Attributes Needed For Online Success

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

Millions of people each year see great success on the internet, with some becoming quite famous and many more making themselves quite wealthy. To be an internet success is something that can appear quite glamorous and the riches that can be achieved will obviously be a major attraction to many people, but becoming wealthy will obviously take some work. In addition to the hard work that is needed for success, there are certain attributes that people will need if they are going to make themselves a success on the internet.

The Arts

Can you sing, act or dance? Maybe you are artistic and can create some incredible images to share with others? If you do have these talents then you are already part of the way to being a hit.  YouTube is a great for talented people to showcase their talents for others to see, and the very best are always likely to get noticed. If you manage to dazzle enough viewers on the internet with your talents, you might even get a call from somebody that would like to speak to you about a contract.


If you are not the kind of person that can motivate yourself to get started in the morning, an internet based career may not be for you. When you are your own boss it can be all too easy to keep putting things off. It easy to say to yourself, ‘just another cup of tea first’, or ‘I’ll just watch this and get started’. The reality is that with this mind-set you often don’t get started at all and your chances of success will be approximately zero. From the outside it may seem that being your own boss and determining you own schedule is a dream come true, but there is no such thing as an easy ride. You will have a lot of work to do and will need self-discipline if you are going to do what needs to be done.

A Quick Learner

The internet is a very dynamic business environment with things changing all the time and you will need to be able to adapt when needed. When new protocols are introduced and new technologies released, you will need to be able to learn new skills and tasks to keep up, and you will need to be able to learn them quickly. Doing business on the internet is extremely competitive and if you allow your competitors to get ahead then things could become very difficult for you. If you are not somebody that can take to new tasks and learn new skills quickly, you may well find yourself being left behind the rest of the field.

Business Acumen

Even if your internet business does not have an office or staff to manage, it will still operate as a business that does. From basic accounting skills to understanding your market you will need to be able to make decisions that will benefit your business and help to make you a success. One of the greatest attributes that a company owner or manager can have is the ability to delegate effectively, because effective delegation helps to ensure that things get done. If you don’t have particular skills that your business needs, you must be able to delegate certain tasks to people that do.

A Level Head

When things are going well and things are working in your favour, it can be easy to get carried away and think you have already made it. It is important that you are able to keep a level head so that your business remains profitable in the short term and in the future. If you don’t keep a level head and you begin to get carried away, you might find that you undo all the good work you have done and have to start again.

There are countless different things you could do online to bring financial success. If you fancy yourself as a cool card player, you can put your skills to the test at

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.

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