What is your best advice to a newbie?

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Hi Warriors,

There are many products out there that say 'suitable for newbies'/'newbie friendly'. But somehow, many are still struggling to start even after purchase and more purchases of the courses. Often overwhelmed with loads of different information and ended up getting confused and begin asking 'Just where and how do I start'???

So in your opinion, which business model (eg. affiliate marketing, CPA, membership sites, product creation and etc) may be considered easier and a good starting point for someone new to focus on?

Or is it not about the business model afterall but one's mindset and discipline?

**Let the Newbie here be someone who has no or little knowledge in IM and on a tight budget.

Thank you all in advance for contributing.
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  • Profile picture of the author blueclcl
    The number one thing a newbie needs to understand, really understand is that there is no such thing as an easy push button solution to make money online.

    You need to work hard and people don't want to work at all, never mind hard.

    That’s the main issue and once you truly understand this then you can move onto the next step which is to choose a model you want to earn with.

    There are lots of products that are suitable for newbies and once you accept the above, then you have a good chance of being a success.

    You also need to stay focused, disciplined and never stop learning.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
      Originally Posted by blueclcl View Post

      The number one thing a newbie needs to understand, really understand is that there is no such thing as an easy push button solution to make money online.

      You need to work hard and people don't want to work at all, never mind hard.

      That's the main issue and once you truly understand this then you can move onto the next step which is to choose a model you want to earn with.

      There are lots of products that are suitable for newbies and once you accept the above, then you have a good chance of being a success.

      You also need to stay focused, disciplined and never stop learning.
      I'll need to agree with this one as I spent quite some cash buying every magic button I could find back in 2007...

      Now what I see as most important - consistency. Working is important but work has to be consistent. Keep at it and things will happen
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  • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
    Don't over-complicate things. Success in IM is a matter of placing the right product or service in front of the right people at the right time. Everything you do should be done with that end-goal in mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Everything starts with demand in the marketplace. Your business model and how you meet that demand with products and/or services will vary greatly and be dictated by what market you choose to enter.

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      • Profile picture of the author kilgore
        My advice really depends on your particular situation.

        If you happen to be a competitor of mine, make sure you:
        • Buy all the WSOs and other IM products you can. Don't worry about whether they're actually offering something you need. And remember, the ones promising huge gobs of money with no time or effort are the best!
        • Try to find a system that someone else has developed and follow it to the letter rather than trying to actually using your brain to figure out a viable business plan.
        • Remember that online business is nothing like a brick and mortar business. Brick and mortar businesses are about silly things like bringing value to customers. Online businesses are about bold text and CAPITAL LETTERS!
        • Make sure you choose an area of specialty in which you have absolutely no knowledge, skills or innate talent for what you're doing. And by all means don't worry about working hard. It's only offline that these things matter. On the internet, all you gotta do is want money and it's yours!
        • Spend a lot of time and money on SEO. Ideally try to use very shady tactics -- Google loves those! Remember, all you have to do is put up a website and once Google finds it, millions and millions of people will come visit it. It's easy!
        • Spend even more time perfecting your forum signature and posting spammy messages. Lots and lots of spammy messages are the best way to impress people!
        • Always use deceptive marketing practices. Repeat customers and word-of-mouth referrals are overrated!

        If you're not a competitor of mine, make sure you:
        * Ignore everything I said above.
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        • Profile picture of the author bennie07
          Originally Posted by kilgore View Post

          My advice really depends on your particular situation.

          If you happen to be a competitor of mine, make sure you:
          • Buy all the WSOs and other IM products you can. Don't worry about whether they're actually offering something you need. And remember, the ones promising huge gobs of money with no time or effort are the best!
          • Try to find a system that someone else has developed and follow it to the letter rather than trying to actually using your brain to figure out a viable business plan.
          • Remember that online business is nothing like a brick and mortar business. Brick and mortar businesses are about silly things like bringing value to customers. Online businesses are about bold text and CAPITAL LETTERS!
          • Make sure you choose an area of specialty in which you have absolutely no knowledge, skills or innate talent for what you're doing. And by all means don't worry about working hard. It's only offline that these things matter. On the internet, all you gotta do is want money and it's yours!
          • Spend a lot of time and money on SEO. Ideally try to use very shady tactics -- Google loves those! Remember, all you have to do is put up a website and once Google finds it, millions and millions of people will come visit it. It's easy!
          • Spend even more time perfecting your forum signature and posting spammy messages. Lots and lots of spammy messages are the best way to impress people!
          • Always use deceptive marketing practices. Repeat customers and word-of-mouth referrals are overrated!

