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Hi guys,

My names Nathan, i'm a 20 year old web designer looking to get out of my day job. I've managed to save up enough money to take a couple of months off work and make a start building myself online.

I have the time, money and drive to make it. All i need is someone to push me in the right direction.

Drop me a PM if you run any kind of mentoring program.

Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Tandan
    Hey Nathan,
    Coaches and coaching programs abound in this forum. I'd recommend spending a bit of time looking through the forum and various marketing methods first.

    Not all coaches offer 'all encompassing' programs for people just getting started. You'll do yourself a favour by at least narrowing down what particular areas you may be most interested in pursuing. From there, sourcing an appropriate coach will be much easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author adventurepaul
    I agree with Mark. Coaches and mentors are everywhere around here. I recommend finding a few people who you think would be a good fit and start small establishing a relationship and building rapport. E-mail those mentors or private message them with a couple simple questions at first to test the waters and gauge their interest in helping you privately. Keep your messages short and don't overwhelm whoever you contact, because no-one likes to read someone's life story!
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  • Profile picture of the author Riki Stein
    Just wanted to add that you'd save yourself plenty of wasted time and money if you had a better idea of what it is that you wanted coaching in (which business model).

    You definitely are 100% correct in going straight to a mentor and not trying to "figure it all out yourself."

    Acquaint yourself with the various business models out there, and see if you can narrow it down and find the people who are successful in it (and offering coaching).

    And as a previous poster wrote, do your homework before investing in someone -- make sure he/she is ethical, has your success in mind, and will take you from point A to point Z.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Hey Nath, first of all, before going any further, do you know what you are looking for?

    What I mean is...

    Before you are able to quit that day job, you will need to be really clear on exactly what you are looking for.

    1- What type of business model are you looking for?

    2- How much money do you want to make daily, monthly and annually?

    3- Do you really believe that you can have a break through and live the internet marketing lifestyle? Most people will say yes but deep down inside, feel no.

    4- Did you know that if you actually have certainty with the three areas above that it would still take you about 6 months of working daily to get your biz up to full momentum?

    5- How do you feel about money? Really? Most people can struggle for years because they secretly harbour negative thoughts regarding money. Do you?

    You say you are looking for a mentor but will you really listen to what a leader tells you to do? Most people say yes but don't do it which makes looking for a mentor pointless.

    Are you willing to make the 'transition' into that mentor or leader that you might be desperately searching for?

    Because you will have to.

    And lastly...

    Don't quit your day job. Right now it is your best friend and best chance to get out of it. Learn to 'leverage' your day job while building your business part time but 'consistently' every day for at least two hours.

    In this line of work, taking massive action can work against you because most of massive action taking is not inspired. Most people who take massive action usually only get about 20% of their over all results coming from all that action.

    This will burn you out especially if you are not 'clear' about your desires.

    When you have no income coming in, you could end up putting out very desperate energy which can render all your efforts useless.

    This is why so many people struggle and grind.

    You don't have to do that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fendaril
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post


      In this line of work, taking massive action can work against you because most of massive action taking is not inspired. Most people who take massive action usually only get about 20% of their over all results coming from all that action.

      This will burn you out especially if you are not 'clear' about your desires.

      When you have no income coming in, you could end up putting out very desperate energy which can render all your efforts useless.

      This is why so many people struggle and grind.

      You don't have to do that.
      I have to agree 1000% with what nath says.

      Do you like hard selling people? If you don't, than IM is going to drain you worse than your day job.

      You have to like selling and making money over anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author jlee620
    Originally Posted by Nath View Post

    Hi guys,

    My names Nathan, i'm a 20 year old web designer looking to get out of my day job. I've managed to save up enough money to take a couple of months off work and make a start building myself online.

    I have the time, money and drive to make it. All i need is someone to push me in the right direction.

    Drop me a PM if you run any kind of mentoring program.

