Take a good look at the high achievers in the world today. Think about the pro athletes, big time executives, movie stars and successful entrepreneurs. What do they all have in common? Drive certainly, ambition undoubtedly and obviously some type of specialized skill. You can also be sure they had some sort of coach or mentor to help them along their way.
The advantages of having a good coach or mentor for ANY pursuit are many. They will hold you accountable, they will motivate you, and they can offer advice or sometimes most importantly they can put things in perspective. It’s easy to lose sight of your goals when you are in the middle of a hurtle. A coach or mentor is an outside source with experience and perspective. A coach has “been there and done that.”
There are other advantages to mentoring and coaching. The biggest advantage not yet mentioned is their ability to teach you what they already know or have learned. Knowledge can make all the difference to a person trying to reach a specific goal.
Internet Marketing is no different than any other pursuit, and having a coach or mentor is the key to online success. You can obtain a coach’s entire wealth of knowledge in a short amount of time. A great coach will share their secrets to success, but more importantly they can help you avoid the pitfalls they had to scramble out of. Sure, you could learn about internet marketing on your own – but if you want the fast track to internet success a coach is recommended. At the very least you should take a course or seminar from such a highly experienced person.
How to you choose the right coach/course? It’s simple – look for someone who has attained what you want. If you take anything from this article, then please let it be that piece of advice. If a person pitches you an internet marketing course or service and they have not accomplished the results you want – don’t waste any time with them.
99.9% of the time Internet Marketing is about making money. If you want a big house, fancy cars and a shiny office – then you need to find someone with all of that going for them. Even better you should find someone who attained all of that by WAY of Internet Marketing. There are many rich and successful people out there, but you want to find a person who got that way by the same route you are taking.
You can waste a lot of time with so called guru’s, e-books and seminars from people who know nothing about internet marketing. Take the time and do your research, don’t be afraid to ask potential speakers or coaches about their credentials either. If you take the time to find someone who has achieved what you want, you will be that much closer to your own goal. If you look hard enough you will find the perfect person to lead you to your internet marketing goals.
Brad Gosse is a co-founder of 519 Biz. Brad is a webmaster turned business owner. He started building websites for other people in 1996 and realized quickly that he was better off making his own sites that had revenue models built into them. Now he owns several online and offline businesses along with commercial real estate. He also picks and chooses a few select consulting gigs each year to help others. Learn more about Brad HERE