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11
Feb
11

Cabaran semasa hendak memulakan perniagaan

Salam kpd pembaca blog ini,

Post saya pada kali ni, saya nak menggunakan Bahasa Melayu pula.
Sebelum saya nak memulakan cerita, saya nak ucapkan tahniah kepada mentor saya Dr. Irfan Khairi kerana telah berrjaya mengadakan webinar (online seminar) yg pertama beliau tadi pada pukul 9 – 10.15 mlm. Malangnya saya tak dapat nak menyertai sbb dr iPad tak support webcast rupanya ataupun ada application yg perlu di download tak tahulah pulak saya. Apa-apa pun tahniah kepada beliau, di harap akan ada lagi yg kali ke-2 & seterusnya.

Oklah, oleh kerana IK ada membincangkan tentang cara nak memulakan perniagaan internet tadi, saya teringat pulak waktu mula-mula saya nak memulakan perniagaan muffin ni dulu. Saya terpanggil nak menceritakan tentang cabaran-cabaran yg saya tempuhi dulu, bukan nak menakutkan sesiapa yg baru-baru nak menceburkan diri tetapi nak memberi semangat & peringatan sikit kepada org di luar sana.

Semasa tu, saya masih berkerja lagi sebagai ‘network engineer’. Saya adalah cuba-cuba promosi pada rakan-rakan sekerja…tapi biasalah ada yg betul-betul menyokong, tidak kurang ada juga yg condemn. Tetapi itu semua tidak menjatuhkan semangat saya…yelah memang pada mulanya down jugak tp oleh kerana masa tu dah start online kan bisnes tu, so ada ramai gaklah pelanggan- pelanggan yg dari luar yg membeli & memberi komen yg membina. Dari situlah saya mendapat satu kekuatan bahawa produk ni boleh pergi jauh jika saya betul-betul mengusahakannya bersungguh-sungguh.

Pada masa tu, memang saya dah bertekad nak berhenti je kerja. Nak start segalanya dari rumah. Berkat dorongan dari Mr Hubby, saya letak surat perletakan jawatan dan kemudian terus memulakan ofis dari rumah. Saya tidak merasa kesal langsung atas tindakan saya itu walaupun terdapat juga kata-kata yg tidak sedap didengar dari kalangan saudara-mara. Yelah, belajar tinggi-tinggi ada ijazah tapi lepas tu tak kerja jaga anak kat rumah? Pedulikan kata orang, yang penting kita tahu mana arah kita nak tuju. Bagi saya ijazah tu hanyalah segulung kertas yg boleh menaikkan martabat seseorang tapi kalau dia tak berusaha, sentiasa di takuk lama tak guna jugak. Apa-apa pun semuanya terpulang kepada individu. Tapi janganlah nak condemn org lain yg nak berubah beralih arah ke bidang lain, rezeki org kita tak tahu kan.

Yang penting sekali bagi sesiapa yg baru nak menceburkan diri dalam perniagaan… pekak kan telinga, buat je dulu apa yg kita rasa patut buat, nanti bila kita dah berjaya diam lah mulut org tu. Tapi jangan berdendam pulak, buat tak tahu je. Bagi saya, itu semua kuasa Allah, jatuh bangun kita semuanya rezeki dari Allah.

Kadang-kadang saya kesian tgk org yg baru nak meniaga, baru nak terfikir-fikir nak jual apa terus ada je kata-kata sinis dari org sekeliling. Terutama sekali usahawa wanita lah yg menjadi mangsa. Cakap macam tu cakap macam ni terus tak jadi nak meniaga. Terkubur macam tu sahaja. Kadang-kadang yg tak menyokong tu para suami yg budiman pulak tu. Apa salahnya isteri nak meniaga.. Wanita ni lemah sangat ke sampai tak boleh nak berdikari.

