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I am a professional writer and I have been making a living online. However, I want to add to my stream of income by going into Affiliate marketing / blogging. I have read many e-books on the subject but I couldn't just figure it out. I will be grateful if someone can recommend a great mentor that I can follow to achieve my dream.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Rueff
    Hi! Because you brought up affiliate marketing and blogging, I'd suggest John Chow - I don't know a lot about him, but I watched this presentation by him and learned a TON:

    Yaro Starak is easier to follow though, and very interesting to read/listen to. His site really helped me a lot when I first started out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aouragh
    Honestly, you don't need a mentor. You just need to get to work, that's all. Mentorship is overrated. All the time you waste on learning from a "mentor", you could use experimenting with a blog.

    Try --> Failure --> Learn --> Try --> Success
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    • Profile picture of the author illiptic
      Originally Posted by Aouragh View Post

      Honestly, you don't need a mentor. You just need to get to work, that's all. Mentorship is overrated. All the time you waste on learning from a "mentor", you could use experimenting with a blog.

      Try --> Failure --> Learn --> Try --> Success
      This is just not true.

      Getting around people who make more money that you is absolutely essential if you ever want to build a substantial business. I go to IM events for this very reason....because I know that getting around people who make waaay more money than me who are willing to talk to me and teach me is the MOST valuable investment I can ever make.

      A great place to start is to simply get on youtube and download a bunch of audios (google will tell you how from people like Tony Robbins, Robert Kyosaki, Jim Rohn, ect.

      Listening to audio is a form of mentorship because your unconscious mind can't actually tell the difference between an audio and someone speaking to you.

      Start there and just seek people that you know are getting the results that you want.

      Can you start making money without a mentor? Absolutely. The formula the guy above posted is def the mentality you need to have.

      Don't let looking for a mentor stop you from getting started NOW.

      However, you should absolutely not neglect seeking out mentors in your life and business.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    Honestly, you don't need a mentor.
    OP obviously disagrees with you.

    but I couldn't just figure it out
    recommend a great mentor
    This is a problem for a lot of people. Everyone will recommend themselves or their favorite. That doesn't mean they are right for you.

    I suggest a lot of research before you make a final decision. Search Google for Internet Marketing Coaches. Choose the ones that look promising and then research the heck out of them.

    Yaro Starak is easier to follow though, and very interesting to read/listen to. His site really helped me a lot when I first started out!
    Ditto! He was the first one who really made it all make sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Booster
    Personally, few years ago (2009) I previously tried to find as a Software development company owner but that was taking too much times so I still learning until present by making mistakes (and few success).
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  • Profile picture of the author maidenim
    Getting a mentor/coach has been an essential for me. I've been able to make a full time income online because of getting mentoring.
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  • Profile picture of the author IanGreenwood
    A lot of people think that having a mentor will help them overcome their sticking points, but they can also be very expensive and really not what you need right now.

    If you think that having a mentor is what you really need this is my 6 point plan for finding a great internet marketing mentor.

    1) If you need coaching either in small groups or individually then it will cost you… and it will cost you a lot for a good coaching program. I stress “good!”


    I have also used “accountability buddies” over the years to great effect. I have friends in the industry that I meet up with informally, either on skype or in person, and find the time we spend together hugely valuable and enjoyable. Just having someone to talk to who understands your goals, frustrations, and the IM world you work in, is – IMHO – worth ant time you want to put in.

    2) Having a mentor is great. But you MUST be convinced that your mentor has your best interests at heart and is not just using you as another source of income!!!!! Put it this way, most IM mentors have 3 priorities 1) Their profits 2) Their business 3) Their profile. Sadly you don’t feature highly in any of those areas except as a income stream!


    Good mentors are few and far between – take it from someone who has been around the IM crowd for a long time and has experienced the “mentorship” programs of many of the big names. Few of them live up to their promises or hype.

    3) You need to speak to someone who has already been mentored by them, and has no vested interest in you signing up. If you get into a coaching program or mentorship program don’t be afraid to pull the plug if it’s not meeting your needs.

    4) You need to know before hand what level the coaching is at. If the program is targeted at those who already have an online business – and you don’t – then you could find a lot of the teaching is irrelevant and way over your head.

    5) You also need to identify your own weaknesses and sticking points. For example, do you need training in the technicalities of putting up a website; do you need training in how to write a sales letter; do you need to know how to shoot and edit video for a squeeze page etc etc.


    You need to ID your own inadequacies. So much of this is just training and doing – you don’t need the help of a mentor for this. You just need to get a good training package and get stuck in. And then find “THE” mentor or teacher to fill the gaps that you can’t readily get training for.

    6) Also remember – there is not a mentor in the world that is an expert at everything. Anyone who says he (or she) is, is lying to you.


    I would get an accountability buddy as a first stop. Then you can look towards doing your DD for choosing a mentor / coaching program!


    Good luck
    Ian
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Originally Posted by alwaysontop View Post

    I am a professional writer and I have been making a living online. However, I want to add to my stream of income by going into Affiliate marketing / blogging. I have read many e-books on the subject but I couldn't just figure it out. I will be grateful if someone can recommend a great mentor that I can follow to achieve my dream.
    alwaysontop....

    Look at a lot of the 5 star posts on here....There are some very detailed ones! If you have the resources, definitely invest in the War Room as you will find lots of models to emulate.
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  • Profile picture of the author xenter
    What have you tried already? And why did they fail? Let's start the discussion there
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  • Profile picture of the author MagneticKopy
    In all honesty, trial and error is the greatest mentor you can ask for.
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  • Profile picture of the author alwaysontop
    JRueff
    Aouragh
    RogueOne
    Booster
    Maidenim
    IanGreenwood
    Illiptic
    Magnetickopy

    Thank you all for your great input. It has greatly encouraged me to keep moving.

    Michael Franklin
    Hi Michael - Actually, I thought of joining the war room but I can only use Skrill and Payoneer for payment and none of them is listed as payment method for war room.


    @ Xenter and sdgnsfhnjian, I think the problem I had initially was information overload. But, i am able to narrow down my thought now to building my own business. I can write e-books, manuals and courses and i have written it for several clients. I am good at writing e-books on business marketing such as email marketing, video marketing, social media marketing etc. Now, i want to specifically go into email marketing, create a website for it and design an ecourse (which will be free to build my list) and sell one or two books on it. However, i have tried it twice and i just get confused in between and at the end of the day, i will be tired with the idea. My problem now is, i need a working method. How do i start? what do i do on daily basis etc. I will greatly appreciate your help. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Most serious mentors will charge you. This is so because typically people who receive free internet marketing/business advice don't use it. You may be able to find a good one for around $5,000.
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  • Profile picture of the author automationhero
    Mentors are key. Most good mentors will charge you but as far as learning and picking some stuff up by yourself I would look into the QuickSprout Forum on Affiliate Marketing and learn some of the tips and tricks that are taught there and then if you have any questions just post a new thread. Neil, the owner of the forum is pretty good about answering all the questions.

    Also, another part of Quick Sprout is a new launch they just did called Quick Sprout University. I don't recall if there is information specific to just affiliate marketing but there are several great tutorials that could teach you a lot.

    I like both of those because it is legit real info and not just a bunch of people thinking they are the experts at a certain topic, which can happen on other forums around the web.

    Best of Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author createyouwealth
    I would say that IanGreenwood gave the basics of Mentorship, very in dept and overall look at getting a mentor. Having a mentor can be costly but it also doesn't guarantee your success. You still have to take action on what is being taught and come into it with the mindset that success doesn't happen over night. It takes consistent action everyday to see success.

    All the best
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