There has never been a better time to start an internet business. In this short post I will show you the basics of a profitable website business, selling other peoples stuff! I know you’ve been looking for help. Well here it is.
They are shopping, learning, connecting, sharing, searching and being entertained. Stories, pictures, videos and good times. The internet audience is insatiable. They are searching for all this on websites.
On the internet there is no closing time and no better time to start a business.
Many are searching for a breakthrough.
Like you, thousands of people are searching for a way to make money online. No one wants to risk money on scams. It’s hard to get a business started unless you get some training.
Let me give you a taste of running a website for profit. I believe the best way to start is for free. Yep, no money, zilch…put away that credit card! Let’s go!
Six quick steps to start an internet business for FREE!
Follow these steps to build your very own business on the web. As with all businesses, you must be prepared to keep working at it. This is not a press button scam to instant millions. This is the beginning of a real internet business. Good luck.
1. Choose a topic for your website.
A niche is your field of interest or something you are passionate about. Think about what it is that you can share with the world, your audience, your customers.
Do you have knowledge about a particular subject like Ukuleles or Motorbikes. Do you use a range of products that you think are awesome, like Lego or Swiss Army Knives?
Everyone has a passion, no matter how rare or weird, and there are many others who share your passion.
2. Get a website.
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The best way to share your knowledge on the internet is to have a website that deals with all the ideas around your niche. With a website you can show your range or describe your ideas. You can teach with stories or ‘how to’ videos, or discuss the pros and cons of products.
3. Add pages and stories to your site.
This takes time but you want to showcase your niche to best advantage. You will need to create
- Make an About Me page. See mine for ideas.
- Write a few pages about the theme of your site based around your niche. Let’s find some examples.
eg; The First Ukulele players came from a beautiful paradise known as….How to tune a Baritone Ukulele in 2 minutes using this tiny app…What are the Ukulele chords for “You Are My Sunshine?”
eg; Lego has changed a lot since my mom was a kid, but she still wants to play with ours!….Why every child over 8 will love the new Star Wars Lego…..How to interchange Lego pieces from Battle Front and Castle Mania to make insane warrior dragons!
Write up some posts making them informative and helpful. The content of your post should use relevant keywords, like I did in in the examples…Lego, Ukulele.
Good keywords and interesting content is what will get you ranked in Google . This is how your audience finds you on the internet…just like you did when you found my page here. My keywords were ‘how to start’ and ‘online business’.
4. Add great images.
Readers like to see clear images in a post. Adding quality images and the most relevant videos to your site helps the audience better understand your story. It also holds them on your site longer, which improves your rankings and your chance of making a sale. Images will make your page look better than if you only had words.
5. Publish your work.
Each time you create another page or post for your site, press publish and get your work out there.
You can come back at any time to make changes. It is important to continue to add fresh info and stories to your site on a regular basis. Google loves fresh content.
6. Monetise your website.
Writing reviews about products is a great way to earn money from your website. Have you used a product that you would love to tell your audience about? Are there items related to your niche that you can report on and recommend?
When you promote an existing product or service it is called affiliate marketing. Thousands of retailers are using affiliate marketers to boost their online sales. Affiliate Marketing is now a huge industry because online shopping is popular. Affiliate marketers help buyers make informed purchases and choices.
To become an affiliate you need to sign up to affiliate networks, so they can pay you when your reader buys a Ukulele or some Lego or whatever your niche products are. It’s free to join. Set up a PayPal account or similar secure account to receive your payments. There are hundreds of Affiliate networks who each offer a different range of products to promote
Who hasn’t heard of Amazon?
Well Amazon and many other sellers have affiliate programs that works like this example…
Mary is a stay home mom with 2 little kids. She has a popular website all about caring for those kids.
She makes money from her website by blogging about different products she has tried or heard about. She has a favorite kid’s clothing brand which brings her a steady stream of income.
Mary also writes about outdoor furniture and playgyms that is safe for toddlers. Sometimes she includes recipes and gift ideas for kids.
Mary is an affiliate with Amazon Associates. She has links and ads on her site to some of their products. When someone buys an item from Amazon through the links on Mary’s blog…shazam ! She gets paid a commission.
Consider how many commissions Mary can make if she has 10 products to recommend. Her target audience might be in the tens of thousands or more. Every time they make a purchase, Mary gets a cut. As her audience grows, Mary’s website becomes more of an authority. People trust her recommendations, they leave lots of comments which helps her Google rank, which helps her make more sales.
OK, now you have the basics of an internet business start up. You have;
- a free website,
- links to free images
- a free lesson on how to embed youtube videos on your website
- links to free affiliate programs
Get some training.
If you follow through and develop an authority site like Mary with affiliate links, you are on your way to making a recurring income stream from one website. Once you get the hang of how it all works, it is completely possible to work more than one niche and create multiple income streams with affiliate marketing methods.
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