If you are a person who has a creative spirit and mind and are considering how to start and grow an online business, you have come to the right place. In this blog I would like to share just a few things as to what you need to start a online business.
First things first
To start a online business you will first need a means by which you can access the internet. The tools to be able to do that are a computer of some kind, whether desktop, laptop, notebook or smartphone(can you believe it? Some folks run an online business from a smart phone!)
Along with the tool that you access the internet you will need a connection to the internet. For the desktop and the laptop it is best done through a modem and a WiFi connection to the modem. The best location for the modem and WiFi is in your own home, for the need of confidentiality factor. You can access the internet through some public WiFi’s, but confidential information should not be share on public WiFi’s.
The modem you use may be connected to some type of cable service or satellite service. Most people in urban and suburban areas already have access to these if they have TV service of some kind through cable companies or satellite companies.
Our next step in the process of starting our online business is to determine the type business we wish to build. Will it be a service type business or a product business or an information business. In determining and defining this step, the best guide is to choose something that you thoroughly enjoy being a part of.
It may be something you do or a thing that you are passionate about. From that point you may decide whether you wish to promote a product, or products, related to the subject, or you may wish to share information related to your interest or passion. Through sharing information you may wish to provide opportunities for your readers to purchase related products through your website.
You may decide to promote sales instead of information. Even in sales it is important to share information on the products that you will promote. There are many avenues that are available for building your online business.
In the beginning you may not have a lot of time to invest in growing your online business. But, it is essential that you set aside some time on a regular basis to the growing of your business. Depending on your own situation that may be an hour a day every day, or it may several hours on the weekend.
If you are working a full time job you may find it more convenient to spend three or four hours each weekend to work your business website. If you work part-time you may want to spend a couple of hours a day. Stay at home Moms or Dads may find the daily approach best for their situation.
Students can even begin to start and build their own online business. There are far fewer restrictions as to who can start an online business that there is to start a regular brick and mortar business. I have known of high school students who began building an online business and used that business to pay for college and then moved right into their own job right out of college.
There are all kinds of possibilities in the online business market, but the time invested will be the most important element in the success of the business.
How to start your business
We have actually already started the business by checking our computer and access to the internet and making a decision to set aside a certain and specific amount of time to invest in it.
But, there are other tools which we will need if we are to succeed and grow our business. This is the point that we must decide the platform or program that we shall use to build our online business on. There a several out there that are viable and will help you to achieve success in your business. Some are better than others. All that are of any quality will cost you something and many are worth the money that you pay.
But the program that I recommend is one that is straight forward and upfront with its cost without hidden costs and expensive add-ons. This program does not pressure you to first of all buy the service, but it does offer you the opportunity to sample the service through a Free version that is generous beyond expectation.
If after trying the Free version you decide to become a part of the Premium version, you will find what you need to start a online business is more than found in the library of lessons and tutorials and podcasts and videos found in their extensive library. They provide weekly online webinars to help members stay up to date on all the latest tools for building and maintaining an online internet business.
In addition, there is 24 hour online support. When I say 24 hour, that is exactly what I mean. If you have a question or need an answer to a specific problem, you can go online to support and get your answer within minutes instead of days. This is just one of the great highlights of this program.
The name of the program is Wealthy Affiliate
The name of the fine program is Wealthy Affiliate. It was established over 14 years ago and has grown in membership to the hundreds of thousands worldwide.
The Free membership I mentioned is really Free. You do not need to register a credit card. All you need to register is an email address. In return you will receive access to ten free lessons on how to build and launch your website that will begin your online business. The ten free lessons are the first ten lessons with which all Wealthy Affiliate members begin their journey of growing their own online businesses. There are thousands of members who are enjoying the benefits of growing their own online businesses.
When you decide to become a permanent member of Wealthy Affiliate you can move up to a Premium membership. The Premium membership is the highest membership there is. The cost for the Premium membership is $49 a month. There are no other online business builders that can come close to this price that offer all the tools and support and services that Wealthy Affiliate offers. There are some that have come with an offer of $2 less but if you compare what they offer with what Wealthy Affiliate offers you will find that there is really no comparison.
Try the Free membership
Try the Free membership of Wealthy Affiliate now. See how easy it is to grow your own online business with Wealthy Affiliate. You will find that you will have everything you need to start and grow your business to whatever size you wish.
I’ll be cheering you all the way.
To read more about Wealthy Affiliate go HERE.