Admitting I suck, a long post begging for guidance - I'm ready now.

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First, if you pm me and have 2 posts and a biz of I'll ignore you.

Second, I believe that I am ready to make a proper run at making a real second then third and then many more streams of income happen.

I've been slacking. I think we all have

When I say "we," I refer to us that are dreamers, but don't take action. Those that refuse to invest even $100 and want free traffic, those that are afraid it won't work.

Afraid it'd all a dream, sold to us by the few elites that have made a fortune.

but that dream can't be a lie

There is literally a ton of money floating around, and the Internet is global. On a global scale, there are trillions flowing, so why not take a bite from the tree of wealth?

but I've been afraid

Afraid to fail. Afraid to show myself to the world. Afraid that it isn't inside me.

then something snapped in me

My day job went from a good week earning $750, to $1850. I managed to push myself and now don't want to stop.

I need practical real advice. I need a mentor. I can't afford expensive coaching some offer

Yes I refer to money. But spending $100 on ads is different than $1000+ a month some of these "gurus" want to charge.

I just need a system.

making money is a learnable task

I've become convinced beyond all doubt that making money is just a task. It's a thing you learn and DO.

In my day job (direct timeshare marketing), I've learned how to prospect better, pitch better and close better. I can teach that to anyone who will listen, so why should online income be any different?

everyone wants to sell me something - it's usually garbage

Without dismissing and diminishing those creating WSO products, there is so much debris, so much fluff floating around.

Oh good, another guide on how to do cpa campaigns, and it's going to make me "$120 a day on autopilot."

So then, why sell out for $8 to me when you have this secret.

there has to be more to it than that

So where do I learn this?
Why have I not succeeded yet?

I have many reasons why I haven't cracked the code, but I admit now I really need help.

I can post current afford that make zero dollars but think is break the rules.

Any takers?
Any ideas where to start?

Anything?
Thanks.
#admitting #begging #guidance #long #post #ready
  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    What was wrong with those WSOs you used and what were the reasons for you failing to succeed with the information?

    CPA is quite a straightforward process and many products state the same, yet necessary basics.
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    • Profile picture of the author stevenjcampbell
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      What was wrong with those WSOs you used and what were the reasons for you failing to succeed with the information?

      CPA is quite a straightforward process and many products state the same, yet necessary basics.
      Specifically, many of them are just the same tired info over and over.

      I'll take blame for a lack of action I suppose, but in terms of a guide, I don't need 20 pages of double spaced text and photos on setting up wordpress through cpanel.

      If there are really great courses out there, that show how to grow something scalable then I'd like to see them.

      A lot of the wso guides promise so much and you wonder if the authors are making $15,000 a month on that little "trick" they're teaching, why give it away for so little.

      I often think of the old adage of "you get what you pay for."

      But at this point, I'm jaded.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Originally Posted by stevenjcampbell View Post

        Specifically, many of them are just the same tired info over and over.

        I'll take blame for a lack of action I suppose, but in terms of a guide, I don't need 20 pages of double spaced text and photos on setting up wordpress through cpanel.

        If there are really great courses out there, that show how to grow something scalable then I'd like to see them.

        A lot of the wso guides promise so much and you wonder if the authors are making $15,000 a month on that little "trick" they're teaching, why give it away for so little.

        I often think of the old adage of "you get what you pay for."

        But at this point, I'm jaded.
        If you place no value in WSOs which are priced cheaply and 'you get what you pay for', how much weight is the information you seek here going to hold when it's priced at nothing?
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        • Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

          If you place no value in WSOs which are priced cheaply and 'you get what you pay for', how much weight is the information you seek here going to hold when it's priced at nothing?
          Do you have anything constructive to say?
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          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
            Originally Posted by TheArtfulDodger2012 View Post

            Do you have anything constructive to say?
            You should be focusing on being constructive yourself, namely those personal changes we highlighted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    Originally Posted by stevenjcampbell View Post

    First, if you pm me and have 2 posts and a biz of I'll ignore you.

    Second, I believe that I am ready to make a proper run at making a real second then third and then many more streams of income happen.

    I've been slacking. I think we all have

    When I say "we," I refer to us that are dreamers, but don't take action. Those that refuse to invest even $100 and want free traffic, those that are afraid it won't work.

    Afraid it'd all a dream, sold to us by the few elites that have made a fortune.

    but that dream can't be a lie

    There is literally a ton of money floating around, and the Internet is global. On a global scale, there are trillions flowing, so why not take a bite from the tree of wealth?

    but I've been afraid

    Afraid to fail. Afraid to show myself to the world. Afraid that it isn't inside me.

    then something snapped in me

    My day job went from a good week earning $750, to $1850. I managed to push myself and now don't want to stop.

