I am completely new to IM, but ready to work.

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I'm 21 going on 22 in a couple weeks and i believe I need a change. Going to from university to community college to dead end jobs I don't want to work for the rest of my life. I know I am smart and have a lot I could offer the world, but too many interests and none I feel passionately enough to give up the other dreams I may have had.

I've seen a few peers making money, some even good money at this. I have tried my hand at network marketing like Cutco to Vialus. They seem to work for some people but I didn't feel they were for me. Mainly, because I don't want to sell products to people that I know.

I'm computer savvy enough to learn this and I have a few good people helping me start up at this. I have an idea of what I will have to do and what type of work I will be doing, but i am still a level 1 noob, lol.

If anyone has any advice for me or questions that could help me understand what I'd be good at in this field that will be greatly appreciated.
#completely #noob #ready #work
  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    The only reason you can fail at “Internet Marketing” (or whatever) is if you stop taking action/ stop trying.

    Anyone can make a 6-figure income if they want to.
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  • Profile picture of the author wrongnumber
    well you are just some months elder to me... first of all IM is not for everyone... second money is the essential evil, so instead of learning everything, you should leave that to time, time will teach you loads... if you are looking for visible outcomes, start offerring services, things what you can do... some can write... some can create videos.... some do nice banner stuff... some can do SEO.... some have nice tricks to share.... etc etc etc.... sell'em, this will not only earn you quick, but also... give a part of insight of what the person ordering from you is trying to do!.... makes you learn loads.


    Hope that helps!
    PS: welcome to the WARRIOR FORUM
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    Im glad you discovered internet marketing because there is money to be made. You are young and need to make money while you are at college. Try reading about affiliate marketing or blogging because both can be profitable and are easy businesses to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Redcorn
    Thank you everybody, I am collecting information to read right now.

    My friend says find ebooks to read
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    As long as your willing to work, and learn on a continuous basis you should eventually do well at internet marketing.

    Ask yourself?

    1. What interests me
    2. What type of products I would like to promote and sell online
    3. Buy a keyword rich domain name
    4. Start a self hosted Wordpress blog

    Promote the hell out of it by sending traffic from all angles.

    5. And most important lesson is taking action and never giving up while continually learning and getting better and better at internet marketing. The cash should come in more and more the better you get at it.

    But be warned it does take a lot of work especially in the beginning. Good luck to you!
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    • Profile picture of the author rassan
      Im pretty new at this too and e-books or the latest videos seem to be helping me allot . get with someone thats in the business and try to learn from their mistakes . from what i have learned in the last year is get a plan and stick with it .

      rassan
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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    Join the War Room and forget about ebooks. Many ebooks are old rehashed stuff. The WR is dynamic. It is reasonably priced. And if you can't find something there to get you off and running then you just aren't trying (or even breathing for that matter).

    I have been on this board over 3 years. I wish I had joined earlier. Seriously you can take it like a degree in IM. Go for it and let me know what you think.

    The only other requirement is to take action. Go for.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Originally Posted by John Redcorn View Post

    I'm 21 going on 22 in a couple weeks and i believe I need a change. Going to from university to community college to dead end jobs I don't want to work for the rest of my life. I know I am smart and have a lot I could offer the world, but too many interests and none I feel passionately enough to give up the other dreams I may have had.

    I've seen a few peers making money, some even good money at this. I have tried my hand at network marketing like Cutco to Vialus. They seem to work for some people but I didn't feel they were for me. Mainly, because I don't want to sell products to people that I know.

    I'm computer savvy enough to learn this and I have a few good people helping me start up at this. I have an idea of what I will have to do and what type of work I will be doing, but i am still a level 1 noob, lol.

    If anyone has any advice for me or questions that could help me understand what I'd be good at in this field that will be greatly appreciated.
    Hey welcome to the forum!

    A full time income is definitely possible, I make one myself.

    Don't worry about ebooks and dont give into the hype of salesletters.

    Read through this forum and just get started. You will save a lot of money and learn a lot more just by browsing through the posts here.

    Yasir
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad789
    John -

    Brad here. For a newbie to IM - the choices are huge. For my part I would suggest you spend some time researching the areas you are keen on learning. If affiliate marketing and internet sales is your area - there are loads of programs out there.

    To do this research successfully - number one rule - put your wallet away! At least until you have built an understanding of the area.

    The really honest trainers will "over deliver" time and again. You can find a number of free ebooks and podcasts that will help a lot in further learning. Chris Farrell has a great ebook as does Yaro Starak -- all free.

    I have a series of posts that may be useful as well. You are welcome to check them out. Our most recent post on Commission Junction will be useful for you long term.

