I'm new to IM, help!!

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Hi everyone,

My name is Scott, I'm 19 years old, and recently got made redundant from my job!
I like the idea of all of this IM stuff and was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers as to where to start?
My bank balance says £0 at the minute, so was wondering if there is anyway I can start with nothing and then building up to investing into something better?
Any help appreciated,
Scott
  • Profile picture of the author Ray Wilson
    Hi Scott, it will definitely be very hard to grow your business rapidly with no funds.

    I could suggest you to become an expert at something and then offer services on Fiverr.

    -Ray
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Int
    If you have nothing to start with, you'll probably want to begin by offering a service of some kind. Many Warriors are looking for writers, graphics, etc... if you can do a little research you can probably write a half decent article for a fair price.

    Be sure to play up the fact that you're a native english speaker... haha.. It's hard to compete with some of the countries out there where people can live on a lot less than you or I can, but you do have that advantage over them. People who really do this for a living will be more likely to consider hiring you for that reason.

    The guys who hire the cheapest thing going don't tend to be in the business long.. :-P

    Once you've got some money to work with, do some research and think carefully about how you want to proceed. Jumping from one strategy to another (while exciting) doesn't tend to work out well for your bank account.

    Cheers and good luck,
    -Adrian
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    As mentioned above... you can choose to do some work for others online to bring a little income in.. whilst you also spend a little time grasping the basics of internet marketing and seting up your first site (although there are things to learn in order to determine niche etc)

    Basically, it is a slow learning process BUT you have to begin somewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
    Thanks for the reply guys!
    If it helps in anyway at all, I get a redundancy check in the middle of this month which will help with funds.
    Any advise on what I should research up until then?

    Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
    Thanks for the reply guys!
    If it helps in anyway at all, I get a redundancy check in the middle of this month which will help with funds.
    Any advise on what I should research up until then?

    Scott
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian Int
      Originally Posted by scottminton6 View Post

      Thanks for the reply guys!
      If it helps in anyway at all, I get a redundancy check in the middle of this month which will help with funds.
      Any advise on what I should research up until then?

      Scott
      If you check out some of the users who posted in this thread, you'll see "War Room Member" in red under their names.

      You'll want to become one of those too. It's probably the best place to learn really useful information if you don't know what is it exactly that you want to do yet. This is because its houses a wealth of information on many different topics. And once you're inside, everything is free (no pesky upsells :-P).

      The War Room is definitely one of the best purchases I made for my online business. I doubt you'd regret it. If you do (which you won't), go ahead and hunt me down so you can exact your vengeance ;-)

      Cheers,
      -Adrian

      PS: If you were totally serious about the $0 bank account.. anothe great resource is the "All-In-One" threads at the top of this forum. Lots of free info in there, too. Mind you some of them are old so don't be afraid to double check to make sure the info is still actionable.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    You could start by offering services to others.. services such as:

    1) Designing,
    2) Writing,
    3) Programming

    Just a headsup, there are many place where you can offer your services for free, places such as Iwriter, Fiverr, Odesk etc..

    Hope this help,
    Jeremiah
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    • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
      Originally Posted by JeremiahSay View Post

      1) Designing,
      2) Writing,
      3) Programming
      Yep.

      If you're a native English speaker, you are a better writer than most people on the internet. You can use that.

      The most important thing is to just START MAKING MONEY ASAP. Once you have some cash, you can start buying sites and building lists and what not. Before you get cash, you can't really do much of anything, so I hope you like writing articles...

      Oh and have a look at this post for some information about how to do it:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...th-online.html
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      • Profile picture of the author gvsridhar171
        The Internet has a market for everything. Even for your own services. If you think you are good at something, the Internet could be the best place for you to vend your skills. There are people looking for all kinds of services on the Internet. The jobsites have made the Internet a closer marketplace than any other. People are looking for services, and providers of these services are looking for people who they can sell the services to. The correct collaboration could mean a lot of money to you.

        If providing service is a problem, then get into selling products. Become an affiliate. Do some research within WF and check it out.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
        Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

        You guys are really dropping the ball here, besides not having the funds, he is new to IM, did you read the subject line.

