The Best 2009 Lesson In The World


Hey, what’s up you guys.

How was your Christmas?

Time really flies, huh.

Just a bash of an eyelid and now, it’s the end of the year again.

I have quite a lot of people askng me where have I been for the past 2 months as I have not been sending out much emails.

Well, here’s I have been doing…

In October, after my successful launch of Inbox Cash Blueprint, I took a short break in Oct and do nothing but relax and have fun.

I was booked through out the whole of November for speaking gigs and I travelled to 5 different places to share tips and secrets on how I achieve success online.

I went to Indonesian, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and it was real fun mingling with success entrepreneurs and see how most of them overcame all odds to be successful.

Here’s the video that I created.

World Tour Part 1

World Tour Part 2

After my world tour in Dec, I wrap it up with two SOLD OUT Inbox Cash Explosion workshop in Malaysia and Singapore.

Here’s the photo.

Malaysia Workshop

Singapore Workshop

The feedbacks from the workshop are fantastic and in every workshop that I conducted, there will be a few fellas who will go on to make a lot of money.

And I am now expecting to see some results from the participants.

As I take a break for the past 2 weeks…

When I come to think about it, it doesn’t seem too long ago when I was struggling financially… trying to save every penny so I could pay my debts.

This happened barely 4 years ago, when I also took the risk of venturing into a new online business that is quite unheard of in Singapore at that time.

Back then, I pretty much shut myself from the world, focusing entirely on this business.

In fact, I didn’t even manage to celebrate Christmas or the New Year with my love ones.

I was like this underground guerilla marketer in the basement busy drafting plans to dominate the internet with this huge marketing campaign – except that I didn’t had a basement.

Most of the products and content that you see are actually created in my little bedroom. I literally built my online business from scratch.

So, to cut the long story short, after I ran my retail business to the ground… I was just too tired of doing anything new that was remotely difficult.

I wanted a proven business model that I could just copy and apply right away.

I didn’t dare risking the odds trying to re-invent the wheel.

I just picked out an available business model that is proven to make money, focused on it and stuck with it all the way. So there it was, I got my first online business set up.

There were times when things got more challenging… especially when you are a newbie in this new industry; it’s really hard not to get tempted by so many new business opportunities that promise to bring you financial freedom.

Everything sounds too good to turn away.


It definitely took a lot of discipline for me to say “no” to them.

Because, if you guys have been paying attention, you realize that history has a tendency of repeating itself.

New opportunities come up and people start hoping from one opportunity to another, without accomplishing what they originally set out to do.

Experience has taught me that, I didn’t need the next ‘big thing’ to become rich.

All I need to do is just focus on one thing that has proven to work and keep doing it.

Unfortunately, several people have the false impression that having hundreds of websites means having a higher income and they end up struggling to pay to maintain these websites.

If they could just pick the most profitable niche amongst the many websites that they have and just focus entirely on it, they will definitely see a dramatic increase in their income.

But I have to admit though, earning the first $10,000 is probably the toughest part of this business. There’s a lot of trial and error work to be done.

But once you’re able to hit the mark, things start to become easier.

The guessing work have already been done, all you need to do is to repeat the things that works.

So that’s exactly what I did… But I didn’t do it just for another $10,000 in cash.

I wanted more. You may think that would also mean that I may have to put in a lot more work than already did right?

So I spend a couple of nights in the bedroom trying to figure how I can do more by doing less. And if possible, automate my whole business – that would definitely been great.

By the fifth night, I got it figured.

And I’m kinda embarrassed by the fact that it actually took me this long to come up with this idea. It’s pretty common sense if you were to think about it.

And trust me on this one, my friend. If anybody were to tell you that there is no such thing as an automated business… I’m telling you, they are dead wrong.

In fact, 99% of your business can be automated.

You just have to get somebody to do it for you! So, instead of doing all the work that I’m already used to. I hired 2 guys, both experts in their fields, to handle the different departments of my business.

Just a figure of speech, but they are like my arms and legs of my business. Anytime, I can just go on a holiday knowing that I could rely on them to help me run my business.

So, in mid 2008, I accumulated more than 20,000 subscribers to my list and I was already pulling in a stable low-end 5-figure monthly income.

I was turning my annual income into my quarter income.

Another year later – in mid 2009, I achieved another breakthrough.

I managed to scale up my business; with the help of my 2 assistance.

And in less than 3 months, I finally hit the 6 figure per month mark.

I was already making a lot more in ONE month than I could make in the whole of last year.

I finally succeeded in turning my annual income into my monthly income.

Not only that, I also got the privilege of just putting my business aside and I managed to travel to 6 different countries for holidays – A feat that I never thought possible when I was managing my retail business.

So you see, there isn’t really any secret to becoming successful online. It’s about doing the same boring things that work.

And it all deal with focus, consistency and automation.

I will talk more about these next time.

