Getting To Know Desmond Ong
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I just woke up, got 30 minutes of work done checking emails and going through a few things that require my mind. Then I cook breakfast. It’s good because it gives me focus and I eat healthy to stay focused throughout the day. That is basically my morning routine to get my day started and be productive!
How do you get people to invest in you?
Why do people pay subscription fee to pay to go to gym to workout? Why do people invest in schools and teachers? It’s because it’s not just about information they want the whole package, they want the journey. When they get the whole package the process is different. A lot of people can find information for free, I put all information in steps in easy process for students and they can learn everything immediately in 2-3 hours where if they do it on their own it can take 5-10 years. The answers lie in the process, the experience, and overall consumption journey.
What Is Your Dream for Students?
I want my students to one day to be a teacher and giving value to people at events. That is my dream for students. I he want them to be next to me presenting, to create income that will be life changing for them. I want them to transfer from student to teacher.
What is Some Advice You Have On Spending Money ?
Buying houses and cars aren’t necessary towards success. The worst thing you can do is buy a car, it’s a bad investment. Wealthy people always lease cars because they know it is much more financially responsible compared to buying a car since you want to switch cars every couple of years. If you buy and stay in house you are losing money from a mortgage so the house you buy should be generating income for you. That way cashflow can happen, the property generates passive income instead of you living in it. You can make money back on the mortgage by renting it out. You can use income to live somewhere else as well as make more income on top of that.
What Are some quick business advice you have on getting started?
- Sell yourself, sell you ability. Sell the expertise on freelancing profiles, use your skills like writing or video making. People will pay you to do those things. Fiber.com and upwork.com are great places to find services. Supply if there is a demand.
- In your country there has to be an app that allows you to sell things online like ebay, craigslist. Start clearing out stuff that you don’t need and sell it to get money and invest into your business.
- Offer your time to an internet marketer or internet marketing expert because that allows you to learn from them. Even if you are not getting paid a lot, do it to get the experience. Suffer for one month to put money into right parts of your business.
- Starting a facebook group and target people to give them great content. You can promote your own affiliate products in the group. This requires knowledge on content and building audience but it is a great way to start making money to earn a couple hundred dollars to invest in your business.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do and recommend everyone else do?
Take a walk instead of just getting stuck in front of the desk, take a break and walk out and get fresh air and sun. Hangout and have personal time for yourself. Look around and calm your mind away from electronics. Go to the garden and just wander around. It is important that you do this if you are operating from home. If you get sun for 30 minutes a day you tend to be healthier and have a better immune system. Productivity goes up and you feel better and don’t get burnt out. It’s about optimizing your life, running an internet business is not about being in front of a computer 24/7. It’s about learning to relax, taking time for yourself. Do this everyday and you will feel better and more productive.
What is the best part about internet marketing?
I don’t need to rely on an office. I can just go to a coffee shop to get working. It’s a great way to work and you can work in a beautiful setting. I can work wherever I want no matter what. I just need internet and wifi.
What are some of your favorite quotes?
“Don’t burn your opportunities for temporary comfort.”
“Don’t wait for an opportunity, create it.”
“Success is when your business runs itself as you relax thousands of miles away.”
“Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”