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10 Essential Key Traits You Should Employ Now For Your Never-Ending Self-Employment Success

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The good thing about self-employment success is you can grow your small business online at your own pace without having to worry about competing with other entrepreneurs online.

But for you, to not have to worry, the ten key traits listed for you are what I feel are of utmost importance. Of course, I agree there are many other key traits out there which may be important, but these are what had helped when I started my online business.

Bring in the Passion

The most important aspect of starting your own business is being passionate about it. Without passion, there can be no reason to start something.

Passion is what drives a person to succeed in their chosen field. You need a reason to get out of bed every day to sit at your computer and pound away to create content.

If you are excited about what you do every single day, it will be easier to give it the attention it needs to move forward. Truly find an aim which fulfills you and provides you with a sense of purpose.

State Your Want in Written Format

Some people when starting in the self-employment route forget that they need a goal to work towards.

The best way to achieve a goal is to have it in writing. When it’s written down, you can visually see it, which means you’re more likely to keep going forward.

Otherwise, you are just shooting blind, not knowing what path to take, what your aim is as well how you’re going to get there.

When you are starting your business create a list for yourself by answering these questions. What profit margin do you need to maintain? Do you have a certain number of customers you need to get to your website every day?

By answering these two questions, you will be on the path to creating an overall successful business plan.


Remember it’s not always what you know, but who you know that may propel you to achieve the success of your desires.

Align yourself with people who are in the same marketing business as you. Don’t be afraid to talk to marketers who are doing the same niche as you, because there is so much room for you as well.

No niche is too overcrowded for you not to make your mark, there is always room for improvement!

The best way to network is to find out where the network meetings happen as well attended industry trade shows in your field. You would be pretty amazed at how much people are willing to build a connection with you to move forward.

Another great thing to do is to get to know the movers and shakers of your preferred industry. These people can serve as your mentors as well provide excellent immeasurable advice.

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Develop Your Support Group

Unless you are one of those people who enjoy working on your own, you should become a part of the support group online.

As some of you who are return readers you know, I am a part of a great support group. Wealthy Affiliate has provided myself the support I needed to get started as well keep learning new and improved techniques on affiliate marketing.

A support team is very similar to networking, but it serves a very different function. Your support team may consist of friends, family members as well as people who may be invested in your online success.

I found that the support group I have online is very different from what I would get from family/friends. My family/friends are not into online affiliate marketing. Where the people I deal with online all have the same goals as me, which is to be successful online.

It’s important to surround yourself with positive influences otherwise negativity can set in pretty fast. Once negativity sets in it can be a hard hole to climb out of.

Brand Your Business

Your company’s brand is a fundamental key to success online. By creating a brand, you are leaving your customers a meaningful way to identify who/what you are all about.

Nowadays to be taken seriously having a brand is very important. Your brand showcases your abilities to maintain a positive persona online.

When branding your business make sure that your message is consistent while being positive.

Be Willing to Change Your Method by Being Flexible

It’s important to be able to change your method when something isn’t working the way you wanted to accomplish.

You may have to realize if your current approaches in working for whatever reason, it may be necessary to make changes and try something new.

The best way to change your method of marketing online is to check what are your business’s most significant weaknesses and strengths. This will help you make adjustments as necessary.

With the flexibility of change, you can adapt to overcome obstacles, setbacks which you may come across.

Plan to Succeed

As some of you may know success online does not come by accident. There’s a lot of work involved when you are planning to succeed.

Make a plan on how to build your customer base while leveraging your strength and minimizing your weaknesses.

Knowing your competitive advantages will help you to communicate the benefits your customers will gain as well it will assist you to go on to create a growth-oriented online business.

Remain Self-Motivated

Being self-motivated while believing in yourself is the foundation of your future success. If for any reason you doubt yourself or your business products/services, you may weaken your motivation to continue with your business.

Each day you wake up, give yourself a reason to get out of bed and get started. Remember there is no one there to motivate you, other than yourself.

What I find helps me is reading self-improvement books. There are times when I need a good kick to get going, that’s when the self-improvement tips come in handy.

By committing yourself to your continuous improvement, this will help you stay on a progressive path to self-employment success.

Be Innovative

Don’t be afraid to try something new. Although the old methods always work for most, it’s okay to try out something new.

Maybe you have a new way of marketing, try it out. If it doesn’t work it’s not like you’re losing out on anything, now you know that the method doesn’t work.

But if it does work, well then you know you can do more of it and achieve your desired success.

My writing style can sometimes be very blunt, other times passive-aggressive and may even come across as emotive. Each time I write an article I research the writing of others who are in my industry, to differentiate myself, I always try to be unique in what I have to say.

Tech Savvy

Almost anyone can be tech-savvy. There is no requirement of any high-quality degrees to become savvy in this way.

Most of us are working on tight budgets where we can’t afford to hire a team of financial experts. This is where an understanding of basic technical skills can play an essential role in your on-going success online.

As an entrepreneur, you should always seek on learning simple technical tools. It could be just knowing Excel, QuickBooks, Outlook Office or other rudimentary knowledge of HTML program.

Having self-employment success can be achieved by almost anyone willing to invest the time as well patience, let me know in comments below what key traits you feel are important.

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22 thoughts on “10 Essential Key Traits You Should Employ Now For Your Never-Ending Self-Employment Success

  1. Without the passion it would just feel like work and that can lead to procrastination.  When you have a passion for what you are doing it makes it a lot easier to get the things you need to done without putting them off.  Of course you must remain self-motivated or else nothing will get done, a great network and a support system will really help you get going.

