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Needed things to produce a short TV commercial of a juice

Click on me. I'm the picture. I made a short TVC for my client. It is about 8 seconds. To produce it, I bought a glass and dark cloth to be backdrop. The mint to put on the glass is from my balcony garden. I used my bedroom, the light was not bright enough as I haven't set it up as a studio yet. I used my mobile phone to film it, then I edited it through the app. Even the sound, it belongs to the app - which is given free to the users to use it. Well, it is not good at all and it's simple; however, I'm glad that I can make it and I will learn more.

The start of being an advertising and marketing solo agent

I remembered it was August, 10 2023 when I decided to start my career as an advertising and marketing agent. My first client was my friend. I agreed to make short TVCs to advertise her books. Though I am a graduate student, I didn't study associated with this field. I started with my blank brain; however, I was determined to do it. Thanks to my habit of watching TV commercials and I love watching it; thanks to my work experience for three months in a TVC agency as a copywriter, I had some blurred imagination about what TVC I should take. I love nature, so I wanted to include nature into my TVC. I thought of a place where it was having things I love, then I remembered Troleng Keng pagoda, in the area of the former capital city of Cambodia where you can find in the video - by clicking on the picture above. This journey cost me USD 50.00. I saved for six months to get it. The TVC didn't go like what I expected but at least I learnt what I lacked. After filming, I posted on TikTok

What is a good time to publish a video on TikTok?

Nowadays TikTok is a popular social media platform in Cambodia. There are many users, including me. Like others, I had such a question. When I began creating my account, I also started to search for an answer. After using it for a few months, I noticed I 've got 100 views in less than one hour if I publish video:  - during 10am - from 2pm- 4pm However this works on Saturday and Sunday. As for working days, I am searching. But I have to inform you that this is my own experience using TikTok in Cambodia. If you are not in Cambodia, it might not work properly. Even though I am happy if this information is beneficial for you.

Video is like a book

Posting a video on a social media platform is like publishing a book. In order to attract the viewers to click, the video should have interesting: - thumbnail  - caption/title After the viewers click, it's the duty of the introduction. If the video's introduction is not attractive, the viewers will not continue watching. When the creator passes all above, the final things are: - quality of content - it should be good and has value/benefit to the viewers. - duration of content - it should not be long unless it's a movie. How can I make good content? No one can answer this question. It depends on the individual. Try to figure out by yourself what your audiences need from you.

What time should bloggers publish their article?

Can you click on me? I'm the picture. I'm not an expert, I just share my experience after being a blogger for ten years. If you ask me what time you should choose to publish your article on your blog/site, I will tell you frankly that: You should choose the time that you love. Why? Because: - You will be happy - as you think about the thing you love even if it's time. - You will remember it - due to the fact that people usually remember well what they love. If you have more than one, for example, you love numbers 1, 7 and 8, then you decide which number you want, or you can choose all; it depends on you. As well, you can choose AM or PM; ask your heart then follow your heart. One more thing, don't put pressure on yourself. After you do it and you don't feel good or you think it does not work, you can change it. It's not a crime to change the time of publishing articles. Well, I hope this will help you. Good luck, my dear friends. 


Meaning - Sit or sleep - Search  - Send or show Implementer - Website links collector Process - Sit (or sleep) on a chair (or a bed). - Search for contents, copy links, then save them. - Send the links to the clients.

I started from water plant

This is a kind of water plant used as food for fish or decoration of the fish's tank. I bought it from the fish shop. It was expensive. I decide to grow it myself in order: - to reduce my boredom. - to reduce spending since I have fishes (pet) in the house. - to sell. It was not successful. All of them were rotten; then I threw them away. However, I didn't give up, I tried to learn to grow them. I'm not successful yet, but I will continue.

