I'm looking for a Mentor

Discussion in 'Productivity and Motivation' started by Bee, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Bee

    Bee New Member

    My last post on here was an introduction, which was a while back. Since then I've gotten laid off after 9 yrs at my job. I've done tons of research on here, and the internet for building my own home business. There just seems to be so many programs to get you started and It's so hard to decide what's legit or not. I figured I'd give it a shot and ask if anybody on here would be willing to mentor me. I've been mainly looking at affiliate marketing but am open to other ideas that are proven. I'd like to be able to actually speak to someone, not just communicate on the forum. I am a very hard and dedicated worker and realize that this will take time and effort. Please contact me via pm if your interested. I'm not looking for someone to do the work for me, I'm just looking for someone to guide me in the right direction and help me along the way. Thanks,

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  2. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member


    Affiliate marketing can be profitable, but it does take some work. There are so many different niche's too. What are your interests? What types of income opportunities are you open to?
  3. Bee

    Bee New Member

    Interests? I love sports, mainly Baseball. I've been playing since I was a kid and played semi pro in my 20's and still play softball now just to keep that fire going. I follow MLB religiously. I'm also very interested in listening to people who have problems in life and giving advice. I've been told by several friends, who are in bad relationships that I'm very easy to talk to and the advice I gave them helped them tremendously. Is this a niche? I'm not quite sure, but I know helping people with problems is something I take seriously and love doing. I also love to flip items for a profit. I've been buying and selling for profit for years from places like Goodwill, Craigslist, etc...... and sell on Ebay, Craigslist etc... for a profit. I have made money on items that I sell but not enough to take care of my kids or pay the bills. These are the things I am most passionate about doing and love doing them.

    As far as income opportunities, I'm pretty much open to anything and it doesn't have to necessarily be affiliate marketing . I also don't have a lot of money to invest. If it takes 6 months, a yr or longer to actually see a profit, then so be it. I know that this will take time and effort. I'm looking to eventually be able to support my children financially and be able to work from the comfort of my home. The only business that I don't want to have anything to do with is the porn industry. I hope this info helps.


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  4. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    Baseball may be a niche to explore. There is a lot of competition because it's extremely popular. Maybe you can think of doing something different with it, that other sites and blogs are not doing?

    You've been playing since you were a kid, played semi pro in your 20's and still play softball now. You also follow MLB religiously. So writing Baseball related content would probably come pretty naturally for you.

    Perhaps you could consider creating your own blogs and websites and monetizing them with things like Amazon Ads. Amazon has an affiliate program and would display ads for merchandise related to your content. Google AdSense might be another area to consider.

    You could also look at some free make money sites. That's been my niche. But for you, maybe you could promote them as a way that helps you pay for your Baseball equipment or something of that nature.

    Just some thoughts off the top of my head. Hope this helps.
  5. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Helping people in relationships is a huge niche! Just think of a problem that couples or singles have, write about it and find a product to support it. There are mega tons of relationship products out there. Some say it's too competitive of a niche, but it really is enough room for all of us. I have done quite nicely with this.

    I started with just writing articles on Ezine, built up a following, then moved to a blog, and now I have my own site and products as well as promote the products of others.
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  6. KB24

    KB24 Active Member

    Hi Bee

    Since you are into baseball have you ever considered building out a website that sells baseball products? There are plenty of affiliate programs I just did a search on google and I found plenty. here is one:

  7. Aron Prins

    Aron Prins New Member

    Hey Bee,

    The best tip: build a real and solid product.
    I see and read you're into baseball, maybe you could write an ebook on how to play baseball?

    Explain the basics, then create a follow up ebook teaching the more intricate details of the sports.
    Get a domain like learnbaseball.com or something, make it a highly searched keyword phrase and you're set!

    Hope that helped.
    Aron Prins
  8. drknlvly6781

    drknlvly6781 Active Member

    Brendan, I sent you a PM....I applaud you for taking a second look at what the internet has to offer. Since this is more than a month later I truly hope that you have found a mentor and by now are seeing some success. Either way, I look forward to hearing more great things from you!
  9. michal123

    michal123 New Member

    Identify the things you love to do, the things that give you satisfaction. Once you identify what you love to do, use this information to find the purpose of your life or the objective of your life there have lot of ways but i can explain little bit thanks
  10. Rhianna

    Rhianna New Member

    Hey Brendan,
    How have you gone with your searching, I hope you've found something that you feel comfortable with! You can send me a PM if you'd like to know anymore information about any ideas, I could share my story. All the best! :)
  11. whitney black

    whitney black Member

    Send me a PM if you need help, I will share my experiences with you!
  12. redoxpower

    redoxpower New Member

    Hi Brendan, Have you found that mentor?
    Where are you in your journey to business success? I hope that you have found the type of mentor you are looking for. I have several mentors actually because getting several insights is not bad thing when you can size them up and compare before making your business decision. Do not fall into the "analysis paralysis" so many people get themselves into. Identify an industry based on your own values, get your mindset and attitude in check and rock the town while monitoring your activities. Simple right? I'm still at it and finally it is paying off.
    Good luck

  13. GEM

    GEM New Member

    I agree with Steve - Chris Farrell is a great Mentor. Definitely worth checking out.;)

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