[This post is my entry for Darren Rowse's ProBlogger Group Writing Project - Reviews and Predictions]
2006 was an interesting time for me as I plunged into Internet Marketing.
Although I didn’t have a clear idea in the beginning, it was very clear that the path of least resistance would be to go with blogging.
In the course of the last 5 months, I’ve had a series of interesting experiences and the questions I’ve dealt with appear to be common with all new bloggers, whether the questions originate from a blog, a forum, a blog network or a social networking site.
Here’s 2006 in retrospective in a FAQ format with money making tips and 7 Reality Checks for bloggers and internet marketers.
- Blogging Reality Check 1: Making Money from Blogging is Evil
I’m not sure of the intent of this often heard objection.
I guess some might have ‘pure/purist intentions’ and expect that blogging is some form of ‘cathartic release’ for heavy/philosophical/ponderous thinking.
I see blogging as a form of personal journalism. And (more…)
Forums are a great way of getting information, especially on an active forum where you might get an answer to a question within minutes after posting a question.
I’ve been managing two forums for the past 4 months and we’ve come to a decision point.
Should we continue (more…)
I got an enquiry from Adam Wong, who has a successful blog at adam-wong.com.
Adam’s known for helping my buddy, millionaire entrepreneur Adam Khoo, launch his Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires product.
Take a look at this:
Adam Wong clocked $9,000 in 2 weeks through his internet marketing efforts. Although I believe it’s a revenue figure, the net profit would be close to that because it’s Adam Khoo’s digital product at: Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires.
I was talking to Adam Wong the other night and he was asking about traffic generation strategies. (more…)
In conjunction with Andrea Schoemaker (AKA PlanetAndrea), we’re announcing our partnership to jointly promote Azoogle Ads.
I’d be searching for a good CPA (cost per action) network for quite some time and the ones I’d be using, didn’t prove to be too effective for me.
In about 4 months of promotion, I’d racked up a mighty $0.94.
You can tell I was really enthused about doing promotion for that network, till I’d read Shoemoney’s (AKA the Ringtone King) blog about his results with Azoogle and that got me all fired up again. (more…)
It’s not often that Internet people meet up, so I decided to do a small experiment.
I posted a thread in my DigitalKeiretsu.com forum: DigitalKeiretsu.com strategy training for Internet Money Secrets announcing a workshop which would bring together 4 Internet Marketing specialists.
If it worked out, I would continue to organise a series of Internet marketing-related training for the DigitalKeiretsu group.
This is a series of workshops intended to help increase the level of skill incompetency of the DigitalKeiretsu members who have a wide range of skill levels from beginner to intermediate.
I’m glad I did.
Last night’s session was a smashing success!
Alief (AliefHamdani.com) talking to Angie and Chi. Should a Body Combat Instructor be caught eating junk food on camera? Hmm…
Besides myself the other trainers were:
- Rachit Dayal
- Garry Lee
- Ryan Chua
Topics that were covered included:
- traffic generation
- forum strategies
- a comprehensive overview of pay per click advertising
- the Internet Marketing mindset
The day before was a busy day.
I met up with the DigitalKeiretsu.com (DK) team at about 6pm for dinner.
This was before Stuart’s presentation at the Internet Marketing Singapore subscribers meeting.
Here’re the folks who showed up: