Mini-warrior seeking wisdom from the elders!

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Hello all,

I stumbled across this forum a couple of days ago and promtly signed up. Ive been reading the threads and even taken advantage of a couple of the offers.

I have to say, having been a member of other forums (not IM), I am so very impressed at how nice and genuinely helpful you all seem to be!!

Now for the beg :-)

I am a complete newbie... I am a law student (final year), single mother to one 5 year old, and completely skint.

I have fallen into that trap. Ive just, in the last 2 weeks, spent the last of my money being sucked in and bought a couple of 'you will be a millionaire overnight!' systems :-(. I know, my own stupid fault. For a smart girl, I can be incredibly stupid! (p.s. this was before I discovered this fab forum!)

My plan is this. I finish my degree in May. I do not want to have to go out to work just yet as I want to be able to pick my son up from school, go to his school plays etc. Soooo, I want to give IM a go.

I am learning a lot already but would be very grateful for any/all advice/criticism anyone would like to give.

Thank you,

Kerry
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  • Profile picture of the author mad.hat
    Originally Posted by kerry3280 View Post

    Hello all,

    I stumbled across this forum a couple of days ago and promtly signed up. Ive been reading the threads and even taken advantage of a couple of the offers.

    I have to say, having been a member of other forums (not IM), I am so very impressed at how nice and genuinely helpful you all seem to be!!

    Now for the beg :-)

    I am a complete newbie... I am a law student (final year), single mother to one 5 year old, and completely skint.

    I have fallen into that trap. Ive just, in the last 2 weeks, spent the last of my money being sucked in and bought a couple of 'you will be a millionaire overnight!' systems :-(. I know, my own stupid fault. For a smart girl, I can be incredibly stupid! (p.s. this was before I discovered this fab forum!)

    My plan is this. I finish my degree in May. I do not want to have to go out to work just yet as I want to be able to pick my son up from school, go to his school plays etc. Soooo, I want to give IM a go.

    I am learning a lot already but would be very grateful for any/all advice/criticism anyone would like to give.

    Thank you,

    Kerry
    Hi Kerry, welcome to the forum. Its too bad you spent so much money before coming to this forum but don't think that there aren't the same kind of stuff here either. Here they are called WSOs and I see a ton of people get caught up in those as well. I recommend that you stay away for now.

    So your goal is to make enough money to work from home right? Well having a deadline is start, May for you it seems. Now you just need to put your goal in terms of $$$. How much money per day/week/month would you need to make to be able to achieve your goal?

    From now until May you have 6 months. That is just enough time to really make an impact, just make sure not to get caught up in the WSOs or even this forum. Make sure that for every hour you spend learning you spend an hour DOING something.

    If you don't have much of a budget then you should start out with affiliate marketing. Learn about article marketing, pay-per-click and search engine optimization. You're going to be applying one, some or all of these to make money.

    No matter which one you go with you will need to do a ton of keyword research. I know I just told you not to get caught up on spending but you do have some money spend you will want to pick up a tool called Market Samurai (one-time payment).

    Market Samurai is really one of the best investments I have ever made and even if you can't budget it just yet make sure to at least sign up for the free trial. Even after the trial runs out you still have access to some great features and you can purchase the full version whenever you like.

    BREAKDOWN:
    - Stay away from WSOs there is plenty of free information on the forum
    - Read up on article marketing, pay-per-click and SEO
    - Get MS or at least sign up for the free trial

    This should help put you on the right path. Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    Hi Kerry,

    Welcome to the forum....you'll love it here!

    I would suggest getting a War Room membership. It's a one time charge of $37. It will give you access to tons of information and will save you alot of money.

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Kerry,

    Decide on how you want to make money online. That is the first step. Then, once you decide, put together a step by step plan that you will follow to achieve your desired goals. You can put that plan together by searching for relevant information or by purchasing a game plan from somebody else. Whichever you decide, make sure that your game plan includes list building. Many newcomers skip this and later kick themselves for not starting a list at the very beginning of their journey.

    Best of luck to you,
    EBR
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    • Profile picture of the author kerry3280
      thank you for your replies!! My thoughts were to do affiliate marketing until I get more experience. Ive set up my own site and signed up for aweber email and I am offering a free report and newsletter if people sign up. Its my first effort and it's really, really not very good but considering a week ago I didn't even know how to do anything online I'm quite pleased. Even if it doesn't earn anything, and it probably won't, I have learned from it already! My domain name for one, awful!!

      Please feel free to critique would love some feedback!


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      • Profile picture of the author kerry3280
        p.s. I would love to join the war room I just quite simply cannot afford it at the moment :-((
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        • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
          Originally Posted by kerry3280 View Post

          p.s. I would love to join the war room I just quite simply cannot afford it at the moment :-((
          You don't need to. The War Room is great, but it is a lot of information in no particular order. You will be back in info overload mode. Stay focused and put together a plan. You can expand on that plan later.
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      • Profile picture of the author rrm
        Good advice about specific things you can do. First thing, as E. Brian Rose has mentioned, is decide what to do and make a plan to that effect, mapping out what you want to do, how you plan to do this, when you want to accomplish it by, and any other details pertinent to your goals. Be specific. It will help you focus.

