Posted by Jaz
Last month, I was browsing through some magazines and I saw a full page ad on ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and I was totally fascinated by this mean machine.
Now, just in case you don’t know how exactly an ATV looks like…
The ATV looks very similar to a motorcycle and it operates like one too.
The only difference is that, it is typically equipped with three or four wheels.
As the name implies, it is designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles.
So the next thing, I did… I got onto my computer and looked up the website that was offering three hour long drive throughs through rocky terrain.
At that moment, I was determined to ride the ATV even though I didn’t know what to expect from riding up rocky hills and going down steep slopes.
Well, there was defintiely some risk involved. But I couldn’t care less.
Experience has taught me to live for the moment as tomorrow may never come.
So I called up 2 of my good friends and told them about the of my plans to visit one of the small islands of Thailand, where the ATV drive through was at.
The guys were cool with it and we made a prompt decision to leave Thailand the very next day.
Now, this is in fact my 5th holiday trip for the year. And a few of my peers who didn’t know about my online business yet, thought I was being ridiculous.
One of them even told me that I wasn’t getting any younger and that if I keep a week off, I could lose my job!
I guess he didn’t heard me when I said it was the fifth time of this year that I was going on a holiday.
I mean, any employer would have fired me by then.. But I just didn’t have the heart to tell him that and also… everything else is paid for from my online business.
But even so, doesn’t mean that if you’re making money on the internet it means that you’re going to have the time freedom to travel as an when you like.
The truth is, I still see a lot of internet marketers who can’t just leave their computers alone. You may think it’s just a habit, to bum around surfing the net. But these guys are not doing that. They are what some would call, internet marketing victims.
Yes, there do earn some money online… props to that. But there are still as busy as ever. It’s as if they have gotten themselves a new 9am – 5pm job.
Look, if you find yourself still slogging long hours online. You’re really doing it for the wrong reasons.
You gotta stop trying to do everything yourself.
Internet Marketing is supposed to be a business, not a job.
That’s why they call it an online business – duh!
Ok, I’m not trying to be harsh here. Well, maybe a little. But if you’ve not leveraging your business today, you’re not going to find the time to go on holiday trips every month, period.
Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m telling you this because you’re my friends and I care about your business.
The key to this whole “Da Vinci Code” is really simple.
Just automate your business. Outsource as many things as you can to other people.
Remember, if it’s going to be something that someone else can do it, just pay them to do it.
You’ll be surprised by how much this can scale up your profits.
With more people in your team handling stuff like article writing, blog submission… etc, You’ll be able to focus more time on building more marketing campaigns (That’s where all the money is at)!
Don’t you think that this is truly a simple way to work smarter by doing a lot lesser and getting a whole lot done in return? I bet you’ll will agree with me.
Now you don’t have to begin with splurging on building a big team of professionals just yet.
Start off small, probably with one or two staff (Or virtual stuff).
Work with them on a project basis first to see if they’re able to deliver quality before you consider investing in them for the long term.
Now, going on a holiday every month isn’t impossible isn’t it?
P.S. Well… if you are eager to know how to push a ‘magic’ button… and unleash floods of customers that that are practically wetting themselves to hand you money to pay for your holidays. Check this out.
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For many aspiring marketers, starting out on an online business can sometimes become a painful experience.
Even before making their first buck online, most would have already burnt a hole in their wallets.
What I found out is that, for many people who just started out… they would spend their money and time on product creation and “setting things up”… when they should be focusing on building a list first!
And it’s not always about investing money for a long-term cause… especially when survival is already an issue.
If you are low on funds, I would recommend you to do the things that bring you cash the fastest.
So how is it possible to start an online business when you are running low on funds?
Well you can. First of all, only spend on the 3 basic elements.
They would not cost you more than 50 bucks.
Next, go to clickbank or paydotcom to search for affiliate products to promote.
In case you don’t know yet, affiliate marketing is by far, the quickest method to generate income for anybody who’s just starting out.
