Best advice you ever had?

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What was the best online advice you ever had?

Mine was to focus on one niche, one subject only.

From 1.000+ domains and small websites I went to one project.

Now I can focus 100% on that project

For me it was the best advice I ever got and turned my "one-man show" into a team of 10 dedicated works and offices in 2 different countries.
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  • Profile picture of the author SmartTim
    Focus on one niche, and do everything you can on that site. Dump all other methods.

    Stop surfing Facebook, Twitter, and other non making money activities.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Always try to set things up so that both you and your customer end up believing they got the better end of the deal.
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    Fast. Good. Cheap. Pick Two.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Many receive advice...

    But only the wise benefit from it.



    Also...

    You're only old when you stop learning. (A crafty man from Denmark told me that... He built the railroads. Inside joke. Yet fascinatingly enough, entirely accurate).
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  • Profile picture of the author dlane1987
    My best advice was stop planning and Just do it.
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  • Do what is hateful and against what the majority hates (work!)
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    soon people... Relax...
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  • Profile picture of the author stackman
    "Get off your butt, and GET STARTED NOW."
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  • Profile picture of the author KBrown
    "You have to stop wondering why you can't and start figuring how you can"
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Stand out and do what others don't (want) do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Yunker
    Never Give Up.

    The only time you fail is when you decide to quit.

    If it doesn't work find a different way to do the same thing and keep repeating until you do find a way that works.

    Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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    Originally Posted by allegandro View Post

    What was the best online advice you ever had?

    Mine was to focus on one niche, one subject only.

    From 1.000+ domains and small websites I went to one project.

    Now I can focus 100% on that project

    For me it was the best advice I ever got and turned my "one-man show" into a team of 10 dedicated works and offices in 2 different countries.
    Really happy to hear about your Success Mate,

    Keep up the good work

    Cheers
    Chyanit
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  • Profile picture of the author bonesaj
    Creating a morning routine that gets me ready for the day/wakes me up has done wonders for actually getting me to be more productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author iris zhao
    Govern your thoughts when alone, and your tongue when in company. This is my best advice from my teacher.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by LarryHaywood View Post

      Make sure you get a comfortable chair.
      Originally Posted by Amr Alaa View Post

      Hahaha that's the good advice you have ever heard
      Amr, that is actually excellent advice if you are serious about putting in the work required.

      You can make a desk from a door and a couple of boxes. Keep your files in cardboard boxes.

      But if your butt is sore and your back aches, you are not going to do your best work. There are a lot of places you can skimp by when starting a business. Your chair is not one of them. Get the best you can afford.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Doing the little things each and everyday that other people do not like doing can make you successful

      - Robert Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
      Originally Posted by dsilvestre View Post

      "Don't get it perfect, just get it done."
      Yes, this for me too. I was spending too much time on being perfect and I learned this one from a mentor years ago. Helped me to be much more productive.
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  • Profile picture of the author itos
    Don't be afraid to erase the drawing and start again. The new one will be a 100 times better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Don't bother trying to help people on the Warrior forum. It's a total waste of time and energy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    My best advice was to never give up.... even if 10 years past and you're only making $600/month.
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  • Profile picture of the author gene438
    Finish a project before starting another.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
      Best advice I ever received was from my mother:

      Don't judge anyone until you have walked in their shoes.

      (Tried that with my dad's shoes, but all I did was trip and bang my head on the coffee table, so the advice is given with a word of caution)

      Never write anything down that you do not want aired in a court of law

      These days that includes images, yeah?

      Here are some of my own:

      Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,
      but make sure you know what that means from their point of view.

      Teaching can only be successful when done from the inside of the student:
      If you don't know how your student thinks, you're words will fall on deaf ears.
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  • Profile picture of the author anwiii
    there is never just 1 thing. here is a list of the quotes that have most influenced me in my life.....

    "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

    "Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights. "

    "Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be."

    "If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything."

    "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. "

    "You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."

    there is never just one thing.......
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    This turned into a really good thread!

    The best advice I ever got was to stop making excuses and just do it.

    No one is coming. It's up to you.

    Stop trying to find a slightly better way.

    Feel the fear and do it anyway.

    Fail your way forward.

    What's the worse than can happen? Can you handle it?

    Put the right message in front of the right market at the right time. Do that a lot.

    Focus on one thing.

    Reduce and eliminate distraction.

    Marc
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
      Okay, last post for the week:

      This is a marvelous thread and I sincerely hope it will continue. Marc, Anwii, you both said it, there are many advice lines, each better than the other depending on the day and time you need one. Or five. All of you who posted have good lines.

