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The best place to start is at the beginning!

Getting Started Can Be A Bitch – BUT just do it!

This originated from the forum in the members section of Article Underground. While it was written to inspire members, it may serve to inspire you! Maybe even tip you over the edge and get you to invest in a membership to Article Underground!

I often get emails asking me for specific answers to exact questions and they often come from a beginner, aka someone who hasn’t gotten started yet. They haven’t gotten started yet because they are so caught up and overwhelmed by all the possibilities. 

I like to let people know there isn’t JUST one way to do this internet thing, but many MILLIONS of ways to do it.

Don’t let the MILLIONS overwhelm you – you only need 1 way out of the many millions of ways – just ONE WAY – and I have shown you the simple things you need to do (have you watched all the Article Underground videos, especially the getting started with articles video?).

*** Free Videos available with the 19 Page PDF Special Report *** 

All the other stuff is just academic discussion. Worry about the details once you have done your baby steps.

Now the biggest baby step you need to do is get a web page up and indexed by Google. Not the perfect web page – any web page! JUST DO IT! NOW!

If you are a beginner then you should focus on the basics. As you go you’ll apply the other tricks, but I have news for you – THE BASICS STILL WORK!

It’s like the first time you use a new digital camera. Your baby is taking her first steps… Do you read every page of the manual before you try to take a picture??? Or do you turn the camera on and start taking pictures using the automatic settings??? The first few times you use the camera you don’t expect great pictures. You just want the pictures before that moment in time disappears. YOU would be happy to settle for less than perfect pictures just so you could remember that special moment… But often you will STILL get some good pics and they get better – right???

Same with internet marketing.. start off with basics and try new things as you go. You’ll get better at it. But don’t lose that moment in time trying to read the whole manual and getting it perfect from your first step. You could be making money sooner if you start doing it now!

You don’t have to start off PERFECTLY or JUST RIGHT or EXACTLY the best way. In fact, you’ll make more money if you start off and it is SHITTY and wrong because you can still make money putting out crap.

I am in no way suggesting you put out crap but what I am suggesting is that you can make a lot of money during all the time you would have been planning and formulating EXACTLY how you are going to start.

You don’t make money PLANNING – you make money DOING!

Do you wanna be a PLANNER or a DOER?

Get the momentum going as fast as you can – you’ll have lots of time to plan but you need to get that important stuff done – sooner than later.

If I would have waited till everything was perfect before starting Article Underground – it still would be in development, At some point you just have to start doing! Even if you aren’t certain everything is perfect!

YOU WILL NOT get one single click IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A WEB PAGE UP AND INDEXDED. That should be your number 1 priority. Think about putting stuff on the pages after that.

You gotta get past that first hurdle. Put up a site. Put something on the home page. Get it indexed by Google.

I”m putting this in all caps because it is so important:


SOME OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE NEVER EVEN gotten links to their sites! Google is waiting for something better to come along! And that should be your web page!What are you waiting for? Bump those undeserving bastards now! Don’t let them earn one more single penny at your expense. It should be you collecting the money with your keyword optimized pages with real valuable content… not them!   

Now, if you are using a shit article with no good keywords and you have no good links – then you are sunk! But hey – look at where you are at! You’re an Article Underground member! All those things have been taken care of!

Article Undergound members have great articles with good words and an opportunity to get traffic from the blogs! That’s one hell of a head start!

Are you skeptical about getting good rankings on Google? Are you afraid you’ll strike out?

Well, even if you did not get any rankings (and you will) you will still get traffic from the Article Undergroud Announcement Blogs. You don’t need top tens from Google to make money, but don’t worry – you will get them! It’s easier than you may think!

The forum is filled with statements from members who are thrilled to get top tens with their articles. Some say “I can’t believe it” and I guarantee you that many of them are not doing things perfectly – BUT at least they are doing them!

You do NOT have to do things perfectly. The articles are for keywords that are easy to get top rankings!

You paid for them – so use them! Same with the blogs! Use them to get traffic and top rankings!

Don’t get caught in that NEVER GET STARTED mode. It’s a killer. Before you know it one month will pass and with no web sites or web pages up and earning money – you will INCORRECTLY THINK that you can’t do it.

You can DO IT. You can make money at this very easily. In fact it is almost impossible NOT to make money BUT ONLY if YOU ACTUALLY PUT UP WEB SITES and ADD PAGES and GET LINKS. Do those 3 things and whether your do everything else RIGHT or WRONG you will STILL MAKE MONEY! There isn’t a perfect way to do it. That’s why there are so many GURUS and Ebooks and members sites – because everyone has their own way of doing things. A lot of ways work.

