How to Build an Online Business-Get Started in Online Business

One of the most popular ways to start a business today is to build an online business. But what most people do not know is how to build an online business. Let me share with you a few points that will hopefully get you going in the right direction.

What not to do

I have written several blogs on things you should not do and certain schemes and programs you should avoid. Rather than writing about them again I shall just link you to those articles for you to read at your leisure. You may click HERE, HERE. and HERE to read those articles.

Suffice it to say that there are many out there who will gladly take your hard-earned money and in return will give you nothing of any worth. It was my sad fortune to have experienced a couple of these programs. Please be wary of all the programs that you may consider, even the ones that I recommend. I will not recommend anything that would take advantage of you, but it is just a good frame of mind for you to exercise when searching for a way to get started in online business.

My Choice for creating a successful online business

My choice for building an online business that will make you money is what is known as Wealthy Affiliates. You may have heard of affiliate programs such as those associated with Amazon and Walmart. These are excellent programs with which you may wish to be aligned after you establish your own business. There are many types of businesses which you can build online but an affiliate business is one that, though it takes a while to establish, it will in the long run provide continuing and growing income without adding more of your time to bring that growth.

Wealthy Affiliate is a program that provides the knowledge and tools that are necessary to build and grow and maintain an affiliate business. There are other programs which promote affiliate businesses and even provide a website for you. But, they do not provide the knowledge or teaching or the necessary tools to help you in building a growing business. These types of programs give you the product and then set you adrift without your having any of the necessary knowledge or available tools to grow your company. The end result is that you have spent your good money and after six months or a year you have neither your money nor your business.

Wealthy Affiliates

Wealthy Affiliates are so confident that they can help you build and establish a successful online business that they will give you a free membership. They give you 10 free lessons on how affiliate marketing works and two free websites on which you can build your own online business website. They even host those for free, too. Just from the ten free lessons you will begin to understand some of the knowledge that you will need to continue to build your online business. It will become evident to you that you have embarked on a program that is well grounded in good business principles. If you think that you can get-rich-quick by doing business online, you may need to rethink where you are going. Wealthy Affiliates will help you focus on the right things by which you can build your business so that it will in time produce whatever income you may desire.

Ready to begin online business

If after trying the Free Membership of Wealthy Affiliates you believe that you are ready to begin online business, then you will want to become a Premium Member. With the Premium Membership you will have access to all the tools that every member of Wealthy Affiliates has. You will have access to tools, lessons, knowledge and support worth thousands of dollars. When I say thousand of dollars, I mean that it is worth thousands of dollars a month. If you were to purchase the lessons and support and tools through any other program other than Wealthy Affiliates, you would actually pay hundreds to thousands of dollars any given month.

At Wealthy Affiliate you can access all these features twenty-four hours a day. There are thousands of members of Wealthy Affiliates, many of whom have utilized the lessons and tools available and almost all members are glad to help you if you have any questions. Of course, there are professionals that can answer any question that you may have and help you through any problem that you may encounter.

Along with all the learning tools, Wealthy Affiliates gives you 25 free websites for you to build as many businesses that you wish to build. After you get the hang of how to build an online business you will probably go on to build more and more. It may take several years to do, but it can be done. All these sites are hosted at no additional cost.

Wealthy Affiliates will also host 25 additional domains that you may have at no additional cost above your membership.

Now, you have probably noticed the phrase, “no additional cost”. Yes, there is a cost. If you have tried the Free Membership and have decided that Wealthy Affiliates is the platform from which you wish to learn to build an online business, then you can join as a Premium Membership. The cost for this membership is $49 a month. When you consider all that you get with a Premium Membership, you might wonder how that is possible. But that is all that it costs. You can buy the membership yearly and save even on that amount.


Wealthy Affiliates will not guarantee you success in your online business. Only you can do that. But it has been proven over the 18 years that Wealthy Affiliates have been helping build online business entrepreneurs that with work and persistence and patience creating a successful online business is well within the grasp of any person.

If you think that you have the ability to put in five to ten hours a week produce content in area that you are passionate about, then look into the Free Membership of Wealthy Affiliates. You do not have to register a credit card and it is truly FREE. Try it for a few weeks. Build a site on one or both of the free sites that they give you in the Free Membership. Then, if this program fits you, go ahead and join as a Premium Member.

I am going to give you a chart below to show you what is available for you if you decide to join the Premium Membership after trying the Free Membership.

Enjoy the adventure of starting an online business. God bless you and prosper you.





8 thoughts on “How to Build an Online Business-Get Started in Online Business

  1. free4life Reply

    You are right about so many scams out there. I have fallen prey to a few before and had to fight to get my money back when they didn’t deliver what they had promised. I tell you, they want their money right now, but when it comes to getting your money back, even though it is a “100% money back guarantee” it is like pulling teeth. 

    So Wealthy Affiliate is indeed different, I have been a member with them for quite some time now and I can attest that not only is the training A+ the cost is the most reasonable as well. I agree that the best way to start a business is to go online. 

    • Thomas Harvey Post authorReply

      I am so glad that you have begun your business and are growing it through Wealthy Affiliate.  Thank you for your comment.  I wish you all the success in the world as you build your business.

  2. jessie palaypay Reply

    Thank you for sharing helping me understand what I get with the free membership at wealthy affiliate as well as what I get with the premium membership.

    One thing I would like to know is whether I can make money with just the free membership or do I need to upgrade? Also, will I be pressured into upgrading my membership?

    • Thomas Harvey Post authorReply

      To answer your question about making money with a free site, the answer is yes.  But it will take patience and perseverance.  

      The answer to the second is that no one will pressure you to up grade.  If you do not find the program all that I think it is or that you think it should be, you do not have to up grade.  You will always have the opportunity to up grade even if you wait a year or more.  

      I am confident, though, that after you get a taste of the possibilities you will want all that you can.  God bless you as you endeavor to build your business. 

  3. Dhall Reply

    Great information. Creating a online business is the best decision I have ever made. Affiliate Marketing, in my opinion is the perfect way to get started and I must agree that Wealthy Affiliate is the best training program in the industry. I couldn’t imagine my life or business without it. Great article. 

    • Thomas Harvey Post authorReply

      I am glad that you are doing well in WA.  I hope that my blog was an encouragement to you.

  4. Noke Reply


    I enjoyed reading your information about online business, some guidelines to success, and your honesty of telling the readers that it’s no guarantee but hard work, good information and proper direction with others working together will succeed. More or less, from my point of view. Nothing is for free, some sweat is necessary. You agree?

    I’ve been trying to find a good way to accomplish an online business. All I ever see recently, make tons of money it’s easy and anyone can do it…blah, blah, yada, yada. It was refreshing to see you covered some relevant information without a bunch of hype, do it now or you will be sorry, or using the marketing guilt trip. Stuck in a dead end job?, loser that you are better click here now or your girlfriend will leave you pitch. 

    But instead, you gave useful information with an honest approach and what is to be expected without inflated expectations. I’m interested in getting more involved in the near future for a retirement plan and end game for something to keep me busy. 

    No previous marketing knowledge my whole life, how would I know what to do or where to start?  Would I have to go to a trade school to learn and build a website like yours. Is there classes that can teach me marketing strategies and web building?

    Thanks for your time,


    • Thomas Harvey Post authorReply

      Thank you for your interest.  I understand what you say about so many sites that try to sell you on quick and easy money.  There is no such thing as you well pointed out.

      Thank you.

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