What Is The One Question You Need An Answer To And Haven't Seen?

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If you could ask a successful full-time IMer one question - what would it be?

It's easy to come here and just ask any old question that happens to be in your mind at the time, but for a lot of people there is just one or two things which if they had the answer to they could move forward.

So if you think carefully about what you REALLY need to know but don't - what would it be?

You never know - someone might even answer it

Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Cool Hand Luke
    This question: What steps/plugins/tips do you use to protect your sites from hacking? 2 of my sites were hacked today and I after I clean this mess up(possibly by scrapping the sites altogether) I want to know how experienced warriors protect their sites from intrusion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by Cool Hand Luke View Post

      This question: What steps/plugins/tips do you use to protect your sites from hacking? 2 of my sites were hacked today and I after I clean this mess up(possibly by scrapping the sites altogether) I want to know how experienced warriors protect their sites from intrusion.
      Since you mentioned "plugins" I guess you are asking about WP sites.
      There are many ways to secure them, besides the obvious things: upgrade when it's necessary, don't make your files "world writable" (aka chmod 666 or 777) and don't use plugins from unknown sources. Those are the most common mistakes people make and leave their site wide open for hacking...

      Good reading: Hardening WordPress « WordPress Codex

      There are also a few warriors offering scripts/methods/plugins(?) for securing your WP powered site.
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      Originally Posted by Cool Hand Luke View Post

      This question: What steps/plugins/tips do you use to protect your sites from hacking? 2 of my sites were hacked today and I after I clean this mess up(possibly by scrapping the sites altogether) I want to know how experienced warriors protect their sites from intrusion.
      Whatever you don't install wordpress from cPanel.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I'd want to know their previous education and work history before they started building online. Something that always remains unsaid in a "you can do it, too" campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Interesting.

    Does that mean you're the only two people who don't have all the answers?

    That makes 3 of us - I thought there would be more. I guess all the questions people ask here must just be out of curiousity rather than need then.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Interesting.

      Does that mean you're the only two people who don't have all the answers?

      That makes 3 of us - I thought there would be more. I guess all the questions people ask here must just be out of curiousity rather than need then.
      Andy,

      Maybe people are confused because every man and his dog has an answer and 90% of them are wrong/illegal/uninformed . . .


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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

        Andy,

        Maybe people are confused because every man and his dog has an answer and 90% of them are wrong/illegal/uninformed . . .


        Martin
        That's the whole point of this thread (But I guess you knew that).

        Most of the time people don't really give much thought to what are the right questions to ask and who are the right people to hear the answer from - so they think that things are confusing and there's too much information.
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        • Profile picture of the author profitsforall
          So, I sat down and thought what the one question I would ask a successful full time internet marketer would be.

          And I drew a blank. Any question I wanted to ask, I knew the answer to already - I have everything I need to move on - and know that I can research any other question as and when it crops up. I realise there is only one thing that is holding me back and that's me.

          I've been making headway - but I know that I've not worked as hard as I could have. I slack off more than I should. But the only person who has the answer to that is me.
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          • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
            Originally Posted by profitsforall View Post

            So, I sat down and thought what the one question I would ask a successful full time internet marketer would be.

            And I drew a blank. Any question I wanted to ask, I knew the answer to already - I have everything I need to move on - and know that I can research any other question as and when it crops up. I realise there is only one thing that is holding me back and that's me.

            I've been making headway - but I know that I've not worked as hard as I could have. I slack off more than I should. But the only person who has the answer to that is me.
            I think your situation is very common. Sometimes just realising you actually have everything you need but just aren't taking the actions you need is a major break-through point for people.
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

          That's the whole point of this thread (But I guess you knew that).

