Avoid the scams, find out which Business Opportunities actually work
20th December 2006
Filed under: Internet Marketing — Ben @ 1:52 pm

Back in September I attended Robert Puddy’s Focus 4 the Future seminar in Birmingham. I keep on mentioning it because it was an excellent weekend and I learnt a whole host of extremely valuable tips and tricks on internet marketing. More importantly perhaps, I also met a lot of people who are in the same boat as me – doing all this part-time.

Networking works though, it really does. Just one JV from this seminar earnt me back four times the ticket cost. Perhaps this is a story for another time…

Today I wanted to talk about internet business mentoring, specifically an offer I have just received in my email inbox. Basically this email offered me a 9 month 1-on-1 internet mentoring program for £2k.

The problem is that the person who is offering to mentor me for this money is someone who I have never heard of – nor can I find any information about him on the internet or by asking around.

He’s an internet marketing nobody

If I Google his name, he does not appear on the first page. The only sites I can find of his are the ones he sends me links to via email. In fact, the only information I can find about him is that he seems to have been online for just less than a year and once went to a seminar featuring Frank Garon.

This, it seems, makes him an “internet guru” who is qualified to mentor me to internet success! It’s ridiculous.

Compare this with the mentoring program which Mike Filsaime offered to the attendees of the seminar in Birmingham:

Mike’s offer was a 12 month, double-your-money mentoring program called “I5“.

You got his entire Butterfly Marketing package, all of his personal products, membership to all his sites, 2 tickets to his seminar, 10 tickets for his seminar which you could resell for $797 and keep 100% of the profits…

… you also got coaching from a proven successful internet marketing expert.

The offer I received today had precisely zero proof that it would help me in the slightest. The person who offered me mentoring can’t even offer any proof that he is a success, but he wants £2k to “mentor” me.

For an extra £1k I can get a whole load of material which has been proven to work over and over again as well as 1-on-1 mentoring from a successful (and well-known) group of marketers.

There’s really no competition, is there?

I suppose the moral of the story is to make sure that the person you pay for “mentoring” actually does have the right to call himself a success. If he or she can’t, don’t pay them a penny.

Other info:

Robert Puddy’s Focus 4 the Future UK and US Seminars

Mike Filsaime and the Butterfly Marketing Manuscript

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