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Is it worth it to get into IM with no experience?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JRinc, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. JRinc

    JRinc Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I have been lurking around here and althought it is fascinating reading step by step tutorials on how to make your first $$$ online I am pretty overwelmed.
    I find that by reading newbie tutorials I still run into lots and lots of words I never even heard of, use of programs I have never heard of and have no knowledge on how to use them. And every single step layed out in one of these tutorials would be easy for some but requires me to learn A LOT on what each step exactly means and will also cost me a lots of time and effort to learn it. All my online experience is just everyday use of the internet like FB, email, YT and thats all. No knowledge of anything posted on this forum whatsoever.

    If you were me and have to start from zero would u recommend IM or would u say invest your time into learning something else. I am not looking to waste my time on some get rich quick scheme because they are not real.
    I have trouble seeing what actually works and what is valuable and what is just a waste of time.

    I have a colleague who is also starting out at my level, would u guys recommend teaming up with him and splitting our profits or just go solo?
     
  2. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Everyone starts with no experience. People have come here 100% noobs not understand a word being said and fastforward a few years later and they are damn near millionaires or already are.

    Read up and give it a go, I was intimidated too when I first started but now I laugh at how foolish I was.

    Read, write down what you learn, and most importantly TAKE ACTION.

    Good luck, you can do it.
     
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  3. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    Search on Google what you don't understand and make sure you can't solve your problem there before posting it here.
     
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    Even a bird learns how to fly, as a baby crawls before he walks. Take your time to read here how to make the best from social media and whay you love doing on the internet.
     
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    Not a very smart question op, everyone at some point in time was a noob or had no experience so yes it is worth it.
     
  6. WizGizmo

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    Probably the hardest part is getting started. Once you make the decision and take the first
    actions, you are on your way. You will make mistakes. but it is all part of the learning process.
    Keep what's working and throw out what doesn't work. And remember, the only failure is when
    you give up.
     
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  7. JRinc

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    Thanx for the inspiration, I love the idea of working for yourself and being able to do so when you want and where you want. But I do like results and was wondering if all this is just to good to be true, some newbie tutorials say something like 6000$ a month and I am just like yeah right BS.

    Tonight I am visiting my colleague and we are going to make some first steps by buying hosting and maybe a program like scrapebox. First thing I want is to do just get a website going and being able to tweak it to my liking. I dont even know how to do that. So my guess is that would be a good place to start.
     
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    Nuff said.
     
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    If you plan on doing SEO I would buy GSA SER and a link list service. You can scrape your own list with scrapebox after you get the hang of everything.
     
  10. techatnet

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    What IM needs is Passion and Interest. Every people who are on IM started IM without experience.
     
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    Most of us here had zero experience to start with. :)
     
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    Everyone get involve in IM with no experience. Just take decision to get start and google all difficulties you get
     
  13. safex

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    No-one Born with experience/skills, we learn fail & learn from failure than try again and learn.
     
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    Don't get it twisted some kind of experience is a requirement to success. You may be good in sales,graphic design,content,programming,etc. whatever that is will be your strong suite and should be scaled upon. Now if you just want to make money then this is not a place for you. U will fail at Day 2 when you make 0.0002 and think the world is on fire. Test Test Test Ask questions Google's algorithm can't solve.
     
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    Hell yeh it's worth it.

    Let me give you some tips. When you start IM, treat it like you're playing a really fun game or social experiment. Cause everyone's gonna tell you, "take action". But it's the driving force behind your action that dictates the results.

    If you enter IM greedy, needy, desperate, highly insecure.... if there's any strong negative driving force chances are you'll sabotage yourself.

    I've heard people say things like, "you'll make it when you're in a rough spot and want it bad enough". But the brain is a tricky thing. And life isn't like that. If you want something too much, you're gonna hold it so close that you forget you're holding something in the first place. I'll give you a great example. Go grab a steel bat right now, then find a brick wall. Grab that bat as tight as possible.... clenching it so hard your biceps spasm... then smash that brick wall as hard as fucking possible.

