Sunday, August 24, 2008

Improve Your Internet I.Q. Before You Earn Money as a Freelancer

It really is amazing how many people will go online and try to start a business with the expectations that they do not have to learn anything.

In this article let's talk a little bit more about that.

There are 2 keys to what the main point is here:

1. You are trying to start a business online.

2. This means using a computer and the internet.

When most people start out online they do not know what they are doing. Many of us can barely send email.

Most successful internet freelancers are naturally curious, however and that is what propels them on to the next level of their business. They never stop learning and they do get better all of the time.

Most quickly realized that if they are going to have a website they will need to learn HTML code. At the very least they will have to learn some of the basics.

This is how many start out. Take an existing page and paste it in a file and then play around with it from there. You can learn to build a table, hyperlink keywords, bold and underline, and so on just from this. Never practice live as you do not want to lose a file or mess up an existing page.

This is not rocket science and if you are going to have a website be prepared to learn how to build pages or to pay someone to build page.

Now granted blogging is just about as good as it gets for building web pages. WordPress for example will build the pages for you if you can type. That is very easy and something you will need to learn how to do if you want to compete online in the future.

You may even want to take a basic computer class if you can not send email, type very well, create a word document, copy and paste, and so on.

We have not even talked about internet marketing yet. Getting traffic is so important. Converting it into sales pays the bills. Finding products to sell is a must. Anyway, you get the idea.

Remember you are going to try and make money online using your computer so you need to improve your internet I.Q. This can be done by anyone with average intelligence so do not chicken out just be prepared to work at it.