There are quite a few people out there who say they want to be a Dom. The idea of being a Master and someone having to do everything you say can be a bit heady, but it really is not for everyone. It takes a special person to maintain the kind of relationship with a sub in which you are both having fun and getting what you want out of the relationship.
The main thing new people get confused is being a Dom is not all about control all of the time. You are not supposed to humiliate and degrade your sub all of the time. There should be a level of compassion involved in the relationship as well, or it will never work. Finding a balance is what it is all about when you are trying to maintain a relationship like this.
Being Firm yet Loving
Your sub is going to look to you for guidance about what is acceptable and what is not allowed. This will keep happening as long as you are not making them feel like a fool. Show your sub you are more than just a Master by showing compassion and love whenever possible. Mix care and affection with domination to make sure your sub does not feel scared of you.
Being loving does not make you weak or any less able to dole out punishments. If anything it makes it more powerful when you do dole out punishment. Your sub will look lovingly when you ask for the most humiliating of actions. Since you have shown the ability to care for your sub, there is a willingness to do anything you are asking and a willingness to please you will never find through an extremely stern attitude.
Maintain Your Composure at All Times
If your sub ever sees you as being weak, the relationship could collapse in a second. Consider what your sub is thinking if you are seen as a person rather than a Master. This is a relationship built on the fantasy you can dominate every single part of life and this cannot be felt if you are ever seen as someone who bends to the will of others or can be bossed around.
Patience is a virtue you must have if you are going to have any possibility of maintaining a relationship with a sub. You will need to be patient not only with your sub, but with the people around you. If ever there is a time when your sub sees you not getting what you want, you need to be aloof and act as if it does not matter you are not getting what you want. Never plead or beg for anything you want in front of your sub. After all, if you are pleading for something, what is your sub supposed to do? If you still feel you are ready to be a Master, it is time to find a sub and stretch your legs to see if it feels right.