Andy Henrys Newbie Guru Giveaway ($50 for you)

by Andyhenry 41 replies
***** Winner has been chosen - Shay60654 - Well Done! *****

Hi Warriors,

I've decided to give some money away again. (yes, no ulterior motive)

I thought in homage to some current threads, I'd put my own name in the title of the thread - Those ones always catch my attention, but I'm not sure why. I don't think it's for good reasons, but I'm willing to test it

I don't buy the whole Guru thing, I think we're all gurus - we all have unique experiences, knowledge and perspectives to bring to the table so I think everyone has the ability to enlighten a fellow Warrior in some way.

Since we all have different thoughts when the word Guru comes up - I'm not going to try and force you into someone elses version. You can use it as you see fit.

The purpose of this thread as always is to give you a reason to share some valuable information or resources with fellow Warriors.

I'll let the thread run for a while (no more than a week, I don't want it staying on the first page and hogging forum space for too long) and then pick what I think is the best thread (MY decision is the only one that counts for choosing the winner) and send the person a $50 Paypal beer for their efforts.

Since I don't believe that reading a few ebooks or making a few bucks qualifies anyone to be called a guru more than anyone else - you can be a newbie who has useful thoughts to share, or an experienced marketer sharing tried and tested stuff, I won't discriminate.

So, just post whatever advice you honestly believe has helped you or that you truely believe would help someone else be successful with their online business.

I'm not going to argue with you over whether I think you're right or wrong, this is just an opportunity for you to get those things you've been thinking about out of your head and onto the forum in case they just happen to be the very insight or advice that a fellow Warrior has been searching for.

There's no framework you have to fit into, and no topic you have to stick to - just advice, insights or resources that you wish you had 'got' earlier or you think others will benefit from.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to proactively help your fellow warriors, and if you're not the one who gets the money (I'll announce the winner), you can be sure that your help will be useful to people as they find this forum and eventually this thread. If you find something useful in someone elses answer - pay it forward and help someone else whenever the opportunity comes up.



Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    This is probably the best advice I can give anybody because I learned it the
    hard way.

    When you give anybody advice, be VERY careful with it. Too many people,
    myself included, are quick to tell somebody "do this, do this and do that" and
    you'll make money.

    The problem with this whole train of thought is all too often, the "do this"
    requires something that the other person may not possess, such as a skill
    or money or both.

    As was argued in another thread, where I was so sure that there are people
    who just can't do this, and many came to say that anybody can do this, I
    am beginning to understand why that's true.

    And the reason is because there are so many ways that "this" can be
    done. Just because a person doesn't have one skill, or doesn't have money
    to invest, doesn't mean that they don't have something else that they
    can fall back on.

    So when you give advice, please point out any areas where they're going
    to need certain skills.

    The last thing you want to do is stay to somebody, "Go do Bum Marketing"
    without making them aware that they're going to either have to be able
    to write articles on their own (requiring a skill) or have the funds to
    outsource them to be written for them (requiring money). There is of
    course the option of bartering a skill that they DO have in order to get
    the articles written.

    Point is, recklessly passing around advice without qualifying it is reckless
    and dangerous.

    I should know. I am the master of it.

    So please be responsible with the wisdom that you dish out to others.
    Not everybody is intelligent enough to make an informed decision and
    instead will just blindly follow you down a dark alley into oblivion.

    Andy, should you decide to choose this post, please donate the $50 to
    a charity of your choice.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Okay, I will give it a shot from a newbie's point of view.

      I only came to this board around 6 or 7 weeks ago. I came to this board with the idea that, while I have experience with being online and blogging, I am a complete idiot in regards to IM and everything else talked about here - which was pretty much true. :rolleyes:

      BUT - at least I realized how little I knew! So I swallowed my pride and began to read. And ask questions - even the stupid ones. (Example - I sent a PM to a very patient WF soul asking, "What's a PLR?") I read. And read. And asked. And asked.

      I did not buy any WSO until I settled on what I felt was a good "fit" for me. (But I sure wanted to!!! They all look so great!!) I have spent a grand total of $12.90 on WSOs.

      Now, thanks to the great advice in this forum, I am already starting to get a ROI of my whopping investment!

      So my advice:
      1. This place is a gold mine and full of helpful people - realize what you have here!
      2. Read. Read. Read.
      3. Ask questions on threads or via pm. Be polite and honest with your questions.
      4. Don't act like you know it all - you don't. Be humble and learn.
      5. Be patient. I read and read and asked for 6 weeks before something really "clicked." The "aha!" moment is worth it - wait for it.
      6. Once the "aha!" moment hits, focus on it and run with it.
      Okay. Those are my priceless pearls of wisdom.
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    • Profile picture of the author Asher
      My "Guru" information is age old and has always worked, it has been the
      reworded, renamed, reused throughout time but the basic concept is
      still there. I'm not claiming it to be mine, I'm just sharing this information
      to anyone who is doing anything and wanting to make it a success.

      Have a specific goal in mind.
      Keep on it until you get your goal.
      If you don't, stop and review your steps.
      Go for your goal again.

      Have a specific goal in mind.
      Be as specific as possible. The goal that you have simply MUST have
      a reason. Without a good reason, your goal isn't real. It's just an
      illusionary target that will never be achieved. Set a real goal. Be
      specific about it. Understand WHY you must achieve your goal and
      that reason must be something that you are passionate about.
      A simple formula: WANT + WHY = MUST

      Keep on it until you get your goal.
      Nothing happens overnight - everything takes time. So even if you're
      expecting to make $10 overnight from an article, it still takes time.
      Nothing is instant. In the times that we live in, we've all become quite
      impatient and our tolerance for delays have been weaned down a lot.
      Keep persisting until you reach your goal.

      If you don't, stop and review your steps.
      Albert Einstein/Benjamin Franklin said: "Insanity is doing the same thing
      over and over again and expecting different results
      ".
      When you don't achieve your goal, you might be doing something wrong.
      Stop what you are doing and review what you've done. If you don't
      understand what went wrong, seek assistance. There are people who
      have already succeeded and you'd be surprised to hear what insight
      others have that might help trigger you to success.

      Go for your goal again.
      Go for your goal again. Yes, I repeated that because reaching for your
      goal will require you to keep going and going and going. Best example:
      Thomas Alva Edison. He also said "Be courageous! Whatever setbacks
      America has encountered, it always has emerged as a stronger and
      more prosperous nation... Be brave as your fathers before you.
      Have faith and go forward.
      "
      This doesn't just apply to America (I'm not American) but it applies
      to anyone around the world. Don't give up on the goal, keep going on.
      Have faith and go forward.


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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        I realised I never posted anything from myself so here's something from me:

        I've been giving a lot of thought to the value my life has to others for a while now and while I know how to be 'successful', I can make money and do pretty much anything I want - I've realised that none of that really means much on its own.

        What makes me get up in the morning is the positive impact another day can have on other peoples lives.

        When I thought about the opportunities around and how many different ways there are to be successful, it was clear that they're irrelevant to me.

        What really matters is WHY I do them.

        A friend of mine runs a consulting business where she mentors new people and Tithes 10% of the company profits to building childrens schools in places where they're desparately needed.

        That philosophy makes real sense to be since no matter what the actual day to day activities of running a successful consulting business involve - They're ALWAYS helping others. The very nature of them just doing more of what they do produces more help for others. She works personally with the mentoring and the company output helps strangers.

        Obviously she's more involved that my comments give her credit for, but the take away message here is that once you find a reason for your work that's bigger than the details of it, you ALWAYS have a reason to do more and create more and be more productive.

        If you knew that every little action you took was going to change someones life for the better - how much more would you do?

        It's easy for us to get tied-up in our own day to day details and forget that there's more to life than us and what we do - but if we build that bigger picture into our life, we can create a rich and rewarding life that gives new meaning to absolutely every minute we spend 'working'.

        Even if you're just starting out and not making much - if you decide to give 10% of what you DO make to a worthy cause, how much more motivated would you be to be making more money?

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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      I don't have once specific piece of advice to give... so I am going to list those that come to mind:

      1. Take Action

      All I can say is if you don't take action nothing will ever happen, that wasn't already happening. If you don't put one foot in front of the other you will never move forward... so take action.

      2. You will never know enough/You will never know everything.

      You could spend years and years studying a subject and never know absolutely everything about it. So with that being said, make certain you are constantly learning. This doesn't mean you have to read every ebook on the planet... it just means keep your eyes and ears open so you can pick up little tidbits of information that will help you along your way.

