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Hey, who doesn’t want to learn how to earn money online for free in the comfort of their home, whenever they want and with no boss hanging over them?
Who doesn’t want to say goodbye to that 9-5 job, and be their own boss?
That’s a dream that pretty much everybody would love to be able to do, wouldn’t you agree?
If you answered Yes to all the above, please read on
I remember when I was at a loss for something to do a few years ago, in between jobs I think it was or maybe I was looking for my next daily grind.
I used to spend hours on the Internet looking for ways to become rich or ways to become a millionaire. I listened to every training sales video going, and was thinking this can’t be difficult, can it?
I found out pretty quickly that it wasn’t going to be easy, or was it?
You see, there are literally thousands of products out there promising you wealth by many individuals who are claiming that their product is the next big thing, and it can be an absolute nightmare which I found out early on in my quest to work it all out.
Internet Marketing is a complex area that you could never master in its entirety. There are so many sub-portions or Niches within Internet Marketing that you can learn and thrive in, but which one do you get involved with?
Everybody tells a different story, and before you know it you are back to square one, and no wiser for your efforts.
I learned, well I thought I’d learned from many so-called gurus who never give you the full picture, and it’s up to each individual to try and decipher what is being told, and this can be extremely frustrating, time-consuming and expensive.
The Internet is literally full of “Garbage” with probably something in the region of 95%+ that you should be staying away from, but when we are sometimes desperate then we will listen to pretty much anybody.
I spent quite a while trying to work it all out and managed to not get involved with any of the MLM (pyramid schemes) where you have to con people to get involved. A sure quick-fire way in how to lose friends and make enemies in the process.
I would like to think of myself has been an extremely cautious person, who researches everything before I make a decision one way or the other, well, I have certainly learned to do that through my trials and tribulations whilst researching.
You must have heard the saying,”Nothing is free in this World”?
That’s a very good question, but it doesn’t have to be like that, not if you look far enough and do your research.
If you are a newcomer to Internet Marketing, and you really want to learn how to build an online business, then you have to find a training platform and one you can trust.
Wouldn’t you agree?
There are thousands of individuals searching for that elusive magic button, or a piece of software that will do everything for you.
Unfortunately, there is nothing at all like that available!
Sadly many people looking for a way out, end up following these so-called gurus and learning absolutely nothing but losing plenty of hard-earned cash in the process.
Many don’t find the answer and end up calling it a day, with their confidence in tatters, and what you do seem to find is that through all this bad advice, you put up the shutters and don’t believe anybody, and a sure way to miss out on opportunities that you thought never existed.
Assumptions that we all make
When we are talking about creating an online business or working from home, people make a few assumptions. As the internet is so huge and billions of pounds are spent on it, people naturally think there must be a very simple way to cash in and make some easy money, and they would be right, if only they knew where to look.
Unfortunately, there are lots of things that can go wrong when we search for methods of making money online. If you have ever searched online for ways to make money then you will no doubt have run into some pretty shady looking websites that simply seemed too good to be true. And yes, if you had doubts then you were probably right.
Trust your instincts!
I’ve been making money on the Internet now for the last three years since my initial chosen career path in IT suddenly ground to an abrupt standstill.
I’m not one of those so-called gurus promising you instant wealth, with pictures of me standing next to my mansion and Ferrari; or me on the beach topping up my tan or traveling the world living the so-called Lap-top lifestyle because I am not and I don’t.
I don’t even class myself as any sort of guru. I hate that term!
I’m just a normal person who learned how to make money online, and here to give you some sort of insight and to hopefully lead you on the right path.
Making a living online isn’t easy, but when you get it right and see results it is very rewarding, and being taught by people who have and are successful is the only way to learn.
Anybody can do this if they are serious, but it is not going to happen overnight. If you put in the time and effort and take on board what you are being taught You Will Succeed, without doubt, it’s just a matter of time.
There are some pretty good training platforms out there on the Internet, it’s just finding the right one that is the problem!
The heading of this article “Learn how to earn money online for free in the comfort of your home”, is not “BS” and it can be done if you put your mind to it.
When I research Affiliate Training Programs I always look for incentives, and an important one I always look for is the ability to have a trial run and one that I can try out until I am ready to make that commitment.
The trial or free membership has to come with me not having to enter any card details. If I have to enter my card details I stay well away from the product. Something doesn’t seem right!
I also don’t get involved if there are any upsells at all too!
Just think about it!
If there was nothing to hide and the training was first class, why wouldn’t they give out a FREE membership option?
A FREE membership here means just that!
By signing up for the FREE account here, there is absolutely no obligation to buy anything at all, and there will be no CARD details required, and there will be no UP SELL either.
You can take it for a trial run as a FREE member for as long as you want, and that doesn’t happen very often with like-minded programs, if at all.
There are two memberships as you can see from the image below, and if you are interested in seeing what this training platform is all about then why don’t you check it out for yourself?
You have nothing to lose and if you like what you see and are serious about developing a new skill in Affiliate Marketing, and learning to build a successful business from the ground up, then maybe you would like to take full advantage of becoming a Premium Member. The choice is yours!
Stop falling for all those scams and jumping from one shiny object to the next shiny object. All you will do is create more frustration and lose more money.
Who doesn’t want to learn how to start up a business on a tight budget?
That’s surely something we have all asked at some point in our lives, and probably more so today especially with advancements in technology, and of course the Internet Boom!
With around half the world population who has access to the Internet through some type of media, that’s around 3.8 billion and counting!
