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3 Jan 2019

Top 25 Ways to Be Invited into WeChat Group Chats

We know that you cannot join WeChat group chats on your own.  You have to be invited. There are 25 ways to be invited to join group chats:

1. Have an Attractive Profile - Name, photo and whats' up short description

2. Moments must be attractive. Must post daily

3. Be Searchable - open People Nearby to let others find you

4. Ask in Moments

5. Ask your WeChat friends via private message

6. Ask your Group chat friends via private message and/or group chats

7. Ask via Message Broadcast

8. Start your own group chat and invite people to join.  People will reciprocate

9. Offer incentives for people to invite you into their group chats, like vouchers, but not money as this is considered bribery.  Red packets of not more than CNY 10 is okay

10. Have more than one WeChat account

11. Write articles and people will be attracted to you

12. Follow Official accounts and leave comments

13. Use QQ, Weibo, Douyin etc to make yourself attractive

14. Use Time Capsule, a 15-seconds video that will disappear in 24 hours, like Snapchat

15. Join off-line groups

16. Attend seminars and events and they will always have group chats for you to join

17. Organize your own seminars and off-line groups and people will invite you to join their group chats

18. Position yourself as a Giver and people will invite you into their groups

19. Make new friends by using People Nearby and WeChat Search and ask your new friends to invite you into their group chats

20. Be genuinely interested in other people and they will invite you into their group chats

21. Join Paid Group chats and the people there will have many groups for you to join

22. Buy group chats from people at the rate of CNY2 for 1 group chat

23. Attend WeChat classes and the trainers will have group chats for you to join

24. Be Patient.  Group chats will come to you

25. Offer value in whatever you do.  Don't just promote yourself.  Promote others

Next WeChat Power course is on Tuesday 8 Jan 2019 2 to 6 pm.  Special 50% discount for readers of this article, at $149 instead of $298.   For 2 persons, it is $99 each.  WeChat to Andy at 'AndyNgCoach' or text to him at 65-82014347 to book. Other articles:
  1. What You Really Learn in Our WeChat classes
  2. The 5 Things that I Teach in My WeChat classes
  3. The 5 reasons why you cannot learn WeChat
  4. The 5 occasions to give out red packets in WeChat
  5. No shortcut in WeChat friends
  6. Everything about WeChat Accounts
  7. Five Facebook features that cannot be done in WeChat
  8. How to use messaging apps to get business
  9. Frustrations with WeChat and what to do about it
  10. The 13 Ways WeChat Group chats is Safer than WhatsApp
  11. How to get people to Scan Your WeChat QR Code
  12. WeChat for Business
  13. How to be a WeChat Interactive Expert
  14. Six WeChat Marketing tips
  15. For those that don't know
  16. Boss around with voice messages
  17. Really Nothing?  You must be out of your mind
  18. How to Get to Know China People and add them as your WeChat Friends
  19. 7 Lessons I learn from using WeChat
  20. Groupchats: boom or bane
  21. Thinking in the clouds 
  22. Using Art of War in WeChat
  23. What?  Whatsapp can also do marketing?  Lol
  24. WeChat Conversion: the most important thing in WeChat marketing
  25. How to be active on WeChat
  26. The 5 ways to get quick sales on WeChat
  27. The only way to increase your WeChat friends
  28. Mini program are not mini at all
  29. How group chats bring sales for a watch shop
  30. Why must increase WeChat friends first
  31. Getting real business from WeChat is about this
  32. Top 12 Ways people use WeChat wrongly
  33. Top mistaken beliefs about WeChat
  34. Top 20 ways to increase your WeChat friends

9 Dec 2018

What You Really Learn from My WeChat Courses

Following my previous post on 'What Do I Really Teach in WeChat", some people asked me to summarize what will my students really learn from my WeChat courses.  There are 5 things that you will take back:

1. The WeChat course itself, which has 5 key elements: WeChat, Chinese culture, Social Media Marketing, Irresistible Selling and FREE WeChat Official Account and WeChat Mini Programs (read the details at here)

2. What Value to Bring to People
Most people are very good in describing what they sell and the benefits they bring.  But if you were to ask them what value do you bring to people, they will mention "good value".  This answer is worse than not answering.  

