What skills should an Internet Marketer MUST possess to earn Money Online

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Hi guys! *Sorry for the extra word in the title* :

Today I would like to put the million-dollar question that most of you will probably answer in a number of different ways. What I would like to know is what skills should an Internet Marketer possess to earn Money Online that could be used in one's professional life as well? I am mainly thinking about FREE Online courses(w/h paid certificates) and other crash courses that could be used on one's CV. In this way,one would not end up learning stuff that he/she cannot prove on paper but instead one would have both the skill and proof for if IM does not work out in the long term.

I am looking forward to your kind and educated input!

Warriors,you rock!

Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author MsHeart
    I takes courage and the ability to think outside the box to make it online and offline, but I doubt you can get it certified...
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  • Profile picture of the author adnan77
    To earn money online, one needs advertising skills which involves many aspects. Networking is another factor one could apply to build lasting relationships. Marketing research to understand the niche properly also functions as a good skill.
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  • Hey TobinBell

    You must first find your niche, the better something you're passionate about, then find your business model and make it successful, with many trials, and replicable.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    I'd focus more on CHARACTER TRAITS than skills...

    Skills can be learned...

    Character is harder to come by.

    Which character traits help you become successful in this field?

    Patience

    Perseverance

    Integrity

    Willingness to SACRIFICE

    Empathy
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  • Profile picture of the author TJoseph
    Originally Posted by TobinBell View Post

    What I would like to know is what skills should an Internet Marketer possess to earn Money Online that could be used in one's professional life as well? I am mainly thinking about FREE Online courses(w/h paid certificates) and other crash courses that could be used on one's CV. In this way,one would not end up learning stuff that he/she cannot prove on paper but instead one would have both the skill and proof for if IM does not work out in the long term.
    That's an interesting question. If I understood it correctly you seem to be asking whether there could be any concrete evidence that would prove one's expertise in IM (like a 'college' degree or something).

    As far as I'm aware the industry doesn't have any formal training or 'internationally recognized' certification courses you can take. However, there are certain institutions that offer IT related services that could assist you in IM i.e website design, SEO, Google Adwords etc.

    But I must add that you'll have to PROVE the relevance of that skill in the industry. And the only way to do that is by experience - which is gotten by the people who use their skills to SELL in IM.

    IM is one career where you'll be paid to learn and to do that you'll have to use/obtaining a skill that offers enough value to other people's lives.
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    • Profile picture of the author TobinBell
      Thanks for the wonderful responses,all of you! I do not need friends when there are such skillful experts out there helping guys out like me! Have a wonderful weekend.
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  • Profile picture of the author shaolefen
    Depending on what you're doing, I found that being able to communicate clearly in English was a huge asset. You can always hire people to do voice recording or write for you, but for dealing directly with people being able to understand their needs and communicate your solutions. That's unfortunate for many, because the world is full of non-native speakers who are struggling in a mostly English medium.
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  • Profile picture of the author kk075
    Drive. Desire. Determination. A great work ethic. Ingenuity.

    Take your pick- it's the only MUST HAVE skill to be successful in anything. As long as you are ready to do your homework and get to grinding, nothing else is really necessary.
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    • Profile picture of the author StephenGB
      Maintaining a positive mind set, adaptability, good time management, ability to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author GelidMind
    Having the right mindset and then doing whatever it takes to succeed. Networking, reading, and applying what you learn. Working through the mistakes and constantly making yourself and your business better each day.
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    1) find the right strategy
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    You have to not stop when the going gets tough, network network network, never stop learning and applying.

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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    Marketing is a very exciting career. You have to constantly come up with creative ways to catch people’s attention and create enthusiasm for a product line or a service.
    You need to develop solid marketing plans and utilize resources to get those plans rolling and actually producing some good results.

