A Testimonial from a Local
My name is Ee
Chik Goh and I am from the small town of Tamparuli, Sabah, Malaysia. I have been invited
by the e-borneo.com's team to share with you
my experience as a LOCAL part-time netrepreneur on how I managed to capture a small piece
of the lucrative e-commerce cake, with the help of Corey Rudl and his Internet Marketing
Centre®. Normally, I would not personally recommend any web site but I think I owe
Corey a lot for his help. I also rarely give my testimony to anyone, but in e-borneo.com's case, I feel obliged to share with
their visitors my experience because they are one of the few web sites in this region
(like myself) who employed Corey's strategies and tips.
I am really
happy to see that they have more than tripled their visitors base in a few months since
launching. At last count, I was told that they had recorded more than 120,000 hits
last month. Now, that's truly amazing for a locally-based site considering that the number
of Internet users in the Borneo region made up of about 1-2 percent of its total
population of approximately 18 million. Of course, I was told that not all of their
visitors are from this region. Surfers from North America comprised the second largest
group to visit e-borneo.com. What it roughly
means is that about one-fourth (1/4th) of the total populace in Borneo visited e-borneo.com every month. What more can they asked
for? They are not likely to emulate Yahoo's 1 million hits a day anytime soon. And
boy, some of their designs are sub-standard but they can still draw in the crowds (Personal Tips No. 1 - An excellently-designed web site will attract
visitors; A well-developed and rich/dynamic content web site will attract 'sticky'
Hey, this is
supposed to be my testimony guys. You are only concentrating on hits not making $$$
right? The readers wants me to show them the money not hits. Enough of e-borneo.com for now. Period. Okay, I am
going to share with you how I, an average fellow with no business or computing background
(or even an undergraduate degree), managed to start a semi-successful e-business on a
part-time basis, and make some additional income each and every month to add to my day-job
salary by simply following some of the best tips, strategies, techniques, and secrets ever
compiled in this world, courtesy of Corey and his Internet Marketing Centre®.
No, don't get
me wrong here. I am not one of those who have made millions through the Internet (but I
did TRIPLED my sales in a matter of months....., more of that later), or those who simply
claimed that they'd been making tons of $$$ just to sell their product/service. Nor am I
selling you any Multi Level Marketing (MLM) plans or Get-Rich-Quick schemes. In fact, I
will not even mention the URL of my web site or the product or service that I am presently
undertaking just to gain some degree of confidence from you. I am not going to sell you
anything except an experience and an idea which you too can apply to your business whether
it is product or service related or MLM. But no Gold Coins schemes here please.
The Malaysian, Bruneian and Indonesian governments has already reiterated several
times that it is illegal here.
Alright, let me
start by asking you a personal question first: How many of you have been searching the
whole wide web for information on: "How to start and promote a business on the
Internet?"; "How to skyrocket your online sales by hundreds of percent?";
or "How to get more hits to your web site?" Let me tell you. I'd gone in the
hard way. I used to spent 5 or 6 hours a day searching for the best information available.
I have used most of the free ones as well as some paid ones, and boy am I
"frust-lah" about all the wrong strategies that I'd used in the past. Do you
know why most of these so-called insider informations and tips sucks? Because half of them
does not apply to Borneons or people in Asia.
almost all of my small fortune for a piece of information that I can't even used generally
because we simply don't have the 'numbers' and to rub it in, access to the Internet today
is still darn slow and costly here. And searching for local Internet gurus came up zilch.
I was even willing to pay RM5,000 for a self-proclaimed guru in Peninsular Malaysia for
consultancy work, until I found out that this smartly-dressed and well-spoken guy was
making a lose each year. Hack, one of the fundamental tips as far as consulting your
friends, an e-guru, consultant, or anyone is that, you have to make sure the person is at
least richer than you and that his business or what he is doing is making real money for
him. That one you can get from any traditional marketing guru (Personal Tips No. 2 - Do not follow tips from people who do not practise
what they are teaching). I really need to find a real guru fast, and I
don't think there is any in this region so far. My bank account has been closed for
insufficient funds and my girlfriend left me for a richer (and maybe cuter) person.
giving up, I stumbled upon a website called The Internet Marketing Centre® in mid 1998,
more by chance than anything. My first impression? You really want to know? Another
cheap-skate site. But I was impressed by their free resources, techniques, articles, and
tips to help people start an e-business and market their business on the Internet using
non-traditional, unique advertising/marketing methods.
enjoyed the simple, brief and concise write-ups by its President, Corey Rudl, from Canada.
