I don’t listen to skeptics… To me most skeptics are just too pessimistic and afraid to take chances.
The funny thing is most people aren’t skeptical about surfing the net to find the info they need… because it’s “FREE”, and there’s really no risk involved. Now let’s consider methods two and three – buying products and getting a mentor.
Don’t get me wrong… Of course you have to do your due diligence when you plan on spending money on something. The problem arises when you start searching for other “marketers” opinions. I often go to the forums when I want to check out a product or an individual, just to see what others have to say.
Sometimes the opinions are congruent and it’s easy to make a fair assessment. Unfortunately, most of the time you have to read between the lines and see who really knows the inside scoop as opposed to who’s afraid to take a necessary chance at success.
(Keep in mind that more than 90% of online marketers aren’t really making money online…)
OK… So, let’s say you want to buy a product. The first thing you should ask yourself is why you are buying the product. Is it because of the hype surrounding it, or will it really help you to progress in your business. Don’t just buy it because I told you to. Purchase it because it will help you with blogging, list building, email marketing… or whatever business model you have in place.
If you aren’t familiar with the merchant, try to purchase products from sellers affiliated to the more well known merchant sites like Clickbank or JVzoo because you won’t have a problem getting your money back if the product doesn’t deliver. And it doesn’t mean that the product was bad if you didn’t find a use for it… It could just be that it isn’t a proper fit for your company. Nevertheless, you can get a refund if need be… so, it’s really a win-win situation.
So, let’s tackle the third point… the infamous mentor.
There are a lot of experienced marketers out there that can help you start making money online quickly. But… this usually costs an arm and both legs. On the other hand… by the time you start making money on your own, you will have probably have spent that same amount of money over time – if not more.
So, that’s something to consider too…
If you are thinking about taking a mentor, I would say for you to do a little extra research before spending thousands on a mentor program.
The cheaper option to taking a mentor is to join a membership site. Membership sites usually range between $27-$47 a month and most of the time you can opt out any time you like. Most membership sites have a variety of material for you to sift through and use for your business… so this can be a better way to get your feet wet before going all out and getting a mentor.
Whichever way you approach your business is totally up to you, but most likely you will find yourself using all of the methods mentioned above. That’s just how it usually works out.
So, remove yourself from the negativity and don’t be afraid to spend a little… or a lot… on the success of your business. Just make sure you have a plan that you try to stick to and you will reach your goal eventually.