And they do give commissions as high as 75% per sale!
Most affiliate products already have a funnelling system, which of course… saves you the trouble of wasting time doing up one on your own.
For the next step, you will need to create a lead capturing page (Also known as a squeeze page) to capture your customers’ email addresses.
The biggest asset any internet marketer would have is their list of customers’ email addresses.
Having their emails, you are free to follow up with them… and of course. You can always sell to them over and over again.
The best way to get your customer to buy from you, is to build a relationship with them and gain their trust. Nothing beats having an autoresponder, when you can massively communicate with many people at one time.
Now that you have everything in place, you’ll need to start is driving traffic to your squeeze page.
There are various free methods of driving traffic and they also give really good results.
Article marketing, audio marketing, video marketing and blogging are some of the great ways of driving traffic to your webpage.
Even better, people immediately view you as an expert when you deliver good content.
To get better rankings in Google, you can also send your web address to link directories or you can even go to related websites and ask other people to do a back-link to your website.
Once your customers opt-in to your squeeze page… You will want to send them to your affiliate website.
Internet Marketing is all about numbers. The more people opt in to your squeeze page, the chances of people buying the affiliate product increases as well.
Then continue sending emails to your customers, providing them with content… most customers do not buy immediately. It usually takes several follow-up emails from you before they buy.
So, start planning your business model now… and start raking in cash commissions from affiliate marketing!
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But this is far from the truth… especially when you are not able to maintain focus in any of the businesses. And this can be detrimental to your potential earning power.
Well, I’m going to show you exactly how you can maintain focus in your business and still create multiple sources of income, at the same time.
And the best part is… you can do this with just one page and dramatically increase your profits! (My profits increased by 276% with this method)
So how I did it?
Simple. Instead of creating multiple websites for different niches like most marketers do, I adopted a slightly different approach.
I offered more similar products in the same niche, after the front-end product.
This is what normally people would call and an upsell or an OTO (One-Time-Offer).
But I prefer to call it an upgrade.
Selling “upgrades” is an area that can become profitable for many businesses in increasing their existing sales.
Just take a look at Mac Donald’s for example. Do you remember when you were making an order at the counter, you were being asked, “Do you want to have an upsize or do you want to have a fries to go along with that? etc.” – That’s an upgrade.
You can also do that on your internet business. You just have to offer more benefits to your existing product to your customers.
It’s similar to selling an extended warranty.
You see, people want to reduce the element of risk of a potential loss or benefit; they want a guarantee over their guarantee!
If you could provide for them and make them feel that they’re taken care of; when they buy from you, they will want to continue to enjoy your products and services.
The best way to do this is to package your products in such a way that, the only way for your customer to benefit FULLY, is to get the products in its entirety.
Very often, the sale of these extended benefits has a much higher profit margins as there are no costs to acquire the customers.
This calls for strategizing which product to be placed on the front end, the upgrade and the back-end offer.
People love options, and the idea is to place the ball in their court and provide them with more choices… Sell them extended benefits!
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Last night I rented a strange ‘Bruno’ DVD and I can tell you this has to be the most outrageously sexual “in your face” comedic movie of this year.
In Bruno, Sasha Baron Cohen plays a haughty flamboyant gay fashion journalist from Austria, who got fired after making a scene on the stage of a fashion runway.
And then he comes to America with his personal assistant to seek fortune and fame, encounters humiliations to which he is obdurately immune and achieves a redemption of sort toward the end.
As there are people who really enjoyed Sacha’s portrayal of a extravagant incarnation of a silly, retrograde stereotype of gayness, there are also as many people who got offended by his wicked sense of humor.
And it seem highly unlikely that anyone can actually pick out something of value to learn from from the movie, but if you look beyond the “sick” comedy (As some would call it) and deep into Bruno’s character, you’ll find that Bruno has an unwavering determination to succeed in the show business and to become a celebrity. he literally strives to receive public attention and admiration.
