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You want to start an online business, but you don’t know where to start. I am going to tell you exactly how to get started online.
In this guide I am going to show you how easy it is to start your own online business. Starting an online business is a lot simpler and way cheaper than starting a shop or restaurant in town. An online business gives a lot of flexibility to you personally as well as to your business.
Let me first explain in what ways you can start an online business.
There are many ways to make money online:
- Through Advertisements / Ads / banners
- Selling eBooks
- Online Store
- Dropshipping (reselling products from others)
- Selling products through product market sites such as Ebay or Amazon
- Create websites for others (service)
- Affiliate Marketing
- Membership website with paying members
- Online Stock Trading
That is just the tip of the iceberg, there are many more ways to create an online income.
Starting an online business starts by creating your own unique website online. Websites are relatively cheap to run and you can do everything else yourself with little effort.
Your Online Business In Four Easy Steps
- Decide on Your Niche
- Choose A Brandable Domain Name
- Build a Website
- Create Content
After you have built your first website, all you need to do is fill your website with content. I will now go into detail on each of the steps below.
Step 1. – Decide Your Niche
A niche is both the topic you want to talk about as well as the audience you want to target. Your niche might be based upon a hobby or a certain market. If you for example love “gardening” you could start your niche about “home gardening”. Gardening or home gardening could be a rather broad subject, so you might want to narrow it more down to a target audience and a specific topic.
“Home Gardening For People Living in Urban Area’s is an example on a more narrowed down niche. You can start publishing content with all the tips and tricks on urban gardening – whether it is about a project garden you share with your neighbours or a small garden on your balcony.
There are techniques for how to find out about your niche, which I will explain further on this website.
Step 2. – Choose A Brandable Domain Name
Before starting out on your website you will need to register a brandable domain name. Domain names are going to stay with your website for a long time and making it brandable is going to help so much more to that. When you become an authority you become a brand in your niche for your audience to identify themselves with.
When starting out, you might however not know this for sure yet, so you can start with a free domain name and get started and choose a brandable domain name later.
Step 3. – Build a website
For any new online business, you need a website. That’s where it all starts. You cannot really do without, as it is a requirement for most other networks as well. Whether you are going to sell on Amazon/Ebay or whether you are selling your products/ads on your own website, you need a website. All modern websites are responsive, meaning that they work both on PC as well as on a mobile device. More and more people every year are using their phone to check stuff out online. Therefore it is getting more and more interesting to make sure that your website works for mobile first and PC’s second.
Step 4. – Create Content
As soon as you got your niche, your domain and your website up and running, you can get started creating content for your site. Good quality content is essential for your website, and you need lots of it. Quality content also helps you rank in the search engines. Being ranked in the search engines will drive traffic to your website. The most important thing in content creation is to create quality content consistently.
Content is a very broad word. It can be posts and reviews or content can be products in a shop. Content can be even information on the services you offer as a business.
When Do I Start Earning?
So, while you are still working on getting more traffic on your site, you don’t have to think about how you will make money on it. Building your website and gaining visitors will take the biggest amount of time. How much time? Well, this all depends on your efforts. You can make money from your website as soon as you drive traffic to your site.
If you had thought that starting a business is a way to make some very quick money, than I have to disappoint you. There are really no quick ways to make money, other than doing something highly illegal or just being in a normal job. Putting the time and work in your online business, will pay off in the long run.
Don’t do it alone – Get Support
Sure, there are many resources on the internet available. There is a lot of information on making money online, but there is just as much (if not more) misinformation on the same place. The type of misinformation that can cost you more than you will ever earn back. This is why it is important to find a trusted source and a great course to help you build your business.
I Offer You 1-on-1 Coaching
I am a member of and coach on Wealthy Affiliate. It is through Wealthy Affiliate and my website here at ownonlineboss.com that I can coach and help people build their own online business. With my existing expertise of information technology, websites, hosting and marketing and the acquired knowledge through Wealthy Affiliate, I am able to support you in all the aspects of building out your own online business.
Wealthy Affiliate is a place where you can learn about building your own online business. It is an active community of like-minded people that want to motivate and help each other creating each their own individual online business. At Wealthy Affiliate you can be a free member or a premium member.
I coach you, no matter what type of member you will be!
You will find professional marketeers there as well as new beginners in the industry. All are sharing their own bit of knowledge. The owners of the site have produced a number of courses that explain everything about affiliate marketing.
All the techniques that are taught, are proven to work and will improve your website and can be applied on whichever business model you decide to go with.
Free Extra Services
Next to the courses, they offer a number of services included in the membership. As such they offer hosting for up to 50 websites, a premium keyword tool, a way to acquire comments on your website, a way to acquire feedback, a writing system to publish articles easily and weekly live video classes.
The owners, Kyle & Carson are also available to premium members through the same platform 24/7. From the moment you get access to this system, you can ask questions, anywhere to anyone. There is live chat and there are numerous amount of forums and places where you can ask your questions and get them answered within minutes by the extremely active community.
The real cool thing is that I am there for you to help you
As I said earlier, I am also an active premium member of this community. I do run all my websites through Wealthy Affiliate. Even the website you are reading from right now is hosted there.
Summarizing what I just told you, the platform offers:
- Webhosting for your website (up to 25 domains actually + 25 free sites)
- Domain registration and hosting (+ email)
- 24/7 Active Support
- A learning platform with 2x 7+ modules (each with 10 lessons) on how to build your online business
- Lots and lots of other tutorials made by the community (thousands!)
- Weekly free live video classes
- A number of free tools (content writer, comments and feedback systems, link tracking, Jaaxy keyword tool)
- A community that motivates and helps you along the way
- Possibilities for you to be DIRECTLY in contact with ME
- Bonuses from me exclusively to you
Even though this system costs you a monthly (or yearly) fee, all that it offers makes it absolutely worth it!
And you know what? You can start your business for free!
It costs you nothing to start, absolutely nada. As a free member you get access to the first module for unlimited time. You can run your first website for your business also entirely for free. In fact, you can create up to two websites for free.
You gain access to most of the other content for the first 7 days. A time-limited offer is given to you for a premium subscription during this period. If you do not want to do that you can stay a free member forever.
What Are You Waiting For?
You got absolutely nothing to lose! So what are you waiting for? Join me and let’s get your business started. Take things into own hands and start making money online.
“Now is absolutely the right time to start becoming your own online boss!”
And remember: As soon as you are inside, I will be right there for you!!! See you on the other side!
Still unsure? Read my full review of Wealthy Affiliate.
How To Get Started Online is part of my beginner series: