Tuesday, June 30, 2009

First $1,000.00 in 30 Days.


After being inspired by reading Ewen Chia's "How to Make Your First $1,000 Online In Just 30 Days", I decided to write this article about how I made my first RM1,000.00 in just 30 days.

Why RM1,000 and not USD$1,000?

That is because I want to market this idea to Malaysians and that the thought of achieving RM1,000 online is, I believe, a GREAT achievement for any Malaysian Internet Marketer Newbie.

Plus, the equivalent to RM1,000.00 is roughly USD$300.00.

The numbers now appears achievable isn't it? Does your mind think that it is easier to achieve RM1,000.00? Or easier to achieve USD$300? Definitely the later, isn't it?

And once you achieve USD$300.00, you'd be earning RM1,000.00!

Of course, all big things begins with small incremental processes and if USD$1,000.00 is your target, then that's GREAT!

Just focus on your first USD$1.00 per month and then work your way up to USD$1,000.00 per month.

After that, any monetary target will get easier. It is just a matter of scalability.

For now, I'm just putting the steps more simple by focusing on RM1,000.00 or USD$300.00.

I believe that once the RM1,000.00 has been achieved, the USD$1,000.00 is just around the corner.

Not only that, I want to write what I did to earn RM1,000.00 per month in just 30 days.

It is not good to earn your first $1,000 online but after you have achieved that, you may or may not be able to repeat the process. Or that your earning abilities fluctuates.

It is okay to fluctuate higher ie earn more and more every 30 days but if you earn 4 figures this month, but 3 figures the next and 2 figures the next or even worse, nothing the next, that is not good.

I prefer to document how I did it doing one method that works for me and I want to share it with other people.

What I did was join Global Domains International, Inc. (GDI)

Click here to take a look at this movie presentation.

Isn't GDI perfect?

Since you are already on the Internet doing things like surfing for information, or sending and receiving emails, or online banking, or chatting with friends or relatives etc. isn't being involved in GDI makes sense?

The only reason that people are not yet involved with GDI is either because they have not heard about it or they don't have a computer to access the internet or they don't use the internet for anything.

Anyway, I was looking for a business opportunity that allows me to earn USD$300.00 per month and the only thing that I can think of at the time was GDI.

You only have to pay USD$10.00 per month (RM35.00 equivalent) and that gives you a website that you can choose any domain name as long as the post-fix is .ws.

In my case I chose aliefhamdani.ws.

After that, I can get an email address that looks like alief@aliefhamdani.ws.

You also get an online web-mail service so that you can read and/or create emails.

Plus many more. Just check out this link for more explanation of GDI.
The next thing is to get signups for my business.

That is why I have found this method of getting GDI signups, FREE!

Click here to get it.

From this method, I can get minimum 1 signup a day.

So in 10 days, I got 10 signups that already made my GDI business pay for itself.

At this level, lets call this Level One.

Of course, in the next 10 days, my 10 signups will also do the same thing that I've done. So, I'd potentially have a total of 100 signups and have the potential to earn USD$110.00 per month.

At this level, lets call this Level Two.

Now, the amazing thing that if the 10 signups of Level Two does the same thing, then in Level Three, I'd potentially have 1000 signups and I'd potentially could earn USD$1,110.00 per month.

I'm not sure when I would achieve this target of having 1,110 members in my team but if my signups does exactly the same thing as I had, I believe that this is achievable in 1 to 3 months.

What if I have really lazy downlines and I still do all the work and still achieve 1 signup a day?

I guess that if I want to hit my target income of USD$300.00 a month, I'd have to wait for 300 days!

That's in 10 months time!

But, that is an incredible worst case scenario!

Best case is what I explained earlier or that I'd hit my target sooner.


Adam's advice to me:


Today could be the day of a fresh start for me of making my dreams come true.

I just met my employer and after a brief discussion, I've decided to part ways with him amicably.
  1. No more working 12 hours a day everyday.
  2. No more doing the kind of sales where even after 'closing', the sale can fall through! (ie: no commission)
  3. No more demanding customers who keeps calling me every day and demand an explanation as to why their STREAMYX application has not arrived.
  4. No more working with a company with an administration staff that is not doing their job properly nor being very helpful.
  5. No more working with an employer who is more interested in money rather than the welfare of his staff.
  6. No more working for other people.
I know that some of these points may "ruffle" someone's feathers but the truth has to be told.

