Where should I Start With My Online Business?
I recently surveyed my newsletter subscribers to get some information on what areas
they need the most help with. An interesting bit of information came out of the
survey: A LARGE number of people online are trying to figure out where to start, or
aren't sure how to go about it.
My answer for this problem is simply: Get started!
Just get started. Find a subject that you enjoy, and that you are willing to spend
time learning more about, and start creating your website.
Use the free hosting services, put up a bunch of banners, DON'T get your own domain
name, make all the mistakes you possibly can!
Why would I give you such terrible advice?
Because this is how you learn! This is how you learn the basics of creating a web
page, uploading to someone else's server, finding your site on the Internet, and
then trying to figure out how to get other people to find your site.
Everything you read (I'm guilty of this too!) tells you that you must have your own
domain name before you even start, you must have a ton of content ready to put on your
website to keep people coming back, your website must be on a profitable subject that
will surely make you a ton of money, you must drive traffic to your website, etc., etc.!
The problem is that you spend all of your time trying to figure out what your website
is going to be about, and trying to find a cool domain name for it, finding the
perfect website hosting company that will keep your site up 24 hours a day, finding
the most profitable topic ... But you never get started!
Get started today... right now... not later... now.
Go and create an account on a free hosting company, figure out how to create a web page,
then upload it using the instructions that are given to you by the hosting company.
Don't know how to create a web page? Go to your favorite search engine and search for
"HTML tutorial" and then read until you've learned what you need to know to create
a simple page that says: "This is my new website and I'm proud of it!"
Join an affiliate program... it doesn't matter which one, just figure out how to join
one and join it. Go back and modify your web page with the information they gave you
when you signed up for the affiliate program. Once you have done this, open your
browser and try to find your new website.
Can you find it? If not, figure out why. Read the help section of your website host.
Once you find your website, go back and change the font on your page, bold some words,
add a banner promoting the affiliate program you joined. Move the banner to the
bottom of the page instead of the top. Just make changes to try and make it look
better. Add more content.
What content? It doesn't matter, just talk about your favorite subject for a while:
Fishing, skateboarding, racing cars, comic books, whatever. After you have done this,
figure out how to add Meta tags to your website with keywords and a description of
what it is about.
When you have done this, go to every search engine you can possibly find and figure
out what you have to do to submit your new web page. Did you do this yet? If so, you
are now on your way to making money on the Internet.
Did I just tell you that your new web page is going to make you money? Nope. The
exercise that I had you follow took you from start to finish of creating and promoting
a web page. I intentionally left out the little details because THAT is what is going
to get you on your way to making money online.
Having to go and figure out how to do each of those steps is where you will start to
build your foundation for future wealth making. The only way you are going to get the
chance to do this is to get started right now ... then as you learn more, you will
start to figure out what it takes to earn money online.
Chuck McCullough is the author of a new ebook titled: "Affiliate Mistakes: Maximizing
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