I have often heard in my years of online marketing to follow in the footsteps of those that have been where I am trying to go. Or follow those that lead you down the path they too, have already walked.
So what exactly are these old sayings try to convey to me, in modern terminology so that I will understand it?
Simply put if you want to learn how to make a million dollars ask someone that is making a million dollars and don’t ask someone that is living in poverty.
However, you don’t want to just go out and pick the first millionaire and start following what they did to make their money. As in all walks of life, we have those that play by the rules, and those that try to squeak as close to being illegal as possible without actually committing the crime.
I am not sure about you but I like to sleep a good night sleep every night not having to worry about if someone out there is thinking that I treated them wrongly or if I cheated them out of money. I think if I had those kinds of thoughts they would indeed disrupt my sleep, and I also think many of you out there feel the same way.
THIS NO DOUBT WOULD BE A MENTOR!
How do we go about finding such a caring person that is willing to show us how they managed to make the millions without wanting to charge a fortune in the process? This is a harder task then you might think it would be with most people living for the all mighty dollar it is getting harder and harder to locate such helpful individuals especially in such hot trending industries such as online or digital marketing.
Why is it so hard?
Well, I think it boils down to online marketing is just as or if not more competitive as any other form of marketing. However with online marketing, if you hit a honey spot in the market (a section of the market that has low competition, but yet still has tons of potential customers) you could overnight become richer than most only dream about.
This is due to the fact that online marketing is worldwide and can literally reach every person that has an internet connection. I’m not sure if you have been paying attention to those figures or not but that number is skyrocketing, more and more people are getting connected to the internet than any other communication means.
This is good for those of us that use the world wide web to produce our systems to support ourselves, passive income is a great way to make a living, and as the internet grows it both provides more ways of doing this but at the same time, it is also creating much stiffer competition.
I’d like to ask you a personal question if you don’t mind sharing.
Do you know what a mentor is?
The reason I ask many people, In my opinion, nowadays confuse coaches for mentors, and although their jobs are very similar they are still very much different. Forbes magazine describes the differences, but the easiest way that I have found to explain the difference between the two: a mentor is much more like a counselor, they give advice on a broader spectrum; whereas a coach, gives advice on a particular skill set.
Think about it this way a basketball player’s mentor may help him deal with all aspects of being a professional like playing in front of huge crowds, how to deal with fans, where to look for other sources of income, how to deal with being on the road for over half the season.
While the coach will concentrate more on the player as a teammate and things like how to dribble the ball, how to pass more efficiently, how to improve on 3 pointers, go through the playbook, and run practices.
So why does this matter to the internet marketer of today?
If you find a mentor they are going to help teach and advise you how to become a millionaire or even a billionaire if the mentor has reached that status quo. This is the goal of many individuals entering the online entrepreneurship realm, willing to learn, and wanting to go places.
Meanwhile, you can also find a coach to help you improve on your email marketing skills, another coach to help you design your website, and yet another coach to help you write content that applies the laws of attraction.
How do we decide which we need and why?
To that set of questions; I always suggest to start off with a mentor, a mentor not only will help you get started but they will also help assist you every step of the way, this is vital when first starting out.
Furthermore, the importance of having a mentor when first starting out is emphasized by the fact a mentor will help you build and develop a daily routine, or daily system as some call it, to apply to your business.
This foundation to how you will run your business on a daily scale can greatly change your odds of success or failure. The concept is of the utmost importance to the survival of your business long term.
Equally important, is the ability to change your mindset from worker or employee to entrepreneur or business owner. The image above shows the major concept differences between coaching and mentoring.
Not all coaches are able to teach these proficiencies as you are working on them and attempting to achieve them. Whereas a mentor, knows how to do this because they do it on a daily basis and it has become second nature to them.
Mentors have gone down the path it took to get where they are now, has forced them to learn what to look out for and what to avoid they also have the insight of what it takes to be successful not all coaches can say they can or have that ability.
WHERE TO FIND A MENTOR
Sure you can go to sites like Globalmentoringsrevices.com, or Globalmentoring.com just to name a few, but before doing that I think it would be wise to ask the service a couple of import factors about a mentor you will be paying for.
Are those individuals that will be mentoring screened?
Although you would think that if providing a service such as mentoring the mentors would be screened right. Sadly they are not, and since most in these mentoring oriented services pay their mentors a weekly salary you never know what their background may be.
How successful are their mentors?