      Just because someone is not one of these self proclaimed guru's doesn't mean they don't know what they are talking about. And vice versa, just because someone is a guru doesn't mean the advice they give is correct or ethical or right for you or your business model.

      But the key is to keep an open mind with everyone, but be wise enough to filter out the BS.

      3. Stick to what you know and love

      If you love knitting sweaters and have passion for it... then that is what you should try to monetize first. If you love it, then it will be easy to write about.

      4. Never sell yourself short or overprice your products.

      Even though you may be trying to offer a product or service to make it affordable, don't sell yourself short. If the market value of a product is $100, don't sell it for $10. Stay close to what the market can withstand, otherwise you may come off as cheap. Also don't be one of those jerks who charge $1000 for something that is worth $10. You will come off as greedy.

      5. Under-promise and Over-Deliver

      It is always better to under-promise and over deliver rather than over promise and under-deliver. Know your limits. If you stretch yourself too thin... then you will be stressed out and have unhappy customers because of it.

      6. Research, Research, Research

      If you plan on releasing a product or writing about something always do plenty of research. Do both market research and product research. The market research will let you know if a product is worth the effort... as in will it be profitable. And the product research will keep you from looking like an idiot, because you said A, when in actuality it was supposed to be B.

      7. Outsourcing is your friend

      If there is something you don't know, then you are either going to have to learn it, which can take a long time depending on what it is... or you will have to outsource it to someone who does know how to do it. If Web Design is not your strong point learn to find the right designers through different channels. The amount of time you will spend trying to figure it out on your own is not worth it. Pay someone to do it for you or barter with them to have it done for free.

      8. Don't Be Afraid to Network with People

      Noone said you have to go to some big marketing convention and interact with people face to face, although there are advantages to doing this... you can strike up friendships and partnerships with like minded people via forums, blog comments, chat rooms, social networks etc.

      9. There is no such thing as a free lunch

      The only people that get rich overnight are lottery winners. This is a business and you are going to have to earn your stripes. You will have to put in lots of time and effort, and yes money too. Be the Tortoise, not the Hare. You can try to find loopholes and blackhat tricks all you want, but just like drug dealing and bank robbing... eventually you will get caught. This doesn't mean you can't find ways to be more effective or more efficient... but be careful of the "sounds too good to be true" shortcuts.

      10. Copywriting

      It would be wise to learn as much as you can about copywriting. If you don't want to write your own copy, that is fine. However, in order to know if the copywriting you outsourced is good, bad, or ugly you need to know enough about the subject to spot good or bad copy.


      So there you have it. 10 tips. The most important being "Take Action". The rest are not in any particular order.
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  • Profile picture of the author natalie1
    Thank you for the tips and encouragement. I especially like the tip about sticking to something you love--tried too many things in markets where I had no initial interest and of course ended up losing interest and money , no pun intended!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    no worries - puns are allowed
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    • Profile picture of the author Kent Tee
      This is one of the great advise from my mentor,

      If you want to success in the internet marketing industry, especially if you are teaching "How-To" knowledge...

      Follow this secret formula:

      " Share Your Story, Prove Your Results, and Sell Your System.."


      This formula gives me a clear direction on how to build my information business. When I look at those successful marketers online or offline, their success also follow by this formula, with or without their consent.

      All the best!!
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  • Profile picture of the author dean mcevoy
    a common phrase with my own twist

    reach for the stars, even if you miss youll be the first person on mars

    i wont win the 50 bucks but i might put a smile on someones face
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    • Profile picture of the author Ruth Hendrickson
      When first starting out in IM a couple of years ago, I was totally confused and experienced information overload daily. Warriors were talking about stuff way over my head and it often felt like making money online was something I could only dream about but would never achieve. But the longer I hung around the more things started to make sense. I've had many "aHah" moments, and still have them!

      This is what I've learned in the past couple of years in IM:

      To make money online, you must have a product to sell. It can be your own, or someone else's product, and it can be a service that you provide, but you must have something to sell.

      Your own website is a must, and you need to have some knowledge of HTML. Many will disagree with this, but I've found it essential. HTML is easy to learn; there are many free online courses and books in the public library that teach it. Although many people start out with free blogs, etc., that's fine to get your feet wet but when you get really serious about IM, get your own website.

      You need an autoresponder as soon as you can afford it to start building lists and keep your customers for future marketing campaigns. You'll need squeeze pages for this, too, to get people to sign up. The best way to get people to sign up is by giving away free information, like a free ebook.

