COVID-19 has presented a new leg of challenges from job losses and bankruptcy, to businesses falling to the ground. People around the world are scrambling to find a new source of income during lockdown with the hopes of putting food on the table for their loved ones. If you’ve turned on the news or gone on social media, you’ve probably seen that the current pandemic is causing chaos across the world.
Not only are loved ones being separated from their families, but parents and adolescents struggle to find a source of income to support their loved ones. In the past few months alone, 65% of respondents have already noticed a decrease in revenue since March, with 38% of respondents getting laid off due to insufficient work. The travel industry is expected to lose 820 billion in revenue.
One of our all-time favorite quotes comes from the notorious Robert H. Schuller, who once said “tough times never last. But tough people do.” During times of hardship, it’s important to look at the bigger picture.
We could either sit around and wait for the pandemic to end, or use it to our advantage. Which one seems like the smarter option? Probably option B, right? So you might be thinking, how can you take advantage of the current pandemic?
We want you to think about how you ended up reading this article. Was it because you randomly bumped into this article? Maybe, but chances are it’s because you were bored at home browsing the web. The beauty of this pandemic is the fact that you have so much free time at your disposal. Almost every bar, club, event, or concert has been postponed until further notice. So what does that mean for you?
Taking Advantage of The Lockdown
It means you have the advantage of learning a new skill. Think about it, wouldn’t it be smart to use your free time on something productive? And what if learning a skill could transform your life altogether and provide a new source of income? How great would that be? And here’s the best part. What if we told you this exact pandemic in the past allowed companies to bloom into fortune 500 giants? Don’t believe us?
Let’s go back in time to the market crash in 2008/2009. Yahoo founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton developed software called Whatsapp in 2009 as a way for people to message around the world. Entrepreneur Andrew Mason founded Groupon in 2008 as a way for consumers to get better deals on their products.
Businessman Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp developed and founded Uber in 2009. Entrepreneur Evan Sharp founded Pinterest in 2009. And the list keeps getting bigger and bigger.
This is the best time ever to build, grow, and create the life you’ve always dreamed of. All of the entrepreneurs and business giants here were able to build an abundant amount of wealth with hard work and passion, but none of this would be possible without a skillset to back them up.
So what let us give you the upper hand and teach you the five most beneficial skills to learn during the lockdown. And if you’re not an entrepreneur, don’t worry, you can use these skills to climb the corporate ladder or come back stronger for the company you work for.
Criteria For Lockdown Skills
We’ve realized there are hundreds of skills readily available online for growth. Due to the nature of COVID-19 and the current lockdown situation, we’ve created a list of four criteria that enables you to learn in today’s uncertain world. The first criteria on our list – learning a skill set that has an immediate impact on your life.
We don’t want you to wait for years or months to see results for your company, we want you to jump into the world and implement your learnings today. The second criteria on our list- duration of learning. You don’t need to spend years trying to master and perfect a skill set. The skills we’ve selected can be mastered within weeks or a few months if consistently learned.
The third criteria – option to learn from the comfort of your home. Attending in-person lectures or classes is difficult during this lockdown, so we’ve selected skills that can easily be learned from your computer.
The last criteria – the ability to learn at your own pace. You have the freedom to binge-watch content and classes, or you can take your time and spread your courses throughout the week. You could even develop a skill set in your spare time if it suits you better. The freedom to learn is up to you.
Based on these criteria, we’ve created 5 skill sets that are ideal for learning during the lockdown. Keep in mind that you don’t have to learn every skill. Choose the one that suits you best and spend your time developing the skill set. If you’re ready, grab a pen and paper, take notes, and let’s get started.
Lockdown Skill #1: Coding
We live in an era where technology is taking over the world. Look around you, how many fast-food jobs have already been replaced by computers? How many robots have taken over the assembly line for workers? As a matter of fact, it’s projected that Generation Z is at the highest risk of being displaced due to automation.
The world is growing rapidly, and careers in the coding sector such as programmers, software engineers, and developers are steadily becoming in high demand.
The COVID-19 situation has created a turning point for companies across the world. CEOs and entrepreneurs are beginning to see a shift in the way people do business and are more focused on an online-based system.
The pandemic accelerated the current transition into a coding era, meaning that people who know languages such as HTML, CSC and PHP will be in high demand for countries and industries across the world. People learn from situations, and the current lockdown dilemma has triggered a new era for the business world.
So you might be thinking, is it hard to learn how to code? Most people get scared when it comes to programming and developing software. And to be fair, it might seem daunting for someone who’s not very familiar with the new era of technology.
So think about coding like building a car. Seems scary right? But when you break it down, it’s basically an engine, transmission, braking system, and steering system. When you combine it all together you have a feasible car. The same analogy applies to coding. You create smaller programs that work in conjunction to form something bigger.
If you break everything down and understand how it works, anything you try to code will seem easy.
Lockdown Skill #2: Digital Marketing
We want you to go on a social media platform of your choice. It could be Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, whichever one you like. Now start scrolling through your feed. Do you notice advertisements popping up on your account? Wonder why? You see, we’ve entered a world surrounded by an online network.
Everyone you think of, whether an uncle, aunt or friend has signed up for some form of social media app. An Oberlo report concluded that there are 3.5 billion social media users, equating to 45% of the world’s population.