Google alone has a grip on around 67% of the search engine market and people are searching for anything you could think of, and with over 65,000 searches entered every second.
That’s currently over 5.6 billion searches every single day. That is some crowd don’t you think?
That’s 86 with 8 noughts stuck at the end (8,600,000,000)
Just think if you could get a small piece of that crowd. Just a minuscule amount, then the possibilities are endless!
There is absolutely no reason why this can’t be possible.
Everybody is looking for answers and hoping and wishing for the day that they are able to tell their boss that they have had enough and want to call it a day!
I know because I did just that!
The best online business model as far as I am concerned is Affiliate Marketing, and if you don’t know just what this entails you can read an article that I wrote here.
Wouldn’t you love to be able to get up in the morning at your own pace, completely chilled out, relaxed, and with a smile on your face, and actually looking forward to doing something worthwhile, and getting an enormous amount of enjoyment in doing so?
Building an online business the right way is very rewarding, enjoyable and fun.
Nowadays with the rapid advancement of technology, there is no need to have any technical skills whatsoever when it comes to building an online business.
Everything is pretty much point and click. That’s how far we have come from let’s say about 10 years ago.
The Internet was created in 1989 at Cern so that scientists could freely pass information around amongst themselves, and they saw an opportunity to expand this worldwide, exactly what Mark Zuckerberg did with Facebook.
OK, Zuckerberg is an exception!
So really the Internet is in its infancy but expanding at a rapid rate.
Everything is there at the tip of your fingers and in the comfort of your home, you just need a little guidance in the right direction.
How do I Start an Online Business at Home – 4 Basic Steps
Yes, there are only four steps required to learn, in order to build an online business, and we are going to break this down into a little more detail because far too many people are under a misconception that you need to know…
How to become a Programmer
How to become a Web designer
How to become a Graphic Designer
How to become a Writer
How you need a Business Qualification, a degree of some description
This just isn’t true nowadays!
Whereas it would be great if we had all the above skills, and if we had then I wouldn’t be here and you wouldn’t be here reading this post. Right?
OK, so now I am letting the cat out of the bag!
Step 1 – Choose an Interest, a Niche
If you are not sure or want some clarity on what a niche is, how to find one and a profitable one at that check out this article here.
It can be literally anything you want. Take a look at what people are searching for on Google and you could have your Niche right there!
Every one of those daily 8.6 billion Google searches has the potential to become a niche
We all have interests and hobbies, don’t we?
These can be your Niche!
A niche is a focused, targetable part of a market. You are an authority providing a product or service that focuses on specific client group’s needs, which cannot or are not addressed in such detail by mainstream providers.
However, it is important to understand that there is a difference between your niche and your target market.
Your target market is the specific group of people you work for e.g. dog owners, dog groomers, smart tv purchasers, collectors of artworks, book collectors, make money online etc etc
Your niche is the service you specialize in offering to your target market.
For example, finding paintings or antique furniture for a collector of artworks. Someone could offer paintings and someone could offer antique furniture.
It is the combination of a target market and specific service that creates a niche market.
In a nutshell, you offer a service or a solution to a problem!
It really is that simple!
Step 2 – Build a Website
Believe me, when I say that it literally can take you between 1 – 2 minutes to create a professional looking website, in fact, I have seen it done in the training in less than 1 minute, seriously.
You can take a look here and see just how easy it is.
Step 3 – Get Traffic coming to your site
You can have the most professional website in the world, but if you don’t have traffic then all your efforts will be in vain!
There are 2 ways to get traffic. Paid Traffic and Free traffic.
There are arguments to be made here on both fronts.
Use Paid or Free or a combination of both. I know which method I would go for every time!
Both methods are taught but the main method of traffic taught is the FREE method which is SEO (search engine optimization).
Nowadays with the changes in the Google algorithm is not as difficult as you may think, in fact, done right and you can be ranking high in Google very quickly, and saving thousands in PPC(Pay per click) fees.
Step 4 – Earn revenue / commissions
All your hard work has paid off and you have managed to rank well in Google, and you have a good stream of traffic coming to your website.
Now it is time to earn some revenue from affiliate marketing, in the way of commissions, through the vast amount of affiliate programs, such as Amazon Associates, Clickbank, Ebay, just to mention a few, but the list is endless.
Some commissions are extremely high, as much as 75% and some you can find much more.
How to start up a business: Interested and want to know more?
Those are the 4 building blocks to building a successful online business!
What really brought my attention to Wealthy Affiliate was the fact that there are no hidden costs. What you see is what you get and an important factor in why I chose this training platform over others was simple!
There are only 2 memberships, a Free and a Premium Membership, and they DO NOT ask for your CARD DETAILS.
The FREE membership comes with restrictions which is what we’d expect right?
If you’re serious about creating an online business that will be around for years to come, then you need to take that leap of faith.
I would always advise anybody who is interested to join the free membership first, and check out the training for yourself and see what you think.
I’m not going to say I think you’ll be surprised because I think you will be amazed, I really do, but I’ll leave that for you to decide!
Nothing to lose, but so much to gain, take it from me!
Check out the FREE Membership below.
If you are serious about learning how to build an online business, from the very best, who will be there for you all the way, then this could will be the best decision that you ever make.
Take it for a test drive and see for yourself. You won’t regret it!
Hopefully, I have given you food for thought but please don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself.
If you decide to give it a whirl, I will have your back every step of the way and will help you as much as I can.
It’s great that you stopped by and checked out this article and hope it has opened your mind a little to the possibilities that are out there.