    I need practical real advice. I need a mentor. I can't afford expensive coaching some offer

    Yes I refer to money. But spending $100 on ads is different than $1000+ a month some of these "gurus" want to charge.

    I just need a system.

    making money is a learnable task



    I've become convinced beyond all doubt that making money is just a task. It's a thing you learn and DO.

    In my day job (direct timeshare marketing), I've learned how to prospect better, pitch better and close better. I can teach that to anyone who will listen, so why should online income be any different?

    everyone wants to sell me something - it's usually garbage

    Without dismissing and diminishing those creating WSO products, there is so much debris, so much fluff floating around.

    Oh good, another guide on how to do cpa campaigns, and it's going to make me "$120 a day on autopilot."

    So then, why sell out for $8 to me when you have this secret.

    there has to be more to it than that

    So where do I learn this?
    Why have I not succeeded yet?

    I have many reasons why I haven't cracked the code, but I admit now I really need help.

    I can post current afford that make zero dollars but think is break the rules.

    Any takers?
    Any ideas where to start?

    Anything?
    Thanks.

    Steven , do loose yoursef.. If you are learining that failing is part of a process , I personally do not make money every time , some project fails, some clients are terrible, but some are even better than I expected . I think that key is be persistent . In years of my interent marketing life I failed most of the times, but few times I succed and I build on that success and money what I earn I invest back in business
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    • Profile picture of the author ElGuapo
      Steven,

      Imagine it is 2019. You have a slick and successful online business. It became profitable enough by the end of year one that you were able to hire professionals to redo the design, copywriting, and get affiliates to push your site.

      What business would you like that to be?

      Take some time to consider that question, because it is critical to success. You need a clear vision that you can obsess over. Too many people fail in IM because they underestimate the work involved or have flaky, unsustainable ideas ("Sure, I can write 20 x 300 word articles a day on verandas and cash in on the Adsense in six weeks!")

      It could be e-commerce, a membership site selling killer information, a local web design company - all sorts of options. But do try to ensure it is something clear and solid and that you'd be proud of. Something that can spark that obsession, which in turn will help you persist with the hard work and patience that is inevitably required in the early days.

      Once you know what you want to do, then look for a mentor. Or just figure it out for yourself.
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      • Profile picture of the author stevenjcampbell
        Originally Posted by ElGuapo View Post

        Steven,

        Imagine it is 2019. You have a slick and successful online business. It became profitable enough by the end of year one that you were able to hire professionals to redo the design, copywriting, and get affiliates to push your site.

        What business would you like that to be?

        Take some time to consider that question, because it is critical to success. You need a clear vision that you can obsess over. Too many people fail in IM because they underestimate the work involved or have flaky, unsustainable ideas ("Sure, I can write 20 x 300 word articles a day on verandas and cash in on the Adsense in six weeks!")

        It could be e-commerce, a membership site selling killer information, a local web design company - all sorts of options. But do try to ensure it is something clear and solid and that you'd be proud of. Something that can spark that obsession, which in turn will help you persist with the hard work and patience that is inevitably required in the early days.

        Once you know what you want to do, then look for a mentor. Or just figure it out for yourself.
        Firstly, thank you for the reply.

        I am personally very passionate about the self development niche. Bob Proctor, Jim Rohn, and the like.

        I have a blog where I've written and at one point was going 3+ articles a week, but saw zero traffic from Google.

        Drives me crazy, because according to toast, my seo is great, but maybe I just have zero luck within the niche.

        I love that the same things that helped me in the past year can help others out though. I make mostly audio only youtube videos on the subject too.

        I think that my dream would be to get PAID TO SPEAK on the subject.

        It's a big dream, but that's what it is.

        Before this, I spent years trying to work in fitness and bodybuilding but that industry makes me feel sick. They are abusing their customers to the point that I do not want anything to do with it at.

        So my perfect life is living anywhere I want. Getting out of timeshare completely yet this year I'll likely move inside and we'll the big product as I develop the online dream.

        The inside timeshare sales could make me $500,000 a year, but I want more and I want the freedom to live where I want and do what I'm passionate about which is helping others change their lives.

        To live the current lifestyle I want though I need to develop more streams of income which is why I am here now, to change my reality around.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    This is real complicated so pay attention.

