Email Marketing - A free, guerrilla approach.

One of the easiest way to promote your service or product is by email marketing. We are spoil for choice as there are many email marketing services available out there. But why pay if you can do it yourself? Here are some useful tips. First off, how to collect a healthy number of emails for your database.

Embrace spam - By this I did not mean the type that told you just won USD 1 million rather emails forwarded by friends. Forwarded emails usually contain plenty of emails of past recipients of that email. Collect it

Use search engine - Pick any search engine. Yahoo and Google? Fine then. It a handy tool but can be time consuming. Type " * " and you can see bunch of emails with that extension pop up. Be sure of the URL of the company / organization that you are searching for.

Use P2P tools - Ever heard of Limewire? Apart from downloading movie or music, these tools also allow you to browse other people hard drive. Search "emails, email or *.wab, *.vcf, or *.csv ". This is like fishing. Depends on luck but hey, that's where the thrill is right?

Exchange address book with friends - Why don't I think of that! Just find friends with similar interest and wave length as you and exchange or ask if you can use their contacts. Imagine, if one people have 1000 contacts. If 5 people? You do the math.

Send emails to groups rather to individual - To save time, don't just send emails to individual but also to Groups, such as Yahoo Groups or Google Groups. You save time and the group member is always expending.

After we have accumulate a healthy database, you can start sending email now, but here some advice.

Be consistent but don't over do it - People will easily get annoyed and ignore you the next time you send your email. Maybe one a month or when you have an important product or important announcement, then you start sending emails.

Catchy title - Short, sweet and catchy tittle to entice the receiver to open the email

Include hyperlink- Don't write too long and detail about the product. Make it compact and include hyperlink to your website so reader can go and read the rest by themselves.

Include unsubscribe option - If you are using mailing list or email marketing tool, give the recipient an option to unsubscribe from receiving more email. This is a good feature to keep then from being force to receive something that they did not like.

Microsoft adCenter Labs - Advertising and Web Mining

The big and lazy software company (not to mention stingy, unlike err, Google) have launched Ad Center Labs with tons of resorces for for web marketers and advertisers. I like it.

Skate movie premier. Panorama.

Date - 22 June 2007
Location - KLPAC, Sentul Park, KL
Time - 9.00 pm - 9.45 pm
Ticket - RM5 per person

For more information, go to

Sireh & Cengkeh Update

Sireh & Cengkeh issue July '07


1- Neil Patel : Founder of Pronet Advertising & ACS. Expert in Linkbaiting and SEO
2- Shin Tanaka : Graphic & Toy designer. Origami style paper toy is cute & adorable.
Not out yet, coming this july. Any contributions & partnership are welcome!

"Daerah Samad" - A. Samad Said

Not only he is a briliant writer, his other talent is drawing. Have to check this out.

National Laureate poet Datuk A.Samad Said showcases his hiden artistic talent. For the first time ever, 100 of his sketches will be displayed to the public. See his use of visual language to express in-depth feelings which cannot be conveyed by words alone.

Visit Galeri Petronas . The exibition starts on 12 June and end on 15 July 2007

Effective presentation slide. Case study, Bill Gates Vs Steve Jobs

One of the thing that we can't avoid during our studying and working time is making a presentation. I'm sure some of us dreaded this task but once in a while, your superior will throw you a task and ask you to present it the following week.

I can understand if a student's slides were cramped with thousand of annoying moving graphics and small, impossible to read texts. Don't worry. You are not alone.

Here, you can see Bill Gates standing in front of his slides which have lots of images and contrasting colors.

While on the flip side, Steve Jobs was seen to use less images. The background color also tend to be dark and this will lead the audience more on the content of the slides rather then other annoying details. You can read more about it here.

Reinvigorate released new feature that lets you views website's activities live on your desktop.

Reinvigorate, the awesome tool to track your web statistic is releasing another great feature that lets you streams website and blog activities live on your desktop. I love Reinvigorate for their no nonsense, nice and easy to understand interface. Worth the try.

We'd like to invite you to beta test our latest tracking feature, Snoop. Snoop is a Desktop application that streams website and blog events to you live, in real-time. Snoop can let you know the instant someone makes a comment on your blog or a purchase/donation from your site. Visit for additional details and client downloads (available for Mac and PC).

