If You Could Start Over...

by Zach Booker 19 replies
If you could start over in the IM field what would you do first?

We have all made mistakes and learned from them to build or business...
Is there anything you would do differently if you had to start all over again?

I know instead of doing 'bum marketing' I would build my list and grow the trust of my list

So what would you do if you had to start alllll over again?:rolleyes:
#main internet marketing discussion forum #start
Avatar of Unregistered
  • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
    Well since I started marketing online in 1997 there wasn't a whole heckuva lot you can do back then compared to these days.

    No cheap overseas outsourcing, no simple website deployment like using WordPress, no video marketing, there were barely even any merchant accounts.... LOL

    There really wasn't anybody else to learn from either most of the marketers were just starting out.

    So I would say that anybody who gets in the Internet marketing these days actually has an advantage. They have a lot of people that they can learn from, and a lot or resources to get them going quickly and easily.

    If I had to start all over again I would absolutely build my team a lot quicker.


    Frank Bruno
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[72007].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author napoleonfirst
      The first thing is coming here to the main section of the forum and read, post, learn and have fun. Also get a subscription to Affiliate Classroom and Internet Marketing Center.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[72014].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
        I agree 100% with the subscription to the affiliate classroom!
        Zach

        Originally Posted by napoleonfirst View Post

        The first thing is coming here to the main section of the forum and read, post, learn and have fun. Also get a subscription to Affiliate Classroom and Internet Marketing Center.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[72078].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author louiefrias
        Listen and learn BEFORE buying a thing. Some stuff is so inexpensive we absolutely think "Hey. What the heck?" Then we get it and we're like, "Hey. What the heck?"

        So, get on a lot of lists, build a warehouse of knowledge on the subjects that really matter and oh yeah. Teleseminars. Find a free one with quality guests and tune in. Here's a good one: www.8WeeksAway.com

        In fact, my buddy Cam Forbes has a copy of a recent one that is killer. Search for the thread, "The WalMart Interview".

        Welcome.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[73393].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
          If I could start again at that poing in time, I would have bought existing revenue generating sites instead of going straight into e-commerce (too much hassle for profit)

          I would also have built my 20 million page spam site much sooner. At that time, Google would not have a clue what hit them and I would have made thousands of dollars per day.


          -Derek
          Signature

          Do not get between a wombat and a chocolate biscuit; you will regret it dearly!

          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[73446].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by Frank Bruno View Post

      Well since I started marketing online in 1997 there wasn't a whole heckuva lot you can do back then compared to these days.

      No cheap overseas outsourcing, no simple website deployment like using WordPress, no video marketing, there were barely even any merchant accounts.... LOL

      There really wasn't anybody else to learn from either most of the marketers were just starting out.

      So I would say that anybody who gets in the Internet marketing these days actually has an advantage. They have a lot of people that they can learn from, and a lot or resources to get them going quickly and easily.

      If I had to start all over again I would absolutely build my team a lot quicker.


      Frank Bruno

      Boy, am I glad I didn't start in 1997. You guys had it really rough. I need
      all my modern toys.

      I give you a ton of credit for making this work back then.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[72084].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jarod Lam
    Hi Zach,

    I would generate immediate cashflow by creating an information product and set up joint ventures with entrepreneurs with large mailing lists.

    I would avoid affiliate products, adsense and seo, at least initially. They require too much time to see any profits.

    Hope this helps...
    Jarod
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[72382].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author ncovill
      If I could start over.. I would definitely have stuck to it when I started back 3 or so years ago when I was a little younger. I am just starting back since a few months ago with much more knowledge and power... could only imagine if I had stuck with it when I first started.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[72414].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    Oh if only I knew back then what I know now... I would have saved myself a lot of money and time.
    Go with blogs!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[72428].message }}
Avatar of Unregistered

Trending Topics