Question for the vets

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Hi all!

I've been a member for some time here and this is my first post. It's amazing how much can be learned about making money on Fiverr, blogs, Ebay, Amazon, PTC, affiliate marketing, etc.

But there's so much information in these forums that I seem to be stuck in the "paralysis by analysis" stage. :confused:

No, I'm not asking for anyone to make any decisions for me or tell me what to do. I'm just curious, with so many different ways to make money online--how did you all choose to focus on whichever method you chose?
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Just pick the thing that looks best to you and try it. If it works that's good.

    If you are not pleased with the results, you can tweak it and continue or try something else.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    I choose affiliate marketing as my first way to make money, which is something I still do 7 years later.

    It was alluring to me, because I could earn money on existing products without having to create them myself.

    I figured just driving traffic was the easy part.

    I was abl to make my first sale in 3 days, $300 my first week $1,000 my first 14 days and $3,000 my first month so I'd say it was a good choice
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Just choose a business model that you like or at least believe will work and stick with it for 60 days. Make sure you have a plan or a blueprint(or create your own) so that you know what to do each and every day. If you don't know what to do then you will be tempted to try something else or give up completely. Don't buy any other courses or join any other opportunities within those 60 days.

    After 60 days you can look at your results and decide where you want to go from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author immelda
    Thanks, guys!

    Dare I ask... Did any of you invest in useful information products or coaching services? Would this be something you'd recommend for starters?
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWillisWay
      Originally Posted by id0987 View Post

      Thanks, guys!

      Dare I ask... Did any of you invest in useful information products or coaching services? Would this be something you'd recommend for starters?
      I'd say yes. Buying products from people who also offer coaching services would be wise. This way when you find a product you like the topic or concept of you will be able to request coaching directly from that person who made that product.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    well you have to know what your doing, I bought both products and coaching when starting out
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  • Profile picture of the author XponentSYS
    I've been around since 1998 and quit my Last JOB in 2001 so I definaty qualify as a "vet".

    What worked for me was doing the whole list building thing because that's how I started back in 1998. There were other ways sure, but that's how I started, what I knew..... and what I was good at.

    So I focused on that method and monetized it with BOTH affiliate offers as well as my OWN offers. Over the years I got really good at those two things (list building and monetizing that list).

    Over the next decade I've bought courses and coaching in the following areas.....

    >Market research (finding markets)
    >Copy writing
    >product creation
    >traffic generation (paid and free methods)

    I probably forgot a few but those are the biggies.

    Remember how I said that I focused on list building, or put another way. Email marketing?

    Here's how my choice of educational products and services translates to that chosen are of focus:

    >MARKET RESEARCH:. So I can become privy to key identifiers of a hot market
    >COPY WRITING: To garner a skillset of putting "salesmanship into print" and in my case get the opt in or sale.
    >TRAFFIC GENERATION. Obviously once I found the market and created the funnel, I need the traffic
    PRODUCT CREATION. To better and more efficiently create offers.

    HERE IS THE POINT:

    Pick one or two ( I say one ) marketing methods to focus on. For me it was list building and email marketing.

    Then go find the information and tools you need to put every aspect of that method together.
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  • Profile picture of the author carcin0genic
    I just made a decision.

    Nothing else to it. The same goes for success. When you just decide to start moving forward with something, decide you will be successful.

    Then work like mad to make it a reality. It's all about getting your butt in gear and applying what you've learned.
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