Sunday, June 15, 2014

Blogging basic

This is a simple an easy tutorial on how to build your first blog

This tutorial is written with assumption:

1. You already have a google account(you are if you have an android smartphone, ask your gen-Y children)
2. You are using google chrome browser(you can use any browser, but this tutorial is written using Goolge Chrome)
3. You have accesss to a p.c/laptop because the process is a lot more easier using PC/laptop. Tablet is acceptable as long as you choose desktop version.

Step 1. 

Go to  http://www.blogger.com and log in to your google account or create new account if you need to

Blogging basic

2. After login, a list of all your blogs will be shown. For your case, it will be empty. click on new blog

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3. A dialog as per below picture will be shown. Fill in the blog title then insert your address, google will automatically check the availability of the address. Then choose a template. We can modify the template afterwards. Now click on create blog

Blogging basic


4. Then a similar page as per below diagram will be shown. Click on start posting

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Alternatively, click on you new created blog and the click new post

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5. Create a title your post. In this example,"AJHT" then start composing your post. Make sure you are in compose, not HTML

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6. To insert picture, click on the picture icon (the green rectangle)

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Then click upload and choose file. The dialog may be changed from time to time but the idea is still the same.

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Select your picture file and click open

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Select the picture you want to add and click add selected

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Click on the picture to modify it's size, alignment and properties.

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To insert hyperlink, highlight the link text and click on hypelrink icon (red circle)

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Then insert the link address, if you want the link to open in a new window, tick on 'open link in a new window' then click ok

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To create a form, goto  https://drive.google.com . Login and click on create-form

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Then insert the form title and choose the theme form, click ok

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The the details for your the form will be shown, fill up the form details. To make a question as a required question, tick on required question, to add another question, click on add item, choose question type by clicking on the small down arrow beside the add item button kalau nak tambah soalan lagi tekan add item. Click done to finish creating the form

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For multiple choice question, choose checkbox from question type drop-down list, click on 'click to add option' to add answer choice. 

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To create a drop down list, choose 'Choose from a list'  from question type. then repeat the step above

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Click add item to insert picture or video. Finally click done and then click on send item

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The form address will be showne. highlight, copy (ctrl+C) or right click, copy then paste(ctrl+V) or right click - paste on your blog hyperlink or post the form on your facebook post

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To review responses or respondents quantity, go to you google drive account and click on form_name(response)

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A report showing the respondents answers will be shown. To download, click on file-download as-microsoft excel(.xlsx)

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To edit form, click on form_name


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Then click on the pencil icon around the area of the question you want to edit, perform editing, click done and send form and get the new address

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Back to your blog to create hyperlink using a picture, click on the desired picture then click on the hyperlink icon. If the link icon is already selected, click on the icon once to clear the selection and the click it again and edit link dialog will be shown. Fill in your link

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Now a basic blog has been created. Click on publish to publish it to the world wide web

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We will return to posts list. To view the post and copy the address, click on view

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Highlight the address, copy and paste

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Paypal as a payment platform

I believe many of us had heard or read about paypal but not so many of us really know paypal or trust paypal. I have been using paypal as a payment platform for buying/selling on the internet especially for international market since 2010.

Paypal is a payment platform owned by ebay.com. We could see its' strength and how it will not cheat us by any means. Paypal.com also had established links to many of local banks in Malaysia and of course with big credit card brand especially visa and mastercard. Guess what, if we take a look at our atm/debit card we could see the visa/mastercard logo printed on them meaning we could use them to link with paypal.

How to setup paypal as a payment platform? You can see the examples in my product pages at 


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As you could see at the bottom of each page, there are 'buy now' button along with visa/mastercard/other cards logo. If you click on the button, it will go to paypal payment portal equipped with details of your item to be purchased, my paypal.com id and customers' paypal login credential and pay with credit card link.

If your customer already have paypal account, they could login to paypal and pay from their paypal account or paypal linked credit card. If they don't have paypal account, they could also pay using their credit card by clicking on the 'pay with my credit or debit card' link and entering their credit/debit card details. Paypal.com uses https means they are secure and had paypal.inc logo beside the address in the address bar means they have a valid security certificate. 

Now , how to put similar button in your blog? 

1. Log in/register with paypal.com by going to www.paypal.com and clicking on sign in for registered user or sign up to register new account. Choose premier account or you can upgrade later. No upgrade fee.

2. They will send verification e-mail, do that. bla bla

3. In your acount overview there are status: unverified under welcome XXXXXX. Now click on the unverified and verify yourself by uploading your scanned IC, license and latest bill.

4. When you have been verified you will see merchant service tab, click on it 

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then click on website standard payment and Sell single item, create one now

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Choose a button type, choose buynow, in the item name put in your item name e.g antic car, in item id field put in your reference e.g taj 1111, in the item price field put in your item price e.g 15000.00 then in the currency field choose your currency e.g MYR for malaysian ringgit (RM). 

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Now go to step 3:Customize advanced features(optional) and select yes or no in 'do you want to let your customer change order quantities'. select yes if you wish to let your customer change order quantity and no if you only wish to sell 1 unit per each customer or if you are selling virtual product.

In ' can your customer add special instructions in a message to you?' select yes if you wish to and enter your message box name e.g Special instruction to seller.

In ' Do you need your customer shipping address' select yes if your product is deliverable and no if your product is virtual.

