Saturday, October 23, 2021

4035. LINKED IN POST NO. 3: Practice Makes Perfect - Photographing neighbourhood wildlife for history

LINKED IN Post 3. 23 Oct 2021: Advices for young people - Practice Makes Perfect - Photographing and documenting your neighbourhood wildlife for the younger generation.

I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, 71 years old semi-retired veterinarian from Singapore. The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affect job security and has caused business failures and losses. In this uncertain future, I write this post in LinkedIn to advise YOUNG people to create things rather than consume by spending hours watching soap operas online during their free time.

One way is to acquire digital imaging skills daily. Practice makes perfect. As an example, I show this image of the red dragonfly that used to be more than one during the April - Jun 2020 lockdowns when all construction and deforestation were suspended. On 21 October 2021, I saw only one during my trip to Yio Chu Kang Crescent open forest path, facing the Seletar Bus Depot. This path is over a 5-minute stroll. Yet only one red dragonfly is visible. This is due to regular plant and grass cutting and likely anti-mosquito fogging, drastically reducing the number of insects and plant food for the dragonflies. The use of LinkedIn is one way to showcase this photograph for sale. More importantly, it is to encourage the young people to acquire digital imaging skills through practice daily. Photographing a sharp image of the dragonfly with a 18-200 mm lens handholding is not easy. There must be no breeze and good sunlight. The image is sharp because this dragonfly posed patiently for me for more than a minute, instead of flying off. I was around 6 feet away and took about 25 images of various positions. Shutterstock accepted this image as stock photo.  

In conclusion, acquiring digital imaging skills as an amateur photographer will be very useful in your project or office work. Selling stock photos is secondary as there is "no demand" for red dragonflies, in my past 12 months on Shutterstock! Shutterstock pays me USD 10 cents image per download depending on the Buyer's plan. I hope this third post will motivate one of the young people to create, not consume. Please email me at 99pups@gmail.com or tel +65 9668-6468, if you wish to know more about my luxury leather face mask to protect against Covid-19 viral transmission. My instagram is @davidsing1. 

Good luck.

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VIDEO OF YIO CHU KANG CRESCENT FOREST ON SUN 24 OCT 2021:







Friday, October 22, 2021

4034. LinkedIn Post No. 2: Acting on an excellent opportunity to market Unique High Quality Products

Post 2. 23 Oct 2021: Advices for young people - Acting on an excellent opportunity to market unique high quality products.

I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, 71 years old semi-retired veterinarian from Singapore. The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affect job security and has caused business failures and losses. In this uncertain future, I write this post in LinkedIn to advise YOUNG people to create things rather than consume by spending hours watching soap operas online during their free time.

One way is to market UNIQUE HIGH QUALITY products made by craftsmen or craftswomen you may encounter on your travels. Such products are not mass produced or well marketed.

 As an example, I am marketing a 3-ply luxury leather-fabric face mask which is attractive, comfortable and breathable (large nose-mouth space) to corporations. REUSABLE face masks save the environment, but they must be hand-washed daily and be used for 30 days. A new filter is inserted after 30 days or earlier.  

DISPOSABLE face masks are sold a dime a dozen online nowadays. The cheapest one is ten cents. Use one day or one time and throw away.  

More trees need to be cut down as millions of used disposable masks are discarded, with many littering the environment irresponsibly.

The use of LinkedIn may be one way to showcase this product. The image shows me wearing this mask. There will be people who care about saving the environment by wearing well-made fashionable reusable face masks with protective filters. My challenge is how to connect with corporate buyers who are sourcing for premium face masks as gifts. 

In conclusion, there are business opportunities which pass by in your life or during your networking. But you MAY NOT see it as an opportunity. 

This story will illustrate what I mean. 

Many years ago when the world was free of Covid-19 and SARS viruses, a Middle-Eastern man approached this New Zealander who was marketing his factory products there and was having tea at a market place. The stranger asked him to supply sheep from New Zealand.

The New Zealander gave the name card of the contact to his countryman who did not spend any time or money travelling to the Middle East.

I believe that this man became a wealthy sheep-shipping agent as he had acted on the excellent opportunity to market UNIQUE HIGH QUALITY products. In this case, healthy sheep not found in the Middle East and are needed in large numbers yearly are deemed to be in this category although readers may disagree with me! 

I hope this second post will motivate one of the young people to create, not consume. Please email me at 99pups@gmail.com or tel +65 9668-6468, if you wish to know more about my luxury leather face mask to protect against Covid-19 viral transmission. My instagram is @davidsing1. 

