Getting a mentor

by jimewing2121 18 replies
I am needing a mentor and I was wondering if I pay someone or do they just do it for free? I dont get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony_D
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    • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
      Score.org does free coaching, but probably not the coaching you're looking for..
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      • Profile picture of the author Edward J Turner
        James,

        Pretty much any serious coaching program is going to be a paid one...and not particularly cheap either. Not that you can't find one that is good and affordable, but the coaching may not be a match for you.

        Another thing that I think most people considering a coaching program should look for...

        Instead of receiving pure content...or just help on your project...look for a program that will provide you with a finished product or service that is generating income as the final goal.

        An example: with my program (I consider it more of a mentor / partner program), I become 50/50 partners with the person I'm mentoring. In the end, we have an actual product that is selling. It's in my best interest to make sure the product is the best it can be...and promoted as thoroughly as possible. I consider my 50% in profits to be my back-end.

        It would be cool if there were more programs like this.

        You can see how I set mine up in my Sig link if you like.

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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    You get what you pay for.

    The idea is, as most people would agree, the relationship MUST be mutually synergetic. That's what is required.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stanley Tang
    I paid $5000 for a mentor just recently.
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    • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
      Originally Posted by Stanley Tang View Post

      I paid $5000 for a mentor just recently.
      I myself paid $4000 + for a mentor a few months back.

      But honestly, I gotta say he deserved it. And I am sure you will agree with me. Mentoring is such a PLUS.
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
        I hope your guys' 4-5k that you paid for coaching was for a year... lol

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        • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
          Originally Posted by Frank Bruno View Post

          I hope your guys' 4-5k that you paid for coaching was for a year... lol

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          Oh no... Mine was for life

          Seriously... Its about the relationship I built with that millionaire... I am constantly in touch with him... And I might even end up getting a JV deal with him next month. Nothing guaranteed, but certainly far more possible than it was earlier. WOOF!
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      • Profile picture of the author vorales
        Hi there,

        yea you need a menotor, ok , instead every body is advising you to go for the pay mentor.

        well i will not sugest you to go and pay as you are new to the world of Internet Marketing.

        I would like to advice you read the book

        1) RICH DAD POOR DAD-Robert Kiyosaki.
        2) THINK AND GROW RICH-Nepoleon Hill.
        3) WHY WE WANT YOU TO BE RICH-Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki.

        They have some audio session for about 5-15min.you can go to there web and listen.

        I guarantee you will learn some thing, and most imp is you your self, If you are willing to learn than you would do what ever it takes and follow the path of success.

        You can have your mentor in your heart Learn what they do,How they do,why they do,and how they achieve FINANCIAL FREEDOM in their life.

        If you need the e-book than pm me.i can give you one.

        All the Best.
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
          Originally Posted by vorales View Post

          Hi there,

          yea you need a menotor, ok , instead every body is advising you to go for the pay mentor.

          well i will not sugest you to go and pay as you are new to the world of Internet Marketing.

          I would like to advice you read the book

          1) RICH DAD POOR DAD-Robert Kiyosaki.
          2) THINK AND GROW RICH-Nepoleon Hill.
          3) WHY WE WANT YOU TO BE RICH-Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki.

          They have some audio session for about 5-15min.you can go to there web and listen.

          I guarantee you will learn some thing, and most imp is you your self, If you are willing to learn than you would do what ever it takes and follow the path of success.

          You can have your mentor in your heart Learn what they do,How they do,why they do,and how they achieve FINANCIAL FREEDOM in their life.

          If you need the e-book than pm me.i can give you one.

          All the Best.

          I'm assuming since this is an Internet marketing forum that the original poster was looking for a mentor in Internet marketing.

          In which case reading books by Robert K, Trump, and Hill, will most likely not help them with Internet marketing specifically.

          However for motivation and an understanding about business and marketing yes indeed good stuff.

          I would disagree on paying for a mentor if they are new to IM (which is an assumption that could be wrong)

          The fastest way to success is to get with a coach or mentor who has the experience rather than wasting hours or days trying to find answers and piecing things together.

          Instead of paying $400+ dollars on home study courses its better money spent getting with a coach or mentor to shortcut the process.

          They will actually be losing money because of the learning delay when they can recoup the costs of a mentor a lot faster.


          Frank Bruno
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          • Profile picture of the author JasonKing
            The best mentors don't 'mentor' for money. Because they're too busy doing what they do.

            If they take you, it's because they believe in what you do or you have some particular value to them. That said, you will most likely have to pay for "access" to talk to them - e.g. buying all their products.
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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
            Frank,

            I Totally agree!
            Originally Posted by Frank Bruno View Post

            I'm assuming since this is an Internet marketing forum that the original poster was looking for a mentor in Internet marketing.

            In which case reading books by Robert K, Trump, and Hill, will most likely not help them with Internet marketing specifically.

            However for motivation and an understanding about business and marketing yes indeed good stuff.

