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Review of John Thornhill’s ‘Digital Mentorship Monthly’


A new mentoring program with a difference?

Many new online marketers are joining programs and sites that claim to ‘mentor’ people to success, So is ‘Planetsms Digital Monthly Mentorship‘ at http://www.digitalmentorshipmonthly.com any different to so many that don’t provide value? Or is it one of the few that do?

I may be slightly biased in favor of this program – because I have bought products from John Thornhill in the past and he always over delivers and offers great support for those.

But here’s what I found:

The first thing I noted from reading his site is that John Thornhill, known on eBay as planetsms, isn’t just promoting it as another ‘make money from eBay’ type of product.

He does use his eBay ID as part of his credentials as a person qualified to teach others, as well as the fact that he has authored some best selling ebooks, and is an eBay powerseller.

When he says ‘the secret to success’ is to follow someone who is successsful at internet marketing can’t be argued with, (provided they are teaching what they know and do to make money on the internet)

This monthly membership goes a lot further than just the mention of selling on eBay though. It claims to teach exactly what John does to generate multiple streams of income from the internet marketing arena in general.

The claims made on the sales page include:

A Digital Newsletter Delivered to Your Inbox Each Month.
In which he claims to reveal methods he actually uses to make money, and admits many of them are not just from eBay.

Audio/Video Training
Which will show and ‘walk you through’ what he does and the strategies he employs.

The Tools Required to Help You Succeed.
He includes in the package the tools and private label/ brandable material he says will be needed for some one to start their own online income.

The Opportunity to Get Personal Help.
Offering to have direct contact with subscribers/members to help them where needed (but only on a limited number basis) – so I would assume this may be removed at some point?

A Monthly Question and Answer session.
Promising to answer any marketing related questions

Further ‘undefined’ help
Offering to be flexible and help as needed with other avenues of making money online such as:

List building
Product creation
Sales page building
Help with eBay listings.


Almost Guaranteed Income.
This means John is offering to promote members products to his subscriber base, in order to help generate them some sales. (I note he does have some small print in there – only promising to promote appropriate products) This presumably covers him against any obligation to promote poor quality or non related products?

Finally his price for membership is set at $10 per month. (this is where I believe he differentiates himself from many mentoring programs I’ve seen. Most go for the higher end price ticket – this does seem exceptional value if he lives up to his claims). My initial review of the July content was very positive and a great start.

He also offers a money back guarantee. It is a clickbank product and their policy is a 56 day guarantee for all products sold. Never the less, it is comforting that one can ‘kick the tires’ without risk or fear of loss, knowing that if he doesn’t provide quality and value he would soon be out of pocket.

See the site at:


As a brand new service, time will tell if he continues to provide value. But I can say this much . .

I have had access to his first Video Newsletter and can confirm that he does go into great detail of a strategy he is currently using. I can tell you from first-hand experience, that what he shows you works and works well. It’s a strategy that many of us full time marketers have discovered and used to our advantage and you would be wise to duplicate this system.

And doing so is going to be much easier than ever before because John gives details of exactly how to set up his system for maximum profit, with a step by step follow along video that any new marketer could easily follow. Clear and simple and with a full explanation of where he did what he did, how to do the same etc.

He then went further than expected and showed exactly how much income and sales this strategy provided from his own business and also for comparison, a new marketer with a smaller list and less experience and no product of his own.

I do believe this will help many and was sufficient to justify the first months subscription without any of the other benefits quoted.

So my conclusion so far is that I genuinely believe this could be a valuable resource and it certainly looks as though PlanetSMS Digital Monthly Mentorship will be a keeper for me.

My recommendation would be to join and try it out. With the money back guarantee the small $10 risk is removed.

I believe new and intermediate marketers will find value and benefit in the first issue.

And surprisingly – even many of the more experienced marketers are not using this particular strategy!

So I wouldn’t rule it out assuming the low price would mean there was nothing a successful marketer couldn’t learn.

Visit John’s site for full details:


Do come back and post your comments if you found this review useful.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stepper // Jul 10, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Hi Dave…Stepper…silentteam…MySmallBiz University…spotajavacoffee…

    I seem to be runnin into you all over the whole internet…is that what you meant by’…follow someone who is successsful…’

    I signed uP for John’s program first this this mornin…I think that for the price of…uummm…I can’t think of anything $10.00 will getcha @ 2daze price…this is a bargin…I’ve done ebay business with John and am sure I can learn from him in this program as well.

    Always Drink Better Coffee
    SpotaJava Coffee

  • 2 susan oak // Jul 11, 2007 at 4:27 am

    Hi Dave,
    Checked out the website loved the colours (I didn’t need my
    sunglasses;) Liked the style of writing no BS I felt the convesation
    was almost one to one liked that. Testimonials ho! What no
    fanfare, no drums, you get the picture.
    I will definitely be signing up for the course. Pity someone
    offered me free yesterday vido step by step got to the last page
    and found they’d made me an affiliate without the link for me
    to spot that… I didn’t like that but I’ve now spotted a new trend being
    employed. Oh by the way I am already subscribed to John’s newsletter.

    PS Having been on the internet for a decade one gets canny about
    offers and things. And I have noticed that even with professional copy
    writers if it is hype or the product is not quite up to it you can spot it between the lines. For example a very hyped up marketing course was
    offerd all over the internet less than 12 months ago it was to do with
    marketing and an insect was the keyword used. It sold for thousands
    too rich for me I passed. Last week it was offered to me again for $67.

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