Good luck.

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LINKEDIN Post 2. 23 Oct 2021: Advices for young people - Acting on an excellent opportunity to market unique high quality products.

I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, 71 years old semi-retired veterinarian from Singapore. The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affect job security and has caused business failures and losses. In this uncertain future, I write this post in LinkedIn to advise YOUNG people to create things rather than consume by spending hours watching soap operas online during their free time.

One way is to market UNIQUE HIGH QUALITY products made by craftsmen or craftswomen you may encounter on your travels. Such products are not mass produced or well marketed.

 As an example, I am marketing a 3-ply luxury leather-fabric face mask which is attractive, comfortable and breathable (large nose-mouth space) to corporations. REUSABLE face masks save the environment, but they must be hand-washed daily and be used for 30 days. A new filter is inserted after 30 days or earlier.  

The use of LinkedIn may be one way to showcase this product. The image shows me wearing this mask. There will be people who care about saving the environment by wearing well-made fashionable reusable face masks with protective filters. My challenge is how to connect with corporate buyers who are sourcing for premium face masks as gifts. 

In conclusion, there are business opportunities which pass by in your life or during your networking. But you MAY NOT see it as an opportunity. 

This story will illustrate what I mean.  Many years ago, a Middle-Eastern man approached this New Zealander who was marketing his factory products there and asked him to supply sheep from New Zealand.

The New Zealander gave his contact to his countryman who became a wealthy sheep-shipping agent as he had acted on the excellent opportunity to market UNIQUE HIGH QUALITY products. Healthy sheep not found in the Middle East and needed in large numbers yearly are deemed to be in this category! 

I hope this second LINKEDIN post will motivate one of the young people to create, not consume. Please email me at 99pups@gmail.com or tel +65 9668-6468, if you wish to know more about my luxury leather face mask to protect against Covid-19 viral transmission. My instagram is @davidsing1. 

Good luck.

4034. My Posts in Linked In. Post No. 1. passive income in stock photos

 Post 1. 20 Oct 2021: Advices for young people - create, not consume

I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, 71 years old semi-retired veterinarian from Singapore. The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affect job security and has caused business failures and losses. In this uncertain future, I write this post in LinkedIn to advise YOUNG people to create things rather than consume by spending hours watching soap operas online during their free time.

One way is to earn PASSIVE INCOME ONLINE - making and then selling stock photos.

Rather than preaching, I show what I did during the past 12 months of Covid-19 lockdowns and curbs. I submit photographs to www.shutterstock.com. I am amateur photographer, hence more than 80% of my photos have had been rejected as they were not up to standard! I am still doing more research on how to create best quality stock photos.

The above Oriental Common Mime butterfly image was accepted by Shutterstock. That is the FIRST step to display my creations to a global market, without me having to pay shutterstock any money via subscription or membership fee. How I took this image is shared on my blog: https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/10/4024-butterfly-in-yio-chu-kang-crescent.html

Presently, I sold 486 images for US$131.00. I get US$0.27 per image. Many readers, esp. accountants and high fliers will say this is not worth their time. I agree, but I am trying to motivate the average young person who does not earn high income or who cannot network a lot.

The low revenue is due to a start-up business. I have to stock good quality photos that the world, not just Singaporeans want. This will take time. I am acquiring useful digital imaging skills through being hands-on. These skills are useful for my veterinary case studies and family photography too.

In conclusion, there are different ways to earn passive income online. It will be hard work and very competitive - Shutterstock has more than 380 million images as of June 30, 2021. However, you will acquire skills like good writing and creating good graphic designs.

I hope this post will motivate one of the young people to create, not consume. Please email me if you wish to know more about Shutterstock. Good luck.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

LINKED IN POST 4. Just take photographs daily and process the good ones.



Linked In image   2000 px by 600 px is required for best image.

LINKED IN Post 4. 25 Oct 2021: Advices for young people - Just Take Photos Daily.
I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, 71 years old semi-retired veterinarian from Singapore. The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affect job security and has caused business failures and losses. In this uncertain future, I write this post in LinkedIn to advise YOUNG people to create things rather than consume by spending hours watching soap operas online during their free time.

One way is to acquire digital imaging skills is to "Just Take Photos Daily". You must process and post it in your blog or LinkedIn. If you take photos without processing it regularly, you will not acquire digital imaging skills in the long term. Photographing a sharp image of the butterfly more than 30 feet away with a 18-200 mm lens is not easy for an amateur photographer. Here are my tips for the time-pressed readers starting digital photography.