    Many marketers are arguing that physical product sales on the internet is growing! But to be successful you need a good bedrock of knowledge.

    Last suggestion - pick your trainers carefully. Once you find one that meets your needs - stay focused and learn. Don't be distracted by every new shiny object that pops up in your email.

    I hold Chris Farrell in high regard. Many others do as well. He has been number one on IM Report Card dot com for several years. Another key player is Yaro Starak - blogging.

    Check out our blog and see if it is helpful to your search. I am always interested in your comments and opinion as you continue your research.

    If we are helpful - let us know and we will be glad to do whatever we can. What goes around comes around you know.

    Best of luck - Cheers !
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    • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
      Originally Posted by Brad789 View Post

      I hold Chris Farrell in high regard. Many others do as well. He has been number one on IM Report Card dot com for several years. Another key player is Yaro Starak - blogging.
      Best of luck - Cheers !
      You have a unique opportunity here to be so fresh, before being brainwashed by all the easy money promises.

      You can brainwash yourself before someone else brainwashes you, train your mind, there is NO easy button, there is no magic formula. You say your ready to work, and work you will, if you can manage not to fall victim to the latest product launches and wso's while just focusing on one task at a time, your way ahead of 80% of new IM'ers.

      Chris Farrell Membership is indeed the best place to start..

      Good luck,

      PS. Your still young, you have plenty of time
      to start making money, for me 25 is where
      still living with your parents is embarassing,
      that gives you a solid 3 years to learn and
      perfect your business decision
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  • Profile picture of the author refjaf55
    definately look into content locks for webpages...thats good money for sure
    dont mess with adsense
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    The secret is finding something that works for you and then improving it and repeating.
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    • Profile picture of the author ghen
      I agree with the post above about finding ebooks to read. But..., be careful. You can easily lose your shirt buying ebooks, courses, videos, etc. Find some info that's clear and understandable, then follow it. Sometimes the 'gurus' make things 'as clear as mud', causing you to want to buy more stuff. Resist this urge.
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    • Profile picture of the author bmcgoff
      Originally Posted by Steven Miranda View Post

      The secret is finding something that works for you and then improving it and repeating.
      John,

      Welcome! As many have said, find what works for you. I would start by thinking about what you like and don't like doing. Not what your passionate about (that's different), but what you actually want to do on a daily basis.

      For example, if you hate writing, don't start a blog. If you love graphic design, DO start created websites.

      If you're looking for super easy, step by step guides to jump right in and start making some money, I'd recommend AdSense or Amazon sites. They're easy to make, cheap to maintain, and you can do everything yourself or buy them premade. You will learn SO much in the process of making your first site. By a cheap and popular WSO and follow it exactly.

      Just my thoughts.

      Oh, and join the War Room now.


      -Brock
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      Are you a man under 5'8" tall? Might want to read this.

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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    First I'd like to congratulate you in entering the IM business. Lot's of people became successful in this field although lots have failed too. The important thing to consider is that like any other job or business you have to give your 100% to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1mauigirl
    Find a need and fill it.

    What do you like to do? Look into that area. Find message boards in your area of interest, read what the members are saying and asking for.

    Can you provide what they need? Can you find what they need and sell it to them?

    That is the way to make money. Find a need and fill it.

    Find something that you love to do because you might be doing it for a long time so might as well enjoy the journey.
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    • Profile picture of the author wfbk
      Well i am on the same boat.

      I bumped into this forum yesterday and have been reading and reading. There are so many things i am not able to figure out. All kinds of jargons and other stuff. I guess it will take weeks before i will be able to figure out what I CAN do.

      Have been downloading ebooks and other stuff which i can get my hands on.

      Someone mentioned about the war room. Can someone explain if joining it would help clearing out the basics?
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      • Profile picture of the author WebPen
        Originally Posted by wfbk View Post

        Someone mentioned about the war room. Can someone explain if joining it would help clearing out the basics?
        Yes and no-

        The cool thing about the War Room is that it's basically like a free WSO section. People post a lot of great software, systems, guides, and other stuff for other War Room members to use and learn from.

        But it's not exactly "here's how to build a website, here's how to do affiliate marketing", etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    I suggest you spend some time going through threads here and you will find lots of information...basic and advanced. Good Luck to your IM endeavor
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  • Profile picture of the author Goldenboy
    Since you are new to IM, I would really suggest hanging in these threads for a while and learning the basics of the IM world. It's not that easy to say I am ready but is not yet totally familiar with the IM business. You need to learn the basics, by reading threads, asking for some advises and spends familiarizing what and how to do it.
    As what most warriors have said, study first the basics before you could say that you are ready. IM business is not instant money, in the context that most people who fail has the idea that there is easy money in IM. Easy to say, but requires hard work and commitment to achieve.
    You don't need to try, you need to do something. Trying is different from doing. And always remember, never give up on failures and keep a positive outlook in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author erob
    Hi I am new to IM as well and my advice is to don't get caught up in the hype that there is some type of magic solution to this. Find all the free info you can and study it. Also find some free info on building an email list of buyer. Keep in mind that a list does not have to be just IM. It can be almost anything like weight lose, golf what whatever comes to mind. The trick is finding people that are interested in the things you promote get their email on your list so you can promote offers to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author moswebniche
    Start by thinking of what you are interested in whether its games or weight loss. Something you have personal experience in is best to sell because you are an expert due to your personal experience.