        Use the information on this forum but filter it. With all the recommendations and "personal journeys," it can be confusing and seemingly contradictory advice. It's like buying a car. Many kinds can get you where you need to go, but some people like a sports car, while a mini van (maybe for a "mini warrior"?) might be the right fit for somebody else.

        Also, if your goal is to make money, DO NOT, and I repeat, do not, allow yourself to say, as you did earlier, that "it probably won't" earn anything. If you don't really think it can and will earn you money, chuck it. And do something that you really believe WILL earn you some money, if you put the needed research, time and effort behind it.

        Ron

        Originally Posted by kerry3280 View Post

        Even if it doesn't earn anything, and it probably won't, I have learned from it already!
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        It's not enough to want it... you have to want it enough.

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  • Profile picture of the author Topgunb
    Hi Kerry,

    Welcome....

    Find something that you are already good at, something that interests you, something you are pasionate about.

    Then offer advice to those who need your help.

    Best Advice --- Signup at fiverr.com
    Offer something you can do with your time and talents on fiverr. They pay you $4 of every $5 you earn.. Thats right you earn the bux there.

    Look through the adverts on the right had side of the site, it is people looking for someone to do something for them for $5. Offer to do it for them.

    Hey it won't make you wealthy, but if you can try and do those which only takes 10 minutes to do, you could make $4 x 6 = $24 ph x 8 = $192 per day and if my maths is not too bad That will make you a healthy $5k plus for the month.

    You have nothing to loose.

    Brian

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  • Profile picture of the author T.J.
    Don't get discouraged...

    If you work hard (and smart) enough you can make money...

    Don't get sucked into SEO (search engine optimization)
    Many people (including myself ) have got sucked into SEO Addiction, because the concept of getting FREE traffic from the internet can seem so appealing.

    But as a beginner there was things I had no clue about. Like having my site get to the first page and then being gone the next. It was enough to make anyone go mad.

    PLUS Good SEO that 'sticks' to the search engines can take 6 months or so... And if you choos the wrong keywords then guess what? You've done all that work for nothing!

    I mean you could always optimize and change things to get traffic to convert But not seeing an immideat reslut can be draining.

    I've learned that Ad tracking first along with a test campaign with PPC can prove to be quite helpful before Doing seo since then.

    Also test as many products as you can (if your trying affiliate marketing- which is what most people do first).

    It took me a while before I found a product that would convert multiple sales daily. But like you, I have a 4 year old and had two jobs... Plus being new I used to try so hard to force a product to sell instead of listening to the market telling me that they didn't want it.

    And Don't skip on the the product, market, and keyword research...

    Choosing the wrong keywords, lack of research, and failing to do your due diligence can prove to be the a huge waste of time.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum.

    Hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Mini-warrior seeking wisdom from the elders!


    I just wanted to add that this title makes me picture you as an Umpa Lumpa.
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    • Profile picture of the author kerry3280
      lol mmmmm must have overdone the fake tan.....heheh
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      Your site says you win 97% of your sports bets. Still broke?
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      • Profile picture of the author kerry3280
        Originally Posted by Ken View Post

        Your site says you win 97% of your sports bets. Still broke?



        yep I can't afford to place any!
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        • Profile picture of the author Kudosman
          Hya Kerry,
          One of most simplest form of getting started is the "interview the expert"..just use skype and free Pamela account and get them talking- record it. None of that fancy adwords etc... you now have product which just need to tell the world about and get the expert to sale to ther list is one way. Now l dont knowthe part of law you doing but got be persons who maybe in the same postion as you. Think of you recent experinces you have had..can find product which help them or can you create one?

          Just few cheap ideas..if want help and chat just contact me
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  • Profile picture of the author mad.hat
    Just by setting up that much you are already a step ahead of some marketers who never even get that far. If you just signed up for aweber you may want to cancel before the trial runs out. It really is great but if you can't afford the $19/month or whatever it is now you can just sign up for mailchimp.

    Its a little more work to get everything set up nicely but once you get it going it does wonders. I actually switched from aweber to mailchimp after getting just 20k subscribers because it really is getting good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daryl Lim
    If you're looking for fast cash, you can provide your services for people. (writing or design, I mean)

    If you're financially stable and not in a desperate situation, you should consider going into studying the free information here on WF, and once you've grasped the basic ropes, get a few WSOs which you think will help you. (I will strongly recommend WSOs and not any other ClickBank product, especially if the WSO has rave reviews)

    Out of the WSOs you bought, select on method/system and stick with it all the way. It is not necessary to buy anymore products but if your system requires another technique (e.g. traffic generation), you might want to consider a product or mentor to shorten your learning curve.

    Also remember to do a basic business plan. Once you have a plan of actions set, commit yourself to take action on them. If you don't procrastinate, there is no reason why you shouldn't succeed! (Given that you're following a proven system)

    All the best, Kerry!

    Always remember : To Get What You Want From Somebody, Find Out What That Person Wants And Give It To Them.

    If you want money, find somebody who has problems/questions and provide them with a solution, then you will get what you want.
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