My definition of a true digital entrepreneur revolves around one thing—-
That is ‘ lifestyle.’ Now you will be amazed that how lifestyle can control your business?
Well ! think naturally………
Who doesn’t love to deal with smart people, right?
So, how do people act smart?
They actually choose their lifestyle as a smart one. To be a successful entrepreneur, it is very important to play with your skill and strong team building abilities.
So, what entrepreneurship actually means?
Entrepreneurship is the art of starting a business, basically a startup company offering creative product, process or service. An entrepreneur is a creator or a designer who designs new ideas and business processes according to the market requirements and his/her own passion.
The more you are digitally connected with people, the more you’ll get response.
Benefits of Digital Entrepreneurship
However, the benefits for digital entrepreneurs are greater than any other entrepreneurs.
YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO as a digital entrepreneur. Digital entrepreneurs can effectively create their dream job instead of fitting into a box
designated by an employer.
The internet is a healthy, growing industry. If you start an online business today, you will enjoy the benefits of that growth. You can SCALE YOUR BUSINESS anytime from anywhere.
Successful Digital Entrepreneurs who earn five to six figures a month understand the limitless opportunities of scaling a business online.
But what does scaling your digital business exactly mean?
Well, scaling your digital business means increasing your revenue without adding the cost.
Having a digital business allows you to control your work environment, where you feel like working at any given moment – whether inside your cozy home, in front of the beach, or a café somewhere in the world. It can be said that YOU CAN WORK IN YOUR PAJAMAS.
A great boss is a leader, mentor, and friend.
A bad boss is hell on earth.
Unfortunately, many of us experience more bad bosses than good ones in our careers.
And that’s not a healthy environment to be in, considering we spend more time at work than being at home
If you don’t want to have to risk getting a bad boss, then you may like becoming an online entrepreneur. You don’t have to answer to anyone other than yourself. YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS.
Qualities of an entrepreneur depends on your product. Your business will grow if you provide better than others. As a digital entrepreneur, you can SELL WORLDWIDE. Try to imagine your services offered will be acknowledged by companies in every country and they would like to work with you. That would be great! Instead of you traveling to their offices, they only search the web and look for services they want and get an interview with you.
13 Tips To Become A Successful Digital Entrepreneur
Now, I know all of you are excited for my tips to become a successful digital entrepreneur. I’m going to share 13 exceptional ways that will help you to fulfill your desired dream as a beginner.
Determine Your Mindset
Your mindset determines your thinking and your thinking determines the action that you take. Having an entrepreneur mindset will encourage creativity.
Successful entrepreneurs believe in their ability to succeed. It is a constant need to improve your skills, learn from your mistakes, and take continuous action on your ideas. You should focus on these things-
- Look for opportunities
- Clearly define what you want to do
- Fixed your goals
- Manage risk and overcome fear
- Deal with actual facts
- Perform a mind makeover
- Understand self and others
Having an entrepreneurial mindset will encourage creativity. But always try to clear about your concept of business.
Willingness to Study Business Book
When some people hear “Business Book”, They’re immediately turned off. Kind of boring, right? 300 pages about entrepreneurship, money, leadership, and becoming online entrepreneurship can be boring sometimes.
But most of the successful entrepreneurs we know today are self-made, and most of those successful people made reading a daily habit. It helps people to learn something every day, grow personally and professionally, and become a better entrepreneur.
These books that offer valuable insights, inspire you, influence your life and career, and change how you approach landing a job, starting a company or succeeding at work.
You also can read my book Fire Your Boss by Hemi Hossain to know everything in detail. With the right mindset, strategies, and skills you can transform your career, your life, and your income.
In this book, you will learn how to develop the right mindset for success, utilize tried-and-tested strategies to move out of your day-to-day job
and into the career of your dreams, start your journey as an entrepreneur – the right way, make money from day one, grow your business, and make a difference at the same time.