      Learn how to turn a Word document into a PDF document so you can create your own products. This is a lot easier than it was 2 years ago, maybe because I discovered Open Office.

      Set up one campaign after searching for a good niche and finding keywords, including long tail keywords. The campaign should have at minimum your website, a product or products to sell (remember, these don't have to be your own, they can be affiliate products), a squeeze page to get people to sign up to your list, and a download page.

      When you have one successful campaign going, start on another one. If your first campaign makes an average $200 a month, then you can build one after another until you reach your goal. The potential is unlimited!

      Stick with something until it is completed, and don't let yourself get distracted while reading posts here, and elsewhere. It's good to set aside some downtime to browse and learn, just be careful, or you'll end up spending your entire day browsing and getting nothing accomplished.

      Write articles every day, and do other marketing every day. You can have great products and a wonderful campaign set up, but if you have no one going to your website or squeeze page, you'll sell nothing and make no money.

      Accept the fact that you'll never know everything there is to know about IM. Nobody else does either. Those who try to learn everything before getting started often never take action because trying to learn everything becomes overwhelming.

      Just get started with what you know and go from there! It's okay to make mistakes; some of my mistakes have been the best teachers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    For someone that has found their way onto the Warrior Forum, is wondering what and how to use IM in their business and is willing to listen, I’d suggest this approach.

    Firstly, realise that Internet Marketing is simply a strategy to market your business products or services. It should form just one part of your business model and plan. It should sit alongside all the other elements that comprises your business as a whole.

    The ‘work backwards’ plan

    If, after being around this forum and getting promo emails from various IMers you are suffering from the all-too-common information overload; step away from your computer and sit down with a piece of paper and a pen. Write down what you want from your business. Figure out exactly the kind of lifestyle that you want your business to create for you. You can do this for every aspect of your life but for your business at least ask yourself these two questions: By this time next year, how much do you earn and how many hours a week will you be working?

    You’ll then have some idea of how your business will be structured and something to aim at.

    The all too usual way of going into business is to see what you’re good at or knowledgeable of, and try and find a market for it. However that can be a very tough road to go down and often proves unsuccessful. A better way, a ‘work backwards’ way, would be to find a hungry market and research how to satisfy that market – ‘fish were the fish are’ so to speak.

    This is the beauty of using IM. If you chose information products, for example, then something like ClickBank is a fantastic way of discovering hungry markets.

    Choose one and run with it

    Then, consider all the information you’ve acquired and decide on ONE simple model that you feel comfortable with and are reasonably confident that you can carry out. Writing articles that promote a site with affiliate products is a common one.

    DO IT! Work with this model for a period of time, enough so you can honestly evaluate it. In that time you should not only have got to grips with this particular model, but other methods will become apparent to you and you’ll start asking smart questions.

    Come back to this forum and ask those questions. Be willing to listen, learn, grow and make more money.

    Build on the knowledge you’re accumulating and hone the skills you’ve been acquiring. Try new business models and enter more niches if appropriate.

    Constantly assess your business model(s) and adjust accordingly so you’re heading towards your end-of-year goal. When you’re about to reach that, set more and keep going.

    Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    The best advice I ever got was: F.O.C.U.S.:

    Follow
    One
    Course
    Until
    Successful
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  • Profile picture of the author waken
    Three words that summarize all > Just Do It.

    In other words, Take Action.

    There are a lot of reasons as to why people are not making money online ie:
    • limited knowledge
    • limited cash
    • limited time
    • lack of interest
    • lack of perseverance
    • worries
    • doubts
    • fear
    But the most prominent of all that haunted all of us "once" was LACK OF ACTION!

    How many times did you spend another $97 buying another make money ebook that are getting praise from everyone that you come across just to learn that you already know most (if not all) of the tactics discussed?

    How many success stories that you've read about people making money online start from a position worse than yours?

    It's the worst of bad habits human beings are being infected with. They simply don't take action while knowing enough how something could be done. They prefer to be a by stander, procrastinate and start complaining the sky and the land when he had just written a few articles or making a few forum post that they can't make money online. What is this?

    Ask any successful marketer, and all will be nodding their head that you simply need to take action to start making money online if that's what bother you.