    You know what's gonna happen? You're gonna scream like a bitch and drop that bat so quick you never pick up another bat again.

    Do the same in IM and small bumps are gonna feel like freight trains.

    Finally, look at Mark Cuban. He's got one of the best business attitudes I've ever seen. He refers to business as the "ultimate sport". Which it is. You're competing in an arena against tens of thousands... if not millions of people you don't even know. It's meant to be one of the FUNNEST things in the world.

    And I dare you to find just 1 video on YT where Cuban isn't smiling. You think it's his billions that made him that way? No! He was born that way. Cuban was once asked, "how do you know when you've succeed at life?" and gave one of the coolest answers I ever heard. He said something like, "Very simple... it has NOTHING to do with money. When you you can wake up every day with a smile on your face, and truly appreciate your life regardless of circumstances.... you've already succeeded at life." And then he went back to smiling like he always does.

    Business is fun. Marketing is fun. Life is fun. And I highly suggest you play all 3 with a smile on your face.

    If you can merely take action with that kinda attitude, the world is already in your pockets.
     
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    I always tell myself "If I don't try, I will always be in the same position."

    Good luck dude!
     
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    What you said can apply to any new endeavor you take. In the beginning you can be overwhelmed by all the things you don't know. You have a choice to retreat or move forward. Conquer one by one and in few days you will already feel comfortable and know what you should do/learn next... The thing is that you already know a lot of stuff, as you have mentioned about the everyday online basic stuff. Start from the things you already know a bit and grow from there. The important thing is to act, acting is the fastest way to learn, because while you act you experience hurdles. By overcoming those hurdles you are learning in a way faster pace than if you would just keep reading and learning the overwhelming theory.

    I have been here only for few short months, but from what I have learned, the gist is to combine traffic and a monetization method (Two of the 4Ps of Marketing: Product/Price/Place/Promotion). Now your choice is to pick one or more traffic methods (review blog/direct advertisements/social network profile etc.) and the ways to monetize it (adsense, affiliate marketing - clickbank, amazon etc.)

    I picture Internet Marketing as domino. You are lining up domino pieces one by one, and if it all lines up well, you start earning. The beauty of IM is that the dominos are mostly virtual, so it works way faster than a real life business (you can set up your homepage/traffic source/monetization method way faster than for example if you want to buy land and build your shop to sell products.)

    Don't be demotivated at first because you aren't earning money. The thing that matters is not the money, but the skill. If you have skill, you can earn.
     
  18. PinguSpy

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    Back to 2007 I have no idea what is Doorways pages, xrumer etc.

    Took me 1 month top to understanding all of this term and function.

    And the logic behind the name.
     
  19. danider

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    Yeah, like everyone saying, there is no need of experience to start IM or freelancing. You need a few months to get into the basic. You'll never know everything. The key to success is to never stop improving. Good luck!
     
  20. soulcollector

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    Just take action, learn some psychology along the way. If you want to make friends and make money with them, IM is not the thing to do so. I recommend that you first have a job to basically pay for your needs like housing, food, water, car, etc. If you can't budget out a sizable amount of income to lose in experimenting, then you want to stick to reselling on sites like Fiverr, Upwork, etc.

    I actually did Freelance back in the day for Upwork until a sea of idiots came in scamming people left and right in the animation section. That area is dead, gone from the glory days, but you'll still find rats and scammers there lurking about. I learned a lot in IM through doing stuff, very few of it from reading others stuff (unless it was helpful like how to properly setup and optimize some type of ads or information about a service I wanted to buy.

    The noob money comes from really low level sites (Fiverr, Upwork), the semi noob money comes from Adsense and CPA, the real money comes from you selling a product or service to companies.

    I suggest you get into social marketing, then sell your services to companies either local or on the internet (you could scrape up a list of companies daily by building a bot using proxies). This way, invest that money into ads on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Ad Network to build your authority. Outsource some offers on a few top cpa networks to gain affiliates and then sit back and enjoy the income.