How to Start an Online Business on a Budget – Step by Step Guide

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.

Or

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

Products –

“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.

If you need to look more into what a niche is and how to find a profitable one, then take a look at an article I wrote explaining what a Niche is and how to seek out a profitable one.

Or you could take a look at this topic explained by Kyle who is one of my mentors at Wealthy Affiliate.

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.

  1. Hosting
  2. Bluehost
  3. iPage
  4. Godaddy
  5. HostGator

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
  • Daily backups
  • Mirroring – If your site goes down no problem
  • Website monitoring
  • Faster site speed
  • The most secure, cost-effective affordable hosting there is on the Internet
  • WordPress optimized
  • 24/7/365
  • 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?

Wrong!

The guys at Wealthy Affiliate make developing a website so very straightforward, and no techie stuff at all is required. Anybody can do this.

Take a look at one of the co-owners, Kyle creates a website in less than 1 minute.

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

  • Broad Keyword
  • 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.

That’s it!

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.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Linkedin

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.

What about Amazon Associates, the biggest retail outlet on the Internet that sells pretty much anything, with commissions ranging from 0%-10%.

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

Final Analysis

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.

If you haven’t already, please check out my review of Wealthy Affiliate.

Feedback and comments

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

Your friend

Mick

 

 

 

About Myself

Welcome to Achieve Success From Home, a website I created which is dedicated to helping aspiring individuals who are looking for a way out of the 9 to 5 drudge and to finally tell their boss where to go.

Something that pretty much everybody would like to do right?

Anyway as you have obviously clicked on my website which hopefully made the first page of Google (likely story, but I can live in hope) then it is only right that I tell you a little about myself, my journey and where I am today.

My Story from what seems a not too Distant Past.

In deep thought thinking about the garden

Hi there my name is Mick and here’s a picture of me in my garden in deep thought thinking, how or more to the point who is going to help me sort this garden out?

You see I have never been into gardening although part of my decision to purchase this house was partly down to the garden.

Doesn’t make sense, does it?

I am the eldest of three siblings, two brothers, and a sister, and we all live in the UK and are pretty much spread around the country, and very seldom manage to get together due to the distance.

Where it all started…

I left school and joined the armed forces, which pretty much took care of my first six years of employment. Had some great times, met some great people, traveled and saw quite a bit of the world, and as it was peacetime then, there was very little to worry about as to whether we would make it home or not. Not like today, as it would appear we are constantly involved in wars.

I had to endure plenty of “BS” whilst serving in the forces and thought after I’d left, that would be the end of it.

How wrong was I ’cause the Internet is absolutely full of it!

Left the forces to try to better and improve my life although at the time I hadn’t a clue what I was going to do. In fact, when I did leave the forces I never mentioned this to my parents, but told them I was on three weeks leave. How crazy was that? I thought I’d have at least a few weeks to myself before all hell broke loose. Anyway, that’s exactly what happened when I told them the real reason, all hell broke loose!

My stay with the parents didn’t last long, too much friction and the fact that my father thought I was going to make a career of the armed forces. I did reach the rank of Sergeant which I suppose was something, but there comes a time when a change is required.

I moved to a fishing village on the North East coast of Yorkshire. A beautiful place, and a place that is very dear to me, namely Whitby also my place of birth, and where Bram Stoker got his inspiration for Dracula. Just think, if Whitby hadn’t have existed. Would there ever have been any of those Vampire/Dracula movies and series’ made?

If ever you are in the vicinity, I would recommend you check out Whitby as nowadays it is one of the most visited places in the UK, however bad the weather is, and it usually is BAD, the weather that is!

My time in Whitby was short lived due to the lack of work and therefore let’s forward five years…

In that time I’d moved to the Leeds area, met a girl, moved in together and we had a child. Lee-Michael, who incidentally is doing well for himself.

Managed to find a training course in Computer Analysis/Programming at the time was run by Manpower services, which was a government-run employment and training services.

As a result of the training, I found my first real job in London on the Old Kent Road. Spent 14 months learning my trade there as a programmer and decided to move back home which at the time was West Yorkshire.

Fast forward 6 years and my decision to move into the IT Freelance World.

The two girls in my life

Around the time that I met Susan and here she is with our beautiful granddaughter Hope Liberty, out walking the neighbors’ dog.

