The first few years i messed around, spend tons of money on guides , e-books and other "get rich quick" scams.
It was until november 2011 that i finally started focussing on making money online thanks to some help i got here on this amazing forum.
Now i want to do a little "pay it forward" with a few words of advise for people who are starting their adventure.
1. Don't go on a spending Spree if you don't have the cash for it !
Yes , it's tempting when you start , you see a guide flashing in front of you with those magical word : "make XXXX $ in less then a month".
All I can say is , please safe your money, there is anough info on the Warriorforum to go through when you start.
Go through the new posts every single day and read , read between the lines and learn from it ... try some reverse engineering and you'd be surprised what you can learn with even touching your wallet.
2. Focus on 1 project at a time and finish it !
Internet Marketing is huge and there are so many different ways to make money online : CPA, PPC, Affiliate marketing, Google Adsense, Article marketing , Social marketing, etc. , those are just a few.
And I primise you , you will suffer from information overload. So the best way to avoid this is to stick to 1 project .. for example : Google Adsense.
Read everything you find on that and learn from it, make a blog for adsense on a certain niche and finish it . don't go wandering off into another aspect of IM or you won't succeed with your Adsense project
3. Make sure you have cash you don't need for something else !
The way i learned it , if you don't have cash handy, start with doing some services for other people, I'm pretty sure everyone getting involved in internet marketing has some kind of usefull Skill. try and make money from that skill , offer your services to people who need it. Once you have some cash , you can use it to get your domain and webhosting.
4. Always look out for Bargains !
Let's not beat around the bush, you will need money to invest eventually.
but you can always be on the lookout to find yourself a nice deal when it comes to webhosting. I found a coupon for a certain webhost on another forum giving me 75% off for my first payment , thanks to that i had a year of webhosting for only 9$. You can find a lot of free tools ( or free versions ) that are very usefull to build yourwebsite or project , just make sure you look around.
5. Never ever give up and don't be afraid to ask for help when you are stuck !
You won't succeed overnight ( well it could always happen, you never know) and times will be desperate and dark at times, but whatever happens "stick to your plan !" and remember there are many helpfull people here , whether it be technical or motivational !
I hope i could inspire you a little with this little post , i sure enjoyed typing it