newbie looking for game plan assistance

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I just joined the forum and see that there is a wealth of info here so first I'd like to thank everyone for your contributions. Although I've been a marketing manager for the past 6 years, I have no experience with internet marketing. But since the birth of my first child just 4 months ago I'm very interested in starting a new career path that affords me more time to spend with my son...

After a bit of research, I've decided to make a website and monetize it with Amazon and eBay affiliate links. What I could use some guidance with specifically are:
1. What are the best places to get a domain, hosting, website building, etc?
2. What is the best source for figuring out the market, ie keywords, competition, supply vs demand, etc?
3. What are the best WSOs for a newbie with my intentions?
4. Who are the most respected members on these forums that I can follow their posts that are successful in the area of affiliate marketing I'm looking to get into?
5. Anything else I should know before spending any money??

Thanks so much!
#affiliate #amazon #assistance #ebay #game #newbie #plan
  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    1) namesilo why? free privacy hosting hostgator why? great service / support and cheap

    2) figuring out the market use google's keyword selector tool and use exact match Cross reference with spyfu

    3) Stay away from WSOs if you are new

    4) Read and figure it out. Lots of fake gurus just out to take your money as you lay on the floor bent over

    5) Try not to spend money. Spend time instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerrywhyte
    Staying away from WSO is a sure way to stay FOCUS by following one course until successful
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  • Profile picture of the author mdrosenkrans
    Thanks for the advice! I purchased a few domains from namesilo with my target market keywords in mind. Then I purchased hosting from hostgator. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to get all my domains hosted into hostgator, and I haven't even tried creating the sites yet. It's there a good recommended how to guide to get started with all this basic stuff?
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  • Profile picture of the author mdrosenkrans
    Nevermind... should have searched before asking such a simple question. I would post the link but I'm unable to because I'm still a newbie. For those interested, the name of the post is " How to Create and Set up a Website (Complete Beginners)"
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    • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
      and to think I wouldn't even advise a newbie with no experience to dive into building a site.

      but after reading the thread here's some advice. find out who is doing the posting 1st.
      their experience
      their background
      how long they have been internet marketing
      how much money they have made etc.

      cause there's a lot of folks on WF who don't know anything always ready to give their personal opinions.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tayman
        Originally Posted by Walter Parrish View Post

        and to think I wouldn't even advise a newbie with no experience to dive into building a site.

        but after reading the thread here's some advice. find out who is doing the posting 1st.
        their experience
        their background
        how long they have been internet marketing
        how much money they have made etc.

        cause there's a lot of folks on WF who don't know anything always ready to give their personal opinions.
        Also, don't judge a book by it's cover. Post count, thanks, etc. isn't enough to pass judgement on someone. Anyone can lie on the net when it comes to earnings/experience.

        A quick glance at my post count/thanks would make the average person think I am new to the game. That would be an incorrect assumption...
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        • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
          Originally Posted by Tayman View Post

          Also, don't judge a book by it's cover. Post count, thanks, etc. isn't enough to pass judgement on someone. Anyone can lie on the net when it comes to earnings/experience.

          A quick glance at my post count/thanks would make the average person think I am new to the game. That would be an incorrect assumption...
          I think you missed the whole point I was making. And for the record neither am I here to judge.

          Let me see if I can clear it up.

          and to think I wouldn't even advise a newbie with no experience to dive into building a site. That one I think is clear.

          but after reading the thread here's some advice. find out who is doing the posting 1st. Meaning know who you are talking to before taking their advice. Looking for the things mentioned below.
          their experience
          their background
          how long they have been internet marketing
          how much money they have made etc.


          oh and btw I could care less what someones post count is or how many thanks they have or even if they are a member of the war room. what's more important is what a person says and not who is doing the talking.


          If you weren't doing affiliate marketing back in 91 you are new to me lolol
          I think anyone lying on the net would probably need a good team to fool me, I been around and darn near seen it all.
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  • Profile picture of the author kentcrossfit
    I would like to mention fatcow.com for hosting. These people are impeccable with their customer service. If I'm not sure how to do something they pretty much do it for me. It's as simple as log into your account. Click on the little chat icon and within seconds you are talking to someone. Sometimes I feel like I abuse them lol. But they never complain and I haven't received a support bill yet lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author garveyonweb
    Congratulations mdrosenkrans. Focus, and determination is fantastic. Keep at it untill you succeed. Building a site is brave to say the least. Keep us posted. Good luck and success.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    Ignore those who say to avoid WSOs.

