What Is The Greatest Internet Marketing Lesson You've Ever Learnt?

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Hi friends,

I just wanted to know if you all could share the greatest internet maketing lesson anyone has ever learnt.

It would be helpful to everyone, especially newbies.

What's your 2 cents?

Ronald
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  • Profile picture of the author dean_holland
    Hi

    Here's mine ...

    "Don't chase money, let money chase you"

    Taught to me by Alex Jeffreys... When I got my head around this and stopped trying to make money online .. A strange thing happened

    I started to make money online !!

    Enjoy

    Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author davidomni
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    Just believe in yourself. Follow a plan and stick to it.

    Cheers.
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      • Profile picture of the author George Wright
        Originally Posted by saneeb View Post

        I just want to say that

        TAKE ACTION!!!

        This is the only advice that helps everyone and dont overload the information
        Advice so nice you gave it twice and now with this post we see it thrice.

        And True Too,

        George Wright
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  • Profile picture of the author David Chamberlain
    Analysis is Paralysis!

    Stop looking into things too much - just do it!

    If you over think and over analyze you will never make any money online!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lynette Crase
    What I have learnt is to do proper keyword research before getting
    into any project. I have also learnt to devise a plan and stick to it
    instead of chasing every money making opportunity that comes along.

    I have also learnt not to spend money unless it is to purchase something
    that I can use now to further my business.

    It took a long time for all of this to sink in and I will admit that even now
    I am guilty of straying sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyk1968
    don't believe the hype.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Faisal
    I have learnt that 'the fastest way to earn money is to get STARTED'.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Stanley
    Definitely my greatest lesson, has to be - make yourself focus on one particular thing at a time. If you focus at too many projects at once, you will almost certainly become stuck.

    I make a list of everything I want to do in order, then cross them off.

    People don't realise that psychology has more to do with succeeding than most people think...
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    • Profile picture of the author JasonValens
      A few that come to mind..30% or more of your efforts need to be focused on market and customer research, take action, keep focus, replicable systems are far more important and productive than the latest 'make money on google doing nothing' trick, the money is in the effective use of the back end, segment your content and segment your customers for hyper responsiveness, keyword intention is more important than keyword volume...and of course keep it simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    Taking daily action! You donĀ“t have to do everything in one day, just do something and do it every day.May it be a blog post, blog commenting or participating in forums.Focus on helping people instead of making money online.By giving people what they want, you will get what you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author JBorhez
    Here's one of my favorites: READY FIRE AIM !

    Don't try to learn everything there is to know about something before taking action! This can paralyze...I KNOW!
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Cook
      I've learned so many IM lessons (alot of them thanks
      to the WF) and I'm hopefully continuing to learn them
      on a daily basis

      However, if I had to nail it down to one single thing as
      the greatest IM lesson I've learned... then I'd have to
      say it's having my own product(s).

      Brian
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        • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          "Sell people things that they want to buy and are already looking for; not things you have to persuade them to be interested in" (taught to me by an extremely successful friend whose business is actually network marketing, not internet marketing at all!).
          This is also, one of the greatest lessons that my Uncle taught me...

          Not really an internet marketing lesson, just plain old marketing, but Genius all the same

          My next greatest lesson... was.... outsourcing, and everything that entails.

          Peace

          Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author michael_nguyen
    Take action
    Try something
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Anderson
    ok. so the take action is the most important,
    and then in my case take action again, to fix your first action.
    then you take action again to fix what you repair action did.
    but now the third action has caused the first action to bomb out, so you need to take action again.
    and again
    and again...
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  • Profile picture of the author brchap
    Although I'm a newbie to IM and SEO, I consider myself pretty successful in life (although it took a long time and a lot of hard work). As many of you know, some of the best lessons are ones that took a long time to learn.

    I'll agree with the take action part... but, that's just the first step in a journey of a thousand miles.

    The most important part is STAY AT IT... and don't give up. Perseverance is the true key to success - you don't have to be be the smartest... you don't have to have the most resources... you don't even have to be the most motivated (although this helps a lot when getting started).

    Set a goal, get started, and never give up!
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    I'm currently taking MASSIVE action...

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  • Profile picture of the author John Piteo
    I've learned that if you have the wrong mindset you won't be successful no matter how many Internet or courses you buy.

    Unfortunately, most people have the wrong mindset and that's why most people fail at Internet marketing.

    Having the right mindset makes everything just start to fall in place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jagged
    Why Promote someone else when you can promote yourself...
    Create your own product...
    Test, Test, Test...
    Wash, Rinse, Repeat...
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  • Profile picture of the author BradCarroll
    It doesn't need to be done perfectly--it just needs to get done. Just do it already!

