“What do you need to start an online business?”
As the founder and sole contributing blogger of this site- I have chosen to create this blog post so that I can help those within my audience that need help in answering this question.
I have an unshakable confidence that this blog post will be deemed extremely valuable, as well as be found helpful by anyone who reads this:
That even if just one of my website visitors that weren’t really yet ready, interested, or didn’t believe they could be able to commit to the kind of work needed to achieve their dreams and online business goals…
That they would definitely take the time to show their confidence and support by sharing this blog post with those who are genuinely looking to learn how to start their own online business!
Formulate A Personal Online Business Strategy!
One of the definite things that you are going to need to do if you want to start your online business: You are going to need to be doing some preparation prior to actually going about and building it.
The reason why this is important: I could tell you from experience that there is nothing more vital than to coming up with a clear- solid plan, where you have to make sure that the business that you want to start online-
is something that you are going to enjoy and that you’re passionate about-
If not: knowledgeable in.
You can can accomplish this by learning, and taking consistent action according to the online business strategy that you will be developing shortly.
You may probably not take over- or save the world overnight with your affiliate marketing efforts. But I can at least feel much better knowing that I have given you a precautionary warning in advance for your convenience so that you can take the extra measure as well as have the self-reassurance that you are gearing towards a much more smoother- and a much more successful online business launch than I did when I first got started!
First Step You Need To Start An Online Business: Find Your Niche!
True Story: When I first discovered the blog review that was written and published by my sponsor on his website-
***I will try to find the link to his site’s review blog as well as the link to his personal profile that can be found and viewed inside the same online entrepreneur university that I’m also a student/premium member of!***
I created a niche website right off the bat that was in the men’s colognes niche-
Which was the first thing that popped on my mind. I naturally ended up choosing that niche because it was something that I was into- right?
Well I’m not kidding when I tell you that while as I was advancing in what still feels like the beginning of my training:
I learned the importance of competition research and analysis- and the proper way to go about conducting one…
I straight gave up, and quit right then and there!
I deleted that website shortly thereafter because I felt overwhelmed and intimidated by the competition.
Being that I was new and barely learning the ropes in this industry known as affiliate marketing- I felt, or was under the impression that somehow these other mens colognes sites were known or recognize as authority sites because those other websites looked fancier, nicer- had more content, and even been around for much longer…
…and that Google wouldn’t just put those websites on the first page of their search engine results for no reason!
Well before I scare you off- or have you wander off to find out what exactly is a niche: a niche by definition- is a specialized segment of a market.
You should allow yourself a maximum of 20-30 minutes to think about the niche that you want to get into before you actually move on to creating a website for your first online business.
Once you are ready to formulate an online marketing business strategy-
You can take out a piece of paper, or your notebook, or journal and write down your ideas!
(I use a couple of notebooks and Google Docs!)
Important things to think about when choosing the niche that you want to start in:
- Any SINGLE niche website can become a full time income/business!
- Your first niche may not PROBABLY be your last. (I have another website waiting to be completed but I’m also writing down ideas for #3!)
- It’s something that can be a hobby, an interest, or passion.
- It’s a topic that you are really knowledgeable in- or one were you would be willing to learn and then educate your target audience more about.
- It’s a topic in your niche market that you are going to like talking about in your business for the long-term!
- You are going to be writing content, and communicating with your audience within your niche.
- You are going to be helping people within your niche.
- You are going to be finding products to promote within your niche.
You do not need to be an expert. However you can become one by having enough desire and the willingness to master that which you may be end up discovering that you actually love it more than you’d thought you would!
Take me for example:
I do not consider myself to be an expert in affiliate marketing.
But what I can attest to is that I enjoy the training that I receive from this online university that I couldn’t call it work/studying- It’s fun!
making money online is fun and exciting, right?
Learning to make money online should also be just as fun and exciting!
A great way to grasp this idea is by simply realizing that you could be getting paid to do something that you love- or find fun, interesting, and exciting enough that you could hardly even call it work…
That’s what a J.O.B is for!
Create A Website For The Business You Want To Build
If you have taken the time to come up with the niche that you would like to start in-
Congratulations! You are now ready to begin to set up a website for it. It’s ok if you haven’t come up with a niche that you would be comfortable starting-
I will be doing further research on my end- And I will eventually be sharing my findings to link resources and blogs with you so that I can better further help you with niche preparedness!
One important detail to consider when building your first niche website is that you must find an available domain name that is relevant and hopefully keyword-rich for your business/niche.
(This can be preferably a .com)
There are many website building, and domain hosting sites that can provide you with a website and host your domain in their servers.
But I have yet to see a website hosting service that comes close to the quality and value being offered by Siterubix!
Siterubix was created and developed by affiliate marketing experts for affiliate marketers.
Siterubix is a website creation tool-domain hosting site that allows you to create beautiful mobile friendly websites in about 30 seconds that go live and are ready for you to start creating content that will be loved and indexed by Google!
Siterubix was created and powered by the same affiliate marketing experts that created the world’s best affiliate marketing university that I mentioned above earlier- Wealthy Affiliate!
