Friday, May 30, 2008

The new millionaire on the Blog - Dr M

The Malaysian blog sphere is celebrating a new Malaysian millionaire on the Blog - our former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad.


Within the short period of 30 days since May 1 when he started his blog, www.chedet.com has touched the 1st million mark.

To hit the million marks in blogging is quite tough for a new blogger. It may takes a few years before being able to achieve this but to do it within 30 days is truly remarkable.

I personally put up a short comment on his post to congratulate Tun for his achievement. (The 4th comment published)

Anti-war
I'm particularly like the latest post on anti-war focuses on making war a punishable crime. One's should not use war as an excuse for achieving peace.

In his novel, Human Revolution, Mr Daisaku Ikeda wrote:
War is barbarous and inhuman.
Nothing is more cruel, nothing more tragic.
It is true that nobody would like war to be happened in any country throughout the world. The only person who want war is a person who do not cherish peace and dignity of life. Thus, to make the war as a punishable crime is one of the way to create a more peaceful world.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

More than 6000 card holders in Malaysia declared bankrupt

Fact 1: For the past four years, more than 6,000 credit card holders have been declared bankrupt.

Fact 2: These 6,000 plus bankrupts incurred RM 2.5 bil of bad debts.

Fact 3: Currently the current card debt is RM 20.8 bil.

Fact 4: Out of these, RM 500 mil has been classified as non-performing loans (unpaid debt exceeding 3 months)

Fact 5: Unpaid loan under 3 months amounted to RM 2 bil.

Fact 6: 30% card holders settled in full payment, 60% paid up in full on the following month and almost half pay at least the minimum payment.

Fact 7: A total of 2,764,085 (49.7%) new card applications were approved last year from a total of 5,566,871 applications.

These statistics are quite concerning with the increasing number of debts incurred, new credit card holders (almost 3 million new holders with higher potential of overspending the plastic money) and bankruptcy.

Banks and government should tighten up the rules on new card applications like in UK - 2.7 million new card applications is indeed a huge number for potential credit card debts to occur.

Related post:
5 bad habits for getting into debts
10 warning signs of credit card debts

Source: The Star, 21 May 2008 - More than 6000 card holders declared bankrupt




Video tutorial on how to set up a new blog (Blogspot)

This is a step-by-step video tutorial for creating a blog using Blogger.com. I am uploading this video tutorial as a reference for my students' coming assignment.

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Here is another video tutorial on creating a Blogger.com blog.

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Related post:
Video Tutorial on creating a WordPress blog



Monday, May 19, 2008

Electronic Commerce - Blog Carnival 19th May 2008











Welcome to the May 19, 2008 edition of electronic commerce. (Vol 2, No. 10, 2008)


garry presents eBooks as a Business Opportunity, How to Make Your Own posted at 2 Million Dollar Bills.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Cautionary Verse posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Heather Johnson presents 5 Tips for Effective eBay Selling posted at Just Make Money Online.

Sagar presents Top 25 Most Influential People in the Web Hosting Industry posted at WHDb.

Neelakantha presents 50+ Google Reader Productivity Hacks posted at Bootstrapper.


E-commerce


Brian Terry presents 6 Hot Tips For Successful Split Testing posted at Big Selling Website Design.

Carol Bentley presents How informative are your sales letters. . . posted at Carol Bentley, saying, "How informative are your sales letters?"

Ed Rivis presents Public admission. I’m guilty. posted at Ed Rivis, saying, "Public admission. I'm guilty."

Brian Terry presents 259+ Great Resources for Great Web Design posted at Big Selling Website Design.

Jimson Lee presents So You Want to Go Open Source? posted at CRM Help Desk Software.com, saying, "This article discusses the hidden costs of implementing your e-commerce solutions, from CRM to shopping cart to invoicing systems."

Nate presents Develop a Marketing System to Collect Testimonials posted at Build Your Own Ecommerce Website!.

Nate presents Ecommerce Terms Glossary posted at Build Your Own Ecommerce Website!.

Carol Bentley presents Don?t assume all is OK. . . posted at Carol Bentley, saying, "Don't assume all is ok."

Susan Tatum presents What technology buyers don’t want to see on your website posted at TechnoBuzz.

Marcus Hochstadt presents Why I Do Not Use FeedBurner posted at Marcus Hochstadt, saying, "It seems as if the majority of bloggers use FeedBurner to distribute and track the use of their RSS feeds. Marcus Hochstadt has his reasons for NOT using FeedBurner though."

Richard McLaughlin presents More Widget Building posted at Oh, the Places You'll Go, saying, "add a translation widget for your foreign clients. translate pages using my tool and submit those pages to foreign search engines"

Terry Dean presents Art of Persuasion posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

George Tzenos presents Spread Your Word The Viral Way And Boost Your Traffic posted at Traffic2MyPage Blog.

Susan Tatum presents You Have Multiple “Homepages”. Time to Fix Them All. posted at TechnoBuzz.

Rajbir Dhaliwal presents E-commerce: How To Create an Online Store posted at Be Sikk, saying, "Good for beginners who want to open online stores and have no idea where to start. This takes them from the beginning to the end."

WM Media presents How to Build a Website If You Don?t Know HTML posted at Buy And Sell Websites, saying, "Even if you don't know HTML, you can still build a very nice website."