The proof is in the pudding, go read some of their published material, does it provide value with information that you can learn from or is it just the typical copy and paste formatted literature. This is a sure sign of a fake if they do not share their past, or prior situations they have gone through with you or how they got to where they are today; like I do on my home page.
Then I would say it is safe to assume they don’t have such experience or an extensive background in business.
And it would be my recommendation for you to find another source of locating a mentor.
Have these mentors ever run a business in my sector of the market?
Although a successful dog trainer might become a millionaire; that does not mean I would want them to help me with my affiliate marketing venture. It is wise to find someone that has made their money and financial freedom within the field you plan on taking.
In other words, find someone that has taken the path you plan on taking. Who better to learn from than someone that has or is already where you want to be! You don’t want a dentist as a mentor if you plan on being an affiliate marketer, do you?
That is why I would choose someone that has worked their way up the ranks and is living proof that a business model or system actually works. This is just one of the many benefits of being in a community of likeminded online business owners.
Even with my prior experiences in online marketing, running successful websites, and currently mentoring over 15 people I too am a member of this community. A community where the members care about each other’s success and work daily on improving the odds of those that have not yet reached what they call success.
A community that strives on keeping its members informed of the latest market changes and other factors that happen around us on a daily basis that could have an impact on our bottom line. A community/platform that I think has produced more six-figure earners than any other like it on the worldwide web today or in the past!
Here is one of the member’s profile page “bryonbrewer” he tells his story on his profile page bio, he tells of starting from basically nothing and in five years was producing a revenue (in 2017) of 1.1 million dollars. Go check it out here’s the link.
Here is a list of some of success stories (I found over 175 from the past 3 years to choose from) that are shared FREE within the community to inspire other members to keep motivation up and prove the methodology behind affiliate marketing can be and still is very lucrative and profitable if you just work the business model:
(Just click on the image and their blog will pop-up in a new window)
While there are many other stories not all of them are directly associated with affiliate marketing but all are related to what is being taught on the Wealthy Affiliate platform and some of the individuals thought of others ways to pursue money from what they have learned at WA.
I could have kept going but I felt that those 11 stories plus Bryon’s profile bio did a great job to recap what Wealthy Affiliate can do for anyone willing to put in the time, effort, and drive to reach success. They were the more encouraging and reassuring blogs, which I could relate with and I hope you can too. The material was written by members from within the community, for the community’s benefit.
Remember since I wanted to keep them relatively current I only went back 3 years I know if I go back further I could dig up tons more! Now I am by no means an expert in this field of internet marketing but I have learned a lot over the years and if nothing else I know the value of a great mentor.
I have had the privilege of having two of the greatest that have gone on to inspire other great mentors, and motivational speakers. I on the other hand, since I don’t like addressing large crowds, chose a less publicly exposed life to live.
If you are thinking about starting up your own online business there is no better time than the present to do so. Here is one of the communities I am a member of and strongly suggest to any newer and not so computer suave individuals to join.
This community is offering a FREE 7-day trial to see if this might be something you would be interested in doing it has a very low startup cost if you do decide to join. How about slightly more than $1.00 US a day to operate and learn as you earn for the first year.
And for those of you that contact me through my email address provided down below, I will offer you even a sweeter deal. But, you have to reach out to me directly to receive my special offer, this offer is only good prior to signing up.
And as far as I know, I am the only affiliate from Wealthy Affiliate offering this exclusive deal, which should prove I am willing to do whatever it takes to help you become profitable as soon as possible.
See I am making money off my websites so why should I make a bunch of money off of you. I figure if I reduce the first year’s cost for you it will help you out significantly and me at the same time.
The more people I help the more I have to keep my business up to date and very profitable also. Because without a profitable website I have nothing to back myself up with, so the better example I can show to you the better odds you have of doing the same.
What are you waiting for?
Let me help you make money online from home by following in my footsteps and those of other 6 figure income earners, using the same business model we use, have fun in the process, and eventually if you want to; you too can teach others to do the same.
If you need help with something or have a question please feel free to leave a comment below or contact me privately at my email address, and I will be more than happy to address the issue.
Or by chance, you would like to leave some relevant information as content that you feel may enhance this website/page, by all means, feel free to leave those comments below as well.
Additionally, I would like to thank you for visiting my website today and reading this blog to the end, it proves to me that I am on the right track and providing people with the best information that I have gathered over the years and in recent research is helpful to many