I have a learning disorder. What is a good place to get started?

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Please just answer the question. I am good at following directions, but not interested in creating a product, vlog, or anything personal. No sending personal messages, telling me to stay positive and not let it hold me back, etc. I know my situation and don't need to be told what I can do. Thanks for your understanding.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Arvin,

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Every single thing you are *not* interested in doing is a good place to get started

    My suggestion: get to the core fear of your learning disorder, to clear that energy, so you can learn in an orderly fashion. What you think you have, you do not have. That's your starting point, that's a good place to get started.

    Just be gentle with yourself as you probe your fears....it can get rough - goodness knows, I know - but when you clear out the fears, and start doing things from a place of love, you lay the foundation for learning, for serving, for practicing, for creating and for connecting.

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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Ok, what are you looking to get started in?

    Do you know what you are looking to do?
    I would start by figuring out what you want to do then go from there. I'm assuming you want to make money online but how are you interested in doing this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
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    Originally Posted by GuitarArvin View Post

    Please just answer the question. I am good at following directions, but not interested in creating a product, vlog, or anything personal. No sending personal messages, telling me to stay positive and not let it hold me back, etc. I know my situation and don't need to be told what I can do. Thanks for your understanding.
    Wal-Mart is hiring.

    That's where you should start and most likely stay until retirement.

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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Wal-Mart is hiring.
      Won't work - not even with Walmart. The interviewer would scream "next!!" after hearing

      I don't mind not keeping the customer.
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  • Profile picture of the author dragoshs
    if your learning capabilities are damaged then probably you're good at teaching. what you're good at? teach others. you could make tutorials in many different manners. you don't even have to speak on the video. if youtube doesn't suits you, try to make courses on udemy or any other similar platform
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Sorry, but with that attitude you haven't got a chance.

    Running your own business is about tolerating pain, uncertainty, upset and more...not about following directions. If you're not prepared to go through the long and difficult road of figuring it out for yourself, you're beaten before you begin.

    A lot of newbies shout, "Just tell me what to DO and I'll do it!" Exactly what you're saying. It doesn't work that way. If business was copy-paste, "rinse and repeat" as the kids like to say, everybody would be successful.

    The map is not the territory. I could give you a step by step process of how to proceed, but it wouldn't be YOUR way and you'd still have to figure it out for yourself.

    Stop thinking the gurus are hiding something from you. They aren't.

    You need something to sell.

    You need a group of people to sell it to. It's easiest of the group is saying they want what you're selling...or admit to having a serious problem the thing you provide fixes.

    If you don't want to make your own product, look into affiliate marketing. But affiliate marketing leaves you at the mercy of product creators...if they disappear, so does your solution/moneymaker. And your margins will always be poor (that's the money you have left over after you make the sale. There's a thing called Cost of Customer Acquisition that you will have to pay one way or another, either in cash or time.)

    No magic bullets or quick and easy paths to success. Work on figuring out different methods of making money online, then pick one and work at it. Every time you give up and switch to something else you go back to zero.
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  • Profile picture of the author GuitarArvin
    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    Hi Arvin,

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Every single thing you are *not* interested in doing is a good place to get started

    My suggestion: get to the core fear of your learning disorder, to clear that energy, so you can learn in an orderly fashion. What you think you have, you do not have. That's your starting point, that's a good place to get started.

    Just be gentle with yourself as you probe your fears....it can get rough - goodness knows, I know - but when you clear out the fears, and start doing things from a place of love, you lay the foundation for learning, for serving, for practicing, for creating and for connecting.

    Ryan
    Please don't tell me what I have and don't have.

    Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

    Ok, what are you looking to get started in?

    Do you know what you are looking to do?
    I would start by figuring out what you want to do then go from there. I'm assuming you want to make money online but how are you interested in doing this?
    The whole point of this thread was to find out what to do.

    Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

    Wal-Mart is hiring.

    That's where you should start and most likely stay until retirement.

    Brent
    Funny how I'm the one with the learning disorder, and you're then one that can't read the first line. Moving on.

    Originally Posted by dragoshs View Post

    if your learning capabilities are damaged then probably you're good at teaching. what you're good at? teach others. you could make tutorials in many different manners. you don't even have to speak on the video. if youtube doesn't suits you, try to make courses on udemy or any other similar platform
    That was actually insightful of you however I don't want to teach or create.

    Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

    Sorry, but with that attitude you haven't got a chance.

    Running your own business is about tolerating pain, uncertainty, upset and more...not about following directions. If you're not prepared to go through the long and difficult road of figuring it out for yourself, you're beaten before you begin.

    A lot of newbies shout, "Just tell me what to DO and I'll do it!" Exactly what you're saying. It doesn't work that way. If business was copy-paste, "rinse and repeat" as the kids like to say, everybody would be successful.

    The map is not the territory. I could give you a step by step process of how to proceed, but it wouldn't be YOUR way and you'd still have to figure it out for yourself.

    Stop thinking the gurus are hiding something from you. They aren't.

