Starting An Internet Business - Hermits And Party Animals
Starting an Internet business can be a life changing experience. Whether the change is for the better or the worse, depends upon you making the right choices when you are first considering the idea of starting an Internet business. If you start an Internet business that is wrong for you, it will very likely be a miserable experience right from the beginning and swiftly end in failure. Before you even take the first step towards starting an Internet business, long before you start thinking about domain names and design, you should think about your personality type and decide whether starting an Internet business is really the right direction for you to take. Are you the type of person who is happiest working alone and gets so involved in work that hours fly by without you noticing? If so, you have definite hermit tendencies. maybe you are more the type of person who works with one eye trained on the clock because you don't want to miss a second of the coffee-break gossip.
If this sounds more like you, you are of the party animal persuasion. Of course these are broad stereotypes and most people will fall somewhere in between, having attributes of both types. Just decide which type comes closest to describing you before you go any further with starting an Internet business. To be a successful Internet business owner you need to be the type of person who can work happily without supervision in complete isolation for long hours - does that sound grim to you? Actually it is not as bad as it sounds. You won't have to work long hours forever but, when you are first starting an Internet business, you will most likely need to put in some extra hours.
You will need those extra hours because there will be a learning curve to work through while everything is new to you. You will speed up as things become familiar and you settle into a routine. If you have pronounced hermit tendencies, you won't even notice the time passing. If you need the input of other people to feel comfortable in your work or if the social side of your working life is of paramount importance to you, starting an Internet business might not be a good idea for you at all. If you know deep down that you need human interaction to be happy, you would be far better to forget the idea of starting an Internet business. If your personality is more suited to an occupation which would bring you into face to face contact with your customers, an offline business would be a much better idea. Starting an Internet business could work out very well for you if you are balanced somewhere between both types of character. If you are the type of person who enjoys the company of other people but can work happily on your own, starting an Internet business could work out well for you. If you have characteristics of both the hermit and the party animal, you might find it a bit of a struggle to cope with working online at first. However, once you are through the learning curve, you could be very happy to live the solitary life of an internet business owner on a part time basis.
Working part-time on the Internet means you will still have time to indulge the party animal side of your character.
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