Got Any Tips For A 19 Year Old Marketer?

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Hello fellow warriors!

I was just thinking about something when I went to sleep the other day... Many warriors are 40 years old+, and I think I've heard many of you wish you started out when you where younger. Is that so?

In that case, why? Is it because you could've built up several passive income streams, and live the lifestyle you've always wanted?

And do you senior marketers have any special tips for a young marketer like me you would like to share?
Like things you regret you didn't do earlier etc.

Thank you for all replies! Really looking forward to hear your thought on this

Best Regards,
Preben "Creative Kid" Frenning
#envy #passionate
  • Profile picture of the author yves
    Lol, that's probably not the best title if you want a friendly response

    Only kidding.
    I've now reached 30's and for me I'm quite happy about starting now. I think for you, starting at such a young age, just make sure you have time to do lots of things in your 20's and not get too bogged down in the IM world.

    That's just my advice, perhaps your a whiz kid and will be able to create amazing stuff and get right into it. It just depends what your skills are etc.

    Older people might have a bit more savvy in general but there is no reason why a younger person can't do just as well in certain niches.

    All the best and good luck

    Yves
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      No I don't envy you - I don't see why I should? I may not have started when I was 19 but I've probably got other life experience that you haven't got. Do you envy me? I'll bet you don't.

      And do you senior marketers have any special tips for a young marketer like me you would like to share?
      Like things you regret you didn't do earlier etc.
      I resisted outsourcing WAY too long - I got stuck in a rut trying to do everything myself but after a while I realised the only way to push my income into 5 figures a month was to get other people to do the stuff that didn't really pay me e.g. backlinks, social bookmarking etc.

      I also should have started 'serious' list building sooner. I dabbled but never really put much time into it. I should have.

      No regrets though - I'm happy to be where I am right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    Thanks for your response! Lol, I know about the title :p

    I think 30 is a great age to get started as well! Then you've partied your way through the 20's.

    I'm trying not to get too bogged down, working too much. I still like to party, and you always get time to do what you really want :p

    As for me, I'm really getting into offline IM. Although I'm only 19, I'm still able to sell my services face-to-face to older brick'n mortar businesses. I think this might have to be because I've been working with sales before, and I love it. They actually don't seem to have a problem trusting me at all! - Which I really didn't expect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Hi Preben,

    I don't wish I would have started younger, but I wish I WERE younger!

    Seriously though, my goal was to retire from having a boss by the time I was 40. Through IM, I was able to do it a few years earlier.

    For the record, your post title does seem a bit like you are seeking glory. In that regard, I don't envy you. But I am happy that you are interested in IM and looking to be successful.

    All the best,
    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author whoismarktaylor
    Hey it's super cool being under 20, just keep your life balanced! Have fun and remember leadership is about service to others. Service to others leads to greatness.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author yves
    Sounds like you really love it, so that's great. There is nothing better than when your hobby/passion is your work!

    Yes 20's are some good years.
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    Thanks for all replies and tips folks! Thinking about changing the title... :p
    My point wasn't really to "brag" about me being young.

    @Michael Oksa - Lol, I actually wish I was a bit older :p But I'm fine with it.

    @Hamida Harland - Thanks for your tips about outsourcing and listbuilding. I must admit I haven't been that much into listbuilding yet, even though I know I should.
    I'll take it a bit more serious now And I'm glad you're happy being where you are. That's the way it should be!

    @whoismarktaylor - Ah, good words! You have to give first, then you can get later

    @yves - YES! I really love it! Combining hobby/passion/work is really super! I can't wait to see how I end up!

    P.S. Is it possible to change the title? Lol... I want to change it to "Got Any Tips For A 19 Year Old Marketer?" I realize it sends out the wrong signals...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Hi Preben,

    You can change the tilte right in the main forum. Double click on the subject line then enter your new title. It can be a little tricky, so it may take a few tries.

    ~Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author rlrlphs
    I am also 19 years old and I started Internet Marketing when I was still 18 years old and I love Internet Marketing because I find new strategy in marketing your own products and how to create your own E-book and sell it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheila
    Sounds like you're off to a great start - doing something you love makes earning money a TON of fun!

    If you consistently invest a portion of the money you're earning into your business, and/or into another growth investment, you're going to find yourself on financial easy street and be able to continue doing what you love - compounding interest/earnings is a beautiful thing!

    Congrats on having the initiative to use your talents and go for it :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author WorldIR
    you are expect to get better with the experiences from the "seniors"... keep on learning in order to earn...
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    I'm 19 as well, here's some peer-to-peer advice

    I think we're lucky to have started out young, as this leaves us all the more time to do the things we enjoy in life. The only real advice is to remember that while Internet Marketing will bring you freedom, with freedom comes responsibility. Making money is easy, but KEEPING it is another matter. Become aware of your life's biggest dreams and use that freedom to GO FOR IT! Don't be afraid of exploring - there's always a new food to try, new activities to take part in or new people to meet. Don't let anyone/anything hold you back, or tell you you're too young to be successful.