          Most of the time people don't really give much thought to what are the right questions to ask and who are the right people to hear the answer from - so they think that things are confusing and there's too much information.
          That's true - but.......
          When you get people who are at the level of knowledge that they don't even know enough to ask anything more specific than "how do I make money online", what would you expect? It takes a good deal of knowledge to ask the right questions. Until some of the specifics are understood, generalizations are all people have to go by. That's why it does them the best service to come in and read, read, read before trying to ask futile generalized questions that need whole structured class's of information to answer them.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamCBR
    Can blind people, see in their dreams??

    (oooooh, wait. im guessing thats not the type of reply you were expecting. my bad.)
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by AdamCBR View Post

      Can blind people, see in their dreams??

      (oooooh, wait. im guessing thats not the type of reply you were expecting. my bad.)
      Hey Adam,

      Actually - sight doesn't really exist.

      There aren't actually any colours - the world we 'see' only exists in our heads.

      It's all electrical signals.

      If you looked at the world through an infra-red device it would look different, or through the eyes of a fly.

      So - yes - blind people can see in their dreams because you can dream anything and what you dream is as real as anything else you create based on your senses.

      With these type of things - the closer you look - the less you find is there.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mrmuscle90
        Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

        Hey Adam,

        Actually - sight doesn't really exist.

        There aren't actually any colours - the world we 'see' only exists in our heads.

        It's all electrical signals.

        If you looked at the world through an infra-red device it would look different, or through the eyes of a fly.

        So - yes - blind people can see in their dreams because you can dream anything and what you dream is as real as anything else you create based on your senses.

        With these type of things - the closer you look - the less you find is there.
        Bet he wasnt expecting an answer like that! ....*opens wikipedia*.... lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
        Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

        Hey Adam,

        Actually - sight doesn't really exist.

        There aren't actually any colours - the world we 'see' only exists in our heads.

        It's all electrical signals.

        If you looked at the world through an infra-red device it would look different, or through the eyes of a fly.

        So - yes - blind people can see in their dreams because you can dream anything and what you dream is as real as anything else you create based on your senses.

        With these type of things - the closer you look - the less you find is there.
        Really?


        the world we 'see' only exists in our heads.

        So the moment we stop 'seeing' the world we shouldn't even feel anything? So blind people actually don't feel, hear or smell anything, either because the world doesn't exist?

        If you looked at the world through an infra-red device it would look different, or through the eyes of a fly.

        I wonder if flies say, "If you look through the eyes of a human... blah, blah, blah."
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
          I'm still looking for a satisfactory answer as to where socks go.

          I would think the successful IMers would have the time and financial backing to study this issue and resolve the question.

          The fact that no one has stepped forward with a satisfactory answer to this unsettled question leads me to wonder if anyone is really making money online. If they were, as I've said, surely they would have the answer.

          The fact that they don't leads me to doubt the veracity of their income claims.

          But, maybe that's just me.
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          • Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

            I'm still looking for a satisfactory answer as to where socks go.

            I would think the successful IMers would have the time and financial backing to study this issue and resolve the question.

            The fact that no one has stepped forward with a satisfactory answer to this unsettled question leads me to wonder if anyone is really making money online. If they were, as I've said, surely they would have the answer.

            The fact that they don't leads me to doubt the veracity of their income claims.

            But, maybe that's just me.
            There exists a portal between the washer and dryer that opens up when both, the washer and dryer, are open at the same time.

            The portals total diameter is around 5 inches long, unfortunately though because it's a portal there is a lot of compulsive wind sucked into it. Some can feel it, others not so much but the point is it's there, and it's very much real.

            Well, at any point.. When the portal opens and the wind tunnel action occurs, it will take one object from the washer or the dryer. Depending on which appliance the human hand is located at gives which one it takes from.

            Naturally, having a diameter of only 5 inches not many things can fit through it. To date, the sock is the only thing missing from it.

            Given this result, we have a theory that the sock being the only thing taken is a result of it being the easiest thing to take in such a short amount of time.

            My team of mad scientist have an additional theory that little creatures we call "Appliance Gnomes" may exist inside the portal causing the rapid opening and closing of the dimensions. While nothing is proven yet, we work night and day to find an answer to this age old question.

