Attention: All Newbie Marketers!!!!

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Hey Warriors,

As a newbie to IM what are your biggest challenges online?

What do you feel holds you back the most?

For me the biggest challenge was information overload. Not having the funds to pay for coaching and information products.

What are your frustrations and struggles?

Looking forward to hearing from you

Kerry Russell
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Levin
    One of my biggest problems when I started was that I was TOO eager.

    I wanted to try every form of internet marketing, instead of focusing one or two things that were actually going to get me results.

    Heck, I still do it now.

    I think my advice to newbies would be to establish exactly what you want to do and stick to it. Don't get drawn in by WSO's promising to give you $1,000,000 in a year. Frankly, that's not going to happen.

    Set realistic goals, and make sure you meet them.

    I really wish I could afford coaching - hopefully I will be able to soon.

    Luckily, I'm finally starting to establish what I want to do as far as IM goes, which is a good thing.

    But to all the newbies out there; be realistic, set achievable goals, and most importantly, don't give up!
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  • Profile picture of the author BobTheAutomator
    When I was first starting the hardest thing for me was sorting past all the hype and finding the real truth among all the scams out there.

    It honestly took me a while to find out what really worked and what didn't, there is just so much bad information out there.

    My best advise for newbies would be to start small, find an area of IM that they want to go into such as: list building, adsense sites, affiliate sites, etc... and just pick ONE

    If you focus on one thing at first you will slice through the hype fast and get to the real meat of it

    The fact is there IS REAL MONEY to be made in IM. You just have to now where to find it.
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    • Profile picture of the author divineimage
      The biggest hurdle for newbies is the crap out here that everyone is trying to get you to buy.The so called gurus have mastered the art of deception.

      The hype is usually BS so you must be able to say no and think things through.
      Do not be swayed by time limits to buy, rising prices,only 5 left etc.

      Ask yourself one question if this really works so damn good then why would someone share the information with all these people?

      Just look at the WSO's a lot of them have not been used or tested by the people selling it.
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    • Profile picture of the author CenCalMarketing
      this...


      Originally Posted by Kerryrus View Post

      For me the biggest challenge was information overload. Not having the funds to pay for coaching and information products.

      and this...


      Originally Posted by BobTheAutomator View Post

      When I was first starting the hardest thing for me was sorting past all the hype and finding the real truth among all the scams out there.

      I'm also a newbie and feel your pain. Good way to think of it as a right of passage I guess. I have confidence though if I work hard this will pass.


      I'm disabled and have little money so I know how that feels as well. I have been researching members and contacting them trying to find someone that would be willing to offer a internship. I would work for them free of charge doing things they don't want to do in exchange for knowledge learned on the job. Most havent wrote back so I haven't had any luck but that might change. Maybe this is something you can try.
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  • Profile picture of the author gonzotrucker
    1. Website design the tech stuff, 2. Writing my grammar is horrible, 3. Ideas I don't have any for a new website. I have the time, and money to create but im out of ideas. So I will just keep learning. Then when i get a good idea i can put it in motion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Billy Levin
      Originally Posted by gonzotrucker View Post

      1. Website design the tech stuff, 2. Writing my grammar is horrible, 3. Ideas I don't have any for a new website. I have the time, and money to create but im out of ideas. So I will just keep learning. Then when i get a good idea i can put it in motion.
      1. WordPress is very newbie friendly and you can easily make a website with it. It doesn't have to be a blog.

      2. You can always outsource articles at places like iWriter. You can get get high quality articles for a very cheap price.

      3. What do you mean by ideas? Ideas for products, or how you want to go about establishing yourself in the IM world?
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  • Profile picture of the author gonzotrucker
    Ideas about what kind of product i can sell. Im out sourcing alot of the design, and writing now. But i dont know what is a good niche. To me they all seem to be taken already.
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  • Profile picture of the author HCRoyo
    Lack of Time...

    Aside from handling some Clickbank / Adsense Sites, I also handle major SEO and marketing projects from other webmasters. I was able to bring several competitive keywords of my employers to number 1 position in Google, but I can't do it on my own sites... pathetic if you ask me =)

    Yes, I am earning some money handling other people's businesses, and I am 100% sure that they are profiting big from those #1 keywords I have worked hard to reach (which are all product keywords in markets such as fashion, mental health, babies, etc). But I have little time left to handle my own sites after working on my employer's sites, so I think there lies my biggest challenge.
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    MY CHALLEHNGE: i know there is a formula and an exact method to follow. i wish i started looking for it earlier. the holly grail of im. many deny it exiasts but it does exist. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    by the way, i will tell you what took me 10 months to learn. besides money is in the list.......the other thing is cpa plus ppc is the ultimate formula....learn ppc and forget about everything else.
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    • Profile picture of the author divineimage
      Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

      by the way, i will tell you what took me 10 months to learn. besides money is in the list.......the other thing is cpa plus ppc is the ultimate formula....learn ppc and forget about everything else.

