Deciding on whether or not to hire a coach of some sort to help you make money online?
I’m sure we all know the price for this specific type of service is not going to be some $30/hr deal.
Regardless, you might be thinking that this is a must if you want to make the big bucks online.
You want to live that laptop lifestyle that you see others doing.
You want to quit that J-O-B and spend more time with the kids.
There are a million and one reasons why we all want to accomplish such a feat, and it will definitely require the right investments.
Coaching and some mentoring are some of those investments, but they might not even be necessary.
I’ve never paid for it, but I have definitely done my share of coaching and mentoring within the 5+ years of earning my living from the internet.
Although I can make thousands of dollars from just one person, I don’t think it’s fair to do such a thing.
Unless you’re right in front of me, having me run my mouth for a couple of hours over some coffee or something.
Besides that, I’m not about taking your hard-earned money without guaranteeing you any kind of success online.
It happens on a daily basis, and it sucks.
So before you go trusting anyone, let’s see what YOU actually need.
Do You Need a Coach or Mentor to Succeed Online?
Yes and no.
You really need to think about things before you invest and commit to something you probably know little about.
Now I say yes and no because some people could use it, while others could not.
So before you go paying someone thousands of dollars to help you become some kind of online success, let me help you make a wiser decision.
What most of you don’t realize is that the only ones looking to invest in this kind of stuff is those of you who have money.
Those of you who don’t are simply looking to make something work.
This is not to say that one is right or wrong, but that’s just how it is.
However, there is one thing that pisses me the heck off when it comes to this topic.
It’s the liars and fakes pretending to make millions of dollars online when they are most likely in debt.
As a matter of fact, these crazy coaches from social media land are the ones who sparked the idea for this post to begin with.
But before you listen to them, just understand that they are simply trying to sell their service.
Some are actually worth it, and of course, others are completely worthless.
Pick and choose wisely if you are planning on using such a service but do let me help you understand what you will experience.
Everything Starts With the Right Program
Making money online is really awesome, and I’m glad you’re at least attempting to do it.
There are many things you need to understand before you take on the challenge, but the pros outweigh the cons.
Before you even consider getting some coaching, please make sure you are with a real, legitimate method of making money online and not some recruiting-based Ponzi scheme.
There are many of these out there, and they come in so many different forms.
They usually are presented as a high ticket offer, which is nothing but a fancy name for “give me a thousand dollars so you can collect thousands from others.”
These same scams offer coaching and mentoring, but they are only veered towards promoting the same Ponzi scam you just bought.
But before you consider one or the other, you need to at least make sure you are in the right line of work.
If you are going to spend a lot of money on a program, it better come with the necessary tools and help to get you to making money.
Now if you are going with the el cheapo option, you can’t expect to get some personal 1 on 1 help.
But when do you need a coach or mentor?
Why You Need a Coach
When you think of a coach, you think of sports.
You see the person on the sidelines trying to guide their team to victory.
They probably have a clipboard in their hand, and they usually yell.
In the online world, it’s a bit different but does come with the same principles.
Your online coach should guide you in the right direction and give you answers to any questions you might have.
They are somewhat responsible for keeping you on track and should point you in the right direction if ever you go astray.
Very much like a fitness coach, these online coaches should have some guidelines and routines for you to follow.
They will hold you accountable, but you will get help from someone who is the expert in the industry.
Why You Need a Mentor
Mentors are more of a necessity when it comes to finding success online.
By having someone you know you can trust guide you along the way is all you probably need.
These usually come in the form of a friendship and are one great way to help others who are serious about something.
The reward comes in the form of helping others, and the success factor is way up there for the mentee.
I think everyone looking to make real money online should have a mentor.
You should have someone you look up to and someone you know you can trust.
This type of stuff is usually felt, and the soon-to-be mentor’s results speak for themselves.
Hard Work is a Must
You can have the best coach in the world and an awesome mentor to guide you in the right direction, but that does not guarantee any type of success.
Online or in the real world, for that matter.
If you plan on starting a blog, keep pushing forward until you make that first $1.
If you are trying to run an e-commerce store, keep going there too.
I don’t care what you decide to do, you need to give it your all.
Find yourself a nice mentor who is willing to help you without charging you any money.
I personally mentor other online entrepreneurs inside of Wealthy Affiliate, so you can check them out if you would like some help from me.
And if you aren’t willing to put in the work, you might as well stop now because you will not get very far.
Conclusion – Make it Happen
Your success depends on three things.
You, you, and you.
Get a coach if you feel that you absolutely, positively feel that you can not understand a single thing when it comes to making money on the internet.
Get a mentor or two to keep you on track.
Just that mentor’s work ethic alone should help wonders and will ultimately guide you to success.
In the end, though, everything is really up to you.
Your successes and/or failures are all on you.
Now, get out there and make something happen, as we all know that money does not grow on trees.
Nor does it come out of your computer screen, either.