I've been in a funk recently. Client work is inconsistent. I've always had to work part time to make a living. That being said, I've had some very big name clients, am a member of a prestigious cartooning community, and have numerous professional references. But still, not pulling in the clients.
This internet giant offered to mentor me. He mentioned that clients suck, and to focus on creating "smart" content.
The asking price for just a talk is $1000 for a couple of Skype calls. But, he says he has some good ideas. And he's the real deal (honestly, I've known about him awhile now, and he has a great reputation).
So, hate to say it, but that's a lot of money right now. However, I feel I could pick up on something with his knowledge.
I guess my question is, given where I'm at, would you hire a mentor for that much for just a couple of chats? Or should I try to just find a long-term mentor that's in the biz, that could become more of a friend, and not really hire anyone. One part of my thought process is I'm close to making on my own I feel -- but just inches away to figuring out that missing piece of consistency. However, I'm compelled about not even relying on clients...
Just putting this topic out there. If you've had experience with a mentor or not, I'd love to hear!