When you make the decision that you want to earn money online, the first thing you do is look for information about how to do it. Firstly, you need to avoid scams. Secondly, many of the genuine online training courses out there can seem a bit incomplete.
I don’t know if you’ve experienced this, where you get buy a “make money online” guide, and it seems a bit half-baked somehow. You read the guide, or you watch the videos, and it sort of tells you how to make money, but doesn’t really show you step-by-step. For beginners, it is particularly important that they are taken by the hand and shown everything that they need to do.
The benefits of step-by-step online training are:
- Any task is easier when it’s broken down into small chunks
- Everything is covered, from start to finish
- Actionable tasks get you closer to success
- The feeling of progress keeps you motivated
Let’s now take a look at each of these points in more detail.
Breaking things down into smaller chunks
We’ve all been in situations where we have some big task to do, but we keep procrastinating, we keep putting it off. Why? Because it seems like such an overwhelmingly big thing to do. There’s a really simple solution to this: break down big tasks into bite-size sub-tasks. This makes it much easier because each little sub-task on its own is then really simple, but once you have done them all in sequence you have completed the bigger task.
The exact same thing is true with online training. Rather than giving you all the information at once and then expect you to go away and make it happen, it is much better to break training down into small chunks. That way, you can just do one small chunk at a time and it seems really easy.
Another great benefit to this is that you can fit it around your life. So if you only have a small amount of time spare each day, you can just do one small lesson each day. As the days and weeks roll on by, you will be moving ever closer towards completing the training.
Everything is covered
If the training is totally step-by-step, hopefully this means that nothing is left out. The training will be walking you through everything you need to do in order to achieve success. For some people, it can be good to look over the lesson titles in advance. This gives you a clear picture of what is covered in the training, and you will know that by the time you get to the end of the training you will have gone through everything you need to know.
If there’s one thing that can easily be lacking from online training, it’s actionable tasks. If the training contains no tasks for you to complete, you don’t actually get to do anything. Instead, you just read a training guide or watch a video that explains it all, but by the end of it you may not have actually taken any action.
So, in order to be effective, training must include some tasks at the end of each lesson that the learner must complete before moving on to the next lesson. So, not only will you learn what you need to learn, but by the end of the course you will have taken the action that you need to take, in small easy steps.
When we are learning anything new, we like to feel like we are making good progress. If every time you sit down to do the training you complete at least one lesson and take action on the tasks, over time you will feel like you are actually getting somewhere.
If after a couple of weeks you see that you are now on lesson 12, for example, you can get a real sense that you are moving forwards towards success.
Where to get step-by-step training
I have done various online training courses over the years, and some of them were good. However, the best step-by-step training I have ever come across is Wealthy Affiliate. That has a fully comprehensive series of courses, each with 10 lessons. Each lesson gives you easy-to-follow information about creating a successful online business, and contains tasks for you to complete, so you really do get to take action on what you learn.
If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below. I always reply to all genuine comments.
Wishing you great success!