We know that if you want to use WeChat in your marketing, people are not interested to read how good your product is.  People are only interested in one and only thing: what value do you bring to them.  

In our WeChat courses, all our students are made to go through an exercise what value they can bring to their WeChat friends.  For example, our Financial Planner will, from attending our course, realize that the value she brings is not financial products but a care and concern for people

3. How to Tell the Difference between Friends and Fans, and how to build fans through our 'Five Ways to WeChat Millionaire" chart

4. How to Follow-up with people that read your Moments, your messages, your articles and your comments in their Moments posts. 

5. How to Be Human and Be Real
Many of my students told me that before learning about WeChat, they only know how to do social media marketing by 'pretending'.   In our WeChat courses, we teach people how to be human and how to be real in your WeChat Moments posts, your articles and your message in WeChat group chats.  Most importantly, we tell you how to treat each of your WeChat friends as a friend, not as a potential customer.  Note: Last WeChat course for the year is on this Friday 14 Dec 9 am to 1 pm. Special 50% off at $149, fee will revert to $298 come Jan 2019. Last 6 seats left, details at here. Related articles (click on the titles to read them)
  1. The 5 Things that I Teach in My WeChat classes
  2. The 5 reasons why you cannot learn WeChat
  3. The 5 occasions to give out red packets in WeChat
  4. No shortcut in WeChat friends
  5. Everything about WeChat Accounts
  6. Five Facebook features that cannot be done in WeChat
  7. How to use messaging apps to get business
  8. Frustrations with WeChat and what to do about it
  9. The 13 Ways WeChat Group chats is Safer than WhatsApp
  10. How to get people to Scan Your WeChat QR Code
  11. WeChat for Business
  12. How to be a WeChat Interactive Expert
  13. Six WeChat Marketing tips
  14. For those that don't know
  15. Boss around with voice messages
  16. Really Nothing?  You must be out of your mind
  17. How to Get to Know China People and add them as your WeChat Friends
  18. 7 Lessons I learn from using WeChat
  19. Groupchats: boom or bane
  20. Thinking in the clouds 
  21. Using Art of War in WeChat
  22. What?  Whatsapp can also do marketing?  Lol
  23. WeChat Conversion: the most important thing in WeChat marketing
  24. How to be active on WeChat
  25. The 5 ways to get quick sales on WeChat
  26. The only way to increase your WeChat friends
  27. Mini program are not mini at all
  28. How group chats bring sales for a watch shop
  29. Why must increase WeChat friends first
  30. Getting real business from WeChat is about this
  31. Top 12 Ways people use WeChat wrongly
  32. Top mistaken beliefs about WeChat
  33. Top 20 ways to increase your WeChat friends

The 5 Things That I Teach in WeChat

Many people asked me: what do I really teach in our WeChat Training?  Well, there are 5 things that you will be rewarded:

1. WeChat
Over 28 functions will be taught, with 18 hands-on practices in the class

2. Social Media Marketing  
Yes, WeChat is a social media tool and I teach the 3 secrets of social media marketing: friend, connected friend, and fans

3. Irresistible Selling
How to have FREE Business Models that attract customers 

4. Chinese culture and values
The 5 Rs of Chinese culture and values to do well in WeChat: Red packets, Respect, Reciprocation, Reasonableness and Real

5. WeChat FREE Official Account and FREE Mini Program
How to create your own Official Account. How to use Huaban Mima and Mei Pian to create fans and referrals

