Newbie interested in learning how to start working for me instead of others

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Hi. I am a complete newbie into the online business thing. I had to quit my job two months ago because I felt that my health was going to suffer if I stayed.

So here I am now, searching for a job and, at the same time, very interested in starting to work for me instead of working for others. I am especially interested in blogging, affiliate marketing, email marketing and web design but I am very open to other a enues.

I am very happy to be here!
#affiliate #blogging #entrepreneur #interested #jobless #learning #newbie #start #working
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  • Hi @MoneyXplorer! Welcome!

    You can definitely learn a lot from this community. I personally don't have a lot of contribution here, tbh, but I learn a lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author MoneyXplorer
      Originally Posted by Charlyne Masongsong View Post

      Hi @MoneyXplorer! Welcome!

      You can definitely learn a lot from this community. I personally don't have a lot of contribution here, tbh, but I learn a lot.
      Thanks for your welcome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nanny42
    Me either. Welcome
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  • Profile picture of the author Serene Carmen
    Welcome to the forum. I wish you the best on your journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by MoneyXplorer View Post

    I had to quit my job two months ago because I felt that my health was going to suffer if I stayed.

    So here I am now, searching for a job and, at the same time, very interested in starting to work for me instead of working for others.
    First off welcome to the Warrior Forum. First of you said you quit your Job due to stress. Make sure you have money to survive. Next since you are looking for a job make that your primary goal. This way you won't suffer additional stress. If you have trouble getting started in Internet Marketing.

    What skills do you bring to the Market ? Have you designed websites before? Since that is one of your interests. Here is a suggestion of 2 threads to read before going to much further. Read in the beginners area of the forum, 3 - Considerations for Beginner Internet Marketers. https://www.warriorforum.com/beginne...marketers.html

    Followed by - https://www.warriorforum.com/main-in...-thoughts.html in the main forum. Pay attention in the entire thread and take notes. Plenty of gold was sprinkled in several posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Awais_Afzal1
    Before you start to learn affiliate marketing or email marketing I will suggest you learn a method to drive traffic. Because at the end of the day if you have no traffic you won't get any sales. So better to learn about driving traffic such as google ads or Facebook ads to allocate your budget. Do market research about what people are looking for with google trend then you can find related offers from the offer vault appl on those networks and get approved and start promoting their offer. Again Learn about how to drive traffic first.

    If you are interested in learning affiliate marketing then I will suggest you learn about how to drive traffic on affiliate offers. If you know how to drive traffic then you can easily earn money with some tweaks and analysis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    Blogging would be a smart move .Atleast wuth blogging you drive traffic and build a tribe of people who will get to know you trust you overtime and get sales .
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    So here is my suggestion; read this: ( https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html ) and I know it doesn't seem to glamorous and all but you can for sure "Pay the Bills" if you take it seriously.

    Even if you are thinking of some other kind of online marketing, I would STILL suggest doing the eBay thing, and here is why. ALL of the skill sets required in developing a online business with some amount of income are used. You REALLY learn the importance of "Headlines" You REALLY get an understanding of how images effect people clicking on things.

    You do this enough and you understand what type of content you might need to add to a description, or what you might be able to leave out. So like from time to time I will list furniture for sale on Facebook Marketplace and forget to put the dimensions in the description... what do you think one of the first messages that comes across in Facebook for? you guessed it: How tall is it or what size is it etc

    Understanding the amount of information people need to buy things - to feel comfortable buying from you - and as I would say "reduce the friction" from the sales process, eBay is a gold mine of a learning platform. You can then apply ALL of these little things you have learned and earned from and apply them to any and all online business opportunities that you may look into in the future.

