Are you ready to be your own boss? You have enjoyed working for others but now you feel that it is time for you to be on your own. You have learned from your work experience and now you want to apply that learning to building your own business. Here are some questions you may have.
What is the best internet business model?
You need to decide what will suit your business the best. There are some businesses that are nothing more than storefronts for selling merchandise such as you would find at your brick and mortar stores. If that is what your goal is you, need to define your parameters and not be too general in what you plan to market. If your product is not well-defined you may find yourself overwhelmed with keeping up with the process of running an online business.
If you are not wanting to saddle yourself with that much responsibility at the beginning, then you might consider the affiliate marketing model. This is a model by which you will develop your own website and will through different avenues attract traffic to your site. You will insert in your site advertisements for different products and merchants(Amazon, Walmart, various products of all types and sorts), and provide links to these merchants sites. When visitors to your site click through to a merchant’s site, the link they click will have your information on it so that the merchant will know that it was your site that directed the customer to them. If the customer makes a purchase, the merchant will pay you a percentage of that purchase for having directed the customer to them.
This is the simplest and easiest way to build an internet business.
It will take time
Other business models will build their clientele through paid advertising. This will usually run in the hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars each month. Even with that, it will take months or even years to get to a break even or making a profit point.
Affiliate marketing will definitely take time. Some promoters of affiliate marketing like to advertise that you can make big money in just a few weeks. That is not being realistic. Any beginning business must go through a time of getting set up and laying the right foundation for a good and lasting business. Affiliate marketing is no different. If someone tries to tell you differently, you should check with someone else.
Successful affiliate markers will tell you that it takes from six months to a year to lay a good foundation for an affiliate marketing internet business. The first six months are usually spent learning how to set up your affiliate business and building the website through which you will promote it. Some people spend large sums of money to have someone else build the website and maintain it. If that is what you are into, then this is probably not for you.
If you know a little about working with a computer and know how to use the internet, then you will probably enjoy building your own website and not just maintaining it but growing it to be the business that you dream that it can be. If you enjoy being creative, then affiliate marketing is the type of internet business model for you.
Where to begin
Once you have decided on the best model for you, you will need to find the help and direction you will need in building your internet business. There are many programs on the internet that are willing to help you. Some are better than others. You can spend time searching and studying and then deciding which you think is the best, or you can take advice from someone who has been where you are now.
I was where you are over a year ago and did not have any direction or anyone to advise me which program I should use. I surfed through google and picked out one and fell for their promotion “hook, line, and sinker”. It seemed like a really good program, or at least the guy talked a good talk. In just a couple of months, I was out lots of money and nothing to show for it.
Things to watch out for
There are a few things you should watch out for when deciding on which program to use in building your own internet business.
- Do not fall for a “get-rich-quick” program. Any good business will take time to build and grow.
- Do not go for a program that wants a large sum of money up front. Any program worth anything will offer you at least a free trial period or free limited access to the program
- Be wary of programs that make promises that seem too good to be true. They are usually exactly that.
- Do not buy into programs that say they are giving you a $2000 value for only $97. They are usually not worth the $97 dollars, much less the $2000.
- If they ask for a credit card for a free trial period, make sure you know what you have to do to cancel if you decide not to go with the program.
Having said all the above, I would like to give you my recommendation. I have found that the best program for building an internet business is the one called Wealthy Affiliates. It is a program that is founded on good business principles. There are no “pie in the sky” promises that you will be rich in just a few months. There are hundreds of lessons and videos that will teach you and answer just about any question that may arise along your journey of building your business. If there is not a specific lesson regarding your question, there is 24-hour support which yields responses in a matter of minutes, not hours or days.
Wealthy Affiliates is a community of thousands of people all over the world who are just like you. They are building internet businesses and are glad to share what they have learned and to help you in any way they can.
Wealthy Affiliates has been growing for fourteen years and continues to grow as it is helping more and more people realize their dreams of building and running their own internet business. Almost all of these are running their affiliate business from home.
Wealthy Affiliates offers a totally FREE program for anyone that might be interested in building their own internet business. The FREE program is exactly that. I recommend to everyone that they should begin with the FREE program. In it, you can get the feel of what the program is all about. You will learn how to set up a business website through which to build your business. Included in the FREE program are ten lessons on how to set up and to begin to build your website. You will have two free websites, hosted by Wealthy Affiliates(for free). You will begin to learn through these lessons(which include videos as well as tutorials) how to set up your business and begin to grow it.
If after you have worked through the FREE membership you would like to become a PREMIUM membership, then you may begin a PREMIUM membership for only $49 a month. If you determine that Wealthy Affiliates is not for you, then keep the FREE membership and the two free websites and continue your search for a program to build your internet business. You can keep your FREE membership for life. If you decide at some point to join the PREMIUM membership you can always do that, too. I am convinced, that if you are serious about building your own internet business and you try the FREE membership of Wealthy Affiliates, that you will want to take advantage of all the great tools and education and support that is made available through a PREMIUM membership.
There are many ways to build an internet business, but there is one that stands out above the rest. Because of its integrity and quality of teaching tools and its support Wealthy Affiliates stands above the rest.
Begin your internet business adventure today by checking out what you get with Wealthy Affiliates FREE Starter program and what you get with the PREMIUM program. To get separately what you get with the PREMIUM program would cost you hundreds of dollars a month. With the PREMIUM program you get it all for $49 a month.