Andrew 4m 548 #entrepreneur
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We all see Richard Branson as the face of entrepreneurship and rightly so, he is the most primitive example and one of the most successful. Also we look to men like Mark Zuckerberg as the modern face on entrepreneurship and while they are examples of those who truly made it global, we shouldn’t all set our sights that high.
I’m not saying it isn’t possible but the way in which they did it is pretty rare and also there are many millionaire entrepreneurs out there that nobody has even heard of. What I am trying to suggest is that the potential is vast and wide ranging and you shouldn’t limit yourself to thinking that you have failed unless you become a household name.
Entrepreneurship is a brilliant talent to have and if you are good then your future can be very fruitful indeed. This article will highlight what it takes to be successful and how best to present yourself online in order to get noticed.
With any self employed job you have to be extremely driven, in effect the whole success of the company rests on your shoulders and if you don’t put the hours in then ultimately it won’t work out well. It is important that you believe in your idea or talent and pursue the career you dream about.
Be ruthless and be selective who you choose to help you, the early years are the most important and establishing a strong reputation for excellence is so vital. Work all the hours you need to and tirelessly try to present your company or idea in the best light. Spread the word and hit the social media.
My next point will highlight the importance of the internet in two areas but it’s worth mentioning here also. If you are driven and talented then you will be successful, it is the way the world works. There is so much talent out there but many people are too lazy to do anything with it, don’t be that person and don’t let your talent go to waste.
Make use of the Internet
The internet is a wonderful thing and for budding entrepreneurs it really is the main tool to utilize if you want to make it big. The importance of Facebook and Twitter nowadays for companies cannot be underestimated and is a brilliant way to showcase and share your talent.
In addition there has been a rise in freelance platforms such as Enthuse.me that give you the chance (for free) to create an online portfolio that can be viewed by potential employers and investors. It is a really cool and interesting way to get your ideas out there.
Refine your Talent
Ensure that you are a master at your art, may it be writing or film directing, be the best there is and know everything there is to know about it. Employers are going to want to test out your knowledge and make sure that you are going to complete the work in the way they want to, so be prepared.
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Andrew is an author with over 5 years industry experience. He loves to write advisory pieces aimed at budding freelancers and entrepreneurs.