    Hope that Helps!



    you can practice while learning a rule that I use. ( for everything ) 5W's and an H ( Who What Where When How, and Why )
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Carroll
      Three things:

      1. I would definitely disagree that ey teaches you anything about driving free traffic. Maybe perhaps getting your feet wet in e-commerce, but that's about it. Keyword research needs to be done with programs like Ahrefs or SEMrush, understanding link building, technical, on-page and off-page SEO. I have some friends that have done well on ebay, order from China, sell in America.

      2. Selling on ebay isn't possible for everyone. I'm an American living in Malaysia, for some reason ebay has never given a reason for, both my wife and myself were denied accounts. I wrote to them and they just said, don't care.

      3. On ebay to get started and be successful, you need to find your niche. I would say buy from China and sell in America is one of the best ways, and the easiest, bit you will need some startup capital.
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by Dennis Carroll View Post

        Three things:

        1. I would definitely disagree that ey teaches you anything about driving free traffic. Maybe perhaps getting your feet wet in e-commerce, but that's about it. Keyword research needs to be done with programs like Ahrefs or SEMrush, understanding link building, technical, on-page and off-page SEO. I have some friends that have done well on ebay, order from China, sell in America.
        Your not seeing the actual parallels here. eBay is a SEARCH ENGINE. You have to understand how "Cassini" ( the name of the eBay search algorithm ) works and what makes it tick It is by far and away no where near as complicated as Google.. but thats kind of the idea. If you are learning new skill sets would it not make sense to startwith 20 or so controllable variables, vs 200+ for the most part unknown ones? - and no tools required

        Originally Posted by Dennis Carroll View Post

        2. Selling on ebay isn't possible for everyone. I'm an American living in Malaysia, for some reason ebay has never given a reason for, both my wife and myself were denied accounts. I wrote to them and they just said, don't care.
        Where you trying to sell from eBay USA? did you try: ( https://www.ebay.com.my/ )? I have American friends there that sell from that platform regularly - they actually import many things from the States to sell there.

        Originally Posted by Dennis Carroll View Post

        3. On ebay to get started and be successful, you need to find your niche. I would say buy from China and sell in America is one of the best ways, and the easiest, bit you will need some startup capital.
        I am going to way way way disagree here. Read the thread ( https://www.warriorforum.com/warrior...days-ebay.html ) just the very first page, and you will understand that Niching is in no way needed. If you have access to a bunch of inventory, and have the interest by all means go to town, but really not needed. And startup capitol? $40 and you wouldnt even need that - $20 could get you started.
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  • Profile picture of the author AllanMungai
    Welcome MoneyXplorer...

    Congratulations on the path you're taking...

    Among blogging, affiliate marketing, email marketing and web design...

    Two of these may give you the passive income you deserve that is affiliate marketing & email marketing... Meanwhile blogging to my experience is something I'll have to skip because from a personal thing...never worked out. While Web design will be another job like blogging can be.

    Email marketing & affiliate marketing is a go... I encourage you to do these s**** it's fun(obviously not always) and they hand in hand...

    Cheers Buddy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Originally Posted by MoneyXplorer View Post

    So here I am now, searching for a job and, at the same time, very interested in starting to work for me instead of working for others. I am especially interested in blogging, affiliate marketing, email marketing and web design but I am very open to other avenues.


    You should always be working for "me" instead of others,
    regardless of where your paychecks are coming from.

    Blogging and the other things you mentioned may or may
    not generate income for you, but you probably need to do
    something that will get you paid right away.

    What were you thinking of doing while you were employed
    at the job that stressed you out and destroyed your health?
    Did you think it would be a good idea to start a blog or was
    there something else you thought of doing?

    Have you assessed your marketable skills? Make a list of
    those.

    If you are experienced at website design, that's fantastic.
    Now you need to think of a way to generate income.

    Could you setup a website for a restaurant down the street,
    an attorney across town, a nail salon in the strip mall, etc?

    If so, make some contacts and make it happen.

    Selling website services is a great business model because
    you can bill your clients on a continuing basis. Charge them
    upfront then bill them for monthly maintenance and hosting.