Nobody said it would be easy. Building a business takes time!
I know it’s hard to believe anything that you are told on the Internet nowadays with all the “BS” and scam artists that there is, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down either, but every now and then you will come across genuine people who are there to help and guide you on the right path.
Leave any comments you have below and look forward to reading them.
Both negative and positive are welcome, along with any ideas you may have.
I will get back to you at my earliest convenience and answer them as best I can.
Want to know just what Site Rubix is all about, and want to learn how to create a website using WordPress from within the Site Rubix Application, then follow me on this journey.
It’s extremely important nowadays for anybody running a business, whether established or just starting out to have a website.
You just have to look at how fast the Internet is growing, to see that if you don’t move with the times then you will lose out on a lot of business. With around 3.8 billion who has access to the Internet, that’s around half the world population and growing at such a rapid rate.
There are many providers out there you could go to, to create your websites, like Wix, Site123, Sitebuilder and many others. The list is endless, but my recommendation and number one choice, along with many thousands of professionals and online marketers out there would be WordPress.
WordPress is a free and the most supported open source content management system(CMS for short) which is perfect for our needs, seeing as the content is key to creating a great business online, and much more than just your typical website builder.
When you create a website, what you are doing is promoting your brand, and its only right that you want everything to look professional, like it was developed from an external source. WordPress allows you to do that!
What are the benefits of using WordPress
What sets WordPress apart from all the others in my opinion is
Ease of use.
Over 40,000 plugins you can use to personalize your website.
No programming skills required, not like 5 or 10 years ago.
You are in complete control.
It’s mobile, where you can manage your website anywhere in the world.
Literally thousands of themes you can choose from, and change them whenever you like.
Responsive and great looking sites.
Search engines love WordPress websites.
Great content platform.
You see a few years ago when I was looking for a website builder I did get my feet wet with WordPress so I am quite familiar with the product, but back then it wasn’t easy to figure it all out.
You needed to have some skills in a programming language such as HTML and CSS to be able to do simple tasks, where today this is all taken away and done for you, especially with the enormous amount of plugins available for you to do those tasks, in turn taking your business to higher levels and making you stand out above the rest.
Easy and Fast Steps to Build a website using Site Rubix
With WordPress as our chosen content management system, how can we possibly improve and make it better?
By using a product called Site Rubix!
Developing a website from the ground up is now a breeze, and Site Rubix makes it even simpler and quicker.
Site Rubix was launched in 2007 and was originally a drag and drop editor, and over the years it has been developed into a first class website builder, and at the forefront of technical innovation leaving its competitors way behind.
The platform takes away all the fundamentals you needed to know in the past and provides a newbie-friendly environment which is a complete pleasure to work with.
Everybody I have spoken to who use Site Rubix, and with many knowing absolutely nothing about building an online business or creating a website for that matter, have told me that the one thing that held them back, was the fact that they thought this whole thing about developing a website was going to be beyond them.
How wrong were they, I mean I was too!
Now with all the techie stuff been taken care of, it means that you can get down to learning how to build an online business quicker and with more confidence.
When I say quicker, I actually mean lightning fast!
Let’s take a look at the Site Rubix Application?
Site Rubix makes it extremely easy and takes website development to a completely new level, by allowing you to turn your interest or passion into a thriving Internet business.
All the technical aspects that a software developer uses are completely removed, which will enable you to have your website up and running in literally minutes. In fact, the training video shows you that this can be done within 1 minute.
Site Rubix is powered by Wealthy Affiliate which provides you with training, support, and all the tools you would ever require in-order to become successful on the Internet.
Don’t take my word for it, you have to try it to truly believe in what I am saying is 100% correct!
Not only is Site Rubix a truly remarkable tool, it is free and you get access to 2 websites along with hosting too.
Let’s take a Quick look at the features within the Site Rubix Menu
At a glance, you have all your website fundamentals. I won’t go into details as it should be self-explanatory.
This is also your direct link to your WordPress dashboard.
A new addition to the Site Rubix manager as of October 2017 that you have access to, from the “Details” button in the lower right corner is a tool called Page Speed Insights.
At a glance, it highlights possible issues withweb page speedswhen the reader clicks on your site.
A great tool that forces you to optimize your site as you go along.
Gives you control of whether you want to create a website on a free Wealthy Affiliate domain, a domain that you own or whether you wish to create and register a new domain.
As a FREE member, you have access to 2 free sites and as a PREMIUM member, you have access to 25 free sites!
Maintain all your domains in one central location.
Search for your great domain, add sub-domains and transfer domains that are external to Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate allows you to have everything in one location and you’ll find it hard to beat on price too.
This is the ultimate writing platform for content marketers, authors, and webmasters, full of features that will help to simplify your writing experience, with available stats that will improve accuracy and increase efficiency.
Just added for October 2017 is access to over 1,000,000 FREE images which in its own right will save you a ton of money!
A writing experience and once again all in one central location.
Is a way which you can forward constructive criticism and also allow other authors to return the favor. A great way to improve your business, but it has to be used in the correct manner.
A facility which enables you to create support tickets for technical issues relating to your business amongst other things.
Whilst there are many other ways to get your answers within the Wealthy Affiliate community, such as, through direct messaging, live chat, blog posts, questions posted or through a dedicated classroom, It is always nice to have dedicated support which covers the technical aspects.
Not convinced yet?
Why not try it out, I mean what have you got to lose?
If you are interested in learning about building an online business from the grassroots up, with everything there at your fingertips on one platform, then I can assure you there is no better training on the Internet.