    So, start taking action now!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    My advise comes from about 2 years of rushing around and trying TOO much. Find 1 or 2 niches that are profitable and mine them until there's no gold or oil left in them! Don't jump from 1 niche to the next constantly but go deeper into your successful niche. Offer ebooks, mp3's, membership sites, coaching, affiliate stuff etc. etc. You will achieve much more and much quicker.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
      My advice is to understand the importance of your numbers, particularly visitor value (which is a function of conversion rate and site traffic volume).

      Visitor value = average profit per unique visitor

      Example:

      Your product profit (after cost of sale) is $50
      You sell one copy per 100 unique visitors
      That's $50 profit per 100 unique visitors
      So each visitor 'makes' $0.50 for you

      When you know your visitor value, you can do things like:

      1. Calculate how much you can spend to get a visitor to your site.

      2. Predict how much you could increase profit by increasing traffic.

      3. Create a plan for greatly increasing 'hard cash' profit by a combination of increasing visitor value and traffic.

      A lot of the smoke clears when you understand where the money is coming from.

      Cheers,

      Neil
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        Addendum to My Original Post:

        In reference to copywriting. I saw that someone mentioned "step away from the computer" and "information overload". I believe it might have been Peter.

        In regards to copywriting, some may feel that copywriting is this difficult and daunting task. It really isn't. Anyone with any writing skills at all, should be able to hammer out a decent sales page within 24 hours.

        The first part is: Don't make the mistake of writing copy and creating the HTML document for the sales page at the same time. Use that "step away from the computer" philosophy, grab a pencil (not a pen) and paper...

        Sit down and start writing.

        Now I won't go into details on how to write copy. But the basics are create an attention grabbing, gotta click for more info headline.

        Take the visitor by the hand keep pulling them through your sales page one paragraph at a time.

        Keep your most important details like benefits and features in bullets. That way if the visitor decides to skim the copy, they absorb the most important selling points.

        And for the love of all that is right in this world...

        Do not be afraid to ask for the sale... If they only read the first 2 paragraphs (story behind the product)... and none of the remaining text.

        Maybe 9 out of 10 won't buy... but if you have a "click here to buy now" link or button after that story, it is very possible if it was a good enough story that 10th person might buy.

        Continue asking for that sale throughout the sales page. Even the sales copy master, Gary Halbert says to make the ordering process as easy as possible on the buyer.

        This helps you catch the buyer in the buying mode so they click and buy, before they continue reading your sales page, and catch something they may not like. Such as: "Yes it does require actual work to make money online." which may put them in a "i'm not going to buy" mode.

        But anywho... that is the jist of it. Just sit down and start writing it all out. Then once you have a final draft of the rough draft. Create an HTML document with that sales copy.
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  • When you learn something, try it. Stuff you learn but don't do anything with is just Trivia in my opinion, and unless you ride the jeopardy circuit it won't make you much money.
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    • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
      Forget all the hype and hooplah, find one system that has been proven successful by those before you and follow it to the book.. providing it fits in with your beliefs and goals you WILL be a success.

      Peace

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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Great advice on several different subjects so far - thanks.

    As far as copywriting goes, I thought I'd add a simple guide which has been used in offline marketing for ages and I've used for nearly 10 years online too.

    AIDA

    Attention
    Interest
    Desire
    Action

    This is the basic structure of a sales message and can be applied directly to how a simple sales page can be outlined.

    Attention - This is where you headline comes in. Your headline should let your target audience know your message is for them. If your audience is people with a God-complex, make sure the headline will catch their attention. If it's for acne sufferers make it obvious.

    Interest - Having caught their attention you now need to develop their interest.
    The purpose of the sales page is ultimately to have the reader click on the 'buy' button so the rest of the process is to that aim.

    Desire - once they're interested and have kept reading, you have the chance to create some desire for your particular product.

    The end result being:

    Action - Give them (clearly) the instruction to take your desired action (BUY).


    You can spice things up with a lot more psychological elements but that's the age-old simple structure which you can start from.

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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Nice list - I love it....

    Keep them coming.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      The pot has now increased, but I'm not going to say how much to - It'll just be a nice surprise for whoever wins it.

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      • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
        Hey Andy,

        Great thread and lots of really good answers already.....

