Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Working from home allows me to...

1. Spend every waking hour with my new puppy (isn't she adorable?)
2. Plan my day according to what I want to do (sometimes it entails reading all day)
3. Go for a run in the middle of the day (when it is nice & quiet...)
4. Take a nap if I want to
5. Wear my pyjamas all day

Friday, March 27, 2009

Why you should expect setbacks

Has anyone ever told you that adversity is a gift?

You will never meet a successful person who has not encountered it. Why? Because adversity is what moves us forward, forces us to change our mindset and brings us to the next level of success.
Every successful person I know has encountered many setbacks on their journeys. In fact, setbacks breed wisdom and instill confidence as we learn to muddle through the challenges and seek out solutions.

The amazing thing about adversity is the extent to which it carries with it a benefit. There is not one setback that you will encounter that does not come with a benefit and it is your job to discover what that benefit is.

Expect setbacks and embrace their advantages. The deeper the setback, the greater the advantage that will accompany it in the long run.

excerpt from Ladieswholaunch.com

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

163 Ways To Be An Entrepreneur

Truly useful article with 163 tips on how to be an entrepreneur here:

Look out for a contribution by yours truly!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Gratitude – for a successful life

When was the last time you were grateful for what you have?

Or have you been too busy lamenting what you don’t have?

I understand that it is difficult to remember something so simple especially when you face setback after setback.

Just like you, I needed reminding…

I am an eternal optimist and always expect the best out of every situation. Sometimes, success takes a little longer and requires more effort on my part.

When I launched my ebook, Asia’s Dragons, I expected the world but it didn’t turn out that way. Sales are good but not what I imagined, and working with the gurus took longer than I expected.
Instead of letting disappointment get to me, I chose to focus on the positive. I am grateful because:

- I got to work with 8 Internet gurus for my first project.
- Sales are good (I have made back all my investment & more!)
- I have 2 more marketing campaigns coming up that will rake in more cash.
- I have managed to recruit several affiliates (resellers) who will be selling my ebook for me.

As soon as I changed my mindset, wonderful things started happening…

First, my friend from the US emailed me out of the blue and placed an order for my second book, Sleep & Get Rich. He also expressed interest in reselling Asia’s Dragons on his website.

Then, another friend who runs a PR agency offered to do a media campaign for the print version of Asia’s Dragons for pittance.

Wow! I feel so blessed. Thank you Universe :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blog your way to the bank

For people who are still thinking that you need a job to survive in this world and that blogging is not a serious industry, think again!

Blogs are now the power centre of the web. Advertisers want bloggers’ traffic more than any other kind of traffic on the web today.


Because this traffic is living, breathing, devoted people who listen to what bloggers say. There isn’t any other kind of traffic available on the web that is as high-quality or high-converting as blog traffic.

Blogs are visited more than search engines and all the social sites put together (an eMarketer study showed 54% of all the web’s traffic hits blogs.) Car companies give bloggers cars just so they’ll talk about them on their blogs. eMarketer predicts that companies will be throwing over $700 million at bloggers by 2012.

Bloggers control the eyeballs and wallets of their readers. They are the most powerful group on the web today…the entire web. Not just a niche.

My friend, Alvin Phang aka Atomic Blogger, has put together a video that explains how it works. He got his blog ranked in the top 5,000 in the WORLD, so he knows what he is talking about.

Check it out here:





Sunday, March 15, 2009

Asia's Dragons in video

* Sherman Cha, one of my affiliates, made this cool video to illustrate Asia's Dragons.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Seize the day

On September 18, 2007, Carnegie Mellon professor and alumnus Randy Pausch delivered a one-of-a-kind last lecture that made the world stop and pay attention.

It became an Internet sensation viewed by millions, an international media story, and a best-selling book that has been published in 35 languages.

To this day, people everywhere continue to talk about Randy, share his message and put his life lessons into action in their own lives.

Randy died July 25, 2008, at the age of 47. Click on the video below to watch it. It takes 10 minutes but it may change your life.

Then, come back and take action!


Monday, March 9, 2009

Make money in pyjamas!

I made a 4-figure sum last week sitting at home in my pyjamas.

It was from the prelaunch of my new ebook, Asia’s Dragons and I was very fortunate to be guided by Internet guru, Fabian Lim. As CEO of World Internet Academy (where I am also a member), he organized a webinar about Product Creation and invited me to present Asia’s Dragons as a guest.

This provided very good exposure for me and listeners also got to learn valuable product creation tips.

After the webinar, he sent out a promotional email with an irresistible offer for WIA members to purchase Asia’s Dragons as well as be affiliates (or resellers of my ebook).

We did this all without stepping out of house (I was sitting at home in my pyjamas and he is on holiday in Canada)!

Do YOU also want to make money in your pyjamas?

Then go here:

*On another note, another Internet guru, Ewen Chia, brought his new print book, How I Made My Millions On The Internet to #1 on Amazon with a carefully-orchestrated email campaign (he probably also did this sitting at home in his pyjamas!).

Isn’t that amazing? I HEART Internet marketing!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

How to have your dream home (or lifestyle)

Step 1: List down all your goals

Step 2: Calculate the total annual cost

Step 3: Divide into months then days

Step 4: Arrive at the amount you need to make daily

Step 5: Divide that by price of your product

I did my sums and realized that I just need to sell 46 ebooks per day to live my dream lifestyle – which is not modest and includes a condo in town, swanky car, exotic travels 4x a year, designer shopping, taking care of family & friends as well as charity.

This is very DO-ABLE as my website is open 24 hours to a worldwide market!

Do your math & get inspired like me!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Asia’s Dragons is LIVE!

When the financial crisis hit, I started thinking of how I can help the hundreds of thousands who have lost their jobs and while doing my research, I came across Internet marketing.

An Internet marketing business is great because:

* You can start with very little investment, literally a few hundred dollars

* It's a completely portable business, you can work in your home or in Maldives as long as you have a computer and an Internet connection

* You don't need any employees

* You have no fixed costs (as little as $1 a day)

* You can work as much or as little as you choose

* It is incredibly scalable (make $2,000 or $2 million)

* You don't need any technical skills and ANYONE can learn it

* Anyone can do it, male or female, any age (15 or 85), with previous success or not

The Internet, especially Google, has allowed regular Joes to make a fortune online. It has put everyone on a level playing field, and how successful you are, really depends on your expertise and efforts.

Asia's Dragons was culled from hours and hours of interviews with those in the niche. My overriding goal was to bring recognition to talents in Asia and cover each particular aspect of online marketing by selecting experts from each discipline.

I wanted interviewees who have a history of sharing their expertise – which meant seeking out marketers who speak at conferences, write blogs, consult for leading companies and conduct courses - you know you are in good hands when you see the credentials of these online marketing heroes!

Not only are my interviewees raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from their online businesses, they are also willing to share the secrets of their success with you!

You’ll feel like you are peering into a bizarre fantasy world. This fantasy world though, is populated by ordinary people making extraordinary incomes online!

This way to financial freedom:


*Caution: Don’t click on the link if you don’t intend to quit your job!