    Yes, marketing does follow some basic guidelines and you can base your decisions off of what has worked for others in the past. But, what sets Internet Marketing apart from other types of marketing careers is that you don’t have to spend years studying the skills that you need. You don’t have to spend years at a school to obtain a degree before you can have success.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Skills that are important, from my experience include:
      1. The ability to watch, observe, and apply what you learn from others to your own business. If you can replicate what successful marketers are doing, you will also make money.
      2. The skill that is generally called "driving traffic." You have to be able to push web buying prospects to your offers. There are many, many ways do it, but every niche is unique and different so you need to develop the ability to experiment, test, refine, and verify campaigns.
      3. Copywriting so you can draft compelling offers. This skill can be learned over time; but often it's best to hire out your copywriting tasks. You will either have to produce it yourself or hire someone to do it for you. It's critical to direct selling.
      4. Interacting effectively with prospects and customers. Customer service is critical and often spells success or disaster. People want to be treated fairly, like human beings, and they want prompt action on their own situations. Learn how to deal with customers and treat them as you would want to be treated.
      5. Become a finisher. Learn how to complete projects, campaigns, research, offers, products, etc on time. So many people never finish what they start. Learn this one skill and you will be miles ahead of the competition no matter what market you enter.
      6. Persistence. It's both a skill and a character trait. Learn to persist at whatever you do. Don't be easily sidetracked. Don't give up when obstacles block your way. Go the extra mile and do the things that your competition isn't willing to do. The market will reward you for your extra effort.
      The very best to you,


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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    #1: Never Quit
    #2: Capital - Yes, you need to have some funds to test, tweaking your business
    #3: Never Quit
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Gazdecki
      Originally Posted by Jackson Tan View Post

      #1: Never Quit
      #2: Capital - Yes, you need to have some funds to test, tweaking your business
      #3: Never Quit
      Really like this answer. As an entrepreneur you just have to keep pushing yourself sometimes! Never stop learning and never give up!
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      • Profile picture of the author Roger Brown
        Originally Posted by Andrew Gazdecki View Post

        Really like this answer. As an entrepreneur you just have to keep pushing yourself sometimes! Never stop learning and never give up!
        Absolutely. Always keep learning. Of course there's the possibility of information overload so it's best to stick to one thing and focus on that rather than going from zero to hero in a variety of avenues.
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  • TobinBell, my question to you is why assume Internet marketing won't work out for you in the long-term?

    While I agree with TJoseph that "the industry doesn't have any formal training or 'internationally recognized' certification courses you can take" I have found the following set of skills and knowledge useful when applying for jobs:
    - HTML coding (the sole reason I got one of the jobs!) - personally, I signed up for a Codeacademy course but there are lots of other free courses out there
    - willingness to take on new challenges
    - leadership skills
    - time management skills (many business schools offer time management courses)
    - being self-employed (one of my potential employers openly said that he liked the fact that I'm self-employed)
    -being able to show initiative
    - excellent communication skills (necessary when networking)
    -problem-solving skills
    - analytical skills (being able to analyse complicated data)
    - copywriting
    -fluency in English
    - team working skills
    -SEO
    - consistency/perseverance

    Best of luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author TobinBell
      Thanks,Sandra! The reason my tone might seem a little pessimistic is because I am still to earn my first dime doing IM.This is probably why I am curious about what skills I might lack that render me incapable of achieving my first sale.

      I really liked your response.I will keep an eye out for coding and time-management courses.

      Cheers
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      • Hi Tobin!
        You're most welcome. Just a few months ago I was in a similar position.

        Now, while I still wouldn't consider myself an expert by any standards I am making a full-time living thanks to affiliate marketing and my business just keeps getting better and better. Still the feeling of helplessness, frustration and confusion is very fresh in my mind.

        In my humble opinion, one of the easiest ways to start making money online is to write product reviews. It doesn't involve high start up costs and if done well you can benefit from free traffic for years to come!

        While HTML is a useful skill when applying for jobs it's less so when trying to make money online. I'd focus on list building, traffic generation or copywriting instead. If you asked me what one skill you should learn if you want to make money online but at the same time stand out when applying for jobs I'd probably say copywriting. That way you can keep your options open.

        If you need any help just drop me a line. I'll try to help you the best I can.

        Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author hitman007
    ACTION - Take action. It sounds simple but this is the most important of all success. Number two be able to sell. Frank Kern said the problem with most internet marketers is that they cant sell their way out of a cardboard box. So the formula is this Action + Selling = SUCCESS. Again, this sounds simple but most new marketers spend all their time and money buying products, not selling products.
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  • Profile picture of the author tiffanymika
    Skills you need;

    * Determination
    * Patience
    * Focus
    * Willingness to learn
    * Willingness to be coached
    * Driven
    * Diligent
    * Good work ethic

    Other skills;
    * Inspiring
    * Motivating

    Marketing Skills;
    * Marketing skills for sure
    * Copywriting
    * PPC Advertising
    * Building your list - from marketing efforts

    Just a to name a few.

