Always Be Learning New Skills

There’s never a dull moment when you’re working online. There’s always something to do. Write another blog post or article, comment on some blogs, network with other bloggers, be a guest blogger, connect in the social networks, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. And just when you think you’ve mastered a skill someone changes the program. So be prepared. If you want to grow your online business you will always be learning new skills.

always learn new skills

When you’re just starting your first blog or website you’re going to have a lot to learn.

  • How to set up a blog
  • How to add a custom header
  • How to write content
  • How to add an opt-in form
  • How to use email marketing
  • How to install sharing buttons
  • How to install a contact form
  • How to use social media to promote your blog
  • How to promote affiliate products
  • How to create your own products

And those are just the major lessons you’ll have to learn! Depending on how much time you have each day to learn about blogging it could take you several months just to master the skills on this list.

But that doesn’t take into consideration advancements in technology and programming changes. Google updates their algorithm every day. WordPress updates their blogging platform, and all of the other programs, scripts and online sites you use have regular updates too. Some of the changes make it necessary for you to make changes on your blog, and that means you’re going to have to learn something new.

Now, if you’ve ever worked for someone else then you probably reached a point where you knew your job backwards and forwards. In fact, you could probably do it with your eyes closed. But if you think about it, if you wanted to advance to the next level and get that big promotion and a raise, you were probably required to learn more, gain some new skills, maybe even take some classes.

The same holds true for your online business. It’s not necessary to be a marketing whiz kid to get started, all you really need is a lot of drive and determination. Eventually you’ll learn everything you need to know to set up a blog or website and quickly start making a few bucks.

But you want more than a few bucks, don’t you? And that means you’re going to have to learn how to expand your business, how to add new features or products, how to extend your reach further into the marketplace and build your brand recognition.

Even the most successful business person is constantly sharpening their skills, whether their business is online or off. And if you’re starting out working online with no previous experience then be prepared – you’ll have a lot to learn. The good news is, you don’t have to learn everything all at once and you can work at your own pace. And the better news is: The more you know the faster you can grow your business.

Stéphane Kerwer
Article written by Stéphane Kerwer (1995 Posts)
Bonjour from a french guy. My name is Sté Kerwer and Dukeo is my blog. I do most of the heavy lifting in here but from time to time, you may see some guest posts. To receive updates from Dukeo, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
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2 Comments (Add one)

  1. Keith Matthews
    Keith Matthews

    I find that it helps to make a list of 5 to 7 things you want to gain a working knowledge of during the next 3 months–then select one or two to master.

    My personal list is HTML, Pinterest, WordPress, guestblogging, and Facebook marketing. I’m planning to do some surface research on these topics, then decide on one or two to master, and give myself a time limit to learn it. Then, I want to see myself actually applying what I’ve learned to my blog.

    Sound like a plan?

    1. Sté Kerwer

      It sounds like a very good plan Keith! Keep me posted on your progress