        How can he offer services like Designing, Writing, and Programming if he is green to this whole new world of internet marketing.
        Anyone with a computer and access to Google can write an article on just about anything.

        Brad
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        • Profile picture of the author Doctor Derp
          Originally Posted by Brad Callen View Post

          Anyone with a computer and access to Google can write an article on just about anything.

          Brad
          Originally Posted by Brad Callen View Post

          Go to iwriter.com . Sign up as a writer. Start writing for people. You'll earn a very low wage at first, but once you're promoted to Elite status, you'll get paid around $8 per article. You should be able to write about 4 articles per hour once you get pretty good at it. That's $32 per hour. Invest that money into some other courses etc. that some others might be able to recommend.

          Brad
          You're recommending he write re-hashed cr@p? I hope I'm reading this wrong...
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  • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
    Thanks for the help!
    So how does the "affiliate" go about starting up then?
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  • Profile picture of the author NXmarketeer
    Only choise is to find a good service that you can sign up as an affiliate and resell it on fiverr and other likewised sites! ...just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author Anna Kowalski
    Lots of good advice in here

    Spend a little time getting familiar with video as well. It can be anywhere from really simple to really elaborate. You may be really comfortable with it already.

    You can outsource just about any kind of video at Fiverr.com for $5, or produce the video yourself, then you can use that video footage to create multiple videos based on your keywords rotating them through your tags, titles and descriptions.

    There's lots of resources describing how to do it. But it doesn't cost much (or anything at all) to get started and you can get some pretty immediate results.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    if you are good in some thing creative, such as if you can work in some promotional videos for others and you can come with some creative videos, you can easily get popular on fiverr , Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by scottminton6 View Post

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Scott, I'm 19 years old, and recently got made redundant from my job!
    I like the idea of all of this IM stuff and was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers as to where to start?
    My bank balance says £0 at the minute, so was wondering if there is anyway I can start with nothing and then building up to investing into something better?
    Any help appreciated,
    Scott
    Well if you absolutely have no money, you can do this:

    1) Find a profitable niche to enter into

    2) Go to Blogger and build a blog in 5 minutes

    3) Sign up for Google Adsense, and after approval, display it on your blog

    4) Go to Clickbank and find a related product in your niche for free

    5) Start making blog posts

    6) Drive traffic to your blog for free (article marketing, forum marketing, video marketing, SEO, referral marketing, etc)

    7) Make a blog post everyday

    8) Submit your blog information to the blog directories

    9) Submit your RSS feed to the RSS feed directories

    10) Test placement of your Adsense ads and Clickbank product around your blog

    11) Once you've found a placement that works well, keep it just like that

    12) Focus on driving MAD traffic to your blog everyday using free IM strategies

    13) That's it.

    This should put you on the right path.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Int
    Look at all of this.

    I just want to say... Go Warriors! .. haha.

    We all know that we get threads like this all of the time - it's good to see that we're not all totally jaded just yet. ;-)
    Just about every posted added something new - fantastic.
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    • Profile picture of the author iyke20024
      Originally Posted by Adrian Int View Post

      Look at all of this.

      I just want to say... Go Warriors! .. haha.

      We all know that we get threads like this all of the time - it's good to see that we're not all totally jaded just yet. ;-)
      Just about every posted added something new - fantastic.

      Yeah... Warriors... Go...Lol..

      Nice tips and advice here.. You Warriors are great!

      Keep it up
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    Email marketing, do a search and strictly follow, or check my sig for an edu

    IMO that is the best long term plan for a sustainable income.
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    • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
      Originally Posted by Des Lau View Post

      Email marketing, do a search and strictly follow, or check my sig for an edu

      IMO that is the best long term plan for a sustainable income.