He’s determination has led him to do whatever it takes to get him what he wants… No matter how ridiculous it may seem!
Bruno, followed in the footsteps of some well-known actors in order to gain fame.
He went as far as to adopt an African infant – obviously modelling “Bradgelina”.
And even tried to bring peace to the middle-east and go to the extend of risking life to interview a real terrorist – all of that just to gain fame and to fit into the false “social impression” of a celebrity.
This is indeed one of the most unusual but perfect example of somebody, not re-inventing the wheel but trying to follow exactly what others have done to succeed.
Now, how far would you be willing to move out from your comfort zone and do whatever it takes to model someone else’s method to achieve success in your home business?
Well, at times you may find that there are moments when you just dread doing the little things to promote your business.
Things like submitting articles or writing a blog post.
You’ll probably even let it slide if you were to skip a day or two without doing them.
And eventually, you might even find yourself giving up on your business totally even before the results show.
I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Well, if you really find it that hard to move on.
I really recommend you to watch Bruno. And ask yourself after the movie, “What would Bruno do if he were to be in a home business”?
You see, Bruno started out with a dream… and this dream was so important to him that he made it a goal to accomplish it no matter what it took.
The dream was so important to him as if it was a matter of life and death.
Now, the question is… What is it about life that is so important to you, that you MUST accomplish before you leave this world?
And once you are clear of what you really want, the “how” will naturally come to you.
Because you will find all sorts of way to make it work. It’s almost like guerilla warfare.
Your goal will also be your source of motivation to keep moving on, whenever you face an obstacle or whenever you feel like giving up.
Trust me on this… I used to be caught in a six figure debt, but I got out of it within a year!
And it’s all because I wanted to get out of it so bad that I did whatever I could to bring me closer toward my goal.
I attended numerous seminars and courses and I tried every possible way to make money online.
And right now, equipped with the experience, I can always repeat the same process that has worked for me before and create another massive flow of income.
Now, I’m definitely not trying to brag to you.. But I want you to understand that having a clear goal and following a success model consistently can bring you big returns.
And studies and research have proven that it has been an epitome of success since thousands of years ago.
Start finding your true purpose in life and find someone who shares that same purpose as you, but who have already achieve it.
Before you know it, you’ll probably be the next internet marketing celebrity.
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Have you ever experienced a bad day where everything doesn’t seem to go your way?
Especially when “bad” things start to happen coincidentally all on the same day. Things like your car broke down, tripping on your own foot, getting food poisoning, and getting drenched by a car speeding across a puddle of water is more than enough to keep you pissed the whole day.
How will you handle it if you were to experience all of these on the same day?
Well, it did happened to me… it was definitely one of my worst days ever. I was simply frustrated… When I came back home, my family members new better than to talk to me. They see I was fuming mad. I could literally go berserk if I were to be provoke under such conditions.
I bet you know what I’m talking about.
Well, I had on a punching bag hanging from my ceiling… And I use it not only for the my muay thai training, but also to vent my frustrations and anger on. But after awhile, I would be just as fine as I was from a start of a new day. So how’s that for anger management?
But the story doesn’t end there. When I checked my email, I found that I’ve actually been scammed by 2 other Internet Marketers. We had an agreement to promote each other’s website. But turns out, I was the only one who was fulfilling the agreement. And I’ve never heard from them ever since!
I can’t even describe to you how upset I was. For a while, I tried frantically to get a hold of them over the phone. A small part of me still hope that they’ll pick up my call and explain to me that they’ve made a mistake and that they’ll correct it right away.
But seriously, what are the odds? I knew I was kidding myself.
Then, I realised that I’ve actually invested a lot of energy in feeling discontentment. And it seem almost unnoticeable that 4 hours have actually passed and I was still held in disbelief that I’ve been scammed big time.
What a waste of time! So immediately, I shifted my state of mind from exasperation to determination. And started looking for more affiliates to promote my product. There was no more time to waste.
You see, in life… no matter what obstacles we face, we just have to move on.