    1. Procrastination is one of the leading causes of people quitting their online business. Procrastination leads to inertia, inertia leads to lack of motivation which leads want to quit. Thank you for your comment.

  2. I love all 10 of your key traits! They are totally necessary to keep yourself moving forward in the self-employment world. It is easy to get distracted and discouraged.

    I love the support you mentioned through WA. Family is a great support but sometimes they can be a hindrance as well. WA members are in similar state of mind and can give us feedback and support to deal with business sense. Also, many members have the experience of successes and failures where we all can learn from.

    Thank you for listing the 10 essential key traits. They are definitely helpful.

    1. You’re right the WA family is a great support for working online. They all have the same focus and provide advice freely. Thank you for your comment.

  3. The one point that resonated with me was the point of having a mentor, someone who can listen to you, be a soundboard and advise you because they genuinely are interested in your progress and are routing for you to prosper.

    Second point that stood out was to embrace the niche you’ve chosen to be passionate about and to attend trade shows, find out what the competition is doing and find out more about what others think in the genre of the market chosen.

    I have been inspired and encouraged by your post, and am thankful you took the time to compile this valuable information for us.


    1. Definitely need a mentor if one wants to succeed online. Many years ago when I started an online business, I joined our local chambers of commerce where I was able to work with someone who had been working online since the Internet started. Thank you for your comment.

  4. Thanks for this encouraging and motivating post. Running an online business does involve a lot of work and you need a reason to be able to get out of bed in the morning and do what you are good at. I do like the idea of going after your passion when you are starting out in an online business.

    While this is true, I think a lot of people dwell too much on this when starting out and end up wasting a lot of time in coming up with a niche idea. 

    We do need to encourage ourselves and try and associate ourselves with people that have a similar mind and mission as we do.

    1. You write running an online business involves a lot of work, definitely need a reason to get out of bed, especially since you’re working for yourself. Thank you for your comment.

  5. Hello. I hope you are having a good time. Thank you for sharing these 10 essential key traits I should employ now for my never-ending self-employment success. I needed these keys this very moment. I just started my online business.

    Wealthy affiliate is such an amazing Platform and I’ve come across some these tips there too. Nice article.

    1. Glad that you enjoyed this article, hopefully you’ll be able to apply the tips to your new online business. Much success to you. Thank you for your comment.

  6. I like this list.  It really does mean something.  I tried a few niches previous to the one I have now and thought I had passion but I didn’t and I lost the drive I needed succeed.  Now I realize passion plays a big part.

    I have a budget and it’s easy to exceed that budget when you are being nicked and dimed to death with what people say you need to be successful.  Being tech savvy is what I am always trying to be.

    1. I agree with you must the niche you pick is something you’re passionate about, the fear of failure always exists. Thank you for your comment.

  7. Wow. are these ever good points.  It feels so big business to me.  I think in my eyes I would have to say networking is about the most important part.

    Of course all the points are great and it is a very good rule of thumb to follow this structure that is a very uo beat blue print.

    I know I am going to read it a few times and break it down into a great working platform for myself anf my business,

    Thank you.

  8. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post .This post contains tips to be successful in this field.Passion is the key of success because without passion we can’t have goals in life.After finding our passion, we are able to choose niche which will help to get earnings online.

    Motivation will always be connected to passion because we always want to do what we like in life and with online business we can achieve whatever we want in life.

    1. You’re right passion/motivation are both important aspects of when doing’s business online. Self-employment success can be achieved by following these two goals. Thank you for your comment.

  9. Great tips. As someone who is self-employed, you need to ALWAYS to be adapting and moving along. If you’re stagnant – you’re done! Keeping up with the latest trends and technology is the only way to be if you want to remain successful. How many businesses have we seen go away over the last 20 years because they couldn’t keep up!?

    1. Self-employed individuals are on the constant move as you say to adapt to keep moving forward. Keeping up with the latest trends and technology in a fast-paced online industry is the only way for a person to keep moving forward, otherwise they risk the chance of being left behind. Thank you for your comment.

  10. In your first paragraph, you state that you don’t have to worry about competing, but when you’re doing keyword research, you kind of are. You want to be able to stand out from the other entrepreneurs online because there are so many! Other than that, you make a lot of good points, especially when you mention making sure to choose something you’re passionate about. 

    You need to be passionate about whatever niche you choose to build your business around because you’re going to have to spend a lot of time creating content around this topic. A lot of new online business owners make this mistake by choosing to start building a business around what they think will make them the most money, then abandon it soon after when they either burn out or don’t start making money after a few months.

    1. You’re right when you’re doing keyword search, there is a lot of competition going on for sure. But to clarify what I meant by not competing against others, is there is so much market out there. That I’m pretty sure we can all obtain a piece of it. There are now 4 billion people online looking for products/services which we may provide. Your way of advertising may be different than the way your competitor doesn’t.

      There you have an edge on how to get your piece of the market. You’re right there are so many people who start a business, but then abandon it because they really don’t know what else to say. Thank you for your comment, much appreciated.

  11. Some great tips for those on their journey to success. I’ve been wanting to network like crazy but I just don’t know how and where to start. I started assuming that i should gain some authority on my site first, then maybe the networking opportunities will come.

    Thats the only part I dont know how to go about

    1. Glad that you enjoyed the article. I think networking is great. I’m a part of the local chambers of commerce and really enjoy the meetings we have there, plus I’m able to obtain clients from there. Thank you for your comment.

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