Internet Marketing? Where to start?

by IG1986
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Hi Warriors ,

I am a noob at internet marketing. I don't know where to begin. Please help me out and shower some light on internet marketing.
#internet #marketing #start
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    try freelancing. Start at fiverr.com and from there you can know if you are good at writing, web designing etc. Creating a self hosted WP blog would be the next step
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    • Profile picture of the author sree94
      Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

      try freelancing. Start at fiverr.com and from there you can know if you are good at writing, web designing etc. Creating a self hosted WP blog would be the next step
      Agreed... provide services for people to raise some capital that you can spend on your campaigns

      I got started through article marketing--- submitting articles to free sites, and then the traffic flowed to my own sites. Unfortunately, this method is WAY more difficult now than when I started
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      • Profile picture of the author UnkwnUsr
        As others have pointed out there are many different methods of making money online so the first thing to do is decide what you believe your strengths and weaknesses are and what your interested in. I would say then read up on a few methods and see which ones line up with your strengths.

        If you don't like writing then starting a blog to build a list may not be the best. It also is good to decide what method of traffic you want to use SEO or paid traffic before you begin building a website because there are totally different strategies for each. It is also important to know that most people in IM probably have more than one thing going on at once. You may have a long term goal of establishing a authority site but in the meanwhile you may be providing services for people to help keep the cash coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    There's no doubt that a question like this will elicit many different answers.

    Getting into IM isn't for the weak of heart.

    I'd really recommend doing an honest, comprehensive assessment of yourself. Consider your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, etc. If you don't like writing, it doesn't make much sense to write, does it? But, what if you have a bubbly, warm, and charismatic personality? Maybe you could get your feet wet with making your own videos?

    Lately, I've been working towards my Six Sigma black belt. YouTube is filled with people who simply teach others how to do things, like that....perhaps find the most boring thing you can think of and inject yourself into the subject matter in such a way that you can captivate people? The gentleman from Khan Academy did just that. He found a unique and interesting way to engage people with a highly professional tone and approach, but, he was simply able to engage his tribe in a way that others weren't able to. There are so many opportunities out there....but, definitely consider doing an honest assessment of yourself.
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    • Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

      There's no doubt that a question like this will elicit many different answers.

      Getting into IM isn't for the weak of heart.

      I'd really recommend doing an honest, comprehensive assessment of yourself. Consider your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, etc. If you don't like writing, it doesn't make much sense to write, does it? But, what if you have a bubbly, warm, and charismatic personality? Maybe you could get your feet wet with making your own videos?

      Lately, I've been working towards my Six Sigma black belt. YouTube is filled with people who simply teach others how to do things, like that....perhaps find the most boring thing you can think of and inject yourself into the subject matter in such a way that you can captivate people? The gentleman from Khan Academy did just that. He found a unique and interesting way to engage people with a highly professional tone and approach, but, he was simply able to engage his tribe in a way that others weren't able to. There are so many opportunities out there....but, definitely consider doing an honest assessment of yourself.
      Great response!

      Let me also give you a rundown of some of the basic ways people are making money online.

      First of all, there's internet marketing, and then there's making money on the web. They're not always the same, but just about any method of generating profit will involve some form of marketing.

      Affiliate marketing is a large part of IM-this is where you earn a commission by referring sales of a product. In many cases, when you get someone to buy the product through your link, you receive a percentage of the sale.

      You can be affiliate for software, ebooks, courses, and other digital, downloadable products. Many people do this through clickbank.com. And you can also be an affiliate for many physical products as well. The most popular way we do this is by becoming an Amazon Associate.

      There are different ways to market affiliate products, and I'm not going to cover that here, but there's a ton of information available about that. Just do searches on this forum and elsewhere for ways to promote affiliate products.

      Cost per action, or CPA as it's called, is another form of affiliate marketing where you get paid for getting people to perform a certain action. This can be as simple as getting them to leave their email address in exchange for something.

      There are several different forms of affiliate marketing, and it's worth looking into, because the way they work can be very different. Some people that totally hate one area of affiliate marketing might love another area.

      Another way lots of people make money online is called arbitrage. This is when you find someone that's wanting to buy something, go find somebody that's selling it for less, buy the item from them and sell that item to the buyer, which allows you to pocket the difference. A lot of newbies often start this way. They find some service that somebody wants to buy-maybe they need an ebook cover designed. If they're willing to pay 50 bucks and you can find someone on Fiverr.com to do it for 5 dollars, you can easily make 45 bucks.

      That's just one example of this, but there are several different services you can resell at higher prices.

      Another area is freelancing. This is where a lot of newbies also start, but I wouldn't recommend it as much as other methods-one reason is that pay is usually fairly low due to competition from poorer countries. Just take a look at sites like Freelancer.com, Odesk, and Elance. It's pretty self explanatory. This can be worth doing in some cases, but can also be a lot of work too, and it's not a steady income.

      Ebay and ecommerce in general. I'll be honest, this is another method I wouldn't recommend due to the insane competition and low profit margins. Most of the time, it seems like the only people making money with it are the people who have a lot of start up capital and a good brand.

      Amazon Kindle publishing. This is one of the simpler, more newbie friendly ways to make money on the web. It's also pretty popular. You just write short Kindle books. This doesn't have to be that hard-you can read through forums, blogs, and other online sources and gather information on a popular subject (this is often how-to stuff, i.e., "how to loose X pounds in X days with ______ diet."). This is really just collecting alot of valuable information and putting it all in one source where people can read and learn it quickly. But you obviously have to use your own words when writing. The best way to do this is to take notes and write based on that. There are a lot of example of this kind of thing on Amazon-short, cheap Kindle books on popular (but very niche) subjects. Just one of these won't generate a huge income, but the key is in creating more of them over time. Each one sells on autopilot, and that's the beauty of it. It's about as passive of an income as you can get.

      Some people even decide to develop their own product and sell it online, but I'll be honest-this is one of the most difficult things to do in IM. I wouldn't suggest unless you had a lot of experience in other areas.

      There are of course other ways to make money but what I've listed are most of the main ones.

      Okay, let me go over promotion methods really quick. This is how you get people to whatever product you're offering. In the old days everyone used to try to get visitors Google and other search engines, but the good old days are gone now and this has become much harder to do. I definitely don't recommend basing your business off of getting visitors from Google because whenever they make a change, sites that were getting tons of visitors (traffic) can suddenly drop to a much lower point in the search results, thereby destroying all your income!

      So, now what many of us do is get traffic from things like YouTube, social media (mostly sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc), forums related to the market you're selling in, and others.

      What many people will tell you is that you need to get people sign up to an email list-this is referred to as "building a list". This is a whole subject in itself, but very very much worth looking into. Most of the time (but not always), having a list of email subscribers will make you money in a consistent way that you wouldn't be able to make otherwise. Search this forum for phrases like "How to build an email list". You'll come across a wealth of time tested information that might save you from a ton of frustration.

