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Starting Online Business? Watch Out

Are you interested in starting online business? Years ago when I lost my business and home in a painful divorce and couldn’t get a high enough paying job I determined starting online business was the way I would learn to make money from home. As so many others have, I got stung a few times with internet marketing scams. Ouch! In this article, I show you what to watch out for. How to Tell If You Are About To Be Scammed I’ve been making a good living with affiliate marketing and an online business at home since 2009.  But it wasn’t always that way.  In fact, when I was first starting online business, I lost money on a few internet marketing scams. It was money I could not afford to lose but I figured it was all part of my learning what to do to achieve online marketing success and mostly, what not to do. You’ve probably seen some of the same marketing schemes or been flooded in your email inbox with giant ads and annoying videos promising you the moon and the stars if only you sign up for their one-click wonder program. Most of them make it look as though you don’t have to do any work and you could be the next internet millionaire.  They promise mansions and endless vacations and all the expensive toys you’ve ever wanted. Here’s an actual screen shot I made for you of yet another internet marketing scam. Let me break this down for you so you can learn how to avoid internet scams. I want to help you do that...

Build Your Own Online Business-How to Make Money Online

One of the questions I am asked most often is “How to Make Money Online” or some version like how to make money online from home. If you have been following my series of articles on How to Build Your Own Online Business, you will see that this article is Step Four of my simple formula for success with an online business. Making money online is the FUN part of having your own online business.  When you put all the pieces together, and you know how to make money online, you get to put money in the bank! Actually, money is automatically deposited into your account 24/7. One of the favorite times of my day is checking my various online accounts to see how many sales came in while I was in my cozy bed fast asleep. If you are here for the first time, first of all, thanks for reading my blog! Here are the last four articles in this series: Keep It Simple-Getting Started, The Big Picture Choose Your Niche Create Your Own Website How to Get Website Traffic So for this article, I’m going to assume that you know who you are going to market to (your target market), picked a great money-making niche and you have started to create your money making website. Once your website is indexed, you will begin seeing some visitors and getting some traffic to your website. Let me be the first to congratulate you for all the hard work you’ve done so far. But, having a pretty website and adding content to your site is no fun if you don’t...

Build Your Own Online Business-How to Get Website Traffic

In Step 3 of Build Your Own Online Business, I’ll show you how to get website traffic without spending a ton of money.  My purpose for this series of articles is to show you how easy and inexpensive it is to build your own online business from the ground up. This is the simple four-step process you will use to build as many money making websites as you want. In my last two articles, I showed you how to choose a niche and how easy it is to create a money making website using a free WordPress theme and the Wealthy Affiliate launching pad. Once you have launched your website and created a few pages and posts, you’ll want to know how to get website traffic. There are dozens of ways to get website traffic.  Some ways are free but they require more time to develop.  Other ways are quicker but they cost money. I’ll address five ways in this overview of how to get website traffic but my goal is to help you start your own online business with very little expense. So, let’s start out with how to get FREE website traffic first. Free Website Traffic One of the first things you will want to do soon after you launch your website is to get your website indexed in Google, Bing and Yahoo.  You could index your website in other search engines as well, but Google, Bing and Yahoo are the top three search engines people use when they search for something online. I’ll show you how easy it is to index your website in my 1-2-1...
Build Your Own Online Business-The Big Picture

Build Your Own Online Business-The Big Picture

First Things First–Keep It Simple! In this post, I’m going to show you how to build your own online business from scratch.  There are only four steps but each step is crucial for business success. What I’m about to show you is a well-tested, proven and true way to build a home based online business from scratch. If you are willing to learn, you can be successful with this method even if you have no experience and very little money. Years ago when I lost my home, my business and my livelihood, I had to start all over.  The challenge for me was I was nearly broke and I had no one I could trust to mentor me in a new business venture. I was in a desperate situation. I barely had enough to keep the lights on and put food on the table.  I couldn’t afford to lose money but unfortunately I lost hundreds of dollars as I looked for a piecemeal way to bootstrap my new business. I took heart from a quote I read from Jim Rohn. “We all have two choices in life.  We can make a living or we can make a life.” I chose to make a life and I want to help you do the same. But, I need to say this upfront so there is no mistake…the results you get with this method of building an online business are entirely up to you. You can make a little extra spending money each month or you can make enough to fire your boss and be your own boss. You can work this...