Learning and acquiring skill(s) should be considered as an investment. Business vagabonds are people trying to benefit in the short run, who end up loosing all.
Here is why.
Majorly, we all have the problem of choosing the right skill set. We go for what we perceive is trending and fetching people big money at the moment. I am not saying it is totally bad, but note that every skill will always require that you are good at marketing or can connect with people to help you market before you can make sales.I do advise people around me.
Before you pay to learn a skill online, make sure the person’s achievement you came across is not the only factor pushing you in. Be sure to do your market research and understand the niche’s lag time (the time between invention and adoption). You will learn some skills and will take you most times up to six months before earning big or reasonably. Many must have quit at a profitable skill they have learnt just because they failed to understand the lag time.Before learning a skill, make sure its marketing atmosphere is where you can easily thrive or penetrate easily.
Avoid learning a skill just to make money by teaching others. This most times,ends in frustration.The goal of learning is application, not setting up Whatsapp Classes and online webinars with little experience. Every master class will always look promising. It is the duty of the convener to write killer sales copy that gets your attention. No convener is an exception to this, some just give exact and truthful price of information.
Having a career profile.
Career profiling is a highlight of your strengths, abilities and weaknesses with which you can easily access your yourself and determine what is meant for you and what is not. If after profiling your abilities, you discover you will do well in digital marketing, it is of no relevance attending tutorial in bespoke tailoring.
Have a scale of preference or a career profiling that helps you filter which master class you will attend that will add value to the person you dream on becoming. Select only classes where you are sure to get value and are in line with your profile. That’s how to build relevant skill sets rather than jumping into every class. Have direction and keep focus knowing every opportunity is attractive, but, not all are meant for you. You can make money with your intending skill(s), do something with what you have learnt before jumping to another thing.
Don’t be lead to a new path by the blind
Before jumping into or signing up to learn a new skill, make sure you are choosing the best place to do so. It is impossible to be lead to a new path by the blind.Avoid learning from people who organize classes out of desires to make money from the newest skill they just acquired as well.In most cases, you can genuinely make a request for their certifications or things they have done with the skill set.
Create a timetable for learning.
Even in my online webinars, I discovered some percentage of students find it hard to keep up with the classes as earlier scheduled and complaining of having little or no time.Consistency is important even in the process of learning. Ask questions at every opportunity you get and take practical steps while the class/tutorial is going on.
Most times, marketing is what determines what you can make with your skill set. Just like you learn new skills, you can learn marketing as well as creating sales funnels for skill(s). In our coming articles, we will be talking about streams and channels of monetizing your new/intending skill(s) digitally.