by s0fia
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Well I thought about Internet marketing back in 2001 and due to some dodgy sites made the decision that people online are just a bunch of crooks so I decided to slog away at my job. 2009 at which time I was living in UK I decided to attend a 3 day Andrew Reynolds conference. Returning from the conference I was all fired up and in my dreams I was already living in a mansion. After another 6 months of researching I decided to go for it and in my excitement bought about 25 domain names. Then came the crunch I had no idea how to set up a website, I still don't. I am ashamed to say that after a day of trying I gave up the thought of even trying.

I know now that I shouldn't have given up and success only comes after failure. So now that I have decided to do IM and not give up, am I too late to share a little bit of the internet and make a decent living. It seems the internet is so saturated and any niche has already got loads of blogs and websites. Have I missed the boat?
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  • Profile picture of the author s0fia
    Apologies to the person who has just pmd me, I am unable to reply to pms until my post count is over 50
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    • Profile picture of the author Morphius
      You are not late at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Nothing is too late. If Mr Sander founder of KFC can start at such an old age, I'm pretty sure all of us can

    Have the burning desire the succeed within you and I'll say you're half-way there..

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been"

    Don't give up,
    Jeremiah
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  • Profile picture of the author prem khaira
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    Originally Posted by s0fia View Post

    So now that I have decided to do IM and not give up, am I too late to share a little bit of the internet and make a decent living. It seems the internet is so saturated and any niche has already got loads of blogs and websites. Have I missed the boat?
    It's never too late to get involved in IM...

    Come back strong, stay positive and don't give up this time!

    Wishing you the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Many ships have sailed. Many more sail by every day. Do some research and then jump on one of them. Don't abandon ship when you see a new one passing by.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Its never late.
    Get yourself on the board. Find your niche. There are still many profitable niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author nadal619
    It is never too late .
    IM market is still a great market .

    Just don't give up , and always try to be consistent , find a coach and start applying what he/she teaches you.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author net101
    No you haven`t missed the boat. Million of people go online every day and some great opportunities appear once in a while and success is the matter of the right place in the right time. Of course there is much more competition than it was 10 years ago and you should work hard to reach your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    Originally Posted by s0fia View Post

    I decided to go for it and in my excitement bought about 25 domain names. Then came the crunch I had no idea how to set up a website, I still don't. I am ashamed to say that after a day of trying I gave up the thought of even trying.

    I know now that I shouldn't have given up and success only comes after failure.
    Your words, "I am ashamed to say that after a day of trying I gave up the thought of even trying." That statement defines why people never see success with online marketing. Some marketers go years without seeing a penny. How bad do you want it? Prove it with your actions. Stick to one thing until you see profit and then scale it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Glen Andrews
    All these replies are great advice.

    I would also add that you should get involved in a niche that you are seriously interested in. I say this because there will be roadblocks (learning curve) that you must endure.

    If you have a serious interest in your chosen niche it will makes it MUCH easier to keep moving forward when you're not getting immediate results. Good luck Sofia!
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  • Profile picture of the author s0fia
    Oh thank you all for the positive replies. I will take your advice and never give up. Who knows in the future I will be giving the same advice to another newbie.
    “It is not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it is refusing to fail.”
    ~Unknown~
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    IMO, Internet marketing is still at an early stage. I believe that the Internet will continue to grow as kids are growing up in the technology age. So no, I don't think you're "too late."

    What I would advise, is thinking innovatively. Yes, most niches are currently being marketed to. But, what can you do to satisfy additional needs or improve products that already exist in the niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author sogeshirts
    You definitely are not too late. I just started and have been inspired by others who have been successful in a short period of time. Put in the work, get a mentor, and if you can't figure out how to put together a website outsource it.

