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Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas is Just Around the Corner



Yes, it is that time of year again. And, I have inserted a videoclip of Christmas quotes on my niche site to honor the festival appropriately. There are probably hundreds or thousands of videoclips to suit each and everyone out there, but the one I've selected for your viewing pleasure is both "short and sweet". The quotes are simple, but meaningful and they have endured the test of time.

So, click on the following and be Merry this Christmas... and all the Christmas's after that...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Virtual Assistance Work and Blogging Income

I have been a virtual assistant since a few years back and took up paid blogging since October 2006 when my first blog was set up using Wordpress PHP scripts. At that time there were many programs and web sites offering paid posts on a daily basis and it was lucrative then. Now they are all gone and there are hardly any more paid posts to take up. How I wish they would last forever. Currently I hold a full time job at home working as an Information Technology executive for a friend in his sports building business. It is a small company but a dynamic one - operating like Air Asia brand.

I am also wearing my titanium spectacles every day for the rest of my life as I have short-sightedness. And the power has remained the same for the last 20 years. Thank goodness it does not keep on increasing - otherwise I may have to change spectacles every year. Since I work at home, I also moonlight at times to save more for my retirement as I don't have any children to depend on financially later on. So, I have to be careful of my spending and not to squander away whatever I have earned today.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Not in a Mood to Work

I am having a back ache for 4 days now and am not in a mood to work anymore. I can afford to relax as I work from home. In a short while, I will travel with my colleague to KL for business - he's going to collect a cheque for work done in an international school and also another cheque for final payment for badminton rubberized courts completed in Klang. And just now, I wasted 1 trip to the bank - all for nothing - because my potential client gave me a wrong MTCN for Western Union withdrawal. Well, I am not going to start work until I see the money in my hands as time is precious. At this moment, I am feeling a bit sleepy and will take a nap in a short while before my 4-5 hour trip to KL by car.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Printed out brochures on Greenweave Lawn Bowl Turf by Greengauge

Last night, after coming back from dinner at Gurney Plaza, I printed out brochures, data specs and photos of completed projects of lawn bowls using Greenweave synthetic turf by the company named Greengauge. There was a partnership since 2006 with Tiger Turf, our supplier for many years and this is a win-win basis for both synthetic turf companies. There is a company affiliated to Greengauge in Malaysia and it is the sole provider and installer for lawn bowls. Hopefully with the partnership with Tiger Turf, we at Olympic Venture can get some lawn bowls to install locally here and not be monopolized by a single company. From futsal courts, tennis courts and multi-purpose courts, we are now extending our sports surface company to lawn bowls since we have an enquiry on this recently.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Extremely Slow Internet Connection

These past few days the internet connectionn has been freakingly slow like a tortoise. I am using the wireless broadband connectivity and it has always been a bit slower than Streamyx - but that is ok as I could work with moderate speed. But these few days, it has been crawling ever so slowly that it is better I take a nap than to wait and wait for eons of hours. My job as home is like this - whenever there is a call from the boss, I have to work at any time of the day to send out quotations. So I am not at liberty to rest for a long time without a call from him to work with the computer and internet. And with the slow connection, it is like waiting for the next page to show up for at least 5 minutes!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Learning to be a Super Affiliate

I just signed up for Clickbank last week and decided to choose one of the software to promote via Google Adwords. I have prepaid RM80 for the advertisement using my Citibank credit card. RM80 is to test out and experiment with Adwords to see how effective it is. Normally the conversion rate is about 2% - 4%. That means, for every 100 clicks, 2 - 4 will buy from you. My dream is to make lots of money per month from the internet. So to grow money, you need to invest some money. Make the money work for you. Since 2008, Clickbank has allowed Malaysians to participate and to earn some cash. I hope this will be another of my other money making ventures amongst my other list. You need to have multiple streams of internet income.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Smart Money Management

To manage your money wisely, it is good to invest in some money instruments and let it grow quicker compared to just leaving it in the bank. There are government bonds to buy with higher returns yet with low risks or guaranteed capital. To be rich quicker, you need to make your money work for you by making it grow faster. Some people are made millionaires investing in the stock market while many others are burnt. To make money in the stock market like Warren Buffett, you need to buy low and sell high. For this to happen, buy when there is a recession, bad news, panic selling, etc and sell when there is bull run. You can also calculate the intrinsic value of the company to know when to hold on and when to let go in the stock market.

