What's your "one liner" of advice for new people?

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Yesterday I started a thread that contained some simple but valuable advice for new people who are wondering what should be first on their "to do" list.

It advised new people (and others) to start building a list from day one so that, in the future, $1,000 days would be a reality for them and not merely a spammy headline for a crap product.

And no, I didn't explain how to do it - there is plenty of information on here and elsewhere about that.

So what's your "one liner" of practical advice for new people?

Note: Generalities and cliches such as "take action" need not apply.

Cheers,

Neil
#advice #one liner #people
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Mine's a bit cliche: Just stick to one method until it makes you money.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Create your own product.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kezz
    I agree that you need one thing to focus on but you can't know what that should be until you try a few things.

    So my one liner advice is:

    Sample a small number of online business models that interest you most and after one month focus solely on the one that has made you the most money.
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  • Profile picture of the author dika
    keep in touch with your site.

    if you write articles choose a frequency of writing (would it be 1 article per week) and try to increase it or at least to keep it.
    if you have members, don't ignore their comments/postings
    if you sell products, try always to have new items

    that will guarantee you a returning visitors
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Kezz beat me to it. What I was going to say was...

    While I definitely agree that it's vitally important to stick to one thing until it makes money, there's no guarantee that any one thing will make money.

    It's important to make sure there's a thriving market for your product or service or you're simply flogging a dead horse.

    Back to the one-liners...
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    • Profile picture of the author durant0704
      Originally Posted by KC-Coop View Post

      Stop reading, stop buying products, take action.
      Ah, you took mine!!! lol this is by far the best piece of advice i have ever recieved personally
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    run florist run ....

    i tend to agree with George ... create / make / sell you own Product ..
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  • Profile picture of the author sanset76
    1. take action and stick to a method that you feel comfortable with it
    2. Build your own list and build a good relationship with it.
    3. create your own product
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    Treat the world the way you'd want it to treat you.

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  • Profile picture of the author TheMagicShow
    Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

    Yesterday I started a thread that contained some simple but valuable advice for new people who are wondering what should be first on their "to do" list.

    It advised new people (and others) to start building a list from day one so that, in the future, $1,000 days would be a reality for them and not merely a spammy headline for a crap product.

    And no, I didn't explain how to do it - there is plenty of information on here and elsewhere about that.

    So what's your "one liner" of practical advice for new people?

    Note: Generalities and cliches such as "take action" need not apply.

    Cheers,

    Neil
    Find a mentor!
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    • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
      I like what Diana Lane said, treat the world the way you want it to treat you, and that's what we strive to do.

      My advice would be - get organized! Write things down, make a plan.
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    Learn the Power of ONE:

    Choose ONE business model, ONE niche, ONE accomplished
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    (You can always expand later - but at least get one thing
    going successfully first).

    Dedicated to your success,

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    Just choose a niche that you like and stick to it, learning from every mistake that you make :-)
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    Stop reading and start doing!
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      Learn the membership/tribe model.
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    You actually have to do some sort of work. If you're not doing any, start.
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    Mine's a development of Magic Mel's:

    Find a mentor who has proven they can make consistent money, then copy their system.
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    Work on topics that interest you, think long term, but don't beat a dead horse by marrying a single idea -continually adapt and be unique. You only fail if you quit improving.
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    Take a niche that fits you, make a research and find out what problems have people's on that niche, make a product answering that questions, market it and cash in some nice $$$!
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    Don't be afraid to buy traffic. And when you do make sure you test and track everything you do to find a winning conversion /combination.

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  • Profile picture of the author rjhere
    Just do it. I know that's synonomous with "Take Action" cliche, but that is about the most important thing in internet marketing.

    THe money is out there.. It is still a gold rush out there. And it will be for some time in the future. Just take action. Whether it's starting a niche related blog and writing or it's creating a large twitter user base to sell your affiliate products to.

