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  • 1. Blogging and Social Media for Profit and Fun Preetam Rai (preetam@me.com)
  • 2. WHAT DO I DO?
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY ETHNOGRAPHY: STUDYING HOW PEOPLE USE TECHNOLOGY IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE
  • 4. PHNOM PENH BUDAPEST HELP ORGANIZE AND SPEAK AT TECH AND LEARNING EVENTS JAKARTA
  • 5. COMMUNITY BUILDING
  • 6. CRASH BARCAMPS (COMMUNITY UNCONFERENCES)
  • 7. HELP TEACHERS AND STUDENTS USE TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING
  • 8. AND TRAVEL..
  • 9. LAO PDR
  • 10. WESTERN CHINA
  • 11. SLOVAKIA
  • 12. TURKEY
  • 13. KOREA
  • 14. SOUTHERN CHINA
  • 15. HOW BLOGGING AND BLOG READING HELPED ME?
  • 16. I STARTED COMMENTING ON LOCAL BLOGS TO MEET PEOPLE IN COUNTRY I AM TRAVELING TO THATS THE BEST WAY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS THE BUZZ IN THE CITY ENDED UP MEETING LOTS OF INTERESTING PEOPLE, FREE DINNERS AND FREE STAYS
  • 17. ON MY BLOG, I WAS WRITING ABOUT BLOGGING, ABOUT MY TRAVELS, GADGETS, EVENTS AND FINDINGS
  • 18. A POST ON THE HUALAMPHONG STATION IN BANGKOK
  • 19. PEOPLE STARTING COMMENTING AND SOME OF THEM BECAME GOOD FRIENDS OU, GOOD FRIEND IN THAILAND FOR LAST FOUR YEARS
  • 20. HERE A POST ABOUT LAO PDR
  • 21. AND A COMMENT FROM A PERSON DOING VERY INTERESTING WORK IN LAO
  • 22. I USED TO BLOG MY NOTES AND TUTORIALS
  • 23. AND THAT GOT MY ARTICLES ON PRINT, SPEAKING ASSIGNMENTS
  • 24. I WAS BLOGGING FOR FUN
  • 25. AND IT GOT ME LOTS OF NETWORKING AND SOME $S
  • 26. HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR BLOGS IN A MORE DIRECT WAY?
  • 27. THIS BLOGGER MAKES DECENT MONEY FROM ADSENSE
  • 28. BUT NOT ALL OF US CAN BE THIS SUCCESSFULL WHAT IS THE KEY TO SUCCEEDING WITH ADS ON BLOGS KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE CONTENT CONSISTENCY FREQUENCY- POST OFTEN
  • 29. FIND OUT WHO IS VISITING YOU
  • 30. TREND WATCHING AND WHO ELSE IS BLOGGING ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO BLOG ABOUT
  • 31. MORE TREND WATCHING
  • 32. IN MY OPINION THESE TOPICS WORK IN SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA CONTEXT TECHNOLOGY (NETBOOKS) PSP, DS, XBOX ETC. FASHION TRAVEL (NEARBY PLACES) INDUSTRY SPECIFIC (MARINE) HEALTH AND FITNESS AND FOOD
  • 33. DIRECT SELLING ON YOUR BLOG
  • 34. REGIONAL BLOG AD NETWORKS
  • 35. AFFILIATE NETWORKS
  • 36. LONG TERM - COMING BACK TO NETWORKING AND PROBABLY EVEN MORE $$$$$$$$$$$$$
  • 37. OTHER OPPORTUNITIES - AGGREGATION, PODCASTING,YOUTUBE
  • 38. THERE IS VALUE IN AGGREGATING BLOGS THAT TALK ABOUT A PARTICULAR NICE. PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ 100S OF BLOGS. SO IF YOU CAN PROVIDE SAY ONE PAGE THAT LISTS LATEST POSTS FROM TRAVEL BLOGGERS IN SINGAPORE, THAT PAGE WILL SEE MANY HITS
  • 39. CREATE VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR GADGETS, HELP COMPANIES TALK ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTS ON YOUTUBE. YOU KNOW YOUTUBE, YOU KNOW THE AUDIENCE. YOU KNOW THE TOOLS TO MAKE A VIDEO
  • 40. WE’RE DONE. QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS, TIPS EMAIL ME AT PREETAM@ME.COM