Making Money on The Internet – 5 Reason Checklist

by Philip Rudy from Inetzeal

The online world is definitely not for everybody. People need a certain thinking mind to do it. Actually they need a combination of a lot of things to get into it. It’s like a teacher once told me – “It’s not always the smart people that make it in this world, it’s the people that work the hardest.” For people who want to be really successful in the online industry – you have to a little bit of both. But sometimes you can be unsure of yourself. Sometimes you may wonder to yourself if this is really the route you want to go with in your life. Maybe you should go back to school? Maybe you did go to school but you think a regular job would suit you better? Here are a list of qualities that a person must have to succeed in the online industry.


The Internet should be perceived as your own little play toy. Like a little kid, you are free to do whatever it is that you want. It is a place where your dreams can become a reality. From creativity spawns invention, innovation, intelligence, and all other good words that start with “I.” The more creative you can be, the better your idea can become. Making it on the Internet involves thinking 3 dimensional and doing things that others have and haven’t done yet. You will need to do things that involve with and without reinventing the wheel. Being creative means you will be able to manipulate and bend ideas and and concepts to your will, because you will have unique solutions to any problems.

You Need to Be in Control

Everyone who starts an online adventure does so because of their desire to be in control of everything that they do or create. This control also comes in the sense that you want to be able to control the amount of money that you make. If you want to be in charge of your potential and actual income, then starting an online business is the place to do it. Some of the quickest people to become millionaires (and in the case of facebook – billionaires) have made their money over the Internet. You are in control when you start an online adventure. You are free to listen to yourself and you are free to act on all of your ideas. Which brings me to my next point.

You Love Freedom

Working on the Internet allows you to be free to do what you want. You don’t have to listen to anyone else. You are free to start making it on your own, despite people telling you that your ideas are bad or that they won’t work out. You are free to learn how to make it on your own and you will quickly learn what it takes to make it. Everything that you ever wanted to do in your life can become a reality and you can do it at your own discretion. You can work when you want, play when you want. You can set up your own unique systems of getting things done and accomplishing goals and you are free to do it in the way that you want it to be done.

You Don’t Stop Until the Job is Finished

The Internet business does not operate on a 9-5 work schedule. It doesn’t really operate on any set time schedule – especially when you are first starting out. Your “time schedule” will consist of working until you get things done. You have to be one of those types of people that do not stop until your goals for that day or week have been accomplished. To be this type of person that means you are willing and ready to zone in on what you are doing and just sit there for hours until it gets done. The good thing about this is that if you are this type of person, then you will actually love what you are doing (or at least the results that it will produce for you). A major work ethic is needed to become very successful in the online industry, whether the web site you run is going to be about clothing or is going to offer SEO services. Work ethic is something that can be worked upon – but it takes a lot of hard work.


Maybe the most important of the five. Ambitious people are naturally good at being an online entrepreneur. Ambition is what puts steam in the engine, and fuel in the fire. The desire to want to conquer your goals is a must needed quality when you are starting an online adventure. Ambition is what makes people wake up in the morning and start working on everything they ever wanted to work on. Ambition is a quality that will allow you to succeed, and if you have no ambition – then why start an online business anyways?

These five qualities describe a lot of online entrepreneurs. There are definitely other qualities that you can add to this list – probably and endless amount of qualities and not all online entrepreneurs have all five of these qualities. These are however, some of the few basic qualities that you will find in most anyone that runs an online business, and if you were thinking of starting one too and you find that this article has described you in some way shape or form, then you are probably on the right track.

This article was written by Philip Rudy. Philip provides many SEO services and enjoys telling the world how awesome making money on the Internet is.