Finally, after tons of difficulty and a 22 page technical manual, Fingerbooks finally goes "live" with credit card payment made possible! Now customers can pay for their purchases with VISA, Mastercard and Amex as per their usual online shopping. Someone remarked to me recently that surely having a credit card payment gateway or not can't mean the difference btw success and failure of the business. I replied that without it, it's like running a hawker stall but not able to take cash payment. Technically, not impossible, but hmmmm.....
I have been speaking to this designer recently about designing some marketing collaterals. I dun wanna bitch, but his attitude is really kinda ridiculous. He sounded way too busy to speak to me when I called, asked me to email him, got grouchy when I ask him to repeat the address, didn't reply my email for 3 days, upon my SMS, say will get back to me next day only. My, you wouldn't have thought I'm his CUSTOMER! I demand SERVICE!
I recently read this inspirational book "Spare Room Tycoon: The Seventy Lessons of Sane Self-Employment"by James Chan. This book is for self-employed people who work from their homes and for those considering this adventurous step. It is not a how-to book. It provides good information but is more philosopical. Of the thousands of books I read before, this was the first time I felt inspired enough to email the author. And Mr. Chan replied my email, "You’ve brought me joy and hope—that there are still people out there reading Spare Room Tycoon and sharing its values." Though Fingerbooks unfortuntately dun carry this wonderful book, I still urge all of you to go to the library and borrow it. Obviously, it wins my Book of the Day Award.
"I'm a captain of industry myself, though my craft is more like a rowboat than an ocean liner. My empire is small, but I do rule it."