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Most Important Skill to Succeed in IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pallyD, May 10, 2012.

  1. pallyD

    pallyD Junior Member

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    I'm thinking coding can be a pretty helpful skill. Creativity if it is properly used can be a great skill.
    What do you think is the most beneficial thing to be good at in IM, or to succeed with your primary method?
     
  2. haridhori

    haridhori Newbie

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    Choose the right person for the right task and spend the right amount of money to get the right amount of success :D
     
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    The ability to test new things without any fear, learning from your mistakes and determining why exactly did a strategy did not work IMO are some of the skills you need to succeed in IM.
     
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    Horse blinders. You will need to focus on one thing at a time instead of flitting around to every shiny thing you see. The persistence to stick to one thing until you milk it instead of giving up on it when it doesn't work.

    In fact this question itself, "Most Important Skill to Succeed" sounds like the title to an article or something that could be packaged or sold as "the secret" to IM.

    When we think of skills we think of experience collected over time. Asking what the most important skill is sounds no better than asking what's the best martial art to learn or the best weight lifting technique to succeed at gaining muscle.
     
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  6. mainhoondon

    mainhoondon Regular Member

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    I think most important skill to succeed in IM is the strong will power and patience :)
     
  7. pallyD

    pallyD Junior Member

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    I think I lack focus a lot at times. That sounds like it could be most important to me. Most success books I've read had listed perseverance very highly too.
     
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    1) Patience
    2) Working Capacity
    3) Large Time availaibility
    4) Be ready to loose some incomes streams overnight
    5) Properly analyse and balance the time / money invested with a realistic ROI expected
    6) Always keep in mind to scale things up / innovate (rules which is applied for any business)
    7) Realistic and constant self-criticism
     
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    I believe that the most important trait that internet marketers share is the ability to think outside the box.
     
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    coding, photoshop, video editing, imacros/automation stuff
     
  11. Alexx11

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    To learn how to code could be very useful in IM. But it depends on what IM ventures you want to focus on. Some guys here are really good at KW research and are to able to find some nuggets from time to time, some others are great at getting followers or fans (Twitter and FB). I guess the best you can do is focus on something until you master it, or at least you are good at, and then move on.
     
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    The ability to stay totally motivated.

    People who stay motivated learn the practical skills necessary; whether it is art, writing, coding etc. Motivated people find ways to raise money for skills they just can't learn, or when the skills aren't worthwhile learning. Motivated people take action.

    Less a skill; the most important thing you need to succeed in IM is to want it the most. If you want it the most, you will find ways to overcome your obstacles.

    You don't need to be the smartest. You don't need to be the most talented. You just need to want it the most.
     
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    Sure.. perseverance.. work ethic.. blah blah that's great and everything.

    But the most underrated skill in IM is language skill. Marketing is the art of convincing, it's subtle manipulation with words.

    A lot of you speak English as a second language, and that's a disadvantage. You shouldn't stop learning it once you can speak broken English. This is the international language of business.

    Also, a lot of you are Asian, and your culture is famous for your work ethic. But you can work all day and miss out on real success, because if it's not proper English, it sounds spammy. Spend some of that time learning more advanced English.

    This of course applies to native English speakers too, anyone can improve. But I see Westerners with half the work ethic as someone from India making 10x as much because they know the language and the culture of the people they are selling to.
     
  14. sapo

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    i have to agree, i am very slick with my words. shit call me a wordssmith or something lol *corny.

    i have literally took other people landing pages in JV and changed up the wording and literally tripled and quadruple earnings with nothing more then simple wording.

    also a great skill to have is basic html, php, java and know how to use photo editing as well. sucks when you have to pay $5 all the time for someone to do a simple task for you when if you just know the basic you can rack it out that second and not waste your time nor money.
     
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    This ^^ and the taking action along with the urge to make money.
     
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    the ability to think outside the box
     
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    "Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."

    This from the man with over a thousand patents.

    You never fail to make money. You learn X number of ways not to.
     
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    By far, the biggest skill in IM (and elsewhere) is your ability to take action and implement a plan, while staying focused on your total strategy. This double consciousness is the key. You've got to keep your eye on the forest (vision), while chopping down one tree at a time (willpower), as it were.
     
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  19. sapo

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    ability to take actions aka ambition, perseverance, work ethic and that are traits not skills.

    just saying
     
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