I have read many articles where people keep recommending to newbies in affiliate marketing to look up and find a good mentor but I can say from my own personal experience that I didn't need one so far. I have started from scratch and just educated myself by gathering information over the internet and reading ebooks about affiliate marketing. However, some still insist that mentor is a must in order to fully understand the whole area and to become successful.
What's your opinion on this? Do you really think that mentor is required in affiliate marketing or do you believe that you can reach the top on your own by doing research and studying?