About The Author - Long Shorts

Here’s a little about me.

  • My name is Long Yun Siang, or Long as I am popularly known.
  • I believe in giving. This site is my way of doing it and practice paying it forward.
  • I am an entrepreneur and I run a successful brand consultancy in my other life.
  • Before that I worked in international ad agencies with dead founder’s names on the door for 20 years.
  • I am a certified trainer by the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia.
  • What I write here is through my experience, read or observed.
  • I don’t run this site alone. My wife helps me put it up.
  • If you have time, you can read these…


    Site Philosophy

    And here’s a little about we.

    Why would someone want to spend so much time doing this site? What’s in it for us, you ask? To begin, we like helping people and we believe giving time and effort can sometimes be better than giving money. We also like to share, so this is one form of it.

    Why not a blog then? Well, we have always dreamt of being publishers of some sort. Web publishing is also publishing so in a way it helps us satisfy our smallish dream. Besides, a site like this is more professional and we intend to manage this site in a very professional manner. SBI! helps us do this. We have a little more about it further down if you are interested.

    It’s fun doing this. It’s fun from many angles – it’s fun to know that everyday, we hear from people how some of the things we have written are beneficial to them. One of the best being getting emails from university lecturers all over the world saying they use some of these articles for their classes and that the students about to enter the working world benefit from it. It’s fun to know we can live in a tiny cranny of the world, not met each other but have a positive impact on each others' lives.

    What about money? Do you make money? Well, we used to until we decided to take out all the Google ads. One day when we have time, we may sell an eBook or two. We want to give as much as we can and over deliver hence the free ebooks and all. We hope you will find them of reasonable quality and useful. We intend to add more content and tools.

    Privacy. What about privacy? We are consumers (or netizens or whatever terms you use) ourselves, so we know how it feels to have your privacy invaded. We respect and protect the privacy of those interacting with us. We will not release your details to any other party nor use it for unsolicited emails. As we have mentioned repeatedly in our content, majority of what we share here things we have tried personally, read or seen. Whether it works depends on you. And that is also core of what we propagate here too. YOU need to take personal responsibility for your own career growth.

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    About This Site

    Dorena and I have always been interested in sharing our experiences. In fact, back in the 90s’ during the dot com era, we started a wedding site in Malaysia called Popwedding. It was the leading wedding website in Malaysia at that time. After closing down the site when our partners went separate ways to pursue other interests, we were itching to start another site but on a smaller scale, at our own pace, and more importantly for non-techies like us.

    We found SBI! But finding was one thing and starting was another. It took us a whole 2 years before we decided to invest in it. Looking back, we wondered why it took us that long to decide in something we have always believed. After all, it is completely risk free as it provides a FULL refund.

    What is SBI? It is the web host company that we use, as it is perfect for us. It is easy to use as it provides a step-by-step action guide, design templates so you do not need any experience at all. You will learn about ranking high with search engines as it provides that help too!

    We did not start this site to make money, we started it to do what we enjoy and now we have two sites using SBI!. Interestingly, we have started making some money on one of them. And Dorena has started her own site too called www.easy-banana-recipes.com. Others have discovered how they can make good money via SBI! It all depends on your commitment – read about other success stories here. And best of all SBI! teaches you how to monetize (create revenue from your site).



    Go Ahead, Share Your Experience and Make Some Money

    As we have mentioned, we did not start this to make money. It was more of a hobby, but we were pleasantly surprised that it can bring in some money. It all depends on you.

    If you complain about your job, your boss, here is something you can do for yourself. Do not make the mistake we made – mulling over it for too long! Do it now. Start your own business, slowly, in a small fashion but the potential are huge. Just as we have discovered.




    101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career


    3 years ago, I was invited to participate as a contributing author together with 100 other career experts to create a book called 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career. In my chapter, Work Attitude, I discuss how you need to define your attitude at work as critical step to career success. You will be getting career advice up close an personal from some of the best people in their fields like Brian Tracy.
    101 Great Ways to Enhance your Career Today!
    Over 100 of the World's Leading Career Experts have joined together to give you the complete collection of 101 insider secrets that show you how to instantly and positively enhance your career! In this new book, experts including Tory Johnson, Laura DeCarlo, Brian Tracy, Charlotte Weeks, Long Yun Siang will give you quick, simple and proven Career secrets. To learn more about this special offer go here: 101 Great Ways to Enhance your Career


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