As the world fights the COVID-19 virus, more people are forced to stay at home for work. Unfortunately for some, the lockdown of many countries has disrupted the global economy and led to many people losing their job.
But first, let’s all stay safe and practices personal hygiene and make it becomes a personal habit even after we overcome COVID-19 together. I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe at home while you are reading this.
With more people staying at home, this has led to an increase usage of the internet. More and more people are surfing the net at home.
And that means this is also the best time for you build your own internet business if you have not done so. Today, you are at the right place and right time and I am going to show you the top 10 internet business skills to learn from home.
The following skills are essential for building a sustainable internet business and you can learn these skills…even from your own home.
1) Niche Research
The first essential skill is to pick a niche. A niche is a topic or market or area of interest that you will be doing the business in by offering potential solutions to specific problems.
Some examples are relationship – how to get a girlfriend, skin care – how to prevent acne, internet business tools – best landing page software, etc.
In order to decide on a niche, you’ll need to research on the niche and understand the niche. You can use the following tools to help in your research:
- Google Trends
The above tools will be able to help you identify the profitable niches and what are the niche problems that you can help to solve.
If you are unable to decide on a niche, read this blog post that I have written earlier on how to identify a profitable niche.
2) Source Of Products
You will also need to have the skill to be able to find the potential products that can sell to the market. These are potential solutions that can help to solve the market’s problem and you will be recommending or selling them.
The product can either be physical or digital.
So, you can either create your own products or find products to recommend. When you are recommending products that do not belong to you, you can do it via dropshipping or as an affiliate.
3) Build Your Own Brand and Reputation
A good internet business also requires a good brand. It is essential to build your own brand and identity for the business.
Like any business start-up, start by having your business’s mission statement so that you create an identity for your business. Work on the unique-selling-point (USP) of your business to stand out from your competitors.
This will help you in building a brand and reputation for your business.
4) Creating Your Business Website
Any internet business will require a website to operate. Hence it is critical for you to have a decent website and sales funnel to sell the product.
The sales funnel refers to the complete process from turning a prospect into a buyer.
For the website creation, you can either do it yourself or engage a website developer to help you build the website for you.
Hiring a website developer will prevent you from having any technical headaches and allows you to focus all your effort on marketing activities.
You can engage us our service to build websites for you too! Check out our Complete Business Set Up service.
But if you desire full control over building your websites, then I highly recommend you to use Clickfunnels to build your websites. Clickfunnels is easy to use and it contains lots of pre-built website templates that you can use immediately.
5) Email Marketing
Another skill to learn is to do email marketing. Email marketing may sound simple, but it takes time and effort to do email marketing effectively.
The key to learning email marketing is to be able to connect with your list of subscribers and customers.
Email marketing helps to increase your customer lifetime value and maximize your internet profits.
If you are not doing email marketing, let us help you start one.
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Copywriting is a very important skill and it is the act or occupation of writing text for the purpose of advertising or other forms of marketing. The product, called copy, is written content that aims to increase brand awareness and ultimately persuade your reader and website’s visitor to take a particular action.
It takes practice to be a good copywriter but it is definitely worth the effort to learn how to do effective copywriting.
Once you master the art of copywriting, you will be able to turn your leads/prospects into buyers effortlessly. That means more profit for you!
7) Content Marketing
Internet is full of content and content is the king in the internet. Anyone on the internet is looking for content.
Content marketing refers to creating, publishing and distributing content onto the internet with the end objective of promoting a website or service or product to a group of targeted audience.
The key to doing content marketing is consistency. The ability to churn out content on a constant basis may sound like a chore but fear not, here are 7 strategies that you can adopt immediately and be able to write valuable content.
Once you have the written content, distributed on the internet. You can post to forums, blogs, article directories and many more…including social media such as Facebook.
8) Social Media Marketing
This is a social media era. Almost everyone is on some kind of social media platforms:
Hence, it also important for your internet business to have a social media presence and make use of social media marketing.
Social media marketing can be very useful in bringing you leads and customers at an affordable rate. It is also good for building brand awareness and an excellent platform to connect with your targeted audience.
9) Generating Traffic
Traffic is the bloodline for any internet business. This is one of the most important skills that you should be learning at home. Without traffic, your website will not receive any visitors and you won’t able to generate leads or sales.
There are mainly 2 types of traffic – FREE or PAID traffic.
You either spend time to work for generating the traffic or you spend money to generate the traffic.
Check out my 1 Million Visitors which is an educational product that teaches you the correct ways to generate both free and paid targeted traffic to your websites and help you to generate tons of leads and sales.
10) Conversion Strategies
Getting better conversion for your website is a profitable skill.
Whether it is optimizing the optin-rate to get more leads or trials or improving the sales conversion rate, it is an essential skill that differentiate a good internet business from a great internet business.
By honing on your conversion skills, not only will it help in reducing cost and increase your revenue, you’ll also improve your business efficiency.
With that, these are 10 skills that you can learn from home. In fact, these internet business skills are going to help you earn more money when the pandemic is over.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and tell me which skills do you think is the most important skill of all.
I will love to hear your opinion 😀
Take care and stay safe!