      Thanks to allegandro, who started this thread (thank yoooo! Wavies and virtual hugs*). Please keep it going even if you have to bump it from time to time.

      * Hey, I'm allowed to say things like that (excuse me while I adjust my walker). After all, I really am a great-grandmother.
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  • Profile picture of the author espot30
    Find what you love to do and you don't have to get paid for it and make that your business...because you won't give up when times get hard. You're more likely to stick with you passion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    "As soon as I start to think too much, I stop and start doing"

    Personally, thinking (and worrying) have slowed me down and stopped me taking action.

    It's the motion beats meditation scenario.
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  • Profile picture of the author time4vps
    The best advice I've ever got online was "Think big, don't forget to experiment and invest money into your market to become successful".
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Fail fast. Take lots of imperfect action. Never give up. Consistency is the key. Build a list
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  • Profile picture of the author Mehdib
    Plan enough but do not plan to plan a plan to execute a plan. Get off you butt and do it. My father told me this when I was planning my first big failed business . I learned more from that than in all years of studying even my PhD.
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  • Profile picture of the author KeenR
    Do something everyday which contributes to growing your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author gvidass
    Learn difference between liabilities and assets - I think this one is the best for me
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  • Profile picture of the author conradomahy524
    The best advice I have ever received, in terms of working online comprises of a few things...

    1. Be the boss.

    2. Provide a service or product that people simply cannopt live without.

    3. Have a monthly recurring payment option for members to get locked into paying.

    Meeting the above criteria however, is easier said than done lol.

    I have been in the process of putting together an offer that meets these 3 things, so over the next year or so we'll have to see what I can come up with
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  • Profile picture of the author jessegilbert
    Focus. Yes. Focus on 1 offer...
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  • Profile picture of the author ricericebaby
    People aren't going to just click on an ad and buy from you. They first have to see you as an authority on the subject, then they have to know you, then they have to like you, then they have to trust you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mreespinosa
    There are two types of people. The majority of those who won't follow what you say and the minority of those who will. Focus on the few, and you will succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    "Humility (failure) is a wise teacher, once the embarrassment wears off!"

    "Embrace your failures, for hidden within those failures your success awaits!"
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    • Profile picture of the author allegandro
      Originally Posted by jessegilbert View Post

      Focus. Yes. Focus on 1 offer...
      Many people need time to under this, because they have so many great ideas and not understand yet they can't do them all.

      Originally Posted by Edwin Torres View Post

      Fail fast. Take lots of imperfect action. Never give up. Consistency is the key. Build a list
      Never give up, a good idea takes sometimes time and to many people give up after some months/weeks and even days.

      Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

      If you're not outside of your comfort zone, you are not moving forward.
      That is what I say in the office, if we don't make mistakes, it means we don't make any progress at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author ruby2011
    Focus on what you are capable of and outsource the incapability to talents.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    Taking the first step...It was too much information overload at the beginning for me and did not know where to start. So I stopped the learning process and started working on projects. I guess we will never know it all so better stick with those areas we are good at and working hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author yakim1
    I have been online for over 20 years and the best advice I received was...

    Everything you do online must in some way build your list.

    I found that this was very easy to do and what I attribute my success to.

    Another saying that I made up my self and has worked very well for me because I am an action taker...

    Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today because if you like it, you can do it again tomorrow.

    One thing that is guaranteed is success will never come if you do not do anything that will cause you to be successful.

    Best regards,
    Steve Yakim
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  • Profile picture of the author 0xFF
    Become an expert in your field and find the experts in the fields outside of your skill. It's even the reason why I'm here : I'm not a marketer, but I'm looking for the best real marketer(s). I can play and learm about IM, but I think it will be never as efficient as finding a specialist in this domain. So, in brief, as you stated, a matter of FOCUS! We can't do all. We can't know all. So better to do one thing and develop one domain of skill and expertise...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      You don't have to brush all your teeth. Just the ones you want to keep...
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    I think you are qualifying your question with best marketing advice?

    Best I had was have/create your own product. After I created my first
    product everything changed for me.

    -Ray Edwards
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      I think you are qualifying your question with best marketing advice?

      Best I had was have/create your own product. After I created my first
      product everything changed for me.

      -Ray Edwards
      The best advice I had was the other day. It was that I needed to check out this Thread and look and see how Raydal responded
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      • Profile picture of the author Raydal
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        The best advice I had was the other day. It was that I needed to check out this Thread and look and see how Raydal responded
        LOL. Be careful who you get advice from.