          If you're not a competitor of mine, make sure you:
          * Ignore everything I said above.


          Ha,ha,ha! So funny...
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  • Profile picture of the author skyro
    My advice would be is to learn the basics of affiliate marketing and list building, master it before you move to other things. Don't chase after every shiny thing that you see that promises wealth over night and don't get caught up in information overload which I feel is a big problem for newbies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Learn http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...step-step.html and you will have the basics. It doesn't matter which business model you choose, a sales funnel is the core.
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  • Profile picture of the author Esteban Gomez
    My best advice to a newbie would be to to start directly with the licensing model because if you start doing normal affiliate marketing you are going to waste countless hours and are going only to make very small commissions.

    Knowing this the 4 most important things I would recommend you focus on are the following:

    1. Traffic: If you don't have traffic you need to spend 99% of your time in this because without it you won't make any money.

    2. Conversions: Once you start to get traffic you need to focus on converting it into leads.

    3. Sales Funnel: Make sure to setup a good sales funnel (email follow up) so that you put leads through it and spit money on the other side.

    4. High Converting Offer: You need to promote an offer in your sales funnel that people want to but. I recommend you to promote a high-ticket one because with a few sales you are going to be in the thousands of dollars in commissions.

    Actually yesterday I created a video about this, will be uploading it tomorrow to my channel.

    Hope this helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author daddykool
    Originally Posted by felines View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    There are many products out there that say 'suitable for newbies'/'newbie friendly'. But somehow, many are still struggling to start even after purchase and more purchases of the courses. Often overwhelmed with loads of different information and ended up getting confused and begin asking 'Just where and how do I start'???

    So in your opinion, which business model (eg. affiliate marketing, CPA, membership sites, product creation and etc) may be considered easier and a good starting point for someone new to focus on?

    Or is it not about the business model afterall but one's mindset and discipline?

    **Let the Newbie here be someone who has no or little knowledge in IM and on a tight budget.

    Thank you all in advance for contributing.
    Read all of the great, free and bankable advice on WF and also start to contribute and learn by answering some posts in the open forums here

    As far as a business model, CPA on fresh, on niche landers with a mix of social traffic|ads is a real earner in the current marketplace..
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    • Profile picture of the author corra02
      The best advice is to do your research on any topic/product and to do everything with quality first. As said previously nothing will come easy and you have to be willing to put in the effort.
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        We answer this question like all the time. every time I try and think of some new and interesting answer.. but you tend to run out of them after about the 10th time let alone the 100th time you answer this question. There is the basic get and follow the basic model. Get traffic, get their e-mail address and sell to them.

        The reality of the answer is sure it will work... if you can push through the many obstacles that get in your way.

        So in my uh so non infinite wisdom I have come up with a "New" answer today. IF you are even thinking of getting into IM, here is what you need to do. Once a day every day for 2 weeks ( 14 days ) you need to write an article about ONE subject and one subject only. It really doesn't matter what it is, it could be about your kids or whatever. BUT you have to write on the exact same subject.

        IF you can complete this what seems like a simple exercise then you have the basic skill that will be required to succeed in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Shawcross
    My advice would be two things:

    1) Find something that interests you and concentrate on getting good at it. Don't 'flit' from one thing to the next (god knows, I did and it set me back months and months)