    We all started exactly where you are, and getting guides and reports explaining "how things work" can be incredibly important in jump starting your online marketing.

    A "WSO" is simply a special offer by Warriors offered for their products. Why pay full price elsewhere when you can get it cheaper here???

    Without putting words in their mouths, I suspect what they meant was not to jump from product to product with different ideas and gameplans for making money.

    My suggestion is to read the forum and decide who YOU value and trust. Then look for their products. For instance, when I joined the forum I read every post by the forum's owner, Allen Says, and bought all of his products. You can read many of his posts and reports in the War Room.

    I also found some "big names" who were apparently making money, did research and due diligence to find who was making money on a regular basis with a real business (good) and who was relying on Internet marketing product launches (bad) and bought any guides they had.

    Once you know what specific direction you want to go, then look for a "WSOs" focused on that issue.

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    • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
      Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      Ignore those who say to avoid WSOs.

      We all started exactly where you are, and getting guides and reports explaining "how things work" can be incredibly important in jump starting your online marketing.

      A "WSO" is simply a special offer by Warriors offered for their products. Why pay full price elsewhere when you can get it cheaper here???

      Without putting words in their mouths, I suspect what they meant was not to jump from product to product with different ideas and gameplans for making money.

      My suggestion is to read the forum and decide who YOU value and trust. Then look for their products. For instance, when I joined the forum I read every post by the forum's owner, Allen Says, and bought all of his products. You can read many of his posts and reports in the War Room.

      I also found some "big names" who were apparently making money, did research and due diligence to find who was making money on a regular basis with a real business (good) and who was relying on Internet marketing product launches (bad) and bought any guides they had.

      Once you know what specific direction you want to go, then look for a "WSOs" focused on that issue.

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      I was going to mention the wso thing, but it looked like he already made his choices.

      I wonder what the folks who say avoid WSO's use on their sites just curious, because almost every good program I see on the net was once a WSO.

      Another thing I noticed is sometimes you can get the commercial versions of programs cheaper as a WSO because they are still available here and on occasion some authors lower prices and offer the WSO's.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdrosenkrans
    Thanks again for the wisdom. I haven't completely ruled out any WSO, more interested in knowing which one(s) I'll benefit from the most before spending any money on any of them.. after buying the 5 domains and web hosting I'm already in for close to $100, which is nothing when compared to starting a brick and mortar business, but don't want to go from WSO to WSO searching for a holy grail. I'd rather learn from my own experience and mistakes with some guidance along the way.

    Thanks again to all who've posted on this thread!
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  • Profile picture of the author mdrosenkrans
    So how do you go about "vetting" members on the forums? What tools are you using to see how much success a member is actually achieving?

    By the way, I've gotten the domains, hosting and WordPress all set, next on the list is adding content to the site and creating an ebook that can be downloaded in exchange for subscribing to a mailing list. Will keep you all updated!
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  • Profile picture of the author George Lee
    If you have been a marketing manager, then you probably already know a lot of what you need to know. Take what you have learned and apply it. Remember:

    The internet is just a medium for reaching people. Like TV, or newspaper or radio.

    The concept is much the same. When putting up your website, use natural content and don't worry so much about SEO. Creating high quality content will take care of most SEO.

    PS. For initial hosting I like Bluehost (no affiliate connection). Used them for a while with no problems.

    Best
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  • Profile picture of the author Yudhistira Mauris
    Here are my answers:

    1. I choose namecheap for domain, hostgator for hosting, and wordpress for website building. They're awesome and I'm happy customer of them.
    2. For keyword research, obviously Google KW tool and seobook keyword tools.
    3. WSO? I think you should join affilorama first because it's FREE and a great program for affiliate marketing.
    4. I follow personally Shane Melaugh from IMImpact.com, real reviews, many case studies, and great information.
    5. Start small, scale then. My mistake was throwing too much money at first step.
    6. Additional for content purpose, spinner tool. Check my sig

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF90te
    I have recently figured out how to set up my WP blog after purchasing my
    domain name and hosting. If you want to avoid all the problems I had
    to go through , you can contact me and I can show you step by step how
    to do what I have done. My blog is about my journey in internet marketing.
    You can visit and find the answers to many of your questions because I have
    asked those questions myself when I started my IM business. Since we are
    still quite new to all this, I hope we can learn from each other and make
    further progress.
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