      Just had a look at your sig, looking forward to some more info from you

      Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
    Thanks for all the help everyone!
    I'm definitely going to start doing something online, especially now i have a lot of free time on my hands
    If I get stuck with anything I'll check out posts on the forum, if not I'll ask you all

    Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author Phobia
    i'm in the same boat, some good info here
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author madzstar
    YOU could go post a gig on Efiver or fiverr and see what happens
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    sorry, double post, browser spasm
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  • Profile picture of the author madzstar
    Or I know of a FREE 30 Day Coaching program that will teach you how to do all the IM you need from scratch. PM me if you interested in this
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  • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
    I can't PM yet
    Send me a message with the details if you could please?

    Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    Hi there is only 2 ways to earn money at I.M and thats product creation and list building or study traffic creation in complete detail and you will have to keep up to date with every small change on a daily basis including google changes etc so you will need to make a choice or outsource your own skills to someone else.
    Regards
    vivi62
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Brands
      Hi Scott,
      if u have writing Skills, you can write articles for many sites. some sites pay good for writing articles. This help you to build capital for better start up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Usmile
    Hi Scott,

    If you really love doing IM stuff, I suggest you to know your strengths when it comes to this field. If you are fond of writing then blogging could be a good start.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      IM CAN be very confusing and overwhelming. Believe me, I know! Been there, done that. And you're very smart to be asking questions like this.

      Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this clarity.

      IM is actually pretty simple: you can sell only one of two things:

      1. Products
      2. Services

      That's it!

      And selling products or services online happens in the same basic way for everyone, no matter what they're selling:

      Traffic > Opt-in page > Autoresponder series (or e-zine) > Sales page

      That's it! It's just that simple. (We IMers tend to overcomplicate things.)

      But no matter what your niche is, or whether you're selling a product or a service, do you know what your business model is?

      A business model is the framework or skeleton of your business. Essentially there are three types of online business models:

      1. Membership-based model

      A membership-based business model allows you to build a community of people (your members) who are as passionate about your subject as you are. Your membership fees can be monthly or annual, but either way, you're building recurring, passive income.

      There are a lot of resources and information out there to help you build a membership-based business if you're interested in doing this.

      2. Product-based model

      Selling products allows you to maximize your time and effort by selling items over and over again. This can be hard goods or it can be information products. Information marketing is it's own business model under the product-based model. Information marketing allows you to take your brain to the bank by creating a product ONCE based on what you know and selling it over and over again.

      Affiliate marketing falls under both models. You can choose to market either products or services as an affiliate.

      3. Service-based model

      Selling services can be great for 1) generating quick cash (as in the case of article writing or video producing) and 2) establishing your expertise and getting testimonials.

      However, in the long run, your goal should be to offer services at a PREMIUM. The biggest advantage of IM is LEVERAGE. You're able to leverage your time, money and expertise exponentially online. We all have just 24 hours each day. Time to get ruthless about what you expect for those hours you spend in IM each day. Expect more of yourself and more from your business friends, clients, partners, etc.

      What results are you getting for those hours you spend online each day? Ultimately, your services should be at the bottom of your funnel and cost the most since they involve your time and personal attention. (We all have a limited amount of time each day.)

      The fun (and confusion) comes in with all of the endless mix-and-match possibilities of the above models. If you're just starting or still struggling to make money, keep it simple:

      Pick just ONE!

      1. Pick ONE niche. (Something you're interested in and know something about.)

      2. Pick ONE target market for your product or service. (Who will buy what you're offering? The more specific you are, the more you narrow it down, the more successful you'll be.)

      3. Pick ONE business model.

      Now that you're clear about what business you're in, FOCUS! (And stop buying any info not related to your niche and target market, period!)

      F -- Follow
      O -- One
      C -- Course
      U -- Until
      S -- Successful

      And remember: build a list, Build a List, BUILD A LIST!

      In IM, it's easy to put the cart before the horse. Take a deep breath, step back and consider what type of business you're REALLY want. Don't worry about getting traffic or buying that expensive traffic product until you know 1) what your business model is, 2) what niche you're in and 3) WHO your target market is!

      Successful business people will tell you that MARKETING is more than half the effort that's needed for success anyway. So pick a niche, target market and business model. Then spend most of your time and effort marketing it.

