Don’t Make the Mistake of Not Updating Your Skills

Don’t Make the Mistake of Not Updating Your Skills


Most people have the ability to offer some kind of service or product
online. If someone is looking for what you do and it’s something they
can’t do or don’t have the time for, they will pay you to do it. But you
don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket. Demand for skills change,
and that’s why it’s necessary to make sure you can offer multiple sets of
skills. For this, you need to keep updating your skills.

Even when you outsource services to clients, you want to have knowledge
of the basics on whatever you are offering. You never know if an
outsourcer fails to complete a task or does it incorrectly. You may not
have the time to have them correct it due to deadline pressures. It’s
during these times that knowing about what you are offering can help you
to step in and finish the job. You want to avoid missing deadlines as much
as possible. That is a difficult situation to reverse.

Of course, having dependable resources in the first place will limit this
situation from arising. When considering outsourcers, have them do some
jobs that are exclusively for you, in the beginning, to see how they
perform. Again, having a grasp on the basics of the task they perform will
help you evaluate their skills. Once you are confident of their abilities,
you can use those resources to perform work for your clients.

For the most part, the internet has made it quite easy for people to keep
their skills up-to-date and learn new ones. There are plenty of websites
dedicated to learning. Some have specific subjects while others are
general purpose. You may need to pay for some courses, but you’ll be
able to find plenty of them for free. YouTube is one place to look if you
can get past the advertising and offers. Another free place that expands
frequently is Khan Academy.

When you feel comfortable with your new skill sets, you can offer them
as standalone services, or you can use them for add-ons. If you already
have an existing client base, simply let them know that you can perform
these extra services when they need them. Also, ask them if they know of
anyone who may be looking for such services. You already have proven
yourself to your clients so they should have no problem recommending
colleagues. These types of referrals are your best sources for new jobs

To your Continued Success in the Digital World,