Best advice you have?

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What up warriors!

Every minute on these boards, there is a community servant willing to share their expertise, their experience, and their thoughts to help someone else. It is truly awesome to see.

As a motion of gratitude to the community, I'd like to give everyone the opportunity to do something purely selfish (its all good though).

It has two parts.

First) Give some details about your current situation, and maybe a brief look into your past.

Second) Give yourself the best advice you have for yourself. What do you feel is necessary for you to reach the specific goal you have for yourself.

I think this will serve two awesome purposes. One, it will give you an opportunity to reflect on your current situation, and what you need to do to move forward. And secondly, each piece of advice posted will give the community another valuable insight that might help them through a difficult challenge.

Cool right? I thought so...

I'll start it off...

I've been struggling online for the greater part of 3 years. I've had small successes, but nothing more than a few hundred dollars here and there. The past two weeks have been the best I've ever had, ($760 & $910), and I'm finally starting to get traction.

My advice for myself is to continue to optimize. I have let small successes like this derail me from my determination. If I continue to improve the systems I've developed to get to this point, and continue to manage the money in a conscientious fashion, to keep the business growing, I don't see any limitations.

Now its your turn!
#advice
  • Profile picture of the author fenixpro
    Hi Joey ~

    Nice idea, thanks for starting the thread.

    I've been in IM in one form or another for 3 years as well. The majority of my success comes from offline marketing (selling SEM and SEO to small businesses as well as teaching) but I also dabble and have moderate success in site building & email marketing. Not gonna through numbers around, but I do this for a living and pay the bills.

    My mind is a veritable idea machine and maze and my biggest obstacle is always staying focused on one thing at a time and systematically moving forward.

    If I should be going from lower case 'a' to upper case 'A' and then using 'A" to create a word and then repeating that and creating sentences, instead, I usually get stuck between 'a' and 'A' and starting working on 'b' and 'd' and 'Q' and 'j', etc.,

    Hope that makes some sort of sense

    In other words, like you, for me it's about scaling what I have that is SOLID and repeatable that I have made efficient. Not getting distracted or stuck. In the past, I have been able to achieve some of this thanks to outsourcing. Need more of that.

    That said, other things like networking with others and learning from others in IM is key as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Mason
    Thanks for sharing Aaron,

    I can certainly empathize with the state of "having tooooo many ideas"

    I address this issue by putting each portion of my business on paper, and the results each produced. That makes it pretty clear where my time is best spent. For me, dealing with empirical information has helped to get me past the "million idea" conundrum. Since most new ideas have very little empirical evidence to support it, it became fairly easy for me to refocus.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffreydale
    It doesn't matter what your niche is, just be the BEST and most authoritive with it.

    -JD
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    • Profile picture of the author Joey Mason
      Originally Posted by jeffreydale View Post

      It doesn't matter what your niche is, just be the BEST and most authoritive with it.

      -JD
      JD, great point! In a few words, how would you sum up becoming the authority in a niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Autrey
    I've never struggled online because I've been too much of a p***y to begin. I finally began yesterday by investing into someone on this forum who is helping me build a sales funnel and letting me send a solo ad to his list. Finally! Just gotta get the ball rolling!!
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    The good thing about this business is that "People don't succeed cause they aim too high and miss, no, they aim too low... and hit. Most people don't aim at all." (Les Brown)

    Not us... Not marketers. We live far above mediocrity. Always keep this in mind at all times..

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    • Profile picture of the author Joey Mason
      Originally Posted by marketforus1 View Post

      I've never struggled online because I've been too much of a p***y to begin. I finally began yesterday by investing into someone on this forum who is helping me build a sales funnel and letting me send a solo ad to his list. Finally! Just gotta get the ball rolling!!
      Congrats! Riiiiiide the momentum and don't let it stop! I'm not sold on the industry's infatuation with solo ads, but action is better than no action. What is your plan after the solo ad runs?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tkyles1009
      Hi everyone! Tim here, and I began this business just this year actually! I wanted to start last year but I had no idea where to begin or who to ask:confused:

      Thank goodness for SERPs. I starting doing research and running across a few good forums and connecting with people who were already making money online and little by little I started to put everything together and learned to generate traffic and to teach others how to generate traffic as well

      If I can give you any advise; don't be afraid to roll your sleeves up and get down and dirty(work). "You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great".

      Kind Regards
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      • Profile picture of the author Joey Mason
        Originally Posted by Tkyles1009 View Post

        Hi everyone! Tim here, and I began this business just this year actually! I wanted to start last year but I had no idea where to begin or who to ask:confused:

        Thank goodness for SERPs. I starting doing research and running across a few good forums and connecting with people who were already making money online and little by little I started to put everything together and learned to generate traffic and to teach others how to generate traffic as well

        If I can give you any advise; don't be afraid to roll your sleeves up and get down and dirty(work). "You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great".

        Kind Regards
        Thanks for sharing. What advice would you give yourself? (per the original post's question) Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author ARealBiz
    If you want to make serious money online, you should treat it as business, not hobby. Then do everything like a business people. Money will flow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joey Mason
      Originally Posted by ARealBiz View Post

      If you want to make serious money online, you should treat it as business, not hobby. Then do everything like a business people. Money will flow.
      I definitely agree that applying sound business principles to an online money making effort, no matter the size of the goal, can add to someone's success. What are some business principles you've found to be most effective?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tkyles1009
    The best advice I would give myself is stay focused and follow through with everything you start. Also whatever you find you're doing right be consistent with it
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I've been trying to be successful for over six years. (See: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...r-6-years.html)

    My advice to myself:
    Do not give up. Keep evolving your strategy. Keep trying to take massive action. Keep persevering. You will figure out how to be successful, eventually, or else at least you will know that you gave it an honest try.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Yes, I have advice. The more successful I am at making money, the more I realize how little "trying" is actually involved. You only "try" when you skip from one idea to the next. Or pick a horrible idea to begin with.

    If you can not see perfectly clear, HOW money is going to be made. Do NOT "try" anything. I just hate the word "try". The more you use it, the more it outlines that your method is broken from the start. The more it conveys how little research you have done before jumping into something.

    If you're embarking upon something new, don't start by trying anything. Start by researching the most successful people, and all the work they have ALREADY DONE to make something possible. If you can NOT do what they did, better than they did it, WHY "try" it in the first place? I don't understand why this is so hard for people to figure out.

    Thats why I pick my battles wisely. If you want my honest advice, the hardest part of this game, is knowing which battles to pick. When you pick the right battles, like I said, there is almost no trying involved. Its like "trying" to win a fight against a turtle. Those are the battles you pick. If you haven't won any battles yet, you're picking the wrong ones. Its that simple. I hate to sound so logical, but seriously.

    I just find that when you have done your research right, its more like "this is what I'm going to do, and this is EXACTLY HOW I'm going to make money". I highly suggest you don't start anything, w/out that level of certainty behind it.

    Look at investors. These are people who know how to pick battles wisely. A great investor doesn't "try" to make money. They invest in a business that is a sure win. Sure they will lose a few battles, but they don't pave their future paths in failure by making miscalibrated decisions in the present. So spend more time "trying not to try" if that makes sense. Become a lazy genius. There are things I can do right now, that would involve 0 trying at all. I know they will work, because I've done my research. I know EXACTLY what I'm getting involved in.

    Thats why it honestly boggles my mind when I see people failing for xxx however many years. If I failed more than 3 times in a row, I'd stop marketing. I'd step back, and rewrite my entire game plan. NOT just what I was doing, but HOW I was choosing things to do in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    My advice is that if you don't know how to make money online.... stop making and promoting products about how to make money online.
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