How to start an Online Business?
You can find a lot of successful businesses in the internet. So it is no surprise that more and more people want to start an online business too.
However the start can be very hard especially if you have no experience when it comes to online businesses like affiliate marketing for example.
Therefore I will write some posts here for absolute beginners who just can´t start because they don´t know how to start their own online business.
Please not that I explain in this post how to start an Online Business for free with your own website. I don´t talk about paid surveys or something like that. You have no website? Don´t worry I am going to explain everything below my friend! 🙂
Start your own Online Business
I hear a lot of people saying: “It is cool but I don´t know who I should start an online business!”
Many people are afraid of starting something new because they just don´t want to make any mistakes. They want to do it right right from the start.I understand that! Before I started my website I thought about starting an online business nearly a year. I did not want to put time and effort into things that would not work in the end and so it took me a long time to actually start.
You should read further If you are one of those people who are afraid of starting or just don´t know where to start. I will answer some frequently asked questions and I will give you some tips on how to start.
Frequently asked questions – Here are the answers
I often hear the following questions of people who want to start making money online and in fact I had the same questions before I started. So here I will answer frequently asked questions.
What should I do first?
You should understand that starting is the key. Do something! If you don´t do anything you will never get results. You will always be stuck in the same situation and that can be very frustrating! Just try something even if it does not work you will have a lot of experience afterwards. All successful people fail in the beginning!
I can´t find a topic/niche – What should I do?
Take a topic/niche that you like. It is important that you are really interested in this topic because you will work on it a very long time. Besides that it is necessary that you choose a niche that people are interested in. If no one is interested in your topic you won´t get traffic and this is what you need to make money. However don´t get stuck in choosing the perfect niche.
How many experience do I need to make it work?
Experience is always helpful no matter what you do in your life but everybody has to start somewhere so just start as soon as you can. It is important that you gain a lot of experience very quick.
Do I need skills?
No and yes. You don´t need skills to create an online business because you will get skilled overtime. However it is advantageous if you have some skills or passions. You could create your website about your skills and passions.
Do I need equipment?
Yes, you need a computer and an internet connection. In fact starting an online business is very cheap as you see. Most people already have a computer and an internet connection so you probably do not have to spend a single dime to start.
How much will it cost in the end?
There are not really high costs except for your computer and your internet connection. Maybe some dollars for your own domain and website hosting. Wait! The title of this article said: ” How to start an online business for free “, right?
How much time will it take?
I want to be honest with you: Making money on the internet takes time. I know that a lot of you guys think that it might be possible to make a lot of money in one day or one week because so many scam products promise that but most of the times this isn´t true. I know that you want to know the exact time. Give yourself at least a year! You have to understand that you might have to write a lot of content and that takes time especially if you have a full time job.
When will I make my first dollar?
I can´t really answer that question. I don´t know what you bring to the table, I don´t know how hard and focused you will work on it. Besides that it can depend on your niche too. If there is a lot of competition in your niche it can take a little bit longer. Again, I know that you want an exact time. I´ve seen a woman at Wealthy Affiliate who made her first commission after 5 days with just one page on her website. However don´t get too excited about that. Most probably it was luck. It can take 2-6 months of work till you make your first money. I made my first dollars after a month with Adsense as you can read here.
I started my online business with the help of Wealthy Affiliate since I really felt that I need to get some help otherwise I would not have started since this whole topic was just too overwhelming, because there is so much to know. Wealthy Affiliate has a great step-by-step training and you can use it for free! Read my review of Wealthy Affiliate here.
You don´t have to be an online expert or something to be successful. You just have to want it bad and you should give it your all. Commitment my friends.. commitment.
Do you have any questions about starting an online business? Are you afraid of something? Just ask me! I´ll do my best to answer your questions in the comments below.
Let´s make a million from home!