Newbies: First off, something like 95% of all internet marketers fail. Wonder why...
It's because you receive bad advice constantly which leads you down the path of doom. Now, I know there are some exceptions, but from what I'm seeing around here lately it saddens me. People are telling you that mentors and coaches cost thousands upon thousands of dollars and you get what you pay for. That is because they are obviously out of the loop so to speak. They are probably also residing in the 95% range mentioned above. Maybe not all, but when you are misinformed right off the bat as a newbie, you are either going to get extremely lucky or you are doomed. Period.
Now, let me bring out the truth here which many GURU's aren't going to like. You don't have to sell the house, the farm and the car to receive life changing training along with daily contact and assistance with your mentor. This is because of leverage and due to a system that was designed to allow the average JOE who can't afford such high costs coaches and mentors to actually succeed. The game has changed.
Now, it still takes work as it should. There is no push button, boom!! I'm rich setup that I know of. You still have to learn and be taught the methods that work, which are easy for even newbies to duplicate. It comes down to being able to earn while you learn, having your hand held while doing it, being pointed and advised on how to proceed and a team behind you.
The days of lets make a bunch of blogs and niche websites and hope we rank in the search engines is over for those in the know. Ask yourself this question....
What side of the fence do I want to stand on? The side with the 95% who fail miserably or on the side of the fence with the 5% who didn't. Don't get me wrong, it is simple to succeed but not necessarily easy. There is a difference and it's HUGE.
So, as I'm sure many of the over priced coaches and mentors aren't going to like this thread I will meet some resistance. But, I'm glad to help people actually succeed with internet marketing without taking them to the cleaners.
I'll provide a tip or two here for those who would like to learn some simple tasks like using social media and branding yourself. To use social media properly, you will want to add value and generate a following. Of course, if you simply use social media to just blast your offers then you aren't going to get very far. Best of luck with that.
You need to start branding yourself online, everywhere you can at some point. As a newbie, you won't be doing this but when you get into more advanced marketing tactics you will absolutely need to do this.
Start your list building learning. Having your own subscriber list is very important in this game. There are a lot of courses and such on list building which can help you but truth be told they are not absolutely necessary. There are plugins available that can build you an amazing looking squeeze page very quickly, email providers like aweber that have tutorials to help you and then the methods of actually getting people to subscribe to your list like clickbanking, solo ads, adswaps and so on...