Newbie in the IM world

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Hi, I'm a newbie in the IM world. I want to try doing business on the web, so where do I start? any suggestions?
#business #newbie #world #world im
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    • Profile picture of the author jembooneil

      The link is not working man,. I mean when I optin my email address on the other page,it says there problem loading page..
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  • Profile picture of the author krisbeckers
    depends want you want
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  • Profile picture of the author Wide
    Build small adsense niche sites based on some solid keyword research. It's by far the easiest way to start earning money online - and you learn a lot during the process
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  • Profile picture of the author Talha AboveMax
    Strange question ???? You have Make money online link in your signature and you are asking from where to start ?
    Seems like you just came here to promote your link if m not wrong.
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    • Profile picture of the author jembooneil
      Originally Posted by AboveMax View Post

      Strange question ???? You have Make money online link in your signature and you are asking from where to start ?
      Seems like you just came here to promote your link if m not wrong.

      I just joined WF and Im just testing and I just started promoting, man

      Thanks for all the help and suggestions..
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      • Profile picture of the author mablethorpe
        I've tried for years without making serious money. My problem has been a lack of focus. I joined all kinds of programs. I have found a good mentor and I'm sticking with him. It has changed my mindset and direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    First of all read around on this very forum and you'll learn a lot which you'll otherwise have paid dearly for.

    Secondly, change your signature link to a non-affiliate link, okay. It is not allowed on the WF.

    Learn all you can about traffic, listbuilding and conversions, and you'll be ahead of the pack by ages.

    Dann Vicker

    Looking for high quality solo ad traffic? 200-2000 clicks available/day. Testimonials here. PM me

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  • Profile picture of the author TG Arunah
    Listen my friend ... just go through WF threads for the last one week... You may not complete it .... but try to cover atleast 10% of all the interesting threads posted here and this is the right start for you. I am not new to Internet Marketing ... But I am new to WF but this is what I did despite my 11 years experience in this field.
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  • Profile picture of the author TG Arunah
    Have you gone through WF Rules ? You have made the first mistake of putting an affiliate link in your signature. Don't do that .... remove that immediately. if you are found caught you may be banned from the forum. OK ?
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  • Profile picture of the author AC21DJ
    Is the link in the signature to your site? If it is it seems like you already have picked a landing spot. If it's not then there are so many different ways to go to make money it can be very confusing.
    To avoid confusion and being overwhelmed pick a mentor type figure and follow their lead. What I mean is find someone who has been successful in the niche that you want to be in and do what they have done.
    Sounds easy right? It's not be prepared for a lot of hard work and a lot of studying to have any success whatsoever. The overnight million dollar success stories in IM are everywhere but don't really happen very often.
    Look for some sort of a structured environment to get you of the ground so you don't go into information overload. For myself I used for a few months to get a bit of a understanding of what was going on and also to build a little confidence.
    Whatever you decide, just remember to pick one thing and stick with it. Don't hop around trying all the new "quickest way to overnight success" gigs that you see.

    I didn't hyperlink Chris Farrell because I want you to know I am not affiliated with him. I was once a member and learned a lot from his site but have since moved on.

    Good Luck to you and remember to stay steady.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzho
    Step 1 : pick a niche that people are looking for a solution may help.

    Step 2 : Find your main keywords. Marketsamurai is a free tool.

    Step 3 : Buy your domain name and Hosting server.

    Step 4 : Create a Squeeze page

    Step 5 : Use AWEBER to build a list (Imnicamail is free for the first 1,000 sub)

    Step 6 : Prepare a set of newsletter to send to your subscriber automatically

    Step 7 : Find ways to monetize
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    • Profile picture of the author Griffin Smith
      Read the threads...There is some much good info there..What are you good at? what do you like to do?
      I'm still a bit of a kook here myself, but I asked questions on a sheeet load of threads..they never end. I bought a couple of WSO's and man in the last 2 months it is like night and day for me..
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      • Profile picture of the author Boogie40
        There are dozens and dozens of ways to make money from home with an internet business. You can sell physical products that other people stock and deliver for you, sell DVD's or books, sell online information, offer services, sell advertising on your site, have membership sites or do affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author EmmaWilliams
    You should have at least had an idea on what to do the minute you decided to do Internet marketing. This is not a joke. It has to be taken seriously. Read as much as you can - even before you can call yourself an Internet marketer. Just because you have a site online and you offer something, it does not mean that you are an entrepreneur. You must at least be knowledgeable of the industry. Ask your PHP programmers to customize the page accordingly for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author algrant
    Hi this is quite a massive question to ask, The internet as with life, is your oyster you can target any mass audience, as lomg as you research what you want to do.

    I think the biggest mistake people make or ar making is not understanding the WHAT.

    What is the problem.
    What do people want/need.
    What are people Looking for.