    That, and don't worry about reinventing the wheel, just sell people what they're already buying.
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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    The best advice I've heard?

    You'll fail more times than you'll succeed (but when you succeed, it more than makes up for the failures.) So -- FAIL FASTER.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    When I quit buying the things that I thought I needed and started buying things that I knew I would use.

    Matt
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    • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
      This one I learned from my dad many years before the internet, personal computers and immediate access to information.

      I'm fairly sure he got it from a self-help book.

      Start small, work hard, think big!

      These six little words when applied to almost anything we do in life, online or off, will reap a great harvest.

      Elmer
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      • Profile picture of the author Jagged
        Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

        This one I learned from my dad many years before the internet, personal computers and immediate access to information.

        I'm fairly sure he got it from a self-help book.

        Start small, work hard, think big!

        These six little words when applied to almost anything we do in life, online or off, will reap a great harvest.

        Elmer
        I'm glad you had the word almost in there....
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        • Profile picture of the author Og Mandino
          Originally Posted by Jagged View Post

          I'm glad you had the word almost in there....
          What do you had in mind, Jagged?

          Start small, work hard, think big seems good to me.

          Why don't you share us your point of view. It would be nice to see from other's perpective ^^
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Wolfe
    Don't worry about getting everything right the first time around. Take action, get something going, and tweak it as you go. You're going to make mistakes. Just figure it out as you go.

    Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Jacobs
    never buy anything from a sales letter...
    lol.

    that translates to... buy for features not benefits. (as the copywriters turn over in their graves)

    if you cant figure out what the features are and how they are useful to you, then dont buy.
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    Always check and than recheck your links, don't learn the hard way.
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  • Profile picture of the author patJ
    The greatest lesson was when i learned not to be such a perfectionist. When i started i could spend a month on just creating a site because i didn't like certain aspects of the template and so on. Of course, i didn't make any money by doing that. So i decided to just start marketing my sites anyway even though i didn't like them, which of course, made me money. So yeah.. don't be such a perfectionist, it doesn't have to be perfect to get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author RentItNow
    You're in it alone! Realize this early and save ALOT of time. You can learn from people but don't think they have your interest in mind. Only YOU DO!

    DO IT NOW! ala Napoleon Hill. Don't wait to do stuff...Just put it out there and see if it works.

    Build a reluctant hero persona and dont worry about the keyword crap! Google organic does not = buyers. Having people that turn to you as an expert does.

    Understand the basics of marketing as well as the lessons of IM. Learn what target marketing is and how to reach the maximum target for minimum money and effort.

    Adjust quickly!

    Lastly, spend time each day learning and improving.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonlin
    Build as many "crappy websites" as you can and then upload it onto the internet.

    The more "crappy websites" you make the more money you make.

    Don't worry about if it looks good to you!

    Just keep making them!
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  • Profile picture of the author Og Mandino
    Hi all,

    Cool insights all you've got. It's brighten my way ^^
    Really appreaciate it

    Many thanks folks ^^
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  • Profile picture of the author Pearl
    " Don't be afraid of making mistakes "
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    • Profile picture of the author Og Mandino
      Originally Posted by Pearl View Post

      " Don't be afraid of making mistakes "
      But I supposed we have to be discreet on low-ammo state ^^
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      • Profile picture of the author John A Goodwin
        I learned not to listen to what the so called "gurus" tell you to do, but to look at what they are doing and to learn from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmarze
    A lot of Warriors already told you. Take action and don't give up. That is the key to success.
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    • Profile picture of the author 2d0k
      patience is the key..
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  • Profile picture of the author net-biz
    The Lesson:

    1. Learn from people who are already doing it (a mentor).
    2. Take from them correct knowledge or information.
    3. Take consistent and persistent action on applying that knowledge.

    In other words... True Knowledge + Consistent and Persistent Action = SUCCESS (having a plan of action really helps too)

    The Formula:

    1. Find a group of hungry people.
    2. Survey them and find-out exactly what they want (might be what they're already buying).
    3. Get in front of them and give it to them!
    4. Capture the lead and turn them into raving fans.
    5. Rinse and repeat.

    It took me a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (oh yeah, and let's not forget TIME) to learn this.

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author diro
    Lots and lots of great bits of advice given so far, I'll try to add some value here.

    Take action has been mentioned a lot, and is extremely important...But I believe that's incomplete advice.

    It should be Take (or cause by hiring, outsourcing, etc...) Focused Action! Create a Plan, launch yourself at it with all the focus and energy you can muster, and pay close attention to what happens.

    Only by knowing what you did (or didn't do) to cause a certain thing to happen, can you adjust accordingly.

