I have been an online marketing trainer for more than four years now – since 2007 – and my students continue to make great progress and achieve success with their online businesses. I am extremely proud of this, but all the credit goes to them for choosing to learn from and work with a mentor to begin with. Attempting to do this on your own is not very easy, and the time and effort you save will more than make up for the cost and commitment required.
Learning from the experts who have been online for so many years is an excellent way to move ahead quickly with your online business. When I was new to the Internet, back in 2006, I quickly saw that there were two groups of people sharing information with the rest of us. One group had been online for ten years or more, and the other consisted of people who were not much further along than myself. There’s a place for both groups, but you don’t want to trust your financial future to those who are still figuring it all out for themselves.
Now I do realize that everyone has to start somewhere, and that we were all new at one time, but that’s a different topic. What I am talking about here refers to whom you will receive your online education from so that you can move ahead quickly.
How do you find out if the person you’re spending time and money with is experienced enough to be teaching others? Here are a few things to look for:
1 – They have a blog or portal site at their name dot com – example: ConnieGreen.com
2 – They have written a minimum of 100 articles on their topic
3 – When you Google their name you can see a variety of products and courses they have created
4 – They have authored, or at least co-authored, one or more books on their topic
5 – They have other raving fans, as evidenced by blog comments, book reviews, and social media postings
While I was a classroom teacher I went from being a student teacher to finally being a mentor teacher to student teachers. During the years in between those two roles, I learned in a variety of ways, including teaching hundreds of children, attending conferences, and reading what the experts had to say on various topics. It would not have been right for me to give other teachers advice during my first two years as a student teacher. My third year gave me more insight, but I was still in learning mode. By my fourth year I was ready to share my experiences with others, and by my fifth year I was asked to work with a first-year student teacher as a part of a team.
This is similar to what I recommend online. Study with a variety of people, and know that the ones who have been consistent in one main niche for a minimum of three years are the best people to learn and take advice from.