It seems quite a long time ago since I wrote the first post for this blog. Back then I wanted to prove that it really was possible to make money online. I also wanted to take a few of you with me on this money making journey. Over the past couple of years we have reported scams and hopefully helped quite a few of you to start making an online income. Today I just wanted take a quick look back at some useful posts that might help you and also to tell you about something that we are going to be doing in the near future…
How Do We Help You To Make Money Online?
Since the very beginning of this website we wanted to give you a quality service where everyone could understand the process of making money online. That’s why we chose to work with Wealthy Affiliate. The Wealthy Affiliate membership allows me to work directly with anyone who wants to learn how to build a real online business with the support of not only myself, but a huge community too.
If you are not familiar with Wealthy Affiliate, allow me to tell you a little about it. First of all, the membership costs you nothing to get started. This isn’t a free trial or anything like that. Its a completely free starter membership that gets you learning the process of earning online. This free membership also gives you a great way of just dipping your toes into the online marketing world.
You can watch a very brief explainer video here that explains how Wealthy Affiliate works.
Wealthy Affiliate teaches you all about making an online business and monetizing it with various methods. The main method explained in this training is affiliate marketing. Not sure what affiliate marketing is? Take a look at this post to learn the basics of affiliate marketing.
Once You Know How It All Works…
Learning the ropes when it comes to starting an online business can take a bit of time. I really wish that I had Wealthy Affiliate when I first started out online. The WA membership will give most people the very best and fastest chance of success, simply because it has the best training with the best support. But once you know the basics, there are a few things that you should know…
And that’s where we can help you out a bit. You see, we have been there and gone through all the highs and lows of starting up an online business. We also have a huge community with many experts that have also experienced many ups and downs in their businesses. These are all people that you can reach out to an gain knowledge from.
But when you first get started online, there are a few things that will definitely help you to progress. Let me take you through the first steps…
The First Steps To Starting An Online Business
One of the first things that many people do when they are thinking about starting an online business is to talk it over with friends and family. Hopefully, you will have some good friends and family members to talk things over with. But if you don’t then perhaps you might initially come up against people that are quite negative about this kind of thing.
Many people think that internet marketing and blogging for money is just a scam. I can tell you quite honestly that you won’t get scammed around here. Although there are plenty of scams out there! I think this has led many people to become rather negative about the prospect of starting an online business. So one of the first things that you may come up against is really negative people. There will always be people out there who try to tell you that you cant do something. I experienced this myself. And that’s why I decided to write a guide to dealing with internet business naysayers.
Once you have the right mindset and you are committed to building something amazing, then you need to choose a niche. The whole process of starting an online business starts with choosing a subject. The subject that you select is essential to your success.
What’s Your Subject?
Everybody loves something! And when choosing a niche for your online business, I always recommend that you start with something that you are really passionate about. Here’s why…
It might come as a surprise to you when I tell you that creating an online business takes time. It can take a two of three months of work before you even start to see results. You are going to be working with this subject for quite some time, so it makes sense to ensure that you pick something that you are not going to bet bored of within a few days.
Your niche should excite you! Select a niche that you can work with for the long term and you won’t regret it.
Some people find it hard to select their niche whilst other people have several that they would like to use. If you are one of those people that has several ideas, then its time to trim them down to just one. Its almost always a big mistake to try and run two or three businesses at the same time.
If you are just starting out, the best advice with regards your niche is to choose just one subject that you are passionate about. Stick with that one subject and keep building until you are making good money. Then, and only then should you ever consider starting a new business (in my opinion).
If you have questions about selecting your niche, then this quick guide will help you.
Choosing Your Domain Name And Other Exciting Stuff!
Once you have a great subject in mind, its the best part of building a new online business. Seriously, choosing your direction is one of the hardest bits! Once you have your niche, you can start to think about building a website and attracting your first visitors.
Building a website is easy these days! It gets even easier with Wealthy Affiliate. This is another reason that we like to promote the service that these guys provide. You can have a website built in no time at all. But first you need to choose your domain name!
I love this part…
Here’s where you get to choose the name of your website. This is often the first thing that people will see when they come to your site. So it makes sense to ensure that the name you choose is easily remembered. It should also summarize what your online business is all about.
Take a look at this post to learn more about choosing a domain name for your online business.
This Is Where The REAL Work Begins
If you did a good job of choosing a niche, then creating your online business won’t seem like hard work. If you chose something that you are not 100% sure about, then it will be much harder. Because this is the point where you will be creating content for your website.
Web content is essential to your online success. Without content, you won’t make any money. Now you could pay someone to write content for you, but I prefer to do it all by myself. Most people actually find this kind of work fun. Hopefully you will too!
Creating content that is designed to make money for you is a bit of an art. However, once you understand how to do it, then it will be like riding a bike. Lots of people try to sell, sell, sell, in order to make money, but this really isn’t the best way in my experience.
People react much better to natural, honest opinions based on our niche. People hate to be sold to and so you have to find a natural way of blogging without being annoying or pushy. If you need help with creating content or you would like to ask a question on the subject, just check out this post.
How Much Work Do You Need To Do?
One thing that many people ask is how much work they need to put in? Its only natural for many of us to try and do things the easy way. But the simple fact is that building an online business takes time. You can’t rush it and there are no shortcuts. There are things that you can do to make things faster and easier, but in the end you need to take action and you need to put in some effort!
You can build an online business with just a few hours per week. That means learning how to build a business, taking action, building a website and adding content to it on a regular basis. That’s all you need to do in order to make money online! If you call that hard work then this definitely isn’t for you.
So how often should you post content on your blog? Well, that all depends on the niche that you chose and the amount of competition within that subject. But in my opinion you should aim to post content at least twice per week, especially in the beginning.
Google and the other search engines love the kind of content that Wealthy Affiliate teaches us to create. We have a great advantage over other bloggers because we design our content with the aim of getting ranked highly. Google rewards us with targeted traffic on a regular basis, so long as we provide them with regular updates.
If you have something that you would like to share with the world, then you are going to love building an online business. Its blogging for profit, but having a good time in the process!
Would You Like To See How We Make Money Online?
So now you know how to get started with an online business and this is the very same method that I used to start the very website that you are reading right now. You will also understand that building a business online is going to take a bit of time and effort. But the results can be amazing!
So that’s why we decided to let you see even more of how this business works. The screenshots above are completely genuine and you can earn this kind of money too with a little training.
Over the coming weeks and months we are going to continue to bring you news and reviews. But we are also going to show you something that I have never seen done before. I’m going to show you the actual process that I follow for creating and promoting online content.
Keep coming back to the Make Money Online Zone and don’t forget to bookmark us for future reference. We are going to be completely transparent with you. I welcome everyone to ask questions and get in touch with anything that you need to know.
But for now, I’ll leave you thinking about your future online venture! I wish you the best of success with it…