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Include a Responsive Mentor in Your Plans for Success

By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Business - Entrepreneur, Business - Home-Based Business

Everyone will agree that it is important to have  a Mentor in order to succeed in your online business.  This is so because regardless of your education level, your field of learning, or whatever businesses you may be in or have had offline for many years, internet marketing is a whole new world with its own rules and parameters.

You may wonder why I speak of having a “responsive” mentor?  In general, a mentor is one who seeks to give guidance to his or her students.  There are many hundreds of persons online who seek to to just this…and they may have really valuable information to share.  They may also have proven that they know what they are talking about by the fact that they are making a 6-figure income online.  However, what about when you take one of their classes?  Are you able to contact them directly by e-mail?  Do they respond? Unless you are in an Inner Circle or a specific type of Mastermind it would be impractical to expect that you can have direct phone contact on a regular basis.

Do they promote you their student?  Turning that question around: Coaches, teachers, and leaders – do you promote your students or team members online?  Remember, everyone wears an invisible sign that says, “Make me feel important.”  Being others-focused encourages and builds loyalty.  It’s a win-win situation for success in your online business to have a responsive mentor and to be a responsive mentor.

6 Comments to “Include a Responsive Mentor in Your Plans for Success”

  1. In the early days of trying to figure out how on earth making a living online might work, I had several unfortunate experiences with mentors that I paid for coaching. What you are saying is key: you need to have access to them and they need to be responsive to you and your questions. Many online coaching or mentoring service is a “one size fits all” deal. Really, one size fits none.

  2. Sheila Atwood says:

    This is a really good test for choosing a mentor. Mentoring can be expensive so you want to get all that you can during that time.

  3. Make Money Online says:

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  4. Janet,

    I can relate to that as well as I had similar experiences. I think I’ve figured out why some were unresponsive when, like you, I first started and was trying to find my way – they really had not been doing what they were teaching so were not in a positive to give advice. At the same time, I respected one for replying to a comment I made. He apologized and said he realized he could not do it all and it was time to hire a VA.

    Amazing the similar experiences many of us have had. Thanks for sharing yours, Janet.

  5. You are so on point about that, Sheila. Most people would agree with you and there’s that element of personal interest that should be involved. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  6. Thanks for leaving your comments, Dino, and I will be taking a look at your blog as well. We’re here to support each other 🙂



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