Lost and don't know where to start

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I'm very lost and don't know where to start. There's a lot of niches out there and i think its all competitive. What is the best way to start in 2015? what traffic method should i use? I like SEO but it takes a lot of time and no one can predict how things gonna work. I already have a hosting and an 100$ extra. I need your help warriors. Please give me real and honest answers. i see many who never made anything online and start arguing you have to start liek this and this blah blah. No offense. any help is really appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikefashen
    I have a post where I lay this out in some pretty significant detail. (click here to see it)

    If you are worried about market selection and worried about competition ... don't be.

    Find a market where you can easily find products to market and don't worry about competition.

    Create some good content to sell that product and create a squeeze page offering that content to people for signing up.

    Use facebook ads to drive traffic to your squeeze page.

    Now that's a really short synopsis. I do go into a lot more detail in that other post so I'd recommend checking it out.

    If you need any other asistance (after you've the post) then PM and I'll help out as I can.
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  • Profile picture of the author abbystabby
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      • Profile picture of the author Ged Clayson
        Niche selection is fundamental. It's always best to choose something that you have some interest in and where there are a plentiful supply of products that are popular and in demand.

        I suggest that you invest in a course if you haven't done so already. Do some research here on the forum and you will pick up the names of those who know what they're doing (and those who don't). I don't necessarily mean the forum posters themselves, but their recommendations. You can look at IM blogs too and get on some affiliate mailing lists which may help you to find a reputable IM course provider. Choose carefully and then stick with it until you make it work.

        There is a lot of free stuff around but it sounds to me like you need a 'look over my shoulder and see how I do it' type of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author abbystabby
    It's easy to get overwhelmed wen it comes to IM. I get it, There our so many ways to earn online. I always tell people to pick 1 method and to stick with it. Realistically you're going to be looking at 6 months to a year to find true success. Unless you're playing with PPC and CPA or CB offers you wont see that quick cash. Now a proven way that has worked for the past 8 years for me is blogging!
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    • Profile picture of the author Lucasp
      Originally Posted by abbystabby View Post

      It's easy to get overwhelmed wen it comes to IM. I get it, There our so many ways to earn online. I always tell people to pick 1 method and to stick with it. Realistically you're going to be looking at 6 months to a year to find true success. Unless you're playing with PPC and CPA or CB offers you wont see that quick cash. Now a proven way that has worked for the past 8 years for me is blogging!
      You may as well stop posting your 'help' now - as the affiliate link in your sig has been deleted.
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  • Profile picture of the author BreakthroughBen
    No one strategy is better than the other. Just like any investment, it comes down to the knowledge of the investor. is what makes the invest wrk or not work. So I would focus on the one you think you would like to do and stay focused to master it, and then you will eventually see the results.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evan H
    If I had to do it all over again I would have started my blog from day 1 and started building my list as well...

    I recommend learning as much as you can about list building, providing value to your subscribers and attraction marketing.

    Be consistent, be diligent and most importantly, do not give up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Henson
      If I were starting with hosting and 100 dollars, and I didn't want to have anything to do with SEO, I would get a free Aweber trial account, research and find 5 potentially profitable niches (all different), and I would build a two page site for each affiliate marketing site. These 5 different niches would increase my chances of finding a winning niche, much quicker!

      The first page would have 3 short product reviews featuring the best affiliate product on top, and two informative articles below the reviews. The second page would be a squeeze page to capture emails.

      I would create my own optin product (short PDF or video packed with value) for each niche (I know it's a lot of work!) and offer this in exchange for their email.

      I would also create a tripwire product and price it at 5-7 bucks and place it after the optin in a redirect, and then I would upsell them with your best affiliate offer after the tripwire (unless you have a high-quality $27-$47 product, yourself). I would segment my buyers in Aweber, too.

      I would offer a 21 email follow up series promoting the 3 products on your sites, "one product for every seven days." I would also get ready to send daily broadcast emails and/or a weekly newsletter to each of your lists once you had at least 50 subscribers to any of your lists.

      I would drive traffic to my sites via Facebook and Bing ads (quick) and forum signatures (if you can find one good one in your niche) and YouTube marketing (for the long term), and I would continue this method until I was successful. Probably about 6 months to a year of consistent work.

      After a few months I would assess which niche(s) was beginning to be profitable and worth expanding, and I would cluster more sites around that same niche with the same process.

      This plan right here can help you ditch your day job, but as you can see, it takes work, and not everyone is willing to do it!
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    Originally Posted by xmarketer View Post

    I'm very lost and don't know where to start. There's a lot of niches out there and i think its all competitive. What is the best way to start in 2015? what traffic method should i use? I like SEO but it takes a lot of time and no one can predict how things gonna work. I already have a hosting and an 100$ extra. I need your help warriors. Please give me real and honest answers. i see many who never made anything online and start arguing you have to start liek this and this blah blah. No offense. any help is really appreciated.
    I agree, information overloaded is one of the common problems for newbie.

    I wrote a blog post not too long ago to help newbie get started:

    How to Start Your Online Business in 7 Steps

    Hope it helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by xmarketer View Post

    I'm very lost and don't know where to start. There's a lot of niches out there and i think its all competitive. What is the best way to start in 2015? what traffic method should i use? I like SEO but it takes a lot of time and no one can predict how things gonna work. I already have a hosting and an 100$ extra. I need your help warriors. Please give me real and honest answers. i see many who never made anything online and start arguing you have to start liek this and this blah blah. No offense. any help is really appreciated.
    Don't let competition scare you. The fact that there's competition just means there's more money to be made. Any niche that's worth getting into is going to have competition. For instance, right now, I'm in the "dating/relationship" and "make money online" niches. They are both competitive. You just have to find an angle to get your foot in the door.

    Since you're just starting out, I recommend you go into a niche that's profitable but one you also already know a little something about. I was a Spanish major in college. When I started making money online, the "learn Spanish" niche was the first one I got into. I understood the audience (since I was part of it), knew a lot about the products in the market and so on.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    I would start building an email list on a topic you're passionate about. Offer a free gift as an incentive for people to enter their email. Once they are on your list send them relevant information that actually helps them out.
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