I have a few questions that I would like some friendly Warriors to answer.

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Good evening everyone,

I have had a budding interest in business, particularly marketing, for some time, and for the duration of this time I have had many questions come by that, unfortunately, I lacked a forum or resource to reference in order to get answers to. But since stumbling upon this forum, my prayers seem to have been answered. Therefore, I submit to the superior knowledge of the veterans of this site, and I humbly request that they answer the following questions, both to the satisfaction of myself and posterity.

1.) In your own words, what is marketing?
2.) What word(s) of advice would you like to give to those who aspire to entrepreneurship?
3.) What is a good way to reach out to and meet people in the marketing field, both online and offline?
4.) What are other invaluable resources for learning the basics of marketing, besides this forum?
5.) How can one apply their knowledge, once they become sufficiently confident in their abilities?
How can they advertise their service(s) to an eclectic variety of people, and eventually gather more clients to further their practice? What is a good way to find clients as a beginner marketer?
6.) What are some characteristics, experiences or skills that are indispensable for those seeking great success in marketing? How can these be developed, obtained, or cultivated over a relatively short period of time?
7.) How helpful is a strong social media presence in building up a newbie's practice? How can one build up theirs quickly and fully leverage the benefits of this?
8.) Identify some common mistakes that many new marketers make. Explain how these can be easily and eventually habitually avoided.
9.) For a beginner, what are the most helpful sub-forums to refer to for information? It would also help, but is far from necessary, to explain why as well.
10.) What are some incredibly helpful books, on a broad range of topics but all helping to further a career in marketing, that you can recommend?

As a side note: If you feel that a certain forum thread contains valuable insights and holds relevance to any question listed above, feel free to list it in your answer.
I apologize if this not as concise as many would wish a post like this to be.

Wishing you all a prosperous day!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Every question you listed can be answered by reading this forum and using the search function to find specific answers.

    It's not that your post is not 'concise' -but unrealistic to expect members here to repost basic information rather than spend your time looking up the answers.

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    • Profile picture of the author michaeljenn
      Thank you for taking the time to give a reply, Marcus. Your help is endlessly appreciated!
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    • Profile picture of the author Apps M
      clear points. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Welcome to the forum, Michaeljenn-

    Let me personally suggest that you ask a single specific question each time you begin a thread. Here's why . . .

    For a warrior member to answer all ten of your questions in any usable detail would take waaaaay more time than most can devote to a single thread. So the answers you'll get will either be very short and minimally helpful, or the Warrior will pass on the entire thread because he/she can't honestly give a complete answer in a single post. Even answering just one question, if it is very broad (as all yours are), will take quite a bit of effort.

    As Kay has suggested, dive into the forum and the search function and you will find past threads and posts on almost everything you can imagine. Then, if you come up with a question to which you can't locate the answer, ask it in a thread, by itself, and you should get some discussion going.

    This may sound unaccommodating, but it's really not. Experienced Warriors are here and happy to help you, but they can't take the time (they have businesses to run) to do a full brain dump on a silver platter just so you won't have to do some homework on your own. Search the forum, search the archives, search Google and other sources on your own first. If you do that, your questions can be framed from a place of (at least) rudimentary understanding using the language of marketers. Self help is often the very best kind of learning and it allows you to guide the direction of your study.

    It's great to have you will us!

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    • Profile picture of the author michaeljenn
      Thank you for your reply, Steve! I will take what you say to heart .
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Are you crowdsourcing for a WSO or marketing book?

    As mentioned above, you can find the info for ALL the questions you asked via search

    If you don't have the time, hire a VA for $50 to get all that information.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Adding to Steve's point, I would zero in, big-time, on question #2.

    All those other questions and answers mean little unless you have the right driver, or the right intent, in entrepreneurship.

    After a busy Sunday I am reading and responding to questions on Warrior at 9:13 PM. Why? I certainly do not need to. But I love to. I have fun doing this.

    If you have a passion for entrepreneurship, and more importantly, your niche, you will find the resources and people to answer the other questions, and you will also put in the time to study, to learn, to practice, to create and connect daily, over years, to build the foundation for a thriving business.

