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If you should learn any skill which one would it be?

 

by @martabcn | 6yr  | 28 comments

Hello!

Iโ€™m Marta from Barcelona. Iโ€™ve studied advertising but Iโ€™ve been working all these years in costumer service and tourism. Iโ€™m very curious person and I have knowledge a little bit of everything but I donโ€™t have a special skill developed.
I have been looking for a job in costumer service remotely but spanish spoken countries to work in that way is not very common yet.

I would like to work remotely and I would like to focus in one/two specific skills (SOcial media, wordpress, seoโ€ฆ?).

Any advice from your own experience?

Anyone that have been started from zero?

Thank you! :smile:

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@dmitry.pavlov | 5yr

If to select the most important skill - that would be always one extending my communication possibilities. So I would select one more human language I guess. English and German, that is what I already have in my skills set (in addition to my mother tongue Russian) and I would add Chinese, Spanish and French. Communication covers 50% of deal, the rest 50% are related to professional skills like software development (in my case).

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@eddie | 5yr

If I could master any one skill it would be selling.

Being an entrepreneur means you have to learn many skills, but you wont succeed if you canโ€™t get sales. Sales is a vital component of all businesses and many companies would kill to have a hero salesman on-board.

Not to mention, itโ€™s the perfect location independent gig. The web is full of affiliate and partnership programs for independent sellers. Many have high and even recurring commissions.

Iโ€™m in marketing, and marketing is great but itโ€™s only the first step in the process. Itโ€™s all about closing the deal and getting that contract that makes the real difference and puts money in your pocket.

Just my thoughts.

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@martabcn | 6yr

I will check it! thanks!! :smile:

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@kaaist | 6yr

Hi Marta,

I would recommend getting the free Inbound Marketing Certification from Hubspot:

It covers a solid foundation for making money with social media and digital marketing practices. I started by building my first ecommerce website with no experience, just a burning desire to make it a reality. You can easily get experience remotely on Elance and Odesk.

Cheers,
Kyle

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@worldtravel | 5yr

Is this designed for employees? Why do I need to be certified otherwise?

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@martabcn | 6yr

Thank you guys to make more interesting this post!!
@eduardocruz thank you! I did some jobs in Odesk, but I will check Elance, I just read in other post that is better than Odesk.
@sergi grร cies! defenitely there are a lot of options! I love so many things that so Itโ€™s very difficult for me to choose! and of course, there is always insecurities, about thinking that there are people who knows more than you!!..

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@jonmyers | 6yr

If youโ€™re learning just - - - a skill, youโ€™re in trouble.

Multi-disciplinary thinkers and practitioners will rule the future.

Not those with siloed thinking or skills.

Whatever skill you push on, at a bare minimum think in terms of the trifecta. Though, youโ€™ll need much more (domain wise) to stay competitive.

Craft (engineering, design, copywriting, etc.,) + Business + Psychology.

Thatโ€™s the minimum for participation and earning competitively in your craft/ skill. You have to be able to tee up your craft to understanding of context (business and user) motivations in context - and quantify how your craft shapes those situations.

Otherwise, youโ€™re just pixel, code and copy janitors in the background.

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@wanderingdev | 6yr

โ€œOtherwise, youโ€™re just pixel, code and copy janitors in the background.โ€ some people are ok with that and thatโ€™s a good thing because the world needs people who are the ones who implement the ideas just as much as it needs the ones who come up with them.

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@jonmyers | 6yr

Fair enough.

Works for short term. Not sure about long term.

You donโ€™t leave yourself much room for defensibility/ competitiveness or risk mitigation should competition pick up, market values drop or the market landscape changes.

Change is inevitable, imo

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@jorge | 6yr

Thank you guysโ€ฆvery useful information and valid points of view.
Now days I work in digital marketing from a communications and content side, but technically I am in a very low level.
So in order to level up, what language do you guys think I could start with? Considering and being realistic, that I wonโ€™t pick it up all in one go.

Cheers!!

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@allenmathews | 6yr

All these answers are great. Another skill that you will need regardless of which specific field you choose is being able to write copy that sells. Whatever you choose to do (if you are freelancing or building your own business anyway) you will have to convince people to give you money. If I had to choose any one skill that would have the most leverage, I would go with sales (and psychology and all that goes with it. โ€œInfluenceโ€ by Cialdini is a great book for this). You may even have a headstart in this through your advertising and service experience.
Good luck in your endeavors!

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@sergi | 6yr

Hi Marta!
If you donโ€™t have technical skills the best way to start from zero is create a Wordpress blog and share your passion. Write about anything you really like and built a community around it. Then, find their needs and create a product that can provide value to your community.
Other options are already mentioned: copywriting, social media, advertising campaignsโ€ฆ actually, there are plenty of options out there to become a digital nomad and travel the world. You just need to find the one itโ€™s for you.
Iโ€™m in Barcelona so let me know if you need help.
Cheers.

