If you are interested in making money online from Nigeria like me, then this post will interest you.There are a few general things you need to know about this making money online thing and I will discuss them with a stupid boring stupid story of mine.
How I started
My online journey started offline. My journey online all started when I started reading books on business and how to start a business offline.Some years ago in my university a friend introduced me to Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad. I went on to read other books written by the author.
The more I read the more I knew I knew nothing so I had to read more.
Which lead me to read other books on entrepreneurship like Multiple Streams of Income and other good books.
Important things I learnt from these business books are:
- the need to solve problems and help people
- business is about helping people solve their problem and advancing their pleasures
- the need and importance of marketing (marketing is everything)
- Management ,outsourcing and working with people
- The need to build systems into a business or whatever we do
- The need to teach others in order to sell
- The need to tell stories that create sales.
- Importance of customer care
- The need to be honest , helpful and when dealing with people (customers)
- Understanding demand and supply
- Branding and how it helps businesses
It was during this journey that I read about having a business online. I got really interested and started digging further; incidentally, this is when I bought some e-books from Nigeria from Success Digest Extra. (Those guys sold me lies and crap)
By the way, I don’t hate Success Digest Extra; I hate the fact that they allow people selling lies to use their publication as a medium to do so.
Shortly after that, I decided to go online on my own to learn and do anything that really works in making money online from Nigeria. That is what I have been posting on this blog and on my Nigerian business blog. I later read Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires by Scott Fox, a book I highly recommend you buy and read. It will open your eyes about online business.
So this is how far I have come; these are the few things I have learnt.
Why I Am Telling You This Boring Story?
For many good reasons:
- You have to understand that the internet is only a tool.
- You need to understand and learn that learning about running a business and how to apply it online is important.
- You need to know and understand how you can help people get things done and why people would pay for that kind of help.(service and product)
- You need to understand why having a service or product is important for making money online.
- You need to know about creation of products and services people would pay for
- You need to understand and know how to market yourself , products and services
- You need to learn about how to influence people to buy your stuff
You see, my background is the sciences. I read Architecture in school but had to learn and read about all these things in other to do well online.
Basically, you need to know about how running a business works and how you can adapt and apply it online.
By The Way: Running a business online is basically (I didn’t say it is exactly the same) the same as running a business offline. The biggest difference is the technicalities and media used. Understanding how a business makes money offline will help you understand how you can make money online.Generally running a business online has a lot of advantages and a lot of opportunities.
Very Important: If You Are Not Selling (Or People Are Not Paying For) A Product Or Service Using The Internet From You, Then You Have No Online Business. Period
I would suggest you learn how businesses work offline. Also learn about marketing, internet marketing and the technicalities of online businesses.
A few Recommended Books
You can start your journey here:
1. Download my internet business basics guide
2. Buy and read Internet Riches: The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires a book by Scott Fox.
3. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
And many more.
It is actually not possible to learn these things all at ones. (I don’t know everything) As you learn and practice you will know more and get better daily.
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