Getting Started

 

woman-1521114_640WOW!!   Making money online!!  How does it feel knowing that you are totally making a living – and a great one at that – just by getting up and opening your laptop?  Anywhere in the world that you have internet connection.  Oh What a Feeling – right?

It’s possible.  It really is.  Lots of people are doing it.  There are over 7 billion people on the World Wide Web right now.  All you need is just a little piece of that pie.

What I am going to do is give you an outline of the first steps you need to take to make money online.

 

Step 1 – You Need a Website

I am sure you have heard that you don’t really need a website to make money online.  Yes – there are ways to make money without a website.  But I highly recommend that you have a website if you want long term success.

It’s pretty easy these days to build a website on your own.  There are so many services now where you can create really professional looking websites – and many are free.  I recommend WordPress for a professional looking, quality website.  With WordPress you can build all kinds of sites – blogs, business sites, eCommerce sites, membership sites etc, etc, etc.  You get my point.

You can try building your site alone or my suggestion would be to get training through one of these sites.  I recommend Wealthy Affiliate (free to use) or Chris Farrell Membership ($4.95 for 7 day trial).  Both are excellent for newbies.  They both take you through the process of finding a niche, getting a domain name, hosting, getting traffic to your site and monetizing.  However, Wealthy Affiliate actually offers free hosting with both free and premium memberships.

 

Step 2 – Content

Writing quality content for your site.  Quality content is what gets your site ranked in the search engines – Google, Bing, and Yahoo.  There are lots of ways to create content for your website.  It can be text (most common), it can be videos, audio,.  This is where your keywords come in.  A keyword is the word or phrase that people put into a search engine when looking for anything online.  Keywords are how you get ranked in the search engines – so you will want to build your content around these keywords.

You can use Google’s Keyword tool or Jaaxy – the most comprehensive keyword and market research tool I have ever used – or even the free keyword tool offered through Wealthy Affiliate.

Think of your content as the tool to build relationships with your audience.  What do they want to know?  Good, quality content will keep your audience engaged and bring more traffic to your site.

 

Step 3 – Traffic

Your website is ready and you’re ready to start inviting people to visit.  How do you get traffic to your website?  Well good, quality content is absolutely the best way to get traffic.  But besides writing content there are several other ways to get traffic.

  • Creating videos

  • SEO and Keywords

  • Social Media

  • Guest blogging

  • Email marketing

  • Paid Traffic

And the list goes on and on.

 

Step 4 – Monetize

Yay!! Show me the money!!  This is the really fun part.  There are so many ways to make money online as long as you are getting traffic to your website.  Here are just a few:

  • Selling affiliate products

  • Selling your own products

  • Google Adsense

  • Selling Amazon products

  • Flipping your actual website

  • Putting ads on your site

  The fun part is finding all the ways that you CAN make money and DOING it.

 

Step 5 – Don’t Go It Alone

I’m one of those people that think I can do it all by myself.  Does this sound like you?  Well I am here to tell you that is “wrong thinking”.   Success can be right around the corner – but you will need a guide to get there.

Again, I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate and here are the reasons why:

  • You can start your free membership.  No credit card needed to sign up.

  • You can continue your free membership as long as you need.   There is a premium membership if you want to upgrade that will give you access to even more benefits, however the free training is really awesome.

  • You get 2 fully functioning websites with your free membership plus training.

  • You are among a community of like minded people who are more than willing to help.

  • Personal help from the founders – Kyle and Carson.

  • Live chat, ongoing discussions, great support and feedback.