The people that do not make it in internet marketing are the ones that give up and never really tried.

I have long said that I could teach a MONKEY to make money doing this. I am sincere about that. Well, maybe let’s refine that and change to a First Grade Child…

If a First Grade Child (aka Monkey) can push the right buttons to do the 3 important things OFTEN


– they can be earning money!

ANYBODY CAN DO IT! Even if you only start out making a little, each month it will grow. Same with saving money. Sure at first that few dollars you saved doesn’t seem like much but a few years later when the interest adds up and the numbers grow it is something massive!

So start now! Do the simple steps and you will be successful!

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  1. […] http://www.mikeliebner.com/internet-marketing/the-best-place-to-start-is-at-the-beginning/ […]

    Pingback by Mike Liebner Internet Marketing Blog » Q: How does a NOVICE like myself get started? — July 1, 2006 @ 3:42 pm

  2. Great article, Mike. It really rang true for me, since for years I’ve been ‘planning’ rather than ‘doing’. I’ve been following the ‘gurus’, spent a ton of money buying courses and products, and just haven’t put things into action. It’s been ‘Ready – Aim’ for years. High time to ‘Fire!’.

    Thanks for the inspiration, but I do have one question. Can you explain more about the ‘Get Links’ part of this strategy? I’d love to know more about solid ways to get quality inbound links.

    Kat Bartone

    Comment by kat — May 26, 2007 @ 6:08 pm

  3. Great post Mike, as always, a newbie or an intermediate web marketer can learn a lot from you and your teachings, and the info you provide stands out preety much, because by following what you teach here and on your AU site is a sure way to the top, i got many sites that achieved superb results by following your advise and i’m saying a big Thnx Mike, keep up the excellent work!

    How does it get any better than this? :)

    Access Fan
    Dieta & Hujšanje

    Comment by Access — May 27, 2007 @ 4:56 am

  4. Hi there Mike

    Why aren’t there more people like you around? Us newbies are practically broke before we get to the really good guys, like yourself. We are financially ruined by unethical marketers, only to find out later that there are very ethical marketers around who only wants to help. I’ve copied your post, and I’m going to print it out and keep it right in front of me, so that I can always see it when I work on my computer. Thanks a lot. I will get started RIGHT away.

    Louise Fourie

    Comment by workhomeparents — June 27, 2007 @ 3:30 am

  5. As a newbie, I find so much information that is the first link in a long line of links that all require shelling out more dollars. Sifting through the limitless amount of information is tedious but I feel worthwhile. So far, I have not found a lot of mention of free local internet advertising but do see a huge reservoir of free online-advertisement content. Overwhelmed at the moment, but am trying to take your edict, Start at the Beginning! Back to the hunt…
    n.kateus http://www.ipowerdirect.net/

    Comment by nkateus — February 21, 2008 @ 11:13 am

  6. I do want to start, but I am still so unsure of how to set up a web page…I know…I sound quite illiterate, but can you give me some really friendly instructions? Please. I am so eager to get going and earning a bit of money. Thanks.

    Comment by Alice Baldwin — January 22, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

  7. What a great information you have here Mike. I agree with you, that the important thing in earning money from internet is just Take Action. Thanks !

    Comment by Extra Money — January 28, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

  8. Hi Mike

    Great post i agree with you the most importent is the action !
    Im newbie so is not easy but i have to start somewhere and very soon. Can wait to be my own boss !!! and earn lots of money


    Comment by Joanna — February 12, 2009 @ 3:16 am

  9. I am also a newbie, and all I want to know how to create a suitable website, that’s all. Could anyone suggest to me please.
    I am ready to go but I need to know about the webpage, website anything any information please, someone?
    Webpage a website.


    Comment by Michael Podgoetsky — March 4, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

  10. Hey you guys;

    Thanks for the info. I’m 100% with Louise Fourie, now worse off finacially than when I started. I’m in over my head feeling like where do I go now? What did I do now? And Mike, thank you for this link because I went exploring and found you guys here. Thabnk for the boost.

