How to Start an Online Business for FREE?

How to Start an Online Business for FREE?

How to start an online business for free

Have you wanted to make some extra money from the Internet, or even wanted to start an online business but were short of cash?

What if you could learn how to start an online business for free?

Well the great thing about the Internet, is that you can start a business online for very little cost… If you know what you are doing!

The big problem is that most people don’t know where to start, and they can pay for things that they DON’T need… or even worse, fall victim to some sort of online scam.

Unfortunately most people will then give up, say it can’t be done, or think that the Internet is all one big scam and full of con artists.

Well I can tell you that other than needing a laptop and an Internet connection, there are really only three things that are essential to make an online business a success… and there is even a way that you can start for FREE!

Three things that you need to start an online business

There are three things that you really need to start an online business and be able to make it a success.

Tools, training and support!

If you have these three things in place then you have every chance of making your new online business a reality.

If you are missing any one of these pieces however, then like a house without it’s foundations in place, it will surely collapse.

Or it will at least need a lot of repairs that cost a lot of money, with some shady renovator doing the work!

See the analogy?

I will now explain these three steps in greater detail.


The very first and most important tool you are going to need is a Website.

Your website is going to act like your very own storefront, where you can provide valuable content for your audience, and sell them products as well.

You are also going to need somewhere to host your website, and a keyword research tool that will help you to get ranked in Google so that your customers can find you.


Once you have the right tools you will also need some training.

And not just any training.

The right training!

There is a lot of misinformation online these days, scams, expensive training systems that will just leave you out of pocket and confused. As well as out of date training that could get you into trouble with Google!

You will need up to date, step-by-step training that will set your online business up for long-term success and not leave you overwhelmed!


One of the main reasons people give up on their dreams is a lack of support.

You may have the right tools and training, but if you don’t have the support of people on the same mission as you, as well as experienced mentors that have already achieved what you want to achieve to guide you along the way, it is very easy to get discouraged and quit.

What you really need is a community to support you.

But where can you find all of this for FREE?

Your community for online success

The answer is the community of Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate is the #1 ranked affiliate marketing community online today.

At the moment Wealthy Affiliate are offering a FREE, 10 lesson online entrepreneur certification getting started course.

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This course will guide you step-by-step with all that you will need to build your website and get your online business up and running… and making money.

It has all the latest up to date information and best practices that are working online today.

They will also give you two free robust WordPress Websites built with the Site-Rubix website builder, state of the art website hosting, as well as giving you access to a powerful keyword research tool.

The best thing about Wealthy Affiliate however, is that it is a real community.

There are thousands of members of WA. Many experienced Internet and Affiliate marketers, as well as beginners that are on the same path as you.

You will also have access to the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson, and my expert help as well 🙂

To read more about the awesome community of Wealthy Affiliate click here, or visit my getting started page.

With Wealthy Affiliate you will have all the tools, training and support that you can utilise to start an online business for FREE!

To your success,

John W. Newman

Dream It, Believe It, Then Achieve It!

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My name is John W. Newman. Property investor, Internet entrepreneur, husband and father of four beautiful daughters. Join me on my road to financial freedom! Dream It...Believe It...Then Achieve It!


  1. Hi there John. I have just read your post on building an online business and thought I would just post you a quick comment to offer my thoughts.

    Its true that you can actually start an online business for free. In fact that is exactly how I started. I started out as a free member of Wealthy Affiliate a couple of years ago. I made my first money online using free websites until I had enough money to upgrade. I now run quite a successful website, for which I am very grateful.

    For those people out there that are wondering if its for them, I would say go for it, so long as you are willing to put in a lot of hard work. Eventually the work does pay off!

    • Great to see you having some success with your website Andrew, especially after hearing that you just started out with a free website.

      It just shows what is possible when you start out in the right place to begin with!

      Best of luck in the future 🙂

  2. Hey John,

    It seems you have a lot of experience with online businesses.
    I see you are promoting Wealthy Affiliate as the best program to build a website. How does this really works?

    Also, about a good keyword tool, can you advice about Jaaxy and if it is the best one in the industry?

    • Thanks for your questions Kevin!

