How to Start an Online Business Step by Step

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Have you ever thought about making some money off the internet but the whole concept of how to start an online business puts you off and you don’t know where to start?
Well the answer is to proceed step by step.

In fact you can start your own online business in five easy steps!

STEP 1. Find your niche

Don’t be put off if you haven’t heard of a niche before.

A niche is simply a group of people with a common interest.

Do you have a hobby?

A special skill?

What are you good at?

What interests you?

Everybody has, or does something that interests them, that they have some knowledge of and passion for. That you can then teach to someone else and build an online business with.

STEP 2. Have a website

Having a website is your online storefront.

In days gone by it was extremely difficult to build your own website with all the code and technicalities.

These days it is so much easier. In fact you can have your own website up with a few simple clicks in a matter of minutes.

SiteRubix has an extremely robust website builder with two free websites. Just enter your details below.

STEP 3. Create content

The next step is to start creating content for your site.

This can be done by writing blog posts and creating videos.

A lot of people get put off by this and think they have to be a writer. But just remember you have the interest and knowledge of your topic (or niche) and just communicate the information like you are having a conversation with a friend.

Creating content will then lead to traffic coming to your site from search engines such as google.

Step 4. Getting traffic and ranked in google

The goal is to get traffic to your site by getting ranked on the first page of google.

There are technical ways to do this such as having keywords mixed in with your content, but the main thing to focus on is creating quality content that gives good information and will help people.

Remember that getting traffic and becoming an authority in your niche takes time.

STEP 5. Show me the Money $$$

Once you start getting ranked in google and have traffic coming to your site you will need to sell them something to make some money.

The best way to do this is to be an affiliate marketer and sell something related to your niche.

It is a bit like being a commission salesman. Someone comes to your site, you give them good information, you recommend a product, make a sale and then you receive a slice of the action.

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There are literally 10,000’s of affiliate programs with one of the biggest being Amazon as an example, and millions of products to sell!

It is totally possible to earn a full-time income online in any niche and you only need one website!

All you need is the right tools, training and support.

Wealthy Affiliate is the #1 online affiliate marketing community today where you can learn these five steps in greater depth and so much more.

WA is where I have learned how to build my own online business and if you are serious about earning a living online this is where I suggest you start… and you can start for FREE!

So discover my SECRET WEAPON for financial freedom and join Wealthy Affiliate TODAY!

Until next time, I am John W. Newman and always remember…

Dream It! Believe It! Then Achieve It!



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John newman

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. Hey, John.

    Brilliant steps on how to start an online business. This post will certainly help those who are lost and have no direction on the internet.

    Once people follow your steps on starting up a new business online, they will succeed for sure, and Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the place to be for anyone wishing to make money online.



    • Thanks so much for your comment Neil, I am glad you liked it!

      All people have to do to start their own online business is to have the desire, then follow some simple steps with the right tools and guidance, and that is where Wealthy Affiliate are so awesome!

  2. Great information here John, I like the way you have outlined your information. Might I add, and this maybe for some people only, having a mentor can make things easier also. A mentor can give you that extra edge over your competition, and researching a mentor is an important step I think.

    • Coaches and mentors are absolutely invaluable Craig, I totally agree!

      They can see the bigger picture that you may miss and keep you accountable.

      I have had many mentors and have been working with a coach for the past several months and it has helped me enormously!

      Thanks for your comment!

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