This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen.
When you start out as a new blogger, chances are you are very unfamiliar with the online world and what goes on behind the scenes. Even if you’ve been online for some time, as you become more involved you will discover that quite a different side to things exists than you’re aware of when you just read other people’s blogs and articles.
Often at times starting as a new blogger, you have a gazillion ideas that you wish you could get out there all at once. Don’t we all feel like that when we have a new idea? We feel like “gosh, the world is going to love this!” but after you’ve been out there for a while putting some of the ‘great’ ideas you had out there, you find out that maybe you were a little optimistic and maybe not everyone thought that was such a great idea.
The hard and sad truth is it might be a very good idea. It might even be a brilliant idea but the way in which you have put it out there may have not been as effective as it could have been…
Just like the above example, likewise are there many other aspects of blogging and being an online entrepreneur that may seem like an easy task when you look at it from the outside “world-view” but in reality it is quite a bit more complicated than it looks and well, unfortunately sometimes we learn this truth the hard way.
There is another option though…
Having a mentor might be your answer. There are some people whom have gone through exactly what you might be going through right now.
The good news for you is that many of them don’t expect you to go through all these alone and are putting priceless hours and investment of their time out there available for you to capitalize on.
They are willing to take your hand and show you the obstacles to watch out for, the kind of opportunities to grab with whatever you can and the tools to use that are the driving force behind their own personal success.
Below I will share with you quite valid and valuable reasons why having a mentor will shorten your journey to online success.