      Firstly, what I believe is the reason Wealthy Affiliate stands head and shoulders above any other free website builder out there, is the training and support that comes along with it.

      You are not just left to your own devices, there is training and support every step of the way to help you turn that website into a thriving online business over time!

      The reason I emphasise over time is because Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich quick scheme... It will teach you how to make money online and build a business for the long-haul.

      If you are looking for a quick fix, whack some money on number 3 at your local race course or buy a lottery ticket! 😉

      As for Jaaxy, I consistently use this tool to help my blog posts get on the first page at Google and in my opinion is the best keyword tool on the market.

      Give both of these platforms a try.. it is free to start, what have you got to lose?

  3. Hey John,

    I agree with you that an Online Community is essential for success. No matter how we look at it, we will always need help in every journey that we take and having a community to fall back to is an excellent plan to make sure we’re on the right track.

    I’m so grateful I found Wealthy Affiliate though it was 2 years later, how I wished I had come across your article sooner. Thanks for sharing this man, best of luck on your site!

    • You are so right Riaz! Not having people around you supporting you is a reason that many people fail.

      Having a community such as Wealthy Affiliate to support you in my journey has been critical for my own success and many others as well!

      Thanks for your comment and best of luck to you 🙂

  4. Hey John,

    I totally agree, tools, training and support are without a doubt the most important things to look for when starting an online business.

    This is exactly what Wealthy Affiliate offers and I have seen many people sign up for the free training and end up creating full time incomes as a result. I’m one of them!

    The task based training can’t be beat, and the support of people from the owners and community is absolutely priceless. I’ve been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 17 months and would feel totally comfortable recommending it to anyone.

    • Thanks for your comments Wayne and your insights as a Wealthy Affiliate “insider”!
      I agree with you about the task based training, Kyle walks you through the training step-by-step, giving you action steps along the way.
      As you follow along, you begin to build out your website and online business one step at the time.
      This is the best way to do any training program – Taking action as you go along.
      If you do happen to get stuck the answer is only a question away, with all the awesome support that Wealthy Affiliate offers!
      Best of luck as you continue your online journey Wayne 🙂

  5. Hi John,

    This is a great resource for those that want to learn how to start an online business for free. It doesn’t seem like it’s possible, but I’ve done it first hand using the training center that you recommend, Wealthy Affiliate.

    Although I would recommend to someone looking to start a free online business to at least invest in a domain name for $15 dollars/year and a proper online educational platform like Wealthy Affiliate provides.

    We live in an incredible day and age where there are good companies out there like Wealthy Affiliate that have really taken the time and put together an all inclusive program for people to learn how to create their own online business.

    I have worked with them for over a year and a half and I couldn’t be happier with my online business. Great post John and great advice.


    • Thanks for your comment Todd 🙂
      I agree with you that long term it is better to have your own domain name.
      The great thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that you can start for free, check it all out, build a website, start your online business, and if you decide to upgrade to a premium membership down the track it is a very simple process to transfer it all over to your own domain.
      WA even has a training video to walk you through the process!
      I am glad that you have had such an awesome experience with WA just like I have Todd.
      I am pleased you liked my post, thanks again 🙂

  6. Hi John, thank you for great post. Some years ago, I try to search how to start online business with as little cost as possible. I don’t know where to start, what tools to be used, or even what training to be followed.

    I’ve almost fallen in online suvey scams and decided to quit online business. A few months ago, the hope of building online business rose again in my heart and luckily, I found the right place to start 🙂

    Now I have the three foundation to successfully start an online business, and I belive someday in the future, if I continue doing this, financial freedom will surely come.

    Thank you for posting this content.

    • Thanks for your comment and feedback 🙂

      I think a lot of people find themselves in the same position as you have when they start out online with the wrong information.

      This is where a community such as Wealthy Affiliate can be such a valuable support as you move forward.

      I am glad that you have not given up on your online dream!

      You CAN do it! 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment Diana!
      I think that a lot of newbies can very overwhelmed when starting internet marketing or making money online and they get frustrated and give up.
      Like anything else though, it is a learnable skill, and if you have the RIGHT training, tools and support then you can succeed online! 🙂

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