Every entrepreneur that has ever started out with a business, be it online or offline, has had some nagging irritation in the back of their mind that success is not certain.
But those who do succeed, succeed because this irritation drives their motivation. Failure is not an option.
There are thousands of “entrepreneurs” in the world who are entrepreneurs because they like the idea of getting rich fast.
Who doesn’t? But these “entrepreneurs” will lack confidence, determination, knowledge of the market and promotional abilities; all of which are paramount of importance to any successful business owner. If you have an idea, you must stick with it. If your friends and family like your idea then invest A LOT of time in it or go into partnership. Money isn’t needed in the online business world but time certainly is; the two variables are interchangeable depending on what is in more abundance.
Motivation and determination can almost superceed any amount of money available to invest. Investment is futile unless accompanied by confidence and a driving force.
Partnerships can also drive success. If you have any feeling of responsibility at all, then setting targets with a business partner will help you to reach them. Motivation can be most inspired by the interdependence of a partnership.
Failure will also come about through structural problems involving a certain business:
A business that has no direction or plan will fail.
A business that is generic will fail.
A business that is limited by its market will fail.
A business that has no room for improving will fail.
With the introduction and increasing use of the Internet, markets are becoming more and more saturated. Hundreds of businesses emerge each week and most of these business will never see a dollar of profit.
Find, in any way possible, how to differentiate amongst the competitive niche you operate in. Or, for those with a unique imagination, create an original niche or invest in an up and coming one.
There are hundreds of ways to success and they do not necessarily involve spending and risking large sums of money. If you’re an entrepreneur like myself, then do not be discouraged by what can seem like an arduous struggle to success. We have all been in the same boat and with the right knowledge and determination, there is no option but success.
“There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.” ~ Tom Krause
By Eric Parson