This is the fifth article in the series The Internet Marketing Trap, just click here to start at the begining.
So you think you know a bit about how to do internet marketing, but why isn’t it working for you?
Perhaps you need to look a little deeper at mentors and networking, or is that just another part of the internet marketing trap?
You’ve been around a bit, read a few eBooks, maybe joined a couple of cheap courses, but still struggling to get past a few dollars a day.
Still haven’t quite found the next big thing yet, you always seem to be there just a little too late!
Let’s be frank here, do you really want to make some progress, or are you just going to put your couple of quid on the lottery, and sit back waiting for the next big win?
It Could Be You, It Really could!
Then again, it’ll probably just be someone else again….
You might be armed with a little knowledge? but now it’s like you’re getting out of college and into the real world.
Somewhere you can start to use the skills you’ve learned, to build your business, and start to make some real money, but hang on a minute…
What if you don’t quite make it first time?
Who do you turn to for help?
It’s all that bl**dy teachers fault!
Actually it’s not, IT’S YOURS!
We’re all ultimately responsible for our own success or failure, but it sure can help to have someone to turn to when you need it most.
They can’t do the job for you, that’s up to you, but they might be able to point you in the right direction, and get you back on the path to success.
Enter the Mentor!
Even the most successful entrepreneurs or business owners, tend to have AT LEAST one other person that they can turn to when they need it.
It might not be because they don’t know what to do, or are struggling, it’s just that quite often when you get a couple of people together, they stand more chance of making a good decision.
Strong willed and independent is fine, but sometimes an “outsider” has a totally different view, or even a clearer perspective, of what is really required.
So it’s not always just a single mentor, and they certainly don’t all have to be guru’s, just people with similar ambitions to yourself.
When you find yourself working around others with similar ambitions, some might be struggling themselves, but you’ll give each other strength and support to move forward.
Others might have achieved some success and be willing to share some of what they have learned along the way, these might be considered as as your mentor, or mentors.
We all have to find our own path, to whatever level of success we want to achieve, but it can really help when you surround yourself with the right people.
Just look at most of the big name marketers, how many work solely on their own?
It’s called INTER-NET marketing for a reason!
So why not stop beating your head against that brick wall?
Find someone you can work with and just smash it down!
I hope you liked this series and find it helpful, there’s plenty more to come!
Want a simple starter plan to follow?
That’ll be coming soon….
For now just think about:
Learn – Action – Mentor – Community – Networking – Even More Action – Success!
The good news is you can get all of that right here!
I’m sure you’d already worked that out for yourself by now though 🙂
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Neil, I just wanted to say that this series is very well written! I’ve read it this morning when I re-registered! You have a great thing going here, not just the series but your approach to helping people just coming into the Internet marketing scene adjust and get settled in.
Keep up the great work! I’m here and will help out any way I can to spread the word about OnlineIncomeAchiever.com.
I’m a member of Wealthy Affiliate and very proud of it, but you have a program here that is also something to be proud of! It makes a great complement to the new users of WA and from what I can see, a must for anyone who needs to be set straight on the path to success as an Internet marketer!
I will compare these two programs to that of two well-known public transportation systems – the Airport and the Bus Depot.
WA is like the airport. It is gleaming and glittering, no expense spared, full of attractions and shops. It’s a great way to get where you would like to go! It’s a bit more expensive to get around. For the person who has never flown or been to an airport, it can be a daunting experience. It’s very easy to get distracted and just simply get lost! A look at any of the major ones here in the US will prove my point. A newbie in an airport stands more of a chance of missing his flight because he simply cannot find it!
On the other hand, OIA is more like the bus depot. It’s much smaller, far less expensive (usually) and most everything about a bus depot is in view just standing in one spot within. It’s very straight-forward and quite linear compared to the maze of an airport.
Both are very effective – they get you where you need to go!
Kind words and glad to have you participating.
Should start to get very interesting as the members increase, like the comparison as well,