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By Chris Stirling
This article will attempt to answer the
question everyone interested in online marketing or a home based
business always asks -"How easy is it REALLY, to start your own
successful online business?"
Believe it or not it's not that
difficult to "start a business". It is however another story
altogether to build, maintain and improve a successful
Yes It's true! Most new business do go "out of business"
within 1 to 3 years so why would anyone be foolish enough to fight
those kinds of discouraging odds?
I'm glad you asked such a
The answer lies in what YOU believe the word
"most" really means.
When we say "Most businesses go out of
business in their first 3 years" We must consider this in the
context of sheer numbers on a global scale. For example, there are
billions of people on this planet and millions of business start-ups
every year. When considered in this way It's quite a bit easier to
understand the "bigger picture".
Remember that there are huge
differences in "most of a few" and "most of a lot", so when
discussing the issue of business failures one can easily forget the
other side of the equation Business successes!
talking about millions of start-up businesses per year, you should
do yourself a favor and consider the positive side as well as the
It is a fact that in all those business start-ups
per year, many do become successful and with the advent of the
Internet this number continues to increase towards the good on a
literally exponential scale.
It's not a difficult task to
find these examples easily just by surfing the net!
these businesses were started by "regular" people just like you.
People who shared one distinct quality, above all others... The
ability to realize a vision and turn that vision into
Is that all it takes, you might ask? No It
A vision and even a yearning to create something
useful to others is not enough so, if there's more to it than that
then what is the secret?
Again I'm so glad you
You need a number of things to create REAL and LASTING
success in anything productive you wish to accomplish Any EXPERT
"worth their salt" will most assuredly agree.
needed qualities are:
* Intestinal Fortitude (GUTS)
* Willingness to learn and grow constantly and
* Sticktoitiveness (BE TENACIOUS)
Integrity (BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF AND OTHERS)
* Ability to
encourage and accept constructive criticism
* Refuse to give
up on your dreams
You may say to yourself that this all
sounds good and true But you've heard it all before and
ask yourself one question before you go any further; Do you practice
these qualities on an ongoing basis yourself?
Then go one
step further. Are you willing to practice these qualities in the
If you look at any "failed business" and apply these
qualities you can learn a great deal about WHY "most businesses
fail" in their first 3 years. You can be assured that 99% percent of
these "lost dreams" did NOT make it a point to practice one or more
of these qualities on an ongoing basis.
The moral of this
story is quite simple really
Get truthfully serious about
"planning your work" and then without fail at every opportunity go
Knowledge of the business, sufficient capital, good
experience, and a unique idea at the right time are just some of the
characteristics of a successful business owner. Although there isn't
any way that you can guarantee that you'll become a successful
owner, you can greatly improve your odds by becoming well-prepared
for the task.
Chris Stirling is the owner of Top-Work-From-Home-Directory.com His
website is geared for people who are interested in finding an online
work at home opportunity. If you would like to learn more visit his
website at: http://www.top-work-from-home-directory.com