- Be able to build a list
- Be able to write emails to market to your list
- Have a grasp of the technology you need
and so on…
But have you ever wondered if you’ve developed the WRONG skills for your business just because ‘experts’ said they’re the ones you need?
Here’s an example…
If your business model is about product launches then you really DON’T need many marketing skills at all.
You can hire a copywriter, and why would you need a blog to keep in touch with your customers?
Your model would be about recruiting as many JV partners as possible and having them mail out to promote your launch, and then you repay the favour until it’s your turn to launch again.
So your key skills here would be how to recruit JV’s, how to keep them excited about your launch, which prizes to offer, how to be ‘one of the gang’ and doing the whole networking thing.
Your product and your salespage could be outsourced easily.
Likewise if your business model was having a curation-type blog (where you collate information from other sources) in various niches – fashion, celebrity, technology etc then the biggest skill you’d need wo0uld be to have your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in your niche.
You wouldn’t need to know how to put together a sales funnel because the chances are your blog would be monetized with Amazon, Adsense and advertising. You’d be concentrating on the wrong skill with sales funnels in that example.
Look at your business and you’ll find some things that you REALLY need to know and some that you don’t.
With certain models you need a whole DIFFERENT set of skills to what you might think.
You need to invest heavily in the skills that are essential for YOUR business model and focus much less on the rest, because without these core skills you’re highly unlikely to get your business into a position where anyone sees it.
Look at what skills will move your business forward…
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