Posts Tagged ‘business’

Tsuen Wan International Hong Kong – Scam?

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Could this Tsuen Wan International investment company be a fraud or scam? No idea. However I didn’t want to risk it. It all started with some calls coming in via the office and mobile phone. I didn’t think too much about the phishing tactic and gave some information when the caller was requesting for risk assessment aptitude and what kind of investment that I did. Later I tried to do some research about this TW International but couldn’t find much info except one. (more…)

Is Not Easy Making Money Blogging

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Everybody seems to be doing it thinking it is easy making money blogging, but the reality hits home when you try your hand at it. Still you hear of stories of people making tons of money online by blogging. And then some says it is easy to this, easy to do that and blah, blah, blah.

Recently I received a newsletter from WebProNews and the pro bloggers themselves also talked about the “harsh realities” of blogging for money. The keypoint they noted about making money by blogging:

1. “Free” is not a business model.
2. The push-button Internet cash machine is on the fritz.
3. You are not scalable.
4. No one actually wants that much authenticity.
5. Social media hates selling. (and yet, you have to sell)
6. A blog is not a business.
7. No one is reading your blog
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SuperPages

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Just the other day, a SuperPages sales guy called up for an appointment, though I know it was not much point to advertise in such kind of Yellow Pages business directory, I have time to spare. I may as well entertain the poor sales guy making cold calling since I was in a similar boat doing sales.

When the SuperPages guy showed up, I made it clear from the start that my company wasn’t at all interested in advertising in business directory or any trade journals as it wasn’t relevant to our industry and frankly didn’t work at all. Of course with my cards laid out open the meeting should quickly be over. Being the usual do not take “no” for an answer sales guy he tried to explain the usage of Super Pages and that so many companies have place their contact details in Super Pages for the company’s presence in the business community. Got to give this sales guy A+ for his tenacity, but all his sales efforts are just in vain. (more…)

Build a better mouse trap and customers will beat a path to you

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Now tell me which marketing student haven’t learned about this phrase: “Build a better mouse trap and customers will beat a path to you.”

And you know what? It doesn’t work that way in real life and many marketing people will tell you that. Unfortunately those who didn’t study marketing or blur about the marketing concept will continue to make the same blunder. They made a better product; but no customer beat a path to them unfortunately.

There are four basic fundamental marketing concept:
Production concept
Product concept
Selling concept
Marketing concept (more…)

Google Reveals Adsense Revenue Share

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Finally the Google gods revealed their Adsense revenue share. It is good to have some idea what is their pay out to us poor publisher who rely Google Adsense to power our websites. This may have something to do with the Italian anti-trust suit brought up against them. Nevertheless the transparency is a welcome information. (more…)

Not earning enough from Nuffnang ?

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Just received this notice from Nuffnang warning their affiliates from clicking on their own ads. Like any affiliate programs such as Google Adsense, Advertlets, Chitika, Kontera, and many more out there, they have very clear guidelines about clicking on your own ads for generating a higher income for themselves. I suspect the bloggers and webmaster are having a tough time trying to earn anything decent from their hard work blogging and making website. (more…)

The Importance of business information

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Business information is rather important in any job or transaction. The role of business intelligence is very important not just for survival of business but also for the day to day business negotiation and transaction. And when there is a lack of vital information available, misjudgement can occur and can be very costly to the business.

Sometimes the lack of available information makes it very difficult to make any proper judgement. And if your position of your company is that of trading where the many products sold are based on agency rights, then your business position is precarious indeed. (more…)

Make money online from blogging?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

A friend commented, “Wah! You got so many web sites! Heard that can make money from blogging. Wanna try too.”

Well, it is not as simple as that. If it were so, I would have been a rich man by now. Sure it is no harm trying. Especially if you can build a web site for free using free service from Google, Bravenet, Yola, Geocities, etc. But in the end after making some post for some months, not seeing any results, with very paltry returns, the-would-be-webmaster call it quits and that’s the end of that. (more…)

Make money online – Adsense vs Nuffnang vs Advertlets and other entrepreneur ideas

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

I picked up the latest copy of Personal Money magazine from the newsstand recently as one of the articles was about Nuffnang and about online entrepreneurs. The magazine article talked about three companies namely Elevyn.com, Nuffnang.com and Popfolio.net.

These entrepreneurs are not like us infopreneurs, they try to make their concept work by dealing with real world products and services and hawking them online. (more…)

Looking for an alternative income generation after Chinese New Year?

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Looks like CNY is just around the corner. Almost everybody is winding up their businesses especially factory production. With the looming gloomy economic climate, many factories has taken this opportunity to extend the CNY holiday for a week or more in an effort to reduce production overhead cost. Some has even decided to cut employees salary as a move to reduce expenses. Though family reunion dinner celebration is a must, it looks like a mixture of “glad to be still alive but have to tighten belt” to face an uncertain future.

It is unfortunate the world economy has to centre itself on the biggest consumer market namely the USA. Whenever their economy goes down, so does the whole wide world. The cycle of wax and wane of the world economy has a very predictable pattern which no one seems to bother except the academics. It roughly follows a 10 to 11 years of boom and bust cycle. Some scientist even wonders whether it has something to do with the solar cycle activities which also follows a 10-11 year cycle. Strange coincidence indeed. The world’s economy is like a bubble, it just need a flashpoint to trigger it and the house of cards would just come tumbling down. (more…)