    And do some research online so you can understand what internet marketing is. Choose a product there many places you can start out with and will def help you get on your feet like Click bank but personally i would rather Pay dot com so that your ensured that you are getting payed. If someone buys through pay pal with your Click bank link you wont get a commission so Pay dot com is the way to go.

    There are many ways to market your product which can be found on many sites and articles. Just Google " how to market my website effectively" You will learn something I'm telling you.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Redcorn
    Thank all of you, this is really helpful

    I am still reading up on the basics of the IM game

    here are my lists of interests that i think i would excel at so far in order:

    social media marketing
    affiliate marketing
    display advertisting
    SEM & SEO

    I dont hate writing but it seems the blogs would be very tedious and hard to maintain and keep up with so idk if SEO is for me, if i have a good understanding of what you do in SEO

    but i am very interested in Adsense and Amazon which i saw was mentioned here. Is it really the fastest way to earn money as a beginner?

    also there is a MLM thing i was doing before this, selling weight loss and health products that seem to be legit. they say to be a registered promoter i need to either invest $49, $499, or $999
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by John Redcorn View Post

      Thank all of you, this is really helpful

      I am still reading up on the basics of the IM game

      here are my lists of interests that i think i would excel at so far in order:

      social media marketing
      affiliate marketing
      display advertisting
      SEM & SEO

      I dont hate writing but it seems the blogs would be very tedious and hard to maintain and keep up with so idk if SEO is for me, if i have a good understanding of what you do in SEO

      but i am very interested in Adsense and Amazon which i saw was mentioned here. Is it really the fastest way to earn money as a beginner?

      also there is a MLM thing i was doing before this, selling weight loss and health products that seem to be legit. they say to be a registered promoter i need to either invest $49, $499, or $999
      I would stay away from MLM or anything else that requires a lot of money upfront such as PPC or display advertising. Spend your money on tools such as hosting, a good wordpress theme, and an autoresponder- and then do what others have told you and find something that works for you.

      Every "strategy" in IM is really just different methods of 3 things:

      Valuable content
      Traffic generation
      Conversion/monetization

      So, those are the 3 things you need to learn how to do no matter what method you're going to try.
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    • Profile picture of the author ebusinesstutor
      Originally Posted by John Redcorn View Post

      Thank all of you, this is really helpful

      I am still reading up on the basics of the IM game

      here are my lists of interests that i think i would excel at so far in order:

      social media marketing
      affiliate marketing
      display advertisting
      SEM & SEO

      I dont hate writing but it seems the blogs would be very tedious and hard to maintain and keep up with so idk if SEO is for me, if i have a good understanding of what you do in SEO

      but i am very interested in Adsense and Amazon which i saw was mentioned here. Is it really the fastest way to earn money as a beginner?

      also there is a MLM thing i was doing before this, selling weight loss and health products that seem to be legit. they say to be a registered promoter i need to either invest $49, $499, or $999
      But what community and products are you planning on working with? Are you planning the health field, Internet marketing field, automotive or what?

      Social media, seo, and affiliate marketing are just tools you apply to reach the community of people you want to help. So who are you going to help?
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  • Profile picture of the author Austin357
    There is a ton of good information here on the Forum. I'm also new and this forum has given me some great ideas and tools. Most importantly, people here do tell you what to avoid and stay away from. This is very valuable in cutting down your time towards success. Also, there are many intro video tutorials on many aspects of the business to get the newbie's up and running.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kieran Gracie
    Don't spend too much time reading or worrying about getting everything right before you start. Choose a niche that you like or are good at, learn how to make a website, then do it. Make mistakes but try not to spend any money until you know what you are doing.
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  • I echo what a lot are saying here, pick it and stick with it and see what works. Go with your gut feeling. If it don't feel right, move one. Good luck.
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  • Don't go into forum overload, there's a lot here, LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author inetbiztj
    Hi,

    Welcome to the Online world.

    As many of the warriors have said, 'Never give up and focus on positively'. I'm writing a blog on multiple sources of income can be earned online and am taking each of the type one by one in my blog and trying to provide the facts on earning money online. Trust would give you a fair idea on different ways of earning online.

