Initially, you need to show the business community that you’re worth considering as a business mentor, and that means showing them your credentials. Use professional networking events and business-focused social media sites like LinkedIn to connect with fellow professionals in your sector and make them aware of your experience. As you build your network you will be able to meet new people who may potentially become mentees, so it’s important that you show yourself in a positive light and showcase the benefits of working alongside someone as experienced as you are.
If you don’t naturally find someone in your network or organisation who wants to be your mentee then use an online platform like mentorsme to find someone who wants to share your experience and use it to improve their career and business prospects. It might take some time to find the right person, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
If you want to share your knowledge and make some money then you can charge new businesses and young professionals for the benefit of your expertise, but this takes time and effort. You need to make sure that you’re able to prove the benefit of your expertise so that potential clients see the value in paying you to work with them. One great way to show that you’re a reputable mentor is to become a member of the Association of Business Mentors, so that potential clients can see that you are a reputable source of support and guidance.
© 2020 All Rights Reserved Ella Woodward