It may be difficult, but we are getting past the idea that the only way to succeed, make a six-figure salary, is by getting that degree, working hard, and getting to your job’s top-level management.
It’s a common misconception that one gets paid for their time.
One, therefore, ends up working 60 hours a week and STILL gets minimum wage. It’s because you are getting paid for the value you are providing to the market. The only way to beat this is to develop some high-income skills and add more value by solving problems, thus generating more income.
This journey all begins with choosing the right skill for you.
What is a high-income skill?
It’s a skill anyone can learn such that when perfected, it can generate a lot of money in proportion to its value in the marketplace. This skill can be done from anywhere.
So, let’s begin…
Copywriting is a high income skill that involves the selling/advertising by use of words. Examples are Google ads, Facebook posts, Product descriptions, and even captions. Words are everywhere, and they are powerful. They are used all over for communication and selling.
The best copywriters work on best-sold product advertisements. They have the skill to choose words carefully, each for their purpose. That’s why they are paid so well.
2. Internet Marketing
Most of the marketing is done online. Many companies are looking to improve or initiate their online presence, which is where you would come in. Marketing is broad with different areas where one may specialize in. A few examples of high income skills in internet marketing would be:
- Social media marketing
- Paid Advertising
- Email Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization
3. Software Development
It’s accurate to say that it is becoming a digital world. Most employers may require a degree in Computer Science so that you walk into the interview room door. However, many don’t.
Several companies did away with that requirement. You dont have to be Mark Zuckerberg to succeed in this field?
No, just be very good at the skill, work for a Mark Zuckerberg and get those six-figures. But hey!! Coming up with your own idea works too.
Coaches who can ensure and deliver their clients’ results charge thousands of dollars to meet with them, and these may not even be one-on-one sessions because their time and expertise are valuable.
Coaching can be in any area of life one is interested in. Their services can range from financial coaching, dating/relationships coaching to life coaching.
5. Closing Deals
Closing is a high income skill you learn to be able to transform a prospect into a customer.
The best closers can sell products to thousands in a crowd and make them loyal customers. Getting people to agree to a new product is not an easy task. It involves a lot of persuasion and people skills.
6. Paid Speaking
Paid Speakers can add value or content to an audience because of their vast knowledge of a particular subject. The more expertise and knowledge you hold, the more valuable your time is, and thus the more you’re paid.
To perfect this high income skill, one has to intentionally work on how they speak: the tone, gestures, dressing, energy, and the words used. It’s the key to being an outstanding speaker.
It is also good to note that speakers are not born; rather, they are grown. You may be unfamiliar with the skill, but you are not bad at it. All it takes is a little practice, as is with anything one would like to perfect.
Maybe you’re wondering…what are some examples of the highest paying income skills?
- Paid Speaking
Jason Capitol, a high-income expert, calls them THE BIG 3.
All successful, wealthy people have been able to master these three skills as a whole. Think of anyone you would term as wealthy, and I am sure they have perfected these three skills.
Let’s look at Oprah Winfrey for example, I’d say she is very good with her words, has excellent people skills- an essential requirement for being a good closer-, and she’s a good speaker( She has her show) and ultimately, she is rich with a net worth of 2.5 billion dollars.
The big three certainly sets one apart in their specific niche.
- Choose a skill that is good for you and stick with it. Don’t try to dabble and learn too many skills at once. It is better to perfect one skill than know a little bit of everything.
- Some skills are more valuable than others, so choose well.
- Always aim towards perfecting your skill. This is done by researching and studying and ultimately putting what you’ve learned to action by practicing.
- Some of these skills can be learned for free on YouTube.
A high income skill is all about your value.
These were just but a few skills. There are so many more skills one can develop.
Remember, a high-income skill is about how valuable you are to the market place.
It requires time and effort, but, in the end, you will realize that the work put in was definitely worth it.