With the growth of social media sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and the rest, many businesses…
What really is success and how did those who become successful ever get there? Why is it that many step out to start their own online businesses but only a few achieve their dreams?
Is there something that stands out in the life of those who succeed in their quest for glory and honor starting their own businesses? Is there something that we can learn from them?
I’ve always been a student when it comes to success. This is why whenever I have the opportunity I never fail to observe the actions, and inactions, of those who have succeeded in their own fields. And so, in this post I want to highlight some of the uncommon traits of online entrepreneurs who I consider as wildly successful in their own ways. I do hope this post will inspire you as you work your way to own success.
So, let’s get started!
1. Challenge The Status Quo
This is actually the first trait that I have found in the life of nearly everyone I have observed. Yes, if you look around you would see that there are a lot of businesses being started everyday both online and offline. But the ones that come out great are not those who simply “follow the rules” but those who are ready to stick their necks out and challenge what others have accepted as the status quo. They refused to follow the pack. They were not afraid to risk the unknown. They were ready to step out of their comfort zone.
They may not be trail blazers but the truth is that they simply will not just do things the way others are doing them. And so if you truly want to be among the uncommonly successful online entrepreneurs, no matter the business you are in right now, you must be prepared to challenge what others have come to accept as the norm.
2. Have A Mind To Stick On
One thing you can be sure of is that success does not come in a flash. Sometimes it takes years. And in every entrepreneurial success story that I have ever studied, every one of them was aware of this but one thing that stood them out is that they were ready to stick their heads above the waters until they achieved dream.
As an entrepreneur you must settle it in your mind that you might not see any return on investment for years but if you can stay passionately committed to your dream, you will come out a huge success.
3. Become A Solution Provider
This is another very common trait in the life of wildly successful online entrepreneurs. They were able to observe and discover the problems in their area of operation. But they never stopped at just observing the problems. Having seen these problems they stepped out to provide solutions.
I don’t know which market you are in right now but the truth is that there are problems begging for solutions in that market. If you can position yourself as a solution provider, creating value in your field, people will notice and very soon they will flock to you. And of course, as you help them get what they want, you also will achieve your dreams of building a wildly successful business!
4. Devote More Of Your Time To Your Endeavor
Many who dream of building successful online businesses have the wrong notion that all it takes to succeed online is paying for a domain name and webhosting and then setting up a business website! These ones are taken in with the sweet pie fed to them by the sleek salesmen in the garb of internet gurus. They are filled the prospect of “sacking their bosses” and “becoming their own bosses!” but never thought for once that when they start their own online businesses they might be working more hours than they were working when in paid employment – at least for the first few months or even years!
I don’t really know what your dream is, but the question is how much of your time are you devoting to achieving that dream? Are you spending your time more on dreaming or you are committing more productive hours on achieving your dream? If you truly want to end up with the wildly successful online entrepreneurs then you must be ready to give up a whole lot of things and commit more that business.
5. Play The People Game
This is actually a truly big one. Over the past few years I have come to realize that succeeding online is not just about what you know or what you can do but it’s largely about who you know. It’s not about talent. There are a whole lot of people with talent out there but struggling to make it beyond the average mark. But one thing that stand out for sure is that the wildly successful online entrepreneurs are those who knew how to play the people game.
This is not just about networking. It is something that goes beyond that. You must be able to effectively connect with the right people who will be able to help you on your way to the top. So, whether in dealing with associates, partners, customers or vendors, we must learn to play the game in such a way that our dreams shine through. Connect with the right people and success will happen like a dream!
Let me round off this post by asking, are you truly committed to achieving your dream of becoming wildly successful as an online entrepreneur? If yes, which of these traits can you confidently say you have?
Now, did you truly read through this post or you simply skimmed it believing you have heard it before now? May I say that that mindset is one of the greatest setbacks for many wanting to start their own businesses? Yes, many assume they have known it all but unfortunately; they have the problem of not doing anything about what they know. I passionately believe that this post was not just written to fill up space. You will be sure that you truly read this post is you will take action today on what you have learned. And what do I dream for you? Become among the wildly successful online entrepreneur indeed!
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