Your #1 Internet Marketing Survival Tip Please

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To many people Internet Marketing is not just a matter of getting rich, wealthy or sipping flowered drinks on a sandy beach. It's a matter of survival, especially in this economic downturn.

What's your # 1 Internet Marketing survival tip?

Personally speaking, looking back one of mine is to keep learning from the best and don't be afraid of criticism.

What say you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Speidel
    Well, focus on your work. Whenever I sit at the computer I do sth. related to my work. Stay focused and success will arrive. Waste your time and you'll earn nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    If you're in a pinch and need to come up with some quick cash, this thread will give you a dearth of ideas:

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  • Profile picture of the author CoolCaesar
    Work hard man and provide quality to your customers .. help people solving a problem they have..

    And you might even end up on that sandy beach you were talking about..

    Nothing bad about that
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  • Profile picture of the author jlongoria
    Focus on one project at a time, once that project is making you steady income, move on to the next, that is why I love niche marketing!

    Many people just jump from one opportunity to another and never make it because they give up to fast or they did not see money fast! That is why 97% fail trying to make money online.

    That is my opinion!

    Have a great day

    Jorge Longoria
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    • Profile picture of the author HammerFist
      Originally Posted by jlongoria View Post

      Focus on one project at a time, once that project is making you steady income, move on to the next, that is why I love niche marketing!
      This. Though I take the approach of making sure I've done everything to maximize what that project is making before moving on to start the next one.

      Also, a "new project" might just be another category of products within an existing site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    My advice is this:

    Stay focused to what you are committed to do.Provide quality service for your clients,write nice articles,design great logos,design nice websites etc People will always come back to you for more, if you are doing a good work.

    This should be enough to survive in the -Internet Marketing-world.I can assure you that some scammers make money too.But this won't last.Your goal should be to build an Internet business that will last for years and always provide the best results to your customers.

    Wish you the best of luck

    Dimitris
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    • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Al
      * Have multiple income streams

      * Have multiple Traffic Sources

      * Be prepared to outsource the work you do not enjoy

      * Be prepared to change when you need to
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      • Profile picture of the author Lea Karana
        -Learn from the best,
        -Have the ability to judge who is the best and who is BSing. and that comes from experience.
        -Don't be afraid of taking chances thinking that you will fail, there is nothing wrong with failing and the people who will judge and criticize you are obviously a little different from you and are happy with their paycheck cause they are too scared to leave their job.

        thats all i have for now


        Lea
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      • Profile picture of the author meerkat29
        Originally Posted by Aussie_Al View Post

        * Have multiple income streams

        * Have multiple Traffic Sources
        That's absolutely one of the best pieces of advice. If you put all your eggs in one basket, what happens if your supplier goes out of business? What happens if the market sector your in goes way down, like real estate did in 2008? There are many variables that you can't control, no matter how hard you work and how smart your strategies are. So don't make yourself ultra vulnerable by having only one source of income.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    Don't give up.

    You will not be a millionaire by next Tuesday. You will not get rich by doing little or no work. If it was that easy, everyone would do it. If you truly want to be successful, you're going to have to work hard and work smart at something you're truly interested in.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    It's how you perform at your lowest level.

    When things are going great, you don't learn and innovate....when you are down in the dumps and everything is going wrong, the best of the best dig down deep and come up with miracles
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    • Profile picture of the author High Horsepower
      All the above advice is Technical stuff. Offer your customers tremendous value. Do whatever it takes to make their lives better, improve their business, relationships, health, etc... and the money will flow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Everett
      Originally Posted by Chris Cole View Post

      Simple

      Stick to ONE THING and become an expert at it!

      Chris Cole, that's about the best answer on here my friend. It took me months to finally do this and it paid off in the end.. Too many things going on = confusion, frustration & failure..

      Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Always stick to what works best but always work on improving your results through testing and measuring!
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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    My advice would be to
    1- know where your talents lie
    and
    2 - don't waste time re-inventing the wheel
    always farm out the simple or time wasting tasks and concentrate on the key/important factors that will decide whether or not you make money.




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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Stop thinking in terms of survival. And start thinking in terms of wealth.

      Building a business that focuses on the short term avoidance of pain, the kind of thinking that comes to my mind when I think about survival, is detrimental to building a long term sustainable business.

      Tha may not have been OP's original thought but it popped into my mind immediately when I read the thread title.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Hines
      • Focus on one thing at a time
      • Try to make that one thing something you are at least mildly interested in or enthusiastic about
      • Have a schedule
      • Stick to that schedule religiously
      • Most importantly, treat customers like human beings, not walking wallets. In a sea of people who are only concerned with making an extra dollar, the people who are willing to truly serve the best interests of their customers are the ones who stand out from the crowd

      More than just my #1, but I've found all these things to be important.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Be ready to abandon your luggage.

        Especially if your meal ticket relies on a loophole or specialized tactic which can be nullified by some third party.

        > When Google started nuking MFA sites generated by software, the smart folks moved on.

