10 Skill Sets That Will Make You $10,000 In 2018

Tucker Ferwerda      Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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If you’re a new entrepreneur looking for ways to make some money this year, this list of ideas will help you get started. With 2018 still fresh in people's minds and New Year’s resolutions starting to make their way into action, it’s important to plan what you want to accomplish this year. I’ve included a list of skill sets that you can implement this year to make $10,000.

The fastest way to do so is by applying each skill set for others after getting results for yourself. You can charge anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000 per client depending on the value you give and the results you bring in.

1. Facebook advertising

This social media platform boasts the most active users per month with over two billion. It has some of the best targeting options around and it’s very easy to show your product or service to the exact person looking for it. Digest the content of Facebook ads experts because the platform is always changing.

2. Email marketing

Email connects 85 percent of the world. Most people use an email address which is one of the main forms of communication in today’s age. Start by learning how to set up an email service provider, autoresponders and sending newsletters. Then study how to write persuasive emails that will lead to someone making a purchase.


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3. Copywriting

77 percent of people read about a product before making a purchase. Copywriting involves writing blogs, landing pages, sales pages, emails, and anything else that you can think of that convinces and persuades a reader to make a purchase. Acquire copywriting skills by reading successful sales pages.

4. Building sales funnels

Global online sales are projected to reach 4.06 trillion U.S dollars by 2020. A sales funnel is a series of pages that help generate as much money as possible online with the least amount of resistance. Master the art of sales funnels by looking at every sales funnel that you come across and write down all of the key components that they have. Then reach out to businesses and teach them how sales funnels will benefit their company.

5. Social media management

Social media is about the conversation. It’s about staying in front of your audience at all times with the right content that fits their needs and interests. According to eMarketer, six out of ten business owners still weren’t seeing an ROI from social media activities from a poll in 2015. Business owners are great at running their business, but they don’t know how social media works. Most social media platforms are based off algorithms that function in different ways so make sure you know the difference between each platform.



6. Google AdWords

With this skill set, you are marketing and creating ads on Google. This has been around for quite some time and is still very effective. There are many business owners who don’t use Google Adwords regularly. Set up a sales page properly to pass Google’s advertising policies, find out how to target people, and send your ads or ads of your clients across the web.

7. YouTube marketing

YouTube is the runner-up to Facebook with 1.5 billion active users per month. If you choose to market on YouTube, you are creating videos that speak to your future customers and clients. Optimize the videos so that they can be found easily. Make sure to have search terms in your video’s description so that people can find it and know what your video is about. Then, promote your business from your videos.

8. Influencer marketing

74 percent of people base their buying decisions on social media networks. Reach out to social media influencers who have a large following and ask them to promote your business. They’ll give you their fee, and you’ll get to show your products to their audience.  Offer a special code with an expiration date for the product and watch the sales fly in.

9. Instagram marketing

Instagram marketing can be done by selling your own products, selling affiliate products or managing Instagram accounts. Whatever the case may be, Instagram marketing is extremely hot right now seeing that 65 percent of top-performing Instagram posts featured products.


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10. Consulting

There are many businesses who need help growing, managing teams and inspiring employees. Pick a niche that you’re knowledgeable about and contact business owners and CEO’s to get on a discovery call with you. Then what you’ll want to do is show them what they need in their business, and ask them to join to on another call which will be the presentation. This is where you will ask for their business.

Now that we’ve covered many skill sets that can easily make you $10,000, pick the one that resonates with you the most and focus on it until you make it happen.


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