Friday, January 11, 2013

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

As per my earlier posting, the 1st Internet-related course that I attended was the one conducted by Irfan Khairi in December 2009.

The next one was a convention, named as "Dari Kosong Sampai Jutawan (DKSJ)" (or From Zero To Millionaire). It was conducted on 17 January 2010. Among the famous speakers who shared their knowledge were:
- Datuk Dr Azman Ching,
- Abang ABU,
- Irfan Khairi,
- Billi Lim,
- Chef Li.

Again, when they conducted the "Lucky Draw", I won the first prize - a ticket for two people to attend the next DKSJ2.

The picture above was taken about 9:00 p.m. on that day, as the convention ended about ten minutes later.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Article Marketing As Part of Promoting Your Website

One of the ways in getting free traffic sources for your Internet business is through search engine. However, for a new website, it may take up to about 2 – 3 months.

Article marketing is a great way to get free traffic to a website. According to world-renowned Internet entrepreneur, Derek Gehl, it is not as hard as you might think. I do happen to read about this recently in one of the local newspapers.

He said: “By simply writing a couple of free articles that include a link back to your site and submitting them to the giant article directories like, you can start seeing traffic almost overnight”.

I did register with on 19 December 2012, and as of 7 January 2013, five of my articles were published by them. 

They give me the link as 

As you’re involved with Internet business, you may want to do the same, if you’ve not done so. Traffic to your website will certainly go up, based on my experience.
The article writing helps in increasing traffic to my website at

Monday, January 7, 2013

Internet Business Is A Journey, Not A Destination

My first attempt to kick-start an online business was by attending a workshop related to the subject. One such workshop was held on 12 December 2009, conducted by Mr. Irfan Khairi who is an Internet Business Coach (as written on the Certificate of Attendance). He is also a well-known Internet Business Specialist as well as TV & Radio Personality.   

The one-day workshop, conducted in Bahasa Malaysia, was named “Cara Memulakan Perniagaan Di Internet Dari Rumah Dalam Masa 7 Hari”. In English, it means “How To Start Your Internet Business From Home In 7 Days”.

Needless to say, the session was full of knowledge on internet business topics suitable for a newbie. To summarize, for anyone who is interested to start an online business, he or she has to follow the following four (4) steps:

(1)   You must identify the product / service that you want to sell on the internet.
(2)  You need to have the website – web hosting and domain name.
(3)  You need to determine how you want to be paid by your buyers.
(4)  You have to promote, promote and promote your internet business.

When the workshop ended at about 6:40 p.m., I observed that all the twenty (20) participants went home feeling satisfied. Our investment of several hundred Ringgit Malaysia (Malaysian Dollar) was well spent.

I do still maintain communication with two of the participants –
Nori Anwar at and Mohd Fathuallah Mohd Nawi at
Both of them are now successful in their own online / offline businesses.


During the workshop, there was a quiz for participants to come out with a good domain name for their proposed website. I won the first place, the prize was a book written by Mr. Irfan Khairi himself entitled “Soal Jawab Perniagaan Internet” or “Questions and Answers On Internet Business”. The book was authographed by him with the words “Congratulations! Great domain name”.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

14 December 2012: Relaunch e-Book

The 14th day of December 2012 was the day when I relaunched my e-Book, entitled "How To Write Your First e-Book".
I was very happy with the services of Mr. Mohd Hadihaizil Din, of Acoostic Design, who helped with the design of minisite.

The minisite can be viewed at