        From my relatively short time in IM, I think I want to share
        some of the frustrations that I have experienced as well as the
        possible solution to them:

        * the single biggest frustration I've found is wading through
        all the garbage that is put out there. My advice to newbies is
        go out and find yourself a mentor or system that will help guide
        you through the process of learning "how to do Internet marketing"

        You'll probably save a fortune by not buying useless stuff.....

        * Frustration 2 - being sucked in by all these guru launches....
        Newbies, do your best to stay away from the massive hype out
        there. Don't get me wrong, there are some really good programs
        out there, but you can learn the basics and be successful without
        a lot of them.

        Find someone who you can trust knowing that if you ask questions,
        they are going to give you an honest answer....

        * Frustration 3 - being tugged this way and that, without following
        up and finishing one thing.....
        Newbies, learn to focus quickly. Time stands still for no man/woman.
        I already regret not having taken ACTION sooner....

        Find someone who will hold you accountable to finish the tasks
        that you have set.....

        * Frustration 4 - being stumped by the techie stuff....Sometimes
        I have searched for answers for days, trying to get to the bottom
        of a problem....
        Newbies, surround yourself with "people in the know" so that
        you can get answers quickly....

        Don't get bogged down by the techie stuff.....it's not necessary
        to "know everything".....

        * Frustration 5 - wasting so much time operating as an island...
        I spent too much time trying to figure out stuff for myself....very
        isolated....
        Newbies, start networking early on....don't be afraid to hook
        up with people who have credibility.....Remember, everyone started
        from a place where they were complete newbies.

        Network, network, network.....and then network some more...

        HTH

        Regards

        Greg
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  • Profile picture of the author Henry Artz
    Just sharing, I'm a newbie. I always inspired when reading these 3 quotes from Warren Buffett.

    1. I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.

    2. If you have a harem of 40 women, you never get to know any of them very well.

    3. I violated the Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by hartajaya View Post

      Just sharing, I'm a newbie. I always inspired when reading these 3 quotes from Warren Buffett.

      1. I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.

      2. If you have a harem of 40 women, you never get to know any of them very well.

      3. I violated the Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does.

      I like to think big - but 40 women - that didn't occur to me and I don't think I could cope with it , I'd rather keep one woman REALLY happy than 40 satisfied..

      The first quote is interesting. Quite often in IM people give themselves targets that they have no way to reach, but if they broke it down into manageable pieces they could easily get there.

      Thanks for those quote.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Ok, the response has been slower than usual so I'm not going to drag it out - The winner is:

    Shay60654

    Shay - PM me your Paypal address and I'll send you your prize. (more than $50)

    Thanks everyone.

    regards,.

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Ok, the response has been slower than usual so I'm not going to drag it out - The winner is:

      Shay60654

      Shay - PM me your Paypal address and I'll send you your prize. (more than $50)

      Thanks everyone.

      regards,.

      Andy
      I won???

      Hooray! Thank you!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Congrats Shay.

        This is how easy it is to make money online when you have an attitude of sharing and helping others. All you did was write one post and you now have an extra $100 in your Paypal account.

        Thanks for being such a cool person.

        If you have some sort of limiting belief that you have to work hard to make money, feel free to pay it forward and work hard helping someone else when the opportunity comes your way - then you can still be right about the hard work, but have the money now

        Regards,

        Andy
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        • Profile picture of the author ShayB
          Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

          Congrats Shay.

          This is how easy it is to make money online when you have an attitude of sharing and helping others. All you did was write one post and you now have an extra $100 in your Paypal account.

          Thanks for being such a cool person.

          If you have some sort of limiting belief that you have to work hard to make money, feel free to pay it forward and work hard helping someone else when the opportunity comes your way - then you can still be right about the hard work, but have the money now

          Regards,

          Andy
          Thank you so much!!!!

          (You are a cool person, too! )
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          • Profile picture of the author ShayB
            I have to share this.

            Today (well, actually yesterday since it is after 2 am here, but anyway....) I was reading the book Cracking the Millionaire Code by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. I have had the book for ages, but I have never read it until now.

            The book has assignments. Today's assignment was to give some money away ASAP. It said that even a small amount was okay. The principle is about "Enlightened Wealth."

            So, I did something I felt a bit silly about, but I did it anyway. I was leaving a grocery store and I left $1.25 on the machine - the amount for a bottle of soda. I see the store employees at the machine a lot and thought it would be a blessing for someone to get a free drink for lunch, you know? It wasn't much, but it was all I had to spare. I felt embarrassed leaving so little money - it was such a small gesture - but it really was all I could do.

