Confused - yup - but are you making money!

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Hi
I've just joined the forum, well about 5 minutes ago and I'm getting more and more confused by the minute.
I bought a Internet Marketing programme a week or so ago and it seems quite good. Lots of step by step stuff, training videos etc and then POW! they send another e-mail to say, try this IM programme, it's all new and could be even better than what we're showing you right now.
Then KPOW another email from another 'Guru' saying the same thing - different programme.
Sure these guys are extracting money for themselves and confusing me along the way. So question do these courses work?
Also...
Yes, I understand about focus and working daily blah blah, but what I want to know is has anyone made any REAL money?

Yours hopeful and yet confused
Debra Jane

P.S. What are WSOs
P.P.S. Is it worth it should I persevere
#confused #making #money #yup
  • Profile picture of the author Debra Jane
    Thanks Dennis

    How do you get that burning purple folder on your messages when you post?
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Debra,

      I think burning folders show that there are more than 20 replies or so.

      WSOs are warrior special offers, made by the members.

      and then POW! they send another e-mail to say, try this IM programme, it's all new and could be even better than what we're showing you right now.
      Then KPOW another email from another 'Guru' saying the same thing - different programme.
      Sure these guys are extracting money for themselves and confusing me along the way. So question do these courses work?
      Also...
      Yes, I understand about focus and working daily blah blah, but what I want to know is has anyone made any REAL money?
      My advice, if that's how you feel is this -

      Yes people are making a living online. But it doesn't very often happen overnight. It takes real work, like any business.

      What those people are providing you is a lesson in marketing. Take those lessons, but most people find that if they take all of the courses too, they get confused and overloaded and get nowhere.

      There are many honest people around, but also many rip off artists. Never forget this.

      Take some time and understand that there are plenty of free lessons to be had. The trade-off is that it will take your time to find them, because you will have to learn to sift through a load of misleading junk out there on the net to find the gold.

      Overall though, the time spent learning that ability to sift will pay off. You can buy everything and still be no further forward.

      You've managed to find your way to the best forum, so that's a good start.

      Also, as time goes by, you should realise that much of the gold to be found is not always contained in a neatly packaged product, but it's by learning how to reverse-engineer what others are doing that makes their site profitable.

      You can't rush these things. It often takes a huge shift in mindset.

      The other best way to learn is to get yourself to a stage where you are putting pages on the net and observing what happens, and then working out why.

      I'm not sure how this all looks to you, but it's a summary of my own hard-earnt experience condensed to try and help you. I hope it helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author ElizabethAdams
      Hello, Debra Jane ...

      Save a copy of your first post here. Make a note on your calendar
      to get it out and take a look at it a year from now.



      The "KPOW" emails you're getting from the "guru" you bought your IM course
      from are actually representative of some marketing techniques you'll learn
      along the way.

      There's a well-known marketing principle which holds that the best time to
      ask a customer to buy a second item from you is right after he's bought
      the first item.

      This is a good time to get into the habit of researching *every* purchase
      you make online, and the best place to do that in regard to internet
      marketing purchases is right here. Put whatever it is into the search box
      above and see what other marketers have to say about it before you buy it.

      Also, you are now on this guru's "list" so you'll be on the receiving end
      of his pre-written series of sequential emails. The thing to do with them
      is just simply observe what he's doing because someday you'll be doing
      much the same thing, but with your own personal touch.

      That being the case, there's something to be said for copying his emails
      and pasting them into a WORD document and filing it away in a folder
      marked "Sample Autoresponder Messages." It's called a "swipe" file.

      As for WSOs ...

      Well, that stands for Warrior Special Offer.

      It's a privilege, really.

      After you've been here for awhile and contributed to the forum, you can
      offer a product of your own for sale here in the Warrior Special Offer forum,
      providing it's a product you created yourself, and providing you're offering
      it at a deep discount to the other members of this community.

      If you go to the forum index and click on the the "Warrior Special Offer"
      section and study a few pages of offers there, you'll see what I mean.

      Keep your head ... open your heart ... and you'll do just fine.

      Regards, Elizabeth ...

      P.S.

      As to your question, "Is it worth it? Should I persevere?" ...

      Why not come up with your own definition of "real" money
      and set a goal to make "x" amount of it by this time next year?

      Then all you have to do after that is work the problem backwards
      and figure out what you have to do in order to make it.

      Hint:

      Nothing happens in Internet Marketing Land
      until somebody sells something. One of the first
      questions you might want to ask yourself is ...

      "What do people want to buy?"

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  • Dear Debra Jane:

    Yes, you should persevere.

    Yes, I have made real money. My landlord accepts it. So does the grocery store.

    More often than not, "businesses in a box" don't propel newcomers to instant riches. There is a learning curve to assimilating all the information you need to grasp before you can be effective in earning income in any business.

    May I suggest you form a plan for your business? That's what turned my fumbling around into something that actually worked.
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  • Profile picture of the author rikster69
    Hi Debra,

    Im new here too, joined yesterday, and can totally relate to what you say.

    I have spent the last year or so going from one IM scheme to another without really giving any of them a real chance.

    Have decided now to take the plunge and basically make a real start with a project and to stick with it. Am fed up of working crappy hours in crappy jobs.

    Came accross a post yesterday from Dean Holland, check out his blog for a bit of inspiration.

    Rich
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    • Profile picture of the author Debra Jane
      Thanks guys, your replies are really appreciated.
      I'm going to follow the plan, get focused and give it a go.
      I've been working online now for over 8 years but selling my own manufactured goods - hard work as it's all personalised.
      I think it's going to have to be run in tandem with this to start with.
      Glad I've found the best forum, at least my course has given you guys!

      Thank you!
      DJ
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  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    Best advice I can give you is to find a "guru" or person whose style you admire for their products or list networking, and study them.

    Success is easy...just take what works...and do it again!
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  • Profile picture of the author safehold
    Hi Debra,
    I just came across your post and can relate perfectly. I too am gearing to sell my own physical products which I have designed and developed and have also purchased an IM course which I am in the process of implementing. It would be interesting to get your experience as most of the product for sale tends to be IM or digital in nature which make it a bit easier logistically than physical product.

    Regards,
    Terry
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    • Profile picture of the author gianne2705
      Yes of course,money is here.As in dollars in your hands.Just keep learning and apply what you have learn from everyday work in this industry.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Why are you confused?

    Did not the course you purchase detail what model you're using and what to do - step by step?

    Unfortunately, lots of people opt to pretend to be confused because they do not want to do what their online business course requires.

    Follow the step by step of your original course and see what happens.

    Hope This Helps!!

    TL
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    "It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. -- Mark Twain

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