Malaysian bloggers, time to prepare for tax declaration

It is soon going to be April and it is time to submit your income tax declaration. In this article, I would write about the preparations required for submissions. Then in the next article, I would write about how I fill up my tax returns to LHDN. If you are earning income through online either [...]

The magic of batching up blog posts

Lately I have discovered the benefits of batching up blog posts instead of writing all blog posts at once. This means that instead of completing one entire cycle from start until the blog post is published, I would perform the similar task in batches. Typical task of publishing a blog post would involve: 1. Brainstorming [...]

In Thailand, Facebook and Line are widely used compared to websites/blogs

A Thai friend of mine have a small humble shop located in a relatively rural area that sells mostly beauty products. Her main method of promotion is utilizing Line and Facebook to do the posting. She did a lot of her promotion using Line to post to her contacts. When I asked her if she [...]

Tips for starting a website to increase sales for your company

I was speaking to someone who is involved in the profession of selling second hand cars. It is a family business. Basically each day he would set a target to complete certain posting of cars for sale in Facebook, Instagram and sites like Mudah.my. The company does not have an official website. It does not [...]

Should you blog from your mobile phone or on a desktop?

My short answer: Blog from whatever medium you are comfortable in using. Or whatever medium that is available when the inspiration comes. It is always dynamic and changes all the time. The first Smartphone I bought for myself was a Blackberry Torch where I used to do a lot of my mobile blogging. That was [...]

Should you revive an old blog or start from new

You may have an old blog somewhere that you haven’t updated for sometime. Traffic in that blog had dwindled next to nothing. One day, you decided to give blogging a go again. You go to your old blog and find that well, it would require massive cleanup because you could have written a number of [...]

Why religious and NGOs need to have a proper website

When I google on some places of interest or NGOs, I am surprised that many organizations, including well known ones do not have a ‘proper’ website or web presence.  If you are part of a religious organization or NGO, it is important to set up your own site. What I mean by ‘proper’ website is: [...]

The best way for an Asian blogger to monetize is via Adsense

In Asia countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, the best way for an average blogger to monetize your blog would be via Adsense, that is featuring advertisement in your blog. Exceptions from this would be: 1. If you blogging to promote your small business- then the focus should be to advertise your own business [...]