Successful Mindset : WordPress or Blogger


This is what we called Blogging Wars – Between WordPress Vs Blogger.

There’s a war going on in the blogosphere, and it has nothing to do with bloggers dissing each other on their respective websites. The war is about control of the blogosphere by several great, many good, and tons of terrible blogging platforms. The average newbie now has “too many” options to choose from, and the battle for blogging supremacy is hotter than ever.

At my website and blogs, I’m always asked the question “Is WordPress better than Blogger?”. The answer, of course, is “Yes”. But to really understand why, it’s important to look at both blogging platforms side-by-side and see which one you really need.

Here’s the comparison scale:

1) Ease of Set-up And Use

Yes, it’s much easier to set-up a blog with Blogspot.com and get your own Bloggger account. You can be done in 10 minutes flat. Once you’re set-up you can start posting immediately. If you want to add a designer’s touch to your blog, there are also tons of blogger templates available for free.

Installing WordPress however can be a major headache if you don’t know what you’re doing. Since you’re going to host it on your own account, you’ll need to download the installation files, upload them to your server, set-up a database, and run the configuration script.

However, if you know which hosting account to get, you can choose one with Cpanel included. With Cpanel, you can do a one-click installation, upgrade and removal of your WordPress platform.

2) Customization & Advanced Use

Blogger doesn’t allow categories. You can’t sort your articles into different focuses, unless you know how to hack the platform. With WordPress, not only can you add categories, you can also display each category differently on your main page. In fact with the correct plugins you can even turn your WordPress into a magazine-like portal.

Publishing with Blogger can be a pain in the ass. It can take forever to post articles, especially if you’re making changes to the entire website. With WordPress, publishing is much faster, although if you load your system with all kinds of bells and whistles it can be just as frustrating. With a Blogger account, you can get additional features like “Shout Boxes” that improve interaction on your site. You can also get pretty themes and nifty little tools that you can add to the core template files. However, that’s as far as you can go with Blogger.

With WordPress however, the sky is the limit. As cliche as that may sound, not only can you get themes, additional “plugins” and advanced tools, you can also extend WordPress to far beyond just a blogging platform.

The talk today is about using WordPress as a complete, user-friendly Content Management System or CMS.

3) Copyrights and Ownership of Content

I started with Blogger and I won’t say that it’s bad. But after a while I started to get frustrated with Blogger, and here’s why: Google Owns Your Content

Google has the authority to shut down your account without warning if they don’t like what you’re blogging about. You don’t have absolute control over your own blog. With WordPress, you own the domain name and the blog is hosted on your own account. You have full control over your content.

With the self-hosted version of WordPress (not WordPress.com), you’re free to write about anything you want, and use the software in any way you want. Yes, Blogger allows you to publish to your own domain, but they still own the database that holds your content! Don’t forget that!

4) Search Engine Optimization and Traffic

There’s this propaganda that since Google owns Blogger, they tend to favor Blogger accounts. I won’t say that this is illogical, but from my experience, there’s no such favoritism.

I’ve heard as many stories of getting indexed fast and ranking high in search engines from both WordPress and Blogger users. As long as the content is good, the spiders will come.

When you post in Blogger, you can only “ping” a limited amount of sites, whereas with WordPress on your own domain you can ping as many blog directories as you want, and start getting more traffic.

As a conclusion, I would say that WordPress is only slightly ahead in terms of optimization for search engines, and building large amounts of traffic.

5) Money-Making Potential

There’s no doubt that it’s easier to get started with Google Adsense if you have a Blogger account. In fact you can now apply for Adsense from within a Blogger account. Not entirely surprising considering the fact that both are owned by the same company.

With WordPress, it can get tricky. The default installation is not enough. You’ll need a couple of plugins and even a better theme to really maximize the Adsense potential. However, this seems to be getting easier and there’s even “Adsense revenue sharing” plugins around that allow you to share ad revenue with other contributors and writers for your blog.

