Online business opportunities do not rely on a college degree. Your success in business will not depend on letters following your name. You can succeed in online business even if you’ve never taken the A.C.T. test.I’ve written in other articles about the fact that in online business you are not discriminated against because of your age or gender. Thankfully the same rule applies to your education.Now, let me turn a corner. Even though you do not need a degree to own a business online you do need to have a hunger for knowledge. You will not be able to succeed if you are unwilling to learn what it takes to make your online business a winner.This isn’t simply a matter of putting a homemade sign on a table in your front yard in the hope that everyone comes to buy from your lemonade stand. You will have to learn to take your message to the masses and invite them to place trust in your product.Online marketing can be a difficult thing to master, which is why you need to prove yourself a diligent student of online business management.Like the layers of an onion you will need to take each layer of your business as a separate and unique challenge. Concept by concept you will learn to develop your business site. However, too many individuals quit before they get to the heart of their business onion. They shed some tears along the way and end up saying, “It’s just not worth it.”For those that endure and maintain diligence in learning they will find that their skills coupled with increased knowledge can combine to transform dreams into reality.The best things in life are free. Things like the smile of a child, the beauty of a flower or the smell of freshly baked bread. However, when it comes to online business the best things may require some work. Opportunities are lost because business owners failed to try every door. Repeat sales do not happen because the business owner discounted the notion that follow-up and better than average customer service is important.If you are a business owner evaluate your time today. See if you can make room for an hour or two each day to spend in research and application. Forge some time to develop new skills and then work to put that expertise into practice.If you’re like most people you spend time ‘playing’ online everyday. This can be a great and even needed diversion, but it should never come at the expense of business development. Honestly evaluate how you manage your day and see what room can be made available to explore uncharted business waters.It is true that the Internet does not discriminate against business owners who do not have a degree, but discriminating shoppers usually can tell when an online business doesn’t quite have it all together.Try to learn something new about your business or online marketing every day. Refuse to be idle. Do something to cause your business to grow. It may not happen today, this week, month or year, but one good decision today will improve opportunities in the future.