There is no greater asset online marketers can have than self motivation, NONE! Working online is typically reduced to a team of one for most online entrepreneurs due to the size of their business or budgets or both. As a result entrepreneurs learn to wear many different hats and also come to realize that to be successful they will have to be motivated and learn to stay that way.
Here are 3 main reasons why your success online will be highly dependent upon your ability to motivate yourself possibly like you have never done before.
Addressing ‘Normal’ Business Functions
Congratulations that you are working for yourself and are now finally on your own. Oh by the way since you are now on your own if it is not done by you it will not get done!
Online marketers with any amount of experience know that EVERY aspect of the business is monitored and maintained by them. Delegation is NOT an option in many small online businesses. Therefore it is important to be able to motivate yourself on a continual basis or the work will simply not get done.
Putting in ‘Required Overtime’
As is the case in many businesses problems or other ‘unexpected’ occurrences tend to happen. This often throws off you carefully planned schedule which results in you investing more time than anticipated in your work. Having the willingness to work these longer hours will require you to be motivated enough to do so. Are you? Remember there will not be a team of support there to ‘cheer’ you on or encourage you. In fact there will be many times that personal sacrifices will have to be made by you in order to have the time to invest in your business.
Digging Deeper to Maintain ‘Edge’
Routine business ‘maintenance’ is not enough when working online. The need to take the ‘extra’ step in following trends and acting upon new opportunities is required. If you do not do it who will? This also will likely involve additional time spent by you on the business.
When working online if you are not willing to keep tabs on trends or to adapt quickly and often to change you will lose your competitive edge.
Self motivation is the single most important asset online marketers can have when working on the internet. Having the ability to motivate yourself will be required to perform even the easiest functions of your business. Online entrepreneurs realize that without somebody to tell you what to do you will need to not only figure it out on your own but also do it as well. The great part about working online is the independence you have. However this independence calls for you to be motivated even at times when you may lack enthusiasm or drive. Your success will depend upon that! This message is not to discourage you but rather to serve as a ‘wake up’ call to remind you that ‘financial independence’ will require some sacrifice and discipline.