Stefan Töpfer presents THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG » Blog Archive » Small Business Lists – Start-Up on a Shoestring posted at The Small Business Blog, saying, "A selection of business ideas that can be started with almost zero capital"

Ed Rivis presents Question Time Answers, Part 1. posted at Ed Rivis, saying, "Question Time Answers, Part 1"

Carol Bentley presents Direct mail gems posted at Carol Bentley, saying, "Direct mail gems"

Sarah Paine presents Three Tips to Ensure Lasting Success posted at Sarah Paine, saying, "Explode your ecommerce implementing three principles."




That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of electronic commerce using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.



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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Electronic Commerce - Blog Carnival 2nd May 2008











Welcome to the May 2, 2008 edition of electronic commerce. (Vol 2, No. 9, 2008)


Praveen presents Internet Marketing Success - Sell Physical Products posted at My Simple Trading System.

Terry Dean presents Traffic And Conversion posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

Cancerkitty presents Setup a Personal, Portable Web Server posted at DelSquacho, saying, "An easy to follow tutorial for setting up a web server on a thumb drive. Perfect for developing and testing."

Niharika presents How to: Turn Your iPod Into Anything (75+ Tutorials) posted at Travelhacker.

Jen presents How to Write an eBook - and Publish an eBook updated Thu Apr 24 2008 7:50 pm CDT posted at Restoring Your Finances and Your Faith, saying, "A lil' guide to help you write an eBook"

Amy S Quinn presents 50 Fun Ways to Use the Wayback Machine posted at Bootstrapper.

Susan Tatum presents Organize PPC Keywords into Tighter Ad Groups for Enhanced Results. posted at TechnoBuzz.

Tom presents P2P lending company for sale posted at Prosper Lending Review.

Barbara Y presents Lost Keys Locater posted at Ludicrous Ideas, saying, "Thank you for hosting the carnival, and if your interested in working on a project together feel free to let me now. Cheers,Larry"

Barbara Y presents Plain Water as fuel for your car posted at Ludicrous Ideas, saying, "Thank you for hosting the carnival, and if your interested in working on a project together feel free to let me now. Cheers, Larry"


Blogging

Matthew Paulson presents The Benefits of Small Business Blogs posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Blogging Trutyhs presents All About Blogs Blogging Blog History Common Blog Terminlogies posted at Making Money Online, saying, "A weblog (the word was coined by Jorn Barger in 1997) is a log or record or collection of stuffs like personal opinions, links to different websites, and written advice."


E-commerce

Carol Bentley presents Answers to questions posted at Carol Bentley, saying, "Answers to questions"

Ed Rivis
presents Who else needs more traffic? Report revealed… posted at Ed Rivis, saying, "Who needs more traffic? Report revealed.."

Susan Tatum presents 5 Reasons Conventional Technology Marketing Isn’t Working posted at TechnoBuzz.

Brian Terry presents How to Create High Profit Margin Products posted at Big Selling Website Design.

Nate presents Is e-commerce for me? posted at Build Your Own Ecommerce Website!.

Don Morrison presents Selling Online Domains? The Big Picture posted at dondmorrison.com, saying, "For complete information on selling and marketing domains online for 100% income checkout http:www.flipaniche.com"

Kevin Fleming presents Make Form and Function Work Together posted at FOS Commerce Blog.

Talk Prom Dresses presents How To Talk About Money With Your Partner posted at The Eclectic Female, saying, "Buying a prom dress online can save you a lot of money and hassle."

Carol Bentley presents Twitter, twitter posted at Carol Bentley, saying, "Twitter, twitter"

Ed Rivis presents Statistical face slap. posted at Ed Rivis, saying, "Statistical face slap."

Raymond presents Credit Card Rewards posted at Money Blue Book.

Raymond presents 0% Balance Transfer Credit Cards posted at Money Blue Book.

Raymond presents Best Business Credit Card For Your Small Business posted at Money Blue Book.

Sarah Paine presents Is Risk Aversion Ruining Your Business? posted at Sarah Paine, saying, "Take a look at how your fear of risk may cripple your chance to succeed in running an online business. Discover how acknowledging this fear can help boost success."

Liz presents Growing your business - when is it time to bring someone else onboard? posted at Nitro Marketing Blog, saying, "As a small business owner, how do you know when it's time to bring in help?"

Stefan Töpfer presents Do you have concern for your business or only for yourself? posted at The Small Business Blog, saying, "You need to think of your business first, before you worry about yourself."

Randy Rhodes presents Protected: Testing Processes Using MuVar posted at Internet Business Blog.


Internet


Matthew Paulson presents The Benefits of Online Meetings for Small Business Owners posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Terry Dean presents Are You A Prolific Product Developer? posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

Phil B. presents The Television versus the Internet> posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "The Internet is more useful than television, however this means advertisers will concentrate much more with online ads than with television ads."

Amy S Quinn presents The Frugal PC Builder?s Toolbox: 100 Tools and Resources for Finding Cheap Parts posted at Free Geekery.

One Language presents Learn English Articles » Blog Archive » Effective Ways to Practice Business English posted at Learn English Articles, saying, "Chances are, if you do global business, speaking English well is very important."

Brian Terry presents 6 Hot Tips For Successful Split Testing posted at Big Selling Website Design.

Terry Dean presents 5 Keys to Successful Internet Business posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

Sam Carrara presents 24 Hour Special- Top Search Terms posted at Sam Carrara's Marketing Education.



That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of electronic commerce using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


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