One of the funniest things I've ever heard from a tremendous mentor to the Internet Marketing Community is this: Of course, you need experience to succeed online! The only job in the world that doesn't need experience is a "virgin."
As Alan Kaplan stresses, If you want to make money in the network marketing industry, you need to get hip as quickly as humanly possible. You need to figure out what works, what doesn't, and how you can use all the "tricks of the trade" to build your success.
That's why getting quality training works. Working with someone who's "been there and done that" can save you time and money. Your income can only grow to the extent that you do. You must educate yourself and you must be open to the process. Be prepared to make mistakes, try new things, and push yourself beyond your safe, secure comfort level. Do whatever it takes to earn your Masters at the School of Hard Knocks. Learn your lessons and develop the skill sets you need to make the kind of money you want to make. The best teacher for success in any endeavor is experience. You can not be successful skiing and cut up the slopes until you first put on the skis and fall a couple of hundred times until you have enough experience to know exactly what to do so you can control your movements and direction. This isn't to say that you can't short-cut the curve with good support and training... the point I'm making is that you need to get in the game with full body... don't dip your toe.
It's no different here. Why would you ever think that you could be successful at anything without being in the thick of it, getting dirty, making mistakes and correcting and adjusting until you know that you know exactly what to do.
Here's a thought and we'll move on. I learned a while ago this very valuable thought process that has allowed me to stay open to new information, regardless of what I initially thought. There are things that we know we know right? We know that we are human. There's no disputing it, we know we are flesh and blood.
Then we know that we do not know how to perform open heart surgery, unless of course you are a heart surgeon. So, we know that we don't know how to do that.
Then consider this one. What about the things we don't know that we don't know. If you stay centered on understanding that there is a bazillion things that we don't know we don't know, and then it allows us to keep our eyes open and our ears open and our mouths closed so we can learn your skill set will flourish. You can not be successful doing anything without experiencing what it's all about, and what it takes.
Rick Clifton - Clifton Web Group