        > When doorway pages quit working, the smart folks figured out a different way to draw traffic.

        > When people have their Adsense accounts nuked, for whatever reason, they move on to find another means of monetization.

        Bottom line, when something that has been working for you stops working, you need to be able to move on without looking back. Even if that means dumping some piece of software you paid big bucks for. If it won't earn its keep, it's dead weight you don't need.
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        • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
          Focus on one thing for uninterrupted blocks of time, and always do more than what is expected of you. Aim to provide massive value to your customers.
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          • Profile picture of the author Steve Lim
            Hi, the top tips I would suggest to you is good attitude.

            Similar with any others business, if we have the great attitude, not only can success in internet marketing business, but also in any others business.

            Good attitude like discipline, commitment, consistency action and never give up but looking for solution whenever face any challenges.
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  • Profile picture of the author NestZone
    Though at times, a run out of new techniques, but I make sure each time I turn on my PC, i visit this forum.

    With just a blink of the eyes, a lot happen here.
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  • Profile picture of the author montozza
    - Internet marketing is not a sprint. it is a marathon

    - You can automate everything except content and relationships

    -have a multiple incoms. dont keep all your eggs in one basket.
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    • Profile picture of the author mounds
      In my blip of an IM career, I've learned three things:

      Focus is a virtue.

      Networking is absolutely essential.

      Buy an office chair ASAP.

      -Tim
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      • Profile picture of the author Richest
        Focus is number one. As someone said to me:

        Focus = Follow One Course Untill Success
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I will give you 2...

    1) No matter what people say, if this is your passion go for it. You will get there in the end, just never give up.

    2) Traffic is the lifeblood of teh internet. Without traffic you die in this game. So make sure you know how and where to get it. The more targeted your traffic is, the more chance you have of making some nice money.

    Just remember these things and you will be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author edwinkoh
    Hi The Niche Man,

    Nice post there.

    My best tip? Would definitely have to be focus. (just like literally everyone else here, lol)

    The ability to focus on doing one thing at a time and making it work instead of trying to do a gazillion things and not getting a single one done.

    Edwin
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  • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
    I don't have just one survival tip but if I was going to give my advise it would be:

    1) Focus - Once you know which area of IM you want to explore first, then stay focused on it. Very few people make money their first time round compared to those who try and fail serveral times before succeding. Bouncing from one area to the next will leave you broke.

    2) Stay Positive - this is still part and parcel of the first tip, but never give up hope. Anyone can make money from IM, it's just some people figure it out faster than others and it's not because your slow or stupid, some people just wander around for a little while before finding the path to success.

    3) Don't be lazy - IM is hard work when first starting out, but once you know how to make your first sale it becomes easier.

    4) Outsource - Once you know the steps to making money which works best for you, begin to out source it. You'll make money faster and easier by having someone else do alot of the menial tasks.

    5) Streamline and Diversify - You'll find after awhile that there are certain steps which can be streamlined to achieve your goals faster which then leaves you with time to diversify your income stream and look at other areas of IM. The best part about this is that you can take what you used from one area and apply 90% of it to another and yeild positive results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    Focus on what you do. Give time and effort... never say die on what you want to do. Learn new things..... do not afraid to experiment.
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  • Profile picture of the author daxcheng
    I would like to add my 2 cents. Focus, but not what people are saying. Focus on your objectives. When you know your objectives, then you can figure out your strategy and choose your tactics. The reason most "internet marketers" keep on going for the next shiny object is because they don't even know their objectives.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustusKim
    Stay focus on what you have set out to do. Believe that you can do what you have set out to do. Don't get distracted by what you did not set out to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoreySmy
    Never give up! And stay focused it is so easy with all of the offers in your face everyday to get distracted.
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    Stay focus and work hard. I just read a person who writes 10 articles a day and is making $500 per day.
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  • Profile picture of the author mark healy
    stay committed and focused and stop watching TV
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  • Profile picture of the author vivaarturo
    focus on action, get results and then learn something new.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustusKim
    Actually base on experience, I would say another survival tip is stay focused and stop reading too many posts in forums.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jelle Kaldenbach
    * Focus
    * TAKE ACTION. Please take action and don't keep on learning all the time, you won't make money from just learning. You will make from taking action
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    • Profile picture of the author meerkat29
      Originally Posted by Jelle Kaldenbach View Post

      * Focus
      * TAKE ACTION. Please take action and don't keep on learning all the time, you won't make money from just learning. You will make from taking action
      That's one of the biggest traps newbies fall into. And I have done it myself. There are so many gurus out there, new product launches, and compelling emails you receive about new opportunities. But sooner or later you have to make a decision, commit to a certain course of action, and follow through.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    #1 Mindset - Change the way you have thought in the past. Believe in your heart, body and soul that you will be successful with Internet Marketing. The rest is easy....have a product in high demand, place ads where people are looking for said product and have a sales funnel that will close sales for you. Done deal....
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  • Profile picture of the author paddyhack
    If at first you don't succeed, try again
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  • Profile picture of the author Morriskl
    My only strategy is to always keep researching. I am always on information finding spree. First I was hesitant in putting some money in online business but later I realized that if i want to earn something, I gotta loose something.

