Hello! I know you started your search session today looking for a job, but what I want to do right now is show you how you can start your very own online business TODAY! You’re probably thinking this is a crazy proposition, but I urge you to keep reading. I challenge you to simply consider what I am going to explain and how it may be beneficial to you and improve your situation!
First of all, my name is Dustin Garness and I am the creator of this website. I have made it my mission to show people, such as yourself, how to get started with their own online businesses and, hopefully, begin bringing in additional income…maybe even a full-time income.
When I first began researching ways to make money online, there were so many scams out there that I had no idea what was legitimate or not. Luckily for me, I did A LOT of research before I got started and I realized that there are only a few legitimate ways to make money online…and they all revolve around having a website at the core of your online business!
Before I get ahead of myself, let me quickly explain the theory behind the most common two methods of making money online: affiliate marketing and advertising revenue.
Think back to the last time you were considering purchasing an item online. How did you go about it? Did you search for any product reviews? Did you compare prices? If you did, when you put your search into Google there were some websites that showed up in the results. You clicked on one of them to read their thoughts and opinions about the product.
If you liked the product and clicked a link within their review to Amazon or some other website and purchased the product, the owner of the review website just MADE MONEY FROM YOU!
That’s right, it’s as simple as that. By owning a website that points people to buy products from a “supplier”, you get a percentage of every sale that comes from your website!
Earning money from ads on your website is a little more straightforward. The idea is that once your website is getting a good amount of traffic (see below to learn how to get traffic to your website), other businesses will be willing to pay to advertise on your website. When a visitor clicks on their ad YOU GET PAID!
Another common advertising service is Google AdSense. This is an automated service provided by Google that automatically connects advertisers with publishers (you) and facilitates the ad placements and payments. If you have AdSense ads on your websites, every time a visitor clicks on one of their ads YOU GET PAID!
Ok, so how can YOU GET PAID from your own website?
This sounds easy enough, but if you’re like me when I first got started with my online business, you have absolutely no technical skills or any knowledge whatsoever about how the internet works. Let’s be honest…does anything I said regarding Affiliate Marketing and advertising revenue make sense to you? If so, great! You're already ahead of the game. If not, no worries because it didn’t to me either.
Luckily, I came across an excellent resource called Wealthy Affiliate that trained me in every aspect of internet marketing and building my business online through my websites.
Just to make your life a little easier, I will show you how you can get your very own online business started without having to head on over to Wealthy Affiliate just yet. It will only take 4 steps!
Step 1 – What Are Your Passions And Hobbies
The first thing I want you to do is think about all of the things you love doing. If you have a pen and paper, write a list. If not, open your favorite text editor and type it out. Once you have your list I want you to imagine doing one of these things every day for the rest of your life.
Wouldn’t that be great?!? Well, if you follow my steps here and follow everything you will learn at Wealthy Affiliate, this may become a reality for you!
Now, pick your favorite hobby or passion! Once you have it, it’s time for the next step.
Step 2 – Create Your Website
Now it’s time to take some big steps! Did you notice anything when I was describing how you can make money through affiliate marketing and by generating advertising revenue? What do both methods have in common? A WEBSITE!
The reality is, if you want to have an online business and make money, a website is mandatory. Let me rephrase: having a website is a non-negotiable aspect of a successful and profitable online business.
If you’re about ready to give up already because you don’t know how to build a website, DON’T! You can literally have your first website in less than 10 minutes! Simply enter in your desired domain name into the nice little tool below to see if it is available, or simply head right on over to SiteRubix.com to get your first website started.
SiteRubix is an awesome FREE website builder that automates nearly all of the behind the scenes components of building a website for you! All you have to do is enter in a few settings and make a couple decisions and SiteRubix will spit out a fully functional WordPress website ready for your use!
If you haven’t yet, please head on over to SiteRubix.com to get started on your very first website (remember, a website is the foundation of your new online business)
Step 3 – Get Traffic To Your Website
Now that you have a website it is vital that you begin to get traffic to it. Without traffic there is no one to buy the products you are reviewing or to click on your ads.
So…where do you get these people from? Well, lucky for you, the internet is the biggest consumer base in the world with over 2 BILLION people using high-speed internet daily. Even if a tiny, tiny, tiny percent of these people visit your website a day you will be getting more than enough traffic to support yourself financially.
So how do you get traffic to your site? This is actually a complicated question as there are multiple ways of drawing good, targeted traffic.
The primary method most online business owners use is Search Engine Optimization (SEO), that is, getting your website to show up in Google or Bing search results. Some other common methods are by Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising or email marketing.
All of these traffic generating techniques have their own unique benefits and challenges and you must determine which is best for you and works best with your passions and niche! Of course, if you would like further explanation and/or training on these methods you are more than welcome to check out the dedicated training classrooms over at Wealthy Affiliate.
Step 4 – Keeping Your Business Updated And Relevant
Now that you have your website, are creating content about your passions and hobbies, getting traffic, and generating income, it is important that you continually improve and grow your business and train yourself in the latest internet marketing strategies and techniques.
If you have completed Step 2 and built a website with SiteRubix, then you will have already been given access to Wealthy Affiliate. If not, I implore you to head on over to Wealthy Affiliate and sign up for the Free Starter Membership now.
It won’t cost you anything to get started and can be free for life. You will find a friendly and helpful community of individuals, much like yourself, from all over the world who are all working on building their own successful online businesses. You will find a never ending supply of up-to-date training, limitless support, as well as make a few friends in the process.
Once you join Wealthy Affiliate, you will never look back. You are now taking your first steps to starting your first online business!
After you have created your account, please head on over to my profile to say hi and let me know you made it alright! Also, if you have any questions whatsoever, please send me a message within Wealthy Affiliate and I will get back to you ASAP!
Ask Me Anything! I’m Here For YOU
Now I have one last plea for you! I need you to ask me any questions you have regarding anything I have just explained to you. If you are hesitant, please tell me why. If you have any concerns, please inform me in the comments below. I will get back to you ASAP!
I want to help you succeed. I want to show you how you can take control of your financial situation. I want to show you how you can become your own employer! Please give it a shot. You’ve got nothing to lose because it is free to start!
Owner of KirbysMarketing.com & Your Personal Friend And Guide