In my last blog post I discussed our first website that we developed back in 2008. You can read this article here if you want to recap “Our First Website Online”.
I mentioned in this post that I would do things differently now from what we did all those years ago. This leads me to today’s article.
We invested a significant amount of money when we got started with little return. But you can learn from our journey and do things in a less expensive and less stressful way.
Have you ever heard that saying “You don’t know what you don’t know”?
This is a statement that really resonates with me. You may have even heard me mention it in past articles on my website as I truly believe it is a good point to keep in mind at all times.
When you are getting started in building an online Internet business there are so many different facets of online marketing that you are not even aware of. So how can you know where to get started and how to move forward in the best and fastest way possible?
Back in 2008 if we had someone to help us with all the basics then our journey would have been a lot smoother and much more direct to achieving our goals!
What do you need to begin in your online business?
The answer to that question depends on what it is you want to achieve and how you decide to go about reaching your goals.
Let’s assume that you are totally new to the Internet marketing world and you want to get started in the fastest way possible. Then you may decide to become an affiliate and to promote a quality product to those you are in contact with.
You may be thinking, “What is an Affiliate?”
Great question. An affiliate is a person who promotes someone else’s product or service. There are many websites online where you can obtain a unique affiliate link that means when someone clicks through from your link and then purchases that you make a commission! One great place to get started with affiliate marketing is Clickbank. Click to visit. We will discuss Clickbank more in future posts.
This could bring in your first dollars online!
Ideally, at least down the track, you do want to have your own website. This is like your own piece of Internet real estate. But to get started it is possible to begin making an online income without owning your own website.
One way to do this is to set up a Facebook page for your business. This is different from your own personal Facebook page. Go to this link to begin the process: Create Facebook Page
As you start to get visitors to your Facebook page you need to remember to add value to those who read your page. This means you do not want to begin by promoting, but rather by sharing tips or ideas with your readers to help them achieve their own goals or to solve their own problems.
Once you have shared some great advice and ideas then you are ready to provide your affiliate link with your readers. Please be sure to only recommend products or services that are high quality. It is best if you can purchase the product first or contact the seller, explain what you are doing and ask them if they would provide you with a complimentary copy for your review purposes. Some vendors will supply you with a free copy.
When you are confident that you know of a quality product then get your affiliate link and use this to promote to your readers.
The process that I have shared above can also be used on a free blog that you can set up at WordPress.com. Note: this is different from WordPress.org that you install on your own domain name and hosting. We will discuss this option more in future posts.
So as you can see from this article there are still several things that you need to do when getting started even when you do it without the hassle of buying a domain and building your own website.
Still if you truly do desire to make an income online then you need to begin somewhere. Affiliate marketing is as good a place as anywhere to get started bringing in commissions.
Note: I am creating a Definition page where you can learn what some of the terms used in the online Internet marketing world actually mean. I will include the link here as soon as the page is live on my blog.
Please leave your comment below and let me know what your thoughts are on my articles. Perhaps you may even want to share where you are in your own Internet journey. I look forward to reading your comments.
Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!
Your Friend in Life and Success,