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There is nothing I like better than helping new entrepreneurs to set up their online business. Even better than that, I like to help them get started for free! I remember when I first started my online business, I didn’t have a lot of disposable income. I bounced from program to program trying to find one that would actually help me start small business online! Then, I finally found Wealthy Affiliate! This program is the real thing!

Did you ever set up a website before?

Start Small Business OnlineThis could scare you if you’ve never done it before. It can seem like a daunting task, but the truth is, you can have a website set up through the Wealthy Affiliate program in about 30 minutes. I’m not even kidding. It’s that easy. The program walks you step-by-step through the process of:

– Choosing your niche – A niche is the subject-matter of your site. It’s a group of people who are interested in the same thing. It can be dog training, sunglasses, health and fitness or children’s tablets. Do me a favor and read this article on choosing your niche. You want to choose the right one: THE BEST NICHE WEBSITE IDEAS

– Choosing your website template – So many beautiful templates to choose from, and you can change your template any time you want. I went through four different templates before I settled on this one. When you switch your theme, all of your content goes right over to the new theme. It’s super easy!

– Pick a domain name – This is very important, and you want your domain to be a name that is a keyword rich, search engine optimized phrase. Before you panic, don’t! Wealthy Affiliate will teach you about rich keywords, how to find them, and how to analyze them. In fact, their Jaaxy Keyword tool does all of this for you with a few clicks of your mouse!

– Create content – The main focus of an online business is providing information and solutions to the people who visit your site. This is a people business, and putting people first is what is going to propel you to success. It’s the people who forget that who don’t succeed! You are going to want to research and write continuous content. This will make your an authority on your niche. Wealthy Affiliate trains you on content creation!

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How does the website make money?

Start Small Business OnlineYou’ve got the site all set up perfectly, thanks to the Wealthy Affiliate University, but now what? How do you make money from a blog?

Remember I told you that your main focus was people, right? This is a people business. You are thinking about the people in your niche and what they want and need. You are their answer and their solution. The more important you are to your readers, the more serious the search engines will take your site. When people search online, the search engines will display your site at the top of page 1 because they deem you important! That’s search engine optimization!

Now that you’re a solution, you can offer products and services to help your readers in your niche. If your site is on dog training, you can offer self-help books, tools, training classes or anything else you think a person in that niche might need or want.

Setting up affiliate agreements

In order to market products, you will apply to become an affiliate of a merchant that provides them. You will never handle any physical products yourself, nor will you deal with customers or returns. Those tasks are all handled by the merchant directly with the customer. No muss, no fuss! LOL!

Wealthy Affiliate teaches you that you must create your content and develop your website before you can apply for an affiliate agreement. The merchants will take a look at your site before they approve you as an affiliate, so don’t jump the gun on this one!

Affiliate agreements are simple to apply for. You simply search online for whatever company or product you want to market. As an example, let’s say you want to sell dog training books. You would search best dog training books online and see what companies are selling them:

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Amazon sells several books on the subject, and setting up an affiliate agreement with them is super easy. You simply search Amazon Affiliate agreement and you’ll be taken to the link and sign-up page. The same with Chewy.com which is the other name of the company offering books for sale on dog training. Take a look:

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Monitize your site

Start Small Business OnlineThere you have it, the process of how to start small business online! It’s not difficult, but it is a process, and there is a formula. That’s why it’s so important to me to express to you that if you are truly serious about running an online business, don’t do it alone. You will want to partner with Wealthy Affiliate, and let them train you. The Wealthy Affiliate community is also a wealth of information and support that you won’t want to be without.

People are making upwards of $10,000 every month through this platform. That’s impressive! Would you like that to be you? Take the first step today and get your free Starter Membership plan started! No credit card required, and you’ll have your first website up and functional in 30 minutes!

I welcome your comments

Do you have any questions or comments on this article or any others on this site? I would be very happy to answer them if you leave a comment in the area below.

If you would prefer to contact me personally, you can send me an email directly at Babs@CoachingforInternetMarketers.com. I look so forward to hearing from you!

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Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for visiting my page!

