If you are someone like me, you would most likely detest having complete strangers flooding your email inbox. Not sure about you, but I would personally look forward to emails from people whom I feel I know personally rather than the random spammers out there!
For this purpose, I wanted to use this short bio as an opportunity for you to learn a little bit more about me (on a personal level).
Listen. There are tons of information out there- everything under the sun about internet marketing. But they alone won’t be able to help you succeed!
Well, the massive amount of information only makes you more confused – There are simply too much of them!
Thus, besides getting the information (which is important), you would also need to be able to get that information from a reliable source.
In other words…
Someone You Trust!
When I first got started in the online business, I have totally no idea about Internet marketing and the mechanics around it.
So I did what most would do to get a quickstart in this arena.
– who those people were on the other end,
– why are they in IM,
– what they stood for,
– what they were against…
They were nothing more than a random name appearing on my PC screen!
With that in mind, Let me share a little bit about myself, so that I’m not just another name on your screen, competing for your attention with other random strangers. I’m doing this because I truly feel I have some simple, yet remarkable tips and strategies that could change your life, and I want to do everything i can to get you to read about them, and most importantly…
Act On Them!
I first got into internet marketing back in late 2010, when I attended a blogging workshop conducted by 2 marketers in Singapore– Calvin Woon & Patricia Lin (also known as IM Love Birds). I have to say that the workshop is nothing short of mindblowing!
I never know I could actually earn a decent, even full-time income by just blogging (or internet marketing) alone!
After that, I’d gone on to sign up on Warrior Forum and started to browse through all the threads on how I can make BIG (and quick) money online, and bought all sorts of WSOs.
It wasn’t an easy journey for me at all (probably due to the multiple lists that I was subscribed to) and suffered from information overload. You see, with every new journey we embark on, there will always be a learning curve– the curve was steep indeed.
I tried a lot of things. I started with CPA marketing because the first information product i bought was on how to get college students in the US to sign up for CPA zip/email submits and earn around $1.50- $3 per lead. That guy made it sound so easy!
I’d have later gone to Fiverr to look for gigs from college students, to distribute flyers with my CPA affiliate links within their colleges (pin on notice boards or place on their peers’ desks, etc).
I was looking forward for it to be a massive success, and with all these effort spent reading the guide, looking for offers and securing suitable gigs.. I made a WHOPPING…
from buying 4 gigs costing me $20 in total.
Whatever. I didn’t care, it was the excitement that kept me going, knowing that making money online was NOT a myth. I went on to try many other variations in internet marketing, waiting to strike my first pot of gold!
I Am Determined!
I am the eldest son on a family of 4. My younger brother completed his national services, but had difficulty finding a job (and still is), while my parents just earned enough to cover their basic needs.
Hence the burden of shouldering the family’s livelihood falls on me. As the breadwinner of the family, I pay the monthly installment of my housing loan, utilities, ALL basic amenities you can think of. Truth be told, this feeling SUCKS to the core.
You see, I was working at the airport as an Senior Associate for the Cargo Development Division. The income is not bad, just sufficient to cover all the debts which are falling on me every month.
I know this job is leading me to no where.
I know that working in a small cubicle is NOT what I want to do forever.
I know that I want, and NEED, to do something even BIGGER so as to earn even more money.
…and this job is just not gonna be able to to fulfill my dream.
I am determined to make things happen, no matter how much hardship I have to take to be successful. No way am I gonna fail. Absolutely no.
I Worked My Socks Off!
And hence I officially started my IM journey, spending 8- 12 hours on my day job, and then another 8- 10 hours on learning and implementing all the IM-related stuffs – Affiliate Marketing (CPA included of course!), Product Creation, Facebook Marketing, Twitter Marketing, other Social Media stuffs (did I mention that I am a BIG FAN of Social Media?), and more.
Along the way I decided this was even more important than my health (Stupid me!).
I used to exercise at least thrice a week and eat on a regular, relatively healthy diet. Now I hadn’t exercised regularly for a while, and I was having very irregular meals and snacks while I “fought the battle”.
Look – I was obsessed ( and I am still obsessed now by the way). That’s how bad I wanted it… I can see how ridiculous I was, but I only had one thought all these while– to succeed in my internet business by earning a passive income. I will then go on to change the lives of people who really need my help to succeed in their lives too.
Calvin Woon, who is now a good friend of mine, told me how similar we are in terms of the obsession and passion we have with IM.
I Know For Sure I Won’t Fail And YOU Won’t Too!
I am blessed to have the support of my girlfriend of 7 years, whom I have met in college, throughout my IM journey so far (except the disagreement on me only sleeping 2-3 hours per day).
I remember when I first started on my IM journey, she was still skeptical about how viable this is, and whether it will be just be another “part-time job” flop.
I am now in IM full time and is certainly loving it. I have also gotten her full support with my IM career, after letting her see how well I excelled in this.
I am now able to fully focus on my Joint-Venture (JV) Brokering and Product Launch business with my partner Aiden Chong & newly-joined Jake Gray, to bring the business up another level – in BOTH IM and Non-IM niches. Of course, not to forget my ventures in other programs for multiple streams of income too.
Some of my Main Focus within the Next Few Months:
– JV Brokering & Launch Management,
– Kindle Publishing,
– Mobile Apps Development,
– Online Network Marketing, etc..
There’s a lot of money to be made from Kindle Publishing and Mobile Apps Development due to the “passive” nature of the business models, and I’m going to attack mainly these 2 areas with my girlfriend who could also be leaving her job within the next few months too. Can I say that it’s exciting times ahead? 🙂
Listen. I just wish to let you know that it is definitely possible to make a genuine full-time income (or even good part time income) online… even after much failure you may experience.
It’ll be because of those failures that will make you even more determined to overcome your mistakes and obstacles, to become more successful in whatever you are going to do.
The Journey Changed Me
It made me into more of a warrior, literally. I overcame my fears along the way, so now I have more confidence than ever in myself and in the work I do. I also learnt how to handle and admit my failure, improve on the mistakes and become more successful in whatever I do.
Most importantly, having gone through so much, I wish to help others succeed too.
So, is my journey worth all the hard work, sweat, and tears so far? Hell yes!
And If I have to do it all over again, I’d want it the exact same way.