      Also, let me mention that the best way to make money is to market to an audience that's interest in something that's a hot market. Some examples of popular markets where a lot of money is being made include weight loss, dating, fitness, certain hobbies, and much more. Those are some of the hottest markets, but don't be fooled by people who say that you have to sell something in one of the top 5 or 10 subjects to be successful. The key is to sell something that a large enough group of people are passionate about, and where there's a lot of products you can sell to them.

      There are different ways to determine whether the demand is high enough to make it worth it to get into a market-the existence of alot of associate products is usually one indicator. Another is to see if there's magazines on the subject. That tells you there's money being made.

      Another important thing I want to say really quick is that it's highly recommended that you market within a niche of a subject. For example, weightloss is a market. Weight loss for women is a niche. It's much easier to compete this way, for reasons I'm not going to get into now, but trust me, by find a niche within a market and selling to that audience, you stand a much better chance than talking about the subject in general.

      I know I went on a bit long in this post, but I really want to make sure you're off to a good start. Like x3xsolxdierx3x said, consider your strengths. What is it that interests you? What are you passionate about? It takes time to decide what area of IM you're going to get into. I also suggest that it's something that's a good combination of something that you're interested in, but also that aligns with a market that's in fairly high demand. Selling in a high demand market that has a lot of competition is still much better than selling in a low-demand market with low competition.

      Well, welcome to Warriorforum. I hope you learn a lot here. Once you find something that gets you some results, stick with it. PLEASE, don't fall for the next method you come across if what you're doing already works. That would set you back to square one.

      I hope you do well.
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      • Profile picture of the author liquide43
        Originally Posted by Long Beach Nathan View Post

        Great response!

        Let me also give you a rundown of some of the basic ways people are making money online.

        First of all, there's internet marketing, and then there's making money on the web. They're not always the same, but just about any method of generating profit will involve some form of marketing.

        Affiliate marketing is a large part of IM-this is where you earn a commission by referring sales of a product. In many cases, when you get someone to buy the product through your link, you receive a percentage of the sale.

        You can be affiliate for software, ebooks, courses, and other digital, downloadable products. Many people do this through clickbank.com. And you can also be an affiliate for many physical products as well. The most popular way we do this is by becoming an Amazon Associate.

        There are different ways to market affiliate products, and I'm not going to cover that here, but there's a ton of information available about that. Just do searches on this forum and elsewhere for ways to promote affiliate products.

        Cost per action, or CPA as it's called, is another form of affiliate marketing where you get paid for getting people to perform a certain action. This can be as simple as getting them to leave their email address in exchange for something.

        There are several different forms of affiliate marketing, and it's worth looking into, because the way they work can be very different. Some people that totally hate one area of affiliate marketing might love another area.

        Another way lots of people make money online is called arbitrage. This is when you find someone that's wanting to buy something, go find somebody that's selling it for less, buy the item from them and sell that item to the buyer, which allows you to pocket the difference. A lot of newbies often start this way. They find some service that somebody wants to buy-maybe they need an ebook cover designed. If they're willing to pay 50 bucks and you can find someone on Fiverr.com to do it for 5 dollars, you can easily make 45 bucks.

        That's just one example of this, but there are several different services you can resell at higher prices.

        Another area is freelancing. This is where a lot of newbies also start, but I wouldn't recommend it as much as other methods-one reason is that pay is usually fairly low due to competition from poorer countries. Just take a look at sites like Freelancer.com, Odesk, and Elance. It's pretty self explanatory. This can be worth doing in some cases, but can also be a lot of work too, and it's not a steady income.

        Ebay and ecommerce in general. I'll be honest, this is another method I wouldn't recommend due to the insane competition and low profit margins. Most of the time, it seems like the only people making money with it are the people who have a lot of start up capital and a good brand.

        Amazon Kindle publishing. This is one of the simpler, more newbie friendly ways to make money on the web. It's also pretty popular. You just write short Kindle books. This doesn't have to be that hard-you can read through forums, blogs, and other online sources and gather information on a popular subject (this is often how-to stuff, i.e., "how to loose X pounds in X days with ______ diet."). This is really just collecting alot of valuable information and putting it all in one source where people can read and learn it quickly. But you obviously have to use your own words when writing. The best way to do this is to take notes and write based on that. There are a lot of example of this kind of thing on Amazon-short, cheap Kindle books on popular (but very niche) subjects. Just one of these won't generate a huge income, but the key is in creating more of them over time. Each one sells on autopilot, and that's the beauty of it. It's about as passive of an income as you can get.

        Some people even decide to develop their own product and sell it online, but I'll be honest-this is one of the most difficult things to do in IM. I wouldn't suggest unless you had a lot of experience in other areas.

        There are of course other ways to make money but what I've listed are most of the main ones.

        Okay, let me go over promotion methods really quick. This is how you get people to whatever product you're offering. In the old days everyone used to try to get visitors Google and other search engines, but the good old days are gone now and this has become much harder to do. I definitely don't recommend basing your business off of getting visitors from Google because whenever they make a change, sites that were getting tons of visitors (traffic) can suddenly drop to a much lower point in the search results, thereby destroying all your income!

        So, now what many of us do is get traffic from things like YouTube, social media (mostly sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc), forums related to the market you're selling in, and others.

        What many people will tell you is that you need to get people sign up to an email list-this is referred to as "building a list". This is a whole subject in itself, but very very much worth looking into. Most of the time (but not always), having a list of email subscribers will make you money in a consistent way that you wouldn't be able to make otherwise. Search this forum for phrases like "How to build an email list". You'll come across a wealth of time tested information that might save you from a ton of frustration.

        Also, let me mention that the best way to make money is to market to an audience that's interest in something that's a hot market. Some examples of popular markets where a lot of money is being made include weight loss, dating, fitness, certain hobbies, and much more. Those are some of the hottest markets, but don't be fooled by people who say that you have to sell something in one of the top 5 or 10 subjects to be successful. The key is to sell something that a large enough group of people are passionate about, and where there's a lot of products you can sell to them.

        There are different ways to determine whether the demand is high enough to make it worth it to get into a market-the existence of alot of associate products is usually one indicator. Another is to see if there's magazines on the subject. That tells you there's money being made.

        Another important thing I want to say really quick is that it's highly recommended that you market within a niche of a subject. For example, weightloss is a market. Weight loss for women is a niche. It's much easier to compete this way, for reasons I'm not going to get into now, but trust me, by find a niche within a market and selling to that audience, you stand a much better chance than talking about the subject in general.

        I know I went on a bit long in this post, but I really want to make sure you're off to a good start. Like x3xsolxdierx3x said, consider your strengths. What is it that interests you? What are you passionate about? It takes time to decide what area of IM you're going to get into. I also suggest that it's something that's a good combination of something that you're interested in, but also that aligns with a market that's in fairly high demand. Selling in a high demand market that has a lot of competition is still much better than selling in a low-demand market with low competition.

