Bad time for a noob to start?

by JayMagnus 96 replies
Hello everybody. I've been lurking around the forums for a while now, and I just recently decided I wanted to try my hand at making money online after reading about it for some time. Funny enough, around the same time I encounter news about Google's updates and how they have changed the field, and made a lot of programs and methods obsolete. My question is, is this a bad time to start trying to make money online? If it isn't, what does everybody recommend doing after the Penguin update?
I'm a person who learns fast and follows directions well, so I'm very open to suggestions. Thank you in advance for your time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Thorsett
    My standard answer to "What can I do online to make money?" :

    What do you like to do? What are your interests? What skills do you have? What do you want to do to earn money online?

    If you want to talk privately, I'm on Skype more often than not.



    To directly answer your question: The best time to start is yesterday; the worst time to start is "tomorrow."

    Yes, start now. You'll thank yourself next year at this time.
    • Profile picture of the author khanhkunt
      Originally Posted by Michael Thorsett View Post

      My standard answer to "What can I do online to make money?" :

      What do you like to do? What are your interests? What skills do you have? What do you want to do to earn money online?

      If you want to talk privately, I'm on Skype more often than not.



      To directly answer your question: The best time to start is yesterday; the worst time to start is "tomorrow."

      Yes, start now. You'll thank yourself next year at this time.
      I also agree with this opinion.
      I think there are many programs that make money without having to depend on Google.
      The rate of Internet users is growing day by day, still a lot to you to exploit the market to make money online
    • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
      To directly answer your question: The best time to start is yesterday; the worst time to start is "tomorrow."
      Michael says it right. There will always be reasons to not start. But, there will always be people starting and making a fortune. Procrastination can only cost you money in the form of lost wages.

      Find your niche. Learn the ropes. Go make some money.

      Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jit Lim
    Answer is no. There's so many ways of making money online that doesn't rely on the Google update. You can make money promoting CPA offers for example.

    But in saying that, I believe the Google update brings in new opportunities rather than the other way round. Think about it, a lot of people are having to adapt right now and they would be in the same boat as you.

    You don't have the history behind you of how things are done in the past which may not work now so you have a better mindset!

    I'm actually excited that the playing field is starting to level now for new people coming in.
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    • Profile picture of the author sameergulati
      Originally Posted by Jit Lim View Post


      But in saying that, I believe the Google update brings in new opportunities rather than the other way round. Think about it, a lot of people are having to adapt right now and they would be in the same boat as you.
      That is some piece of motivation. Even I just stepped in this forum recently and trying to start off my Online marketing journey. I have my doubts but I'm sure nothing is impossible
  • Profile picture of the author AdwordsMogul
    What has Google got to do with anything?
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    • Profile picture of the author Muhsin Aziz
      I don't think there is a bad time to start. Even if you start 5 years ago, you will still need the same amount of persistence & hard work.

      But whatever that you choose to do to make money online, I suggest that you
      choose one business model & focus on it & make it happen. The key word here is FOCUS.

      I have been trying so many things for the past 2 years that things only start to
      fall into place now when I discovered how powerful focus is.

      It would also be good if you could blog about your internet marketing journey.
      It really helps to keep yourself focused and at the same time see how far you have come.

      Take care buddy.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by AdwordsMogul View Post

      What has Google got to do with anything?
      LOL! The fact is most top earners make money without Google. Being #1 has nothing to do with the SERPS.
    • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
      Originally Posted by AdwordsMogul View Post

      What has Google got to do with anything?
      Says the guy with 'adwords' in his forum name. Ironic eh?
  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Now is as good a time as ever to get started in the business, assuming that you intend to deliver something of value to your customers. Focus on their needs and building a traffic strategy that does not rely on one search engine for everything. You'll be good to go.
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    go for it, think long term and commit
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  • Profile picture of the author MattBrighton
    There are loads of ways to make money online! A few of those methods require being at the feet of google and ranking up onto the first page. However, I offer design services so I don't rely on google too much - I do have some adsense sites but they have been unaffected from the changes thankfully.

    Making money online could be as simple as using sites like fiverr.com and ebay to sell things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    I can strongly recommend the products offered by a young bright spark on the forum by the name of IamPaulJames.

    A lot of his work involves generating hot leads for offline businesses and selling them. He is a great place to start. Search the forum for his name and threads - he is very clever and provides methods that work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ironman0412
    It doesnt matter who you are, what matter is who you want to become.

    The BEST time to start is NOW, there is lots of way making money online.

    If you believe you can do it, you can !!! All the best...
  • Profile picture of the author tylerfred
    What has Google got to do with anything?
    soo true... you don't need Google to make ANY money online.. it's just one of the avenues some marketers go into.

    just be sure to diversify your income streams into a few different outlets, rather than just one source. then, if something happens to one of your income streams, you then have others to hold on to until you can work out the issues and fix that one that went down.
  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Mak
    you will have the answer by yourself.

    1. choose one of the following:

    A. will the internet users and online purchasing grow for the next 10 years?

    or

    B. no one will go online, the online market will die in the next 10 years

    2. the yearly online transaction is about millions of dollars, can you cut just a small piece from this cake?

    hope this help
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