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7 Great tips for aspiring entrepreneurs

We are now in a world where we can no longer depend on education. We are now in a world where only the smart survives.

I am an entrepreneur, we also have many great entrepreneurs who started from somewhere, with one great idea and they turned the idea into a multi-million dollar asset.entrepreneur

Below are 7 great tips for aspiring entrepreneurs.

1. Dream Big: You cannot be limited by any thing (not one) except your goal. What is your goal? Great entrepreneurs have great goals different from that most people have, they have unique goals, their goals do not resonate with others. They have unique goals, I mean big goals. Aspiring entrepreneurs should not underestimate the power of a goal, your future can be affected by how you think, your future can be affected by the type of goals you have. You just have to dream big.

When you have big goals, don’t expect everybody to agree with you. Some people will believe you are proud, some people will believe you are stupid, you don’t know what life means and that is why you are saying things that are impossible (at least to them).

Look at it, not a single successful entrepreneur, I mean not one, has a life that resonates with other. It is either he/she is a school drop out or he/she has a clash with close relatives just because of his/her goals.

When you have a big goal, I can assure you, not everybody will be happy with you, not even the ones you think will.

I say it boldly, success is not about going to school, you have to think out of the box, you must have a great goal that people deem impossible, you have to be different.

People dream big, yes, people dream big. I discovered Maren Kate’s blog recently (in an attempt to guest post for her), and I can tell you, you can never apply all her advice without being successful. She has great goals, goals different from that of the world.

2. Get Started: I can tell you this is the problem most people face. Both young and old. Entrepreneurs are always afraid of getting started, they are afraid of what the results will be and what people will say. If you have the best dreams man can ever have, if you have the best entrepreneurial mind, without taking action, you can never (and I mean never) achieve anything.

You might plan in investing because you see a bright future ahead of that investment, if you don’t get started just for the fear of loosing your money, you can hardly achieve anything.

It doesn’t matter how unpromising the future might be, it doesn’t matter how many people are against you, it doesn’t matter what people are saying. Forget about those things, GET STARTED.

Your starting point is the major problem you can ever face, once this problem has been overcome, all other things are easy, I mean easy.

3. Take Risks: This is the bitter truth, every successful people take risks. Every successful people have to sacrifice one thing or the other that is most dear to them at one point or the other.

You might have to sacrifice your money,your sleep or just any other thing. You MUST sacrifice something. You cannot receive without giving.

Many entrepreneurs are afraid of taking risks, the risks you take are very important for your future, they make your success story more interesting, they add to your experience and they help increase your wisdom so that you will know what to do and what not to do.

You have to take risks.

4. Network: Successful entrepreneurs have friends, in fact, they have more friends than they can remember.

Aspiring entrepreneurs must be able to network with both young and old, great and small. The  number of friends you have will determine a lot about you, the type of friends you have will determine even more.

If you have lots of old, successful people as your friends, they will share with you their experiences, they will let you know how the journey looks like, they will give you insights into what you are likely to experience. If you have lots of small, young and upcoming entrepreneurs, they will let you know their fears, they will let you know their mind, the ideas you get from them can be further used for developing your product or for starting a course. They will see you as a leader and an expert which will make you more of an authority. The old successful entrepreneurs will also connect you with many influential people who can have a lifetime impact on you, they will help you achieve far more than you can think in a short period of time. Network with others, Have friends.

5. Encouragement: As an aspiring entrepreneur, you need encouragement, you need courage and not just discouragement and words of impossibility.

You can achieve anything. try to isolate yourself from those who are always discouraging you, from those trying to tell you that your dream is not achievable. Try to move yourself nearer to those who are always encouraging you with kind words, those who are telling you that you can do it, they believe in you.

A word of discouragement can affect your life for a very long time, a single word of encouragement might be what is needed to keep going.

You can achieve it, but some people are always there to let you believe otherwise, your dream is too big for them and you will notice most of them are UNSUCCESSFUL. They are DANGEROUS, don’t let them discourage you.

Believe me, you have a  brighter future than them.

6. Your Mistakes: Knowing fully well that you are not perfect, don’t try to pretend you are, don’t try to forget and neglect your mistakes, learn from them. Carefully examine what brings about the mistake, what is the main cause and look for ways to avoid it.

We all have mistakes, those we made intentionally and unintentionally. Pretending as if you don’t have a mistake or pretending not to see your mistakes will gradually destroy you. That mistake that you saw and pretended not to see will eventually be the one to swallow you. Why pretend? Learn from your mistakes.

7. Analysis: Successful entrepreneurs analyze. You setup a series of campaign, you just discovered success is coming. Are you trying to find out what is the major source of the success? You spent money on this and that, you got overall success. Are you trying to know where your money is being spent right? You guest post on blogs, you comment on blogs, you write and submit articles to article directories but because others do these and are successful with these you concluded it is for you.

What works for one might not work for the other, try to analyze where your success is coming from. Where are your visitors coming from? Over 60% of my traffic comes from referring sites due to the number of guest posts I have written, you mustn’t necessarily believe guest posting is for you.

If the majority of your traffic is coming from the search engines, try to optimize your site more for search engines rather than blatantly doing what others do.

Do not underestimate the power of analysis, those data in your traffic log, they are not just there, not just for you to know the number of visitors to your blog that day but for you to know where your success is coming from and how you can improve on it.