        Well, welcome to Warriorforum. I hope you learn a lot here. Once you find something that gets you some results, stick with it. PLEASE, don't fall for the next method you come across if what you're doing already works. That would set you back to square one.

        I hope you do well.
        Good work, its all what you need to know.
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      • Profile picture of the author h4wts
        Originally Posted by Long Beach Nathan View Post

        Great response!

        Let me also give you a rundown of some of the basic ways people are making money online.

        First of all, there's internet marketing, and then there's making money on the web. They're not always the same, but just about any method of generating profit will involve some form of marketing.

        Affiliate marketing is a large part of IM-this is where you earn a commission by referring sales of a product. In many cases, when you get someone to buy the product through your link, you receive a percentage of the sale.

        You can be affiliate for software, ebooks, courses, and other digital, downloadable products. Many people do this through clickbank.com. And you can also be an affiliate for many physical products as well. The most popular way we do this is by becoming an Amazon Associate.

        There are different ways to market affiliate products, and I'm not going to cover that here, but there's a ton of information available about that. Just do searches on this forum and elsewhere for ways to promote affiliate products.

        Cost per action, or CPA as it's called, is another form of affiliate marketing where you get paid for getting people to perform a certain action. This can be as simple as getting them to leave their email address in exchange for something.

        There are several different forms of affiliate marketing, and it's worth looking into, because the way they work can be very different. Some people that totally hate one area of affiliate marketing might love another area.

        Another way lots of people make money online is called arbitrage. This is when you find someone that's wanting to buy something, go find somebody that's selling it for less, buy the item from them and sell that item to the buyer, which allows you to pocket the difference. A lot of newbies often start this way. They find some service that somebody wants to buy-maybe they need an ebook cover designed. If they're willing to pay 50 bucks and you can find someone on Fiverr.com to do it for 5 dollars, you can easily make 45 bucks.

        That's just one example of this, but there are several different services you can resell at higher prices.

        Another area is freelancing. This is where a lot of newbies also start, but I wouldn't recommend it as much as other methods-one reason is that pay is usually fairly low due to competition from poorer countries. Just take a look at sites like Freelancer.com, Odesk, and Elance. It's pretty self explanatory. This can be worth doing in some cases, but can also be a lot of work too, and it's not a steady income.

        Ebay and ecommerce in general. I'll be honest, this is another method I wouldn't recommend due to the insane competition and low profit margins. Most of the time, it seems like the only people making money with it are the people who have a lot of start up capital and a good brand.

        Amazon Kindle publishing. This is one of the simpler, more newbie friendly ways to make money on the web. It's also pretty popular. You just write short Kindle books. This doesn't have to be that hard-you can read through forums, blogs, and other online sources and gather information on a popular subject (this is often how-to stuff, i.e., "how to loose X pounds in X days with ______ diet."). This is really just collecting alot of valuable information and putting it all in one source where people can read and learn it quickly. But you obviously have to use your own words when writing. The best way to do this is to take notes and write based on that. There are a lot of example of this kind of thing on Amazon-short, cheap Kindle books on popular (but very niche) subjects. Just one of these won't generate a huge income, but the key is in creating more of them over time. Each one sells on autopilot, and that's the beauty of it. It's about as passive of an income as you can get.

        Some people even decide to develop their own product and sell it online, but I'll be honest-this is one of the most difficult things to do in IM. I wouldn't suggest unless you had a lot of experience in other areas.

        There are of course other ways to make money but what I've listed are most of the main ones.

        Okay, let me go over promotion methods really quick. This is how you get people to whatever product you're offering. In the old days everyone used to try to get visitors Google and other search engines, but the good old days are gone now and this has become much harder to do. I definitely don't recommend basing your business off of getting visitors from Google because whenever they make a change, sites that were getting tons of visitors (traffic) can suddenly drop to a much lower point in the search results, thereby destroying all your income!

        So, now what many of us do is get traffic from things like YouTube, social media (mostly sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc), forums related to the market you're selling in, and others.

        What many people will tell you is that you need to get people sign up to an email list-this is referred to as "building a list". This is a whole subject in itself, but very very much worth looking into. Most of the time (but not always), having a list of email subscribers will make you money in a consistent way that you wouldn't be able to make otherwise. Search this forum for phrases like "How to build an email list". You'll come across a wealth of time tested information that might save you from a ton of frustration.

        Also, let me mention that the best way to make money is to market to an audience that's interest in something that's a hot market. Some examples of popular markets where a lot of money is being made include weight loss, dating, fitness, certain hobbies, and much more. Those are some of the hottest markets, but don't be fooled by people who say that you have to sell something in one of the top 5 or 10 subjects to be successful. The key is to sell something that a large enough group of people are passionate about, and where there's a lot of products you can sell to them.

        There are different ways to determine whether the demand is high enough to make it worth it to get into a market-the existence of alot of associate products is usually one indicator. Another is to see if there's magazines on the subject. That tells you there's money being made.

        Another important thing I want to say really quick is that it's highly recommended that you market within a niche of a subject. For example, weightloss is a market. Weight loss for women is a niche. It's much easier to compete this way, for reasons I'm not going to get into now, but trust me, by find a niche within a market and selling to that audience, you stand a much better chance than talking about the subject in general.

        I know I went on a bit long in this post, but I really want to make sure you're off to a good start. Like x3xsolxdierx3x said, consider your strengths. What is it that interests you? What are you passionate about? It takes time to decide what area of IM you're going to get into. I also suggest that it's something that's a good combination of something that you're interested in, but also that aligns with a market that's in fairly high demand. Selling in a high demand market that has a lot of competition is still much better than selling in a low-demand market with low competition.

        Well, welcome to Warriorforum. I hope you learn a lot here. Once you find something that gets you some results, stick with it. PLEASE, don't fall for the next method you come across if what you're doing already works. That would set you back to square one.

        I hope you do well.
        Great post but I'm sorry I've got point out that CPA stands for cost per ACQUISITION. Not action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jtraits
    that question sure has a ton of answers ... there are so many things and aspects that you need to do... basically, start with a blogging, maybe a niche, use an email marketing company to send campaigns/newsletters etc... i am working with one email marketing company which i am very satisfied so if you want send me a pm to tell you about it
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    • Profile picture of the author MarketMaster13
      Seek for a mentor who can guide you through IM,also being active here at WF will equip you with allot of IM ideas.
      All the best!
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      • Profile picture of the author Iqball
        Very Good advice is available here, you have been fortunate
        to be coming on here and get lots of advice.