I know what you are thinking, just another load of “BS” right?
I’m not here to try and con you into anything. That is not my intention at all!
If I have managed to at least give you some insight into what is available, and that I have at least opened up your eyes to other opportunities, and given you food for thought, then as far as I am concerned I have done my job.
You certainly don’t have to take my word for what I am telling you, but just think, what if, what I am saying is 100% correct?
FREE membership with absolutely NO up-sells at all, and wait for it – NO CARD DETAILS will be asked for either; well not unless you are serious and like what you see and would like to take this experience to the next level, but that is entirely up to yourself.
You can stay as a Free member, that is entirely up to you but when I joined as a Free member, it took me literally between 1-2 hours to decide that this was the real deal, because I had never come across anything like it on the Internet before, and that was with plenty of research too.
The Wealthy Affiliate community is more than just that, it is a family that cares and provides you all the support you would ever need along with coaching and any other help.
If ever you are stuck no matter how trivial you think it is, no need to Google your problem, just create a question and before you have made a coffee the answer will be there in front of you with alternatives to choose from.
Whilst researching various training programs prior to Site Rubix and Wealthy Affiliate, I looked at many options on the Internet, but nothing was fully right for me, somethings were good but other things not so good.
There was never the right balance.
Where else can you approach the co-founders with questions and get answers?
You simply can’t!
Through your development, what better way to give you confidence than to get feedback from experienced Internet Entrepreneurs that are already there and doing it.
Having a friendly community who are available and willing to help you every step of the way.
With Site Rubix and the Wealthy Affiliate community, you can’t fail to succeed.
Hopefully, you found this article of interest and that I have been able to give you another option, another direction for you to get even more confused with.
No joking aside, that was not my intention!
If you have time please feel free to leave comments below, negative as well as positive, I would love to read them both, and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience and answer them to the best of my ability.
I would like to thank you for stopping by and reading this review and maybe I will see you on the inside, but if not, then I would like to wish you the best in your research into how all this is done.
What is the best way on how to make money online from your home is a great question and one that many are looking for the answer to? I am sure just like me a few years ago when I was between jobs and looking for an additional income, that you thought it would be easy, but unless you know someone personally like a friend who has actually learned how this works, then just like me you will find it hard.
The Internet is full of miss-information, with many so-called gurus trying to get you involved with their new thing, “their next shiny object”
Sales videos springing up all over the place on social media trying to convince you that their product or their training was the place to be, and like me I bet you fell for all that “BS” too?
Maybe you have been one of the lucky ones who hasn’t lost $100’s if not $1000’s and just looking for some valid information with good advice and how and what to do to add or replace that current income?
Maybe you are one of the many unfortunate ones who has lost hundreds or maybe thousands, bouncing from one guru to the next.
I know what you are going through but I learned very early on in my research and cut my losses, and if you look far and wide and do your research there are options and some very good ones too.
Which Route do you take?
There are many routes you can take, but after spending many hours in research and trying a few of the programs out there myself, I decided that the best online business model was and is Affiliate Marketing.
The only thing I had to do now was to find a training platform that I could trust, which was easier said than done!
Affiliate Marketing is a very simple concept and cost-effective business model, that allows you to function with limited out-goings and where you hold no stocks whatsoever.
You are basically a middle person that bridges the gap between the customer and the product.
It’s a way of marketing or promoting other people’s products to the masses, who are out there on the Internet searching for all sorts of different things.
When you make a sale you get a commission. It’s as simple as that!
If you have a passion, a hobby or an interest, then its just a matter of finding the type of products that relate to your passion, hobby or interest.
How do you find these affiliate products?
In order to promote someone’s products, you have to find where they are which is very easy to do.
There are a few ways to find those products but 2 great ways would be to
1. Search on Google
There are thousands of affiliate programs that you can use such as…
Dating + affiliate programs or
Guitar playing + affiliate programs or
Losing weight + affiliate programs
2. Affiliate Networks
Which are websites that actually hold these products in the one location which makes it a lot easier to find the right product?
I have mentioned a few below but there are probably 100’s of these affiliate networks.
They are all FREE to JOIN and PROMOTE, but some are more difficult to join than others!
All you would do is promote a product on your website and once the visitor clicks on your affiliate link and purchased that product then you would get a commission which varies according to the type of category.
The beauty of Amazon is that when the visitor goes to Amazon through your website link and purchases the product, as long as the visitor is there through your link, then if they purchased any other products you would get a commission for each product purchased.
They don’t have to purchase the product that you are promoting either!
Take for instance if you were promoting a TV and the visitor went to Amazon through your link and purchased the TV or NOT, along with a Toaster, A Blender, Wireless headsets then you would get a commission on each and every product.
How cool is that?
eBay Partner Network
With eBay, there are literally around 1 billion listings to choose from and the same applies, promote a product and get a customer to buy and you earn a commission.
They promote Digital products, software, books, training, etc.
One of the top Affiliate Networks that is well established.
The business model of affiliate marketing is a very simple concept, but building an online business takes a little time to learn.
Why Affiliate Marketing Business model works so well
As of November 2017, there is approximately 3.75 billion who have access to the internet, which is around half the world population.
The Internet is expanding at such a rapid rate with people searching for everything.
Anything you could ever imagine people are searching for, and all you have to do as an affiliate marketer is to get your product or should I say the product you are promoting in front of them.
Just think, how many times have you heard someone say “Just Google it”?
The Internet nowadays is a place everybody goes to when they need answers to questions.
