Website and Free Publicity

December 29, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

People pay hundreds of thousands, if not millions, just to be “advertised” in TV. Since I have started this site/blog about 4 months ago, I  was already invited to two big speaking engagements of which sponsored by well-known companies. Also, I had an invitation for a TV interview on one of Philippine’s top TV station to talk about internet marketing. Hmmm… I’ll be in TV for free? That’s a great thing for me and my business! Unfortunately, none of those ever came to past. Why? Geographic location and time were the reason. All of those invitations came from Manila but I’m based in Davao City which means a lot of money and TIME for travel, lodging, etc. It will not be a wise decision for me and the inviting party if we’ll proceed. I’m curious though on who they invited to speak and if their invited guest really delivered good stuff.

Anyway, here are the lessons we can learn from this experience: Read more

Is He/She an Expert?

December 25, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

First off, Merry Christmas!

I’m posting this one on Christmas day since it will talked about giving – this will be a short post though.

Christmas eve in Davao City are so quiet – that is because fireworks are prohibited in the city. Our world famous mayor, dubbed as “The Punisher” by Time Magazine, noted that let’s all be practical. Its better to save the money for more important things than to waste money for a quick fireworks show. Besides, many people get hurt with fireworks. Quiet indeed but our hearts still rejoice!

Few years back, I have a friend who asked me to buy an ebook for her since she does not have a credit card. The ebook “promised” to teach her how to earn money from the internet. I told her not to buy the product since I don’t know well the author of the ebook and haven’t heard that author delivered real meat yet. My “inner man” also tells me not to trust the author.

Eventually, it turned out that my feelings were true. The author did not deliver as he had promised. What he did in his ebook was he just introduced his higher-priced products. Then, he promised again that you will make more money if Read more

Internet Marketing – Is this for YOU?

December 19, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Ready to RunOne of my readers shot me an email and it sounded like he is hesitant to start his own internet business since his relatives has a lot of “negative” opinions on it. He was also seeking advice on whether his chosen market is a good one or not.

First off, I usually don’t answer these kinds of emails unless they’re my coaching client or they hired me for an hour/s of consulting. However, this time its different because I realized I have not talked about this topic on this blog yet – specifically on how to choose a market.

On the other hand, I have mentioned in my previous articles that I’m writing a book on internet marketing. [My process is too slow but I’m catching up]. One of the chapters in the book discusses about how I started my online business. So, this post includes an excerpt from the book and I hope this will inspire YOU, our valued readers, and may you succeed with your online businesses. This will take away the dark areas of internet marketing. 

So, let’s get started. Read more

Am I Still in Internet Marketing?

November 27, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

Some folks asked me if I’m still in business and YES, absolutely I am! Admittedly though I’m guilty of being sluggish in writing blog posts – not that I’m too lazy but I was SOOOOO busy with my other online businesses.

Here’s how I allocate time and effort on every project so you’ll have idea on how to manage your time too with your online business: I spent more time on projects which is in line with my “passions” AND the one which “earns bigger income.” Luckily for me I have BOTH on my web design and coaching business. I love web design and coaching other people, and these are my biggest income generating businesses. I have multiple online businesses but I focus more on what I love to do and which pays me more. 

I’m not saying though that other online business besides web designing won’t earn much. Its just because it is my passion and I’m good at it. I can finish projects easily and quickly, and I’m paid well with my great work. Writing, or should I say blogging(more about blogging on future articles), has become one of my passions lately BUT it does not provide real income yet. Some bloggers earned as much as $20K monthly Read more

The Most Common Question Everyone Asked: “Can I really make money from the internet?”

August 21, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

The Common Question

The Common Question!

I’ve been asked many times if it is possible for anyone to earn a passive income from the internet. Doubtless to say, people need to see a PROOF before they’ll believe what you claim. Before I will show you MY proof, I’ll first establish some foundations:

1. I make money from the internet – earning passive income for the past 4-5 years. However, my online revenue now is a result of months(or years) of work. It takes time to build an online business but it is very rewarding once you get the system running. 

2. My wife and I are currently mentors to several online marketers and THEY too have profitable online businesses. This shows that earning passive income from the internet is just following a SYSTEM. It is learned and transferable. This is not just for tech-geeks like me. It’s simply following a system. If we have done it, you can do it too!

That’s it! So, here’s the PROOF…. Read more

What Every Filipino Ought to Know About Internet Marketing

August 18, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

First, what is Internet Marketing?
Internet Marketing is selling of products or services over the internet. It is also referred to as Online Marketing or eMarketing. The terms online store and eStore refers to websites selling products and/or services. For most Filipinos, they only think of tangible products when talking about internet marketing but it is more than that. It also includes selling advertisement and information among others.

So, what you ought to know about internet marketing?

1. Internet marketing is not hard! I’m not saying though that it is easy but YOU can do it! You can read my previous article for the diagnostic test if doing business online is for you. As long as you find time to learn the system in doing business online then  Read more

The Top 3 Reasons I Discovered Why Filipinos Don’t Start Their Own Online Business

August 17, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

Man on laptop working on his internet marketing business

I discovered three things that pushed back most Filipinos from starting their own online business. Here’s their common excuses:

1. “I don’t know where to start!”
2. “I don’t know much about computers. Internet marketing is just for computer geeks!”
3. “The cost of setting up a website is too expensive! I can’t afford it.”

Sounds familiar? Good news! You have come to the right place. I’ll give you quick and practical advices on how to turn down those excuses and convert them as “driving forces” to start your own internet business now! Read more

Internet Marketing in the Philippines

August 15, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Finally, after several weeks of brainstorming with my wife (and myself), I decided to:
1. Maintain only TWO blogs – this one and Information Marketing Central.
2. Write a book on the topic ‘Internet Marketing in the Philippines.’

Maintaining Blogs
It’s a pain in the neck maintaining multiple blogs. Trust me. I have setup a LOT of blogs in hope that I will earn more money. I’m dead wrong. If you can’t regularly post new content and give real meat to your audience then there’s NO way you can monetize from your blog. Read more

"Some of the links here may be affiliate links. In cases like that I get paid an affiliate commission. I will never lie to you about things like that, but YOUR price if you decide to buy will not be affected. I am also VERY careful not to make ANY exaggerated income claims. Some people make money using my materials but the vast majority do NOT. This saddens me, but it's the truth. I only hope that YOU will be one of the few who makes money.