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7 Skills for Successful Internet Entrepreneurship

| August 18, 2013 | 4 Comments

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There is no doubt that more and more entrepreneurs are scaling the  Internet for opportunities that will make them rich in the shortest  amount of time possible. Getting rich quick is one of the most prevalent misconceptions that business owners and developers had in mind when  thinking about online entrepreneurship. It could because of the minimal  requirement in terms of start-up capital or less demand on technical  expertise or low-cost operation. Often, the essence of finding  fulfillment in their chosen business industry or market has to take a  backseat for the idea of building ROIs in a lightning-fast manner.  Little these entrepreneurs know that when it comes to a longer lasting  business, there is more to success and fulfillment than just counting  returns on investment. If your aim is to do business online is focused  solely on getting rich quick, be prepared to fail.

Understanding Online Entrepreneurship

Starting your own business is a good vision nowadays. What better way to do it, cost-efficient wise, than to pursue online means. The Internet  is a good melting pot for businesses to thrive as it requires not that  much start-up requirement to build your investments. However, it is also a highly volatile environment where a single move can put you at the  bottom of a cutthroat competition. With a hodge-podge of rapidly  changing platforms and ever-changing temperament of markets, even the  most sincere of all entrepreneurs can easily get lost in its  complexities. This is even more so for those who have no idea on the  principles behind online success.

To gain competitive advantage long before you start, it is imperative  that you learn to research the Internet by digging deeper into what  other businesses are offering, what consumers need, and what you can do  about it. Finding a niche where you can be unique yet effective will  help steer you to the right direction. Read guidebooks like Scott Fox’s  “Click Millionaires” to give you an idea on how to build your online  dreams without sacrificing self-fulfillment. His book will give you an  “insider look” on how dot.com (or click) millionaires perceive online  business success emphasizing on the need to assess your own intentions  vis-a-vis your goals and objectives.

No matter how easy it may seem, starting an online business is one  challenging endeavor. Dynamic as it is, online entrepreneurship requires adeptness and understanding on important implications contributing to  its success. Here, I have adapted Scott Fox’s business success concept  that often go unnoticed or overlooked by aspiring entrepreneurs who leap into opportunities without looking ahead.

The Seven Principles of Successful People

1. Niche-Building

Go out there and explore the current needs of the market. Look for  loopholes in current situations like weight loss and anti-aging, or  certain gaps in popular product lines. Do not just focus on social  networks like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Go beyond a singular “high risk” platform to obtain more chances of succeeding.

2. Foster Authorship

Be the expert that everyone wanted. You can do so by building a  professional website showcasing your “expertise.” Build on trust and  confidence. In the online world of business, trustworthiness and  reliability go beyond any formal certification or degree.

3. Automate

Make use of new technologies. People look for convenience when shopping  for products or goods online as well as in gathering solutions to their  issues. There is a vast supply of online tools that you can use to aid  in this need. Website forums, automated order and delivery protocols,  secured yet user-friendly payment system, and other customized solution  will help generate revenue for your business 24/7 year-round.

4. Outsource

Outsourcing is one key element in a cost-efficient online business. Tap  virtual assistants online. Sites like iWriter or oDesk or Elance.com are great sources of staff with specialized skills in accounting, database  management, webhosting, article writing, and so on. Try to delegate  ministerial functions while you concentrate on core competencies of your business.

5. Connect and Link

Reach out and foster a connection with your online audience. Hear out  their sentiments in building a much credible content for your website.  Products reviews, blog comments, discussion boards, testimonials and  case studies are great sources of information for you to bank on.

6. Scalability

Adapt successfully to increasing demands. Finding a lucrative niche,  build your authorship around it and infuse this with a proactive system  via automation. Make use of customer feedback to create successful  promotion tactics and achieve sure success.

7. Finding Sustainable Means

Look for a sustainable way to earn money. Do not rely on a single  productivity scheme. Look for ways that will generate recurring revenues to your business. Make use of renewable subscriptions and other  sustainable point-of-sales. Develop a stable and enduring customer base  via sustainable efforts like newsletters, advice or support.

These aspects may look simple and easy, but be reminded that there is  nothing straightforward about online entrepreneurship. Make your quest  for success in the online world a way of life. Learn to handle  complexities and solve problems without leaving out the fun side of it.  Find a balance doing what you love and making money, all at the same  time. The Internet has continually accumulated quite a number of online  millionaires and billionaires – and you can be next.

Thomas R Coffee is an expert content marketer that specializes in guest blogging; he runs Guest Blogging Tactics and can be hired for your content and guest blogging needs. Contact Thomas Here.

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  • http://www.twoodo.com/ Andrea Francis

    I really enjoyed this piece. I’m an advocate of outsourcing and GVTs, and as you say the highly competitive online start-up market requires you to make maximum use of every resource possible. A lot of virtual start-ups with 1 – 5 people find making the time to nurture an online presence and authority a second-mission rather than a first. The bottom line – if nobody has heard of you, and therefore has low trust in you, what’s the use?!

  • http://www.it-sales-leads.com/ Barbara Mckinney

    Great advice. Starting online is completely different compare to the offline business. It truly requires a different mindset. These tips here are very helpful. I think this should be a starting point for everyone who starts online.

  • Thomas R Coffee

    Barbara and Andrea thank you for your comments.
    Thomas

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