            Dedicated to solving the missing sock question,

            Matthew Roe

            PS.

            My Question is this: I noticed in google how there is sites ranking with the url of an actual affiliate link. EXample: domainname.com/ald?=hop124

            How are they able to get the affiliate links to get indexed and even more so, how would they get a first page ranking of the link in the first place?

            It seems to me, it would be just like ranking any other page. Making sure it's indexed, pinging the link, and then provide backlinks to that link. I'm not so certain though.

            Am I at least on the right track?
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    My first gut instinct is to see if he or she has any hot ex-girlfriends who are not currently seeing anyone...

    Oh.... Never mind... :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Oneal Degrassi
    I would ask them if I could have their biggest, most responsive list!

    Kidding aside, I would ask them what it REALLY is that makes them decide whether or not to promote someone else's product. No bull**** - what are their TRUE deciding factors.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Oneal Degrassi View Post

      I would ask them if I could have their biggest, most responsive list!

      Kidding aside, I would ask them what it REALLY is that makes them decide whether or not to promote someone else's product. No bull**** - what are their TRUE deciding factors.

      Most mailing lists that I have dropped, which were from people I once respected, were each dropped for the same reason...

      They were following Earnings Per Click or Conversion Rates as the ONLY deciding factor.

      One particular product promotion led me to leave 8 lists... The product had blatant lies in its sales copy...
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      Originally Posted by Oneal Degrassi View Post

      I would ask them if I could have their biggest, most responsive list!

      Kidding aside, I would ask them what it REALLY is that makes them decide whether or not to promote someone else's product. No bull**** - what are their TRUE deciding factors.
      Know what would be even better than that question? Finding someone to answer it honestly. LOL. -
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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        Know what would be even better than that question? Finding someone to answer it honestly. LOL. -
        I'm actually a little sad to see you say that.

        Here's MY answer to that.

        What makes me decide?

        Do I know/trust the person.

        Do I believe the product is actually beneficial? (I see a lot of 'interesting' products that I don't actually think offer anything new or offering something existing in a new way that might mean new people get value or existing people get new value)

        Does it fit with what I believe to be useful to the people I have access to? (i.e if it's a great product but not something I have a relevant list for - I won't promote it)


        Just in case you think I've missed something out - here's what does NOT affect my decision:

        The price of the product.

        The amount of affiliate commission.


        Andy
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        • Profile picture of the author Oneal Degrassi
          Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

          I'm actually a little sad to see you say that.

          Here's MY answer to that.

          What makes me decide?

          Do I know/trust the person.

          Do I believe the product is actually beneficial? (I see a lot of 'interesting' products that I don't actually think offer anything new or offering something existing in a new way that might mean new people get value or existing people get new value)

          Does it fit with what I believe to be useful to the people I have access to? (i.e if it's a great product but not something I have a relevant list for - I won't promote it)


          Just in case you think I've missed something out - here's what does NOT affect my decision:

          The price of the product.

          The amount of affiliate commission.


          Andy
          Sorry Andy, but from my personal experience, you are in a very small minority!
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          • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
            Originally Posted by Oneal Degrassi View Post

            Sorry Andy, but from my personal experience, you are in a very small minority!
            Maybe you should get out more and meet new people. Most of the IMers I personally know and consider friends have a similar approach - not completely, but in general they do not promote ANTHING just for the money.

            I learned many years ago that doing that is a bad strategy if you plan on people actually listening to your opinion on anything.

            Once you blow your reputation by pimping stuff just for the commission it makes it hard to regain people's trust.

            I'd rather lose those extra sales and keep things simple and only promote things I think are useful from people I trust.
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            • Profile picture of the author RobertoMejia
              Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

              Andy,
              Maybe people are confused because every man and his dog has an answer and 90% of them are wrong/illegal/uninformed . . .
              Martin
              I agree. In fact here is my answer to every single question on this post...
              Ready. . . Yes. You are all welcome.