Earn while you are sleeping

I saw a statement, "If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die." It's from Warren Buffett. It makes sense, isn't it? And I tried hard to find that way. Well, I cannot say I find it, but I think I sense it and I am doing it. What is it? Blogger and Vlogger. Why do I think they are? Because after I publish them on the platform (which is monetized), while I am sleeping at night, my contents are viewed by people - and that is giving me the earnings. click on picture to see video


I am doing research on two sentences, first from the successful millionaire and second from the young generation nowadays. If you want to get rich fast, you have to find a career which you can earn even while you are sleeping. I want to get rich without thinking (meaning don't use brain much). I think I seem to find a response towards the first advice, but the second idea is still a doubt in my head - how can I find it without thinking?

How can I get money to start a business when I have nothing?

It's a question I usually ask myself and I think many people might ask the same question. Well, I don't know, but I want to know. And one day, I asked my father about his experience. He told me that when the Khmer Rouge regime ended, he and his family returned to Battambang. Because their house was destroyed, they had no place to live, so they asked a family, who had a house, for a space in their house to stay and that family agreed. After that, he went with others to get rice from the storage in the farm field (that storage was managed by Khmer Rouge, after the regime ended, it was left). He got a few sacks of rice. He gave half to family and he took half to sell and got two Chi (Chi is Khmer gold measurement, 1 Chi is about 3.75 grams). That two Chi was his funds to start his business. At that time, business in Cambodia was nothing besides going to the border to buy things to sell in the country. My father, with one of brothers, rode a bicycle to the Cambodian Thai border. Th


How can an uneducated person make money? I am asking myself this question. Why? Because I am doing a special assignment for myself related to how to make/raise funds without asking help from family, loaning or getting invested from the rich. I cannot tell because I don't know it yet. I am searching for an answer.


When I was frying pork, I seemed to gain something from it. I noticed the way I fried the pork, especially the way I made the heat. Pork is needed to fry two times to make it cook on both sides. When I fried one side, at the beginning, I put the heat at 1,200 degrees. It took about seven minutes to cook. When it was good, I turned to the other side at the same degree.  Just a few minutes later, I smelled something burning. I hurriedly checked it; fortunately, I got it at the right time or the pork would be dark. Because of this, I understood. At the beginning, the pot is cool, that is why it needs high heat. After it is heated, the heat remains with it, so it doesn't need high heat like the first time. This work might be just cooking; but for me, it can be a method in doing business. Actually I want to describe it but since I haven't found out yet what I should compare the heat level to; therefore, I can't show in detail what I've got from it. I have to think more.


This is lunch I made for my family.  I don't know how to call it in English, in Khmer we call it 'Trey Jian Juon' (fried fish with ginger and sweet soybean). To cook it, first of all, I have to learn how to fry the fish. It is not easy. I have to make its meat to be well cooked while its skin is golden red and crispy - not hard or burn.  I have been learning it since 2007, still my fried fish is not as good as my grandma's. Before I entered the kitchen, the first thing my mother told me was about the danger while frying fish, then she instructed me how to prevent and protect it. After that, she taught how to cook - what to put first, what to put secondly, etc. I just found out that this kind of work is similar to doing business. I feel it will be useful if I study the process of cooking and convert to doing the trade. At first, I thought about the strong points and weak points of myself, but I didn’t think about the danger - the causes that might pull my business to los

Why big goes to big

Click on picture to see video I am wondering: 1. Why do people invest in famous/big enterprises?  2. Why don't they invest or cooperate with these small business people?  3. Not only the small businesses but also the medium businesses meet zero investors.   In my own opinion, some small businesses give more stable income than the big businesses.  Well, unfortunately, I don’t have money. If I were rich, I would think about investment with the small and medium enterprises.

If we do business, we should and we should not

When I have freetime, I go to my friend who is a businessman. Because he has done business for many years before me, he has experiences and knows more than me. I like to chat with him to get knowledge and information related to business. We don’t talk too much, just five or ten minutes - because he is busy. Recently, I met him and he told me a small methodology. He said that if we are doing business, we should know a lot of people but we should not have many friends. Actually, I see the meaning of his words, but I don’t know how to describe them. Do you understand? If you understand, then you are good.

