Tips for Newbies
Tips for Newbies has been created to help those new to all
this internet marketing business and avoid as many pitfalls as possible.
The first thing I am going to tell you is that at some point you will probably get on a few
mailing lists. I don't know exactly what makes it happen. It could be if you apply for a business license, request
information or whatever. But it is likely to happen. And you will get mail. I mean snail mail.
And here is a major tip for Newbies. When you get that invitation in the mail to go to a seminar
or conference at some big hotel....think about it. They will lure you with promises that they will put you in the
best internet business since the invention of the microwave. They will promise riches, freebies and maybe lunch or
I'm not going to tell you not to go. The tip I have for Newbies is.....go if you want. Take a
notebook and a couple of pens with you, but leave your credit card at home!
They will undoubtedly inspire you, and you will pick up a couple of ideas. And when everybody
rushes for the back table to sign up and hand over their credit card, you will probably be calling me some
pretty obscene names.
That's OK, I'll live. But more importantly Newbies you won't have added a substantial
new balance to your credit card, and you won't have two or three years of payments for
an overpriced hosting and merchant account on top of that substantial
Of course you also won't have that cd with the pretty little templates or the three ring binder
full of pages filled with meaningless fluff either. No, I'm not going to say I am sorry. You can get templates for
free on the internet, or if you want something a little fancier you can get fancier templates for a decent
Newbies you can get most anything you need to start a business on the internet and for less.
Good hosting is available at reasonable prices. There are many ways to handle merchant processing that are
reasonable as well. And, you can get a three ring binder at Walmart.
Yes Newbies, I've been there and done that! But the
three ring binder sure came in handy!
That's it for this subject, but I have more Newbie tips and a couple more soapboxes, so move on
if you dare.
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