        A very good starting point I would give you or any other
        newbie is get started on to look up a (Chris Farrell Internet marketing )
        He is very effective communicator and highly experienced marketer.
        He is I would describe as newbie specialist. Although is is very well
        established marketer authority.
        Check is membership site out. You will not go far wrong down there.
        And the forum is always here to bounce around ideas and get guidance.
        I also hasten to add try not jump in buying Warrior Special Offers (WSOs)
        because you will find many **UFOs*** in there, meaning
        to say you will be just chasing the cat's tail, much to your frustration.

        If you can afford coaching fine, but mostly coaching mentorship programmes
        require some pre-requisite knowledge - not all, some. Price
        is a big factor. So analyse some advice given to you here by warriors
        then take it steadily from there. Again I reiterate check Chris Farell out.
        And again Good Luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author Aurelijus
        Originally Posted by MarketMaster13 View Post

        Seek for a mentor who can guide you through IM,also being active here at WF will equip you with allot of IM ideas.
        All the best!
        Def agree. Learn from other's mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    first step: collect information, bookmark links youll find, read read read

    second step: start doing something, create a website, put product links on it, good content, get google analytics, track your traffic, promote your page/blog/video
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
    Spend as much time as you can learning as much as you can about as many facets of Internet Marketing as you can...

    Then when you're comfortable, venture out and try to make some money in whatever field that interests you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    Brake internet marketing into steps, start with them one by one and see what you`re good at.. then outsource your services or just do what you`re good at and the rest outsource
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  • Profile picture of the author bloggerd
    Like many have said pick a niche you are interested in and learn more about it and how to market it
    i just dived in when i first started to save time and start earning and it didn't workout very well
    i ended up having to go back to the begging and reading through here and just learning and more learning

    It may seem boring but i really do suggest going through this forum also maybe join war room
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    Stay away from flashy products like empower network. They'll mainly just take your money.

    Spend time here, become a war room member, other places I like are wealthy affiliate (you have to pay monthly to be a member) or patt flynns blog (just google it, free to follow him) Since you're already here at the warrior forum I'd suggest just staying here to learn.

    Don't try to really buy anything that you don't need yet. Ask around, become friends with people and get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Kohler
    Great advice on this thread. The only thing I would add is choose one thing and do that. Meaning, if you want to create a website and drive traffic to it, do that. Find out everything you can on this forum from people that understand what to do and are willing to share. If you want to create your own product, focus on that. Just one thing at a time. The key is focusing on one thing, and doing it to completion. If not, you'll just have a lot of possible ways to make money, get discouraged, and probably quit.
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    • Profile picture of the author tritrain
      Originally Posted by Michael Kohler View Post

      Great advice on this thread. The only thing I would add is choose one thing and do that. Meaning, if you want to create a website and drive traffic to it, do that. Find out everything you can on this forum from people that understand what to do and are willing to share. If you want to create your own product, focus on that. Just one thing at a time. The key is focusing on one thing, and doing it to completion. If not, you'll just have a lot of possible ways to make money, get discouraged, and probably quit.
      Good sound advice.

      Someone on WF suggest using an organizer. Workflowy.com specifically. It is awesome! The beauty is in its simplicity.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    read read read, then implement and take action.

    Reading is definatly not the most important step, its TAKING ACTION is where money is made. Just sayin
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  • Profile picture of the author hbhanot
    Find a very good product. Get an autoresponder. Create a squeeze page and send traffic. There is nothing more to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author benzwm02
    Originally Posted by IG1986 View Post

    Hi Warriors ,

    I am a noob at internet marketing. I don't know where to begin. Please help me out and shower some light on internet marketing.
    First you have to decide what you are going to internet market and why.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Check out the forum. Look for a business model or money-making method that interests you. Put all your focus and effort into that one thing until you make it profitable. Then, you can decide to scale upon your efforts and/or add another source of income by trying other money making methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
    Clarity is a HUGE part of IM success. I hope this post brings some clarity. It's so simple when you know it -- and darn difficult when you don't! I owe my mentors a world of thanks for bringing this clarity.

    IM is actually pretty simple: you can sell only one of two things:

    1. Products
    2. Services

    That's it!

    And selling products or services online happens in the same basic way for everyone, no matter what they're selling:

    Traffic > Opt-in page > Autoresponder series (or e-zine) > Sales page

    That's it! It's just that simple. (We IMers tend to overcomplicate things.)

    But no matter what your niche is, or whether you're selling a product or a service, do you know what your business model is?

    A business model is the framework or skeleton of your business. Essentially there are three types of online business models:

    1. Membership-based model

    A membership-based business model allows you to build a community of people (your members) who are as passionate about your subject as you are. Your membership fees can be monthly or annual, but either way, you're building recurring, passive income.

    There are a lot of resources and information out there to help you build a membership-based business if you're interested in doing this.

    2. Product-based model

    Selling products allows you to maximize your time and effort by selling items over and over again. This can be hard goods or it can be information products. Information marketing is it's own business model under the product-based model. Information marketing allows you to take your brain to the bank by creating a product ONCE based on what you know and selling it over and over again.

    Affiliate marketing falls under both models. You can choose to market either products or services as an affiliate.

    3. Service-based model

    Selling services can be great for 1) generating quick cash (as in the case of article writing or video producing) and 2) establishing your expertise and getting testimonials.

    However, in the long run, your goal should be to offer services at a PREMIUM. The biggest advantage of IM is LEVERAGE. You're able to leverage your time, money and expertise exponentially online. We all have just 24 hours each day. Time to get ruthless about what you expect for those hours you spend in IM each day. Expect more of yourself and more from your business friends, clients, partners, etc.

    What results are you getting for those hours you spend online each day? Ultimately, your services should be at the bottom of your funnel and cost the most since they involve your time and personal attention. (We all have a limited amount of time each day.)

    The fun (and confusion) comes in with all of the endless mix-and-match possibilities of the above models. If you're just starting or still struggling to make money, keep it simple:

    Pick just ONE!

    1. Pick ONE niche. (Something you're interested in and know something about.)

    2. Pick ONE target market for your product or service. (Who will buy what you're offering? The more specific you are, the more you narrow it down, the more successful you'll be.)

    3. Pick ONE business model.

    Now that you're clear about what business you're in, FOCUS! (And stop buying any info not related to your niche and target market, period!)

    F -- Follow
    O -- One
    C -- Course
    U -- Until
    S -- Successful

    And remember: build a list, Build a List, BUILD A LIST!

    In IM, it's easy to put the cart before the horse. Take a deep breath, step back and consider what type of business you REALLY want. Don't worry about getting traffic or buying that expensive traffic product until you know 1) what your business model is, 2) what niche you're in and 3) WHO your target market is!

    Successful business people will tell you that MARKETING is more than half the effort that's needed for success anyway. So pick a niche, target market and business model. Then spend most of your time and effort marketing it.

