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" The Birth of a Successful Internet Business
Part 1 of 10 -- Soul-Searching "

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The Birth of a Successful Internet Business
Part 1 of 10 -- Soul-Searching

By Shelley Lowery

Developing a successful Internet business is the ultimate goal of the
Internet entrepreneur. However, statistics show that most Internet
businesses never make any real money.

Making money on the Internet isn't easy -- it takes a great deal of
time and effort and requires a total commitment. You must be
completely passionate about your business and have a sincere
desire to succeed. Anything less will be a complete waste of your
time and will most likely result in failure.

You must also realize that success isn't going to happen overnight.
There will be many obstacles along the way and a great deal to be
learned. However, anything worth having is worth working towards
and won't come easy. There will be many long days and sleepless
nights. However, if everything falls into place, and you plan each
step very carefully, the end will justify the means.

The largest obstacle you will ever encounter is fear -- fear of the
unknown -- fear of change -- fear of failing. Fear is the root of
failure and prevents dreamers from living their true passion. They
fail to try.

Above all else, you must take the first step to overcome your fears.
With each step you take, you will become a little closer to achieving
your dreams. As long as you keep trying, you'll never fail.

There are many common characteristics shared by successful
Internet entrepreneurs. Below are some of the most important:

Set Your Goals

Set your goals and write them down on a piece of paper. Set short-
term reachable goals and long-term higher goals. However, don't set
them too high, as this will cause you to become discouraged if you
don't achieve them.

Work consistently towards accomplishing your goals each day,
each week and each month until you reach your short-term goals.
When you have attained your short-term goals, set them a little
higher each time. Ultimately you will achieve your long-term goals.


Get up early each day just as if you were working outside your
home. You have to take your business very seriously and be
completely self-disciplined.


Set up a daily schedule and stick to it. Your own personal drive will
have a great impact on your success. You must have the ability to
work independently and stay on task.

Positive Attitude

Your attitude is one of the most important factors that will determine
your success. Your attitude will either guarantee your success or
guarantee your failure. If you have a positive attitude and believe in
yourself above all else, you will succeed.

Organizational Skills

Create a list of all the things you want to accomplish during the day.
This will give you an organized approach to each day.

Attention to Detail

Whatever you're doing, do it to the best of your ability. Pay close
attention to detail. Nothing is ever going to be perfect, as you're only
human. However, if something is worth doing, it's worth doing right.

Developing your own Internet business is one of the most difficult,
yet rewarding experiences of a lifetime. It is a continuous learning
experience and will be filled with many valuable lessons you will
carry with you for the rest of your life -- some good, some bad, but
lessons still the same.

Although there aren't any shortcuts to achieving your dreams, there
is something you can do to speed up the process -- Don't try to
reinvent the wheel. Follow in the footsteps of successful Internet
entrepreneurs who are already successful. Not only will you save
yourself a lot of time and money, but you'll also have a road map to

Copyright © Shelley Lowery

About the Author:
Shelley Lowery is the author of the acclaimed web design course,
Web Design Mastery. http://www.webdesignmastery.com And,
Ebook Starter - Give Your Ebooks the look and feel of a REAL
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Best wishes for your online success!

Stan Smith

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