TIP NO. 1: AVOID CAMERA SHAKE. Place your camera on TOP OF THE RAILING of the fence, as in my case. In this way, there will be no hand holding shakes and out of focus images as the butterfly is distant, at 30 feet away.

TIP NO. 2: SETTINGS. For beginners, I advise the "P" (Program Mode), instead of the "M" Mode. This is time-saving for daylight wildlife photography as you don't waste time adjusting ISO, Aperture, Shutter speed. The image is sharp because this butterfly was stationary sipping nectar for more than a minute, instead of fluttering from flower to flower most of the time. There was no breeze. A very good 9 AM sunlight was very helpful. Shutterstock which is stringent on quality has accepted this image as stock photo.

TIP NO. 3: HAVE THE CAMERA WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARE OUTSIDE. Be prepared as some images are unique and one of a kind. I will give an example in LINKED IN POST NO. 5.

In conclusion, you have to just start shooting photos daily and post the better ones on your blog to record and review what had not contributed to a sharp image. I use Linked In to showcase this photograph which is for sale. More importantly, THIS IMAGE is to encourage the young people to acquire digital imaging skills through practice daily. I hope this fourth post will motivate one of the young people to create, not consume.
MORE INFORMATION IS AT:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/10/yellow-butterfly-sips-honey-18-oct-2021.html.
www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets is my Linked In website.  

Please email me at 99pups@gmail.com or tel +65 9668-6468, if you wish to know more about my luxury leather face mask reviewed in Post No. 2 to protect against Covid-19 viral transmission. My instagram is @davidsing1. 

Good luck.

PHOTOS FOR SALE AT SHUTTERSTOCK BELOW:
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1.  Landing on a flower with a deep tunnel.



2.  Focused on sipping nectar 9.30 am Yio Chu Kang Cres near Lentor Ave for around one minute.

Usually fluttering from flower to flower like the hyperactive person.

This species has a thick brown wing border visible when wings are expanded (see above).






3.  A MALE butterfly came to ask her to play. She was not distracted. She ignored him.
Females are paler yellow. 







She continue sipping nectar. 


PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS:
Grass Yellow butterfly sips nectar for some seconds. Little movement.
Place camera on top of fence rail, therefore not handheld - 
ABLE TO FOCUS SHARPLY ON HEAD REGION.
   
Canon DSLR EOS 90D, EFS lens 18-200 mm.
'P' Mode, AF. Focus on eye. Single point focus. Click a few continuous images. I was lucky to get the sharp ones as my camera was on top of the fence and not shaky.



This butterfly, with its bright lemon yellow wings with black bordering on the upperside and dark brown markings on the underside, is often very variable, particularly in the underside markings. Female is larger and paler yellow, with broader black but diffused markings on the uppersides of both wings. The dark brown marking at the apex of the forewing is rather distinct. However, there are specimens where this marking is very small or even not present.




SINGAPORE WILDLIFE.  20 Oct 2021.  Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow). 
COMMON GRASS YELLOW BUTTERFLY (Eurema hecabe contubernalis)
 
Deforestation to build the North-South Corridor connecting North Singapore to the city centre has had destroyed many habitats in Yio Chu Kang Crescent/Lentor Ave area, leading to a great loss of other species of butterflies.  This Common Grass Yellow butterfly, said to consist of 6 species, is common in Singapore as its caterpillar is not fussy about eating only certain species of plants in the wild.

Most of the time, you will notice that the Grass Yellows flutter from flower to flower, not staying for more than 2 seconds usually. This one sips nectar for several seconds, focused on having a good breakfast. A companion came to ask her to fly with him or her. NO DISTRACTIONS. 

This butterfly teaches me the importance of being focused on a task. A good breakfast is also very important, not only for this butterfly, but for people who wish to be healthy mentally and physically.   





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1. She chose a flower with deep funnel and purple directional landing guide. 


