To be completely honest, I think one CAN create an amazing online business absolutely FREE. It might take a little longer but I believe it can be done.
People around the world have been looking for ways to make money online ever since the early days of the Internet and many have become very successful in their online career.
It wasn’t easy because they had to learn from scratch and do their own coding or pay someone to do it for them which could get expensive.
Even though I think you can have success, I still think that at some point, some money will have to be invested even if it’s for decent training and a great hosting platform.
That’s not to say that it can’t be done but I think it will take a lot more work. A lot of that work will entail searching the internet for valid, up to date training that’s easy to understand and, hopefully, won’t cost an arm and a leg (English saying), which means a lot of money.
Warning: There is a lot of bogus training out there so, make sure you do your research.
But, the question you’re asking and the reason you found this post is, you’re wondering if you can create an amazing online business and do it for free. The answer is, YES you can.
This may sound a little contradictory to what I said in the first paragraph but, there is one way that I know of to do it. In this post, I will show the few steps you will need to take in order to do just that.
Questions To Ask Yourself
If you are serious about trying to build an online business through a website you have created, there are some hard questions that you need to ask yourself because it’s going to take work.
Building a website and making a lot of money fast is not going to happen overnight. It’s going to take time.
I suppose that you could say then, that asking the following questions is probably the first step you should take before you start your online journey. So… Let’s have a look OK?
The first question you should ask yourself is: How much time am I willing to give, on a daily basis, to working on and building out my website?
This is a very important question and a lot of people don’t consider it when they are first starting out, including me in my beginning years.
Do some serious thinking about this before you make that final decision to start your online adventure.
Anyone who starts any kind of business considers their options, time, the amount of work involved, building, consulting, researching. Can you see yourself being committed to at least 2-4 hours a day or more?
If you are new to this and are serious about breaking free from your J.O.B., you might need to find some good training to help you along the way.
That could add another hour or more every couple of days. the bottom line is, you won’t succeed online if you’re not willing to put in the work. (More on that later)
The second question you might want to as is: What are the goals I want to achieve?
What is your definition of success? There are different ways to describe it. Is it making money? Do you want to travel, have the freedom to spend more time with your family, support a worthy cause? The list can be different for everyone.
I have three immediate goals that I am working towards. First and foremost, I want to help people like you do what I am doing.
Another is to retire and be making enough money from my site that my wife and I can live a comfortable life.
Do you know anyone who doesn’t want to do that? However, as I stated above, I don’t want to make that the top reason.
Another is to support another child through World Vision.
My wife and I would like to travel where we want when we want. The nice thing about that is I can still work on my business while I’m away.
What are your dreams? What are your goals? What is YOUR definition of success?
Write them down and make sure you display them in a place that you can see them as a reminder and inspiration. If you don’t have a plan all this “Hard Work” will be for nothing.
Third Question. There is an old saying that goes back to Old Testament times but it must have been good for our character because people have been using it for thousands of years. Are you ready? Here it is. “It is better to give than to receive”
So, the question is, Are you willing to put aside your goal of making a bunch of money and build a website that is going to help others?
It’s not a bad goal to want to make money but don’t let that be the ruling factor behind what you do with your online business.
Really, the whole idea of having a website is to sell a product or offer a service right?
If you’re selling a product you want to offer the customer the best product or reviews that compare similar products and they make their own choice. In a way, that’s also a service.
The bottom line is that you have a better chance of succeeding if your willing to give your best for your niche and your customer. The opposite will not bring the rewards you are looking for. Be a helper and a giver and see what happens. The benefits could be enormous.
So. What do You Think?
I know that I have spent a lot of time talking about this first step but, If you can answer these questions honestly and positively, then you are well on your way to being a successful online entrepreneur.
I don’t know how you feel about it but when I give, when I help others, when I share I feel amazing. Something inside me changes and it’s for the better.
Maybe your not a newbie at all and you already have some experience and a website but you also need to ask yourself these questions because you haven’t been as committed to the work side as you used to be.
Ask the questions and if you are ready to recommit and take the steps necessary to get your site to the next level then, please keep reading. It’s not too late to change the attitude and start fresh.
Have I missed anything? If I have you can ask questions or leave comments at the bottom of this post.
So, What is The Next Step?
Step 2 would be choosing an interest, figuring out what your niche should be. Should it be a service or a product line or something you’re passionate about? It could even be something you know nothing about but are interested in learning about. The options are endless.
