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For a beginner, with no experience, what would you guys recommend to be the easiest method to "get a hold on" fairly easy?
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  • Profile picture of the author blitz20
    Build a niche site in a niche that you like, maybe a hobby or something and find affiliate programs there. This will be fun and its something you know about already. Make some youtube videos and drive the traffic back to your site while collecting optins using a squeeze page.
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  • Profile picture of the author dana67
    By method, do you mean a method of promoting? The type of niche?


    As a beginner, I think the best thing you can do is read as much as you can.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Henson
      IMO, the easiest-to-learn and quickest methods to build a sustainable income for BEGINNERS are:

      1. Building niche sites and placing Adsense ads on them (this is a set and forget method that will make you passive income for years)
      2. Niche site/YouTube video affiliate marketing (you can start making money very quickly if you build niche sites and post videos daily)

      Be prepared to put in some work in learning one of these two methods and make sure you stick with only one until you see success.

      There's plenty of free information on this forum to get you started. You will have success if you research, make a plan, and stick with it.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by Jonathan Henson View Post

        IMO, the easiest-to-learn and quickest methods to build a sustainable income for BEGINNERS are:

        1. Building niche sites and placing Adsense ads on them (this is a set and forget method that will make you passive income for years)
        No offense , but sorry I personally would not go this route of niche sites and Adsense.

        Adsense is too up and down . It is not reliable at all. Making a Site and doing email marketing is your best bet in the long run.


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    • Profile picture of the author ClaireCC
      Originally Posted by dana67 View Post

      By method, do you mean a method of promoting? The type of niche?


      As a beginner, I think the best thing you can do is read as much as you can.
      Yes indeed! There is SO much to learn. It's fun and exiting - let the internet take you on an affiliate marketing journey...you will be blown away
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  • Profile picture of the author astral walker
    Originally Posted by Nicheguybob View Post

    For a beginner, with no experience, what would you guys recommend to be the easiest method to "get a hold on" fairly easy?
    This is just an example of a niche blog/site.

    Do you like gaming on a computer ? if yes, then start a wordpress blog. Make sure its a self hosted blog. First of all purchase hosting from a good host. I would recommend A Small Orange. You can use a coupon code "FACETWEET" to get 25% off: Once your blog is setup, write articles on best pc configuration, best graphic card under $100 , $500 etc, review computer components, write how-to-guides related to computer, windows, mac, gaming etc.

    The trick is to include an Amazon affiliate links to each product that you mention in your blog post. People will click on your links and buy the product on Amazon. For each sale you would get 4% - 6% commission. Don't not expect the sales instantly, you will need to write quality articles, do proper SEO, promote it on social media. Do not stop, keep your blog updated with rich content.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    "Depends"... cause you might just .... yourself if you think there's an easiest way, lol.

    Honestly, and all kidding aside, one of the best things a newbie could do is open a free JVZoo affiliate account, and login.

    Go to: MarketPlace
    Scroll to: Top Sellers

    Then, before you sign up as an affiliate to any specific product... go to their salespage or sales video page. Watch or read the entire presentation. (*Repeat several times, and simply look at the product from a buyers perspective.)

    DO NOT BUY ANYTHING... Seriously, this IS NOT why YOU are going there!

    Now, after you've watched or read (or both) 5-10 salesvideos or salespages... choose the 3 that caught your attention and made you wanna buy the product. (*Again, DO NOT buy anything)

    Go into your affiliate dashboard, find their affiliate or JV offer, and apply (if they don't offer immediate approval) - be patient, most will respond within 24 hours or so.

    Look carefully, at the entire sales funnel:

    Example:

    Front end $9.95
    Upsell #1 $97.00
    Downsell #1 $67.00

    Upsell #2 $197.00
    Downsell #2 $97.00


    Now, think about it.

    These guys are capturing leads (*list building) with a 1-2 page sales funnel pre-sell

    They are brain sucking copywriters, who understand marketing

    They are recruiting other 'affiliates' to promote their goods

    But, aside from all the money they are making, they are doing exactly what you will NEED to be doing to make money online, which is extensive amounts of research, work, development, and marketing strategies.

