This is a case study from a student who took part in John Thornhill’s Coaching program.
Name: Ron Barret
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to take part in your coaching program. Given the fact that I have been half-heartedly giving the Internet Marketing business a try for the past several years and have had other opportunities to get involved with other ‘coaching’ (with a rather large price tag, I might add) programs, when I read earlier this year you were offering coaching, I didn’t hesitate to jump in.
I have been on a couple of your lists for some time now and am a member of your Mentorship Monthly and PlanetSMS sites. After seeing the way that you present information from the Mentorship site and the things that you and your members help others with on the PlanetSMS site, there was no reason for me not get some in-depth training from someone who doesn’t just ‘Talk the Talk’ but ‘Walks the Walk’.
Going into this, I wasn’t sure what to expect and whether or not I would really have the spare time to complete the entire program in 16 weeks or not. I work both full time and part time and any spare time that I have is spent working around the house, or doing the other things that life throws at you on a daily basis.
His coaching program was very thorough, beginning with the extreme basics of obtaining a domain name along with web hosting and setting up your first blog and email account to creating your product and soliciting joint venture (jv) partners.
The technical aspect of the coaching/training didn’t really scare me too much as I am familiar with building basic websites and have a pretty decent understanding of HTML. On top of that, both my full time job and part time job are in the IT field, so I feel that I am fairly well versed in how things on the internet work. The one thing that scared me was the idea of creating enough valuable content to not only keep a blog going, but to create an info product that will have enough interest to people to purchase it.
As a matter of fact, the first few weeks of the coaching left me somewhat bored. I actually went as far as to send an email to John to ask him how long it would be before we would be getting into some more ‘advanced’ activities. But I didn’t have to worry as that soon came along.
A little bit more on my background–I have been working in the IT field (helpdesk, network admin, email admin) for about 10 years now. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in IT and have maintained a couple of personal websites for about 5 years. I felt going into this that I could do this very easily, I just needed a bit of a push in the right direction to get it going.
I was introduced to Internet Marketing in the late 90’s and have always know that there is a better way to generate income besides working FOR someone. The problem that I always encountered was the ‘unwillingness’ of the so called ‘experts’ to share what is successful for them. In other words, they give you the tools, but don’t show you how to use them.
John does that and he does it in such a way that I believe pretty much anyone that has the desire to generate some additional income can do it, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Maybe just the arm, but not both.
Finally, around the first of June, I actually had my first info product, 15 Proven Credit Strategies, as a live product on the ClickBank marketplace and have been doing some article marketing to drive traffic to the website.
Without John’s assistance, I would probably be still looking for that push and trying to figure out how to do this wacky thing they call ‘Internet Marketing’ (and probably spending more money on ‘how to products’ than I really should).
I now have a plan for the future products that are inside of me. A plan that can be duplicated over and over again as I have access to John’s coaching program permanently and can refer to it anytime I need to.
Thank you John.