            I would disagree on paying for a mentor if they are new to IM (which is an assumption that could be wrong)

            The fastest way to success is to get with a coach or mentor who has the experience rather than wasting hours or days trying to find answers and piecing things together.

            Instead of paying $400+ dollars on home study courses its better money spent getting with a coach or mentor to shortcut the process.

            They will actually be losing money because of the learning delay when they can recoup the costs of a mentor a lot faster.


            Frank Bruno
            Tony_D,
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            Originally Posted by Tony_D View Post

            Most of them are pay services. I'm not aware of any really reputable non-pay mentoring services, but they might be out there.

            I'm getting ready to start working with Michael Mayo on his "warrior dojo" mentoring program. I'll let you know how it goes.

            Warrior Dojo
            Have a Great Day!
            Michael
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        • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
          Originally Posted by vorales View Post

          Hi there,

          yea you need a menotor, ok , instead every body is advising you to go for the pay mentor.

          well i will not sugest you to go and pay as you are new to the world of Internet Marketing.

          I would like to advice you read the book

          1) RICH DAD POOR DAD-Robert Kiyosaki.
          2) THINK AND GROW RICH-Nepoleon Hill.
          3) WHY WE WANT YOU TO BE RICH-Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki.

          They have some audio session for about 5-15min.you can go to there web and listen.

          I guarantee you will learn some thing, and most imp is you your self, If you are willing to learn than you would do what ever it takes and follow the path of success.

          You can have your mentor in your heart Learn what they do,How they do,why they do,and how they achieve FINANCIAL FREEDOM in their life.

          If you need the e-book than pm me.i can give you one.

          All the Best.
          Those books will tell you nothing about how to successfully start and run your own Internet business.

          They're great if you're a completely newbie to success mindset and have only ever thought about working for other people, but they're nothing to do with IM.

          Reading and watching gives you awareness - doing gives you understanding.
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          • Profile picture of the author jimewing2121
            Well how am I going to pay thousands of dollars if I am not making any money? now that doesn't make sense.
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            • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
              First of all not all mentors and coaches cost thousands of dollars.

              Second of all, if you don't have any kind of reserve funds, then yes you got to do things on your own for a bit.

              The ideology was that if you had a choice between buying expensive home study courses or a coaching and training package from a mentor or coach that had reasonable rates, that it would be in your best interest to get with a mentor or coach rather than taking home study course.

              Again the reason for that is when working one on one with a mentor or coach is that instead of reading about information and watching videos they can actually tell you what works, what doesn't work, how it works,why it works, and what you need to do to make it work.

              Frank Bruno
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            • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
              Originally Posted by jimewing2121 View Post

              Well how am I going to pay thousands of dollars if I am not making any money? now that doesn't make sense.
              What are you expecting a successful entrepreneur to see as the value YOU bring to the deal if you're not prepared to pay much for their time?

              I've spent a lot of time helping people over the years and in my experience, the more people pay - the more likely they are to do the things you suggest to them.

              If you give people your valuable time for nothing (or very little) - that's the value they place on it.

              I've always had trouble charging as much as I should because there are always people with no money who want help, but you can't run a successful business based on giving your time and knowledge away for free, and even if you don't need the money that doesn't devalue your worth.

              I don't even consider coaching or mentoring anyone who can't afford to pay properly for it.

              If you have no money and want to make money - you're not ready for a mentor, you're just looking for an easy answer rather than do the required work you know is needed.

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  • Profile picture of the author warner444
    How would you decide if a particular mentor was qualified?

    I would think about what i needed to learn and if this person has successful experience there then I would also make sure we had good rapport. Some people know a lot but do not communicate as well as others.

    I would also want a clear idea of what I would learn and have an end goal spelled out.

    I would also check their background.

    I read earlier today of someone who charged a few people $7000.00 and gave them a few phone calls that was it.
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  • Profile picture of the author louiefrias
    How long/how much time have you honestly spent studying then APPLYING tips and techniques offerd here? Have you spent any time participating onteleseminars? Or purchased material toeducate yourself? Or how about free stuff? A lot of it is dang good.

    See, a *mentor* wants you to have some skin in the game. For a mentor to be successful, the student must be ready. Simply paying for one does not mean that you're ready for one.

    A free teleseminar is at" www.8WeeksAway.com

    Not meant to be harsh.
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    • Profile picture of the author jhongren
      Having a mentor also customises your learning journey. A home study course, ebooks, IM workshops cater to the general public.

      They won't understand your preference, strengths, personalities, habits, personal schedule.

      Having a mentor enables you to discuss with someone who have been walking the talk and save you time by directing you to the right resources.

      Besides saving money, you also save time (which I feel is more important than money.)

      One may spend 3 years by feeling around and not yet make any money. A mentor can shorten the time needed but at the same time, your learning curve will get steeper.

      I have shared in this post on what you need to note while looking for your right mentor.

      => http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...tml#post121736

      Good luck!

      Cheers,
      John
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