Just Lost Job. Want to get into IM. What is the step I need to take?

by forous
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A friend of just lost his job and he wants to get into Internet marketing?
What are some of the first steps he needs to take in IM to be successful.

Open for discussion and contribution. His mind set is that this is his only
shot at success.

I suggested
he start with affiliate marketing and should not start buying
products till he has gained enough knowledge from Warrior Forum.

when he start making money join Wealthy Affiliate due to great training
program.
#job #loss job #lost #newbie #step
  • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
    Build a list and make money that way.

    You can market constantly to it and people will begin to trust you and buy more often.

    Plus...most affiliate marketing takes multiple messages.

    Studies have shown that only 5% of people buy the first time they see your product. It usually takes 4-6 impressions before they buy. Having a list and marketing to it that way means you'll reach WAY more potential customers.

    As far as immediate cash...I'd suggest freelancing. Write 2 or 3 articles to sell and some to build a list of subscribers. That way you're making money TODAY and building a future income with the list.

    Cheers,

    Brad Spencer
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  • Profile picture of the author Kristi Lane
    I'd suggest helping him pick a single business model and follow it to completion. Many people, myself included, allow the WF to be a distraction and try to go in too many directions at once. Kevin Riley, Tim Gorman and Willie Crawford, among others, provide solid info for beginners, IMHO.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkHBE
    I agree. Find a good business model and see it through to completion without distraction. Your first step should be finding a niche to get into. Do some proper market research before spending any money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
    There is a great WSO (free) by side server that shows you how to research for new im business.
    I agree that you need to pick a road and stay on track through to success!
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  • Profile picture of the author vorales
    Originally Posted by forous View Post

    A friend of just lost his job and he wants to get into Internet marketing?
    What are some of the first steps he needs to take in IM to be successful.

    Open for discussion and contribution. His mind set is that this is his only
    shot at success.

    I suggested
    he start with affiliate marketing and should not start buying
    products till he has gained enough knowledge from Warrior Forum.

    when he start making money join Wealthy Affiliate due to great training
    program.
    Hi there,

    My advise to your friend, decide on what he want to do. It is good that he want to join IM. IM is the only business that require less investment as far as the money is concern.

    Choose the right product for him to start with. That product is the vehicle for him to get what he want. Make a plan. A plan will be his guidance on how he will carry out with his business. He may also need some skill in order for him to implement his plan successfully.

    The most important thing that will drive him to his success is his DESIRE to get what he want.
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  • Profile picture of the author MeTellYou
    as frank kern says... find out what people want - build a product and sell it to them... in other words: BUILD A LIST!
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  • Profile picture of the author jerry1952
    Losing one's job is a very scary thing. Suddenly, the security you thought was there has been yanked like a rug from under you, and you're now envisioning the classic "wolf at the door" scenario.

    Before you do anything, focus yourself. To react emotionally is a sure fire way to crash and burn. Accept the reality that you are TEMPORARILY unemployed. However, that does NOT mean you no longer have a job. Your job, now, is to find another way to create income.

    One of the sobering and also enlightening epiphanies I had, was when I lost my job due to downsizing. The truth is: THE ONLY REAL JOB AND FINANCIAL SECURITY YOU HAVE IS THAT WHICH YOU CREATE. It's a very sobering, but also liberating realization.

    A great deal of the working population has an employee mindset, and that's perfectly ok. Hopefully, they will always have a 9-5 steady job. However, in this economy, those prospects are not as good as they once were.

    For the entrepreneur minded. this is the PERFECT opportunity to take that step and create their own financial independence.

    There are many legitimate online opportunities out there. My best advice is to not rush into the first one that has a pretty website or makes the loudest noise. I'm not saying you should discount that potential opportunity, but instead make sure you do your due diligence, and research the field. Make sure you are comfortable with the company's product, training and support network, and their compensation plan. If everything makes sense to you, then take action.

    Best of luck to you and see you at the top!
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  • Profile picture of the author tommyfocus
    Have your friend google Ed Dale"s 30 DC. It is free and he will learn how to make his first dollar online. In the midst of learning this he will gain the basic skills, needed to be successful online.
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  • Profile picture of the author VMN
    I would suggest he either join Wealthy Affiliate or take the Thirty Day Challenge.
    I participate in both.
    These programs compliment each other perfectly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samsmiles
    Join The Wealthy Affiliate University. Thats what I did. The guys who own it make you a promise- for a small monthly fee they will teach you everything you need to know about making money with Internet Marketing. So far they have kept that promise.

    Prosperity

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    • Profile picture of the author Delta423
      This link has many different ways to make money. Decide on one to start off and he will be on his way. It a great place to learn and make money.

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  • Originally Posted by forous View Post

    A friend of just lost his job and he wants to get into Internet marketing?
    What are some of the first steps he needs to take in IM to be successful.

    Open for discussion and contribution. His mind set is that this is his only
    shot at success.

    I suggested
    he start with affiliate marketing and should not start buying
    products till he has gained enough knowledge from Warrior Forum.

    when he start making money join Wealthy Affiliate due to great training
    program.
    His first step should be get another job. Honestly, he isn't going to pay the bills his first month. Or second. Or probably even third. And if he does, he's a business miracle.

    If he really, desperately wants to make money online from home without having to get another job, tell him to freelance. Article writing, programming, website design, etc. That way he can pay the bills while learning what to do from his clients, and develop his own products and/or affiliate campaigns in his spare time.

    Pay the bills first, or your friend is setting himself up for a desperate situation for him and his family.

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  • Profile picture of the author wooosta
    hi

    i say definatly start affiliate marketing its the way forward.

    but also you need a way to partially fund the project that your about to undertake so i suggest a part time job most definatelly.

    -carl
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    • Profile picture of the author dsanchez
      I also agree affiliate marketing is the first step. Try free online tutorials to learn the basics and starting building a list.

      Dagmar
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  • Profile picture of the author lindajess
    Personally, I would look into some of the things other people have done on here. Look into the classified ads they do here in the Warrior. Some of them have fantastic ideas about how to get yourself set up as an IM.

    That's what I did when I first started...
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  • Profile picture of the author JOhnny Depth
    I suggest to join a webmaster forum like this one and from then on try to absorb all the knowledge that would be pass unto him. He must continue on studying to make money form affiliate marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author KelvinLee
      This works for me so far

      1.) Identify a niche you are passionate in
      2.) Set up your business plan (A simple plan will do)
      3.) Set up your marketing plan (A simple plan like your budget for marketing and the type of marketing methods to use)
      4.) Be Patient (This is the key to success!)

      All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle Green
    Warn him not to put too much on his plate. He will constantly be bombarded with "the next big thing", and he may just be desperate enough to try them all. Make sure he picks one and focuses only on that one thing whether it be mlm, affiliate marketing, Adsense, his own product. It's important for people, especially newbies, to stay focused on one venture at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Canei Group
    Stay plugged in to people who are successful, like on this forum. Become very coachable and don't try to reinvent the wheel. The fastest way to success is to find someone who has already done it and duplicate what they've done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lavender
    Ask your friend first if he has the drive to succeed in Internet Marketing. Make sure that he's not saying it out of desperation but more out of genuine interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
    Originally Posted by forous View Post

    A friend of just lost his job and he wants to get into Internet marketing?
    What are some of the first steps he needs to take in IM to be successful.

    Open for discussion and contribution. His mind set is that this is his only
    shot at success.

    I suggested
    he start with affiliate marketing and should not start buying
    products till he has gained enough knowledge from Warrior Forum.

    when he start making money join Wealthy Affiliate due to great training
    program.
    I suggest that he will find a mentor first to remove the steep learning curve. This will definitely accelerate his growth in IM.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author he_august
    I wish i read this post 2 years ago... when i depressed cause i just lost my job because the company bankrupt :< But it's nice post tough.. and i really know how it feel to loose a job :> Anyway... keep the spirit up !!
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    • Profile picture of the author yellowtaxi
      My suggestion would be if he had lost the job then he should find a new job, IM will not give him money from the starting month if he is new in this field, the best bet would be to find a new job and invest some part time in IM efforts.

      Just my 2 cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamLCasey
    Agree totally with Tommy Focus.
    Check out the 30dc it's where I started and it's got me completely hooked. Tell him to get a part time job and spend the rest of his time in here and doing 30dc he's be on the ball in no time
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymaker8
    I lost my job over a year ago, and got so sick of corporate BS interviews that I decided on IM. Plus, IM will only help my wife's Ibusiness, as well.
    From Corp VP to IM, and I am happy about it.
    David
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    • Profile picture of the author JustDean
      Originally Posted by Mari_Quint View Post

      If you friend has saved enough money to last him for 3-6 months, then I suggest go full throttle on IM. Otherwise, he has to find another job for the meantime as he start to build his online business.

