how do I get started in IM?

by teddya
12 replies
Hi All,

I have been contemplating getting started in IM, I started two years ago and saw no result so I stopped. I am now trying again but I am getting confused with the endless methods and WSO being promoted. I was hoping if someone could point me in the right direction to just get started. I understand this requires a lot of work and there is no quick fix to it, so I am prepared to put in what ever is required of me, I just don't want to waste my time with something that will not work. I would highly appreciate any pointers, thanking you in advance.
#how to get started #newbie advice #newbie im #started
  • Profile picture of the author MarketMaster13
    Get an IM coach or a mentor who guide you through to the IM basics.
    It worked for me and i am sure it has worked with many people out there.
    All the best!
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    • Profile picture of the author imeasysales
      Originally Posted by MarketMaster13 View Post

      Get an IM coach or a mentor who guide you through to the IM basics.
      It worked for me and i am sure it has worked with many people out there.
      All the best!
      I would recommend a mentor too if you are really stuck and completely lost.

      However it's best if you try and read more into some things, and invest the money into starting up affiliate sites and creating landing pages etc...Mentors can be expensive sometimes as well, so it might be worth spending the money on setting up an affiliate site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Coe
    Depends on what your interested in and how much your interested in investing into it. There is Website creation, Blogging, Video Marketing, Social Media, CPA, PPC, Listing Building, etc. I can point you in a good direction once I know what your interested in.

    I'm personally in Social Media and Listing Building, which I make a descant income off of.
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    You've already started.

    If you don't know what you're up to and what you're interested in, I'll suggest you to be active on this forum. try to engage with different topics and information.

    select the best sub niche and get going with it. it can be anything, affiliate marketing, product creation, CPA, advertising, social media anything.

    secondly, Don't follow a method but a strategy, a strategy which you can put in many directions and it will definitely return you some or big sort of success.

    good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    I am getting confused with the endless methods and WSO being promoted.
    You need to make a decision and jump in. The first thing you try may not work but you will gain valuable experience.

    Everyone wants a guaranteed method and there is no such thing. What works for you might not work for me and vice versa.

    I found the most success by studying what was working for others and developing my own way of doing things based on what I learned.
    Get Off The Warrior Forum Now & Don't Come Back If You Want To Succeed!
    All The Real Marketers Are Gone. There's Nothing Left But Weak, Sniveling Wanna-Bees!
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    There are lot of things you can do here, it purely depends upon yourself what you are interested in doing, when I got into IM I created a website, added content, built a list and made good money with affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    go around and read the forums. ask questions and learn from others
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  • First and foremost, I applaud you for coming back and trying again after hitting a setback. Too often newbies and experienced marketers alike will run into a major obstacle and give up. It's okay to walk away and regroup. But you should never give up if this is what you want to do. Clearly that's the case for you. So here's my advice.

    1. Study what other marketers are doing. This forum is a good place to start. Model yourself after the successful ones. Sign up for their list, read their blog post, comments and forum threads. Then try to mimic what they do but add your own flavor and personality to it.

    2. Like some others have said, get a mentor and/or invest in some internet marketing training. But be sure it covers all the REAL fundamentals of building an online business not just a loophole or trick that will be closed once every other warrior buys that same WSO. If you notice someone on a forum that seems to be successful or provides a lot of insightful and useful information, contact them. They may be able to offer your mentorship or at the very least provide you recommendations or products that helped them gain their skillset.

    3. Be ready for the failure and things that don't work. That's part of learning in this industry. Even if you follow the 2 steps I mentioned above. You're still going to fail and some things won't work. Learn to be fine with that. Learn from it and then try again with the knowledge of what didn't work. Now that means you're just closer to doing what does work!

    So that's my advice my friend. Hopefully it's useful!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vector Graphics
    Well whatever you choose to do realize that at some point you are probably going to feel like you made the wrong choice. It takes a lot of failure to succeed and failing over and over again can make you feel like giving up or starting something new before you ever succeed.

    Make sure you stick with one thing and never give up. That is the best advice I can give you. To many new marketers try something and give up without giving it a real shot. Don't be one of them!
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  • Profile picture of the author adamreilly1997
    Try not to get stuck chasing "shiny" objects teddya. Don't get me wrong, some of the WSO's are great, but what you want to do is find a method that works for you and scale it up.

    I would advise getting a mentor, as he/she will point you in the right direction.

    If you don't want to get a mentor then I think the easiest way to make money online is in 3 simple steps.

    1. Pick a niche you're PASSIONATE about.

    2. Build a list, and set up an autoresponder.

    3. Drive targeted traffic to your squeeze page/opt-in form.

    The most important thing to remember when your building your list is to make a GOOD relationship with the subscriber! You can't just try selling to your subscribers on the first email. You need to build their trust and make a relationship with them. Trust me, I made this mistake before, and wasted a lot of time, so don't make the same one I did!

    If you need any help, get in touch. I'd be glad to help!
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Choose a niche. Build a website/ squeeze page. Generate traffic to your website and/or squeeze page. Email your list daily or every other day give free value to your list. Sell your own product and/or affiliate products to your list.

    Then you can continue to generate more traffic or move on to another niche and repeat the process.

    That is a simple business model you can follow to start seeing some success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    It depends on your interests, knowledge and skills. You can start analyzing those by going to fiverr and freelancing. From there you can learn how to create your own self hosted WP blog, build a list and etc.

    Blogger at (Make Money online blog but also promoting ethical internet marketing)

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