Explore Your Interest and Ideas
Suppose you have a good sense about jewellery. You know every pinch of info about gold jewelry, silver jewelry, and others. Now you want your own jewelry business. This actually called your interest.
Now, what do you need after choosing your interest as a business platform? Again, It’s your own idea.
So, What ideas do you need?
Ideas about what types of business you want to own, ideas about which policy and terms you want to use, which types of entrepreneurship you need to catch, your dream, your passion…everything.
So, choose your interest wisely and make better opportunities in this digital entrepreneurial platform.
Understand Your Values to Set Your Goal
Becoming a successful entrepreneur, you should set well-thought-out goals for companies that are more likely to achieve long term success.
No goal, no achievement.
Be smart in defining your goals, focus on what success looks like, do small stuff, write down your goals, be committed, and put in the hours.
Paying attention to how you set your goals helps you to achieve them. It may not be a smooth and easy journey, but you can get yourself there once you know how to get there!
Become a digital entrepreneur, here’s a few SMART tips –
- Create or upgrade your online presence
- Choose specific platform to grow your business digitally
- Focus on what success looks like
Figure Out The Finances Before Start
If you are thinking of launching a startup, my hat goes off to you because it’s far from easy. Most startups fail for a variety of reasons, but one is far more common than others — running out of money. You need to know where every single dollar is coming from and where every single dollar is going.
Why should you as a successful and digital entrepreneur care about financial planning?
You always need to figure out a financial scheme that gives you the insight of cost in your business, profit in your business, and obviously how lucky you are to become rich and a successful entrepreneur.
Make a financial scheme to clearly set business cost, cost for the employee, profit, and others. You just need to learn some basics about how to write the financial section of a business plan.
And when it’s all about digitalization, you should learn all of the processes of online entrepreneurship.
– Understand the full ‘venture capital cycle’
– Learn to structure successful deals
– Learn how to start a business with buyers attention
– Enhance your deal flow and financial option
Create a Prototype of Your Ideas
One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is those who want to start a business either digitally or don’t create a roadmap or prototype.
Without a prototype, you can end up going down an unclear and expensive path when you’re developing your entrepreneurship
Prototype is an essential part of any startup design process. It’s the moment when you see your project becoming reality. But more importantly, it’s when you’ll test-drive ideas for your product or service in a safe and cost-effective way.
During the European Innovation Academy Summer Program in 2018, Henrique Carvalho and his team founded Clynx. The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) highlights that by creating the digital prototype, an idea becomes tangible: “Building a digital prototype was absolutely necessary for the project to have a place in the market. Showing it and asking the market for feedback about the digital prototype was absolutely necessary to acquire customers.”
Here is some digital prototype – AdobeXD, Material.io , Proto.io from where you can make a business prototype model.
Use Project Management Tools
Online entrepreneurs are known to be smart people in today’s marketplace. Surely the question will arise in your mind, Why?
When you start your business you will be more concerned about traffic, profit, growing your company, website, channel, track, and others.
Why are management tools & software important for digital entrepreneurship?
Become an online entrepreneur you have to follow the process. It’s your choice to find the path as payable or organic. Try some free tools, software, or try some premium if you need advanced growth for your organization. Management tools can help you more to grow your business.
Achieving sustainable business growth requires much more than big picture thinking — it also depends on your ability to handle the small, nitty-gritty details.
What are the benefits of having a project management tool for your business?
This will help you with scheduling and time management, document and file sharing, better customer satisfaction, task delegation.
Some best and free project management tools Trello, Asana, ClickUp, Freedcamp, Wrike that may help you to save your money and energy both.
Create a Solid Business Plan
Does a solid business plan make startup success mandatory?
But great planning often means the difference between success and failure.
A solid business plan flesh out strategic plans, develop marketing and sales plans, create the foundation for smooth operations.
