What is a newbie anyway? If you’re knowledgeable, but just haven’t found what works are you a newbie? I don’t think you are. The fact is, many many many people know quite a bit about Internet marketing, but still don’t make much money.
I see it all the time in forums, on blogs, social media sites etc. People who obviously have at least some knowledge, but complain or just state that they’re still making little to no money online.
So what the hell do I need to do??
For the true newbie
These are the guys and gals who really are new to all this; go learn. Sounds bad, but that’s the best advice anyone can give you. There’s no secret, you just have to find what’s appealing to you and learn all about it. Dig through this blog, the Warrior Forum and elsewhere until you know the basics. Once you have that come back and read the following:
For the knowledgeable newbie or the broke guru
Let me tell you, I was in your shoes for quite some time. However, I have somewhat of an excuse, although not too valid when you look at Tim Gorman; I was in the Army when I began so I didn’t have much time to devote to this. But judging by the way I ran my business, I have a feeling the first year and half or so wouldn’t have yielded much income had I been out of the Army anyway.
What was I doing wrong? I didn’t have a schedule. I didn’t have a plan. I wasn’t organized. I didn’t know what I was going to do next.
Then one day it clicked and I started doing things differently
1. I set aside a certain amount of time every single day (excluding weekends sometimes) and used that time. There where and still are many days when I didn’t feel like doing much. I felt like checking my email, checking my earnings (if there were any) etc. No matter what I FELT like doing, I made sure that during that set time I did something constructive. Before I began doing this I was “working” in the living next to the TV. Needless to say I wasn’t very productive.
2. I set a schedule. Whether it was a report, ebook, webpage or something else, I set a date and time to work on it.
If you have an idea make it happen! Don’t keep thinking about it, telling yourself “I need to do this” over and over.
3. Every time an idea popped into my head I put it in a notepad document. That same exact notepad document is still on my desktop and I add to it just about every day. Some of the ideas turn out to be bad ones, but many of them work out and bring in cash in the long run. The way my memory is, if I don’t write them down I’ll most likely lose them for good.
Seems simple enough and it is. If you’re like I was, your problem is that you don’t take action. You simply must organize things. You must have a routine and you must write down your ideas.
Treat it as a business and believe in yourself. Set up an office and be confident and I promise you, you’ll go from a knowledgeable newbie to a knowledgeable guru.