    Have you thought about offering your web design services
    at Freelancer, UpWork, Fiverr, or other freelance platforms?
    Those are great places to find new clients.

    I recommend you start reading books, searching online, or
    watching videos on the following topics, and then choosing
    a couple of things that you can start as soon as possible:

    Internet marketing
    Home based business
    Work from home
    Digital nomad
    Side hustles
    Passive income

    It is important that you make notes.

    Be advised that it is easy to become overwhelmed as there
    are hundreds of ways to make money. Figure out what you
    can do that you believe will work, and that will work for you.

    Focus on one thing, or maybe two things that are related.

    Related means baking cakes and pies, designing websites
    and graphics, editing videos and audio, or whatever.

    Don't try to do seven different unrelated things at once.

    Come back and ask questions, the people on this forum will
    try to help you. But it is up to you whether you make actual
    money or spend all day just thinking about it.

    It is very important that you engage in productive, income
    generating activities, even if it means selling Avon or
    Tupperware, or getting some type of online job.

    Do something.
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  • Profile picture of the author AKSHAY PURI
    Hello, Money Xplorer!

    Everyone could earn online if he have the right knowledge and will to earn from online medium
    from my experience the initial start could be a little difficult for eg in getting the right niche of your choice and finding keywords which works for you and low competition.

    online requires hit and trial method. I tried pretty much everything which came my way few things worked but a lot dint (specially in the initial stage)

    So, all the best for your online journey
    Remember one thing there is a lot of money which you can earn but it requires sheer skills.

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  • Profile picture of the author IM2Pat
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    This is great information! Thanks for sharing. Quick ?... if you were laid off, fired, or quit today and needed income badly and all you really know how to do was digital marketing for others... what would you do the very next day? Where on Warrior Forum would you focus your attention on? Asking for a friend seriously thinking of joining the Great Resignation!!
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by IM2Pat View Post

      This is great information! Thanks for sharing. Quick ?... if you were laid off, fired, or quit today and needed income badly and all you really know how to do was digital marketing for others... what would you do the very next day? Where on Warrior Forum would you focus your attention on? Asking for a friend seriously thinking of joining the Great Resignation!!
      Me personally.... I would keep the job and allocate 2 hours a day developing a side hustle that over an amount of time could transition to resigning.

      Reality is reality right? the first of the month and the end of the month, and probably dates in between there are bills to pay... Car payments phone payments rent/mortgage, Insurance, Utilities, Credit Cards, and whatever else.

      The notion of "Oh I have money saved up" is one I have never understood... replace that with "my side hustle will pay all the bills", and you have mitigated any risk, and possible moment of "Failure" and having to get another job. KNOWING that, why exactly would you place yourself in that position?

      Seems to me there would be more motivation in working 2 hours a day with the goal of leaving the gosh forsaken job vs leaving the job and saying oh I have $1000 in the bank I am good for a month - we ALL know how that ends up.

      All of that said... making money tomorrow? I would start selling stuff in my house on Facebook marketplace or eBay or where ever else. I could easily walk through my house right now and find items we ( the family ) simply does not use and make probably $1000 by the end of the weekend. Sounds like an interesting challenge
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Like I had nothing else to do this evening... I acted on the thought - I had a refrigerator out in the garage pretty much empty, quick clean up and it sold literally in 15 minutes for $200. Had a washing machine in the garage ( recently replaced the washer dryer after the dryer heat unit melted through the floor ) Again $200.( going to be picked up tomorrow ) Had some drink dispensers 5 of them 3 of them will be picked up tomorrow so far at $50.00 each.

    I technically have made over $500 in a matter of hours by things in my house.

    I also listed a laser printer, a set of garage door openers, 2 mirrors, and a heat press - in total if I sell these items this weekend I should make a bit over $1000.

