Home Business Mentors

By: rosemary
Who qualifies as a mentor? If you are working in a company, you will have realized that mentors are usually senior level executives with many years of experience. This must be the case because only with that level of experience and expertise, they are well equipped to train and provide guidance to those people that come under them.

However, when you are running your own online business, you are all alone and probably working at home. The only people who you many have constant contract with are your family members and your pets. Can you seek them as your mentors to advice you how to capitalize on the latest home based business opportunity or latest home based business ideas ? Probably not? As such, you start to look out for external guidance.

Your search for a mentor is on. The fact is that, you can find many of them. There are many people out there offering their services as mentors or personal business coaches. These people felt that mentoring is a potential market for making money and want to sell their services to people like you looking for some external help. However, you got to be careful when engaging them.

Why do you need to take such precautionary measures? This is because some of these people offering their services as coaches or mentors are people who may not have been too successful at their previous business ventures. In turn, they find that it could be easier to provide advises than actually achieve it themselves.

Despite this fact, you should not be deterred to seek for a mentor to help you achieve your desired results on your online business. To overcome this, what you should do when selecting a mentor is to go through their credentials. Explore their background and ask direct and hard questions. You have to do this as the mentor you eventually choose will determine your success or failure.

Some qualities of the mentors are, he should care for you success, he should be someone you look up to, trust and feel at ease to work with. He should also share your triumphs and struggles.

Your mentor should go to extraordinary length to help you and give you nothing less than the same kind of expert guidance he will give himself or he has received before. Your business deserves it. When choosing a mentor, consider to ask the following questions;

1. What specialize skills and knowledge do you have working with online business? Are you specialized with online businesses? Any specialty area in particular?

2. Where do you acquire your skill from? Self taught? From other successful mentors? Who in particular?

3.Do you have any contacts or associates that you can rely on if you cannot solve my problem? If yes who they are?

4. Is your program a general program or you will customize to my business area?

5. How about your availability? Can I contact you by both email and phone? How fast can you get back to me on my queries?

The above are just some of the questions you need to ask before choosing a mentor. The answers will then help you to decide which is the best mentor you want to work with. Having a mentor will definitely help you to be successful in your online business
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