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The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by babaonpoint: 4:26pm On Jan 21, 2019
What does it take to run an online business? Do you need to be able to write a great business plan, design amazing graphics or craft effective copy?

Depending on the exact nature of your business, there are a variety of skills that are good-to-haves. But not all are must-haves, and that’s worth taking a look at here. Because some skills are absolutely essential to your success in the online space. Especially when you are at the nascent stages and are unable to hire staff.

If you want to run an online business, you need to master the following five must-have skills.

1. Technical
Online business is where your technical abilities will be put to the test. Registering domains and buying a hosting plan is easy. Many hosts even let you install WordPress with a single click.

But things can get pretty complicated from there. What if you want to custom-design a template for your site? What if your WordPress site gets hacked, and you need to get it back up and running as fast as possible? What if you need to install a script or fix a column in your MySQL database? What if you need to code and develop a proprietary web application?

There are a lot of technical aspects to running a website that varies in terms of complexity. You can outsource and hire freelancers to do some of the work, but it’s best to know how things work, in case you encounter any major issues or emergencies. You do not even need to go too deep, just the basics.


2. SEO
For most websites, organic search is the number-one source of traffic. If you aren’t doing your keyword research, creating optimized content and constantly tweaking your website to improve its SEO, your business is not going to remain competitive in the online space.

Keyword research is really just a starting point. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with Page Authority and Domain Authority, responsive design, backlink building, clean code, load times and much more.

But your main area of focus should be ranking your content in search, since there are many technical aspects in the constantly shifting world of SEO, and keeping up with it all is a full-time job in and of itself. There’s no way to stay on top of it all when you’re running a business.

Again, strategically hiring freelancers or agencies might be a better way to keep your website optimized in the long run. Nevertheless, the knowledge you gain won’t go to waste, as you’ll also be able to verify the quality of the outsourced work should you choose to pay for SEO services.


3. Content creation
The ability to create quality, value-added and search-engine-optimized content is key to running a successful online business in today’s online environment. Content drives traffic, builds trust and attracts new leads and customers to your business.

This often means writing articles and blog posts, which can be a time-consuming process. Audio podcasts and videos are also quite effective but can be even more intensive in terms of the time, money and effort required.

With this in mind, don't underestimate the value of content, as it is likely to be the primary driver of traffic to your site. You’ll want to create and manage an editorial calendar, stick to a publishing schedule and create valuable content that answers the questions of your target audience.

Content builds credibility with visitors coming to your website, and consumers are more likely to trust businesses that provide valuable content. Don’t forget to put strategies in place to get visitors onto your email list.


4. Expertise in a given niche
Are you knowledgeable in the specific niche you’re planning on doing business in? If not, you may want to rethink your topic choice.
In order to build trust with your audience, you'll need to be able to demonstrate that you are knowledgeable and experienced in your industry.

This doesn’t mean that you need to know all of the ins and outs of your niche, as many entrepreneurs begin their journey with just enough of an understanding of their topic. But if they have risen quickly in their niche, that's because they invested in their growth and became voracious students of it.

Additionally, if you’re passionate about a project, you’re more likely to stick with it over the long haul. Business requires perseverance, and you are less likely to stay with the grind if it’s a project you don’t care about. Expertise in a given niche will help you build authority in your space.


5. Paid advertising
While content can drive a lot of organic traffic, paid traffic is also immensely valuable.
Most advertising platforms feature extensive targeting and filtering options that allow you to better reach your target customer. They also enable you to test the effectiveness of your landing pages and product or service offerings.

But it's important to keep in mind that advertising isn’t necessarily a set-and-forget solution. Crafting effective ads and refining your targeting can be a challenge unless you have prior experience. Conversion optimization becomes all the more important when you’re spending money to bring people to your website.

You also need to try Affiliate Marketing, get other platforms to talk about your business, advertise for you and even refer your business for them. You should focus on Authorities in the line of your products/services.

