Archive for May, 2006

A List Of Successful Online Marketing Tips For Everyone

Monday, May 29th, 2006

The key to successful Affiliate marketing is recognizing a need or want and filling it. Launch your enterprise with a clear vision of what issues you are capable of solving. If you can resolve a problem for someone, he will purchase from you and let others know about it. That is just what you want to happen.

Try not to give up. For all you know, you will give up when you might’ve been on the brink of success. To be successful with an online marketing business, you have to pay attention to details and take the task very seriously. Success in any pursuit requires dedication and work and Online marketing is no exception. Though hard work requires dedication, it will pay off in the end in the form of success.

Try to understand your competitors. Take a look at your competitor’s site to see what you need to work on. Your goal is to create a better site that people will check instead of your competitors’.

If you are already using internet promotion, you know which of your products are top sellers. Your next step should be to use them as flagpoles for additional sales. Advertise your big sellers and provide bridges to complementary products once you have sold your most popular product. Your advertising for these products can be minimized while you let the popular products push them for you.

Reward frequent users of your site, as well as frequent buyers. Maintaining the customer list you currently have is important and showing a great level of generosity will really make your company look great. Your customers will spread the news about your business through word of mouth if you build a reputation for being loyal and generous.

Coming up with a viral video and then uploading it to a popular site will provide a tremendous boon to your marketing efforts. In the video description, be sure to include a backlink to your website. This will tremendously affect the amount of users that you get to visit your site on a regular basis.

For any strong and effective marketing plan, excellent content is the foundation. Give your customers something that they want and update your content on a regular basis. You may also find it useful to seek feedback from friends or family about your content. Your peers will be able to give you a different perspective and useful critiques. Lastly, be sure to check your spelling and grammar for any errors.

Offering free courses or eBooks can be a great way to attract new customers and gain customer loyalty. A free information product, for example, is something that isn’t going to cost you a lot of time or a lot of money, and it can be given away indefinitely to your visitors. Information, like a course in some trade, will be greatly appreciated by individuals who stop by your site. It’s a reason to keep stopping by.

Making money from your business is a wonderful goal, and don’t let anyone talk you out of it. The desire for riches will help you stay motivated, and the solid tips in this article can help you stay focused on your goal on online marketing.

Jade Kwan: Jade Loves

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

I first heard “玉石樂隊 (Jade Band)” on radio and I was thinking, “Is this Kelly? Or Joey? Who’s this?”. I was totally captivated by that song.

It’s been 1.5 years since Jade released her previous Cantonese album. I was impressed by her vocal when she released her first album, “Jade-1” in 2002 and was looking good on her. Unfortunately, in the competitive HK market, her popularity has been overshadowed by the flowing numbers of newcomers.

After the little jazz intro, there’s the lovely jazz number, “玉石樂隊”. I didn’t realize that the song is about herself before I looked at the lyrics, because “jade” means “玉石” in Chinese. She’s telling us in the song how much she loves singing. “我不需要什麼 要快樂 (I don’t need anything, I want to be happy)” “因此我喜歡唱歌 (Therefore I love to sing)”.

三毛流浪記 (The Adventure of San Mao)” and “白先勇 (Bak Sin Yong)” (It’s a name of an author) are both composed and arranged by 王建威 Wong Kin Wai, thus share the same style of soothing and dreamy arrangement. They makes me listen to them again and again, especially the latter. Jade also composed a song in the album – track 4, “讚 (Praise)“, which is praise-worthy. Suprisingly it sounds very alternative and different. The same goes to track 8, “蟬 (Cicada)” which is composed by 蔡一智 Choy Yat Jee.

眼中桃花 (Peach Blossom in the Eyes)” and “粉筆字 (Chalk Writing)” are both excellent ballads. The flowing piano arrangement of 眼中桃花 has added some taste of classical music. The notes go very high at the end yet Jade handles it well. On the other hand, 粉筆字 is sweet and soft. “Ring My Bell“, the only English song in the album also showcases her powerful vocal.