              Originally Posted by AnonymouS12 View Post

              I still haven't found the answer for the question I've asked so many times: How to make money online fast. And I believe that there isn't an answer to this question, and no IMr can answer it exactly. You just have to keep trying.
              This really depends on you definition of fast. If by fast you mean this week, the you have to buy lottery tickets or sell drugs and guns.
              Otherwise, Andyhenry is right. You have to put some work and effort into it though.
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            • Profile picture of the author Oneal Degrassi
              Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

              Maybe you should get out more and meet new people. Most of the IMers I personally know and consider friends have a similar approach - not completely, but in general they do not promote ANTHING just for the money.

              I learned many years ago that doing that is a bad strategy if you plan on people actually listening to your opinion on anything.

              Once you blow your reputation by pimping stuff just for the commission it makes it hard to regain people's trust.

              I'd rather lose those extra sales and keep things simple and only promote things I think are useful from people I trust.
              I agree with your concepts, Andy.

              Unfortunately, I "get out" as much as I possibly can, and I still see what I see.

              Perhaps instead of suggesting I "get out more", a better suggestion would be to shift my interests or attention to a different set of people...perhaps on a lower level than the "masters" who seem to pimp anything with a heartbeat and a good profit potential.

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              • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
                Originally Posted by Oneal Degrassi View Post

                I agree with your concepts, Andy.

                Unfortunately, I "get out" as much as I possibly can, and I still see what I see.

                Perhaps instead of suggesting I "get out more", a better suggestion would be to shift my interests or attention to a different set of people...perhaps on a lower level than the "masters" who seem to pimp anything with a heartbeat and a good profit potential.

                Oneal
                Well I guess the difference is in who we think of as 'masters'.

                I actually personally know some of the people I think you're referring to and yes I have even told them that I'm disappointed in them but they find themselves in an uncomfortable situation where so many people have done them 'favours' (i.e promoted their stuff for them) that they owe them the same back and they find they're getting a lot more than they bargained for when it comes to what that means.

                I'm not saying we should feel sorry for them, because they basically did it to make money, but they're not all comfortable with all the 'pimping' they're doing either, so it's not as clear-cut as you may think.

                I've left a lot of money on the table by not getting involved in that business model but I don't mind because I owe nothing to anyone and can sleep well at night, so it's just a case of people doing what they think is best for them and we're all different so there's a big scope for what we see people doing.

                If you don't like seeing all the launch pimping just unsub from the lists you're on and focus on working with people who share your values and you can ignore all the other stuff.

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        • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
          Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

          What makes me decide?

          Do I know/trust the person.

          Do I believe the product is actually beneficial? (I see a lot of 'interesting' products that I don't actually think offer anything new or offering something existing in a new way that might mean new people get value or existing people get new value)

          Does it fit with what I believe to be useful to the people I have access to? (i.e if it's a great product but not something I have a relevant list for - I won't promote it)


          Just in case you think I've missed something out - here's what does NOT affect my decision:

          The price of the product.

          The amount of affiliate commission.
          What he said.

          Same goes for when people come to me and offer to mail their list for me. I ask who's on their list, because I need to pick what will be useful to them. And inevitably, the answer is

          DERP

          because they have simply never paid attention to anything except how many people are on it.

          What else is there? Well, let's take a look at my list.

          My list is primarily between the ages of 35 and 50, most of them with significant brick and mortar business ownership experience, and about half of them full-time IMers. Almost all of them have some college, and the majority have a four-year degree or better. They're more female than male, although not heavily so, and less than 30% of them are in the US. The lion's share of them are from the UK and Hong Kong. Their major interest is how to sell their own products more effectively.

          I understand if you don't know that much about your list. But dammit, you ought to know something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiratore
    Here's a question you probably won't answer ;-)

    If you have a way/channel of making money that is working really well for you, why would you sell the strategy as a WSO for less than $10 bucks, knowing you're about to fill that channel with more competition?

