7 Great Online Mentors And How To Know If There Are the Right Fit for You

Plus, the best way to get started with them

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A lot of entrepreneurial success has been attributed to mentoring. Most successful people had one person in their lives at one point or the other that made a tremendous impact on their work and business. And today, there are more people successful with mentoring than successful people without mentoring.

The big mistake many people make with online mentoring is that they select the wrong mentors. They end up becoming a liability to the mentors, and the mentors become a problem for them also. With the abundance of online mentors today appealing to the side of people that desire more out of life, it is very easy to pick one out of sight. And they are probably going to be a wrong fit.

If you have never picked an online mentor to learn from and you want to pick one, you are probably going to make a mistake and pick the wrong one. This is why people get pissed off and label those mentors as scammers. Nobody scammed you, it is you that didn’t do your homework before you jumped in.

There are three things you must consider about yourself to know what you are qualified for and who is qualified for you:

  • The stage you are in life
  • Your profession, work, and industry
  • What you have tried on your own

These three factors are very important. The first is about your position in life. Are you in a high-risk stage? Mid-life crisis? Just starting a business? Or you have a successful business already? All these things matter. The stage you are in life determines whose program will best help you.

The second is about your work. Some programs are industry-specific, even though they don’t appear that way. People in certain industries just find it easier. And it is good to get into a program that is easy for people in your industry. If you are yet to decide or you are confused, there are programs to get you clarity.

The third is the most important. I do not recommend getting a mentor to get a result you have not tried getting on your own. If you don’t try to do things on your own, you will never realize what you truly need. Before you pick anyone to learn from, attempt things on your own. There is a high chance that you would fail, but it would make you realize what you really need from a mentor.

You get a mentor to help you achieve something you have tried on your own and didn’t achieve.

Now, these are 7 online great mentors I have interacted with. This list is not about who is the best. There are thousands of online mentors and this list is only about the ones I have interacted with their stuff.

What I share is based on my experience and what I can pick from each one of them. And the list is not in any particular order:

1. Dan Lok

Dan Lok is an online entrepreneur who started with copywriting many years ago. Today, he has an extensive online business that is mainly about sales (but not limited to sales). See Dan’s story here.

Dan talks about high-income skills a lot. And his education business is about teaching high-income skills. However, underneath, the skills are more or less sales skills. Some of his top programs include high-ticket closing (HTC), high-income copywriting (HIC), and so on.

Even though it seems like the programs are okay for beginners, I would not recommend Dan’s stuff for you if you are a beginner. It will likely take too long for you to get it right in the real world and you will probably quit before then. Also, you will not appreciate some of those things as a stark beginner.

I consider Dan Lok stuff to be a level-up program. You will be treated as a beginner but it is much better when you are using it to build on something. If you are already in sales, I strongly recommend his stuff. If you sell in-person or over the phone, you seriously need his stuff. It is a valuable investment.

If you are not in sales or your work has little or nothing to do with sales, you are likely not a good fit. But if you are in sales and you want to step up your game (even maybe as a CEO), it is a good fit.

The best way to access Dan Lok before paying for any program is to watch a bunch of his YouTube videos.

2. Sharran Srivatsaa

Sharran Srivatsaa is an entrepreneur best known for scaling his real estate business 10X to $3.4 billion in 5 years. He has a voice that appeals to startup entrepreneurs. And the number one rule of Sharran is that you have to be mentoring someone before he can consider mentoring you.

You may be a beginner to get in with Sharran’s stuff but you have to be crystal clear on what you want to do and achieve. If you are still undecided, you will be wasting your time. If you are not sure of what to do, you would just be wasting your time trying to get mentored by Sharran.

Sharran can mentor on every aspect of business if you are looking for someone who can help all-around your business as opposed to mentors who focus on one area like sales, building a team, productivity, etc.

The best way to get into Sharran’s world is to listen to his podcast, The Business School. And you can go further from there if you wish to.

3. Shanda Sumpter

Shanda has an empowering voice for people who are turning their passion into a business. Here is her story of how she went from an empty apartment with $500 to a multimillion-dollar business.

