Welcome to Episode 65 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing
In episode 65 the question is… What skills do I need to become a successful entrepreneur?” I’ve been online since 2006 and during that time I’ve determined that some skills are necessary, and others can be outsourced.
The four things I do almost every day include:
* Writing – email messages, blog posts, books, social media updates, and more.
* Creating – products, courses, short reports, marketing campaigns, and more.
* Marketing – this is the basis for all sales, so I think of it as the most important skill for your business. Learn to love marketing, and your income will skyrocket!
* Mentoring/Learning – I’ve always considered myself to be a mentor and never related to coaching. The word mentor means teacher and this describes my approach to mentoring online. Also, I spend time learning what I need to as a part of my business. The idea here is to outsource what you can to others, and not spend precious time with learning everything in that area.
There are also skills like technology, clerical tasks, information product creation, and teaching that you must decide how to approach to achieve your goals, online or offline. I will also add the softer skills here, such as consistency, perseverance, focus, and maintaining a positive attitude.
What’s working for you right now? What do you wish to change? Create and live your true, authentic self with everything you say and do. You are worth it!
Check out my most recent articles and essays at Monday Morning Mellow.
Reinventing myself is a concept and process I know something about. Most recently, I have reinvented myself through intermittent fasting. I’m even writing a book on this topic and the working title is The Pursuit of Healthy-ness: How I Reinvented Myself with Intermittent Fasting. This book is scheduled for release during the fall of 2021.
By my willingness to reinvent myself I’ve been able to change my life significantly through the decades. I’ve written a post about this called Reinventing Myself… Version 5. We’re always moving forward when we surrender and reinvent.
What are you doing right now in your life and your business that is working? Where do you need to make some changes? How may I best serve you as you surrender to doing what it takes? As humans, we are capable of reinventing ourselves as we change and grow.
See all of my published titles at Connie Ragen Green Books and connect with me on Twitter to see what else I’m doing, personally and professionally.
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I began back in 2006 with affiliate marketing. I did not have a list, and used my blog and my articles to get my name and message out to the world. I still earn an excellent income with affiliate marketing and it accounts for just over 40% of my income. You may become my affiliate at Affiliate Links and Tools.
Soon, I added local business marketing to what I had to offer. Initially, I was helping a family member who’d started a new business. After my results improved and I was able to help make his office phone ring, I began offering marketing help for small, local businesses in my community.
Other business models to consider are digital information products, coaching and consulting, niche sites and authorship. I would encourage you to pursue your interests and ...