This reminds me of a friends advice to me via email:


Hi Alief,

Lots of people I meet complain that they don't have the luck to
achieve the success and wealth that they want. "If only I was
luckier, life would be alot easier and I would be a lot happier",
they would say. Many people pray of the day they could draw that
lucky ticket and win that million dollar lottery that would change
their life.

What many people do not realize is that the fact that they are
comfortably reading this blog means that they have been lucky
enough to be one of the few winners of the biggest lottery of
all....the lottery of life! They were lucky enough to draw the 'right
ticket' and be born where they are.

Imagine that 24 hours before you were born, God gave you a bowl of
100 tickets. You had to draw one ticket that would determine your
sex, country of birth, wealth, intelligence etc.. What would have
been your chance to end up where you are now?

Let;s look at the odds. If you were to take the entire earth's
population and shrink it to 100 people (represented by 100
tickets), with all existing human ratios the same, it would be made
up of the following:

49 would be female, 51 would be male.
80 would live in substandard housing. 20 in acceptable housing.
67 would be unable to read. Only 33 would be literate.
1 would have a university education.
99 would not be able to attend university.
50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation.
33 would be without access to a safe water supply.
16 would have access to the Internet.
17 would live in a developed country.
83 live in underdeveloped/developing countries.

If you were given the chance to turn back time and go back to 24
hours before you were born, would you choose to return your current
ticket and re-draw a new ticket from the 100 again? If not, then
consider how lucky you are!

To your success,


I guess that things could have gotten more worse than this so I am all GRATITUDE where I am right now.

Just to put it simply, I will have more Attitude of Gratitude from now onwards and that I must feel good as much as I can.

My next step now is to get a few sign-ups to my on-line business by the end of this week.

If I were to focus on my 30 days, I believe that the time has start and I will be recording my progress from tomorrow.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Where Am I Now?


I heard a good story from a Motivational Trainer friend of mine who said that there was a time when he had to do training at an military base 1 hours drive away from his house.

He was given directions to that place that he was quite unfamiliar with but knows how to get there.

Directions was given to him via telephone the night before he has to be there.

Being an early riser, he woke up and started driving to that location 3 hours before he was due.

Unfortunately for him, he got lost and called back to the army base and asked for directions.

When he was asked where he was, he looked around at his surrounding but he replied that he
doesn't know where he is.

In reply, the army officer said, " If you don't know where you are, how am I supposed to help you?"

This is a good lesson that stuck to my friend, Joe, for many years to come.

It does relate to life and our life goals that in order to know where we need to go, we need to know exactly where we are.

Like my current situation where I am aiming to earn RM1,000.00 per month from my GDI business.

But... where am I exactly?

I've placed milestones on my quest to RM1,000.00 per month but my 1st milestone of 1 sign-up and thus USD1.00 income I still have not yet acheived.

This is frustrating because I am following my sponsor's instructions and methods but I am still without a referral.

I'm using Twitter to get sign-ups but to date, I am getting lots of Twitter followers and zero signups.

Also, I still have not put up this new blog on my website: www.aliefhamdani.com

I think it has to do with my time management.

I know for a fact that I wish that I can get work done as soon as I get off from work but in reality, I only get free time once my wife and child is asleep and that is usually fast midnight.

Sometime, I get so tired that I can't concentrate on my work and I also fall asleep.

So, now that I know where I am, I may know how to overcome this:

  1. Tell my wife that I need quality time to do my GDI business.
  2. If I can't get this, I simply have to push myself harder and get things done after 12:00am.
  3. I need to ask my sponsors for help.

I've found this countdown timer that I hope will help me focus.

It tells me how much time I have until the deadline: 31st August 2009.

At that date, I would have a system that allows me to earn RM1,000.00 per month.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

What spurred me to do this?


