Paul Penafiel Tells It Like It Is

by : Ofa Morgan

Name : Paul Penafiel

Age : 37

Residence: Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Q) When did you first start out online?

A) It all started in 2000.

Q) What's the main focus, program-wise of your promotional activities?

A) Right now, I'm focussing on building my list through the Life Style Networker leads generating program.

Q) How did you find out about this program and why have you chosen to promote it?

A) I found out about this program while surfing through various surf4hits programs. I just fell in love with this program because it makes sense.

I got sick and tired of being scammed and lied to for so long, that I couldn't take it anymore, so I've decided to start my own opt-in list to share my experience with other people and so far, it's very rewarding.

Q) What challenges do you face as an internet marketer?

A) Staying focus is and will always be a challenge as we are bombarded with overhyped ads, new programs popping up every single day plus can't find the time to promote due to full time work.

My main challenges I face as an internet marketer are motivating, training, educating, convincing people to stay active in your organization.

Other things such as finding quality prospects and leads is also a challenge for me as there are less and less venues to find good places to advertise.

Q) Have you found ways of overcoming these obstacles and if so, what are they?

A) Not really, but I have learned to diversify areas where to advertise, you have to be literally everywhere. Tools such as autoresponders help but I prefer the person to person approach as I get better results.

Q) What advice would you give to someone who's just starting out online?

A) Find a good leader to look up to, ask a lot of questions, grab as any tools and resources as possible to educate yourself about everything, from learning basic html to how to write killer ad copy and how to promote online.

But the most important advice I can give to a newbie is start an opt-in list, period.

Q) Have you found any marketing techniques that really work for you?

A) Yes! For the first time in my internet marketing life, my article got published, horraayy! It felt so good, my first taste of success is sooo sweet.

From that article I received several leads and signups to my LSN page.

The other technique I use in surf4hits programs is I promote to 10 sites, find which ones get the most unique hits in a given week, then buy hits from the program that stands out.

When your credits run out, you do the process all over again as traffic from surf4hits programs fluctuates.

Q) Where can people find you if they want to know more about your business?

A) They can always email me at or call me personally on my cell at 604-783-8725. I'm also active at various forums especially on Adtactics and LSN.

Q) Internet marketing can be pretty stressful at times, how do you unwind?

A) I play golf at local golf courses or go to my local driving range and just beat the heck on the golf balls and sometimes I play golf in my backyard until my neighbour complains.

Q) Lastly, have you heard any good jokes lately?

A) Woman Says, Man Hears

What a woman says:

This place is a mess! C'mon, you and I need to clean up. Your stuff is lying on the floor and you'll have no clothes to wear if we don't do laundry right now!

What a man hears: Blah, blah, blah, blah, C'MON, blah, blah, YOU AND I, blah, blah, blah, blah, ON THE FLOOR, blah, blah, blah, blah, NO CLOTHES, blah, blah, blah, blah, RIGHT NOW.