How to Start Your Own Online Business – In Just 6 Easy Steps

How to Start Your Own Online Business – In Just 6 Easy Steps




 

To start a business, there must be a need for it.  This means that there is a need or problem and needs to be filled or solved. To start your own online business is no different.  Of course there are various ways to do business online. Here, however I will touch base on the most important ones that you’ll need to succeed (and profit) online.


 

First thing first though!  Let us start with what you’ll need the most to be successful and potentially profitable online. Pick something that you are enthusiastic about and you want other people to know about then start spreading the word using your own website.  Below, I discuss 6 steps that will guide you on how to do that.

  • Step 1: Identify a Business

    Decide which  business you want to pursue.  Narrow your choices down by thinking about what you enjoy doing or think about the specific skills and qualifications you already possess. Consider you personal hobby or desires that you can develop into a money making business. To choose your business direction, start by identifying a niche. Play the video below and watch the tutorial on how you can find your own very niche.

    Choosing Your Direction - It Starts With a Niche
    Choosing Your Direction – It Starts With a Niche

  • Step 2: Get a Domain Name

Choosing a domain name is a way of choosing your own identity online.  It is as simple as that. However, this is hard for most people.  Using myself as an example, it took me few days of thinking hard about what I wanted my domain name to be.  I brainstormed a lot ideas and asked my family and friends of what they thought about the choices that I had in mind.  Anyway, enough about that! Let us get back to the business.

Tips on choosing a domain name:  

  • Easy to Spell
  • Simple to Remember
  • Keep it Short & Simple
  • Contains Important Keywords
Click Here to get your domain name!
Click Here to get your domain name!

So, what I recommend is make a list of domain names that you have in mind first then go from there.  Sometimes, you might think that you have a good domain name and find out later that it is taken.  So make a list.  If one or two are taken, they won’t all be taken by someone else. Click here to find out if the domain name you have in mind is available.  Of course once you get the domain name you’re happy with, you do need to get it registered and hosted.


 

  • Step 3 : Build a website Computer_keyboard

Do I need a website?  Why Businesses Need Website? 

Yes.  That’s the short answer and very obvious one!

A website is the foundation building for your business.  If you do not have a website in this day and age, it makes absolutely no sense to even try creating a business online. A website is the medium for all things that happen online.

Having a website allows you to create content on specific niche or things that interest you.  If you have something that you are very passionate about and you want to share it with the world, then there is no way around it but to have a website. A website is the key component of your success online.

To find out more on how you can build your own website, RISK FREE and in a very short amount of time, please click here.  How to build a website for a small business.


 

  • Step 4: Share/Sell Your Product (or Services) or Become an Affiliate Marketer

Now I have a website, then WHAT?

Now you can start writing on projects that interest you. This I think is the best part of starting and having your own business online.  Why, because you choose what you want to do instead of what your boss might want you to do if you were working for someone else. You choose your topic then talk about it.  It is really that simple!

You can also, share or sell your own products and or services if you have any. If not, no worries.  You can become an affiliate and work with merchants who have the products.  Some of the places you can find products are like
Amazon.com
, Shareasale.com to just name a couple. Drive traffic to website

Now you you have all the tools you need to start with your online business, you want customers to find you. How?

Use Search Engines to Drive Traffic to Your Website.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the term search engines, here is its meaning.  A search engine is a program that searches for and identifies items in a database that match to keywords or characters specified by the user. It is used to find particular sites on the World Wide Web. There are plenty of these search engines around, namely Google, Yahoo, Bing….


 

  • Step 5: Build a Mailing List Farm-Fresh_mailing_list

Most people who do business online know that the money is in the mailing list. However not everybody does it.  I am not sure what the reason is.  But in any case, you need to find a way to capture your customers’s contact information usually in the form of email.

Once you have your customers email, you can follow up and let them know about your promotions, specials sales, recommend products, coupons, etc.


 

Once you have some traffic to your website, you can focus on becoming an expert in the field.

  • Step 6: Become an Expert in the Field

There are lots of possible ways to become an expert in your particular field of interests that are available.  You can take courses online or offline that target your interests.  You can help customers learn more about your topics or offer seminar or webinars.  Writing articles is another way.  Giving interviews is another approach to let people know about your business.


 

Increase Your Income!

It is not surprising that most businesses do not become millionaires over night. So here are few things you can do or continue to do: increse income

  • Search for new opportunities
  • Run a promotion on your website
  • Continue writing great quality content
  • Create videos

These are just some of the ways you can really take your income to the next level as you continue to establish yourself in the online business world.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post.  If you have any questions please do drop me a note down below.  You feedback/ comments are very valuable. Please share them!

Thank you for reading!