I always have expectation for this singer since I heard her “負擔不起 Foo Dam But Hei (Unbearable)” in her first album. There’s no doubt that she’s a good singer.

Track listing:

1. Jade Loves.. (Music)
2. 玉石樂隊 Yuk Sek Ngok Doei [Jade Band]
3. 三毛流浪記 Sam Mou Lao Long Gei [The Adventure of San Mao]
4. 讚 Zhan [Praise]
5. 眼中桃花 Ngan Zhung Tou Fa [Peach Blossom in the Eyes]
6. 白先勇 Bak Sin Yong
7. A Message For You (Music)
8. 蟬 Sin [Cicada]
9. 粉筆字 Fun But Ji [Chalk Writing]
10. 差一分鐘(十時) Cha Yat Fun Zhung (Sap See) [A Minute To (Ten O’clock)]
11. The Story of Peach Blossom (Music)
12. Ring My Bell
13. 桃花眼 (國語) Tao Hua Yan (Mandarin) [Eyes of Peach Blossom]
14. 鉛筆字 (國語) Qian Bi Ji (Mandarin) [Pencil Writing]
15. When Jade Meets Jade (Music)

Discuss this album here.

Recommended tracks: 2, 5, 6, 9

Anson Hu: Music Code (Yin Yue Mi Ma)

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Like his albums before this, Anson 胡彥斌 (Hu Yan Bin)’s 音乐密码 (Yin Yue Mi Ma) comprises of rock numbers and romantic ballads.

皇帝 (Huang Di) is a catchy fast tempo. A good kick-off for the whole album. Once you familiarize with it, automatically you will find yourself singing along with the tune and fingers tapping.

Track two, 一年前 (Yi Nian Qian) can be heard frequently over the radio. The melody is somewhat the majority will accept. It is a slow ballad, undoubtedly. 三对三 (San Dui San) has quite an electronic beat in it.

你这么晚了还没睡 (Ni Zhe Me Wan Le Hai Mei Shui) is a slow track. The lyric tells about a girl who cares a lot for her appearance and a boy who had fallen head over heels for her.

The sweetest track goes to 梦中的婚礼 (Meng Zhong De Hun Li) which tells about a boy’s vow to his fiancée that he will always love her. Close your eyes and picture the scene…

The sixth until eighth track: 天若有情 (Tian Ruo You Qing), 蝴蝶 (Butterfly) and 愿望 (Yuan Wang) respectively are romantic ballads with an oriental feel. These tracks have the auxiliary of Chinese musical instruments. One of it is 愿望 (Yuan Wang) which is accompanied by the Chinese flute.

恶作剧男孩 (E Zuo Ju Nan Hai) is a medium beat number.

Last but not least, 葬英雄 (Zang Ying Xiong) had my attention caught at first listen. It has the melody that is most suitable for those legendary martial arts films. And indeed, after running the search engine, I found out that it is the theme song for a China television series – 一生为奴 (Yi Sheng Wei Nu). A show that revolves around the palace era.

Track Listings:
01 皇帝 (Huang Di / Emperor)
02 一年前 (Yi Nian Qian / A Year Ago)
03 三对三 (San Dui San / Three vs. Three)
04 你这么晚了还没睡 (Ni Zhe Me Wan Le Hai Mei Shui / It’s Late And You Are Not Asleep)
05 梦中的婚礼 (Meng Zhong De Hun Li / Dream Wedding)
06 天若有情 (Tian Ruo You Qing)
07 蝴蝶 (Hu Die / Butterfly)
08 愿望 (Yuan Wang / Wish)
09 恶作剧男孩 (E Zuo Ju Nan Hai / Mischievous Boy)
10 葬英雄 (Zang Ying Xiong / Buried Hero)

To discuss more about this album, please click here