • tax attorney
  • mesotheliom
  • a car accident lawyer
  • ameriquest mortgage
  • mortgage refinance

These are some of the highest paying keywords in Google Adwords or any other contextual advertising program, and certain bloggers that are in for the money tend to blog about such topics not knowing what it is all about. Sure, you can plagarize these articles from Wikipedia but for how long? You’ll get caught one day for stealing.The best topic would be something of your interest, be it music or art that has a niche market in the digital world. If you’re passionate about the topic you are blogging, chances are you will never run out of ideas, remember - maintain the momentum is the key to success.

3) Blogging Platform - There are a few blogging platform to choose from, the current market leaders are Blogger, Wordpress and MoveableType. I would say that these three platform has the lion share in the blogging world. All have their plus and minus points.

A brief guide:
4) Diversity of opportunities - Diversifing is the key to success, bloggers that seek a steady flow of income should have multiple blogs that spread accross different server and topics so as not to put all their eggs in one basket. Multiple blogs doesn’t mean one has to stick to a single contextual advertising company, recent years have withness the addition of a variety of viable advertising options for bloggers. Unlike the yer before 2005, adsense and blogads and a handfull of other are the only option available.

5) Discipline - This is a very important key element is becoming a full time blogger. To be able to make money out of blogging, one must be consistent, which means a series of discipline attitude. Blogging is not as easy as what it seems, and pusing the “publish” button doesn’t mean you’ll get the amount of audience that targeted. A good knowledge of computer/html/search engine tweak and many more is the key to success. You got to have a willing mind, the passion of learn and the ability to unlearn. Sometimes it takes more than a year for a blog to be successful, remember that if you kept on blogging, eventually you’ll succeed.


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Friday, May 4, 2007

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

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Why Do Work When You Can make money online?

The idea of going to work has changed substantially in the past 10 years. While the norm is still to commute to a physical office, there is a growing contingent who work from home, myself included. Being able to work from home affords a lot of freedoms — I’m sure John knows all about this — as it lets you spend more time with your family, you can save on child care costs, and you don’t have to fight rush hour traffic two times every work day. The arrival and rising popularity of the internet is largely responsible for this growing trend, but it can be difficult to find legitimate work-at-home opportunities. And that’s where — the company that ordered up this ReviewMe review — comes into play.

The name of the website is a bit misleading. When I tell people that I’m a freelance writer who works from home, I get more than a little annoyed when the response is, “So when are you going to get a real job?” Working from home is just as legitimate a career as one that gets you to put on a monkey suit and sit in a corner office for 40 works a week.

Following this line of thought, the work at home jobs listed on the WhyDoWork website are just that: jobs. They’re still work, so it’s not like you’re on a twelve month vacation. Some are the telecommuting equivalent of more conventional jobs. When I surfed through the opportunities, I found several that called for “virtual assistants”, or people who act as secretaries from the comfort of their homes. They type up memos, reply to emails, perform administrative tasks, and answer phone calls. Other gigs are a little less conventional, but (hopefully) no less legitimate.

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On the plus side, a membership with is absolutely free, granting you access to an active forum, useful hints and news on the blogs, and a list of work at home employers who have been deemed “a legitimate source for telecommuting employment opportunities.”

The people at WhyDoWork are out to make a buck too, so there’s a fair amount of advertising on the site. They sell eBooks, for example, and many of the pages come with fairly prominent Google Adsense blocks. There are also “featured” employers and opportunities. While the banner ads don’t bother me too much, the Google ads on the front page detract from the professional feel of the site. They also direct people to other work-at-home websites, which may not exactly be the goal of

If you have a blog or website (that is at least PR3), you may be eligible for a link exchange from Check the partners page for more details on this, as well as information about advertising on their site.

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I’m not sure how stringent the screening process is before approves a job posting, and as such, I’m not sure if the “opportunities” are any more trustworthy than the potential scams you find on Craigslist. Interestingly, the bulk (if not all) of the postings link to, leading me to believe that the two sites are either owned by the same people or they have some sort of partnership.

Alternatively, jobs can be posted for $49 (for 30 days). This provides a little bit of comfort, because at least you know that the people putting up the openings had to fork out some money. They’ve got to be a tad more serious, right? There are also work-at-home jobs for mystery shoppers, paid online surveys, and other alternative “get paid to” opportunities. All in all, I’d say that is fairly comprehensive.

May 3rd, 2007 by Michael Kwan

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