Here's a blueprint for getting started FAST

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..with list building and information marketing

Hey there,
in this post I want to give you a proven system for getting started online fast

There are a million ways to make money online but the only
proven system that continues to work over and over again in my opinion is
list building and selling information products.

So how do you get started with it? Here's my system..
I'm not claiming that's the only system
or the best system
That's just my system! With that said let's start with..

Step 1: Choosing your niche

The most profitable niches are no secret, these also the most competitive ones like:
internet marketing, weight loss, dating, muscle building (notice the trend, anything related to the big

3 areas of life: health, wealth and relationships is an evergreen niche)

People will always want to improve in these areas.

When choosing a niche you should keep in mind this:
You will need QUALITY CONTENT for your niche...
And LOTS of it. So if you know nothing about your niche
and have no interest in learning and becoming an expert
you will struggle, unless you can come up with a way to create content
that people love. For example by interviewing experts or just by outsourcing it
My advice is go with your strengths. If you don't feel you have any yet,
then choose the niche you're most passionate about and start developing your expertise

Ok, you have your niche, now we go to:

Step 2: Finding a product to sell

This is easy really..
You can just go to clickbank.com and find the top products for your niche.
You can promote some of them until you create your OWN product
because when you're just getting started these products will likely
convert much better than yours because they've been tested a lot..
You need something that can make you money right from the start.
Why wait until you create your own product?
Isn't it much better to have a list already when you launch your first product?

So now that you have your product you need to go to:

Step 3: Creating your funnel

You need 3 things for your funnel.
1. Website
2. "Free Bribe"
3. Squeeze page

First you need a website, right?
So what you need to do is:
1. Register a domain
2. get hosting
3. attach domain to hosting
4. Install wordpress blog
DONE
You have a website now

Next, you need some kind of a "free bribe" to get people to join your list.

Easiest thing to do is to write a short PDF report.
It's important that you give some very powerful tips that people can implement
and get results right away. Give them the first step of the puzzle.
Make the report complimentary to the product that you sell (or plan to sell).
What I mean is:
don't write a report on "forex trading" and then sell a product on "real estate"
You have to lead your visitor in a natural progression to becoming a buyer.

Once you have your report you need a high converting squeeze page for it.
Your headline should contain the biggest benefit of your free "thing"
and you also want to invoke curiosity by not telling people exactly what they're getting
For example you cay something like:
Free Report Reveals...
The #1 Secret For *blank*

People will want to know what the secret is.
If you reveal what the method is in the headline you're not using curiosity..
which is what gets people interested in opting in.

Once you have a squeeze page.
You'll also want to put an opt-in form on your blog so that you build your list.
(which should be your main focus) You've heard the money is in the list, right?

To build your list you'll also need an email management system/ (an autoresponder)
I use aweber.com and I highly recommend it. Especially for beginners it's great..
It's super easy to create opt-in forms and has many other benefits too..
If you're getting started just go with aweber..

Ok, you have your blog, your free offer, your squeeze page
now it's time to drive some traffic!

Step 4: Driving Traffic

Now there are many ways to drive traffic but when you're getting started you'll probably want to
focus on FREE methods.

The most powerful free traffic method that I know is: CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

That's distributing valuable content all over the internet.

Let's say you have 1 high quality article for your niche.
You can leverage that article by submitting it
to many different places online.

What most people do is just submit it to top article directories like: Ezinearticles.com
That's good but there are many other places you can submit your article to get more exposure.

Here's a list of traffic sources:
  • ebook sharing sites
  • document sharing sites
  • presentation sharing sites
  • tutorial sites
  • forums
  • blogs
  • podcast directories
  • video sites
  • article directories

So if you use all of the above you WILL get traffic to your site.

Then it's a question of analyzing your results, tweaking your sales funnel,
applying more traffic strategies, creating more content and more products.

That's it.
That's my system for getting started.

I hope you enjoyed it and got some value out of it.

Thanks,

looking forward to your success!
#blueprint #fast #started
  • Profile picture of the author VictorBlack
    I paid $197 for an eBook with half of this information spread out with a bunch of un-organized rambling!

    I wish I found the Warrior Forums sooner. Thank you!
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by VictorBlack View Post

      I paid $197 for an eBook with half of this information spread out with a bunch of un-organized rambling!

      I wish I found the Warrior Forums sooner. Thank you!
      This place is a treasure trove ey?

      especailly that search button. I found answers to many of my question using search.

      If not, post here....thre are many warriors old and new to IM that will give you what you require.