    I've yet to make hordes of money, but it'll happen soon. Keep focused, and keep believing in yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Preben, 2 advices:

    Focus on one method
    Follow it till it gives you solid cash

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  • Profile picture of the author johnwho
    looks like I am in the right place..
    I am only 20 y/o. I'm aware of this so-called online marketing when I was 19.
    but I focused on a business venture termed (MLM), after 2 years of failure..
    I open my mind to the possibilities of using the net to promote my business.
    and as of today.I see MLM just as one part of my soon to be multiple source of income online..
    right now I'm starting to build my targeted list of people..my goal was to build it all the way to 1,000 from 1-2 months now.
    I also do Blogging..
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  • Profile picture of the author Desmond Ong
    Well, I'm eighteen and I felt like smashing the wall when I read about some people younger than me making more money than I do!

    I don't know if I started too young (I started my first eBay business at 15 under my parent's name) or not -- but being at such age -- I felt that I could learn more by the time I'm older.

    As of right now, I've learned so much from just doing IM, buying and selling, interacting with other people across the world and many many other things.

    I started falling in love with my business last year and actually enjoy what I'm doing and want to stay this way even after I graduated from college.
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    I'm 27. I first started marketing online with adwords when I was your age.

    For your first industry that you get into, make sure its something your passionate about and enjoy. Once you have got a bit of experience under your belt you can go into fields where you dont have much interest in but this would be a killer early on, especially with the amount of testing you will have to do.

    Second most important thing is not to grow complacent once you get some success. My biggest problem was getting pretty much instant success with an online training product and then I kicked back and cruised along on auto pilot for a few years without really advancing or expanding. If I had the mentality I have now 6 years ago I'm sure my bank account would have an extra couple of zeros on it.

    Third most important thing is "Plan for the worst, hope for the best". Make sure all your figures work with the lowest possible results. Make a plan for everything you do and also do cash flow forcasts. It will save you so much time and risk it is unreal.
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  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    Only one major tip i can give any person just starting out
    which is "Take Action Like A Bat Out Of Hell", stop reading
    and start working...

    --David
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  • Profile picture of the author Treece
    A tip? Don't call us seniors. The internet didn't exist when I was 19, so I can't say I'd do it differently but I sure do wish I put every penny into dot com stocks and pulled my profits before it went bust!

    Seriously, running any business on or offline is hard work. Do your due diligence. Read everything you can. Hang around with successful people and make notes of what works. Trust your gut. Pay attention to trends. If you have an idea research it thoroughly and make sure it hasn't been done before. If it has been, decide how you are going to do it better or with your own swing on things.

    Manage the money that you do make carefully. Don't go into debt. Pay your bills on time. If you aren't making a living with IM, get a real job and run this part time.

    Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
    Originally Posted by Preben Frenning View Post

    Hello fellow warriors!

    I was just thinking about something when I went to sleep the other day... Many warriors are 40 years old+, and I think I've heard many of you wish you started out when you where younger. Is that so?

    In that case, why? Is it because you could've built up several passive income streams, and live the lifestyle you've always wanted?

    And do you senior marketers have any special tips for a young marketer like me you would like to share?
    Like things you regret you didn't do earlier etc.

    Thank you for all replies! Really looking forward to hear your thought on this

    Best Regards,
    Preben "Creative Kid" Frenning
    Hey Preben - great post

    Well I am one of those over 40 so I don't mind about the age inference

    But you highlight a very relevant point - you are a kid of the Internet generation like my own three sons - you grew up with it like we grew up with black and white TV and valve radios

    I started my first Internet business - one of the first national Internet Service Providers here - 21 years ago - two years before you were even born.

    I started IM 12 years ago when there was enough people and pages on the Internet to make it possible or worthwhile.

    What many young people do not realise is that the Internet is the most dynamic medium ever invented - it changes by the year or less.

    What worked last year does not work this year, and what worked this year will not work next year - or even next month.

    Twitter is all the rage now - not for long if it follows the usual pattern.

    The only factor that never changes are solid, tried and tested business principles that have been around for hundreds of years.

    Start a business - website these days - based on your passion. Give people lots of high quality information as well as selling it to them, make them feel like you really care - and you should really care - treat them with respect and you cannot really fail.

    The only ongoing conundrum in IM is attracting "traffic" - I don't like the word "traffic" because it de-personalises people - so visitors.

    Never use tricks - they never work for long.

    Offer knowledge on forums and other such places, build your list, send them regular real information and massively over-deliver.

    Don't get distracted by all the temptations out there - focus on real content for real people and you must succeed providing you have the passion, commitment, dedication and patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMole
    Hi Preben
    I have a daughter your age. She is a full time university student with not a care in the world. Her only concern is were the next party is taking place. She isn't even thinking about earning an income. She is the one that I envy.

