How do you go about learning a new skill?

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Hey warriors!

I want to know from you all how you go about learning a new skill in internet marketing? And how long does it normally take you?

Do you collect all the free info you can from this forum or other sites and then just read it all? Make notes? Buy products? Pay a teacher? What's your learning style?

With anything internet marketing related. Could be seo, product creation, article creating, copywriting, cpa, etc...

--Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
    One thing that I have found useful when I want to educate myself about a subject is to create a blogger site on the subject matter. I simply write what I have learnt, upload the content and put in adsense ads and leave it.

    I often rewrite things that I have learned as I way of teaching myself the material. If you are able to explain it to someone else then you really do understand it.

    Using blogger or one of the other web 2.0 sites like hubpages or squidoo provides a way of immediately monetising that information and provides for a more detailed understanding of the material.
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    • Profile picture of the author hamzah3
      Originally Posted by ProScribe View Post

      One thing that I have found useful when I want to educate myself about a subject is to create a blogger site on the subject matter. I simply write what I have learnt, upload the content and put in adsense ads and leave it.

      I often rewrite things that I have learned as I way of teaching myself the material. If you are able to explain it to someone else then you really do understand it.

      Using blogger or one of the other web 2.0 sites like hubpages or squidoo provides a way of immediately monetising that information and provides for a more detailed understanding of the material.
      Thanks for sharing your method and I agree with you that in order to understand a thing better you must try to teach it to others
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  • Profile picture of the author Top Dog Marketer
    The key is to become friends with the people who already KNOW what they are doing. Follow the right blogs, get past all the BS... trust me there's a lot of BS out there now a days especially when it comes to internet marketing.

    Other than that make sure to take detailed notes whenever you are studying something.
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  • Profile picture of the author ry6782010
    I actually started learning about SEO and etc from Brad Callen's 7 Day Course, I also read up on a lot of Ebooks (I was interested more so in domain/website flipping), so, what I did was I took notes (I still have the notebook from 7 months ago or so with everything from his course, to PLR, to Article Marketing, Types of websites to create, etc), and then finally just studied every day from those notes, and here I am .
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  • Profile picture of the author TheHotChick
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    This post makes me feel lucky to know geeks. Also lucky to live in the Google age. There are a ton of free tutorials out there. "Google it" is the most obvious & practical first step. Other than that, befriend people on here.. you never know who you're talking to. ;]
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  • Profile picture of the author wildjohnny
    Always go for free info first, like a Google search, forums, youtube tutorials. When I learned basics, then I will buy some product if it's really necessary.

    Today it's easy to learn any new skill and don't have to be expensive. All you need is strong will and patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Finding the tools to learn new skills is easy - Google reveals 'em all.

    What I do is search for the specific skill, get the suggestions, implement them, and see what happens.

    Sometimes the benefits are immediate (like how to add a jquery slider to your blog). Other times it takes a loooong time (like how to write great headlines).

    Colleges and schools teach lots of great tips for researching like:

    Scholastic.com | Homework Hub: How To Research
    KYVL: How to Do Research
    Google Scholar


    Google For Educators - Web Search

    is especially nice.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheila Dunfrey
    I tend to read and read and read. I found so many inputs and ideas about Internet Marketing when i read a lot of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    I learn on a need to know basis.

    This means that I only educate myself relevant to the next step.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pusateri
      I read enough to gain a cursory knowledge, then jump in and get my a$$ kicked a few times. Ready, fire, aim is a great way to learn quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
    Some skills may take years to learn such as programming and for example niche searching can be taught in 10minutes, but to master it it can also take years. Experience is everything

    Eveyone knows how to install WP and write an article or two, only experienced marketers will make money out of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph G Spiteri
    When i want to learn something i google if to find info on it read up on it and here's the thing you need to implement what you have learned. If you just read up on the subject and don't implement it you don't get the full learning experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    It's good to exhaust all your resources, free and paid. After that you should convert that knowledge into action and apply it. Only then will you truly know whether you've learned something or not...
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  • Profile picture of the author thewpguide
    That all depends what I am wanting to learn. When I wanted to learn about SEO I bid for article writing jobs on the topic as that pushed me to learn as I was working for a client and also made me research harder.

