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:
- You don’t need to have connections. When I started I knew no one. And no one knew me.
- 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.
- 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.
- You don’t need to be a great salesperson. I’m still not a great salesperson. Nor do I enjoy one-on-one selling.
- 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.
- You don’t have to be a great networker. I’m still not. See above for why.
- 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.
- You don’t have to be highly organized. Just ask my wife.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.