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2020 Coming to a Close, Defining my Role

In now by Michael Michelini

Quick summary: * Defining my role and the leadership to revamp the org chart so it’s more clear in 2021 * Preparing a Christmas party for the team.  I’m thinking Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at 6pm. * GFAVIP mastermind is member-driven; have 4 mastermind leaders to help and will collaborate more with members for the community management tasks. * SBO …

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Speaking in Quezon City

In blog, Events, vlog by Michael Michelini

I have often said that what I love to do is content creation. But behind all that is the desire to share what I have learned in cross border trade, e-commerce and life in general. Hopefully, I get to help others do some innovation in their ecommerce businesses. Here’s a clip of me speaking in an event organized by a …

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Why I like Inbound Marketing

In blog, e-commerce, vlog by Michael Michelini

A lot of e-commerce entrepreneurs rely on one channel and one marketplace for their sales. But it dawned on me when I woke up one day and got a sale that this thing is the future – inbound marketing. What is inbound marketing and why is this a thing that e-commerce entrepreneurs should learn to grow and scale their business? …

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Year End HR Upgrade

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini Up to – Nov 29 – Dec 5, 2020 * Preparing for the new Amazon brand to launch in Jan. 2021 – preparing all the product details, bank account, seller central account * GFAVIP Mastermind Session 1 this Tuesday Dec. 1 at 7pm – working on fostering leaders. * Scaling up more SEO and content marketing …

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China Blonde Book Review

In Reviews by Michael Michelini

Unique China insights from inner Chinese culture The book “China Blonde How a newsreader’s search for adventure led to friendship, acceptance…and peroxide pandemonium” is a first book I have read from a Western woman’s perspective. Having read many business books on China, and even writing a book on it – to read the insights and mindset a Western woman goes …

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Gloves For Bloggers In Winter

In blog by Michael Michelini

Quick update for those curious – the gloves for typing in a cold winter room have arrived. This is why most “digital nomads” choose to live in warm places, I would think. So they are essentially normal gloves with the index finger and thumb tops cut off. The image on Taobao showed them as more like covers instead of straight …

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Snowy Shenyang Thanksgiving Week

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini up to – Nov 22- 28, 2020? Cold and snowy! That’s how it is here now. I’m ordering special computer gloves as my fingers are too cold to type and giving me a case of “fat finger”. Here’s a bit of the work week: * Webinar on Tuesday 8pm HK time on Scale By Outsourcing. I …

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ABB – Always Be Building

In blog, motivation by Michael Michelini

chatting to my dad and mom on Facebook today – and they sent a photo of me when I was a kid. Struck a cord with me. Was always building. Trying to make a taller tower of blocks. Creating. Let’s all just keep on creating. ABB – always be building.

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Get Ahead in Q4

In blog, e-commerce, vlog by Michael Michelini

Year 2020 is a wild year and, I mean that in every aspect. Covid-19 has got everyone in a quandary on what to do next. Lockdown, quarantine and testing were just some of those buzz words that got everyone wondering what lies ahead. But it also brought many opportunities especially for e-Commerce business owners. Because, when almost everyone was in …

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Sharing, Coaching, Creating

In now by Michael Michelini

What’s Mike Michelini up to now – Nov 15 – 21, 2020 Really feel like 2021 is just around the corner – especially once we hit Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season. Let’s make the most of the rest of this insane year and double down for an amazing 2021. * Working on my salesmanship skills, know it is my …

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Why I Moved to China

In blog, vlog by Michael Michelini

This is a common question I get from people. An American in China, yes, that’s me. But the journey started from not having the idea on what to do. I know, we all went through that phase. We just differed in how we dealt with it. In my case, I crossed borders. Not getting what I mean? Watch this short …

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Practice Being a Coach To The Team

In now by Michael Michelini

What is Mike Michelini Up To Now? Nov 8 to 14, 2020 * Kids back in full time school in November (ya, I just found that out on Nov 1, ha!) and I do the English teaching once they are out of school before dinner. As the only foreigner here, I’m trying to keep the English classes going as well …