      If you DON'T have a solid plan or system, THAT'S when it's hard. A good system will shave YEARS (and save you big $$$) off of your learning curve

      That's why I recommend investing in at least one good, comprehensive IM course (or mentor who will give you such a system) instead of jumping from one $37 e-book to the next. A lot of people here complain about not being able to make any money. But neither are they willing to invest in their business. (Buying a random bunch of $37 e-books doesn't count.)

      The best thing I ever did was invest in a comprehensive IM course aimed at REAL business owners, not just other IM wannabes. Yes it was $1500. (It's no longer available.) But it was truly some of the best A-Z IM info I ever bought. Everything else I've learned (from the $37 e-books) since has simply been plugged into this system.

      Get a solid plan or system and then work the plan!

      Hope this helps!

      Michelle
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      • Profile picture of the author Alphy3000
        Originally Posted by Nightengale View Post

        IM CAN be very confusing and overwhelming. Believe me, I know! Been there, done that. And you're very smart to be asking questions like this.

        Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this clarity.

        IM is actually pretty simple: you can sell only one of two things:

        1. Products
        2. Services

        That's it!

        And selling products or services online happens in the same basic way for everyone, no matter what they're selling:

        Traffic > Opt-in page > Autoresponder series (or e-zine) > Sales page

        That's it! It's just that simple. (We IMers tend to overcomplicate things.)

        But no matter what your niche is, or whether you're selling a product or a service, do you know what your business model is?

        A business model is the framework or skeleton of your business. Essentially there are three types of online business models:

        1. Membership-based model

        A membership-based business model allows you to build a community of people (your members) who are as passionate about your subject as you are. Your membership fees can be monthly or annual, but either way, you're building recurring, passive income.

        There are a lot of resources and information out there to help you build a membership-based business if you're interested in doing this.

        2. Product-based model

        Selling products allows you to maximize your time and effort by selling items over and over again. This can be hard goods or it can be information products. Information marketing is it's own business model under the product-based model. Information marketing allows you to take your brain to the bank by creating a product ONCE based on what you know and selling it over and over again.

        Affiliate marketing falls under both models. You can choose to market either products or services as an affiliate.

        3. Service-based model

        Selling services can be great for 1) generating quick cash (as in the case of article writing or video producing) and 2) establishing your expertise and getting testimonials.

        However, in the long run, your goal should be to offer services at a PREMIUM. The biggest advantage of IM is LEVERAGE. You're able to leverage your time, money and expertise exponentially online. We all have just 24 hours each day. Time to get ruthless about what you expect for those hours you spend in IM each day. Expect more of yourself and more from your business friends, clients, partners, etc.

        What results are you getting for those hours you spend online each day? Ultimately, your services should be at the bottom of your funnel and cost the most since they involve your time and personal attention. (We all have a limited amount of time each day.)

        The fun (and confusion) comes in with all of the endless mix-and-match possibilities of the above models. If you're just starting or still struggling to make money, keep it simple:

        Pick just ONE!

        1. Pick ONE niche. (Something you're interested in and know something about.)

        2. Pick ONE target market for your product or service. (Who will buy what you're offering? The more specific you are, the more you narrow it down, the more successful you'll be.)

        3. Pick ONE business model.

        Now that you're clear about what business you're in, FOCUS! (And stop buying any info not related to your niche and target market, period!)

        F -- Follow
        O -- One
        C -- Course
        U -- Until
        S -- Successful

        And remember: build a list, Build a List, BUILD A LIST!

        In IM, it's easy to put the cart before the horse. Take a deep breath, step back and consider what type of business you're REALLY want. Don't worry about getting traffic or buying that expensive traffic product until you know 1) what your business model is, 2) what niche you're in and 3) WHO your target market is!

        Successful business people will tell you that MARKETING is more than half the effort that's needed for success anyway. So pick a niche, target market and business model. Then spend most of your time and effort marketing it.

        If you DON'T have a solid plan or system, THAT'S when it's hard. A good system will shave YEARS (and save you big $$$) off of your learning curve

        That's why I recommend investing in at least one good, comprehensive IM course (or mentor who will give you such a system) instead of jumping from one $37 e-book to the next. A lot of people here complain about not being able to make any money. But neither are they willing to invest in their business. (Buying a random bunch of $37 e-books doesn't count.)

