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.
- You can use it to sell your ideas to companies if that is what you want.
- 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.
- You can be a consultant helping businesses to sharpen their sales process.
- You can go online and be an affiliate selling other people’s products and getting paid big commissions.
- You can create your own high powered information products and sell your way to the bank.
- 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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