    I’ve only been in this venture for two months and the lingo is totally beyond me. I don’t even know what a Blog is. Your heading says this is a Blog. I’d sure like to learn how to set one up and where to go.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


    Comment by Krystalina Soash — April 17, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

  11. Hi Mike,

    I enjoy reading your articles. You shoot from the hip and tell it like it is. I can relate to exactly what you are saying. When I first started my Internet marketing business, I wanted to look at and read everything before I got started. Research is OK but I wasted a lot of time and money. You are so right. You don’t have to do it big, just do something to get you web-page or article published and indexed. By using some of your advice and others one of my articles ended up on page 1 with my keywords out of over 50Million websites. Yea I was shocked too. What you teach works. Newbies like me depend on your expertise. Keep it up.

    Comment by larryj — May 28, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

  12. Nice article, Keep up the great work!
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    Comment by Kenny W. — July 26, 2009 @ 4:12 am

  13. I am also a newbie, and all I want to know how to create a suitable website, that’s all. also i like your quotes “ANYBODY CAN DO IT!”

    Great keep posting!

    Comment by Acne — August 4, 2009 @ 4:35 am

  14. Great post i agree with you the most importent is the action !

    Comment by ödüllü bilgi yarışması — August 12, 2009 @ 5:13 am

  15. Thank for your post.
    Social Bookmark

    Comment by ThinnyRed — August 17, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

  16. Nice article, Keep up the great work!

    Comment by bilgi yarışması — August 19, 2009 @ 1:41 am

  17. Hi,

    Your article has encouraged me so much!

    Lately, I feel a little bit discourage because I was so caught up and overwhelmed by all the possibilities. Although I already put up a blog/website but my problem now is moving forward. However, I saw a little light at the end of the tunnel when I read you blog, I hope with your articles I will be able to move forward now.

    Happy blogging with you Mike!


    Comment by Arlan Laroya — September 10, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

  18. Nice post, Thank for sharing.

    Comment by Hi-Fi — September 12, 2009 @ 4:35 am

  19. where do these articles come from that i’m supposed to be using? do we get them from here? or is there another place to get them?

    Comment by robert — October 11, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

  20. Hi mike,can I use article underground articles on a one domain review site and use web 2.0 and other methods to link to each article page or do you have to make domains/websites for each particular niche.Also is there not a duplicate content problem with the articles when other members are using them.

    Comment by paul — October 28, 2009 @ 7:13 am

  21. Hi Mike,

    I’m a newbie and I’ve only been online for about 7 months. I’m still shaky with my HTML but I want to learn and will do so. All the info is a bit overwhelming but I like what you said about just start and do from the beginning. I plan to put up 5 more sites in the near future and I want to thank you for Article Underground.

    Comment by Michael Nair — January 28, 2010 @ 2:48 am

  22. Hi Mike,

    OK, you have convinced me – I will be joining AU within the next few hours. After carefully scrutinizing Article Underground for 2 days I decided to take you on.

    Oh Boy, you better put your mouth where my money will go or I will meet you in the life hereafter with a baseball bat.

    Keep it up. I you’re good I will give you the honor. Bad, I will let the Web know. Is that a challenge?


    Comment by James — February 26, 2010 @ 6:40 am

  23. thanks your information about mike liebner internet marketing blog

    Comment by I Putu Suandra — March 7, 2010 @ 4:28 am

  24. Please Mike,
    I will be grateful if I get your help in the area of webpage designing (website). Can you please, mail the tips for me to begin with as if you have encouraged me in your write up.
    You are just one among many.

    Comment by Raymond — June 9, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

  25. Hi Mike;
    I’m responding to the e-mail version of this article and have not read this website version. I’m assuming they are roughly identicle and after completing this post I will read the web version to confirm.
    O.K., enough preamble. The email article you sent me is awesome. Rarely do I print out email content but this one I did. I will keep it on my desk for re-reading at appropriate time.
    Now, about the article – – you don’t pull any punches Dude. Ouch! So many things you wrote of, I do. In a notshell, analysis paralysis is my game/problem. And your article has served as a “kick in the butt” to pursue action.
    First, though I’m not sure how, I intend to re-activate and monetize my site at www. russianbridefacts.com. After that starts moving, I have another idea in the travel industry to kick off.
    And without a kickoff there’s no game,right? So thanks again for the kick, Mike. Gary.

    Comment by Gary — September 23, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

  26. Not sure that getting started is a bitch. I loved the challenge and the learning experience.

    Don’t quit your day job though. If you have alternative form of income coming in…then it’s a HUGE bitch.

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  29. I started out in 2007 and it is true what you have said. I have been through the learning curve and I would tell everyone to just take action and you will be surprised at what you are capable of doing.

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