2. Sips nectar single-mindedly for over a minute



3. A male came to ask her to play - "fly with me". She ignored him. This was 
her breakfast, around 9AM.  

PHOTOS FOR SALE AT www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets - Search "Grass Yellow" butterfly.
Webpage at:   
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets?searchterm=grass+yellow&sort=popular




Monday, October 18, 2021

4032. My resume in LinkedIn as at 1 Oct 2021

 

1 OCT 2021: ABOUT DR DAVID SING KONG YUEN, BVMS (Glasgow).
BACKGROUND:
1. Licensed veterinary surgeon, Singapore. http://www.toapayohvets.com/
2. Licensed real estate agent, Singapore. http://www.asiahomes.com/
3. Community education of veterinary students and pet owners. http://www.bekindtopets.com/
Some case studies at: www.instagram.com/toapayohvets
4. Marketer and manufacturer of headwear, apparel and accessories for the pet industry, military and civilian organisations.
Some examples of products are at: https://www.instagram.com/davidsing1/
5. Shutterstockphoto contributor. https://www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets
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I am male, 71 years old, working part-time as a veterinarian at Toa Payoh Vets. My main role is a MARKETER of PREMIUM fabric face masks and customised headwear (e.g. hats, military and fashion berets) to Singapore and foreign corporations for my family. We have a factory specialised in the above products. My products include the following:
1. Headwear including cheesecutter caps, Carnaby caps, dress hats, deerstalker, Barnabycaps, military berets, police, airline caps, hats and berets.
2. Good quality customised REUSABLE fabric face masks with filters and certified by professional bodies as anti-bacterial and water repellent, if required by the buyers are available. https://myfacemasks.blogspot.com/. Some examples of headwear products and face masks are at: https://www.instagram.com/davidsing1/. More details will be provided by connecting with Dr David Sing (me).
3. Uniforms for the hospitals, schools, civil defence forces and the military are made on a business-to-business basis as such products are customised and made to order.

4. Interested overseas parties or B2B buyers of fashion apparel and accessories wanting to make products with a NON-China-Vietnam manufacturer, please email 99pups@gmail.com for more information. Or tel/text +65 9668-6468 for a discussion.

4031. Ultimate LinkedIn Sales Guide Daniel Disney

 18 Oct 2021

5 key pillars to LinkedIn success

1. Profile

2. Network

3. Messaging

4. Content

5. Personal brand. 


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PROFILE. It summarises how great you are. Readers don't actually know what you do, what you offer or how it can help them.

Readers go away with an interest in buying from you or your product you sell, but not realising that you sell it.

2. Build a vluable network of prospects, customers and peers.

3. Turn your network into leads and sales opportunities through effective messaging - well-crafted conversation-starting messages, no spammy sales-pitch messages.

4. create sper-engaging content that provides value to your prospects, generates leads and build trust.

5. Personal brand to become a trusted and respected figure in your industry.


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How to design a fully optimised profile, back it with content and building a personal brand -- generate regular inbound leads.

But LI can generate OUTBOUND sales opportunities. One way is to message people who view your profile. 

Paid upgrades on LI which allow you to see everyone who has viewed your profile, not just the most recent few.Paid upgraded Premium or Sales Navigator account.

Update profile, check views on a regular basis, build it into your daily routine and make it a part of your outbound sales strategy.

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PROFILE

My goal is to help YOU generate leads from LinkedIn.

1. How to create the ultimate LI profile to convert viewers into prospects, leads and customers.

Do a full team profile audit.

1. Do you have a professionally taken headshot?

2. professionally created LI banner that tells people what you do in an engaging way? 

3. Does your headline tell people what it is that you do?

4. profile summary closer to the 2,000-characgter limit?

5. profile summary focused on your ideal customer and not on you?

6. your contact details included?

7. strong relevant media attached to it?

8. skills listed to include the most relevant ones in your top 3?

9. more than 5 recommendations in your LI profile?


Once you optimised your LI profile, look at WHO is viewing it...Free account, see most recent 4 per day unless you view breakfast lunch and dinner..

Upgraded, see EVERYONE which holds a lot of business and sales potential. 

Qualify them. Simply message them, thanking them for viewing your proifle and asking them something relevant totheir role or the product/service that you offer and how they're current utilising that.

Keep checking those views EVERY SINGLE DAY. Make it one of your sales day activity. 

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COMMON LI PROFILE MISTAKES

1. Poor profile picture  e.g. wedding, holding a pint of beer 
2. No background / banner image

3. Weak or no summary (which increase your inbound and outbound sales opportunities).

4. The salesperson summary (aa if you are looking for a job). Ok for recruiter. Prospect know you are after one thing - sales to them.

5. Zero recommendations. One of strongest features of LI. Easy to gain. 

6. Creating a customer-focused LI profile. NOT an online CV.  Become customer focused, not sales focuses. How you can help them, not how great you are.


