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Lessons From My 2009 Interview With Akin Alabi

In 2009 0r 2010 (I am not sure), I interviewed Akin Alabi via Email about him making N3m in 21 days

You can see the interview below:

His replied are tagged REPLY


1. Did Akin Alabi Actually Make N3m within 21 Days?

REPLY: Yes, I made N3m in 21 days. Selling information products right here in

2. What led to the idea that eventually brought about the idea that
brought in the money?

REPLY: I’m always on the look out for ways to make money from information
marketing. Infact, I have a notebook where I jot down all the ideas that
come to me.

For this particular earnings, I was going through loads of adverts that
were written by top copywriters like the late Gary Halbert, Ted Nicholas
etc. I was intrigued by the collection of full page newspaper that has
made the marketers millions of dollars.

Such full page copies are not common in Nigeria so I decided to give it a

3. Could you please describe the process/plan that you used to generate
the money?

REPLY: Like I said, I got motivated looking at the collection of full paged ads
and I though I should be able to do the same. I thought of a product
people would love to buy. Being an Internet marketer and knowing that lots
of people are looking for ways to make money online, I came up with a
product on how to make money online.

There were lots of people doing that already but none had taken a full
page ad to do it. I identified Success Digest Extra as my advert medium and
paid N145,000 for the page.

I wrote a sales letter with a killer advert (the headline is very
important). Here was the headline.

Lazy Internet Marketer Akin Alabi Swears Under Oath and Declares…

My Money Making Techniques Are Not Illegal. Report Me To EFCC If You Do
Not Make Money With Them

One important lesson here. I did not originate that headline. I swiped it.

Swiping is one of the quickest ways to come up with your own healine.

Anyway, the product was priced at N6,500 and on the first day the advert
came out, I had made my advert money back. Within 5 days, I had a million.
I repeated the advert (another lesson: never stop a successful advert for
any reason. Dont try to be smart. Milk it dry). Within three weeks, I had

4. What are the main factors that you think contributed to this huge success?

REPLY: 1. Not re-inventing the wheel. Doing what the successful marketers have
done. Follow proven methods and you will succeed

2. Ability to identify a hot market

3. Ability to identify an advert medium

4. Ability to write a killer copy (you can always swipe)


I hope this helps.


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I guess that is it for now.

There are other things I learnt this year but those 7 are the top ones.

Work on them. You will see the difference.

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  • by Oladipupo Adepoju
    Posted August 31, 2019 12:27 am 0Likes

    Wisdom pills.

    ‘You can always swipe’

  • by Nafisat Azeez
    Posted December 17, 2019 4:46 pm 0Likes

    I love this piece. Thank you.

  • by Joseph
    Posted January 5, 2020 3:48 pm 0Likes

    How do I become one of your students?

  • by Faith
    Posted April 18, 2020 6:41 pm 0Likes

    Thank you for revealing this amazing secret, Sir Ty.

    Not everyone will reveal the secret of their success. You’re a gem.

    Thanks again, sir.

  • by Ayeni Adetunji
    Posted July 6, 2020 12:25 pm 0Likes

    Very insightful

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