Had some great contracts, and worked in various countries across the water and in Europe and Scandinavia. My last contract was in Basel, Switzerland where I spent two and half years. What a great place and a great country, and such a friendly environment. Even to this day parents walk their kids down to the tram and let them travel alone to school. It’s such a safe place even in today’s CRAZY world!

Thing’s really dried up for me in the Software Development arena way back in 2012, and I found myself trying to learn a new skill on the Internet but not really having a direction as to what to get involved with.

Does a background in a certain skill help you online?

Of course it does, and there are many skills that people have that can help you when learning how to make a living online.

Mine you might say would be software development, and 10+ years ago that skill would have helped me a lot, but nowadays things have moved on so much, with the technology improving vastly on a day to day basis. It is nice to have this knowledge if you keep up with it, but I seldom do, and there is a misconception here which I would like to put you straight with.

If you decide to get involved with some form of training regarding let’s say Affiliate Marketing, which I certainly would advise you in doing, especially if you want to succeed and build an online business, which will (not if) give you a sustainable income for life; then you really don’t need any technical skills at all. It helps but it doesn’t matter!

Forget about mindsets and all that crap that Internet Marketers bang on about (just to get you into their fold) because what you will find is that once you have chosen the right path. In other words, a “Training Platform” that you can trust 100% and not some crappy MLM (pyramid) garbage where you have to con people into getting involved, then everything will fall into place.

Some people think (myself included at the time), that there is some magical formula that the so-called guru’s know and will give you. There isn’t, but all the same, it will cost you, and this is where things get costly and frustrating, because you rarely learn anything that is going to benefit you, and you find yourself jumping ship from one “Scam Artist” to another. You have to find the right training and this can be difficult because there is so much “Garbage” out there.

This can be difficult I know because it took me time to find the right training, but hey we’re only human and we live and learn don’t we?

My delve into the Internet Marketing arena

The best way to describe my involvement with the Internet is that I dabbled and didn’t have a clue what I was doing!

I listened to advice from everybody whether right or wrong! I couldn’t tell the difference which was which. What I did find out very early on was that everybody was an expert trying to get you into their “thing”.

Pretty much like a cult with followers been sucked into whatever it may be at the time!

I’m sure you have noticed and had your fill of it!

Tried a few things, and as I’m such a cautious person managed to avoid many scams, and due to this, I found myself not taking chances, and therefore never really giving anything a chance to succeed, if at all it ever would.

The Internet (World Wide Web) is a wonderful piece of technology, invented by a British scientist at Cern way back in 1989, so really it is relatively new but expanding at a rapid rate. It’s full of great resources and a lot of “Rubbish” too, and it’s this “Rubbish” that you have to wade through and eliminate, which is extremely difficult to do, and as a consequence you put up a guard, a barrier, and decide that everything whether good or bad will be first put into the “caution” or “bs” category, unless proved otherwise.

If you don’t already do this, I certainly advise that you do!

The Internet is full of “SCAMS” with up-sell after up-sell!

A very large percentage of products have this common factor, and it is only after purchasing the initial product that you are faced with that dilemma! Do I really need these additional products in-order for everything to work, and bang before you know it you are 100’s and sometimes 1000’s of dollars out of pocket!

These marketing ploys are extremely underhanded and should be outlawed, but in essence, are they doing anything wrong? No, they aren’t, but hey do they have any scruples, most probably not. These unscrupulous “So-Called Gurus” are only interested in one thing; how much “Dosh” they can get from you and cram into their pockets. The last thing on their minds is helping you or whether you are getting value!

These tactics I can assure you only work on people who are new to Internet Marketing, who are just trying to learn something new and make some extra cash.

You see, when we are looking for a way to improve our lives, we will listen to pretty much anybody who comes across as some sort of “Expert” and the Internet is full of so-called “Experts” and easy to fall into their trap.

People new to the Internet will follow these so-called “Gurus” and it is extremely difficult to wade through all the garbage that there is, it really is. I know because it happened to me!

In this age of the Internet, you will find that an extremely large percentage of products promising you wealth fall into the category of “SCAMS” and should be avoided at all costs.

I’m not here to try and con or trick you into anything, and I won’t promise you great amounts of wealth because nobody can.