There’s a lot you can figure out by trial and error with advertising, but you will inevitably end up wasting some money in the process. If you aren’t confident with your paid advertising know-how or don’t have a big budget, you’ll want to either take the time to learn or hire an expert who can help you create effective campaigns.


Final thoughts
If you’re going to run an online business, you'll have to wear a lot of different hats. No matter what business you get into -- even if it’s a brick-and-mortar business -- multitasking will be unavoidable.

The key is to focus on the high-level tasks that will help you grow your business. You can begin to systematize and delegate tasks as you increase revenue and get to the point where you can hire. Some tasks can also be outsourced to freelancers.

But, this list helps you know what skills you'll need to run an online business, so now you can study and cultivate the knowledge necessary to be successful online.

SEE ARTICLE SOURCE

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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by TechCapon(m): 8:25pm On Jan 21, 2019
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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Deicide: 8:25pm On Jan 21, 2019
How much you pay the mod?

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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by babaonpoint: 8:25pm On Jan 21, 2019
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by TechCapon(m): 8:26pm On Jan 21, 2019
babaonpoint:
What does it take to run an online business? Do you need to be able to write a great business plan, design amazing graphics or craft effective copy?

Depending on the exact nature of your business, there are a variety of skills that are good-to-haves. But not all are must-haves, and that’s worth taking a look at here. Because some skills are absolutely essential to your success in the online space. Especially when you are at the nascent stages and are unable to hire staff.

If you want to run an online business, you need to master the following five must-have skills.

1. Technical
Online business is where your technical abilities will be put to the test. Registering domains and buying a hosting plan is easy. Many hosts even let you install WordPress with a single click.

But things can get pretty complicated from there. What if you want to custom-design a template for your site? What if your WordPress site gets hacked, and you need to get it back up and running as fast as possible? What if you need to install a script or fix a column in your MySQL database? What if you need to code and develop a proprietary web application?

There are a lot of technical aspects to running a website that varies in terms of complexity. You can outsource and hire freelancers to do some of the work, but it’s best to know how things work, in case you encounter any major issues or emergencies. You do not even need to go too deep, just the basics.


2. SEO
For most websites, organic search is the number-one source of traffic. If you aren’t doing your keyword research, creating optimized content and constantly tweaking your website to improve its SEO, your business is not going to remain competitive in the online space.

Keyword research is really just a starting point. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with Page Authority and Domain Authority, responsive design, backlink building, clean code, load times and much more.

But your main area of focus should be ranking your content in search, since there are many technical aspects in the constantly shifting world of SEO, and keeping up with it all is a full-time job in and of itself. There’s no way to stay on top of it all when you’re running a business.

Again, strategically hiring freelancers or agencies might be a better way to keep your website optimized in the long run. Nevertheless, the knowledge you gain won’t go to waste, as you’ll also be able to verify the quality of the outsourced work should you choose to pay for SEO services.


3. Content creation
The ability to create quality, value-added and search-engine-optimized content is key to running a successful online business in today’s online environment. Content drives traffic, builds trust and attracts new leads and customers to your business.

This often means writing articles and blog posts, which can be a time-consuming process. Audio podcasts and videos are also quite effective but can be even more intensive in terms of the time, money and effort required.

With this in mind, don't underestimate the value of content, as it is likely to be the primary driver of traffic to your site. You’ll want to create and manage an editorial calendar, stick to a publishing schedule and create valuable content that answers the questions of your target audience.

Content builds credibility with visitors coming to your website, and consumers are more likely to trust businesses that provide valuable content. Don’t forget to put strategies in place to get visitors onto your email list.


4. Expertise in a given niche
Are you knowledgeable in the specific niche you’re planning on doing business in? If not, you may want to rethink your topic choice.
In order to build trust with your audience, you'll need to be able to demonstrate that you are knowledgeable and experienced in your industry.

