Skills to master -Top online skills you should learn in 2021
The world is revolving and with the way things are going, a lot of people would soon resolve to do stay at home jobs and this is because it is flexible, less demanding and very lucrative compared to the conventional 9 am to 5pm jobs.
During the pandemic, online businesses were still very active while the conventional jobs were the most affected and hence the reason for this kind of article. There are a lot of online skills available but in this article, we would list the most sought after ones that our readers can go and learn during their spare time.
TOP SKILLS ONE SHOULD LEARN IN 2021
Below is a list of skills that you should consider learning in 2021:
Digital Marketing: Digital marketing is simply defined as the component of marketing that utilizes the internet and online-based digital technologies such as desktops, computers, mobile phones, and other digital media and platforms.
Digital marketing is one of the most highly paid online jobs in the world and DMSI charges more than 200k for their certified digital marketing course. Marketing products online requires special skills and that is why it is one of the most sought-after skills you should learn in 2021.
Information Marketing: Information marketing as the name implies the act of selling information packaged in formats like ebooks, or PDF. Packaging any type of ebook is very easy but packaging a quality ebook requires special skills because you would have to pay attention to the following:
- Ebook Covers
- Quality Of Contents
- Price of Ebook
- Marketing of The Ebook
- The platform you are selling the Ebook on
- The title of the Ebook
The following are things that one should learn if he/she wants to start information marketing especially the ebook cover and content of the book.
Web Design/ App Development: Web design or app development are two different things and web design is the act of designing the contents of a website for the internet or intranet while app development is the act of designing an application that would be used on different platforms.
Designing a website can either be done via programming languages or via CMS while app development can also be done via programming or with a third-party app. Android studio is the application that one can use to develop applications while WordPress/Joomla/Drupal are the popular platforms that one can use to create a website within 30 minutes.
A single website design can cost around $300 and this excludes the domain plan, hosting plan, SSL plan, and CDN plan and also, a lot of businesses need an online presence hence the need to learn web design and development.
Affiliate Marketing: Affiliate Marketing is a form of marketing where one promotes a product that is not his/her own and when a sale is completed, the affiliate would be paid a commission based on the agreement.
Another form of marketing is CPA marketing and we published an article on that topic so ensure that you check it out. Affiliate marketers can earn as high as $200 for completing one sale and they are things that one should take note of before you consider learning affiliate marketing and some of them are:
- What Affiliate Marketing entails
- Type of traffic you would use
- Tracking Software you would use
- Affiliate marketing platform that you would sign up on
- Ads network that you would use
To be successful in Affiliate Marketing, you would need someone that can mentor you especially someone that is successful in affiliate marketing because only a successful person knows what success is.
Copywriting: Copywriting is a highly classified type of writing and it is a form of writing where the writer can use the emotions of the reader to his advantage. Copywriters make use of catchy headlines and storylines that makes people interested in their services or products.
Copywriting is mainly used by affiliate marketers in email marketing and the more convincing your email is the more conversions you would get. Copywriters can earn as high as 100k or above in a month and they can work for a maximum of four (4) hours a day and this shows how lucrative or comfortable the work is.
SEO: SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and it is the act of optimizing a website to rank on search engines. SEO is of two types namely off-page SEO and On-page SEO.
If this skill is mastered perfectly, then it would be an added advantage because a lot of people only know how to create websites but only a few of them know how to rank those websites on search engines like google, bing, and firefox.
There are a lot of other skills that we did not mention in this article and some of them include forex trading, crypto trading, blogging, email marketing, and traffic mastery. These skills are in high demand so after reading this article, pick one of them and start learning.