Where to start as a beginner!

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Hello warriors!!
I have long thought to start with internet marketing, and I feel that it is time now. how should one do? and what direction do you think is most appropriate for a beginner?
I appreciate all the help
#beginner #newbie #start
  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Hi akispad,

    Welcome to the board. The direction you take depends on these:

    1. How much you can invest;
    2. Interests
    3. Abilities
    4. Experience
    5. Available time.

    There are many models to consider. I think you'll have a lot of fun exploring them. Apply those 5 points above to any models you come across and it should give you some better direction.

    All the best!

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    • Profile picture of the author simeon13
      Yes as you already hear from many warriors: i will give you specific steps that you can do to make this thing working the best for you..

      1. Get offer to promote
      2. Create landing page/Set up autoresponder
      3.Get Traffic
      4.Monetize list
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      • Originally Posted by simeon13 View Post

        Yes as you already hear from many warriors: i will give you specific steps that you can do to make this thing working the best for you..

        1. Get offer to promote
        2. Create landing page/Set up autoresponder
        3.Get Traffic
        4.Monetize list
        I think getting a reputable coach is important....

        When a newbie reads a thread like this and people say things along the lines of "it's easy...set up a squeeze page, drive traffic, build your list and make money", it gives them the illusion that it's a "no-brainer".

        Personally, I find that "getting traffic" is the hardest part and I struggle with this a lot!
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        • Profile picture of the author discrat
          Originally Posted by ChantalVanderlaan View Post

          I think getting a reputable coach is important....

          When a newbie reads a thread like this and people say things along the lines of "it's easy...set up a squeeze page, drive traffic, build your list and make money", it gives them the illusion that it's a "no-brainer".

          Personally, I find that "getting traffic" is the hardest part and I struggle with this a lot!
          Yes, your right. It definitely is a simple system to set up but definitely NOT easy at all. Big difference


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  • I believe the best way to start is affiliate marketing..

    It allows you to master the basics of traffic, conversions, list building & email marketing.

    1) Setup a optin page
    2) Create a autoresponder with affiliate promotions & content
    3) Send traffic
    4) Start monetizing list more

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Everett
    Search through this forum and others like it. You will find a wealth of knowledge. You then need to select one method that you feel comfortable with and then stick with it. Don't get caught in the 'bright shiny object' trap.
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    • Profile picture of the author andrealhendrick
      Hahah I love that analogy the" bright shiny object trap," I know Ive had a few hurdles along the way thats for sure. Dedication is key and once you start seeing success dont slack and fine tune what you did right!
      Originally Posted by Dave Everett View Post

      Search through this forum and others like it. You will find a wealth of knowledge. You then need to select one method that you feel comfortable with and then stick with it. Don't get caught in the 'bright shiny object' trap.
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  • Profile picture of the author izwan
    Yes, the absolute easiest way to make money online is with Affiliate Marketing. You don’t have to create a product, set up a shopping cart and merchant account, do customer service, work with clients, etc. It’s very much like a traditional commission-based sales job where you earn commission on any sales you refer.

    Do these steps to get started:

    - Choose Your Niche
    - Register a Domain Name
    - Set up a Website or Blog
    - Sign up for Affiliate Programs
    - Write Product Reviews
    - Set up your Social Media accounts
    - Create SEO Content
    - Linkbuilding to your pages or blog posts
    - Continue creating content, getting links & interacting via Social Media.

    Once you get all this set up and you’re making money as an Affiliate, you can look at other ways to monetize your site.

    An online business is the same as any other business in that it requires an investment on your part to get it up and running. The positive side of online business is that it takes a lot less time and money than most traditional offline business models.
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    • Profile picture of the author connorchen
      Originally Posted by izwan View Post

      Do these steps to get started:

      - Choose Your Niche
      - Register a Domain Name
      - Set up a Website or Blog
      - Sign up for Affiliate Programs
      - Write Product Reviews
      - Set up your Social Media accounts
      - Create SEO Content
      - Linkbuilding to your pages or blog posts
      - Continue creating content, getting links & interacting via Social Media.
      These steps are great. But are these for blog marketing? I mean, do I have to write review for affiliate marketing product?
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    I think it starts specifically on your profile. Are you more into product creation, affiliate marketing, affiliate/ jv managers, etc...

    Secondly, your budget to invest to grow your business...

    what do you think
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  • Profile picture of the author skmyna
    Wish I could help you directly. I think you should first try Mark Link's Affilorama free version and learn the basic of internet marketing. Please don't buy whatever people offer to you and waste money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    You can start by searching this very forum. Lots of threads that talk about the exact same thing: how to start, either if you're a beginner or if you're someone who thought of giving IM a second chance
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmedezzezz
    Same Question Here and i got that the best way is to keep learning and Try what we learnt till we make the first sale or first $$ and that need to read alot and i think this forum is best place to do so
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  • Also try and choose what niche or market you want to be in? Do you have a relevant hobby or interest? Do people have problems that products can solved (by products you recommend)? Do they spend money?


    Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author navyvai
    Originally Posted by akispad View Post

    Hello warriors!!
    I have long thought to start with internet marketing, and I feel that it is time now. how should one do? and what direction do you think is most appropriate for a beginner?
    I appreciate all the help
    First of all I would like to welcome to the new good decision. Of course it is a good idea. You can start work right now. Firstly you need to choose a good NICHE. If you buy a Domain & Hosting, it would better for you. If you are not willing to invest, you can choose any free blogging site such as Blogger or, Wordpress or similar site like these. Then start writing, beside the original content. You need to increase your site Page rank & visitor by doing the SEO. Then you can add your page with the ADSENSE. or you can do the Affiliate marketing even you can sell your own product by passing these steps. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author absoluteseo
      Thanks.Helpful for us Noobs.Thanks once again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Henson
        If I were you, I would do what I did because it changed my life, drastically.

        I would build an army of Adsense niche sites.This would give you the basics of how the Internet operates. You would learn about writing or outsourcing content, SEO (search engine marketing), etc.

        You would also stand to make a lot of passive income for years to come if you do it right.

        There is a lot involved in this but there is a lot of good free information on the Internet, especially here on this forum.
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        • Profile picture of the author CarlosFarfan2012
          Affiliate marketing is by far THE BEST way to get started online

          From there you'll have to learn along the way more and more stuff, but sure it's exciting

          But like some of the fellow warriors say, what's your budget to get started?
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  • Profile picture of the author karlstech
    How thrilling, a fellow Swede, and in Stockholm!

    Well, everything really depends on what you want to do online. Do you enjoy writing with a personalized style? Perfect, then a blog would be a good choice.

    Or is it something else you're looking to do? Then start looking around on the Warrior Forum for similar threads or topics you're interested in.

    Be careful not to enter a market that's supposedly lucrative but something you're not really interested in. If you don't choose something that you're genuinely interested in you'll quickly run out of ideas and motivation (if the money's not motivating you)

    As many have already said, affiliate marketing is a good place to start. When you gain some experience you might want to look into creating your own products or services. But for starters, check out affiliate marketing. Go to places like:

    Clickbank
    JvZoo
    Amazon Associates

    Have a look at the products being listed and see if any of them catches your eye in the topic you've chosen. Remember that the product or service has to be good and worth the money or else customers will quickly lose faith in you.

    Bah, there's too much information about affiliate marketing and becoming a successful marketer for one post! I'll direct you to some great sources instead:

    Pat Flynn's smart strategies
    About affiliate marketing
    Wikihow affiliate marketing

    Other than this, search the forum for "affiliate" and you'll find hundreds if not thousands of threads on it and how to actually become a successful marketer.

    But when it comes down to it, you just have to enjoy what you're doing and have some fun while you're doing it. Life's too short. Listen to what people have to say, choose an interest of yours, buy a hosting account and domain name and just let your imagination out!

    Good luck!

    Oh and I'll just have to post something in Swedish as well:

    Lycka till, hör av dig om du behöver hjälp eller råd! Alltid kul att stöta på en svensk i den engelska online-världen!

    -Karl
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    • Profile picture of the author ammoun
      Originally Posted by karlstech View Post

      How thrilling, a fellow Swede, and in Stockholm!

      Well, everything really depends on what you want to do online. Do you enjoy writing with a personalized style? Perfect, then a blog would be a good choice.

      Or is it something else you're looking to do? Then start looking around on the Warrior Forum for similar threads or topics you're interested in.

      Be careful not to enter a market that's supposedly lucrative but something you're not really interested in. If you don't choose something that you're genuinely interested in you'll quickly run out of ideas and motivation (if the money's not motivating you)

      As many have already said, affiliate marketing is a good place to start. When you gain some experience you might want to look into creating your own products or services. But for starters, check out affiliate marketing. Go to places like:

      Clickbank
      JvZoo
      Amazon Associates

      Have a look at the products being listed and see if any of them catches your eye in the topic you've chosen. Remember that the product or service has to be good and worth the money or else customers will quickly lose faith in you.

      Bah, there's too much information about affiliate marketing and becoming a successful marketer for one post! I'll direct you to some great sources instead:

      Pat Flynn's smart strategies
      About affiliate marketing
      Wikihow affiliate marketing

      Other than this, search the forum for "affiliate" and you'll find hundreds if not thousands of threads on it and how to actually become a successful marketer.

