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How to Find Legitimate Mentors and Clients Online!

My friend Alonzo Pichardo and I had a chat on a recent podcast about finding the right people online.

You can check it out here:

How to Connect with the Right People Online

We wanted to help you avoid not only scammers but also nightmare clients, for service-based bloggers.

Since Enstine does such a wonderful job exposing scams and finding legit opportunities I want to share a few tips for finding awesome teachers, customers and clients during your online journey.

Follow these tips to connect with legit mentors and the perfect match clients.

1: Got Blogs?

Your prospective mentor better have a blog in this day and age. Anything less and something may be wrong.

Blogs are content central, meaning you can find helpful videos, podcasts and articles, proving the mentor knows their stuff. Blogs also showcase a rich library of products and services; more evidence of the mentor being an expert in their niche.

Demand a content rich, well-stocked blog as the first step in finding a legit mentor online.

2: Social Media Presence

Is the mentor a social media ghost?

Uh oh….you may have a scam artist on your hands.

I recall my first mentor having zero presence on social media a decade ago. I did not see the red flags because I was a green newbie. Big mistake. Of course he was a scammer. But his misdeeds caught up to him and he eventually got in trouble with a billion dollar company.

Online entrepreneurs who claim to be mentors emit a dangerous warning signal if they have no social media profiles. These folks generally have something to hide.

3: Desperate Clients

I totally get being desperate because I have been in some scary situations in life.

But I learned that taking on desperate clients is a nightmare waiting to happen. Just like I had to address my mindset issues nearly a decade ago to become successful, these folks need to double down on solving their problems before being open and willing to pay for coaching.

Be a leader. Not a savior. Be a teacher. Not a saver.

Desperate, terrified clients will fill your email inbox with frantic emails. These individuals make unrealistic demands, waffle about their wants and tend to have little money, leading to late or non payments.

Definitely not the right folks to work with online. Avoid them.

4: Deadbeats

Again; I have been broke. I understand people may suffer from financial issues before they develop their prosperity consciousness.

But people struggling to make money are not the right clients.

Someone once asked me if they could start a payment plan for my $15 eBook, wishing to make 2 payments so they could afford the read. I had compassion for this person but knew they’d likely be a rough customer and of course a non-paying client, because my hourly rates would blow their mind.

If folks complain about your rates being expensive or fear they cannot make payment just drop them like a hot potato.

Letting go folks having money issues creates a vacuum that attracts prospering folks to you.

Anybody can get a part time job offline to make money to buy an eBook or to hire a coach. I recall one of my African readers saying he ran into financial problems but would simply sell fried chicken by the side of the road to make money in order to pay for hosting.

These are the types of folks you want to take on as clients and customers; driven people who do what they need to do in order to make smart business investments, like hiring you or buying your online course.

The Wrap Up

Follow these tips.

Connect with the right mentors and clients online.

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Ryan Biddulph
 

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fox News, The Huffington Post and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. He can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.

Vikas pandey

Hey Ryan,
Thanks for these wonderful tips. I am followers of your articles on paradise. I can surely say you are an inspiration for online bloggers who work on the go. Thanks for sharing this blog!!

    Ryan Biddulph

    Vikas thank you buddy 🙂

Azure

Hi Ryan
such an amazing tips , i visit your blog first and bookmarks because its very helpful for me
Thank you for sharing awesome knowledge with us

    Ryan Biddulph

    Azure thanks a bunch 🙂

Vishwajeet Kumar

Hello Ryan,

Rocking post as always. Finding a right mentor is very important which can lead to a successful business or help you to be a successful person in life. I am lucky that I found you a year back. Your tips and articles are so helpful and motivational for me. Thanks for the strong bond friendship.

Have a great day 🙂
Vishwajeet

Pooja

Hi Ryan,

The tips described by you are very helpful. I liked these very much and would love to hear from you very soon for more articles. Even we are concentrating for finding the online customers in these days so this article is worth keeping in mind for future.

Ronald Segura

Hey Ryan,

Thank you for sharing these incredible tips. It actually reminds me of a book I really like, “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy.

If anyone follows the advice that you provide here, the compound effect will always bring valuable clients and mentors their way, however, ignoring these true facts will also create a negative compound effect that will always attract the wrong clients and mentors.

Thanks for sharing your experience Ryan.

Arumugam Rangasamy

Hi Ryan,

You are always unique in presenting awesome ideas that are too specific. In the same way, you have shared useful tips to get a right mentor online. However, we cannot throw away your tips like hot potatoes. Am I right? 🙂

Ramesh

Hi,
Great article with lots of information.
Thanks for providing such a great information full of knowledge. You are an aspiration for lots of people.
Keep going.

Anil Agarwal

Hey Ryan, excellent share.

Connecting with the right people online is not easy but gives you a ton of ROI. If you’ve have the right mindset and find ways to offer something valuable to the right people, you can get ahead in your field way faster than others.

Here’s where having a mentor comes into handy. I often follow Grant Cardone for financial advice and he often says one thing: “don’t follow too many mentors as you will get confused and make your life decisions miserable”. So when it comes to picking mentors, stick to one or at max two instead of following everyone’s advice.

I think following a blog or podcast or even a YouTube channel can be a great starting point to get to know more about your mentor. Once you’re learning enough from them, find out if they are offering any premium courses or books. Just make sure to study them carefully and you’ll learn a ton of things.

Such an awesome post and great reminder about having mentors Ryan. Thank you for publishing this guest post Enstine.

Nikola Roza

Hi Ryan. I enjoyed reading your article.

You say at one point that anyone can get a side job and pay for hosting and online education.
I think you’re both right and wrong.

How come?

Well, while writing, you probably had in mind America and Western, English-speaking hemisphere.

Yes,

in the US you can easily get jobs. I know because my friend, who has escaped from my country (Serbia), says that he could work three jobs if he had the time, and that it’s really easy to find work when you want to.

And you don’t even have to try hard, jobs are everywhere.

Compare that with Serbia where you can’t get ANY work.

For example:

Most of my schoolmates who are all almost 30, don’t work and have never had a normal steady job.

In Serbia, you won the jackpot if you earn $200 per month and haven’t paid off anyone to get the job.

So it not always easy to find additional resources to finance your new website’s hosting and your education.

On the other hand, you’re right when you say: “where there’s a will- there’s a way”.

I like your example of that African fellow who will rather sell fried chicken (and earn meager wages) than give up on his dreams.

I respect that so much. And think that is the attitude that will help him prevail over his life’s poor circumstances.

In some way, that kind of thorny beginning is a blessing in disguise.

Because hardships make you stronger and when trouble starts knocking on your door, you’re sure to respond better than those who were born drowning in milk and honey.

In the end, in blogging and everything else in life, it is a man’s character that decided the outcome.

This is what I believe in.

Do you agree?

Joy T

Awesome share and article! To find a mentor and really good client to apply your mentor’s two cent is key. Totally agree as we also practice the same in our business! Do check us out also as we’re one of you guys! 🙂

Helen Kelley

One of the most common reasons people will give for not working with you is that it’s not the right time. That’s an easy one to solve — simply keep in touch via email and continue adding value, inviting them to future online workshops and sharing testimonials from your current clients.

When the time is right, they will have all the information they need to make a well-informed buying decision about joining your program. This is a great and low-pressure way to increase your positioning, elaborate more on your brand and values and build more trust with them. By the time they do sign on to work with you, they will feel more confident than ever about their investment.

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