    If you DON'T have a solid plan or system, THAT'S when it's hard. A good system will shave YEARS (and save you big $$$) off of your learning curve

    That's why I recommend investing in at least one good, comprehensive IM course (or mentor who will give you such a system) instead of jumping from one $37 e-book to the next. A lot of people here complain about not being able to make any money. But neither are they willing to invest in their business. (Buying a random bunch of $37 e-books doesn't count.)

    The best thing I ever did was invest in a comprehensive IM course aimed at REAL business owners, not just other IM wannabes. Yes it was $1500. (It's no longer available.) But it was truly some of the best A-Z IM info I ever bought. Everything else I've learned (from the $37 e-books) since has simply been plugged into this system.

    Get a solid plan or system and then work the plan!

    Hope this helps!

    Michelle
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      Originally Posted by Art of Marketing View Post

      OK Michelle I demand a link in your sig where you are hoarding all this great information!
      Tee hee! Nope, the vault is closed. I'm just sharing these little tidbits. After that, you're one your own. Go find someone else to teach you.

      Actually, that post is one I think so many Warriors need -- dare I say, even MOST Warriors need. Warriors are struggling with a HUGE lack of clarity and lack an understanding of basic business fundamentals.

      Then they buy a WSO which doesn't work and scream "Scam!" No, not really. YOU just don't understand your own business and business model and don't know how to apply the info you have. (Assuming the WSO has legit info in it, of course.)

      I've been online a LONG time and it took a lot of searching and learning to learn all of this stuff. I've gone through everything from blog posts, to books, to courses like PLF to hiring a business coach.

      Courses like PLF and my business coach have been worth their weight in gold for the clarity they brought.

      People like Mark (from the other thread) jump from one thing to the next because they don't understand these basic business fundamentals and if something doesn't work as it should, they immediately quit if it's not successful.

      They fail to understand that ALL businesses take extra time and effort (and money) in the beginning to get off the ground. It's like a jet plane. Jets use over 60% of their fuel just to get off the runway and gain altitude.

      Building a biz is like that. Initially, it might seem like nothing is happening. That's where faith comes in. Faith and a clear, solid understanding of the business you're trying to build. When you have clarity, you have confidence, which will carry you through the beginning stages when it seems like nothing is happening.

      But once that biz (jet) is in the air, it requires a lot less work to just cruise along.

      I got my clarity (and confidence) from programs like PLF and my coach who gave me a solid understanding and clarity about what business I'm in.

      That kind of clarity helps -- A LOT! And you're not gonna get it from a $7 WSO. :rolleyes:

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  • Profile picture of the author gauravsinghh12
    basically, start with a blogging, perhaps a niche, use an email marketing company to send campaigns/newsletters etc... i am working with one email marketing company which i am rather satisfied so if you want send me a pm to tell you about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina Mayer
    You're on your right track! You could find abundant advises here from other internet marketers based from their experiences/ knowledge and you could share yours too.
    This is enjoyable, and you will find it very exciting to have something added to what you already knew.
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  • Profile picture of the author wcttech
    Create a Business Plan

    The very first step you should take when looking to start an Internet marketing business is to develop a business plan. Within this business plan, you will be able to determine exactly what you will be selling to make money with your company. Will you be selling online marketing services or working as an affiliate by selling products or services on your websites? Knowing exactly how you plan to generate revenue will allow you to create a plan of attack for your business where you can then decide the best ways to invest your limited money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tommy Turner
    The best thing you can do when getting started is to make a journal. Start keeping track of everything you do in trying to get started.

    Take notes on what you discover on here, and try out some methods. Take notes on your results. When you do find success you will be able to trace back and create a great product based on the steps you took to finally make it happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derwin Ryder
    Which is best mlm script to buy ? heard good reviews about Network Marketing Script What do you suggest guys ?
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  • Profile picture of the author zeroaffiliate
    Seek a right mentor. There are so many types of internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    read read read read read
    watch videos read read watch videos read read

    at some point youll know how to start, what to try

    then try try try try try try

    sorry for not giving such a comprehensive response like others, but its also genuie

    also chekc out my sig
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    • Profile picture of the author doggerel
      Originally Posted by Joe Lumbergh View Post

      read read read read read
      watch videos read read watch videos read read

      at some point youll know how to start, what to try

      then try try try try try try

      sorry for not giving such a comprehensive response like others, but its also genuie

      also chekc out my sig
      Yeah. I spend about 20% of my time educating myself on marketing and copyrighting.

      It's very important.

      I put together a collection of about 100 of the top articles on internet marketing and slapped them together (see sig). That's my IM Bible right now

      There's so much to learn, really. The learning curve for IM is unexpectedly really, really high. From web design to SEO to copyrighting to legalities-- it takes a while to get a good grasp on what is going on.

      In fact, I still don't know wtf I am doing
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
        Originally Posted by doggerel View Post

        Yeah. I spend about 20% of my time educating myself on marketing and copyrighting.

        It's very important.

        I put together a collection of about 100 of the top articles on internet marketing and slapped them together (see sig). That's my IM Bible right now

        There's so much to learn, really. The learning curve for IM is unexpectedly really, really high. From web design to SEO to copyrighting to legalities-- it takes a while to get a good grasp on what is going on.

        In fact, I still don't know wtf I am doing
        haha

        good job though! informing yourself and summarizzing it on your own webpage, great start!

        I dont even know why your asking where to start, youve already started!

        dont let the information flood put you down, keep on, it will pay off

        when i read to much i come to a point where i have to just write for an hour or work on a site or something, because only educating wont get you anywhere and makes you go insane (me)

        gl
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        • Profile picture of the author IMDESTROYER
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          As i have said many times before and as everyone fails to realize

          Internet marketing is not making money money online. Affiliate marketing is making money online.

          Internet marketing = the practice of utilizing various channels of marketing such as social media marketing, SEO, SEM, CPA, Adwords, PPC, local media marketing, mobile media marketing, PR, blogs, webinars etccc...

          Affiliate marketing = the utilization of a specific business model in which you sale and promote other individuals product/service using the methods of internet marketing
          these are things such as list building, ecommerce sites, micro niche sites, hosting plans, domain registrations

          Online business would be something more along the lines like flipping domains, offering your own service or selling your own product etc... software and any of the like.
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      • Profile picture of the author blib
        Originally Posted by doggerel View Post

        Yeah. I spend about 20% of my time educating myself on marketing and copyrighting.

        It's very important.

        I put together a collection of about 100 of the top articles on internet marketing and slapped them together (see sig). That's my IM Bible right now

        There's so much to learn, really. The learning curve for IM is unexpectedly really, really high. From web design to SEO to copyrighting to legalities-- it takes a while to get a good grasp on what is going on.

        In fact, I still don't know wtf I am doing
        Likewise, I am forever educating myself!

        I listen to internet marketing audios on my iPod when I walk the dog in the morning, then have DVD's playing in the car (for the audio only of course :-)), and I read books, forums etc.

