Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2004
One of the reasons that people fail to earn anything close to a living on the Internet is that they fail to take the time to learn how to do it!
This may sound crazy, but it's true. People want results yesterday, not tomorrow, not a few months down the line, but yesterday.
But how can you get results if you don't learn the "how to's" of anything in life?
One of the best ways to learn how to market is to find yourself a mentor, a person who has been there and done it, walked the walk and talked the talk.
How do you find a mentor? Simple, read ezine articles, surf web sites and soon you will notice that some names will become very familiar to you. After a while you will get a feel for people integrity, whether what they are telling you is good advise or just a load of hype.
When you feel that a particular person gives you good advise, follow that persons teachings. If the advice is good, two thing will happen:
1) You will have yourself a mentor.
2) You will start making money using their strategies.
Does you mentor need to know you?
No, not really, you just need to follow their teachings.
There may come a point that you may want to contact your mentor directly and introduce yourself. If your mentor has the integrity that you felt they should have, they will respond - and hey, a new relationship is born.
Personally, I have been following the teachings of an online marketer for some time now. I visit his web site regularly and he has given me much inspiration. I don't know him personally, and he doesn't know me, but he has helped me a lot.
Who is the Sage? His name is John Olson of shop-money-time.com. I "met" him when I joined FreeNetLeads. I signed up through a person in his downline.
John is one of those unsung heroes, he writes a weekly "sermon" to his FreeNetLeads downline, and expects nothing in return.
He is one of those people who quietly sits in the background making money on the Internet without having to ram his sales message down your throat, like some of the so-called Gurus do.
To me, John is a Guru (I'm sure he wouldn't like to be called that though!), as a former door-to-door salesman, John knows how to sell.
John is a lesson to all Internet Marketers. Why? because he isn't overtly trying to sell anything to his downline, he is just providing good solid marketing advice and inspiration.
And his reward? The knowledge that he is helping people succeed, is his reward.
If this article has taught you nothing else, I hope it has taught you to learn and to help others.
Copyright © Tim Spencer all rights reserved.
About the Author
Tim Spencer is the owner of (http://www.create-an-income.com). To receive Johns "sermons" and to build an UNLIMITED list of Business Opportunity Leads - 100% No Cost, No Spam GUARANTEED (http://www.create-an-income.com/freeleads)