        The best thing I ever did was invest in a comprehensive IM course aimed at REAL business owners, not just other IM wannabes. Yes it was $1500. (It's no longer available.) But it was truly some of the best A-Z IM info I ever bought. Everything else I've learned (from the $37 e-books) since has simply been plugged into this system.

        Get a solid plan or system and then work the plan!

        Hope this helps!

        Michelle
        I like this one!


        F -- Follow
        O -- One
        C -- Course
        U -- Until
        S -- Successful


        - Alphy
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian McConnell
    Originally Posted by scottminton6 View Post

    My name is Scott, I'm 19 years old, and recently got made redundant from my job!
    I like the idea of all of this IM stuff and was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers as to where to start?
    My bank balance says £0 at the minute, so was wondering if there is anyway I can start with nothing and then building up to investing into something better?
    Any help appreciated,
    Scott
    Scott I would start by selling stuff on eBay. It is a brilliant way to learn. Start by selling your own stuff and then offer to sell your friends, family, local business stuff for a % of the sale price.

    eBay gives you a great insight into how to write great listings (plain text & html), upload images that sell, teaches you how to deal with customers effectively with the feedback system, shows you what to sell and what not to sell, etc. It's how I started...

    You won't make a great income, but you will be getting paid to learn, which is incredibly important.

    Once you have your small eBay business going, then you can offer (at an hourly rate) to help people on this forum with basic things like research, adding content to their blogs, Facebook updates etc.

    These are tasks that can be easily learned (if you don't already know them) and handy for the IM'ers struggling to get all these little tasks done.

    I could go on and on with ideas, but that will give you a great start...

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
    Wow, some great info coming in here
    On the subject of mentors, is there anybody on the forum a mentor or willing to be a mentor?
    I've seen a lot of e-books online an I see what you mean when you say people jump from one to the next! I don't want to end up doing that!

    Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author Alphy3000
    You cann...

    - Learn IM like a mad scientist and go offer services to local business owners.

    - Scan your experience & skills and create an info product, look into free traffic methods, build a list, that kinda stuff.

    - Affiliate marketing with free traffic.

    - Offer services, like some warriors in this thread already mentioned.

    - Scam everybody by saying you made 9,1 million in 33 sec by taking advantage of a secret underground loophole while you were screwing around in your 19 year old underwear at the beach drinking beers and surfing all day, wich you now offer as a 7 page ebook.

    The last one seems to be the trend.

    But seriously dude, a lot of people started at $0,- .. and below (guilty).. you just need to be resourcefull and hustle your way to first profits, and then reinvest that in your business.. but make sure you focus on a business and not just the latest money making schemes of the day.

    - Alphy
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  • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
    Thanks Alphy, I like the 7 page e-book idea haha
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    If you can afford a domain, hosting and an autoresponder, then I suggest you do some serious market research first to find a niche that is both profitable and reachable easily by you and build a list and then promote affiliate products to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      In my opinion, it's almost impossible to actually start this with no funds whatsoever. Until you get some money you can read and learn all you can. Get a mentor to help you. You are only 19 and that is great that you want to get started in this. You can go very far if you take your time and really learn the business.
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  • Profile picture of the author wAvision
    offer article writing services, seo services, graphics services, check out places like fivrr, odesk, iwriter for jobs...

    make some squidoo lens and get them ranking...you can promote affiliate products there such as clickbank products...
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
    Originally Posted by scottminton6 View Post

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Scott, I'm 19 years old, and recently got made redundant from my job!
    I like the idea of all of this IM stuff and was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers as to where to start?
    My bank balance says £0 at the minute, so was wondering if there is anyway I can start with nothing and then building up to investing into something better?
    Any help appreciated,
    Scott
    Go to iwriter.com . Sign up as a writer. Start writing for people. You'll earn a very low wage at first, but once you're promoted to Elite status, you'll get paid around $8 per article. You should be able to write about 4 articles per hour once you get pretty good at it. That's $32 per hour. Invest that money into some other courses etc. that some others might be able to recommend.

    Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author gautam42
    Your best bet is offering services......check out & enlist on guru.com....elance.com....
    Use the money to get some coaching to get you on a proper long term business model.
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  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    It's better to start with a little money, but not required. However, just asking how to make money probably won't get you very far. No one is just going to hand over their methods on a silver platter. You will need to search the forum and put some pieces together.
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    Like others said in this thread, I suggest you start with offering your services. Let's call it "freelancing". By taking freelancer route, you'll learn how things do work in internet marketing while building up your portfolio. That's great education if you ask me.

    You may be very good at something, but that's not enough to get clients. How do successful people make their ways to the top? Spy on their activities Hanging around on forums like this, freelance sites and blogs taught me lots of things.

    You'll make the seed money by offering your services. Invest it in these 3: Your own domain name, hosting, autoresponder. But BEFORE that phase, you need to choose a niche market, keywords, products etc. Then you will be building your first website around these.

    Freelancing -> affiliate marketing / reselling -> product creation... That's how I've planned and made it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sara Veron
    So many information in here .... Thank you warriors
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Originally Posted by scottminton6 View Post

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Scott, I'm 19 years old, and recently got made redundant from my job!
    I like the idea of all of this IM stuff and was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers as to where to start?
    My bank balance says £0 at the minute, so was wondering if there is anyway I can start with nothing an
    d then building up to investing into something better?
    Any help appreciated,
    Scott
    Think about what you are good at already and what you could offer others.

    People pay you for the value you provide, and you get paid exactly what you are worth.

    If you are native English, American, Canadian, Australian, etc. you have a massive advantage over non English speaking folks.

    Go through the forum and do some research to see what you could do.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    I agree with a lot of the comments on here referring to Fivver because it is a quick way to use your talents or skills to make a quick buck and then reinvest it into your online ventures.

    I see people making a killing on that site! Just look at what works for people and see if you can do the same thing...just a bit better.

    -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author loads16017
    Nightengale has provided some valuable information here.
    Really appreciate it.
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  • Profile picture of the author skmali
    Hi Scott, it is sorry to hear, but your decision to become financially independent is good! You’ve chosen to work at home. Congratulations! I’m sure this is a decision that can turn your life around and lead you to financial freedom.

    But that is going to happen only if you’re careful enough to let it happen! There are a few things you should really look out for when deciding to work at home.
    When you set out to give the work at home business thing a try, you’ll find out that this was just the easy part! The hard part is to discover which one is right for you.
    With all these so called “opportunities” that flood the internet, you should be very careful in choosing a work at home business.

    Best Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnm1141
    Thanks warrior for all the quality information that you are providing to many newbies, including me. You are people that make me happy to login to this fourm everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author geraldsoh
    Originally Posted by scottminton6 View Post

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Scott, I'm 19 years old, and recently got made redundant from my job!
    I like the idea of all of this IM stuff and was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers as to where to start?
    My bank balance says £0 at the minute, so was wondering if there is anyway I can start with nothing and then building up to investing into something better?
    Any help appreciated,
    Scott
    Hi Scott,

    The easiest method to start make money online for you might be affiliate marketing or maybe offering services in places like Fiverrr?

    Every internet marketer has gone through their "worst nightmare". As long as you have the correct mindset, you can be successful!

    All the best to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    You need to generate some money to reinvest in IM. Try finding easy stuff that you can do. Check out the Freelancing sites and Fiverr. If you can write articles then you can make good initial money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    Someone here recently posted about doing article writing to boost their income to help save up to do internet marketing. I think this is an excellent idea. You can make a decent amount writing articles, and once you've saved enough you can build a site based on your chosen niche, do affiliate marketing or something else. Once you have the funds to start what you do is up to you and your particular working style.
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  • Profile picture of the author savyeman
    You can do affiliate marketing on web 2.0 sites. You will require a lot of writing though.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackbarbie
    I'm new also. So far, my advice.. stay updated on forums, offer any services, and there are several mentoring programs.
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  • Profile picture of the author thetrafficguy
    I'd suggest busting your butt probably doing some stuff locally (washing cars, etc) to get some money in that is reliable.

