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Mentoring Tips For Home Based Internet Business Success

May 22, 2008
You can no doubt remember how you felt when you first started working on the internet and how everything seemed so confusing and different to what you were used to doing? This is exactly how inexperienced affiliates will feel when they join your home based internet business and most of them will be very glad of your mentorship and help.

These online mentoring tips and ideas can be used to help your new affiliates achieve success while at the same time contributing to the success of your own home based internet business:

Introduce yourself by sending a welcome email to your new affiliates and let them know you are willing to mentor them and share your internet marketing experience with them.

By establishing what level of internet experience they have, will put you in a better position to assist them, so be sure to ask them.

Communication with your new affiliate is the key but email does not have to be the only way. Skype is a free and easy online way to communicate with your down-line and is ideal for problem solving. As an example, an auto-responder is not the easiest thing in the world to set up if you have no prior experience, so if you both have your browsers open on the same web page you can talk your new affiliate through the areas that are causing difficulties.

Create a section on your blog with useful tips and hints e.g. ideas on setting up folders in their email client to file their emails, as well as in their Favorites to save the regularly used urls, time management tips and advice on staying organized, useful links, etc.

A series of training emails that can be sent out regularly from your auto-responder is another easy and convenient way to provide your new recruits with the information that they need to get their home based internet business up and running successfully.

Explain the importance of SEO and direct them to the best resources for choosing their keywords and optimizing their website for the search engines.

Explain the benefits of starting a blog and show them how they can set up a blog so they can then start the social networking train.

To prevent them from wasting valuable time searching for information send them useful links. For example: a step by step guide to learning html, how to set up a forum signature, how to open a Google Webmaster Account, how to make a sitemap, how to create an author`s resource box, how to add a stat counter to their site, etc.

Explain the benefits of submitting their site to the online directories to create more back links and even recommend a directory submitter or service you have tried.

Article marketing is another area you can help by explaining the process of how to submit their articles, the submission programs available and give them a list of your favorite article directories so that they have a good starting point.

Send them links to articles you have written as examples of how to optimize for their keywords and add a resource box.

Forward free e-books that have helped you build your online home business.

Many times new affiliates start recruiting when they do not have much experience themselves so offer to mentor their new recruits too until they are more confident.

Recommend that they create a lead capture page so they can also start building their own opt-list.

It is in your interest to share the internet marketing ideas and advertising methods that are working for you with your affiliates. Keeping them a closely guarded secret will only hinder the growth of your own home internet business.

By mentoring your affiliates to the best of your ability and sharing your success tips, experience and knowledge will result in you experiencing more success with your own home based internet business.
About the Author
Cynthia Minnaar works full time from home and invites you to visit her home based internet business where she will share success tips with you. Find out more about the internet business start-up idea that turned into reality for her.
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