    The other biggest lesson... Get yourself a Mentor... Not lots of them, find someone successful and emulate that person. He/She has already laid out a plan for you, it's up to you to follow it and learn from it.

    The last bit... Never, Ever, Ever Give up! Too many people quit when they are on the verge of success, only to see someone else pick up their idea and take off with it.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

    Rog

    P.S. As Calvin Coolidge once said "Persistence and Determination are Omnipotent!"
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  • Profile picture of the author kimvalerio05
    I learned not to be afraid of trying or doing something new because in return whether the result is not exact to what you want still you learned to what you've done.
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  • Profile picture of the author superaffiliate09
    Hi Ronald
    The greatest marketing lesson I have ever learned is to start taking action immediately.However great may be the idea ,you are not going to benefit from it until you execute it and make it a concrete reality.

    In the beginning of my IM career ,I used to be a passive spectator,used to be amazed at the income claims and used to fill my hard drive with info overload.Slowly and slowly I started promoting other people products and I was making a decent income from it.

    About four months ago I read an eye opening report by a leading marketer.It was about creating your six figure business empire by selling short reports.I was instantly hooked to the idea and created my first product within the next 3 days(It was a simple 15 page report).

    That product generated $2800 in one week.Since then I have created many info products ,got some JV partners and now earn a healthy four figure income per day.

    The other two very important things are:

    1)Provide Value:
    When you create your products always try to overdeliver(Especially in the first few).Price them low($5-$10 is enough) and share easy ,applicable info.Your rapport with your prospects will play a huge role in your future success.

    2)Get some JV partners:
    When you create your own product,try to get some JV partners.No one has ever created a huge income without people leverage.Your JV partners can make or break your launch so provide them
    your best possible attention.Once you get some subscribers on your list,try to increase it rapidally using JV adswaps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    You have to know the art of knowing to the doing.

    Learnt it in one of the CDs in Mike Filsaime's Butterfly Marketing 2.0 (I loved that course)
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    • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
      Don't depend on only one type of marketing.

      I have seen many members depending on only article marketing which is a wrong approach.

      You should try all types of marketing to minimize risks and more returns.

      Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author W.P. Allen
      Find one method that you can make money with and scale it up. That's the key to this business. Newbies all make the mistake (me included) of jumping on the "latest and greatest" and never stick with one thing long enough to see a real profit. Just pick one method and work on that till your eyes bleed and you'll make a lot of money.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alminc
        Deliver and promote items that you would definitely use yourself.
        Quality products and content is like having your best ambassador
        sitting in your customer's home.
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    • Profile picture of the author jovialk
      I have learned not to buy any hyped e-book that promises overnight riches. I leaned to be focused and to take action.
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    • Profile picture of the author dv8
      Here are some general marketing (and life) lessons...

      Mindset
      • Most of the problems are in your head
      • You stand in the way of success more than anyone or anything else
      • Your beliefs will govern everything you do in life
      • Stop caring about what others will think. Remember, they have their own limiting beliefs and will try to push them on you. You must ignore them.
      • If something isn't working, do something else!
      • If something IS working, keep doing it! You don't stop going back to the well when there is still water in it.
      Take Action
      • The best time to get things started is yesterday. Today is the next best time. So get moving! Do whatever it is you have to do to get work done and get something going. Do something. Anything.

      Why People Buy
      • People buy based on emotions and then justify it with logic
      • People buy what they want, not what they need
      • To avoid pain or gain pleasure. Note, most people are programmed to move away from pain moreso than toward pleasure/gain.
      Why People Don't Buy
      • They don't want it - Not much you can do about it
      • They don't believe you - You need to build trust
      • They don't have the money - This is usually bs
      Failure
      • It's part of the process.
      • Failure is feedback. So fail fast.
      • Learn from your failures and use the new information on the next go around.
      Time Management
      • Everyone has 24 hours in a day. So don't use the "I don't have time" excuse. "I didn't make the time" is more honest.
      • There is no shortage of time, only a confusion of priorities.
      • Stop checking yor email 256 times a day
      • Don't start your day off by checking and replying to emails. If you do, you are starting your day off on other peoples schedules.
      • Set deadlines. And make them shorter dadlines rather than long ones. Thank parkinsons law for this.
      • Apply the 80/20 principle to everything in your life.
      • "Don't have the time", make it by turning off your TV. Especially if you watch the news. It's poison.
      Pricing
      • You set your prices. Not your competitors or customers.
      • Live by price and you die by price
      • You need to increase your value. If people don't want to pay, it's because you're not delivering enough value for the money you're charging.