Dont be dishearten when things don’t go your way, because it will only cause inaction on your part. The more you spend time fighting and quarrelling about things, the more energy you use and the less you will accomplish.
So, the next time when something doesn’t go your way… be it your online business or in your everyday life; tell yourself that sh** just happens and move on.
P.S. Don’t get hang out on all those nonsense excuses, make sure you have a bullet proof system that will drive tons of leads and customers to your business even when you are in a ‘bad’ mood. This system is drop dead easy to use.
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I wonder if this ever happened to you. Occasionally, I’ll find myself staring into blank space pondering about the things I’ve not yet done. And then I’ll get that sudden impulse to want to just pack my bags and set off for a holiday trip.
Well, I’m sure you’re familiar with this feeling. The pure excitement of just being only an inch away of doing something absolutely irrational like yelling, “I’m done” to your boss. And then taking off to your favourite getaway. I’m sure you have experience such sudden impulses that may seem not to make any sense at all.
But it does. In fact, it is only natural for you to feel that way… because you know that you deserve much better.
But sadly, for most people these short impulses only end up becoming a fraction of their own fantasy. And the following day, they still find themselves heading back to their dead-end job no matter how much they dreaded it.
So, what is it that is stopping people from making ‘it’ into a reality? The reality of owning your boss and taking control of your own income?
Is it really because you’re worried that you won’t have the financial stability to pay your bills by doing something else? Or is it because you’ve tried to do something on your own previously but it didn’t manage to pull through and so you’ve given up hope?
Now, let me share with you a true story… One I’m sure you must have heard a gazillion’ variations. But if it’s your first, I’m sure that you’re gonna have a lot of pondering to do.
Anyway, while I was on a holiday trip at Thailand, I was taken on an elephant tour. It was pretty fascinating to see how they trained the elephants to perform feats such giving a man a back massage with it’s foot and using it’s trunk to paint with paintbrush.
I was overwhelmed by the elephant’s calmness and it’s obedience to it’s trainers. Even when it’s foot is tied next to a tree with a “thin” rope, the elephant did not attempt to escape. So I asked the tour guide about them.
Here’s what he said. “When the elephant is still young, the trainers would chain it’s foot to the tree for long periods of time. The chains are so strong that the baby elephant would not be able to break free from it. The elephant will continue to struggle for the next few years, until it gives up and get used to the chain around is foot completely. Until then, will the trainers replace the heavy chain, with just a rope”.
Now the real question is, are you just going to resigned to your fate just like the elephant? Just because you’ve not succeeded in the past, does that mean that you should stop trying?
When I was caught into a six figure debt from my retail business a couple of years ago, I took up a low-paying job unwillingly so I could start clearing my debt. At that time, starting another business was the last thing on my mind. I just couldn’t afford another financial blow. But the dread of waking up early for work and coming back home in the wee hours was slowly creeping on me.
And that’s when I decided to attend a seminar on internet marketing and have never looked back since. You see, I didn’t just quit my job overnight. I started out with trying to juggle both my online business and my job simultaneously. The only time I had the chance to apply the strategies that I’ve learned, was during the weekends or late at night.
It was hard work trying to cope up with two conflicting careers. But it was well worth it. It finally paid off after 1 year of hard work and I eventually gave in to one of my sudden impulses. I sent in my resignation letter and booked myself a holiday trip to Taiwan on the last day of my job.
If there were to be any regrets, it is that I haven’t done it earlier.
So, my friend. Don’t get discourage by your past results. There is no better way to start an online business than to start now. Like me, I recommend that you take baby steps towards your online busines. And before you know it, you probably be the next one typing out a resignation letter to your boss.
P.S. If you want to speed up so that you can submit your resignation letter early, have a look at this system that I create ==> http://www.opportunityplr.com/freeaccess.php?rid=261
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Early this morning, I was having my breakfast at a nearby hawker centre. Just when I was taking a sip from my drink, I saw an old lady waved to me, from across where I sat.