It doesn’t matter which search engine you use, Google, Bing or Yahoo, key in the search term and instantly you will have a wealth of information in front of you.
Let’s look at a scenario and how we can capitalize on people searching for a particular product or service.
We will use Amazon Associates for our products
Let’s look at people who are searching for let’s say…
“Best Drones that take Ariel Photography” This is also what we would call a sub-niche or a micro-niche.
Drones would come from the Electronics marketplace.
Now I have done a little research and have come to a decision that “Drones” are becoming very popular, in fact, they are massive and I know that there are enough people looking for advice and wanting to buy them, maybe as a gift for their child or for themselves.
They range in price from around $10 and go way up into the $1000’s
People will want information on
The most popular Drone
Drones In a certain price range
All you have to do is create a Website, and add a bunch of “Articles” or “Reviews” which are called “blog posts”. Then what you would do is suggest certain types of drones with links to Amazon.
I know what you are thinking, “I haven’t a clue about creating a website, that surely must be beyond my capabilities”?
Well, let me put your mind at ease!
Nowadays building or developing a website is within everybody’s capabilities.
That is a thing of the past!
You can create a fully functioning website within a couple of minutes; in fact, I have seen this done in less than 1 minute.
The search term or keyword “Best Drones that take Ariel Photography” is a search term that people will be keying into Google.
Once the website is created, what we would do then is add a bunch of articles or reviews that visitors to our website would read, suggesting products to buy, in this case, “Drones”
When a visitor clicks on the product link and buys, then you will get a commission, but like I mentioned earlier, the visitor who has clicked on the Amazon link doesn’t necessarily have to buy that product.
They could purchase anything unrelated, and whilst they are still on Amazon through your link buying then you would get a commission for every product purchased.
Does it make sense and can you see the potential now?
Every time a visitor reads one of your articles or reviews and clicks on a product that you are promoting and purchases, then you the affiliate marketer get a commission.
You build your website by adding additional articles and reviews and eventually your website will become a passive income stream and one that will generate you money 24/7/365 days a year and will be around for many years to come.
The more you put into this business the more you will get out of it and the more you write, as in articles and reviews, and the more people you help then the more you will be getting paid.
I’m sure you can see that affiliate marketing is a great business model, and the potential for making a very good living are endless.
Creating an online business takes time
This is not going to happen overnight like all the so-called gurus promise you!
Let me put you straight, there is no magic button to becoming successful online and if someone tells you otherwise then they are lying!
Realistically, just look at any successful business and could you tell me that they sprung up overnight?
Of course, you can’t. A business takes time and you have to build it in the right way.
This is a business that you want around for years to come and to ensure that it is, then the foundation has to be a solid one, otherwise, everything will fall apart.
There is a very precise way to go about it and if you don’t get it right then you’ll get nowhere and give up on this business model at the very first hurdle.
It’s not rocket science and it is certainly not difficult either.
How long would it take to start earning a bunch of money?
Well that all depends on the individual and how much time and effort you put into building your business.
This is not going to happen overnight, like all successful businesses they take time.
Some individuals see the potential in the training and devote many hours, and start earning within 3 months. Others only spend a couple of hours a day and it will obviously take longer.
Not everybody will have time available, due to jobs and other commitments, and there is no pressure at all
Let’s cut to the chase and see how this can be done!
Maybe you have heard of it but have pushed it to one side for your own reasons, which is easy to do with all the misinformation there is because I did just that myself.
Eventually, after doing my own research and not been able to find any negative feedback, which believe me on the Internet is extremely rare nowadays, I had stumbled onto what I believe is probably one of the top affiliate marketing training platforms currently on the Internet today.
What have you got to lose, give it a try?
Who could this Training Platform be for?
There are no boundaries to who this training is for and could benefit everyone, with all levels of experience, from complete beginner’s right through to experienced affiliate marketers.
Take for instance.
We all know unless you have some money tucked away that it could be for retired people looking for a job to supplement their pensions?
What about stay at home mums who would love to work from home for an extra income whilst on maternity leave?
Really it is for anybody who wants to work from home for an extra income.
Is the Training easy for a complete Newbie?
You bet it is!
The training platform was designed with the complete newbie in mind!
This is one shop all in one training platform where you can host all your websites
There are 2 memberships, FREE and PREMIUM and I would always suggest trying out the FREE membership first, that way you have absolutely nothing to lose.
FREE means just that, and there will be no asking for CARD DETAILS and there will certainly not be any UPSELLS like you constantly have to put up with everywhere on the Internet.
If you are serious about learning how all this works then what have you got to lose?
Check it out, I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
Something that many people would like to know and that’s how to start an online business on a budget, which is what we are going to cover in this article and break it down into individual steps that should make the process a lot clearer and to get rid of any misconceptions that you may have.
Starting any business is not something to be taken lightly, and it won’t happen overnight as there is a lot of work involved.
One of the most searched for terms in Google would be money related, and with around half the world population, which is around 4.75 billion who have access to the Internet then why not take advantage and make the Internet work for you.
Just think about all the people who are searching in Google, Bing, and Yahoo for anything you could ever imagine, and why not take a piece of the action?
If you take a quick look at Google search statistics, it states that Google processes well over 60,000 search queries every second, which amounts to well over 3.5 billion searches every single day. Check it out!
This is also known as “Traffic” and as you can see there is more than enough traffic to go around.
Having your own online business is a great way to eventually escape the 5-day working week, and give you back your precious time to do whatever you desire.
Just think about how your life would change and it wouldn’t be a small change either.
No more Boss to answer to, and no more “BS”.
