The Meet Up with Singaporean Internet Marketers

Last Saturday, I took a trip down to Singapore to meet up with Dylan Loh, Joseph Then and Alvin Phang (first time). The meeting took place in Woodlands and it lasted longer than I thought – a few hours actually.

The Singaporean Internet Marketers and Edmund Loh

L-R: Dylan, me, Joseph, Alvin

It has been a while since I last sat down with a group of highly energetic individuals who are BIG thinkers, and dare to do BIG things. I think that’s how the words ‘movers and shakers’ came about. πŸ™‚

It was great to catch up with Joseph again, since I last saw him at Stuart Tan’s Subscribers Nite last October. I planned to bring my own laptop but foreseeing the hassles at the Malaysian-Singapore immigration I ditched that idea. After all, I already relied on Joseph to bring his trusty laptop. πŸ™‚ Haha!

My ‘evil brother’ Dylan shared with me his latest schemes to rule the world – well okay, actually BIGGER plans to make MORE money. Oh how I love to hear those words! πŸ™‚ In fact, I already started a mutual project with Dylan but due to time constraint, it hasn’t taken of just yet. But it will be real soon i.e. by next month!

This was my first time meeting Alvin in person. Definitely a big shot in his own rights and not to be underestimated on any account. This guy came from an I.T. background and I recognize him as a speedy Internet Entrepreneur. In just 2 short years, not only has he amassed sizable success for himself, he went on to teach others as well. AMAZING!

It’s unfortunate that Stuart couldn’t join us that day – not good timing perhaps. But I’ll be arranging another separate meet up with him soon.

Thanks for the generous sharing guys, and I hope I’ve helped you in some ways as well. We’ll be working together real soon! πŸ™‚

Less Fun to Myself?

If there’s any consolation to myself, I’ve already completed the revamp works to my current websites (at least, for now). Hoooray! πŸ™‚

Okay, there’s no money to be made in redecorating and merely ‘touching up’ websites. It may help make user experience better, your website looks nicer, and if you tweak your sales copy well enough the conversion rates can be optimized.

But the REAL bulk of the business profits are found in doing money-making activities: getting traffic, making new offers, doing Product Launches, networking with the right people…

Which is why I wanted to get over the ‘revamp’ phase as quickly as I could. Yet this was inevitable. I couldn’t do away with it because:

  • Some of my websites had obsolete information,
  • The current state of my websites are not intergrated well enough to adopt my latest business plans,
  • And well, the websites could use some touching up! (couldn’t resist)
  • Anyways…

    AMLOH Helpdesk

    Finally! Got around updating the knowledgebase and FAQs at the AMLOH Helpdesk. Didn’t realize a lot of information became outdated due to the changes I’ve made to my other websites! Glad I got around doing this. πŸ™‚

    I’ve also taken this opportunity to ‘formally’ introduce my network of websites through the AMLOH webpage, as well as my existing products and services. There!

    I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again: the newest layout makes me feel so proud, and my former helpdesk layout looked like a website for selling coffins. πŸ™‚

    The RRM Blog

    Thanks to Siah, The Resell Rights Mastery Blog now sports a brand new design too. πŸ™‚

    These are just some of the web pages and sites I’ve reworked for my lil Project: Total Revamp. I’ve also updated several sales letters and webpages to have up-to-date information.

    *PHEW* That’s truly one BIG itch off my mind! πŸ™‚

    I reflected on what 2008 is like so far to me, and I realized that I had been less fun to myself. I hardly post anything fun on my blog since the beginning of the year. I worked even on holidays (and a big bulk of the yearly holidays are at the beginning of the year, if you noticed). I rarely take any breaks.

    Sure, with my current level of income and the way business is moving for me, life can be comfortable. I can actually afford to peddle less faster than I did in the last 3 years.

    But why do I continue to work harder than before?

    I sincerely believe in making a living outside the comfort zone. It allows me to test the limits of my ability. Also, I am against having a complacent attitude. I don’t know about you but I can get dull very quickly when I’m not at my peak.

    Yes, I’ve been very accomplished and successful in my own rights. A lot of my former schoolmates have acknowledged that I am by far the most successful among my peers.

    Happy? Yes, but not quite (yet). I know I can do more, and I am still far away from seeing my full potential unleashed. I hope it will continue to be that way. πŸ™‚ But then, this year is more challenging than before. Not necessarily more difficult per se, since the situation is different from those I’ve encountered before.

    It involves greater skill in time management.

    More projects and business partners to work with.

    I foresee my personal and business commitments to grow along as well.

    And not to forget the resolutions and annual goals I’ve made for myself and my family.

    Well… I’ll still indulge in some fun, but sparingly. πŸ™‚ This is only temporary yet I have every reason to believe that the rewards to be reaped will be more than worthwhile.

    Hey, you don’t expect to gain something for nothing, do you? πŸ˜‰

    Taking Care of Your Baby: DOs and DONTs

    I got this forwarded joke e-mail from a friend. Usually, I quickly dispose these mails into the Trash folder, but the only reason I opened it was because it came from a credible source (thanks Dee F!).

    And I’m happy I did. πŸ™‚

    It’s hillarious really but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. If you’re a parent or planning to have a baby, here are some of the DOs and DONTs:

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    Enjoy… and hope this puts a smile on your lips! πŸ™‚

    The Loooong Awaited Wrap-Up of 2007

    Okay, okay. I know, I know. I’m practically 30 days behind in wrapping up my yesteryear. And my lack of updates didn’t help either. I think that this year is going to be more challenging for me, than my past 3 years combined.