    You need something to sell.

    You need a group of people to sell it to. It's easiest of the group is saying they want what you're selling...or admit to having a serious problem the thing you provide fixes.

    If you don't want to make your own product, look into affiliate marketing. But affiliate marketing leaves you at the mercy of product creators...if they disappear, so does your solution/moneymaker. And your margins will always be poor (that's the money you have left over after you make the sale. There's a thing called Cost of Customer Acquisition that you will have to pay one way or another, either in cash or time.)

    No magic bullets or quick and easy paths to success. Work on figuring out different methods of making money online, then pick one and work at it. Every time you give up and switch to something else you go back to zero.
    I'm not trying to be the next...Tai Lopez or whatever. I don't mind not keeping the customer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by GuitarArvin View Post

      Funny how I'm the one with the learning disorder, and you're then one that can't read the first line.
      It would appear your disorder is overstated. You obviously can learn since somewhere or the other you learned the world owes you an answer.

      One of my children has a learning disability and she is the sweetest of them all so please don't try to blame a learning disability for that attitude.

      You of course won't want to hear it but offline or online that horrible attitude is THE place to start. You won't be successful at all with it online and you will get fired over and over again offline. Worse you'll just be giving others with learning disabilities a bad name when they don't deserve it.
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  • Profile picture of the author posinfo1
    I think that building an online business is about being creative and innovative and not about following instructions to the letter. If you are not comfortable with creativity and innovation then you may consider going into another area of work. The internet is extremely fast moving and is a sea of change.
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  • Profile picture of the author umc
    It is difficult for us to tell you how to start without having any idea what you want to start, but oy sounds like you should invest on courses that direct you on how to do different things and find something that fits you. It sounds like you don't want anything creative. I'm thinking buying and reselling physical products whether it be something like dropshipping or arbitrage. Just a thought. You didn't give us much to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Look IM is NOT for everyone, that's plain to see from the low success rate...
    Judging by the fact that you haven't managed to get going in 3 years it's not for you either...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    The whole point of this thread was to find out what to do.
    This isn't the first thread you've started asking what to do - you've had many replies....what have you done? Have you tried anything suggested in those threads?

    The posts are much the same - the attitude is worse in this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    First you ask, "What is a good place to get started?" and then tell us, "I know my situation and don't need to be told what I can do." Do you see the conflict?

    We can't offer suggestions unless we know your skills, what you've already tried, what you're interested in, etc.

    The first thing to do is lose the snarky attitude. We're only trying to help but you're making it difficult.

    I'm not saying this to be mean -- but if you need someone to tell you step by step what to do you need a job. That will never, ever happen in your own business.

    There are online jobs that don't require running a business. Perhaps you should check into one of those.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by GuitarArvin View Post

    I know my situation and don't need to be told what I can do.

    GA,

    Problem is, we don't know what you can do - you haven't said (other than you can follow directions).

    I would suggest you begin this journey with this direction:

    Inventory your skills, education, training, past work history, hobbies, major life experiences, things that highly interest you, and anything others would say you are good at doing. The idea is to think about and make a list things you already know, have learned, have done successfully, or would like to learn about. These things will give you a head start, an advantage over others who know very little about that niche. Playing to your strengths gives you a head start toward becoming an expert in the minds of those who haven't experienced your same level of involvement in the niche. It's a place to begin.

    As a second step, I would suggest you begin researching the niche you choose and keep a file of all the questions, problems, wants, desires, and "gaps" that you find in the niche - things that aren't addressed well, or covered fully, or where there are no good solutions to the problems being encountered by those in the niche. All of these things become prime candidates for paid products that you offer. You don't have to create these solutions yourself - you can outsource them, sell affiliate products, or even license already done-for-you products (I love doing this when you find high quality solutions).

    The idea with this second step is to do market research and expose the audience that will become your targeted prospects. Learn all about them, their likes, dislikes, wishes, and desires. Learn where they can be found online. Learn who is already serving them and what products are being sold already. As you do this market research you will be learning where to promote your business, who your competitors are, what they are selling, and where the "authority" in the niche can be found. Your research will also help you verify the level of demand there is in the niche and if there are holes or gaps in paid products and services that you might fill yourself.

    If you can accomplish these two fairly easy and painless steps, then report back here and we will understand better where you will have a good chance of entering the IM marketplace. We can help you to find ways to get a web site built, create and execute an email list (IMO, this is a must, but there ways you don't have to do this yourself), find great products or services (or arbitrage) that you can offer, and pretty much run your business on auto-pilot.

    You must be willing to open your mind to the possibilities of having things in your business that you don't necessarily like (but there are ways to get them done without much or any of your personal involvement).

    The next steps are up to you. The very best to you in this new journey,

    Steve
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  • Originally Posted by GuitarArvin View Post

    I have a learning disorder. What is a good place to get started?
    - Ebay
    - Half.com

    Don't need to learn much of anything to make good money from these two sites. Some listings have no description posted and still make hundreds of dollars or receive over 50 bids on them.
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