How To Start An Internet Business From Home



How To Start An Online Business From HomePerhaps you’re looking for ways to make extra money in your spare time, or maybe you would like to eventually quit your day job and work from home fulltime and have been searching for opportunities online. You might be thinking you’re not too sure just how to start an internet business from home. Well, that’s where this post comes in.

No matter what sort of enterprise you want to get involved in on the internet, it’s best, and also wise, to seek out some proper training, so you learn the right ways to go about generating that online income. But more on that shortly.


First, Avoid Those Online Scams!

Unfortunately the online world is crawling with scammers, trolling the world wide web like virtual cockroaches. What you don’t want to do – especially when you are just starting out – is to fall for a scam, wasting both precious time and money. Check out some of my posts on scams by clicking the link below.

Avoid Scams

As you search the internet for business and money making opportunities you will come across many schemes and systems promising quick money, or even wealth, in ridiculously short periods of time. And it can all be yours if you just give up those credit card or PayPal details. These people aren’t going to steal from your bank accounts or anything for the most part, but what they do is willingly take your money and in return offer you either worthless training, or some system that is doomed to fail from the get go.

But anyway, that’s enough about that. You can read more about ways to avoid these vultures by clicking the link above and viewing my posts. We’re here to talk about positive ways to make money on the internet.


Work From HomeWhat You Need To Get Started

This list will be bulleted for easy reference:

  • Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • Quiet Space At Home
  • Enthusiasm and Commitment
  • Willingness To Learn
  • Just A Small Amount Of Money

You see, it doesn’t take a lot of equipment or money to get started with an online business. Of course, this all depends on what you want to do online. If you manufacture or sell your own products, then obviously there is a bigger budget required for manufacturing or purchasing. However, the amount needed to have an online presence and promote your business – no matter what it is – is miniscule compared to doing business in the offline arena.

You might spend no more than a few hundreds dollars in the first few months setting up your online business, if you can create a website yourself and do most of the initial setup yourself.

Now that may sound scary or daunting if you’ve never done anything like this before, but seriously it’s really not that hard. Not if you are shown exactly how to do it.


Seek Training

I’ve written a good post on this very subject.

Wealthy AffiliateI can’t emphasise this point enough: Learning the right way to set up and run an online business is vital to your future success. Without training and guidance you are literally shooting in the dark. I know, because I did that myself for a long time, and it gets frustrating. These days I’m on the right track and it’s all thanks to a company called Wealthy Affiliate. More on WA in a moment.

No matter what you do online you will invariably need some sort of web presence, and it’s best to have your very own website (or sites) to give your business legitimacy and all-important branding. Having a social media presence isn’t enough on its own, as even if you are using social media to promote yourself or whatever you are promoting, you need a source to send your visitors to, and that’s your own website. Good training will teach you how to do all this, step-by-step, so you get your online enterprise off on the right foot at the very start.


Getting Started

The beauty is, with what I’m offering you today, you can start training for your online business at the same time as getting your business operating and in a position to generate a revenue for you. You won’t start making money right away. It’ll probably take a few months before you start to see a return financially, depending on how many hours per day you can commit to your business and to learning, but if you follow this training and do the work, you will start to make money. And that income will grow exponentially as you grow your online business and add to your experience and skill set.

So, let’s get into what I’m suggesting you do.


Train With Wealthy Affiliate

First let me state that Wealthy Affiliate isn’t all about affiliate marketing. Well, it is, but the training they offer there will benefit you greatly no matter what type of online business venture you would like to pursue. You will be shown how to start a website from scratch, how to build it out with content and images, how to rank well in the search engines so you get traffic to your site (vitally important), and how to monetise your site so you can generate an income.

Best of all, you can sign up for FREE and even create and host 2 websites for nada! That’s a great deal. A free membership even allows you to partake of the first 10 lessons of training so you can begin getting your website and business off the ground.

Now I will list some of the key benefits to becoming a member of the Wealthy Affiliate training platform and community:

  • Easy-to-follow step-by-step training
  • Training contributed by members
  • FREE to get started
  • 2 free websites for Starter Members
  • Free hosting for up to 50 websites for Premium Members
  • Very active and helpful community
  • 1000s of beautiful website themes to choose from
  • Live Chat
  • 24/7/365 support
  • Keyword research tools
  • Ask questions of the community and receive answers within minutes
  • Secure hosting
  • Free website builder
  • Active discussion groups for further learning and help

The above are some of the major benefits to becoming a member of Wealthy Affiliate. I guarantee you will learn the right way to get started in business online. It doesn’t have to be affiliate marketing, it can be anything, but affiliate marketing is a great thing to get involved in. And the training is not that hard. In fact, it’s all presented in logical sequence and is quite easy.

You can stay a free member for as long as you wish. There is an option to upgrade to a paid membership, and it’s well worth it to access all of the fantastic training on offer, but it is optional.


Let Me Help You Get Started

If you click on the link at the bottom of this page, you will be taken through to the Wealthy Affiliate site. Once there you can sign up for a FREE Starter Account. No credit cards required. Totally free to begin. It’s entirely up to you if and when you want to upgrade your membership. When you create an account I will be your referrer.

What this means is that I’ll personally take an interest in you and your business. If you need help getting started, are not sure where to begin, have a question, or just need some encouragement, all you need to do is PM me on my WA profile and I’ll gladly help you out.

You can access my Wealthy Affiliate profile here.


Let’s Do This!

You want to start an online business. Here I’m offering you all the tools and knowledge you need to do it.

So what do you think?

Want to give it a shot?

Then let’s do this! Click on the big banner below. It will take you through to the sign up screen on Wealthy Affiliate. Input a few simple details and you’re good to go. I also highly recommend setting up a short profile once you’re on board. Having a picture and just a few lines about yourself or your business goals will make you look more human. That’s important, as you really want other members to interact with you. Trust me, their help will prove invaluable, and you will never feel alone while getting started.

So click on the banner below and let’s begin!

Join Wealthy Affiliate 


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Darren Burton

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I am an author, online entrepreneur and internet marketer. I work from home and anywhere else in the world I choose to work. I've been making a living online since 2010, and you can do it too. I'm here to help.

6 thoughts on “How To Start An Internet Business From Home

  1. This site is well put together but all of the banners that are on the side are a bit flashy for me and distract from the reading. Also the way that you did the page of all the scams was very nice don’t forget to be always adding more to it.

  2. This site is very professional. Good graphics, easy to use, and audience captivating. The article,” how to start an internet business from home”, is well written, educational, and a must read for anyone interested in starting an internet business. I am speaking from experience, as I joined Wealthy Affiliate a few months ago. I was lucky I found them. I would have sooner if I had come across this site. It’s so easy to fall prey to online scams, especially when you want something very bad! Fortunately, I didn’t have enough money to get scammed. I could however afford Wealthy Affiliate. These folks are the real thing! You’ll see or yourself when you look them up. There is no pressure, no claims of overnight success, but instead, the resources to grow your dream, and lessons to help you do so. You are in control of your ship, and where you go with it, but still, you are not alone. When starting a business, the right community matters as much as the tools and know how. It’s all here!

    • Thanks so much for your great comments, Sam. You pretty much summed up the value and spirit of being a part of Wealthy Affiliate just in your comments alone. Cheers.

  3. I always had a mental picture of this sort of thing but I always thought employees would still come into play – apparently not from the look of this article!
    I can’t beleive how little you need to get started in marketing online – really well worth looking into further. Thanks so much for covering this so simply!

    • This kind of online business is really cheap to get started in and anyone can do it. Just have to be willing to put the effort in and persevere. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Chris.

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