    Thank you!
    Sure, I can be your mentor.
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  • Profile picture of the author ieatmoney
    I seriously recommend not quitting your offline work. No online business is guaranteed. You can try online business as part time but don't quit your job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sunganani
    Originally Posted by Nath View Post

    Hi guys,

    My names Nathan, i'm a 20 year old web designer looking to get out of my day job. I've managed to save up enough money to take a couple of months off work and make a start building myself online.

    I have the time, money and drive to make it. All i need is someone to push me in the right direction.

    Drop me a PM if you run any kind of mentoring program.

    Thank you!
    I would recommend that you stay on the job until your internet marketing begins to pay off more than your job does. At this point you can fire your boss and leave the job...been there, should have done that.
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  • Profile picture of the author jex1
    Don't quit a job until you find a new job...this applies to physical offline work and online work..it would be foolish in case it doesn't work.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    First off, do you want to:

    1. Sell web designing as a service, or...
    2. Use your web dev skills to create your own website and sell an (affiliate) product.

    Generally, #1 is faster, but #2 is more llucrative in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author LaurenceOs
    Im looking for a mentor myself, but in affiliate marketing.

    I gave it a go back in 2009 and made $250 with the most god awful site you'd have ever seen.

    Im pretty savvy and need someone to knock ideas back and forth with.

    any takers?
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  • Profile picture of the author donhx
    Originally Posted by Nath View Post

    All i need is someone to push me in the right direction.
    That is worrisome because there is no right direction. 6 mentors, 7 opinions.

    Do research and find something you are passionate about (this is crucial). Discover as much information about that as you can--both the product or service, and how to market it. Then market it yourself for a while. Discover your own pitfalls.

    Then... and only then... consider a mentor who has proven, verifiable success in your particular niche. Then spend a limited amount of time and money with that person to help fill the gaps in your own knowledge and experience.

    Don't expect some mentor to endow you with success.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesL
    Dude, don't invest in 'coaching'. Invest in content, promotion, customer service. You know, the stuff actual businesses are made of...
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    (this is crucial).
    No, it isn't.

    There is constant debate on this forum about "passion" vs "profit."

    At the risk of repeating myself: If you are one of the lucky few (very few) who can profit from your "passion," good for you. The reality is that for most people that will not be an option.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnTheJock
      Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post

      No, it isn't.

      There is constant debate on this forum about "passion" vs "profit."

      At the risk of repeating myself: If you are one of the lucky few (very few) who can profit from your "passion," good for you. The reality is that for most people that will not be an option.
      I agree 100%

      My "passion" website makes just enough to cover domain & hosting for the year.

      My "money" sites are related to subjects I knew absolutely nothing about, until I started searching, researching, and learning.

      If you have the desire to start with you can learn enough (for free) to write about almost anything and make money from it
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  • Profile picture of the author IanM723
    Originally Posted by Nath View Post


    I've managed to save up enough money to take a couple of months off work and make a start building myself online.
    I have to agree with everyone here...don't quit your day job. This will just put a tremendous amount of unneeded pressure on yourself and you may wind up in a tight spot.

    Everybody hates their day jobs ("Peter, everybody hates their jobs!" Office Space ) but that will help take all of the pressure off so that you can explore a couple of different methods and business models and, quite honestly, fail a couple of times (like all of us have done!) before you find the "right" model for you.

    Hope that helps. Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    I agree...

    Trying to find a mentor to help make you money rarely leads anywhere. You need to spend some time and elbow grease determining which path (there are MANY) you wish to go down AND THEN find a mentor who specializes in that path.

    And I would even spend a decent amount of time IN THAT PATH yourself before getting a mentor or coach...you really need a decent foundation to make a coaching/mentoring experience worth it. You don't NEED to, but it helps, a lot!

    Best of luck on yours journey!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Franklin
    Thanks for your input and advice everyone I really appreciate it. Don't worry I haven't quit anything I work as a Freelance designer so I can go back to it at any time. I've just put some money aside so I have more spare time to work at giving internet marketing a try.

    I've actually joined up for Tristan Bulls coaching program and everything is going great.
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