How DO you become successful on the Internet?

Written by Chuck McCullough

Everyone onrepparttar Internet is looking forrepparttar 119109 ultimate get-rich-quick scheme. At least that is whatrepparttar 119110 people sellingrepparttar 119111 ultimate get-rich-quick scheme would like you to believe.

Which one isrepparttar 119112 'ultimate'? Well, if you hear them tell it, theirs is, of course.

"Turn $5 into $50,000,000,000 in 30 days with no effort!" Did Bill Gates figure out how to condense his lifetime into 30 days? I doubt that he would say he got where he is today with no effort.

Are you listening to these guys, or do you REALLY want to make money onrepparttar 119113 Internet? Becoming instantly rich onrepparttar 119114 Net is aboutrepparttar 119115 same as sitting around waiting for your lottery numbers to hit.

I like to believe that we're smarter than that. We realize thatrepparttar 119116 only way to truly become successful at anything requires a lot of hard work, motivation, persistence, and luck.

Now let me explain each of these points.

Hard work - This is a no-brainer. You ARE NOT going to be able to turn on your computer, walk away from it, and expect to end up with a successful business.

You have to work at it. The more productive work you put into your website and your marketing efforts,repparttar 119117 greaterrepparttar 119118 rewards.

Notice that I said 'productive' work.

It is easy to spend 20 hours a day onrepparttar 119119 web and not do anything constructive for your business. You have to focus your efforts to makerepparttar 119120 above statement true.

To put it a different way, if you spend 20 hours a day adding content to your site, refiningrepparttar 119121 design, promoting it, testing and retesting to learn what works and what doesn't, you WILL seerepparttar 119122 results.

Many websites fail not becauserepparttar 119123 owner didn't work hard enough, but because he didn't work smart enough.

Motivation - How do you stay motivated to enable you to surviverepparttar 119124 months and months of extremely long days and nights glued to your monitor?

Is itrepparttar 119125 lure of having a successful web business someday?

The idea of eventually being able to quit that job that you hate?

Believe me you will hit low points, you will get frustrated, and probably even utterrepparttar 119126 words "at this rate I'm never going to make it".

So how do you stay motivated? The above questions can help, but I thinkrepparttar 119127 absolute most important motivator is to pick a topic that you love. When you are working on a subject that you totally enjoyrepparttar 119128 low points will be far less frequent, and have far less impact on you.

Your mind will be inrepparttar 119129 places it is supposed to be instead of constantly watchingrepparttar 119130 bottom line. If you are trying to create a successful business with something you have absolutely no interest are setting yourself up for failure before you even get started.

The Macro View

Written by Chris Small

If you're reading this article chances are excellent that you are looking at, or participating inrepparttar opportunity side ofrepparttar 119108 WWW. The web is still in it's infancy (OK maybe it's a Toddler by now), and who ever can stake their claim right now will continue to flourish well intorepparttar 119109 next millennium. The successful cyber entrepreneur of today could berepparttar 119110 equivalent torepparttar 119111 Rockefeller's, Vanderbilt's, Kennedy's, Getty's, Ford's, (etc.) of yesteryear.

Lets step out ofrepparttar 119112 micro view for a moment and consider repparttar 119113 macro view. This Internet revolution has been compared torepparttar 119114 impact that Edison's light bulb or Fords Model T had onrepparttar 119115 world. Some have even said thatrepparttar 119116 Internet is bigger thanrepparttar 119117 invention of TV or radio. From each of these discoveries have come fantastic opportunities. Complete Industries have sprung up from them. Mammoth fortunes have been made as a result of them. But you really can't comparerepparttar 119118 Internet to them. These inventions fall far short ofrepparttar 119119 impact thatrepparttar 119120 Internet (as we know it today) will have on mankind.

A closer comparison would be that of Gutenburg's printing press orrepparttar 119121 Industrial revolution. You could even compare repparttar 119122 computer age andrepparttar 119123 Internet (as we know it today) to repparttar 119124 transformation of early man from a hunter/gatherer to a sower/reaper. Face it, we are living in a pivotal point in human history. We arerepparttar 119125 privileged few who haverepparttar 119126 opportunity to capitalize onrepparttar 119127 greatest technological revolution that this world has ever seen.

We can observe that historically these revolutions happened overrepparttar 119128 course of decades and in some cases centuries. As we all know,repparttar 119129 Internet revolution is evolving at a dizzying pace. What we see today can be history next year or even next week. Five years from nowrepparttar 119130 Internet will be quite different than most of us can imagine. Where it eventually leads is probably not even clear torepparttar 119131 brightest minds of today. However, we are seeingrepparttar 119132 results of this change in our lifetimes.

Certainly nobody realized that they were inrepparttar 119133 midst of a dramatic historical shift when man discoveredrepparttar 119134 flint and steel, but change they did. We, today haverepparttar 119135 advantage of all of mans previous experiences and hopefully are much better able to predictrepparttar 119136 consequences of this next transition. We do understand that it is a significant change, but it may not be apparent how significant untilrepparttar 119137 historians have interpreted it decades or possibly centuries from now.

OK, back to our micro view again. What should we do? Wait it out and see what happens? Not very wise. When combustion engine farm machinery came alongrepparttar 119138 land owner who didn't have it, couldn't compete and usually lost everything. He may have owned huge tracts of land but he could no longer afford to pay workers to farm it when his neighbor used a tractor. Likewise many of todays business's (and their employees) stand to be bowled over by this digital tidal wave. We need to position ourselves as a surfer who is equipped to riderepparttar 119139 wave. We must embrace, it and likerepparttar 119140 surfing enthusiast that is always looking forrepparttar 119141 'really big one', be ready to jump inrepparttar 119142 water at a moments notice. As they say 'He who hesitates, waits...'

Whenever major new innovations came along they were generally available only torepparttar 119143 elite and not torepparttar 119144 common person. When Gutenburg's printing presses started uprepparttar 119145 average Joe onrepparttar 119146 street had no access torepparttar 119147 end product. Whenrepparttar 119148 first few cars rolled off of Fords assembly lines they were not initially attainable torepparttar 119149 masses (although that was his dream and mission). Butrepparttar 119150 Internet today is available to more people than were alive atrepparttar 119151 time ofrepparttar 119152 first printed book. The Internet today is touching more people than had lived up to and includingrepparttar 119153 time of Christ. The Internet today has affectedrepparttar 119154 lives of future generations to come in a profound way that we will only be able to understand after repparttar 119155 fact.

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