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Happy 2010 – New Year And New Decade Resolutions

Posted by Simon Leung in Occasions, Personal, Travel, Updates on January 1st, 2010 | No Comments

It’s 2010 – Happy New Year from Hong Kong and welcome to the beginning of a new decade!

As with every new year, most people are making New Year Resolutions for themselves, whether it is meant to improve their lives personally or professionally.

However, 2010 is different because not only is it a New Year, it is also a New Decade…

When it comes to making your resolutions this time around, you must think bigger picture in terms of what you want to achieve not just for this year, but for the next 10 years!

I know, I know… making goals for the next 10 years seems to be somewhat of a stretch…

This was exactly what I thought the last time I renewed my passport (In the United States, passports expire every 10 years).

I thought to myself, “Wow – I won’t need to renew my passport for another 10 years… That’s PLENTY of time!”

Guess what? I just finished renewing my passport again several weeks ago… :)

The point I’m trying to make is not just that I’m getting old and that time can fly right by you before you know it, but also that you need to set the appropriate goals for yourself and make sure you use this time to achieve what is important to you.

Back in 2000, I was a broke college student struggling to finish my Bachelor degree, eating ramen and soy sauce over rice with every meal, with dreams of finding success and traveling the world.

When I received my renewed passport in the mail, the first thing I did (after getting over how unsatisfied I was with my passport photo) was set a goal for myself to fill up every page of that passport before it was due to expire in 10 years.

For a college student who averaged maybe one trip to Hong Kong every year or two to visit family, this was a pretty tall order.

Before I knew it, a year has gone by, two years, five years, eight years, and I had barely made a dent on my passport, continuing to average maybe one or two International flights a year, filling up only a quarter or so of my passport pages.

When I realized my time was running out, I decided to kick my business into high gear and began expanding my company overseas.

Within the course of about a year, I managed to expand my business from just within the United States to Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and China.

I’ve also had the chance to take personal and business vacations to places like Mexico, Caribbeans, Nova Scotia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Macau and of course, right here in my hometown of Hong Kong.

Needless to say, these International trips (most places I visited multiple times) resulted in many additional stamps on my passport, and I actually filled up every single one of these pages an entire year before my passport was due to expire.

The moral of the story is that every year, we make New Year Resolutions for ourselves, generic ones like make more money, eat more healthy, quit smoking, work out more, lose weight and spend less money.

Many of our resolutions, if not most or all, are almost never achieved and even die away within a day or two after you have set them.

Well this year, since 2010 marks the beginning of a new decade, why not be a little different?

Why not set a goal for yourself that is higher than what you would normally set, and more specific than what you would normally declare?

How about something that is not “achieved” by doing once, like going to the gym or refraining from eating a greasy burger?

Push yourself to the point where you know what your own limits are, and then surpassing them because you have set a higher goal for yourself.

Success does not happen overnight – You must work hard at it every day and strive to reach the point in which you would consider it successful.

Yes, it may take you up to ten years to achieve it, whatever it may be – To max out your passport with travels, to build a seven or eight figure business from scratch, to attain financial freedom for your family, or whatever that goal might be.

And let me tell you, once you complete these goals and raise your arms in victory, there is no better feeling – especially if you found that you have done it in less than 10 years :)

Happy New Year and don’t just make 2010 your year – Make This Your Decade!

Rockstar Platinum Live $1.00 Special Offer

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Launch, Promotion, Seminars, Travel, Updates on March 5th, 2009 | No Comments

Rockstar Platinum Live

Special Offer – Register Now For $1.00

You may have already heard about the Rockstar Platinum Live Internet Marketing event scheduled on March 27th to 29th in Las Vegas, NV.

What you may have not heard about is how all the top Internet Marketing experts gracing the stage at Rockstar Platinum Live can also help you achieve your dream of living the rockstar lifestyle!

What is your definition of the rockstar lifestyle?

Financial freedom? Spend more time with family? Travel all around the world?

