The Single Most Important Aspect of IM

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What do you believe is the single most important aspect to grasp for someone just starting in IM?
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  • Profile picture of the author Keen creations
    Take action as soon as you can and make mistakes. Learn from those mistakes. Next, I'd say test and scale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Relationships are the most important things you can focus on when just starting out. Taking action is a good one. but that should be a given. You need to worry about making a good impression and having a good reputation (on this site especially!). This will help you get ahead in the business.
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    • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
      Originally Posted by Joe128139 View Post

      Relationships are the most important things you can focus on when just starting out. Taking action is a good one. but that should be a given. You need to worry about making a good impression and having a good reputation (on this site especially!). This will help you get ahead in the business.

      Yep.. relationships are incredibly important, if you can't build a relationship with your customers or readers then everything else will be a waste of time.

      Actually the original question is a bit like asking "whats the most important part of a car"

      Some will say brakes, other engine and yet more steering... in truth without all the parts being there the others aren't necessary
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Build a quality business based on providing value rather than a hit and run, spam oriented smash and grab operation.
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    • Profile picture of the author david carr
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Build a quality business based on providing value rather than a hit and run, spam oriented smash and grab operation.
      Ill second that.

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    • Profile picture of the author tomewer
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Build a quality business based on providing value rather than a hit and run, spam oriented smash and grab operation.
      Only read this far...echoes my sentiments well.
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      • Profile picture of the author Truxx
        Anyone who has ever gotten REALLY good at anything has learned how to fail really well at doing it. It's the mindset toward failure that will allow you to succeed. To fail you must try. To try you must act. Once you have failed you must learn and then try again.

        Michael Jordan illustrated this point beautifully with the Nike commercial he did awhile ago:

        "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    The same thing in any aspect of life - mindset.
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    • Profile picture of the author panduari
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      The same thing in any aspect of life - mindset.
      iam agree with u
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      • Profile picture of the author zannix
        In my opinion, this is a very tough question to answer.

        Not because it is hard to think of the aspects that matter, but because there are so many of them that are absolutely essential for success in the IM business.

        It's like having to choose a song from your favourite band. I guess that would depend on the mood (situation) you are in, right?

        Some aspects might be more important than others, depending on where you currently stand.

        Overall, however, I'd say the single most important aspect is, indeed, the mindset.

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  • Profile picture of the author sscot
    You can't get anything really important without hardworking and honest dedication.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Sticking to one plan is fairly important.. instead of jumping from one system to the next.

    And enjoying it.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
    Taking Action for sure. You can learn forever but if you don't put what you learned to good use then it all makes nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author JStoich
    Time Management. Like it or not you do not have unlimited time. The sooner that is realized the faster progress will be made
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    • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
      Originally Posted by JStoich View Post

      Time Management. Like it or not you do not have unlimited time. The sooner that is realized the faster progress will be made
      I have a problem with this sometimes and it has slowed me down tremendously at times. Over time I have learned to fix it a bit. Great point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serenity090
    Writing Skills...
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    • Profile picture of the author shaunyb1
      attitude, and all of the above - we tend to become down if we see no success - sooner or later we give up - so having the resolve to keep going (but changing to a better path) is the hardest thing you'll ever face.

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  • Profile picture of the author RSingha
    Providing solutions to as many people as possible
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    1. Mindset
    2. Copy/Conversions
    3. Traffic
    4. Tracking/testing
    5. Product creation

    master those things and you will have plenty of money for life.
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    • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      1. Mindset
      2. Copy/Conversions
      3. Traffic
      4. Tracking/testing
      5. Product creation

      master those things and you will have plenty of money for life.
      OP your answer is right here ^^^. I'll add, getting creative enough to innovate new ideas, so, you could dominate markets. On the other hand, you could outsource, or, hire interns to handle creative ingenuity. In corporations they call it research and development.

      In short.
      6. learn managing, employees, outsourcers, and, getting others to share ideas you can use to make your business the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Klemen Znidar
    Taking action and not jumping from one method to another.
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  • Profile picture of the author NoBSGuy
    1. plan of action
    2. right attitude
    2. perseverance
    3. good idea
    4. trusted partners
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Jeremy Barker View Post

    What do you believe is the single most important aspect to grasp for someone just starting in IM?
    This is not a numbers game. It is a relationship business.

    It is about how well you connect and interact with people.

    While we do use numbers to evaluate and examine the results of that interaction, those numbers are a mirror.

    Don't confuse them with reality.

    Turning your head until only your profile is visible doesn't mean you only have to wash and groom that side of your face.

    Out here in the real world, people can see both sides of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author richgrad
    You need to be willing to put in the time and the MONEY.

    Most people want to do everything for FREE... they don't want to get their own domain/hosting/paid autoresponder even though these are the bare essentials for an internet business.

    They operate from an employee mindset instead of a business mindset (of revenue and expenses). That's why they fail.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    move forward. do it and do it again
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob P
    Organistation.

    There is so much information out there that it can be tempting to flit from one idea to another. Most people have more than one project on the go and a mess of files and folders to wade through. And there are so many distractions online (checking emails to name just one) that it can be hard to focus your time where it is needed. You need a system to take you through one idea at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Jeremy Barker View Post

    What do you believe is the single most important aspect to grasp for someone just starting in IM?
    I think it's going to vary from person to person.

    Different types of people will find very different things "the single most important aspect to grasp". Partly because people vary in the type of thing they find easy/difficult to grasp, and for many people, the "single most important aspect to grasp" will turn out to be something that doesn't come naturally to them, to grasp.