    Now ask yourself; are you mentally ready?

    Seriously, are you ready to put all the pieces together, because if you start blogging and have no interest in writing or start doing videos with little to no direction... you're likely gonna spend a ton of money, and get really freaking frustrated, and quit.

    So, before you do ANYTHING or BUY ANYTHING... study sales-funnels, get on the email lists, watch the videos, see who's making HUGE waves, and learn from what they are doing. They are recruiting 3rd party salesmen to boost their sales exponetially... and THEY GIVE YOU ALL THE TOOLS THEY USE TO DO IT!

    So, start there!

    Then, you can pursue any niche, in any market, and in nearly any buyers market... and get so deep inside your customers minds, they'll thank-you and pay you!

    For the record, I'm not suggesting you focus on MMO, just use the knowledge these guys have to see behind the scenes. AS an affiliate, pay attention to the launches, and results.

    Also, think of ways to use the tools, techniques, and copywriting styles in your future campaigns.

    PS - An when you really really want a product, make yourself commit to selling enough in affiliate sales, to earn the product, as opposed to buying it! - You'll learn to make money, without spending as much.

    So , I say...writing non-bias reviews, and include links to whatever products you choose to promote. You won't need any real credibility or authority to get started earning, especially, if you yourself WANT that productt!!!.
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  • Profile picture of the author izwan
    Just in case you were not already aware, your views are extremely valuable to many companies, and you can get paid a decent sum of money for taking the time to tell these companies about your opinions. This is called 'Paid Survey'

    Considering how most paid surveys take just minutes and they can usually be done from home, on a standard PC, or these days even on iPhones and mobile phones while you might be sitting on a train or lying on the sofa, there could not be a better way to earn an honest and healthy income.

    Its simple! Go to paid survey website, give your opinion by filling out surveys, and earn cash! That's it!

    You can earn anywhere up to $5 - $75 per survey.
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    • Profile picture of the author art72
      Originally Posted by izwan View Post

      Just in case you were not already aware, your views are extremely valuable to many companies, and you can get paid a decent sum of money for taking the time to tell these companies about your opinions. This is called 'BULLSH!T'
      No, the people making the money on PAID SURVEYS are the ones suckering people to believe there's good money in it!

      Seriously, do some research, and MOST surveys take a ton of time, multiple offers, and don't pay worth a crap!

      Might ought go to ClickBank, and look at their affiliate programs for paid surveys...the ones making the money are the ones "PUSHING" them!

      But, again, if you sign up free (as an affiliate) you see these things before you buy them, and you learn what's worth promoting, and what's NOT!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    Almost every methods discussed boils down to affiliate marketing. Which is the act of connecting a buyer and a seller of a product. You (the affiliate) get paid a comission for the conection you made.

    You can sell affiliate products over: email, website, forums, etc.
    Even amazon has an affiliate product (and you know, on amazon you can buy pretty much anything)

    So my suggestion, inform yourself what affiliate marketing is and select a product to promote, then start promoting with a website maybe?

    Good luck and dont give up too easily!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Bob,

    As a beginner, buy a self hosted Wordpress blog. Set a foundation for a fruitful career. Brand yourself. Brand your business. Stand out from the crowd by establishing your authority. I know niche sites rock too, as many Warriors know, but feel blogging makes you stand out from the crowd. Kinda like content central; you share content, inspiring your readers, promote offers, promote other niche sites, feature pros, do podcasts, webinars, etc, etc, etc.....but as a newer guy of course, you'd focus on reading, reading and learning and learning, then creating helpful content through your blog posts. Keep on learning, keep on reading and more than anything, make freeing yourself and your growing audience your motivator, your driver, to make this online thing pop.

    Onward and upward Bob!

    Tweeting from Bali.