    Find the niche traffic source first.
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    • Profile picture of the author dndoseller
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      This is real complicated so pay attention.

      Find the niche traffic source first.
      I like this advice the best. Find the traffic source where people have problems you can see, understand, and come up with a solution for.

      For instance, forums are a great place to read about real problems people are facing and they ask the same questions over and over again.

      Then build a landing page around solving that problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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    I like your post, I don't y but I like it


    2 things that I learnt from my mentor, now my friend, where I did spend quite a lot of money, which to me now is totally worth it,
    He told me one thing, which is pretty straight forward, but no one wants to hear it, if you don't grind you don't shine, 2nd one is a secret, I will get back to this thread, if I feel you didn't get your answer to your question, which you were looking for

    Chyanit
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
    Originally Posted by stevenjcampbell View Post

    Why have I not succeeded yet?



    .


    hey there instead of asking us why you have not succeeded you should ask yourself why you have not succeeded. Only you have the power to change or evaluate things that you have done wrong.


    We could give you all the guidance in the world, but like most people if you don't evaluate yourself and your mistakes, then you can't move forward!!


    FOCUS ON YOU, ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU HAVE NO SUCCEEDED?

    Write it down? Type it online? Just do it............
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    • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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      Originally Posted by shaunybb View Post

      hey there instead of asking us why you have not succeeded you should ask yourself why you have not succeeded. Only you have the power to change or evaluate things that you have done wrong.


      We could give you all the guidance in the world, but like most people if you don't evaluate yourself and your mistakes, then you can't move forward!!


      FOCUS ON YOU, ASK YOURSELF


      WHY YOU HAVE NO SUCCEEDED?


      Write it down? Type it online? Just do it............
      Thanks Shaun for this post, yes it really makes sense

      Chyanit
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    • Profile picture of the author stevenjcampbell
      Originally Posted by shaunybb View Post

      hey there instead of asking us why you have not succeeded you should ask yourself why you have not succeeded. Only you have the power to change or evaluate things that you have done wrong.


      We could give you all the guidance in the world, but like most people if you don't evaluate yourself and your mistakes, then you can't move forward!!


      FOCUS ON YOU, ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU HAVE NO SUCCEEDED?

      Write it down? Type it online? Just do it............
      I know I rambled a lot in the original post so perhaps you missed where I gave myself a $52,000 a year raise at my day job.

      All I've done is taken accountability this year, and admitting here the fear of risks and the like is a big deal.

      So now, I look for a real path. Some sort of guidance so that I can avoid the past errors of trying a dozen things half heartedly and not knowing what is legit or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    You just need to find a proven strategy and stick to it. Don't be afraid to try new things or stuff that takes a bit of effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Originally Posted by stevenjcampbell View Post

    First, if you pm me and have 2 posts and a biz of I'll ignore you.

    Second, I believe that I am ready to make a proper run at making a real second then third and then many more streams of income happen.

    I've been slacking. I think we all have

    When I say "we," I refer to us that are dreamers, but don't take action. Those that refuse to invest even $100 and want free traffic, those that are afraid it won't work.

    Afraid it'd all a dream, sold to us by the few elites that have made a fortune.

    but that dream can't be a lie

    There is literally a ton of money floating around, and the Internet is global. On a global scale, there are trillions flowing, so why not take a bite from the tree of wealth?

    but I've been afraid

    Afraid to fail. Afraid to show myself to the world. Afraid that it isn't inside me.

    then something snapped in me

    My day job went from a good week earning $750, to $1850. I managed to push myself and now don't want to stop.

    I need practical real advice. I need a mentor. I can't afford expensive coaching some offer

    Yes I refer to money. But spending $100 on ads is different than $1000+ a month some of these "gurus" want to charge.

    I just need a system.

    making money is a learnable task

    I've become convinced beyond all doubt that making money is just a task. It's a thing you learn and DO.

    In my day job (direct timeshare marketing), I've learned how to prospect better, pitch better and close better. I can teach that to anyone who will listen, so why should online income be any different?

    everyone wants to sell me something - it's usually garbage

    Without dismissing and diminishing those creating WSO products, there is so much debris, so much fluff floating around.

    Oh good, another guide on how to do cpa campaigns, and it's going to make me "$120 a day on autopilot."

    So then, why sell out for $8 to me when you have this secret.

    there has to be more to it than that

    So where do I learn this?
    Why have I not succeeded yet?

    I have many reasons why I haven't cracked the code, but I admit now I really need help.

