My Secret To Making Money Fast By Doing Things a "Certain Way"

Profile picture of the author Matthew Olson by Matthew Olson Posted: 10/29/2010
Hello Fellow Warriors,


I'd like to share with you my personal experience of how I was able to go from a total newbie to full time relatively quickly by doing things a "certain way".

I meet a lot of people here that have been struggling for months, sometimes even a year or more to make consistent money online. Hopefully the following insights will help some of you to move into the profit zone a lot quicker.

In my opinion, the biggest mistake most new marketers make is jumping from one "shiny new" method to the next. They never give themselves enough time to go through the proper experimentation and learning curve to master any one method. They are too easily distracted and impatient.

Pick ONE proven method and stick with it. Become passionate and obsessed with it. Only focus on that method until you've gained some level of mastery over it. Ignore all other methods until you're making money with the first one.

If you see other methods that catch your attention, make a note of them, bookmark the info and put it on the backburner for later. Stay the course.

This is what I did in beginning. I focused exclusively on one proven method and turned a blind eye to everything else. I read every course and forum thread I could on the subject, asked a ton of questions and most importantly... I TOOK ACTION right away. Because of this approach I was able to get into profit very quickly. I was able to make a profit within my first week or two as a newbie and went full time shortly after that.

So which method do you choose? It should be a method that you resonate with, that excites you. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the skills to do it – if there is a step involved that you’re unfamiliar with, you can learn it. We have a massive amount of info here on the WF and you can easily learn new skills if you’re determined.

Make sure the method is a tried and true method, not a brand new one that may get saturated in a few months.There are a ton of new methods coming out every day that have not stood the test of time. No doubt many of them are effective but others are not. As a newbie you should choose a method that has a proven track record of success. That’s why I chose the method I did – I knew for a fact that many people were making a solid income with my chosen method because of all the forum posts and courses on this subject. Sure, there were a lot of other methods that looked more exciting and promised “$1000 per day for doing nothing starting today” – but those types of methods didn’t have the stability I was looking for. I wanted to have as close to 100% confidence as possible in whatever I was going to commit to.

Once you’ve achieved some success in IM then you have more freedom to take some risks and experiment with newer methods. However, I still apply this “choose one method and stick with it” approach when learning new methods. I look around and see what excites me, I choose ONE method and totally commit to it until I’ve achieved some mastery over it. Rinse and repeat. Before you know it you’ll have 3-4 methods under your belt that you can rely on with confidence.

Naturally there will be times when you commit to a method and it just doesn’t work out for you. You’ll minimize the likelihood of this happening if you stick with ones that are tried and true. However, occasionally I’ve dumped a method. Here’s how I know its time to throw in the towel: When I lose ALL enthusiasm for it. I’ll take a break and come back to it and if I still feel totally uninspired to continue then I know its time to move on. There is no sense in continuing to do something that drains your energy. Just don’t be too eager to quit too soon. Challenges and set backs may come your way, that can be a natural part of the learning curve and you should learn to work through them. But when every day becomes a struggle, then you know its time to reconsider your path. Either make some adjustments or let it go. Don’t beat yourself up.

I believe the approach I’ve outlined here is the “secret” to fast success. It worked for me and I’ve seen it work for many others. This approach is responsible for me making consistent profits almost immediately as a newbie and allowing me to go full time shortly afterward.

I encourage you to choose ONE method TODAY that excites you. Make a commitment to it. Become obsessed with it. Have enthusiasm for it. Live, sleep and breathe this one method. And most importantly… TAKE ACTION ASAP!


To your success,
Matthew Olson
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  • Profile picture of the author missmiss
    missmiss
    Wow! You Rock!

    Great advice. After 3 months of floundering, I've finally figured that part out.

    It's hard to focus because you always feel like there is so much you don't know. I want to work with clients and have to appear to be the pro.

    I once read Sandra Bulluck had studied acting soo much so finally said enough studying and just got there and did it.

    I'm going to just get out there and do it! Whew Ok starting monday
  • Profile picture of the author USHwy129
    USHwy129
    Originally Posted by missmiss View Post
    Wow! You Rock!

    Great advice. After 3 months of floundering, I've finally figured that part out.
    Only 3 months? Don't feel bad, that's quick compared to many here.
  • Profile picture of the author warrior2003
    warrior2003
    Great advice. Consistant will pay off usually.
    cheers
  • Profile picture of the author Ron Kennedy
    Ron Kennedy
    Hey Matthew...great post, well put.

    After nearly a year of bouncing around from one method to another, I too am starting to see (a little) success from article marketing, which I use to promote my little niche sites.

    I wonder if you would share with us your favourite course/thread on article/bum marketing?

    Regards
  • Profile picture of the author Ton
    Ton
    Matthew,

    Great Post! I'm a newbie and at this moment I'm doing my research about IM. I have realized that there are so many different methods. I have tried to pick one of them just what you have said in your post but they all say "This is the best method, you can earn xxxx bucks a day". I'm really confused?! Any advice for newbie? Thanks a lot..
  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    fated82
    Yes, the key is to be consistent. I have been trying all sort of methods and thus doesn't work out as much as I would like. Now that I have found my 'method' I am going to see it through. Thanks for the reminder.
  • Profile picture of the author kenny5
    kenny5
    Awesome awesome awesome post. If their was one piece of advice I could recommend anyone take, it would be this.

