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Looking for a mentor in Internet Marketing

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by andytopspin, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. andytopspin

    andytopspin Registered Member

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    Hi,

    First off I want to say that I'm new to the forum. I've read the rules and the sticky's and I'm not looking for a JV or partner. If I've made this thread in the wrong forum, I apologize!

    Going on...

    I think the best way to avoid being unsuccessful is finding a mentor that knows what he/she's doing. I've read a lot about marketing and I expect to be reading even more. I'm not going into marketing for "easy money" - cause I know it requires hard work and dedication from my end to start seeing profit from what I do.

    Beware that I'm NOT the kind of person that will be nagging or asking for multiple favors. I will respect your privacy and integrity and stay at a distance of your choice.
    Although I hope that as a mentor you will guide and review my work as time goes and give me feedback on what I do right and what I do wrong. I will also respect your wishes if you consider my market choice a threat towards your current markets and find something else.


    A bit of information about myself so you know what kind of experience and knowledge I have.

    25 years old, good knowledge in account management and real life experience working with large companies in the technology sector.
    Good knowledge in computer security (MS) and web application security.
    One year marketing course at university.
    Avid user of social media marketing techniques.


    What I look for in a mentor would be someone that has a proven leadership ability and a good track record in Internet marketing.
    You should consider this a long-term relationship where you have the opportunity educate and give back to a driven person that is eager to learn more and when available return the favor.

    If you have questions direct them in the thread or PM me with a way to get in touch. (I'm not up to 15 posts yet, so I can't reply on PM's apparently.)

    Thank you for taking the time to read!
     
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  2. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    Just FYI, but you may want to offer something in exchange for this mentoring. A lot of us here just don't have the extra time to take on a whole other project just to be nice.

    Not saying that most people won't, but it's always good to provide a little incentive. Maybe a small portion of your earnings when you make them or you would signup as a referral to your mentor. Something that wouldn't cost you anything straight out of your pocket.

    Again, I'm not saying you have to, but it's always good to provide something of value other than just good feelings :D

    Nonetheless, good luck and I'm sure you'll be successful!
     
  3. andytopspin

    andytopspin Registered Member

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    Thanks for your reply! I was unsure as to if I should/could give something in return. Mainly because I'm not sure if it would be considered a sale/JV/trade but also because I'm not sure what I can offer back in return.

    I could also say that I have a degree in journalism (although in my native language, Swedish) and I'm a decent user of Photoshop. The combination journalism-marketing could perhaps be useful.

    What I'm trying to say is that I'm open for suggestions and if someone reads this and feel "it'll take too much time" - maybe I can make it worth your while. Send a PM and tell me a bit about yourself and what you are up too, state your demands if any and maybe we'll find a way for both of us to work it out.