Are Affiliate Marketing Mentors Necessary?


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Affiliate Marketing is the on-line equivalent of the off-line ‘commissioned salesman", and has been around from the time the first ebusiness was created. It's among the most popular money-making methods used by online entrepreneurs today. It's a great option especially for those who want to put up an online business quickly and affordably.

A large number of online enthusiasts know little or even nothing about marketing. In fact, over 95% of beginners in the online arena have little or no experience in marketing of any kind. However, it's a skill that can be learned.

Sadly, most of the people who have just discovered this business usually assume that they can easily make big bucks with minimal effort. Well, they’re definitely wrong.

Being successful in affiliate marketing will not happen overnight. It’s an ongoing project where you need to try various strategies and tactics. It's a truly exciting field, but can be tremendously disappointing if not done right.

If you want to be involved or you’ve already joined an affiliate program, then you should consider hiring a mentor to help you figure out where to start and what to do in order to succeed.

Yes, you can surely learn a lot from ebooks and content web sites loaded with information on marketing, but having a mentor makes a huge difference. Most online marketers work alone, and having someone to talk to about your plans, your desires and your progress helps you keep up your resolve.

In the dictionary, the word mentor is defined as a wise and trusted teacher or counselor. Usually, these persons are experts in their fields. They are there to give you expert advice and guidance along with supervision. So when we say affiliate marketing mentors, we refer to experienced counselors that have made affiliate marketing their specialty, and have actually succeeded at it.

Here then are some of the qualities that affiliate mentors should possess. Of course, a good mentor knows and applies the theories and generalities regarding your business, but there’s nothing more helpful and effective than telling the client what works today and what are the things that should work in the future.

As a mentor, you need to be the main sources of knowledge to your client, and the one to teach him how to generate more affiliate income. You too, need to be knowledgable and equipped with the keys to success for affiliates and the merchants. You should guide your clients as they try the things that can help boost their profit. Once they do well in that business, it can be counted as one of your great achievements. This automatically makes you a successful mentor.

It's said that in order to be successful you need to encompass and develop the traits of persistence, patience and thirst for knowledge. And as a mentor, it's your job to help your clients develop or expand on these characteristics. Once they’ve developed them, they’ll better understand that attaining success becomes possible with dedication and reasonable effort.

Then you're client is now ready to more easily learn about search engine optimization, link exchanges, email marketing, newsletter marketing, reciprocal exchanges, advertising in forums, and everything else involved in this exciting game.

Certainly being a mentor requires skill and dedication but this task is very rewarding, especially when your client starts to succeed. What a thrill it is to see and how proud you a re when the testimonials thanking you come pouring in. The failure of your client is your failure too, so you must do your very best to enable your client with the tools, determination and desire to succeed.

Not all your clients will succeed, but how many do will depend on your own expertise and determination, and how well you can pass it on to your clients. After all, that’s what affiliate marketing mentors are for.

Here's a word from my marketing coach. . .

Denise Ryder is a Marketing Coach writing from her home office in Northern Ontario (Canada). Hey. . . are you a do-it yourself marketer? Are you struggling a little? Need just a little help? Can you imagine how far your business could grow with a Marketing Coach in your pocket? Take a no cost Test Drive TODAY!

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