Is it maybe because you feel your technical/computer skills
are hopelessly inadequate? Or you just don’t feel
comfortable? This can be a critical problem because you do
need to have basic computer skills if you are going to have
an online business – that is unless you plan to pay somebody
else to do your work. It is not rocket science and you can
do it – you just have to learn how and then you will get
experience even if you are only at the stage of doing
research or ‘shopping’ for opportunities and resources.
If you have problems with basic things like emails and copy
and paste, or even chronic trouble logging in – anything
that could discourage you from doing what you need to do to
have a successful home business, you need to conquer your
fear in the first place and then GET HELP! There are many
even free online courses you can take. Just go to a search
engine like Google and query ‘computer training’ – some
may charge a few dollars but it will be money well spent
(and tax deductible as a legitimate business expense, so
keep your receipts). It takes very little time to do an
online course, and you can save digital files or even have
printed documents that you will always have to keep as a
One option is that there are community colleges that are
online and they have all kinds of business related courses.
You can even go beyond basic stuff and do intermediate
level courses, such as learn how to use Word or Notepad
(text editors); or even more technical areas like web
design, networking and even programming.
Or is your obstacle that you feel that you can’t write
creatively or write English (or whatever language)?
Important considerations, because a big part of Internet
marketing is dependent on being able to write blogs, ads,
emails, sales letters, etc. If your home business is in the
affiliate marketing niche, or whether you are selling
products or services, you are still going to need to know
how to do basic writing. Unless you can afford to pay
ghostwriters and copywriters to write your content, you need
to start writing.A blog is a great place to write because it
is even less formal than email – both are good places to use
your new skills and learn how to write. If people can talk,
they should be able to put their thoughts into words and
know how to type it – even if ‘hunt and peck’.
Again – ‘there is nothing to fear except fear itself’.
Don’t be afraid to write a few bad ads or not so clear
emails – you will learn if you read your work after your
write it and kind of clean it up – remember you are
representing your business and yourself as a business owner.
Grammar and spelling are top priorities in your written
(typed) communication. (‘You don’t get a second chance to
make a first impression’) – You don’t need to be perfect
or formal – just professional and clear.
Whatever your perceived obstacle is, try to resolve it. If
you can’t right now, then learn how to go around it. Make
a note and go back to it someday. Navigating all of the
information you have is also very important if you are going
to be a professional business owner.