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Please allow me to introduce myself to the community. My name is Jeannine; I just joined and am trying not to get information overload. Thank you all for the many, varied, and helpful posts. Although I am new to internet marketing, I arrive with 30 years of writing and editing experience. I have decided to add freelance work to my assets; so, I am marketing my skills online. I am happy to join the community to both learn from you warriors and share my expertise, should you need it.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
    welcome aboard! We were all newbies once, the best way to avoid info overload is to make sure you take action after you study something. Make sure your action:study ratio is at least 1:1, so for every hour your spend studying, spend an hour taking action.
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    Welcome to the forum Jeannine! You'll find lots of useful info here.
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    In this WF, why don't you step up to new high level. Get some gear and make money more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allan_Gardyne
    Hi Jeannine, I wonder if you realize how fortunate you are.

    I'm an ex-journo. I started Internet marketing after spending about three decades writing and editing for other people. Those are wonderful skills to have.

    If you have good writing skills, yes one option is to sell those skills, for example by writing articles, and proof-reading. However, the way I see it, if you do that, you still have someone else telling you what to do. Also, you're strictly limited by the 40 hours or whatever you choose to work each week.

    Instead, look for ways to get leverage. You can get leverage by using other people's money, other people's time, other people's skills, other people's whatever...

    Consider this... If you're an artist and you paint a nice country scene, in most cases you sell it ONCE and then start all over again from scratch. However, if you write a report or make a video on how to be a successful artist, you get leverage. You sell that evergreen product over and over again for years, maybe decades.

    Instead of selling your time, consider leveraging your skills by building your own online business. There are plenty of options. For example, with your own website you can:

    1. Earn revenue from Google AdSense. It's free to join. You have the freedom to choose the topic of your website. This is the easiest option. You don't even need to make a sale. To get paid, all you need is for people to click on the ads on your pages.

    2. Earn affiliate commissions. Nearly all affiliate programs are free to join. Big, respected companies like Amazon have affiliate programs. Again, out of the tens of thousands of affiliate programs and millions of affiliate products, you have the freedom to choose to promote only ones you think are fantastic. It's a bit like writing advertorials, except no advertising manager or editor is telling your to write an advertorial about a mediocre product. If you don't like it, you don't promote it. If you love it, you tell a story about it or write an enthusiastic review or create a case study describing in precise detail how it helped you. And you already know how to do those things!

    3. Sell your own product, for example, a report you write, or a DVD or video you create teaching something you know, or interviewing someone who has useful skills. You can use free OpenOffice software to create a report to sell.

    4. You can create an affiliate program, for example very cheaply using ClickBank, and get leverage by having other marketers promote your product.

    4. Sell advertising space on your website. Save that for when you get big. Anyway, you might want to use the space promoting your own products.

    5. Earn a finder's fee or referral fee. It's a bit fiddly, but it can work very nicely.

    If you do one or more of these things, your website works like a 24/7 slave for you.

    You are SO fortunate having writing and editing skills. Most Internet marketers struggle for YEARS to acquire such skills, because they're the the foundation on which all marketing grows.

    For example, all Internet marketers want to attract more traffic to their websites. Most find doing so a big challenge. Not for you. Because you already know how to write and tell a good story, you can attract traffic by writing guest posts for other blogs and websites. That's a HUGE advantage.

    If you want to leverage your editing skills, you can hire people to write articles for you, and then add your own personal touches and improvements, add your own "voice". I'm still generating useful revenue from a couple of case studies written by a student I hired a decade ago.

    Make the most of your skills. Leverage them by designing your own business around your own skills and interests.
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    • Profile picture of the author Laura B
      Originally Posted by Allan_Gardyne View Post

      I started Internet marketing after spending about three decades writing and editing for other people. Those are wonderful skills to have.
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      Make the most of your skills. Leverage them by designing your own business around your own skills and interests.
      I agree with this. Those skills will put you ahead of at least 95% of other new marketers (IMHO).

      Welcome, Jeannine!
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    • Profile picture of the author Romer Editing
      Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative reply. I truly appreciate the great advice you give and will implement many of your suggestions. I am still teaching full time, and therefore must proceed at a methodical pace as resources allow. Establishing a solid online reputation is not an easy task. Thank you again.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhushan@rancor
    Your most welcome!

    you should use feedback which you learn from here.Allan is good here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole K
    Romer wish a very warm welcome!

    The Warrior Forum has plenty of information in any internet marketing field that exists. Be sure to check out the sub-forums and make use of the Search feature for looking for specific information.

    It also has a Warrior Special Offers section which contains offers made by Warriors for their ebooks, videos and courses which you can get dirt cheap. Usually the same WSO goes on to sell outside for a much higher price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Davis
    Welcome, Romer Editing!

    As others have touched on, FOCUS and ACTION are the keys to succeeding online.

    There are a variety of methods and systems you can choose. Freelance writing is a good way to get your toes wet, but it's also slower, more cumbersome, and usually less profitable than other methods (it can be a good way to build up some start-up money, though.)

    Here are some of the main ways people make money online (MMO):

    1. Affiliate marketing - you promote other people's products
    2. Article marketing - you write articles, submit them to article directories, and utilize the resource box to direct them back to your site or your affiliate link.
    3. AdSense - create mini sites in niche markets and monetize them with relevant AdSense advertising.
    4. Create Your Own Product - create your own information product: an e-book, a special report, a training video, or even a script or plugin, then sell it (and possibly leverage that by creating your own affiliate program so others are selling for you.)
    5. Relationship Marketing - become somewhat of an expert on a topic, then create a loyal following and email list that you promote products to.

    Lastly, I'd suggest that you spend more time in the internet marketing and JV Partnership portions of the forum, and avoid the WSO (Warrior Special Offers). Until you get the hang of all this, it's easy to get distracted and start doubting yourself -- which will cause you to lose focus and traction in your business.

    Do something PRODUCTIVE and PROFITABLE every day (and checking e-mail etc. doesn't count) to propel your business forward.

    Best of luck to you!

    Mary
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisha5684
    you can make a lot of money online as a writer, and you have the skills needed to do a good job online since most selling is done by text. And if you market yourself as a freelance writer, you can actually make some big bucks (if you write high quality articles).

    I agree that you should also be careful about the shiny object syndrome and learning too much. I think that you should learn a lot for the first month and don't even do anything if you aren't sure what you want to do. Just learn about all the different things you could do. Then, once you have an idea of the direction you want to go, take action, and then I'd say slow your learning to about 1 hour of learning for every 7 hours of work. So if you were working 8 hour days, you would be taking action 7 of those 8 hours, and learning for 1 hour. That's kind of how I roll and it works well for me.
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  • Welcomes you jennine !! In this forum give you more and more learning experience and it helps your business also. Go ahead!!
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Welcome to the forum!

    At first it can be quite overwhelming. I know that first hand. Try using the SEARCH function to get more laser targeted information on a particular subject you are interested in.

    If anything, have some fun! Everyone comes here to learn the "secrets" to making money online, and lose sight of the biggest marketing technique--building relationships!

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    • Profile picture of the author Romer Editing
      Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

      Welcome to the forum!

      At first it can be quite overwhelming. I know that first hand. Try using the SEARCH function to get more laser targeted information on a particular subject you are interested in.

      If anything, have some fun! Everyone comes here to learn the "secrets" to making money online, and lose sight of the biggest marketing technique--building relationships!

      BP
      Thank you for the welcome!
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  • Profile picture of the author IMLearningIM
    Welcomes to the Forum jennine !! Pls share your success, so upcoming newbie get motivated.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnGood
      Welcome Jeannine!
      There are loads of individuals here that are just getting in to Internet Marketing. I include myself in that number too. This means that you are same in the knowledge that there are no 'silly' questions here. If you are unsure about something then there is a good chance that many others are unsure about them too.

      Life is a journey, enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author LJWorlock
    Hi :-) I'm new myself with a somewhat similar but less experienced background, so I'm sure we'll be going through some similar situations.
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  • Profile picture of the author robgee123
    Originally Posted by Romer Editing View Post

    Please allow me to introduce myself to the community. My name is Jeannine; I just joined and am trying not to get information overload. Thank you all for the many, varied, and helpful posts. Although I am new to internet marketing, I arrive with 30 years of writing and editing experience. I have decided to add freelance work to my assets; so, I am marketing my skills online. I am happy to join the community to both learn from you warriors and share my expertise, should you need it.
    Welcome Jeannine, information overload can be a real nightmare!!

    What I would suggest doing is posting in the Warriors For Hire section to generate some work for yourself. There is always someone looking for a good native English copywriter & I'm sure they pay well!

    I hope this helps & good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Romer Editing
      Thank you! I like your action/information advice and will definitely follow it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Romer Editing
      Originally Posted by robgee123 View Post

      Welcome Jeannine, information overload can be a real nightmare!!

      What I would suggest doing is posting in the Warriors For Hire section to generate some work for yourself. There is always someone looking for a good native English copywriter & I'm sure they pay well!

      I hope this helps & good luck!
      -Robbie
      Thank you for the reminder about Warriors for Hire. TheRealDudeman had suggested it to me and I forgot already. Looks like I need to keep a "notepad" for all the great suggestions I'm getting here.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi & a BIG Welcome!!!

    You will find lot's of answers to almost any questions here.

    Make sure you pick a technique or strategy and just run with it.

    Do not think too long and good luck!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author phenry
    Hi Jennine,

    Welcome to the forum. You have a wonderful skill since you are a writer and it will serve you well. My first advice to you is do not buy everything you are introduced to.Choose a niche, study it, speak to people about products that are available and ask their advise before purchasing. The internet can be a bottomless pit of expenditures if you do not!
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  • Profile picture of the author dviraz
    Good luck Jennie stay away from get rich quick schemes, they will kill your motivation and your bank too.
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  • Profile picture of the author cassandraw
    Welcome to the forum, I'm new here too.
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    • Profile picture of the author FIP
      Hi Jeannine

      Less is more. Some good advice here. Sounds like you are focusing on your strengths inbetween building skills and other potential income streams.
      First focus on what you want to do. That way, you will at the very least, reduce your need to be distracted by every new product that comes along.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerryKuzma


    Welcome.....it is great to see good writers climb out of the slave pits....LOL

    Allan's advice above is sound......doing your own product creation is a real key, as you have honed skills already.

    SET YOURSELF APART! There are no shortage of writers and creators here, so you are always looking for the edge....

    ....ways to stand out...

    to inject passion into information

    and rise above the white noise.


    Be encouraged. PM me if you need any advice.

    All the best,

    Jerry Kuzma
    cloudy N Ireland



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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Welcome. It's nice to see a newbie join that's way ahead of the game in skills. I'm sure you'll do well with the information you find here and the advertising opportunities.
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  • Profile picture of the author fixie
    Hey, welcome to the forum.

    I suggest a lot of reading then a lot of action
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    Hi there, welcome go the forum... I'm pretty sure your skills will be well worth some bucks either focusing on freelancing or even having your own blog. You will be able to save a lot of money and time finding the perfect writer for you since you are a skilled writer yourself.... Anyway, good luck on your venture in WF
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  • Profile picture of the author Takuyar
    Welcome! There lots of information in this forum, so take you time to digest them!
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  • Profile picture of the author MNext
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    Writers are really in demand these days as content is needed for web publishing and content is king in internet marketing, seo etc.

    You can offer your services in forums, freelance sites and you would find good clients to sell your services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Gray
    Welcome Jeannine,

    Come on, jump in, the water is lovely and warm

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  • Profile picture of the author jenmidas
    Hi Jeannine!
    Welcome aboard.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhushan@rancor
    Your most welcome.you can study here many more can take fun of offer.
    you can also share something...
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  • Profile picture of the author igoogle
    welcome to warriorforum Jeannine
    you are at a great place for IM knowledge
    you have a lot of things to learn here and earn money
    all that you should care about is
    "Not just read and go away
    you can get success with implementation not just reading"
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  • Profile picture of the author Silvestru
    Welcome!

    Just stay out of the WSO area and try to soak up as much info as possible for now
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