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When To Know If You Need A Coach Or Mentor

If you have been on the Internet for some time now or if you are brand new to it and are not quite sure what to do, a mentor or coach could be just what you need to get going. You might even consider them to be the answer to your prayers.

Having that mentor or coach could help show you some shortcuts and may even speed up your learning curve as a new internet marketer to get from newbie to a frequent Paypal check casher.

So, even if you think you have had some degree of success online, an experienced and successful marketer may be able to give you some pointers and show you some other things you may have missed. They may be able to sharpen up your business model which could lead to an increase in your online income.

Mentor
A mentor is usually a more informal relationship. Maybe you know a successful marketer friend or acquaintance you respect and consider an expert in your field. Maybe you can talk with them and throw out ideas and ask questions of them.

There could be a number of mentors in different fields – one who might know the inner workings of WordPress, someone else who is good at Pay Per Click. These could be people you can approach and ask questions. You might even have some things you could show them and you all could trade information and ideas.

Another good place to try is a mastermind group. There you would find a bunch of different mentors. Then you could bounce ideas off of each other, get their feedback and guidance and learn how to overcome obstacles. They will hold you accountable and would expect you to follow through.

Coach
With a coach you would have a more formal relationship. You would be paying a coach who would show you step by step what to do. There are marketers out there with coaching programs that have a lot of materials to help you but you may not have access to them. You cannot really call this true coaching.

Then there are some that will give you the information and will allow a limited chance to talk to them. One successful coach’s coaching program will allow you to ask him one question a day, Monday through Thursday and he will answer your questions in depth. The price can go up according to how often you get to communicate with a coach one on one.

On the other hand a private coach will work with you directly. This will get your business up and running full force very quickly but the price may be to steep for many first time marketers.

You will find that there are plenty of marketers offering a coaching program. You will want to make sure you find someone you can trust and you feel you would be able to use and understand what they say to you. And what exactly is the coaching model they use and is it one YOU want to use? For example, if you wanted to learn how to do article marketing, then you would not want a coach that only uses adwords or adsense.

You also will want to consider price. You can bet the bigger the name and the more successful they are the higher the price for their program will be. Maybe you will be able to find a lesser name but just as successful marketer who might have better prices and will be more accessible. He might be able to use you as a way of showing he is a good teacher and you will get the improvement you want and need.

The right mentor or coach could really help you move forward with your internet marketing business. These are people who have been where you are and are where you want to be. they can show you what to do. You must make the commitment to learn what they will teach you and follow and apply the steps to attain your goals.

Do You Have A Mentor

I was working in one of my niches this weekend and had some questions I needed help with. You know when you are just flowing with ideas, yeah right, and right when you think you have everything figured out you need help. And about then is the time when I ask you, do you have a mentor?

Now, the dictionary list a mentor as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher, an influential sponsor or supporter. And the verb is used in to act as a mentor to. Those are very good definitions and I would go with any one or all of them.

But I just mean plain and simple, someone would can show you the ropes. Give helpful advice when needed. A mentor is someone who has a positive attitude, who is supportive and who helps guide you toward solutions.
They could be someone with whom you can share frustrations and from whom you can learn that there are answers to the various and perplexing difficulties that someone may encounter.

Maybe point you in the right direction or even kick you in the pants and tell you to get to work on whatever you are doing. But in a helpful way.

I know I can find myself thinking that I know it all and then realize that I am way off course with what I want to do. Well that mentor can show you that path again and send you on your merry way. They are usually people who vicariously enjoy the successes of those whom he/she helps.

I see a mentor as a guide, a friend, a listener, a coach, a responsive teacher. They are not a savior, a therapist, or a cool co-worker.

They can provide an extremely rewarding experience, if you are committed to the process. They can be someone who is an expert in the area of your niche project and is willing to help you complete it.

The perfect mentor is one who is experienced in an area where you need a little bit of extra help because you may lack the knowledge or experience.

You should look at them as someone who has done something you would like to try and is willing to share their experience with you. Someone who is an expert in the area of your niche and is willing to help you complete it.  They are not a teacher who always tells you what you should do.  They are a positive role model, but most of all, a friend.

I see them as a people who provide guidance and advice on what it takes to be a “professional” and what it takes to set goals and succeed in meeting those goals. So I ask you again, do you have a mentor?