    2) Related to the first, but Take Action! Sounds simple but I was also guilty of this many years ago. Surfing the web, chatting on FB etc just isn't going to achieve much
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  • Profile picture of the author Papaly
    Think outside the box and do some research on niches that aren't saturated. Do some research on growth hacking and start building up your social media channels.
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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by mrrightme View Post

      make first dollar first.
      Now that's ^^^ a gold nugget right there... Man there are some real geniuses on these forums...
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  • Profile picture of the author valley
    my advice to newbie is learn affiliate marketing as well as paid advertising and you will always rock
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  • Profile picture of the author pauljones99
    Stop acting like a "NEWBIE"
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    Some newbies must open their mind first, because most of them think "ohh, this product can make money fast and easy for me." Even the product provide very clear step by step tutorial, but that's just a product. Newbie must find a way to make that product to be a business so can get real income. Finishing the product tutorial itself don't always guarantee can bring a good cash.
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    • Profile picture of the author felines
      Some great replies here that serve as a very good reminder. Thanks!
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  • Advice:

    1. Track everything and don't trust others, and don't trust yourself, you might think this professional page will do better then ugly one but you might lie and your number WONT!
    2. Get traffic
    3. split test and keep split testing

    follow this and you will eventually be successfull (or faster)

    there is more but this is kick start version of advice
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    In my experience of many years in IM and having tried many methods, I'd say that writing very good quality product reports on specific products, with really well-researched comparison and alternatives, for Amazon products (over $100, not too big or heavy and not available in a typical WalMart) is the most reliable method of making a good profit for your time. That is affiliate marketing, and it works well and is not too difficult.

    That's not the easiest way, there are many methods that are easier, but I've yet to see any of them make anywhere near as much money per hour of time spent doing the work. So yes you can put lower quality general content on a free content site and monetize it, and that's easier, but I doubt whether you will even make a dollar per hour for your work, compared to doing good quality affiliate marketing where you will get a good residual income.

    To do affiliate marketing effectively, you need your own website (so that means domain and hosting), but that's not very expensive, and everything else you can do for free.

    I recommend joining the War Room if you want plenty of free information on how to do things like affiliate marketing in general, or any particular aspect of it, and/or have a look at the general method first then ask questions in this forum about specific aspects of affiliate marketing, like WordPress or traffic etc.

    All of us started knowing nothing about IM, we all started from the same point you are at, and plenty of us on this forum learned enough to make profit doing it, so you can too. Just pick a method, take some action, and keep learning.

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  • Profile picture of the author jemacb
    Originally Posted by felines View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    There are many products out there that say 'suitable for newbies'/'newbie friendly'. But somehow, many are still struggling to start even after purchase and more purchases of the courses. Often overwhelmed with loads of different information and ended up getting confused and begin asking 'Just where and how do I start'???

    So in your opinion, which business model (eg. affiliate marketing, CPA, membership sites, product creation and etc) may be considered easier and a good starting point for someone new to focus on?

    Or is it not about the business model afterall but one's mindset and discipline?

    **Let the Newbie here be someone who has no or little knowledge in IM and on a tight budget.

    Thank you all in advance for contributing.
    felines welcome.

    I have said it time and time again here on WF. For 'newbies' I would highly recommend getting a coach and following their advice.

    It is very easy to get lost with Information Overload in this industry. It is also very easy to fall for the 'half truths' by come product vendors. So please do not get trapped into thinking / believing that you absolutely must but this, buy that etc. in order to succeed.

    Research and get a coach.

    All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    If after 3 years you're only making $1,000/month online profit... you're not a failure. In some locations in the USA, that's actually enough to stop working forever.
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  • Id start with affiliate marketing to get your feet wet and find a mentor good in this field. Because so many companies offer an affiliate program, its very easy to get started here.
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  • Profile picture of the author stvnc123
    3 Things:

    1. Never trust information products completely. You can download and study them but do research. I have found out that a lot of advice are more theoretical then practical.

    2. Don't just study from one type of authors or place. Broadened you sources of learning.

    3. Start implicating what you learn and see if it works or not. Learn from mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Franklynn
    1. Step away from the computer and do some brainstorming (I find it easiest to think clearly when I am away from the computer).
    2. Write down a list of your own personal experiences, skills, education, likes, and dislikes.
    3. Use what you have written down to come up with a quality product or service where you can offer value to your customers.
    4. After you have decided what product or service you want to offer, develop it so that it is market ready.
    5. Then worry about marketing.
    For example, say you love ice cream (lots of people do).

    If you like to make ice cream, you could write an book containing your favorite recipes and sell it online.

    You could build a website reviewing ice cream machines and have affiliate links to Amazon, or other companies that sell ice cream machines.

