I've been thinking that I need to find a mentor, and I think the best bet is one of the membership sites as most of these offer contact with the creator of the membership/group, as well as others through the forums.
I'm essentially keen to have a mentor style where I can say this is my site, and will firstly be given advice on how to improve it lookswise, then can be told to go and do x today, whether that be to find 5 high pr relevant blogs and email the blog owner (preferably with a strategy that they have used).
At the moment I'm looking through lots of podcasts and have created a Word document with each strategy listed (forum posting, StumbleUpon, Twitter, etc) and as I hear about a neat little trick I add it to that particular strategy so essentially I am getting a checklist for each one. Like today I was informed about surveying customers and as I don't really have enough customers to do it through my site I'm going to host it through one of the survey companies and post it as a question to Yahoo Answers, Twitter and possibly a forum I'm currently a member of.
I'm looking for around $30-50 per month with a good level of interaction with the pros who can help me as I described above. Because let's face it, I could be walking down a dead end and someone can push me in a better direction. So far I've really only heard of Niche Optimizer University...
Thanks heaps! Or if there are products (video/audio) that offer a similar in-depth guide that you would recommend please let me know.