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Sunday, October 17, 2021

4030. Humour in life - Eating Western Food - Pork Chops - LinkedIn Posting


 POSTING NO. 1: LinkedIn.  Sat 16 Oct 2021.

Humour in eating - Western Food    Aunt S is a chef par excellence of Western dishes. Salivation in my mouth surprised me as I saw the pork chop with a fine-serrated edged knife used to spread butter on the bread. My wife wanted more gravy. Her short mini scoop slipped and drowned inside the large bowl. I could not help laughing as it was so funny viewed from my angle. Aunt S replaced it with a longer one and said solemnly that the proper knives had disappeared. 

   The next day, my wife served the pork chop for my lunch. The knife was appropriate, but not the plate (image). “My pork chop nearly fell off as it is not a dinner plate!” I told her.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

4029. Oriental Common Mime Butterfly in Yio Chu Kang forest

13 Oct 2021. Yio Chu Kang Crescent forest. 

Oriental Common Mime (Papilio clytia clytia Linnaeus)


This butterfly was patiently posing for me. No breeze shaking the flower and butterfly. Good morning sunlight. Took 9 images at one continuous mode. This was the 7th image. Image is judged by how sharp the eyes are. In this image eyes are sharp.




Oriental Common Mime (Papilio clytia clytia Linnaeus)


The above photo is for sale at:
www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets


ORIENTAL COMMON MIME
As at 20 Oct 2021, 19 images are available for sale at www.shutterstock.com  

In my assessment, m
y image is the most useful for printing on mugs, T-shirts, project work
(Personal prints, cards and gifts, or reference for artists)
for the following reasons:

1. Sharp image
2. Good contrast of butterfly 
3. Uncluttered background - no blurry flowers 
4. Action: Sipping nectar from a commonly seen wild flower, Bidens pilosa.


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ORIENTAL COMMON MIME
As at 20 Oct 2021, 1 image (with left wing clipped) is available for sale at www.alamy.com  

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HOW I TOOK THIS IMAGE AS AN AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER

Canon DSLR EOS 90D, EFS 18-200mm lens,  P Mode*, single point focus, continuous mode.
Handheld. I focused on the eye. Shot 9 images continuously. The 7th image was sharp.
The butterfly was sipping nectar for several seconds. No breeze. 10 AM. 
* Professional photographers use Manual M Mode and settings. 

CONCLUSION

It is very difficult to take sharp images of butterflies without a better lens. The use of a tripod is advised. Handheld movements, shutter clicking movements, breezes, butterfly movements result in poor quality images. Continuous shots more than 9 will be better to get more chances of capturing one sharp image.

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LINKED IN ARTICLE 



IMAGE FOR LINKED IN POST IS 2000 X 600 PIXELS



Post 1. 20 Oct 2021: Advices for young people - create, not consume


Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Glasgow University United Kingdom

I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, 71 years old semi-retired veterinarian from Singapore. The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affect job security and has caused business failures and losses. In this uncertain future, I write this post in LinkedIn to advise YOUNG people to create things rather than consume by spending hours watching soap operas online during their free time.

One way is to earn PASSIVE INCOME ONLINE - making and then selling stock photos.

Rather than preaching, I show what I did during the past 12 months of Covid-19 lockdowns and curbs. I submit photographs to www.shutterstock.com. I am amateur photographer, hence more than 80% of my photos have had been rejected as they were not up to standard! I am still doing more research on how to create best quality stock photos.

The above Oriental Common Mime butterfly image was accepted by Shutterstock. That is the FIRST step to display my creations to a global market, without me having to pay shutterstock any money via subscription or membership fee. How I took this image is shared on my blog: https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/10/4024-butterfly-in-yio-chu-kang-crescent.html

Presently, I sold 486 images for US$131.00. I get US$0.27 per image. Many readers, esp. accountants and high fliers will say this is not worth their time. I agree, but I am trying to motivate the average young person who does not earn high income or who cannot network a lot.

The low revenue is due to a start-up business. I have to stock good quality photos that the world, not just Singaporeans want. This will take time. I am acquiring useful digital imaging skills through being hands-on. These skills are useful for my veterinary case studies and family photography too.

In conclusion, there are different ways to earn passive income online. It will be hard work and very competitive - Shutterstock has more than 380 million images as of June 30, 2021. However, you will acquire skills like good writing and creating good graphic designs.

I hope this post will motivate one of the young people to create, not consume. Please email me if you wish to know more about Shutterstock. Good luck.