You may create a total entrepreneurial business history for your business. You will find a lot of useful business plan templates on the internet. Atlassian is one of them, where you can store executive summary, products and service details, operations, financial analysis, and all other important details you need to maintain your business.
For many entrepreneurs, developing a business plan is the first step in the process of deciding whether to actually start a business. Determining if an idea fails on paper can help a prospective founder avoid wasting time and money on a business with no realistic hope of success.
Choose Perfect Niche
When you decide to start an online business, one of the first and very important steps you’ll need to take is to choose the perfect niche.
So what types of niche is important for a successful digital entrepreneurship?
Focus on the type of products you will try, partnerships you will accept, content you will produce, and customers you will try to attract.
Thousands and thousands of niche out there. You just need to find one specific market that you can serve, rather than spreading yourself too thin by trying to separate in multiple niche markets.
If you’re struggling to decide, or you need more data to work with, use the following steps to find your niche.
- Identify your interests and passions
- Identify problems you can solve
- Research your competition
- Determine the profitability of your niche
Competitor Analysis And Market Research
“Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies even closer”
Understanding and keeping track of your competition is an essential part of staying relevant in the marketplace of tomorrow.
You should continuously keep checking on who your competitors are? What products/ services are they selling? How much market share do they have? What were their strategies? How big of a threat are they to you? How do their strategies affect your business?
Always look at them from a customer’s point of view.
Look at them from their point of view.
Identify your current competitors, Search for them online.
If you continuously search for your business competitors, you will understand the digital/ online market, the competitor pricing, tertiary market possibilities, customer acquisition, and other necessary things at all.
The digital marketplace is less expensive than traditional marketing efforts.
You actually don’t need any visible store there……
A better idea, some effective planning, and a suitable platform for your business can make everything possible.
Entrepreneurs need to grow their business in order to survive for a long time. So, try to understand trends, customer’s demand, and traffic.
One thing that entrepreneurs are really enthusiastic about digital marketing is that the level of engagement with their clients is way higher.
Identify your target audience, develop a habit of reaching out, and use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google to grow your business digitally.
Choose Memorable Domain Name
Domain names have been at the forefront of the digital experience for 20 years. Sometimes a catchy domain name can change your business strategy.
Must be surprised, Right?
No, it actually can.
People love classy things more than your imagination. A perfect domain name can represent which type of product or service you are providing.
Choose it wisely, search for a new domain name focused on a singular marketplace, work with a valuation company, or third party if necessary.
As a digital entrepreneur, the qualities of your online service should be more visual to users. So, find a service related catchy, and uncommon domain name for your business. It can help you to get more audience attention.
Keep it short, memorable, positive, avoid numbers, stand out from your competition.
Find a Good Coach
A good coach can change a game
A great coach can change a life
Every entrepreneur needs a coach, because the fastest way to learn any business is to learn by someone who has been successful at it.
You must absorb all of the information. Gather a little knowledge about their real life experience, attitude, accessibility and connection.
Learn from their mistake, learn from their achievement.
A great coach will have long standing relationships with people who could benefit you. Ask him or her if they’re willing to open doors for you.
. Sometimes, it is about who you know.
A great coach is willing to share all of his or her experiences with you, the good and the bad. You’ll learn the most from someone who is willing to be radically transparent.
So, it’s high time to find your preferable coach who can influence you to become a successful digital entrepreneur. A good/great coach can help you to develop your-
- leadership capacity
- Ability to delegate and form a good team
- Creative and marketing skill
- Ability to work with the team( Networking )
Here, I’m Hemi Hossain, Business Coach and Digital Entrepreneur, Works for empowering people with the best resources, relationships, education, coaching, and experiences to drive change and take them to the next level. This propels everyone to a life that makes them happy, leads them to success, and allows them to live out their passion and purpose.
Follow those secret key factors that I put down in my blog post which will help you to become a successful digital entrepreneur. Remember one thing, success has no boundaries if you give effort for your dream.