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33 Comments on "7 Great tips for aspiring entrepreneurs"

  1. Noah Rainey says:

    Taking risks! Right on dude. Without taking risk you can’t be successful, or at least I’ve never heard of it. I think you nailed this point. Great tips man!
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    • Hi Noah,

      Taking risks is absolutely important, it is part of life. You don’t expect to receive when you don’t give.

      Thanks a lot for your nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  2. Tinh says:

    Take risks is necessary to reach success for any entrepreneurs. Thanks
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    • Hi Tinh,

      YOu are absolutely right!

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment.
      -Onibalusi

      PS: Akismet mistakenly caught your comment as spam again, pls do you have any suggestion on what I can do?

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  3. Brian says:

    Loved your 7 points! My business is all about motivation strictly for aspiring entrepreneurs or current entrepreneurs and this post is both informative and awesome!
    Dreaming big is essential and the initial starting point for ALL entrepreneurs. Risks are scary to some but what kind of success can you achieve without taking them.
    I really enjoyed this post. If you don’t mind I am going to link to this post on my blog as I am really certain my readers will enjoy it.
    .-= Brian´s last blog ..Enough is Enough! =-.

    • Hi Brain,

      Thanks a lot for your nice comment, I will really appreciate a link to the article.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

  4. Jonathan Beebe says:

    Very encouraging words Onibalusi! This would go great here on your entrepreneur blog, and any personal development blog because it’s good general advice for life as well!
    .-= Jonathan Beebe´s last blog ..Fire the Search Engines; Hire Yourself =-.

    • Hi Jonathan,

      Thanks a lot for your nice comment, I really appreciate it.
      -Onibalusi

  5. Samuel says:

    Nice article…yea one hv to take risk if he or she wants to become successful…also mind ur own busniess if u want to be successful in life thanks bro

  6. Matt says:

    Great words of encouragement! I think if any aspiring entrepreneur ever gets down on their idea or is discouraged by other all they will need to do is refer to this post and that should give them all the encouragement they need to move forward and pursue their goals.

  7. Besides the 7 tips and being smart, I think there is one more factor to decide if someone will be successful is LUCK. I am not trying to discourage the people who work hard, but to me it’s undeniable that luck plays a big role in many successful cases.

    • Hi,

      I disagree, if you have a solid fact to prove this or even a life testimony, then lets begin the argument.

      If you work seriously hard, there is no single thing to stop you from being successful… I bet on this.

      Thanks a lot,
      -Onibalusi

      • IamDavid says:

        Onibalusi, I respectfully disagree. Luck is the residue of design. Meaning that the harder you work the luckier you get….but dumb luck still plays a part.

        Just look at pat with passive income. He stumbled into his intheleed site accidentally that ended up making him a consistent 5-7 thousand a month. The work part was becoming an engineer, studying for the leed exam, writing note online, and passing the thing…but the luck part was he found a profitable untapped niche that has been the catalyist for his businss.

        Luck has its place, but its often hidden by hard work.
        .-= IamDavid´s last blog ..Break Free and Leave the World Behind =-.

        • Hi David,

          Now I get your point and you are absolutely right. The harder you work, the luckier you get.

          Pat’s story is also a great one.

          Glad to have you here,
          -Onibalusi

  8. Dreaming big and taking risks are very important steps that need to be taken. Nice post mate!

    • Hi Saksham,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  9. CD DVD Cases says:

    “We are now in a world where we can no longer depend on education. We are now in a world where only the smart survives.”

    ^^ so true.

    Too bad your blog isn’t DoFollow though, why is it on the list here http://www.whydowork.com/blog/blogging-tips/558/?cat=DoFollow+Blog+Directory&flag=125 then.

    • Hi,

      You are absolutely right.

      My Blog is dofollow.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  10. harvey@tinnitus miracle says:

    i love reading your blog its very inspiring. the most successful people and businessman take a risk and know how to handle the risk. according to Robert Kiyosaki the Book Rich Dad poor Dad.

  11. A very nice read, these indeed are 7 essential facts.
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  12. Lsmith says:

    Really interesting post – I couldn’t agree more with tip #2:

    “Get Started: I can tell you this is the problem most people face”

    Once you’ve made the decision try and open your own business, all the decisions you’ll have to make can be very overwhelming. Using a simple business plan or template is an excellent way to start laying out your initial ideas, refining them, and making sure they are ready to be presented to potential investors.

    • Hi Lsmith,

      You are absolutely right.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

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  15. Andrew says:

    Hey thank you for the great post!
    I am a young aspiring entrepreneur myself and this was very helpful for me.

    Thanks.
    ps. If there are any other aspiring entrepreneurs follow on twitter @andrewboye !

  16. Marcus says:

    It’s all about boldness and taking risks, otherwise no one ever gets anywhere. Really liked the article, good work!

  17. Sandy Gerber says:

    These are great tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. The main point that resonates with most business owners is this matter of having to start somewhere. If you don’t get started, you won’t have the opportunity to make some of the mistakes that will cause you to learn the most and make your business even better.

  18. Entreb says:

    These are really great tips, and I’m glad that you have included “analysis” in the list. Entrepreneurs should be analytic to properly address the risks in order to manage them.

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