How to Be Successful Online

Successful Online

When it comes to maintaining an internet presence, there are a number of factors that come into play that can make or break your career. Considering the fluidity and instability of these newly minted internet based careers, you really have to stick the landing, so it can be a high stakes and high pressure ordeal. However, if you play it cool and give it your all, you can overcome these obstacles with relative ease. Here are some tips.

First and foremost, you need to find your niche. If you’re doing the same thing as everyone else, you won’t stand out enough to make a name for yourself, so you have to find some unique offering to make a name for yourself. For example, if you’re a photographer, simply placing an order from 1800Flowers to serve as the subject of your photos won’t cut it, because floral photography is an over saturated market. However, taking candid photos of being looking sad is certainly done, but it’s not done to death, so to speak. Speaking of what’s already been done…

The next thing you need to do is research. You’ll want to know the landscape in which you’re working if you’re going to work in it successfully. For example, let’s say you have an idea for a video, and you think you reall have something truly one of a kind, so you film it, edit it, hype it up on social media, and post it, and all of the comments are railing against you for copying so and so. You didn’t copy anybody, it was an accident, etc. The audience won’t care, and even if they did, the edge you thought you had is gone, and you could have avoided the slip with a simple Google or YouTube search. Research is an important part of any professional endeavor and, in my opinion, most amateur endeavors, as well.