Thanks to my friends that I have hand-selected to be featured rockstars along with my partners Lee Collins and Robin Collins, I’ve been able to experience the rockstar lifestyle for myself.

In January, I kicked off the new year with a cruise to the Caribbean and visited the amazing St. Marteen, St. Kitts and Tortola on the beautiful Virgin Islands.

In February, my international travels continued, taking me to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and the gorgeous island of Bali in Indonesia.

And right now, I’m in Melbourne enjoying my first visit to Australia, and looking forward to visiting Gold Coast and Sydney before I leave the country.

How would you like to live the rockstar lifestyle with me?

After my Australia trip, I’ll be flying directly to Las Vegas for the premiere RockstarPlatinum Live – Marketing Show.

And in case you haven’t heard, we have a huge line-up of all the who’s who in this business, including Mike Filsaime, Dave Lakhani, Anik Singal, Deb Micek, Matt Bacak, Mike Morgan, Tom Beal, Ross Goldberg, Paul Colligan, David Fagan, Alan Bechtold, Kevin Nations, Erik Stafford, Scott Stratten, Brian Koz, James Lee, Mark Widawer, Jason Moffatt, Donna Fox, plus a special appearance by best-selling author and investment guru, Robert G. Allen!

If there’s any way you can make it to this event, it is the must-attend seminar this year!

Secure Your Seat For Just $1.00!

Here’s what just some people are saying about Rockstar Platinum Live so far…

“The Marketing event of the year!” … “Best line-up of speakers I’ve seen!” … “Combines the best of after-hours networking into the whole event!” … “A must-see – don’t miss this!” … “This just ROCKS!”

PLUS – we’ll be in Vegas, and you just KNOW that we are going to party like rockstars! ;)

On behalf of the Rockstar Crew, we look forward to seeing you in Vegas for Rockstar Platinum Live!

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Mining Google Gold Plus Workshop In Singapore

Posted by Simon Leung in Seminars, Travel, Updates, Videos on February 8th, 2009 | No Comments

Hello from the Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group training center in Singapore at the Mining Google Gold Plus Workshop!

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Mining Google Gold Plus Workshop In Singapore

The Mining Google Gold Plus Workshop is a follow-up 2 day session offered by Stuart Tan and myself exclusively for our Singapore students from TheSMARTSeminar.com.

If you missed out on The SMART Seminar 2008 or haven’t heard of it, be sure to stay tuned because plans are already underway for The SMART Seminar 2009, and it promises to be even bigger and more exciting than the previous one.

Getting back to the Mining Google Gold Plus Workshop, Stuart Tan and I basically gave an additional 2 days worth of content specifically about how to build an online business using Google’s products, services and business opportunities.

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Stuart Tan And Simon Leung At Mining Google Gold Plus Workshop

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Simon Leung At The Mining Google Gold Plus Workshop

If you didn’t get the chance to join us at the Mining Google Gold Plus Workshop this weekend in Singapore, don’t worry…

That’s because the workshop’s content in its entirety will be published into a physical printed book co-authored by Stuart Tan and myself, which we will plan to release later this year.

In the meantime, you can enjoy this brief video clip recorded this weekend from the Mining Google Gold Plus Workshop about how Simon Leung and Stuart Tan met back in December 2006…

 

Ambar Hamid’s Wealth Thing Seminar In London, UK

Posted by Simon Leung in Seminars, Travel, Updates on November 23rd, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from the Cumberland Hotel at Ambar Hamid’s Wealth Thing Seminar in London, UK!

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Actually, if you look closely at the photograph above, you’d actually notice that I am not physically in the seminar room.

That’s because on a recent trip to Thailand, I was involved in a minor motorcycle accident, which prevented me from being able to leave for London in time for the Wealth Thing Seminar.

Fortunately, Ambar Hamid was gracious enough to allow me to present my Wealth Thing Seminar training virtually, so I was actually able to conduct my presentation from the comfort of my room at the Elizabeth Hotel in Singapore.

