To get down to business, I would like to point out the fact that newbies know nothing. They hardly know how to set up a WordPress site, and maybe have the ideas of how an auto-responder and a landing page works. So, kudos to them for taking the time to learn!
What does this mean to me?
It shows me that people are WANTING TO LEARN! THEY ARE HUNGRY FOR MORE! So people, with some experience, create quick and simple WSOs to take advantage of newbies to make a few quick bucks. There are some WSOs that are absolutely amazing. I've bought several myself and have learned much through them.
However, many people who have been here longer than a year can see most WSOs are just rewrites of the same concepts and tactics.
While I am not writing to argue the legitimacy of WSOs or even advertisements here, I am trying to bring up the fact that newbies have little to no knowledge or experience.
So if that is true, why would they be your teacher some day? Wouldn't you both be learning at the same time, in which case, you would stay of newbies? I don't know, you tell me! Here's an example...
Newbie dude starts studying online on the basics principles of creating a website for functionality, a funnel with the key concepts in mind, and lead generation at the basic level.
This person will eventually make their first sale. Why? Because by following the KEY CONCEPTS, no matter what your marketing strategy is, they will make sales in time.
As they progress, they will learn how to track conversions better, and split-test. They will also learn how to improve their copy, and learn more of what brought their few sales, and expand. This leads to an increase of studies and knowledge. The most important key is that newbies want success. However, that only comes through taking action.
As long as they understand that taking action upon your knowledge brings success, not only online, but in all areas of life, they will grow to a higher level.
Meanwhile, those people who have been around a while have gotten so caught up in the latest hype for "Buy this Super-Conversion tracker 2000 2.0 edition to track when you leads pick their nose!", and "Buy this WSO to show how sending your list a happy face every morning will earn you more sales!", or how about, "Untapped traffic source never used before! Act now before it runs dry!"
You all know what I'm talking about if you've bought many WSOs. While the experienced person is looking for the latest and greatest ideas and techniques, Newbie Dude is catching up. Why? Because the experienced guy isn't doing anything but learning!
So what happens when Newbie Dude catches up? Well, he makes a choice... Either he continues to expand as he has been to create a comfortable income, or he tries to beat the top dogs before he's even to their level, which is a major mistake. In order to compete with the top dogs, you need to be a top dog... You get there through consistent work, and even a team to help expand your business.
Simplicity is working a business by yourself, as long as it's not too much too handle. Success is when you learn to outsource work to save yourself time for the tasks you are good at.
Anyways, let's say Newbie Dude decides to start outsourcing the work he's been doing, and learn how to expand his business to a broader audience, and really starts getting some traffic. At this point, all he has to do is continue to build that list! Build, build, build!
What happens when he retains constant traffic for 3-6 months? If he averaged a simple 10-15 people a day, he would have a list of about 2,700 (15 x 30 x 6). What's the market average per name on a list? About $1. I know some who average $3-$5 per name. Again, that depends on your quality of work and traffic.
To conclude my point, all that Newbie Dude has to do at this point is come up with something very sociable. By that, I mean something that either depicts or expresses what he does in a way that people would love it, as well as share it. It needs to offer value, and grab attention of people.
He then has to send that out to his list, as well as his social pages, if he has any, which he should. With a force of 2,700 followers, not only can he continue to add the BASIC 10-15 people a day, but now he can have his loyal followers share things for him. BAM! Free traffic...
Now he has two sources of traffic. The one he's using for 10-15 a day, as well as maybe 0.5-1%, maybe 2-3% depending on his niche, sharing his stuff with their friends! Let's say it's 1%. 1% of 2,700 is 27. 27 people share that article, post, infographic, you name it.
That piece of work that Newbie Dude had shared by 27 people, assuming the average facebook members have 200 friends, would then get his stuff in front of another 5,400 people.
Maybe 2% sign up to his newsletter. That's another 108 people.
Look people... It's not complicated. It's really not! People over-complicate everything because people have this natural, misleading idea, that complex is more effective. It's really not all of the time!
I want people to realize that there's a reason I stick to the basics. There's a reason when I write articles, it's about how to build a business from the ground up in the simplest of ways. If you start over complicating everything, it's going to get stressful, and you're going to quit.
Just remember... That "newbie dude" is putting in work, and he's catching up. Who's to say he won't be the one to write an article, or create a product down the road that pulls you out of the mud of your own lack of action?
Hope this really gets some people thinking, as honestly, it's a fact that lack of action leads to failure. Learn at your own pace, and learn anything you want. Just DO NOT STOP TAKING ACTION!
Again, hope this helps. Take care, and I'll see you soon!