I learn two things from fried tomato with minced pork

People might think cooking is just to fill the stomach; it is nothing, just cooking; but from my point of view, it is not just cooking, it has many things that I can learn. Such as this menu. It is fried tomato with minced pork. To make it, first, I have to mince the pork. In general, I do it with my right hand, but one day I wanted to try my left hand. While I minced the pork, because I was afraid that the pork would not be well done, I put all my strength on my left hand. Only in a few seconds, my left hand was very painful, and also my feeling was stressed and pressured. When I checked, the pork was still sticking to each other. I thought this way wouldn’t work; however, I didn’t want to use my right hand. Then I decided to mince the pork with my left hand, but I didn’t force my hand anymore, I used normal strength and motion.  In such a way, both my hand and my feelings were not stressed. In addition, at the same length of time, the pork became the minced pork - that I wanted. Talk

What I do to make people who can read and can't read read my writing

T here was one day LinkedIn notified me of the article of a business woman.  I didn't know her until I saw her last name, I checked then I realized she is the sister of Facebook, now Meta's owner.  I followed her but later on I wondered why I became her followers - because I liked, because I wanted to use her to get noticed, or because she gave me inspiration. Neither of them. I decided to unfollow her; I will wait for the day I have a sincere and clear goal to follow her, then I will follow her. Well, before I clicked unfollow, I was inspired by one thing. She had an article and at the bottom there was a video link. As I clicked it, it linked me to a video but it was not new - it was her voice reading that article. During the early days of the pandemic, the schools were closed and studied online. One of my nephews was at kindergarten and because of that, he couldn't read or write.  When I visited him, he liked me to read a book for him. I found he liked readin

One difficulty the online business using Facebook page meets

Online business doesn't always go smoothly, it has problems like business on the land. Such as my business. Mostly I use a cell phone to operate my shop. With the old platform, I and customers could contact each other fast.  When Facebook changed to Meta and changed its platform, I could not communicate with my customers - especially when they messaged or commented to buy my product, I didn't receive it until half a day later. So I have to use the Meta business app to run my store. However, it doesn't help my business to be better. The app goes down everyday; I have to reinstall it once every two days or I will lose my customers.     click on picture to see video I cannot choose though it gives me a hard and unhappy time - because Cambodians are fans of Facebook. It's a real example to prove that doing business is not easy and being an online entrepreneur, especially a start-upers, isn't always successful - we need time.

My little laziness made me become a green online entrepreneur

I resigned from work and decided to not get employed anymore after meeting a lot of broken heart events.   Then the pandemic arrived. I stayed at home and made videos for YouTube. At that time YouTube closed advertisements if the channel was from Cambodia, so my channel got very little revenue. I had to live depending on my parents' money. My sister saw I was not happy, so she gave me a small pot of cactus. I put it at the window. One day my mother got Cambodian sweetsops. I took one to stand by the bin eating it because it was easy for me - to eat then throwing the seed into the bin. When the last piece remained, I thought it didn't have any seeds, so I walked towards the window and put the piece into my mouth. Immediately I touched the seed. I took it out. I was too lazy to go back to the bin, so I inserted it into the pot of cactus that was at the window. I didn't notice and remember anything about it. I watered the cactus. About two weeks later, I saw a sprout coming ou

A business idea from the cooking

This is pickled cabbage. It is used the same as Kimchi, to cook soup and fry - with pork or poultry. To cook a pickle cabbage soup, I slice it into a medium piece (like the top one in the photo).  To fry it, I have to slice it into smaller pieces (like the one at the bottom in the photo). This is the structure used to cook pickled cabbage. One day I was confused by making small slices for the soup. After it was cooked, I found the amazing result: - The cabbage was tender, easy to eat, especially for the old people in my family. - It took shorter time to make it tender than the medium pieces. From this experience, I have an idea that: - To get a new and better achievement, I don't need to find a new way. I just exchange one or some aspects of the existing ways, that's enough.  And do you know what business I am thinking about? Orchid selling, and yes, it is online business.