Here’s an example from 2016 and this is just for the USA, the population was just under 324 million.
- In 2016 total e-commerce sales brought in $394.9 billion.
- 96% of Americans shop online
That is just the US. Now, can you imagine what that would translate into for the entire world? It was estimated that total world E-commerce sales would rise by 23.2% to $2.290 trillion. That will probably top 3 trillion by the end of 2018. Mind-blowing isn’t it.
Can you imagine how much money just .000001% of that would be? Well, would you believe $30,000?
Step 3: Building a Website. The platform I am part of, Wealthy Affiliate, has the best website themes and a great hosting platform available for free in SiteRubix.
As a free member, you have access to 2 free SiteRubix.com websites and you won’t pay extra for the hosting.
Step 4: Getting Traffic/Visitors to your website. As a beginner, you’ll have to learn all about how to get traffic and visitors to your website. Through the Wealthy Affiliate (WA) training platform the first focus will be on FREE traffic and believe me, there’s A TON of it out there. People are using search engines like Google, Bing, and others to find information and products all the time.
Step 5: Earning Revenue. Once you start attracting people/traffic to your website, you can earn revenue. There are over 50 ways you can monetize traffic online! I won’t go into those 50 ways in this post. I’ll save that for another day.
Are You New and Need Training? Do you want to take it to the next level?
Earlier in this post, I mentioned the need for those new to this that training might be a requirement. Come to think of it, training at any level of experience in this online marketing journey would certainly help to develop your new Online business or take your existing Online business to the next level especially if the training is up to date.
That’s why I would like to spend the next few paragraphs talking about what I consider to be the best training platform on the internet. That would be “Wealthy Affiliate”.
You’re right, I am a bit biased but, it’s only because I’ve been part of this amazing platform for three years as a “Premium Member” and I know what it has to offer.
I’ll be honest here. I haven’t made heaps of money…YET…but, Like any business whether it’s a brick and mortar business or a website, you will only get out of it what you are willing to put in or invest.
If you are determined and focused and work through the training, you will succeed. It won’t happen overnight but it will happen. Many have started their online businesses and become financially free, being able to do what they want when they want.
Click on the link below and read through to near the bottom where you will find some personal testimonies.
At the beginning of this post, I suggested that you could start an online business for free. That’s where WA comes in.
If you like what you have read in my review and want to check it out further you can sign up as a free member by clicking on the banner above and take advantage of the two free websites offered on the “SiteRubix.com” domain.
You will also have access to “Level 1” of the “Beginners Training” course which contains ten lessons. Here you will learn how to use Word Press to create a website in just a couple of minutes.
You will have access to the first level of the “Bootcamp Training” for the first seven days. The two websites and the training are free. No credit card information is required. There is more and you can see it by clicking the above link.
As a free member, you will also have access to website hosting and back-up, a personal affiliate blog, video walk-through’s, 30 keyword searches, the WA affiliate program and more.
Premium Membership Gives You FULL ACCESS
If you choose to upgrade to WA’s Premium Membership you will have full access to ALL the training, Private Messaging to other members, access to the owners, Live video training every Friday, unlimited 1 on 1 coaching, 1000s of video tutorials, and a lot more.
The cost is $49/mo or $359/year and if you sign up for an additional year through the Black Friday deal you will only pay $299 and be locked in at that yearly membership price for as long as you are a”Premium Member.
These prices haven’t increased since the early days of WA and there are no plans for an increase and you will never be approached with an upgrade.
So there you have it. It is possible to create an amazing online business for free if you are willing to put in the work, treat it like a business and make giving to others a higher priority than just making money.
I have also given you a great way to get some awesome training if you are new to Affiliate Marketing or blogging or if you want to take your existing online business to the next level and beyond.
One thing that I learned while I was putting together this post was that, just because you’re a free member, (if this is you), and you can’t afford to upgrade to the “Premium” membership right away, it doesn’t mean that you can’t keep moving forward once you have finished “Level 1” of the Wealthy Affiliate Training.
Many of the more experienced friends here in Wealthy Affiliate have created training that covers a wide range of topics and have made it available to everyone. So, that is another option that will keep you moving forward and growing your website.
As always, I would love to hear from you so, please, leave your comments and questions below and I promise I will reply within one or two days.
This website exists to help other become successful online so, if there is anything you would like me to write about, let me know about that as well.
In the meantime, I wish you great success with your online journey,