This doesn’t mean that you need to know all of the ins and outs of your niche, as many entrepreneurs begin their journey with just enough of an understanding of their topic. But if they have risen quickly in their niche, that's because they invested in their growth and became voracious students of it.

Additionally, if you’re passionate about a project, you’re more likely to stick with it over the long haul. Business requires perseverance, and you are less likely to stay with the grind if it’s a project you don’t care about. Expertise in a given niche will help you build authority in your space.


5. Paid advertising
While content can drive a lot of organic traffic, paid traffic is also immensely valuable.
Most advertising platforms feature extensive targeting and filtering options that allow you to better reach your target customer. They also enable you to test the effectiveness of your landing pages and product or service offerings.

But it's important to keep in mind that advertising isn’t necessarily a set-and-forget solution. Crafting effective ads and refining your targeting can be a challenge unless you have prior experience. Conversion optimization becomes all the more important when you’re spending money to bring people to your website.

You also need to try Affiliate Marketing, get other platforms to talk about your business, advertise for you and even refer your business for them. You should focus on Authorities in the line of your products/services.

There’s a lot you can figure out by trial and error with advertising, but you will inevitably end up wasting some money in the process. If you aren’t confident with your paid advertising know-how or don’t have a big budget, you’ll want to either take the time to learn or hire an expert who can help you create effective campaigns.


Final thoughts
If you’re going to run an online business, you'll have to wear a lot of different hats. No matter what business you get into -- even if it’s a brick-and-mortar business -- multitasking will be unavoidable.

The key is to focus on the high-level tasks that will help you grow your business. You can begin to systematize and delegate tasks as you increase revenue and get to the point where you can hire. Some tasks can also be outsourced to freelancers.

But, this list helps you know what skills you'll need to run an online business, so now you can study and cultivate the knowledge necessary to be successful online.

SEE ARTICLE SOURCE
I just finished reading your affiliate jagaban ebook. Nice book but I still have bunch of questions o

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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by freemanbubble: 8:26pm On Jan 21, 2019
Isoright
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by babaonpoint: 8:27pm On Jan 21, 2019
TechCapon:
I just finished reading your affiliate jagaban ebook. I have bunch of questions o

you can ring me up.
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by babaonpoint: 8:27pm On Jan 21, 2019
freemanbubble:
Isoright

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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by TechCapon(m): 8:28pm On Jan 21, 2019
babaonpoint:


you can ring me up.
lost ur contact. Please resend it to me Capontech@gmail.com
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by babaonpoint: 8:29pm On Jan 21, 2019
TechCapon:
lost ur contact. Please resend it to me Capontech@gmail.com

bro please check the email i sent to you and the ebook.
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Dataspider: 8:31pm On Jan 21, 2019
This has taken care of all that hassle.

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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Emeskhalifa(m): 8:31pm On Jan 21, 2019
Deicide:
How much you pay the mod?


Lmao grin grin grin


Thank God say no be me ask that question cheesy cheesy
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Raltrending(m): 8:32pm On Jan 21, 2019
Thanks man...
babaonpoint:
What does it take to run an online business? Do you need to be able to write a great business plan, design amazing graphics or craft effective copy?

Depending on the exact nature of your business, there are a variety of skills that are good-to-haves. But not all are must-haves, and that’s worth taking a look at here. Because some skills are absolutely essential to your success in the online space. Especially when you are at the nascent stages and are unable to hire staff.

If you want to run an online business, you need to master the following five must-have skills.

1. Technical
Online business is where your technical abilities will be put to the test. Registering domains and buying a hosting plan is easy. Many hosts even let you install WordPress with a single click.

But things can get pretty complicated from there. What if you want to custom-design a template for your site? What if your WordPress site gets hacked, and you need to get it back up and running as fast as possible? What if you need to install a script or fix a column in your MySQL database? What if you need to code and develop a proprietary web application?