    Thanks,
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    • Profile picture of the author TedMarlett
      Hi Andy,

      My question would be: Where do you find the information to build a buying system like they have on some sites where the person can purchase so many credits to buy products off that particular site? I know it is a payment system, but I cannot find where to get it or how to set it up.

      It is one something like they have on the photo sites where a person buys so many credits to purchase different photos to put on there site or build headers and such.

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Originally Posted by TedMarlett View Post

        Hi Andy,

        My question would be: Where do you find the information to build a buying system like they have on some sites where the person can purchase so many credits to buy products off that particular site? I know it is a payment system, but I cannot find where to get it or how to set it up.

        It is one something like they have on the photo sites where a person buys so many credits to purchase different photos to put on there site or build headers and such.

        Thanks
        Good question.

        When I've needed things like that - I just get what I need created.

        You could get it done pretty cheap at one of the programmers outsourcing sites like Rentacoder I'm sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by Tiratore View Post

      Here's a question you probably won't answer ;-)

      If you have a way/channel of making money that is working really well for you, why would you sell the strategy as a WSO for less than $10 bucks, knowing you're about to fill that channel with more competition?

      Thanks,
      Tiro
      Because I test a LOT of strategies and many of them work but I don't want to do them, either because I don't find them interesting or I don't like the niche.

      A lot of the time if I test something and it works - the first thing I do is tell others about it. I have no reason to think that other people doing some of the same things as me will massively impact my business or results.

      If it did then maybe I would reconsider but I do so many different things that I know no-one will ever be competing with all of it, especially since some things are based on my unique experience or knowledge and/or relationships.

      I think that people who fear the competition are just insecure that they haven't got a robust model, or they're just not into helping others.

      I've seen people post here before saying "if I had something that worked I would never tell anyone" and that's fine for them - but not everyone is like that and I don't care about competition, I'd rather help others and make less.

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  • Profile picture of the author AnonymouS12
    I still haven't found the answer for the question I've asked so many times: How to make money online fast. And I believe that there isn't an answer to this question, and no IMr can answer it exactly. You just have to keep trying.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by AnonymouS12 View Post

      I still haven't found the answer for the question I've asked so many times: How to make money online fast. And I believe that there isn't an answer to this question, and no IMr can answer it exactly. You just have to keep trying.
      The answer is the opposite - there are too many ways.

      Here's an idea for you.

      1) do some research into something people are asking about and really wanting to know.

      2) create an information product that provides as much information about it as you can (can be pdf, audio, video - whatever you prefer)

      3) put up a sales page

      4) Pay for a solo ad

      5) repeat 4........
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  • Profile picture of the author AnonymouS12
    Thanks for the advice! I'll start my research right now. The problem is that there's too many competence in the niches that people are looking for. Logical, I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author uebomoyi
    My question is why doesn't any experienced marketer offer coaching for payments done in increments instead of large lump sums that most people can't afford?
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    • Originally Posted by uebomoyi View Post

      My question is why doesn't any experienced marketer offer coaching for payments done in increments instead of large lump sums that most people can't afford?
      If I offered you a brand new Ferrari for $3,000, and you knew the Ferrari was worth $180,000, would you find a way to come up with the $3,000 to buy the Ferrari from me? You better believe you would, and you would do it quick too. It's not about whether or not someone can afford something or not, it's about do they find enough value in what they are about to purchase to make the necessary, and sometimes difficult/hard/complicated/stressful choices, to generate the money in order to make the purchase.

      If someone's coaching can make you $40,000+ per year, they have a sterling reputation, and tons of testimonials and positive results, AND offer you a satisfaction/results guarantee like most of them do... Then I believe charging a hefty lump sump such as a couple-few grand is more than a fair trade-off for what they have to offer. It's about Value. A degree would cost you tens of thousands of dollars to make that same range of an annual salary.
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      • Profile picture of the author celente
        Originally Posted by ChristopherTheron View Post

        If I offered you a brand new Ferrari for $3,000, and you knew the Ferrari was worth $180,000, would you find a way to come up with the $3,000 to buy the Ferrari from me? You better believe you would, and you would do it quick too. It's not about whether or not someone can afford something or not, it's about do they find enough value in what they are about to purchase to make the necessary, and sometimes difficult/hard/complicated/stressful choices, to generate the money in order to make the purchase.