COVID-19 has forced people to stay on lockdown inside of their homes. Because of this, social media platforms and online applications have seen a sudden spike in activity. And where do companies target their advertising? Yep, to the areas that have the most attention.
The pandemic has triggered a change in the way companies market their products. Businesses who originally marketed offline are now starting to realize the power of digital marketing. And rather than thinking locally, they’re trying to figure out a method of creating a global impact.
Because of this, companies are looking for individuals who know how to market and sell their products to the world. So what does that mean for you?
If you are capable of building funnels, generating traffic, building websites, or researching demographics, you will be in high demand for companies in all industries. There was already a huge demand for people who possessed digital marketing skills before the pandemic. The ones who are the best will be highly paid and respected for their skill set.The amount of revenue lies in the power of a marketer. Click To Tweet
Lockdown Skill #3: Closing
Most people believe closing a deal involves negotiation or a pushy sales call. Think about the last time someone cold-called your house. How many times have you instantly hung up the phone because you weren’t interested in their offer? Closing a deal is much different compared to traditional sales calls, and removes any form of skepticism from the prospect’s end.
You as the closer are in charge of connecting a product with a prospect who’s shown interest in buying a product or service. You are the middleman responsible for closing the deal. There are no pushy techniques or snake-like strategies used in comparison to traditional sale strategies.
The COVID-19 lockdown has transformed the way companies conduct sales over the phone. Previously, companies would have large call centers with salesmen trained to cold call and negotiate with prospects. The pandemic has created a wave where companies are trying to find remote closers who are capable of closing a deal while minimizing overhead costs as much as possible.
The benefit of a closer is the perk of being paid for the amount you close. Companies see this as a win-win situation and have no issues paying closers a percentage of the product cost.
If you have the ability to close sales or products and services, companies will chase you left right and center. The one trait that enables companies to strive is revenue, and closers are the key resource behind getting the job done. We believe that closing will be one of the highest demanded professions in the world, and now is the best time to learn it.The one trait that enables companies to strive is revenue, and closers are the key resource behind getting the job done. Click To Tweet
Lockdown Skill #4: Project Management
Project management is a broad topic that can cover the basis of applications. Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities with the goal of meeting project requirements. This may include aspects such as scope, time, cost, quality, communications, and risk management, which are decided based on the goal of a project.
Project management has always been practiced informally but began to emerge as a distinct profession in the mid-20th century. With the current trend of working from home and the new adaptability of outsourcing jobs, positions in project management will quickly rise to the top as a career of high-demand.
Think about what might happen if companies decide to minimize overhead costs. Wouldn’t they need an individual to keep track of everyone and look after their projects? It’s not an easy task, and it requires someone with the right skill set to get the job done.
Project management can also be applied to other aspects of your life. While companies are in high demand for this skill set, you can take the applied knowledge and implement it in areas of your life. This could involve staying organized, handing in projects on time, or even planning out a schedule for getting through the day. It’s a lifelong skill that is guaranteed to help and keep you organized in all areas of your life.
Lockdown Skill #5: Copywriting
Think about the last time you read an email from a company. Or the last time you saw an advertisement on Instagram convincing you to buy a product. Do you know who wrote those messages?
Copywriters are one of the most in-demand professions in the world today. Whether it’s a landing page, advertisement, billboard, or email, there’s always a genius copywriter who’s put their magic touch on the message. Companies who use any form of advertising or online marketing are in need of good copywriters, and will always need copywriters to create the next great advertisement.
As we’ve previously mentioned, the COVID-19 lockdown situation has created a lifestyle where everything is centered around an online basis. Because of this, the rate of online marketing has dramatically increased.
Companies are looking for writers who are able to produce results and stand out in the marketplace. Think about how flooded the internet is with advertisements and products. It might seem impossible trying to compete in the market.A good copywriter will be able to differentiate a product from its competition, and has the power to turn a six figure company into a seven-figure empire. Click To Tweet
The beauty of copywriting is its perk of having nothing to do with writing. It’s entirely based on selling and closing a deal using written words. Or as Dan calls it, closing in print. You could have flunked English all throughout high school and still be the best copywriter in today’s market.
It’s the process of using proven strategies to create messages that appeal to every audience. Companies need revenue to grow, and copywriters are the secret ingredient for massive success.
Learning Your First Skill
The COVID-19 lockdown has presented itself as a great time to learn a new skill for starting your own company or climbing the ranks of a corporate ladder. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get the raise that you’ve always wanted.
It all comes down to the value you bring, and what better way to come back than with a powerful skill to grow your company to newer heights. So you might be wondering, how can you start learning a new skill?
We’ve created an on-demand training designed to teach you the ins and out of copywriting. You will get 48 hours of access to the king of high-ticket sales, Dan Lok, who will teach you his mastermind secrets behind creating advertisements and messages to flood new customers into your door.
On this on-demand training, we will teach you the secret global trend that will wipe out 50-90% of jobs with this hidden strategy to profit from trends starting today. You will learn a mindblowing strategy to double your income while minimizing workload from the get-go.
This will also give you an in on a sneaky methodology of creating “windfall income”, which allows you to get paid between 5-10k at a time of one paycheck.
And if you’re not sure yet, we’ve created a secret roadmap to show you how Dan Lok was able to build his YouTube channel up to two million followers from the ground up.
If you’re interested in signing up for our on-demand training and are ready to develop a new skill during the COVID-19 lockdown, click here to sign up for our masterclass.