The Qualities You Need To Succeed Online- How Many Do You Have?
If you have even one entrepreneur bone in your body, you have probably wondered about or looked into owning an online business.
And even if you haven’t I bet you are curious! How do people create websites, rise to the top as an authority in their chosen niche and interest, and then remain a success?
Having been on the road to success for quite sometime in the online world, I can tell you that the most successful people in the business share a few of the same personal qualities, and these qualities are quite possibly what propelled them to the top of the ladder.
Let’s take a look at a few of the traits that the large-and-in-charge online big shots have, and take a little self inventory, to see if you could succeed online too!
P.S. You might be surprised at how many qualities you possess, so don’t rule yourself out until you have seen them all!
1. They Are Bold
When you get behind a keyboard, you may notice that it becomes a bit easier to express your feelings about something or someone.
This is not exclusive to introverts. This is true for a vast majority of people.
Confrontation is not pretty, and when you are within the comfort of your own home, you can often more easily express your honest feelings about something.
Online authorities are pretty bold about what they write about, and often unapologetic about their opinions. This is a good thing!
With so many people and so many preferences out their in the world, people are constantly looking for someone to relate to, someone with whom they can share thoughts and opinions with that shares their stance on one thing or another.
If you are able to boldly state your opinion in a blog post, sharing expert advice or simply practicing your freedom of speech, you may be great at writing content.
Opinionated posts get action online, and that is much of the point of having a website in the first place- to give knowledge in your chosen niche, and interact with the public.
2. They Persevere
Starting up an online business can be a big job. For some reason, there are those that envision us bloggers sitting around all day on the couch, drinking coffee, kicking back.
I assure you, it isn’t like that. Now don’t get me wrong. You are own your own time when you are your own boss, and you can choose to spend your time how you like.
It can very much be a full time job.
Perseverance is necessary because, if you don’t keep your eye on the prize, you may get discouraged at first. It takes quite a bit of work to get your business up and running.
You have to work very hard in the beginning to be able to relax a bit later. With perseverance, the leaders in the industry work tirelessly and push through the up hill climb in the beginning.
3. They Are Always Learning
There are always new, innovative upgrades and ideas coming out of the woodwork.
The successful online entrepreneur is ALWAYS participating in training courses, researching, and networking with fellow entrepreneurs to discover new ways of doing things.
With the platform that I am a part of, Wealthy Affiliate, their are over 100 lessons that you have access to just to begin with so that you are able to get your site up and running, and their is a new live webinar every Friday evening. It’s an endless source of knowledge and training!
And asking questions to people who are more advanced in the online world is NEVER a bad idea.
Online successes are always trying to gain as much knowledge as possible.
4. They Are Systematic And Efficient
Until I began delving into the internet business world, I was the most unorganized, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants individual in the world.
I had absolutely no set way of doing anything except making my coffee. That process is non-negotiable ??
Man, was I in for a shock.
Online bosses have a systematic way of doing things every day. It is vital to have a schedule, and STICK TO IT!
In order to be efficient and spend time as wisely as possible, they keep to a goal-oriented schedule, working on their websites at certain times, for certain amounts of time.
I can vouch for this, as it has made a life-changing difference in my business.
You cannot be undisciplined if you are to succeed in the online world, because there is work to be done every day, no matter how little or much.
5. They Are Audience Oriented
If you want to read a textbook, you go out and buy a textbook. If you want to read something insightful and engaging, and often entertaining, you read a blog post.
Those who are very successful online know that it is not about being informative and dreadfully boring.
You want your reader to be engaged and eager to keep scrolling. This leads to sales, and ultimately commissions for the owner of the website.
When you are an affiliate marketer, as I and many others are, you earn a commission each time a reader clicks a link on your website and makes a purchase.
You won’t have a chance to make a commission if you are not writing content that is both helpful and fun to read.
Online authorities know that it is most important to gain trust with their audience, and keep them coming back for more.
6. They Have High Expectations
The beauty of being self-employed, specifically online, is that the sky is the limit.
Seriously. However much you want to make, you can work towards. You can put in as much or as little effort as you want to, and rest assured that your given effort will show.
You can work as many hours as you like, and write as many articles as you choose.
It’s all ultimately up to you.
The most successful online affiliates set their goals high, and don’t stop until they are achieved.
When you are burning the midnight oil it can seem daunting, but as soon as you start to see the numbers, it is all worth it.
Online authorities set their expectations high because they know that, with consistent effort, it is only a matter of time until they reach them.
7. They Share The Wealth – metaphorically and probably literally
There’s a reason why my platform is called Wealthy Affiliate.
There are tons of super successful people on the site who are constantly helping other people.
If I have a question, it is instantly answered. I’m talking about right away.
The people who have achieved the most in this industry are not stingy with their knowledge. They are willing to share training, answer questions, and mentor those who are just starting out. They don’t view others as competition.
If you are feeling discouraged, their is a constant influx of encouragement, and tips and tricks to help you succeed.
I have had a great deal of success at Wealthy Affiliate for this simple fact. We help each other get to the top, and it works.
How Did You Do?
Did you notice that you had some of these qualities? I wouldn’t be surprised, as most of them are learned and acquired qualities. Meaning you can have them if you choose to.
If you are interested in becoming your own boss, and ready to start your journey to success online,
The starter membership at Wealthy Affiliate is free, and I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t encourage you to start today!!
Your start to success in the online world is one click away!
If you have any questions or comments about earning money online, please feel free to leave them below, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck on your adventure!!