Start your working day when you want.
No more travelling those long distances to work and back.
Work anywhere you want. All you need is a laptop and an Internet connection.
Spend that precious time with your family and friends.
Holidays when you want.
All this is within everybody’s reach, it really is.
Anyway back to the main topic in question, how to start an online business
There are plenty of ways to make money on the Internet but one I researched a few years ago and decided to learn was Affiliate Marketing.
You don’t have to own a product or have to buy any stock, not like the normal type of business where products of some description will either be purchased or manufactured by you to sell.
You wouldn’t need to have premises because everything can be done from home.
That means you don’t need to spend money on purchasing or manufacturing.
All you are is the middleman or woman, who executes certain marketing techniques to get visitors to your site. Give them a lot of great content regarding the product(s) and once they purchase from you, that’s when you make a commission.
It’s as simple as that, but how do we get to that position?
If you were knowledgeable and knew what you were doing then you could create your website and a bunch of other stuff and be on your way to making a lucrative income.
You could find a Mentor and a Training Platform with a great community and learn the whole process step by step, which is what I did.
You don’t require any prerequisite skills to succeed and build your online business.
This will all be taught, and all you have to bring to the table is the right mindset, motivation and the will to succeed, and of course “Hard Work”.
Any business, no matter what, takes time to build, and it needs to be done in the correct manner.
It is not going to happen overnight that is for sure but given the time and a lot of effort you will get there because you want this business around for years to come, and something that you could pass down to the kids and be proud of.
I eventually found a Mentor and Training Platform, and after thorough research, I decided to join Wealthy Affiliate.
OK, let’s get right to the step by step guide, what you need to know to create your online business.
Step 1 – Choose Your Niche
A Niche can be many things.
Just take a look at all the people who are searching for things like
“Smart TV under $1000”
“Best drones with a fitted camera”
Training programs –
“The best training for affiliate marketing”
“How to play better golf”
Debt management –
“How can I get out of debt”
“What happens if I declare bankruptcy”
Make money –
“How to make money on the Internet”
“How you can win the lottery”
The list is endless and remember, I mentioned earlier that Google processes over 60,000 search queries every second.
Each one of those above search queries is a potential Niche.
What people tend to do is choose something that interests them, maybe a hobby, a problem that needs addressing, etc
It also helps if you are passionate about your Niche, that way developing your website won’t become so much of a chore when you are doing your research.
It could be that at the moment you don’t feel a passion, but that could come at a later date especially when you see a return on your investment.
When choosing your niche there are few parameters that you need to take into consideration which I explain in my review on what a niche is and how to find a profitable one.
If you think about it, it wouldn’t make sense to spend all your precious time developing your website where there were no visitors searching for things relating to your Niche, would they?
That’s where it all gets interesting in Step 3, Keyword Research.
It’s imperative that you choose a Niche where you know there will be plenty of visitors (traffic) coming to your website.
Once you have decided on a niche, then you need to focus on building your website.
Step 2 – Build Your Website
You have your Niche and now you are ready to go.
First off you need to decide who is going to host your website. There are many and I have listed the top 5 in my opinion.
But before you decide and dive into one of the above, Wealthy Affiliate has their own hosting and therefore why not take advantage, that’s if you become a member that is.
The overall “Yearly” cost, by far outweighs all the top hosting sites.
Not only that but take a look at what you get.
Full support and management
Mirroring – If your site goes down no problem
Faster site speed
The most secure, cost-effective affordable hosting there is on the Internet
25 Your own domains as a paid member
25 Free site Rubix domains as a paid member
That’s 50 domains in total. Do you think that would be enough?
I’m sure you’ll agree that nobody comes near when it comes to hosting at Wealthy Affiliate.
Now you have decided on who’s going to do your hosting, now it’s time to think about your domain.
This is going to be the name of your Website, which can also be registered through Wealthy Affiliate.
This is where it can be a little tricky because you are now going to sit down with a pen and paper and write down a bunch of names for your Niche, and what you will find is once you have decided on a name that somebody else is using that name.
Try to think of a good name for your website and one that relates to your Niche.
Remember this is going to be your brand, and I think people don’t spend enough time on this decision and just jump in and select the first one they can think off.
This name is going to be with you for years to come, so a little time and patience.
If you are serious about building an online business then you really need your own domain (Website) name!
If you just wanted to give the Training Platform a trial run then there are 2 Free Domains that you can use to get a feel for whether this is really for you or not.
That is exactly what I did but decided within 2 hours that this training platform was for me!
Everything you would ever need is there for you at Wealthy Affiliate and makes everything so straightforward.
Are you thinking?
“This isn’t for me, I don’t have any technical skills and just wouldn’t have a clue about how to create a website”. Right?
The guys at Wealthy Affiliate make developing a website so very straightforward, and no techie stuff at all is required. Anybody can do this.
Your website is ready to go, now all you have to do is write Niche related content, but before you get to that, you need to research just what people are searching for regarding your Niche in Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Step 3 – Keyword Research
This is where you would use a Keyword Tool and there are many out there.
Some good and some bad along with cost issues.
Just recently at Wealthy Affiliate major changes have been made to integrate the Jaaxy Keyword Tool and make it all part of the training platform.
What they have done is replace the FREE cutdown version of Jaaxy with the new Jaaxy membership, which has many more features you can take advantage of. The FREE membership still as restrictions though!