      One big happy family.... just like the partridge family only less annoying redheads LOL
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      • Profile picture of the author Luis Medilo
        Thanks Ivelin2008. Most people don't realize that it's relatively easy to make money online, as long as you they follow a system that works. No need to over-complicate things. Unfortunately, there are people like me who suffer from the paralysis by analysis, jumping from one thing to another, when simply concentrating on one system is all they really need.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bingo123
          Great post. Another gem from the warrior forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdmiralGloom
    good basic how to, good read *thumbs up*.
    Always good to review!
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  • Profile picture of the author AdmiralGloom
    glad to see you join us victor, make sure to check out the War Room, the fee is nothing compared to what you get!
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  • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
    Hi Ivelyn,

    yup. That's it in a nutshell.

    Of course the devil lies in the detail, and it will take a bit of time...

    But in comparison to a lot of trial and error, it's fast!

    And your advice on how to get traffic and use traffic tools helps speed things up.

    Elisabeth
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by wordwizard View Post

      Hi Ivelyn,

      yup. That's it in a nutshell.

      Of course the devil lies in the detail, and it will take a bit of time...

      But in comparison to a lot of trial and error, it's fast!

      And your advice on how to get traffic and use traffic tools helps speed things up.

      Elisabeth

      Yep, trial and error.

      What worked for you won't necessarily work for me and vice versa. But that is okay.

      The general principles you outlined will never change. But the details are always subject to change and nuance.
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  • Profile picture of the author phpnetpro
    I just wanted to say that your post was well written and very informative. It certainly gives people most of the basic information that you need to set up a way to make money. If you are indeed looking for fast money, you may want to create the sold product yourself or else you could end up waiting 2 months for your commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivelin2008
    Wow, thanks everybody! I'm glad you appreciate it and found it helpful! That keeps me motivated to continue creating more cool stuff for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author kalindu
    This is really a great post .....
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Thanks for the long post. I have read the same thing before but it was great seeing them in other people's perspective.


    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoNumber9
    most $47 ebooks are not as good as half of your post

    most people are over complicating things in IM
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    • Profile picture of the author David_Nilsson
      Hi Ivelin2008, thanks for the great post.

      What would you recommend for the WP squeeze page?

      Cheers mate.
      Dave
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      • Profile picture of the author Ivelin2008
        Thanks again for your comments everyone, it really means a lot to me!

        @Andrea
        I remember reading that kind of posts on the warrior forum 2-3 years ago
        and I thought.. "this can't be it, there's got to be something else
        better or easier" and then I went and bought the next money making ebook..

        It took me a while to realize there's no secret and this is the way to go..

        @SeoNumber9 wow man, that's a great compliment So do you think I can create a $7 product?

        @David
        I'm not sure I understand your question correctly..
        but if you're asking me how to set up an opt-in form in the sidebar of your blog
        here's the answer:
        you don't need any special plugin or anything else to do it..
        You just need to go to your "widgets" panel in wordpress
        and place a text widget in the sidebar.
        In it you can place html code, so you can just copy & paste
        the code that aweber gives you when you create a form..
        and you're good to go. You have an opt-in form!
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  • Profile picture of the author anahita56
    Great post. You summed up the massive subject of Internet marketing/niche marketing in 60 seconds!! I spent over an hour producing video series, pointing out almost exactly what you've outlined here. Perhaps in a little more detail but the same principals.
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    • Profile picture of the author gazstevens
      Really that easy hey, well lets give it a go, I am working on my first project now and once written need to do the sales page etc. Should I use wordpress to create my sales page. Can you give me a link to download wordpress, cheers.
      Will report back once I'm up and running, might even send you a free copy.
      regards
      gaz
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      • Profile picture of the author Ivelin2008
        @anahita56 Hey, video series is even better than just written word so good job

        Yes, I wanted to give everyone especially those who are just getting started
        a quick summary of everything that needs to be done. Of course there a lot more
        details that need addressing and each step is a subject of its own
        but that's the overview for getting started..