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As you can see from the photo, the right side of my face is bandaged as I prepare to make my virtual presentation for the Wealth Thing Seminar audience at 2am Singapore time.

Even though I was not physically at the Wealth Thing Seminar, the attendees still had the opportunity to meet other speakers like Donna Fox, Robert Puddy, Greg Secker, Andrew Barnett and Tamkin Riaz.

I was very disappointed to have missed my trip to London this time around, but very much look forward to additional opportunities to travel there sometime in the near future.

The SMART Seminar 2008 In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on November 10th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Rm 2203 of the Boulevard Hotel at first ever The SMART Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

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The SMART Seminar 2008 in Malaysia is one of two back-to-back weekend events hosted by Stuart Tan and myself, and we’re scheduled to continue with The SMART Seminar in Singapore next week.

This past weekend in Malaysia, we kicked off The SMART Seminar with some of the most talented speakers from all around the world that I’m proud to call my friends, partners and mentors…

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The SMART Seminar Malaysia Speakers

In front of a packed room full of information-hungry attendees, we were blown away by the valuable information presented by Anik Singal, Ewen Chia, Lee Collins, Robin Collins, Donna Fox, Mike Morgan, Mark Widawer and Robert Puddy.

I’ve seen every one of these powerful speakers present before, but never have I witnessed such a tremendous flood of solid content that was shared among them than at The SMART Seminar.

As the event organizers, Stuart Tan and myself were extremely grateful to the speakers for their willingness to share not only in their individual presentations, but also the group round tables in between breaks…

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The SMART Seminar Malaysia Breakout Sessions

Both the speakers and the attendees agree that these breakout sessions added a ton of addition value to The SMART Seminar experience because not only did it help the speakers build trust and relationship with the attendees, but it also gave the attendees the chance to ask each speaker questions personally in small group settings.

And even though we were truly in the presence of greatness, Stuart Tan and I were also proud to have in attendance some of Malaysia’s well-known Internet Marketers as well, including Patric Chan, Gobala Krishnan and Vince Tan.

As always, no Internet Marketing conference is complete without a speaker VIP dinner, and of course, The SMART Seminar is no exception.

On our final evening in Malaysia, the awesome folks at MindValley sponsored our evening of fun at the Kuala Lumpur Marriott, where we were joined by our good friend, the legendary Mark Joyner, who was also in town for another event.

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The SMART Seminar Malaysia VIP Dinner

Overall, Stuart Tan and I believe that The SMART Seminar Malaysia this past weekend has exceeded our expectations, and we can’t wait to continue The SMART Seminar next weekend in Singapore.

However, we did have some last minute cancellations from a few of our speakers, who were unfortunately not able to make it to Asia for The SMART Seminar this time around.

Robert Puddy was a last minute replacement for Paulie Sabol, but we weren’t able to replace Ben Mack or Ross Goldberg at such short notice.

Luckily, we do have replacements for them next week in Singapore, so you’ll have to stay tuned to see who our new mystery speakers are going to be :)

Special thanks to the indispensable rockstars of my team, Andy Huang and Cassey Lim, for helping us make The SMART Seminar 2008 a success!

I look forward to updating you about The SMART Seminar 2008 in Singapore shortly, but in the meantime, here are several more fun memories of The SMART Seminar 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

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VIP Gathering At The Marriott

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Fun Dinner At Local Restaurant/Lounge

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Hanging Out With Drinks

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Dinner With VIPs And Friends

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Surprise Birthday Cake For World’s #1 Super Assistant Cassey Lim

Internet Marketing Hong Kong

Posted by Simon Leung in Launch, Promotion, Seminars, Travel, Updates on October 7th, 2008 | No Comments

Almost two years after I registered the domain nameInternetMarketingHongKong.com on Christmas Day in 2006, Hong Kong’s version of the Internet Marketing Power Blog is finally live!