16 comments

  1. This is really an insightful article that enlighten the aspiring entrepreneur. I am glad I had crossed this road before so I can really say this article is really helpful in all capacities. I also have the issue of choosing the best niche as I am contemplating between two then the first tended to bring low turnover for me but when I get it right by choosing fashion as my favorite niche then. Being a member at Wealth Affiliate, it is guaranteed that you can ask any question & get it answered within minutes, You can host all of your websites or blogs on the SiteRubix hosting platform that is super fast and secure. Simply the best Affiliate marketing and training platform around!! Thanks for sharing this helpful information.  I say get Wealthy Affiliate if you are serious about making money online!

    1. You’re so right!  Wealthy Affiliate just has nothing that compares to it.   It is a proven formula, and I say get it, too!  – Babs

  2. Hey! Thanks for sharing this nice post on starting a online business here with us, I don’t really know much about blogging but this article has enlighten me more on how to find the right niche and choosing the right domain name, this I’d really helpful.
    Again, Thanks for this article you have really imparted me. Thanks for building this website and investing your time. It’s a great site.

  3. Hello Babs,

    I have a great advantage by reading your informative article about Start Small Business Online. Such post really inspires who is a novice in online marketing. To be honest, I’m attentively read it from top to bottom. Hence my goal is to be a successful interpreter then earning a good income through online business.
    Excellent links and tips for learning about SEO, Jaaxy Keyword tool, are very useful as well. I’ve already bookmarked the page. Thank you sincerely for the effective post.

    Warm wishes,
    Rgpratap.

  4. The Wealth of information and support available on Wealthy affiliate is quite enormous, this is actually the right place for begginners to setup and run online business. However, is it ok to as well run an online hardware training platform were people could be taught on how to fix hardware issue affecting their computer systems and other devices, and it will be strictly do it yourself.  I think you can set up any kind of website through this program!

  5. Hi Babs, 

    Your articles have been a great help to me in helping know how to go about making money online. I appreciate your kind efforts in trying to empower those of us that are powerless when it comes to the online world. 

    I have done most of what you listed out, but the only thing left to do is to buy a personal domain. I look forward to doing that when I become more financially buoyant. 

    1. Well, it’s only $13.99 for a whole year, which is pretty good!  Definitely grab one as soon as you can!  ~ Babs

  6. Hello Babs,

    Thank you for sharing this information and to encourage more people to join the affiliate marketing business. I have recently began my own blog, so reading your post really inspired me to keep going and don’t give up. 

    Your article makes it seem so easy to begin working on your own website and, with Wealthy Affiliate, it is indeed! 

    Great work with your website.

    Best, 

    Mariana

  7. It was like coming back home seeing your website again. You’re requested a review of a new page. It’s about helping someone to start a small online business and to learn the process for free. How could that NOT catch some one’s attention? It definitely caught mine. 

    I like how you take the visitor on a journey through various stops that detail the progressive phases of creating an online business. From setting up a website, then covering the money making process plus the agreements set up process with companies offering affiliate marketing programs. The key at the end on how to monetize ones website creates a warm feeling in the reader to find that there is light at the end of the tunnel. 

    There are several places where you have placed links to the landing page where your readers can join WA for free. I noticed you did something unique to you. Instead of dropping your reader into the WA landing page, you kept them on your own landing page to capture their information and then sending them to the WA site. I just had to test it out, so you can disregard my entry when you find it. I’m not sure yet if it is a good thing to have your reader enter their Email address twice. First in your website and second in the WA landing page. But who am I to judge since you are clearly way ahead of me. 

    If I came across your website, I would be engaged reading as much as I could to solidify that warm feeling and build trust. You have the website that does exactly that. And I would join your team because I sense you have a high degree of confidence and know what you are doing. 

    1. They say people don’t buy until they’ve seen something multiple times, and that capturing their email is the way to do that, so that’s why I did that.  It also eliminates a bunch of affiliate links all over my website as well, which hurts your rankings.  ~ Babs

  8. Thanks so much for the information! I’m a member of Wealthy Affiliate already, which is why I love checking out internet marketing sites like yours. I personally love the training. I’m still new at it, but Wealthy Affiliate was the only training program to offer a trial membership for free to help you decide and other than reminder emails about premium membership perks, I wasn’t bombarded with upsells and ‘teasers’ without substance that so many programs offer.

    Wealthy Affiliate founders are honest and upfront about the work needed to achieve success. They focus on ETHICAL and thus sustainable business practices, and that’s what sold me. I went premium after a week. Lovely to read a site who loves WA as much as I do!

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