The Secret Is Out! How to be a Successful Entrepreneur

The world is full of entrepreneurs. In fact, many would argue that the US economy is built on the backs of people with entrepreneurial spirit. People like Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson have all made millions growing their brand and having conviction in their ideas. The road to success is never easy, as any famous entrepreneur will attest, but anyone has the potential to be the next Andrew Carnegie or Elon Musk.

Choose Your Niche

Some niches are more profitable than others. For example, you are highly unlikely to make a fortune designing a product for a very limited market. It might be the best product ever, but if only 100 companies worldwide need the product, unless you diversify, the business isn’t strong enough.

Fintech, and technology, in general, are profitable and high-growth sectors. For example, Artificial Intelligence. AI is the future, and tech entrepreneurs are working like crazy to create lifelike humanoids and smart computers that learn from their experiences. We already have driverless cars in production, so who knows where this will end?

The great thing about tech startups is that you don’t even need to be that successful. If you have a brilliant idea and marketing savviness, there is a possibility that a tech giant will spot the potential of your idea and buy you out. WhatsApp was bought by Facebook for a cool $19 million in 2014, and small tech firms are being hoovered up by the big boys all the time. Create the right product, and you could be a rich millionaire before you turn 25.

Follow Successful Entrepreneurs

It is worth following other successful entrepreneurs online. Follow their Twitter accounts, like their Facebook pages, and listen to what they have to say. If you have questions, send them a direct message; they might take the time to answer. After all, they were once starting out and in the same position as you.

The Huffington Post recommends that would-be entrepreneurs follow Renato Libric, John Rampton, Kelly Lovell, and Rana Gujral.

Learn from Your Failures

Plenty of successful entrepreneurs had to navigate failure before they found fame and fortune. The key to success is to learn from your mistakes, pick up the pieces, and start all over again.

Take Sam Ovens, for example. His first business venture failed miserably within a short time, as did the next two. Some people would have called it quits at this point, but not Ovens. Instead, he used his experience and channeled it into a business consulting firm. Today, he’s worth millions and has a very nice office in New York.

Believe in Your Ideas

You must have self-belief if you want to make it big. The modern world is all about self-marketing, branding, networking, and monetizing networks. Take your ideas and nurture them. If you don’t believe in your own ideas, nobody else will either. Contact a branding agency or a marketing agency to help with this if you need to – it will be money well spent!

Anybody can be an entrepreneur. Thanks to the internet, it has never been so easy to start a business, so if you have a great idea and the drive to make it happen, get the ball rolling today!


  1. Perhaps a better understanding of the business problem and who is suffering from that problem would be a better way to start. So many great ideas fall by the wayside because they provide solutions that are looking for a problem to fix.