Next 144th WeChat Marketing class is on Tuesday 11 Dec 2 to 6 pm. Limited seats at 49% discount at $149 vs usual $298. Details and register at https://goo.gl/tMQBST Other articles (click on their titles to read them):
  1. The 5 reasons why you cannot learn WeChat
  2. The 5 occasions to give out red packets in WeChat
  3. No shortcut in WeChat friends
  4. Everything about WeChat Accounts
  5. Five Facebook features that cannot be done in WeChat
  6. How to use messaging apps to get business
  7. Frustrations with WeChat and what to do about it
  8. The 13 Ways WeChat Groupchats is Safer than WhatsApp
  9. How to get people to Scan Your WeChat QR Code
  10. WeChat for Business
  11. How to be a WeChat Interactive Expert
  12. Six WeChat Marketing tips
  13. For those that don't know
  14. Boss around with voice messages
  15. Really Nothing?  You must be out of your mind
  16. How to Get to Know China People and add them as your WeChat Friends
  17. 7 Lessons I learn from using WeChat
  18. Groupchats: boom or bane
  19. Thinking in the clouds 
  20. Using Art of War in WeChat
  21. What?  Whatsapp can also do marketing?  Lol
  22. WeChat Conversion: the most important thing in WeChat marketing
  23. How to be active on WeChat
  24. The 5 ways to get quick sales on WeChat
  25. The only way to increase your WeChat friends
  26. Mini program are not mini at all
  27. How groupchats bring sales for a watch shop
  28. Why must increase WeChat friends first
  29. Getting real business from WeChat is about this
  30. Top 12 Ways people use WeChat wrongly
  31. Top mistaken beliefs about WeChat
  32. Top 20 ways to increase your WeChat friends

5 Dec 2018

5 Reasons Why You Sould Not Use WeChat

Although people like to use WeChat because they know that it is very good for business, there are 5 reasons why you should not use WeChat:
  1. You are in for a quick sale: you want to use WeChat to quickly sell to the people inside WeChat. Because WeChat is a social media tool, if you use WeChat just to sell to your WeChat friends, your selfish motive will be known to people quickly and you will not get sales. Instead, you will get people that block you or even report you to WeChat
  2. You feel that you don't know Chinese and you think that WeChat is only for the Chinese and the only reason to use WeChat is to communicate to the Chinese. We know that WeChat has 21 languages and there are 1.1 billion people worldwide from Africa to India using WeChat
  3. You want to use what you can do in Facebook and apply them into WeChat immediately: boost posts, paid ads, message to strangers, tag people, create multiple accounts using just email, and search for groups to join to mass message to them. All these things you cannot do in WeChat
  4. You want to spread your political and religious ideas inside WeChat. In WeChat, politics and religion are taboos and your account will get suspended in no time
  5. You have too much business to handle now. You cannot use WeChat because you don't want an additional business that may come when you use WeChat
For the latest WeChat course in English, Whatsapp to Andy at 65-97291864. Limited 49% discount for readers of Linked at $149 instead of $298

28 Nov 2018

12 Reasons Why Singapore is the Greenest City in the World

Singapore's not just the greatest city in the world, it's also the greenest. We have 12 good reasons why it's so.

1. We're one great big Garden City

Garden City by name, Garden City by nature. We take the green stuff so seriously, we're known as the Garden City. The development of Singapore as a Garden City was a vision put forward by former Prime Minister (and now Minister Mentor) Lee Kuan Yew way back in 1968, just after our independence, to integrate the environment with urban development and soften the effects of a concrete jungle. Now, there are trees along every road and parks in every estate. Just ask any visiting tourist what's their first impression of Singapore. Go on, we challenge you.

2. Waste not, want not

Singapore literally does not waste a single drop of water if it can be helped. Through the marvels of modern desalination technologies and more than a little desperation (Singapore imports less than half the population's water from Malaysia with agreements set to expire in 2011 and 2061), this little patch of land recycles and conserves almost all rainfall and water reserves (including non-potable waste water) to produce NeWater, a high-purity H2O that can be used for industrial development and even drinking. Gross but true.

3. Drive up, plug in, power on

Until the brainy science types can figure out safe hydrogen energy or cold fusion, electric power is still the most viable and cleanest green energy source to drive cars and assorted motor vehicles. Ever heard of Greenlots? They're an island-wide network of power stations for electric vehicles to plug in and recharge which run off the national power infrastructure. Not to be outdone, there are now solar Greenlots being tested now which draw their power from the sun -- not a bad idea for a tropical sunny island.

