Email Interview #39: Draik

Blog shops and websites can evolved into actual physical shops. In the previous interview, Sherine shared how she does that and how she managed her shop while taking good care of her family.

In this interview, another stay at home mom, Draik shared how she used the various free websites to set up her home business while taking care of her 4 year old boy.

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1. Share with my readers who you are

Hi everybody, I am a stay at home mom with a 4 year old boy. I have discovered Cafepress in 2005 when I was still working full time. I had opened my first online shop, Keepsake Arts, with Cafepress when I discovered that I could sell my designs on t-shirts. I got addicted after I received my first cheque in my letterbox.

2. What business you are in and what is your website address?
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Email Interview #38: Sherine

In the previous post, I was intrigued by the many methods you can make money online. Pei Yu is selling her products on Facebook and forums.

Why do people sell products on forums?

Forums is a community of very targeted audience.

For instance, fish lovers like myself invest alot in maintaining our aquarium tank and the well-being of our fishes. So if a vendor who sells quality filters is to promote fish filters to us, there is a higher possibility that we will buy. Why? Because we are fish lovers and each of us have at least 3 filters and are always looking to buy new one to replace the old ones.

So, if you are planning to sell something, do not just stop at blogs. Facebook fan pages and forums are great resources for you to tap into.

In this new interview, I am delighted to have another stay at home mom cum business owner to share with us how she is tapping into website, Facebook fan page to boost her sales.

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1. Share with my readers who you are

Hello everyone! I am Sherine from Singapore, owner of The Little Wardrobe. I was previously an Auditor. Decided to quit my auditing job due to the long working hours as well as the need to travel frequently when I was expecting my boy. In April 2009 I gave birth to my boy, Gregory. I then took up a job with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in June 2009 but left shortly to help start up business for my relative. I started up The Little Wardrobe store at Raffles Place in late 2009.

2. What business you are in and what is your website address?
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2 Simple Ways of Making BIG Profits from Blogging

from masaaidhs


Over the past couple of months, I have been experimenting with different ways of making money from blogging to see which way will get the most profits within the shortest day.

The criteria is that it must be easy even for a newbie marketer.

Easy means you need to invest a reasonable amount of time and effort in building your business. Be realistic! There is no do-nothing-huge-profit business. (If you know, please let me know.)

The first one is selling blogs to small business companies. My Italian student Alessandro has successfully done it by knocking from door to door of shops in the city in Milan. His hard work paid off giving him $8000 of revenue in the first month.

His cost is only $9 for one domain. His profit – US$7991!
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5 Ways to use Blog for Your Offline Consulting

from anvrecife

Hi everyone,

Offline business consulting is getting more and more popular over the years and almost everyone you know now has a Facebook account.

What is the link between having a Facebook account and being able to do offline business consulting?

If you have a Facebook account and you are using it actively, it only means you are internet savvy. And anyone who is internet savvy can easily provide what he knows to the offline companies in the form of business proposal.

Sounds unfamiliar or even scary?

Not to worry. It is easy and I can show you how it can be simply done. All you need to know is how you can do it and you can possibly make few thousands of dollars within next week.

Here are some quotations for the services you can charge:

1. blog set up with 5 pages of content – US$697 and US$157 for every page of additional content
2. blog maintenance – US$500 each month
3. running contest on blog – US$3000 and up per campaign and depending on scale of campaign

First, let me explain why there is a growing trend in companies wanting their personal websites or blogs.
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Email Interview #37: Pei Yu

In the last interview, I have interviewed ex flight attendant who runs a successful internet shop selling maternity wear. In fact, anyone can start up an internet shop selling anything you want and as long as it satisfied a gap.

What is a gap?

A gap is an unfulfilled need of the customer. For example, stay at home parents have little time to do house chores and not having enough or trusted domestic helpers is a gap. And you can easily detect a gap when you belong to that specific group of customer and all you need to ask is what you are frustrated about. Which of your need is not met?

In this weekend post, I am thankful for this stay at home mom’s sharing. Her name is Pei Yu and she runs a successful internet business…Read on to find out how she does it and how you can too without the need to create your own products.

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1. Share with my readers who you are

Hi everyone! I’m Pei Yu, currently a Stay-At-Home-Mum (SAHM) to my darling daughter who just turned 13 months. I’ve become a SAHM mainly because i need to take care of my daughter. I spent alot of time on the internet, especially now with the use of smartphones, I’m almost 24/7 online! I used to blog alot on my daily life, but after my daughter came into my life, my time mainly around her and I need to plan my time properly to juggle between my small online business and my family.

2. What business you are in and how does your customer contact you?
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Email Interview #36: Vanessa Azure Lin

I have always been impressed by how resilient stay-at-home mothers are. It is not easy to manage a successful online business while taking care of their young children.

After becoming a father earlier this year and having to look after my baby girl, I can really empathise with these mothers. If the day is not planned properly, all the activities will be revolving around the kids. A typical half a day can start like this – making milk for the baby at 6am, bathing the baby at 9am, preparing for the next feed at 11am, playing with the baby at 2pm, feeding at 3pm and so on. Half a day is gone.

In an office context, it is equivalent to doing your colleague’s work and not being able to start yours.

So, in this interview, I am delighted to share the story of air stewardess turned stay-at-home mom. I hope you can learn something out of it. (This is another similar story of Dulcie who used to be air stewardess too.)

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1. Share with my readers who you are

SAHM, WAHM, Full-time housewife! (Haha) Hi, I’m Vanessa. I am a cheerful mum with a 19 month old daughter. During my early 20s, I was a flight attendant with Japan Airlines and Silkair Airline. I stopped working totally while I was pregnant and during this period I opened an internet shop call Azure Maternity. =)

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Email Interview #35: Grace Tan

Hi, I hope you have enjoyed my previous interview on a stay-at-home-mum who shared on how she runs her online business while taking care of her baby. In today’s interview, I have a stay-at-home-mum who runs a very successful blog shop which rents out children’s toys.

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1. Please share with my readers who you are

I am Grace Tan, a Stay-At-Home-Mum (SAHM) to my 13 month daughter, whom I have decided to devote all my time to, after she was born. I made the decision to look after her myself as I felt that no amount of money could “buy” my time. I could always earn the money later, but no amount of money in this world can buy back the time I could have spent with my child in her growing years, and she is everything in the world to me.

It is also my responsibility to impart to her, values which she would take with her when she grows up. I am also passionate about “green” issues and aspire to bring my children up in an eco-conscious environment.

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