Today I want to tell you something that has nothing to do with online marketing, affiliate program, or anything like that.
I want to tell you something different.
When I started my online business, I had only $100 in my hand. After paid for the domain and the web host, I had almost no money left. So I spent all night searching free website templates to build my first website.
Who did the html coding? I did.
Who did the graphics? I did.
And who did the domain and web host configuring?
It was me again.
I did these complex things all myself.
You thought I was born to do these? In fact I knew nothing when I started up. I was insanely searching on Google in order to find everything I want to know to set up my first website – and finally I made it running.
The fact is: You just need to master these “tools of business”. You must acquire these BASIC skills that are needed in your business.
Most likely other online marketing mentors won’t teach you this in their courses, but I’m willing to do this for you because I believe you really must understand this.
You may think I’m totally off topic by trying to get you to learn some Photoshop elements, basic copywriting principles, basics of Dreamweaver and so on. You may also think you can outsource them on Elance.
You just don’t need to become a master. But the basics sure help. You can save lot of money if you are just starting up. And as you grow successful, you outsource more and more.
Did you know?
Not all but MOST of the people who are extremely successful in this business can do the basics. They can do at least some graphics. They can do html. They can create copy.
I know it clearly that html, copywriting, graphics aren’t easy to learn. They can be nightmares for some people. The bottom line is it KEEPS others from competing with you.
But there are still many ways you can get the skills.
I remember one of the most successful marketer Derrick VanDyke ever said:
“Learn The Basics Or You’ll Be Chasing Your Tail Forever”
No words are truer.
And the fact is you don’t have to pay anything to learn all the basic stuff. You can find dozens for free tutorials online.
You can learn almost every Internet marketing basics from Marlon Sanders’ Marketing Dashboard here:
Just learn to do it for a few days, you’ll be shocked at what you can do.
95% of people won’t actually to take actions to make their dreams come true. That is GREAT news for you. It’s a good thing. Those people are easy to compete against.
Just by going to a webinar or watching a video and actually taking action on what you’ve learned, you’re already in the top 5%.
When you get the basic skills in place, you are preparing yourself for success 🙂