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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    Originally Posted by Nicheguybob View Post

    For a beginner, with no experience, what would you guys recommend to be the easiest method to "get a hold on" fairly easy?
    I suggest focus on the following 3 major components:
    • Product
    • List Building
    • Traffic

    Then choose a business model:
    • Product creator
    • Affiliate marketer
    • Selling skills (writing, designing)
    • eBay seller

    I've written a blog post on this topic, feel free to take a look:

    '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 Nicheguybob View Post

    For a beginner, with no experience, what would you guys recommend to be the easiest method to "get a hold on" fairly easy?
    Well, I'd say the business model with the smallest learning curve is probably ghostwriting - doing some research and writing content for other marketers. However, I'd say the most popular business model is niche blogging - creating a blog around a particular niche like dating, weight loss, toys, fashion, electronics...you get the idea and putting up blog reviews and articles about stuff going on in your chosen niche. Lots of people -- myself included -- like niche blogging because of the residual aspect (put up content once but continue to profit from it because of how the search engines work).

    If you decide to build a list (should do), then, it will act as like a second income stream for you. Once people get on your list, you can mail to them over and over again -- kind of like how the big chains will mail out weekly circulars to people that they know shop there because they use debit/credit cards to pay and sign up for MVP cards to get deals.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I want to answer the question literally. Location is so important, and you need to find the best "place" where there are people that can employ you, teach you, introduce you to new people, etc. If you are meeting new people all the time, especially hanging out where there are people who run businesses or otherwise have money, you are going to hit on something eventually. The place could be church, the fitness club, running club, hiking club, the local pool, and more.

    I've met several business contacts sitting at the jacuzzi telling people what I do.

    So Location, Location, Location!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mikesweeney
      If I could go back in time, I would of focused only on two things: traffic and conversions. And I'm not talking about free traffic -- unless it's JV's or list swaps...
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  • Profile picture of the author heruma
    For starter, I agree with building a niche website, adsense and many ppc might help in the beginning. While doing that, you should build your list, always have an opt-in page on your website or as pop up. Prepare a "bribe" for them in exchange for their email.
    Active in the niche online community like forums or facebook groups. Read people's posts and comments. Reply whenever you can (meaning you know what you are talking about.) Build yourself as an expert in the niche.
    It takes time, effort and money. Do not expect to start earning money by tomorrow.
    Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author heruma
    For starter, I agree with building a niche website, adsense and many ppc might help in the beginning. While doing that, you should build your list, always have an opt-in page on your website or as pop up. Prepare a "bribe" for them in exchange for their email.
    Active in the niche online community like forums or facebook groups. Read people's posts and comments. Reply whenever you can (meaning you know what you are talking about.) Build yourself as an expert in the niche.
    It takes time, effort and money. Do not expect to start earning money by tomorrow.
    Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cam Gorrie
    Find a niche market that people are currently spending money.
    Research pain points and problems the current market is having.
    Match the problem to a solution that will help them.
    Build a list around that market and be the preeminent expert.
    Sell solutions that will help them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris19h
    I think your best bet is to get some hosting, install wordpress, and start blogging away. Find affiliate products related to your niche, make mistakes, and learn from them. Only one way to find what works for you and that is to get started!
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  • Profile picture of the author voldamort
    just open a wordpress blog easy to use on a niche which you know well it maybe be related to sports , games , gambling etc anything just do what you like the most ......
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    Actually, it all depends on what you want to do.
    You can do so many things online!
    You can build and develop a website, any type of website, the advice mentioned in this thread is quite OK!
    You could try freelancing, register on a few freelancing websites and sell your talent, whatever that is.
    You can try affiliate marketing, you can try writing and selling books, there really isn't a perfect place to start for a beginner. Just pick one and see where it leads you.
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  • Profile picture of the author JedGeorge
    Most people in almost every niche will tell you to focus on building an email list. There is a lot to learn in doing this. Maybe try to find a mentor or coach to help you. WF is a good place but danger is can lead you in all sorts of directions. But lot's of good advise given here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roderick Gardner
    Well build a email list ! This is a life time asset . The Money's In The List !

