An absolutely, ridiculously mundane morning three months ago, before the events of this short story, told from the perspective of “Shifu”.

Who’s The Real Champion?

*yawn*

Yeeeaahh. Already 11am? It’s the 5th time I’ve missed breakfast this month – 5 days in a row! Damn, that feels good. And hungry.

That’s what champions are made of! We wake up at 11am and only work 2.17 hours a day.

*handphone buzz*

Oh look at that email – another eager soul has signed up for my free course. No worries, Fei Hong, my <insert nationality> trainer, will be getting in touch with him soon to facilitate the on-boarding process.

*handphone buzz*

Woohoo! Another dude (aka late-for-work-guy-in-previous-blog-post) has signed up for the web-host and auto-responder that I have recommended in my free course. Money in my pocket!

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That Fei Hong dude I hired is really good huh? The sign-up rates are way higher than that previous lazy-bum I hired. Maybe it’s time I give him a raise. US$5 per sign-up ain’t gonna cut it with him. Maybe I shall pay him US$8, and tell him I’ll up it to US$10 per sign-up if he can hit my monthly target.

Free course. Ha! Guess what – people really love free stuff, especially when it promises them online passive income! Well, at least I didn’t lie and it’s not like a Ponzi scheme or anything. I only forgot to mention that I’m making referral fees from everyone who signs up for web-hosting and auto-responders via my custom web link.

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This is what I call real passive income. These poor folks probably think they are talking to me when it has always been Fei Hong who’s been replying their web-chats and emails. He does all the hard work, and I get most of the money.

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Old Dog With New Tricks

Come to think of it, my old website has been running for quite a while. Maybe it’s time to come up with a new name and a new sales pitch.

Hmm. Let’s try making it seem like a really exclusive course this time. Let me get in touch with my protégé and see what we can come up with.

*tap-tap-tap on handphone*

“Hey Muthu-brudda? Shivu here! How are you doing …”

A Gentle Poke

Hope that you have enjoyed my two-part short story and my numerous references to part-one. This is just a cheeky little story inspired by real-life events – don’t get offended! I’m not saying it is real or fake, but trying to show you how a plausible and resourceful internet marketer could work.

There are many niches that are profitable. To make money, you gotta satisfy what people want and need. The “make-money-online” niche is near the top, for sure. If you are not careful, you risk become the one who is making other people rich!

Psst. Still want to make money online?