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Finding the Right Mentor

As a senior working online there is a quantity of information to learn. To get the most from your Internet business it is advisable to find a mentor. Before you decide on a mentor it is wise to sit down and evaluate your goals. Give some serious thought to exactly how you want your business to run. What is the purpose of your web site?

There are many types of web sites. You might be setting up a site to sell consumer products that will either be stocked by you or dropped shipped. You may have a service you want to sell. You may be setting up your web site to sell information products. Another site you might consider is an affiliate site on which you sell other people’s products. Currently a very popular type of web site is a community site; where people who have similar interests or concerns can post. This type of site is a sharing of common needs and ideas. Many Internet marketers are setting up membership sites. In this case people must pay (usually monthly fees) to belong.

How do you go about finding the right mentor for your needs? Often it is by trial and error. To avoid the frustration of following one person only to find they are not teaching what you need, research them first. Places you can find information about many of the teaching “gurus” are on forums. Take your niche and Google it for forums. See what people are discussing. A good site to visit is Warrior Forum. Many of the top Internet marketers gather there to share their ideas. Visit clickbank.com where you can find thousands of products about a variety of subjects. Find one you think will help your marketing efforts, buy the product and review it. Paydot.com, relatively new site that has many products on it is worth visiting.

Decide if you want a complete course that you can purchase and then follow along at your own pace. Or do you want a series of weekly online classes with weekly instruction assignments and questions and answers.

If you would like to build a site that sells affiliate products a good place to consider is Info Product Killer. If you would like a site that is based on building large community sites visit James Martell’s Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp. For nuts and bolts courses – how to start, get a domain, hosting, construct a web site, adding content, getting traffic, have a look at Michael Jones “Affiliate Code”. An excellent course on adapting public domain material to moneymaking products is “Million Dollar Publisher”. Many online businesses are built around Adsense ads. However if you are not careful you can lose your shirt. Mike Auton has an excellent course called Google Wealth Magnet”. Perry Marshall has always been known as the “guru” of Adsense marketing. He combined with Bryan Todd, in Janauary, 2010, to release the “Ultimate Guide to Google Ad Words, 2nd Edition”. Both Martin Avis and Tiffany Dow have put together comprehensive material on the use of Private Label Rights.

If you want your business to grow and prosper pick one mentor and follow their teaching to a conclusion. Don’t overwhelm yourself with running back and forth between first one “guru” and then another. As a senior learning to work online you need to find a system that helps you untangle the intricacies of building a web site and building an online business.

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