16 thoughts on “How to Start Your Own Online Business – In Just 6 Easy Steps

  1. Starting a business is always difficult but being patience and not giving up i believe is the key to success. I enjoyed reading your post and your site is very informative.

    1. Hello Nikos-
      Starting a business online or offline is difficult but it can be fixed by hard work, having the right training, tools and support in place.
      You are right in terms that patient, (persistent) and taking consistent actions pay off.

      I appreciate your feedback and please do check back as I continue to post regularly.

      Thanks again Nikos!

  2. I think the majority of people if they had the opportunity to work from home and create a business online would jump at it. Sadly I think many people get scared away by the concept or just don’t bother to give it a go. Reading posts like yours with quality content and great information can give these people what they need to take their first steps and make a go of it. Great post.

    1. Hello Scott-

      You are absolutely right that most people are scared of starting a business online and I think mostly that might be due to them not wanting to take a risk, having fear of unknowns, etc.

      My goals are to reach people and help them learn how to start an online business the proper way. And of course, without spending a chunk of money to get their business started.

      Thank you for reading!

  3. Excellent work. You showed just how easy it can be to start an online business. But even after all this, it can take a huge amount of time and hard work to make a lot of money. Patience and determination is key. Sadly, that’s the reason why scams are so popular, promising quick success. Your guide is sure to help a lot of people. Great job!

    1. Thank you Makki-

      I want to help as many as people as possible and let them know that they do not have to pay a fortune to start an online business. Also that not everything online is a scam. There are legit programs that really do work.

      People need to know that if something is too good to be true then it is. Making money online takes time and so is anything worth having. To build s successful business online takes time especially to get it up going. But the rewards are amazing in the long run.

      Thank you Makki!

  4. I must say this is a popular concept, but I agree, most people lack the conviction and follow through to make their business a success. I was in financial services for years and it was frustrating. Everyone wanted to be rich but no one wanted to stop wasting money. Then it’s a scam. I didn’t make/save any money. No kidding. People have a $50 a week Starbucks habit (love them, don’t get me wrong!) and another $200 plus a month on cigarettes and wonder why they are broke. Really? Can lead them to water but can’t make them drink.

    1. Billie-

      You are absolutely right! Everybody wants a quick fix but nobody is willing to do whatever it takes to make it work. They join a program today and if they are not making money in couple weeks, the program becomes a scam to them and they quit or move on to the next program. They fail to analyze themselves and figure out how to work the system. They do not put in the necessary work required.

      Most people do not do well with the money and they just need some guidance on money management and sometimes budgeting.

      Thank you for the comment!

  5. Thanks for sharing the 6 easy steps in takes to start an online business.

    I have mastered 5 of these steps, the only one which I haven’t started on yet is building an email list but I know this is something I will do when I’m ready.

    Thanks =)

    1. Gregory-

      I am glad to hear that you got most of the steps under control. There is no better time than now to start building your list. Most people think that they need to establish themselves first before they can start a mailing list. This somehow not necessary true. As soon as you start having a good amount of traffic to your website, that is a good sign and time to start.

      Thank you!

  6. This make it easier for beginners to learn. I would not say that it is hard to start an online business but you need to know what you are really doing and be patient, so that your website can rank well in the SEO search engine, it takes months depending on the competition, if lucky, it may take just 3-6 months.

    Other than that, more than six months is the typical duration to get a better google ranking.

    1. Siew-

      To start online business is not hard if you have the right system, tools, training and support in place. Missing any of these components will not lead to success but more frustration.

      Mastering the SEO is one of the keys to having a successful online business.

      I always tell people to not expect overnight success. Entrepreneurs do not become rich overnight – if they do, it is probably by accident. Real world does not work that way. It takes time (months to years) to turn a profit.

      Having the right mindset, determination and never accepting any road block they encounter along the way are what drive people to succeed.

      Thank you for reading this post!

  7. Great post! I really enjoyed how simply you laid out the steps; very easy to follow. I definitely appreciate how you offered the last section about continuing to push your business. Business success is not a straight line, and we have to keep trying and evolving to get to where we want to be.
    Best to you
    *Namaste*
    – Kate

    1. Hello Kate-

      Thank you for visiting my website and reading the post. I am glad you found the information very useful! It is true that business is not a straight line. We are always learning news things and way to do things. We have to adapt to the online changes that happen often.

      *Namaste*

  8. I am just starting a business too and this is well explained. I will sure share this article to my friends and family and they might now understand a little bit what I am doing. Hopefully they will do the same too.

    Thanks

    1. Thank you Philippe. I am glad you found this helpful. As far as family and friends go, the best thing is provide them with all the information about online business and the rest is up to them. They must understand that only taking constant actions will lead to results and nothing else will.

      Thank you again!

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