Isn't it time to steer newbies away from the Make Money Online Niche?

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I admit this is a question to get people thinking and maybe agitated. Don't ya think it is pretty dang nasty to push a newbie into the make money on line niche?

Wouldn't it be much more responsible, and in the long run profitable, to show them how to turn a buck in a non marketing niche?

Wouldn't a newbie have a much better chance to turn a buck in a non-make money online niche?

Like I said just stirring the pot here...on purpose...
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    The newbie pushes the marketer not the other way around. We sell what sells best
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  • Profile picture of the author mschow
    I think that a Newbie should start with affiliate marketing first, learn the steps from those who know, and then move one from their. that is how I started. in fact I still do affiliate marketing, and I love it..


    Remember: If its meant to be, then its up to me!
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    • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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      Affiliate marketing, selling other peoples products should be the first step, the newbie is dealing with other peoples sales pages, without creating their own

      + the newbie is using other peoples products, without creating their own.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
        Who is it that is pushing anybody into the make money online arena? I have seen person after person, time and time again, state that newbies should avoid this niche until they have at least honed their skills and made some money in unrelated niches.

        By the way, what is it you hope to achieve by "stirring the pot...on purpose"?

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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by mschow View Post

      I think that a Newbie should start with affiliate marketing first, learn the steps from those who know, and then move one from their. that is how I started. in fact I still do affiliate marketing, and I love it..


      Remember: If its meant to be, then its up to me!
      That was not the question. The question was don't we think we should push newbies away from the "make money online' niche and into another type of marketing niche. Not which model to pursue.

      There are a lot of affiliate programs in many other niches beside the make money online niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author mawhitney
    The newbies choose the niche, we don't force them into Internet Marketing. Most marketers won't make money without selling to newbies. It's kind of hard to sell a IM product to someone who believes they know everything about it.

    -Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author dubhdara
      What kind of person would sell MMO products when they have not made any money themselves?
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      • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
        Originally Posted by dubhdara View Post

        What kind of person would sell MMO products when they have not made any money themselves?
        Appearently, thousands of them.

        For some reason a lot of folks think that is the only niche that makes money on the internet. (I'm not kidding).

        They come from a place of no experience, and the only influence they are exposed to is the MMO niche. So they think they need to jump into that niche.

        They couldn't be more wrong...

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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          Originally Posted by dubhdara View Post

          What kind of person would sell MMO products when they have not made any money themselves?
          One of the first MMO books I got, encouraged me to promote the product itself.

          I did put up a one page web 2.0 property on it at the time. Without a clue what I was doing, I did sell one unit (months later) with a backend upsell.

          So, I guess I would fall into that category.

          But I know better now, and I don't preach that is what they should sell.

          I just put up a review page of sorts (jeeze, just thinking about it if I knew then what I know now I probably could have made a big killing)
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          • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
            Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

            One of the first MMO books I got, encouraged me to promote the product itself.

            I did put up a one page web 2.0 property on it at the time. Without a clue what I was doing, I did sell one unit (months later) with a backend upsell.

            So, I guess I would fall into that category.

            But I know better now, and I don't preach that is what they should sell.

            I just put up a review page of sorts (jeeze, just thinking about it if I knew then what I know now I probably could have made a big killing)
            Similar story here.

            Promoting random products as an affiliate was too disorganized for me though, so I set up my own MMO blog with the intention of reviewing products. I went about promoting it through all the "wrong" ways and still made money.

            Once I joined the Warrior Forum, though, I quietly shied away from it, because I realized just how much of a noob I was then >

            I'm resurrecting it now, though, because I've not only made more money, but know a LOT more now than I did then.

            (Had I managed my time well, I could've made more money by expanding into other niches. Damn. Better late than never, I guess.)
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    • Profile picture of the author FredFarnes
      The newbie has a dream.

      Too often the marketer sells a fantasy that promises to fulfill the dream..

      See my sig for free info about that, (no sign-up required).
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      So, you want to sell me another way to easily make "X" dollars in "X" days? ROFL too funny! IM success requires hard work and lots of time. Most newbies do not survive the steep learning curve. Anyone who says otherwise is probably selling you a fantasy.

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  • Profile picture of the author R.Rapp
    I think that a lot of the time they are lured by these promises of "get rich overnight" IM products and the newer marketers don't realize that you need a lot more experience than just buying this product and becoming rich overnight - usually that person who made a million overnight is someone who has been in the industry for years. Instead of steering newbies away from the IM niche I think it would be better to educate them on the work and learning involved in having a successful IM career.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    I always thought that so many people started off with the MMO niche because it is something they are keenly interested in.

    You know how it is when you first "discover" that you might be able to make money online - you eat, breath and sleep MMO stuff, so it might seem like a good niche to try to make money at (until you realize you don't know anything about it!)

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  • Profile picture of the author Pipinscott
    These answers are exactly what I hoped for. I knew you Warriors would be able to articulate that IM is much more than the "Make Money Online" niche.
    There is much money to be made online in many many areas.
    IM is work, but its like they used to say in network marketing...hard work now pays escalating dividends in the future.

    The ulterior (I spell so badly) motive was that someone may find that spark of hope again when they feel the whole internet is bent on destroying them. The thing that is most sad is a person who has lost their dream.

    So thanks fellow warriors you done good...
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Well I know it is often referred to as a niche but. if you sell anything online -you make money
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    Don't ya think it is pretty dang nasty to push a newbie into the make money on line niche?
    How else are the "Guru's" going to make money... they need the newbies to keep buying their junk and promoting their junk to even more noobies.
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