    The list is endless life is about two things.

    1. Problem.

    2. Solution.

    Once you understand the What then you can set about establishing the HOW, or the solution.

    The two should go hand in hand i.e you should look for problems or the WHAT in an area of your interest, and an area that you can expertly provide the Solution or HOW to your target audience.

    Only really once you establish this can you put all your efforts in to this project otherwise you will move from idea to idea and never get things done.

    Al Grant

    Creating | Wealth | Together

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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    My only advice to you would be to learn as much as you can by reading through these forums. There is an abundance of intellectual wealth here and if you are a complete newbie, you have a lot to learn.

    Once you learn a bit more, you can figure out what type of IM you want to get into. Answering broad questions like these is not easier, but once they get specific, I'm sure you'll find much better help here!

    Oh btw, change your signature ASAP before your account gets deleted. Affiliate links are a big no-no on this forum.

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    • Profile picture of the author onlineVisions
      i would say do your H/W do lot of a research. Plenty of ways to make money online or offline, its your choice. At the beginning it might sound like you're trying to do too many things at the same time, But hang on there and don't give up seeking the knowledge that could potentially make you earn as you learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcelomusza
    There are a lot of ways to earn money online. It only depends on the amount of effort you are willing to put into your business.
    "Business"... that is a word you should take into consideration, Making Money Online is a Business as any other, be Online or Offline. And as it is, you will have to invest time, effort, and even money if you want to do things right and without wasting too much time on researchs.
    If you are still struggling with all this information and feel a bit lost, my best suggestion is to find a good Mentor that will put you in the right path. You can find more information about this in my signature link, but this is your business, and you have to feel confortable with the path you choose.
    Feel free to contact me if you need more information.
    Internet Marketing Resources for Online Entrepreneurs
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  • Profile picture of the author frankm

    You'll see many, many people saying they can show you how to make $5,000 a month, $10,000 a month, or even more.

    Some of these systems might work for you, but many will not. You could waste a whole lot of money finding that out.

    I suggest you start by watching this video:


    He talks about the concept of re-organising information and profiting from it - and as you can see there is a huge amount of relatively unorganised information here and all over the Internet.

    How could you arrange something so that it could be useful to other people? What could you do (preferably for free) to make people's lives easier.

    Look out for questions people ask... the answers to those questions could provide you with your first few dollars if you put in the time to figure them out.

    Don't try and hit home runs straight off the bat... someone who can hit a home run has very likely been training for a long, long time.

    Realise that Internet Marketing is just a concept, it is not a business. For it to become a business there has to be a product or service to market. The Internet is a medium which makes marketing potentially easier and cheaper.

    If you want to read about marketing, read the Gary Halbert newsletter. Borrow books about marketing and copywriting from the library and read them. Some of the classics are:

    Claude Hopkins - My Life in Advertising and Scientific Advertising
    John Caples - Tested Advertising Methods
    Eugene Schwartz - Breakthrough Advertising
    Joe Karbo - The Lazy Man's Way to Riches
    Ben Suarez - Seven Steps to Freedom
    The Robert Collier Letter Book
    Victor Schwab - How to Write A Good Advertisement

    These are the classic direct marketing books from which everything you see here has sprung. Internet Marketing combines these evergreen methods with modern technology.

    Try to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

    Write down all the problems you've experienced and everything you're good at. Brainstorm, brainstorm and brainstorm again.

    Don't make impulse purchases.

    The first dollar is the hardest to make and after that it gets easier - you can compare it to pushing a heavy boulder up a hill... it takes a lot of work to get it going.

    The same amount of work will make you 1 dollar in the first month but 3 in the next and 6 the month after that. Celebrate every little victory but invest the proceeds wisely.

    Good luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    What ever you do, I would encourage you to get into MLM because if you do decide to get into the regular affiliate programs, you will not be building long term residual and leveraged income.

    Too many people focus on programs that pay them once and that has no chance of having other affiliates earn them leveraged income.
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    • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      What ever you do, I would encourage you to get into MLM because if you do decide to get into the regular affiliate programs, you will not be building long term residual and leveraged income.

      Too many people focus on programs that pay them once and that has no chance of having other affiliates earn them leveraged income.
      Having done many MLM's over the years (until I swore off of them entirely) and having run some successful offline companies for years and now having no previous technical knowledge in IM yet started and am now running several very active sites online in only 4 months...

      I have to say I would not encourage anyone to get into MLM. The percentage of people who ever actually make a living in MLM is very low and you really never control your business.

      They can change the pay plan anytime (and often do so) and they can just go out of business or decide to go into a different marketing program and drop all their associates. I've seen all these scenarios happen many times.
      44 days in and we broke the $10K a month recurring bench mark.

