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At first I would assume that many of you are here because you weren't able to make it in the offline world...

But after doing this for 7months.,.. I almost feel as if this is 100x more difficult
  • Profile picture of the author mainstreetcm
    Originally Posted by abednego View Post

    At first I would assume that many of you are here because you weren't able to make it in the offline world...

    But after doing this for 7months.,.. I almost feel as if this is 100x more difficult
    I am here to learn as much as I can about the craft I decided to pursue. I learn so much here and the information has been absolutely invaluable to the success I have already seen and the success I know is awaiting me in the future.

    Without knowing what your own personal goals are in the world of IM it would be hard to comment on why you feel this is anymore difficult than trying to open a business in the offline world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    Originally Posted by abednego View Post

    At first I would assume that many of you are here because you weren't able to make it in the offline world...

    But after doing this for 7months.,.. I almost feel as if this is 100x more difficult
    I wouldn't say that I wasn't "able to make it in the offline world" except that the idea of a real job makes me want to vomit. Never again will I let someone think of me as their "subordinate," I would rather kill myself.

    I think the big mistake that a lot of people make is that they think of the online world as some mysterious place where you need a $47 WSO to succeed instead of just doing what has worked for thousands of years: find out what people want and give it to them. I would say this - Look at what most people are doing and then don't do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    Originally Posted by abednego View Post

    At first I would assume that many of you are here because you weren't able to make it in the offline world...
    I did both. Why not?

    Offline businesses and online.

    The online business is a lifestyle choice.

    I can pull anchor and travel, spend time with my family, show up to "work" in my p.j. s...

    If someone (entrepreneurs) couldn't make it offline, I don't think they are going to make it online either.

    Just MHO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Bliss
    And the time and effort I have put in... if i were doing a normal job it would be a few thousand dollars
    Before this I had my own offline Business.
    It started out the same. Scraping for the first year or two
    before any sign of real success.
    Almost every new business venture starts off slow,
    be it a restaurant or online.
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    • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
      I want to learn how to sell our product effectively online. It's an extension of our main offline biz, and something we both know inside out, so we wanted to try online sales. I think our motivation is different from a lot of people here, we arent in to writing articles etc or trying to make money in any way other than by our product.

      I have learned a fair bit so far, gotten ideas on places to advertise, and what things to avoid. It's all working well, slow but steady and we are pleased.
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    i like to learn about marketing in internet ..this forum is good to make partner and discuss about make money online..this forum is more specific ,it;s does not like digital forum..
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  • Profile picture of the author jaystar
    Oh, I made "it" offline. "It" being years of high quality public service. The internet is just another place where I work (in this case for myself), and Warrior Forum is one place where I get my training.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toby Lewis
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    • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
      1) limitless opportunity
      2) flexible work hours
      3) the boss is wonderful
      4) the office comes equipped with three cute dogs
      5) there is an endless supply of choccy bickies
      6) I can start work whenever I want and finish
      7) no more billable time
      8) I can wear what I want
      9) I can see the daylight hours
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      • Profile picture of the author abednego
        I know this is naive of me to think, but when I started a few months ago, I thought it would be easy; considering my potential in the offline world.

        Originally Posted by Leanne King View Post

        1) limitless opportunity
        2) flexible work hours
        3) the boss is wonderful
        4) the office comes equipped with three cute dogs
        5) there is an endless supply of choccy bickies
        6) I can start work whenever I want and finish
        7) no more billable time
        8) I can wear what I want
        9) I can see the daylight hours
        10) I'm in control of my destiny
        What are choccy bickies?
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        • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
          Originally Posted by abednego View Post

          What are choccy bickies?
          Chocolate biscuits, also known here in the antipodes as 'Tim Tams' =)
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          • Profile picture of the author abednego
            Not to sound like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - but I feel like I'm 2 different people... when I go to work, and when I come home.

            Has this caused an issue - transitioning to IM full time?