At first I thought Corey must be around 40+ since his work looked so professional, and I
was shocked when I saw a picture of him. A young man about my age in his late 20s.
I began to frequent the site more regularly and subscribed to their free newsletter, each
time learning valuable tips along the way which more importantly, can be applied to the
local condition here.
'free" tips helped my site and sales a bit but it does not really reveal ALL the
SECRETS to a successful e-business venture. Don't be sucked into all the free things
available in the Net. Internet business is not much different from a traditional
business. Most of the free business tools that supposed to help you promote your
e-business will not, and I repeat will not help your e-business to succeed 100%. Maybe 10%
only if you are lucky (Personal Tips No. 3 - There is no such
thing as FREE when it comes to business, traditional or online).
Internet Marketing Centre® also sell a "cutting-edge" home-study course titled
"The Insider Secrets to Marketing your Business on the Internet", a
600+ page course with software, a subscription to the Cutting Edge, and lots more insider
secrets. I can't remember exactly how much the course cost but it was almost 10
times less than the RM5,000 charged by the e-guru I mentioned above and a lot of other
so-called e-business consultants in the country) including shipping and handling (click here for the actual price) and all the
secrets, techniques, tips and tricks in the course have been tried and proven by Corey.
You still with
me? Good. I guess you are one of the very few that is truly keen to make
$money$ via the Internet. Indeed, you may have smelt something others may not have
if you have read to this point - PROFITABILITY. Congratulations, we are nearly there.
Allow me to continue.....
Given my bad experience with a local
Internet guru, the first thing I did before ordering despite the double your money
back guarantee, was to find out more details about the President of the Internet
Marketing Centre®, Corey Rudl. Is he for real? Is his company genuine? Is he well
acknowledged in the industry? Does he practised what he preached? In other words, is he
rich? (Personal Tips No. 4 - Before subscribing to or ordering
anything, check out the credibility of the web site, its product or service, and/or its
I went to the trouble of checking with the
Internic (domain name authority), the American equivalent of the Registrar of Company
(ROC), and the IMC's web site security authority just because I wanted to make real sure
that the material I am going to purchase is bonafide. On top of this, I surfed the
web for reviews and comments from independent personalities related to Corey and the IMC.
I e-mailed to at least 10 of them for reference and feedback. I also e-mailed
to several of Corey's so-called happy customers to seek for credibility and to find out
whether his course is relevant for a Borneon.
What I found out was that Corey has made
hundreds of thousands of dollars online from his 4 very successful online businesses. He
gets over 6 million visitors yearly and he does US 5.2 million dollars (or RM 20 million)
of business online every year (yes, I said US$5,200,000... it is not a typo), all from his
one small office. In fact, one of the business called Car Secrets has been the #1 best
selling car book on the internet Secrets Revealed (it has sold ten's of thousands of
copies in the last 12 months online), so I reckon he knows his stuff when it comes to
making a web site successful. For that fact, his course, which I mentioned above, is
already the #1 best-selling Internet marketing course online - chances are some of you may
have heard of it already?
Satisfied, I went ahead with the purchase.
I can't remember how much it cost me a couple of years back when it was much
cheaper but it was something like RM600 to RM700 plus shipping and handling, which I had
to borrow from my good old dad. Since this course is a training material, it is tax
deductible as a business expense. I was not worried about the the cost because Corey
himself personally guaranteed that if I follow all his techniques and strategies and my
sales do not TRIPLE within 90 days,he will not only refund my money but will sent back to
me twice the amount I paid. Wow, speaking of confidence. I reckon I have nothing to
lose. In fact, I could be making an extra RM600 to RM700 in 90 days time, which I told my
dad that I will give it to him, just for ordering this course. My father loaned the
amount to me without hesitation. This is an offer too good to miss!
