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The ONE Business Skill You Need to Make Money

There are various methods you can use to make money.


Tens of thousands of methods to make money. But there is a foundational truth you need to understand.

All the methods require the ability to sell for them to be successful. Ignorant people and opportunity seekers think the magic is in the method.

So, they ignorantly jump around like a bunch of ‘drunk monkeys’ from one opportunity to another without facing the real problem which is the fact that they don’t how to sell.

I used to be like that too.

They jump from importation to information marketing to all sorts of network marketing and even fall into all sorts of scams.

And they cry around like little babies complaining about how nothing seems to work.

First, anyone who says information marketing does not work is just dumb or plain stupid (I say that because most online marketers you see around made their first fortune from selling information.)

These people who say nothing seems to work avoid selling because they see it as hardwork and so, they pay the price by wasting a lot of time and money, getting frustrated and being broke.

Some even pay for a ‘done for me’ business setup thinking it will help them to avoid selling.

See, people who succeed at any business either know how to sell or they hire someone who knows how to bring in sales and customers.

If you don’t have the means to hire someone who knows how to sell, then you have to learn it yourself.

Once you master the art of selling, you can use it in any industry. And in any country.

  1. You can use it to sell your ideas to companies if that is what you want. 
  2. You can use it to sell real estate – A friend of mine got paid big time on 3 different occasions for creating sales materials for 3 different real estate companies here in Lagos. 
  3. You can be a consultant helping businesses to sharpen their sales process. 
  4. You can go online and be an affiliate selling other people’s products and getting paid big commissions. 
  5. You can create your own high powered information products and sell your way to the bank. 
  6. Or you can just import your own products and sell on a massive scale.

The opportunities are endless.

Instead of spending N450,000 or whatever to get a Masters degree that used to be valuable in the ’80s, use that money to start turning yourself into a selling machine.

You can get the Masters degree later on once you know how to sell and you are happy with your income

Don’t waste your time and money joining a network marketing company if you don’t plan to learn how to sell.

Don’t borrow money to start a business if you don’t know how to sell and can’t hire someone who does.

According to wise old Ted Nicholas, “You Can Suck at Every Business Skill Except One and Still Become a Multi-Millionaire!”

That single skill is the ability to sell.

You can hire managers, accountants etc to handle other things in your business.

You can decide to acknowledge this truth now and start working on it or you can just flunk it and keep running around in circles for the next 3 years like most people.

So you can start learning now or wait for 3 years.

It is your choice.

Wisdom is profitable to direct.

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  • by emeka
    Posted February 5, 2016 12:14 pm 0Likes

    Love this article.

  • by Temitayo King
    Posted February 5, 2016 2:41 pm 0Likes

    You always right because this happened to me.
    Thanks for this article.

  • by Ani
    Posted February 6, 2016 8:49 pm 0Likes

    Yes, and like Brian Tracy, one of the masters of sales training says, nothing happens until a sale is made. Thank you for post, Toyin!

  • by Kennedy Osuji
    Posted February 12, 2016 3:13 pm 0Likes

    Thanks Toyin for telling us the truth.

  • by Adebayo Israel Kayode
    Posted February 15, 2016 12:17 pm 0Likes

    Please how do I learn the skill and the ability to sell?

  • by omeke kingsley
    Posted February 19, 2016 1:12 am 0Likes

    I love your article and it has opened my eyes to see the key to succeed in business, thank you.

  • by MH Gideon
    Posted April 5, 2016 7:04 pm 0Likes

    I completely agree, the ability to sell would bail a man out of any financial mess and save people from this cry of no capital.

    Great post sir!

    Posted April 24, 2016 11:49 am 0Likes

    thanks for this eye opener (REPORT)

    God bless you

    Posted April 28, 2016 12:04 pm 0Likes

    I am warming up for the next seminar. I have paid for CASH ATM MEMBERSHIP. Up till now i have not heard from you. Pls check your record to rectify any error. I paid on the 25th of April to GTBANK Okota isolo, LAGOS. My name is Mr OVIAWELE WILSON.

  • by Ikagu Aku Moses
    Posted May 5, 2016 5:49 pm 0Likes

    Toyin ……This is indeed a blockbuster…. thanks for telling an average Nigerian the hard truth….

    Posted June 29, 2016 9:07 pm 0Likes

    Really motivated.

    You’re really a GENIUS.

    Posted June 29, 2016 9:08 pm 0Likes

    Really motivated.

    You’re really a GENIUS.

  • by Udunma
    Posted July 21, 2016 5:55 am 0Likes

    Thanks for this. This is so on point and the hard truth.

  • by Morenike
    Posted November 7, 2016 8:24 am 0Likes

    Thanks Toyin, sometimes I get tired of selling and want to relax bit when I remember Brian track’s words that when no sales is made nothing going is done. I get pumped up again. This is a skill I am still learning. So help me God

  • by Mr jemeel
    Posted January 28, 2018 6:15 am 0Likes

    Thanks Here is my question what exactly is information marketing and how to do it plz…

  • by Michael O Chukwu
    Posted April 25, 2018 12:58 am 0Likes

    Awesome, thank you esteemed Boss

  • by Fabulous Nkwocha
    Posted December 31, 2018 12:00 pm 0Likes

    Thank you so much sir

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