I will not brag about living in a massive gated house and driving a Ferrari or constantly traveling around the world living the so-called laptop lifestyle because I’m not and I don’t! I’m just an ordinary person (like yourself) trying to live a better life.

I will not attach proof of earnings because quite frankly anybody who does I am very wary of. Nowadays, anybody can falsify proof of earnings, especially with the advanced software that is out there on the market. I’m not saying that everybody does this but you have to be aware of those claims.

What I will tell you is that I have been Affiliate Marketing now for 3 years and I do make a living, but I’m not going to claim that it is easy because if it was then everybody would be millionaires, right?

What I will do is give you my honest opinion across a wide spectrum and help you the best I know how and whether you believe me or not I will leave that for you to decide.

The more you give the more you get back

If I can help others in any way possible then I’m a happy person. “The more you get back” is the pleasure I get when I have helped someone, and the “get back” doesn’t have to be much, if anything at all.

I remember a young student not too long ago who connected with me through Facebook. He was a struggling student living in Nigeria trying to make ends meet. Not just funding himself through his education but helping his family out as well. I gave him some advice, along with some software to help his studying which was well out of his reach, money wise that is. He is now doing extremely well and earning from the Internet and that gave me total enjoyment and we still keep in touch today.

Helping out family and friends goes without saying, but going that extra mile with somebody you don’t know, or barely know, is a breath of fresh air, and what life is all about and what I am constantly striving to do.

My Objective with AchieveSuccessFromHome.Com

As the name suggests, achieve success from home, anybody can do it really. All you need to do is find the correct platform and hopefully, I can steer you in the right direction.

Making a living online is extremely possible, but it takes time and if you are prepared to set out your stall in the correct manner and work hard anything is achievable.

One to two years isn’t a long time when you are building a business and building it in the correct manner.

One to two years goes by extremely quick when you are bouncing from this “shiny new object” to that “shiny new object” and learning absolutely nothing in the process, and all you seem to be doing is losing money.

Stop following a cult and learning how to copy. You need the right framework in order to build a solid business foundation.

Rome wasn’t built in a …

Hopefully, I can bring to people’s attention the endless possibilities that are out there for earning a living working from the comfort of your home, and try to eradicate many misleading and outright false information and claims that currently flood the Internet Market today.

If you require any help whatsoever or have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments below, and if you have any ideas at all or opinions then I would like to hear them also, and I will be more than happy to help you in any way I can.

Sorry if I have gone on a little but I would like to thank you for stopping by at Achieve Success From Home and listening to my story.

Enjoy life my friend and all the best for the future

Mick

Owner – AchievesuccessFromHome.com

How To Work Online at Home, be Successful and rid the Mundane 9-5 drudge

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.

What do we mean by 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?

You can read my #1 recommended product review that goes into greater detail.

There are 4 straightforward steps to any successful online business

  1. Choose an Interest, a niche
  2. Build your website
  3. Get ranked in Google and get visitors to your website
  4. Earn commissions

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.

Check out my review on what a niche is and a guide to selecting the right one.

Build your website

Once you have decided upon a niche for your business, then now it’s time to build your website.

Don’t let this intimidate you because creating a website is a breeze. No technical abilities are required because you can actually have your website up and running in less than 1 minute.

Watch this video and be amazed just how easy it is

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.

Watch this short video which explains things in more detail.

The most important factor in all this is?

Finding the right training platform

OK, so you can learn all this through searching on Google or going to YouTube but we are back to the same dilemma. Who can you trust?

You will find literally thousands who declare their knowledge, but you have to remember that they are trying to get you into their fold and get you to sign up to some MLM, Pyramid selling scheme.

All you will end up doing is losing money.

OK, so we agree on one thing, that you need a mentor because we all need mentors, but choosing the right one can be extremely difficult.

Take a good look at my #1 recommendation how I learned Affiliate Marketing from the grassroots up.

Final Analysis

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.

Feedback and comments

If you have any questions at all both negative and positive, please leave them in the comments below. I would love to hear them.

Maybe you have some ideas for me or just want a natter about something, please feel free to share.

I will get back and answer all questions at my earliest convenience and to the best of my knowledge.

I’d like to wish you all the best for the future.

Mick

Owner – AchieveSuccessfromHome.com