    Tiff
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by TobinBell View Post

    Hi guys! *Sorry for the extra word in the title* :

    Today I would like to put the million-dollar question that most of you will probably answer in a number of different ways. What I would like to know is what skills should an Internet Marketer possess to earn Money Online that could be used in one's professional life as well? I am mainly thinking about FREE Online courses(w/h paid certificates) and other crash courses that could be used on one's CV. In this way,one would not end up learning stuff that he/she cannot prove on paper but instead one would have both the skill and proof for if IM does not work out in the long term.

    I am looking forward to your kind and educated input!

    Warriors,you rock!

    Cheers
    They must be able to write well and use a search engine well.
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  • Profile picture of the author nickmintz
    One of the biggest traits you can have in your arsenal is honestly the ability and willingness to help others. And most importantly be a good listener because if you don't you never learn. But much future success to you,
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  • Profile picture of the author Fantasticant
    I'll say something apparently boring .. planning.

    The key to success in any long term venture is to know where you're going, and to plan a step by step route to your destination - then ruthlessly follow it, learning the things you need to succeed along the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oceano99
    I would argue that the most important skill is marketing and sales.
    If you can convert a visitor to a customer you will do fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rankers Paradise
    Patience and like Jackson Tan says....never quit....and test test and test again. You will hit the right formula if you keep going at it :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Roger Brown
      Originally Posted by Rankers Paradise View Post

      Patience and like Jackson Tan says....never quit....and test test and test again. You will hit the right formula if you keep going at it :-)
      I remember when Mark Cuban once said on 'Shark Tank' that when he first started as an entrepreneur, he was just one guy in an empty room with a telephone and he just called like mad and went door to door pitching one product after another. The entrepreneur's mindset. It's all about how much are you willing to sacrifice and how hard you're willing to work to make it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roger Brown
    I think you'd need to have a talent for writing as a marketer. Being able to communicate effectively and efficiently is very important in business. Most people dread picking up the phone and cold-calling. People prefer email marketing which is why being able to write with the ability to be convincing and selling your service/product is important. For example, If you're looking for clients for a new SEO business that you're launching, you would need to get on the phone or get to emailing. But you need to convince the potential client as to why they should choose YOU over all the other guys out there who probably have been calling them and offering them the same service. Rather than telling them what you can do, it's better to tell them exactly what you WILL do for them and what they can expect as a result.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    patience

    consistency

    data driven.

    thats it

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    • Profile picture of the author Roger Brown
      Originally Posted by T S Chan View Post

      For myself, right mind set comes before skills :-)
      Absolutely true. Mindset is probably the most important. Even those who have all the skills necessary to succeed will not get far if they don't have the drive and the determination.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Patience and consistency is key factor which every marketer must have in order to get success online.majority of newbie marketers get frustrated in very short time and lose everything.
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    • Profile picture of the author Roger Brown
      Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

      Patience and consistency is key factor which every marketer must have in order to get success online.majority of newbie marketers get frustrated in very short time and lose everything.
      I think marketers need to be able to see a trickle of positive results for their efforts in the early going in order to keep at it. It's sort of like a person trying to lose weight and becomes discouraged when the scale isn't moving even after a week or two of intense efforts. There's that first hurdle where people fall flat and don't have the patience to keep going forward. So definitely the right mindset (patience, drive, etc) is key.
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  • Profile picture of the author dawoodkhan97
    You need to have dedication, consistency, accepting new challenges,
    hard work, smart work and above all 'Common sense' which is not
    very common
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  • Profile picture of the author affiliate master
    Well it depend upon your character. Internet market it vast and versatile. you need to see where you get fixed. once you choose your niche correctly. Then everything comes handy. Free tutorials, free seminars, traffic source information. Cause you have your goal set already just you need to find a path. Everything just you need to setup your mind and focus on decided niche.
    **patience are the most important factor in marketing. If you have then you can survive for longer. Patience-less people don't have place in internet marketing.
    **Need to be sticky mind which never divert anywhere.
    **Keen knowledge about current marketing technique and trends.
    **Have to be info seeker. Google is your friend. Use him
    **Rest people around with helping nature would help you.
    **Last and the least keep visiting warrior forum. best place for internet marketer.

    Hope this helps.
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    The ability to solve problems under pressure and on the fly, without clear answers being easily available.
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