Nasihat saya, jika nak meniaga bergaul lah dalam golongan org yg berniaga supaya kita mendapat sokongan yg sepatutnya dari mereka. Bukan tak boleh berkawan dengan org biasa, tapi kalau nak cakap hal bisnes pilih-pilih lah org yg sesuai. Bak kata mentor saya Dato’ Dr. Azman Ching, “jalan pasti ada, mesti ada cara”. Jadi, fikir-fikirkan lah.

Dato' Dr Azman Ching

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25
Jan
11

Muffins monster story – how I started (part 2)

…. Continue from part 1

After the event, I’ve received weekly order from my sister friends. She have helped me to promote among MMU students. That time I just have only 1 muffin flavor that is chocolate chip muffin.

MM first muffin flavour - chocolate chip muffin

Then, my sister, my only sister and sibling that I have, Elia gave me a brilliant idea. She asked me to open a blog for me to promote the muffins. That time fotopages is quite famous among us…so I started blogging.

How do I get the name? My son, Irsyad that time was about 1Y+ and he was very afraid of cookie monster (the sesame street character). Then, I was thinking why don’t I use the name Muffins Monster, it have a good rhyme, easy to pronounce, easy to remember. That’s why if you see my blog @ http://muffins-monster.fotopages.com, on the header I took cookie monster as the model.

That’s where it all started, from free blogging at fotopages to paid domain .com. From working full-time and then quit to continue the business all out and be a Work-at-home mom (WAHM). From 1 kids to 3 kids now…I’m still in the same business with big ambition in my head to grow.

@ Ida muffin @

24
Jan
11

Muffins monster story – how I started (part 1)

I started baking muffin is for my Hubby, that time I’m still working as network engineer. I still remember on the day I bake the muffin is on weekday & when my Hubby came back from work, I present to him my muffin that I bake. He commented that it is nice & he doesn’t believe that I bake it myself. He said I must have bought it somewhere else. From that day onwards, I bake muffins for all my family near & far…hehe..

After I delivered my first son in 2006, I started to change my perspective on my career. I always wanted to be with my son, be home early after work but my job that time requires me to stay back & sometime I have to standby very early in the morning too. I’m started thinking & do research on the net on how to become a Work at Home Mom. I joined a MLM business for a start, a health product. Almost every weekend I have to spent my time for a whole day meeting. And later I found out, this business requires me to spent my time outside the house too. This is not what I want…

At one event, I have rent a booth to sell & promote the MLM business that I’ve joined. I’m not doing well, it’s very hard to convince people and some more it’s quite expensive. On the last day of the event, I’ve tried to bake & sell my muffins as suggested by my sister. Wow! It’s really easy to ask people ‘makan’ rather than ask people to have a healthy body.

…to be continued

@ Ida muffin @

23
Jan
11

About muffins monster

Today I’m going to share with all about MM updates. As for now we are expanding in terms of homebakers who joined us since July 2010. To date, I have 10 homebakers that bakes from their own home and using MM branding to boost up their sales. But, so far there’s only a few of them whose still active running MM business from home.

Hopefully, once MM is officially announce by Real Rewards as their merchant..their marketing & promotion will help those homebakers that is not performing…insyaAllah. I always pray they would be successful and I hope can help them so much that I can.

As for me personally, I’m now full-time take care of my 3 kids with no helper around. Looking for helper now is quite difficult, so coping with small kids have left me with no “me” time. But, I’ll try to check my email almost every day now so that I won’t miss any important emails that needs my urgent reply.

With that in mind, I’m also in the midst to move to our new house at Jalan Kuching. Well, you know packing is the most tedious job with my current situation now that I should do it on my own. I’ll try to do it slowly but I think I’m too slow..hah..

Sooner, once I have settle down moving to new house and getting a helper, hopefully everything will go smooth and I could do all out again full swing on looking seriously into this business.

Ya Allah… May You help me to go through all the circumstances with open mind & heart. Amin….

@ Ida muffin @

20
Jan
11

Muffins Monster will be announce as Real Rewards merchant

Dear customer,
Muffins Monster will be announce as Real Rewards merchant soon. So, if you purchased our product you will be given RR points as below :
RM 1 = 3 RR points
Don’t have RR card? Don’t worry as we will provide a RR card to you if you’re one of our loyal customer.

