One Sentence Of Actionable Advice

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A newbie comes to you and tells you he heard about this whole internet marketing thing and wanted to get in on it.

You only have 1 sentence to answer him/her with and it has to be actionable advice...what would you say?
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  • Profile picture of the author Raygun
    I would tell him to be ready to work and to find a good mentor/coach that has made it online themselves.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hasan Barbary
      "Research, TEST, Analyze, Repeat."
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      • Profile picture of the author Hasan Barbary
        Originally Posted by Hasan Barbary View Post

        "Research, TEST, Analyze, Repeat."
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        Hasan, thats not a sentence...

        Actually, it IS a sentence. A command in the imperative mode, where the subject {Newbie} is implied.

        For example, a mother might (tersely) say to her lazy child: "Eat, brush teeth, go to bed!"

        P.S. Don't mind me, it's just that sometimes, as a writer, I have this need to be grammatically correct. Professional reputation to maintain yada yada yada...

        Anyways, that's my story and my "one sentence of actionable advice" and I'm sticking to it!

        "Master poets say

        Brevity is best."
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        • Profile picture of the author Kenster
          Originally Posted by Hasan Barbary View Post

          Actually, it IS a sentence. A command in the imperative mode, where the subject {Newbie} is implied.

          For example, a mother might (tersely) say to her lazy child: "Eat, brush teeth, go to bed!"

          P.S. Don't mind me, it's just that sometimes, as a writer, I have this need to be grammatically correct. Professional reputation to maintain yada yada yada...

          Anyways, that's my story and my "one sentence of actionable advice" and I'm sticking to it!

          "Master poets say


          Brevity is best."




          touche my friend, touche

          and to think, the only thing I remember from 3rd grade english is that every sentence needs a noun. Knew I should have dropped out

          hehe
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Hasan, thats not a sentence..hehe just joking

    My turn, my sentence would be...


    "You should go to warrior forum and learn a bit of background about all the different paths you can take within the IM industry, then pick a path you want to take, then use the search function to find posts on that topic, then go to search engines and look for blogs and other resources about that topic, and then work your butt off and take constant action, and that he/she will experience information overload at first and thats okay and that there will be many obstacles along the way that must be overcome and that each obstacle respresents an opportunity because many other people in a similar situation will quit at that obstacle and that you should always be looking to maximize the lifetime value of any prospect, that he/she should set up long term systems to automate income such as listbuilding, and that he/she shuold always provide value, no matter which IM direction you take, business is about finding where value can be created or monetized and then fulfilling that and that jumping around from system to system is not going to help at all and that focus and mastering one system will ensure success"

    hehe, I didnt say it couldnt be a run on sentence
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  • Profile picture of the author Hasan Barbary
    Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

    A newbie comes to you and tells you he heard about this whole internet marketing thing and wanted to get in on it.

    You only have 1 sentence to answer him/her with and it has to be actionable advice...what would you say?
    Ok, then how about this:

    "Dear Newbie ~ go to Warrior Forum for a free IM education; however, just remember that old saying about opinions and @#$holes."

    Or, this:

    "Dear Newbie ~ beware of phrase fragments and run-on sentences."
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    • Profile picture of the author Lady_T
      I'd give a some mental advice that I've learned through the meditation from Roy Masters called - "Be Still And Know"...

      Newbie, make it your purpose to be unmoving in your patience and learn to discern rather than judge...
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        • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
          Originally Posted by stefalex View Post

          Take your life in your own hands, stop blaming others and take action NOW!
          ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND HAVE A LEAP OF FAITH.

          Leap of Faith is the thing that got Jeff W. to make $10000 in a week, John R. to make a million in a day and Frank Kern to make 23.8 million.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kenster
            Originally Posted by tylerdrun View Post

            ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND HAVE A LEAP OF FAITH.

            Leap of Faith is the thing that got Jeff W. to make $10000 in a week, John R. to make a million in a day and Frank Kern to make 23.8 million.
            Touche my friend. Take the leap if you have drive and passion. If it doesn't work out, take another leap.

            Thanks Tylerdrun
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    Believe YOU can.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrmoonlight
    Pick one marketing method and do it until you get it and have some success before you try another.
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  • Profile picture of the author AwesomePossum
    Align your goals and values then find a mentor...

    Mentors is by far the most underated source of learning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geenius
    Im loving this thread, good advice for the newbie to pick up on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan Douglas
    Work hard and always just try one more time.
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  • Profile picture of the author ucajack
    Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

    A newbie comes to you and tells you he heard about this whole internet marketing thing and wanted to get in on it.

    You only have 1 sentence to answer him/her with and it has to be actionable advice...what would you say?
    I would either deter him or ask him go ahead with it and make me a little more wiser by the consequences he would face.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
    Choose one method and focus on it with laser like precision,do not move on to the 'next best thing' until you have accomplished it.

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    • Profile picture of the author humble101
      Originally Posted by MJGrae View Post

      Ready FIRE Aim
      GREAT some other great advice on this thread also
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    learn, study, then just do it!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    I like TailRunner's version, with one minor edit...

    Just Do It, Learn, Then Study

    A high percentage of all people are stuck on Study and Learn, and never get to "Just Do It".

    If you start doing it, learn from your mistakes, then study to expand your knowledge so you make less mistakes, you will be miles ahead of the person who is sitting and reading the next great ebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
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    You are absolutely correct. Thats why my biggest advice for newbies is always to jsut start messing around and doing stuff. You will stink when you first start and that is completely fine. If you try and perfect your knowledge before taking action, you will become a catatonic moneyless fool. If you take constant action and gain knowledge as you do, you will be a money-full fool.
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  • Profile picture of the author KrisMainieri
    "Go for it - make a plan, write down your goal, have actionable steps to get there, review your progress, believe and make it happen"

    Kris
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  • Profile picture of the author NicholasX
    Eliminate distraction and then focus, create a good plan, and then take massive consistent action.

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  • Profile picture of the author DTallesen
    Research your goal A WHOLE LOT, work on your goal A WHOLE LOT, and avoid A WHOLE LOT OF SCAMMERS!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author V12
    I would say this:

    "You will only succeed in Internet Marketing if you are a DOER and a FINISHER".

    In other words, you always take action and you always finish anything you start.

    Obviously there's more to it than that but I would rate these two qualities as the most important.

    Abdul.
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    • Profile picture of the author myrtleian
      I am relatively new and my sentence would be:

      "Come with me and together we shall walk."

      Then I would show him all that I know and where to find it and how to research it, etc, etc, etc.

      Just imagine the good reviews and extra paying customers you could have if a marketer took on one eager newbie a year and showed them what to do.

      That is not a dig at anyone but wow what a tool for word of mouth marketing also called viral marketing. Do one a month and well guys you do the maths.

      That is why I chose my sentence as I did.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreddieJones
    I would say "Do before you die" lol just kidding

    I would say to chose your area of interest first and read about it as much as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    "Join warriorforum and observe the discussions, threads, etc there."
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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    I would tell this newbie like this:

    Just be prepared of information overload because you'll highly get into that in less time so once you've seen your best choice (mentor, course, report, etc), stick with it, utilize its information and then start building a business using it within your expertise -- good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author medallion
    Believe in yourself- picture your desired results, and life- feel it with your imagination, like yo can touch it- Be emotional about it, and learn all you can from others who have done it!

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  • Profile picture of the author danlacey8359
    Get ready to work at absorbing as much information as possible from the incredible amount of resources on the web and find a great mentor and remember NEVER EVER GIVE UP!
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  • Profile picture of the author Caroline Lingard
    My advice would be

    'Totally immerse yourself in learning all the different business models, choose one that appeals to you then find a mentor who has succeeded with that model who can teach you to shortcut your success.'
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    I would ask how much money do they have to invest, how much time do they have, and, so forth. I am a believer in leverage because learning how to do stuff yourself is a pain in the a**.

    I have learned alot, and, I wish I didn't know, so, much, but, had the resources to shoot like a rocket instead.

    In short: If the noob got money my sentence would be, "pay me to get you some income".

    If they don't have money, I would tell them, "to come here and good luck with your learning curve".
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    *Spend 1 to 2 hours a day in personal development while moving into action on your Internet Marketing goals daily.*

    Many want the proper tools to use - strategies, practices, etc - but unless you have the proper mindset, these tools will be useless.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris1203
    I'd say, "patience, Grasshopper, patience." (If you're old enough to remember the televison series, "Kung Fu," you will recognize this line, lol
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    Know the destination and you'll find the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde
    I've got one,

    "Buy my e-book."
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    In order to keep it short and concise (this increases the possibility that they'll actually take heed of what I say), I'd say to just find a trusted mentor, follow through with his/her advice faithfully no matter what they may think/feel, and don't ever dream of quitting!
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    Get Your Mind Right
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    "Scared money don't make money"
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    Find something your good at and start from there.
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