There are a lot of technical aspects to running a website that varies in terms of complexity. You can outsource and hire freelancers to do some of the work, but it’s best to know how things work, in case you encounter any major issues or emergencies. You do not even need to go too deep, just the basics.


2. SEO
For most websites, organic search is the number-one source of traffic. If you aren’t doing your keyword research, creating optimized content and constantly tweaking your website to improve its SEO, your business is not going to remain competitive in the online space.

Keyword research is really just a starting point. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with Page Authority and Domain Authority, responsive design, backlink building, clean code, load times and much more.

But your main area of focus should be ranking your content in search, since there are many technical aspects in the constantly shifting world of SEO, and keeping up with it all is a full-time job in and of itself. There’s no way to stay on top of it all when you’re running a business.

Again, strategically hiring freelancers or agencies might be a better way to keep your website optimized in the long run. Nevertheless, the knowledge you gain won’t go to waste, as you’ll also be able to verify the quality of the outsourced work should you choose to pay for SEO services.


3. Content creation
The ability to create quality, value-added and search-engine-optimized content is key to running a successful online business in today’s online environment. Content drives traffic, builds trust and attracts new leads and customers to your business.

This often means writing articles and blog posts, which can be a time-consuming process. Audio podcasts and videos are also quite effective but can be even more intensive in terms of the time, money and effort required.

With this in mind, don't underestimate the value of content, as it is likely to be the primary driver of traffic to your site. You’ll want to create and manage an editorial calendar, stick to a publishing schedule and create valuable content that answers the questions of your target audience.

Content builds credibility with visitors coming to your website, and consumers are more likely to trust businesses that provide valuable content. Don’t forget to put strategies in place to get visitors onto your email list.


4. Expertise in a given niche
Are you knowledgeable in the specific niche you’re planning on doing business in? If not, you may want to rethink your topic choice.
In order to build trust with your audience, you'll need to be able to demonstrate that you are knowledgeable and experienced in your industry.

This doesn’t mean that you need to know all of the ins and outs of your niche, as many entrepreneurs begin their journey with just enough of an understanding of their topic. But if they have risen quickly in their niche, that's because they invested in their growth and became voracious students of it.

Additionally, if you’re passionate about a project, you’re more likely to stick with it over the long haul. Business requires perseverance, and you are less likely to stay with the grind if it’s a project you don’t care about. Expertise in a given niche will help you build authority in your space.


5. Paid advertising
While content can drive a lot of organic traffic, paid traffic is also immensely valuable.
Most advertising platforms feature extensive targeting and filtering options that allow you to better reach your target customer. They also enable you to test the effectiveness of your landing pages and product or service offerings.

But it's important to keep in mind that advertising isn’t necessarily a set-and-forget solution. Crafting effective ads and refining your targeting can be a challenge unless you have prior experience. Conversion optimization becomes all the more important when you’re spending money to bring people to your website.

You also need to try Affiliate Marketing, get other platforms to talk about your business, advertise for you and even refer your business for them. You should focus on Authorities in the line of your products/services.

There’s a lot you can figure out by trial and error with advertising, but you will inevitably end up wasting some money in the process. If you aren’t confident with your paid advertising know-how or don’t have a big budget, you’ll want to either take the time to learn or hire an expert who can help you create effective campaigns.


Final thoughts
If you’re going to run an online business, you'll have to wear a lot of different hats. No matter what business you get into -- even if it’s a brick-and-mortar business -- multitasking will be unavoidable.

The key is to focus on the high-level tasks that will help you grow your business. You can begin to systematize and delegate tasks as you increase revenue and get to the point where you can hire. Some tasks can also be outsourced to freelancers.

But, this list helps you know what skills you'll need to run an online business, so now you can study and cultivate the knowledge necessary to be successful online.

