When does a newbie become 'mature'?

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I just started writing a rambling post on one of my blogs about internet marketing newbies - nothing derogatory. I simply found myself wondering into the keyboard what it is that defines the 'newbie' and I thought I'd ask the question here before I finalise the post because I'm no old timer myself and don't have half the experience of many of you.

Here's my main thought:
"I don't think it has much to do with money actually. Maybe it just has something to do with the idea of being 'new' but then when does this period end and the time of 'maturity' start? I have an idea about this one. I think it has something to do with the maturity of thought that just seems to start to creep into the mind as you get more and more exposure to internet marketing and the internet in general. In fact, I think that exposure and experience in the wider internet has as much to do with it as does having read hundreds of ebooks or blogs or forums or made any profits. It's an appreciation thing at the heart of it I think."
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  • Profile picture of the author JackPowers
    I think it has more to do with when you get a mature 'mindset' than when you make your first sale or your first $100 in Adsense.

    Part of this is wanting to get rich quick, failing, learning from that, setting realistic expectations, making a plan and follow trough with it.

    Much like anything else in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael T.
    Well,a newbie becomes mature when he actually starts to make money each and every month from his online efforts.

    You don't need to earn six figures but a consistent 1000 dollars a month is a good sign that you are not a newbie anymore.

    Just my thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Behrens
    Nothing to do with how much money in my opinion. A newbie stops being a newbie when they stop acting like a newbie. Which is to say when they:

    - Have dropped the dream that IM is an easy money track that doesn't require real work every day
    - Can take action, gather results, look at those results and decide if they're happy with them or not
    - Can take failures in stride and learn from them instead of becoming discouraged and quitting
    - Can research and look for solutions to their own minor problems before coming out and asking for help from other people
    - Have an action and goals plan for themselves to which they hold themselves accountable
    - Treat their IM business as a job and not as a hobby

    It's definitely a mindset thing, and for some people it never arrives... but when it does you can usually tell just by hearing how they talk about their IM stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Originally Posted by Harry Behrens View Post

      Nothing to do with how much money in my opinion. A newbie stops being a newbie when they stop acting like a newbie. Which is to say when they:

      - Have dropped the dream that IM is an easy money track that doesn't require real work every day
      - Can take action, gather results, look at those results and decide if they're happy with them or not
      - Can take failures in stride and learn from them instead of becoming discouraged and quitting
      - Can research and look for solutions to their own minor problems before coming out and asking for help from other people
      - Have an action and goals plan for themselves to which they hold themselves accountable
      - Treat their IM business as a job and not as a hobby

      It's definitely a mindset thing, and for some people it never arrives... but when it does you can usually tell just by hearing how they talk about their IM stuff.
      My thoughts exactly
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      • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
        You're not considered a man around this joint until you've slept with some hot Warrior diva.....and there's a lot of 'em around this house.

        It usually takes at least 500 posts before you'll even get to first base....so don't expect miracles overnight.



        xxx Vegas Vince
        Legend.
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        • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
          Originally Posted by VegasVince View Post

          You're not considered a man around this joint until you've slept with some hot Warrior diva.....and there's a lot of 'em around this house.

          It usually takes at least 500 posts before you'll even get to first base....so don't expect miracles overnight.



          xxx Vegas Vince
          Legend.
          So funny, now I need to clean the coffee off my screen Vince, thanks!

          I love Harry's explanation of this above, so very true and I still remember going through a lot of those stages.. not that I am there yet but I don't consider myself a newbie any more.

          I still sometimes need to trust my own knowledge though, I quite regularly take a break and read threads here and look at the ones asking for help, quite often knowing the answer but I don't always post it because for some reason, sometimes, I doubt myself, which is stupid - but it is nice reading other people's answers on the forum to questions and sitting saying to myself "I knew that", "I knew that", "I Knew that" most of the time..

          Anyway, just my lunch break observations.

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  • Profile picture of the author ebizman87
    Maybe this thread will answer your QUESTION!

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ng-newbie.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Root
    When newbie actually makes steady income like 3 month in a row?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyrus Antas
    Doing stuff and failing is a very good way to become "mature". Theory can help you feel you know something but it's only when you start implementing that you can a real appreciation for all those little details that you need to know before you succeed.

    Practice, practice, practice.

    Tyrus
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