New to Internet Marketing - avoid these beginner's mistakes (add your mistakes)

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Want to make money online? Read this first!

Let's help new warriors by sharing our experience; By telling them of our mistakes/successes in the attempt to make money online.

1. Don't Buy "Get Rich Fast Products"
- "Secret loopholes", "push button software" and "get rich overnight schemes" do not exist.

2. Information Overload

- Concentrate your energy on one product in one sub-niche instead of buying multiple products.

3. Keyword Research
- Be sure to choose a keyword by exact matches (not broad).
- Be sure the competition is low or medium.
- Be sure it is a profitable buyer keyword.
- Pick a domain with the keyword inside (high SEO factor).

4. SEO
- Quality over quantity; A few high PR backlinks are better than hundreds of low quality backlinks.

5. IM Digital Products
- Some products can be achieved cheaper when trying to exit the offer.

6. Reviews
- Before buying any product, a wise decision would be to check out the product review on Warrior Forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author fictionaldamo
      Pretty much everything in the list above. I am trying to stay focused on list building but now getting into the High Traffic Academy hype. Ran my first campaign on Adknowledged for $50.00 and didn't make a dime. I had 938 clicks and not one sale. I did everything according to the instructor's directions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Techology
    Don't buy anything until you have figured out a complete plan including niche, product and sales funnel.

    Other wise you will end up spending $x,xxx on stuff you never use
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    • Profile picture of the author JayJHart
      Originally Posted by Techology View Post

      Don't buy anything until you have figured out a complete plan including niche, product and sales funnel.

      Other wise you will end up spending ,xxx on stuff you never use
      This is good advice but when you are completely new how do you know what plan to follow? You do need to do some research on the different types of businesses that can be operated from the internet.

      And sometimes that will entail buying stuff to learn about these different types of businesses. You just need to do your due diligence when thinking about purchasing any product. Is the seller trustworthy? Do they have good reviews? Always do a search for any seller you intend to buy from as this will give you a better picture of the type of person they are.

      Of course you can get the information for free by searching for it but that isn't always the best use of your time. If someone has already compiled the information you need then spending a few dollars to get it can be more beneficial than spending the time sifting through dozens or sometimes hundreds of websites to compile the same information.

      In the end it is best if you have a basic idea of what you want to do before spending any money. Reading for free here on the forum is a good way to get a feel for that.

      Jay
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      • Profile picture of the author joefizz
        Good post!

        Begin building a list immediately!

        Llwyddiant!

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        • Profile picture of the author Techology
          Originally Posted by joefizz View Post

          Begin building a list immediately!
          You can't beat that advice! Go with MailChimp to save money at the start (but be warned, they will throw you out if you do *anything* spammy).

          Joe, I will be in your neck of the woods next week. Let's hope the rain has gone by then!
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      • Profile picture of the author Techology
        Originally Posted by JayJHart View Post

        Reading for free here on the forum is a good way to get a feel for that.
        Absolutely. It is also a great way to see who is actually helping people on here too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
    Remove distractions and focus. Don't allow other new products/methods/services get in the way of your original path. Expand upon what you have built later after you have achieved your initial goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneP31
    too many products, not enough action.. learned from it - moving on
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Rather than type up the whole thing again, I'll just link to my thread on newbie lessons here:

    1 Year Later: 10 Lessons Learned


    I voted two years on the poll. I first heard of IM in '09 but didn't do anything with it until 2011.
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  • Always put an standard and opt for quality often.
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    • Profile picture of the author easternodyssey
      A lot of hard work, frustration and endless hours of work. I am about ready to give up myself but i think it depends on the individual and their methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Techology
    I am about ready to give up
    EasternOdyssey, that's a very good looking site you have there. What is failing for you though?
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  • Originally Posted by Kragsig View Post


    Let's help new warriors by sharing our experience; By telling them of our mistakes/successes in the attempt to make money online.

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    3. Keyword Research
    - Be sure to choose a keyword by exact matches (not broad).
    - Be sure the competition is low or medium.
    - Be sure it is a profitable buyer keyword.
    - Pick a domain with the keyword inside (high SEO factor).

    You ony need to worry about low to medium competition if you are following certain business models, e.g. spotting a particular keyword to rank highly for.

    With other models, you *want* high competition, because high competition means high demand, and it's the demand you want!