With this sort of guarantees, I was really
confident I will not lose out any more money from my small and part-time Internet business
venture. I straight away went over the course material once I received them less than a
week after I ordered. The course is basically devoted to everything from advanced web page
promotion and design, online ads and banners, newsgroup advertising (flame free!),
successful email techniques, free advertising, autoresponder tricks, sales strategies and
copy writing, how to easily increase sales and profits, how to automate your business (so
it is hands-free), ...and much more! I am not going to go into too much details.
You have to read it to believe all the tricks and short-cuts that even a Borneon
can use to promote his business.
Within a month of fully employing half of
Corey's secrets, which does not involve any additional cost for me to execute, I'd already
make enough to pay back my father, who was extremely pleased especially with the 10%
good-will interest I added on. But I still haven't tripled my sales right? In two months
time, I can still get back twice the amount I paid for the course. This made me gained
even more confidence and started to apply the other half of Corey's secrets, some which
required some small cost to implement, just for experimental sake. I still have
nothing to lose. Within two weeks, I not only tripled my sales (which was small to start
off anyway), I was approached by a few people who were interested to joint-venture with
They are not business tycoons. Just simple
ordinary young men. We managed to expand our business with their investments, and we
continued to follow Corey's techniques step by step. Our sales have increased by
more than 800 percent since then and I even forgotten about Corey's double your money back
guarantee. My bank account was reinstated, and oh, I even found a sweet girl by the
name of Karla and today, I am saving up from my part-time Internet business so that I can
ask for her hand soon, hopefully before I turn 30.
Yes, I still work part-time since I still
love my day job which offers a different set of challenges for me. My boss told me that it
is okay for him as long as it does not affect my day job. Actually, with the
advances of technology and its tools today, one do not really need to spend too much time
on an Internet business. There are a lot of softwares (and even techniques) that
will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you with more time to do promotion and
marketing, expanding your business, or like me, just spending a few hours after office
hours each day in my personal part-time business, and searching for the one true love of
my life (Personal Tips No. 5 - If you don't have the time,
"Work smart" not "work hard").
Well, maybe I am not that ambitious yet,
perhaps after I'd settled down...? But if I can start a semi-successful Internet business
on a part-time basis, I reckon anyone can do it too. Whether you already have an online
business, thinking of bringing your business online, a home-maker, a student, a
direct-selling affiliate, or a bloke whose day job's salary is not paying enough to
survive the month, take it from me, I personally recommend you to at least visit Corey's
web site and judge for yourself whether I am pulling your leg. I am not even going
to pursuade you to sign up for Corey's "cutting-edge" home-study course titled
"The Insider Secrets to Marketing your Business on the Internet"
because that has nothing to do with my business (but please don't tell Corey I said this
or else I will be branded as an ungrateful son of the gun). I leave it all up for
you to decide after you've browsed through his web site.
One last thing before you click away.
My thanks to e-borneo.com for
inviting me to give a personal testimony to their visitors, and to Corey of course, for
showing me the p2p (path to profitability). I was rather disappointed that I can't
go to Kuala Lumpur end of July to meet Corey in person, where he gave a talk at a seminar
at Putra World Trade Centre on 27-29 July 2000 on "How to make millions through the
Net!". This should give you some added confidence that I am not talking craps,
and Corey is for real and not a con artist. Click here
for more information).
My thanks to you too for reading this
lengthy testimony and I do hope that my 5 personal tips above have been of use to you as
hindsights. But I am sure if you are still with me at this stage, you must be
genuienely interested to make (more) $money$ through the Internet. So, as a
compliment, I invite you to ask me any questions, tips or strategies related to this
topic, and I will give you a FREE advice from my experience, or copy a few tricks from
Corey's course (nahhh, I don't think Corey permits that?). You can reach me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to
reply as soon as I can.
Thank you and as Corey would say,
Enter the Internet Marketing Centre®
WARNING: "If you are looking for information
on how to get on the net or someone to show you the ups and downs - this is not it. This
is all the "hard-core" secrets on how to truly make money on the net. ( I assume
you know how to surf the web, look at newsgroups, do email, etc.). Corey is not here to
explain how to get on the Internet and work your email, web browser, newsreaders, etc.. So
if you don't know how to do these things, don't buy this course... you have a lot to learn
first. Corey is here to give you all the tricks and "insider" techniques to make
some serious money with the Internet.