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Hello,

It's been a little while since I posted on WF, but in the past couple of months I have been really considering digital marketing and one thing I've learned about it is that you always have to be, well, learning. What I'm saying is that I'm not much of a well rounded learner or constant learner mind you; I don't like learning for the sake of learning. I usually learn when there's a specific purpose in mind or if it's about a personal interest of mine. I feel as if for me learning on the job might not be as enjoyable or motivating.

Any tips on how to tackle this? Is reading and watching enough or is note taking a must as well?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Two months ago, you posted:

    I am Wayup95 and I am thinking about becoming a digital marketer.
    Still thinking about it??? No one can GIVE you motivation and learning what you need to know takes some effort.

    I usually learn when there's a specific purpose in mind or if it's about a personal interest of mine. I feel as if for me learning on the job might not be as enjoyable or motivating.
    How old are you? Have you ever had a job? Do you understand 'cause and effect'?

    You 'feel as if' - either you want to work online enough to LEARN how to do it successfully or you become of those who give up before they get started. It's up to you.

    The 'specific purpose' for most marketers is to earn a living - to create a good income. Some of the work is fun, much is repetitive and detailed and not entertaining. If you are unwilling to do any tasks you don't 'enjoy' ....not sure IM is for you. That is simply an honest assessment.


    Edit: Re-reading this it comes across 'tougher' than I intended. You would not go into a job interview for a job you really wanted....and immediately tell the person interviewing you 'here's a list of stuff I don't like to do/don't want to do'....


    Whether you work a job for an employer - or build an online business for yourself - some things have to be done. You can work in a niche you enjoy....or you can work in a niche because you enjoy the benefits of what you earn. You can also look into what is required when you see an online business method that interests you...and decide if it's something that would hold your interest or totally bore you.


    I think the best way to learn for IM is solving problems as you run into them. If you get started and don't know how to do a certain task...you look it up with google search....read about it...then do it. You don't have to learn it all - just learn where to find the answers when you need them.
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  • Dunno who said it, but


    "About all learning
    everything persists --

    here for all

    who hear
    the call."


    Jus' wanna throw this in there.


    Evrywan feelin' happy?
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  • All I know is taking action. In as much as you're taking an action on the little you learn.

    You're far more ahead of those who keeps learning without taking any action.

    I think you should take action on the ones you learn and not just learning and learning without taking the first step.

    Also, try to take notes, it's good for reference purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serene Carmen
    Hi there

    With everything in life you will learn far slower if you don't take action at the same time. Reading about doing something, is not the same as actually doing it (this is valid regardless of your learing style).

    Succeeding and building something means powering through and working consistently even through the really tough parts which aren't enjoyable.

    I think the best way is to watch/read, take notes then get started (practice what you have learnt).
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  • Profile picture of the author LilyMunday
    Sounds like you need to find something that you really want to learn about. Then you will feel motivated to start reading or watching videos to learn how to do it.

    Everyone starts from zero or a small learning base and adds to what they know.
    Knowledge is power and it is lovely to feel confident in your abilities and share your skills.

    Time to find your passion.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Making money online is like cooking.


    You need to decide what type of food you're going to make (dinner entree? desert? breakfast?)
    Then, you need to find a recipe.
    Then get the ingredients.
    Then mix the ingredients or add them to the pot in a particular order and put in a pot, pan or whatever, that goes on / in fire for a particular period.


    So, step one, choose what type of food you're going to make.

    What do you want to cook? Dinner entree, desert, breakfast?


    You could create a product and sell it. You could go the pay-per-purchase route or the pay per view route or pay per form filled route.
    You could become an affiliate marketer and sell someone else's product. You could produce content and sell that. There are a few more options, Google all of them, figure which one appeals to you.


    Once you've done that, you need to figure out the recipe / map. How are you going to market your product and, maybe, how you're going to deliver it.


    If you're choosing to be an affiliate marketer and you go the blogging + SEO way, you're going to need to learn different skills than if you are going to do drop-shipping or selling some product of yours on amazon.com or ebay.


    The first decision determines what you learn next, which determines what you learn next, and so on and on.
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  • Profile picture of the author kris777888
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    No need to take notes, you just need to know a little bit more at work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
    Some good advice above. One tactical thing you might add that forces learning and progress is to regularly implement deadlines for yourself. These will obviously depend on the list of skills you're trying to hone or topics you're covering, but, generally speaking (and similar to the "phenomenon" of writer's block magically vanishing when you have to turn in the copy in 90 minutes, deadlines are a nice mechanism for introducing the kind of productive discomfort and stress that leads to learning and growth.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prroton444
    You need to always learn something new for improoving your skills.
    In this reason, Hope that you will see how does it can influence on your personal abilities
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  • It's all about mindset. I was in your shoes in the past. Then i find out that i don't know lot of things.

    If you want to learn every day, you need to be consistent. With that being said, you create habit. While you creating habit, you start enjoying the process. When you love the process, you can stop learning
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    Originally Posted by Wayup95 View Post

    Hello,

    It's been a little while since I posted on WF, but in the past couple of months I have been really considering digital marketing and one thing I've learned about it is that you always have to be, well, learning. What I'm saying is that I'm not much of a well rounded learner or constant learner mind you; I don't like learning for the sake of learning. I usually learn when there's a specific purpose in mind or if it's about a personal interest of mine. I feel as if for me learning on the job might not be as enjoyable or motivating.

    Any tips on how to tackle this? Is reading and watching enough or is note taking a must as well?

    i suggest you either enroll int he french foreign legion or become a mortician for jewish people.


    in any case, remember this american proverb: do ...be a doer... don't... be a don'ter.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

      i suggest you either enroll in the french foreign legion ...
      Maybe he has. No sign of him since he started this thread a month ago.
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