    Making quick money is easy... Making consistent money takes an amount of dedication and consistent work, but its still easy - Most importantly it takes actually doing it. "Asking for a friend" or actually wanting to change the financial outlook in your own life - just start doing - its that plain and simple.

    Hope that Helps!
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    Originally Posted by MoneyXplorer View Post

    I am especially interested in blogging, affiliate marketing, email marketing and web design but I am very open to other a enues.
    I hope you have some money coming in.

    If you really want to be successful in affiliate marketing, know this....

    You will want to invest money in tools and education to speed up the process.

    And remember this:

    It takes money to make money.
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    Originally Posted by MoneyXplorer View Post

    Hi. I am a complete newbie into the online business thing. I had to quit my job two months ago because I felt that my health was going to suffer if I stayed.

    So here I am now, searching for a job and, at the same time, very interested in starting to work for me instead of working for others. I am especially interested in blogging, affiliate marketing, email marketing and web design but I am very open to other a enues.

    I am very happy to be here!
    If you are totally newbie then you have to learn it firstly because without learning you can't handle the Ups and down in Online business. Page
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Originally Posted by MoneyXplorer View Post

    Hi. I am a complete newbie into the online business thing. I had to quit my job two months ago because I felt that my health was going to suffer if I stayed.

    So here I am now, searching for a job and, at the same time, very interested in starting to work for me instead of working for others. I am especially interested in blogging, affiliate marketing, email marketing and web design but I am very open to other a enues.

    I am very happy to be here!
    WHO will you serve? Who will be your customer?

    WHAT will you give them in exchange for money?

    WHY have you chosen to serve these people by helping them solve this specific problem?

    HOW will you get in front of them so they know you exist?

    Get specific. Get clear on the answers to these questions. Stick with it. Do not hop from thing to thing like so many other people do.

    Everything you see in terms of someone trying to help you with your business is concerned with one of two things: Traffic and Conversion.

    You need the right people to see that you exist.

    And you need a way of turning some of those right people into buyers.

    There is no "paint by numbers" thing for you to follow here. You have to figure it out, get punched in the face for awhile, and do it yourself. If it was "go here, click this, type that" then everyone would be making money online.

    Get clear on those questions above and keep getting clearer. "Everyone" is not your customer. "Everything" is not what you do for them.

    From your list above:

    > blogging - a way for you to potentially attract the right potential buyers by writing and posting interesting content. This is a Traffic tool. What will you talk about? What offer will you have to monetize this content that you create?

    > affiliate marketing - a way for you to potentially turn some visitors into buyers of a (hopefully) proven product--one that works, and one that is proven to sell. This is a Conversion tool. You must somehow get the traffic yourself in this model. The conversion may happen by the offer's sales page, which the seller controls not you. You must also find and convince the seller to let you be an affiliate, which may be easy or challenging depending on their level of sophistication and experience.

    > email marketing - a way for you to potentially turn some people who have chosen to receive emails from you into buyers. But for what product or service? And where did these people come from? This is a Conversion tool. You must find the people and get them to opt-in. You must also have something for them to buy. Can work well as part of affiliate marketing.

    > web design - a way for you to make money by providing this service to a specific group of people. But who? And how will you find them and turn them into customers? Are you ready to tackle the problems of fulfilling orders and doing jobs? It's a lot easier when someone else is handling fulfillment. This is neither Traffic nor Conversion: it's a service. And a saturated one. How will you stand out? Why should the buyer choose you? You need to answer these questions.

    Notice how you must get specific, and figure out the methods of Traffic and Conversion. What I have just shared with you is unfortunately far beyond the knowledge level of most of the people on this forum, despite its simplicity. They hop from thing to thing, magic bullet to magic bullet presented as a "business in a box" despite the offer only handling part of Traffic or part of Conversion.

    The desire and belief in success need to come from inside you, not outside in the form of belief in the shiny object. Magic bullet love only lasts about three days. And you need at least 90 to start to win. Hope you stick with it.
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