SEE ARTICLE SOURCE
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by TechCapon(m): 8:33pm On Jan 21, 2019
babaonpoint:


bro please check the email i sent to you and the ebook.
I can't. As a blogger I receive hundreds of emails daily. So the mail you sent it already lost. It's like looking for a needle in the hay sack. If you don't want to send it no problem cool
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Deicide: 8:34pm On Jan 21, 2019
Emeskhalifa:



Lmao grin grin grin


Thank God say no be me ask that question cheesy cheesy


Ah ah without any post the thread don land fp undecided
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Dataspider: 8:36pm On Jan 21, 2019
Ok
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Emeskhalifa(m): 8:36pm On Jan 21, 2019
Deicide:
Ah ah without any post the thread don land fp undecided


None of hin post wey no dey make fp.

He knows his way na.
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by sandraade(f): 8:37pm On Jan 21, 2019
Scam on point

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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Deicide: 8:37pm On Jan 21, 2019
Emeskhalifa:



None of hin post wey no dey make fp.

He knows his way na.
corruption everywhere after them go day blame government

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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by babaonpoint: 8:40pm On Jan 21, 2019
TechCapon:
I can't. As a blogger I receive hundreds of emails daily. So the mail you sent it already lost. It's like looking for a needle in the hay sack. If you don't want to send it no problem cool

bro i just checked and the email you dropped is not among my subscribers. their is no need for all this long story. a blogger should know that email searching is a basic functionality of modern emails not searching for emails in the hay sack. always feel free to contact me using the appropriate contact channels if you have any question.

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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Emeskhalifa(m): 8:42pm On Jan 21, 2019
Deicide:
corruption everywhere after them go day blame government

If you carefully study nairaland, bros u go know say most of nairaland rules na for people like me wey no get ground else some people are bigger than rules of nairaland
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Elijah4332: 8:46pm On Jan 21, 2019
Nice write up..
this will definitely help..
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by babaonpoint: 8:48pm On Jan 21, 2019
Elijah4332:
Nice write up..
this will definitely help..

i am glad you found it interesting.
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by olaolaking: 8:49pm On Jan 21, 2019
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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by ikorodureporta: 8:50pm On Jan 21, 2019
Abeg how much to buy domain name and host website on .ng.com
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by babaonpoint: 8:57pm On Jan 21, 2019
ikorodureporta:
Abeg how much to buy domain name and host website on .ng.com

bro it depends on the website you intend to get your domain from. i often use godaddy. if you are a new user their is always a 0.99 $ promo for .com domains.
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Trouble1: 8:58pm On Jan 21, 2019
babaonpoint:


bro i just checked and the email you dropped is not among my subscribers. their is no need for all this long story. a blogger should know that email searching is a basic functionality of modern emails not searching for emails in the hay sack. always feel free to contact me using the appropriate contact channels if you have any question.
Don’t mind that tech.capon dude . Fraud flows in his blood just like every other atiku supporters like him .
Thieves always support thief
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by able1993(m): 9:04pm On Jan 21, 2019
Nice tips though, blogging isn't that easy and funny, but consistency matters along with innovation...

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Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by Brizzy404: 9:06pm On Jan 21, 2019
babaonpoint:


bro it depends on the website you intend to get your domain from. i often use godaddy. if you are a new user their is always a 0.99 $ promo for .com domains.
Lol. Story story... That's just deceit. You will have to pay for two years which is equivalent to the normal price ($9-$12)

For the guy that asked for domain... Just buy a namecheap domain for $8.89 or there about. Meanwhile babaonpoint check my sig
Re: The Most Important Skills You Will Need As An Online Entrepreneur by ikorodureporta: 9:07pm On Jan 21, 2019
babaonpoint:


bro it depends on the website you intend to get your domain from. i often use godaddy. if you are a new user their is always a 0.99 $ promo for .com domains.
So what's the total naira for domain name and hosting
Brizzy404:

Lol. Story story... That's just deceit. You will have to pay for two years which is equivalent to the normal price ($9-$12)

For the guy that asked for domain... Just buy a namecheap domain for $8.89 or there about. Meanwhile babaonpoint check my sig

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