    Then work on getting some IM stuff going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Successathome
    I would start simple, when I first started I had just lost my job and I had no funds and that was 2 yrs ago, it so happened that I was able to never have to work again. Ooooh boi but the journey was a crucial learning experience.

    If I was you I would narrow down the way I want to make money online. (ie: Affiliate Marketing, Article Marketing, Blogging, Product Cretion etc.) Once you have a clear understanding of how exactly you want to make money online then you will need to find a mentor and study everything they do. From the way they put their websites together the kind of post they use, how their social media accounts are set up what products they sell, I mean everything.

    And you study that form of marketing until you master it which means your producing some type of steady results income and/or leads. My strategy was to teach network marketers how to become successful online because that is a big niche market I sold mike dillard products and different products in that niche because for one Network Marketers All had a common problem and for two it was easy to learn something one day from a leader and teach the lesson the next day in my own words on my blog.

    Once I built my web presence up and my site started ranking in the search engines I then started to create my own products and sell them online creating profit creation centers on my blog but that's more advanced hope this helps and if you need any more detailed advice look me up
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  • Profile picture of the author bigdeal
    I agree with some advices before. I would advise you to start with selling expertise in Fiverr to get money faster. in addition, you can build a blog with blogspot is free, consistently fill these blogs, and later will also make money through adsense or affiliate program. good luck ..
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  • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
    What are everyone's opinions on things like health and fitness, bodybuilding and that sort of thing?
    Over saturated? Or still very profitable?
    It's one of the only things I know a lot about and think that it could be a great place to start?

    Scott
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    • Profile picture of the author Larkrise
      Originally Posted by scottminton6 View Post

      What are everyone's opinions on things like health and fitness, bodybuilding and that sort of thing?
      Over saturated? Or still very profitable?
      It's one of the only things I know a lot about and think that it could be a great place to start?

      Scott
      We must be crossing over posts, I just asked you that question.

      You are on the right track to start with a topic that you are interested in. It doesn't matter how many others are already in that area, it matters what you do with it and how you do it.

      Right now big changes are occurring in the way that Google is ranking sites. More and more signals are being taken into consideration and high on the list is 'social signals' which at your age should be easy to get to grips with.

      Do some brainstorming on the niche you mentioned. Health is massive, but you've chunked down into bodybuilding and fitness. So it would be a good idea to start your research in that area. What you are looking for is a subniche in the bodybuilding/fitness niche, that you can target.

      For absolutely FREE, you can start getting the ball rolling by asking everyone on your FB a question about the topic. EG 'if you could achieve something with your health/fitness/body shape, what would you focus on and what do you wish you knew more about?'

      You could then set up a Facebook Page, make it look good, start posting on it, do research on Google or use Google reader/Google alerts and keep up to date with the latest news in this niche, report on it in the FB page. Link FB to Twitter and tweet your posts, link to your FB (if your mates will be intested in your thread, if not you'll lose a lot of friends). Get a squidoo lense, blogger any other free blog set up and post randomly to those. They will become valuable links into your site when you get your hosting and site built. But meantime, they can start earning you money. I know a marketer who has a Squidoo lense that ranks very high for his search terms and he has his affiliate links on there and makes a decent income from that.

      Its a good idea to 'cut your teeth' on the free blogs, get used to learning what and how to write about in your niche, market using the social networks and build a conversation on FB with those intersted in your topic. Once you've started getting noticed, you can then begin to promote products that relate to your topic. Truth About Abs is an obvious one but don't target that phrase as that is too difficult to rank for. Go for phrases that relate to the niche and those who you engage will then look at the products and when they buy through your link, you get commissions.

      So, start with research. Your initial research is about as important as the type of foundations you would see support a building. If the foundations are not strong enough, the building can fall down or crumble. Your research can make your business.

      Hope that helps

      Larkrise aka Leah
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    • Profile picture of the author iyke20024
      Originally Posted by tristatemedia View Post

      EVEN FREE STUFF IS NOT AS GOOD AS THE PAID STUFF. you get what you pay for.
      I agree with you tristatemedia..

