Do you have a skill? Of course you do. I want to show you how you can turn that skill no matter how common it is into a money spinning system.
If you think your skill is nothing to reckon with, by the time you’re done with this article, you would be armed with the right mindset to go out and succeed.
Making money online is real. I know a lot of people who are making money online. I’m a living witness because I earn at least $2000 without any affiliate offers. Well, affiliate marketing is profitable but you’ve got to put the time required and build a great list that converts.
Having said that, the easiest and quickest way to turn profit working from the comfort of your home is via your skills.
1. What Can You Do Well?
Everybody is an expert at one thing or the other. Well, contrary to what you’ve been taught, an expert is not a person that knows it all – experts still make mistakes and they are constantly learning. Simply put, when you know a “thing” that it flows naturally from your inside, then you are an expert.
For instance, I’m very good in writing, I can type 50 words per minute and nothing interests me than seeing my work published. That means I’m an expert and you too are. You’ve got to discover that one thing that makes you unique. The money you make from your skill would definitely be bigger than money you earn selling affiliate products (most of the time).
So, what can you do well, without struggling even when you just woke up from sleep?
If you’ve discovered that thing, then it’s a money maker in disguise.
2. Set A Clear Business Goal
Now that you’ve discovered that awesome skill that makes you an expert, whatever the skill is; web design, article writing, coding, coaching, speaking, networking, copy-writing, dancing, then you’ve got to set a clear business goal.
This goal is going to be your road map, guiding you on what you should do every day. Without a clear goal, you could run into muddy waters along the way.
Make it simple – set out goals and don’t deviate from your goals. You can liken this to your plan. It should be simple, so that you can explain the details to you 2-year old niece, without confusing her. Yes, that’s the power of a goal.
The amount of money you want to earn should be inclusive. This helps you to aim higher so that when you eventually reach the deadline, even if you failed to achieve a higher returns, your ultimate earning goal is achieved.
3. Study Your Niche – Fill The Need
By now, you should have known your niche. If you’re skilled in writing articles, then your niche is the writing field. You have got a lot of clients waiting for you. That’s why you need an intense study to be able to determine the major writing needs present.
Whatever it is you’ve within you can fill a need. One quick way to determine the real problems your target prospects are facing is to listen to their comments on blogs. Watch the posts they make on forums and read their blogs if they have one.
The ideal man is made up of his words – even though you might not be able to speak to someone or see them physically, by reading about them, and their works, you’ll know them perfectly.
By their words, we shall know them!
4. Package Your Skill And Make It Accessible
On the Internet, digital downloads are selling so well. As a skilled expert, you can package your skill by writing an e-book or a short report. It doesn’t have to be 120 pages, remember you are selling via the Internet and your buyers are looking for quick answers.
Don’t delay them – make your product short, concise and straight to the point. A short report of 7 – 20 pages is ideal to market your product, your skill and earn some decent income. Packaging is what differentiates experts from beginners but believe me, it’s not difficult.
If you’re going to do video tutorials, there are several free tools that can help you along the way. That single skill you have buried inside of you has the potential to pay your bills, package it properly and sell.
5. Connect To Your Prospects
You can sell to someone you don’t know. At least, you need to first understand the extent of what they are facing and how much solution they need. That’s why connection is recommended if you must sell in large quantities.
In order to connect with prospects, you need to capture their email address first, thereafter, you start building a relationship with them. This can be done through follow-up messages scheduled to go out daily or every 2 days.
The concept of selling online has never changed. Even the top multinational companies agree and practice email marketing.
According to marketing theories, we understand that people do not buy outright when they first come to a sales-page. It takes a maximum of 5 – 7 exposures before they respond. So, you need an auto-responder to make this work – build relationship with those who need your service, and you’ll succeed.
There you have it. The detailed steps you need to make money from home selling your skills. All these wouldn’t cost you a dime except an auto-responder service. But the end results of building a list to market your skills to, is ten times greater than the little initial investment.
It’s takes action to break out of the norms. Go and take action today and I’ll see you at the top.
A guest post by Michael Chibuzor, a Freelance Writer and CEO, TrafficBlast Media. To learn amazing free traffic tips, head on to his blog and don’t forget to subscribe to his jaw-dropping posts. Subscribe to BT4 RSS here Today.