very new to all of this but hungry for advise and keen to learn

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Hi there warriors

Firstly, I am new to all this, so am seeking some friendly advise.
I would like to start by stating that I am not greedy or unrealistic and expect to make $1000s of dollars in days. I am just interested in learning the ropes and someday launch my own product and see what happens.

I have a background in sales but face to face, and from that have a good list of potential clients when the time comes. I have done a lot of reading about self motivation and business ideas, like " good to great " how to win friends and influence people " ect so not afraid to do plenty of research which i actually enjoy. not sure that any of that will help me on here but I figure it a better investment that playing pokerstars 30 hours a week and getting very little profit in return.

although a quick learner I have very little knowledge about building websites and having my own server, templates, building products ect, so if this will hold me back too much before i even start, then I will brush up my skills and understanding but if this not a huge unclimbable wall, then not sure if it would be a better idea to start somewhere else, like selling someone else product as an affiliate? again not sure if this is a good move for a newbie or even possible?

I apologies if this is all very basic and a waste of anyones time but with the sea of information out there and a mind that can be easily sidetracked I was hoping for a basic ideas where to start. which of course am willing to pay for.

I save watched a few webinars and videos here and there can see the potential out there to make a few extra dollar and equally help others do the same, something that hopefully one day I can as well.

some of the products on here seem very similar and although I understand the sell anything on here the products must be your own, but does that mean own as in own idea as to be honest I don't yet have one that I could sell. but I have been lead to believe that is not uncommon? again if that is not the case then I guess I am barking up the wrong tree entirely so without boring anyone to death any longer if anyone as any advise or info of where to go from here I am all ears and willing to work hard and part with my cash when needed.

thanks for looking

lee
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  • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
    Before you go driving, it is a good idea to want to go somewhere and know where it is.

    The FIRST step is to know what you like to do. The rest comes after you decide that.
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    • Profile picture of the author mahairshi23
      Originally Posted by professorrosado View Post

      Before you go driving, it is a good idea to want to go somewhere and know where it is.

      The FIRST step is to know what you like to do. The rest comes after you decide that.
      thanks for taking the time to reply guys,

      I realise I may seem like many that just want to jump on the band wagon and get loads of riches for bearly an work, but I am not really interested in a quick buck. I really want to find something with longevity that I can then pass onto others.

      I sell electrical procducts for a living which doesnt sound that glamerous but I really enjoy my job and earning nearly double the average wage in the UK, I get that it is small fry compaired to some of the poeple on here, I guess my main issuse is going from selling a phsyical product which I pay a price for, add a % and sell it on, to selling a product on here which I dont have lol, sound ridiculos as I write this but I am frequently seeing stories of people much like myself on here that went from nothing to having a lot. now I understand many of these are untrue or hughly exagerated, but I also beileve some are true. and I know I have the patients and determination to try and emulaite some of these stories.

      I have just purchased my first WSO and looks like I have alot of reading to do
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Even
    As far as the technical stuff... It's much easier to learn now than it was a few years ago because you can use WordPress for everything which is pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernest Simon
    So you know how to sell, right?

    Then create a product and sell.

    Simply find a problem, something valuable you can give to those people. And make a product on that (pdf, audio, video, software).

    For example, in the WSO section, the problem is 'make money online'... thus people try to solve it by selling their products.

    However, there is a problem with uniqness as you mentioned. Some people sell WSOs about how to make money by selling WSOs. However, WSO section is for people who are looking for ways to earn money. So most people who buy aren't making that much money. Yet they try to publish their newly created products using the techniques researched by real marketers. And they have to create fake stories in order to get more sales through credibility.

    So just create products... give them away for free, get feedback, then sell products.

    If it is sometjing that requires a big process to achieve (like to buils a business online), then sell coaching as backed offer. Offer your personal help for a higher price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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    Originally Posted by mahairshi23 View Post

    Hi there warriors

    not sure that any of that will help me on here but I figure it a better investment that playing pokerstars 30 hours a week and getting very little profit in return.

    I have very little knowledge about building websites and having my own server, templates, building products ect, so if this will hold me back too much before i even start, then I will brush up my skills
    You can learn on the job, as it were. You gotta find 1 market, and commit to one project until you make it profitable. Too many people try doing too many different things at once.

    For starters, I think that this post will help give you a solid starting point. "How Do I Get Started?"
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    • Profile picture of the author mahairshi23
      Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman View Post

      You can learn on the job, as it were. You gotta find 1 market, and commit to one project until you make it profitable. Too many people try doing too many different things at once.

