So you want to learn the internet business marketing secrets to make money by starting an internet business? Do you feel like an internet business entrepreneur that is just waiting for the best opportunity to strike it rich with? You know that the internet is a hot money market and you want to get your share! If there's money to be made, you'll find a way to make it! The only things you need are an income source, and the resources to market it. Once you have them, it's all downhill from there!!
Well, let's take a brutally honest approach to analyzing your hopes of being an internet business entrepreneur. There are thousands of other entrepreneurs out there just like you who are just waiting for the chance to start their own internet business and make an insane income from the internet. That's alright though, because any good internet business entrepreneur knows that there is always a way to make money out there.
The beginnings of any entrepreneur's business are what ultimately what define their long term success. This not only applies to any successful internet business entrepreneur, but to any entrepreneur in history. That's right! I'm not even speaking specifically about our modern culture! Throughout human history, entrepreneurship has been always centered on one basic, broad concept. We hear all too often today, but rarely give it a second thought. Here is the golden rule for any entrepreneur, whether an internet business entrepreneur, a small business owner, or perhaps even an entrepreneur who is looking for the chance to start a business.
Entrepreneurship comes down to the ability of finding a need of the people and filling it.
We all know this is common knowledge. However, what happens all too often with internet business entrepreneurs is that they get caught up in the hype of a last chance offer or internet business opportunity, and forget to question if it fits the definition of entrepreneurship. Now, I'm not saying you can't be successful with these things. The problem is that entrepreneurs get hyped up in thinking they're all set for wealth because they have the best internet business program out there. They know that all they need to do is execute the pre-written plan they were given to achieve success. They may very well make money with any given internet business opportunity. Then, after a little success, they tend to convince themselves that they have become a true internet business entrepreneur and have accomplished exactly what they set out to do originally.
Well, if they were successful, what's wrong with thinking that?
The problem is that they have diluted the idea of being an internet business entrepreneur so far that it would be unfair to even consider them an entrepreneur. They may have had some success, but were they really an entrepreneur? This is where the men separate from the boys.
They are not entrepreneurs they better fit the definition of an Opportunist.
So what? They were successful right? What's the difference anyway?
The difference is this: Entrepreneurs find the need and fill it. Opportunists fill the need, but weren't the ones to find it. Now, when someone hears the word "opportunist," it usually carries a bad connotation. This is not the case. Opportunists are simply different than entrepreneurs. No one ever said they were less successful than entrepreneurs.
If you don't agree, think about the very famous, successful man we all know is without a doubt the world's greatest opportunist. Who would that be? Here are a few hints. He didn't find the need, but he knew two entrepreneurs who found the need. He even worked for the entrepreneurs who filled one of the biggest needs in history. He didn't even invent the product that filled this need, but most people who use this product don't know that. Do you know who it is yet? Here are a couple obvious hints. To this day, his products are inferior to his competitors', but he still leads the industry. He made his wealth through quality marketing, not a quality product. If you still don't know, here is the giveaway: He is the richest man in the world! Bill Gates, of course! Bill Gates is the greatest opportunist in history. But he still wasn't an entrepreneur.
So what? He's the richest man alive!
Yes, he certainly is. But that doesn't make him an entrepreneur. Steven Jobs and Steven Wozniak are the real entrepreneurs of the Computer Industry. They both are successful, but they were caught off guard by an opportunist with a vision. They could have very well had a virtual monopoly on computers to this day, but an opportunist stole it from them.
Alright...Well what's so good about being an Entrepreneur then?
Well... Umm... it sounds good to say you're an entrepreneur? No, that can't be it. Uhh... Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur? No, that's not it either.
The brutally honest truth is that being an entrepreneur is not all that it's played up to be. It involves a high risk of failure, and the bottom line is most people aren't going to take that chance. Also, it's good to remember that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being an opportunist. Sure, you'll have to factor in your own ethics. But, speaking monetarily, there is nothing wrong with being an opportunist.
With almost every entrepreneur we know of, there are opportunists that follow. Michael Dell founded Dell Computers on the idea that people would want computers built to their custom specifications. He was and still is very successful with this. Soon, Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Gateway, and many more adopted his principles into their business models. Many people would label what you now know as opportunists to be entrepreneurs.
Many people who declare themselves "internet business entrepreneurs" are really internet business opportunists. Many successful network marketers would call themselves entrepreneurs, but they are really network marketing opportunists. The real entrepreneur is individual that came up with the idea of network marketing. He found a need for a business model that would utilize ambitious individuals who had no product to sell on their own, but still sought a way to earn an income through marketing a product.
Entrepreneurship is one of the many subjects of common knowledge that few people think twice about. There are thousands of people out there who say want to be entrepreneurs that don't even know how to define "entrepreneur!" If that entire group was to eventually find success in internet business or any business at all, the chances of the majority of them becoming a true entrepreneur are very small. I would estimate that about 98% of them, if successful in the long run, are opportunists and not entrepreneurs.
Any given successful entrepreneur knows the concept described in this article all too well. That's most likely because at some point, they lost some aspect of business to an opportunist who picked up on what need they are filling and how they are doing it. Steven Jobs and Steven Wozniak would be able to describe in detail the shear frustration of this.
So if you really do believe that you want to be an entrepreneur, think about the golden rule. What is the need you will fill and how will you fill it? If you can come up with some answers for those two questions, you very well may be on your way to success. Don't forget to get a patent, trademark, and/or copyright though!
*On a personal note, I will take a shot in the dark and say that you're probably wondering what right I have to speak so bluntly about this subject. Maybe you're wondering what my experience and qualifications are. Perhaps you're ever curious about my own entrepreneurial endeavors. I'm not going to come out and spill the details of my entrepreneurial endeavors, but take a good look at this article and the information presented, and how it is presented. Maybe you can figure it out!
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