    I can post current afford that make zero dollars but think is break the rules.

    Any takers?
    Any ideas where to start?

    Anything?
    Thanks.
    *sigh*

    Here's the code for newbies.

    Find out what's already selling.

    Bring traffic from that target market to your offer.

    Convert that traffic to sales.

    Make sure it costs you less than what you make in revenue from the sale to bring that traffic over.

    Repeat.


    That's it.

    That's all you have to do.

    Learn your numbers and then improve on them. You do this by concentrating on getting better traffic sources, and then turning up your conversions.

    The "will it work?" fear comes from people who are unwilling to commit to learning their numbers. It will work...if you stick with it. First you might lose money. Then you'll discover that your $50 revenue is costing you $65 to get enough traffic with the sources you've got.

    Now it's time to improve your traffic source. Get it so that it costs you $45 to get that $50 sale. Repeat. Now you're making money.

    Then look at boosting your conversions.

    I find that newbies aren't even looking at the right things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I just need a system.
    There are many available. Do some research.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcoreeves
    Hi Mate

    The business is actually quite simple.

    1. Build An Audience (A List)
    2. Communicate With Audience (Unique And Valuble Content)
    3. Sell To Audience ( Money Money)

    So find any affiliate program out there, any. Pick 1 traffic source until you've mastered it. Speak to your leads if your comfortable with that (increases conversions). Keep communicating with your list, "they buy until they die".

    All the best on your journey!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Originally Posted by stevenjcampbell View Post

    First, if you pm me and have 2 posts and a biz of I'll ignore you.

    Second, I believe that I am ready to make a proper run at making a real second then third and then many more streams of income happen.

    I've been slacking. I think we all have

    When I say "we," I refer to us that are dreamers, but don't take action. Those that refuse to invest even $100 and want free traffic, those that are afraid it won't work.

    Afraid it'd all a dream, sold to us by the few elites that have made a fortune.

    but that dream can't be a lie

    There is literally a ton of money floating around, and the Internet is global. On a global scale, there are trillions flowing, so why not take a bite from the tree of wealth?

    but I've been afraid

    Afraid to fail. Afraid to show myself to the world. Afraid that it isn't inside me.

    then something snapped in me

    My day job went from a good week earning $750, to $1850. I managed to push myself and now don't want to stop.

    I need practical real advice. I need a mentor. I can't afford expensive coaching some offer

    Yes I refer to money. But spending $100 on ads is different than $1000+ a month some of these "gurus" want to charge.

    I just need a system.

    making money is a learnable task

    I've become convinced beyond all doubt that making money is just a task. It's a thing you learn and DO.

    In my day job (direct timeshare marketing), I've learned how to prospect better, pitch better and close better. I can teach that to anyone who will listen, so why should online income be any different?

    everyone wants to sell me something - it's usually garbage

    Without dismissing and diminishing those creating WSO products, there is so much debris, so much fluff floating around.

    Oh good, another guide on how to do cpa campaigns, and it's going to make me "$120 a day on autopilot."

    So then, why sell out for $8 to me when you have this secret.

    there has to be more to it than that

    So where do I learn this?
    Why have I not succeeded yet?

    I have many reasons why I haven't cracked the code, but I admit now I really need help.

    I can post current afford that make zero dollars but think is break the rules.

    Any takers?
    Any ideas where to start?

    Anything?
    Thanks.

    Your post reads like a sales letter.

    Who are you trying to sell on this stuff? Yourself?

    You haven't "cracked the code" because you haven't stuck with anything. You have to commit to a method to figure it out.

    As far as people trying to sell you things, and none of it works...I say nobody's forcing you to buy, and YOU'RE not making it work.

    Just about anything will work. IF you let it run long enough to figure out the numbers, and then start improving on them.

    People sell things at certain prices because a) they want to help others; b) that's what this specific marketplace will bear; c) they would like to make some extra money; d) they know most people are never going to take the product out of the box anyway, so where's the competition?

    Stop focusing on your suspicion of everyone else, and get to work on your own business.

    What have you really DONE in the past year?

    I mean implemented, completed, tested?

    I'll bet very little.

    I know how little *I* complete. And I do more than the average bear.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    So if this magic course you are looking for can't be any good at $8, and you can't afford $1000, what is the price you are willing to pay? $750? $250?

    What if they are just the same tired old rehash? You know like: find a niche, set up a squeeze page, drive traffic, get signups, sells stuff to the subscribers. Will you quit that course then too? Because most of the bigger price courses have nothing earth shaking or new no matter what the sales letter claims.