    "Stop living through the successful people and become successful" - I guess that's a non-cliche way of saying just do it.
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    Quit whining about the purchase you made that didn't pan out and go find one that will.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    I'm gonna add another before the cliches take over the asylum

    Know your numbers.

    - Conversion rate (for subscriptions)
    - Conversion rate (for sales)
    - Visitor value

    Look 'em up.

    All you need is something simple like the free StatCounter to do the tracking.

    Then it's your job to work on increasing all of them bit by bit.

    Cheers,

    Neil
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    If you fail to plan, you are planning for failure then.
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    holla,

    my best suited one liner which mostly suits the business onwers:

    The only key to successful business is plan yourself.

    the more you concentrate on your plans & strategies, the better you can attain results, the more you can earn & the more you can reinvest.

    Successful businesses are not made in a day, you put a root & it grows to a large enterprise in years & years
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    Provide massive value in everything you do.
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    • Profile picture of the author netkid
      Mine is a "two liner"

      1) Use a Whiteboard
      2) Follow the plan you put on your whiteboard

      I live and die by the whiteboard on my wall. I have to "see" the plan I have in front of me at all times
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

    So what's your "one liner" of practical advice for new people?
    One liner...

    Learn to sell.

    Sequel for those who complete the one above...

    Learn to optimize your selling processes & systems.
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    "Don't forget to shower every once in a while."
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter J
    Being one of those new people I would have to say,
    Do your homework, take your time and pick the right product that matches your goals!
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  • Profile picture of the author Luckies
    Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post


    It advised new people (and others) to start building a list from day one

    One doubt I have, should we focus on building a list of people that bought something also if they bought products from different niches? Or is better to build a list for every niche one is promoting?

    I was thinking one list for every payed customer. :confused: What are your thoughts on this?


    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    "Don't forget to shower every once in a while."
    This is definitely a must Unless you want to stay alone for a while :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    Well, if you organise things correctly you can do both.

    Split your list into niches or products or whatever and make sure you have a way to email them individually and collectively.

    Problem solved.
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  • Choose a great mentor and learn exactly what they do to run their business. If you don't have much previous experience then this is an ideal way of getting up and running. As long as your mentor has time to spare and you are a willing learner and don't get ahead of yourself.
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    "Shut Up and Do It!"
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    You MUST have confidence. No confidence. No Action. No Results.
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    Don't give up!

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    Keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth closed and your typing fingers off the keyboard.
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        Outsource everything. Don't do anything yourself.
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          Originally Posted by Maverick_ View Post

          Outsource everything. Don't do anything yourself.
          I'm trying to follow this advice and it makes me feel more confident.
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        Find a proven profitable business model and stick to only it.
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        Always over deliver.

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  • Profile picture of the author JayKing
    Great Thread...Have already noted some seriously useful advice in here...As a noob, I really do appreciate senior marketers showing us small fry how it's done and hope the advice just keeps on coming...

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

    So what's your "one liner" of practical advice for new people?
    Make your business earn all the money you spend on it.
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    Commit yourself completely and your odds of succeeding will greatly improve.
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    Two words...

    Watch this:

    YouTube - Finding your one thing
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    Research before taking action. If needed, learn some more before taking action. Action for action's sake won't (necessarily) result in success.
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    Don't do anything until you understand why you are doing it.
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    Don't cook bacon naked.
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    one day at a time...one step at a time
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      My one liner is:

      Dont suffer from information overload, select one method of generating money via IM and take action.

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    Your heart will lead you astray, while you mind will turn you gray, but in the end a solid and diligent work ethic will create the success you crave.
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    It's about being able to fix problems so if you have enough know how about something chances are you can make a business giving info on fixing problems.
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    From 'The Success Principles':

    "If you are clear where you are going and you take several steps in that direction every day, you eventually have to get there. If I head north out of Santa Barbara and take five steps a day, eventually I have to end up in San Francisco."

    So converting into a one-liner...

    Get a goal, and take steps every day towards that goal.
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