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InternetMarketingHongKong.com Homepage

Even though I had big plans for InternetMarketingHongKong.com at the time I registered it, my hectic project load and heavy traveling schedule kept me away from focusing on these plans.

During the time since registering InternetMarketingHongKong.com, I spent almost every weekend on the road speaking at an Internet Marketing seminar somewhere around the country, and even the world.

This was essential in building my business as well as my brand, which also included working on books, digital products, home study courses, as well as live and recorded interviews (teleseminars) and video presentations (webinars).

That’s why for close to two years, InternetMarketingHongKong.com had actually been redirected to this very website, the Internet Marketing Power Blog.

However, having spent close to 50% of my schedule in Asia this year, I figured that 2008 would be a good time to launch InternetMarketingHongKong.com and to prepare for some really cool things.

As a matter of fact, I’m in Hong Kong right now, and have been traveling through Asia for close to six weeks, conducting business in Macau and various cities in China, including ShenZhen, GuangZhou, DongGuan, and ZhuHai.

My first official project with Internet Marketing Hong Kong is actually a partnership withInternet Marketing Singapore, working closely with my good friend Stuart Tan on an Internet Marketing Conference called The SMART Seminar.

The SMART Seminar is scheduled for this November in Malaysia and Singapore, and Stuart Tan and I have confirmed some of the most talented Internet Marketers from all over the world to The SMART Seminar stage.

With expert speakers like Anik Singal, Ben Mack, Donna Fox, Mike Morgan, Mark Widawer, Ross Goldberg, Lee Collins, Robin Collins and Singapore’s own Ewen Chia,The SMART Seminar is, without a doubt, going to be Asia’s most explosive conference ever.

Because this is InternetMarketingHongKong.com’s first seminar, I want to give a small number of people the opportunity to win two free tickets to The SMART Seminar.

And as a loyal reader of my Internet Marketing Power Blog, I want YOU to win these tickets…

If you’d like to win a pair of free tickets to The SMART Seminar 2008 in Malaysia or Singapore, please leave a comment on this post and tell us why you want to attend.

Make sure to leave your full name, as well as a way for us to contact you if you win…

Click Here To Claim Your Two Free Tickets To The SMART Seminar!

TheSMARTSeminar.com Preview Video Call

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Launch, Promotion, Seminars, Travel, Updates, Videos on September 25th, 2008 | No Comments

Hong Kong has been in the middle of a severe storm during the past few days that has literally caused the whole city to shut down…

I’m talking about grounded public transportation, flights and ships as a result of heavy rains, thunder and winds at up to 200km caused by a T8 typhoon storm (AKA tropical cyclone).

But as we say in Internet Marketing, “the seminar must go on,” which is why Stuart Tan and I proceeded with our scheduled preview video call for The SMART Seminar(scheduled for this November in Singapore and Malaysia), he in Singapore and I in Hong Kong.

That’s right, after a two year friendship between Stuart Tan and myself that started with a private MySpace message sent to me from Stuart Tan in late 2006…

InternetMarketingSingapore.com and InternetMarketingHongKong.com (or as some people call it, “the best of both worlds” haha), finally launch their first highly anticipated collaboration by putting together Asia’s most explosive conference ever, The SMART Seminar.

The entire video interview is almost 55 minutes in length and has a lot of really important and relevant information about the value of attending live events, as well as a breakdown of all the benefits you will get from joining us at The SMART Seminar.

In addition, we also unveil our faculty line-up for The SMART Seminar, which also happens to be our very own friends, colleagues and even mentors that we hand-picked to teach at the event this November.

Our confirmed team of presenters for our first annual The SMART Seminar includes Anik Singal, Donna Fox, Paulie Sabol, Ben Mack, Mark Widawer, Lee Collins, Robin Collins, Mike Morgan and hometown favorite, Ewen Chia.

Please take the time to review the video and grab some valuable training information, then hop on over to TheSMARTSeminar.com to further discover how you can benefit from this event.