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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

          LOL. Be careful who you get advice from.

          -Ray Edwards
          Shhh! People think I know what I'm talking about just for the fact that I'm on a marketing forum and have lots of posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author newxxx
    there's always going to be another sale
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  • Profile picture of the author floydarthur
    Do it today, not tomorrow. Do more action.
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  • Profile picture of the author theprofitgenie
    That the product you start with might not be what you up with but just keep learning and you will get there.
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  • Profile picture of the author bojan92
    Mine was: success is within you.
    If you believe you are then you will be.

    Or in other words fake it until you make it )
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    • Profile picture of the author webmarketer
      Be loyal to your commitments.
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  • Profile picture of the author mjcole76
    Find someone who get the results you want and learn from them
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  • Profile picture of the author bebetsizo
    The best advice I ever had that made the difference to me was get a mentor. To me having a mentor speeded up my learning curve.
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  • Profile picture of the author Natasha1992
    "Do what you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"

    It was no advice, one famous quote, but I enjoy it very much.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Natasha1992 View Post

      "Do what you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life"

      .
      I have a passion and love playing Disc Golf (a.k.a frisbee golf)

      And I still have to work everyday of my Life


      - Robert Andrew
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      • Profile picture of the author allegandro
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        I have a passion and love playing Disc Golf (a.k.a frisbee golf)

        And I still have to work everyday of my Life


        - Robert Andrew
        Just Googled Disk Golf, and had 16M hits, so some money must be in it. )))
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  • Profile picture of the author Asadullah72
    Do that you actually want! You should not start working by seeing other people earning screenshot ..
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  • Profile picture of the author onehalf
    Best Advice: Never stop learning.
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  • Profile picture of the author helenl
    Sell something that people really want to people who are prepared to pay you for it.

    That sounds obvious, but it's surprisingly easy to find yourself selling:

    a) Stuff people need but don't want
    b) Stuff people like but won't pay for, or
    c) Stuff people want but don't have the money to pay for

    ... and none of those work out too well!
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    • Profile picture of the author allegandro
      Originally Posted by helenl View Post

      Sell something that people really want to people who are prepared to pay you for it.

      That sounds obvious, but it's surprisingly easy to find yourself selling:

      a) Stuff people need but don't want
      b) Stuff people like but won't pay for, or
      c) Stuff people want but don't have the money to pay for

      ... and none of those work out too well!
      20 Years ago I sold paintings door by door.

      They didn't need it, didn't want to pay for it and didn't have the money for it.
      On my best day, I made around 5.000$

      So In general I agree with you, but sometimes you can sell sand to poor people in the dessert.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExcelExpert
    Fail quickly!

    i.e. As soon as you see something failing dump it and move on to the next thing. You cant concentrate on the next thing (which maybe your winner) until the weight of the failure is removed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nexstair
    Fear Is your biggest Enemy and worst thing is it is inside you.Kill it and be Free.
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  • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
    Best advice i received 10 years ago was to never give up even if you fail on some or all your IM projects.

    You learn from mistakes. That is true generally in life as well as in Internet Marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author allegandro
      Originally Posted by ExcelExpert View Post

      Fail quickly!

      i.e. As soon as you see something failing dump it and move on to the next thing. You cant concentrate on the next thing (which maybe your winner) until the weight of the failure is removed.
      If you don't fail, it means you don't learn and you stay on the level you know. And that means no progress what so ever.

      Originally Posted by umangbhat3 View Post

      The best online marketing advice I've had is to be persistent as hell.
      O yeeh, agree with that one 100%

      Originally Posted by Bradley J Anderson View Post

      Learn to delegate (outsource) tasks.
      It starts with buying gigs on Fiverr, and the more you grow the more you have to trust other people and let them do the things you don't have to do.

      Originally Posted by FaBiz View Post

      Best advice i received 10 years ago was to never give up even if you fail on some or all your IM projects.

      You learn from mistakes. That is true generally in life as well as in Internet Marketing.
      Learning from mistakes is not easy, because most people like to blame others for their mistakes, but I agree. If you can learn from your mistakes, it will bring you to the next level.

      Originally Posted by Nexstair View Post

      Fear Is your biggest Enemy and worst thing is it is inside you.Kill it and be Free.
      Stepping over your own fear, means making progress and doing things that you would have never be doing before.
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  • Profile picture of the author seriousmny
    Buy one product and implement it. Don't move on to any other product or buy anything else until you get success- all other products are just bright shiny objects.
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    Demand what you're worth.
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