Friday, September 18, 2009

1 Week's Break

This coming week, I will be getting 1 week's break from work. That's because my boss will be driving down to his family home in Johor to attend a wedding with his relatives and with the Hari Raya Puasa holidays on Monday and Tuesday, I will be slumbering most of the time relaxing at home. My youngest sister's colleagues have taken the opportunity to travel to USA or other countries for a well deserved break. However, being a computer and internet addict, I will continue to log on to check emails now and then since I work from home. And working from home has plenty of benefits - slumbering away at any time of the day and being your own boss literally while getting paid.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Spring Cleaning my Blog

I removed some sensitive posts in my blogspot blogs especially on personal matters and those on money earned online. I don't want some unwanted blogger robber to come and rob me. Just kidding. Actually, too much personal information was put on the www and it is time to be wiser in blogging. Don't want any readers becoming jealous and sabotaging me. You also notice that I have not put any photos on delicious food taken or hotel stays anymore in my other blogs and it is simply foolish to reveal too much on the internet. Let it be boring, so what. As long as my Google Adsense generate some income every several months, that is fine for me. And I don't blog too often now compared to last time. But I will continue to blog for as long as possible.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Have Neglected this Blog

This is my post after about 2 months since my last post in May. I have neglected this blog for some time. That's because blogging is now no longer my priority where I used to do paid blogging and it was quite lucrative at one time. Now that the opportunities are dried up, I no longer blog as often as I should. Other priorities take first place. Also, I have been travelling extensively around Malaysia, to KL, Langkawi, Kota Bahru and then back to Penang takes up much of my time. The only blog that is making me money from Herbalife is www.DianaTan.net where new customers email me for the price list and then order by email and pay via internet banking. All I need to do is just shoot an email to my supplier in KL, bank in money to his account and the order is confirmed. Easy Peasy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

What the Heck! No One picks up calls at Penang SOCSO

I have paid the worker’s SOCSO company contribution for April 2009 and until today, 12th of May, I have yet to receive a receipt and form for May payment from them. SOCSO stands for Social Security Organisation that was established in Malaysia to make monthly payments to workers becoming disabled in the course of their employment. It is like a form of insurance. Today, I tried to contact the numbers that I have in the SOCSO letterhead and they have changed to a new number that is non-contactable at all and simply send a thank you message and hang up when you select all the options! Even the operator number leads to automatic message with no one to pick up the phone! I don’t know who is the director or head of department for SOCSO but they sure try to find ways to automate their telephone calls with no single person to pick up calls and attend to enquiries. This is surely the ‘makan ular’ (lackadaisical) attitude of the staff who is missing in action! Typical of the Malays who are so lazy, and depend on the UMNO government to take care of their needs to the exclusion of other races. I am still wondering how sincere is the government in advocating 1Malaysia concept.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Working at Home has its Priviledges

With the current economic downturn, you might like to consider working at home doing various tasks like writing articles or blogging with Adsense. To offer such services, you need to have a certain level of education, that is being able to write coherently that people can understand. As many people either receive pay cuts or get the boot, it is time to consider working with an internet ready computer in the comforts of home. You will be your own boss, calling the shots and work when you are up to it or take a break when there is a need. Working at home frees us from office politics, travelling and queuing up in traffic jams or getting dressed up to work. The best part is that you can work in your pajamas in a comfortable environment.

Monday, March 16, 2009

It is a Drudgery

Working from home has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are more freedom to work at flexible hours and away from the constant checking of your superiors. Many people have made it big through their home office and become millionaires. While there are the success stories, there are also those who failed miserably in working at home. First you need to have the discipline to work at your own pace. People may become too comfortable and become lazy. Instead of working, they may spend the time chatting away with online contacts and incur more expenses than necessary. For others, it may be boring or a drudgery to work at home compared to the dynamics of working in a proper office. After working for at least 7 years in the office environment, I have acquired the discipline to work from home and no longer take my blessings for granted. After all, it is not an opportunity for everyone to work from home.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Going to Langkawi in a Short While

I am going to Langkawi by Firefly which was booked and confirmed last night. It takes about 30 minutes to arrive from Penang Airport to Langkawi's Airport. We need to take measurement for a sports court for a customer before flying back the next day on Sunday. Most likely, we will stay overnight in Langkawi after doing the necessary. This is a short business trip. And I just found out from my sister that a return trip by boat is about RM100 plus. Had I known that earlier, we would have taken the boat and save us about RM620 for 2 persons return by flight plus airport tax.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Have not been updating posts lately

I was in Hadyai, Thailand over Chinese New Year from 24th to 27th January with my parents and younger sisters. Admittedly, I also ignored this blog for a while since it is not generating much income. There were other more pressing issues related to copyright infringement of my company web site that kept me very very occupied recently. And also the last few batches of calendars to send out by the hundreds to potential clients. Hence, I was not in the mood to blog or update this blog. With Valentine's Day yesterday and over now, I have more free time on my mind for personal stuffs.

My company also sent out a legal notice to our competitors who violated our web site copyright infringement. They copied many images, photos and write-ups from our web site and competed with us for the exact material. Since serving them legal notice after repeatedly emailing them to no avail, they have finally removed and shut down their web site. I hope it is permanent. This is the site that I am talking about >> w h i z z s p o r t .com
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