One of my colleagues called me this morning to tell me about a new way of setting up a podcast. As we talked, I began to think about how I have approached everything relating to building my online business. In the beginning I would jump on every new thing that was presented to me, but soon realized that I had to put systems into place and learn how to use them competently before moving ahead.
Now I have become an ‘early adopter’ once again. This means that I will try most things right away, and then wait for about 30 days before sharing them with my students. In other words, I want to make sure something is worth the time and money before encouraging anyone else to do it. This has proved to work out quite nicely, and my students appreciate the fact that I can give them an honest evaluation before asking them to jump on board with the latest internet trend.
Who is your online mentor? Hopefully you have someone who is willing to test the waters first, and then let you know if it is a good idea to jump in head first. Trying to build an online business without guidance from someone you know and trust can be very costly and time consuming. Let me know what you think about this.