    My point is that whether we succeed or not hardly ever has anything to do with how much a course costs and everything to do with our preparedness to implement what we learn.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author Iteration
      I see where the OP is coming from and the type of advice he is seeking and I am in the same area as him regarding the marketing aspect.

      He has made the website and it looks pretty decent with a premium wordpress theme.
      He has useful and valuable content on the website.
      He has paid for Facebook ads. He has tried different types of ads. He posts regularly.

      Very few people are coming to his website.

      ---

      The issue is that most answers to similar questions consist of:

      The business is actually quite simple.

      1. Build An Audience (A List)
      2. Communicate With Audience (Unique And Valuble Content)
      3. Sell To Audience ( Money Money)

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      The question the OP is asking is for a step by step plan to build his audience.

      I wish I could answer your question OP but I'm trying to crack that one myself but the previous comment about identifying niche that has a problem that you can solve as a starting point is useful.

      Can you list 10 reasons why you chose to go after your current target market?
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      • Profile picture of the author Your IM Friend
        Originally Posted by Iteration View Post

        I see where the OP is coming from and the type of advice he is seeking and I am in the same area as him regarding the marketing aspect.

        He has made the website and it looks pretty decent with a premium wordpress theme.
        He has useful and valuable content on the website.
        He has paid for Facebook ads. He has tried different types of ads. He posts regularly.

        Very few people are coming to his website.

        ---

        The issue is that most answers to similar questions consist of:

        The business is actually quite simple.

        1. Build An Audience (A List)
        2. Communicate With Audience (Unique And Valuble Content)
        3. Sell To Audience ( Money Money)

        ---

        The question the OP is asking is for a step by step plan to build his audience.

        I wish I could answer your question OP but I'm trying to crack that one myself but the previous comment about identifying niche that has a problem that you can solve as a starting point is useful.

        Can you list 10 reasons why you chose to go after your current target market?
        You don't need 10 reasons, you just need to find something that already sells and then model it. The first thing you should do is to choose your niche, one that you feel comfortable about. It can be anything you like but try to keep it inside 4 biggest niches: money, relationships, health and self-help.

        If it's weight loss, then go to Clickbank and check what's selling there. Check Amazon and see what books are selling in your niche. Read their TOC and see what they are talking about. Read comments to see what people like or don't like, and what can be improved. That could be your starting point to create your own content, for example, a simple report that solves one particular problem of your target audience.

        Then set up your squeeze page and use previously written report to give it away in exchange for people's email addresses. Then use data from your research to compile a useful and helpful follow-up series of email to build trust and relationship with your subscribers.

        If you feel capable of doing it, you can create your own product and try to solve problems that other products didn't. Or simply recommend and promote existing products as an affiliate.

        Now, you also need a method for making money. Just being helpful and building a relationship with your subscribers won't make you money in short term, not even in long term if you don't have money making strategy incorporated.

        While there are many "strategies" of monetizing your emails, I would recommend you to try monetizing every email you sent out - not like sending out "hard sell" emails, but rather trough gentle recommendation of a product.

        For example, in weight loss niche, if you're talking about importance of workouts, try to find a product like "guide to workouts at home", and then gently incorporate link to that product in your email copy. Or use the P.S. section, that can always work, like "Hey, since we were talking about workouts, here is a guide on doing workouts at home that I found. Link here." That could work.

        And then comes traffic. Facebook is definitely a good source of traffic but you can't just post random ads and expect wonders if you don't know what you're doing. Facebook is all about precise targeting. You need to find out what your target demographics are. Who will you target depending on your niche? If it's weight loss and fitness then I guess you won't have much success with targeting men ages 45-60. You could probably do better by targeting women ages 20-40. That's just a guess as an example here, I don't know those numbers for sure.

        What I can suggest you is to use tools available in FB's Adverts Manager to find your target audience. Even better would be to find existing FB pages in your niche with lots of fans and then target those people since it's more likely they will be interested in your content and offer.

        Now, each of these steps require more learning and practicing but in general that's the system I would use.

        I hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author David Brown
    Why are a lot of products priced at only a few dollars.....upsells! The low price brings them in and then the upsells follow. The gold version, the platinum version and the all important super elite version...some are high ticket and/or monthly subscriptions. You become part of a list....affiliate and/or JV promotions start flooding in.....that's how they build there businesses to multiple thousands a month...
    Basically what you neeed is a clear direction in which you want to go. Do you want to be a blogger, a vlogger, a YouTube hero or do you want a top flight website that is popular and with an offer or the possibility to offer products, affiliate or otherwise, to your visitors and subscribers. Do you just want a huge list to push affiliate/JV offers....
    You seem to know what others are doing but the big question is...what do you want to do. When you know this you can start to build on something.