      Miscellaneous
      • Always have a clear call to action in your marketing
      • Remember, it's NEVER about you. All people care about is what's in it for them. Remember this in your marketing.
      • If you're not growing you're dying
      • School is never out for the pro
      • It's what you learn after you know it all that counts
      • You need to give people a reason to buy from you instead of your competitors or not buying at all. This is where a USP comes helps.
      In A Nutshell

      There is no secret. Take action. Test. Make adjustments. Test again. Keep doing this. When it's all said and done, it' nothing more than taking action and testing. You will fail, and probably a lot. But if you stay focused, keep taking action, keep testing, and keep learning from every mistake, it's inevitable.....you will succeed.



      This is just a tip of the iceberg. I could literally write a book on this stuff.
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        • Profile picture of the author dv8
          Originally Posted by chukwuma View Post

          Good advice here. Thank you.

          Chukwuma
          You're welcome.
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        • Profile picture of the author dilynn3
          A perfect wrap up, dv8!

          Just an addition to that....if you can find a great mentor or coach that you really trust. That has helped me tremendously! I found mine from the internet and just took a chance because they had built trust with me for several months prior. It cost about $400.00 but has been worth every dollar!

          I hope this helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Check out warior forums.

      Im not kidding.
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  • Profile picture of the author robvegas626
    "Just believe in yourself"..."take action"...nice sentiments, but they're not going to make you money unless you apply smart, effective tactics and keep HAMMERING on the tactics that work for you.

    I could believe in myself and take action towards becoming a professional basketball player, but I highly doubt the L.A. Lakers would ever take notice

    Best internet marketing lesson? Use "bribes" (cool free giveaways) to rapidly build a mailing list of interested buyers. Then, have an autoresponder in place that has lots of messages that are just as well-crafted as the copy on your sales page.

    I love it when I see a sale come through on my site, from a person who signed up for my list FIVE MONTHS ago. The fact that they purchased means that for the past five months, they've been keeping an eye on my emails, and one day they finally decided, "ok, I can't hold out any longer, I have to buy this!"

    Check the bottom link in my signature box to see how I set a squeeze page that convinces 30-40 people a day to sign up. Good luck Warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author stfu
    I appreciate all your comments.
    I believe taking action and not giving up are the two best advices I can take :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author ppcpimp
    be cautious who you are taking advice from. I encourage everyone to read all the blogs and forums they can but don't believe everything you read.
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    • Profile picture of the author Og Mandino
      Originally Posted by ppcpimp View Post

      be cautious who you are taking advice from. I encourage everyone to read all the blogs and forums they can but don't believe everything you read.
      Agreed.

      If Himalaya is the destination, it's silly to take advice from one who think had the idea how to go there, but hadn't.

      Just follow instruction from people that have been from Himalaya.

      Cheers ^^
      Og Mandino

      *

      Oh yeah there are 1001 ways to go to Himalaya.
      Just make sure to find person or people that suit you.
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  • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
    Never send traffic to a sales page (especially and affiliate page)

    Always send traffic to a squeeze page.

    then send your sales page to your traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yankabilly
    Hi,
    Just believe in yourself...
    And just do it...

    TAKE ACTION!
    Means you WILL MAKE MONEY...
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  • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
    Know what you want.
    Backward chain the events it will take to make it happen.
    Start at Square One and follow the tested and proven paths.

    gjabiz
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernest Frank
    Two advises:
    1. First, TAKE ACTIONS!

    Second, TAKE ACTIONS!!

    Third, TAKE ACTIONS!!!

    2. Never believe in quick money!

    BR
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  • Profile picture of the author todawg_not
    I learn I can kill procrastination in a split second by taking ACTION

    :p
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  • Profile picture of the author David McKee
    Well, everyone else has already said "Take Action" and that is no doubt the number one because without it you will go nowhere, but you should have a map of some kind...

    Here's a few more:

    1.) Everything you need to know to become successful is free, but everything is not obvious.

    2.) Don't waste your time on forums too much.

    3.) Do something, even if it is a little thing, every day.

    4.) You know more than you think you do, you have just forgotten.

    5.) Other people wish they had what you have, never forget how blessed you are!

    6.) Other than Death, there is no obstacle too big that you cannot find a way around it. (and for that "one" obstacle, I know a guy...)

    -DTM
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Mailhot
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    1. Decide what you are going to do.
    2. Make a plan to accomplish it. (Model others if necessary)
    3. Stay Focused on the plan.
    4. Make adjustments when necessary.
    5. Don't quit.

    I guess the foundation of all of this, is to make sure whatever you decide to do is ultimately going to take you where you want to go. Because after all your hard work, precise focus, overcoming failure & discouragement, more hard work, more focus, you want to be sure that it will ultimately lead to a desired outcome.

