OK, so before we can talk about how to start an online business free of charge, we need to define, what you want to do.
If you are looking for information on how to create and grow a new income stream for yourself, then I can point you in a direction. My recommended solution will be free, but it will demand some effort from your side.
That’s nice! Let’s do this!
And that means no cat videos for me for the next 30 minutes until this article is written.
How I started my first online business
When I started my first online business back in 2005, I had no idea, what I was doing.
Today I have 2.183 Million page views on my portfolio site. I don’t run after the jobs anymore. And I can even work from home if I like – it’s a decision. A much better position to be in!
Of course, there is still room for improvement. The learning never ends. But because this is my own business now, it doesn’t feel like work – it’s fun! 🙂
How did it all happen?
- First, I took the courage to start. (sounds easy? It wasn’t. I made A LOT of mistakes in the beginning)
- I was a student. I had next to no money to start with. But I had an internet connection.
- I can show you, what I did. It works. I have seen the results. Not only from me but from my friends as well.
How to start an online business free of charge – Is that even possible? (yes, it is)
When I first got involved with the online world, I didn’t know what an online business was. I had studied media computer science. I knew how to build a website. But creating a business? How? Doesn’t that cost a lot of money? And wouldn’t one need a background in business administration?
Here comes the great news: Starting an online business is ideal because you don’t need a big sum of money to enter the market. You need a laptop and a kitchen table. That’s it. OK, you need an internet connection. And a chair. But let’s just assume we are all sitting comfortably.
If you are curious, look up the term “low or high barrier to entry”. It explains what I just said. Here is a good quote:
“If the barriers to establishing a new profitable business are easy to overcome, then the market is seen as having a low barrier to entry (i.e. a new eBay business). If the barriers are very difficult to overcome, then the market is seen as having a high barrier to entry (i.e. a new airline business).” – Peter Baskerville (studied Business & Accounting at Queensland University of Technology)
The benefits of starting a blog as a business
Do you have something, you really love? That you are excited about? That you would love to spend more time on? Yes?
Chances are pretty good, that you said yes. And if you have that sparkle – you already have the first ingredient for a successful online business.
I’m talking about starting your own blog. That’s a valid business model. Most people are not quite aware of it yet. But there it is. And the training on how to monetize a blog is easy to learn. If you have access to the right people, who have done it, the journey is simple.
You can create your blog for free- $0 and keep it free, no extra costs, over at WealthyAffiliate – if I would recommend one thing, this would be it:
They have the best training, plus a community that’s absolutely amazing. You will get all the help you need – free of charge. But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself.
Benefits of starting a blog as your online business:
- Low Barriers of entry (if you sign up with WealthyAffiliate: completely free)
- Fun! (Because work shouldn’t feel like work)
- Amazing community, you will not be alone on your journey
- Helping others and sharing your message with the world
- Making a difference in someone else’s life
- Grow and learn and become better every day
Access to the WA community is what has been the best thing for me. I have tried doing it alone before, and it has cost me not just money but more important: it has cost me time. I would love to put that in big letters and say it again: TIME IS THE MOST VALUABLE THING.
What topics could you blog about?
Curious about that blog business idea? I don’t want to flood you with information too much.
But you can do so many things. Profitable niches are everywhere:
- car repair
- baby clothing
- food and recipes
- vegan food
- blogging techniques
- learning a language
- learning to play the guitar
- survival equipment
- electronic gadgets
- arts & crafts
All those niches can be taken as a starting point. Whatever you like best. There is no wrong idea.
With the right strategies, you can build a thriving business in a short time.
Your new online business: Start it today – for free!
Sometimes we see something, and it has been what we were looking for. Sometimes we miss things. But if the time is right, we just do it.
“We don’t have to be great to start. But we have to start to be great” that’s from Zig Ziglar, my absolute favorite. You can listen to him for free on Spotify. Whenever I feel low or need motivation I “pop in one of his tapes” – always works for me.
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Have a lovely day!