About

riaz at Thames

Hi there! My name is Riaz and I’m from Malaysia. I have a degree in Hospitality Management, I worked in London as an hotelier and now that I’m back, I started my own local company as well as this blog very blog that you’re reading.

A lot of people have the perception that if you want to succeed online, you need to know complicated coding and computer stuff.

I was one of them too, and that is why I created My Internet Quest.

The purpose of this website is because I wanted to show people that making it online doesn’t require any prior skills, that anyone even a newbie can learn how to make money online.

And the best and safest way anyone could achieve that is by making a website of their own and learning how to monetize it because that way, you will be in-charge of your own business. You control what goes in, and what goes out as well as how much work you want to put in to get more returns.

But making a website is not an overnight process and that why My Internet Quest is here.

I share tips and tricks daily on how to boost your website in many ways such as in terms of traffic generation, website optimization, blogging secrets and much more! All so that you can get an edge in the competition and be at the top of your game.

Here are some of our features:

  • Tips for driving traffic to your website
  • Review of internet marketing products
  • Tips on Social Media optimization
  • Tips on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Tips on email marketing and solo ads
  • Tips on using WordPress (The only CMS that I specialize in)
  • Tips on increasing your conversion rate
  • Tips on blogging
  • and much more to come!

My journey

Handsome guy playing guitar

Me back in 2010

I started learning about internet marketing in 2010 but my journey wasn’t an easy one. It was full of obstacles and I almost gave up a few times down the road.

Like most people, I got hooked into the whole make money online thing but at that time, many scams run rampant and as a fresh teenager who knows nothing about the internet, I was scammed numerous times.

Unlike today, the internet was still fairly new back in 2010 and Google was not that strong yet in terms of rules and regulations.

So you can imagine just how many people are scammed at that time – millions!

My first experience of being scammed was by this push-button software guru which claims that you can make money by just clicking on a button. Sounds too good to be true, no?

It actually worked.

I managed to make about $1,050 from that but after that, there came a surprise that nobody expected.

Google took control and updated so many things over the internet that many people stopped making money online, even me, and even those gurus.

I remember I was so depressed at that time, I almost gave up but I kept holding on to the belief that I can make passive income over the internet, I just didn’t know how. I was trying products after products after that but still to no avail, I wasted more money in the end which made me even more disappointed with myself.

As soon as I was ready to throw in the towel, I came across a website which literally changed my life.

It’s called Wealthy Affiliate (WA) and unlike other make-money-online products that I’ve tried like Dot Com Secrets X and Google Sniper 2.0, WA doesn’t even promote its own program – No ads, no videos, just a couple of good reviews on the internet.

I wasn’t even attracted to it in the first place because it didn’t sound fancy but I decided to try it out as a last resort and little did I know, that WA is the place I needed to be. It’s a community where everyone is helping out each other succeed online with their businesses and how they earn money online, is through a website.

I was surprised because the thought of monetizing a website hadn’t come to me. I was still skeptical about Wealthy Affiliate but after a few hours, the founder himself Kyle welcomed me!

Kyle talking to me

All my life trying out home business products, I was never even greeted by owners let alone have the chance to talk to them. At that point, all my hope was replenished like that in a video game and I finally had a mentor to teach me and get me out of my problems.

I was so grateful to have found Wealthy Affiliate that I made a whole review about it here.

I also plan to make reviews of other home business products that I have tried before so that others who were unfortunate like me can also join WA. After a while, I started thinking to myself “Why isn’t WA promoting its own course?” It doesn’t even have an attention-grabbing video like that of Dot Com Secrets X nor does it do promotions.

But then I realized, it doesn’t have to because there are no products to sell. They don’t bombard you with offers after offers like the rest of the other home business products. There is only a membership fee if anyone decided to get more benefits.

And so I decided to start building this very blog you’re at to help people succeed over the internet. I achieve this by providing tips daily and making reviews of products so others can get away from scams as well.

Handsome guy with Aragorn's Sword

Me now with Aragorn’s sword

With the skills I’ve learned from Wealthy Affiliate, I even managed to boost my own local event startup here in Malaysia – We have an office now, a fully-functional website created by yours truly (Saved myself a few thousands from hiring a web designer), and a healthy Google presence that landed me lots of calls from clients every day.

So that’s my life in a nutshell 🙂

But with all my busy schedules, I’m still just a normal everyday Joe who’s addicted to online games especially Guild Wars 2 and Elder Scrolls Online.

Thank you for spending time reading my story (If you did!), I appreciate it and If you have any questions whatsoever do drop some comments below, I do take the time to read and reply. If you’re in Wealthy Affiliate, do let me know on my profile here.

 

Your friend,

Riaz 88kb

 

12 comments on “About
  1. Hi Riaz.

    Thanks to you to your clearly review about CBPI from Patric Chan. I’d start any campaign at about a week for CBPI and put the banner on my site too.

    My quick asking is “should I remove the banner from my site or let it there for several times to review it for myself?”

    Please advice me.

    O… by the way, your blog is very cool.

    Kind regards,
    Richard D.

    • Thanks Richard,
      I would advise you to remove the CB banner ad entirely. They have very little clicks and they make your site look cheap, dropping down your ecstatic value. You can instead create a custom banner to make your review standout like how I did as this will increase your clickthrough rates more than it was before.

  2. Salams Riaz

    I should have added you many months back. Ur websites are just so cool. Thanks for the add on fb. Will keep in touch. Your informations are amazing and the words are kindly written.

    Omar
    Singapore

  3. Riaz,

    You have a great site! I’ve seen a lot of WA member sites and yours is the best and most helpful. I wish that I had joined Wealthy Affililates through you. I’ll keep an eye on your site in case you end up sharing something that I do need.

    Thanks and best wishes for a very successful year.

    • Thank you Sondra! That means a lot to me, you could subscribe to my newsletter to know more of my new blog posts and I’ll let you know straight in your inbox 😀

      • I have already an account with WA but have never been active on that as I am not reasonably familiar with computer technics. Is it permissible to operate that account under your help and guidance or can I open a second account with WA.

        regards,

  4. Hello Riaz! The contents presented at this website are actually amazing for people’s knowledge. I’m loving it and I’ve been following your posts daily, they’re really amazing! keep up the nice work! I look forward to reading more 🙂

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