I didn’t know who she was.
But looking at the big bag full of empty drink cans she was dragging over her shoulders, it was obvious that she was a can collector.
She came over to my table and she asked politely if I had finished my drink. I told her that I would give her the can once I’m done. She smiled meekly and she moved off to the next table, asking the next patron.
I looked at her and I couldn’t help but sympathize with her. There she was, frail and petite… But the labor she went through seemed agonizing.
I wondered how things have been for her in her early life that she had to put herself into such strain now, in order to survive.
The question is, with the current downturn in the economy where people are losing jobs more quickly than getting employed; I wonder what the odds of more people collecting cans are, in the future.
But on the lighter note, you do have a choice. You can either go with the flow of the bad economy or you can go against it… and start looking for other alternative sources of income such as a home business.
As what Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad has once said, “Whatever you become tomorrow lies in the decision you make today”.
It clearly states that you are indeed, a master of your own destiny.
If someone were to ask you, “Where would you see yourself in the next 20 or 30 years?”
What would your answer be?
I don’t know if you can relate to this. But don’t wait to live to regret the things you’ve not done, while you have the privilege to make full use of your time now.
P.S. If you are ready to start your own internet business without any high over heads, have a look at this. ==> http://www.jazlai.com/go/saw.html
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If someone were to ask you, what is the greatest asset in your internet business… What would your answer be?
Most well-known marketers would most definitely tell you that their list of customers’ email addresses, is their greatest asset.
So they can continue to sell stuff to them over and over again, without worrying about finding new customers all the time. And that is the beauty of it.
Well, you may have heard about the incredible stories of some marketers who demonstrated their uncanny ability to create massive windfall of commissions with just a click of the mouse; live, in front of the crowd…
I’m telling you, my friend… this is possible.
And you too, can possess this same ability.
Now, allow me to show you what goes on behind the scenes of this magical phenomenon.
You see, the “illusion” of creating a massive cash flow with just a click of the mouse requires some preparation way before hand.
The only difference between this and an over-glamorous magic trick is that… this is not a trick at all.
The first step is to build an asset first – a list of customers’ email addresses, that is.
You will need to have a lead capturing webpage, also known as a squeeze page, in order for you to do that.
The challenging part to this is how you actually get people to “want” to opt-in to your list with their email addresses.
One of my favorite ways is to give away a special bonus for free in return of their email addresses! But that’s not all.
You’ll still need to make your free-gift irresistible that it’s too good to refuse.
Here are 5 ways to make your free gift more enticing.
1. Show them the benefits – Tell them about the advantages they can get from your free gift… (you could give away an e-book, a video, special report, discount voucher… etc)
2. “Sell it” at a very high price – Let your customers know the true value of your book if it was to be for sale. But of course, you are giving it to them for free. (People love huge bargains)
3. Entice your customers with visuals - Let them have a glimpse of what they are getting… It could be an image of a training video, an e-cover or a dvd… etc.
4. Set a time limit for your free offer – This creates a sense of urgency in your customers to want to take action immediately. Normally, I’ll set the timer to a few minutes and I’ll inform them that if they don’t decide while the timer is ticking, the offer will not be made to them again.
5. Exercising scarcity – Set a limit to the number of copies you are giving away for free. People are afraid of missing out. The fear of loss also encourages your customers to take action fast.
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Everyone seems to be in an especially jovial mood today and if you walk the streets of Singapore, you’ll see that a lot of people are anticipating the red and white colour combination in their clothes, which symbolises our National Flag.
Today, Singaporeans are celebrating our 44th Year National Day anniversary. This day marks the gaining of Independence as an individual Nation on its own – a milestone for a country whose independence came unexpectedly in 1965.
Singapore has come a long way now, since many years ago… when it was just a small fishing village. But now, we are standing alongside financial giants and we have gone on to become one of the richest countries in the world.