    That’s correct. I expect to meet MORE new challenges and obstacles this year – not just in business, but also in personal, social and relationship growth. If life is like a game of Monopoly, I’m certainly drawing more OPPORTUNITY cards than I can handle.

    Anyways, to move on into the New Year (yes Chinese New Year is coming really soon) won’t be complete without a formal wrap-up of my 2007.

    Let’s start from the beginning shall we? πŸ˜‰

    The 2007 Grand Wrap-Up!

    January 2007
    In spite of the Taiwan Earthquake that occurred in late December 2006 when the cables were affected and half of the world was severed from Internet access, I had to push the PLRGold4 launch date forward. The launch was a success, nonetheless, in spite of the setback! Thanks to my family, JV Partners and Customers who supported me in executing the Product Launch!

    April 2007
    I had moved from Johor Bahru to Petaling Jaya alone to pursue an Advanced Internet Marketing Apprenticeship Program, offered to me and Khai by Sen Ze. Thank you for the experience and the ‘insider’ exposure of an E-Commerce Company! πŸ™‚

    This was also the time when I got to know more and more new people gradually such as Foo (a.k.a. Fuu Fuu), Karan, Jesper, Nalini, Thulasi, Azhari, Daniel Chin, and more.

    We had fun playing at the cyber cafes and board games in friend’s houses after a hard day’s work (at the Apprenticeship Program) – Khai and Yuenn proved to be good buddies.

    This was also the same time I started my Personal Blog. Here’s one of the earliest post (test post didn’t count).

    May 2007
    Malaysian Internet Marketing Troopers stomp the Singaporean yard! Khai, Gobala, Melvin, Vince Tan, and I took a trip down to our neighboring country to attend the World Internet Mega Summit event at Expo Hall!

    For the first time, we get to meet so many Internet Entrepreneurs from other countries face-to-face! Two of whom I met along the corridors of the Expo Hall had made a great impact on my life. You know, Email and MSN can be boring sometimes.

    There are too many awesome chaps to name but check out the awesome people we met here.

    September 2007
    A lot of interesting events took place this month alone, some of which are worth mentioning. I pulled off my best Product Launch for the year with PLRGold5. I decided to remain in Petaling Jaya even after Apprenticeship contract had ended, and moved to a new place (to set up my Bachelor’s pad) :-).

    This also the month I chilled after feeling burnt out, and was glad to have the opportunity to get to know the great minds behind Mindvalley Labs better.

    Vishen, Akshay, Khai Lee, Mike Reinings, Xin-Ci, Meike, Vincent Liew, Timothy Su… All great and fun people. πŸ™‚

    Don’t just take my word for it. See it all here.

    November 2007
    This has to simply be the best month of my life to date! Previously, I had never taken celebrating my birthday seriously but my 21st birthday had to be exceptional. It was also the same day my friends Khai & Yuenn were married, and I attended their wedding in the shoes of their best man.

    Things got more interesting when our friends from abroad such as Indonesia and Iran came down to join the fun, and our Internet Marketing ‘comrades’ took time off their busy schedules so they don’t get excluded!

    Cool pics and detailed journal on The Great November is here.

    December 2007
    It’s coming to the end of the year! πŸ˜› I spent the last days of 2007 joining the Life Changing Party at Genting Highlands with a group of friends.

    These are just some of the greatest highlights of 2007 for me, though of course there’s more to this fruitful year than a summary of a few lines. I have no regrets but I only wish I have the memory to name every single one of the great people I’ve met – new and old – on this blog; they truly deserve honorable mention.

    (If I didn’t name you by any chance, I apologize but that doesn’t mean I’ve totally forgotten you.) πŸ™‚

    2007 presented a wealth of opportunities for me to reunite with old friends and meet new people. When I looked back, I’m glad that I return to my original hometown even though against my initial better judgment. If not for that simple decision, none of these would have ever happened – at all.

    So what’s in store for us in 2008? I can’t wait to find out myself. πŸ™‚

      *** SIDE NOTE *** Okay sorry, no pics and photos this time but I promise there will be, in the next blog post. Thank you for your continuous support and please check back often! πŸ™‚

    I’m Back!

    It’s been quite a while since I last updated my blog, hasn’t it?

    So what do you know? At the start of the New Year, I was quickly swamped and overwhelmed – and with so many things going on at once – I just realized that I haven’t ‘officially’ wrapped up Year 2007. πŸ™‚ I’ll cover that in my next post (for real this time).

    The IMGuerilla launch ended not too long ago, and there’s still more to come. Experience had taught me that work seldom ends after pulling off a Product Launch. More often than not, it’s just the beginning. I have to commit my service to my new members and my hands (and brains) are already itching for revamps and improvements to the physical newsletter project. πŸ™‚

    Anyways, you will be seeing a major overhaul at real soon. This means that my Personal Homepage layout will adopt a totally new layout and feel in the advent of Year 2008. πŸ™‚

    I’ve also updated my About page, and you can check it out here.

    By the way, I notice a lot of new faces appearing on MyBlogLog – thanks for visiting my Personal Homepage and I hope you drop by often! πŸ™‚ It’s really nice to know that people – new and regular alike – come to this web page. It’s really motivating!

    I’m only sorry I haven’t been updating it for a while due to the amount of Online Business projects I am shouldering at the moment. I’ve even reached a painful decision to let go and cancel some of them as I was already spreading myself too thin.

    Catch up real soon! 8)