One of the issues withe running a business is personality. There are some people who are cut out to run their own online business - and other who simply will find it more difficult.
Research on self -employment or running a home-based business has been fairly consistent over the years. Ultimately the studies find that there is no single personality type associated with self -employed business success. There are lots of different types of people who seem to make a go of running their own business.
However, there are few characteristic which do seem to be quite important.
The individual who has a strong sense of independence is the kind of person who sticks at self -employment for longer. In fact, an independence streak makes it much more difficult for people to be employed. They dislike being told what to do, they don't want to follow a set pattern or rules and they want to be in control. None of that makes it food for them to have a boss... ! But independence online can also be a problem; Instead of doing things the way that works, independent people frequently want to do things "their" way, which means a lot of "re-inventing the wheel" happens, wasting time of the self -employed person.
The self -employed person who succeeds tends to have tenacious streak. They don't let go or give up easily. This is essential for someone running their own business because it means they keep "at it " until they succeed. But once again this can also be a problem for the online business owner who ends up being so tenacious trying to get some piece of online software to achieve something they spend fruitless (and wasted) hours in their attempts.
These are the three key characteristics which research shows will help you succeed in self -employment.