Article: How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur on the Web

by Will Spencer


Becoming a successful entrepreneur in the online world is no different than becoming a successful entrepreneur in the brickandmortar world. Both tasks require vision, determination, and hard work.


The online world of the web offers many exciting opportunities for entrepreneurship because it is fresh, new, and exciting. The cutting edge of development has always been the most fertile ground for growing a new enterprise. In the 1800's, the new frontier was the American west and many fortunes were made there. In the 2000's, the new frontier is the web, where many fortunes have yet to be made.




Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com is worth 4.85 billion dollars. Pierre Omidyar of eBay is worth just over seven billion dollars. David Filo and Jerry Yang of Yahoo are both billionaires. These men made fortunes on the web, and so can you.




The path to becoming a successful online entrepreneur has changed in the last few years. The overoptimism which characterized the late '90s and ultimately led to the subsequent crash in the technology sector has matured into a cautious and reasonable optimism grounded in traditional business values.




The party is over; it's time to get to work.

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