Coaching and Mentoring

by Kevin Marshall 12 replies
I'm a newbie here on the site and to IM. I joined about 2 weeks ago. In everything I have read, I saw a recommendation about finding a mentor or coach to help you get started. I want to know where I can find a coach or mentor if I am serious about being successful in this business. Should I find someone here on this site? Should I pursue a specific group that has coaches and mentors? Or should I just keep reading the advice of the people here and go at it myself? I feel like I may be able to do it myself by going following the advice of a few ebooks I've read. I am considering going into this with Article Marketing. I have read the Bum Marketing Method, The 22 Step Plan to Making Money Online, and the Newbie Blueprint. I also read Yanik Silver's book Moonlighting on the Internet. So should I find a coach/mentor to get started, and if so, where should I find that person? I am learning a lot here on this forum, and I look forward to hearing what you have to say!
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Hi, I would recommend you start reading the forum and get your hands dirty by testing some methods out.

    I feel it is when you have a product and you want to move to the next level, this will be the time a mentor comes in. So at least you can tell him specifically what you expect out of the mentorship.

    This is just my opinion. Hope it helps.

    Cheers,
    John
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    • Profile picture of the author John Ritz
      It's not a bad idea to get up to speed learning the basics before approaching a mentor. But the one benefit a mentor can add is feedback. You can't get that with any ebook or course.

      It all depends on how serious you are, and where your goals lie.

      Cheers,

      John
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    • Profile picture of the author VinceNouvel
      I never recommend anyone to start on a forum, there is just too much to swallow.
      You will end up getting nothing but information overload..
      Will make u stuck and dont know where to start.. Its really is very dangerous.

      Better pay for some product... mm to start up.. try Wealth Affiliate, Earn 1k a day, or Andrew Lock X Factor Affiliate...
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      • Profile picture of the author jhongren
        Originally Posted by VinceNouvel View Post

        I never recommend anyone to start on a forum, there is just too much to swallow.
        You will end up getting nothing but information overload..
        Will make u stuck and dont know where to start.. Its really is very dangerous.

        Better pay for some product... mm to start up.. try Wealth Affiliate, Earn 1k a day, or Andrew Lock X Factor Affiliate...
        I suggest to use the search factors and be really diligent in doing your own notes in a note book.

        I remember when I first started off, I am doing search just on blogs and I print out all the good stuff about blogs-making in the forums.

        Then, I compiled them into a file and read them once in a while.

        That is how I started going really deeply into blogging. =)

        Cheers,
        John
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
          You can definitely short cut your learning curve by getting with a mentor or coach.

          It basically comes down to two things, how fast you want to learn and get into your market, and if you have a little bit of extra money to spend to do that.

          If you closely analyze getting with a reasonably priced coach, it'll actually save you money and catapult your learning curve at breathtaking speeds.

          A lot of people end up spending a lot of money on all the little e-books and special reports and become consumers of information, rather than sellers of information, and end up wandering aimlessly online with no clear direction.

          The end result, if they were to get with a coach they would actually already be making money, and realized that they could take the costs of all the info products and put it towards coaching.


          Frank Bruno
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          • Profile picture of the author VinceNouvel
            HeyJohn,
            Just like what frank has laid out here.. Browsing all over the place was also another way togo.. But why dont you just spend some more to take the shortcut. Then Start earlier and earn the money faster.. I don't know.. Its all more of personal preference..
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            • Profile picture of the author jhongren
              Originally Posted by VinceNouvel View Post

              HeyJohn,
              Just like what frank has laid out here.. Browsing all over the place was also another way togo.. But why dont you just spend some more to take the shortcut. Then Start earlier and earn the money faster.. I don't know.. Its all more of personal preference..
              No problem, Vince. It is always a personal choice and you don't owe us anything.

              Then the next question you should ask, how to get the right mentor for you?

              Good luck! Wishing you success!

              Cheers,
              John
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              • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
                If you're looking at article marketing go with Wealthy Affiliate, the bum marketing guy is a member there and they have some great article marketing tools. If you want a guaranteed profit system go with Luke Sample here on the forums. If you want PPC coaching, there's that available too...
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                • Profile picture of the author Kevin Marshall
                  This is all great information...thanks. If I want to find a mentor, where should I go to find them?
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