Many times when people ask me, “Peng Joon, what do you do?” , I have trouble answering that question.
But if I were to give my most direct answer, it would be this:
“I make money on the internet selling digital products.”
Well… what are digital products, you may ask.
Digital products are really just products that are intangible. Products like eBooks, videos and membership sites.
Today I run over 573 website in various niches ranging from gaming to forex, fitness, dog training and dating, with some of them generating 7 figures in sales.
Some of those websites have over 10 million visits a month and I have built a subscriber list of about half a million people.
Now I’m not telling this to brag. As phenomenal as these accomplishments may be, there really wasn’t anything phenomenal about my life or where I came from.
In fact, I realized that there were a lot of people just like me… people who started like me and definitely people who are looking for a way out!
A way out of what? A way out of the rat race that is! And I can relate to this totally because I hated my job with a passion!
Let me share with you a few things about my not so glamorous background…
Back in 2004, I was really struggling and up to my neck with financial worry. It’s not an ordinary form of financial worry though… it was an astronomical debt $153,000.
I’ve just returned from the U.K, barely scrapping through my university degree.
Not being the studious type, I squandered my time there on computer games, partying and alcohol. I nearly failed my classes and was on the verge of failing my critical exams.
In fact, my computer gaming addiction was so bad, that I woke up one day not knowing which month it is at that point in time.
Truly, I was that stoned during that period and it was a very dark part of my life…
Things weren’t getting any better as well.
My government scholarship, JPA – it is actually a conditional scholarship based on my performance. Because of my bad behavior and my poor results, they demanded that I pay every cent back.
Here’s the big problem…
How on earth am I going to rack up $153k? It would take years!
And because of my degree results, nobody wanted to hire me because employers were all judging me based on that piece of paper. I was unemployed for 3 months before I finally found my first job.
When I got my first job, I finally decided to laugh about the irony by taking a picture of my first paycheck.
As you can see, it’s barely RM1,200. That’s about $400 USD/month. (I had to take unpaid sick leave because no medical was provided for a new guy like me…)
Doing the math, it would take a genius to understand that it would take me 25 years, if I saved RM500 every month to pay back the loan for my education. And that is assuming that I would not spend another cent on anything else in life.
After one and a half years, it dawned upon me that something is seriously wrong with my life.
I remembered it clearly like it was yesterday – it was a long shower.
A very long one.
Just standing there and staring at the floor and I asked myself, “How the heck did I manage to screw up so bad?”
I thought I was going to ‘conquer the world’.
I’ve planned out every detail and still I was getting nowhere for the last 2 years!
And the worst part was that I could barely take care of my parents.
The guilt was eating me up from the inside.
The moment of decision…
Before every great success, there will always be a moment in time when ‘rock bottom’ hit so hard that it defines you so strongly from then on.
That was the moment.
Therefore, I started looking for ways to increase my income.
After searching through the haystack, I finally found ways to make a living online…
Maybe you have felt the same way I had about looking for ‘hope’ on the Internet.
I can assure you that the feeling is exactly the same.
I did what most people did. I searched Google about different ways to make money online. But I saw many courses telling me to quit my job and try this and that and dabble in different things.
But my better judgment prevented me from making a rash decision.
After all, who’s going to pay for my phone bills?
My car payments?
My credit card bills?
And not to mention the $153k debt hanging over my head…
But I never gave up. After work hours, I would go online, study, read up on books, watch videos, tutorials, attend webinars and tried to understand how this whole Internet marketing game works.
It wasn’t easy.
It was really tiring and I had nothing to show for it.
In fact, I would say that I was at a serious disadvantage because I’m not the kind of guy who instantly jives with technical stuff.
All I knew, was how to play computer games.
I knew nothing else except to play a game called World of Warcraft.
With nothing to lose, I penned a guide on that game.
When I finished the guide, I wasn’t very confident because I didn’t think people would buy it from a nobody like me so I set the price cheap.
Really, really dirt cheap.
$7 to be exact.
When I posted my guide online, I sat there and waited.
After one week, no sale…
After two, still the same…
One month had passed and it felt like I was waiting on a deserted island for the sign of the first rescue ship.
It was agonizing because I told my friends about my new venture and they snickered.
They thought I was going insane.
2 months have passed and I was getting really demoralized.
I was almost ready to give up after the seventh month.
Then a miracle happened.
I still remember the feeling like it was yesterday.
I just woke up, getting ready to go to work.
And I received an email. It was from PayPal.
It said: Notification of Payment Received.
That feeling was indescribable. I thought to myself “WOW this THING really works”.
Even though it was $7, I felt like I hit the Jackpot!
Nothing boosts your confidence like getting your first sale.
That day onwards, I became a believer.
Fast forward to today…
It’s been more than 7 years and more than a million sales later since I made that first sale.
Clickbank became my platform of choice when it comes to making money online as most of the millions came from it.
Through a lot of trial and error, mistakes, as well as plenty of hard work, I’ve managed to be recognized by Clickbank APEX/Premier team for 3 years in a row.
I’ve been acknowledged as the top vendors on Clickbank and it has given me and that has given me financial freedom…
My car, house, office… are all fully paid up. No loans.
But above all that, the internet has brought me something much bigger than financial or material gains.
And that’s freedom.
Having the time and money freedom.
It is the freedom to live life on my terms.
Being able to work from anywhere in the world… so long as you have a laptop and internet connection
Here are more pictures of my recent exploits:
I’m a huge hard rock café pin collector. I buy them as souvenirs whenever I travel to a country in the world.
In 2008, I had the privilege to visit Google’s office.
These are pictures of the actual cars they used to capture images for Google maps.
Diving trips and snowboarding trips are some of my favorite pastimes.
One of the most exciting trips was in 2011 where I was on a road trip in the US. My friends and I rented an RV and drove across the United States for 6 weeks.
We even tried working during the trip.
All we needed was a laptop and an Internet connection.
Here is another picture of me skydiving.
Although I wanted to be a pilot at a very young age, poor eyesight shattered that dream. But I reclaimed it back when I got to Vegas. Up on a plane, we went up in the sky and it was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life.
This is my “office” in Malaysia where I regularly meet up with friends and brainstormed ideas.
My ultimate goal is to inspire and teach others how to convert their passions, the very things they love doing into a product that’s monetizable online, the very same thing I did.
As you can see, creating wealth on the internet is very possible and very real.
If an ordinary guy like me can do this, especially with the odds stacked against me, there’s no reason why you cannot do the same and succeed even faster than me. That’s why I want to inspire you and be able to teach you how to accomplish the same success I had, the same way my family, friends and students had.
If you would like to how you can get started and make your first $1,000 online, head over here for your free training: