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I am a newbie who would like the benefit of your experience

Postby 2bubbu2 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:32 am

After being scammed on the web a few times (ya, I know, A few times?) I have spent the better part of the past year researching both on and off the web for WAH and the other various (too long to mention) money making opportunities that these websites are selling as clubs or systems, etc. I found that most of them are recycled (I am sure not all, but from the four binders full of information that I have accumulated, I know that most if all have not got their information the same places as I). My point is that I many ways to make bits of money here and there bu don't know what to do with it or if I should bother. I am intent upon creating a living on the web and will work my behind off, bu have no money or experience to mention. I really need a mentor, but don't know where to go for that.
As someone who is starting from the very beginning and the bottom with no capital. What do I do? I would appreciate any and all suggestions as long as they don't include, "give up". Karen
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Postby Al Smith » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:00 pm

Hi Karen,

Welcome.

You have landed in the right place at the right time. This forum is full of info and tools for earning online income.

I would have to say that "Goals" would be the first step.

Just saying "making a living online" won't cut it. Figure out what it is you want to do or have, and then people here will come out of the woodwork to help you get it. Get specific first.

. . . And there are many free tools to start with so you can get started immediately. So . . . what is it that you want to do? What needs do you want to fill?

Looking forward to swapping ideas.

Best to you,

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Postby KarenMcG » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:47 am

Well, as one Karen to another, welcome.

I agree with all that Al said.

I'll also add that when you're deciding on your goals, include thinking about: what do you like to do--more like what do you love to do? What are you good at?

No sense spending all your efforts working at or trying to make something work that you don't like to do--just to earn some money.

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Postby karynsolo » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:25 am

What are your passions? how can you turn your passion into a cash pulling business?

I personally chose areas that I can offer services, rather than to find an MLM or other opportunity that I do not enjoy doing, I am taking what I know and putting it into motion with the services that are offered.

Everyone has a talent, if you tap into it, and you are passionate about it then there is an income opportunity waiting.
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Re: I am a newbie who would like the benefit of your experie

Postby Publisher-For-You » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:06 pm

2bubbu2 wrote: I am intent upon creating a living on the web and will work my behind off, bu have no money or experience to mention. I really need a mentor, but don't know where to go for that.


Ok, this is a great question, a lot of people are in this position.

Let's review your situation.

1) No money

2) No experience

3) Willing to work butt off

Obviously, #2 is not a problem, because everybody online started with no experience.

Let's focus on #1 and #3.

If you do have money to spend, there are membership sites you can join, where you can get a lot of help.

Dan Ho comes to mind, I've heard he's working hard at this. Anybody here remember his URL or price?

Other membership sites?

If you don't have money to spend, then we're down to #3, working your butt off.

Before we continue, let's test that one. Are you still reading this thread?

If yes, please let us know, and we can continue. You can get a lot of help for free online, if you can convince others of your determination.

What you're up against is that many before you have posted similar requests, and then wandered off.

So Job #1.

Find a forum you like, and convince readers you are NOT going anywhere until you succeed. Your first sales job! :-)

Best of luck!
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Postby robert adams » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:21 pm

I would add a little bit to the idea of doing what you love.
That has been one of the "mantras" of working for yourself for years.

It is great advice, if you can figure out a way to make a living doing what you love. It is not always easy to find a market that shares your passions.

So, just don't limit yourself to your passions in the beginning. The idea is to find a market with a need and fill that need. If it happens to be something you love, then that is fantastic. But if it happens to be something you don't know anything about, go for it anyway.


Once you are in a better place then you can go for the passions.

step one is to read everything on this site. YOu can learn a lot just from that.

then try to pick one thing and work on it until you make your first sale. Dont get sidetracked by all the other possibilities, stay focused.

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Postby karynsolo » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:33 am

I agree with Robert, it is very easy to get side tracked with thinking of how far you can take an idea and lose sight of what needs to be done to build yourself up to the point that you can pursue going on to bigger and better things.

One big hindrance is all of the ads out there that tell you that you can make an absolute fortune in not time flat on the internet. The truth is that you need to build your passion up to a cash pulling business yourself, there is no super easy way or fast way to do this if you want it done right.

I prefer to take pride in what I do and let that reflect on my customers instead of taking short cuts that will only lead to disaster.
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About that "passion" thing...

Postby mitchpowell » Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:49 pm

I might add that if your "passion" has anything to do with learning the technical side of marketing, such as learning the scripts marketers use, DON'T make the mistake I've made:

DON'T download every keyword tool, affiliate manager suite, content management system, multiple social site posting tools, video posting tools, wordpress plugins and themes, and the like, and then spend all your time trying to figure out how you're going to put them all together.

If I had it to do all over again, I'd have landed on the very first instructions that made sense to me and follow them through from start to finish; and if that didn't work, I'd seek out other good information, this time with quite a bit more experience with which to move into it.

I probably would have made an effort to make it to some seminars and meet like-minded people too. Going it alone can get ponderous.

Hope that helps.

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Postby karynsolo » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:37 am

LOL Mitch I have been there , done that even have a T-shirt to prove it. Nowadays I have calmed down, listened to those who know what they are doing and taken action only by what works.

You can spin your wheels all day and all night to try and make all of this fit together and still wind up back at square 1 in the morning if you do not know fully what you are doing with it.

Finding SSWT was my lifesaver, the help and information I have gotten here alone has pulled me up out of the water and given me direction again and again.

I have a long way to go but I am well on the path to success and it feels good to be headed the right direction for a change.
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Postby shortstack » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:54 am

Welcome Karen,

Great sugggestions here from everyone. Being here is a great start. I have little to add, but I urge you to find one thing you can do (possibly one of the free things offered here), and stay focused.

For me, I wasted many months (and lots of $$) spiraling off in many different directions trying to do a lot of things half-baked while I had one thing that was doing well (my website) which I had pretty much abandoned because of all my new projects. I also did a Mitch (2 posts up because I wanted to learn everything and put it all into practice. Why? Because I was trying to force the WAH money to come rolling in. I thought I could be Lynn Terry in 6 months. Well that was a rude but humbling awakening, cause that definitely wasn't happening! :roll:

It takes time and effort. And I was a complete newb with no experience at all. I have done a 360 in this department and now I work at my site and it is doing well.

I wish the very best for you. And we're all here for you. Don't ever give up!!

:) Lisa
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Postby Li Weng » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:57 pm

Start off with some free resources online and get a general idea first. Then think about investing in proven products. Learn and apply. Taking action is the most important thing.
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