When do newbies graduate?

by Ian Jackson 7 replies
I'm just curious, but what's the "graduation" criteria for newbies? when are they no longer be considered to be newbies?

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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    Originally Posted by iciejay View Post

    I'm just curious, but what's the "graduation" criteria for newbies? when are they no longer be considered to be newbies?

    Ian
    Not wanting to sound facteous, but...

    Probably when you can answer that question for yourself

    Other than that, 'newbie' is a subjective measurement of awareness - in some senses you'll always be a newbie as there's always something to learn, but as post counts go up (really bad measurement btw) you may be considered as experienced and no longer a newbie.

    I think that's as plain as muck isn't it?

    Peter
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    • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
      I am newbie in heart and would always like to be to prevent myself from becoming too self-centered.

      Anyway, whenever if someone starts to strike into new direction and starts defining what it is what he/she wants to do, I think that's the time when that person graduates from the "newbie" state.

      Person can gain all the technical knowledge by being in IM for 3 years, but the same person may be repeating one year of experience three times unless he/she gains ownership of business.

      Also when someone is new, it's easy to give up easily after trying something out for one month and quit while looking for the program or product that remedy their lack of ________ whatever.

      It's like learning Martial Arts. The Black belt holder doesn't always do more special moves than a White belt newbie.

      But the repetition of the SAME moves he's done over the years gained experience, maturity and most importantly the passion for the routine. Then as it can branch into different "style" (of Martial Arts, for example), the same goes for Marketing, we all begin making our own "systems" to follow while developing our individual styles, philosophies etc.

      And once such system is built, the same result can be repeated over, over, over and again, generating sales on command.
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      • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
        Ian, when I think about it (and I haven't really)

        Who cares?

        No offence, but it doesn't really matter does it.

        Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author SandyDuPlessis
    Hi iciejay

    I don't think there is any "graduation" just a gradual (and sometimes not so gradual) transition. Much of it will depend on you and what you believe about yourself. Work hard, start earning money and you become an Internet Marketer.

    On the other hand - even if you do earn money, you may well still consider yourself to be a "newbie" because there is so much more to learn.

    I have been a "newbie" for years and for me it is unlikely to change. There is just so much that I still want to know. Perhaps one day it may occur to me that I have learned enough, but I am not sure when or if that day will ever come. Until then, I will happily remain an eternal newbie.

    Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Cornish
    When you tap into multiple streams of income and increase the long-term sustainability of your business or profit streams than you are no longer a complete IM noob.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    Originally Posted by iciejay View Post

    I'm just curious, but what's the "graduation" criteria for newbies? when are they no longer be considered to be newbies?

    You need 120 IM credits to graduate. Ceremonies are held every May, in time for listbuilding season. When your name is called, walk on stage and approach the guru, who will tap you on the head with a keyboard, signifying your new status.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
      Funny Chris!
      Im with Peter on this one - whats the dif anyway?
      You are a newbie until you think you're not!
      Generally everyones a newbie forever as the world evolves - so really.........I dont get the question.......I must be too much of a newbie!....lol

      I say stop worrying about inconsequential crap and get down to some focused money making!
      Kym
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