Skills You Need To Succeed.

okay, so here’s a real quick one to get you on track to success. We’re going to be focussing on four small, easy skills that you need up work on and master in order to increase your overall success. There are so many things that professional’s say that you need to do, but through our research, we’ve come up with four vital points that we frequently came across.

1. Be Positive.
In your little world, are you prone to being positive or negative? It’s important that you focus on the positives that are around you… let’s put it this way: are you a ‘glass-half-empty’, or ‘glass-half-full’ type of person? You’ve got to begin to see the glass half full and see the positive side of any situation. In saying this, you’re allowed to acknowledge the negatives, but don’t dwell on them, make them work for you, learn from them, grow from them.

Tip: ‘Failure is just success in disguise’ is such a great little quote to stick in the back of your mind, because it reminds you that even though there was a negative outcome, you’re going to grow from it, get up and try again, and next time you’ll do better to succeed, which is the positive attitude that you have to have to be a success.

2. Listen to Others
It’s easy to look someone dead in the eye and not hear a word they say, isn’t it? You’ve got to get out of that habit, start learning from people, listen to podcasts, YouTube videos… ask questions! If you’re just starting out, of you’ve been in your position for a while now, it’s super important to listen to those around you, in the same niche as you, in different niches… You will never stop learning, and the best way to do that is to take notes from your peers – see what’s happening in their world,
what’s working for them and modify those outcomes to set yourself goals to work towards.

3. Practice More Than You Preach
If you’re singing to the choir about getting their 8 glasses of water in a day, as well as eating a healthy diet, exercising and maximising their work-ethic and all you’re doing is sitting behind a computer screen eating some potato chips and drinking Coca-Cola then you’re really not all that inspiring. Same goes for any business/employer/employee in and field… How many times have you
had a colleague try to tell you how to do your job when they’re the worst employee on the staff list? Don’t be that person. But do listen to that colleague, they’re telling you how to do it wrong – therefore you know how to avoid getting the sack.
Be humble in your success – if people ask you about how you came about to do what you do, tell them the bad before the good, tell them that it was a lot of hard work, heartbreak and rebuilding before you got to where you are, but you’re grateful every day for those hardships.

4. Communicate Effectively
No one likes a bad communicator, let’s just put it right out there. If you can’t communicate effectively and efficiently, not only will you struggle to get your point across, and as a result, won’t be as successful. If this is something that you know that you struggle with then you need to focus super hard on it. Bad speller? Bad grammar and punctuation? Teach yourself how to do both of these. It’s simple enough, there are heaps of Apps that can help you, as well as a site called Grammarly – it is
absolutely fantastic for the two above issues – in which it edits your work better than what and Word document can, and gives you the best explanation about why it wants to change your work. Also, don’t forget to be an open communicator – make yourself available to be spoken to; create a good vibe and atmosphere so that people don’t feel intimidated to speak to you

Overall, it’s important to check in on your success and come back to these points to compare notes and modify your behaviour. Keep it up a novice, you’ll be there in no time!!


Making More Money: Part 6

Right here, right now, it comes to an end, the finish of our passive-income ‘Making More Money’ series, so here’s our last nail, based around making money from your own, home-made, online courses.

For this type of thing, you’ve either got it or you don’t. What we mean is that you’ve either got the knowledge that people are searching for, or you’re one of the few thousand that know all the same thing, like how to ride a bike – in other words trying to sell ice to the Eskimos.
Creating an online course is something that is simple and easy if you know your stuff, but it just takes time, so. much. time.

-Starting your course is going to be daunting, but the first step is to research. Check out other people’s courses, you might find some free ones within your searches that you can check out the structures of and their content etc. It’s important to bounce your ideas off these, so that you know that you’re going to be on the right track when it comes to writing yours.
-The next step is to brainstorm your content. The main point to this is to remember that you don’t have to go big or go home with this sort of thing. The best way to start is to have a broad topic, break it down into smaller topics and focus on just one of those topics. All the first course has to be is a few videos and some question sheets.
Breaking down the courses is also a psychological hack for you, so that you’re not so overwhelmed with the amount of content that you have to put into the course – it’s not as daunting and you can fit more into the smaller parts without fear of boring your audience with a huge chunk of writing.
-After you’ve completed your first course, get feedback, ask friends and family, a trusted fellow course-maker to help you out on your structure, content etc. which will help you for your next one.
-Gradually build up your content, feeding your clients more and more information – we like to think about it like our series’ on this blog (like Making More Money) because in every Part, we give you another few ways to create passive income… does that make sense?

This is the trickiest part of the whole process: selling your courses. Unfortunately, just because you made it, doesn’t mean it’s going to take off and be an overnight success, you have to navigate people to you, your content, and then your courses. To start with, you’re going to need a site to sell your course on, so you’ll need to get onto that quick smart. Then, from there, the best ways to make sales are:
-YouTube -> Site
As we spoke about in Making More Money Part 4, YouTube is one of the quickest-growing platforms, don’t waste it! Get yourself a channel and put some 5-minute videos of your content on there, start getting views, increase your views by pushing them from your blog, or any other social medias that you have through your videos, continuously remind people that if they want to learn more to go and buy your course.
-Blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram… Any other platforms that you have -> Site
This is exactly the same as YouTube, they’re just completely different platforms. If you have great content on these sites, you’re bound to rack up a good following – from here is where you start to push your traffic to that one beautiful little site that will generate you some good cash for such little work.
Hot tips from us:
-Always stick it out
-Always keep your content interesting
-Always direct your traffic to where you want them
-Never lose hope

Thanks so much for tuning into our Making More Money Series!
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