    When I wanted to learn about positive thinking I went on courses and bought books in that field.

    When I wanted to learn about internet marketing I found this forum, I read some free and paid information.

    I also like to ask a lot of questions when I meet people about whatever they're involved with - I just really enjoying learning new things.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I've always learned by getting a book and reading and then doing it until I got it right. Experience is the best teacher.

    I remember when I had never used a computer before but really wanted to learn. I bought a lot of technical books, read them and it wasn't long before I was an above average computer user. The same applies to any skill. Get the info you need to learn and then apply it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ronak Shah
    The best way is doing it. Offer you skills for free in the market and have a dry run at first.

    Test your skill-set. You'll learn a lot new things & then you'll pretty much give people what they ask. You'll build relationships & that will take you forward earning lots of $$$$$$'s.

    Experience is the biggest teacher. Else, join a company full-time for basic minimum wages just to pick up the art.
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  • Profile picture of the author ibacklinkpro
    My perspective that, if possible, learn form other's mistakes. I agree with some of the others out there that there is soooo much garbage out there related to Internet marketing so make sure that you are learning from legit people is 90% of the battle. If you're interested in some good resources regarding Internet marketing, my current favorite is a book called "Outsmarting Google" by Evan Bailyn. It's one of those books that makes it easy to understand Internet marketing.

    Of course the second, often necessary, option is to make many mistakes, try different things, in other words, experience. It really is the best teacher, of course support forums like this one, certainly help you when you get in trouble.
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  • Profile picture of the author azmanar
    Originally Posted by JoeMartin View Post

    Hey warriors!

    I want to know from you all how you go about learning a new skill in internet marketing? And how long does it normally take you?

    Do you collect all the free info you can from this forum or other sites and then just read it all? Make notes? Buy products? Pay a teacher? What's your learning style?

    With anything internet marketing related. Could be seo, product creation, article creating, copywriting, cpa, etc...

    --Joe
    Hi,

    First of all, you need to set some objectives and outline a set of steps based on your main interest.

    If your interest is making money, which method do you prefer to start off with:
    -> PPC Ad Income on your Blogs
    -> Writing & Selling PLR Articles
    -> Earn commissions by selling other people's products ( digital or physical )
    -> Selling your own products
    -> CPA Campaigns
    -> Provide services to others ( eg. in fiverr )
    -> Membership sites
    -> Drop shipping
    -> Flipping Sites
    -> Flipping Domains

    Survey a bit on what it takes to start any one of the above. Give yourself a week or two. This will give you a general idea on what sort of skills and resources you need to have.

    And then answer these simple questions :
    -> How much I want to earn? Weekly, Monthly, Yearly
    -> What are the skills that I already have?
    -> Which method matches my skills?
    -> Which skills I need to improve?
    -> Which skills I need to add?
    -> What are my resources? money, time, tools etc

    After you have selected a method to make money, and you don't want to waste time struggling and you want to learn new skills quickly, use the easy way out technique -> BUY WSOs THAT EXPLAIN YOUR PREFERRED MONEY MAKING METHOD - STEP-BY-STEP.

    This is way less costly then scouring around the net for weeks on end, getting lost in tonnes of info and getting scammed in between. And then trying to cobble up something that may or may not work. Re-inventing the wheel sucks big time and will eat up your resources before you ever make a dime in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Hilton
    The best way to learn a new skill is to read up about it online. Then, participate in a community discussion (just like Warrior Forum) to broaden your knowledge and learn from others. Finally, practice! practice! practice! "Repetition is the mother of all skill" - Tony Robbins
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