You would like to know what is the best way to start an online business, but you don’t know where to start. There are many reasons why people want to work from home.
Be it to have more freedom, to take care of your children, to be your own boss, there are many reasons.
Unfortunately, very few reaches this goal because they don’t know where to start. To build an online business you need to invest in your time and/or money.
You need tools like a web hosting, domain, autoresponder. Without these tools, you can not build a stable business that will earn you a steady income month after month.
In this article you will learn step by step how to build your business, what tools you need and how to build your business online.
What Brings You Your Own Online Business?
- More free time for your family and friends
- A steady income, depending on the time you put in your business
- You could quit your job and schedule your own working hours as you wish
There are countless reasons why you should build your own business.
Where To Start ?
First, you have to be aware of where you want to start. This business will bring you years of money. That’s why it’s important that you make the right decision, you need to have fun with your online business.
It is important that you brand yourself. People have to trust you. That’s the only way you can succeed. Would you buy something from someone you don’t know?
No, me neither. I see many people in Facebook groups who post their link, hoping someone will click on it and make some money. That’s not how it works and never will.
These people are wasting their time. As I wrote above, to start your business, you have to brand yourself. People have to trust you.
Just Do It – There Is No Reason To Hesitate.
One of the biggest problems is that people hesitate too much. Time is money. What you think more about, which will take longer to make money online. Nobody gives you any guarantee that your first project will succeed.
Even if you could not succeed with your first project, you will gain experience.
Another problem is too many ideas. There are people who just have too many ideas and don’t know how and where to start. This can lead to a problem.
Focus on a single idea. Do not start using your ideas in parallel, believe me that will not end well.
You have to set goals. Without goals, you’ll get stuck and your online business will never succeed.
Don’t Be Afraid Making Mistakes.
None of the well-known internet marketer started and succeeded immediately. Someone who tells you something else is a liar. People learn from mistakes, and even the most well-known Internet marketers have made mistakes.
Because of their mistakes, they have learned, and only then could they succeed. Do not be afraid of mistakes, because you will do them like any other.
People Think The Wrong Way.
One reason why people lose their motivation is simply because they think the wrong way. I will show you a few points how wrong people can think.
An online business is easier to start than an offline business.
That’s true. But that does not mean that you will make money immediately. As with an offline business, you have to work hard to succeed.
In addition, online competition doesn’t sleep.
People hope for quick results.
There are many things you can do online faster than offline. Nevertheless, it takes time.
If you plan to start a blog, you can not expect to get 1000 visitors tomorrow. And that will happen for every internet project. It needs staying power.
Making fast money.
Are you planning to get-rich-quick? Then your chances are bigger to get the right numbers in any lottery, than to get rich online fast lol.
Are you disappointed now? Then close this page immediately and don’t waste your time my friend 🙂
You have to be a designer or a programmer
That’s not true at all. To design a website you don’t need any programming or designer skills. Read my article Building A Website For Free – WordPress Beginners Guide to learn how to build a website in minutes without any skills.
I have to be an expert
Again wrong. You do not have to be an expert to write about any topic on your blog or website,
However, you should already know more than the target audience of your own website .
Learn And Optimize – Just Do It.
There are no mistakes that will ruin your entire business. Mistakes are human. Everybody makes mistakes.
If your first blog doesn’t have any visitors after months, or you don’t make any money, that’s fine.
It takes time. Over time you will learn from your mistakes and thus mistakes will be able to optimize your business.
The only fatal mistake you could do would be to do nothing. So do not think long and start.
You have to find a suitable niche.
If you want to make money online, a suitable niche is a must.
When you are looking for blog ideas, you need to consider different things. The topic you choose must be interesting for you. You should also have some knowledge about this topic.You don’t have to be an expert, as you will learn more and more over time. Only then will you be considered as an expert.
Can I write about this topic for years?
Your blog will usually be a long-term project. Therefore, it is very important to know if you still will have fun with your topic in a few years. It takes time for your readers to accept you as an expert.
Is your niche still relevant in a few years?
Can you remember 2017? The fidget spinners have been booming there for some time. And now? Nothing more.
There is nothing more annoying than to write about a topic and after a while no one is interested in it anymore. All the work for nothing and you can start all over again.
Can I still write about my niche in a few years?
Your niche should be long term. You should be sure to be able to write new articles again and again. Therefore, pay close attention to the fact that you will still have some ideas for your niche in a few years,
Be sure to avoid these errors
Too small niche.
You must limit your niche as much as possible, as any famous marketer will tell you. But if you limit your niche too much, only a few people will be interested in your blog. That means you won’t make any money.
Your niche is too broad.
As I’ve already told you, your niche has to be low on competition. If your niche is too broad, you run the risk of not ranking in Google and other search engines.