    Take Steve's point to heart though; most of us are working 8 to 12 hour days or more, so 1 question is the limit.

    Happy marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author johndetlefs
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      After a busy Sunday I am reading and responding to questions on Warrior at 9:13 PM. Why? I certainly do not need to. But I love to. I have fun doing this.
      Apologies for the slight thread jacking, but do you really love this Ryan? I've started to find the WF quite depressing to tell you the truth. I've been on this forum for a bunch of years now, and am constantly brought lower by the continuous stream of either negativity or naivety (and occasionally both) by members, both old an new.

      I'm not sure what the solution is, but I'm starting to feel like the WF is a time suck rather than a labour of love.

      That said, Mr OP, from experience I can say I truly believe one thing to be true. The internet is just one way of marketing a product, and as such should be thought of as a marketing channel, not a business in and of itself.

      By far more important is learning to be an entrepreneur, and learning what people want, need, and are willing to part with their hard earned cash for.

      Marketing comes second, and is how you let those same credit card waving folk out there know that you have the solution to their problem. Maybe you do that via the internet, maybe via BNI or some other networking group, maybe direct mail.. that'll be determined by your target market and the best way to get in front of them.

      Best of luck with whatever you're planning to do with this info, I hope you crack it!
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  • Profile picture of the author michaeljenn
    You have all made great points, and I am sorry for asking too much of busy people. I will make use of the resources provided on the forum, and I'll be sure to "do my homework", using the search bar along the way (I'm foolish for neglecting that). To everyone who answered, and to everyone who may answer after this, thank you . I look forward to interacting with this community far more than I can express in words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    OP, this post will answer your questions. It explains what to do and why, and the lack of understanding of the principles explained is the reason people fail (they don't know what they're doing.)

    Just had someone who hasn't made any money try and shrug it off...if they "knew it" then why haven't they made any money? They don't know it. Newbies think they know things but they do not: they have merely read some things or been exposed to them...which is NOT the same thing as knowing them.

    Basing your belief in success on the shiny object, the magic bullet, rather than yourself, is the biggest mistake newbies make. The energy in that belief runs out after about three days and that's when the newbie quits. Then they sit there and stew for the rest of the month, complaining that the guru is withholding something from them, until the shiny object train swings by again.

    You can only concentrate on one or two or at most a few things at a time, and only one in the moment. The questions about social media and whatnot are irrelevant because of this: you cannot do everything. It is going to take a long time unless you have money and can hire help to multiply your efforts. Newbies need to concentrate on finding a hungry market and getting good conversations with members of that target market. That's what leads to sales...not BS shiny objects or scrapers or "hope".

    This unfortunate outcome is the result of tools being advertised as complete businesses when in fact all they accomplish is one part of one piece of the puzzle (traffic or conversion.) The buyer is left "high and dry" and doesn't understand why the thing "doesn't work"--it does, but not in the complete business sense it was sold as being. It's fine to buy tools, if you identify you have a specfic gap to fill. It's not fine to paste all your hopes on a WSO as if your life depended on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    "What is marketing" is something that is irrelevant at this point. I'm assuming you want to get started online, so just learn the shortcut techniques that you need to reach success. Don't destroy your time and your self with minute questions.

    Your best bet is to go into the War Room and download some free ebooks on internet marketing. And also get a War Room membership. You'll find alot of helpful stuff there. The questions you pose can't be answered in 1 single post. Time to start taking action on your own. But good job signing up to this forum and beginning your internet career here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Brindamour
    Michael,

    Basically you need 3 things in an on-line business.

    1. A product that people want, that is selling and people are making money from.

    2. A system that will promote / sell that product automatically even if you are not there to manage it 24/7.

    3. Eyeballs to your offer, you need a constant flow of quality traffic of people who would be interested in your product.

    Hope this helps.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonTheFreeman
    It's better to ask one question at a time to get dedicated answers. Don't go all out on one thread you might get information overload.
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    You may ask a single question like this sample:
    "I want to make money online using my smartphone camera. I have no money and I'm a newbie. Who can help me?"
    Perhaps that can help you to a narrow solution.
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