You are either a successful seasoned Internet Marketer or an individual who would like to become a successful seasoned Internet Marketer. Are you looking for an Internet Marketing Mastermind Group to help you raise your game? If so, that is why you probably landed on my article.
Good news! You have arrived at the right place.
Objective Of This Post
Here you will learn what a Mastermind Group is and how being a part of it can help you become a better Internet Marketer. One that is able to increase your online earnings.
In addition, I will share with you some information about the Mastermind Group I belong to. You will see how others benefit immensely from the power of The Mastermind.
If you have a copy of the book, read Chapter X first.
Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill devoted a whole section on The Mastermind in his iconic book, Think and Grow Rich. Chapter X is entitled:
The Power Of The Mastermind – The Driving Force!
When two like minds come together, a third more powerful invisible mind is created from the two minds working together. It’s like the sum is greater than the individual parts.
For the moment I want to explore how being a part of a Mastermind Group can help take you to the next level and beyond for any pursuit.
Although Napoleon Hill published this book in 1937, the lessons he taught are timeless and totally applicable to the Internet Age.
He takes the reader on a journey on how to achieve any goal in 13 steps through the discipline of changing our habits.
When we embark on our success mission, we are weighed down with bad habits. Unless we modify or even change our habits to do what is necessary to succeed, we will stumble badly and even fail.
In his book, success was defined as creating wealth. Those lessons could be applied to achieving any goal such as becoming a better speaker and communicator. Losing weight. Learning a new skill. Etc.
We can add Internet Marketing too.
In this post on The Mastermind, we are going to focus on the 9th Step towards riches. For many if us this is the missing link to becoming successful. Do you want to know more? Then let’s proceed.
First, have you read Think and Grow Rich? If you have, how long ago was that? Do you have a copy? If you don’t I will provide a link at the end where you can download a free eBook.
I strongly suggest reading this read again if you already have. And if you have not, read it many times. Have a yellow highlighter handy and pick one to two key ideas per page to mark for future reference.
You don’t have to read it all at once. Each chapter is not very long. But they are jam packed with ideas that may not all be absorbed in one reading.
When you decide to follow the book study in the link I will provide, I suggest you read the chapter associated with that link before reviewing the book study.
How The Mastermind Unleashes Its Power To Propel You Forward
When you are working on your own business by yourself, you are fighting forces that are working against you. You need the power of the mastermind to help you combat these forces.
What would you say is the greatest challenge in doing an exceptional job at Internet Marketing? It is not the training and acquiring the knowledge to do Internet Marketing.
The greatest challenge is to perform specific tasks every day, really well, that transports you closer to your goals.
Some of these tasks are performed every day. Others are performed at different intervals.
Since Internet Marketing is a business, you should have created a Business Plan that details what these tasks are and when you must do them using a predetermined schedule.
If you created your plan, you know exactly what you must do and when. The challenge is that life happens and it is easy to get distracted and fall behind. Since you are your own boss, you cannot be accountable to someone else. By default, you are accountable to yourself.
When you work in a company as an employee, you have to answer to your boss. In other words, you have to be accountable to someone who has power over you.
Wouldn’t you say that is a pretty powerful motivator to do your very best to keep your promises?
The Mastermind In Action
When you are your own boss, it requires serious discipline to be accountable to yourself. But when you are a member of a Mastermind Group, you become accountable to others.
As I mentioned earlier, when two like-minded individuals come together a more powerful Mastermind is created.
Problems that each mind could not solve alone, can be solved when working together. People challenge each other in groups to solve problems more effectively.
Tips On Using A Mastermind
First, share your work plan with the Mastermind. I will be using the term Mastermind to represent one of more individuals in the group whom you decide to be accountable to. Arrange for them to remind you of your tasks and the scheduled period to accomplish that task.
The Mastermind will then approach you when the task was scheduled to be completed and ask you if you met that commitment. When you know that another person is aware that you have this schedule to meet, the chances are you will treat them as if they were your boss. Consider them a surrogate boss representing you.
You can also discuss ideas and challenges you face with other members in the group. This alone could accelerate your progress. Don’t be shy to ask for help.
Do you get the idea?
When I conducted the book study I advised the members who participated to use the group as their Mastermind. Their goal in this case was to read the chapter and comment how it can help them in their Internet Marketing business.
Click the link or picture below to get more details on the hugely successful Mastermind Group I am a member of called Wealthy Affiliate. Although the main focus is on Affiliate Marketing, the platform can be invaluable to any kind of online business.
Other Mastermind Group Options
One of the great places to find other Mastermind Groups is the Forums on Facebook. You can type in any topic you want to find forums on and the chances are there will be one or more.
Some you can join right away. These will be open groups. There are also closed groups where you will have to apply to join. Your application will be reviewed. You will receive a notification of your application was approved or declined.
If your intentions are in harmony with the group, the chances are you will be approved.
Ways To Use A Mastermind For Mutual Benefit
Recognize that every member in a Mastermind Group has goals of their own. They may or may not be the same as yours.
If you can help others with issues they bring up, go ahead and offer constructive advice.
Unless a forum permits promoting your own business, refrain from doing so. You should have your website and Facebook page listed in your Profile Page.
Hence, if someone you help feels you dd a good job, they have the option to check out your Profile and click on your links to learn more about you.
A Little About The Mastermind Group I Belong To
When I first got interested in using the online space to create another income stream, I joined so many programs for help. What I found out is that they were more interested in up selling me more stuff with the promise I needed to “invest” in myself if I wanted to succeed.
I spent a small fortune trying to learn what I needed to know about creating an online business. You probably can relate too.
By sheer chance I discovered Wealthy Affiliate. You can read my story and how this happened in the About Edwin page.
Wealthy Affiliate was founded by two budding entrepreneurs Kyle and Carson 15 years ago. When they were trying to learn about affiliate marketing, guess what. They also found out that the online world was filled with false promises and scams.
After they worked their tails out and started to have success in affiliate marketing, they decided to create a platform that provided an affiliate marketer everything they needed in one spot. Instead of going to different places to do the following:
- Purchase a domain
- Host your domain
- Learn how to build a website
- Figure out how to find a niche
- Find out what companies offer affiliate programs
- Learn how to write great content
- Get trained on the use of SEO and Keywords
- Lean how to grow traffic
- Learn how to use social media to promote your website
- Learn how to use Email marketing
- Find a mentor to work with
- Find a Mastermind Group (like I discussed above)
This is exactly what Wealthy Affiliate provides. Including thousands of members who are willing and able to help you when you need help. There is a place to ask questions. A real time Live Chat window. A place where members can communicate with each other publicly or privately. All of this in my opinion is the basis for a SUPER Mastermind Group.
You can find out more about at: The Best Way To Learn More About Affiliate Marketing!
Check this our and let me know what you think in the comments section below.
Think and Grow Rich – The eBook
Earlier I promised you a copy of Think and Grow Rich in eBook form. Think and Grow Rich free eBook
I wish you well in finding a Mastermind Group that will work for you. Let me know what you decide to do. If you decide to make Wealthy Affiliate your Mastermind group of choice, I shall be there to guide you along your online marketing journey.