    Just get started and don't try to do everything and certainly don't buy everybody's course. If you haven't taken any action on a previous one, you most likely won't take action on the next one.
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  • Profile picture of the author happymaker
    When it comes to buying the classes you really have to be careful. I paid $2,000.00 for a product launch class and really got ripped off. All i really got was a mess of written material, phone calls to listen to and then set up in a group for phone calls and it's become a social group with 2 or 3 people instead of 8 that it is suppose to be. i don't even recieve e-mails from the guru that sold the class. For newbie's don't get suckered into these classes. They really don't want to mess with anyone unless they are going to make them look good.
    Debbie from happymakernow.com
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  • Profile picture of the author orkeynan2
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    Don't use adwords as when you start!!!
    Start with yahoo or msn if you planing on marketing with ppc.
    If you don't know how to use adwords, you're going to get out of money really fast!
    I say that you start with free traffic and then when you start to earn some money, go to the pay methods
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  • Profile picture of the author madison_avenue
    Concentrate your energies on becoming good at the difficult things. The difficult things are:

    1. Traffic
    2. Rankings
    3. Links
    4. Clicks

    Work ceaselessly to achieve a high level of skill at the above 4 things. if you get good at them, then you can happily outsource the rest. Everything else will fall into place by itself. Don't get distracted into side issues, the above 4 things are what you need to get good at.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Gavre
      TIME MANAGEMENT !!!

      By this I mean, STOP spending so much time reading this FORUM

      All the knowledge in the world is useless if you don't put it to use.

      Go out and Take ACTION and just Do IT !!!

      Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author GoGetta
    Anything is Possible Online! & Analysis is Paralysis!

    GoGetta
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  • Profile picture of the author tomw
    Stand open-handed in the path of the money flow.

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author DASHBOY
    Probably the biggest thing I have learned is that IM should be a get rich forever scheme not a get rich quick!!

    Success doesn't happen overnight. There are too many and myself included at one time think you can buy a product implement it the next day and start making loads of cash the next.

    You become older and wiser in this game.

    Graeme
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  • Profile picture of the author dilynn3
    Don't wait around for the mysteriously big "secrets" to be revealed and don't assume that everyone else knows so much more than you do before you take action.

    I lost $500.00 as a very new beginner in google adwords and it scared me so much that I took a break and looked into a real estate venture. Somehow, I got back into IM and ran across 2 genuine marketers that truly want to help others and started up again. Everyone pretty much started out learning on their own so just dive in but get comfortable with your skills first.

    I absolutely love this business and everyday there is something new for us all to learn.

    Good luck to all the newbies!
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    That's an easy one: ignore the impulse and advice to just "do what you love." How many newbies has that lame advice sent down the path to failure?

    One caveat: if what you love is making money, then by all means do what you love.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    For me it wasn't taking action because I was already doing that. The beggest revelation for me was that it PAYS BIG TO TEST everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by aikay77 View Post

    Hi friends,

    I just wanted to know if you all could share the greatest internet maketing lesson anyone has ever learnt.

    It would be helpful to everyone, especially newbies.

    What's your 2 cents?

    Ronald
    That building a rock solid foundation, both personally and financially, is critical to long-term success and fulfillment. If I would have taken the time to build my foundation ten years ago, when I first got started online, it wouldn't have taken me nearly 18 months to break $1,000 a month consistently. Today you could take away all my assets and I'd be back here today in less than a year.

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    "Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out."
    - Jim Rohn
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    • Profile picture of the author Revenant
      I have learned many many things...

      - I used to study alot, think and dwell on things without taking action. I learned to DO more. Now I do things at least 2 hours a day.

      - Starting a website in a way too competitive niche. One of my first websites was about "games"(huge market & killer competition). I have learned to target micro niches/low competition.

      - I have learned to sell/promote products that have a bigger price tag on it. I used to sell/promote digital products that cost only $1,- $10,-. I sold quite a few but it didn't make me rich.

      - That there are 2 kinds of people on the internet: information seekers and buyers.

      - Emphasis on fancy graphics without spending time on search engine optimzation = no visitors. (this was a hard lesson I learned)

      - That desperate buyers(where did I hear that before?) niches can make the most money.

      - That a niche/keyword has to have commercial value. That Adword advertisers have to be present or else it may be a sign that no one is willing to buy.(profit potential)

      - that there have to be affiliate products present for a certain niche.

      - target keywords with traffic.

      - be unique and write quality content!

      - do not spam. contribute useful comments.

      The list is endless...I love internet marketing!
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