Destroying The "Newbie Mindset"

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Within the Internet marketing community you oftentimes label people that are coming from a traditional job trying to make a full-time income online as newbies.

These newbies oftentimes run into the same problem over and over again they do not know how to organize their time they have typically in the past been used to someone else telling them exactly when and what to do.

I know when I first started out online this took me a long time to dominate.

If you are a newbie is this a struggle that you are dealing with now? how do you plan on overcoming it?

If you have overcome this type of struggle what do you recommend for others?
#destroying #newbie mindset
  • Profile picture of the author wendymay1
    When we stop working this Internet Marketing system, we reduce our chances of earning the mighty dollar. Plan the work and WORK THE PLAN has always been my motto. Learn & implement. Its just like going back to school. Results come in time.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I think that being an eager learner is the #1 thing for someone new to internet marketing.

    Eat up all of the information that you can, be voracious. Here's the next important step: put your knowledge into practice on a daily basis. Turn your book smarts into street smarts.

    Street smarts are what count the most in the IM world. It wasn't until I applied what I learned that I began to earn.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jodie Thompson
    If I had my time over I know I could have saved thousands of dollars by just investing in a coach instead of trying to learn it all by myself through trial and error. If you find someone who is willing to give you their personal one on one time - you will get the biggest jump start out of newbie status ... guaranteed.

    The definition of mastermind: when 2 minds come together, a third mind is created!
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  • Profile picture of the author thaismr
    I still have this problem.

    How I deal with it: I set myself some fast chores I need to do every day; with the rest of the time, I wander around... I research, I read eBooks, I read forums, I search for a new theme for my sites, I experiment creating an eCover or header, I register to new sites and forums, I play games, all the useless stuff I take so much time to remember how they're useless...
    On days when I am disciplined enough, I do my chores before I let myself wander around the internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Axelrod
      This is what's been working for me:

      Make a list of 6 things you have to do today. Don't start anything on the list until you've finished the thing before it.

      Also, cut out all bs like IMing, TV, Music until the 6 tasks are completed.

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  • Profile picture of the author ellewong
    Another quick tip for those still stuck in the 'newbie' mindset. The moment you stop hunting for 'shiny objects' (i.e. jumping from one course to another) and just start DOING and get your first paycheque.

    Your success will start snowballing from there.
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    • Profile picture of the author thaismr
      Originally Posted by ellewong View Post

      Another quick tip for those still stuck in the 'newbie' mindset. The moment you stop hunting for 'shiny objects' (i.e. jumping from one course to another) and just start DOING and get your first paycheque.

      Your success will start snowballing from there.
      I agree with you.

      Being eager to learn is not enough, you can sometimes be more successful just keeping things simple.. the more you learn, like people said, the more you'll discover that there are 999 other ways to do it.

      How can you be focused on the one you are going for, if you read about 999 other ways altogether?

      Read a bit and put in practice, read some more and put in practice...
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      • Profile picture of the author paolo83
        Yeah i agree too.

        This is where i fried my brain and my wallet... i love reading and i understand the power of self education, the problem when you get started online is that you can't see the whole picture yet but just the few bits that you've learnt so far.

        So, one info leads to the next and before you know you've become like a self taught trial and error kind of guy because you've been jumping from one thing to another due to your learning curve and never put something right together.

        Anyway, this goes on until the day you wake up and ask yourself the right questions, adjust your mindset to the business tune, decide finally what kind of online business you want, and set out a plan to get it.

        After that you gotta work on the self discipline to keep going and do what you gotta do to start up the business untill you've reached the level of comfort and money you wanted.

        Bottom line: to make money online you gotta have a business( which you initially know nothing about, hence the learning curve...). Once I understood that, i took this IM seriously enough, stop wasting hard earned money and worked to get better online results.

        But then i guess my story is pretty common.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bubba6590
    I am a perfect example of a newbie learning the hard way. I have purchased many-many-many eBook's, software, complete programs etc.... It took me a while through trial and error but my main thing is i will NEVER quit and i have failed miserably but i am finally getting the pieces together and making that first dollar seemed like an eternity. I now have a solid plan and it is paying off through a technique we all know so well and very few do it... "TAKE ACTION" - everyday = $ . This is how i broke the newbie mindset

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  • Profile picture of the author JonRyker
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  • Profile picture of the author kmf solutions
    Well, it seems that I'm one of the newbies in question. I am still learning the mindset game after years of having had to follow "the routine". I am trying to have a daily plan, yet I let things do take advantage of my time through out the day. Any help on how to keep focused consistently would be appreciated. Thanks for any feedback.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      I would work on honing your mental tools.

      How much time do you spend on personal development each day? If you want to improve focus I suggest 1 - 2 hours minimum. Read books, listen to CDs, etc.

      Consider meditation. I used to be borderline ADD now I've disciplined myself to meditate 30 minutes morning and evening. My focus has improved significantly.

      Until the mental tools are adequately developed all else will be a constant struggle.

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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    I'm almost 3 months in and what I'm struggling with is both time and information overload.

    I work as the IT guy in a big company and many times I'm forced to stay another 2-3 hours after work to fix everyone else's computers. It's not uncommon for me to stay past 5 and leave past 8 without food, then get home at 9 with no time or motivation to do any research. I've also been called in on the weekends many times as well. I really hate hate hate my job.

    Whenever I have time over the weekend, my buddies want to come over to play poker and xbox, but I've been trying to tell them no lately to get more IM work done.

    All of the research I've been doing has been total information overload, but I finally found one method I can implement and will be outsourcing it due to my lack of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author IM Listing
      Originally Posted by rmolina88 View Post

      I'm almost 3 months in and what I'm struggling with is both time and information overload.
      This tends to be the biggest problem that I see when I ask my customers or students what it is that they believe is holding them back.
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      • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
        Originally Posted by IM Listing View Post

        This tends to be the biggest problem that I see when I ask my customers or students what it is that they believe is holding them back.
        And when I do have time, the information overload takes up my entire day.
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        • Profile picture of the author IM Listing
          Originally Posted by rmolina88 View Post

          And when I do have time, the information overload takes up my entire day.
          to recommend whether you have a culture not to use it down and create a clear defined plan of what your business should look like online.

          Then create a plan of action...

          And no matter what stick to it until you can say to yourself I will never do this method again . or I have succeeded....
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  • Profile picture of the author craig crawford
    Very interesting post.. i was thinking about this myself today!
    And wondering others thoughts!
    nice!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mac Milky
    It helps to have kind of a longterm business plan and than break it down into little pieces until ending up with the daily goals.

    Whether those are the above mentioned six things on your to do list or you have a strict time frame like three times a day 30 min - 1 hour in which you don't do anything but working on the things that are necessary to make you successful in your business.

    And than stick to it!
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  • Profile picture of the author nepeterson
    Originally Posted by IM Listing View Post

    If you have overcome this type of struggle what do you recommend for others?
    What is working for me is not trying to shift from a "9 to 5" to full-time internet marketing all at once.

    I started studying and implementing things a little at a time, while I was still employed. I currently work a seasonal position, and I am on track to be just fine, financially, when the season ends.

    If ever I think I have reached the finish line, then I have truly failed. The gurus would have us think that there is such a thing as autopilot moneymaking; but there will always be work that needs done. Tedious little tasks like maintaining websites/blogs, keeping domains current, etc.

    Success is only realized when freedom and lifestyle outweigh the effort required to maintain them; or, when income trumps output. You are never "done," though.

    Just my $0.02, take it for what it's worth...
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  • Profile picture of the author vem
    Yeah this applies to everything in life. Not only IM. Nobody has stepped into this world packed with all the knowledge. It's like how you learnt your first steps as a baby. You have to learn it step by step by grabbing the hand of someone experienced. The most important thing however is to enjoy every little thing in the process whether you rise or fall.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chantal-Louise
      I remember when i first went into IM it definately was a struggle. Time management was really hard to get under control. But just like Vem says above, its like baby steps. Once you get over the first milestones you should be confident enough to achieve your goals!
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  • Profile picture of the author BobV
    It's nice hearing good words from alot of people...

    It's a matter of setting up your priorities and focusing on what is needed to be done..
    Setting you mind and body on fire for the goal will help you keep going no matter what id happening...

    Keep your eye on the goal..The 'newbie' thing is just a tag.. You can choose not to wear it and prove everyone what you can do...


    Best regards,
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