That’s because other marketers have already positioned themselves with their old blogs. It is very important to limit your niche as much as possible.
You will not find a niche without competition. If this is the case anyway, forget this topic and choose another one. After you have gained more experience, and your blog is older, you can spread your niche.
Build a blog
Now that you’ve found an idea for your blog, it’s time to build it. With a blog, you have full control over what you want to do.
Read my article here: Building A Website For Free – WordPress Beginners Guide.
Building a blog is not that difficult. You just have to know where to start. I really recommend WordPress to you.You have several options to build a website.
A website builder is a special form of content management system (CMS). Simple web pages can be created with this system. Compared to traditional CMS systems, site builders have limited functionality.
Web site builders are most often deployed by application service providers. Therefore, an installation on a web host is not necessary.
The operation is done via a web browser.
Wix is an online platform based on the cloud principle. This platform is used to create HTML 5 websites. Wix is a website builder that allows you to integrate features into your own homepage developed by Wix.
With Weebly, you can create websites, blogs, and online shops. The platform is based on the drag-and-drop principle. Thus, it is possible to personalize your website without programming.
Jimdo is a web content management system. You can just as well as Wix and Weebly create a website, blog or online store. You do not need any programming knowledge, you can view your page directly online.
Jimdo has a quick and easy use. Jimdo offers you a free and 2 paid versions.
Website Builders are great for beginners. They are also suitable for people who want to create a website without making money.
If you want to build a blog with a website builder, it is strongly recommended to upgrade. Your free blog with one of these providers will be online, but also have an unpersonalized domain, which will not look nice and professional.
Unfortunately, the upgrades are always expensive with such providers, so I always recommend WordPress. Here you can read my article again: Building A Website For Free – WordPress Beginners Guide.
Content Management System ( CMS )
A Content Management System or CMS for short is a software for the creation, editing, and organization of content. This Software is mostly used on websites.
This content can consist of text and media documents. A person with access rights can operate such a system with zero programmings or HTML Knowledge. The software has a dashboard.
Some famous CMS:
As I’ve already told you, I recommend WordPress. This software was originally intended only for the creation of a blog.
WordPress has become increasingly popular and has been growing day by day for years. New plugins, new templates appear weekly even daily.
There is hardly a function that is not possible with WordPress. It is free to download.
WordPress delivers many updates. Also, the plugins are often updated, and unfortunately there are a few plugins with security risks.
Joomla has been around for many years. Joomla has built a solid fan base. Unfortunately, the development of Joomla remained in the background for a few years.
For some time, Joomla has been making tremendous progress again, especially in search engine capability.
The installation of Joomla is simple and well documented. Unfortunately, it offers hackers some hacking options that can only be handled with many extensions.
Actually, Drupal is just a modular system with many functions. Drupal differs from other content management systems mainly by a differentiated role and rights system.
Unfortunately, it is not easy to adjust the backend. The server settings and load times must be checked again and again.
Typo3 is a bit more difficult to use than the other CMS systems mentioned above. To understand all the functions, you need to get a little bit more involved.
Since Typo3 is quite complex, I don’t recommend it to a beginner. I don’t say that you as a beginner can not work with it. You can find enough documentation about the function of Typo3.
Just like the other CMS systems listed, Typo3 is free and a community is ready to answer any questions.
I’ve listed enough ways on how you can build a website. With a Website Builder you don’t need your own webserver or domain, your site is hosted by their providers.
But you have limited functionality if you don’t buy any of their upgrades.
With a CMS you usually need a webhosting package. Most providers already have WordPress pre-installed. Unfortunately, it costs you a little money for your own domain.
Make money with your blog
Now that you have your niche, your website is configured and filled with content,it’s time to start earning money.
You definitely know Google AdWords. Google AdSense is the opposite of AdWords. You don’t need to spend money. You earn it.
If you have enough visitors on your blog, you can sign up for a Google AdSense account. Sign up here.
You earn money by showing ads generated by Google on your blog. If a visitor click on any of these ads, you will earn a small amount.
These ads are content dependent. Google will scan the content of your website beforehand and will only display ads that match your content.
To earn money with AdSense you need a website and a google account.
Affiliate programs are programs on the Internet that are offered by sellers to promote their products or services from distributors.
The sales partner receives a commission, which is based on various criteria such as advertising period, per thousand advertisements, click, contact or order received.
Just to name a few.
This was a small introduction to show you how to start earning money online.
You need a Niche, you have to analyze your niche, find the right keywords (will explain that in a later article), build a blog and monetize your blog.
As long as you have fun on a topic, you will be able to build your own business without any problems.
If you are interested in building your own business, then I recommend that you read this and start immediately, and do not waste time.
If you have any questions, you can ask them in a comment.