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success_online_businessThe personal qualities you have are just as important as the resources you attain to build your online business. It is very difficult to achieve success as an entrepreneur in general. It is even more difficult to achieve success without the 6 traits below. This article suggests 6 characteristics you need to make your journey easier and more productive.

1.) Determination

One key element is determination. You need this from the very beginning. This will power drives you to do whatever it takes to make your business work.

2.) Focus

Your eyes have to be on the prize. You cannot afford to be distracted. When you work on your business you should be in an environment that promotes creativity and efficiency. When you work from home this can be a challenge. Figure out what you can do to minimize the disturbances without being offensive to your family and while maintaining a work/life balance. Keeping your focus allows you to accomplish your task faster than if you are disorganized and jumping from program to program.

"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success." ~Swami Vivekananda

3.) Organized

Whether you start an affiliate business or create your own product you need to be organized. You should know the location of all of your resources. It is important for them to be readily accessible to you. Any information like login information, hosting plan, passwords and links should be in file folders located where you can get to them without having to do a search and burning precious time.

4.) An Action Taker

Successful entrepreneurs have a game plan and take action. They know what they want and what it takes to get it. If you want this for yourself, write your plan down and act on it. This gives you a visual interpretation of what needs to be done and keeps the strategy in front of you as you work.

5.) A Strong Will To Work

There is no magic button or secret to making money online. You have to do the work. There are many products claiming to transform you into an income earning magnet in months. These products are enticing because it offers a shortcut to you having to learn everything on your own. The reality is there are no shortcuts. You have to educate yourself if you want this to work for you. The amount of effort you put in is directly proportionate to you achieving prosperity online.

6.) Courageous

This is probably the hardest characteristic to develop. You have to be courageous. There are going to be family members, friends and coworkers who will criticize you on your aspiration to have a business online. They will degrade you and call you lazy and other unappealing names. You need to be fearless to get through this. It can get overwhelming at times but in the end you will have the last laugh.

These qualities are in every person. The effort it takes to implement them is determined by your inner desire to be victorious. If building a business online is a reachable goal to you then keep up your determination, be willing to do the work, get organized and focused, develop a game plan, and be courageous. You are worth the effort.

"You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost." ~ Francis Ford Coppola

Topics: Entrepreneur

Tim Nichols

Written by Tim Nichols

Tim Nichols is a founding partner at ExactDrive, a digital media buying agency with white label, reseller and managed service options available. ExactDrive plans, manages, and optimizes online advertising campaigns with the objective of delivering measurable value and empowering clients to find precisely targeted audiences. ExactDrive has offices in Minneapolis, MN and Milwaukee, WI.

Tim Nichols is also a contributing author on Forbes.com.