Lets Help the Newbies Thread

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Lets give some sound advice to help newbies.

Newbies - Overcome your fears.

EG: dont be scared to do stuff and get held back

Here are the most basic things you have to do at first.

1. Obviously you need domains and hosting.

2. Signup with getresponse or aweber - DONT PUT IT OFF !!!

3. Use wordpress - not static sites if you need free traffic.

Thats my 3 bits of newbie advice - who wants to add more ???
#internet marketing #newbies #thread
  • Profile picture of the author chillingbreeze
    After you're done with wordpress set up, write at least one quality post everyday, just to start off.

    Get used to stumbleupon, hubpages, digg, sphinn etc and spare 5 minutes to bookmark your updates.

    There are many tips for newbies :-) Will surely add again once I get few minutes.

  • Profile picture of the author ramkarthik
    1. Connect with bloggers and internet marketers

    2. Use your blog address in your forum sig (don't spam)

    3. Comment on other blogs

    4. Write articles and submit to article directories

    5. Install "All in one seo plugin"

    6. Write linkbait content (top notch content)

    7. Write guest posts on blogs with huge audience

    8. Create an a short report and give it to those who optin

    9. Understand social media sites before you start using and don't over promote your content

    10. Help your readers, subscribers and people you see in the forums
  • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
    Great idea for a thread.

    I have just set up a new site (in sig) which is a wordpress ( wp) site. I am still having a few issues with getting it right for instance the pages still look like a blog because they have reply/comments.

    I placed wp in my root directory and also have a wp in a blog directory. This will need sorting.

    I'm also a little concerned about how secure wp is when using for a site .

    I have a form to collect information which is linked to my aweber account. I'm not sure how to create a form which when submitted would be sent back to my email adddress rather than aweber.

    If anyone has a quick fix to answer these questions that would be great but is there a relatively simple wordpress guide that could help with these issues and making the most of wp? I have bought "Wordpress for dummies" but don't find it that easy to put everything together from it. Maybe I just need to sit down and work through it methodically or maybe I'm just too dum even for that.

    Thanks for any help.
    All the best,
  • Profile picture of the author louiefrias
    Great topic!

    Teleseminars...they're fun and easy to learn from. I'm involved in one at: www.8WeeksAway.com

    Good luck to everyone.
  • Profile picture of the author zenmn
    Can it be that easy?

    1. Get a YOURNAME . COM
    2. Sign up with a hostgator/monsterhost/bluehost whatever (should it have C-panel and fantastico to bring in WP?)
    3. Sign-up with WP.org
    4. Bring in WPorg Blog--I found a free theme I like,is that done after you bring in WP?

    I am very grateful to you warriors who have broken it down for us. Each time I pick up something new. Still thinkng of a domain name and also in what area I will focus.

  • Profile picture of the author macchiavelli
    Read this forum a lot and dont give up.
    I was tempted to give up a lot when I first started but im so happy I didnt.

    Its a tough game but its rewarding.
    Owh yeah....be prepared to read a sh!tload of articles, ebooks, threads etc and dont be afraid after failing 1 time.
  • Profile picture of the author zuberr
    For newbies on a budget, my advice would be:
    "Train yourself to enjoy writing"

    Each one of us has our own special way of doing
    that. You will have to figure it on your own.

    But why should you enjoy writing? Trust me, you
    will have to write TONS for your IM career.

    I never really enjoyed writing when I was in high
    school. Now I do, because I know writing makes me
  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    Hi Gareth, good idea for a thread.

    I always thought it may be cool to have a newbie subforum where we could sticky a thread like this. Even though some of this stuff is rudimentary and obvious to experienced marketers, there's bound to be a few golden nuggets for those starting out.

    Anyway, my two cents...

    1- Learn a method of driving traffic that works. Stick with it until you know your new sites will never be starved...

    2- Learn the basics of copywriting. Traffic + Copywriting skills = cash.

    If you learn both of these skills you will never go hungry.

    Hope someone finds this useful.

  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    A domain name, a hosting account and an auto responder for starters.
  • Profile picture of the author zeurois
    Originally Posted by gareth View Post

    Newbies - Overcome your fears.

    It's like gas for cars. Without it, you cannot test anything.
  • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
    We are talking Newbies here - So

    Learn How To Drive Traffic.
  • Profile picture of the author Rich Muir
    Good thread thanks for the info, havent really considered using wordpress as as site but have heard it is good also for CMS
  • Profile picture of the author Tim Russ
    My advice to newbies? It almost always looks harder than it really is. Newbies tend to mystify the process and they think, "Can it really be this easy?" What they need to be doing is DOING something.

    Yes, you need a plan but it doesn't have to be more than a list of 5 items. When you get those 5 items finished make another list.

    Often just taking action is the equivalent of breaking a naval blockade in your mind. Once you break through that barrier it crumbles and is left far behind. You'll find that your so busy DOING that you don't have the time to spend THINKING and PLANNING.

    Active peope are successful people.

    Now, go do something!

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