What's a newbie to do?

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I am experiencing a problem that I feel is widespread among new and intermediate level internet marketers. I find myself reading about all of these things that we are supposed to do to properly set up our website or blog and then all of the things that we should do to drive traffic to our site or blog. There's just one problem. I can read about what to do all day long but until I either see detailed instructions on how to do these things its all like a foreign language. There has to be some information on the market that explains how to do the tasks associated with, say for instance, SEO or whatever. I have no intention of spending money on WSO's or the latest gurus" program only to find out that they tell you what to do but nobody actually show's you how to do it. I couldn't be the only newbie having this problem. Thank GOD that I do not depend on this for my income!. Any thoughts from anyone with a solution. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by jimmel196 View Post

    Any thoughts from anyone with a solution. Thanks
    There's a rather nice service/membership site called "The Niche Blogger" which tells you exactly what to do and shows you exactly how to do all of it, step by step, assuming you know nothing. It's owned by someone called Amy Bass - very highly respected. I'm not a member, myself but I do know some people who got off to a very good start with it and recommend it pretty highly. I think it's about $20 per month or $200 for life membership - something like that. You might want to have a look at that, and perhaps try it for a month?
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmel196
      Thanks for the information Alexa. This is a coincidence as I was just following a thread a couple of days ago that you were a very active participant in, entitled :Article Marketing: is the spin really necessary?" Your comments regarding how the article marketing process works was very interesting. I have been manually backlinking on blogs (one of the things I think I am doing correctly) and I started re-thinking the whole process when I read some of your comments regarding the strength and sustainability of links generated from article marketing. This really interests me but I am lost as to the proper systematic approach. I am the type of person who wants to do things correctly and understand why I am doing what I am doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author SUPER Louie
    Hi jimmel, I understand what you're going through. You are overwhelmed with too much information that you don't know what to do anymore.

    Here's my advice. You first have to pick a subniche of IM that you want to master (copywriting, list building, seo, etc.) Once you master everything about that subject, you write down everything you know about it, write an ebook (step-by-step process).

    Create a merchant account in Clickbank, and just find affiliates to sell the ebook to.

    Does that make sense? Feel free to PM me if you have more questions.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmel196
      Thanks Louie for the information and the offer to pm you. What part of Asia are you in? I have a daughter in South Korea.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmel196
      Thanks Chungo for the advise and information. I always like WF because most people here are very helpful and you get many different responses which can be beneficial.
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  • Profile picture of the author BWellman
    Hi jimmel,

    As a newbie I can relate, but the truth is - you won't learn much if you don't jump in. I researched and found one thing that I was interested in and purchased 1 program. That program got me started and showed me what I was lacking. I don't depend on this for my income either - not yet anyway. The first thing you have to do is give yourself the permission to fail - once you realize what you *don't* know then you can start researching those things instead of trying everything at once.

    I find this gives me a way to wade throught the information overload. I started with one website and learned how to install WordPress and slowly but surely I'm learning SEO and other things. Everytime I don't know something I search out an answer.

    When I spend hours researching I had the same feeling - what am I supposed to do? Niche, IM, Memberships, PLR, Adsense, etc...it gets confusing. Try one thing and stick to it until you understand it then move on and build from there. I've learned more in the last few weeks of "doing" than I have in the last 4 months of researchinig. Some of the stuff out there- I'm just not interested in learning yet or ever.

    Good Luck
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmel196
      Thanks BEWELLMAN. I actually have an active WordPress blog product review site that I have set up and am backlinking to. The problem is that there are so many other ways of driving traffic that I have no idea the proper sequence of events to properly do. Thanks for your advise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    I can totally understand your frustration.And you wanna know why?Because i was frustrated too, 2 years ago when i started with Internet Marketing.I thought that if i was going to buy an e-book,that all my problems would be solved!But it was nothing like this..Of course it wasn't.

    You don't have to spend a dime though if you don't want to.The Warrior Forum is full of great information to get you started in no time.It's also full of Warriors who are willing to help you in any question you may have.And it is totally free.Can you imagine something better?

    Dimitris
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmel196
      Thanks Garage667. I'm just the personality type that has to understand why I do what I do. I have 28 years as a paramedic and I guess that caused me to be pretty particular about things. Thanks for your information.
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  • Profile picture of the author offline85
    Originally Posted by jimmel196 View Post

    I am experiencing a problem that I feel is widespread among new and intermediate level internet marketers. I find myself reading about all of these things that we are supposed to do to properly set up our website or blog and then all of the things that we should do to drive traffic to our site or blog. There's just one problem. I can read about what to do all day long but until I either see detailed instructions on how to do these things its all like a foreign language. There has to be some information on the market that explains how to do the tasks associated with, say for instance, SEO or whatever. I have no intention of spending money on WSO's or the latest gurus" program only to find out that they tell you what to do but nobody actually show's you how to do it. I couldn't be the only newbie having this problem. Thank GOD that I do not depend on this for my income!. Any thoughts from anyone with a solution. Thanks
    Hi Jimmel, I would check out Chris Farrell

    ......I've heard he is a really good IM teacher and takes you step-by-step through every part.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmel196
      Thanks Offline85. I have heard the name Chris Farrell on one of the threads. I'll have to check him out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Bush
    Newbie with mud on me. In other words I made a website through SBI with lots of tutorials and guides and also on WordPRess using hostgator video tutorials. Most helpful I've found in understanding how stuff is done is Tiffany Dow, Debra Conrad and a few others. I'm still a newbie too but feels good to be almost 59 and be called a newbie even though some places try to give me senior discount. It takes a while to sink in for me. This forum is outstanding for finding good people that can help. I'm still searching too.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmel196
      Originally Posted by Jeff Bush View Post

