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[TML] I just saw Spiderman…

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This is a repost of a previous Tiny Marketing Lab Newsletter. If you haven’t been receiving my email newsletter, you can subscribe here.

Hello,

I hope you’re doing well!

Right now, I’m in Seoul, Korea, where cherry blossom season is in full bloom.

The streets are adorned with these beautiful blossoms, and guess what?

I spotted Spiderman enjoying the cherry blossoms too!

Here’s a photo for you to enjoy:

It’s been about five years since my wife and I last traveled to Korea due to the impact of COVID-19.

We’ve always loved visiting Korea because of the delicious food, like Jjimdak, Ramyon, and Korean barbecue.

Whenever we travel, my wife leads the planning. Instead of heading to tourist spots first, we like to explore interesting restaurants and then discover nearby attractions….lol

The weather here in April is perfect—not too hot and not too cold. It’s just right for strolling around in a T-shirt and zip-up hoodie.

One of the great things about being an internet entrepreneur is the ability to work while traveling.

This morning, I woke up to find some new orders in my Amazon account.

After ensuring that all orders were sent to my suppliers correctly, I spent a few minutes optimizing product listings.

Then, I checked in on my Shopify store and reviewed ad performance.

I have a system in place that sends orders to my suppliers, who then ship products to my customers.

Most parts of my business are automated.

That’s why I love print-on-demand so much.

It allows me to focus on growing my business without the hassle of packing and shipping products myself, which is a task I’ve always disliked.

After that, I’ll work on PODtomatic.

I need to make sure that the system was running smoothly, uploading products and processing orders for our members.

I’ll also talk to the development team to improve PODtomatic.

We’re constantly working on improving its functionality, such as the recent tweak to the Trademark Replacement function.

Most of my tasks take about an hour or less to complete, leaving me with plenty of time to explore.

I often bring my MacBook Air along and work from cozy cafes. Thanks to the internet, I can manage my business operations from anywhere.

Automation has been a game-changer for me.

PODtomatic, for instance, uploads hundreds of products to my Amazon account every day, while Facebook Ads drive sales to my Shopify Store around the clock.

This level of automation frees up my time and allows me to focus on long-term goals.

My mentor once told me to focus on building something that can generate long-term income and provide me with the freedom I crave.

That’s precisely what I’ve done, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

I’ve always believed in building passive income streams for long-term financial security, so I focus on automation and diversifying my investments.

My journey as an internet marketer has been guided by the principle of long-term sustainability and freedom.

If you’re curious about my journey into internet marketing and the principles I follow, you can check out my first blog post here:

​If I was new to internet marketing…

The principles I outlined then still guide my decision-making today.

Building an internet business centered on automation and freedom has enabled me to travel the world while pursuing my passions.

Though I haven’t yet reached all my goals, I’m content with my progress.

Well, it’s getting late here in Korea, so I’m off to bed.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

To all my fellow automators,

​—Bank K.

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