    Ok its easier than it sounds basicly what you need.is
    1, A landing page to capture your leads email address. You can get one made on Fiverr.com for $5.
    2, A free offer like an e-book / report what ever or you charge a small fee for like $1 for them to sign up .
    3 You will need an autoresponder to email to your list of prospects.
    Top Autoresponders services : Getresponce , Awber
    4, Send Traffic
    5, Then you can market affiliate offers to them on autopilot.

    Getresponce you can create your basic landing page which works great. Also you can host your landing page at getrepsonce for free ..No brainer
    Here's a link for Getresponce Free for 30 day : Email Marketing Software & Autoresponder from GetResponse
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  • Profile picture of the author ricgrb1
    I would honestly start by selling physical products on eBay or Amazon. You can make good money this route.
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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityBuilder
    Pick a insanely profitable niche, find if there are products to promote in the niche, build a niche site around it, build few links to it to get it off-the-ground, do some relationship networking, finally monetize it to make the money.
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  • Start by building a email list.

    1) Create a landing page (Squeeze page)
    2) Setup a autoresponder
    3) Start building a list, and emailing out affiliate promotions
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  • Profile picture of the author cherrytom
    I think the best place to start is find a mentor, which is what I should have done when I started. Back then I was too arrogant and I was convinced I could make a lot of money by myself. I was wrong. It took me many years, and it cost me thousands of dollars I couldn't really afford, but I finally realized I wasn't going to get anywhere without a mentor --- someone to tell me what to do, and show me how to do it. One of the first things he suggested was to join The Warrior Forum, and I'm glad I took his advice, because there are lots of experts here who generously share their knowledge and their time to help others. Hey --- you got some awesome replies to your post, didn't you? Keep smiling!
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  • Profile picture of the author mark toughill
    Ever thought about PLR products. Saves you a whole lot of time. Plr products come with ready made squeeze pages, sales pages etc already created for you so you do not have to do all the hard work.
    You do need to do some minimum work to improve the sales page etc, but it could be an idea for you. Check out my free training and see what you think!
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  • Profile picture of the author stews
    Get internet educated. You can gain a lot of insight from this forum but don't get to deep in the woods and never get around to implementing a project. Find a product/service, develop a marketing plan and stick to it. Absolutely, do not wander.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    As previously mentioned get a good education first, find a mentor or somebody that is experienced in what you would like to do. From there don't get stuck in information overload, take the information you learned and take consistent action. Key to success online is consistency and having the proper mindset and taking the proper steps.
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  • Profile picture of the author martinmarketing
    make a blog, and choose the right target of people who want to attract ... do publicity through socialnetwork ... create a list email..per keep updated your potential buyers ..but above all the website has to be done very well. .I would recommend you start as an affiliate, and take advice from those who already know something of this branch of markrting
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    If i was a total newbie and i can restart again. I will build a list! If you u have no experience, i would recommend checking out the soloads industry, however you need a capital to start the business. But to me it is fairly easy to understand. Just need to perserve.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author seven4
    Originally Posted by Nicheguybob View Post

    For a beginner, with no experience, what would you guys recommend to be the easiest method to "get a hold on" fairly easy?
    You got a few good suggestions here, but to make it concrete, I would suggest the following:

    - Offer something you're good at on sites like fiverr, seoclerks etc. As an alternative, you can bid on jobs on freelancer, odesk (now upwork) etc. That way you'll accumulate money.

    - At the same time, research. Will you invest that money into creating a product, perfecting your skills, building an online presence etc, it's all up to you.

    - Act on a decision made in the item above.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxweb
    Hello, I advise you to find a mentor, create a blog (WordPress is ok for starters), put ads in it, promote it in social networks. If you've got a product to sell create a landing page and do the same things. All you need is traffic and visits so never forget to post quality contents and promote your page.
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  • Profile picture of the author alambd1963g
    As you are a new, you can learn many important think from the Warrior. Beside the learning, you can buy a domain & hosting, then start to write with your interested subject. Please never do the plagiarism. No copy paste please. After writing some articles, you can do some SEO to increase your site traffic & Page rank. Then you can do Affiliate program or, Adsense or, even you can sell your own products if you have. Best of luck.
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