When you start using WordPress to build your Adsense websites, you’ll soon discover what I mean. It’s something you need to experience for yourself. I can tell you one thing though – when you go WordPress, you don’t go back.

This article is contributed by,
Gobala Krishnan is the author of WordPress Adsense System, the unique beginner’s guide to building content-rich Adsense websites with WordPress. You can download two free chapters of his book at http://www.roslihanip.com/recommends/WP_AdsenseSystem/

Read also the other great product, “Super Affiliate Blogger”, from Gobala which is just launched yesterday, read my previous post below.

P.S> Come back for more great article tomorrow in this “Successful Mindset” series. Now I am generating some ideas 🙂 See ya!

Successful Mindset : Be A Super Affiliate Blogger


Hi friends.

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Selling offline products online is progressing steadily


Guys, I will be short today because my daughter is not feeling well today and skipped school this morning. Despite of that this morning I was triggered by an email from my mailbox saying that a cheque has arrived. So I go and collect it and here is me with the cheque . . . . . 🙂 Certain infos need to blank-out due to confidentiality.

As I said before nothing is impossible in business if we are willing to learn and take action. I may be an old guy and am willing to learn from anybody who is willing to depart his knowledge especially doing things right online. Now my offline products are showing steady result online.

My friends are always asking “So Why I decide to market my products online?”

When the internet became a very viable place to build and transact a business, millions became marketing entrepreneurs, taking advantage of the tools that were only available for use online. However, as most of these people reached a level of success in internet marketing, millions more followed suit. The result? A nearly-saturated market where goods and services competed tightly for a consumer base whose needs slowly became ignored. This is a threat not only to consumers, but to internet marketers as well. The solution? Niche marketing. It is a tried and tested method to veer away from the crowd and meet the unique needs of a market that has been largely ignored because of the popularity of going for the big crowd.

When talking about niche, read more about it here at my other blog, How does Conventional Battery is selling like hot cake online? It is an interesting concept.

Okay, guys I need to excuse myself and if you need further informations I will be here online as usual.

Have a great weekend and happy blogging and all the best in learning to do business the right way.

Do not forget the Internet Millionaires Mastermind session which is tomorrow, 26th April 2008! See ya around.

What is wrong with Made-in-China products?


We heard about this a lot either in mainstream media or on the alternative media like the internet.

My question is does all made in china products no good or substandard. In Malaysia there many reputable China companies are supplying good products to the industry but why in the U.S. the people are complaining. I think not all made in China products are substandard. Products like medicine and food, I without doubt the authority need to check the quality based on the recent reports.

Let’s ponder on this findings;

Tanya Williams hates to buy Chinese-manufactured goods.

But like many American parents, she believes she has little choice.

“It’s very hard to find American-made,” Williams, 36, of Aspinwall, said as she walked out of the Wal-Mart at Waterworks Mall with her three children. “You don’t know whether it’s lead-free. I’ve been looking at the labels, but they don’t say.”

Williams’ concerns are common and legitimate, consumer advocacy analysts said, particularly as global backlash mounts against China due to a surge of recalled, potentially toxic exports.

In recent months, high levels of chemicals and toxins were found in a range of Chinese exports, including toothpaste, seafood, pet food ingredients and toys. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission this week recalled four more toy products made in China, including SpongeBob SquarePants address books and journals, spinning tops and charm bracelets. All might contain hazardous levels of lead.

The recalls have many Americans questioning goods stamped “Made in China,” said Rachel Weintraub, director of product safety at Consumer Federation of America.

Earlier this year, Swiss ingredient maker DSM Nutritional Products launched a “premium” Vitamin C. The marketing gambit: It comes from tidy Scotland instead of sprawling China, which provides 80% of the world’s supply. But it was a tough sell. “We were struggling to get the price we thought was justified by the quality,” says communications chief Alex Filz.