    You can get loads of traffic without a single search engine visitor, so don't get too obsessed with SEO.
    Cheers,
    Gordon
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Bridgen
    My problem is I keep buying stuff to sell and never get my money back and keep buying again and again
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Ali
    Hi everyone, i am new to IM and i have made the mistakes above over and over again even though i tell mysell i will not do it again!! - i guess its the shiny thing offer that i cannot resist. But now i have put my foot down and refuse to read the WSO of the day as i know i'll get sucked in.
    Can anyone please help me -
    i have my landing page beatmycompetition dot com which is in partnership with Michael Cheney - all i need to do ("he says") is drive traffic to it (ideally business opp seekers, work from home type people) - can someone please advise me where and how this is best done - i like PPC which i am getting more familiar with even though i am getting the click throughs they are not converting to sales. Is there any other methods i can use - must say i do not have the patience for article writing and blogs etc. thank you in advance
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Harris
      Originally Posted by newbee321 View Post

      Hi everyone, i am new to IM and i have made the mistakes above over and over again even though i tell mysell i will not do it again!! - i guess its the shiny thing offer that i cannot resist. But now i have put my foot down and refuse to read the WSO of the day as i know i'll get sucked in.
      Can anyone please help me -
      i have my landing page beatmycompetition dot com which is in partnership with Michael Cheney - all i need to do ("he says") is drive traffic to it (ideally business opp seekers, work from home type people) - can someone please advise me where and how this is best done - i like PPC which i am getting more familiar with even though i am getting the click throughs they are not converting to sales. Is there any other methods i can use - must say i do not have the patience for article writing and blogs etc. thank you in advance
      Hey newbee321,

      You could always, put a signature link back to your landing page
      on your forum profile..

      Set up some tracking on it,
      then test a few different signature versions,
      find the one that is generating the most clicks..

      Then take your link and join other forums,
      post "value" comments in the forums on posts that
      are getting a lot of traffic..

      Hope that helps Ya some..
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  • Profile picture of the author BugHo
    I think its also about our mentality. Are we doing treating this IM thing as a business or just for pleasure?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Martin
    I enjoy not only the concept of this thread but the content itself. These are such fantastic tips. A must-read for beginners!

    PS- love the signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    When people experienced failure they see it negatively. You just don't know how important failure is.

    Just be optimistic.
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  • Profile picture of the author wpmaverick
    My biggest mistake was being overly dependent on Google's serp and being too focusing on ranking. If you have a good product or service and practice general marketing and branding you will be much better off in the long run. You'll naturally rank well, but you also will not be under Google's direct control nor be enitrely dependent on their search results. Ranking high in search engines certainly can make you a lot of money, but it is something that you do not directly control and if your entire operation is build on the serp position of a few keywords you have a serious problem. SEO is a fraction of Internet Marketing, not the whole. Video marketing, social media, paid advertisement and many other methods are great and very effective methods of generating traffic. Everything you do to promote your business online is "marketing."
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  • Profile picture of the author andreabolder
    If I had to go back and start all over again I would say that it is crucial to get with a mentor who knows what the heck they are doing and can show you the ropes. It's hard in the beginning when you're overwhelmed and don't have a focus necessary to succeed because you're following every single person who promises they can make you the big bucks fast. The quicker you can see results the more confidence you'll have that making an income online is a real possibility. A mentor with a system that works is key!
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    Not putting yourself in the customer's shoes when creating/pitching your product or service.
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  • Profile picture of the author seodon00
    I want start an sell thread here any body tell me how can I start,
    Many Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Noonaa
    My biggest problem was getting side tracked by other things and never actually seeing one method through. Try to find one area of IM and stick to it until it works and don't get side tracked by bright shiny objects.
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    • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
      1 - Get away from losers and those with low expectations
      2 - Realize the value in List Building
      3 - Locate programs that pay immediately
      4 - Complete 1 project at a time.

      As far as Get Rich products I would say buy buy buy. It's all a learning process and you will learn reading the copy what people want.

      SEO - Stick to the more traditional methods first, blogging, social marketing, article writing, word of mouth, forum marketing, etc, also hit some of the newer social networks like Google+ and LinkedIn.

      As far as buying products and services to sell or use. Roll with the Gurus who give you a well rounded education. As far as reviews take them lightly most reviews are often done by friends, folks who have idolized the seller for awhile, and those who got free copies of the products.

      There's a lot of things to consider concerning a review. If they review the free product most likely they are a veteran so products and concepts may be easier for them to grasp. Some think it's ok to have to go in and edit php files after paying 100 bucks, I Don't, I think its shoddy programming. I'm still waiting on these guys to show me where these fb plugins are bringing in paying customers. Sure you can get people from fb to your site, but are they paying customers, show me the numbers and then I will buy. Oh, thinking of wso's would someone pm the guy that doesn't know the difference between mrr and plr that's selling articles so he can stop wasting his money lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andreas Quintana
    Great thread !! It took me well over a year to make my first money online, but every second I spent to get there was absolutelly worth it!
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    I was a Jack of all trades, master of none. So never rub after a lot of thing, fix your goal and run after it till you succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author sitedude
    All of the post I have read are key factors remember if you have a website blog or just a link keep building a pond it until it fits your niche focus on the task keep records of everything you do it is a business your running.
    Do! keep your email clean.
    Don't! sign up for every product you come across.
    Do! check your work on everything.
    Don't lose track of the all that you have done.
    Do! test the market
    Don't let the market test you.
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    quality first then quantity That is some great advice but I guess you realize this after going for the quantity
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  • Originally Posted by Kragsig View Post

    Want to make money online? Read this first!

    Let's help new warriors by sharing our experience; By telling them of our mistakes/successes in the attempt to make money online.

    1. Don't Buy "Get Rich Fast Products"
    - "Secret loopholes", "push button software" and "get rich overnight schemes" do not exist.

    2. Information Overload

    - Concentrate your energy on one product in one sub-niche instead of buying multiple products.

    3. Keyword Research
    - Be sure to choose a keyword by exact matches (not broad).
    - Be sure the competition is low or medium.
    - Be sure it is a profitable buyer keyword.
    - Pick a domain with the keyword inside (high SEO factor).

    4. SEO
    - Quality over quantity; A few high PR backlinks are better than hundreds of low quality backlinks.

    5. IM Digital Products
    - Some products can be achieved cheaper when trying to exit the offer.

    6. Reviews
    - Before buying any product, a wise decision would be to check out the product review on Warrior Forum.

    Please add your mistakes/solutions as comments.

    IF YOU LIKE THE POST PLEASE PRESS "THANKS"
    Hi,

    looks like some great advice there. I notice that you suggest using "exact" instead of "broad" for key word searches. Do you have an opinion on whether or not using "phrase" as a match type is ok to use these days too?

    Thanks for the tips
    Patrick
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    • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
      Originally Posted by TakinCareOfBusiness View Post

      Hi,

      looks like some great advice there. I notice that you suggest using "exact" instead of "broad" for key word searches. Do you have an opinion on whether or not using "phrase" as a match type is ok to use these days too?

      Thanks for the tips
      Patrick
      Let me give you an example...

      Keyword "dog training" has:

      24000 in broad match
      10000 in phrase match
      8800 in exact match

      If Jay writes "dog training" he will hopefully see your site as the #1 spot.

      If Jay writes "dog training for dummies" it's a phrase match, but Google will probably choose another site than yours, if somebody is targeting "dog training for dummies" exact match.

      I know it's possibly to rank lots of related keywords, but if the competition is medium or high, those phrase match keywords will be hard to rank for; You need to mention them in your articles and also do some SEO (with the keyword phrases as anchor text).

      Imagine Kristian buys the domain "dogtrainingfordummies.com", names the title of the site "Dog Training For Dummies", mention it two times in the meta description and afterwards creates some good backlinks to his site with the keyword as achor text. This keyword phrase can only be outranked if your site has high authority in Googles eyes like Wikepedia or something..

      I know the above is not the case everytime, I just want you to know how it works. It's hundred times wiser to target an exact keyword as you can laser target the SEO. I always only use "exact match".
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Making money online has many challenges and making your first dollar is not an easy task. But with persistence, practice and patience you will start to see results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tasleem Khan
    When buying a product think would it benefit your business, will you use it? Don't but the next shiny thing that comes along.

    Take action!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mervyngoh
    We must also develop our mindset and change it to a winner one. Never quit until you succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author logan4040
    Many thanks - good advice...
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeyElmore
    Gain knowledge through experience, not by reading everything there is about internet marketing and keeping it in your head. Start creating content immediately, even if you know nothing about SEO or how to rank your content. Get in the habit of providing good, quality content that provides value to readers... even if you're the only reader for awhile
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  • Profile picture of the author suhel
    Originally Posted by Kragsig View Post

    - Be sure the competition is low or medium.
    If you are going for micro niche site "high" is good and other as some people said above.
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