The 4 memberships are
Jaaxy Starter – Part of the free membership with restrictions
Jaaxy Lite – Now part of the Premium Membership
Jaaxy Pro – As before
Jaaxy Enterprise – As before
What this means for anybody who is serious about building a successful online business is, that if you decide to upgrade to Premium then the Jaaxy Keyword Tool comes as part of that membership.
A big saving and how cool is that?
This is very easy to learn and extremely accurate and gives you just what you need in order to accelerate your research. No complexity at all and designed I would say for the newbie.
I use the Jaaxy Pro version and I would say one if not the best Keyword Research Tool on the Internet today.
You may say I am biased and maybe I am but I have tried a number of Keyword Tools in the past and Jaaxy leaves them standing.
If you want to know more about Jaaxy along with Keyword research that is covered then you can read my review of Jaaxy here.
In essence, what you are trying to do when researching keywords is to look for what we call “Long Tail Keywords”
These are keywords that fewer marketers will be using. The longer the keyword the less competition you will find, or that is the theory behind it.
There are 2 types of keywords
Long Tail Keyword
The broad keyword would be – “Make Money”
Another but not so broad would be – “Make Money Online”
A long-tail keyword would be – “Make Money Online as an Affiliate Marketer”
You need to stay away from Broad Keywords
Although the traffic for a broad keyword will be high these are the keywords that “The Big Companies” will be ranking in Google for.
They have an unlimited supply of money and we just can’t compete at that level, but expanding the keyword can still reap rewards for you.
It just means that the traffic will not be so great.
As a guide, you need to be looking for a keyword that as…
An average monthly search of 100+
QSR less than 50 ( this is the number of websites using that same keyword)
The idea is to find those Long Tail Keywords and use them as the “Title” of your “Post” and build your content around.
Remember you can change the keyword to suit your requirements.
Add words to the beginning and the end to give it a more meaningful name.
Over time, you will write many posts relating to your Niche and each post will attract a certain amount of traffic to your website, and if you get all this right, then Google will rank your posts high, and we are aiming for pages 1 or 2.
The more posts with those great keywords the more traffic that will come to your website and the more sales you will make.
A piece of cake, right?
Step 4 – Writing Content
Great readable content unless you are already an established writer comes with time and the more you write the better you will get.
Something we do all the time on the Internet and that is some form of research?
Looking for a new TV, a new wireless audio player, a new car, and we are always reading reviews to find out what other people say about the product, right?
All you are doing as an affiliate marketer is what you would do on a daily basis, the difference is that you will be writing posts and reviews relating to your Niche.
Step 5 – Promoting Your Website and getting traffic to it
We have mentioned great long-tail keywords that you will use for your posts and what you are trying to achieve is to get traffic to your website without paying for it.
This is also called organic traffic and a term that you may have heard of as SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
This is where we target long-tail keywords that people are using in Google to get our Free Traffic.
Free Organic Traffic takes time but eventually when done in the right manner will save you a lot of money.
Paid traffic is quick, but you have to know what you are doing because there are a lot of traffic sites promoting that their site is the best, but beware ‘cause there are some unscrupulous people out there.
This is where you can lose a lot of money if you don’t know what you are doing.
If you need to pay for traffic use Bing Ads (which is reasonably priced) or Google Adwords (Not so reasonably priced) but trustworthy sites all the same.
You can promote on a site called Buffer. Here they allow you to schedule your posts on the social media networks.
Step 6 – Monetizing
There are many ways to monetize your website through the many Affiliate Programs out there and these are where you will get your products from for your marketing campaigns.
You have affiliate networks like Clickbank for promoting digital products and some come with commissions as high as 75% and some much higher.
The beauty about Amazon is that once a visitor goes to Amazon through your website link, any purchases they make without exiting your link means you will be paid commissions on everything the visitor buys.
Google Adsense is another way but I have reservations about using it as advertisements keep popping up on your posts that don’t relate to your topic, and I find it annoying and spoils the customer experience.
Let’s face it who likes popups because I certainly don’t?
One thing to take on board is that pretty much all the Affiliate Programs are Free to join.
There are many, many more, you’ll just have to do your research.
Step 7 – Reaping the rewards after all your hard work
This Step you don’t have to do anything because if you have followed the above steps 1-6 to the letter then this step comes naturally.
This is where we see that all our hard work has paid off.
You have been building your website by adding Niche related content, and over time each post you create will attract a certain amount of traffic, in other words, visitors, and provided you have given your visitors the right information then they will purchase from your website.
That is when you receive commissions from the likes of Amazon, Clickbank etc
I’m sure you will agree that we have covered quite a lot here with regards to building an online business, and broken it down into clear concise steps that hopefully you have been able to understand.
I sincerely hope I have achieved what I set out to do and given you a clear path to becoming a success online.
Learning to build an online business in the affiliate marketing world is by far the best path to take in my opinion, and I hope this step by step approach as answered many questions and given you a clear understanding of just what is required.
To learn all this and more, much, much more, then I would highly recommend joining as a Free Member and seeing what is all about.
Try Wealthy Affiliate and see what you think, because there is nothing, in my opinion, that comes close, but that is a decision only you can make.
All I am here to do is relay the information and it is you that has to take that initial step.
Remember one thing if you join you will have me on your side to give guidance whenever you need it.
I would like to thank you for stopping by and reading this article and I welcome all comments and will surely get back to you at my earliest convenience and will be more than happy to answer all questions.
Any ideas feel free to share
All the best on your journey and hopefully I will see you on the inside
Many people and from all walks of life are looking for ways to make money online so they can eventually “kiss goodbye” to that 9-5 and the day they can tell their boss where to go! How to work online at home, be successful and rid the mundane 9-5 drudge is a worthy question that we are going to be looking at.