      But when it comes down to it, you just have to enjoy what you're doing and have some fun while you're doing it. Life's too short. Listen to what people have to say, choose an interest of yours, buy a hosting account and domain name and just let your imagination out!

      Good luck!

      Oh and I'll just have to post something in Swedish as well:

      Lycka till, hör av dig om du behöver hjälp eller råd! Alltid kul att stöta på en svensk i den engelska online-världen!

      -Karl
      hi i really enjoy your beginning plan

      i think that the affiliate matketing is the best way to start internet marketing business
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    Tony Hetherington has a sale going on he has posted in this thread and i've purchased a few of his offline products. hes selling his traffic and membership site training for $10.00 which he was selling for 27-47.00 thats a good thing. I love his products and thats a steal. And starting a membership will give you reoccuring income and you want that believe me you want to start out like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author andorod77
    Affiliate marketing would definitely be the best place to start. Build your own website and set up an autoresponder to build your email list, then start promoting it with many different traffic methods (forum marketing, solo ads, PPC, ad swaps etc.)

    When you become more experienced you can broaden your range onto more marketing methods to make great money (product creation, Joint ventures etc.).

    For now try to stick with one method and master it, then you can start utilizing another and progress until you are making a steady income online.
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  • Profile picture of the author xmarketer
    It really depends on what you want, and what skills you have. For me i find Affiliate Marketing the easiest and most appealing for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author asamanthinketh
    Start by doing the little things that make a big difference. Like
    • Building a list
    • Providing valuable content
    • Engaging your subscribers
    • Testing, Tracking & Tweaking
    • Monitoring your Expenses & ROI

    You may want to invest in a paid course at some point. If you do this, just keep in mind that you can always find a great course that suits your budget - just ask Warriors what courses they've taken & I'm sure they'll be helpful as always.

    I wish you the very best on your journey to creating a lasting online income stream.

    -George (aka Jaz)


    You might want to check out these posts

    How to make $10,000 Per day FAST - Step by Step Jeff Lenney

    Best list building Course? - asamanthinketh


    PS: Dive into existing threads on here, use the search function & Google anything you don't understand.

    PPS: Remember, this will take some *consistent hard work. There is not instant cure pill.
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  • Profile picture of the author mediamarket
    Look into wordpress for making websites. And adsense for monetization.
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  • Profile picture of the author tudexo
    Originally Posted by akispad View Post

    Hello warriors!!
    I have long thought to start with internet marketing, and I feel that it is time now. how should one do? and what direction do you think is most appropriate for a beginner?
    I appreciate all the help
    Identify your strengths and weaknesses first. Getting ideas for others is okay, but alone won't help you get anywhere. There are two ways of doing it:
    1. Get someone to set up a money stream for you based on your preferences
    2. Do everything yourself.

    In both case you'll have to identify your strengths and interest areas first.

    If you want someone to set up a business for you, it's going to be less work for you, but you'll have to pay.

    If you want to get your own hands dirty, you'll have to be prepared to learn and unlearn a lot before you come up with a plan.

    Start researching different niches, business models (CPA, Affiliate, product creation, service selling etc.) and traffic systems. Find the pros and cons of each and how much time and money you can spend to set one up.

    It's a lot of work (don't trust those "gurus" who tell you its a piece of cake - its not) and you still have to be prepared for failures.

    Best of luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author ahmedezzezz
      Originally Posted by tudexo View Post

      If you want someone to set up a business for you, it's going to be less work for you, but you'll have to pay.


      Best of luck.
      If i choose this option bro will i make success or it's too hard like if i make everythink by myself
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  • Profile picture of the author hola11
    Hello, If you are a started you should make a good planing and go start with that...Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author imperets
    Originally Posted by akispad View Post

    Hello warriors!!
    I have long thought to start with internet marketing, and I feel that it is time now. how should one do? and what direction do you think is most appropriate for a beginner?
    I appreciate all the help
    You must first determine what you're good at. There are so many ways to make money online that it would be absolutely senseless for someone with great design skills, for example, to work as a copywriter.

    What do you enjoy doing in real life? Are you an expert on something? How can you make money with that?

    When I started my online business, I decided to work in the market of musicians, because I was (and still am) a musician myself. I understood that market very well and knew exactly what they needed in order to be more successful. I was able to empathise with my clients and understand their needs with great precision because of my personal involvement in that same market. Are you familiar with a certain niche as intimately as I was with musicians?

    Once you've identified what you're good at and what market you're an expert on, create a concept for a product or service that would solve a specific problem for that market.

    And finally, create the product (service) either yourself or by hiring someone. My word of advice: do NOT invest too much money in your first venture. You are still inexperienced. Start out with smaller projects and learn along the way. If you're successful, you will feel when it's time to scale up.
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  • Profile picture of the author ricgrb1
    Starting a physical product business on eBay or Amazon is the easiest and most secure way to start making money as a beginner in my opinion. I started on eBay in 99 and still sell on there to this day.
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    Please DO NOT make this mistake like I did when I first started out. I was looking for quick sales without actually trying to do something LONG TERM.