One of the events that happened that made me set my mind up to do Global Domains International(GDI) as my current focus for succeeding in my Internet Based Business is right after I read Ewen Chia's "How to Make Your First $1,000 Online In Just 30 Days!"

Goto: http://www.ewenchia.com

Just reading the title of the e-book made my eyes grow wide with the realization that succeeding in any business is about setting a target income and than work towards it.

I realized that if I were to aim for RM1,000.00 per month, that would definitely work for me because currently, I am earning less than that.

And if I can do something on the Internet that can earn me a steady income of RM1,000.00 per month, praise God!

I could probably quit my 80 hours a week job and stay at home to work less hours but still earn the same amount of money.

Plus, the equivalent of RM1,000.00 is roughly USD$300.00 at current exchange rate of USD$1.00 = RM3.50. Actually, if I earn USD$300.00 per month, I'd be getting RM1,050.00 per month!

So I went about assessing what are the available methods that I can get involved in to earn me USD$300.00 per month and I am talking PER MONTH here.

Not a method that gives me a one off income and then I have to work hard at doing it again for another potential customer.

Wouldn't it be great that you can introduce to a potential customer once and than after that potential decides to become your customer, he/she "buys" your product but keeps "paying" you every month as long as he/she wants to keep "using" your service?

And if you can get several tens or even hundreds of such customers, your earnings would increase multiple times.

Now, at the time of reading Ewen Chia's e-book, I was doing Work For 3 Dollars(W4$3), but I feel that I'd have difficulty hitting my target of USD$300.00 per month because I'd have to signup 600 new people per month!

Why 600?

That's because each new person that I introduce to W4$3 would earn me USD$0.50.

To me, 600 new people per month is difficult!

So I went about looking for something else that can earn me a steady flow of income even though the potential only signup once but keeps being a member of that website's service or product.

Also, that website's service or product should not be too expensive to maintain.

One website that I could think of now is Global Domains International(GDI), because each signups will let me earn USD$1.00 per month.

And being a member or GDI is not too expensive: USD$10.00 per month.

Tell me of a business that costs you USD$10.00 per month but has the potential of earning you whatever amount your heart desire.

And you don't have to stock up on potions or lotions that you don't use at all.

GDI is all about the internet and internet websites and anyone who accesses the internet and wants to setup websites for any reason, should look at GDI.

GDI is not only a website solution provider but also an internet based business solution provider.

One thing wonderful about GDI is that it is an Multi Level Referral based system.

That means that I can leverage on my signups to get more signups!

And every signups that they get earns me USD$1.00 per month!

So, my plan is to get my first 10 members so that I can get USD$10.00 per month which would help pay for my membership.

In other words, once 10 members is achieved, my GDI membership is free!

Imagine that my 10 members does the same thing. That means that each of my first 10 members gets 10 members. How much do I earn per month?

USD$110.00 per month.

That's because there is 100 members in that level.

Now, what if that 100 members does exactly the same thing I did and does 10 signups each. How much do I earn per month?

USD$1110.00 per month and that is equivalent to RM3,885.00 per month!

I believe that if that happens, I'd stop working and stay at home and be my own boss!


Friday, June 26, 2009

How am I going to get sign-ups?


I think one of the most important question which I am also facing is this:

How am I going to get sign-ups for my new Internet Marketing Business ?

I'm having trouble with the first step in putting up Yahoo! Advertisements for my business as I am short of USD$30.00 for the down-payment.

No doubt that I do have USD$30+ in my PayPal account but I am hoping not to use it for anything else other than my first USD$10.00 payment to GDI.

Yes. Even when I am "promised" zero costs in doing business in GDI via the method shown in my website, I still have to pay USD$10.00 after the 7 days trial period is over.

Still, I am hoping that the signups is fast so that I can get 10 members and then I don't have to pay anything out of my pocket.

Yes, even though there is no cost involved in advertising but Yahoo! advertisement needs a minimum USD$30.00 down-payment even though we get free USD$100.00 for advertisement.

The steps in http://gdigoldrush.tk/ states that we can 'try' to ask a USD$30.00 loan from our up-lines to help us out but it is in no obligation on their part that they do so.

