Running your own website and making money online as an entrepreneur takes a certain kind of person and a certain kind of mindset. If you are someone who makes a living this way, then it’s probably safe to say that you are a particular kind of person.
Or actually scratch that, it probably means you are one of several particular types of people – and that generally webmasters and people who try to make money online fall into a small number of categories. While there are certainly similarities between each of these people, they are also vastly different in a number of key ways, and which of these categories you fall into will largely determine your online success. Here are the types of online entrepreneur I have noted in my travels…
The Serious Entrepreneur: First of all there is the person who genuinely has a plan and a vision and who knows what they are doing online. This person will spend time educating themselves in how best to be a hit on the web, but the vast majority of their time is spent working towards their goals and doing everything they can to succeed. This person doesn’t waste time, they simply knuckle down to work and put in countless hours to ensure they are a success. Their eye isn’t constantly on the goal, and they don’t talk about their plans. They just do. These people also tend to be highly talented in their respective fields and will normally have a very clear vision of where they are going.
The Self Aggrandizing Time Waster: These guys on the other hand are the ones who live off of the types above and who, unfortunately, are unlikely to ever get anywhere unless they change their ways. I met a guy like this once recently, and while he was a perfectly nice person I had to end my working relationship with him because I knew it was a waste of my time. He had been successful in the past but he was delving into the world of online entrepreneuremanship for the first time. We would meet every Tuesday for business meetings (after he once saw me working in there) and we would talk about everything under the sun and generally pat ourselves on the back for hours. He hired me to do some writing for him, but actually the majority of the time was spent just talking about how clever we both were. It wasn’t long before I realised that this guy unfortunately had a lot more bravado than he had clues about how to make money online, and that he would rather spend time talking about the ‘future of social media’ than actually building his site or writing content.
The Drifter: The drifter is someone who once again has good intentions and high aims for their website, but who unfortunately doesn’t have the focus or the determination they need. This person probably doesn’t know what it is that they want to achieve online – just that they want to get rich and successful. Unfortunately they probably just don’t know enough about themselves, or about what makes them tick, and that has left them unable to pursue a path that has any meaning for them. As a result they will spend a lot of time once again planning their numerous huge assault plans on the internet and their some-day fortune, but very little time actually working on getting there because they can’t commit to one strategy. Worse is the fact that if anything should go wrong for them – then they will quickly give up and get disheartened and turn their attention to something else. Thus they are never able to succeed because they never give any of their ideas the chance to develop. If you are just such a person then you need to be honest with yourself and you need to find the courage to commit to one idea and make it a hit.
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