Shanda’s business is named HeartCore. And that pretty much explains it. In my opinion, the business stands out by helping people channel their emotional energy into their business to give form and structure to what they feel inside. This will most likely be a great fit if you have a creative business. And you will bond with Shanda more if you are a mom and an extrovert.

You may get onboard with HeartCore Business as a beginner. However, you must have something you are about to kickstart that you are fully committed to.

Surfing the HeartCore Business website is a good place to begin. If you like what you see, you may go further.

4. Bob Proctor and Sandy Gallagher

Finally, something for the beginner, undecided, or confused. At the Proctor Gallagher Institute, the emphasis is not on your business. Instead, it is on you. They focus on waking people up to possibilities. This is perfect if you don’t even know where to start.

Bob Proctor and Sandy Gallagher are both co-founders of the Proctor Gallagher Institute. And they are specialists at removing mental limitations. Sometimes people don’t know they have mental limitations. If you feel something holding you back mentally, it is better to have that mental block removed before you take anyone’s program. Otherwise, you’ll have all the knowledge and still be stuck. PGI has other advanced programs but they are best known for shifting paradigms.

The best way to get started is to check out a bunch of their videos on YouTube.

5. Peggy McColl

Peggy McColl is a manifestation coach. And she is the best fit for people who have a particular goal or dream they want to achieve in their personal or professional life.

Peggy also works with authors and aspiring authors to show them how to turn their books into bestsellers. Is it that simple? Well, you get all the methodology but it is up to you to put it to work. And the work involved is not hard, but it will be uncomfortable if you have not followed the bestseller process before.

Peggy is not a good fit for you if you are looking for business strategies. She deals with things that pertain to personal life and success. And this includes relationships too.

The best way to get started with Peggy McColl is to surf her website.

6. Jay Abraham

This is the master business strategist. He has worked with businesses in over 1,000 industries. He can pick your business apart in a glance. One piece of advice from Jay can result in a massive boost in your revenue.

Jay Abraham is strictly a business strategist (or marketing strategist). He is all about telling you what to do that will increase your top-line growth. Over $21 billion have been made from the businesses that have followed his insight.

This is not the right person for you if you are a beginner. If you don’t have a business, Jay is not the right person for you.

Jay is perfect for you if you have a business that has been successful in the past but for some reason, your business is not doing well anymore. Or if you have a business that is fairly successful that you want to take to the next level. If you are open to trying new things in your business to produce a great result, then you need Jay. If you work as a manager and you want to implement ideas that will make you stand out in the organization, then you need Jay. The caveat is that getting Jay to consult for your company is quite expensive.

But to get started, check out his YouTube videos. You would find lots of strategy case studies. And there are programs you can get into also.

7. Grant Cardone

Perhaps the most controversial person on this list. And he earns that because of the many good things and bad things online about him. And on the surface, he does seem like a sleazy salesman. But if you ignore the distractions and go deep, you would discover that he has great value to offer. The 10X rule he coined is a very important mind-shift that can transform any business.

Grant Cardone is a good fit for people in real estate and those who have made up their minds to go into real estate. He is also a sales trainer. People who appreciate the grit, determination, and the everyday conscious effort to make things happen do bond with him.

Knowing what you really want to learn matters a lot with Grant Cardone. Otherwise, you will keep getting distracted by other things and you will end up more lost and confused. Not suitable (in my opinion) for a beginner unless that beginner has burned the bridges of distraction. You have to be focused and know exactly what you want to get out of him.

The best way to get started with Grant Cardone is to go on YouTube and watch a bunch of videos. Your focus will be tested right from the videos.


Don’t buy anybody’s stuff until you have invested your time in their free stuff to know that they are the right fit for you. You can like and bond with a particular person and the person may not be a good fit. Also, you may not really like someone and that person is the right fit.

It is not wise to invest in more than one coach or mentor at the same time. You have to stick with one (at least, for a while) and go deep. It is by going deep on a mentor that you enjoy the success and growth from having a mentor.

I hope you have learned something.

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