            Originally Posted by Lesley Huntley View Post

            Chocolate biscuits, also known here in the antipodes as 'Tim Tams' =)
            oh so they're popular with kiwis as well?

            Americans are missing out
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          They are chocolate biscuits!
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    Well, i am here to make some money and learn some techniques to earn as much as possible. Its not that i can't make it offline but i like to make it online. It is difficult to earn online but once you masters in it then you'll find no other job as interesting, easy and worth doing as this one.
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    Two main reasons

    1. I was tired of running statistical analysis (except I think I do even more of that now).
    2. I was tired of having the occasional monkey throw up on me. Seriously monkeys, with little furry tails and everything. Except they aren't so cute when they are A) throwing up on you, B) have explosive diarrhea, or C) sinking their teeth into your arm.

    So all in all, I'd have to say working at home is more enjoyable, cleaner, and significantly safer. haha
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      Because I wanted to learn, grow, and be apart of a helpful and informative community.

      It wasn't because "I couldn't make it in the offline world", in fact, I don't think that was the case for most of us here. I wanted to work online because it was the perfect "location". I could work anywhere I want (as long as there's an internet connection), I could travel whenever I want (which turned out to be more important than I thought) and the best part, unlike a lot of jobs out there, the possibilities are endless.
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      I guess you mean why are we into internet marketing. I'm in it because I want a flexible schedule and mobility. I like traveling and spending long times abroad.
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    • Profile picture of the author abednego
      Originally Posted by samortan View Post

      Hi
      this is Sam
      I am new here
      to gain some knowledge
      and share some of mine.
      Hope i will find some friends as well
      Congrats on the first post - and welcome to the forums.
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    • Profile picture of the author abednego
      Originally Posted by JEL0221 View Post

      I'm here to learn more and more ways to market my offline business online.
      Offline marketing is the best.
      Is it your own business you're marketing?
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    I'm here because I can't stand working for anybody, can't stand having a rude and a boss like a robot. I'm a professional in my field and I can get a good salary, but I hate the idea of being in the office and leaving it in certain times, and fighting with non polite bosses everyday, and can't take a long vacation whenever I want.
    The idea here is to be FREE, to work whenever I want, wherever I want. I do not have to stick to a certain place or a certain time. I can decide to leave my current location to anywhere in the world and work from there.

    I had learned many things here, and I think I can make it from here too.
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  • Profile picture of the author activetrader
    Originally Posted by abednego View Post

    At first I would assume that many of you are here because you weren't able to make it in the offline world...
    I am here to chat, to read, to ask questions and to help others. I did not join this forum until after I became a full-time online income earner.
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  • Profile picture of the author DrFresh
    bah i could've made it in the offline world.. building computers and such. but that'd be a little too boring.. I'm here because I'm a musician, I want more time to write and record music not having to do a 9-5..
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    I'm here because I don't want to be working a normal job for the rest of my life as I'm very unemployable. The longest I could keep a job was for like 9 months. I'm only 24 and already had over 10-15 different jobs. I lost the count. Plus there is nothing out there for me, I could care less. Basically when I was working a normal job I was counting away the minutes every single day *talking about a happy life* :$... wasn't that long ago I was fired from my last job. What a fresh breath of relief. Never again will I go back.

    Yeah IM marketing is tough, but if you commit to it, it will become more profitable overtime than a normal day job. Plus IM is the easiest way to become a millionaire, that's another reason why IM is so appealing.
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    First I came here because of the delicious cuban sandwiches but it was the pickles that kept me coming back for more.

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    • Profile picture of the author abednego
      Originally Posted by rottenpuppets View Post

      First I came here because of the delicious cuban sandwiches but it was the pickles that kept me coming back for more.

      Or to learn more about marketing my sites on the 'net. One of the two.
      I'd go with the first.

      Sweet pickles go better on sandwiches, IMHO.
      Dills are better by themselves...
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