Email Interview #5: John Yeo

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1. Please introduce your name, who you are, which country are you staying in and your area of IM expertise

Hi, I think since I am running a series of interviews on Internet marketers, I think it would be good for me to share something too. =) Hope what I shared can really benefit you in one way or the other…

So here you go…

My name is John Yeo and I am a wedding blogger residing in Singapore. My area of expertise is in blogging, market strategising and coaching.

I am more associated with blogging and well-known for my “no fluff and no bluff ” personal style.

I am a strong believer that anyone can succeed as long as they are willing to do whatever it takes to make it work. You see, each of us, including you, possesses a unique strength and you can leverage on it to become successful. That is why I go into coaching.

In addition, I like to keep things simple and sweet so that my customers can easily understand what I want to say. This goes the same for the products I create. I feel that most info-products are not detailed enough for readers to easily follow and others could be quite long-winded. We already have so many things in our mind and it will definitely be helpful if the info products are simple and sweet.

2. Share with us your first success in Internet Marketing and how did you do that

I started my wedding planning blog while I was planning my wedding. It was a good avenue for me to vent my wedding frustration. Haha…all grooms need these as managing your own wedding can be really very stressful. :p

My first earning came in when I earned a few cents from Google Adsense. It was a thrilling experience despite the small amount.

My subsequent success came in when my wedding blog started receiving more traffic and more advertisers approach me to ask to place their ads on my blog.

In my internet marketing journey, I have always abide by these 3 principles:
1. build strong relationship with your joint venture partners and advertisers
2. brainstorm with my partners on new ideas on how to scale my business once a month
3. create new products/ services to better the lives of my customers

It sounds like a lot of things to do. Yes, indeed it is. But by doing all these 3 things, your business will definitely succeed. Most internet businesses fail because they fail to bond with their partners. It is also important to create value for your customers and the money will naturally come later.

3. Share with us one obstacle which you have overcome and you have learnt alot from it

The first obstacle I face in Internet marketing is I tend to overwork. I am a workaholic. There was one time my health got affected and I was experiencing chest pain. It was not easy for me. It was then I started to be more aware of my own health.

The second obstacle is that I have been a mild stutterer for my past 10 years. It posts as a challenge for me to network with Joint Venture partners in social gathering events. It had never been easy for me to share my ideas infront of a group of people. It can be really daunting and fearful at most of the times.

However, I never let my weakness prevent me from meeting people and getting to know them. Now I can say I have improved and still doing my best to cope with my anxiety and stuttering. It is not easy but as we know, being a successful entrepreneur is not easy too. Sooooo…I will just do my best.

In fact, what I want to say is that each of us has a weakness or two. And it is really up to us if we can move on with our lives and leverage and focus on our strengths. It is not easy but it is not impossible. If I can do it, you can too.

Other obstacle I had was I was I had to juggle my time between a full-time job and my online business. I had to work from 9am to 6pm. After a quick dinner, i resumed work at home working on my online business from 7pm to 2am almost every day. It was not easy and it took a lot of persistence from myself and support from my wife for me to pull through. I also have to learn to balance the time between managing my business and spending time with my family.

4. Share with us one mindset tip you would like to share with others, especially those who find IM hard

I would like to share with you 3 important mindsets (instead of one) which I feel all internet marketers should have. I believe it is your attitude, commitment and passion. Start off with your passion as it will keep you burning after you feel burned out. Your positive attitude will keep you committed to attaining success which you have planned.

5. Share with us about the uniqueness of one of your products.

In mid 2008, I started documenting my success stories in my first product. It is called Bloggers Paycheck which is my personal step-by-step blueprint and I record everything I did to reach my first 4 figure monthly income by tapping on the million dollar online advertising industry. I prefer my blogging guide to be straight forward and easy to understand.

6. One project you are working on right now and you would like my readers to know

Right now, I am working on a joint venture contest for my latest product This product teaches how you can easily create a product with zero experience and still able to build a profitable business from your home. As we speak, we are also striking joint venture with more partners of mine.

In addition, I am also working on a blog membership site to better serve my subscribers. We decided to do this after we have tons of feedback from our customers that they want a blog membership site which they can become a paid member and get regular updates and lessons on blogging.

7. One last tip you want to share with my readers

I think the main obstacle for any newcomer to this field is information overload. There is just too much information available. Thus, this is where they get easily lost or they get easily distracted by the vast number of opportunities to make money online.

In addition, most see internet marketing as get-rich-fast scheme. And they soon give up because they feel they are spending too much time and not seeing any results.

What I can suggest for new comers is that they must willing to put in consistent daily actions. The keyword here is “consistent”. It does not matter how many hours you put in a day, be it 3 hours or 8 hours. Just make sure you put in enough hours daily and work towards your dream. If he is not ready to spend about 3 to 4 hours daily on his business, he is not ready to start yet. And give yourself 5 years period to build your business. It is a business afterall and time and effort have to be invested.

To your online success and remember – you are always in control of your own destiny!

* End of Interview *

Share with us your thoughts. I would love to hear from you. =)


4 Responses to “Email Interview #5: John Yeo”

  1. My Wish says

    It may take courage to embrace the possibilities of your own potential, but once you’ve flown past the summit of your fears, nothing will seem impossible.

  2. John Yeo says

    yes, courage and persistence work hand in hand =)

  3. Sam@ Real Online Money Making Strategies says

    Nice to hear and learn more about you John. I enjoy your products because they are truly beneficial. I will work everyday to attain the success you have accomplished! 🙂

  4. Buy Commission Blueprint says

    I have checked out a few of your posts and found some great information, just wanted to say thanks there is so much garbage out there, it’s nice to know some people still put time into managing there sites.

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