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Newbie's Guide to the Warrior Forum

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Posted 8th March 2010 at 01:06 PM by Emily Meeks

New people join the Warrior Forum every day, and consistently ask what they should do to get started. There's no problem in asking. In fact, questions are encouraged so long as they have merit and the OP has intent to actually make use of the answers. Very often though, I see crappy answers, like, "Well Clickbank is great, ya know, just write some articles to drive traffic to a product." More often than not, these people mean well. They really do. But these answers are incomplete and jump ahead prematurely.

Instead of giving a nutshell outline of steps 5 or 6, you need to tackle Step 1. The Warrior Forum has helped many people achieve their goals, but like anything else in life, the Warrior Forum is only as good as the understanding and effort the user puts in.

I've taken such an answer I wrote in a newbie thread a month or so, and fleshed it out in more detail.

This is what you should know BEFORE you get started:

1.) The Warrior Forum is an excellent resource for all IM-related needs. The amount of info can be very overwhelming, especially when you're first starting out. Look around, get an idea of what people are doing, take things in an objective POV.

2.) You're going to come across MANY methods of making money: affiliate marketing, CPA marketing, private label rights and site flipping, which are just a few methods you'll find. All methods are extremely profitable, but each one will take time to set up, particularly if you're on a budget. You may be tempted to immediately jump into something, but I advise caution: while people have definitely had success doing so, immediately tackling a business model without fully knowing what you're doing can lead to insecurity and hopping around different business models, especially when you don't immediately see high returns.

3.) There are many great WSO's/IM products that can either provide a blueprint for starting a business, or else a component for an existing business. I can say with 98.9% certainty that you'll be tempted to buy a handful of such products, but buying blindly because the sales copy looked good is a fast-track to broke 'n' burned out. (If you absolutely MUST invest in something, I recommend the War Room. There's a goldmine's worth of ideas in there for a one-time $37, and many people give away their WSOs for free.) The WSO section isn't going anywhere... you'll have a much easier time buying anyway, if you know exactly what you're looking for.

4.) Warriors are extremely helpful and many will come to your aid when respectfully asked, but you MUST keep in mind that no one is going to hold your hand on a public forum. Every successful Warrior worked their asses off to get where they are (and keep the momentum going), and if you are going to be successful, you'll have to do the same. If you really do insist on someone taking you by the hand and show you everything from scratch, however, a few Warriors offer coaching/mentoring programs, but of course, they come at a price. Not to mention, you'll still have to do some work.

5.) When you participate in Warrior discussions (and I recommend you do), BE YOURSELF! There's no need to act like someone you're not on this forum.

Now that you have that background info on the Warrior Forum, here's what you need to know about making money...

1.) You must be SERIOUS. There is a difference between people who talk about doing something, and those who actually do it. This means you must treat this as a business. Businesses don't sprout up overnight - they take time to grow. The big advantage of IM is that the more action you take, the more potential rewards there are.

2.) You must be aware that chances are, you will fail sometimes. Sometimes, you need to fall flat on your face - it lets you know that whatever you're doing isn't working and you need to revamp your strategy. This does not constitute as failure as a person, but rather, an opportunity to learn from your mistakes and act accordingly. There are some great threads about this in the Mind Warriors section.

3.) Play to your STRENGTHS. After some research on the forum, choose a business model (affiliate, product creation, etc) that works with your personal qualities and not against them. Some models require more discipline or maintenance than others. If you aren't currently capable of doing something, buckle down and learn the skills, or pay someone to do it for you.

4.) Get Organized. Write things down. Develop a plan of action that you can fulfill on a day-to-day basis. I'll go ahead and admit that I'm not always so great with this one, but always get more things done when I buckle down and organize everything. More great tips in Mind Warrior section as well.

5.) Take action! When you develop such a plan, take action on it EVERY DAY, even if you can only snag a computer for 10 minutes. Maybe this is just enough time to write an article or post a few backlinks, but in any case, you will feel more rewarded as your business builds. It's going to be easier said than done at times, but trust me when I say it's worth it. If you ever get stuck, don't be afraid to ask for help.
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    sardiusjacinth's Avatar
    Thanks for the info!
    I'm a newbie and a little confused
    your info helped a lot
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    Posted 15th April 2010 at 11:31 AM by sardiusjacinth sardiusjacinth is offline
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    neritoon's Avatar
    Great post, thanks! Very helpful for a newbie like me, just starting out....again. Yes, I'm one of those who've bought products cos the sales pitch/page looked really exciting and then done nothing about it.... But here I am again, burnt once, twice shy.. BUT determined nonetheless to succeed online!!! If others can do it, so can I....
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    Posted 16th April 2010 at 09:35 PM by neritoon neritoon is offline
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    Ernie Lo's Avatar
    Perfectly said! I like the last part especially " take action on it EVERY DAY"
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    Posted 24th April 2010 at 02:44 AM by Ernie Lo Ernie Lo is offline
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    ADFreelance's Avatar
    Thanks for such a concise but information rich post. As a newbie to the Warrior Forum I found the advice really helpful; especially the write it down and take action every day.
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    Posted 22nd July 2010 at 06:05 AM by ADFreelance ADFreelance is offline
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    Ms. Meeks, I have to say thank you for your concise post. I am very appreciative of the information that you have obviously had experience with. I have taken it all into consideration. Now, wish me luck! Thanks again.
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    Posted 6th March 2013 at 11:13 AM by Anniediva Anniediva is offline
 


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