    You could build a site with specialty ice cream recipes (gluten free, low sugar, milk free, soy free, etc.) and link to specialty ice cream ingredients online).

    You could open an ice cream franchise.

    Or, if you really are ambitious, you could come up with your own fabulous recipes, and take them to a contract manufacturer, have them manufactured, and start selling them to stores.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave37
    As you already realize, the mindset is important, but cannot work without taking actions.
    You must have a goal and a plan before you can take actions.

    You also have to consider failures as part of your journey, so that it doesn't stop you and make you think this is not for you. Many people did it before, so can you.

    If you want to get results fast, then some business models will be more suitable to you than others and vice versa. But make sure you learn before you start taking actions
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Sarlo
    Originally Posted by felines View Post

    So in your opinion, which business model (eg. affiliate marketing, CPA, membership sites, product creation and etc) may be considered easier and a good starting point for someone new to focus on? [/U]
    What the heck is that? "considered easier and a good starting point " nothing is easier/harder (well some things are) and nothing is a good starting point.

    You have to decide what to do yourself. Know the benefits of all the opportunities and their disadvantages and then decide on one thing e.g. I'm going to make money (that's what you're here for) as an affiliate marketer and do just that, period forget everything else until you make money as affiliate marketer.

    It's not a career where you start with CPA, and then now move on to something else, now to something else... Pick and stick to one thing. If it's CPA you fancy and want to try it out, then do so for the next 2-3 months, give it everything you can until it works!

    Do also what you think/feel will work for you, something you like - if e.g. you think CPA looks better than building an info-business, then try CPA.

    So look at all opportunities available and pick your thing. Stick until it works and you make money, that's a good starting point. I chose info-business. Some others chose to be freelancers, other chose to make money as purely bloggers, what will you do?

    Sidenote: It's not easy to decide, I started as affiliate marketer, tried also GRQ (get rich quick) formulas, but finally I found what I want to do, I "fell in love" with info-business".

    Try also to pick something that will actually work now and in the future (the problem with GRQ formulas like some weird fiverr method) unless of course your goal is just to make a couple hundred pocket money.
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    The best advice is to start something. When you start, you will make mistakes and learn along the way.

    If they never start taking actions, they will never learn anything form it. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Pedro Lopes
    1. Action
    2. Understanding
    3. Patience/Perseverance

    1. You need to take action, failure to act has killed more successes than just failure in itself. Keep testing, trying, learning
    2. Understand when you did something wrong, learn from your lessons. Don't make the same mistakes repetitively
    3. Patience, it will not come over night. Most successful IMers didn't see their first profits for months if not years. Persevere, don't give up, keep learning and it will happen for you

    Having said all that, I highly recommend hiring a mentor. I did, and I haven't looked back.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickNimmin
    My advice....

    Work, create and learn from working and creating.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattbanner
    Originally Posted by felines View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    There are many products out there that say 'suitable for newbies'/'newbie friendly'. But somehow, many are still struggling to start even after purchase and more purchases of the courses. Often overwhelmed with loads of different information and ended up getting confused and begin asking 'Just where and how do I start'???

    So in your opinion, which business model (eg. affiliate marketing, CPA, membership sites, product creation and etc) may be considered easier and a good starting point for someone new to focus on?

    Or is it not about the business model afterall but one's mindset and discipline?

    **Let the Newbie here be someone who has no or little knowledge in IM and on a tight budget.

    Thank you all in advance for contributing.

    I think the focus first should be to get a website up that you are passionate about. Once you do that, and start building a nice amount of content, you can figure out the best way to monetize it. With a good amount of leg work, if you build, they will come!
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  • Profile picture of the author SDsurfer
    What you need to do is to pick ONE strategy, get an AMAZING system AND a coach, and don't waver until you make money.

    I know for me, I spent about 2 years buying every system I found. I jumped from one to the other over and over. It was frustrating. I was lost. I was BROKE.

    Then finally about a year ago, I got serious. I picked ONE thing to focus on, I got myself a system and a coach that kept me on track and on task, and I've never looked back.

    Was it easy? NO. But, it's do-able. You just have to FOCUS.
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