      I agree with Mari,
      Doing IM as a back against the wall last resort is a struggle, I think its easier to learn the ropes first before you quite you day job as it were. That's not to say it can't be done, there are thousands of folks doing it
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  • Profile picture of the author bfennell1
    I got downgraded to a lower paying job and am selling my blood to get buy. I am trying to implement offline strategies like in the cash cow thread...i really wanna keep my blood this month!
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  • Profile picture of the author VMN
    I would do a lot of research.
    Internet Marketing forums are great resources where one may find out what programs are legitimate and which are not.

    I was so sad today.
    A very kind man joined Wealthy Affiliate University through me, who had just been taken for some serious money.
    I am helping him with all of this.
    His story really breaks my heart.
    There is so much abundance on this Earth. There is no need to take advantage of others.

    Know what I mean? I love this part of the Warrior Forum. Everyone is so wonderful.

    Cheers, Victoria
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    If he has any type of skills in writing then I would definitely suggest that he learn to write sales copy first to get quick income coming in. From there, he should delve deeper into things such as affiliate marketing and such. But, that's a learning curve and takes money to see instant results. Unless, of course, you'd be willing to guide him along the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryK
    Find your passion! Follow it through. Do a lot of research, especially in keywords. Get a domain name, hosting service. If your friend can write then after setting up his site, write articles, press releases and submit to top directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfecthomebuz
    A person who has just lost his job should not go straight to internet business. That can't give him money immediately. Even if he will do internet business, he still need a part time job.

    I therefore suggest a part time job and internet business on part time basis also. By the time he establish himself on the net, he can then resign his job.

    I wish your friend the best.

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  • Profile picture of the author jg1969
    Originally Posted by forous View Post

    A friend of just lost his job and he wants to get into Internet marketing?
    What are some of the first steps he needs to take in IM to be successful.

    Open for discussion and contribution. His mind set is that this is his only
    shot at success.

    I suggested
    he start with affiliate marketing and should not start buying
    products till he has gained enough knowledge from Warrior Forum.

    when he start making money join Wealthy Affiliate due to great training
    program.
    Hey Forous

    Affiliate marketing is big business and so there for you need to be in with the right crowd so i`ll say no more other than check this out.

    theinnercirclenow dot com

    Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author Corena
    If you need money because you lost a job.. freelance as a virtual assistant. You can learn from the inside how someone else makes enough money to afford an assistant
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  • Profile picture of the author cyowell
    I know about this, because I got canned on Nov 17 of 2008!
    The Universe's way of telling me it was time to move from hobbyist to business owner.

    Affiliate marketing would be the easiest to get started with and see income without much start-up cost. Many free resources on line.

    I did it backwards and created a product first before getting into affiliate marketing. Get the income flowing and then focus on what you really want to be involved with. Use the established income stream to fund the "passion" projects.

    'nough said,

    Cara
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  • Profile picture of the author NB190
    I would say select a business first. IM is more about services than products for somebody starting afresh...and unsafe for desperate...What say people?
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    • Profile picture of the author stillstranger
      Your first step must be to get ready for worst, sorry but it's truth.

      Let me tell you my story.

      I spent months and months on studying, days in and days out of nothing else but studying... Modules... (needed), mindset...(full set, more then enough), part-time job... (would be nice, but no chance), crowded niche...(I personally fit two of them). And when you feel like you are ready to start up and running, when your mind is like "idea-generation" machine... one day you realise, every thing what you do goes wrong!

      Last four days I've been searching for the answer on question "What is wrong?" Day #5 is almost over and I'm still there!

      Are you ready for this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrslalas7
    Hello, I was wondering if just doing affiliate marketing by doing traffic exchanges and safelists successful? Anyone had any success with this or what other suggestions you have? I am kinda poor when it comes to blogging and I am good with social networking.
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  • Profile picture of the author wilkyu
    job security = boooo
    i was canned a while back and i'm slowly learning IM and part of a business that is generating around $100 a month for now.
    IM has a huge learning curve for me :S
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  • Profile picture of the author SirLucius
    My advice is to stay away from the eBooks and any other program promising riches or even riches with hard work. He really is going to have to learn how to do keyword research, SEO, look up offers on affiliate networks (Commission Junction, Hydra, Ads4Dough) and THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX on how to promote them. The most important step is just to get started, tell your friend to Google the term, "2008 Treasure Trove thread" and start reading. If he wants to dabble in PPC take Jerry West's CPA Mindcrime (Free) or PPC Classsroom 2.0. Those courses will help him avoid the long learning curve and losing money. He'll probably still lose money in the beginning at CPA, but not as much.

    The stuff in EVERY ebook is outdated or very basic, and probably won't work for him. He should not get into IM out of a position of desperation, that is how you get taken advantage of and who the guru's prey on. The most important thing is to dive in and take action, action, action. When you get stuck come to the forums to ask for help. He shouldn't be just be searching the forums for ideas like someone is really going to reveal how they make millions for a mere $97 or even $1997. You just gotta be creative and test, experiment, etc. Don't expect to be spoonfed anything.

    P.S. The only tools you need are google external keyword tool, a keyword editor (revenuewire keyword manager), and his brain. Trust me! Don't waste any money until you understand the basics and can make money with just those tools.

    P.P.S. Maybe quantcast.com, alexa.com, and MSN AdCenter Labs Tools as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author bijan814
      Tell your friend that making money onlineit's also not easy, it takes a lot of work, especially in today's economic.
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    • Profile picture of the author naruq
      My first suggestion to your friend would be to develop a success consciousness mindset.
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  • Profile picture of the author Successpass
    My advice would be to make sure that you focus on one program or service and stick with one free or paid marketing strategy in the beginning until you make a profit.

    Free marketing strategies like videos and articles and posting in forums can get you a lot of traffic but it can take longer than paid marketing to produce results.

    I would say that the only way that you're going to get quick results 1-3 months is by spending some money with a mentor who knows a lot about the strategy that they're using.

    For instance I'm about to join I Buzz Pro and I'm joining someone who puts videos up every single week and day for a month! on youtube-at least one promoting I Buzz Pro and they have been doing that for MONTHS! That shows they are consistent and that they are available so I am joining them because I know they are making enough money to do this full time so therefore they know how to produce results and I can trust them to be consistent so I can relax and know they will be there for me. That is the MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE PUZZLE join someone who is making money but who is also visible, how many videos do they put up a week? 1 ok none they may have other commitments 1 a month passable, this of course is only applicable to people who use video marketing a lot but you get my point.

    They may use other forms of marketing and most people do but if you can see them actively doing something every single day that obviously takes more than five minutes and it looks like they're doing it you know they'll be there for you because you can often tell when someone in indias doing it! Then you know you're onto a winner;-)

    But In the meantime do some freelance work on Elance.com work out what you can do and offer your services there.

    But the most important thing is to FOCUS! One product One marketing strategy if it's free marketing stick to forums articles and videos and if I was to go for paid marketing I would probably start with email marketing and call people back when they opened my emails and visited my site you can call him 6315921945 Vincent Minglis he'll tell you more about it if you like. Great starting point for someone who hasn't got that much money to market but if you can access money 2-5k get a genius to help you invest it effectively free marketing takes longer, it works but it takes longer to produce results, I'm glad for it because it gets me sales but paid is A LOT quicker in the beginning.

    Interview people you join, make sure they come up in the searches in google, and do your research on them before you join.

    You will go far if you persevere and believe in yourself.

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  • Profile picture of the author mhobbs25
    There is so many different option to go with in Internet Marketing. If you want to start out right from the get go. Then you need to get an Aweber account (or different autoresponder) Build a capture page and give away something for free that has to do with your Niche. Then learn all the different ways to generate traffic to that capture page and start building that list.

    Then in the autorsponders provide value to them, offer simple affiliate products that will help them in what ever niche they are in. (ex. if you have a list of soccer lovers, offer an affiliate program that gives different soccer lessons or products from click bank). That's a great way to start.

    I didn't build a list for the first 4 months online and Made Negative money. As soon as I started building a list I was able to quit my job and do internet marketing full time. Don't skip this crucial step.

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  • Profile picture of the author s.miller
    a lot of advices and motivations here...

    maybe can get start with freelancing and offer services like SEO srvs or web design...
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  • Profile picture of the author maxman
    Hi,

    Sorry to hear about your friends bad luck with the Job. I agree whole heartedly with the feeling here of finding a good quality affiliate scheme and sticking with it.

    Don't get dragged into buying every new offer that comes your way.

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