When do you stop calling yourself a NEWBIE?

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When do you stop calling yourself a NEWBIE?

Is it after you've reached you daily/weekly/monthly goal?

Is it after you've been asked for help by another warrior?

Is it after you've been thanked 145 times in 73 posts?

When do you stop calling yourself a NEWBIE?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Holmes
    I really couldn't care less what name is used to describe me, I much prefer what number hits my bank account each month.

    If you want to make money online then do it for you and/or your family... nobody else.
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    • Profile picture of the author Micah Medina
      Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post

      I really couldn't care less what name is used to describe me, I much prefer what number hits my bank account each month.

      If you want to make money online then do it for you and/or your family... nobody else.
      Here's a guy that knows what the hell he's talking about.

      I think people are getting caught up in this, IF YOU'RE LEARNING YOU'RE A NEWBIE!

      Certainly that's not true. Nobody is calling Tom Brady a newbie to football. Evolution is part of the skill set that makes him good. And there are plenty of newbies out there that don't actually learn anything...
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Excuse the short answer NEVER simple
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    As soon as you start online you got to give your mind new directions.

    Instead of saying I AM A NEWBIE, why not give your mind a great direction like:

    I am a successful internet marketer.

    I am earning xxxxxxx per month.

    What Ever I do online prospers.

    I will do what ever it takes to succeed.

    I am a fast learned and I learn a whole lot online everyday to reach my goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Owens
    There is no boundary/guideline between newbie/pro or whatever. Internet Marketing may be a fulltime career for some, but it does not need recognised qualifications to become one - that itself is a good and bad thing on its own.

    One thing I've realised is that no matter how much I know and how much I've learnt, there is still more The industry is dynamic and very face-paced and you must constantly be updated or be left behind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ewan1998
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    When you make a decent amount of money every month, $XXXX at least.

    When you know what your doing.

    When your prepared to take risks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    In sports you are no longer a rookie after your first year. With Internet marketing you can go from being a newbie to a professional much faster. It all depends on your aptitude, education, and work ethic.
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  • Profile picture of the author NakedBen
    When you are able to legitimately help someone else learn what you have you are not longer a newbie in that particular area or task.
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    • Profile picture of the author Larkrise
      Originally Posted by NakedBen View Post

      When you are able to legitimately help someone else learn what you have you are not longer a newbie in that particular area or task.
      Exactly!

      I know a lot about somethings but there's always more to learn!
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  • Profile picture of the author davejug1
    When there's nothing else to learn
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanLester
      Originally Posted by davejug1 View Post

      When there's nothing else to learn
      Then i guess i will be a newbie forever? I am a learning machine and will continue to soak up as much knowledge till the day I leave this earth!
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  • Profile picture of the author topgold
    As long as you know what you need to know about your chosen field, you're golden! The best marker of this is if you can answer people's questions.

    The other Warriors have a point though, it really is just at title. Making money is way more important lol
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  • Profile picture of the author kvnkane
    your a newbie when you dont know anything in my opinion. when you get set up a good few money making campaigns your no longer a newbie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jbarros
    I never called myself and I really never cared about it. I believe that I am great.
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  • Profile picture of the author rangga_ryuuzaki
    I never call myself as newbie. I just call myself as an internet marketer. So does I call internet marketer's friends. I don't want to make some gaps among us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    Never!You are always a newbie!And i ll explain my self!Internet Marketing has hundreds of aspects!
    • Email marketing
    • CPA marketing
    • Affiliate marketing
    • Copywriting
    • Adwords
    • Facebook
    • Youtube

    etc etc etc And the list goes on..

    You may expertise or be good at a certain aspect but there will always be another aspect of IM that you are a newbie!You can't be good at everything!

    But really...What is the point? Who cares?? I am into Internet Marketing for 2 years and i am earning money..This is what matters, right?

    Cheers

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    • Profile picture of the author Birdi
      You're never gonna lose the label NEWBIE, why?

      because your for ever learning something new, in business your always learning, i believe there are different levels in any business be it online or offline.

      Virgin for example, are always new into an industry, but they bring something fresh and take risks, and they are always learning no matter what industry they go into, so as not to make mistakes but losing that label as "NEWBIE" it has not.

      Otherwise by now virgin should have changed their name to something like "virgin pro" for example. But they have not, because they are always a NEWBIE into any market

      But you will progress at different levels.

      Birdi
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    Stop calling yourself it whenever you please, but remember that we're always learning and a little humility can pay dividends. It takes a certain arrogant foolishness indeed to believe and talk as though one has all the answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
    When you're two steps ahead of where newbies are, and where you used to be. Being two steps ahead already means you can start teaching newbies how to get from they are to where you are.
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  • Profile picture of the author icegin
    I prefer to call myself a student of IM -- I don't think anyone ever really surpasses that because there's always something new to learn
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzard74
    When someone "newer" comes along
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    After you've put your 10,000 hours in.
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  • Profile picture of the author steven Clayden
    when youn know how to market a product or service and make more money than you spend.
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  • Profile picture of the author getty
    For most industries the learning doesn't stop. I suppose if you already feel confident then you would claim your position to be somewhat higher than a novice but you will find that there are more to discover! There are hierarchical guidelines however to help you determine what lever you are at - see politics.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    When you are making more money than you are spending, that is when you are no longer a newbie.

