To go alone or invite an experienced partner

by juicyt
11 replies
Hi all Warriors...

I am new here and new to internet marketing etc. I have no excuse for my poor level of computer brains other than being a little lazy growing up, as I have family members who are IT experts and have run their own computer business for 20years. Sure I could have learned from them, but it was easier to just ask them to fix things instead of learning it myself.

On top of that, I have been busy with other things, i'm not really that lazy!

For the last 4, possibly 5 years I have been learning to trade forex. I have seen possibly thousands of systems, created a few of my own along the way that others trade. (I don't trade then because of my time zone and the market) But now I want to sell my latest trading systems to the trading world. I have thought about this for a long time and because of my "lack" of marketting/website creation/infact all aspects or marketing and selling somthing online I find myself at a cross road of decisions.
Do I learn from those here and give it all a go myself? Or do I ask for a partner with experience in this stuff and let them roll it out and we split things?

So my question is, if you knew almost nothing (I can make a web site etc so I am not useless) what would you do???

Thanks for any feed back.

MB
#experienced #invite #partner
  • Profile picture of the author thewpguide
    Hi MB,

    Welcome to the forum. You are definitely in the right place to shake off your laziness and get started with internet marketing, there are so many knowledgeable people here.

    I would take some time looking around the forum gathering information and ideas on what way you want to make IM work for you. By doing this you are sure to make contacts with people, some of which may be interested in taking you under their wing!

    As soon as you know which direction you want to work in you can then decide if you think a mentor would be a valuable option for you.

    With regards to the skills you already have, with website design you could provide a service creating websites, learn how to create wordpress themes and sell them as PLR packages, flip them, create a website for yourself and make money from it. There are so many options available to you already.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck and all the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elion Makkink
    Read, read and read. There's a LOT of golden information to be found on this forum! If you have access to the "War Room" you will even find more. I suggest you read "Allen Says" his posts in the War Room because he outlines simple yet super effective money making strategies. From list building to email marketing, it will blow your mind :-)

    I'm not exaggerating this, I'm sure fellow warriors will say the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I think since you can build a website, that you start with that and learn the ropes a bit that way. Getting a partner at this point is risky. You don't know or trust anyone here and you could get burned pretty good by going the partner route.

    With just 1 post, you have not developed relationships and a partner agreement should be based on a relationship of trust and a real good legal contract.
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  • Profile picture of the author juicyt
    Thanks all for the reply's. I do take on board all that you have written and appreciate your time.
    I absolutely agree with you Suzanne about relationships and trust and of course legal contracts. I would be very selective and open on this forum if I did take that path with someone however I fully understand there are can always be risks involved with a partner regardless of how much forum cred they might have.

    I guess the main reason I asked this here was to get peoples opinions who have been through the hard yards of learning and then maybe to answer what they would do if they were in my shoes. Is it worth the next 3 or 6 months (Or maybe longer) of learning to do it solo or would those who know just get an expert to help?

    MB
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  • Profile picture of the author xohaibx
    Welcome to the Warrior Forum.

    You're not the first one facing this dilemma. There are people that are new to IM who are totally clueless, but it's okay! You can always learn.

    Coming to your question: It all depends on how hungry you are for growth and progress. Whether you go on your own or choose to partner with someone, you have to be really passionate about your goal to actually make it.

    So if you really do like learning as you go, good for you. A lot of things will get clear as you start walking on the unknown. You'll see that there is NO perfect plan; experience becomes your guiding light. You will face trial and error - it will be an uphill battle. But in the end, it'll all be worth it.

    But if you don't have the patience to learn everything from scratch and it looks uninteresting or boring to you, it's better you find someone who you can partner with. Just make sure you do your homework and avoid making any hasty decisions.

    The good thing about partnering with someone experienced is that you automatically get to learn as you progress. Besides that, your success might come to you quicker as your partner may be knowledgeable enough to speed up things. So eventually, the profits that you make together may be enough to propel your interest in doing things on your own.

    Remember, this is just the start! Even if you go with a partner, you can always start a new project that you start, own and run.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author juicyt
    Thanks for the comments.

    What you have written Khundmiri is exactly the battle I have. I would love some help so it is done right and in a timely manner. I do have other things (product ideas) I would love to do later down the track but as you said, could maybe do myself if I get taught along the way via a partner. Not that I would expect a partner to teach me everything, but there would be some things I pick up no doubt.

    Although most suggest learning everything myself first, to be honest, my wife is not well (although she is getting better but we have many hard months ahead) and I have a few little children so the learning curve is going to be a little more drawn out than I would like. This is, as you can imagine, another reason for this pondering question...

    Once again, thanks all for the replys. I hope more exerienced people answer on what they personally would do in my situation knowing what they know today.

    MB
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    • Profile picture of the author xohaibx
      Originally Posted by juicyt View Post

      Thanks for the comments.

      What you have written Khundmiri is exactly the battle I have. I would love some help so it is done right and in a timely manner. I do have other things (product ideas) I would love to do later down the track but as you said, could maybe do myself if I get taught along the way via a partner. Not that I would expect a partner to teach me everything, but there would be some things I pick up no doubt.

      Although most suggest learning everything myself first, to be honest, my wife is not well (although she is getting better but we have many hard months ahead) and I have a few little children so the learning curve is going to be a little more drawn out than I would like. This is, as you can imagine, another reason for this pondering question...

      Once again, thanks all for the replys. I hope more exerienced people answer on what they personally would do in my situation knowing what they know today.

      MB
      I feel what you're going through. Why don't you look for a job while you work on your IM business? It'll give you the much needed confidence to move forward and pay the bills.
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  • Profile picture of the author juicyt
    Thanks for your concerns, I do have a job (and a new business) and have no issues paying the bills. Sorry if it came across that way, it was more a matter of time to commit to learning all this new stuff for me, not so much money.

    MB
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    • Profile picture of the author xohaibx
      Originally Posted by juicyt View Post

      Thanks for your concerns, I do have a job (and a new business) and have no issues paying the bills. Sorry if it came across that way, it was more a matter of time to commit to learning all this new stuff for me, not so much money.

      MB
      Oh sorry about that In that case, you're good to go. Just follow your instincts and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

      The bigger the risk, the bigger the pay
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  • Profile picture of the author juicyt
    I guess the other option is to pay someone for their help. Pay for whatever I can't do myself. Does this sound like a realistic option worth persuing?

    MB
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronak Shah
    I'll be honest with you: IM is a tedious art.

    It'll take you ages to get there.

    I suggest you find a buddy who can complement your skills.

    Outsourcing most of your work makes a difference.
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