I’m sure even though you were searching for something entirely different, its a little tempting to key in a search term like “how to make money online” or something like?
This is one of the top Internet searches on Google and wouldn’t it be great if you could learn how to crack it?
Just think about how free you would be!
No more boss and no more 9-5 robotic days. Wake up when you want and wherever you want, controlling your days and not letting your days be controlled.
You will find all over the Internet, people being successful or should I say reporting to be successful in earning a living online. Just how many are telling the true story?
They say that around 4% are actually making a living from the Internet so out of 100 people on let’s say youtube telling you they are being successful only about 4 out of the 100 are telling you the truth. Quite amazing odds aren’t they?
How do these 4% actually make a living online?
Do they have an unlimited amount of money and just able to take chances that we can’t?
Are you so brainwashed into the Monday to Friday regime working for someone else, and don’t have any free time and therefore can’t imagine anything else?
What if I told you that being in business for yourself wasn’t beyond your capabilities, and more straightforward than you think, and with the right training behind you a reality?
In this post, I am going to show you how to change your mindset and move away from the 9-5 regime and introduce you to the straightforward steps that you can learn in order to progress and build a successful business for yourself that will eventually become a passive income stream.
This is when you have your website up and running and attracting traffic 24/7/365, which in essence are customers coming to your website, reading articles and purchasing from you, and this is all done on auto-pilot.
Whether you want to stay at home or travel around the world and work, the choice is entirely yours?
I know a few marketers who are doing just that, traveling the world and working when and where they want, and we are not talking about years down the road.
We are talking about people like you and I who came into Affiliate Marketing with absolutely no knowledge whatsoever and within 2 years they are off.
This can be you!
You must have the right mindset and must be ready to break away from the daily regime that you find yourself currently in.
How To Work Online at Home, be Successful and rid the Mundane 9-5 drudge
I bet when you’ve approached family and friends about how to work online at home and get paid, they probably came back with a dumbfounded luck and told you to stop wasting your time and stop dreaming the big life.
What about your job?
If we listened to those remarks then we would stay in our mundane lives, and never progress and push ourselves, would we?
We all have ambitions and want the dream, don’t we?
Most of us aren’t blessed with being lucky enough to win the lottery and have to work for a living, so why not have bigger aspirations?
There is only one person who can better your life and that is you, right?
I had a good job and it was freelance but I was still working for somebody else, until I woke up one day and said to myself, “I have had enough of this working away from home and only coming back at weekends” Some life eh?
Well, it does get a bit much when you get to certain point in your life and are not single anymore.
Time is precious and my social life is too, just like yours.
Nowadays, the Internet is king and it’s still in its infancy days too, with around 3.75 billion who have access to the Internet, which is around half the world population then why not use it to benefit your life?
But first, you need to understand the basics of what you need to succeed in this business.
Before jumping in creating your online business ask yourself?
What is my interest?
How can I build a professional looking website that gets real traffic?
How do I get visitors to my website?
Where can I find a training platform that will teach me all this and more?
There are 4 straightforward steps to any successful online business
Choose an Interest, a niche
Build your website
Get ranked in Google and get visitors to your website
In essence, those top 3 are what it takes to build a successful online business.
The last one “Earn commissions” comes naturally when the first 3 are done correctly.
When you break it all down into these steps everything becomes clear and makes complete sense I think you’ll agree?
What you must be aware of are these processes aren’t going to be done overnight. They will take time and therefore there is work to be done, which is extremely enjoyable especially when you see a return on your investment.
Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day!
The more time you put into this business the quicker you will get to your goal of “Freedom” from the 9-5.
Choose an Interest, a niche
Almost anything you can think of can be a niche and when selecting one try to have a passion for it, this way it will make things a lot easier when developing your website.
No problem if you don’t have an immediate passion for your chosen niche. this can come at a later date!
Just think about it, there are close to 4 billion Internet users searching for literally anything you could imagine, and each one of those search terms has the potential to become a niche.
Get ranked in Google and get visitors to your website
Your objective before you try to make money with any website is to focus on getting actual visitors to your website and without visitors you have nobody to sell or advertise to.
There are 2 ways to get visitors to your website, paid traffic and free traffic.
Paid traffic is quick but can be extremely difficult to master and a lot down to costs.
This is where you will find the big hitters (major companies) who have an endless supply of money for marketing controlling the advertising, which makes it extremely difficult for us “Fish” to compete in.
Not only that but there are literally 100’s of agencies out there promising you theirs is the best. Take it from me you can find yourself losing a lot of money with a large percentage of these.
You will come up against “Bots” and all sorts of crooked ways of squeezing out your last buck.
Free Organic traffic is by far the best form of traffic I think you’ll agree, but time confusing in the beginning, but when you have your site fully loaded with great content targeting those “Long Tail Keywords” then eventually your site will become a passive income generator, and all it will cost is your time in getting it there, whilst all the others are spending thousands on paid traffic.
I hope I have given you a little insight into what is involved when it comes to the building blocks for building an online business and creating your online presence, but remember there is no “magic button” that creates instant wealthy no matter what you are told.
Like I said earlier it is not going to happen overnight. There is work to do and once you have chosen the right training platform with 100% backing then there is no turning back. Confidence is a key factor and when you know that you are in the right place then that’s half the battle.
Stop bouncing from one product to the next, all you will do is lose a lot of money which will play on your mind and only strengthen the negative side of your brain.
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