Time for this week’s “Who is” post. The series already featured some very interesting people such as ShoeMoney, John Chow, dk, Darren Rowse, Shawn Collins, Zac Johnson, Jonathan Volk, Frank Kern, Joel Comm, Ryan Eagle, Tyler Cruz, Missy Ward, Ian Fernando, Yaro Starak, Martin Osborn, Justin Dupre and Michael Dunlop.
Today I’d like to introduce you to a blogger that a lot of you probably don’t know because he is not one of the most proficient bloggers out there. However, he has been in the game for a very long time and often post some very interesting information. Ladies and gentlemen, please give a round of applause for Andrew Wee.
How About A Little Background Info?
Andrew Wee is a fellow blogger and affiliate marketer living in Singapore. Before settling in Singapore, Andrew studied English Writing and Psychology at Ohio Northern University.
Andrew Wee Used To Focus On Content
Andrew is working online since 1997. He started by working on various projects such as one of the first asian content portals or co-developping and co-managing several content sites in niches like news, stocks, mutual funds and consumer/entertainment.
I should add that Andrew has also been involved in content generation as a reporter in the tech niche.
Andrew Wee And His Offline Business
In 2001, Andrew started developing his own training and consulting business focused on helping brick-and-mortar businesses in the process of building their online presence.
On his achievements’ list, we can see that he helped running a TV Production studio, a software development firm and an entertainment agency.
Andrew Wee, More Than Just A Blogger?
Even though I mostly know Andrez as a blogger, he is/was also involved in several product creations. Andrew gives some help with product launches and provides consulting to internet marketers, affiliate networks and merchants.
Andrew was also a member of the Yahoo! MyBlogLog advisory board for some time. Unfortunately, on the 24th February 2011 Yahoo announced the MyBlogLog service would be terminated on May 24, 2011.
Andrew Wee, Event Speaker
Andrew has many sides to his business, and one of them involves speaking on a regular basis at industry events such as Shawn Collins and Missy Wards’ Affiliate Summit or Facebook Developer’s Garage seminar series where he spoke about business, entrepreneurship, social media, application development, Internet marketing and affiliate marketing.
How Did Andrew Wee Got Started in Affiliate Marketing?
Andrew’s career in Affiliate Marketing starting in 2006 when he discovered the Online Affiliate Marketing and Make Money Online niches. What got him attracted is that, compared to all the other performance-based jobs (marketing, direct selling, offline sales), Online Marketing doesn’t require much face-to-face interaction and way less time to get things rolling.
Andrew learned Affiliate Marketing through most available resources such as eBooks, Webinars, Membership sites, Freebies and Paid services. On several occasions, he admitted that even though he learned Affiliate Marketing through all these means, not all of these mediums were equal in added value.
Andrew Wee’s First Success Story?
In 2006, while he was having a conversation with another Internet Marketer about product launches, he had the idea of developing a case-study with one single focus: making $1000 in 24 hours.
It took Andrew 2 days of work to write a guide covering all the basics on Affiliate Marketing. He priced his guide at $9.97 and put in online.
The result was tremendous. He didn’t make $1000 in 24 hours… He made that in 12 hours! At the end of the 24 hours challenge, he had made $1500.
Andrew Wee And His Blog: Who Is Andrew Wee?
A very interesting that helped Andrew Wee both grow his blog and increase his knowledge was his Friday Podcast series (which has stopped on November 7, 2009 with a podcast featuring Finch).
This series of podcast allowed him to share thoughts with several very successful affiliates, networks and advertisers in the affiliate industry. It showed to be a creative way of picking top marketers’ brains.
You should definitely check Andrew’s blog on a regular basis for valuable content. My only regret is that he does not post more often…
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!