In 'take customers to this URL when they cancel their checkout' tick the box if you have any page to forward your customer if they think twice or accidentally cancel their checkout. E.g http://www.yourpage.com/really?.htm.

In 'take customers to this URL when they finish checkout' tick the box if you want to forward the customer to your thank you page or download page. E.g http://www.yourpage.com/thankyou.htm .

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Next click on 'create button' button
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You will be forwarded to generated code page..Click on select code then right click-copy or press ctrl+C key on your keyboard.
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Then go to your blog design panel, go to posts, Select one post and click on edit below it

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Click on html button and then position your cursor on the place where you want your button to be placed and paste the code by right click-paste or ctrl+v

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Then update or publish your blog and advertise your blog using bidvertiser or adword and happy selling.

p/s : Do you know that we can use our google drive account to host our website? Check back later for google drive hosting...


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Advertising and Advertisement..

Every business need to be known of it's existence then the customers will start to flock in and pour money for the products or services they need. The most hard thing in business is getting the first customer. In Terengganu language 'buat gorri'. When you have your first customer then other customer will keep coming because the best advertising effort is mouth to mouth advertising.

For online business, there are many method could be used to advertise your product or service. Back in 2000 (pre-google era), the only method available is e-mail ads using list emailer. Then google born and put up a new way of advertisement using adwords. Only then many others follow google way and develop ads service such as bidvertiser.com.

Google adwords is very effective advertising tool but the rules and policy are too strict. Sometimes you got banned without knowing why. Alternatively you could register with bidvertiser.com using the link below :

$20 in FREE Clicks for everyone from BidVertiser - Click Here!



Yes.. they even give $20 to get you started. Believe me, bidvertiser is better than adsense. When i registered with them, in the first 2 days, i got 1000 impression and 5 clicks (impression is counted when your ads appear in web search or in member's webpage)

Driving along the highway, we could see several billboards fill up with ads from various company but if you observe enough, there are names of the billboard owner below the ads such as GANAD or etc. In cyber world highway, we are the billboard owner and we can rent our space to the others for advertisement.

The most popular ads provider is adsense but again , the rules and policy are too strict. You only have 1 chance to enroll in their program. If you got disapproved, you are only given 1 appeal.If your appeal rejected, you cannot enroll yourself like FORever.

An alternative to adsense is bidvertiser.com. It works the same way as adsense but chances to get your website approved is a lot higher than asense. There are also many types of ads you wish to display on your website such as banner, photo ads, skyscapper etc. Click the link below to put some ads on your website/blog and get some profit..

Monetize your Website or Blog with BidVertiser



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Friday, April 18, 2014

Aliexpress.. a child of Alibaba

Launched in April 2010, AliExpress is a retail marketplace targeted at consumers worldwide, many of them located in the United States and emerging markets including Eastern Europe and South America. The platform is primarily made up of small business sellers offering good value on a wide variety of consumer products.


There are many many many items to buy in Aliexpress.. It is different from alibaba.com that, is targeted for wholeseller only. Aliexpress also good for retailer. You can buy on the lowest moq (minimum order quantity) down to 1 quantity only. 

Who are the seller?

They come from 3 different categories that are factories, wholeseller and person. Usually they will offer free shipping using snail mail. If you want tracking number and faster delivery, you could choose from options of delivery company. One important thing is to be sure to tell the seller to declare your item as gifts ( of course for a small quantity ) if they are big in packaging or too many the customs will throw a suspicion on your item and will rip off you packaging. Believe it. I had been through this. My items received with a broken packaging. I mean you can see they had been opened. Luckily i got cleared and didn't have to pay for import tax. 

If you want to buy bulk items but not so many as a container or a trailer you should go to aliexpress. You can buy in bulk and sell them for a profit.. Now they have a very big sale. Up to 70%. Yes.. 70% .. Click on the badge below and happy shopping..
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

8share and its little secret

I've come upon 8share and found it interesting, promising and not scam. 8share actually formerly known as says.com. First published on sometime in the year of 2011. It has been 3 years and it is self explanatory on its authenticity for. Scam will only survive for a year only. After got enough money, they got away and 'cabut'. 8share is definitely not a scam or phishing or whatsoever evil cyber crime bla bla bla. You don't have to put out your wallet for 8share. Just register and share.

Take a peek on the screenshot of 8share below

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As you can see there are plenty of things for us to share on facebook, twitter or google plus. There are so easy, just share and let the money grow. No membership fee, no pay, no buying a thing. Just share it. There are nothing to lose.

Head to 8share by clicking here, register, share and let the money keep coming

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Online Membership Program... Easy as pie


Online membership program

Online membership programThe topics for successful member only websites are as varied today as...short people, tall people, buying websites, unusual business ideas, selling stocks, paint ball, 2nd wives clubs, financial, dating, fitness, marketing and countless mentoring and coaching sites on almost every topic imaginable and probably a few you can’t imagine or wouldn’t want to imagine. It takes some work and certainly the right tools to set up a members-only website but the rewards (monetary as well as personal satisfaction) can be huge.  Whatever you are passionately interested in or very adept at can be the topic of a members-only website today. One of the first types of membership sties on the Internet was the online dating site. In the beginning, they were mostly populated with nerds, weirdoes and perverts but as the Internet matured the sites became popular among people from all walks of life. They have even progressed so far as to offer pre-screening of members. Most porn sites are me......


Learn more about membership site>>>

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