You have no talent to be a writer, or designer, or coach. So, you figure, you can’t make any money online.
That’s a pretty self-limiting attitude and it is completely wrong!
You’ve chosen your career path in IM. You plan to be a best selling author and make your fortune with Kindle books. Great . . . but here’s your problem – you have no talent as a writer. You can’t form a proper sentence or convey a thought on paper.
You want to be everyone’s go-to guy for IM graphic design. The problem is – you don’t have an artistic bone in your body. You have no eye for design and no creativity or talent for graphic design.
You want to be a high level IM coach with a stable full of wealthy clients. The problem is – you have trouble organizing your thoughts, expressing yourself, and coherently teaching others what you know.
I believe newcomers to IM often struggle because they attempt to be something for which they have no talent.
They buy in to the myth that they can be whatever they want to be if they study, work hard enough, and never give up. They never question whether they possess any talent or ability for what they’re going to be doing.
Talent is a funny thing. One who possesses it can hone it, refine it, and polish it so that it becomes highly developed. But if you don’t have that inherent talent, that “gift” in the first place, it’s extremely difficult to acquire.
I personally believe we all have talent for something … a gift … an advantage … a leg-up on the average person … call it what you will. In my mind, everyone has a gift or natural ability to do something well. Some have several gifts – but I believe everyone has at least one.
If you’re struggling in IM, maybe you’re not utilizing your talent. Maybe you’re trying to be something you’ll never be. Is it smart to try to be an author if you can’t write a lick? Of course not!
Sure, you can learn a new skill and become very good at it with effort and practice. But should you be starting a business in something that’s going to take you 5-10 years to master? I say . . . NO! You are here because you want to make money now – not ten years down the road.
If you don’t possess the talent, the gift, the natural ability already, forget about it. Find out where your real talent lies and exploit it! You will have a great advantage in the marketplace as you build a business around it. Why?
You will be able to “speak the language of the niche.” You will have experience in the niche so you can share things intelligently as one who have experience in the field. You will often gain credibility and authority as you interact in the niche because you have an interest and a talent or ability in your niche.
You see, I honestly believe that every person possesses at least one marketable talent, skill, passion, hobby, or ability that can be shared with others in the niche and monetized for extra income. Done properly, the niche you choose to profit from could provide you with a full time income and a brand new lifestyle.
Choosing the niche that you enter is critical. As I said earlier, don’t pick something that you have no ability or experience with … you choice will lead to failure nearly all the time. Instead, create a niche that aligns with the advantage you already possess. How do you know what that advantage may be?
Inventory your past education, training, employment, skills, experiences, talents, hobbies, passions, and those things that other people would say you do very well. These are your advantages. These “things you do well” will allow you to be experienced and an authority in the niche right off the bat!
Capitalize on your strengths. Then apply those strengths in a niche where other people will benefit from your knowledge and experience. You would be very surprised how many people there are online searching for the very thing that you could expertly give them (or show them).
Remember that everyone is good at something. You just need to identify what that is and determine how to share it profitably with other participants in your niche.
Opposing opinions are certainly welcomed.
To your online business success!