Smashing Pumkins new album, ZEITGEIST

Post grunge, melancholic-rock hero, Smashing Pumpkins will launched their new album in July 10th. The artwork cover for the album was designed by Shepard Fairey of Obey Giant.

It was produced by Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin, with Roy Thomas Baker and Terry Date working separately on various tracks, and represents the culmination of two years of work. ZEITGEIST features the first single “Tarantula”—due to arrive at radio May 22—and such songs as album opener “Doomsday Clock,” “United States” and “For God And Country. - See their official website.

Netscape 9 is here. 'Social' web browser set to change the internet.

Before Internet Explorer, there was Netscape Navigator, a browser that was the reason millions of internet users stay-up all night surfing the internet. It was named as the number one technology-related product of all time by PC World. Indeed, knowing for sure the internet is the next big thing after personal computer, Bill Gate, being a savy entrepreneur (during those days), built his own browser and the rest, as they say, is history. Well, can history be re-written? Netscape is trying to do just that.

Netscape Navigator 9 was released yesterday with heavy emphasis on social integration. Check out their website for more screenshoots .

Movable Type is going Open Source.

Six Apart is a company dedicated to make good blogging software and services. They have Vox, Live Journal , Moveable Type and Type Pad. All of these services are decent enough with brilliant functions, but unlike Blogger and Wordpress, it allow limited customization by user. With the released of Movable Type 4, Six Apart have decided to go open source. It is the right thing to do because of 'limited sociability' of their current version is a turn off to majority of personal bloggers. but they will not abandon the commercial version.

Libur ke Kedah 2

Fahim dengan uncle-uncle yang kaki gomol.

Haziq dalam but kereta pak ngah

Fahim dengan mama

Haziq, pantang jumpa kerusi nak panjat.

Haziq dengan atok saudara

How to be an internet millionaire..

I'm sure you have read the title above few times before. In newspaper, internet and magazines. There are even courses about it. But does it really tell you the whole deal? I mean, come on, just pick up a book in any bookshop with the above sub-title and you will only be told the same old things. Marketing, don't give up, be positive and so forth. Duh. Even my local sundry shop owner can tell me that.

Is that it? I guess not. So here are some of the things they forgot to mention but still selling like hot cakes for gullible commoners like us.

1. Selling e-book.

I am sure we all have visited websites welling e-book. Usually the book will help you to generate revenue in few simple steps, complete with buyer testimonial. Is is true? Although some of are legit, there is a trick behind this.

E-book is actually pdf book. Okay, you already know that. What not all of us know, majority of theses e-book are not originally written by the seller, rather it was only a copy of old books written by other people, be it on management or self motivation. There are lots of free, royalty-free books on the internet that have been scanned into pdf format. It have not copyright and these Internet entrepreneur is exploiting these loopholes to make profit. You can download thousand of e-book from here, here and here. These are just sample, just google and you will be amazed on how many free e-books that you can download from the internet these days.

2. Selling pamphlets and brochures.
Same as e-book, there are also people that make money by scanning free travel brochures and pamphlets and then put it up on the internet to be sold at a certain fees.

3. Buying domains.
Majority of internet entrepreneur have probably tons of websites and domain names. Some of them have hundreds, even thousands. They did not just rely of just one or two websites to generate money. Domain names are like virtual property market, smart people will know what domain name is hot or will attract visitor. There are few tricks on how to buy domain name. Internet entrepreneur will either buy interesting-sounding names, old domains that are put up for auction or domains with typo mistake, for example 'yehoo' instead of 'yahoo'.

4. Be a speaker.
Have you guys attended the course 'how to be internet millionaire' or some sort? and I bet you have to fork out thousands of your hard earn money to hear 80% things that you already knew? Well, the fees are a handsome income for the speakers, which conduct classes in various capacity few times a months. These classes are soo popular, a guy telling me he have to stand at the far end of the corner in this particular hall because of the huge turnout. So, that's how to make money from the internet & become soo rich!

Of course, without smart marketing and some SEO skill, you will still not able to make money even with the information above. One thing for sure, there is no short cut if you want to be successful.