When did you have your biggest breakthrough in IM?

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I'm just curious, when did you have your biggest breakthroughs in internet marketing and what happened.

I'll start first.

Breakthrough #1: Focusing just on one thing. Back then it was SEO for me. It doesn't matter what you focus on as long as you focus just on that one thing.

Breakthrough #2: Getting a mentor. I got a guy that was making 10 times more money. He opened my eyes and expanded my thinking. Back then I was making more than most professionals, but he asked me "Matt, why are you playing small?". What a moment!

Breakthrough #3: Going to a 10,000 GBP seminar, hanging out with super successful guys. I realized they aren't smarter or better, they just took more action and they work HARD.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Poc
    Come on, it can't be that people who are making money don't come to this forum section, please share your experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author gjabiz
      Originally Posted by Matt Poc View Post

      Come on, it can't be that people who are making money don't come to this forum section, please share your experience.
      In 1997 I wrote about the five great lakes of the Internet, and theTWO oceans. The oceans of adult content and college students access.

      The five lakes were, financial, physical, emotional, spiritual and relationships.

      The breakthrough came in 98, when I wrote that the future of the Internet was not about selling things, but it was about giving the people a voice.

      This forum gives a voice to over 700,000 people. Facebook and twitter gives a voice to millions.

      More than anything else, people want to be heard (acknowledged) ... do that, and the buying and selling become almost automatic.

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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Poc
        Originally Posted by gjabiz View Post

        In 1997 I wrote about the five great lakes of the Internet, and theTWO oceans. The oceans of adult content and college students access.

        The five lakes were, financial, physical, emotional, spiritual and relationships.

        The breakthrough came in 98, when I wrote that the future of the Internet was not about selling things, but it was about giving the people a voice.

        This forum gives a voice to over 700,000 people. Facebook and twitter gives a voice to millions.

        More than anything else, people want to be heard (acknowledged) ... do that, and the buying and selling become almost automatic.

        gjabiz
        I agree with you SO MUCH.

        People are trying to sell all the time. Stop selling. Provide value first! I have found that when I give value first and sell second, I get unbelievable results.

        At this moment I'm offering free strategy sessions - I spend two hours of my time coaching FOR FREE. Guess what happens? At the end of my sessions people ALWAYS ask me if they could work with me. THEY ask me to make an offer to them... And often they decide to invest. So much more powerful than just trying to sell something. But you gotta be genuine too! You gotta be willing to genuinely help others, otherwise it will not work!
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  • Profile picture of the author elmo033057
    Mine came when I realized that ad copy is the HEART of online sales letters. I am always studying that facet now, because if you can't write (or at least hire a writer) your sales are dead in the water.

    God Bless!
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  • Profile picture of the author Highway55
    Hey Matt,

    My first breakthrough was selling an adult domain. That's when I realized people could really make money online. From there, I went to a linking seminar and met a few people... but my biggest breakthrough came only after reading a ton of stuff, and taking a ton of action... and failing my ass off.

    Finally, I realized one thing - traffic is absolutely everything. And above anything else - you need to specialize in driving traffic from one source. You must be a master of that source. And if you are then you will never have to worry about money - ever.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Johnson
    When I got serious about my success and took
    the time to figure out what methods suited my strengths
    and ability best.

    At the time that was SEO and affiliate marketing.

    Next, I focused on learning ONLY those two skills,
    and continued on the path. These strategies of creating my
    own plan of action and FOCUS have served me well.

    Best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      About three months after I started, I suddenly realised that I was doing almost everything wrong that you could possibly do wrong, and that that was why I wasn't actually earning anything. I made some big and fundamental changes in what I was doing, and I was actually earning a living, near enough, only another two months after that. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post8532320
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  • Profile picture of the author David Hooper
    The biggest thing for me was getting people on recurring billing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde Dennis
    My breakthrough came when it became clear to me that the internet is literally two things... content and traffic. Then I discovered that I could solve all of my content needs with properly curated content, and all the traffic I need is on facebook. Ding!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    build list

    recurring income

    I was able to quit job pretty fast after that.
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  • Profile picture of the author kursat
    When I stopped trying to learn everything that is to know and start working instead. There is just too much information overload out there - get started with what you know - worked for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesJeffery
    My first break through was back in 2009, shortly after I first started marketing. I got involved in the "Dating" niche and made my first big commissions - £1,700.

    My first step into the IM game was with a "motivational quotes" website. I was able to make a consistent $8 - $12 a day with Adsense, from doing absolutely nothing. I achieved this after reading Joel Comms Adsense book, and with a little guidance from a friend who was an Internet Marketer.

    My biggest break was $89,000 in 4 days in 2011.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Yep, basically the same break-throughs I had.

    Focus is a BIG one... and getting mentorship from someone who is already getting the results you want to get.
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  • I had my breakthrough when I finally got that first sale on Clickbank several years ago, and it got be hooked. And then I got into freelance writing, and then I found out about great writing sites that paid me good money to write. And I guess that all continued to having me get into other business ventures that got me started.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheehien
    i think you better focus on 2-3 ways to generate your subscribers list. Follow a good mentors also important to guide you to the correct direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    My breakthrough was when I got paid.

    Then I realized what I was doing was working so I started to do it more and more.... and I started to get paid more and more.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      My breakthrough was when I got paid.

      Then I realized what I was doing was working so I started to do it more and more.... and I started to get paid more and more.
      wow great tip there.

      Its one of the PRINT OUTS I have on my ROOF! So when I sit back arms behind head, it says :- "KEEP DOING THE THINGS THAT KEEP WORKING!"

      Ok! it sounds silly, but how many times do you see newbies find a way to make money, then they completely drop that, and go and find the HOLY GRAIL.....

      The ONLY holy Grail to making money online IS THAT THERE IS NOT HOLY GRAIL!.... Yes....the grass is not greener on the other side, like people keep thinking!

      People fail for years, cause they think they are only 2 days away from learning the secrets to making money online.

      However even back in the 1800's it was the same. They just did not have the internet. So its much easier for us. The same fundamentals are the same today as they were hundreds of years ago....

      WHICH IS...

      1) Hunt for your prospects.

      2) Get them on your list, or some sort of list.

      3) GET MORE AND MORE AND MORE LEADS EVERY DAY

      4) THEN, Work out how to TURN YOUR LEADS into recurring customers.


      Its nothing new, been the same for hundreds of years. Simple works...right!? of course!

      Once I figured this out, and stop looking for the shiney objects, I did very well, and told my boss what a discusting fat b*&ch she was. Yes those exact words. I was then able to work out, I could work for myself, and not make that fat cow rich.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    I've had so many that were major breakthroughs at the time when they had occurred, I will list some here:

    1. I got a mentor who helped me get my start. I no longer need mentorship from that person today, but without him, I may not have succeeded as fast. And when it comes to mentorship, you don't necessarily need someone to be at your beckon call to hold your hand. Find someone already succeeding that you can identify and relate with, and study, follow, and emulate them in your own marketing.

    2. I got over the fear of losing money with paid traffic. Now paid traffic makes up for easily 90% of all the traffic I get in my businesses.

    3. I stopped listening to every guru and wannabe guru out there who hit my inbox and started following closely the people who made most of their money marketing products and services other than the selling of "how I made money selling how I made money products"
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    I'd have to say when I learned about network marketing and how it's not the same as traditional affiliate marketing. I'll be quitting my day job soon thanks to this find.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt Poc
      Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

      When I stopped worrying about competition and started focusing on peoples problems and their unmet, underserved or neglected needs. Most people run from problems ... I look for them.
      Haha, reminds me of the saying "when you start making more money all you get is bigger problems to solve"

      Originally Posted by LarryHaywood View Post

      I'd have to say when I learned about network marketing and how it's not the same as traditional affiliate marketing. I'll be quitting my day job soon thanks to this find.
      Awesome. What company are you working with?
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