How to get a Tech Mentor or Tech Coach FOR FREE!

Monday, June 27, 2022

How do you get a Tech mentor or Coach when you don't have any money to spare?
Picture being sick and tired of your current job and living pay check to pay check. You have kids to feed and a roof to keep over your head. All you want to do is pack it all up and change your entire life. But, even if you did, you wouldn't have enough to pay for a mentor or coach. You need help! That's exactly what plan to give you in this article, so keep reading.

First things first: You need to know where you can find a Tech mentor or coach. Where are they you ask?
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook groups
  • Twitter (check the hashtags)
  • GitHub
  • Behance
  • Conferences
  • Summits
  • MeetUp Groups
  • The grocery store < ok, maybe like Starbucks if you live in a Tech Hub. But you get our drift right?
If your meeting someone virtually be sure to send them a message. We have a template if you don't know what to say. CHECK OUT OUR APPLYING IN TECH EBOOK.

Ok, we got that out the way BUT, you're too scared to send a message right away. What do you do?
You follow them online, follow them on everything, and show up to their events. Eventually you will become super familiar with who they are, who they know, and what they might be open to discussing. Once you've gotten more familiar start interacting with their content. If they are selling a book, buy the book, I'm sure there's something in there you don't know. 

If all else fails, maybe you and a friend can reach out together. I personally would get at least 3-5 people and see if the person is willing to a Zoom Chat/Webinar. Mentors and Coaches love this because it makes them feel important and it also let's them utilize their time wisely. 

If you're going to ASK for something then you should OFFER something in return. But, you're penniless and think, 'what could I offer a mentor or coach?' 
  • I'm sure you are an expert in something. If you are trying to pivot into a role, think first about what you're good at and find a mentor who might find your skill set useful.
  • You can write them a testimony for their website.
  • You can write them a recommendation for their Linkedin.
  • You offer to be character testimony for one of their webinars to inspire others to utilize their services.
  • You can ask if they have any internship opportunities so that you can gain experience while shadowing them.
  • You can simply thank them by sending them a gift card.

If you want to know WHY you should pay for a tech coach or mentor > CHECK OUT THIS ARTICLE.

If you don't ASK you will never know. We wish you all the luck in finding your mentor or coach.