    Oops...just saw your reply Steven where you said the same thing. Ditto what Steve said!
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  • Profile picture of the author krestup
    You can stop calling yourself a newbie when you understand what you are doing and have put it in enough time to learn
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    • Profile picture of the author oscarb
      When you're an "oldbie."

      Once you catch on to the fact that a high percentage of marketers don't actually do what they teach.

      I think the difference is internal. It comes down to an attitude or mindset shift more than anything else.

      Chris Farrell often says that he spent his first months chasing opportunities before he figured out what he needed to do was to become strategic in his approach. Once he changed his approach and dove in with both feet, worked his arse off, his IM career took off very quickly. Newbies often get caught in the opportunity chasing wheel until they catch on. I was one of them. I actually spent more than 3 years chasing opportunities online -- and I used to own a brick and mortar business. I was a newbie online, though.

      There's a huge variation of people online who are curious/interested/passionate about marketing. Some are dabblers intentionally. They don't want a real business and they're clear about that. They make a tidy hobby income and it supplements whatever else they're up to and that's OK by them.

      Others are dabblers by default because mindset or emotional issues hold them back. They spend an inordinate amount of time chasing tactics, some of which are get rich quick schemes. A lot of these people show up at seminars year after year and never seem to get past a certain point. Others never get to any seminars. I have been there. I was hypnotized by stellar, epic sales letters for ages. I could recite them in my sleep. I was on every guru's list, some for years without buying.

      Then there's the engaged marketers who are in the early stages of a strategy, have seen some results but aren't where they want to be or still feel a little bit overwhelmed. They are often one good coach away from a breakthrough.

      Finally, of course, you have the higher level marketers, some of whom are household names.

      So, I think you're no longer a newbie once you shift from seeking out tactics and opportunities and begin thinking strategically, stand up at some level of leadership (a lot of people are hungry for help) and offer more value to others than you get back.

      Also, I don't buy the idea that everyone should be an entrepreneur. Some people just are not cut out for it and that's OK.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    There's no right or wrong answer to your question:

    I've posted a post in a similar thread yesterday regarding the same topic: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...e-anymore.html

    Someone who's in IM for 1 - 6 months is define as newbie.. but what if he got lucky and made $10,000 per month consistently, would you still consider him a newbie?

    On the other hand,

    Someone who's in IM for 1 - 6 YEARS now is define as "old bird" but what if he's unlucky and couldn't even generate $500 per month consistently, vice versa, would you still consider him a newbie?

    Whatever your answer may be, there's NO right or wrong ans..

    It's what you personally see and think that defines an individual a newbie (or oldbie)..
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  • Profile picture of the author megawarrior
    When you know what you're doing and making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Coxill
    Kind of off topic but it ties into this thread I think it works:

    BB King said he's 82 and he's still learning everyday more and more about blues music and the guitar. You never stop learning anything until the day you die, or who knows lol.

    You will never fully learn IM overall, as it is something that rapidly changes all the time. You just have to flow with it like a stick in the rivers.
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    • Profile picture of the author stan07
      Originally Posted by Jack Coxill View Post

      Kind of off topic but it ties into this thread I think it works:

      BB King said he's 82 and he's still learning everyday more and more about blues music and the guitar. You never stop learning anything until the day you die, or who knows lol.

      You will never fully learn IM overall, as it is something that rapidly changes all the time. You just have to flow with it like a stick in the rivers.
      I agree with you Jack learning is a lifelong experience when you stop learning you stop growing in knowledge and wisdom.
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  • Profile picture of the author surferchris
    Once you start helping someone in IM and making 5 digits a month, but actually in reality you can never learn too much of anything in IM. I guess it is all about becoming a better equipped newbie day to day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley C
    I find it more about knowledge and results than I do about time-frame. I don't consider myself a newbie anymore; I have a handful of small ventures that all together make me a decent income. However, I'm far from being any kind of master IMer. There is always so much more to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    I think the term "newbie" is completely subjective. The definition of the term itself differs from person to person when it comes to IM, so there is no tangible or set way to lose the newbie label. It all comes down to how you define a newbie, and where you see yourself in relation to that term.

    For me, I dropped the label as soon as I found the methods I would stick with, and put in enough time to consistently earn with them.

    Nobody is calling Tom Brady a newbie to football.
    That is because he is the best Quarterback of all time (I'd say it even if I wasn't a Patriots homer); but that is a different discussion for a different forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abby Haukongo
    I believe that you can stop calling yourself a newbie when the fog has cleared and you can see clearly now. When you now have direction in your career and focus all your energy to accomplish that one goal.

    Abby
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Only after 3 weeks, 6 days, 21 hours, 52 minutes and 45 seconds, can you move on from "newbie" statues

    James Scholes
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  • Profile picture of the author Trehee
    I figure you are no longer a newbie when you start seeing results, positive or negative. Once you put enough time into something to start seeing results then you have passed that stage. The next question would be when are you an expert in your particular field? I figure you are an expert when you can show someone how to do what they need to do, i.e. if someone only wants to make an extra $200 a month and you can show them how to do it... you are an expert at that method.
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  • Profile picture of the author VickiLee
    If you're smart and curious.. you will always be a "newbie" at something. When you choose to make your living in a field that changes as fast as the internet, it's hard not to be new in some aspect of it.. so I guess, it would depend on when you feel you are no longer a "newbie".. you don't have to have arrived at any point, or achieved some predefined goal.. you just have to feel you know how to get there.
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  • Profile picture of the author anauel63
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