Tickled Media, the company behind LiveJournal Asia and theAsianparent.com, has become the first Singapore company to make the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces.
To become eligible for the list, employees from the company must complete an assessment evaluating their organisation’s practices. The test was developed based on a decade of research into what constitutes a democratic organization.
The certification is open to both for-profit and non-profit organizations which are operating for at least one full year and have five or more employees. Read more
LiveJournal has been a popular platform for Singaporean blogshop owners to sell their stuff, due to its strong community features. But it does not come with a full-fledged e-commerce solution. That is now a thing of the past.
It has launched LJ Checkout, a combined product catalogue, shopping cart, and online payment system.
The blogging platform is partnering with Malaysia-based MOLPay to provide the payment gateway. Read more
While the LiveJournal press release has said that “only” ten percent of blogshops earn more than S$2,000 (US$1,500), I actually think it’s a pretty good figure.
Let’s consider LiveJournal‘s estimate that there are beyond 50,000 blogshops in Singapore: That would mean over 5,000 blogshop owners are on their way to doing it full time. That’s a lot.
Another 80 percent earn S$500 (US$385) or less, enough to earn some extra cash, while I presume the rest earn nothing or are losing money.
Image: Momoteapots is one of the top blogshops on LiveJournal.
Some of Singapore’s top blogshops got a chance to flaunt their fashion items on the catwalk last Friday night at LiveJournal.sg‘s launch party, described as the country’s ‘first blogshop fashion show’.
The event, held at nightclub Butter Factory, featured clothes and accessories from DressaBelle, My Glamour Place, Momoteapot, Wonderstellar, FashPash, and Rashonal. Over 200 guests attended the event.
LiveJournal has a special place in the heart of many blogshop owners in Singapore because of its ease of use and community features. To cater to this user base, they launched a Singapore startpage that acts as a directory to showcase the best local LiveJournal content.
Currently, LiveJournal.sg hosts over 5,000 active blogshops, which together brings in over 1 million visitors and more than 30 million pageviews each month. Blogshopping has became a popular way to shop for fashion items among women in Singapore aged 18 to 25, according to the press release. Read more
So you’re an aspiring entrepreneur looking to step up a blogshop selling apparel, shoes, catfood, or anything your awesome mind can conjure up. You’ll be happy to know that LiveJournal and Blogger, trusty old venerables in Internet time, are no longer your only options — a new kid on the block has arrived.
The EZ Suite is a new website creation tool by PayPal and Singapore Post that’s built from the ground up for e-commerce. Available only in Singapore at the moment, it is targeted at startup founders with lots of passion but little technical know-how, and its interface is designed for ease of use with step-by-step instructions and illustrations. The whole process of stepping up shop is broken into six distinct steps, ensuring that you don’t miss out on crucial bits. Read more
LiveJournal, one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world, has just launched their new Singapore startpage (livejournal.sg) on August 5. The actual site will go live sometime the following week. Read more
LiveJournal just announced that they have appointed Singapore-based digital publishing house, Tickled Media to be their official representative in Southeast Asia and India. Tickled Media is behind properties like TheAsianParent, Singapore’s largest online parenting magazine.