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My 45mins Mentorship For The Next Generation Of Nigerian Netpreneurs Who Want To Hit The Ground Running


While many people don't know what they want in life, there are others who know exactly what they want.

Those who know what they want can further be separated into different categories: Those who are too lazy or not ready to do what it takes to get what they want, we also have those who are ready to do what it takes to get what they want but don't know how to get started and so on.

To those who know what they want and are ready to do what it takes to get what they want but don't know how to get started, all they need is direction; in the form of a mentorship...most times no more than 1 hour of mentorship.

Over the years, many young guys make attempt to chat me up on facebook looking for advice to succeed in internet marketing. I usually respond and screen them by their response to my barrage of short, simple questions. Many of these guys are usually freebie seekers and time-wasters and don't get more than 5-10mins of my time.

But on June 3 2013, a young man, Akan Essien by name, proved to me that he's worthy of my simple practical mentorship for serious upcoming netpreneurs, and he got it in 45 mins. the following day being June 4th. 

The mentorship session wasn't that long, but because Essien knows what he wants and is ready to do whatever it takes to get it, it was just enough.

I didn't hear from Essien again till November 7th 2014. And when I finally heard from him, it was a testimonial.

I decided to document this chat on my blog so that other upcoming netpreneurs can learn from it. I'll also be referring many other young netpreneurs to this post to save me some time for some more important tasks.

Read my chat with Essien line by line and learn... 


  • Conversation started June 3, 2013
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Akan, I guess you're the one who called me earlier.

    Let's chat by 3:30pm. I'm due for a meeting now.

    Is that Ok by you?
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    Yes i'm, ok, 3:30 then. Thanx for accepting me

  • June 3, 2013
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    I'm sory, i was'nt around. But pls can we talk now

  • June 4, 2013
  • Lordson Imokhai OkpetuLordson Imokhai Okpetu
    You said you want to build a list and you don't know much about internet marketing, right?
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Do you have any idea what a list is and what it's used for?
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    No, thats why i want to know pls
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Ok...in a nutshell, a LIST is the names and contacts of people who are interested in a product or service that you have on offer.
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    This enables a marketer to easily reach them again and again to market his other products to them.

    Bust most internet marketers don't know that they need to build a list, they just sell to a prospect once and part ways. Others don't know how to build a list. My video is for these set of people.
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    So how can i get your video
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    You still want the video despite not knowing about internet marketing?
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    Not so, i have known about internet marketing, but i have not started yet because of some set backs
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    What set backs. I may be of help.
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    I was introdused by an American, but i cannot pay the $25 to be a member, but my Nigeria card is not working

    So i dont know how to pay and start up the business
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    What is the business about? I hope you don't get swindled off your hard-earned money.
    There is nothing an American internet expert will teach you that a Nigerian mentor can't teach you.
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    No, its a network maketing business
    the name of the company is Empower network
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Network marketing, don't touch it with a long pole!
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    i have watched several of thier videos
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Leave the videos alone. You'll lose your money to your upliners, the people who register you into the system.
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    I was invited since january
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    I know hundreds of Nigeria that have lost their money to foreign MLMs
    Diamond Cash Club, Club Freedom etc.

    Leave MLM alone, they will sweet talk you to register, but to earn your pay, they will give you conditions they know you will find difficult to fullfil.
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    ok so, what should i do now
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Get a product or service to sell.
    Any internet business that does not have to do with selling, leave it alone.

    I'll advice you try website designing/hosting, information marketing business, affiliate marketing, or try Fiverr.
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    OK so how can i get somthing to sell or services to render
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Take for instance website designing. It's a service that you can sell. But to start, you have to learn it.
    Same applies to Information marketing business
    And indeed all real internet business.
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    So how can i learn those
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    You have to start within. You have to decide which aspect of internet business you want to play in.

    I'm into Information marketing business.

    It's one of the most lucrative internet business if you know what you're doing.
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    All you do in information marketing is to find a pressing problem that people are willing to pay to know the solution. Then, sit down and do a thorough research on that problem. Write your findings out in MS Word, convert it to PDF, and promote it to people you think will need it.
  • Today
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    Hello bro, its been a very long time
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    Am pretty well, thank you.
    How you doing?
  • Akan Essien
    Akan Essien
    You know, i never get the chance to thank you for saving me from the grasp of this MLM business i wanted to venture into while starting. I never told you, i stick to your advice on business choice; website designing/hosting, information marketing, affiliate marketing or Fiverr. I started with affiliate marketing, then added Fiverr (selling my designs skills) and now am doing very good with all and information marketing as well. I've made money from working my own time that i never thought it was possible.
    So i want to say Thank you for teaching and inspiring me, making me to get the knowledge of building business and being my own boss. Its a great feeling, i tell you.
    Thank you, thank you very much... Hoping to learn more from you.
  • Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Lordson Imokhai Okpetu
    Wow...Congrats! I'm happy for you. Keep it up and be a good mentor to the young ones looking up to you too.

See jpged evidence of chat here 

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