      For starters, I think that this post will help give you a solid starting point. "How Do I Get Started?"
      You are so right,I have check post for beginners out and found it very interesting, will be doing a lot more searching today, thanks for taking the time to encourage others
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      • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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        Originally Posted by maharishi23 View Post

        You are so right,I have check post for beginners out and found it very interesting, will be doing a lot more searching today, thanks for taking the time to encourage others
        You're welcome. I'm glad that it's helped you some. Now follow through with the steps there and you'll be on your way in no time.
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        • The best advice I can offer anyone starting is the advice I should have taken myself.

          Let me put it like this. If you decided to take up golf how would you start?

          Would you go out and buy the best set of clubs you could afford?

          Would you go to the practice ground and get frustrated because you couldn't even hit the ball half the time?

          Would you spend the rest of your money on books and videos until you were skint and still not be playing golf?

          Or would you do the smart thing and find a golf professional?

          Book a series of lessons with him and let him teach you properly and advise you on what clubs would suit you?

          And would you ignore all the books and videos so that you didn't get conflicting advice?

          I know which one will get you playing golf quicker and I wish I had taken my own advice when starting out with IM.
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          • Profile picture of the author Rewbert
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            Originally Posted by Charlie Ratcliffe View Post

            The best advice I can offer anyone starting is the advice I should have taken myself.

            Let me put it like this. If you decided to take up golf how would you start?

            Would you go out and buy the best set of clubs you could afford?

            Would you go to the practice ground and get frustrated because you couldn't even hit the ball half the time?

            Would you spend the rest of your money on books and videos until you were skint and still not be playing golf?

            Or would you do the smart thing and find a golf professional?

            Book a series of lessons with him and let him teach you properly and advise you on what clubs would suit you?

            And would you ignore all the books and videos so that you didn't get conflicting advice?

            I know which one will get you playing golf quicker and I wish I had taken my own advice when starting out with IM.
            Great advice, really, it's just that alot of people just starting out can't afford such luxuries as a coach :/
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    I think you are a great candidate for the war room, you will find everything you need to get stated there. If you could spend 30 hours a week in the war room, instead of the pokerstars, I think you will be well on your way to learning about IM.
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    But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. "

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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    best thing is to just start learning some effective methods for putting money in your pocket

    building a list and creating products is a great way to go for long term profits but you need to start somewhere first and start making some money

    i started off with adsense and amazon which is fine but these days its much harder to rank and keep ranked so i would start using methods that don't rely much on seo
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    • Profile picture of the author JasonAaron1
      Welcome Lee!

      The hardest breakthrough for me was finally realizing that I had knowledge that other people could benefit from and would be willing to pay for. Even if it isn't internet marketing related, there are probably several things you are good at that other people would want to learn. Aside from affiliate marketing and all the other possible ways you could go about making money online, I would look within and come up with ideas about what you could teach other people. Possibly something about face to face sales?

      Just my thoughts!

      Jason
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      • Profile picture of the author mahairshi23
        Thanks Jason

        I really do think I have things to offer too, but just need a bit more confidence in getting it out there without the worry that people will think its all obvious stuff, which to be honest through my findings so far is often the case. Not so much with the IM side but ways in which to improve your life in general can be done in the smallest and simplistic of ways.

        I have only Been on here a fees days and already feel I could come up with some good ideas so thanks for the pointers people, defiantly will be joining the war room today.
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  • Profile picture of the author debra leroy
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    You know a lot of things related to what you do not know, yet :-) Self-awareness is extremely important.
    You are willing to learn, and this is essential. You are being realistic and this is also great.
    Start reading a lot on the topic. There are lots of threads that will be helpful.
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  • Since you are not new to sales I assume you are capable of developing a business plan.

    You would be wise to do the same now. It doesn't have to be spectacular, but it will give you a game plan.

    Know what you want to sell, who your customer is, how to solve their problem - better than everyone else, and how your gonna monetize.

    I read a very interesting quote about IM:

    "Ready, Fire, Aim" (I forget the source)

    What intrigued me is that I can take a shot at something and aim at my target audience afterwards. Try that with brick and mortar! lol Like a programmable missile that can be directed at the target at will.

    Start small, baby steps, implement, learn, optimize.

    Good Luck on your Adventure
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  • Profile picture of the author sscottie
    The simple rule that I advise others to follow is this:

    Do what you love doing ...and especially do things you are exceptional at doing.

    As for the things that you dislike doing or things you simply don't know how to do well ...outsource it.

    By doing this you will not only achieve your goals more rapidly ...but you will also be so much happier as you work.
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