My sponsors, Tina and Cruz's philosophy is via a FR.EE and effective way of using Twitter to get signups.

I believe that since there is a FR.EE and effective way of doing this, I think that is why Tina and Cruz don't want their downlines to spend any more money than is needed to run their business effectively.

So, later tonight, I will look closer at what they are asking me to do and see that I get signups later.

Perhaps, when I have enough money for the down-payment, then will I use Yahoo! Ads to find signups for my Internet Based Business.

I know that in July, I'd be getting something like SGD$200.00 from the Singapore Government because of the GST offset package.

Thank you, Singapore!

Last night, I was following Tina and Cruz's steps until late (3:00am) but I had to leave it as I was very tired and had to go to work in the morning.

This reminds me of the story of Singapore's own Millionaire Internet Marketeer who in the beginning was working for a telecommunication company called M1 and he struggled for 6 years, sleeping late into the night (3:00am) every night until he cracked it and became a success.

His name is Ewen Chia: http://www.ewenchia.com .

His story is quite well known to me and I have met him personally and listen to him talk.

A very humble person and very willing to help his fellow Internet Marketeer out in building a successful business on the internet.

Stories like his sparks a tremendous desire in me that even though it is very late at night but I still have got to put in the effort in making my Internet Based Business work!

I imagine that I am like Ewen Chia; struggling at first but eventually coming out tops!

So, later, I am going to use Tina's and Cruz's advice on how to get signups for free via Twitter and I hope to get one or a few signups later.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How I invest my USD$10.00 / month to hit my USD$300.00 / month income?


I am abandoning my Work For 3 Dollars temporarily so that I can focus on something that would work better because I need to hit a monthly target of USD$300 per month.

Why so little?

That is because I want to set that as my first milestone as with USD$300.00 per month, that is equivalent to RM1,000.00 and I believe that I can live on RM1,000.00 per month in Malaysia.

Then I have a choice to quit my current 80 hour work week, if I want to.

Of course I will not stop at USD$300.00 (or RM1,000.00) as I will aim for my next milestone that is my first 5 figures.

"A journey for a 1,000 miles begins with the first step."

So my journey to Financial Security/Stability/Abundance begins with earning my first USD$1.00 and to do that, I need to get one signup for my Global Domains International, Inc. (GDI) business.

Once I've done that, I've got my first 1(one) figure income a month from the Internet.

So my next target would be my first 2(two) figures and I hope to get 10 signups by end of June 2009.

As with 10 sign-ups, I would have nothing to pay for my GDI membership as 10 signups earns me USD$10.00 per month.

Then, I'll aim for my first 3(three) figure income and I hope to get 100 signups by end of July 2009.

Of course, I hope that the 10 members that I have signed up will do the same work as I have done for my business and that they sign-up 10 individuals themselves.

This would definitely help my business grow quickly.

GDI's Company Vision Statement states that "To achieve success, one must help as many people as possible to achieve their success". (or something like that).

So, I'm committed to help my downlines achieve success as by helping them I would also achieve success.

Yesterday, I signed-up for GDI via a husband and wife team: Tina and Cruz Ramirez.

They used a system that is almost 100 percent free and I like it because they have a system that is very promising.

They make use of Yahoo! Advertisement and Twitter and Google Adwords and such where they found almost FR.EE methods of advertising to get new members to sign-up for their GDI business.

Now, they extend their methodology to others who are interested in joining GDI under their sponsorship.

I joined under Tina and Cruz Ramirez because I have been involved with Cruz when I was with TeamGDIPro many years ago.

Cruz is such a great leader because he shares with us his way of signing up new members using free or almost free methods that are effective.

He is genuinely helpful and will go out of his way to help his downlines.

That is why when I found his offer of joining his husband and wife team, I jumped at the chance.

His method is following this method that I have incorporated in this link:


and if anyone signs-up under me, I'll share exactly the same method that they have taught me.

William Wallace of "The Science of Getting Rich" says that the way to become rich is by doing things is a certain way.

Thus, if you were given the methodology by someone who has done it, wouldn't you want to follow it?

I know I would.