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The newbie attitude–Lofty goals
Remember when you began to see the possible ways you could earn money on the internet? You heard stories about people earning tons of money. You wanted to earn even more money! You set lofty goals. You would put up a killer blog—people would come to you with hundreds and thousands of dollars. You would earn more and more money. You would be sooo…rich!
When a newbie comes to you with his/her goals and wants to earn money on the internet; remember your early, unrealistic expectations. You now have a point of reference to empathize with those lofty goals and dreams. You want to help him/her get started. How do you help that newbie earn more money, achieve his/her goals, and maintain a positive attitude?
Your opinion is welcomed
I am not certain about this advice. I could be wrong. The best advice one could give a newbie who wants to earn money online might be close to my advice. Or,…I could be way off the mark. (It would not be the first time…nor the last time.) But, I don’t think I am. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Good advice and better advice
There is good advice, better advice, and best advice. It is not hard to give a newbie good advice. Stay away from certain people. Do not listen to their nonsense. Do not buy what they are selling. Don’t fall for schemes. Team up with people whose goals and dreams are similar to yours. Use your time wisely. Start a blog. Blog about what you love. Maintain a positive attitude. Use videos in your marketing. Really yearn for your goals; make them a part of you, like Charles did.
All these are good pieces of advice. A mentor would certainly hit upon some of them, and offer many more nuggets of wisdom. But, there is better advice and…there is the best advice you can give a newbie.
Very good advice to give a newbie would be to seek out a mentor. There are many successful people online. As people, they are proud of what they have accomplished. When you approach a successful person in a respectful way and honor his/her accomplishments, there is a good chance that person will want to become your mentor. Gaining a mentor is extremely helpful in building an online business. But, there is one piece of advice that you could give a newbie that is even better than, “Go get a mentor.”
Best advice: Develop a humble attitude and learn first; then get started
I believe this is the best advice one can give a newbie. Why?
- There are hundreds, no thousands of bloggers and online marketers. They need visitors. What can they offer to keep visitors interested in their site; and ultimately earn money from their purchases? Bloggers bring visitors in and keep them by giving them something of value. If their competitor gives away something even better; people will go there. And what can a marketer give away, without spending a dime, that has value? Information. By reading and learning from this free information; the newbie can acquire knowledge that can save her/him hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars.
- Learning may help a newbie find or change her/his niche. Have you ever changed your mind? Some of us are stubborn, and reluctant to do so. Yet, repeated expert advice may influence a newbie in a way that others cannot. Even a respected mentor is only one person. How often have you had the attitude, “I will show him that it can be done?” But, if multiple experts point out the difficulties, a newbie may see the light.
- Developing a humble attitude is more difficult for some than for others. But, there are always those who know more than you. You must believe that, seek out the advice of those experts, and follow it or your internet business will be in serious trouble. You will not achieve your goals. Your chances of earning more money online than you make in your regular job are zero. Those who do not seek wisdom from the achievers and follow it will, in all likelihood, fail.
Humbling yourself and learning before doing has three advantages for the newbie. The newbie can; get great information for free from bloggers, find or change his/her niche, and avoid a total failure. So, the best advice for a newbie, in my opinion, is “humble yourself and learn first; then get started.” Hmmm…that sounds like great advice in the real, offline world!