What is training?
NOUN: the action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behaviour.
The business directory says: Definition of training: Organised activity aimed at imparting information and/or instructions to improve the recipient’s performance or to help him or her attain a ….
So why do training?
Because I know from my own experience that having the right knowledge at your fingertips can make such a lot of difference. If I had access to this sort of training when I started selling online 10 years ago it would not have been such a struggle. I had no idea what I needed to learn or the sheer quantity of knowledge I would gain.
Having lessons laid out for me would have shortened the time it took to reach my goals. I learnt most of what I needed from people on forums suggesting things I could or should do. Then it was a battle to find out what it meant and gain the knowledge required.
When you hear the word training what do you think of?
I think of sports, running, rowing, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, cycling, swimming etc. Then there is all types of singing to train the voice. Playing a musical instrument …… Well you get the picture the list would just go on and on.
Of course, what you think of first relates to your own experience and those around you.
Do you think of people doing work training? Teacher training and courses that are work related. All necessary parts of the job.
But so many of us come online and want to run a business without thinking about training. I know this because that person was me. I had no idea what it would entail.
Is there a point to training?
I had this amazing idea that I was sure was completely new and found a site to open a shop. Amazingly, considering my complete ignorance I did sell things. Luckily the site had a forum filled with people that had been selling online for years and knew things I didn’t. The more I learnt the more there was to learn. It took years to become competent at online selling when it needn’t have done.
Why do we do training for anything?
It makes us more proficient. In sport it means we know how to train safely.
On the internet, we learn how to navigate our way around and learn how to use it safely and securely.
So, in general training has to be a good thing. We learn how to do things the right, easiest and best way.
Where do I find out about training?
It depends of course, on what you want to learn. The best way is, either discover the training courses in the subject you wish to learn or find reviews that compare several different ones at a time. The latter will reduce the time spent evaluating considerably.
Online, there is a wealth of knowledge on all manner of subjects. I had no idea myself that there were so many bloggers reviewing so many different things.
Offline local councils run training courses on a wide variety of subjects and often provide a booklet with them listed. Colleges do day release courses to help you gain qualifications while you learn your job.
Youtube has a vast supply of training videos on every subject.
Be wary of scams, the ones that tell you that you can earn thousands every month by only working an hour or two a week. Especially if they tell you that you can start earning within 24/48 hours.
If you can’t look at what they have to offer without signing up and paying vast sums or even smaller sums upfront, then again be wary.
I found, after many months of searching, a platform that supplies training.
It’s called Wealthy Affiliate.
As you can see a starter member had 2 websites and a premium member had 50 websites.
From 16th March 2020 that will change as many things are being updated. A starter member will have 1 website to build and practice on and Premium members will only have 10 websites.
The free training of 10 videos helps you to build up to 2 wordpress websites to get you started.
As expected the more comprehensive training will cost you a monthly or yearly fee but for that you get 50 websites, training. questions answered, help when needed Live video classes, keyword research tool and so much more as you can see by the table listing the free and premium memberships.
The table there though, doesn’t show the community. You get access to this amazing community, that helps, guides and spurs you onwards every day.
They commiserate and help when you are stuck and cheer with you at every achievement, however small.
They are truly what I think of as a community.
You lose absolutely nothing by trying it out. No credit or debit card required. Just come on board, have a look round, try out the free training and see what you think. That is literally all you need to do.
Now, if you are anything like me and serious about wanting your own online business, you will give it a try.
A word of warning though! I went from completely sceptical to maybe and then jumped in with two feet.
Took on 1 month paid to see if the rest of the training was any good and that was it! I was hooked. When that month came to an end I signed up for a year as it’s much more economical.
Soooo ………. If this is what you are looking for then come and join us. Join as a free starter member and check out the site and the training. Only sign up for Premium IF you are sure it’s for you. Can’t say fairer than that!
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