Internet Marketing Strategies – Find a Mentor
I have learned that one of the keys to success in business…in any aspect of life really…is making decisions and acting on them. That is true for internet marketing too.
Find a mentor
At some point you have to take the focus off gathering information and place the focus on implementation. Finding a teacher of mentor can help accelerate your progress. Trying to have several can muddy the waters…really you are better off picking one and going through the steps with that person. My list of internet marketing strategies includes having mentors–there is always someone who is ahead of where we are–someone who we can learn from!
Of course, I think you would be smart to work with me! But seriously, pick a teacher you really connect with…find someone who is already where you would like to be. A good mentor will support you in your efforts and also push you to reach further…to stretch beyond your comfort zone.
When you do find that mentor, follow their plan…be a participant, not a lurker! Don’t sit by and listen…take action! Your mentor is there to guide you…but ultimately all the decisions are up to you.
I love helping people and teaching them…and seeing them succeed. It drives me freakin nuts when someone sits on the sidelines for months and months and never puts into action what they are being taught. Why the heck are you there?
Return on Investment (ROI) is important to keep in mind for any business, and I include it in my internet marketing strategies and can apply it to pretty much every expense. ROI is more than just how much did something cost. For example, if you don’t act on information you are given, I don’t care how little it cost you in terms of dollars spent, it is very expensive-you are robbing yourself of time, opportunity and future income.
On the other hand, training or coaching that costs a lot of money-if acted upon and implemented can…and should…generate much more income for you than it cost! So even though it may seem expensive, it can be a real bargain! The return you got was much greater than your investment. That is a great strategy!
Follow the plan
When it comes to your mentor’s plan…don’t judge or alter the plan-not just yet. Listen, you chose to follow this guy (or gal) because of their success…so let them show you the path! If you knew better than them, you wouldn’t need to be paying for their advice! There is probably some “method to their madness” that when you are first starting out you just can’t see…but it will be revealed to you in time.
Once you have been through the process, then you can alter it to fit your needs, your personality, your products and your style. You might be surprised to find that the core plan actually changes very little. Oh, you may dress it up differently, but the basic structure will be very much the same.
Over time, with more and more experience, you may find the structure does evolve and grow. This will happen naturally as you have your own audience and you learn what serves them best-and what works best for you.
Then your internet marketing strategies may include being a mentor for someone else… and letting them follow your path!