      Newbie with mud on me. In other words I made a website through SBI with lots of tutorials and guides and also on WordPRess using hostgator video tutorials. Most helpful I've found in understanding how stuff is done is Tiffany Dow, Debra Conrad and a few others. I'm still a newbie too but feels good to be almost 59 and be called a newbie even though some places try to give me senior discount. It takes a while to sink in for me. This forum is outstanding for finding good people that can help. I'm still searching too.
      Hey Jeff. I have looked at SBI so I am glad to get some feedback from you about them.I know what you mean about 59 and being a newbie. I'm almost 50 and I new I was getting older when I started getting information from AARP. Thanks for the information you provided. I will take it a step at a time
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  • Profile picture of the author Magnet4Marketing
    I know how you feel man, I felt the same when I started out and made the mistake of spending money on false promises and lousy systems. The best advice is usually free on the web, there are dozens of internet marketing, blogging, SEO sites out there that can give you everything you need, good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author lordkensal
    It can be overwhelming - after all - all the info you need is out there - and free, it is just finding it, and putting it in some kind of order. Success is about process.
    It took me a while - but after reading and researching, I collated the basics into a process. (I put together a FREE course which takes people thru the basics)
    You can always constantly refine each stage of the process, and constantly improve. But start with the basics - get that right, earn your first ten dollars, and you know you are on the right path.
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  • Profile picture of the author JHC
    I call it being "in the weeds". I start off learning about one aspect of IM (level 1) only to discover that I must learn something else (level 2) before I can learn level 1. So I start researching level 2 and I find out I have to know how to do this (level 3) before I can learn level 2. Of course in order to do level 3 I must know how to do... on and on.

    I have found myself sometimes 7-8 levels deep. I have to remember what it was that I originally set out to learn. Yes this has cost me a lot of time, but considering what I knew when I started (which was nothing) it was, and sometimes still is, a necessary process.

    I still have yet to find any single source for an overall approach to creating a successful IM business but I have found many helpful people and posts on this forum that will assist you in putting all the pieces together (without having to buy anything ).
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    hi
    my first to say to all newbies is to learn some thing if not all of it.
    get a coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i use chris farrel membership.....great coach, i am not an affliate
    i use nicheprofitclassroom.com ,,,,,,great as well
    they are coaches wit a daily plan.....
    NEVER...................NEVER........GO WITH A OCACH THAT HAS NO PLAN.....BIG MISTAKE
    PM ME IF YOU ANYTHING....
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmel196
      Originally Posted by Magnet4Marketing View Post

      I know how you feel man, I felt the same when I started out and made the mistake of spending money on false promises and lousy systems. The best advice is usually free on the web, there are dozens of internet marketing, blogging, SEO sites out there that can give you everything you need, good luck.
      Thanks for sharing the information. Ever post helps and gives a pool of many opinions to help find the solution. Thank GOD I never got into the buy every program on the market mode. A person could go broke and learn very little.

      Originally Posted by lordkensal View Post

      It can be overwhelming - after all - all the info you need is out there - and free, it is just finding it, and putting it in some kind of order. Success is about process.
      It took me a while - but after reading and researching, I collated the basics into a process. (I put together a FREE course which takes people thru the basics)
      You can always constantly refine each stage of the process, and constantly improve. But start with the basics - get that right, earn your first ten dollars, and you know you are on the right path.
      Thanks. I am finding a lot of free information which does help. When you know very little its easy to learn something new.

      Originally Posted by JHC View Post

      I call it being "in the weeds". I start off learning about one aspect of IM (level 1) only to discover that I must learn something else (level 2) before I can learn level 1. So I start researching level 2 and I find out I have to know how to do this (level 3) before I can learn level 2. Of course in order to do level 3 I must know how to do... on and on.

      I have found myself sometimes 7-8 levels deep. I have to remember what it was that I originally set out to learn. Yes this has cost me a lot of time, but considering what I knew when I started (which was nothing) it was, and sometimes still is, a necessary process.

      I still have yet to find any single source for an overall approach to creating a successful IM business but I have found many helpful people and posts on this forum that will assist you in putting all the pieces together (without having to buy anything ).
      You are dead on the mark. That sounds like a quote we would use here in the south. Thanks for the information.

      Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

      hi
      my first to say to all newbies is to learn some thing if not all of it.
      get a coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      i use chris farrel membership.....great coach, i am not an affliate
      i use nicheprofitclassroom.com ,,,,,,great as well
      they are coaches wit a daily plan.....
      NEVER...................NEVER........GO WITH A OCACH THAT HAS NO PLAN.....BIG MISTAKE
      PM ME IF YOU ANYTHING....
      You are the 2nd person in this thread to mention Chris Farrell. I will definitely look into that. Thanks for the information. Everyone is so helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author kennyk3
    It's really a matter of not thinking you have to learn everything at once. You really do have to focus on one thing at a time. I used to get so overwhelmed with everything... okay, I still do, so, I still struggle with it, but I at least recognize it!

    But, I'm learning that, like anything, you learn one thing at a time, then you move on to the next. I think a lot of people online make it look like you should learn everything in one day and be making $100/day the next day.

    Regardless, don't give up if it's what you want to do. Find out what works best for you, then focus on that and things will start to happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianboyer
    You need to start learning now and take it step by step. You will make a lot of mistakes but you have to count on that happening because you cannot just sit back and learn from everyone else. You must try on your own and get started asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Question
    The fact is, there will never be a product with a step-by-step process that will churn you money. I think it's always going to be a combination of:
    • Ebooks for basic knowledge
    • Experience
    • Luck
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