Thursday, July 19, 2007

Online Mentor - Find An Online Mentor Willing To Answer your Online Business Getting Started Questions.

Are you frustrating your self with too much information about starting an online business? Don't know what to start next?Are you stumbling from idea to idea, losing your focus, and forgetting why you wanted to start your own online business anyway?

Stop right now, and find yourself an online mentor!

What is a mentor?

Wikipedia says that mentorship refers to a developmental relationship between a more experienced mentor and a less experienced partner referred to as a mentee or protégé, a person guided and protected by a more prominent person.

So an online mentor is somebody with more experience online than you, willing to enter an agreement to help you to develop yourself online.

First, why would somebody want to help you start your online business?

There are two types of mentors: Paid and free. The first type is obvious, there is a financial gain for the mentor, usually through a membership or coaching program fee structure. The second is less obvious, but equally significant, there are benefits to helping others gain experience, providing future opportunities for joint ventures, and at least referrals to others. It’s a form of networking as well.

Second, what does each person get out of it anyway?

The protégé gets the benefit of the mentors experience to expedite the learning curve, remain focused, and avoid making the mistakes from learning by trial and error. The mentor gets the benefits from developing relationships that may or may not provide future partnerships in the online business world - networking!

Third, what will be expected of each other? The relationship is based on trust and open communication on a regular ongoing agreed upon basis. The protégé must be willing to follow the steps outlined by the mentor, and not be distracted by all the get rich quick plans that will be in their face to try out. The mentor must be willing to listen for the unasked questions, and also listen to the real questions being asked of them.

Do you want to learn more about how I try to help others do it? I have just recently completed my brand new e-book guide to successfully creating profits online, it touches on the importance of mentoring as well: "How to Breath Life into Your On-Line Business".

Are you just getting started online, or trying to jump start your profits online again? Download it free here: Getting Help Starting Your Own On-Line Business in 2007

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