            And now, here I am, at 2 in the morning and I should be asleep - and this has happened.

            Sorry to ramble so, but this has just been such an incredible, powerful lesson for me.

            Thank you again, Andy!
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            • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
              Be nice to people on the way up.

              They're the same people you'll meet on the way back down again.

              Kindest regards,
              Andrew Cavanagh
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              • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
                Originally Posted by AndrewCavanagh View Post

                Be nice to people on the way up.

                They're the same people you'll meet on the way back down again.

                Kindest regards,
                Andrew Cavanagh
                Being successful is about how many people you take with you, not how many you leave behind.
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                • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
                  Hey Andy,

                  Thanks for your generosity.....

                  Shay - well done....
                  I love your testimonial....

                  Regards

                  Greg
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                  • Profile picture of the author ShayB
                    Originally Posted by Greg Cooksley View Post

                    Shay - well done....
                    I love your testimonial....

                    Regards

                    Greg
                    Thank you!
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              hi,

              nice post thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author cherylwright
        I know this is over, but thought I'd add that the one thing that helped me on the road to profit was focusing on one project.

        Just one.

        Prior to that I would have 2, 3, 4, and often more projects running at once, and I'd be running around like a chook with it's head cut off. (chook: that's Australian for chicken)

        I'd never get even one project finished, and that was so detrimental to not only my online business, but also to my self-esteem.

        These days I tend to work on one project, finish it, then move onto the next one.

        This has helped me (and my bottom line) tremendously. I hope it helps others as well.



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  • Profile picture of the author Amit
    Before making any money through affiliate marketing I read a lot of forum posts, blogs and email newsletters. Although I thought I was wasting time with those - it was the other way round because I gained valuable knowledge that I'd be needing soon and without which I'd actually lose a LOT of money.

    But I made my first dollar online when I applied all those nuggets of knowledge and added a little bit of common sense. My first PPC campaign became profitable to the extent that whenever I put $1 in it I'd generate atleast $4. Although over the time it has become $2.8 but I atleast get to see profits that majority of budding affiliates NEVER EVER see - even once!

    So, read and DIGEST the knowledge and APPLY those bits of knowledge and just GO FOR IT!

    Amit
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Well done Shay and well deserved.

      I like your posts Shay; honest, natural and thoughtful.

      Peter
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      • Profile picture of the author ShayB
        Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

        Well done Shay and well deserved.

        I like your posts Shay; honest, natural and thoughtful.

        Peter
        *blush* Thank you!
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        • Profile picture of the author JJOrana
          Many may not like what I am going to say, but everyone has to hear it.

          Search Engine Optimization
          It is not how to manipulate search engine results. SEO is about providing quality content and value to your readers.

          Some tricks may work today that will bring you to top SERP but will that last a long time? People will brag once they ranked well, but will be quiet once they lose ranking.

          Without real value that the Internet community will appreciate, you'll have sleepless nights as minor change in Google algo and your site is gone from SERP.

          It's not about content. It's about Quality Content.

          It's not about link. It's about Quality Links.
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          • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
            Not sure why you think people won't like it - isn't that just common-sense?


            Originally Posted by JJOrana View Post

            Many may not like what I am going to say, but everyone has to hear it.

            Search Engine Optimization
            It is not how to manipulate search engine results. SEO is about providing quality content and value to your readers.

            Some tricks may work today that will bring you to top SERP but will that last a long time? People will brag once they ranked well, but will be quiet once they lose ranking.

            Without real value that the Internet community will appreciate, you'll have sleepless nights as minor change in Google algo and your site is gone from SERP.

            It's not about content. It's about Quality Content.

            It's not about link. It's about Quality Links.
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            • Profile picture of the author Terry Kyle
              Hey Andy,

              I'm a huge fan of your work and would love to catch up for a drink in London some time.

              Though I have a pretty substantial offline marketing background, I'm relatively new to IM but the single best advice I can give to first-time starters is this:

              Search the net and get hold of every video, podcast, article and text from John Reese.

              His site at income.com is a good starting point.

              Listen to his audio in your car (especially his interview with Shoemoney) and read, re-read and re-re-read his brilliant stuff.

              I doubt that this brief post will win Andy but if it does, I'll follow the noble Steve W's lead and ask that it go to charity.

              Best regards
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