Even the most successful business folk have attributed much of their success to their mentors and coaches. Think of Benjamin Graham to Warren Buffet and Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, plus many more...
As a relative newbie to internet marketing, I've achieved minor success including:
- PPC ads (Google and Bing) with >10% CTR and CPC of <£0.35
- Squeeze pages with 25%+ sign-up rate
- Several lead magnets with 50%+ email open rate and 30%+ download rate
- And most importantly, have actually made a sale online - 2 so far, woohoo! Both within the past few weeks
What I'm struggling with, however, is getting detailed feedback on what I'm doing, which in turn can be quite demotivating - I'm sure you've been there too at some point!
Customers and analytics tools are useful but what I'd really value right now is a sounding board. Someone to discuss ideas, plans and results with.
What advice do you have for finding a mentor, coach or mastermind group in the internet marketing field? And do you have any specific recommendations, which could be yourself if you think you're a good fit?
P.S. My current area of interest (niche) is men's health & fitness, I'd also like to move into freelance business & tech. consulting to utilise my previous experience.