Personal Improvement – Learn Some New Skills During the Down Time

If you are like a lot of people, you find yourself with a bit of down time thanks to stay at home orders and social distancing keeping people from gathering. I am lucky enough to be able to work from home. With it being a 14 day on, 14 day off rotation, I have had time to add a few skills to my tool belt.


Add something useful to your arsenal that will help you in the future. Some examples are videoconferencing, livestreaming, CRM, Marketing.

Below are some of the things I worked on:

  • Livestreaming – I learned to use StreamYard to allow me to livestream up to six webcams and screen sharing to multiple locations like YouTube and Facebook. My last two posts have links to the videos. It is a nice platform with professional tools.
  • Videoconferencing – While I was pretty familiar with videoconferencing, I was not that familiar with Zoom. I was able to learn a bit about it.
  • CRM – I use HubSpot’s free option for CRM (Customer Relationship Management). Though I previously only used it to track email opens & reads. I learned to manage lists, forms, newsletters, and marketing emails with it. This is going to make managing my local REIA a little easier!
  • Writing an eBook – As part of digging around in my CRM and learning more about it, I ran across a service that helps you to put together an eBook from existing blog posts to use as a lead magnet. I didn’t like the output, so I decided to tackle the project in earnest from a different direction. Look for it in the near future. He working title is “A Small Business Startup Primer”

What types of skills have you added to your bag of tricks so far?

Let me know in the comments or email me directly.

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