Hi, I'm 'brand' new here. Looking for some friendly advice and direction

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Hi, my name is Toby. Looking for a bit of advice to get moving in the right direction. Time management is my main concern as I do an activity every night of the week and now I'm adding IM into the mix as well

I have a full time job so I end up with little time on my hands.

Any advice on how to tackle IM with the little time I have?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
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    Hey. : )

    Even if you donate just one hour every day learning IM, that will add up to (over the course of a year) 9 40-hour weeks.

    Then, you can make another hour (which takes you up to 18 80-hour weeks) by either getting up and hour earlier of retiring and hour later. Next, look through your day and find another hour. (The average person watches something
    like 6-8 hours of TV every day.)

    You'll make good progress with 3 hours / day consistently.

    HTH.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Jingle Man
    Jonathan gives some great advise here Toby. And it is not only TV that is a time thief. Take an inventory of all the things you do to just to escape and try to eliminate those things from you day.

    All the best to ya.
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    • Profile picture of the author rbates
      Originally Posted by The Jingle Man View Post

      Jonathan gives some great advise here Toby. And it is not only TV that is a time thief. Take an inventory of all the things you do to just to escape and try to eliminate those things from you day.

      All the best to ya.
      I agree with Jingle Man, except I don't think that you need to eliminate ALL of your escapes. We all need some time to just "Chill".

      Definitely drop the television stuff - mostly a waste of your time anyway. Set time limits on the things that you do on the internet, mainly things like surfing, checking emails, etc. It is amazing how much time we can waste being distracted by the internet. If you find yourself wanting to click on a link, DON'T. Instead write down
      the headline that got your attention and put it into a "Headline" file for future reference. If it got your attention, it is probably getting a lot of other people's attention also. You may be able to use it for an ad of your own in the future.

      I've rambled long enough. Good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author psvent
        Originally Posted by rbates View Post

        ...If you find yourself wanting to click on a link, DON'T. Instead write down the headline that got your attention and put it into a "Headline" file for future reference. If it got your attention, it is probably getting a lot of other people's attention also.
        Now that's why I love WF! This is really good advice and I am creating a "Headlines" file right now!
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        • Profile picture of the author gurugrimmer
          I would say bud, get straight in to producing valuable content as fast as possible... read tons of books on the subject you want to help others with. Find out what your target customers want, so you are effective.

          Fail forward, don't put perfectionism in the way of putting it out there so you can get some feedback... and if possible, don't waste time with free traffic if you have more money than time... learn how to do solo ads well or some other kind of high ROI (return on investment) targeted traffic.

          Some tips I would have liked to have heard early in the game.


          Oh... and get a mentor if you can! Someone who already does what you want to do.
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          • Profile picture of the author Peter Thomas
            Hello psvent, I am also new here, just joined the WF. I also have a full time job. I found that I was browsing the internet and just reading news and other negative stuff and did not even realize that an hour had gone by. That realization was a big moment. I started asking how I can help people? How I can serve people? What skills do I have? I took a pen and pad and started writing non-stop for 15 minutes, no correcting spellings, grammar, punctuation, and so on. I couldn't believe what I had written when I reviewed it. Then, I shortlisted to couple of them and since I love writing, I came here and asked for suggestions and got great feedback from people here. Click on my name and see my first post, then you will see what I mean. I got my domain name and know already what I am going to do. I use that 1 hour I was spending simply browsing the internet to start writing articles, blogs for my target market. I constantly ask myself how I can improve myself and help others improve themselves. You can do the same thing I do. Try it. Hope this helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author ebusyness
        like it! thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author psvent
    Hey!

    Take it from a fellow full-time jobber, dad and an IM newbie: don't spend to much time learning and focus on one thing and start doing it!

    Focus is really the only solution if you have limited time.

    For me as a newbie a simple funnel like: squeeze page -> oto -> followups (offers) makes the most sense. Then you can create a free WSO right here to get traffic and/or buy solo ads.

    What I am struggling with now is to get a good freebie and a good OTO together as I didn't yet have luck finding an PLR that would feel right to me...

    Look up listcommunity.com there a great free report available there.

    Hope it helps!

    Primoz
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  • Profile picture of the author nightrider85
    Originally Posted by ebusyness View Post

    Hi, my name is Toby. Looking for a bit of advice to get moving in the right direction. Time management is my main concern as I do an activity every night of the week and now I'm adding IM into the mix as well

    I have a full time job so I end up with little time on my hands.

    Any advice on how to tackle IM with the little time I have?

    Thanks
    Hi ebusyness,

    I'm also a part time in IM...take look at this..perhaps it could help you to manage your daily routine..

    The Secret Weapon: Evernote and GTD smoothly integrated into TSW
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    • Profile picture of the author Tudor
      there's so much value in each of the posts above. If I were to prioritize:
      1. Focus on learning one thing
      2. Take imperfect action on what you've learned.
      3. Eliminate negativity by cutting out TV and radio news.
      4. Celebrate victories.
      5. Stay active and positive.
      6. Eat well. Avoid foods that make you sluggish.
      7. Help others reach their goals. Sometimes it's the best way of achieving yours.

      Tudor
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  • Profile picture of the author aduttonater
    Sometimes learning slowly is more effective then cramming it all in one night. Actually it is more effective. Anyway you can always make money on auto pilot. Utilize autoresponders for communication.
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  • Profile picture of the author mert
    My best advise for you either to stop wasting your time with IM or you dedicate the rest of your free time to it. I too started with a day job while working IM during my free time. But nowadays, if you can't spend that much time with IM it will not work (Not unless you can afford people to work for you while your out).


    I recon you watch the video of this thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...ling-lost.html
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    I was going to say you hour is better spent elsewhere but after seeing Jonathan there, I agree consistency is the key
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  • Profile picture of the author Dorian Anthony
    Hi Toby,

    I'll be very straight forward. Beware of temptation and make a conscious effort to control your desires. Sales copy is obviously meant to stir emotions. Sometimes those emotions get the best of us....be cautious.

    Use your critical thinking skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author SimonR
    Originally Posted by ebusyness View Post

    Hi, my name is Toby. Looking for a bit of advice to get moving in the right direction. Time management is my main concern as I do an activity every night of the week and now I'm adding IM into the mix as well

    I have a full time job so I end up with little time on my hands.

    Any advice on how to tackle IM with the little time I have?

    Thanks
    Hehe i know what you are talking about i have a full time job and operating X4Social | Fans For Facebook and few other business , and time mangement was an issue

    Ill give you a link to some Bryan Tracy video about time management that helped me A.L.O.T


    With this you should have access to the 6 parts , go listen to it and tell me what you think about it !
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  • Profile picture of the author azjoemartin
    The best advice I can give you is to "pick a niche", don't chase the "magic button/pill", focus and take action consistently.

    Those hours add up to days over the course of time, but if you become jack of all trades, master of none, you will not make much forward progress.

    If IM is your passion, then don't "try" it on for size, as "Try is a non-committal word that justifies mediocrity and failure". Try is the excuse we give ourselves up front to fail gracefully - after all, "We tried".

    That being said, it's a little difficult to be "a little bit pregnant", so my advice is to commit to your success, believe in yourself and never ever give up if this is your dream. After all, "You are worth it!".

    My two cents. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Scotty Bee
    Don't Buy "Push button and make a million $ software" Network with other like minded people here on the WF, stay focused on "Why" you want to do IM, work at your own pace, don't procrastinate, take action and Work ya *ss off
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  • Profile picture of the author AmbitionConcepts
    Good luck! Stay focused, don't listen to the naysayers and never give up. Make educated decisions and if you fail, fail forward. And most of all have fun with what your doing because thats what its all about Also I firmly believe in the time management aspect because once you start working for yourself...time flies!
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  • Profile picture of the author Natniszakov
    Great advice here, Toby.
    Just be orginized. You have to know that this is a process, you are not going to make money overnight, you will have to learn some stuff first, but believe me, you are not going to waste time at all. Stay focused
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    • Profile picture of the author Trev81
      Toby just be consistent. How much time you want to dedicate per day is up to you but if you do it regularly and consistently you will see results. Try to focus your time on things that will help you in the long run. Focus on doing things rather than just reading about them.
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  • Profile picture of the author draede
    Here's the best advice I can give:

    It's all mindset. When you step back and take a look, the mechanics are fairly easy. If you find one system and stick with it, it will probably only take around 24 hours to really know the system well enough to understand it. The rest is honing those skills, and getting past the psychological blocks that appear.
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    Pick ONE Business Model. Stick With it. Do not focus on anything else. Also highly suggested: Learn Copywriting, and improve your mindset (Read and follow EXACTLY the instructions in 'The Law of Success'). If you do all of these, it is pretty hard to fail.
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