4. Electric cars are so yesterday

It's not just the passenger vehicles that are going electric, a whole bevy of vehicles are jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon. Cab operator Prime Taxis has put on the roads 30 cabs that run on petrol and electric power, while hybrid buses which use a combination of diesel and battery power and consume use up to 30 percent less fuel are on trial now as well. On the industrial front, Singapore-based ST Kinetics has launched the world's first commercially ready Hybrid Hydraulic Drive (HHD) enhanced port prime mover (PPM)which captures and re-uses the energy normally lost from braking, using a hybrid system that can be easily adapted to other commercial machines such as tractors, heavy trucks and excavators.

5. The big evil master plan to save the Earth

Well, it's not so much evil as all-encompassing, but the grandiose-sounding Singapore Green Plan 2012 is a government blueprint for environment sustainability that's put together and put into action by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources in 2002. It looks at six main areas -- Clean Air & Climate Change, Water, Waste Management, Public Health, Conserving Nature, and International Environmental Relations. Almost all the green efforts for Singapore is guided by this master plan, including the Sustainable Development blueprintGreen Transport Week and the next reason.

6. We're getting paid to go green

From cars to weddings, Singaporeans are subsidized to do the right thing. Mitsubishi is bringing in up to 50 i-MiEV electric cars for use in the $20 million three-year study to test the infrastructure needed to keep them running here. The Japanese car maker will sell the cars for between S$80,000 and S$90,000, lower than the S$160,000 estimated retail price, if you're willing to take part in the study. And if you're getting hitched, the National Park Board (NParks) will give you a nice 20 percent discount for venues at the HortPark in Alexandra Road. The catch -- couples have to show NParks that they have taken at least eight environmentally-friendly measures for their wedding. These include using recycled paper for their wedding stationary, holding the ceremony at non air-conditioned venues and using a hybrid car for their bridal car.

7. The longest green campaign. Ever.

The Clean and Green Singapore (CGS) campaign has been kicking around for close to two decades now and it's one of the longest in the island's history. It was formerly known as "Clean and Green Week" for about 17 years before it went full steam into a year-long campaign and morphed into simply Clean and Green Singapore in 2007, with regular events, activities and community projects all over the country all the time. Now that's what we call a sustainable effort.

8. Get them while they're young

Not to be outdone by CGS, Green Singapore 2050 (GS2050) is a community platform for youngsters to express their concerns about environmental issues, and think of solutions to them. Why 2050? It's because these youths will be the ones to inherit and run the country in 2050, and hopefully solve the world's problems. GS2050 runs environmental surveys, forums for discussions and projects aimed at solving real issues.

9. Of mega parks and super trees

It will be the largest and most ambitious garden project ever attempted in Singapore, with the aim of creating a continuous ring of greenery, with the three different gardens wrapping around the Marina Bay area. Called "Gardens by the Bay," the project will stretch over 54 hectares, approximately the size of 72 soccer fields when it's completed in 2010, and it will boast enormous super trees that provide the gardens with shade, shelter and a steady source of rain water as well as a cluster of green conservatories.

10. "Way to stay cool, good looking"

The Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, besides its mission to be the "biomedical hub of Asia," is one of the great examples of green design and environmentally conscious construction while still architecturally beautiful. The use of sustainable design elements such as the eight-story glass atrium that provides vertical circulation to the whole building and ceramic tiles which contain titanium dioxide (a material which keeps maintenance down and withstands tropical mold) earned the building Green Mark certification. But it's not a singular building that's eco-conscious -- the massive Resorts World Sentosa also won an award from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) for integrating sustainable building concepts into the master design of its development.

11. The most glam eco advocates around

Green Kampong is a eco-community started by supermodel and MTV VJ turned eco-activist Nadya Hutagalung and a group of like-minded earth angels, including former magazine publisher Holman Chin, capital investor Desmond Koh and Green Drinks Singapore founder Olivia Choong. Now that's a good-looking bunch of people that's saving the world in style.