    I wish I had read something like this when I was first starting out.
  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    thebitbotdotcom
    The funny thing about "methods" is that sometimes they work in conjunction with each other very well to make a killer-combo method. For example, article marketing and list building go very well together. Niche review sites and adsense/amazon go well together. I have found that just because one method may not work well by itself doesn't mean that it isn't a highly effective supplemental method for another...Just my $0.02...
  • Profile picture of the author rizzy
    rizzy
    Great post. It definitely is all about taking action and making a commitment. Is not going to miraculously happen over night.


    Originally Posted by missmiss View Post
    Wow! You Rock!

    Great advice. After 3 months of floundering, I've finally figured that part out.

    It's hard to focus because you always feel like there is so much you don't know. I want to work with clients and have to appear to be the pro.

    I once read Sandra Bulluck had studied acting soo much so finally said enough studying and just got there and did it.

    I'm going to just get out there and do it! Whew Ok starting monday
    Right there with you about starting on Monday. Fits perfectly in to the thread I started the other day.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...challenge.html

    Basically it is just a thread for beginners that will help motivate each other and get everyone to commit to actually doing something instead of nothing in the month of November.

    Time to finally take action. Hope to see you or any other beginners there!
  • Profile picture of the author Vijay M
    Vijay M
    Thanks for the reminder Mathew.

    The problem is, unless we try out a bunch of different techniques/methods and first hand experience the frustration or the profits,we always wonder if what we are not doing, is somehow holding us back (w.r.t profits).

    But of course, by the time we have sampled a few different ideas/techniques, a lot of time and money has been burnt.
  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    paulie888
    Originally Posted by Vijay M View Post
    Thanks for the reminder Mathew.

    The problem is, unless we try out a bunch of different techniques/methods and first hand experience the frustration or the profits,we always wonder if what we are not doing, is somehow holding us back (w.r.t profits).

    But of course, by the time we have sampled a few different ideas/techniques, a lot of time and money has been burnt.
    Vijay, the key is to go back to the basics and not get sidetracked by "bright and shiny object" syndrome. The time tested methods work, but they are typically tedious and not the most exciting thing around. The issue here is that many newbies don't want to work and focus on these tried and true methods, but instead want the quick and easy riches.

    For example, Matthew started on article marketing (tried and tested), which still works to this day. How many people do you know out there (especially newbies) who are willing to focus on this unabated for several months until they see results (usually after some testing and tweaking)? I think you already know what the answer to this question is....

    Paul
  • Profile picture of the author yoyo
    yoyo
    good post on why newbies fail.
  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    paulie888
    The sad truth is that the majority of newbies will read Matthew's post and think it's all basic stuff they already know about. There is a huge difference between knowing and actually believing (and implementing) it, though. Knowledge is utterly worthless if not applied.

    Paul
  • Profile picture of the author Adam James
    Adam James
    Most people get side tracked with stupid things like reading emails and facebook when they could be making money, newbies often doubt if there can be money made online and often get caught up in the gurus dream the ones being sold to them.

    Matthew is 100% right find out what niche and system your going to follow and stick to it, treat it like a business not a hobby and it will pay off.
  • Profile picture of the author wickedsubmit
    wickedsubmit
    Excellent post mate
  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Olson
    Matthew Olson
    Originally Posted by Cliff_Truss View Post
    Hey Matthew...great post, well put.

    After nearly a year of bouncing around from one method to another, I too am starting to see (a little) success from article marketing, which I use to promote my little niche sites.

    I wonder if you would share with us your favourite course/thread on article/bum marketing?

    Regards
    Hi Cliff,

    Here's some excellent free report and thread by Daniel Molano:

    Article Marketing 102 - You're Probably Doing It Wrong - Give Away Rights Included!

    To your success,
    Matt
  • Profile picture of the author Caiden
    Caiden
    I have a similar story to you Matt. As soon as I started focusing on a specific business model (also article marketing. Not bum tho) things started to fall in to place and I started to see consistent income. Then I got the taste, followed by total obsession! The rest is history!

    So, your absolutely right! Focus = RESULTS!!

    Great post,
    C
  • Profile picture of the author bizwithbrit
    bizwithbrit
    Great post.. I figured some of this stuff out as well.. Good job sharing this info with others as well as you did
  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    paulie888
    Originally Posted by Caiden View Post
    I have a similar story to you Matt. As soon as I started focusing on a specific business model (also article marketing. Not bum tho) things started to fall in to place and I started to see consistent income. Then I got the taste, followed by total obsession! The rest is history!

    So, your absolutely right! Focus = RESULTS!!

    Great post,
    C
    This is so true. Many newbies keep seeking the "magic bullet" system thinking that it'll magically make them rich overnight. The truth is there aren't any big secrets in IM, and you could probably pick up all the knowledge you need to start a six-figure business in here and in the War Room. However, not many people are willing or able to actually put in the effort to get there.

    Knowledge without application does not bring you any results. And you do NOT need to study IM for 1 year or more in order to come up with a winning system - it's more than likely already right in front of you, but you need to work hard applying the system in order to see any tangible results!

    Paul
  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    Rough Outline
    I've been doing IM for about 4 months now and this is something I'm only just realising now, I've got a solid system, just need some monies to get it kick started.

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