Starting Your Online Business 7


To get started in online-business you need:

1. Motivation:

To have motivation you need ambition.

Ask yourself these questions:

What are your life goals?
Your life goals might be that you want financial freedom or you want to work from home or be your own boss. They could be anything you want.

What do you have to do to achieve those goals?
There are many ways to achieve your goals, but online-business is a great way of being successful and can be very lucrative.

2. Business Idea

Modern business concept

How can I make money from an online business?

There are many routes to earning revenue through online business and you have to explore and find out what the best business idea would be for you. A great place to start would be your passions and interests, which could be cooking, reading, travelling or even just making money. However, not all ideas work, so you would need a niche that would give you a good chance of being successful. Some take the route of selling physical products online either through their own websites or on sites such as eBay or Amazon. That’s a great way of making money, however that sort of route is not for me. I prefer to make money with out selling products but by marketing them. This type of business can be done through affiliate marketing, where you find the right niche or niches for you and promote them through your sites, which in turn will earn you revenue.

For example, You promote a specific product sold by someone else available on Amazon. You provide a link for people reading your article, review or blog to buy that product. If someone buys that product through your link, you get a percentage of the profit. It’s so simple and straight forward and all your role involves is advertising products or services for other people or companies and pointing the potential customers to the right direction.

How do I know which niche would be best?

Keyword research is the best way to find a good niche to work with. If you work with the right keywords, people can come across your site easier on the web. You are able to find out what people are searching for on the web whilst researching into keywords. It will help you determine what type of niche market or markets to tap into. When searching for keywords you would ideally want a keyword that generates several thousand search results. However if the keywords you find generate several million search results, than its better to stay away as it would be too competitive. A fantastic website and tool for finding the right keywords is This website allows you to see how popular specific keywords are on the web. has a free trial where you get 30 free searches. It’s good to try Jaaxy for free to see if you like what it offers before you become a full member to gain unlimited access to it’s services.

3. Your own website


You have now found your niche and the next step is to have your own website to get it out there.

How can I make my own website?
In your head you would probably say “I could make my own website from scratch, but I would need to have knowledge in web development.”

What if I don’t have that knowledge?
Fortunately, there are certain websites that are Content Management Systems (CMS), such as WordPress, Weebly and Wix to name a few. These sites give ordinary people like me and yourselves access to the web designing world with out us having to know about web development or even having to pay to have our own website! They help you build your own website for free and very quickly.

So even if you did have web development knowledge, you would probably still use sites like WordPress to build your own free website for your business, as it also, I guess, saves you time. If you want to learn how to build your own free website in 30 seconds, this link will send you to a great video by Wealthy Affiliate that shows you just that.

You can have your own free website with WordPress and the only time you would pay is if and when you want to buy your own domain name. This would take out the WordPress name from your web address. Buying your own domain name is also very affordable and it’s about £10/$10 a year depending on where you live. WordPress is straightforward and easy to use, however initially you need to explore it to get the hang of it. The great thing about the online Affiliate Marketing training programme by Wealthy Affiliate that I am part of is that it provides training for how to build your own website with out having to explore WordPress your self.

4. Knowing how to make money with your website:

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So far, this page has briefly shown you how to find the right niche to tap into for your online business and has also shown you a simple way to make your own website. Now I will introduce ways to make money with your website and your niches or niches. And one of the great ways to that is with Wealthy Affiliate (WA). What is Wealthy Affiliate? Wealthy Affiliate is an online training course that will teach you how to build websites as well as earning money from affiliate marketing.

There are two routes (and you can take both if you want to) that you can take with Wealthy Affiliate:

Route 1:

Build a website based on your own passions and interests and make money through promoting other peoples products and from advertising on your website.

Route 2: 

Build a website more focused on affiliate marketing and how to make money with online business, whilst promoting Wealthy Affiliate through your articles, blogs and posts at the same time. If people join Wealthy Affiliate through your website you will start to earn revenue from Wealthy Affiliate on a recurring basis. It’s that simple.

So, what’s the catch?

There is no catch… It is not an easy way of making money, as it is not a get rich quick scheme. It is a real way of making money and Wealthy Affiliate will show you how to do it. It will involve hard and dedicated work and the more you put in the more you will get out of it.

What will it cost me?

There are two member packages:

Starter Member:

The great thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that you can join for free as a Starter Member which include:

  • Wealthy Affiliate’s “Getting Started” training course
  • 2 free websites with hosting
  • Great live help and support for 7 days
  • Up to Phase 1 of the Affiliate Bootcamp training
  • Video Walk-Throughs
  • 30 keyword searches with the keyword tool

And many more benefits (Details below premium member section)                   wa_starter_650x255

Premium Member: If you like what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer you can also upgrade to be a Premium Member, which include:

  • The full Wealthy Affiliate training courses
  • All phases of the Affiliate Bootcamp training Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited support and coaching
  • Unlimited use of the keyword tool
  • Earn double the amount of affiliate revenue

And many more benefits (Details below)

There are details of each package below, click on the banner below for further information or if you want to join.   wealthy-affiliate-membership-grid

There are many ways to start an online business I have tried many and I have personally found a great and realistic way in starting my online business with very low cost and full training and help from a big community.

I invite you to check out and join Wealthy Affiliate to see what you think. If you have any questions or want to tell me what you think, please me a comment below! Or you can always visit my profile on Wealthy Affiliate here.  



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7 thoughts on “Starting Your Online Business

  • Nancy Beattie

    Nice overview of how to get started with websites and Wealthy Affiliate. I like the comparison chart showing the differences between the two programs. Sounds like a solid program for marketing on line as opposed to some of the “get rich quick” schemes out there.


  • Melinda

    Lol, that little hedgehog is enough to get anybody motivated. My life goal is to be able to stay home with my daughter and my grandkids and make enough money that I don’t have to worry about things anymore. ..and if I can make a whole lot more than that, well, that will be alright too. 🙂 Can’t wait for that day to come! I need to get busy doing some keyword research for affiliate programs.
    ~ Melinda

  • Robert Gee

    Great getting started page, you got straight to the point and did a great job at it. Overall I really like your website very well put together and elegantly professional. Keep up the good work. Good luck..