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@eduardocruz | 6yr

Here you can see that the second biggest category is Writing. https://www.elance.com/trends/skills_central

And here is a job paying US$ 42/hour for voice recording in spanish. https://www.elance.com/j/spanish-voice-recording/70805265

Other spanish related jobs
https://www.elance.com/r/jobs/hry-true/tls-1/cat-writing-translation/q-spanish

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@martabcn | 6yr

Thank you girls!
@shayna I read the link, very interesting. Yes, maybe copywriting it would be easier for me or social media. However Iโ€™m very interesting in wordpress!
@wanderingdev Thank you so much, I was reading about Ruby and I found it Codeacademy and the courses are in spanish, so itโ€™s great! I will check the other two that you have been told. Also I foudn www.railsgirls.com the do workshops aroudn the world to teach Ruby!

Well, I also though that run Google or facebook advertising campaings will be a good idea, but I guess is not such well paid like copywriting or development.

Thank you for the info!

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@shayna | 6yr

If you have a background in advertising, you might find it easier to get into copywriting (writing to persuade people to buy a product or service) - this is used on sales pages, in e-mails, etc. and businesses are willing to invest in getting text produced that will win them more customers.

This skill would require you to be more of a freelancer, seeking out your own clients - but hereโ€™s a story of how a non-native English speaker went from zero to 28K in six months offering copywriting services. She was very proactive in contacting potential clients and offering a high-quality service: http://www.thepersuasionrevolution.com/nonnative-english-speaker-no-online-connections-went-zero-20k-4-months-ztl-review/ (she also talks about a course she took; I donโ€™t think itโ€™s necessary to take the course, but you can learn from the principles of what she actually did to get the clients and build her copywriting business).

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@skatkov | 6yr

Iโ€™ve had a degree in Web Development and MSc in Business IT. But I did linux/mobile development, then i went freelance/nomad i took the road of web development.

Selling yourself properly and working with client was a totally new thing for me. Before that I was a geek who never seen client in eyes. It was very scary for me and very fulfilling experience.

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@martabcn | 6yr

Thank you to all of you for the comments! I see, the best opportunities are in website development or similarsโ€ฆ but I donโ€™t have any knowledge and I guess I will need some years to learn it! but well, everything is possible!! :smile:

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@wanderingdev | 6yr

not years if you apply yourself. I taught myself html/css and wordpress in just a few weeks and that was enough to get started. to learn Ruby on Rails I did a 3 month bootcamp which was quick but expensive but itโ€™s possible to learn online.

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@digital | 6yr

Hello everyone,
I read carefully all your answers and, as Iโ€™m also a student and a future digital nomad, I wanted to know which programmation languages are the best to learn in order to create websites such as nomadlist and nomadforumโ€ฆ Because, I learned HTML and CSS by myself but I do not know other languages. Can you help me with that ? In particular @wanderingdev :slight_smile:
I already find great pdf online course on : PHP and Symphony, Mysql and javascript. Is it enough if I learn that ? How much time will it take to me ?

Thank you very much to everyone,
Have a really nice day :smiley:
D.

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@wanderingdev | 6yr

I would not recommend PHP though some use it. Javascript can be good, especially paired with your HTML/CSS skills, especially if you can become really good at Angular or one of the new releases like Meteor. Look at Python and Ruby/Rails as those tend to be very high in demand. Code School, Codecademy & Treehouse are good resources.

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@jorge | 6yr

I read your comment and got very very curiousโ€ฆdo you have a course, website to recommend? Thanks a lot!!! :smile:

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@wanderingdev | 6yr

I did the Web Development Immersive from General Assembly in Washington DC but there are dev bootcamps springing up all over the place. If youโ€™re in the US, I fully recommend GA though.

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@jorge | 6yr

Thank you for your reply! what language do you recommend to start withโ€ฆfor a person that has cero knowledge in programming?

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@asinglestride | 6yr

hey @wanderingdev,

where did you get started with teaching yourself? What sort of checklist items would you define in the quest to being in your position as a wandering developer? :smile:

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@don_lee | 6yr

Iโ€™ve been pretty good with web development, but didnโ€™t really start from zero. I used to work for a local company for 1 year then realised it was too boring in the office everyday so I quit and worked remotely for a Polish company for almost 2 years as a customer support working in their forum and ticket system, and I started my nomad life since that. Now Iโ€™m a freelancer working for some regular clients to fuel my living & travelling while trying to build a startup.

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@wanderingdev | 6yr

website/software development is the route I went and it worked well.

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@martabcn | 6yr

Thanks! I will check it!

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@levelsio | 6yr

Hereโ€™s the highest paid remote jobs right now http://remoteok.io/tags?sort=salary

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