Here’s the irony, we are so small that we don’t have any natural resources of our own and I doubt you even know the exact location of Singapore in the world map. (Some said we are in China, some said we are somewhere near the India ocean…)
It’s because of the uncertainty, the Singapore Government worked hard to innovate the society and this cause our economy to grow and improve constantly.
Even with a small population of just 4.4 million people, we consistently improve and work hard to build a global brand that we can be proud of.
Now size does not really matter to us anymore.
I can’t imagine the outcome if leaders of Singapore were to acknowledge the country’s limitation and not see beyond the barriers and obstacles that we are facing. We’ll probably still be a fishing village, probably with only a few advancements, like electricity.
Running your internet business is very similar to running a country. You need to see beyond your limitations and work against all odds for the possibility of a good outcome. Sitting there behind your computer complaining how difficult things are isn’t going to bring you the sale that you need.
There are a lot of things we can learn from Singapore’s ever-growing economy. If we just follow in their footsteps, we can also achieve the same results in our internet marketing business.
Look at how we grow PSA from a small fishing port to become one of the busiest and most profitable ports in the world. How Singapore Airlines quickly bloomed into one of the best airline in the world and the way we invented the art of eating Chicken Rice.
Well, if you are starting out alone in internet marketing without any resources on hand, just leverage on the many products out there which have been proven to be really profitable.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheels, just use a system that is proven to work.
In no time, you’ll have the financial stability to invest in other forms of marketing to boost your sales.
And that is exactly how you can be just like Singapore, standing alongside internet marketing giants and make the same kind of money that they are making.
Just remember, to focus on what you want to achieve instead of what you’ve not yet achieve. And before you know it, you’ll probably be the next “talk of the town”.
Ok, I’m going to head back to playing my Texas Hold ‘Em and watch the live telecast of the National day Celebration, I’ll talk to you soon.
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I’ve spent about slightly more than 4 years in the internet marketing industry already… I’ve been through countless ups and downs and I’m glad to say that I’ve also got quite a taste of the success it has given me.
In the year 2008, I faced another challenge…
It seems that whatever I did, I wasn’t able to get past my income above the annual 6 figure mark.
I did everything I could to boost my income, but to no avail. I found myself working even harder with little returns.
I mean… after all, a home-business is still a home business.
I didn’t believe in the fact that it could be fully automated in its entirety unless someone is there managing the system.
Yes, then it could be semi-automated. But 100% automation… Not a chance.
But, I like the idea of a full automation system though. (Just like a robot making money for you)
It didn’t occur to me that this belief I held so strongly, could actually be detrimental to my business.
After all, whatever I was making in a month, at that time… Others took a week to earn about the same amount.
Not until a fellow Internet Marketer offered me his 2 cents worth, and that’s when my income start to take a 180 degree shift.
He advised me on how I should re-structure my business model in such a way that I could even be away on a holiday for a month and cash would still be pouring without my supervision.
Sounds like a great plan right?
It is… But, having faced tons of “scams” and big “Hoo-haa” plans that promise you the sky, you probably have second thoughts that this is going to work at all.
But still, I decided to go ahead with the advice. I figured, if I wasn’t getting the results I wanted with what I was doing then…
All the more I should take the risk and start doing something different. After all, the conclusion will reveal itself once it is being put to the test.
And that’s what I did.
I heeded the advice of my friend and put the new system to work. And little from what I expected – in less than 3 months, I’ve actually more than doubled up my income.
It was absolutely unbelievable.
I’ll probably still be “working hard” instead of “working smart”, if I didn’t explore other ideas. It really pays to be open-minded.
You see, one of the biggest reasons why most people are not able to boost their income is because; they often procrastinate even before things get done.
Instead of focusing on finding a solution, they’ll look for reasons to prove why it is impossible.
Can you imagine how having an open mind can actually boost your income a great deal?
I’m sure you are much more aware now. So the next time you come across an idea, don’t just dismiss it right away. Instead, test it out and determine the outcome from its result.
You never know, you might very well discover a secret that will lead you to your first “pot of gold”.
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