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Where do you see yourself in a 1 year from now? in 3 years from now? in 5 years from now?
Making a full-time income from home?
I'm not saying give up your day job right now, but, to build a website and learn how to earn money from that website would significantly help towards you actually working for yourself and saying goodbye to the normal day to day routine
The Internet Is Changing Our Lives
The internet is taking over the world and the way we live.
In just 20 short years everything can now be found online.
Information and shopping are the two biggest activities that people go to the Internet for, and they are only going to get more and more reliant on the information and items that will be found online.
There is no better time for you to start thinking about your future prospects and how you would be best served by delving into the online world with your own Online Business.
The beauty about this online business thing is that you are not shackled to any particular location.
As long as you have a mobile device and an internet connection, you are free to run your business from anywhere you please.
How To Get Started
You would need an internet device, a free website builder, and a tutorial program to show you how to achieve your goals every step of the way. Then some free time to start to build out your website to monetize it.
No Experience Necessary
If like me you haven't had any experience to do with websites try this free website builder to see just how easy it is to have your own website up and running in under 60 seconds, ready to add quality content.
Put Your Ideas or Passions Into Practice
You may be thinking "what can I build a website about", the options are enormous, anything in life that you feel a passion for, a sport maybe, or a lifestyle, health issues, green issues, a hobby you may have, or something that really irritates you.
Take a look at this List of Niche Ideas, which should give you a good insight into topics that a website can be built around.
A website is all about informing people, telling people the things they want to know, whether it be a question about "Health", or "How to rebuild a car engine", "What ingredients are needed to bake a Christmas Cake", or "What precautions we can take to save the planet".
What ever your outlook on life, your gender, your age or your status in life, you have some knowledge of something that others want to know about.
The Process of Earning Money
There are plenty of ways that you can earn money from the internet.
- Taking Surveys
- Watching Videos
- Fiverr Gigs (For those who have the skills that Fiverr require)
- Proof reading
- Lending your writing skills to outsourcing platforms like Upwork
- Web Design
- Graphic Design
- SEO Management
- Social Media Management
The list goes on, but for this purpose let's concentrate on Affiliate Marketing.
The process of earning money on the internet comes in 4 phases.
- Come up with an idea or passion that you are knowledgeable about.
- Build a website
- Learn how to attract visitors(Traffic) to your website
- Monetize your website.
We have covered phase 1 in coming up with your Niche( an idea or passion)
Building your website is the easiest part of this process, just follow the link above and you will have a website built for you in under 1 minute, ready and waiting for you to add content.
Attracting visitors to your website is going to be the biggest but most important task you undertake.
Take time out to read this article, which will give you a good idea of the best ways to get visitors to your website.
And so finally we come to the most important part, which is that of.......
Making Money From Your Website Through Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing isn't rocket science, there's just 3 simple steps.
- You write an article and include a product line within the content using an Affiliate Link.
- Your readers like what you have written and purchase the product or service using your affiliate link.
- The company of the product you are promoting pays you a commission for the sales made from your affiliate link.
An example of this would be .....
Let's say for instance that your niche is all about our furry friends, Cats or Dogs.
You are writing an article about how to de-flea said Cats or Dogs and you mention "Flea Powder", "Flea Combes", "Flea Collars".
You then go to your Affiliate Company and seek out these items and by using your unique Affiliate link for each item, you add the link to the words, or maybe an image, so that your readers can click on that link and go to the company's website and buy those items.
The company knows the sale came from your website, through your Affiliate ID, and you earn a commission from the sale.
What better place than a website, that is going to be put in front of the 4.5 billion people that interact with the internet in one form or another every single day, to get a work from home business up and running.
Nothing To Lose and Everything To Gain
Earning an income at home doesn't have to cost you hundreds of $$ to get started, this tutorial has everything you would ever need to build and create a successful website, and it will cost you nothing to have a look around and interact on the platform for 1 whole week.
Frequently Asked Questions
What training would I need to start my own online business?
Once you have decided on your Niche and built the main frame of your website, you then need to know how to set up that website so that the Search Engines find it easy to navigate.
You then have to learn how to write unique quality content, not only text but how images fit into your articles.
Learn about Keywords and what impact they have on ranking well in the Search Engines, and also how to set up a easy to follow navigation menu.
All of the initial "Getting Started" training is covered in the FREE 10 lessons that Wealthy Affiliate offer to start your own Online Business.
How quickly can I expect to see any income?
The most common question that I get asked, and understandably so.
As in any business, whether it be online or offline, your income depends on how much effort you are willing to put into that project.
Learning the basics are paramount, and then taking action on what you learn.
Spending as much time as possible in setting up your website is also a major factor.
Given the fact that you do take the time to learn and take action and you spend time working hard on your venture. then you could see a return with 6 months.
An online business is a marathon not a sprint, and it is important that you understand that right from the beginning.
Is there a limit to how much I can earn online?
There are entrepreneurs that have built their businesses over many years and are millionaires.
That is the beauty about the Online World, the opportunities are enormous with the right training.
What's the best topic (Niche) to start of with?
The best Niche to start with is the Niche that you know most about.
Something that you are very interested in, a passion you have, or something that rocks your boat.
Bear in mind that you are going to be writing a great deal about this Niche, so the better you are acquainted with it the easier it is going to be to write about it.
Why do you recommend Affiliate Marketing?
I recommend Affiliate Marketing because I believe that it is the easiest and most lucrative market to achieve financial freedom.
There are so many avenues open to you with Affiliate marketing, not only the content you write but with Videos, promoting on Social Media, in forums such as Quora.
Affiliate Marketing is all about promoting and selling, and the biggest market on the Internet is Online Shopping.
I hope I have been of some help to you if you would like to know more about me and how I got started, visit my About page.
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