    So, after two years of hard, wasted but expensive efforts, I am the proud owner of 40+ websites dominating a few niches and starter of a successful journal on some other forum.


    Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

    To many people Internet Marketing is not just a matter of getting rich, wealthy or sipping flowered drinks on a sandy beach. It's a matter of survival, especially in this economic downturn.

    What's your # 1 Internet Marketing survival tip?

    Personally speaking, looking back one of mine is to keep learning from the best and don't be afraid of criticism.

    What say you?
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  • Profile picture of the author msj484
    Try to get and stay in contact with people who know what they are talking about, on a personal level. That will save you months if not years of mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Test, test and test some more.
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  • Profile picture of the author ghostrecon
    Online or offline, you need not to be afraid of taking risks and innovating. More importantly though, never think you know all you need to know about a subject, because you don't.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caiden
    Focus on an specific area of I.M. Become a sponge for info on that area. Put what you learn into practice. Continue to develop yourself and your business until you see results....then do more of the same!

    Oh, and outsource as much as you can, but dont use that extra time you gain for anything but to put more effort into your business! Not at the start anyway!

    Best,
    C
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  • Profile picture of the author pizzatherapy
    Great advice here.

    Learn. Become a member of the war Room.

    Follow a path and stick to it.

    Don't ever give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Giftys
    What's your # 1 Internet Marketing survival tip?
    Diversify!
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    WWJD

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  • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
    If you are a beginner and haven't made any money - then you MUST find that one thing and persist with it until you see it make you some cash.

    Then, diversify.
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    • Profile picture of the author Giftys
      Originally Posted by Easy Cash View Post

      If you are a beginner and haven't made any money - then you MUST find that one thing and persist with it until you see it make you some cash.

      Then, diversify.
      I agree. But he asked me what mine was.
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    Plan and stay laser focused!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Barker
    Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

    To many people Internet Marketing is not just a matter of getting rich, wealthy or sipping flowered drinks on a sandy beach. It's a matter of survival, especially in this economic downturn.

    What's your # 1 Internet Marketing survival tip?

    Personally speaking, looking back one of mine is to keep learning from the best and don't be afraid of criticism.

    What say you?
    I would say that my #1 Internet Marketing survival tip is to be active daily!

    Working on your business each and everyday is very important. Also there is a difference between "activity and productivity". One must prioritize ROI functions.
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  • Profile picture of the author brifowler
    I have to disagree with the notion of focus on a single thing until you succeed.
    What if you are working with bad advice or boarding a 'sinking ship' business niche?

    Diversification of income and traffic streams, both online and offline is absolutely necessary in today's economic and political environment. I have been self employed for over 20 years and have made the mistake of riding the boat to the bottom more than once.

    Be willing to let go, regardless of how much you have invested if it is not improving your life after a reasonable test of time and effort.

    The most important thing is to never stop learning new things and take consistent daily action to improve your circumstances. It also helps to have a like minded partner or two working toward the same goals. A good mastermind team is priceless.

    Also, the advice to outsource or delegate the things you are not good at or do not like to do is pure wisdom. Help is cheap on sites like this forum and others. Take advantage of every opportunity to get help or automate with software.
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  • #1 Tip in IM: Build a highly targeted list of hungry buyers by developing a relationship with them and over delivering value that solves their problem.

    Peace and Love,

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  • Pick 1 idea and stick with it.. There's endless amounts of ideas out there.. original or re-designed.. The key is taking 1 idea and seeing it from start to finish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivelin2008
    Just keep taking action and try different stuff until something works. Then do a lot of that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Simin
    My # 1 Internet Marketing survival tip is have a multiple source of internet income.
    Don't depend on one income stream.
    But at a first time we start. try to focus on one kind.
    "eat one bite at a time"
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    It always has been and always will be this combination...

    Get the right message in front of the right audience.

    You can't have one without the other.

    And you certainly can have the best whizzbang product
    or service, but without those two things going for you,
    you are dead in the water.

    Best,
    Ewen



    Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

    To many people Internet Marketing is not just a matter of getting rich, wealthy or sipping flowered drinks on a sandy beach. It's a matter of survival, especially in this economic downturn.

    What's your # 1 Internet Marketing survival tip?

    Personally speaking, looking back one of mine is to keep learning from the best and don't be afraid of criticism.

    What say you?
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Splitting and testing campaigns can reveal some interesting patterns to build up on
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    Make a plan and focus and stick with it
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    Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

    ...sipping flowered drinks on a sandy beach.
    Oh man, that made me laugh
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemeth
    I would say - never give up
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  • #1 Tip For Internet Marketing Success: Choose ONE thing to learn and make money from, and stick to it for 3 months. If you can do this, you will be better off than 90% of IM'ers out there. Personally I would start out by being an affiliate marketer. Very simple and cheap way to get started making money quickly.

    Peace and Love,

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