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info73
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Looking for a mentor

Hello Group,

I am searching for a mentor to help me on my journey as an infopreneur. I have been in internet marketing for years and have worked with several companies as a SEO specialist. But when it comes to running my own information site, membership site or affiliate marketing, I seem to come at a lost.

So, all pride aside, I am looking for a mentor that can help me get focused and go about this in the right way.

Can anyone help?
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esolutions
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Hi,

The challenge with finding a mentor is that those that are most able to help you are usually also the busiest in their own business(es).

The first step is identifying people that have achieved what you want to achieve, then approach them. As you progress, you will also need to change mentors.

Hope you find the right one!
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info73
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That is good advice. I guess approaching those that are considered leaders in this space can be intimidating and expensive.
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Hi info73,

You may also want to consider finding good SEO and web marketing blogs and try to learn the ropes by yourself. Related forums and communities also help a lot.

Mary
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jmpruitt
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there are a lot of people who do private one on one coaching with people. However, they usually don't work for free, and usually aren't cheap.

I have mentored several people myself, but I stopped doing it for free because I was putting a lot of time and effort into helping others that I needed to spend on my own business, or pay someone else to do the work for me, all of which has a price.

you will find loads of training programs that will help for a low cost compared to coaching, but if you really want one on one help that is really valuable, you need to be willing to value the time they put into it.

part of the reason it gets so expensive is because of the time involved. I have found that for every hour I spend on a call with a coaching client, I spend 3-4 hours at least offline, doing research, analyzing what they have done and how it is working for them, and following up to make sure they follow what I shared with them.

That doesn't include the time spent marketing my coaching business and trying to build up my clientelle, all of which takes time and effort.

With a downloadable product like the training programs here, the cost of that time is divided among however many people buy the product, but with coaching, the price and the time all goes to the one person on the coaching call.

this all takes away from spending time on my own sites, and all that time is factored into the price people pay for a coaching call. that is why so many people have such a high price.

I am actually one of the cheaper coaches that I know, and I have been told repeatedly to raise my prices, but I try to keep it reasonable for the average person that is in my target demographics while still ensuring that I am reasonably compensated for the time and work I have to put into every hour spent.
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esolutions
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info73 wrote:That is good advice. I guess approaching those that are considered leaders in this space can be intimidating and expensive.


It can be expensive, but you want results, a mentor can help you get there. So how much is "getting there" worth to you? In most cases, the achievement will be worth many time more than what you pay.
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