Online Business Training/Teaching
Whatever you do or choose do in life you are going to need training, unless you want to bumble your way and try and figure things out for yourself through trail and error. Don’t get me wrong trail and error does work it just takes a heck of a lot longer to get there.
If you want to be a lawyer, accountant, doctor, teacher etc you 3, 4, 5 or more years at university studying (training) to be one and then you get a job/position and you still have to do more training.
If you’re going to be a tradesperson you do an apprenticeship for 3-5 years and going a do training courses. When you have completed it through your career you still have to do training courses.
If you want to be a top professional sportsperson you have to learn the skills and do the training to learn and perfect the skill, techniques and disciplines to master your game. You will spend a lot more time training and preparing than you will gaming or completing.
It”s no different when you decide to build your own online business, whether that is as an affiliate marketer, creating and marketing your own product or taking an offline business online you are going to need online business training. My guess is that you want to get it up and running as fast as possible. If that’s the case you have two options
- Learn the skills required to do it and put it into action
- Pay someone to do it for you.
Learning The Skills
There are a lot of skills required to build your own online business from getting a domain name to building a website to posting blogs and newsletters to advertising and marketing your products/affiliate products.
“Where do I start and where do I find the training?” I here you ask. Well you have lots of options but here are a couple you might want to start with.
Find a Mentor/coach. Someone that has done what you want to do and achieve. Often people that have built businesses and achieved their goals want to help others achieve success as well and are willing to give their time and advice to help you because they have been helped by a mentor as well. Micromentor is a free service that match mentors and mentees
Training programs. There are lots of programs and systems out there some reputable and some not. I have spent thousands of dollars on some that are not. That was because I was wanting something that was quick and easy. Big Mistake there is no such thing. You have to put in the time and effort to learn the skills. Before you signup to a program do your due diligence. here are some tips
- Search online what others are saying about them. You could even contact them by sending a message. But also be aware that for every program someone will say it’s a scam because they didn’t like something about it.
- Do you relate to them and what they are say. As in do you feel comfortable with them
- Do they have a money back guarantee?
- Have/are other people getting results from the training?
- Do you get value for money? Do they over deliver. There are a lot that over charge and under deliver.
- Don’t let them rush you by saying this is your last chance to get it at this low price
- Is it a step by step program? This helps you get there and not feel so overwhelmed
- Do they have a community that can help and support you on your journey?
- Go with your gut feeling
There are 2 that I would recommend The Online Marketing Academy with Jo Barnes. Jo is down to earth, easy going and easy to learn to and way over delivers and is very affordable. And the Six Figure Mentor. Stuart and Jay are both guys that have been top affiliate markets and have now produced an awesome training/business platform where you can earn while you learn. They a have a free video training series that you can check out
Please note the links to both programs are my affiliate links
Free Training. You can find training to do anything by searching Google, Bing, Yahoo, YouTube Facebook etc most of it is free. But the thing with it is that you have to know what you are searching for and what you want to learn. It can also be very time consuming and is very easy to be distracted. But if you are disciplined and know what you want and what you want to learn this can be a very cost effective way to go
Again I hope you got value from this post. Please leave your comments and questions below and I will get back to you
In the next post I will cover Business Plans for an online business
Have a fabulous day