No more. Not after contaminated products from China ended up on supermarket shelves. Suddenly, “Not Made in China” has become a major selling point. DSM’s Quali-C brand is flying out of its Scottish factory at more than double the price for bulk Vitamin C. “It’s a tremendous business opportunity for us,” says Filz (see BusinessWeek.com, 7/13/07, “China: Due for a Reality Check?“).

It is reported also that China is the main source of risky products in Europe and toys are the item most commonly found to pose a risk to consumers. More than half of all dangerous products detected last year by EU authorities originated in China, with notifications for some 700 goods, according to the European Union’s executive arm.

With 80 percent of all toys sold in the EU made in China, toys were the product most often found to pose a serious risk, the commission said in an annual report on its so-called RAPEX system for detecting risky goods.

The commission put the poor safety record of Chinese goods down to the sheer number of imports from the country and the fact that European authorities have ramped up monitoring after waves of recalls of Chinese-made toys last year.

But I found this interesting video “Made-in-China” by James Fallows’s related story in the July/August 2007 via his website theAtlantic.com and James said “A look inside the world’s manufacturing center shows that America should welcome China’s rise—for now”.

There are people who are making an experiment themselves like Sara Bongiorni and her family attempted to live without goods made in China for a year, and found that it was no simple task. She has documented the project in a book called, A Year Without “Made in China”: One Family’s True Life Adventure in the Global Economy

Bongiorni said, “I wanted our story to be a friendly, nonjudgmental look at the ways ordinary people are connected to the global economy.” In the foreword, written by economist Joel Naroff, it’s said that 15 percent of the $1.7 trillion spent on imported goods the US imported in 2006 came from China. (What an awesome stats!).

View this video & the show: Visit the home of Sara Bongiorni, author of “A Year Without Made in China”

So to give a fair judgment to all made in china products, we need to study case by case. Not all products from China are substandard. But we as the consumers has the power to decide. To all made in China manufacturers my message is

“Do buck up and produce quality products or be prepared to be shipped out from any countries world wide”.

Offline product to online


Guys, I am quite busy this last few days. Not that busy working but busy wondering that the last 3 months effort have shown the result. I am getting 3 checks worth RM385,000 (approximately USD121,013). So it is a proven method where there is a good potential to bring your offline products online. See the result here. Click to see bigger picture. Double click to see the money! 🙂

So nothing is impossible! Don’t you think so?

While a lot of people are extremely being passionate about jump starting their careers on Internet and Online Business, a lot have been experiencing tragic failures and many are being traumatized after getting into this business type. There are, however, educational tactics that one can employ to better get prepared with doing business online. I have learned some of the practical tips and techniques that you could use to succeed, or at least be less stressed about getting started with your own businesses.

• Know what you are getting into. What is a better way to know what you are plunging into than immersing yourself with information about the business and the market of the business you are engaging with. Making an extensive research about the ins and outs of your business will help you eliminate the traumatizing failure of being a good online business. In short, do not engage on the business without properly preparing your mind, your resources, and your self about the nature of your business.

• Know your market. It is difficult to be getting involved on something especially on business without prior knowledge as to who your potential clients will be. At least, in a nutshell, make a thorough and intensive research about the niche of the product. This will better prepare you to combating the failure of not knowing what to deliver with your prospective clients.

• Know the right technique to boost your market status. This is the meat of your business. Knowing how to better make your presence visible is a relatively difficult one to do. Make sure that you properly market and advertise your product and services with proper equation of the marketing tools in hand.

Guys, if you want to know what are my offline products, here is the website: http://tpsmalaysia.com . . . opps . . . sorry guys . . . the website not yet finish, coz’ am busy in marketing! 🙂 But it does not matter, TPS Power is a new baby but I am in the market for more than 18 years now. So my conventional marketing skill is now starting to show some positive result online. Constantly learn new things and implement it, or like Nike “Just Do It!”. It will surely show you the way.

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