    Do send me an email and I'll provide my blog URL.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author TheInternetCoach
    Best of luck to you-
    Remember to build your list, and build your list of affiliates. That is your business.
    There are as many ways to do this as there are people to do it.
    Don't lose sight of the goal!
    All The Best,
    LK
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    All The Best,
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  • Profile picture of the author RefundHost
    @ OP

    List the things you are good at and could teach to a beginner.

    Visit Clickbank.com and take a look at some of the offers there.

    Make a pdf product ( there is a pdf creator on this site which is free
    you install it as a printer and select it instead of your printer when
    you want to make a pdf from your word processor document such as
    notepad, wordpad, msworks etc )

    Get a domain website for a sales and delivery page and see how it goes.

    THEN ... once you have an understanding of how that setup works
    you can figure out that you should sell things people are buying -
    - weight loss, financial, etc - products and you'll do great.
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  • Profile picture of the author madmmd
    Dont trust what others say.. do things yourself and dont waste your all the time trying to learn things.. reading is good but its better to learn while doing things.. IMO, there is not much difference between theoretical knowledge and no knowledge.. do and learn..
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    • Profile picture of the author VinnyBock
      Originally Posted by madmmd View Post

      Dont trust what others say.. do things yourself and dont waste your all the time trying to learn things.. reading is good but its better to learn while doing things.. IMO, there is not much difference between theoretical knowledge and no knowledge.. do and learn..
      Sorry, but I have to disagree, it is a "discussion forum" :p

      I believe your doomed without a plan, make a plan and stick to it. But figuring out everything IM has to offer by using a 'trial and error' method, you'll have grey hair before your 23rd b-day.

      Of course, I'm a noob too, so this is just a honest suggestion that I truly believe in..
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielDeus
    I am definitely Not a noob (been full time online for 3+ years, earn 20K+ a month) and I STRONGLY recommend you take what short cuts you can. That means learn and DO, learn and do, learn and do, in a perpetual cycle. Don't wait until you know everything before you start. and use software tools to speed the process

    Be prepared to make a few mistakes. Don't worry about it

    But equally, you first need to LEARN from someone you trust, so you don't go repeating the same mistakes that a thousand others have.

    Just don't keep spending all your time learning, learning, learning. It is irrelevant unless you PROVE it to yourself that it works

    If you want any further help then PM me and I will give you a copy of our Realistic Revenue (Step-by-step instructions to a realistically-attainable income) course which will retail for $97 when launched in a few weeks. It outlines everything from start to finish of what we DO to get to that 20K+ a month income. I don't claim to have all the perfect answers - I can only show the way we did it to get to that money. If you want, let me know.

    I will give you a free copy because I am feeling generous as I am on holiday/vacation again

    * Daniel Deus
    .
    PS. Keep your finger OFF the 'Easy' button. There is no 'Easy' button.

    Sure, there are tools and automation software to simplify things and save a whole lot of time - but there still needs to be brain work putting it all together
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  • Profile picture of the author mado
    Hello bro. I hope you the best of luck. Just learn,learn and learn!. Read eBooks, understand some basics then take action.I have made money on my FIRST website. I hope you will do too. That will be great motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author c4822
    My suggestion would be to pick a good market/niche and run with it. Once you find out what's working, increase your efforts wherever those might be. Blogging, affiliate marketing, build a niche website and grab some advertisting (Ad Sense, etc...) and the rest will follow
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  • Profile picture of the author EugeneA
    I feel like we have lots in common.

    My advice to you is to jump In and start. You don't have pay for anything until you know what you are doing. Just take you're time to learn, you're at the bottom right now, but you will find your way up.

    Make sure you take action, like I said... Jump In and start.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Hey at 30 y.o I am feeling old now.

    21 is such a great age. i will be honest and tell you that you have much to learn. But dont let that get in your way.

    Just follow this simply procedure.

    1) Come here and learn lots

    2) Implement what you learn here.

    3) Some things will work, other things you will FAIL miserably with.

    4) Write down what works and makes you money

    5) Do more of that, and upscale that and outsource.

    6) Then come back and read more.

    I am pretty good at marketing. But this forum is gold. There is alot better info in here and WSO section then some of those big $97 ebooks. I owe alot to the info in here and quit my job many years ago.

    The thing is that too many people in here, read and dont implement. They think they will get off them bum tomorrow and do all this. Dont fall into that trap. Be a consistant student. LEARN.....IMPLEMENT.....LEARN.....IMPLEMENT...

    Then I will be the first to buy your product, when you teach us how you made your first $100,000 online.

    Good luck.
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