The Technical Skills Every Online Entrepreneur Should Learn

Written by Chloe Harwood

Being an online entrepreneur today has, in some ways, never been easier, but in other ways, it has never been more complicated either. As technology advances, we need to advance with it, and that means that the average entrepreneur needs to be constantly learning new skills.

If you’re a budding online entrepreneur and you want your business to be a success, there are a few technical skills that you should aim to learn right off the bat. Here are the most important:

Search Engine Optimization

You might be thinking that you can outsource your SEO needs to a third-party, and you’re right, there is no shortage of SEO companies who could do a great job of driving traffic to your website for you, but that will cost money, and if you’re just starting out, you might not have a whole lot of that. Anyway, if you know how to tweak your website and improve your content to increase traffic, then you can do so at any time at a pinch, which means you’ll be more efficient.

Conversion Rate Optimization

Of course, once you’ve used your SEO skills to drive traffic to your website, you need to be able to convert them into customers if you want to make money and grow a successful business; enter Conversion Rate Optimization.

CRO is the process of understanding who your customer is, what they want and need, and then using that information to convince them to buy. It involves a lot of techniques from website layout to A/B testing and data collection, but it is possible to learn the basics fairly quickly. Do that, and you’re sure to see more success.

Content Writing

If you can write your own content, which is click-worthy, interesting, entertaining and most of all persuasive, then you’ll save yourself a whole lot of money – good content writers don’t come cheap – but most importantly, you’ll also have more freedom and control over your online business, and you’ll be able to imbue it with your own personality, which is always good for marketing and growing your audience.

API Development

It might take you a while lot learn how to develop applications but with the help of codeboje, it shouldn’t be im[possible, even if you’ve never done anything like that before, and  the more you learn about API development, the better it’ll be for your business because you’ll be able to create software and tweak your apps fast. APIs help your business to function uniquely, which is why you really should take the time to learn them.

User Experience Testing

Last, but by no means least, you should, as an online entrepreneur, know how to  UX your user experience, which basically means, you need to know how to monitor their experience and make improvements. There is software, like UKPin that can help you with this, but you should really know the basics if you want to be successful. After all, without satisfied customers, you won’t get very far.

These are by no means the only technical skills that will help you to succeed online, but they are undoubtedly the foundation that will help you to build your business strong.

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Chloe Harwood