12. We all want to save the world

Ultimately, we all want to be green. From bringing your own shopping bags and eco movements and groups that are popping up everywhere, Singaporeans are genuinely aware of the need to be earth-friendly and save its resources. A recent survey by the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed an overwhelming number (87.2 percent) of Singaporeans who are willing to adopt a clean and green lifestyle. A Kelly Services study revealed that over 90 per cent of people working in Singapore said they are more likely to work for an organization that is ethically and socially responsible, while nine out of 10 teens in another survey are concerned about protecting the environment, with 96 percent agreeing that it's their responsibility to take care of Mother Earth.

The 5 Powers of WeChat (new)

25 Nov 2018

The 18 Ocassions to Give Out Packets in WeChat

We all know that we give out and receive red packets during Chinese New Year, weddings and birthdays.  In Chinese culture, red packet is very common as a form of goodwill, good luck, expression of appreciation, or just having fun.  What we may not know is that in WeChat, we receive and give out red packets EVERY DAY.  None of the WeChat red packets has to do with Chinese New Year, your birthdays and weddings.  If you too want to get new business from using the world's number 1 social media and business tool for the Chinese, you must start giving out red packets. Here are the top 18 situations that you will be giving out red packets in WeChat:
  1. To let people know you when you just joined a Group chat.  Later when you want to add people as your friend, they will likely accept you because they see you as a giver 
  2. To rejuvenate a group chat.  As we know, group chats have a short life span of 2 to 4 weeks.  After this period, group chats either become advertising spam groups or inactive group chats with only one or two persons chatting. If I want to re-activate a dead group chat, I will send out red packets. The many thank-you messages from the recipients of the red packets, plus the triggering of reciprocation of red packets from the recipients, will generate many messages.  All these will make my dead group chats very active and its lifespan will be extended automatically
  3. When you want to ask for a favor from a friend
  4. When you want to seek advice about how to use WeChat from an experienced WeChat user or a WeChat Teacher
  5. To attract people to join your newly created group chat
  6. To send wishes to a WeChat friend, be it birthday wish, new job blessings, baby first-month party or just a form of hello to a friend
  7. As a form of apology to a WeChat friend
  8. To test if your Wallet function is functional.  You can simply make a friend request to me with my WeChat ID "AndyNgCoach" and try this now
  9. To thank your customers who have just purchased your product or service via WeChat
  10. As a token of appreciation to a person that have referred a customer or friend to you
  11. To reward the author of an article that you read on WeChat, like this article 
  12. To encourage your friend who has walked over 10,000 steps in a single day, as seen when you activate "WeRun" Official Account in WeChat
  13. To show your appreciation to a singing on Karaoke app on WeChat eg Kugou or Haochang app
  14. To purchase an e-course conducted on WeChat
  15. To buy e-learning materials sent via WeChat
  16. When you have very few friends on WeChat (less than 500), you can post in your Moments asking your friends to introduce you to 5 friends or pull you inside group chats.  You can offer your red packet as a token of appreciation and effort
  17. To thank people that follow your WeChat Official Account or WeChat Mini Program
  18. Just for Fun! WeChat is a fun tool!  Just send red packets for fun now! 
Written by Andy Ng, WeChat Trainer and Consultant.  Since 2017, Andy conducts at least twice a week WeChat courses on Tuesday 2 to 6 pm and Friday 9 am to 1 pm.  Readers of this article can enjoy unlimited 50% savings on WeChat courses at only $149 instead of $298. Details of the course are at here  Other articles (click on title to read)
  1. No shortcut to WeChat friends
  2. Everything about WeChat Accounts
  3. Five Facebook features that cannot be done in WeChat
  4. How to use messaging apps to get business
  5. Frustrations with WeChat and what to do about it
  6. The 13 Ways WeChat Groupchats is Safer than WhatsApp
  7. How to get people to Scan Your WeChat QR Code
  8. WeChat for Business
  9. How to be a WeChat Interactive Expert
  10. Six WeChat Marketing tips
  11. For those that don't know
  12. Boss around with voice messages 
  13. Really Nothing?  You must be out of your mind
  14. How to Get to Know China People and add them as your WeChat Friends
  15. 7 Lessons I learn from using WeChat
  16. Groupchats: boom or bane
  17. Thinking in the clouds 
  18. Using Art of War in WeChat
  19. What?  Whatsapp can also do marketing?  Lol
  20. WeChat Conversion: the most important thing in WeChat marketing
  21. How to be active on WeChat
  22. The 5 ways to get quick sales on WeChat
  23. The only way to increase your WeChat friends
  24. Mini program are not mini at all
  25. How groupchats bring sales for a watch shop
  26. Why must increase WeChat friends first
  27. Getting real business from WeChat is about this
  28. Top 12 Ways people use WeChat wrongly
  29. Top mistaken beliefs about WeChat
  30. Top 20 ways to increase your WeChat friends

