While it is true that the only external resource that you need to start an online business is a computer and a connection, you must have some personal qualities as well, because without these, it is going to be a lot more difficult to achieve success – not necessarily impossible, but definitely far more difficult.
The first thing that you have to bring to your business is an absolute determination to succeed.
From the very beginning, you have to be completely, 100% determined that whatever you do is going to succeed, without exception. You have to be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve that success, even acknowledging that there will sometimes be a ‘cost’ involved (e.g. less time with your family in the early days).
You must also accept that there is work to be done.
If you have not already done so, when you start searching the net for information about starting your own business, you will find that there is a lot of nonsense flying about, and you have to learn to recognize it for what it is.
There is no secret, magic formula that is somehow going to mysteriously transform you from an individual who has no money in your bank account to one with a million dollars, in six months or less.
That is called the lottery, not business, but you will undoubtedly see products that make outrageous claims of this nature.
These products are successful because everybody is looking for the secret shortcut to success that means they do not have to do any work.
Don’t fall for this garbage. There is no secret, there is no magic formula – success is in direct proportion to the amount of effort you put in, end of story.
You have to be organized and focused, and you have to have (and work to) a plan. If a job needs doing, then in the early days at least, it is down to you to get it done, and it won’t get done if you are disorganized, lacking in focus or have no plan.
You have to be a little thick skinned too, because when you tell people that you are trying to earn money on the internet, many of them (none of whom have any idea what they are talking about) will mock you and suggest that you are crazy. Ignore it, and bolster your spirits by remembering that it is you who will have the last laugh!
The bottom line is, everything that you need to succeed in business in the ‘bricks and mortar’ real world is needed to succeed online as well, except for the cash to get your business up and running.
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