There have been lots of emails sent to newsgroups recently promoting the ebook Internet Millionaire Secrets – Malaysian Koey Teow Style by Jason Tan from onlyinmalaysiamah.com claiming to be able to make you a millionaire with very little time and effort required from you. The main target of the campaign is Malaysian. Is it a scam?
Let’s look at some of the claims in the onlyinmalaysiamah.com web site:
Claim #1: Jason Tan received an email on the morning of 8/8/2006 that started his money-making journey into internet marketing and became a millionaire.
Claim #2: From his earnings, he bought a Damansara Perdana luxury condominium for RM600k by paying cash.
Basing on claim #1, he had been using this method since August 2006, that is exactly 10 months up to and including May 2007. At RM40k per month, that is a total of RM400k only. How did he manage to pay for the condominium in cash, not to mention the car and chicks.
If you explore his web site more closely, you will notice that he is running his business from Media Dynamix at Suite 312, MBE Damansara Perdana, G-20, Jalan PJU 8/3 Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. So the Damansara Perdana bit in his claim may be true, but it is an office which could be rented premises. It is quite obvious that onlyinmalaysiamah.com is not an individual effort by Jason Tan (if he exists) but a business undertaking by a corporate body with a capable staff that costs thousands of dollars to maintain every month.
We can see that the claims made in the sales page are simply sales gimmicks. The testimonials and all. It is created using some authoring program and has the standard layout and look similar to thousands of ebooks offered for sales on the internet. But in the selling of get-rich-quick ebooks or other merchandize, it is common practice to use such sales gimmicks anyway. Jason is not alone.
After scouring the web for comments from those who had bought Jason’s ebook, it is clear that the ebook contains the following:
Content #1: A step-by-step guide on how to do internet marketing.
Content #2: How to solve the problems faced by Malaysian and those from some other countries in using Clickbank and Paypal.
He is also offering a free affiliate program to sell this ebook and other freebies such as free ebooks and 60-hours consultation.
Content #1 is readily obtainable if you google for clickbank, paypal, adwords, adsense or other popular offerings for internet marketing. But then you will have to screen through a lot of data to obtain the right info on how to conduct internet marketing. Using his ebook will save you time and effort and make your learning curve very short and gentle.
Content #2 is also readily available through user group discussion or through other ebooks such as Chapter-M by Gobala. If you have trusted relative or friend in Singapore, you will be able to do all these already with his/her consent and help since Singapore is a country accepted by both Clickbank and Paypal.
The free affiliate program offered is an independent program set up by onlyinmalaysiamah.com. You can register to participate in the program even if you did not buy the ebook. Commission payment from referred sales can be deposited into your accounts in local banks, Paypal or E-Gold. If you are already familiar with internet marketing, you can sign up to become an affiliate, post your affiliate links to where you can, and see if they will produce the results as claimed by Jason.
In conclusion, I will not consider this ebook a scam since it offers guides and methods that you can actually use in real life. Sure, not all the claims he made in the sales page are true. For all you know, Jason Tan could be just a fictitious name used by onlyinmalaysiamah.com to create the dramatic effect conducive to generate sales. You should be able to decide whether you accept those fraudulent claims as mere sales gimmicks which you can tolerate, and whether the RM90 asking price of the ebook is worth it. That depends very much on how much time you will have to spend to garner the same information contained in the ebook, and how much your time is worth at this moment. In my opinion, buying this ebook is way cheaper than attending seminars to obtain the same information contained in the ebook, and much faster if you were to hunt for the same information by yourself.
So, if you are a beginner, and you want to venture into internet marketing quickly, this ebook is a good place to start: