List Your Top 3-5 Quick-Start Steps...

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Hi all,

I've been in-and-out kind of for a while now
and want to jump back in...

If you were to do 3-5 things right now, from all
of the things you've learned... what's at the top?

What works best? Makes the most?

All input is appreciated.
#list #quickstart #steps #top
  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    1. Walk down any business street and offer any internet or pc related service for cash in hand.

    2. Do a WSO.

    3. Do another WSO

    George Wright
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    "The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book." Mickey Spillane
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  • Profile picture of the author TedTheodore
    1. Product : Yours or someones elses
    2. Squeeze Page
    3. Traffic
    4. Build your List...( now you building a business )
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    1) pick something and focus
    2) build a list
    3) stop BUYING DAILY PRODUCTS!! (it only distracts you from focusing on ONE THING).

    Pick one thing, and get get good at it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Gibson
    1) WSO
    2) Build List
    3) Product Launch


    Anthony
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  • Profile picture of the author iRunThis
    Honestly, it really depends. Are you looking for something quick? Something sustainable? Something repeatable?

    Me personally, if I had to start from scratch with all I know now, here's what I would do:

    1. Build a squeeze page based around a free offer
    2. Set up an auto responder sequence to provide value (blog posts, PLR segments, free ebook) and then on the 3rd or 4th email, sending them an email promoting a product.
    3. Dedicate about a week doing nothing but driving traffic to that squeeze page.
    4. Profit $$$

    These steps sound really simple, but they are also really broad. For example, the auto responder sequence. There's a lot more to it than just slapping up 3 or 4 emails. You have to develop a relationship with your subscribers in these 3 or 4 emails, that's the tough part. The squeeze page, you can't just throw up any type of squeeze page and expect it to convert well. If you don't have a well converting squeeze page, you're wasting your time driving traffic. The product that you choose to promote must be of value or your list and subscribers will be worthless after the first initial "pitch" they will likely not ever click through to a product you are promoting again if the product didn't provide value to them and you said that it would.

    With that being said, if you're trying to get back into it, unless you already know the ins and outs of I.M. Following other peoples "3 steps" won't really benefit you. For two reason, one being that everybody is different. Nobody has listed the same 3 steps yet. Me and Teds steps were similar but I'm sure we have different methods of following through with the steps. Reason #2 being that the steps listed are very broad, since there are tons of different ways to go about each step.

    If you have any questions about anything related to Email Marketing, feel free to PM me.

    EDIT: What works best? Depends on what you mean by works best. What makes the most? In the short term, WSO's most definitely. In the long term, I would say list building, if you do it the right way. It's very possible to get to a point where all you have to do is send out 1 promotion email per month, so in all, after the auto responder sequence is set up, sending 12-24 emails will be your job every year, and that will pay your bills and much more.

    JaVaun T
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    "Grammar: The difference between knowing your sh*t, and knowing you're sh*t." -A Wise Man
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    1) Sell on ebay

    2) Sell on Fiverr

    3) Sell ebooks on website
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    1)Build a list
    2) Sell SEO to local business
    3) Selling clothes online
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
      Banned
      1. Go to bank.
      2. Draw money out.
      3. Hire a respected mentor.
      4. Look, listen and learn.
      5. Return to WF and add 'thanks' to this post.
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      • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
        Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

        1. Go to bank.
        2. Draw money out.
        3. Hire a respected mentor.
        4. Look, listen and learn.
        5. Return to WF and add 'thanks' to this post.
        Second that. If I had to do it all over again I would have got a mentor instead of trying to figure it out by myself.


        Manie
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        This will NOT be up for long. Get it now whilst You still can. Btw it's FREE...
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      • Profile picture of the author locke815
        Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

        1. Go to bank.
        2. Draw money out.
        3. Hire a respected mentor.
        4. Look, listen and learn.
        5. Return to WF and add 'thanks' to this post.

        Why hire a respected mentor if you can be one ?
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        • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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          Originally Posted by locke815 View Post

          Why hire a respected mentor if you can be one ?
          Can being the operative word.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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          Originally Posted by locke815 View Post

          Why hire a respected mentor if you can be one ?
          Scientists have been searching for the exact moment when newbies set themselves up for failure in an online business. I think we've finally found that moment: when you decide to teach what you don't know.

          I get to name it, right? Let's call it the Robinson Line.

          ...sh*t, should have found a better discovery to attach my name to.
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  • 1. Look for leads
    2. Offer Local SEO Service
    3. Perform Local SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus Rockey
    Build an email list
    Build trust and preeminance
    Create products that clients would be insane to miss out on...

    Marcus Rockey
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  • Profile picture of the author Amelie
    All the posts above talk about building a list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    1. Find a crowd with a common problem.

    2. Find a solution or facilitate direction to the solution in return for money.

    3. Get targeted traffic.

    4. Rinse and repeat from 1.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe R Piercey
      Here's some steps I would take in order if I started over.

      1. Get Autoresponder

      2. Write free report to give to those who opt in

      3. Put a link to the squeeze page in my signature file

      4. Post frequently on the forum

      5. Promote affiliate offers (or my own products) to my subscribers

      Joe
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  • Originally Posted by Jamie Iaconis View Post

    Hi all,

    If you were to do 3-5 things right now, from all
    of the things you've learned... what's at the top?

    All input is appreciated.
    You did not say anything about Internet Marketing, and you also said all input is appreciated. So if I had to " ... do 3-5 things right now, from all
    of the things I've learned
    ... " here is what I would do.

    1 - Change my pants. These are kinda dirty.
    2 - Stop surfing the WF and do the dishes in the sink.
    3 - Begin searching for the hidden camera that I know is here somewhere, because people are all the time telling me about things I did when I thought I was alone.
    4 - Stop picking my nose because of the camera mentioned in #3.
    5 - Walk around the neighborhood naked, wearing a wig and makeup, with a bottle of Jack Daniels, screaming, "Jingle Bells!"

    I hope that helps.

    Patrick
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    PatrickBrianONeill.com
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    • Profile picture of the author jkibbles
      Originally Posted by CoolAromas View Post

      You did not say anything about Internet Marketing, and you also said all input is appreciated. So if I had to " ... do 3-5 things right now, from all
      of the things I've learned
      ... " here is what I would do.

      1 - Change my pants. These are kinda dirty.
      2 - Stop surfing the WF and do the dishes in the sink.
      3 - Begin searching for the hidden camera that I know is here somewhere, because people are all the time telling me about things I did when I thought I was alone.
      4 - Stop picking my nose because of the camera mentioned in #3.
      5 - Walk around the neighborhood naked, wearing a wig and makeup, with a bottle of Jack Daniels, screaming, "Jingle Bells!"

      I hope that helps.

      Patrick
      While it may not relate to the OP's original idea, it still almost made me fall out of my chair with laughter. Thanks for adding a light note to the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author PopOn
    Buy domain
    Make content
    Get traffic
    Profit
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Hi Jamie,

      There are few hundred interesting threads in this forum with titles like "What's The One Thing You'd Do Differently If You Were Starting again Tomorrow?".

      Take a look through a small sample of them. Seriously - it's one of the most helpful things you can do.

      You'll find that one of the things they all have in common is that they're full of replies from long-established, successful Warriors almost all of whom give the same answer: the thing they'd do differently, with what they know now but didn't know when they started, is "start to build a list on day 1". There are reasons for that.

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...st-really.html

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6123982
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  • Profile picture of the author kirajx
    1) Find a great affiliate offer
    2) Drive traffic to it
    3) Enjoy the commissions
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane N
    I agree with Alexa on this one.

    I would:

    1. Create a product that is designed to be given away for FREE
    (in exchange for email addresses) --> You can outsource this step.

    2. Create a squeeze page to collect opt-ins (you'll need an autoresponder
    like Aweber or GetResponse, etc.)

    3. Drive traffic to your squeeze page via articles, forum marketing, SEO,
    PPC, YouTube and/or whatever method(s) you know of...

    4. BUILD YOUR LIST!

    5. Now you can market to that list for years to come!

    If I could have done ONE thing differently (as Alexa mentioned above),
    it would be to build my list from day one. I can't express enough how
    beneficial it is to have a list. Don't leave this on the back-burner just to
    make a quick buck now...

    Best,
    Shane
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Focus.
    Work hard.
    Stop chasing get rich quick schemes.
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  • Profile picture of the author louie6925
    You've been on this forum a while and been actively involved, I'm guessing you are well read up on a variety of different ways of marketing...... so my advice would be, choose a method and take massive action! Its not necessarily quick money, but if you start today, then you are at least quickly on your way!!!
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    Feel free to chat if you live in the UK I may have something for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffonmission
    1. Learn to write a lot (or be willing to pay a lot)
    2. Turn that writing into articles and info products
    3. Use articles and free products to build a list
    4. Get people excited about the free products, sell them on the paid products
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    Read HERE to find out why I would do this....
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  • Profile picture of the author Toshiba
    lot of things to learn over here
    thx
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Very good advice to the newbie in here.

    Anyone above that said built a list and work hard.....well...what can I say, you are light years ahead of everyone else on the forum.

    Once I got off my arse and did this, my income exploded. Just bought a new house with the profits I have got from IM.

    It call comes down to being laser focused and building a list and looking after that list.
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  • Profile picture of the author milliondream
    1. Do it now!
    2. Focus
    3. Do not give up.
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