3 Reasons to Learn WeChat: Avoid Costly Mistakes

31 Oct 2018

Open Electricity Market: Which Company has the Best Rates? How Much Can I Save in 3 Minutes?

The question on everybody's lips is: how much can I really save when I switch come 1 November 2018?  With energy prices going up and down, does it really make sense for me to switch?  Are there any risks in switching?

The Facts First
The Energy Market Authority (EMA) has progressively opened up the retail electricity market, referred to as the Open Electricity Market (OEM), to bring about competitive pricing for the benefit of consumers.  In March 2018 the market was extended to households in Jurong (postal code 60-64). 

The final nationwide rollout will take place in 4 phases starting from 1st November 2018.

Zone 1: North & Northwest Singapore (1st November 2018): 
Postal Codes starting with 58 – 78
If you are living one of these 20 areas, you are eligible to switch anytime from 1 Nov 2018:
  1. Upper Bukit Timah
  2. Clementi Park
  3. Ulu Pandan
  4. Jurong East
  5. Jurong West
  6. Jurong Central
  7. Taman Jurong
  8. Hillview
  9. Dairy Farm
  10. Bukit Panjang
  11. Choa Chu Kang
  12. Lim Chu Kang
  13. Tengah
  14. Kranji
  15. Woodgrove
  16. Upper Thomson
  17. Springleaf
  18. Yishun
  19. Sembawang
  20. Woodlands
Zone 2: North-East Singapore (from 1st January 2019)
Postal Codes starting with 53 – 57, 79 – 80 and 82 – 83
If you are living in one of these areas, you are eligible to switch anytime from 1 Jan 2019:
  1. Serangoon Garden
  2. Hougang
  3. Ponggol
  4. Sengkang
  5. Seletar
  6. Bishan
  7. Ang Mo Kio
Zone 3: East Singapore (1st March 2019)
Postal Codes starting with 34 – 52 and 81
Zone 4: Central & South Singapore (1st May 2019)
Postal Codes starting with 01 – 33
Only One Reason To Switch: Save Money
You save guaranteed and confirmed 22% if you opt for the DOT plan (Discount over Tariff), which gives 22% off whatever rates you are paying now.  
If you are more daring, you go for the fixed price plan, which means you can save 29.5% or more over the current rates under Singapore Power or SP.  For example, in this current quarter Jan to Mar 2019, the SP rate is 23.85 cents kWh.  One retailer Keppel Electric offers a fixed rate of 16.80 cents kWh for as long as 3 years, and you get to save 29.5% off the SP rate.   If your monthly bill is $100 you get to save $29.50 a month or $354 a year.  Over a 3-year period, you get to save $1,062.  My friend has a $500 bill a month. He saves $145 a month or $1,740 a year.  With a 3-year contract, he saves $5,220. All it takes is just 3 minutes! 

Note: 
To know how to switch, email to me Andy at andythecoach@gmail.com or text to me at 9729-1864 now! Our team of energy consultants will help you save the most, plus we will give you extra rebates not available online of $50 off your first-month bill.