Are you hoping to start a successful online business but you haven’t got a clue where to start? Don’t worry it’s easy to learn the basics. But before starting you need access to three things: Education, Tools and Expert Help. And there’s a place where I can help you start in the next few minutes.
How to Choose the Right Online Business for You
To be truly successful, you need to choose the right online business for you. It’s a whole lot easier to make money doing something you enjoy. So think about your hobbies, interests, skills and experience.
Could you turn any of those into a successful online business? If not, perhaps there is something you have always wanted to learn more about. So why not give it a go? If you’re really passionate about what you do, you’re less likely to give up when the going gets tough. (read more details in my post: Find A Profitable Niche).
Do You Need Your Own Product or Service?
In the beginning, you may worry that you don’t have the necessary skills or resources to develop your own product or service to sell. But don’t let that put you off. Many successful online business owners start out by selling other people’s products through affiliate marketing and make commissions as high as 50%.
Do You Need Your Own Website?
You should aim to have your own website eventually, but for some types of online business, it isn’t essential from the beginning. If you want to sell your own products online, you can promote them on sites like Zazzle, Etsy and Ebay.
And if you’re interested in selling your own services, you can find customers on sites like Elance, Rent-Acoder, Fivver and PeoplePerHour.
But if you are serious about building a successful online business, you should aim to have your own website as soon as you can. And it really isn’t all that complicated or expensive.
The Basic Tools You Need to Build Your New Website
A Domain Name: This is the address that people will use to reach your online business. For example: myawesomebusiness.com. A domain name will cost you around $12. I recommend to get your domain name at WP Hosting Club. For more information see my post “Get a Domain Name and Hosting With Hostgator – 2013”.
▪ A Hosting Account: You need a hosting account to store your website online. It’s easy to find hosting accounts online for bargain prices and most allow you to pay monthly. You can start with free hosting at WP Hosting Club
▪ A Website: If you’re not at all technical, don’t let this put you off. There are many tools available to simplify the process of building your own website. You don’t need even need to learn any complicated coding. With WordPress it’s very simple and you will find here 40 WordPress Video Tutorials. And if you don’t want to build your own website yourself, there are plenty of creative people online who can do it for you. You will find more information here .
▪ Training and Support:
Unfortunately, without learning something you are going to be unable to do something. Back when I was four years old, learning to ride a bike, my parents helped me diligently get up and running. In fact, they simplified the process by putting extra “training? wheels on my bike. This support and guidance helped me
- through training
- through self motivation
- the more you know and the more you learn, the more you do naturally.
Think of this in perspective of basketball. Do you think Michael Jordan thought about the mechanics of his shot every time he scored a basket? No, he practiced so much that he was able to let his mind run free and he was able to just “score? naturally. That is what is going to happen when you get trained, but when you Practice properly.