    All niches are saturated. Stand out by providing great content and a better marketing plan. Know the ins and outs of what you are selling. Go the extra mile to answer questions about what you are selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author mickyl
    You are not too late, but don't wait anymore! start, test, learn, focus, and you'll eventully succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryPabelate
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    In IM, there is freedom of time, no age limit, anytime you can start!
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  • Profile picture of the author canada94
    Of course you are not too late Sofia, the Internet is still in its infancy...you aint seen nothing yet.
    My advice would be to get yourself a proven mentor, but do your Du-diligence first.
    One step at a time, if you need help in starting up leave a message on my blog.

    Hope this helps


    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author Tayman
    Your question is the equivalent of asking, Do people still sell things on Earth? Jump in head first and don't stop until that site of yours is built!
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  • Profile picture of the author ashbaxter
    Not to late at all! Just pick something you are really passionate about and keep at it. Also remember that IM isn't "just" about the money. Work on building a life and IM business that you love and the money will follow!
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    YOU are 11 years late but maybe YOUR time is now!

    Who knows?

    -Ray Edwards
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Deen
    It's definitely not to late and thanx to all the Google updates, its easier than ever to set up sites and make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You're not too late. You dont have to operate in the IM/MMO niche. Sell something like... "how to grow red roses in your backyard" or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLow
    You aren't too late, sOfia. The online world is always growing and full of changes. NOW may actually be a great time to get started. Focus on doing one area of IM right, get a good coach if need be and have the discipline to get that right and upscale it if possible. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author TeamBringIt
    It is never too, late to get into IM.Many people will start today and have success tomorrow. Do you have, the attitude to carry on and not give up? Focus on something and take the right actions and you can have success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nwangene Theodore
    You are never too late at all my dear, the best thing is to made up your mind that you really want to do it, then be passionate about it.

    You must also be good in your choosing niche so that you will be separated from the cloud. Remember..........Whatever the mind can Conceive, Believe, it can Achieve.

    You are free to start now
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  • Profile picture of the author shelahc
    Thank goodness for all the confirmations of it not being too late....

    I'm a newbie as well and although my son, Jeremy Kennedy, is blowing and going with IM the question of saturation had crossed my mind too. Jeremy of course had helped me see I needn't worry about that and seeing all these positive replies just confirms it even more.

    Thank you all... and thank you my dear son & coach. .
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    Is never too late to IM...you just need to be confident that you can do it !

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author JL8
    It's never too late. You just need to be smart.
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  • Profile picture of the author JL8
    I think people mostly fail at IM because they feel its a way to make a quick buck.
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    Originally Posted by s0fia View Post

    Have I missed the boat?
    The opportunities that you passed up back in 2001 were much more newbie friendly than what today's newbies are walking into. I wouldn't say you've missed the boat, but the learning curve and competition is a lot to deal with now if you want to turn this into something more than a little hobby.

    If you've been flirting with this since 2001, now is probably a good time to finally give it a go. It's likely your last chance with the bar of entry going up each year. I envision the competition being too nasty for the common newbie in five years. It's bad now, but should still be manageable if you are willing to put the work into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mfarg
    No, it's never too late for an action taker. As long as people have problems they want solved, you can become a successful marketer. Just pick a problem that you can solve or for which you can find a solution. Either make a report or a video telling them how to solve the problem. Then get your solution (product) in front of them. If your solution helps them (or if they think it can) and the price is reasonable, you will make money. Just make sure you add your buyers to a list. Then you can continue sending them interesting offers, and they will keep buying from you.

    Once you know the process, you can do it over and over. You can create membership sites. You can do PLRs or Webinars. The possibilities are endless.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnthonyBand
    If you think it's too late, it is.

    You need to change your mindset and think of only abundance. I personally think now is the best time to market online, the world will always flow and new products are created everyday. Some fail some make millions.

    I started as an auto mechanic. Back in late 2009 knowing nothing at all about marketing, site building, product creation etc.. I have gone out and built 2 quarter million dollar a year websites within my first 18 months online.

    Get your mind right, make goals, write them out, read them daily and take action DAILY towards your goals.

    To The TOP Sophia!