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  • Profile picture of the author diger
    Wow, we have quite a variety of people & ideas on this post. Some people are "playing games, but many more would make good associates. For anyone looking to "get into plofit" in a no cost/low cost, SAFE manner, please PM me for details that will not lead to disappointment.
    "Fostering 2nd-Incomes & Security", - Most $$$ programs don't work as advertised. There are exceptions. My Blog is here.
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    • Profile picture of the author frankm
      Originally Posted by diger View Post

      "get into plofit"
      Doesn't sound very inspiring
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    Welcome to the forum and to IM.

    First read all the rules here. You apparently already broke the rule of the forum - no affiliate links because a moderator changed your signature.

    The most common error most newbies make is jumping from one get rich thing to another following every hyped up headline that promises a lot of money for little or no work.

    That is just not true. This is a business and like any other business, requires a plan, a method a market, focus and work.

    There are definitely ways to leverage your time and money once you have something in place but there just aren't any simple make money in a few days ways.

    If you can realize that early on, you can get right down to actually building a business and start getting where you want sooner rather than later.

    There are many ways to make money online. There is a ton of free information all over this forum on how to do all of them and everything else like getting traffic, etc.

    So use the forum search function and search for everything you want.

    Then pick one way and stick with it for a while.

    I had tried lots of things and finally went with list building.

    It has worked for me and I only started it 4 months ago. (However, I did have prior offline business knowledge.)

    And primarily, do market research, some times the most lucrative niche is not making money online or internet marketing.

    With all the free step by step information on this forum, I don't think you need to hire a mentor or spend any money to begin with other than your domain name, autoresponder and hosting.

    Good luck.
    44 days in and we broke the $10K a month recurring bench mark.

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  • Profile picture of the author Tangela
    My suggestion would be to find someone who is successful in the niche that you are interested in and follow them. Also, if you can, the war room is full of info. You must due your due diligence.
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  • Profile picture of the author britnla
    I would say start small... don't get suckered into high price items. Especially when they say, "was or originally such and such price and now only this price".... Find lots of free ebooks and read them. I tried one of those high priced ones first and I failed.. I took a step back started small... had great success and built a bankroll and now have several in progress... Good luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    I would start by offering services to other warriors or on fiverr whilst you use this forum to train yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author smplylvn
    You have started in the right place. The Warrior Forum is the best place to learn about the latest and hottest trends in IM.

    Good luck and best wishes!


    WarriorForum Rocks!

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    • Profile picture of the author clean99
      Too broad...but let me try lol
      If you know nothing about online marketing and don't want to spend any money yet, start with free training course called "The Challenge" (
      If you are okay with spending a little money try "Bring The Fresh", it's affordable and it outlines exactly how to start from scratch. As you learn you can put your own twists on it...
      Good luck and Welcome to IM world!

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Do this:

    1) Find a hot low competition niche

    2) Find a problem looking for a solution

    3) Create or find the answer to that question

    4) Start a website

    5) Get an autoresponder

    6) Create a squeeze page

    7) Drive people to your squeeze page, and collect email addresses

    8) Follow up on these people until they buy

    9) Keep adding emails into your autoresponder

    10) Keep getting more traffic to your squeeze page

    And that's it. Repeat the process and make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    Welcome to the forum There are lots of great resources inside this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Thompson

    Educate yourself through the many resources out there.

    This is a good place to start.
    Ask questions and use the knowledge from the experienced people on this forum.

    Action separates the successful from the rest

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  • Profile picture of the author rozer2012
    I agree with the suggestions
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    Welcome to the forum and to IM.

    There are a lot of thread with very valuable information for newbies on this forum, so please take the time to use the forum search function and search the terms newbie, newbies, noob for a lot of very valuable information.

    I believe the key is in the market you pick. You can work just as hard and get no where if you are in a too competitive niche or one that doesn't have enough global monthly searches.

    Basically, everything you will need you can find for free on this forum either in a thread or a free ebook or free step by step course offered by a member.

    Just remember, this IS a business. There is not one software or thing that will do it for you.

    It will take work. It can start to make you money in a few days or never. There are people who have purchased every "shiny object" meaning product or service promising big money with little or no work.

    This does not exist! Just read any thread where the person asks how to make xxx amount of money quickly or in a month and all the responses will be it takes work.

    You can leverage your time and do things smarter not harder, but to begin with, don't go off buying a lot of stuff.

    Spend some time here and then after you have some kind of a plan, and have researched a market really well, take action.

    You will make mistakes, we all do, but you will learn and improve.

    As for how I do it----list building.

    There are many benefits to building a list and I recommend it regardless of what market or method you are using. I build lists and sell affiliate products.

    Good luck and hope to see you on here more in the future.
    44 days in and we broke the $10K a month recurring bench mark.

    Guaranteed 60% Opt In Rate Traffic-Real People-Fresh Today-High Quality Biz Opp traffic![/URL]
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