    For some people, it will perhaps be an appreciation of the fact that in a field of endeavour with such a high fail-rate, such a small long-term survival rate and such a high participant turnover rate, the consensus of advisory opinion on many specific subjects will often be a mistaken one.
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    Originally Posted by Jeremy Barker View Post

    What do you believe is the single most important aspect to grasp for someone just starting in IM?
    It depends on WHAT You want to do in IM, since it's such a broad over-reaching field. I'd contend that the most important aspect of IM is to fully understand the various business models presented, as well as, the PROs and CONs of engaging in each.
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  • Profile picture of the author xavierfok
    I like Keen Creations answer. You will never know what you are getting into until you try it. Just do it and then make some mistakes which is inevitable. And then learn from it.

    That is how humans learn. You just get better and better with the more mistakes you make. After learning you become a better person and make even bigger mistakes which are bigger learning opportunities.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Newcastle
    Stop chasing after all the newest 'get rich quick' and 'push button' systems and build a real business.
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    Knowledge.

    Why? Because it will help you achieve whatever you have set out to in the most efficient manner. Internet marketing is technical. Internet marketing requires knowledge of SEO, the market, customers, products and how to combine them all into big one profitable "scheme".

    With good knowledge you will have to put less action for more profitable result, because you will know how to perform the certain operation as efficiently as possible.
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    Time of thinking is over.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Lim
      Hi, I believe is Attitude.

      Discipline, Positive thinking, commitment, persistency, determination take action in any situation.

      These are the element that most of the successful people have
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

      - Calvin Coolidge
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Vegas
      Marketing

      If you get it, you can sell anything anywhere...

      If not well you'll be chasing other people's methods and systems until you eventually quit.
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    TAKE ACTION!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruzza
    Of course take action but also "NEVER QUIT"... Never let anyone and I mean ANYONE tell you that you can't succeed in this business... If you are new you will probably be put down by friends and family but just keep going

    Oh and time management is also a good one and also the hardest for me too.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Having self discipline. That's how you're going to

    -Come up with a good plan
    -Take action whether you're tired, broke, missing a party, etc.
    -Keep going when you fail
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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    don't waste time thinking take action make mistake learn from it
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    • Profile picture of the author Ram
      Get started. Learn and correct as you go. Most people are too scared of failing or making mistakes. Don't worry about. Pick a plan and get started.

      After you are up and running and have seen some success, then traffic is the most important thing. It is a numbers game to an extent. I don't discount relationships, but numbers alone can make you a fortune. The fact is you can make money with lousy products, lousy copy and tons of traffic. But you can have the best products, best copy and best relationship skills, but your still only gonna convert so many. So without the eyes it doesn't matter.
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      • Profile picture of the author busygal21
        Read, Study, Decide on which business model you want to pursue. Map it out. Take action and stick with that model. Don't keep buying the next best thing. Look instead to further your knowledge regarding that business model. There is not a quick and easy money solution..so don't buy into that. There are scripts, and automation tools that will faciliate the process. You have to have the right mindset, keep focused, keep learning and move forward, one step at a time. This is a great place to ask questions and get help and information. I wished I used this forum earlier, probably would have saved a lot of time, money, effort, and frustration.

        My best to you

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  • Profile picture of the author jumpjumper
    The single most important aspect is learning from your mistakes. There are many different ways to make money online and chances are you are going to make alot of mistakes. You have to learn from them so that you wont make the same mistakes in the future.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      List building. Build it ASAP!

      Devid
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    • Profile picture of the author Alminc
      " Internet marketing is not an easy game. It takes A LOT of daily hard work in front of your PC and you must have strong and healthy body that can endure the torture."
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Strip away all the clich├ęs, and it's still all about an exchange of value. And that exchange takes place between people. Provide more perceived value than the other available options, and people will happily hand over their money to you.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alminc
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          Provide more value than the other available options, and people will happily hand over their money to you.
          That's an eternal truth. Amen.
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  • Profile picture of the author sitywyde
    Great question...I would say..Don't get lost in all the NOISE... Start building a list of hungry prospects that YOU can feed... Learn the basics.. Html, ftp,making videos, ..think of it as going back to school, and if you stick it out, and pass, you will see the money.Truth is ...97% never will Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author JustSomeWarrior
    I would agree with those who said taking action is the most important thing. I've been sitting on a huge idea for months and all I've got is a domain and a couple of place holders in place... every day I am supposed to start working on the site, but never really do...
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    • Profile picture of the author JonathanGutierrez
      Sticking to one plan is fairly important.. instead of jumping from one system to the next.
      I like this answer - it's something I have fallen victim to many times! Of course, you have to know when to cut your losses and move on, but you should take consistent (probably daily) action for a while on any new project (think a few months) before quitting.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I think it is two, for me anyway.

    1) Traffic - you can have the best product on earth, but if no one sees it, how are you gunna make any money?

    2) Copy - You are living in a sea of copy and sales pages online these days. If yours doesnt stick out, prepare to make NO MONEY! its your message that has to be portrayed in a way to make more people buy!

    Just a few tips. :-) Have a great day.
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  • Profile picture of the author shahriyar
    I would say,

    1) Gather the correct/effective knowledge/plan

    2) And then follow it dedicatedly.

    Point 1 is really important. Choose the correct path will take to your desired destination. Choose a flawed path and it will take you places you never would like to go ( lol )
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