newbie looking for advice

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Hi all,
I'm a newbie to internet marketing and after doing a couple of Google searches I've realized that's there's a load of crap out there.
Is there anything anyone can recommend that actually works?
Thanks in advance.
#advice #help a friend #newbie
  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    Hello,
    If you want to make money online, the first step to do is take action on the information that you find. Without that nothing will really happen, it's all trial and error and the more you fail the smarter you become.

    That being said it really depends on what you want to do because there are a lot of ways to make money. The most constant income producing method for most internet marketers is definately product creation and email marketing. So if you're just starting out, learning how to build a list would be a good first step to take

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveFinch
    You first of all need to have an idea on what you'd like to do online. You can find out what that is by browsing the posts on this forum. Once you do find something that interests you, type it into the warrior forum search box and read everything that comes up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    Originally Posted by Mickrick View Post

    Hi all,
    I'm a newbie to internet marketing and after doing a couple of Google searches I've realized that's there's a load of crap out there.
    Is there anything anyone can recommend that actually works?
    Thanks in advance.
    Mick,

    It all works.

    The question is will you make it work for you?

    You say you are a newbie to internet marketing.

    Let me ask you this - what is your definition of internet marketing?

    And wow - I am impressed.

    After a few cursory Google searches you were able to determine that there is a load of crap out there.

    Talk about skills!

    Did you search 'crap piles' or 'piles of crap' - these things matter to the 'Big G' you know.

    Seriously though.....define internet marketing, as you see it, and then some of us may be able to help you out.

    If nothing else, your shxt detection skills and the solid waste authority seem like they may be a logical fusion?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Mickrick View Post

    Is there anything anyone can recommend that actually works?
    Yes.

    Develop skills and judgement. That works. (You already have some judgement, of course, for appreciating that there's a lot of crap "out there"!)

    Brendon ^^^ is right, as well, of course: it's not about some kind of abstract, objective distinction between "what works" and "what doesn't". It's about what you can make work for you, and that depends on a whole lot of things that are to do with you, not just with the "stuff" itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mostafa82
    if you just getting started. I recommend you to start focus on list building, So if there is any product related to list building and traffic generation and has good reviews listen to his mentor.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
      Not sure what to do?

      Starting your own blog is as good a place to start as any

      Even if your blog is going to be Internet Marketing (IM) based, you don't need to write anything about IM at first.

      Just write about yourself or whatever, but just get writing. It's a nice skill to have and often overlooked in this business.

      While your at it, start building a solid online presence from day 1.

      Can you buy a domain name for your blog that includes your name in the URL? Have you got Social Media accounts in your name? If not, get them.

      When you're ready, start writing about more IM based topics on your blog and when you find something that really interests you, read more about it. Before you know it, you'll know more about that topic than a lot of other people and you're well on your way to becoming an expert...

      Just my thoughts but it's not a bad place to start.

      Cheers

      Jon
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    • Profile picture of the author RobertoM
      Totally agree with Alexa and Brendon.
      As you are a newbie to IM you should be more cautious in your judgments.
      Internet presently is the world's largest repository of human knowledge and G is the most powerful search tool that exists.
      Define precisely what you need to know and surely you'll find it there, but first you must learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by Mickrick View Post

    Hi all,
    I'm a newbie to internet marketing and after doing a couple of Google searches I've realized that's there's a load of crap out there.
    Is there anything anyone can recommend that actually works?
    Thanks in advance.
    Take time and try to read some of these threads.

    How to Make Money as Newbie
    1. What to do if you're desperate
    2. An easy way to make $1-$3 a day?
    3. Here's how to make your first $100
    4. I Have Been Doing IM For Exactly One Month Today.... Going To Do $500 Today!
    5. 15k a month - here's how...
    6. Why YOU Can't Make REAL Money Online!
    7. i have 300 dollars and i want to start newbie
    8. How do YOU make money online?
    9. How to succeed in internet 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!

    Michelle
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  • Profile picture of the author LimitlessTraffic
    Originally Posted by Mickrick View Post

    Hi all,
    I'm a newbie to internet marketing and after doing a couple of Google searches I've realized that's there's a load of crap out there.
    Is there anything anyone can recommend that actually works?
    Thanks in advance.
    You are a newbie to internet marketing and already concluded that there's a load of crap out there.... And now you are asking for recommendation?

    First, you should actually respect the industry more. Most information that is "Crap" to most marketers is probably useful to you since you are a newbie.

    Do some research how you want to make money then come back and ask for advice on a specific skill you want to improve on.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    I can smell the crap now!

    The best thing you can do is find a product/service you LOVE and have USED yourself, then become an affiliate.

    If you just shoot in the dark with products you've never used or like, you'll never make it.

    Rock on!
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  • Profile picture of the author dejoliet31
    You need to determine what your focus will be. As you said, there is a lot of crap that can zap your effectiveness as you jump from one "hot" thing to the next. Even if each has value (and they all won't), you can't possibly do them all and be successful.

    Find what you are willing to commit to and work on that until you are successful. As I'm sure you know, instant, no work success online is a myth.
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  • Profile picture of the author stews
    Create a blog about topic you enjoy and know well. Write good informative content. Thank develop a product (ebook) etc that you can offer to your readers. Build your list from your blog by offering a quality free product when your readers sign up. Most important, concentrate on one path at a time.
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