        This forum is an EXCELLENT source for quality education as there are a lot of really great guys on here, who actually do want to help you.

        Avoid being attracted to too many 'shiny objects' that promise you instant wealth at the click of a button.

        Trevor
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      • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
        Originally Posted by doggerel View Post

        Yeah. I spend about 20% of my time educating myself on marketing and copyrighting.

        It's very important.

        I put together a collection of about 100 of the top articles on internet marketing and slapped them together (see sig). That's my IM Bible right now

        There's so much to learn, really. The learning curve for IM is unexpectedly really, really high. From web design to SEO to copyrighting to legalities-- it takes a while to get a good grasp on what is going on.

        In fact, I still don't know wtf I am doing
        While I never actually had my own (paid) mentor, I can completely understand those who recommend it. A mentor, I'm sure, could provide great knowledge, insight and guidance, and help you navigate between what is important, and what...well...isn't. There is ALOT of noice "out there". Alot of people who 'think' they know what they are talking about.....not to mention, while some "free", there is also millions upon millions of words that have written about the topics this poster had mentioned.

        I got my start simply by reading. I read. Alot. From web design to SEO and beyond, you can find decent books on just about any topic. Hop on over to Amazon and look at reviews. I have books on all the topics the other poster mentioned. If I were to take a picture of our library of 'books', you'd see that it's pretty massive, and covers so much. Not only that, but for quite some time now, I actually kept a WORD document, that I continually update, with links to blog posts that I just decided I just NEVER want to loose track of. You'd be surprised how many people have put out content that are enormously insightful and valuable, and are also FREE. I'd recommend hitting up Barnes and Noble or Amazon, and getting a few paid books, however, don't discount the value of free content out there, as well!

        Of course, there are literally millions of blog posts that have been written that are valuable....here's a small list of links cut/pasted from my running WORD document suitably entitled "Awesome Blog Posts to Remember"....There is no rhyme or reason to this list. As I come across great blog posts, that I feel could be of some benefit--that I KNOW I will never want to loose--I simply just cut and paste it into this document.

        Keeping these links is pretty much a real life tendency to spontaneously hoard anything and everything. Of course, unlike actually "hoarding", in which items generally tend to have little to no value (i.e. hoarding paperwork you don't need or worthless trinkets), these blog posts have HUGE value.

        Falling in line with the title/topic of this thread, reading THESE would be a great place to start!

        The 10 Laws Behind Every Million-Dollar Website (That You’re Probably NOT Following) | Live Your Legend

        The Technium: 1,000 True Fans

        Designing A Winning Navigation Menu: Ideas and Inspirations

        Branding Your Blog for Success

        How To Increase Website Traffic: 21 Blog Tactics To Increase Readership - 38Pitches

        FTC 2013 Disclosures, What Marketers Need to Know | Social Media Examiner

        How to spend a bit of money on your website for huge returns | Flippa Blog | The Home of Web Entrepreneurs

        The 5 Hottest Startup Offices On The Planet

        Weddings Used To Be Sacred And Other Lessons About Internet Journalism | TechCrunch

        10 Rare But Simple Blog Tricks that Make You Look Like a Genius

        What’s the Best Font For Your Site?

        Best Copywriting Blogs: The Definitive List of Great Copywriting Blogs

        15 Copywriting and Content Marketing Blogs that Will Make You More Money | Copyblogger

        The Technium: Better Than Free

        April 2013 | Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at Twist Image

        The Myth of Passive Income & The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Online Business (do you agree?) | Live Your Legend

        Blog Marketing Tactics - 10 Tested, Proven Ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Clay
    I highly recommend that you create your own product such as an ebook if you are just getting started with internet marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author samexpert3
      Starting internet marketing is not the big issue. you can start with one simple blog or website.
      1.first of all think about the topic which you want to share online.
      2.what you are going to share. it will be better or not.
      3.who is your target audience.
      4.you are going to share any thing unique.
      these are the few thing you have to think or research first. then you proceed for internet marketing. there is tons of thing to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Everett
    A good question but, as others have said, far too many answers to be covered at a forum. You need to treat your education in Internet Marketing as just another subject to be learned. How do you learn about any new subject? Take a course. Search online for phrases such as "internet marketing course" or "learn internet marketing". Select a course that you like the look of and start learning.
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  • Great stuff here. I just like to share that you can actually start learning by reading a lot of good information online in forums and in marketing/affiliate blogs.

    You can take a look at our free step-by-step lesson in affiliate marketing here- Affiliate Marketing Lessons | Affilorama

    I hope that helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      Find your passion where products are sold, start building an authority site. Build your list and relationship with your subscribers, and sell!

      All the information is already in here, at this forum. You can find some good advice and tips here...just a bit browsing is all you need - learn and have fun

      Marian
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Popowa
    I would suggest first get to know very basics, for example 30 days challenge, just google challenge.co
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    Thank you very much, Doing good
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      To the last 2 posters:

      I sincerely hope that you strive to provide more value, in your business, than you have managed to do in this thread....

      :rolleyes:
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      • Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

        To the last 2 posters:

        I sincerely hope that you strive to provide more value, in your business, than you have managed to do in this thread....

        :rolleyes:
        I like that reply and it came just as I was wondering why they bothered :-)
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        • Goodness me, yet another valuable thread to add to my ever growing list.. Thanks to all, I shall be re-reading this again and taking notes.

          I am pretty new to all of this also and I find that even though I have a self hosted wordpress blog that I am aiming to develop I feel overwhelmed at times with the information out there and in what direction should be taken next.

          The advice given in this thread is based on common sense really with a healthy sprinkling of tips and tricks.

          My own problem is that I fail to focus and at times... Im like a kid in a sweet shop wanting everything now but ending up being un productive. To combat this, I usually disconnect my email and web browser while I sort out the information that is worth keeping and then developing and moving forward with my plan.

          Not an earth shattering tip I know, but sometimes going back to basics is what is needed.

          Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    Start with the economics.

    How much do you want to be able to make from each of your customers
    over the period of 12 months?

    What will your sales funnel look like?

    Will you be looking to build an email list?

    Do you want to offer high ticket offers to your funnel eventually?

    If you can figure out how to make your business profitable by
    planning it out first...

    ...You can then implement by building your business around that plan
    and then start to look at using paid advertising.

    Once you know you can afford to buy traffic at will you will be able to
    build your business in double quick time.

    Start with how much you want to make and then help enough others
    get what they want by selling your services to them.

    Hope this helps.
    Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Murray Cowell
    From email marketing to social media, internet marketing is kind of a good way to do marketing if you ask me. Just get on reading some of the internet marketing gurus, get up to date with the trends in the domain and you're good to go. Research is key, but then you might want to put it into practice and if you start small and work your way up, you'll have nothing to lose.

