I cannot stress enough, the difference a good qualified mentor will make on the success of your internet marketing business.
If you are a complete newbie, as I was, I am here to tell you that internet marketing is something that you are going to have to spend a lot of time researching and learning the necessary skills if you are to be successful.
With the guidance of a qualified coach and mentor you can possibly knock 50% to 75% off the time it takes from just starting out to the point where you actually start making money.
If you know nothing about IM the chances of you jumping in cold and making money right off the bat are very slim. You are faced with too many unknowns initially to be an effective marketer. There are things you may not have considered, like:
- What should I sell and where do I find it?
- What is involved in selling it?
- How will I find people who want what I am selling?
- How will I collect my money?
- Do I need a website?
These are just a few of the questions you may ask yourself. These are the easy questions. Trust me, there are many more you will not have thought of yet but will surely come to bear.
There are a lot of people more than willing to take you under their wing and be your coach and mentor.
Some of these people may be qualified to guide you but beware. There are many who, while they mean well, are not really all that successful themselves. They may have bought a few coaching programs and figured that they could just teach someone else what they learned in the course.
Then there are those who have indeed mastered the art of selling on line and sell you on a program that has all the bells and whistles and training and promises of success if you only stick with the program and work the system.
You pay your $97.00 one time fee and are thrilled with the system you just bought. There is probably a forum where you and the other victims can share your progress and ideas and the “Mentor” can answer questions and the community can work together for the good of all.
Sound pretty good so far?
This would actually be a good system if all went according to the above mentioned model.
Unfortunately after a while you notice that in the comment section people are asking if anyone is making any money and not many if anyone at all confirms that the system is working for them.
Further more, someone acknowledges that the “Mentor” has quit posting and seems to have disappeared from the forum.
After attempting to contact support a few times to no avail, you realize you are on your own and now must decide to either keep working the system and hope for the promised results, or scrap the whole thing and try something else.
I did not fabricate the above scenario. I actually ” invested” in several of these types of programs before I came to my senses.
The internet abounds with unethical opportunists who go to great lengths to relieve the unsuspecting newbie of his/her hard-earned cash.
You don’t have to rely on trial and error in your search for a mentor.
Make sure you choose a mentor who has actually gone through the process and has made money doing the things he is about to teach you.
Your best bet is to pick a mentor who’s track record is accessible.
How successful have his previous students been?
Look for candid testimonials.
A good mentor will have some glowing testimonials from happy successful students.
Choose a mentor experienced in your field of interest.
Your mentor may specialize in a particular aspect of internet marketing and not be proficient in other areas, so make sure the person you choose to coach you is strong in whatever business model you decide to pursue.
If you want to be an affiliate marketer and sell other people’s products pick someone who has successfully produced the kind of sustainable income that you expect to achieve as an affiliate marketer.
If you are interested in being a vendor and creating your own products to sell, then look for a mentor who knows the ins and outs of product creation. Check out some of his products and determine if his work meets the standards you expect of your own work.
If you are anything like I am you will need to find someone who has done well for himself utilizing a number of different business models and, most importantly, knows how to teach his skills in an easy to follow sequence without a lot of fluff.
If you are serious about establishing an internet marketing business then treat it as you would any other business and learn all that you can about the business and do what it takes to make it a success.
First invest in a mentor.
If you were to buy an existing business or a franchise in say, McDonalds, Carpet Master, or any other such established business model you would have representatives of the franchise show you how to get your business off the ground.
They would present you with a business plan that had been followed for years by many other business owners and was tested and refined into a system that, if followed, would just about guarantee your success.
This is the way to approach your IM business if you want to attain your financial goals as quickly as possible while avoiding the common and often, costly mistakes that many aspiring internet marketers make.
As I mentioned earlier, you do not have to rely on trial and error as I did.
If you have decided that you are ready to jump in with both feet and get on the fast track to making money online, I strongly recommend you enroll yourself in John Thornhill’s “Partnership To Success” coaching program .
John has mentored myself and an impressive list of very successful internet marketers who are now living life styles that they could only dream about before John taught them the skills that made them six figure income earners.
As the name implies, you will have the opportunity to “Partner” with John as he guides you step by step through the process of setting up an online business from your first website to creating your first product and successfully marketing it.
You will find John to be an honest and ethical person who sincerely wants to help you succeed. You will receive all the help you need from his support team, and you will actually have access to John himself if you so desire.
Obviously, to maintain this level of attention for all his students, John can only accept a limited number of pupils at one time.
If the class is open at the time you are reading this post sign up right now.
You will have the opportunity to try out the program and see if it is a good fit for you and if you like what you see then you are in for an exciting and profitable experience.