        @gazstevens

        You can download wordpress from their official site at: wordpress.org
        Yes, you can use wordpress to create salespages.
        There are many salespage templates for wordpress.
        But what template you use is secondary, what your sales copy says
        is much more important!
        You don't need wordpress to make a salespage.
        But you need good sales copy.
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        • Profile picture of the author mattbyo
          Thanks for the time it took for you to put this together. While some of this may seem like "common sense" to some of us, these ideas are hardly common. I might also add that creating many sites for the same product(s) ....the whole make 1000 sites that make $1 a day idea can be bolted onto this plan. Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author gazstevens
          @gazstevens

          You can download wordpress from their official site at: wordpress.org
          Yes, you can use wordpress to create salespages.
          There are many salespage templates for wordpress.
          But what template you use is secondary, what your sales copy says
          is much more important!
          You don't need wordpress to make a salespage.
          But you need good sales copy.[/QUOTE]

          Thanks for the advice, any tips on sales copy please.
          regards
          Gaz
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    • Profile picture of the author LaneB
      I like how you listed "driving traffic" as the last step. Most people find a product, skip the funnel and go straight for trying to build traffic.

      If you don't take the time to research a growing and profitable niche or if you don't carefully select the product (or build one) that is best in breed, you may as well set your money on fire or give it to the government (same thing really).

      *As a caveat, best in breed as far as products go doesn't necessarily mean a quality product (that too is necessary), I'm referring to its ability to convert sales. No conversions = no paycheck.
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      • Profile picture of the author vicone
        Although, understandably, the original post focused on free methods of promotion to send traffic to the site, don't overlook the benefits of using paid sources of traffic from the major search engines, especially Google Adwords.

        Although it can take a bit of experience to really be effective with Adwords, this traffic source can also be used in a small, inexpensive way to test some of the key elements of your sales funnel.

        For instance, by sending a quick stream of traffic you can refine the conversion rates of your sales and opt-in pages, improve headlines for greater impact, etc.

        You might also consider putting more emphasis on sending traffic to an opt-in page rather than to a sales page. This is with a view to pre-selling from your email messages, where you have the advantage of being able to develop a trusting relationship with the subscriber.

        From the email message, you can direct the reader to a sales page which you've previously tested and refined to improve its conversion rate.

        I appreciate that this was probably the intention in the original post but I just wanted to make it clear, as many will think that it's more intuitive to send traffic first to the sales page.

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  • Profile picture of the author brendawyles
    Very well said! This is one of a kind. The thoughts are quite easy to understand due to clear explanation. I find these ideas very useful in starting online business and making it on top.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoreyJohnson
    This was very useful thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author forexaffiliate
    Here's a way to getting started FASTER:

    1. Find a niche that pays well (I'd suggest: forex, credit cards, finance, gaming, education, insurance)
    2. Build a set of websites for your niche, at least 5 websites, and use smart external links from one site to the next, and good internal linking. Get someone to write well-written articles.
    3. For traffic, let SEO and word of mouth do the job (for this to work you need good and original content!)
    4. Repeat.

    In the first month you will make some, in the second year you will make some more, and in the third year you will blow your mind. It's not a quick way to riches, but it's a pretty guaranteed way to a lot of cash within 2-4 years. Takes time, but eventually persistence with this strategy will reward you with $10K-$100K monthly paychecks..
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    • Profile picture of the author cody123
      Thanks for the well written and informative post.

      Building a list is essential if you're going to succeed in this business. I've found however that I got far fewer sign-ups with a static squeeze page as opposed to a video squeeze page.

      More and more, people just aren't willing to part with their money through a static website and a video squeeze page helps to remove the barrier and invoke trust with the buyer.

      If you can create a video of you talking a little about your product, even better. Then the buyer can see who you are and can connect more on an emotional level.

      If you have a Facebook Fan Page, you can also put the link on your website so the buyer can read your profile and get to know you a little better.

      It all boils down to comfort and trust. I would be more apt to buy from something with a video opt-in page than a static opt-in page. I'm in the process of creating a video for my page and will do it for all of my sites.

      Thanks for your great insight.
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  • Profile picture of the author bdm
    Great guide line. Love WF for all the valuable content that is shared for FREE!
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorspirit786
    Thanks for a really good post,im looking to get into this asap!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivelin2008
    Thanks for your great coments everyone!

    @Vicone yes my system is all about sending all your traffic to a squeeze page first,
    so that you can build a list and use email marketing to sell stuff to your list.
    Perhaps I should've made that more clear.
    But I also think there's nothing wrong with giving people the opportunity to buy
    right after they join your list, some people will be interested in buying right then
    so why not give them a link..

    I also completely agree with you about using paid traffic to test your funnel and make
    improvements quickly. In fact I do that too.
    There's nothing wrong with using paid traffic especially if you can find a cheap paid traffic source.

    I know there's a lot that can be added to this thread to make it more valuable to others
    so if you feel like I've left something that you'd like to add feel free to do so.

    Maybe we can create a more comprehensive guide out of it.
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