    Anthony
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    1. Start with niche you are passionate about and know something about it.
    2. Buy a domain name like ethicalveganism ............
    3. Select product in that niche from CB, Amazon, CJ and more...
    4. Hire content writer .
    5. Hire simple WP site designer like me.
    6. Start doing link building.

    Use Goog keyword tool in step 3 as a keyword research.

    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author reddy2011
    Originally Posted by s0fia View Post

    Well I thought about Internet marketing back in 2001 and due to some dodgy sites made the decision that people online are just a bunch of crooks so I decided to slog away at my job. 2009 at which time I was living in UK I decided to attend a 3 day Andrew Reynolds conference. Returning from the conference I was all fired up and in my dreams I was already living in a mansion. After another 6 months of researching I decided to go for it and in my excitement bought about 25 domain names. Then came the crunch I had no idea how to set up a website, I still don't. I am ashamed to say that after a day of trying I gave up the thought of even trying.

    I know now that I shouldn't have given up and success only comes after failure. So now that I have decided to do IM and not give up, am I too late to share a little bit of the internet and make a decent living. It seems the internet is so saturated and any niche has already got loads of blogs and websites. Have I missed the boat?

    No, it is not too late and is the right time to start.Good Luck!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Drew Trainor
    First find out what your good at in relation to internet marketing and then offer to help an already successful marketer with their business. You may not be able to build websites but if you`re good at writing content then you can offer for write content for them. Eventually you`ll build relationships where they`ll feel the need to reciprocate. It won`t be long before you start to learn the ins and outs of internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    It's never too late for someone who want to achieve their dreams.
    If you fall 7 times in your IM career make sure to stand up 8 times.

    Go for the gold!
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  • Profile picture of the author powerbuks
    Divide your time now... I think you wasted enough time on researching than putting things in action....

    20% research+80% hardwork..

    U only sell when you have the most unique product or you have a whole truck load of common products to sell.

    choice is urs.


    Regards
    Buks
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  • Originally Posted by s0fia View Post

    Well I thought about Internet marketing back in 2001 and due to some dodgy sites made the decision that people online are just a bunch of crooks so I decided to slog away at my job. 2009 at which time I was living in UK I decided to attend a 3 day Andrew Reynolds conference. Returning from the conference I was all fired up and in my dreams I was already living in a mansion. After another 6 months of researching I decided to go for it and in my excitement bought about 25 domain names. Then came the crunch I had no idea how to set up a website, I still don't. I am ashamed to say that after a day of trying I gave up the thought of even trying.

    I know now that I shouldn't have given up and success only comes after failure. So now that I have decided to do IM and not give up, am I too late to share a little bit of the internet and make a decent living. It seems the internet is so saturated and any niche has already got loads of blogs and websites. Have I missed the boat?
    Mate, you are definitely not to late.

    It might seem like every one is going internet marketing now days, but in reality we only make up a small % of the population out there.

    There is more than enough room for us all.
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  • Profile picture of the author wbgclient
    I think you are not late but I also think that you should organize and plan the whole thing better. But as other people mention it is never too late.
    I started my online experience just a year ago. I have no income though...the only money I made was 2.5 $ in Amazon and 11 $ with google adsense...
    That will make you feel better. Nevertheless I do know how to build a web site and I can, want to help you by offering my services...If you haven't chosen yet with whom you are going to work!
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingMonk
    Very pleased to know that there is hope still alive for people who want to enter IM at this stage. And yes, I agree, it's never too late and we are just a handful of people compared to the population as whole. So room for everybody.
    I can testify this as even I started just six months ago without much knowledge but am consistently making a decent income online now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    is never too late. i have similar story as u. after avoiding all the,'saturated' niches and leaving and coming back with new ideas. i had enough and now i stick to one method and promise that i will make it big for myself!

    come on warrior!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    Never too late
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  • Profile picture of the author adgib
    I am with you on this. I thought about it and was involved back in 2000 ... I was even looking at Yahoo back in 1998 and selling computers through online and fliers. Never went anywhere with it. Now, I don't want to go corporate again, and am getting back into it seriously. Good luck. I am with you.
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