    Good luck

    Dave
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeVietri
      Hi, It sounds like you are very frustrated and that is fine, it is just part of the process.

      I'm going to give you some go-to tips that have set me on the right track in my internet marketing career.

      1. The reason why all those products that teach you how to get traffic form Youtube, or PPC or something like that, don't work is because these "Gurus" are drip feeding you pieces of the puzzle. and not the whole diagram that you need to successfully build out your online business

      That way they can diversity their product line up and charge you individually for each different product.

      Going into these things will only confuse you, unless you know your stuff and can actually implement what you learn into what you are already having success with.

      2. You need to do settle down into a niche that you feel passionate about, if you think that you can teach people something useful then start a blog about it. Teach people what you know in the most genuine way you can, provide as much value as you can. Write up an email follow up series full of great content and recommend a product to your readers that you know is going to give them great value. Write up a free report, that your target audience will want to read, and then get their email in exchange for it.

      By building an email list you will begin to build real relationships with people, that is what is required to make money in any business, offline and online. At the end of the day people buy form people they know, like and trust.

      You do not need to be perfect, there is no such thing.

      you just need to be yourself, communicate form your own unique perceptive and trust that you are doing you best, since that is the only thing you can do.

      You have two options.. Dive in head first or let your fears and insecurities keep you hostage living a life you do not desire.

      You can not be afraid of messing up your content. Writing content is simply communicate with people what you know, and if someone does not like your content then you do not want that person near your website or business in the first place. You want people who will enjoy your content, and some will love it and leave a comment, some will click the back button after they read your headline. There are enough people on the internet, and I'm sure at least some of them would like to hear what you have to say to them.

      Just be your self, forget about making money, focus on being really helpful, and everything else should fall into place.

      This is how you make money online by being helpful to others.

      3. You DO need help just like everyone else does, it is impossible to do it alone.

      The best piece of advice I can give you is to look into "Wealthy Affiliate".

      For around $50 per month you will get access to a vivid community of members, form ordinary people to experts who are willing to help you out when ever you have a problem. There is also top of the line training series, that really helped me get on the right track in my business.

      You can look up "Wealthy Affiliate Reviews" in Google for more information.


      Hoped that helped!

      Mike Vietri
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  • Profile picture of the author robinaraoz
    Hi Steven,

    I know how that feels...

    Looking through the posts, I liked David Brown's post.

    Specifically this part:

    "Basically what you neeed is a clear direction in which you want to go"

    The real busines is in getting yourself out there, making
    contacts and talking to people who are successful with their online business.

    Don't be afraid of telling others about what you know (your skills).

    Get in touch with people through social media (like Facebook)

    You can ask what they're currently are working on.

    They usually ask you what you're working on. You could mention
    your skills, for example: (direct timeshare marketing), you know how to prospect, pitch and close sales.

    You can also use your skills to "sell" yourself.

    You would be surprised what you can learn just by reaching out.

    There's a lot of friendly people out there.

    Help others for free, do favors and you will get help from them in return.

    Kind regards,
    Robin
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    I have been through every single experience that you have experienced and I could not agree more...

    I truly believe that hard work and patience are the only ways to achieve success with affiliate marketing...

    Provide a solution rather than selling out stuff...
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  • Profile picture of the author kazimuhith
    If I were you, I would select a niche, a product to sell and then stick to it for two months. I would make a Facebook fan page, make it attractive, post some valuable posts. No sales pitches first .

    Then I would start interacting with other fan pages in the niche and get some following. Then try some email submit type cpa offers. If it works and few leads are generated, then build an instagram account and YouTube channel. Connect with fbk fab page. Continue doing it. Add valuable contents and answer peoples questions . If it goes well, then you can make a website and use paid Facebook ads to promote relevant offers . Of course , list building and email marketing should follow.

    Hope this works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by stevenjcampbell View Post

    I have many reasons why I haven't cracked the code, but I admit now I really need help.
    Dan Kennedy would tell you to get a job lol.

    You should just hire someone. Doing this on your own doesn't sound productive. And who cares if you have to pay an upfront fee for the consultant, plus a 6% royalty? If you're in the profit zone and finally out of the rat race... then it's worth it.

    Seriously hire someone good and let them take you to the promised land.
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