Newbies... considering setting up a business - what is your most pressing problem right now?

by Mark Andrews Banned
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I can well remember being a bit of a newbie myself to all this 'stuff' online, talk about confusing!

Information overload, not knowing which questions I needed to ask to get me to where I wanted to be, the sheer amount of info - after a while my head was veritably spinning.

I've actually been in business for myself though since I was 14 years old. 31+ years now in total and during the past 3 decades or so, you could say I've learned a thing or too.

During my time here on the Warrior Forum (ignore the join date to the left - I've actually been here for a number of years) I've personally mentored quite a few individuals.

So my question to you today is this...

If you're considering setting up your own business either on or offline, what is your most pressing problem right now?

What's holding you back?

What obstacle or hurdle are you right now trying to get to grips with?

What specifically do you need a hand with?

What gap in your knowledge would you like filled to help you to move from where you are now... towards your ideal financial situation?

Please feel welcome to post up your key problems below...

Warmest regards,


Mark Andrews
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  • Profile picture of the author kc33
    How to scale up? Got and know all the methods. Bought every WSO on this planet...but Howto Scale Up to Earn Big?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Buying lots of WSO's (shiny object syndrome) isn't going to help you to get to where you want to be any faster.

      In fact, it's probably impeding your progress. Slowing you down, as you take on more information than you actually need right now.

      Why do you keep on buying into more and more information when you don't need it?

      Can you honestly say, hand on heart all these WSO's you've bought are actually helping you to achieve your business goal?

      Be honest with yourself.

      What is your business anyway and how do you propose to scale it up?

      What is the objective / what is your objective?

      What is your specialization?

      How do you propose to improve the lives of your customers?

      Do you know?

      To earn big money you don't need to know everything but just enough for you to take steady action day by day.

      It's by small steps daily you effect the biggest change. Not taking giant steps and tripping over yourself before you're ready.

      Warmest regards,


      Mark Andrews
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  • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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    Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

    . . . . . So my question to you today is this...

    If you're considering setting up your own business either on or offline, what is your most pressing problem right now?

    What's holding you back?

    What obstacle or hurdle are you right now trying to get to grips with?

    What specifically do you need a hand with?

    What gap in your knowledge would you like filled to help you to move from where you are now... towards your ideal financial situation?

    Please feel welcome to post up your key problems below...

    Warmest regards,


    Mark Andrews

    I think you'll find without a shadow of doubt that the overwhelmining response would be MONEY. Without it you can't do diddly squat.

    If you have an idea or product, you can be lacking in every single skill imaginable - marketing, design, PR, whatever - but MONEY enables you to outsource everything if your product is good enough to warrant it, and gain the ultimate exposure desired and required.

    How many people have lived on a dream for years and MONEY has prevented that dream from reaching fruition?

    How many people have had a fantastic product or service that the world has never got to know about because of lack of MONEY?

    How many people have taken life-changing ideas to their grave as MONEY prevented them from furthering it?

    It's all very well saying things like "try, try, and try again", or "perseverance pays", but most folk are so busy scratching around for a living and either don't have the time to chase other avenues after being blanked by the bank, business angels, friends, and other finance sources, or lose the will after persistent rejection. That's why countless thousands join up on forums like this. Seeking inspiration or encouragement that their dream could become a reality. Sadly, most will spend untold hours, days, weeks, months, and years on forums and websites such as this, extracting the odd pearl of wisdom, but ultimately getting nowhere.

    Here's a scenario for you:

    I ran a very successful business for many years. Products that were sought after for television, rave newspaper and magazine reviews, wholesalers beating a path to my door. Within the space of a few months I separated and my wife fleeced me and my bank accounts, off-line business became a nightmare as the economy was collapsing and many of my biggest household name customers went into receivership owing me tens of thousands of pounds, I was taken to the cleaners by dishonest agents who worked for me, I lost my home, children, and everything I valued in my life, and a whole lot more.

    So, what do you do when your in the gutter with nothing. Most people would say the only way is up. Sure, but without MONEY you ain't going anywhere.

    So, I've discussed things with a few respected web developers both in the UK and USA (including one from the WF), and been told that by not taking advantage of social media years ago I have lost millions in revenue that would have been earned from a most exclusive and unusual product.

    So, what do you do? Web design, e-commerce, SEO, marketing, and literally dozens of other things all have to be paid for, and they all cost MONEY. This is in addition to all your regular expenses of food, accommodation, telephone, etc, etc. Pretty difficult when you have zero income.

    There are millions of folk in millions of different circumstances regarding setting up a business, all united by one common factor; no MONEY.
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    • Profile picture of the author twentyeleven
      When I first started out trying to learn about internet marketing, I thought what a brilliant idea it was that I had come up with - to be able to find something where I could work at my own pace and not have to bother about networking, socialising, hitting quotas....and only work a few hours a week, no thanks to the many hyped-up shiny objects that are more time-wasters than helpers in most cases.

      Then I realised that it is no different from offline marketing, you need a business plan and also to work your butts off, at least in the beginning, to get it going. I guess this realisation took me by surprise and forced me to rethink what I should be doing. So I think a "mindset coaching" kinda help could be more useful than other knowledge-based coaching, or at least it should be part of the skills set to learn.
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      • Profile picture of the author Blimeyoreilly
        I agree with the Horny Devil with the 'money' issue. Not having a business up & running that gives you the returns to re-invest or for outsourcing is a big obstacle.

        This ever-changing world of SEO techniques is doing my head in; as well as this new EU law. I have basically stopped doing anything to my sites because I just don't know where this is all gong or the best way to go about it without having to read a whole library of info to re-learn what I had learnt already.

        I don't mind the researching bit but I hate having to take one step forward to end up taking 3 steps backward.

        Never mind...
        We live & we learn something new every day.
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        • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
          Originally Posted by Blimeyoreilly View Post

          I agree with the Horny Devil with the 'money' issue. Not having a business up & running that gives you the returns to re-invest or for outsourcing is a big obstacle.
          Blimeyoreilly,

          Not having money to start a business is a challenge but I sincerely believe that you can overcome that challenge by thinking out of the box. When I started my internet business last year July I did not have any cash.

          I advertised my design services and started generating a little cash. That money I re-invested into products that could teach me. Once I had learnt all the technical skills I needed, I then started offering offline consulting to local clients in South Africa and started to make some real money. All that money goes back into funding my real passion which is creating Information Products that help people.

          It may take longer that way, but if you stick it out you will eventually start generating enough cash flow to fund your business.

          It just depends on how badly you want to succeed.

          Di
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          • Profile picture of the author Blimeyoreilly
            Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

            Blimeyoreilly,

            Not having money to start a business is a challenge but I sincerely believe that you can overcome that challenge by thinking out of the box. When I started my internet business last year July I did not have any cash.

            I advertised my design services and started generating a little cash. That money I re-invested into products that could teach me. Once I had learnt all the technical skills I needed, I then started offering offline consulting to local clients in South Africa and started to make some real money. All that money goes back into funding my real passion which is creating Information Products that help people.

            It may take longer that way, but if you stick it out you will eventually start generating enough cash flow to fund your business.

            It just depends on how badly you want to succeed.

            Di
            Hey Lovely! Thanks for your response appreciate you very much.
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            • Profile picture of the author Campaignmarket
              Though its not just about how bad you want it, but certainly also a question on what assets you have that can drive you forward! Because if starting out with little to no knowledge on Internet Marketing, will immediately define what you "think" you can. The more you know, the better the strategies you can do - which also sets your chances of having success! But you don't need money to begin with, there are a lot of solutions that do not require money!

              It has been mentioned that just keep doing it and eventually you'll make money.
              Of course you have to be doing the right things to succeed.

              But really you can start with as little as 1-5$ buying some PLR stuff and reselling that, and you don't even need a site of yours to promote the stuff! Yes it does help out, but certainly not necesary. Just take a look at more old fashioned webshops that still use bank account wire transfers as way of payment! If they can sell online with something where it's a "hassle" to pay for the stuff, then chances are that so can you under your circumstances.

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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

      I think you'll find without a shadow of doubt that the overwhelmining response would be MONEY. Without it you can't do diddly squat.

      ...

      So, what do you do? Web design, e-commerce, SEO, marketing, and literally dozens of other things all have to be paid for, and they all cost MONEY. This is in addition to all your regular expenses of food, accommodation, telephone, etc, etc. Pretty difficult when you have zero income.

      There are millions of folk in millions of different circumstances regarding setting up a business, all united by one common factor; no MONEY.
      Piffle. Absolute rubbish.

      You either want it badly enough or you don't, it's as simple as that.

      If you don't want to take enormous action to move you from where you are now towards your ideal financial situation that's your problem. Using the bleat, "I have no money," is no excuse.

      Fact is, in this business, you don't need money to get started.

      You can take the first incremental steps as easily as can be with no money down. There are enough free tools and resources available to help you to do this.

      It all comes down to your personal attitude. Are you going to take action or not?

      You need to stop dreaming of making millions overnight, it ain't gonna happen mate. But what you can do is build up in steady simple steps the income you need to push you further forwards towards your personal financial goal.

      Yes, I know you're thinking that's all very well and easy for you to state Mark Andrews but you really don't understand what it's like to have no money at all. Wrong! I do understand - more than you know.

      I actually live in an old van, what I like to call my motor home. She's a 1999 (T-reg) LDV LWB Hightop Convoy van self converted inside into a camper van. Inside, my living space is just 14' by 6'. The outdoors is my living room is how I look at it.

      Inside I have my bed, a tiny kitchen, the toilet in the back of the van in it's own separate compartment and a very small wood stove for heat converted from a 4.5kg gas bottle, the flue going up through the roof of the van. On top I've got 3x 80w solar panels to provide me with free electricity for my bank of leisure batteries. Internet connection? 12gb dongle from 3.

      Don't try telling me that it's impossible to get ahead in this business with no money because I'm just not buying your argument. It's complete tripe.

      You've got knowledge inside your head which is completely unique to you. Nobody else understands what you know quite as well as you do. So, why don't you put this knowledge to good use?

      What is your niche? What is your hobby?

      What is your personal area of excellence? What is your specialisation?

      You need to tap into this knowledge and sit down and write a few hot sheets (short reports) 10 or so pages long each.

      In each hot sheet you give people the exact knowledge they're looking for as it pertains to the niche you're most interested in.

      Try and solve a problem your target market is experiencing at the sharp end. Write out a solution to their problem. Essentially a how to do this information guide. And sell this for anywhere between $7-$27 per download.

      You can write this information out in Open Office (free) and convert it into a PDF (free) to make this available as a digital download product online.

      All the resources you need are freely available on this forum, simply use the Advanced Search function. You'll find them if you can be bothered to look for them.

      Next put a sales letter together. Again, if you cannot afford a copywriter, do this yourself. All the advice you need is readily available on this forum.

      Buy a domain name for peanuts. Set up your hosting, again peanuts. Negligible expenses.

      Attract highly targeted traffic (eyeballs) to your offer. It's as simple as that.

      Let's for example say you have a $17 short report / hotsheet and you sell 1,000 copies of this in 12 months.

      Why, this is almost $17,000 just over £10,000 in 12 months - equivalent to £200 per week. Now, imagine what would happen if you launched a dozen of these hotsheets throughout the course of the year!

      I'll tell you what would happen, you'd be earning a 6 figure income every year. That's what.

      Or set up a monthly continuity membership website, the same principle applies. Whack in some very high quality content which is ultimately of great benefit to your target market and helps them to solve a problem.

      You could either come up with this content yourself or buy it for peanuts in the form of PLR (private label rights) and adapt it to fit your personal business model.

      Drip feed it in via your free Wordpress membership website using something like MembersGear (free) or indeed use the S2Members plugin (free) fully integrated with Paypal (free) to send the monies paid in straight to your bank account.

      You can't possibly use the excuse of no money these days to avoid taking the action you need to get you where you want to be. It's just a completely ludicrous excuse.

      And FYI before you jump to the conclusion... new age traveller (just because I live in a van touring the UK and Europe) I'm not on one single state benefit. I make my entire living online.

      And I started this business with not a single penny to my name.

      If I can do it - you can too.


      Mark Andrews
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      • Profile picture of the author fixxidotnet
        The truth is less than 1 % here make real big money..

        many may be making lots of money .. for their region ... in Bulgaria or india 700 to 1500 usd / month is good money.

        Money is made for you to work for in order to survive. You will not make lots of money without solid connections of people with money whom you are making lots o money..


        The system is corrupt and so all of our actions are corrupt and detrimental to each other. mostly, overally..

        The monetary system is based on lies and so its inner workings and participants. Be aware of that when you read about how to make money.

        In America two years back they bailed themselves by printing money. Can you help yourself by printing more money ? No because they will kill you or lock you up.

        Sorry for the rant .. it just gets me everytime I start thinking about this
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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          Originally Posted by fixxidotnet View Post

          The truth is less than 1 % here make real big money..

          many may be making lots of money .. for their region ... in Bulgaria or india 700 to 1500 usd / month is good money.

          Money is made for you to work for in order to survive. You will not make lots of money without solid connections of people with money whom you are making lots o money..


          The system is corrupt and so all of our actions are corrupt and detrimental to each other. mostly, overally..

          The monetary system is based on lies and so its inner workings and participants. Be aware of that when you read about how to make money.

          In America two years back they bailed themselves by printing money. Can you help yourself by printing more money ? No because they will kill you or lock you up.

          Sorry for the rant .. it just gets me everytime I start thinking about this
          Then your personal problem is your own attitude.

          You're allowing the thoughts and actions of others to influence your skewed thinking far too much. Fact is...

          ...you've got just as good a chance as anyone else to make money in this business. So what if you live in Bulgaria? It's your knowledge which counts the most not where you live. The Internet is global, it's not limiting you in any way, shape or form where and how you conduct your business.

          You're either able to provide solutions to others people's problems or not as the case may be. It's entirely down to you - nobody else.

          Who gives a monkeys ass what percentage of people here are making money? How is that stopping you from personally making money?

          You're online aren't you? So what are you going to do with the time available to you? You have exactly the same number of hours available in every day as anyone else. It's what you do with your time which counts. Not what anyone else is doing.

          Where you live, connections, system corruptness, quantitative easing, what America is doing are just all excuses. Excuses you make to stop you taking personal action.

          If you're in such a negative mindset, is it any wonder you believe all the government inspired doom and gloom spinoff's designed to make you believe you're good for nothing?

          You've got just as good a chance as the next wo/man to make a good living either on or offline.

          Only you can effect this positive change in yourself.

          Only one who risks is free to be.

          Think about it.


          Mark Andrews
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          • Profile picture of the author fixxidotnet
            Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

            Then your personal problem is your own attitude.

            You're allowing the thoughts and actions of others to influence your skewed thinking far too much. Fact is...

            ...you've got just as good a chance as anyone else to make money in this business. So what if you live in Bulgaria? It's your knowledge which counts the most not where you live. The Internet is global, it's not limiting you in any way, shape or form where and how you conduct your business.

            You're either able to provide solutions to others people's problems or not as the case may be. It's entirely down to you - nobody else.

            Who gives a monkeys ass what percentage of people here are making money? How is that stopping you from personally making money?

            You're online aren't you? So what are you going to do with the time available to you? You have exactly the same number of hours available in every day as anyone else. It's what you do with your time which counts. Not what anyone else is doing.

            Where you live, connections, system corruptness, quantitative easing, what America is doing are just all excuses. Excuses you make to stop you taking personal action.

            If you're in such a negative mindset, is it any wonder you believe all the government inspired doom and gloom spinoff's designed to make you believe you're good for nothing?

            You've got just as good a chance as the next wo/man to make a good living either on or offline.

            Only you can effect this positive change in yourself.

            Only one who risks is free to be.

            Think about it.


            Mark Andrews
            You seriously mistook what I was saying. But nevermind.

            I respect self-sufficient people like IMers also especially you have the bravery to live in a van ..

            Government lies are not fiction my friend and I am not a looney , I know what I am talking about.

            Good luck all newbies !

            Advice to IM newcomers ? Become ruthless, a good liar and ... all the usual crap work hard bla bla
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            • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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              Originally Posted by fixxidotnet View Post

              You seriously mistook what I was saying. But nevermind.

              I respect self-sufficient people like IMers also especially you have the bravery to live in a van ..

              Government lies are not fiction my friend and I am not a looney , I know what I am talking about.

              Good luck all newbies !

              Advice to IM newcomers ? Become ruthless, a good liar and ... all the usual crap work hard bla bla
              You're misconstructing.

              Whatever constructs you want to believe in, make believe or otherwise - are completely up to you.


              Mark Andrews
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        • Profile picture of the author BigGameHunter
          Originally Posted by fixxidotnet View Post

          The truth is less than 1 % here make real big money..

          many may be making lots of money .. for their region ... in Bulgaria or india 700 to 1500 usd / month is good money.

          Money is made for you to work for in order to survive. You will not make lots of money without solid connections of people with money whom you are making lots o money..


          The system is corrupt and so all of our actions are corrupt and detrimental to each other. mostly, overally..

          The monetary system is based on lies and so its inner workings and participants. Be aware of that when you read about how to make money.

          In America two years back they bailed themselves by printing money. Can you help yourself by printing more money ? No because they will kill you or lock you up.

          Sorry for the rant .. it just gets me everytime I start thinking about this
          Keep your rant off of here if all your going to do is justify your short comings. These rants also get me every time when people try to disillusion good people looking for a better life.

          I agree with Mark, your using the excuse that the banking system is corrupt to cover up and justify your failures.. Intellects know about the banking system in the U.S. as it was told in the book The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. Smart people read the book to find a work around for them and their families to thrive not to justify failure.

          In 1911 the Germans attempted to do the same thing with printing gobs of money causing hyper inflation to reduce what they owed for causing WWI. So, history repeats itself all the time. See: The Treaty of Versailles.

          "Let the dead past bury its dead and trust no future how ever pleasant".
          Longfellow

          This thread is about how to move forward.. about how to make our lives better not whining about your short comings and not being able to see past your nose
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          • Profile picture of the author fixxidotnet
            right so we must do what the Nazis did . that is the kinda people this world doesnt need.
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            • Profile picture of the author Blimeyoreilly
              Originally Posted by fixxidotnet View Post

              right so we must do what the Nazis did . that is the kinda people this world doesnt need.
              Come on mister! We can all get steamed up about things in here at times but no one is talking about taking on Nazis rule here to do anything. You are seriously lowering the tone on this thread bad style.

              Whatever the quote made about past history no one is being stupid enough saying that ok.

              You are worst than me on a REAL bad night lol
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              • Profile picture of the author fixxidotnet
                Originally Posted by Blimeyoreilly View Post

                Come on mister! We can all get steamed up about things in here at times but no one is talking about taking on Nazis rule here to do anything. You are seriously lowering the tone on this thread bad style.

                Whatever the quote made about past history no one is being stupid enough saying that ok.

                You are worst than me on a REAL bad night lol
                It is him who attacked first hence the one who started toning down the thread not myself. Couple of guys dont seem to see how my money comment is relevant to people thinking to start a business and especially since the thread went deeply into discussion about money...

                Take sides with your friend it is only natural.
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                • Profile picture of the author Blimeyoreilly
                  Originally Posted by fixxidotnet View Post

                  It is him who attacked first hence the one who started toning down the thread not myself. Couple of guys dont seem to see how my money comment is relevant to people thinking to start a business and especially since the thread went deeply into discussion about money...

                  Take sides with your friend it is only natural.
                  I really don't think I know him though. All right well if it helps you aren't looking small & although people are entitled to an opinion I can still see your point is a valid one. Don't bite anything that you may think looks like bait here because it isn't. Trust me on this.
                  Just stay cool (if you can).
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                  • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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                    Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post


                    . . . Piffle. Absolute rubbish. . .

                    . . . You either want it badly enough or you don't, it's as simple as that. . .

                    . . . Using the bleat, "I have no money," is no excuse. . .

                    . . . Fact is, in this business, you don't need money to get started. . .

                    . . . Are you going to take action or not? . .

                    . . . Don't try telling me that it's impossible to get ahead in this business with no money because I'm just not buying your argument. It's complete tripe. . .

                    . . . You can't possibly use the excuse of no money these days to avoid taking the action you need to get you where you want to be. It's just a completely ludicrous excuse. . .

                    . . . I'm not on one single state benefit. I make my entire living online. . .

                    . . . And I started this business with not a single penny to my name. . .

                    . . . If I can do it - you can too. . .


                    Mark Andrews



                    So, OP, Mr Mark Andrews,

                    You ask a question then fly off your high horse if the answers don't fit your critique, as your above comments show. Why ask the question in the first place?

                    Whether people are bone idle, have the wrong idea, take the wrong course of action, have bad luck, or are just plain unlucky, the fact remains that MONEY prevents progress.

                    You've been on WF less time than I have, yet have not far short of 2,000 posts compared to my measly few dozen. I guess that makes you a goddam expert in everything then.

                    What do you really know about me or my circumstances? What do you really know about any other poster on this thread, or this forum for that matter? You want to judge everyone on your so called achievements; 'Well I did it, so you should be able to as well'.

                    No-one has worked harder than me. No-one has put more hours in than me. For decades. And I've no doubt that there are hundreds, if not thousands on WF who could say the same. I have been extremely successful previously, but my circumstances are now dramatically different.

                    It only takes a few arrogant know-it-alls like you to destroy the equilibrium, and plant seeds of serious doubt, not to say instilling an inferiority complex in the minds of visitors to here who come to seek advice and inspiration, yet end up going to sleep at night with the resonating bile from 'Alf Garnetts' such as you. It's not discussion. It's not debate. It's one man who can't accept that he asked some questions and got back answers he didn't agree with. So much for free speech. People like you make me sick.

                    If you've got the balls, PM me your contact number and then find out the real facts before putting me down. When you find them out you would realise you owe me a public apology - on this forum. Somehow I doubt I'd get it.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Blimeyoreilly
                      I think this thread will end up being named the 'Twigglet Zone'
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                    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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                      Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

                      So, OP, Mr Mark Andrews,

                      You ask a question then fly off your high horse if the answers don't fit your critique, as your above comments show. Why ask the question in the first place?

                      Whether people are bone idle, have the wrong idea, take the wrong course of action, have bad luck, or are just plain unlucky, the fact remains that MONEY prevents progress.

                      You've been on WF less time than I have, yet have not far short of 2,000 posts compared to my measly few dozen. I guess that makes you a goddam expert in everything then.

                      What do you really know about me or my circumstances? What do you really know about any other poster on this thread, or this forum for that matter? You want to judge everyone on your so called achievements; 'Well I did it, so you should be able to as well'.

                      No-one has worked harder than me. No-one has put more hours in than me. For decades. And I've no doubt that there are hundreds, if not thousands on WF who could say the same. I have been extremely successful previously, but my circumstances are now dramatically different.

                      It only takes a few arrogant know-it-alls like you to destroy the equilibrium, and plant seeds of serious doubt, not to say instilling an inferiority complex in the minds of visitors to here who come to seek advice and inspiration, yet end up going to sleep at night with the resonating bile from 'Alf Garnetts' such as you. It's not discussion. It's not debate. It's one man who can't accept that he asked some questions and got back answers he didn't agree with. So much for free speech. People like you make me sick.

                      If you've got the balls, PM me your contact number and then find out the real facts before putting me down. When you find them out you would realise you owe me a public apology - on this forum. Somehow I doubt I'd get it.
                      Blimey - someone has their knickers in a twist.

                      FYI my join date to the left is incorrect, I've been here for several years. Hence why I know this forum and many of the most well respected Warrior's on it so well. Thought you might like to be clued in on this little fact.

                      If you can't see this thread is about helping other people you are seriously as blind as a bat. Your above comments are entirely uncalled for.

                      I do not owe you a public apology - far from it. You have got to be kidding me.

                      I've coached many people on this forum over the years I've been here. Given away tens of thousands of dollars worth of free advice. I'm a straight talker and I don't crap from anyone, including yourself.

                      Your anger and your uncanny ability to take great umbrage at a perceived slight is as daft as they come. If you can't see my advice given above to you (in order to help you) came from a genuine desire to help you solve a personal problem... if you perceive and interpret my given advice as a critique against you personally - seriously there's no helping the likes of you.

                      It's only you that is getting in the way of stopping you from achieving whatever you want to achieve in life.

                      You can lash out at others all you like, project your own shortcomings onto others but it's you who is the problem.

                      You need to grow up. And whilst you're at, go read the forum rules and make sure they're well cemented in your mind before you post up such stupid remarks again.


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                        Originally Posted by Ana999 View Post

                        My biggest problems are to find a really good information (books,websites) about the right way to do a business and marketing on the Internet. I can't decide, whom to believe. Also, Google doesn't make any sense to me with this updates and rankings.
                        Never mind Google for now. This isn't your number one priority.

                        If you want to find really good books and/or information about the right way to set up a business, I'll pm you my personal recommendation.

                        It's a book written in very simple language which I personally use as my business 'bible'. It will definitely get you on the right track.

                        How to market on the internet is another subject altogether.

                        First I'd recommend you to become a full Warrior member and invest just $37 so you can access the War Room. This is full of highly practical advice (most of it completely free) which will help you to understand this subject in much clearer detail.

                        Or go look at this absolutely superb website resource run by Michael Senoff...

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                        Originally Posted by Mrandersen View Post

                        Hello Everybody,

                        I am new to this forum and very excited about it. Sharing knowledge like this between one another is truly magnificent.

                        I am planning on building a business in my spare-time. The business would be in SE Florida.
                        I have worked for wealthy people for the past 6 years, traveling the world on luxury mega yachts (150ft+ privately owned boats). I believe that I have top notch, excellent customer service skills, attention to details, proactive understanding and approach with our guests who pay $300.000 to $800.000 to rent the yacht per week.

                        This is all I have done since high school so I think it is pretty obvious that I can help and profit off this somehow...

                        I am not of the creative breed. I am more of a practical and logical person. I would love your feedback to get the ideas flowing.
                        Can you be a little more specific please?

                        What is your greatest problem right now?

                        What do you need a hand with precisely?

                        Originally Posted by jonmay View Post

                        An issue I am dealing with is what products to promote. I'm building an email list and trying to engage my readers and bring value to them, not just another shiny object for them to buy. I would really like to try everything before I buy it to make sure it is quality stuff, but time/money come into play. Thoughts?
                        Given time accompanied with the right kind of knowledge input soon you'll be able to discern for yourself the wheat from the chaff. How to refine the dross to get down to the real true nuggets of information designed to help you on your way.

                        This website might help you run by the extremely well respected Rich Schefren...

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                        Originally Posted by Young money View Post

                        I need someone to build me micro niche sites
                        You'll find the person you need by starting a new thread in this section of the Warrior Forum...

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                        Originally Posted by allpurposeguru View Post

                        Where to start. . .

                        I have a couple of sites that don't work and lack the programing chops to fix them. I paid someone good money to design them in the first place. He's left town. In other words, I have both a design problem and a problem knowing how to outsource effectively.

                        I'm trying to turn myself from an academic to a businessman. That's a whole new way of thinking. I could write a lot about that, but I won't.
                        Everyone experiences setbacks. It's just the nature of being in business for yourself.

                        I've been in business for over 31 years since I was 14 years old, experiencing setbacks is just a part of the process you have to get used to.

                        It's how you handle these setbacks which is critical to your success. knowing which lines of business to let go of, which problems to solve to move forwards and which opportunities to really get behind at any given time.

                        If you're an academic rather than a businessman you might over analyze this business. My advice tou, keep your business model stupidly simple - remember the K.I.S.S. principle...

                        Keep It Stupidly Simple.

                        Simple pays whilst over complication does not.

                        If you do want to know how to outsource effectively go to this website run by a fellow Warrior member...

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                        Other sites where you can find outsourcing staff include Elance, oDesk, Freelancer, Guru or indeed...

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                        Best regards one and all,


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                        I suggest you read your comments as quoted in post 41 of this thread. Your derisive remarks show that you were the instigator of this, and not me.


                        As for this:


                        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post


                        I do not owe you a public apology - far from it. You have got to be kidding me.

                        I've coached many people on this forum over the years I've been here. Given away tens of thousands of dollars worth of free advice. I'm a straight talker and I don't crap from anyone, including yourself.

                        Your anger and your uncanny ability to take great umbrage at a perceived slight is as daft as they come. If you can't see my advice given above to you (in order to help you) came from a genuine desire to help you solve a personal problem... if you perceive and interpret my given advice as a critique against you personally - seriously there's no helping the likes of you.

                        It's only you that is getting in the way of stopping you from achieving whatever you want to achieve in life.

                        You can lash out at others all you like, project your own shortcomings onto others but it's you who is the problem.

                        You need to grow up. And whilst you're at, go read the forum rules and make sure they're well cemented in your mind before you post up such stupid remarks again.


                        Mark Andrews

                        . . . yes I have read the forum rules . . . before I joined. Your comments above clearly illustrate that you regard yourself as completely omnipotent. He who delivers the advice and the justice (thank you for the infraction by the way, although I doubt you gave yourself one for your comments).

                        For your information I was not either 'giving crap', nor 'taking umbrage', or 'lashing out', and there was no 'anger'. Only you have perceived these things. I initially posted a reply to your question giving my view that MONEY is the most pressing problem for the majority of people right now. And I note that several subsequent posters agreed with me. So why did YOU take such umbrage at my perfectly reasonable reply?

                        For someone who quotes 'smokinghotcopy' under their user name, I suggest you read your own copy that you have posted on this thread before casting aspersions.

                        With your barbed comments to many, and evident satisfaction at your self-proclaimed achievements and dynamic writing, you have put yourself on a pedestal to be shot at. Finding your literate equal has obviously triggered off the ire in you. I'm sorry I don't agree with everything your strong willed character demands of me. There again I never have been a yes man.

                        If my post count suddenly goes static there are many astute people on WF, and I am sure they can read between the lines.


                        ps - Even the lion in The Wizard of Oz eventually got his heart
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                          Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

                          I suggest you read your comments as quoted in post 41 of this thread. Your derisive remarks show that you were the instigator of this, and not me.

                          As for this:

                          . . . yes I have read the forum rules . . . before I joined. Your comments above clearly illustrate that you regard yourself as completely omnipotent. He who delivers the advice and the justice (thank you for the infraction by the way, although I doubt you gave yourself one for your comments).

                          For your information I was not either 'giving crap', nor 'taking umbrage', or 'lashing out', and there was no 'anger'. Only you have perceived these things. I initially posted a reply to your question giving my view that MONEY is the most pressing problem for the majority of people right now. And I note that several subsequent posters agreed with me. So why did YOU take such umbrage at my perfectly reasonable reply?

                          For someone who quotes 'smokinghotcopy' under their user name, I suggest you read your own copy that you have posted on this thread before casting aspersions.

                          With your barbed comments to many, and evident satisfaction at your self-proclaimed achievements and dynamic writing, you have put yourself on a pedestal to be shot at. Finding your literate equal has obviously triggered off the ire in you. I'm sorry I don't agree with everything your strong willed character demands of me. There again I never have been a yes man.

                          If my post count suddenly goes static there are many astute people on WF, and I am sure they can read between the lines.


                          ps - Even the lion in The Wizard of Oz eventually got his heart
                          Whatever. You'll learn in time.

                          Can't waste more time on you.

                          If you can't see my initial post to you was intended to help you and for my trouble all I receive is these repeated 'bashings' from you, well, what more is there to be said? Seen it all before. Many times unfortunately.

                          You're beyond help.


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                          Even the lion in The Wizard of Oz eventually got his heart.
                          So, yeah. You can both write your name in the snow. Is it really necessary to create snow to continue the contest?


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                    • Profile picture of the author fixxidotnet
                      Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

                      So, OP, Mr Mark Andrews,

                      You ask a question then fly off your high horse if the answers don't fit your critique, as your above comments show. Why ask the question in the first place?

                      Whether people are bone idle, have the wrong idea, take the wrong course of action, have bad luck, or are just plain unlucky, the fact remains that MONEY prevents progress.

                      You've been on WF less time than I have, yet have not far short of 2,000 posts compared to my measly few dozen. I guess that makes you a goddam expert in everything then.

                      What do you really know about me or my circumstances? What do you really know about any other poster on this thread, or this forum for that matter? You want to judge everyone on your so called achievements; 'Well I did it, so you should be able to as well'.

                      No-one has worked harder than me. No-one has put more hours in than me. For decades. And I've no doubt that there are hundreds, if not thousands on WF who could say the same. I have been extremely successful previously, but my circumstances are now dramatically different.

                      It only takes a few arrogant know-it-alls like you to destroy the equilibrium, and plant seeds of serious doubt, not to say instilling an inferiority complex in the minds of visitors to here who come to seek advice and inspiration, yet end up going to sleep at night with the resonating bile from 'Alf Garnetts' such as you. It's not discussion. It's not debate. It's one man who can't accept that he asked some questions and got back answers he didn't agree with. So much for free speech. People like you make me sick.

                      If you've got the balls, PM me your contact number and then find out the real facts before putting me down. When you find them out you would realise you owe me a public apology - on this forum. Somehow I doubt I'd get it.
                      My points exactly.

                      I post a comment that shows some kind of intelligence beyond the hit song generic "work like a horse", a comment that opens eyes for questions about money, the matter you think about all day yet is tabu to discuss. And someone comes and tells shut up and get out of here.

                      Who is afraid of a real discussion about money ? Perhaps one that has them and doesn't want to share them ?

                      Like I gotten the habit of saying lately , no one goes proactively helping those they consider inferior. The way you know about classes you wouldn't change lives with , the same way some people will not change lives or knowledge with you. Only you can help you.

                      Blimey we are cool. I am not afraid of any baits here. They banned my Google Adwords account unfairly and I am organizing a suit to sue them[/URL]. Also am in the process of moving all my web data away from Google. When someone treats you like crrap and you just take it ... well then you are just that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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        You know what I find amazing is this...

        Someone posts up a request for help, posts up their problem.

        And one spends more time putting together a reply for this individual than almost anyone else on this thread, giving away lots of tips immediately applicable to anyone in this situation of having no money to start a business and what does the Horny Devil (lol) do?

        Rather than looking for the positive in the reply (quoted below) only sees the negative instead. And lashes out like a small child having a temper tantrum hissyfit.

        Very, very, very weird.

        People... fascinating creatures. Hmmm. I think it's time for a cup of tea and another chocolate biscuit. Hmmmmm.

        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

        Piffle. Absolute rubbish.

        You either want it badly enough or you don't, it's as simple as that.

        If you don't want to take enormous action to move you from where you are now towards your ideal financial situation that's your problem. Using the bleat, "I have no money," is no excuse.

        Fact is, in this business, you don't need money to get started.

        You can take the first incremental steps as easily as can be with no money down. There are enough free tools and resources available to help you to do this.

        It all comes down to your personal attitude. Are you going to take action or not?

        You need to stop dreaming of making millions overnight, it ain't gonna happen mate. But what you can do is build up in steady simple steps the income you need to push you further forwards towards your personal financial goal.

        Yes, I know you're thinking that's all very well and easy for you to state Mark Andrews but you really don't understand what it's like to have no money at all. Wrong! I do understand - more than you know.

        I actually live in an old van, what I like to call my motor home. She's a 1999 (T-reg) LDV LWB Hightop Convoy van self converted inside into a camper van. Inside, my living space is just 14' by 6'. The outdoors is my living room is how I look at it.

        Inside I have my bed, a tiny kitchen, the toilet in the back of the van in it's own separate compartment and a very small wood stove for heat converted from a 4.5kg gas bottle, the flue going up through the roof of the van. On top I've got 3x 80w solar panels to provide me with free electricity for my bank of leisure batteries. Internet connection? 12gb dongle from 3.

        Don't try telling me that it's impossible to get ahead in this business with no money because I'm just not buying your argument. It's complete tripe.

        You've got knowledge inside your head which is completely unique to you. Nobody else understands what you know quite as well as you do. So, why don't you put this knowledge to good use?

        What is your niche? What is your hobby?

        What is your personal area of excellence? What is your specialisation?

        You need to tap into this knowledge and sit down and write a few hot sheets (short reports) 10 or so pages long each.

        In each hot sheet you give people the exact knowledge they're looking for as it pertains to the niche you're most interested in.

        Try and solve a problem your target market is experiencing at the sharp end. Write out a solution to their problem. Essentially a how to do this information guide. And sell this for anywhere between $7-$27 per download.

        You can write this information out in Open Office (free) and convert it into a PDF (free) to make this available as a digital download product online.

        All the resources you need are freely available on this forum, simply use the Advanced Search function. You'll find them if you can be bothered to look for them.

        Next put a sales letter together. Again, if you cannot afford a copywriter, do this yourself. All the advice you need is readily available on this forum.

        Buy a domain name for peanuts. Set up your hosting, again peanuts. Negligible expenses.

        Attract highly targeted traffic (eyeballs) to your offer. It's as simple as that.

        Let's for example say you have a $17 short report / hotsheet and you sell 1,000 copies of this in 12 months.

        Why, this is almost $17,000 just over £10,000 in 12 months - equivalent to £200 per week. Now, imagine what would happen if you launched a dozen of these hotsheets throughout the course of the year!

        I'll tell you what would happen, you'd be earning a 6 figure income every year. That's what.

        Or set up a monthly continuity membership website, the same principle applies. Whack in some very high quality content which is ultimately of great benefit to your target market and helps them to solve a problem.

        You could either come up with this content yourself or buy it for peanuts in the form of PLR (private label rights) and adapt it to fit your personal business model.

        Drip feed it in via your free Wordpress membership website using something like MembersGear (free) or indeed use the S2Members plugin (free) fully integrated with Paypal (free) to send the monies paid in straight to your bank account.

        You can't possibly use the excuse of no money these days to avoid taking the action you need to get you where you want to be. It's just a completely ludicrous excuse.

        And FYI before you jump to the conclusion... new age traveller (just because I live in a van touring the UK and Europe) I'm not on one single state benefit. I make my entire living online.

        And I started this business with not a single penny to my name.

        If I can do it - you can too.


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          Rather than looking for the positive in the reply (quoted below) only sees the negative instead. And lashes out like a small child having a temper tantrum hissyfit.
          Match. See: Pissing.

          Unnecessary and unproductive.


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        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

        Piffle. Absolute rubbish.

        You can't possibly use the excuse of no money these days to avoid taking the action you need to get you where you want to be. It's just a completely ludicrous excuse.

        And FYI before you jump to the conclusion... new age traveller (just because I live in a van touring the UK and Europe) I'm not on one single state benefit. I make my entire living online.

        And I started this business with not a single penny to my name.

        If I can do it - you can too.


        Mark Andrews
        Well Said! I'd much rather write my own products out (well the ones I have passion/interest for) simply because, I enjoy writing them.

        I'm in the process of creating 2 short reports at the moment, will they work? I hope so, but if not, at least I have walked away with new knowledge..that being things like 'how to set up a squeeze page', 'write a sales copy', 'create a OTO page' etc.

        My reports are not going to be the next big thing, but they will have enough quality content for people to gain something out of them. They don't have to be great, they just need to offer something valuable to the reader. Ultimately this could retain the reader for the long term.

        Quality over Quantity any day!!

        After all, It's all a learning process. Trial and Error is the name of the game.

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    • Profile picture of the author fixxidotnet
      Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

      I think you'll find without a shadow of doubt that the overwhelmining response would be MONEY. Without it you can't do diddly squat.

      If you have an idea or product, you can be lacking in every single skill imaginable - marketing, design, PR, whatever - but MONEY enables you to outsource everything if your product is good enough to warrant it, and gain the ultimate exposure desired and required.

      How many people have lived on a dream for years and MONEY has prevented that dream from reaching fruition?

      How many people have had a fantastic product or service that the world has never got to know about because of lack of MONEY?

      How many people have taken life-changing ideas to their grave as MONEY prevented them from furthering it?

      It's all very well saying things like "try, try, and try again", or "perseverance pays", but most folk are so busy scratching around for a living and either don't have the time to chase other avenues after being blanked by the bank, business angels, friends, and other finance sources, or lose the will after persistent rejection. That's why countless thousands join up on forums like this. Seeking inspiration or encouragement that their dream could become a reality. Sadly, most will spend untold hours, days, weeks, months, and years on forums and websites such as this, extracting the odd pearl of wisdom, but ultimately getting nowhere.

      Here's a scenario for you:

      I ran a very successful business for many years. Products that were sought after for television, rave newspaper and magazine reviews, wholesalers beating a path to my door. Within the space of a few months I separated and my wife fleeced me and my bank accounts, off-line business became a nightmare as the economy was collapsing and many of my biggest household name customers went into receivership owing me tens of thousands of pounds, I was taken to the cleaners by dishonest agents who worked for me, I lost my home, children, and everything I valued in my life, and a whole lot more.

      So, what do you do when your in the gutter with nothing. Most people would say the only way is up. Sure, but without MONEY you ain't going anywhere.

      So, I've discussed things with a few respected web developers both in the UK and USA (including one from the WF), and been told that by not taking advantage of social media years ago I have lost millions in revenue that would have been earned from a most exclusive and unusual product.

      So, what do you do? Web design, e-commerce, SEO, marketing, and literally dozens of other things all have to be paid for, and they all cost MONEY. This is in addition to all your regular expenses of food, accommodation, telephone, etc, etc. Pretty difficult when you have zero income.

      There are millions of folk in millions of different circumstances regarding setting up a business, all united by one common factor; no MONEY.
      Bankers rule us matey , we are meant to survive temporarily by giveouts from armed individuals who in exchange use our labor for their own good... That is why I say liars , force and manipulation seems to be the kings these days .... I should start teaching this lol @
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        Originally Posted by fixxidotnet View Post

        Bankers rule us matey , we are meant to survive temporarily by giveouts from armed individuals who in exchange use our labor for their own good... That is why I say liars , force and manipulation seems to be the kings these days .... I should start teaching this lol @
        I wouldn't start teaching this if I were you. You're talking to a leading expert on the subject. Seriously, tell me something I don't already know. I know this subject inside out.

        Back in the 70's and 80's I was talking to audiences about this kind of thing, probably before you were born.

        You're still using this as an excuse whichever way you try and frame it.


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    The biggest for me is nailing down where I can provide the most value to people. How can I create a business or blog, even if it is just affiliate marketing, that I can drive traffic to not just to trick people to click a link once but to build a long term relationship so that this can be sustainable? That is what I am working on the most right now. I know there are quick techniques and I would like to try some of those for short term gains but I really want to make something work long term.
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      Originally Posted by anthm View Post

      The biggest for me is nailing down where I can provide the most value to people. How can I create a business or blog, even if it is just affiliate marketing, that I can drive traffic to not just to trick people to click a link once but to build a long term relationship so that this can be sustainable? That is what I am working on the most right now. I know there are quick techniques and I would like to try some of those for short term gains but I really want to make something work long term.
      I hear you Anthony.

      What you're saying (I think) is this...

      You want to set up a real business. A business which provides value and real time results. Resulting in long term consistent (sustainable) profit for yourself.

      To answer your questions, I'm going to pose a few questions which only you will be able to answer for yourself.

      But first, same as my reply to another individual above... you need to locate and tap into your personal area of specialization.

      In others words, what are you good at? In which area of business can you ultimately provide true and lasting real benefits for other people?

      Discover this untapped resource based on your life experiences to date and they'll be no stopping you.

      Now fair enough - you bring up affiliate marketing. Promoting other people's products or services (which is all well and good and a highly successful model for many) but I get the feeling this isn't really where you're at or what you really want to be doing. Correct?

      What you want is your own business. To provide a service to others which helps them to become in turn better at what they do and you want to be compensated fairly for helping to bring this extra value into their business model.

      You're just having a bit of difficulty locating or pinning down what this exact service should be.

      So tell me, what precisely is your core skill?

      In which area of business can you see yourself excelling at?

      Where do you see yourself being in a position to offer the most value to other people?

      Fact is, everything can be improved by a factor of just 10%. And we're all creative beings. And if we personally believe we personally do not have as much creativity as we'd like, why the easy answer to this problem is simply to tap into the creativity of other people.

      Now, we're all creatures of habit. How we walk, talk, respond to life situations are all based on habits.

      The habits of some people make them highly successful.

      Whilst the habits of other people perpetually seem to hold them back. But if you make it a habit to try and change positively or influence a better outcome by a factor of just 10% in some way, therein may just lie your greatest strength.

      And in this activity (whatever it is) may just be your opportunity to set up your own long term, highly profitable and sustainable business model.

      What can you do Anthony to improve the lives of other people by a factor of just 10%?

      Get back to me below on this and I'll take this a stage further.

      Warmest regards,


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        Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

        I hear you Anthony.

        What you're saying (I think) is this...

        You want to set up a real business. A business which provides value and real time results. Resulting in long term consistent (sustainable) profit for yourself.

        .......

        What can you do Anthony to improve the lives of other people by a factor of just 10%?

        Get back to me below on this and I'll take this a stage further.

        Warmest regards,


        Mark Andrews
        I have to give this some more thought, but I'll throw some more ideas down. First to get out of the way my day job is in Engineering, so I have technical skills. not a lot of actual coding experience, more software deployment and integration. This is what I get paid to do now.
        I am just not passionate about it. I spend more time learning and listening to seminars and downloaded audio from the self improvement and marketing world. This would probably apply to most people on here. I particularly like the psychology of it all, what drives peoples' decisions, and what holds them back. I have changed my own mindset tremendously over the last several months.
        Core skill would relate to solving problems for people. This doesn't answer all your questions but I am stuck on this.
        Plus, I wonder if I should just be focusing more on determining a PROFITABLE niche first, make some money, and see where it leads me, rather than spend months coming up with the perfect plan.
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          Originally Posted by anthm View Post

          I have to give this some more thought, but I'll throw some more ideas down. First to get out of the way my day job is in Engineering, so I have technical skills. not a lot of actual coding experience, more software deployment and integration. This is what I get paid to do now.
          I am just not passionate about it. I spend more time learning and listening to seminars and downloaded audio from the self improvement and marketing world. This would probably apply to most people on here. I particularly like the psychology of it all, what drives peoples' decisions, and what holds them back. I have changed my own mindset tremendously over the last several months.
          Core skill would relate to solving problems for people. This doesn't answer all your questions but I am stuck on this.
          Plus, I wonder if I should just be focusing more on determining a PROFITABLE niche first, make some money, and see where it leads me, rather than spend months coming up with the perfect plan.
          Hello again Anthony,

          Good to see you back. And your keenness of mind and enthusiasm to move ahead under your own steam.

          Your above comments prove without any shadow of doubt whatsoever that you have a reflexive mindset.

          You don't mind asking questions which make you not only think about the choices in front of you but you're prepared to analyze these choices (answers) you receive and to act on the one/s which you believe for your personal circumstances are the right ones for you at any given time.

          So you obviously love the self improvement niche - this is patently obvious. And you're a creative problem solver. You enjoy thinking outside of the box to come up with solutions to people's problems which enable others to move ahead to do what they want to do with their lives.

          In other words, you enjoy helping other people. You're compassionate and have the quality of empathy under your belt. Excellent.

          Now, you don't need to come up with the perfect plan. Try to attempt this and you'll only lead yourself astray. Perfectionism leads nowhere fast. Ditch this kind of thinking. It doesn't pay good dividends.

          Just focus on what you can do for others as a problem solver in the here and now. And as you're at the beginning of this journey, keep a written journal of your experiences. This will become invaluable material to fall back on in the future.

          As you solve each problem on your personal development journey make a mental and physical note of the lessons learned during each step in the form of a daily diary. You can easily monetize this knowledge. And why shouldn't you be rewarded for what you enjoy doing the most?

          Other people will undoubtedly benefit from your truthful and personal analysis of yourself. If you don't want to write directly about yourself when relating these life experiences, simply create a fictional character which other people can relate to. In other words present these life lessons in the form of a storyline.

          People love stories. Stories and story telling have been with us since time immemorial. Sitting around a campfire relating the stories of the day. These help all of us to understand the world around us better and it's how we actually evolve by listening to the personal stories of others.

          So take this one step at a time. You have a problem in front of you. It's by no means unique to you alone. Many people, millions of people in fact have gone though the transformation you're undertaking for yourself right now.

          And others? They're just embarking on this path. And they want to know what it feels like to experience the breakthrough you've just realized at any given time.

          Now, for example, you have a problem, a generic common problem which many other people need an answer to. You can provide the know-how. For each question / problem you face and overcome create an individual short hotsheet.

          If you want to find out more about hotsheets, see this website owned by fellow well respected Warrior: Gordon Alexander Hotsheets. The Guide To Starting Your Own Profitable Information Empire - this is invaluable information.

          Follow this blueprint and it could become a very good stepping stone towards helping you achieve your ultimate goal.

          If each problem you solve and write about in a hotsheet tutorial / guide can sell for $5-$10 and you get enough interest from others in your personal transformation which all comes back to how you position and market your expertise in this niche - you could easily turn this into a full time business.

          I know $5-$10 per hotsheet doesn't sound like a great deal but they can add up. If over the course of 12 months you put together a weekly hotsheet describing your journey and how you overcame a particular problem each week, you could build up a good sized list of interested people to market to who want to follow whatever advice you can give to them directly. This is your passion after all.

          Now supposing in 12 months time you sold 250 copies of your first hotsheet at $10. Week 2 you put together another hotsheet and in 51 weeks you sold a further 350 copies of this information. Week 3 you repeat your template business model and in 50 weeks you sold another 200 copies of this information, well you get the picture. You do the math.

          Not bad huh?

          The only person stopping you is you. What are your personal limits? What's holding you back? (Rhetorical question).

          Now, go make some money and enjoy the journey! I hope you found this useful.

          Kindest regards,


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          • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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            right so we must do what the Nazis did . that is the kinda people this world doesnt need.
            Originally Posted by fixxidotnet View Post

            It is him who attacked first hence the one who started toning down the thread not myself. Couple of guys dont seem to see how my money comment is relevant to people thinking to start a business and especially since the thread went deeply into discussion about money...

            Take sides with your friend it is only natural.
            Kindly stay off this thread.

            This thread is about helping other people. It's not a platform for you to espouse your theories about the Trilateral Commission, the IMF, the CIA, The Royal Family, the Freemasons, the Illuminati, the Banksters, the Nazi's or anything else of a similar nature.

            If you want to start up your own thread about any of these topics, go to Off Topic and there put your head on the chopping block.


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            • Profile picture of the author Blimeyoreilly
              Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

              Kindly stay off this thread.

              This thread is about helping other people. It's not a platform for you to espouse your theories about the Trilateral Commission, the IMF, the CIA, The Roal Family, the Freemasons, the Illuminati, the Banksters, the Nazi's or anything else of a similar nature.

              If you want to start up your own thread about any of these topics, go to Off Topic and there put your head on the chopping block.


              Mark Andrews
              In all fairness OP I think he was a bit confused about a comment made about the history of the Nazis & calmed down.
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          • Profile picture of the author anthm
            Originally Posted by Mark Andrews View Post

            Hello again Anthony,

            Good to see you back. And your keenness of mind and enthusiasm to move ahead under your own steam.

            .........

            Now, for example, you have a problem, a generic common problem which many other people need an answer to. You can provide the know-how. For each question / problem you face and overcome create an individual short hotsheet.

            If you want to find out more about hotsheets, see this website owned by fellow well respected Warrior: Gordon Alexander Hotsheets. The Guide To Starting Your Own Profitable Information Empire - this is invaluable information.

            Follow this blueprint and it could become a very good stepping stone towards helping you achieve your ultimate goal.

            ........

            The only person stopping you is you. What are your personal limits? What's holding you back? (Rhetorical question).

            Now, go make some money and enjoy the journey! I hope you found this useful.

            Kindest regards,


            Mark Andrews
            Thanks again for the info, I have been thinking along those same lines, I was discussing in another thread about finding a sub-niche in self help to promote to, that would relate to some of the problems I have dealt with specifically. Or, I can start writing and see what I can put together myself, along the lines of what you were talking about. You have given me plenty to think about.
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              Originally Posted by anthm View Post

              Thanks again for the info, I have been thinking along those same lines, I was discussing in another thread about finding a sub-niche in self help to promote to, that would relate to some of the problems I have dealt with specifically. Or, I can start writing and see what I can put together myself, along the lines of what you were talking about. You have given me plenty to think about.
              You're more than welcome Anthony, my pleasure.

              It's refreshing to see someone like you actually take the advice on board and be willing to apply it not to mention appreciating it also.

              It means a lot.

              I wish you every success possible and if ever you need some advice, do feel welcome to give me a shout. I'll be delighted to assist you personally if I can.

              Warmest regards,


              Mark Andrews
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  • Profile picture of the author ollie1644
    I launched my first online business last month. It took about 4-5 months of planning, brainstorming, etc...and about 3-4 months of actual implementation and setup.

    The main challenges I had were:
    -if the ideas I had would actually work and would become profitable
    -finding the right resources to help me implement those ideas
    -finding the capital to start it

    I'd say finding the money to start the business is probably one of the biggest if not the biggest challenge for IMers just starting out.

    My current challenges now are:
    -driving traffic to my online business
    -costs for maintenance / additions
    -waiting for the business to start making sales and ROI
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      Originally Posted by ollie1644 View Post

      My current challenges now are:
      -driving traffic to my online business
      -costs for maintenance / additions
      -waiting for the business to start making sales and ROI
      How to drive highly targeted traffic (eyeballs), hot leads to your offer is one of the most common problems faced by many people in business. On this point, you're by no means alone Ollie.

      And admittedly, it can seem to be a little daunting if not impossible to get your offer right in front of your ideal stampeding herd of rabid buyers.

      You can have the best offer in the world, offer the most outstanding business service in the world but if you're putting your offer in front of the wrong audience, chances are your sales will be pretty dismal at best.

      The best thing you can do for the money is get yourself a War Room membership. Become a full blown Warrior Forum member. It only costs $37 for a 20 year membership.

      In the War Room which presently is off limits to you, you'll find a good number of completely free guides to help you to drive all the highly targeted hot potential leads to your offer you can imagine. It will pay for itself in no time.

      Many of the WSO (Warrior Special Offers) you see on this forum, these are kindly made available completely free of charge when you become a full member.

      The cost savings are considerable and the knowledge gained - immeasurable.

      Undoubtedly, you'll find the answer to your problem in this section of the forum. Just use the Advanced Search function which can be found on every page of the WF on the red navigation bar at the top of the site over towards the right.

      In the left hand box type in there "Traffic" and then select over on the right hand side the War Room and you should see more than a few completely free tutorials available for instant download.

      This will definitely solve this problem of yours.

      Costs for maintenance / additions? You'll need to be more clear for me to answer this problem.

      Waiting for the business to give you a good ROI can only come about from your marketing. If you have a specific marketing question, fire away below and I'll do my best to answer you if I can.

      Kindest regards,


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  • Profile picture of the author david15923
    I can say that what's holding me back is the low budget... No way of going arround that tho, I'll have to be cautious and work harder so that I just don't loose all and cry :p
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      Originally Posted by david15923 View Post

      I can say that what's holding me back is the low budget... No way of going arround that tho, I'll have to be cautious and work harder so that I just don't loose all and cry :p
      David... read reply #7 above.


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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I think that the biggest concern for the newer people who want to start their own business is that they really don't believe that they can succeed. They still have the employee mindset in them.

    The one thing I recommend anyone here who is in this boat is to start working on yourself by re-programing your mind to think differently. You do that by reading motivational books like think and grow rich, the magic of thinking big, what to say when you talk to yourself, and other great books out there.

    Start associating yourself with successful people online and even offline.
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      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      I think that the biggest concern for the newer people who want to start their own business is that they really don't believe that they can succeed. They still have the employee mindset in them.

      The one thing I recommend anyone here who is in this boat is to start working on yourself by re-programing your mind to think differently. You do that by reading motivational books like think and grow rich, the magic of thinking big, what to say when you talk to yourself, and other great books out there.

      Start associating yourself with successful people online and even offline.
      Nail. Head.

      Precisely.


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  • Profile picture of the author EC1
    I need a website/computer mechanic, There is a project I will like to try but don't know if it is good or if it will work. The next problem is I know what I want to try just don't know how and where to start it. Email me if you like, any help will be appreciated.

    Thank you in advance, Eddie
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  • Profile picture of the author BMartin1776
    getting traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Originally Posted by BMartin1776 View Post

      getting traffic
      Use the search function here on the WF. Not enough people use it to find the answers they're looking for.

      Yours is a very simple problem. It's dead easy to get traffic, you just need to put a little time, effort and creativity into the process of putting your offer right in front of your target market.

      Go to Advanced Search and type in "Traffic"

      And choose from any one of the many threads going back years on this forum for the help you need. All the advice you could ever wish for is right here...

      http://www.warriorforum.com/search.php

      Best,


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  • Profile picture of the author Haskell1
    My biggest problem at the minute is deciding what platform to set my single product ecommerce site on.

    It needs to be able to make sales pages easily, optin form integration, be able to recognize affiliate traffic and discount codes and award the return correctly, be able to add analytics and test pages easily, add a blog etc etc etc etc.

    I want to go with Wordpress but is it correct for this type of site?

    What are the alternatives?
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    • Profile picture of the author BigGameHunter
      Originally Posted by Haskell1 View Post

      My biggest problem at the minute is deciding what platform to set my single product ecommerce site on.

      It needs to be able to make sales pages easily, optin form integration, be able to recognize affiliate traffic and discount codes and award the return correctly, be able to add analytics and test pages easily, add a blog etc etc etc etc.

      I want to go with Wordpress but is it correct for this type of site?

      What are the alternatives?
      I use the Optimize Press theme on Wordpress. You can create any kind of page you want from the drop down menu. They have tutorials to show you how to use everything in it and how to set up any kind of page you want.

      Plus, this is the perfect theme to grow your business by using it on multiple sites. I love this theme.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
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      Originally Posted by Haskell1 View Post

      My biggest problem at the minute is deciding what platform to set my single product ecommerce site on.

      It needs to be able to make sales pages easily, optin form integration, be able to recognize affiliate traffic and discount codes and award the return correctly, be able to add analytics and test pages easily, add a blog etc etc etc etc.

      I want to go with Wordpress but is it correct for this type of site?

      What are the alternatives?
      Contact Warrior member Diana Heuser, she's the expert who can help you with these questions and help to set you up with a complete marketing funnel.

      Here's her latest offer and profile page...

      http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...ss-nights.html

      View Profile: DianaHeuser

      If you need a hand with your marketing go to this user profile to compliment Diana Heuser's advice...

      View Profile: arfasaira (Arfa Saira)

      All the best,


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  • Profile picture of the author Ana999
    My biggest problems are to find a really good information (books,websites) about the right way to do a business and marketing on the Internet. I can't decide, whom to believe. Also, Google doesn't make any sense to me with this updates and rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author crosshairs
      Originally Posted by Ana999 View Post

      My biggest problems are to find a really good information (books,websites) about the right way to do a business and marketing on the Internet. I can't decide, whom to believe. Also, Google doesn't make any sense to me with this updates and rankings.
      I agree with this. And this also leads to not focusing on a single method or subject.

      There is a lot of information and misinformation out there. SEO for example, one thing says to do A and another thing says do B and definitely not to do A. There is also a lot of rehashed slightly reworded crap out there too.

      On the flip side there are great courses/products out there but it's hard to know at first glance. For a long time, and still at times, I would jump from one shiny object to the next.

      Getting rid of the fear of failure & limited/scarcity thinking is an important step. Then it's important to focus on one thing and do it. If it doesn't work try something else. You can learn (and remember) a lot from a failure.
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      • Profile picture of the author Blimeyoreilly
        Originally Posted by crosshairs View Post

        I agree with this. And this also leads to not focusing on a single method or subject.

        There is a lot of information and misinformation out there. SEO for example, one thing says to do A and another thing says do B and definitely not to do A. There is also a lot of rehashed slightly reworded crap out there too.

        On the flip side there are great courses/products out there but it's hard to know at first glance. For a long time, and still at times, I would jump from one shiny object to the next.

        Getting rid of the fear of failure & limited/scarcity thinking is an important step. Then it's important to focus on one thing and do it. If it doesn't work try something else. You can learn (and remember) a lot from a failure.
        So true... so true
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrandersen
    Hello Everybody,

    I am new to this forum and very excited about it. Sharing knowledge like this between one another is truly magnificent.

    I am planning on building a business in my spare-time. The business would be in SE Florida.
    I have worked for wealthy people for the past 6 years, traveling the world on luxury mega yachts (150ft+ privately owned boats). I believe that I have top notch, excellent customer service skills, attention to details, proactive understanding and approach with our guests who pay $300.000 to $800.000 to rent the yacht per week.

    This is all I have done since high school so I think it is pretty obvious that I can help and profit off this somehow...

    I am not of the creative breed. I am more of a practical and logical person. I would love your feedback to get the ideas flowing.
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  • Profile picture of the author jonmay
    An issue I am dealing with is what products to promote. I'm building an email list and trying to engage my readers and bring value to them, not just another shiny object for them to buy. I would really like to try everything before I buy it to make sure it is quality stuff, but time/money come into play. Thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Young money
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    I need someone to build me micro niche sites
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  • Profile picture of the author allpurposeguru
    Where to start. . .

    I have a couple of sites that don't work and lack the programing chops to fix them. I paid someone good money to design them in the first place. He's left town. In other words, I have both a design problem and a problem knowing how to outsource effectively.

    I'm trying to turn myself from an academic to a businessman. That's a whole new way of thinking. I could write a lot about that, but I won't.
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  • Profile picture of the author oda
    The Biggest thing that held me Back was ME.

    Once I got my head set on my model, started working towards it and got a bit of FOCUS it all started to fall into place.

    I am a Success? NO But I am Turning over money and helping people to do the same, sometimes with a simple Kick in the A$$.

    What's holding me Back Now?
    Nothing really, each day I feel I am step closer to my goal, occasionally I get side tracked but Now I can get back on track Faster.

    Oh yeah I got a dictionary and looked up the meaning of the word ACTION.

    Cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    The most important thing I believe they get distract from products to products and get confused.. some one says you need to try mobile advertising and they think "Ohh I am loosing the Opportunity I need buy this product now or there will be saturation in the advertising"

    People always thinks about saturation. If saturation was the factor than why every single day new shops open in the high street, selling same thing every time... new hosting company opens every single day. Never afraid about saturation, there is always room for one. It will be difficult to reach the competition but you can reach.

    Focus is the key, what ever you learn focus and complete it what ever you plan it.. great thread
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    • Profile picture of the author Blimeyoreilly
      Originally Posted by alamest View Post

      The most important thing I believe they get distract from products to products and get confused.. some one says you need to try mobile advertising and they think "Ohh I am loosing the Opportunity I need buy this product now or there will be saturation in the advertising"

      People always thinks about saturation. If saturation was the factor than why every single day new shops open in the high street, selling same thing every time... new hosting company opens every single day. Never afraid about saturation, there is always room for one. It will be difficult to reach the competition but you can reach.

      Focus is the key, what ever you learn focus and complete it what ever you plan it.. great thread
      That's a good way of explaining focus on a focus.
      As for mobile marketing though I find it hard to believe people will tolerate commercialism after all the hype has died away.
      I mean who wants their inboxes pestered anyway, especially when they're busy on the move most part of their life expecting important stuff to buzz their line?
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  • Profile picture of the author arirusmiland
    since information is overload on internet, sometimes last time it's hard for me to make decision which one suitable to be focused. I think the most important things before we build business on internet is setup your objective & mindset.

    don't ever think you can run your internet business with no cost.. that's totally wrong,
    and that's what i thought, take money to make money, trial error need some cost, study, & learn from IM gurus is a must, buy some software, just try and make some kind of business plan, how much do you afford your money to support your IM activity with a certain time must setup in a good plan before you get your revenue
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  • Profile picture of the author Campaignmarket
    Hey all..

    I recently bought a 246 page book for 15$! Yes its a REAL Book bought from Amazon! This books teaches about the many aspects in internet marketing and how to overcome hurdles! And its not just about internet marketing its also something that you can use on more personal level.

    The book is called "The Chronic Marketer" by Brad Gosse! - I highly recommend it! And its probably the best 15$ spend into this business so far! Though most of what he writes about I already knew, but all that knowledge I have been scraping together from many sources so it sort of just re-affirms that my knowledge about internet marketing is correct and that many of internet marketing strategies should work!

    However there is only one thing holding me back! - No money to actually get started! Well.. I decided that now is the time and I will deal with my bank problems later, so I took around 100$ and invested into a site, my site! And are heavily working on driving traffic to it, and are doing what I can to convert the best!

    As Mark says, if you want something bad enough, you'll go for it! If not, then you didn't want it that much after all!

    Though I have a clear vision/idea about the business model I aiming for, so Im hoping this campaign will bring enough commission to the table! Because a lot of different techniques and strategies will used in the business model - advanced but yet simple business model which Im working on!
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  • Profile picture of the author MeganFreed
    My biggest problem right now is getting private clients for my freelance writing business. I've been freelancing for several years, but it's mainly been for various different content mills around the web. I'm trying to find private clients, but I'm not having much luck. I've tried Odesk, vworker, fiverr, fittytown, craigslist (posted my own ads as well as responded to ads.) I can't compete with the people on Odesk and vworker who will work for next to nothing. So, that's my issue right now. As soon as I get my first private client, I will be a happy camper. Until then, I'm just going to keep at it.
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      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Match. See: Pissing.

      Unnecessary and unproductive.


      Paul
      Yes Paul. Understood.

      Originally Posted by attoz View Post

      If you're considering setting up your own business either on or offline, what is your most pressing problem right now?

      Urgent now is the provision of working capital, both online and offline, In addition, mental readiness and promotion strategy should be further strengthened

      What's holding you back?

      sometimes do not focus on a business online and offline

      What obstacle or hurdle are you right now trying to get to grips with?

      choose a focus area and try to not be easily tempted by other fields,

      What specifically do you need a hand with?

      about online strategy, perhaps through advertising or seo social media

      What gap in your knowledge would you like filled to help you to move from where you are now... towards your ideal financial situation?

      Self confidence and tutorial how to seo and promote via social media
      Urgent now is the provision of working capital, both online and offline, In addition, mental readiness and promotion strategy should be further strengthened

      On your first point, what do you want to achieve?

      What is your goal?

      What is your objective?

      Second point, mental readiness and promotion strategy are two separate entities. See above. Explain this in more detail and I might be able to help you.

      sometimes do not focus on a business online and offline

      Focus is everything in this business (Internet marketing). If you haven't got focus it's because you haven't got a plan.

      What is your business plan?

      What do you want to do?

      What problems do you want to solve for other people?

      Only the market determines who stays in business and who does not stay in business. Without a plan, without focus you don't stand a chance.

      Which comes back to my first point above. You need to answer these questions first before I can assist you further.

      choose a focus area and try to not be easily tempted by other fields,

      Same advice applies again. At the moment you're like a boat on a fast moving river trying to navigate the channel without a rudder. You're going to collide with something fast if you don't know which direction you want and/or need to be traveling in.

      about online strategy, perhaps through advertising or seo social media

      Self confidence and tutorial how to seo and promote via social media

      Again, what is your specific business or intended business?
      Originally Posted by MeganFreed View Post

      My biggest problem right now is getting private clients for my freelance writing business. I've been freelancing for several years, but it's mainly been for various different content mills around the web. I'm trying to find private clients, but I'm not having much luck. I've tried Odesk, vworker, fiverr, fittytown, craigslist (posted my own ads as well as responded to ads.) I can't compete with the people on Odesk and vworker who will work for next to nothing. So, that's my issue right now. As soon as I get my first private client, I will be a happy camper. Until then, I'm just going to keep at it.
      Hello Megan

      The perfect person you can contact instantly without any shadow of doubt is Arfa Saira, my former business partner. She has the precise solutions you need at this website...

      Freelance Writing Coach (Cool domain name huh? I found this one for her).

      Here in this program you'll find all the information you need to bring in those high paying writing gigs.

      You can also check out her 5 in 1 PDF download, which is jam packed solid with excellent information to help you with your writing business marketing plan.

      Here you go, for a tiny $7 investment this information is worth it's weight in gold and will definitely help you on your way with your specific problem...

      http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...e-reviews.html

      Arfa Saira is a superb writing coach with quite incredible marketing skills to boot. (Plus she's one of the top copywriters in the UK trained by the legendary Paul Hancox - one of his star students in fact).

      Kindest regards,


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    Mark,

    Thank you for the information you provided. I am definitely going to look into the products you recommended.
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      Originally Posted by MeganFreed View Post

      Mark,

      Thank you for the information you provided. I am definitely going to look into the products you recommended.
      Let me know how you get on Megan and thanks for the thanks.

      I hope ultimately the provided info is useful to you.

      Warmest regards,


      Mark Andrews
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  • Profile picture of the author tech007
    Just your negative thought is a big hurdle

    SO BE POSITIVE YOU WILL BE THE WINNER IN ONLINE AND OFFLINE BUSINESS.

    People believe that Money Attract Money. Every Individual have magnet of money which can easily attract money. I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Everyone has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on. Think your self a magnet of money that attracts money easily. Yourself is the best source to attract online money and promotion of your work too. Your thinking grabs the sources and will show you the best result of your work in your online or offline business.

    Just a point I copied from my article for your question my friend
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