Making the decision to build a business online can be one of the most rewarding decisions that you make in your entire life.
However, it’s imperative that you find the right program out there that has your best interests at heart and isn’t out to take your money and run.
Due to the many get rich quick schemes and downright scams that I’ve encountered in my online journey of nearly 20 years, I would hate to see you guys make the same mistakes that I made when I first started out.
In the following post, I’ll be sharing my personal experience with you guys today as well as showing you the business model that I’ve utilized to build a full time business that allowed me to quit my full time job in under a year.
If you have landed on my website, then chances are that you are looking for the best way to build a business, but you don’t have thousands of dollars to invest.
Am I right in making this assumption?
If you answered yes, then I encourage you to continue reading as I’ll be showing you how I did this without the costly expense of buying products, keeping inventory, shipping orders out, or the need to talk to a single person to make lots of money online.
Sound pretty cool?
Let’s get started!!
What’s The Most Cost Effective Way To Build A Business Online?
As the internet continues to evolve there are more and more business opportunities or make money online programs created that show you how you can build an online business with a handful of these that let you get started for free.
With all the various business models and biz ops out there you’ll find it to be quite overwhelming and if you’re anything like me then you have likely found yourself jumping from one program to the next in search of the perfect system.
Trust me you’re not alone here as I have tried everything from assembling products at home, stuffing envelopes, mailing postcards, to recruiting people into MLM + so much more.
Did any of these things work?
Heck no and I actually ended up losing more money than I made!!
Instead of letting this get me down, I used it to add fuel to my fire and continue my search for a legitimate way to build a business online.
After falling for quite a few other shady business opportunities and failing yet again, I eventually was able to discover something called affiliate marketing.
What is affiliate marketing you may ask?
This is where you apply to be an affiliate for big-name companies like Amazon, Walmart, Gamestop, & BestBuy just to name a few.
You would then need to pick a topic of interest (hobby) and build a website around it and promote relevant products on it from the places I named above.
You Are In Total Control Of What You Sell On Your Website
Unlike other so called opportunities out there that force you to promote their product/ service just to make money, with affiliate marketing you can pick your topic, name your website and have your website live on the internet within minutes of you getting started.
Sounds pretty cool if you ask me, wouldn’t you guys agree?
What are you passionate about?
Do you have any hobbies?
If so, what are they?
What if I told you that you could get paid to talk about your hobbies and share these with other like-minded people?
Would you be interested in hearing more about it?
If you answered yes, then listen up as I have some exciting news to share with you.
Here is a website that I have been working on for a while now adding content here and there and here is what I was able to accomplish so far.
I just finished filling up my top menu with various reviews, informative articles, and how to guides, as well as many other forms of content.
Not too shabby if you ask me, wouldn’t you guys agree?
As you can see in the screenshot above, I have decided to go with gaming headsets since I have been a gamer for pretty much my entire life.
This is one of the things that I’m extremely passionate about and I would never have dreamed in a million years that I would be able to cash in on this hobby of mine and turn it into a business opportunity but here I am.
Choosing A Topic Of Interest & Narrowing It Down
Once you have chosen a hobby or interest that you would like to go with you would then need to break this down into smaller bite size pieces so you’re not trying to cover everything on 1 website.
Did you guys know that it’s possible to have as many as 1,000 micro niche ideas on 1 website?
Pretty crazy, right?
Heres a great way to break your idea down into something more manageable so you can have the best results.
Let’s say you were interested in pursuing the electronics niche but you aren’t exactly sure how to break this down to focus on a more narrow topic.
What type of electronics are you passionate about?
Are you into smartphones and mobile devices?
If so, then which platform are you leaning towards more?
Are you more of an Android user, or are you an Apple type of guy or gal?
Once you have determined which direction you would like to go in, it’s time for you to move on to the next step which is building your website around this topic and this is what I’ll be discussing next.
Building Your Website Around Your Selected Topic Of Interest
Building a website is a whole lot more simplistic and easy than it was 10 years ago and this is due to technology constantly evolving.
As a matter of fact, you can now have a fully functional website up and running in less than 5 minutes using state of the art proprietary software that takes all the coding, complexity, and guesswork out of this and focuses on building your website.
Remember that website I showed you guys that I built earlier?
Well, guess what?
I was able to do this using this exact software and I’ll be showing you guys how to do the exact same thing in 4 easy to follow steps.
If you can follow these easy steps you can virtually have your very own website up and running within a few short minutes and live on the world wide web.
Your domain name and title of your website should be based on your topic of interest that you have decided to go with that we discussed earlier on in this article.
So, if you did decide to go with the example of mobile phones and accessories you could name this something like the best mobile devices or something along these lines.
Are you guys still following me so far?
You can always change this title later on, but you can’t change your domain name so make sure this is something you want to go with before proceeding to the next step.
Learning How To Write Content For Your Newly Created Website
Let me first say that you don’t need to be any kind of a professional writer or have any kind of special skills to write content and make money with a website.
You also don’t need a college education or need to have any business degrees to be very successful with an online business.
Learning how to write content has got to be 1 of the best skills you can learn(In my personal opinion) as this can lead to lots of opportunities.
Not only will this help you out and increase your skill set but you can also use this skill to help out other people as well and earn a really respectable living all from the comfort of your home.
This is something that takes lots of practice and can take quite some time to learn but at the end of the day, you’ll be really proud of yourself.
I have written multiple articles on this topic explaining how I was able to do this, along with the hurdles that I faced when I first started and ultimately how I was able to overcome them, which you can check out here.
Ready To Get Your Hobby Based Website Started?
This has got to be one of the hardest things that most people face and something that I struggled with for nearly 20 years.
There are literally thousands of places out there online that claim to teach you how to go about this and show you how to set all of this up.
However, like I said earlier, close to 90% of these are nothing more than scams that have no interest in helping you and they would rather sell you on the idea of making money when in reality they are the only ones making money and they are doing so at your expense.
Trust me, I have failed for these schemes for years and I know exactly what its like to invest your hard earned money into a so called training platform.
Only to find out later that you’ll need to spend another $50, $100, or even $1,000 on additional training that they claim you need to make money.
It wasn’t until I discovered an online business training center called Wealthy Affiliate that actually provided me with all the tools, training, and help and support all under 1 roof all for 1 low monthly fee.
For under $50 a month you’ll gain complete access to the online community that I have used to build this website here as well as the one that I’ve shared with you guys above.
Do you want to know what’s even better than that?
They let you get started for free and test drive their entire platform and everything they have to offer without entering your credit card details beforehand.
Need A Hand Getting Started?
We all need help getting started and when I started out here over 5 years ago, I needed all the help I could get and I am forever grateful for everyone that helped me out.
I know first hand how difficult it can be to get all of this setup and up and running and I don’t want you to go through the same things that I had gone through so thats why I’m here to offer you a helping hand.
If you’re serious about learning the proper way to build a business online and you need a hand setting this up or perhaps need help coming up with a topic for your website I’ll be more than happy to help you out.
When you join Wealthy Affiliate using my unique referral link you’ll instantly be connected to me inside WA and we will be able to communicate back and forth and bounce ideas back in forth.
I really am looking forward to helping out as many people as I possibly can here and sharing my knowledge with you guys.
Remember it’s free to get started and I’ll be there to help you out 100% of the way.
I really hope this post has helped you guys out and has shown you one of the most cost-effective ways that I have used to build a business online.
Questions, comments, or something you would like to add?
I’d love to hear from you guys and answer any additional questions you may have.
Leave them for me in the comments below.