I read this amazing article from Todd Brown — read.

 I read this amazing article from Todd Brown — read.

I’ve heard every excuse imaginable from aspiring entrepreneurs.

Most common is a lack of resources.

Well, based on my personal experience, here are 11 resources or skills you don’t need to have to grow a successful online business:

  1. You don’t need to have connections. When I started I knew no one. And no one knew me.
  2. You don’t need to have lots of start-up capital. I started with $850 bucks, and never had to invest another dime of my own money after that.
  3. You don’t need to be super-tech-savvy. I only knew how to send emails when I first started. And since it was before content management systems like WordPress and page-builders like Clickfunnels, I learned just enough about Microsoft FrontPage to set up my marketing pages. And it worked fine.
  4. You don’t need to be a great salesperson. I’m still not a great salesperson. Nor do I enjoy one-on-one selling.
  5. You don’t need to be an extrovert. I’m a staunch introvert. I’m the guy at conferences who, after giving my keynote, spends most of my time in my hotel room. That’s where I feel most comfortable.
  6. You don’t have to be a great networker. I’m still not. See above for why.
  7. You don’t have to be a great on-camera. My early videos were terrible. And today you don’t even have to be on-camera or be the face of your business if you don’t want to.
  8. You don’t have to be highly organized. Just ask my wife.
  9. You don’t have to be an early-riser. I wake up when I wake up. Sometimes it’s early, sometimes it’s late. The only time I’m up at 4:30 AM is when I have to pee.
  10. You don’t have to have a bunch of tools and software. You just need something to publish pages, process orders and send email. That’s it.
  11. You don’t need to be a great copywriter. Of course, it can certainly help. But, I knew nothing about copywriting when I started. It was only over time that I got good. But I certainly wasn’t good at the start.

The point is simple…

Tools don’t make the entrepreneur.

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