    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin X
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    Originally Posted by IG1986 View Post

    Hi Warriors ,

    I am a noob at internet marketing. I don't know where to begin. Please help me out and shower some light on internet marketing.
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...t-started.html
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  • Profile picture of the author carol951
    Pick a niche that you're passionate about and do some research on it to make sure you have an audience... Then find a mentor in that niche and get to work. Also avoid the shiney objects syndrome it is very expensive!

    All The Best
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  • First thing first find a niche that you're comfortable to promote then make a traffic for it by making a content just like you're advertising the site so that it can be viewed by many people.
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    • Profile picture of the author dbrwn
      When starting in Internet marketing, the first thing that you need to do is to begin building a list because the list is what makes your business work. Don't buy any lists that are already generated, or even get free ones. No, build your own highly responsive list that you can send stuff to and build a strong bond with.

      It is these people on that list that will make your Internet marketing a real success.
      Originally Posted by onlinesolutions1985 View Post

      First thing first find a niche that you're comfortable to promote then make a traffic for it by making a content just like you're advertising the site so that it can be viewed by many people.
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      All great advice here. Read the rest of the forum. DON'T fall for any hype or promises of easy money.

      Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author inyourway
    As a complete beginner I would say, Fiverr.
    Do some research on fiverr, browse around the categories, try to learn which services(gigs) gets several sales etc.

    After that, try to come up with your own unique gig. If you find it difficult to come up with cool or great ideas for gigs, just check here on WF. There's tons of valueable information for free and if you're really interested I'd suggest you purchase some wsos from people who's having great success on fiverr.

    As a beginner, it's always hard to come up with new & unique things.. And it's always hard to get that first sale you're longing for.. but just hang in there!

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    • Profile picture of the author pinkgorilla
      Originally Posted by inyourway View Post

      As a complete beginner I would say, Fiverr.
      Do some research on fiverr, browse around the categories, try to learn which services(gigs) gets several sales etc.

      After that, try to come up with your own unique gig. If you find it difficult to come up with cool or great ideas for gigs, just check here on WF. There's tons of valueable information for free and if you're really interested I'd suggest you purchase some wsos from people who's having great success on fiverr.

      As a beginner, it's always hard to come up with new & unique things.. And it's always hard to get that first sale you're longing for.. but just hang in there!

      Cheers,
      inyourway
      I second this. Fiverr won't provide enough income for a full time living, but it can provide financial support to pay bills and fund your other bigger internet marketing projects. It's also good for bettering your skills with dealing with clients and marketing your services. These will come in handy later on if you move on to bigger things.
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  • Profile picture of the author wfjason
    I agree with the point that other Warriors have mention that making money online is not for the weak heart. If you want to see results from it, you must be mentally prepared to commit the required hard work and time in it.

    Most people will think that it is simply just create some simple website and just make money easily from it. It does not work that day as the person need to have the discipline to take consistent action before they will be able to see any results.

    I have learn tons of thing from this great forum and you simply need to stay Focus on just one system and just take action on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by wfjason View Post

      I agree with the point that other Warriors have mention that making money online is not for the weak heart. If you want to see results from it, you must be mentally prepared to commit the required hard work and time in it.

      Most people will think that it is simply just create some simple website and just make money easily from it. It does not work that day as the person need to have the discipline to take consistent action before they will be able to see any results.

      I have learn tons of thing from this great forum and you simply need to stay Focus on just one system and just take action on it.
      Exceptional discipline is definitely required. This doesn't mean just being patient, but it also means being prepared for little, if any, results. This is the crux of internet marketing. People not only want, but they have come to expect, TREMENDOUS amounts of value before they'll ever reciprocate (many, not all, of course). To an IM'er....especially a new IM'er....this can be extremely draining and taxing.

      You must prove yourself first.
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  • Profile picture of the author KittyPoo
    Internet marketing is a vast subject the more you read the more you learn. Once you enter in this field, you can automatically understand what next you have to play with.
    For beginners it would be best if you start with affiliate marketing and social media as these are easiest way to start with.
    I think you should first learn something under the guidance of some experts this will help you a lot. One thing I can say that with affiliate marketing you do not need to create a product yourself, you do not have to deal with sales duplicate, item distribution, client services and the common projects that are necessary for an item owner.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreAyton
    Get a good quailty squeeze page .. build a list and treat that list like FAMILY!

    Then when you start to make some sales then get or look for a coach that is making the type of money you desire
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    You might consider signing up for Mark Ling's Affilorama.

    The course is free but provides massive value in over 100 videos that teaches you how to make money online regardless of what level you are at.

    Moreover, Mark is among the most creditable and successful marketers who really does what he teaches.

    You can also check out my other post here on why I will stick to this course ONLY if I am a total newbie with little or no money.

    This course itself will save you a lot of time and money in buying one IM course after another.

    I wished I have come across this earlier in 2008 than last year.
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  • Profile picture of the author vieweg
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    Towards your strengths and interests, you may succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joni D
    I started out as an affiliate for Amazon. "Amazon Associates Program" Write posts or articles about a product like a review or comparison review and post a link to Amazon with your ID in it. Search for Amazon courses on google or just ask what course people liked best here on the forum. I bought a few cheap ones and would recommend to spend more for a more complete course or you will end up buying 10 more to get the complete training. I also first purchased the XsitePro software that creates and uploads your sites for you to hosting, but Wordpress is a better route, it may take time to learn it if you don't know how. Go to YouTube and type any question in to learn something like "how to hack proof your WP blog" "how to install a WP blog" actually you can learn anything there. Get your info and come back here and ask for advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author tritrain
      Originally Posted by Joni D View Post

      I started out as an affiliate for Amazon. "Amazon Associates Program" Write posts or articles about a product like a review or comparison review and post a link to Amazon with your ID in it. Search for Amazon courses on google or just ask what course people liked best here on the forum. I bought a few cheap ones and would recommend to spend more for a more complete course or you will end up buying 10 more to get the complete training. I also first purchased the XsitePro software that creates and uploads your sites for you to hosting, but Wordpress is a better route, it may take time to learn it if you don't know how. Go to YouTube and type any question in to learn something like "how to hack proof your WP blog" "how to install a WP blog" actually you can learn anything there. Get your info and come back here and ask for advice.
      I highly suggest Better WP Security plugin. It's free
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  • Profile picture of the author djneill
    Take your time research everything thoroughly, avoid the shiny ball syndrome at all cost. Keep you wallet in your pocket until you're ready to commit to something, you'll be broke by noon if you bought into every "money making" program. Find a good mentor and I wish you the best of luck...
    A general question like that has many answers to it that you can find all over the warrior forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author FaizanHabib
    please read internet marteking articles or join forum . . . they will help u.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anoopchawla
    I would suggest you to start with self assessment. You need to provide value to your customers and for that you need to know what you are good at, and then start selling it.

    Internet Marketing is just like any other marketing, except for the fact that you use internet as a medium to get in front of target market.