Wait for the announcement soon at http://www.realrewards.com.my.

Daaaa….

25
Aug
09

Muffins Monster feature on Venusbuzz.com

Today, Muffins Monster has been featured in Venusbuzz.com under Home & Health category. Writer Adline A. Ghani has interviewed me thru email and this was the outcome. I really appreciate her effort & opportunity that has been given for me to outcast myself & my business on her column.

Below is the extract from http://venusbuzz.com/home-health/1821-muffin-monster :

 

“MUFFIN MONSTER

Meet a mum who’s passionate about muffins!

Ever wondered what it’d be like to quit your job and start a home-based business so that you could focus more on the family? Well, Ida Maslina has done just that! The enterprising mother of two describes herself as a “home-based entrepreneur mum who bakes and sells muffins and cupcakes online”. At first, she baked muffins for family members, but then she started promoting her goods through blogging, which was a suggestion made by her sister.


The 29-year old started her muffin business two years ago, after quitting her job as a network engineer, which required her to spend most of her time in the field. Although she loved the job, the arrival of her first son changed her perspective in life. She figured, with a home-based online business, she can spend more time with her family at home, and earn a living too!http://muffinsmonster.com and blog: https://muffinsmonster.wordpress.com She’s also on Facebook and Yahoo Messenger: iedas79@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Do check out her scrumptious creations today!.

 

She admits that in the beginning, she was not very confident in marketing over the Internet, so the encouraging response she has received was not expected at all! Currently, her Muffins Monster website already has a few ardent followers, who have become her regular customers. From just one flavour – choc chip muffin, she now has about 24 different flavours, which she develops from time to time in response to customer requests, and for her own research and development.

Due to the current trend, she also makes cupcakes, but her cupcakes are special, because their base is made of muffin, not cake. This means her customers always get that wonderfully fluffy and moist muffin texture that we all know and love. Ida’s muffins come in 3 main types: all-time favourite muffin, exclusive jumbo muffin and gourmet muffin. Her muffins and cupcakes are suitable for all occasions, from weddings to parties, and Hari Raya to corporate or personal gifts.

You can get in touch with Ida Maslina, who is based in Damansara Perdana, at her website

* Adline A. Ghani is an assistant museum curator tandem mummy who resides in Petaling Jaya. This multi-tasker is also pursuing her Masters in Art and Design. “

Please click image below to go to Muffins Monster online shop

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27
Jul
09

PBS Graduation Day

Last Thursday, 23 July 2009 at 8pm, we had a Graduation day for PBS first badge at Cititel Hotel. The graduation day has been planned to combine with the free entreprenuer talk by Dr Irfan Khairi & Dr Azman Ching. This was the last talk that Peoplelogy would organized for public. It was tremendously a great response that most of the guest had to stand behind the hall to hear the talk and we as PBS member also had to give our seat to the guest (lenguh berdiri it is our honour to the guest who came that day).

I am so glad that I’ve been selected to give a few words as a testimony from what I’ve been through since I become a member of PBS in front of the audience. I’ve shared my experience with the audience on the 3 days 2 nights seminar (read more here). I was greatful to share with others who have interest in business.

Cert given by our headmaster, Dr Azman

Cert given by our headmaster, Dr Azman

 

Me with other PBS1 members

Me with other PBS1 members

Peopelogy have managed to setup a few tables for members to promote their products. I have took this opportunity to bring some muffins for tasting and sell to public that night. At first I thought those muffins will not finish cause not much response received from the public in the beginning before the talk started. But then, when the talk has finished it sold like ‘goreng pisang panas’…lucky my sister is there to help me. Thanks adik! Thanks to Dr Azman too cause he promote habis2 my muffins during his talk to the audience. Thanks to all who supports me. To those who didn’t get my muffins that day, you can still order from me direct or wait for my booth opening soon (dunno where the exact location, still planning…hehehe).

Please click image below to go to Muffins Monster online shop

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