      You are talking about newbies.
      PPC takes money which most of them do not have.
      Tell the rest of the story about PPC.

      You spend $10,000 to make $12,000 and that's if you are in the right place with the right items.

      I have seen more people lose their ass with PPC.
      Cpa is only as good as the network you work with.
      Most networks will screw you out of your profits on the backend.
      Most skim your profits without your knowledge.

      There is an easier way to make money online stay tuned
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  • Profile picture of the author madzstar
    I am part of a free 30 day coaching program now that has provided the most support I have ever seen online, its 24/7 support. There is not one time I have now found someone to help me with what i need to do.

    So Guidance I would say is the biggest issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author madzstar
    I hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    For me so far the biggest challenge that I am into today is understanding how dynamic the internet world could be that is why it is very important for me to engage in several activities in which I can gain knowledge about my niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    When I first started it was the wealth of knowledge and opportunity out there. I didn't really know where to start, which opportunity would best suit my lifestyle and my goals.

    I was able to become so successful so quick because I just focused on a few key areas.

    What could I sell, who could I sell it to, and how could I reach them for free using the internet.

    So I decided to sell info products as an affiliate, by sending traffic to a squidoo lens with ezine articles.

    I made almost $300 my very first week, and I reinvested every penny and made almost $3,000 my first month. It wasn't to long after that I had my first $10,000 month.

    It's important to know that all effective business models can be brought down to those 3 simple rules.

    1. Something to sell, 2. people to sell it to, 3. a way to reach them

    No matter how you have to do it, it can all fall into these 3 things. be consistent in your efforts, don't give up if you make a mistake learn from it and move on.

    If you do buy coaching or a wso or something, make sure not to completely change your business model but add what you can from it to improve on your current business model.

    For example if you are selling info products and you buy an ebook that teaches you how to make money selling antiques on eBay, don't just stop what you are doing.

    See if there is anything from that business model you can use to improve your own, even if it's just a small little nugget on pricing strategy or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    hmm thinking back, predictable as it may be, waaaay too much put in front of me, and then getting sucked right in. I had no goal, no vision, i was just hungry for fast money.

    Totally not how I see it today.
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  • Profile picture of the author S4Ne
    I'm in a similar situation as you are. Although, these would be my top 2 tips:

    1. Go after one specific area on IM and focus on it.
    2. Don't waste tons of money on things you think you need. If you can do it yourself, DON'T buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerryrus
    Hey guys,

    Thanks so much for all the fantastic feedback. Very much appreciated.

    Kerry
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    • Profile picture of the author Spartacus
      Motivation after a few months of hard work.

      And right now not knowing what direction to take since there are so many possibilities to take, I have my mind set on something I would like to do but I've got no ideas for it yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author overseer
    My two problems are: Information Overload and GOOGLE.

    I've bought so many WSOs in the past and read through them. There was too much information, I don't know where to start/1

    Next is Google... I really hate it when they just de-index and de-rank sites and videos ... Its like you work hard to get your rankings up and then in a blink of an eye, your rank's gone. It's very upsetting.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulpower
    I personally think there are always two fundamental problems that I call the curse of the newbie. I know, as these are the ones that hit me when I was new as well.

    1.) Shiny Object Syndrome - The ability to convince ourselves that this new program is the answer to our nightmare in internet marketing. Whether that be email marketing, traffic generation in general, or the multitude of other things newbies think they cannot do, but can with a good mentor.

    2.) Information Overload - Let's face facts, info overload is fantastic to us, when we first start online, we are all eager to make the million overnight, so we throw ourselves into our new program, or software with gusto, only to find we need more pieces of the puzzle to become proficient at making money online.

    Once we realise these two problems are our downfall, the ones who have the belief and will to win, are the ones who begin to realise that like an offline business, online marketing is a business, and needs to be treated as such.

    Anyway that is my thought,

    Take Care,

    Paul Power.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I remember when I was a newbie and the hardest thing for me was figuring out what was actually worth looking into and what was a scam. There is so much information out there and so much of it isn't even worth looking at.
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  • Profile picture of the author jdmbgr
    The hardest part for me was just starting. I spent too much time trying to learn everything or find the best system when i should have been taking action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Biggest challenge for me was finding new ways to get traffic for free instead of relying on PPC to get sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author JD Ways
    It seems to me the problems a newbie faces are, one, the super gurus are selling themselves and the potatoes of their knowledge and not the meat, and two, good coaching (which is really needed ) is too expensive to someone just starting out with no real extra money to spend.
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  • Profile picture of the author JE Publishing
    Struggles my brothers seemed to have at the start was not knowing where to focus his efforts
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    • Profile picture of the author Jay Emo
      what I'm currently coming up against is getting distracted by different methods, keyword research and without a doubt due to lack of funds website design!:confused:
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      • Profile picture of the author Trabais
        Just feeling there's too much to learn and there's too much scam products.