On behalf of Stuart Tan and myself, we look forward to seeing you at The SMART Seminareither on November 7th – 9th in Malaysia, or November 14th – 16th in Singapore.

The SMART Seminar – Brochure Cover
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The SMART Seminar – Brochure Inside
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Reserve Your Seat For The SMART Seminar In Singapore And Malaysia Today!

Pat O’Bryan’s UnSeminar 5 In San Antonio, Texas

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Updates on July 27th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Room 1170 of the Drury Plaza Hotel at Pat O’Bryan’s UnSeminar 5 in San Antonio, Texas!

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It’s great to return to San Antonio since my very first Internet Marketing seminar in May of 2006, as well as my first speaking engagement three months later in August, also happened right here in San Antonio.

But this time, it was a much more exciting experience…

In front of a jam packed room, I had the honor of sharing the stage with Dr. Joe Vitale, Craig Perrine, Bill Hibbler, Ben Mack, Donna Fox, Eric Farewell, Scott Lewis, Tony Laidig, Erica Douglass, and of course, Pat O’Bryan himself.

As with most seminars, the live networking at UnSeminar 5 was amazing, especially with the killer line-up of speakers and motivated attendees.

However, you know that time has definitely changed when the power of Web 2.0 not only brought on an additional 150 viewers from all around the world through live streaming…

But Twitter (one of the most popular Web 2.0 social marketing tools available today for networking) was also responsible for selling 1/3 of the tickets to the event, as well as booking several of the speakers!

Plus, throughout the weekend, we continued to network both online and offline, getting more and more people to sign up for Web 2.0 profiles like TwitterFacebookMySpace,YouTube and more.

UnSeminar 5 was probably one of the most interactive Internet Marketing conferences I’ve been a part of that encouraged so many people to take action, whether or not they were live at the actual event.

I personally had a lot of fun not only at the conference itself, but the most invaluable experiences of all was the opportunity to hang out with speakers and attendees alike for lunch, dinner and throughout the evenings at the Riverwalk, Alamo and some of the more happening downtown areas.

Now, because my camera is broken (boo) and I haven’t gotten a replacement yet, I’m now at the mercy of my friends who did take photos to send them to me.

But while we wait for them, here are a few TwitPics (photo service for Twitter) that my friends and I took on our phones and posted online throughout the weekend…

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Stage View Of The UnSeminar 5 Audience

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Persian Dinner With Dr. Joe Vitale, Pat O’Bryan, Betsy O’Bryan, Donna Fox, Heather Duease And Eric Farewell

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Mexican Dinner With Marlon Sanders, Ben Mack, Donna Fox, Bill Hibbler, Craig Perrine, Scott Lewis, Eric Farewell And Erica Douglass

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Texas BBQ With Eric Farewell, Donna Fox And Erica Douglass

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Remember The Alamo, Y’all! :)

Special thanks to my friends for making this a weekend to remember: Donna Fox, Eric Farewell, Ben Mack, James Wedmore, Heather Duease, Marlon Sanders, Erica Douglass, Pat O’Bryan, Scott Lewis, Joe Vitale, Craig Perrine, Bill Hibbler and Tony Laidig.

I’m sure I’ll be seeing you guys around, especially if you’re interested in attending some of my future events in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

But if you don’t want to wait that long or travel that far (depending on where you’re located), you can catch me at my final U.S. workshop this year on August 8th and 9th in Long Island, NY, when Howie Schwartz, Ross Goldberg and I host the Three Sides Of Traffic Workshop.

Real AdWords Training Program In Singapore

Posted by Simon Leung in Google, Personal, Seminars, Travel, Updates on June 29th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from the Seminar Room of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business in the Singapore Management University (SMU) at the Real AdWords Training Program!

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The Real AdWords Training Program is the first of many workshops that I will be partnering up with my good friend and native Singaporean, Ewen Chia.

About four years ago, I first interacted with Ewen Chia as a customer of his many affiliate marketing products, and he was one of the first Internet Marketers I came across while learning the ropes of Internet and affiliate marketing.