      But Its nice to start maybe for free and learn before leaping..to IM

      Though I started with some bucks but, I will recommend you start with the learning process..

      I am sure we have capable warrios here to asist you!

      Just make sure you follow this forum and ask question as you want..

      All the best
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  • Profile picture of the author Damian Kitchen
    Hey Scott

    hope things are going well. its tough to start out with $0 in IM
    What you could do is a little research about IM and write a few
    Ebooks it's sounds harder than it actually is. You should also setup
    a blog for free!! and post to it regularly to build some traffic you
    can also post to it with your Ebook products. And put ads on there
    that you can make commissions off.

    if you combine all that with, signing up for Free JV Giveaway events
    you can start building a list. The investment to set this up should
    be quite minimal. Once you sell a few copies of your products you
    can re-invest to start building bigger.

    You can get faster results if you have some money to start with.

    I havent been at this IM stuff for too long and i am no expert by
    any means but that is my ideas.

    good luck mate
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    • Profile picture of the author Larkrise
      Hi Scott

      First of all, Welcome to IM!

      Secondly, read this forum and make notes. Kinda brain storming type of notes.

      You want to pick up a list of the main Business Models that are included in IM. eg

      Affiliate Marketing - selling other people's stuff for commission - usually done by creating a website and writing related content, creating videos and doing general marketing

      CPA - click per action, there are other programmes - these are basically earning commissions every time someone signs in and give their email to a company

      Offline - offering services to Local business such as making them websites (you need this basic skill in IM), doing their SEO, running their campaigns, their social networking etc

      Email Marketing and Video Marketing are tools aswell as specific systems for making money. They are all about getting peoples attention and directing them to buy something or pay for a service for which you earn commission

      There are many versions of these and many ways to do them.

      My top tips would be this:

      Dont spend any money on anything until you have a plan. Your plan should have a set of steps that you will take to achieve a goal. Make sure you have all the resources in place to achieve that.

      If you are tempted to buy anything on WF, eg WSO's, they are often absolute bargains but there are a lot of developers who just churn out products that they don't always follow up support for. Before you buy anything, first check to see if there is a free option anywhere online, do a google search for reviews but remember that many review sites want you to buy the product through them. So I'd check out the developer/marketer and see how long they've been around, how many successful products they have that they still attend to etc

      Keep asking questions. I've been at this for a long time but I still ask questions, one to hear other's opinions and also cos you cannot know everything about everything in IM, no-one does no matter how long they've been around.

      Sign up for all the newsletters as you'll learn a lot from reading the blog posts, watching videos and webinars. You don't have to buy their offering to learn.

      There are soooo many terms in IM, and it can take a while to become familiar with them all. It's like learning a new language.

      Anyway, here's a question for you Scott - what topics/subjects are you passionate about, what do you like doing/talking about/reading about?? Once we get that info, you'll probably get some more specific suggestions about how to start a money making business.

      When you get your redundancy cheque, see that as an investment. You could do with setting a budget for what you will spend in IM.

      Stuff that's handy for a start out would be webhosting, don't go with GoDaddy. I recommend Host Monster or Bolt. These are both compatible with Wordpress and have the required configuration to suit a WP site. You can start out with free themes.

      Anyway, for now, let us know your interests and we can provide more feedback

      PS, I wish I'd started at your age

      Best of luck
      Larkrise
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  • Profile picture of the author scottminton6
    Thanks for the advice Leah, I will definitely put it to good use!
    And thanks to all the warriors for the help and info you have all provided!
    Hopefully soon I can return the favor

    Also if I were to write an ebook would someone on the forum be able to look at it and give feedback on it for me?
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    • Profile picture of the author Larkrise
      I'll give it a once over Scott, just let me know when its ready - best if you email me leahbutlersmith{at}gmail{dot}com

      When writing an ebook its a good idea to consider what you've enjoyed reading and how you like to see things set out. Start with a few categories then drill down into each. You can quote people you've read as long as you follow the basic rules of adding a link/reference to them at the end of/or within the ebook.

      Enjoy your writing
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