In between working on the impending launch of my new product SecretBlogWeapon, I’ve taken some time out to re-engineer and optimize my business.
I’ve the fortune to be a member of a business-focused mastermind from whom I’ve got great advice, and have a number of established marketers on my skype list that I can consult regularly.
I’m not one to stand still, however, and have also enrolled the help of some of the greatest business minds to give me some advice in the next step of my internet marketing journey.
Donald Trump “How To Get Rich”
Property magnate and business owner Donald Trump has been a great help.
I haven’t had the chance to talk to “The Donald” on the phone yet, but I have been reading his bestseller “How To Get Rich“.
It’s not so much a “How to Get Rich” book, but it does give you insight into how Donald Trump runs his business, his business strategies, negotiation techniques, views on beautiful women and how some of his seminal projects, including his golf resorts and business operating procedures are decided.
For fans of the Apprentice, there’s great insight into how Mark Burnett and The Donald came together to work on the project.
And if you think you have a busy day, you also get a rundown of one of Donald’s typical days. It might leave you feeling like an underachiever, even if you are already a Type-A personality.
As soon as I make my way through this volume, I’m planning to check out the other 10 bestsellers he’s penned.
Gene Simmons “Sex Money Kiss”
The “Demon” in rock band Kiss might seem a strange choice for a business biography. But look beneath the makeup and you’ll discover an astute businessman.
Going back to his childhood entrepreneurial pursuits, you’ll discover that Gene has had a hand in starting up profitable businesses since his early childhood days.
His prime motivation for becoming a rock star (getting lots of hot women and making lots of money) are a living example of how passion and income generation can be combined successfully.
My interest was piqued about Gene after reading rave reviews about his presentation at Dan Kennedy’s SuperConference a couple of months ago.
I’m going through Sex Money Kiss now and Gene candidly shares his philosophies (and suggested action plans) on making money, relationships with women and ideas for kickstarting your business.
Both these books have been helpful and given me new ideas to implement in my business not only because I have picked up new techniques and strategies to apply, but also because the books penned by Gene himself and with the assistance of a copyeditor in the case of Trump shift my thinking a couple of notches upwards in terms of what’s possible.
This “brain food” might just be the spark to set you off to a higher level in your business and personal life.
Check them out:
* How To Get Rich
* Sex Money Kiss
In response to an earlier post “3 Blogging Tips from WordPress Guru Gobala Krishnan“, Joe Whyte asked: “I was reading through the secret blog weapon and I was just curious if you know people in america who have had success with this because foriegn search is different then american seo.”
So I thought this would be a good opportunity to review how some of the bloggers have done since launching their blogs.
Here’re 3 bloggers who’re using the system:
California-based Yich’s food and cooking related blog is about 4 months old.
Check out her blog for lots of pretty food pictures and good content too.
In that time, she’s developed quite a following and the search engines like her content too (more…)
I met up with one of Malaysia’s top Internet Marketers today, Gobala Krishnan, who stopped in Singapore for a day trip.
Gobala was down to collect some equipment and we met up for lunch and hung out for a few hours.
Gobala Krishnan and Andrew Wee
It was a good opportunity to meet up with Gobala (more…)
I saw a post in my WordPress dashboard from Matt (one of the WordPress development team).
His intriguing title “Is Your Plugin Naughty or Nice?” features a guest article by Aaron Brazell informing developers to ensure plugin compliance with WordPress 2.1 which is ‘almost here’.
It’s hard to realize that it’s almost been a year since WordPress 2.0 “Duke” was released on December 26, 2005.
I was looking for more info on WordPress 2.1 but there’s scant info available now.
You should be using some variant of WP 2.0 and if you haven’t patched it to 2.0.5 already, this is a good time to do so. There were a number of security-related patches in the last update.
I really like WordPress and a quote on the WordPress site captures my feelings:
“WordPress: free, yet priceless”
If you aren’t already optimizing your WordPress blog, you won’t be able to traffic generate and monetize as effectively as you could, you might want to check out Secret Blog Weapon.
I really love hearing from those who’ve started using Secret Blog Weapon and are getting great results!
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…)
This has been an interesting week for WordPress.
In addition to announcing the release of WordPress MU (multi user) 1.0 (the software/platform that hosts numerous blogs at WordPress.com) and bbPress (the tag-based forum software), they’ve just announced the launch of WordPress 2.0.5 earlier today.
According to the post: WordPress 2.0.5 Ronan released
This latest incarnation contains about 50 bug fixes.