        Also, How to build a website.



        And...There is not much information in french...
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    Two things...

    1.) Information overload. There is so much information out there that it can be hard to figure out what's important and what's not.

    2.) Trying to decide which path I should take. There are so many different ways to begin that I struggled over which one was right for me instead of just jumping in and trying something.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    To be honest, when I got started online back in 2002, it was all about INFO OVERLOAD. Everywhere I went, someone was trying to sell me the secrets to making money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author gallus
    Too many shiny objects, and trying to do everything.
    Solution;
    Pick one subject / project and stick to it.
    Outsource where you can, and then move on to the next project
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    • Profile picture of the author igorGriffiths
      Lack of a clear goal and idea of how to get there

      Without that all offers are fantastic as they will take you in a direction, it just ain't the one you want to go in.

      Remembering that its a business and that you need to get to income asap, not doing what is fun or nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    definitely technical stuff remains the most difficult and finding real explanations of how, but also why, to do something

    I hear all this stuff about sales funnels, squeeze pages, list building, landing pages, buy buttons etc etc and I have read and seen excellent training on the concepts, the business model and the mind map and I have got it. I just can't build it and don't have the money to pay someone else to build it

    Somebody could make a fortune selling "click by click" training videos that you can follow along to create everything you need.

    It's alright people saying "you can outsource" all the tasks but that all takes money and that is the problem so I want to be able to do it myself
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  • Profile picture of the author webcheapservices
    when i first started my first problem was the money to invest in some services and softwares,in internet marketing you need to have a budget to start,i dont belive in a start with no investment
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    My biggest challenge was information overload, not focusing on one thing and not taking much action.
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  • Profile picture of the author loi77
    When I was a newbie, my biggest challenge was lack of FOCUS and always chasing the "next shinny object".

    Also, I was not taught how to build a sustainable online business. I wasted half a year with nothing to show for it before I realized the importance of building a list for long term success.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZackStam
    Hi
    I started 6 months ago and the biggest problem was info overload and sometimes today i hits me also,so i try to concentrate in some way.I wasted a lot of money of different scamproducts.....its still make me angry. I didnt had a big budget so i lost a lot of time on research,reasearch,research again.Today ,finally i m concentrating on only one thing adsense trying to manage and understand it.As i go along i will try to learn new things to feel confident with. Have a goal and stick to it. i will not give up til i suceed.

    Good luck Kerry

    Zack

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    can stop you is Yourself- Michael Jordan
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    I'm too lazy I've got the products, I've got the knowledge, I've got the coaching, I'm making money, I know sh*t works, I'm just not applying it properly
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  • Profile picture of the author gallus
    I still spend to much time looking at new shinny objects, and way too much time on forums.
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    • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
      A severe affliction which I have long been suffering from:

      Paralysis by Analysis

      I just had an "Ah-Ha" moment seconds before I logged in and saw this post today. I have been beating the crap out of myself for 2 weeks now doing something that is an optional requirement for my end goal.

      Sigh... Lesson learned.

      Onward and Upward, ( well, maybe sideways)

      Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author J Burgess
    Finding someone to help me was me biggest problem, not many people will do it for FREE! If you do find someone, they only talk to you to shove a product down your throat. All they are after is a sale, not to actually help people. That is why I set-up my website in my Signature below in order to help people who are having trouble making money online and in Internet Marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    My biggest problem when I take venture on online business is where point to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author iennod
    Reading too many methods and posting on threads that doesn't benefit me in the long run.

    Oh crap I just made one again...
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    I have no idea on how to design my website, wordpress blog, sales-page etc..

    limited HTML, java knowledge is also a pain in the ***

    Finding the right partner to work with is also another problem

    other than that, I think everything else is fine..
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    For me it was a lack of focus. Since I've switched to focusing on two IM strategies i've found that my site has benefited as a result
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Batty
    originally focus was a problem. too many strategies, to many WSOs, too much information.

    Once I got that under control and decided my direction, things becamse muich easier, and I started making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author oniram
    As for me I purchased way to many IM programs that did not live up to the hype. Lots of outrages claims about home much money they make. And most were CB earning reports.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
    Lack of focus because of information overload, and unrealistic goals
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnRozario
    These are the two things that held me down when i started IM years ago.. Fear & procrastination.
    Fearing that you will fail, even before starting anything
    & Procrastination- I will type something appropriate here later

    Now i am over them and i am doing great both in IM and in personal life
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  • Profile picture of the author jrodgers
    Its very hard to find somebody who will tell you what you actually need to be doing,
    its like a big secret for a newbie, alot of people making money but not explaining how they do it.
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