Be A Student Before Being An Expert

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It seems as if we have a lot of products being released the past year or so that it seems like a lot of people are still the student. That their not doing the necessary research and analyzing with the release of their products and it's now bothering me in a sense.

Us as internet & affiliate marketers have to be the best students so we can then be the best experts in our field but just because you get on a couple webinars, seminars, and purchase some products doesn't mean you fall into the expert field. It takes a lot of time,focus, and dedication to get there and you must be able to actually COACH AND TEACH what you have outside of the internet too.

That's something that most people never think of. If you can coach the material that your offering online to someone offline then your finally understanding the concept of being an expert in your field. But, if your just pitching garbage or dressing up a PLR then your not doing anything different at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    With places opening things like the wso and so forth, it brings many a people who are looking for a fast buck.

    I will not buy a wso unless I get the email of the day for that wso. I trust those guys, they haven't steered me bad yet.

    It's going to even get more competitive this year out there. There are more and more IM'ers and the software is making it easier for them to get into it. When I started, you built a website, You didn't have templates or anything like that. You now have wordpress and a slew of graphics you can use.

    You have to take a good look at who is offering what...........
    Just because a chicken has wings doesn't mean it can fly
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    • Profile picture of the author Justicewordlaw
      Originally Posted by hustlinsmoke View Post

      With places opening things like the wso and so forth, it brings many a people who are looking for a fast buck.

      I will not buy a wso unless I get the email of the day for that wso. I trust those guys, they haven't steered me bad yet.

      It's going to even get more competitive this year out there. There are more and more IM'ers and the software is making it easier for them to get into it. When I started, you built a website, You didn't have templates or anything like that. You now have wordpress and a slew of graphics you can use.

      You have to take a good look at who is offering what...........
      Just because a chicken has wings doesn't mean it can fly
      You are right is going to be even more competitive this year that's why us as internet marketers must have our things together.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    Just to point out something,

    The best experts are and or should always be another ones student. What I mean is that even the absolutely most successful people in business or in any matter still have mentors or experts if you will that they learn from all their lives.

    We are all students!

    Yes a little esoteric but think about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sriram rajan
    so true... in fact brendon burchard who runs experts academy which attracts all the big names, claims the best expert has to be a student first and for life.. very good points buddy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justicewordlaw
      Originally Posted by sriram rajan View Post

      so true... in fact brendon burchard who runs experts academy which attracts all the big names, claims the best expert has to be a student first and for life.. very good points buddy.
      Your right he does say that a lot and being a student is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author MobApps
    Absolutely correct. Even as an expert I am still a student and will continue to be a student.

    I agree with you for the most part but I have to give them credit for taking it to the next level and trying to make it happen.

    You may or may not ever surpass your mentor but if you have learned and learned well even though you may not be an expert compared to your mentor you may well be an expert compared to and by a newbie.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartdept
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    • Profile picture of the author cloudnizine
      A lot of people are quick to ID themselves as experts especially in my line of business. It's fine with me, I personally don't care but the ones that aren't actually experts are just steering their clients away.

      It will become harder as just about everyones business will be online in the near future to pick and choose different products and where you want to get your information but I'm sure Googles algorithm is working on that.

      Be true to your customer base, always be a student and continue to learn and don't be too quick to sell yourself as an expert!
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      • Profile picture of the author Justicewordlaw
        Originally Posted by cloudnizine View Post

        A lot of people are quick to ID themselves as experts especially in my line of business. It's fine with me, I personally don't care but the ones that aren't actually experts are just steering their clients away.

        It will become harder as just about everyones business will be online in the near future to pick and choose different products and where you want to get your information but I'm sure Googles algorithm is working on that.

        Be true to your customer base, always be a student and continue to learn and don't be too quick to sell yourself as an expert!
        Your right if your honest with the customers and just add a lot of value your going to be truly amazing.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesGreen
    Thanks! this was a lot of great information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I've come a long ways from starting online marketing 10 years ago, and i can honestly say that i'm still learning. Luckily i've made it easy for myself to develop a daily marketing routine that brings me in new traffic on a daily basis. Thanks for your post on being a student before the expert. I still have a long ways to go.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justicewordlaw
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I've come a long ways from starting online marketing 10 years ago, and i can honestly say that i'm still learning. Luckily i've made it easy for myself to develop a daily marketing routine that brings me in new traffic on a daily basis. Thanks for your post on being a student before the expert. I still have a long ways to go.
      That's great that you figured out a system for your marketing. That was something that I focused a lot on and found my own as well too.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Rus Sells is right - in this field in particular, one can never truly stop being a student. One man's expert is another man's student, so to speak. It is absolutely essential for people to continue learning, as well as sharing their knowledge.

    People can declare themselves as experts, but it is a completely different thing being a renowned expert in the field. Self proclaimed experts generally have a lot to learn than they realize.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justicewordlaw
      Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

      Rus Sells is right - in this field in particular, one can never truly stop being a student. One man's expert is another man's student, so to speak. It is absolutely essential for people to continue learning, as well as sharing their knowledge.

      People can declare themselves as experts, but it is a completely different thing being a renowned expert in the field. Self proclaimed experts generally have a lot to learn than they realize.
      That is correct you can always continue to learn more and more within your field.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    Correct! It's just like a good leader should be a good follower first. This is one of the reasons that people needs to go to school, learn from the beginning until you're an expert or professional in the field.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justicewordlaw
      Originally Posted by danlew View Post

      Correct! It's just like a good leader should be a good follower first. This is one of the reasons that people needs to go to school, learn from the beginning until you're an expert or professional in the field.
      That is truly correct. Continually educating yourself within the internet marketing field is crucial.
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