It wasn’t until December of 2006 when I visited Singapore for the first time did I finally meet Ewen Chia in person in the restroom of the Shangri-La Hotel (yes, this was another JV restroom encounter haha).

We had briefly discussed working together then, but things finally got rolling again last November when we shared the stage at Fabian Lim’s Asia Internet Congress in Singapore.

As we continued our discussions over email, the birth of the Real AdWords Training Program was born, which is why I have the pleasure of working with Ewen Chia this weekend and the primary reason for this Asia trip.

The Real AdWords Training Program was a lot of fun to do in a sold out classroom format at the Singapore Management University.

I very much felt like a University professor in front of the room, and it definitely had an impact in helping make the workshop more hands on and interactive.

Because most of the room at the Real AdWords Training Program comprised of newbie Internet Marketers, in addition to the content delivery, we were doing a lot of hand holding, live demonstrations and Q&As.

And as with all of my workshops, I always encourage people to work on their campaigns as they learn the information throughout the weekend, and those who did actually got some pretty cool results.

There were students who built their first websites, designed their first landing pages, drove traffic to a website for the first time, and even made their first sale before the weekend was over!

All in all, I would say that this was a very successful event, and all the attendees of the Real AdWords Training Program had nothing but good things to say about the workshop.

Even though the Real AdWords Training Program was my primary reason for going to Singapore, I do have several more highlights from my trip.

For example, Alex Mandossian gave me a shoutout on stage at T. Harv Eker’s Guerilla Business Intensive (Funny quote from Alex Mandossian on stage: “By the way, if you really want to learn how to use Google AdWords… That guy over there who looks like he doesn’t know anything – he’s the guy who created their optimization training…”)

In addition, Ewen Chia and Stuart Tan both took turns taking me out for exquisite local cuisines, meeting and training Ewen Chia’s team and Stuart Tan’s students, and tons of fun times at hanging out, drinking and watching movies with my friends Cassey Lim, Yanli Zhang and Benjamin Gay.

Although we weren’t able to capture every moment on camera (cuz it broke!), these are some of the good times we actually did so I can share them with you here…

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Sentosa Beach With Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang

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Cleo Bikini Contest With 420 Contestants

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Google Singapore With Ewen Chia, Stuart Tan, Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang

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Karaoke With Alex Mandossian, Ewen Chia, Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang

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Karaoke Again With Stuart Tan, Donna Daritan, Cassey Lim And Yanli Zhang

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Attica Nightclub At Clark Quay With Cassey Lim, Yanli Zhang And Benjamin Gay

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CommunicAsia 2008 At The Singapore Expo With Jacyln Chan And The ProCurve Robot

Internet Marketing Malaysia

Posted by Simon Leung in Educational, Travel, Updates on June 24th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from the 12th floor of the luxury condominiums owned by Stuart Tan’s company at the PPDI Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

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Yesterday, Stuart Tan, Edmund Loh and I embarked on a four and a half hour road trip from Singapore to visit Stuart Tan’s Malaysia office to meet his Malaysian team.

We then dropped off our things at the condo and proceeded to meet some of Stuart Tan and Edmund Loh’s local subscribers and customers for an informal gathering.

Even though it was a last minute meetup, over a dozen people showed up to meet and greet, including my friend, Vince Tan, who also lives in Malaysia.

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For about four hours or so, we masterminded and brainstormed to the mostly newbie group about:

  • List building;
  • Private Label Rights;
  • Public Domain;
  • Google AdWords, keyword traffic and quality score;
  • Systems and processes;
  • Search Engine Optimization;
  • Social media;
  • Video sites
  • And more…

It was a good experience for me to get accustomed to yet another culture in a country that I’m visiting for the first time.

I’m definitely grateful that Stuart Tan has taken the initiative to organize this trip because it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about the cultures.

This information will be really useful for me since I plan to be doing a lot more business in the Asia market, so definitely be on the look out for some cool project announcements very soon.