This is Day 10 of 10 of my tips to help you increase your online business profits in 2009. Yes, this is the LAST tip.
By making just a few changes in the ways you handle a few little things each day, you can grow your business and increase your profits substantially.
Stay tuned over the next ten days and I will share ten important ideas that can help you increase your business and grow your profits in 2009.
Day 10 -
LEARN A NEW SKILL IN 2009
By learning a new ‘in demand’ skill it will most certainly help you grow your business and increase your profits in the coming months and years. Personally, I think copywriting is the best skill you could possibly learn and it’s worth the monetary investment to take a class or course. The ability to write effective sales copy, not only helps you write your own sales letters to promote your own products and affiliate promotions, but you can also charge a high price for your sales copywriting services.
If copywriting just isn’t for you or is too time consuming to pursue, there are many other skills you can learn. Watch internet marketing forums or sites like e-Lance to see what skills you can learn to enhance your business in 2009. Here’s a short list:
- Web design
- Article writing
- Graphic design
- SEO Techniques
- LSI Techniques
- Time Management skills
- .PHP, MySQL, HTML, Java, Flash, Ruby on Rails, or any of these related skills are highly sought after and pay very well
- How to create your own product
- How to land a joint venture (JV)
- Basically, anything creative that you can come up with!
Whether you learn the new skill to use solely for your own business or so you can sell your services — you will profit highly from acquiring one of these skills. If you learn the skill to use for yourself, you will save money on outsourcing adding straight to your bottom line. If you learn the skill in order to sell your services you will also (obviously) profit greatly from that route as well.
Take article writing for example. If you learn how to do this simple skill, you can profit in at least 3 ways:
- Writing articles for yourself to promote your products/services, etc.
- Saving money by not having to outsource
- Selling your article writing services for even more profit
You will leave money on the table if you don’t learn a new skill this year. Think about it. There are so many little nooks and crannies that can be squeezed to add profits and long term income streams to your business. Your efforts can really add up and make a significant difference in the success of your business.
It is clear that there are a lot of things we can do to grow our business and increase our profits, no matter how successful or unsuccessful we have been in the past. The past is done and gone. What matters is the present, which is what shapes the future. The future is important because it determines where we will be in a year, two years, five and ten years.
Will you be happy? Healthy? Wealthy? It’s really all up to you.
Implementing even ONE of the tips I’ve outlined over the last ten days will help you grow your business and increase your profits during 2009 and beyond. Taking action is always the most important factor in the end, no matter how great of an idea or plan you have in mind.
I wish you all the best of success!
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
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