        If someone's coaching can make you $40,000+ per year, they have a sterling reputation, and tons of testimonials and positive results, AND offer you a satisfaction/results guarantee like most of them do... Then I believe charging a hefty lump sump such as a couple-few grand is more than a fair trade-off for what they have to offer. It's about Value. A degree would cost you tens of thousands of dollars to make that same range of an annual salary.
        That is a good way to think of it.

        But it all comes down to taking action. Too many fail and i failed very bad my first year online, as I read the book, put her down and dreamed of the money I was going to make. But it comes with lots of hard work and dedication.
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  • Profile picture of the author mnoonan
    Hi Andy- what an incredible offer you have made here. A great deal of real value! I would ask you 2 questions (sorry!)

    1) I'd ask you what your success to failure ratio was when you started and what it is now?

    I think a lot of people starting out read all the sales copy of the stuff out there and think "oh this is going to be easy" only to get started and fail a few times before we get any real traction. (That usually doesn't happen until you start spending more time "doing" than looking for new candy.) In the back of my head I kept telling myself "No one hit a home run on their first swing and I bet they still strike out from time to time" and kept plugging away and learning from my mistakes and now I feel like I have a great product about to launch. But I always wondered if the ones that are successful still miss the ball sometimes?

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  • Also very true. Anyone can coach you, but ultimately, it is up to you to take action. Plain and simple.
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    This is a question I have been keeping for quite some time now and I hope an expert can answer. Have you ever tried searching for a product review? Just like me, most would rely on Google for this kind of matters but the search results would only lead me to sites selling the product which is certainly not a reliable source if you want to determine if its worth purchasing or not. How can you determine if a product review is reliable or not? Is there a site you can recommend?
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    • Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post

      This is a question I have been keeping for quite some time now and I hope an expert can answer. Have you ever tried searching for a product review? Just like me, most would rely on Google for this kind of matters but the search results would only lead me to sites selling the product which is certainly not a reliable source if you want to determine if its worth purchasing or not. How can you determine if a product review is reliable or not? Is there a site you can recommend?
      I personally bring forums into the equation.

      Ask around on the forums (where affiliate links are not allowed) and you should get a fairly accurate review of it.

      Another way is by typing into google "Product X Scam, etc.."

      Most people are eager to call out a scam and you can get an okay review from this as well. At least it would tell you if there is a lot of negativity towards the product. If there is, chances are its not that great to begin with.

      Note... I said chances are, that is not to say that it is.
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    I want to know why the WF has issues when Paypal is discussed?
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  • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
    @Skid_Roe Thank you for the advice. There is a very slim chance to have something good out of Google and other search engines with regards to this matter but its good to know that there are still numerous forums that are independent from advertising and other external influences.
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  • Profile picture of the author liite
    People say not to bother with highley competive Niches but my main areas of interest are fitness and stocks. I really want to jump in but dont know of I shouls build a blog that focuses on adsense/my own product/ affiliate programme
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    • Profile picture of the author RobertoMejia
      Originally Posted by liite View Post

      People say not to bother with highley competive Niches but my main areas of interest are fitness and stocks. I really want to jump in but dont know of I shouls build a blog that focuses on adsense/my own product/ affiliate programme
      That really depends on what you want to do and on the research you do.

      First find out if it is const effective to sell your own product. Do some research on the products you would like to sell.

      Then find what are the main keywords you want to focus on. Once you do that, you can determine what will be more profitable. Use some averages to plug in numbers to get an idea of what your break even point is and what your profit margin is.
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