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I want to start in IM nut I'm a newbie and realy don't know where to start.

Could anyone help me indicating me where I can find the best documentation, where I could start to get the basics.

I'm having difficulties to know where I should start.

Thanks in advance

#guides #internet marketing #newbie #start
  • Profile picture of the author themusiccoach
    Start with the end in mind. Where is it that you wish to end up in a year from now?

    Peace And Possibilities,

    Kyle O -
    Prinicipal , Student, and Teacher
    The Web Traffic School

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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

    ― George Carlin
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    • Profile picture of the author NunoCabral
      thank you very much! This will help me a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    the main methods are:
    Email Marketing
    Video Marketing
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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.

    My two best recommendations for phenomenal IM training programs are Ali Brown's Elevate program (ElevateBizTraining.com) and Jeff Walker's Product Launch Formula (ProductLaunchFormula.com)

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

    Hope this helps!

    "You can't market here. This is a marketing discussion forum!"
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    • Profile picture of the author NunoCabral
      Hi Michelle,
      Thank you very much. Your post was indeed very helpfull.
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  • Profile picture of the author azulita
    You can search for a free ebook to download for example" Become and affiliate marketing" or "how to build a website from scratch" or something like that. If you don´t want an ebook then look for videos in YouTube. You will find a lot of information. Or you can still look in here. There´s so much information here.
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  • Profile picture of the author gela g
    Originally Posted by NunoCabral View Post

    I want to start in IM nut I'm a newbie and realy don't know where to start.

    Could anyone help me indicating me where I can find the best documentation, where I could start to get the basics.

    I'm having difficulties to know where I should start.

    Thanks in advance


    Happy to see lot of newbies looking for opportunities here.

    So, again.

    Before you think of making money online I think you need to consider first what you have in YOU that you can provide VALUE or SOLUTIONS to people's problem.

    Oh, don't be overwhelm with that.

    My point is, YOU need to have a product or service to get you started.

    My free bootcamp training will help you know more if you want to start your online business or you want to build a skill for an online career. Check my signature.

    LEARN and TAKE ACTION! That's how you should START.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author carcin0genic
    So many words to say the same simple thing.

    Save your time buddy. Time is your most important resource and you should treat it as such.

    Start by not reading the same copy and pasted replies a lot of posts here are going to be.

    You need to develop a proper mindset and take action duplicating successful people in your field in whatever it is you decide to tackle.

    I simply partnered with a 6 figure earner and duplicated his business model to have my own success and current sales.

    For this reason I do the same for others......
    Let's Network!!
    Shoot Me A Message
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  • Profile picture of the author veekay31
    The above note by Nightengale gives you a very good method to get started.

    Further, there are many free videos that you can view to get a good picture about getting started.

    Do a search on youtube about things that you are interested in and then view some of the videos to get an idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    Strategy what worked for me
    Start by selling anything you are expert in, from article writing, to graphics, videos, designs, logo's, videos
    Sell your services on fiverr and other freelancing sites

    this will get you kickstarter and also a lot of confidence

    In parallel make a long term strategy, like making websites, blogs, or Product
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  • Profile picture of the author tekken2
    First, put your credit card away. Don't get lured into "get rich quick" schemes.

    None of them work... If some guy is making $6,532.23 a day then why sell his secrets with some $29.99 PDF?

    Making money is easy with Amazon, if you can write reasonably well:

    Setup a site on wordpress,
    find a product.

    Google it and see if other review sites feature it. Write the most detailed review you can of it. Include images, videos, comparison tables of other products.

    Scatter in a couple of Amazon Affiliate links, and repeat with 25-30 times with similar products.

    Google will find you. Send your readers to Amazon with well written unbiased and informative copy and you will convert at about 3%-8%.

    This is how I am making $1000+ a month (after 3 months work).

    Don't worry about themes, one of my sites looks as ugly as anything and just today sold a $1400 product for a 5% commission.

    If you do want to spend some pennies, then I can recommend reading products by:

    Erica Stone
    Jan Roos

    I use a 'hash' of all their products and it seems to be working.

    The most important thing is just taking action and start writing!
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