What QUESTIONS did you need answering when you first started out?

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Hey Warriors!

I remember when I first started out, I had a bunch of questions I wanted answers to!

So, I'm curious, to know what questions you were desperately seeking answers for when you first started out?

Thanking you in advance!

- Joe Crosbie,
#answering #questions #started
  • Profile picture of the author IzzuDino
    First question that popped in my mind when I first joined Internet Marketing is "what can I do to make my first dollar online".

    Since that was my first foray online, I did not know what a sales funnel was etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    My first question was how to drive SE traffic. It still is.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      You need ideas for products?

      Anyways these were some of my questions:

      "How do i build my list of email addresses?"
      "Which problems do i want to solve?"
      "How do i drive traffic?"
      "How do i recruit affiliates?"
      "Which steps i need to take to be successful with IM?"
      "Where can i find good ideas for products?"
      "How can i do to establish credibility in my niche market?"
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      • Profile picture of the author talfighel
        Joe,

        When I started online back in December of 2002, my main question was:

        How do I make money online and where do I start?

        That is the main question of many newbies.

        Originally Posted by Devid Farah View Post

        You need ideas for products?

        Anyways these were some of my questions:

        "How do i build my list of email addresses?"
        "Which problems do i want to solve?"
        "How do i drive traffic?"
        "How do i recruit affiliates?"
        "Which steps i need to take to be successful with IM?"
        "Where can i find good ideas for products?"
        "How can i do to establish credibility in my niche market?"

        For someone who is new, I know that these are not the most common questions. For many newbies, How do I make money online and where do I start? is the first question that comes to mind.

        Once they are in, it takes them a few days or a few weeks to ask the questions that you provided in your post.
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        • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
          Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

          For someone who is new, I know that these are not the most common questions.
          How do you know? I wonder if you ever survey your prospects/customers.

          No one said that these were the most common newbie questions. Those were some of my questions when i first started out, i was new too, every multi millionaire guru out there was a nobody and new to the game too.

          Newbies have tons of different questions but today they look for the "magic bullet", they want to know how to make money(millions) with no work.

          Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

          For many newbies, How do I make money online WITHOUT doing any work? is the first question that comes to mind.
          Fixed that for ya
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Obviously the main question is always how to make money?
    and that question will lead to many questions; what niche to go in, how to make sales, how to get traffic etc
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Just go through the first 4 pages of this forum and you should have your answer

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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingBees
    Has to be the standard "How can I make money quick?" question... Oh the naivety!
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    • Profile picture of the author Brand New Guy
      Originally Posted by MarketingBees View Post

      Has to be the standard "How can I make money quick?" question... Oh the naivety!
      "...BTW, I don't want to spend any money or do anything."
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      • Profile picture of the author DConny1
        Easy for me to answer since I'm still a newb:

        1) How much money can realistically be made from affiliate marketing?

        2) What sorts of things are important to look for when doing keyword research?

        2) Niche? Micro-niche? Authority?

        3) Clickbank? Amazon? Adesense? Ecommerce etc.. which is "best"?

        4) Literally the basics of buying domain, hosting, setting up wordpress.

        5) Basics of SEO: How important is having an exact keyword domain? How do I set up my headers for ideal SEO? What are backlinks and how do I create those?

        6) Where can I find legal images for my blog?

        7) How do I check page rank?

        8) How many words should each blog article be? How many articles per week should I post?

        9) How do I determine which affiliate products I should promote?

        10) How do I get started with social media marketing?

        11) How important is it to get a coach / buy WSOs?

        12) How quickly can I make money?

        I've found the answers to pretty much all of these questions using this great forum, but it took quite a bit of time. There are probably more questions I could think of that have gone through my head more than once in the past couple of months.
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      • Profile picture of the author MarketingBees
        Originally Posted by Brand New Guy View Post

        "...BTW, I don't want to spend any money or do anything."
        Haha you've got it: "Where's the magic button I have to push for money to flow out of my laptop like my personal ATM machine..."

        All newbies out there: It is NOT easy! Anything or anyone that claims it's easy is LYING to you. Simple as that.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    How did this 'bouncing image' of two gay guys get on my screen, and why does it keep creating more every time I try to close the pop-up...

    Seriously, that happened - and thankfully I quickly learned about 'end task' manager.

    Honestly, too many questions to list - I was computer illiterate when I started, complete noob, no computer skills whatsoever!

    Though I still ask questions, the important ones are the ones you learn the hard way, I think by virtue of experience in the trenches, and by taking action.

    Don't let people manipulate your choices in life, as I left school early to help my Mom pay the bills, call it circumstantial. But, with only a 7th grade education, I made $100k per year offline for nearly 20 years simply by being determined and persistent NOT to buy into the fears of others, telling me how foolish I was.

    If you ask because you are thinking about product ideas or product creation (which I always encourage) - You can simply research the popular question being asked here on the forum, and get great ideas (and researching them) on "How to" provide solutions to those commonly asked questions.

    Mine were usually tech related questions, to simplify my answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author amwarner
    My first question was how can I make money .... which is important, but my first question should have been how do I build a list.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    What is internet marketing?




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