    Let IM be a vehicle to live life to the fullest and not a jail that bogs you down in front of a computer. That is ok if you are my age. All the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
      lol... I'm 16. So, I think I'd write a post like this 3 years hence.:p (kidding)

      Looking forward to more answers.

      Originally Posted by TheMole View Post

      Let IM be a vehicle to live life to the fullest and not a jail that bogs you down in front of a computer. That is ok if you are my age.
      How do you justify that?

      Just wondering...
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Cooper
      Originally Posted by TheMole View Post

      Let IM be a vehicle to live life to the fullest and not a jail that bogs you down in front of a computer. That is ok if you are my age. All the best.
      Absolutely true.

      Do not exchange a 9 to 5 office for a 9 to midnight computer chair.

      Life is for Living.

      Life is Joy.

      Life is Freedom.

      Life is about Service to others before Service to Self.

      Do not become obsessed with making money for the sake of making money - a trap that many fall in to.

      Decide what you want out of life, know you will easily achieve it by managing your IM business at your leisure, whenever you feel happy to do it, and I assure you that IM will provide you with all you need.

      Part of Success is the Freedom to enjoy that Success with Family whenever you Wish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robertas
    Hei,

    Jeg tror en av de viktigste for oss .. Yngre generasjonen er å ikke bli distrahert av narkotika og alkohol som er over alt.

    Jeg √łnsker deg hell!

    Not bad, eh?
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Kheifets
    LOL, you actually switched the title, heheh.

    I am 21, started when I was 19, no regrets.
    Everyone who I meet, always tells me that it is
    so great that I am so young and done so much already.

    Igor
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  • Profile picture of the author Creative Thinker
    Originally Posted by Preben Frenning View Post

    Hello fellow warriors!

    I was just thinking about something when I went to sleep the other day... Many warriors are 40 years old+, and I think I've heard many of you wish you started out when you where younger. Is that so?

    In that case, why? Is it because you could've built up several passive income streams, and live the lifestyle you've always wanted?

    And do you senior marketers have any special tips for a young marketer like me you would like to share?
    Like things you regret you didn't do earlier etc.

    Thank you for all replies! Really looking forward to hear your thought on this

    Best Regards,
    Preben "Creative Kid" Frenning
    I am 22 now. My goal is to have a passive income of $100,000 per month when I am 40yrs. Quite easily possible. Also thanks to the inflation
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  • Profile picture of the author samuelbell
    I am also 18 I have been studying Im for about 4 Months, I Had to sift my way through a lot of crap in the beginning but it was all worth it. Each day I learn more and more I am like a machine determined to succeed.


    And I would like to thank you all for your help and participation in this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezeey
    Hey people... Well I'm new here, just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm also 19 yrs old now and live in South Africa, been very active with Internet and affiliate marketing for about 2 years now, which is quite rare in SA as people generally work as waiters when they are younger. I must say though, if i could go back i would have started this when I was 16 and studied psychological aspects of landing pages and all that as this has really helped my conversions.

    Feel free to send pm's and that, would like to get to know you all.
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    • Profile picture of the author charlie88
      Hello Warriors, im just a new 21 old years marketer, im young not as the creative kid, but i started at 19 in the marketing career. I've learned a lot this years, but we still need advices from the senior members...

      Thumbs up from me, to the creative kid!
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    Thank you Charlie =)
    And thank you SO MUCH to everyone who have contributed to this thread! I will definitely check back here often to help me stay focused, as there are many awesome tips here!

    Now I would like to add, A LOT of what I have learned about IM, is thanks to the warriorforum, and fellow warriors. And I'm 100% sure I wouldn't have been as passionate about IM, nor having the skills and assets that I do, if it wasn't for you guys.

    I'm also delighted to see so many other young warriors! Thanks for all the thumbs up from everyone, and I hope you all reach your goals sooner than expected

    Perhaps we should make a mastermind group of young warriors? Btw, I just saw this website on twitter today: link2peer - Young professionals - network and career portal! Maybe that's a start?

    Anyways, keep posting great tips if you have any!

    Best Regards,
    Preben
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    • Profile picture of the author anonymous123567
      Personally I think having that balance as other members have mentioned is very important indeed. Being 19 myself these past couple of months have been the busiest ever, just remember to have a bit of time for yourself.

      Find an area of IM that you're good at and give 120%

      Good luck

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  • Profile picture of the author maestro2010
    The best thing you can do is to build up your own website. Then try to build a solid client base and give them your services. You can try some freelancing websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author tssen
    i just turned 20 and i wish i was 19 again lmao
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    • Profile picture of the author AidanKay
      As so many others here, I'm 19 too.

      I'm so glad I've started younger than some as it *theoretically* gives me more of a 'foot in the door'.

      I still suck at IM, for the fact of I don't have my own computer .

      I love everything about IM and well, marketing in general.

      If anyone can give me any help/advice please PM me.

      And good luck to the thread starter =].

      Cheers,

      -Aidan.
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    Is anyone from SA here?
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