May 032013
 

Wow, Wow, Wow! This week I met up with Mark Mason from ‘Late Night Internet Marketing’. Totally amazing and inspiring. I don’t know where to start but let me try to make it a coherent story.

Picture with Mark MasonI’ve been listening to Marks podcast (Late Night Internet Marketing Postcast) since years. In fact I found him when he had about 10 or 12 podcast listed in iTunes. He got my attention because he is the real deal. Not one of these guys who say they know it all, nope far from that. He is the guy who is open, friendly and funny and motivates us to keep on trying until we succeed.

About two months ago, he recommended an Affiliate Marketing course called ‘Forever Affiliate’. I bought through his affiliate link and I have to say; he was totally right promoting this course. It gave me a new additional insight how I could / should approach affiliate marketing. He started a private Facebook group to which I finally signed up after 4 weeks procrastinating…

Glad I did cause after introducing myself to the group and explaining that I live in Malaysia, Marks first comment was: “Hey Marc — I’ll be in KL next week. Beer?” How could I possibly say ‘no’ to that!? Impossible!

The Meetup with Mark Mason

So on Wednesday 1st May we met up at KLCC. For those who are a little bit familiar with Kuala Lumpur; that is under ‘The Towers’.

We had a great evening: Mark Mason, Thank you very much.

Look, Mark is is great guy. Helpful. Funny. Open. Inspiring. Motivating. Encouraging.

This evening certainly inspired me!

By the way, we both work in the Semiconductor Industry. Mark recently moved to Semicon ‘packaging’, and I happen to work for a company that builds Semiconductor equipment for ‘packaging’, nice coincidence :)

I brought my notebook in which I had written some questions for Mark, to make sure I wouldn’t forget them, the most important questions were:

  1. How do you combine a busy job, a family and online business?
  2. Don’t you have a dream to go full-time?
  3. What do you think about using a pseudonym and how can I go about it?
  4. How did you manage to make so many connection in the Internet Marketing world?

He asked me how my Internet Business is doing and I explained to him what’s happening. I could share the story of three websites that suddenly disappeared from Google after ranking on the first page. What did Mark do? He started giving me suggestions on how I could get the site back into the rankings. Actually I didn’t even think that he would be giving me such detailed tips but I was glad I brought my notebook :)

He was really generous with his tip. Especially about link building, my biggest headache;

  • Link Building: what works and what doesn’t.
  • Blog commenting: how to automate / outsource this
  • Directory Links
  • Article Marketing
  • Web 2.0
  • Automated link building
  • etc.

Thanks a lot Mark, that has given me hope that I can further grow my business!

I recommend all of y’all to check out Mark:

Cheers!

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