Open Letter To New Warriors

by Kevin Riley 105 replies
Note: Of late, we've had a large number of new members joining the Warrior Forum. With the economy in the state it's in and many losing jobs right now, it's easy to see why many want to start making money online. But, there are numerous pitfalls - so this letter.

Dear New Warrior

If you've come here to become an Internet marketer, you've found the right place. This forum is frequented by a number of very successful Internet marketers, many of whom started right here. The Warrior Forum can be an incubator for new marketers, with access to and help from senior Warriors who can provide a large wealth of Internet marketing knowledge.

However, coming into the Warrior Forum without any guidance can be as dangerous as heading off on a trek through the mountains without a trail map. It's far too easy to be dazzled and led astray.

Don't Be Dazzled & Led Astray

First, there's all the talk of big money being made in a very short time. Seeing senior Warriors talk about making over $10,000 a month – and seemingly while doing very little – can give you the false impression that Internet marketing is a route to quick & lazy riches. A deadly misconception that leaves many new Warriors frustrated and broke. What you need to understand is that senior Warriors who are generating large incomes from the Internet did not attain such a level overnight – they worked hard to build a good, solid business. It still takes work!

Second, it's easy to be led astray by all the “latest & greatest” programs and “secret tactics” that you'll see being discussed. Sure, many are great programs and tactics, but only if you consistently apply them. If you merely jump from one idea to another – giving this one a try and then jumping to that one, without ever giving one a chance to bear fruit – you'll never make money with any of them. You need to select one and stick to it, without being distracted by the next “latest & greatest”.

Most important is to use common sense here at the Warrior Forum. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Internet marketing is just another vehicle for marketing goods and services, it's not a magic bullet to fill your bank account while you lounge around in your bathrobe.

Don't Be Discouraged

You'll also see a lot of threads started by frustrated Warriors who haven't been able to make much money online. They have come to the conclusion that the Internet dream is not for them, and they are ready to quit. Some are convinced that “gurus” have lied to them and they can't make any money with all the e-books, courses, and programs they have bought – just lots of their hard-earned cash down the drain.

The real problem is that they ran afoul of one or both of the things I discussed above. They were dazzled by all the “easy money” and thought they would soon be rich, without investing some sweat equity into building a business. They ran around gobbling up programs and WSOs, convinced that each one was the one that would “really make money”. Unfortunately, they never gave any of these enough consistent effort to ever see a profit.

You Can Create A Fantastic Income

The truth is, there are many Warriors making a very impressive income from the Internet, and living life the way they want. But none of us successful marketers did this without some work. So, don't come here expecting instant riches, apply yourself consistently to building a real online business, and you will create a very good online income for yourself.

To your success,

Kevin Riley
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  • Profile picture of the author jitendrakbharai
    Hello Kevin,

    That was a great post.And you can bet your bottom dollar ---the way to internet riches is like everything else in the physical world---a lot of hard work and ofcourse intelligence and common sense.

    That was honest and excellent advise especially to newbies.

    Thanks.

    jitendra
  • Profile picture of the author Brian Robinson
    Kevin, great post.

    Speaking from experience, boiling everything down, the bottom line is TAKE ACTION.

    For good or bad, doing something is better than thinking or planning about doing something.
  • Profile picture of the author Doug McIsaac
    I agree that taking action is important. I would also add FOCUS. Too often people waste time chasing one "hot" thing after another. Focus on thing that you are good at doing and do that.

    The other key to making money online is the same as making money offline -- create value. The beautiful thing about online marketing is that value can be created out of thin air simply by taking action and writing that post, article or ebook.

    Doug
    • Profile picture of the author eCovers4uGfx
      Thanks for this post Kevin, still in my noob status I appreciate what you have tried to get across to us so called newbies, I agree so many people can be misled with all the products being released & countless testimonials stating this person is better than the other etc etc.

      Since coming to WF I have been enriched with a wealth of information for which my small yet busy design company has benefited from.

      Once again kudo's for the letter!
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    • Profile picture of the author centextkt
      Originally Posted by Doug McIsaac View Post

      I agree that taking action is important. I would also add FOCUS. Too often people waste time chasing one "hot" thing after another. Focus on thing that you are good at doing and do that.
      Just curious, if you are a newbie, how do you know exactly WHAT you are "good" at?
  • Profile picture of the author indexphp
    Either you're gonna do it... or you aren't. Don't be that guy.
  • Profile picture of the author Anna Johnson
    Wonderful post Kevin! The only thing I would add is this: build an Internet marketing business because you love Internet marketing and you love business. If you're in this to make money fast, not only will you probably be sorely disappointed, but you'll miss out on the joy that comes from the journey. The joy that comes from overcoming the inevitable challenges, the joy of growing as a marketer and as a person, the joy of making new friends, and the joy of accomplishing things you may never have thought you'd accomplish.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by Anna Johnson View Post

      Wonderful post Kevin! The only thing I would add is this: build an Internet marketing business because you love Internet marketing and you love business. If you're in this to make money fast, not only will you probably be sorely disappointed, but you'll miss out on the joy that comes from the journey. The joy that comes from overcoming the inevitable challenges, the joy of growing as a marketer and as a person, the joy of making new friends, and the joy of accomplishing things you may never have thought you'd accomplish.
      Excellent points Anna. I would also add: Love your Niche.

      Success in anything be it business, sport, whatever, is always 90% Mind, 10% Application.

      Expect Success.
  • Profile picture of the author ken_p
    thank you all. that was a very encouraging letter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
    Fantastic post Kevin! This post is definitely a great guide to new warriors coming in lately. Maybe it should be put up as a sticky? Thanks again!
  • Profile picture of the author elle56
    Good inputs. Thanks, Kevin. I know that its hard work to be earning six figures every month. But as Anna said, if you love internet marketing, you won't give up easily.

    All the best to us newbies.
  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Good post. Sometimes i work so long on my PC my eyes are getting red...i am not even kidding. No matter what "system" you buy or use...it will ALWAYS require work and consistency.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian Clifford
    I just have to say that it was regularly visiting the Warrior Forum and seeing positive remarks that made me take action, and it's that that has brought me my first few sales.

    I did buy a lot of stuff and read a lot, but coming here was how I got over the obstacles.
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