    So, START by building a list in your target niche. It will enable you promote several offers to them and make more profits in the long term unlike the one-time sales event.

    SECONDLY, create a product or offer a service. Affiliate marketing has it's own benefits, not doubt.

    However, you should focus on product creation where you have a 100% control over your earnings and the commission you give to your affiliates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    I suggest you dont waste time with reading about 100 different "strategies".

    go for something and start right away.

    Take a topic you like, create a website for it, get traffic to that website and make money with affiliate marketing or advertisements on your page. Its easy!

    hope you keep persistent, be ready to put in some work
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  • Profile picture of the author Ridwan Md
    Just remember not to give up once you start. As with any business model, time investment is needed. Alot of people i know tend to give up if they're not making money in a week. Alot of newbies are brainwash into thinking that internet marketing can make them rich fast thanks to the shiny bright object out there which is obviously not true.
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    • Profile picture of the author alvinguy
      The most important thing is to start. There's no guaranteed path, you will make mistakes, you will learn from them and get better but you won't get there if you spend all your time thinking of when/where to start rather than just starting itself!

      And yes, once you start, just keep going. You only need to figure it out once!
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      • Profile picture of the author ammoun
        Originally Posted by alvinguy View Post

        The most important thing is to start. There's no guaranteed path, you will make mistakes, you will learn from them and get better but you won't get there if you spend all your time thinking of when/where to start rather than just starting itself!

        And yes, once you start, just keep going. You only need to figure it out once!
        thank you alvinguy

        we spent more time by thinking and planning

        the main way to start is action and initiatives

        do action and initiative
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent Denali
    There are literally hundreds of ways to make money online. Do a little research to find out which way best suites your style and go with it. Stick with that method until you see results, before you move on to something else.

    Also, there is soooo much information available that it is easy to get stuck in learning mode. Don't let this happen. Learn enough to get started, then get started. You will learn so much more by doing it, then you ever will just reading about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Learn email marketing, first thing. When you have a good understanding of follow-up then decide on a market.
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  • Profile picture of the author ammoun
    hi...

    i am a newbie and i want to build my startup

    the 1st think i want to do is to create a website

    i mean a website of mine with a pro logo and name

    and tell people that i am in this industrie even write a experiences and stories

    are here warriors who have such sites like this
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustinlopex
    If you completely going with your business plan and ready for that then only start your business,otherwise working in company is also good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmedezzezz
    You need to read a lot and you mush gain experience , making money online is not easy and need hard work and patience
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  • Profile picture of the author Dustinlopex
    Start with blackhatworld,start reading blogs and success stories so that you can inspire.So that you can enhance your knowledge good.
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    • Profile picture of the author ammoun
      Originally Posted by Dustinlopex View Post

      Start with blackhatworld,start reading blogs and success stories so that you can inspire.So that you can enhance your knowledge good.

      the blakhhatworld is this another forum...
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidAllenNeron
    All the other posts are great advice.

    So I think the best advice I can give you is to never forget your innate talents and abilities, focus on those skills and find a way to monetize them before you start trying to learn one of the million or so shiny product "solutions". It's just like starting any business, lead with your strengths.

    Just some food for thought because it seems like everyone else will or have cover everything else.
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    Learning online and this forum first. Don't jump in if you're not ready.
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    Originally Posted by akispad View Post

    Hello warriors!!
    I have long thought to start with internet marketing, and I feel that it is time now. how should one do? and what direction do you think is most appropriate for a beginner?
    I appreciate all the help
    I have a blog post related to this topic:

    How to Start Your Online Business in 7 Steps

    Hope it helps :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    Yep I agree, Reading all these WSO's that promise XXX $$ per week can be exhausting and focusing on one method is hard.

    But I recommend every newbie to go with one method and look for a reputable online course or learning ressources about that one method, then stick to it and become an expert.
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    This forum can be very confusing at times, so many things to learn. This thread helped me realize I need to focus on one method, Thanks guys
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  • Profile picture of the author Howard Oreile
    ok, ummm... like, first you have to, like, you know, find out what kind of product you are like adverting. Depending on the like, ummm..., oh, product, you can either like build a site or like just like, you know, get like a blog. What ever you like. You know.

    If you like, you know, want to use a site. Just like, register a domain and use some wordpress, like.

    I like, also dont forget to like, get a leads page. Like, oh, ummmm..., get peoples email address, like build a relationship, and like sell them some, uhh, like stuff, like later on, like when they know you. They would like that and they would like also like you.
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