You probably have a big dream to build a successful online business. You’re willing to do whatever it takes.
But you’re not oblivious to reality either. You probably know that ~90% of blogs & businesses fail and never take off.
There’s so much information out there, you either listen to the wrong people or you get paralyzed by overwhelm.
Before you know it, years would have passed and nothing would have changed in your life.
Did I get it right?
So here’s how I can help you…
Hi, I’m Raelyn Tan.
I help ambitious bloggers & online entrepreneurs like you grow your audience, build your email list, and make monetize your blog + business (via digital products, affiliate sales, and services).
Here are just a couple of things you’ll learn here:
- Getting traffic and growing your audience
- Using social media to build relationships
- Creating, launching, and scaling digital product / courses
- Building profitable funnels
- Blogging & writing tips
- Using Facebook ads and other forms of paid media to get more eyeballs
- Getting clarity on your brand messaging and target audience
- Leveraging on the latest digital tools
- Developing an entrepreneurial mindset
The best way to ensure you receive value would be to sign up for my email list. I send regular tips and updates about my latest training.
How it all started
Since I was young, I’ve always been into marketing and running online businesses.
Fashion Blog For Teens
When I was 14, I started a fashion blog selling clothing to teenage girls.
Through blogging, social media (actually, just Facebook), and what I now view as rudimentary email marketing, I grew my business online.
Within a couple of months, I was making about $1000 per month, a sizeable amount for a teenager.
I closed my website to focus on my studies, because well… I’m Asian and have Asian parents.
I was spending all my time blogging, fulfilling orders, replying to emails… You can’t do that AND be a straight-A student. Hahaha.
I went on to score 10As in the GCE O Levels and 5As in my GCE A Levels.
Getting traffic for a social enterprise cafe using social media
I was later put in charge of running a social enterprise cafe as part of my voluntary work with YMCA.
The problem? The cafe was at a secluded corner outside the YMCA building.
I started looking for ways to bring foot traffic into the cafe using online marketing.
I created a website for the cafe and managed to get event invites, suppliers, and other good stuff from the cafe’s website I created using WordPress. We also focused a lot on social media marketing on Facebook.
Sales for the cafe started doubling.
Ran a side blog – THIS website
While I was doing that, I was constantly on a lookout for digital marketing tips, and fervently wrote about SEO, traffic generation, affiliate marketing, as I needed a platform to organize my thoughts.
I love writing and sharing my thoughts online, and this was no exception 😛
You’re looking at that very website today 🙂
Graduated first-class honors in marketing
I major in Marketing at the National University of Singapore – the best college in Asia-Pacific and 12th in the world according to the QS World Ranking in 2016.
(If you aren’t in Asia and have never heard of NUS – While rankings aren’t everything, NUS was ranked in front of Yale, Cornell, UPenn, Columbia, UToronto, Mcgill, King’s College London, London School of Economics and Tsinghua, to name a few.)
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, specializing in marketing.
Digital marketing is my life. It’s my bread and butter.
I learned a ton about marketing from college – and still apply many marketing principles I learned there in my blog + biz today.
As weeks passed, this website started growing… I took on multiple 1:1 clients.
What started out as a side blog turned into something coherent and thriving.
Before I knew it, bloggers started asking me for advice on how I grew my blog and business so quickly.
I took on multiple 1:1 clients, successfully helping them to exponentially grow their business.
Today, I mostly focus on affiliate marketing and my signature courses.
So what do I do? Well, digital marketing is my life.
I pour over a ton of material regularly, try things out, and serve what has worked for me and my clients to you in a clear, concise manner.
Let me tell you that for every 10 new strategies I try, probably only 1 works – and that’s what I serve to you.
I’ve hundreds of students in my courses and this number grows every single day.
Today, we’re over 50,000 (edit: now 100K) strong across my email list and social media platforms.
Tens of thousands of people read this website every month.
Let’s do this together!
Don’t get me wrong. This online business thing is HARD.
Building an online business isn’t for the faint-hearted.
if you are looking for something easy to do… you can settle as a hobby blogger. There’s lots of those because it’s easy to be one – no effort, no risk, no money, and no frustration required.
This thing isn’t as easy as everyone puts it out to be.
While it may seem like all sunshine and butterflies reading my “successes” like that, that’s not the full picture.
My first website took 6 months to put up.
In fact, I once spent $2000 to build a nice-looking website only to have the contractor run off with the money and delivering the ugliest, most non-functional website I’ve ever seen. It is important to mention that my pocket money was only $400 then.
I’ve spent hundreds of nights of frustration trying to figure out tech stuff, some ending in tears and the occasional bout of anxiety.
I’ve closed down at least 5 courses because they didn’t sell.
Because of my perfectionistic tendencies (which I’m really trying to control now), I’ve spent an entire day trying to create a nice-looking pin and re-doing it 20 times.
I once did 85 iterations of my logo because it just didn’t look nice.
Someone once emailed me telling me that I “have a nice figure but look like an alien”. I’m not even kidding.
The list goes on…
So, if you’re looking for something easy you should probably try something else.
Most online entrepreneurs in my community come to me wanting more time & financial freedom.
You want to get paid for doing work that you love.
You want to spend more time with the people you love.
You want to travel the world.
And you know that building a stable, thriving online blog + biz will take you there.
I’ve spent years honing my craft, and I want to help you lose that overwhelm.
The techniques I teach are tried-and-tested strategies based on solid business and marketing principles I’ve accumulated over the last 10 years.
I’ve also been featured in The Huffington Post, YFS Magazine, Pick The Brain, Convertkit, Mailmunch, Blogging.org, Blog Herald, Blogging Pro, Social Media Today, Business2Community, many other high-profile publications.
These are the same strategies I use for my own online blog + biz, and to help the 50,000 people in my community (across my email list and social media platforms).
Now’s a good time to gift you with one of my favorite biz mantras: One step at a time in the right direction.
We all know that blogging & online business works. We’ve seen people do it.
If we don’t let our fear get in the way, it’s only a matter of time before it works. This “never say die” mentality has kept me sane and my students’ businesses thriving.
I’m more than just words on your screen…
I’m a disciple of Christ.
I’m an eldest daughter to my parents, a starry-eyed Apple & Starbucks addict, and a hardcore sashimi lover.
Traveling is a great motivation of mine to drag my lazy ass out of bed every day and make moolah.
I love traveling. I love adventures, loud laughter, eating new food and looking at God’s wonderful natural creations!
In fact, I’ve (at this point of writing) just gotten back from staying in the USA for 5 months and traveling around there. (I live in Singapore)
Yup… that’s pretty much an excellent short introduction to the fun side of me. 🙂
The best way for you to stay in touch with me would be to join my email list for free updates on my articles & training – plus you’ll also get my free PDF of the top online business tools I use and love!
Come hang out! Join hundreds of online entrepreneurs in my Free Facebook Mastermind Group, Turbo Blogging & Business, as we get visible and profitable together.
Dream big and hustle hard,
xx Raelyn 🙂