I’ll wrap up this year with this blog post. And I hope it will help you in the upcoming year ahead. I wish you well and may you have a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2010.

I’ll talk to you soon,

Jaz Lai.

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  1. Joe Teh says:

    Hi, Jaz,

    Nice to get to know you better in your workshop. It was fanastic! Learnt a lot from you and your superb trainers.

    Thanks for the inspiration and I look forward to see you in 2010.

    Wishing you a very, very Happy New Year and great year ahead!


  2. fadzlihani says:


  3. Susan Ketit says:

    Wow… a great inspiration to start 2010 with bang!. Thanks for this timely sharing.

    By the way, you truly have a ‘ear’ for music. Love the musical choices for the video clips.

    Thanks, Best Wishes and Happy New Year!!! Keep on inspiring!!!

  4. Carliff Carleel says:

    Inspiring post Jaz. Great story.

  5. ken says:

    How I wish it was that easy. I tried for 10 yrs and I have zero $$$ to show. I am ashamed !! Not everybody can succeed like you…

  6. Anthony Wong says:

    Hey Jaz,

    Happy New Year! Great Post, I always enjoy reading what you have to say and you are a great inspiration to all budding internet marketers. Keep up the excellent work and let’s make 2010 even better than the last.


  7. nimia says:

    I love your success story. I wish I could be like you.

  8. Jaz Lai says:

    Carliff, how’s things going. Don’t forget to update me your progress.

  9. Your Fan says:

    Jaz Great stuff once again but honestly you look a bit gayish. I think u really need to change your style.


  10. Cecil Ming says:

    You always have wisdom gained from “Doing” it in your posts Jaz… The success you have now comes from as you stated, Focus on what works!

    Great reminder..

    Happy New Year!


  11. Yew Heng says:

    Hi Jaz,

    Thank for the long post. Have a fantastic 2010.

    Yew Heng

  12. Tom says:

    To Jay, Well my friend. Thanks for the opportunity to do as you asked.It is not important how you feel.I am sorry but I have been scammed and given so much false information but tons of marketeers on line,I don’t trust them any more no matter what is being said. 92% of the ones that say do this or that are from foreign countries.I have been trying to get a refund from a marketer in Tawain,china for months.Thanks but no thanks. Sorry if your a legal company but if not this means you. Take a hike. and take me off all your lists. Yes I am telling everyone I know my experience and hope they understand. If not they will suffer as I have. May you continue to have success in all your RIGHTEOUS endeavors.Tom

  13. zamrin says:

    Hi Jazz, still remember me? Long time havent meet you since 2007. Happy new year from me.Look forward to see you in 2010.:)

    Sure dude! See you around.

  14. Ben Zhao says:

    Hi Jaz,

    A really great inspiring story to start a year of Tiger! You are an idol for many newbie, including me!

    Wishing you another great and more prosperity of the year 2010!


  15. Bud McKenzie says:

    Thanks for your post and inspiring us into 2010, Jaz! I’m still pouring through all the information you provided with your Inbox Blueprint. It really is all about a focused mindset and a set of about 15 skills needed to make money online. My biggest success in 2010 will be from a free ebook (that doesn’t even ask for your name and email address) that has an insane 33% conversion ratio and in some cases even higher. Anyway, all the best to you and your family in 2010.

    Bud McKenzie

  16. Winter Wong says:

    Great to hear from you again Jaz.
    I’ve signed up for your Jan ICE workshop in Malaysia during GIS.

    The reason is simple, time is money, result is the key.
    What you have done is in line with what I planning to do in 2010, building solid internet business.
    The fastest way for me to success is to clone and duplicate your system.

    There is a price to pay for everything, so do failure.
    80% of the people who cannot success on internet business is due to mindset problem, example, failed to treat internet business as real business.

    Looking forward to learn and work with you at end of the month in Malaysia while I preparing my other various online business present as well.

    Happy New Year!

  17. Jaz Lai says:

    Well said Winter. See you at the top!

  18. Glenna P Cottrell says:

    Hi Jaz,
    Looked like it was an enjoyable time for you.
    I wish you lots of happiness ,Love,and good Health in 2010.
    Happy New Year.
    God bless,

  19. lively jason says:

    May year 2010 take you to greater heights!

  20. Stanley Ang says:

    Thanks Jaz for this very inspiring post. Your course isn’t the only one I have attended the last holiday. I went for Fabian’s SEO & a forex workshop as well. With work coming in and a friend recently agreeing to let me work on optimizing his website, I feel so unsure about how I’m going to stay focused this year.

  21. Charles Neo says:

    Hey Jaz that was a wonderful post. Both Inspirational to new Internet Marketers as well as insightful into your own journey as one. Best of Luck to you in all your endeavours in 2010 and may you (and me) have a great year ahead! =D

  22. Eldy says:

    Just doing affiliate can earn up so much ? You sure have other program right ?

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