    Just one piece of caution, don't fall for a loophole or something for nothing kind of mentality, because even if that makes you some money you will eventually fail.

    Come up with something that you have and that others need, the rest is just getting in front of the target market and presenting your offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author imeasysales
    If you don't know where to start at all, it might be worth your while investing in a mentor who will help you out. Or you could search the forums as the forum here really is a goldmine of information. I'd recommend selling services first of all on freelancing sites, or look into affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jen Eick
    hbhanot gives good advice. Select product, create squeeze page, collect leads. All you need are: a website, a domain name, an autoresponder

    Oh...and a plan. Follow 1 good mentor (there are offers nowadays where you can pay monthly for membership site coaching, if you don't have the full amount to fork out for the mentoring).

    People always say "follow the advice on WF," which is true -- but if you're new, weeding through ALL the advice is a bit overwhelming. You don't know what's good and what's bad, and you don't want to buy program after program with no results other than an empty wallet.

    Follow the advice of 1 successful mentor. You can still dabble with the advice of others, but follow that mentor's general plan so you have an organized plan of attack that someone else (the mentor) has followed with success.

    Some people can figure it all out without the mentor part. If that's the case, more power to you. I didn't truly "get it" until I started listening to an expert and pretty much drowning everything else out.
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  • Profile picture of the author karlos1968
    Hello,

    1ts thing to do is find a good mentor. DonĀ“t make the same mistake I did ... and waste the next 2 or 3 years spending money trying new products and trainees,

    Cheers
    -Kako-
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  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices
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    Originally Posted by IG1986 View Post

    Hi Warriors ,

    I am a noob at internet marketing. I don't know where to begin. Please help me out and shower some light on internet marketing.
    Do not get into information overload. Do a simple SWOT analysis.

    Look at your own strengths, and see how you can use them for IM. A good coach can be of great help. Infact i was blessed to get one, and it changed my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices2000
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    Originally Posted by IG1986 View Post

    Hi Warriors ,

    I am a noob at internet marketing. I don't know .where to begin. Please help me out and shower some light on internet marketing.
    You can see some many responses. So do not get caught in doing too many things. Just work on 1 and stick to it. Focus and you can succeed
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  • Profile picture of the author LozJames
    If you want real, actionable information on starting an authority site that will make you money and help you create a sustainable business, my latest podcast will help:

    Building Authority Sites | Content Champion

    Good luck with it!
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    Starting up an online business really is not as complicated as you may view it to be. There are 3 basic principals everyone follows to make money online.

    1. Find a profitable niche where people are already spending money in
    2. Build A List of people interested in that niche
    3. Promote products to that list while giving massive value to them.

    To help you understand better click here for a more detailed explanation I made:
    How To Make Money Online

    Remember there is not quick rich scheme in internet marketing, and nothing comes easy. It takes consistent daily work to start earning a regular income online

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1isabella
    It's going to be easy, but for sure you need some attributes: Patience, Steadfastness, Consistency, Faith And Hard work in an niche or aspect you choose to settle for. All the best bro.
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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    My proposal will be to start with Online lead generation. Find a good product with high payout and you will succeed. Lead generation is much better than pay per sale, because you don't care about selling any products, but you only collect leads.
    Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to provide you some information!
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  • Profile picture of the author Story
    That's massive amount of information here!

    Whatever you do, don't go to WSO faerieland section just yet. Read up about different methods, and choose the one method that you like and enjoy.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexGeorge
    There's more than enough information contained within this thread to get started. If you do have a service to sell, then definitely do that to start off. It will give you some money to fund bigger projects, and you could even do it full time if the service is in high demand and pays well. Definitely look into learning Wordpress though and building niche sites. You'll find everything you need to know by using the search function on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samyum
    The basic thing you should learn have all been said...just to recap for you... READ!!! READ!!! READ!!! and TAKE ACTION!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author artflair
    If you are a total Newbie, I'd recommend a program called 'DotComSecrets X' . It is really great for people that are only starting out! It is a step-by-step coaching internet marketing program which is created in a way for you not to get overwhelmed, which can happen very easily, especially in the beginning when you're trying to do everything at the same time!
    Good luck
    Art
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Lawless
    Some great tips here... Some other warrior forum pages that may help you are:

    How do I start my career as an internet marketer?

    Intenet Marketing......Is it a good niche to start with?

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    I would start freelancing for other businesses, and then go from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author crp2511
    Where to start? I would say 'ask the right questions' or you are going to get a ton of peoples opinions, and of course there is some gold in this discussion but how do you as a beginner know whats good and whats not?

    As an example, Empower Network has been mentioned, someone is for it, someone against it. (I would also sat stay away, but it is my own opinion, I know some people do make money at it.)

    Information Overload, we've all been there. So that's why you need a mentor to guide you through and not waste time and money. Look around, and find someone who you can trust who is not going to charge you thousands, some people even offer free coaching because they want to build success stories. Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    are you confusing Internet marketing, with just "making money online" ?

    If you are wanting to simply earn, it would be easiest to go down the freelancer route, you would gain experience that would indeed help you if you decide to move to IM, some things that are always in demand for freelancers are Writers, freelancers and attractive women..

    That is how I got in to IM, Did freelance writing and social media management as a freelancer which taught me valuable info about the Internet marketing world..

    BTW, if you are a noob, (as you say you are) don't expect to earn any decent money with IM for a long time, for many people it takes years to figure out what they'l succeed in.. as for freelancing, you can earn very decent money once you have built up your portfolio somewhat, until then, expect to work for low and sometimes demeaning amounts..

    Hope this little rave of a comment will help you guys out there who don't know where to start
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    • Profile picture of the author Lori Gerlaugh
      Tons of great advice already. I would add:

      Know your strengths and skills. Keep developing those.
      Mitigate your weaknesses. Either learn and develop, or outsource what you need.
      Learn as much as you can-but don't stop there. Gather information. Take note of marketing tactics that appeal to you (warning: most marketers love to be sold!) and also of those you aren't comfortable with.
      Treat this like a business and set a budget for your learning needs, your tech needs and your business building needs.
      Focus on one business model. Even if you change it or expand, you will learn a lot.
      Set income goals and work until you meet them.
      Make a plan to spend time on learning, on technical setup, and action steps. Build time for each into your week.
      It can be fun for a while to keep learning and dreaming, but it's more fun to make money. Take action.
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  • Profile picture of the author CandBmore
    wow - there is some great advice for us noobs out there - I'm just starting up a website to spread my message myself and while I've figured out how to monetize it - driving the traffic to my message has been the hardest lesson. I'm going to follow this thread for sure!

    Thank you to all who've contributed!
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  • Profile picture of the author FajarSidiq
    basically in starting a business, be it online or offline business is the easiest thing is to start with what you love or close to your daily life. because it will facilitate you in working on it and when the result is yet to come, you will not easily give up because you are doing what you love
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