I recommend that you do some keyword research in your niche so that you can find a domain name that you could be most happy with.
Your domain- your website: Is your own piece of digital real estate that is going to grow in value as you build your website and create quality content that will appeal to your audience in a fun, educative way- and that will rank on Google!
When you sign up for a free Starter Membership with Wealthy Affiliate (no need to enter your credit/debit card details!):
You are allowed to create up to 2 free websites using Siterubix!
Each one will be created with a subdomain:
Until you choose to transfer a website onto an available purchased domain name that you bought!
Additional Tips, Perks, Tools, and Programs To Help You Grow & Succeed!
I know how confusing and challenging it can be when you’re first starting an online business. in fact, I wish that I was given more specific details regarding the two types of training that can be found inside Wealthy Affiliate.
But to give it to you short and sweet: You deserve to have a sponsor that will tell you that!
When you sign up to become a member at Wealthy Affiliate: I get paid 1 credit (valued at $.50) when you complete your profile details after having taken the tour of the university’s rich training platform and submitting your financial goals!
So if you’re new to affiliate marketing and you have happened to find this blog post-
You are very much in great luck my friend!
You can definitely show your support of my blogging contributions by giving yourself an opportunity to check out why I’m close to reachinging my 2-Year Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate !
Ok- I know I told you that there are 2 types of training that can be found inside the affiliate marketing university-
These Training Courses Are:
Online Entrepreneur Certification Course (OECC): 5 levels, 10 lessons- Each with tasks to complete within beach lesson in each level. Great for affiliate marketing entrepreneurs that want to train and create a website in a niche not related to affiliate marketing or MMO (making money online)
Affiliate Bootcamp Training: 7 levels, 10 lessons in each level. Each lesson also containing tasks to complete each lesson and level. This is an intensive training for affiliate marketing entrepreneurs that want to create a website relevant to affiliate marketing or making money online.
The first level in either one of these training courses are free for you to take and check out. The founders of Wealthy Affiliate (Kyle and Carson) are so confident in the service and the value that they offer:
That no matter which one of these training courses that you choose to take-
it will be enough to see how good the text, and walk-through video training covered in each lesson are, that by the time you are done with the first level-
- You would have a ready made website.
- optimized it so that it can be search engine friendly.
- You would already come complete with an “about page” and at least one blog review that you had personally created!
I almost forgot to mention that from the moment that you sign up-
You get a 7-day free access to the Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership!
(Your starter membership will always remain free until you choose to upgrade to premium for a discounted price for your first month within those 7 days!)
So instead of paying
$49 for your first month-
It would instead cost you only $19!
If you saw the chart above-
you would have noticed that Wealthy Affiliate also offers the use of a Keyword Research and competition analysis tool that can be your not-so-secret weapon that will save you a lot of time while also give you an edge over your competitors in your niche.
The name of this Keyword Research tool is Jaaxy: another gem created and powered by the people who brought us Wealthy Affiliate and Siterubix.
Jaaxy– like Wealthy Affiliate and Siterubix: Comes with it’s own affiliate program that you can promote independently and relevant to those who are in the make money online niche!
Bonus: A Free Affiliate Program that Affiliate Marketing Newbies Will Appreciate:
If by any chance you already happen to be a brand new premium member of Wealthy Affiliate-
Then you would be aware of the SiteComments platform that is available for the purposes of acquiring real-genuine comments from real people that will help towards your website becoming an authority in your field or knowledge of expertise.
That- and you would also be aware of the “give and take” comments thread where we can manually comment on at least 3 other member’s new posted blog content before submitting the one we want comments on-
Whatever the case or situation that most relates to you in this present moment-
I have found an awesome affiliate program that that provides free tools and services just for the sole purpose to get you even more free traffic as well as earn you more money!
You can read my previous blog that I published in regards to the traffic generation system by clicking on the link below:
I hope that this blog post has been able to help you immensely by having provided at least the most important things that are your definite solution for you to start somewhere if you once used to wonder-
“What do you need to start an online business?”
Keep in mind that there is still so much for me to share with you! But I don’t want to make your reading experience a tiresome, or stressful one-
So I decided to cut it short from here or I’ll never finish and publish this blog post!
The last thing I want to do is discourage you and much less torture you any further than I probably already have.
So you have a big supportive community waiting to help you create, build, and grow your business every step of the way-
as well as an affiliate marketing training university that already provides the necessary tools, training, and resources that you will ever need to start your online business in the desired niche that you yourself have chosen!
Below- I have provided you with a link to a review of mine that I wrote about a free traffic generation system that you can use to earn credits that you can transfer into cash so that you can get paid and create an income just by clicking, and visiting-surfing other affiliate marketing or merchant websites!
Yes- Even for referring new customers/clients/affiliate marketers to Leadsleap!
If you have any questions regarding anything that I have mentioned in this blog post-
Please don’t leave without having asked, or formed a personal opinion that I will happily welcome you to leave in the comments below!
It has been a pleasure to serve you and provide with the information and the resources that you will need in order to succeed-
I am rooting for you!
Here’s to a wonderful 2020-
and your indefinite success!
Jose Reyes, Founder
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