Start An Online Business For Free Now

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Start An Online Business For Free Now

 

I found this article “26 Businesses You Can Start For Free”  and I thought I’d mention the top five here.

They are not all online business ideas. I am going to mention some that are.

Guess what Number One is! (my personal fave, fyi).

Blogging, as in monetized blogging.

The author, Briana Morgaine, discusses the elements a would-be blogger needs to work toward success:

  • Pick a topic or niche you are passionate about
  • See if vendors of this product (digital or physical) have an affiliate program so you can sign up to promote it
  • If you want to write an ebook where can you get the best format/publishing/ guide

Those three points encompass a lot of know-how.

LEARN HOW TO SET YOUR BLOG UP PROPERLY FOR FREE

Just click on that link to start learning the easiest and best way with detailed classroom instruction.

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Resume Writing

 

Especially if you’ve had work in HR and participated in the hiring process, you could do very well at this.

Even if you haven’t, knowing or learning Microsoft Office or Libre Office (a comparable free office suite) will set you up to write good resumes.

You can learn almost anything on Youtube!

If you chose this area in which to make money you would do the following:

  • Learn to write a blog with which you could promote your resume business
  • Sign up on Fiverr to advertise your services
  • Sign up to Canva and learn how to make images (good for your blog posts too)

Study your competition to see what their web sites look like. This will help you develop a unique approach so you can stand out and get clients.

Start now.

If you’re working full time and are over 50 or over 60, decide how long you will take to learn the skills you need to move forward.

Decide how many hours a week you will work on this project.

CLICK HERE TO START TWO PRACTICE WEB SITES FOR FREE

When you click on that link, know that you’ll have seven days to study professional classrooms. Clear your social schedule lol!

Related material:

 

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How To Make A lIving On Fiverr

Example – Gardening And Landscaping

 

Are you a retired gardener or landscaper? Or have you grown a garden for years and acquired the green thumb skills?

The physical aspect of this business requires strength (or hiring it) and up front money for products.

Here’s where I’m going – without laying out those thousands of dollars, you can make money blogging about:

  • Gardening equipment
  • Outdoor patio furniture
  • Soil mixes
  • Compost bins
  • Seeds pots and planters
  • Containers for gardens
  • Potted trees
  • Gardening aprons, stools, sun hats, sun glasses and sunblock!

You could easily write more than a hundred product reviews about all those items.

Think about where your readers would go to buy them:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • Ebay
  • Etsy
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Overstock

And others.

You can sign up to be an affiliate marketer for any or all of those retailers. When your readers go to them from your blog links, you will make a commission from their purchases.

I explain more about this here:

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How To Create A Website On My Own

The place I recommend for where you get started, the Wealthy Affiliate web site, teaches you the necessary legalities of affiliate marketing and makes it easy for you to include disclosures on your blog.

How To Start An Online Business by Paypal

 

I picked this article to review because it is the most recently written article on page 1 of google results today. Also, I had no idea Paypal ran articles like this, because I’m in such a hurry when I log in to do a transaction! 🙂

A major point this Paypal article makes is, do you want to buy a website or make your own?

Buying a website may involve thousands of dollars!

And then, you may end up hiring someone to customize it, which won’t be cheap.

You can use Wix, Weebly or Blogger to make a site, but it won’t be “dot com”. It will be Wix, Weebly or blogspot.com. And you won’t own it! They will.

Investing the time into making your own website(s) gives you a huge advantage. You will know what’s “under the hood”.

 

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Pixabay offers free to use images

Want to change the image heading an article? That will take you a few minutes. You will have learned how to:

  • Find free images
  • Resize, crop, compress, and otherwise customize them for your blog
  • Put on or take off borders
  • Add text like your site url or your brand phrase

That’s just one thing you’ll be able to do. That’s just one skill out of hundreds you will learn.

Your blog is your business and you will have control over its appearance.

You will also have control over its Presence. Meaning, how easily the search engine users find you.

Search Engine Optimization is an acquired skill.

You want to pick the search words, or keywords, that people are using to find things on the web.

There are many good keyword search tools that you can buy to hone this.

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The keyword tool Jaaxy is included in the Wealthy Affiliate Membership.

30 searches in Jaaxy are included in the Free Trial you can view here.

You can also get Jaaxy to use outside of Wealthy Affiliate.

 

To Wrap This Up

There are different ways to start an online business for free now.

Make a list of your skills, interests and hobbies. What stands out?

Do you make something that you could sell? A craft work, jewelry, or art work? That could go on Etsy, Amazon or Ebay.

You will need a blog to promote it, just like you would affiliate products.

You might see articles on line about promoting products without a web site.

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When you follow the information you’ll find that you need to buy traffic to make this work. Will that be $100 USD a month or $500 USD a month?

Ka-ching! It’s easy to see who is making the money there! Don’t go for those!

LEARN TO START AN ON LINE BUSINESS FOR FREE NOW

With the Wealthy Affiliate system, you’ll have help all the way.

I think you’ll be awestruck, quite honestly, to see how much help is offered by the seasoned members of the site who design images, buttons, short cuts, and just give them away!

Any questions? I’ll answer them here, or I’ll see you in there!

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8 thoughts on “Start An Online Business For Free Now

  1. As a member of Wealthy Affiliate myself, I have to agree with Dee 100%!! After your seven day trial period I can almost guarantee you will be hooked. You can not find a better group of people to work with and so many people willing to help out. Great information in this post, right on the money!

    • Hi Wayne, thanks for leaving your thoughts here! There is nothing more satisfying than to see a website appearing page by page looking the way you have seen pro blogs show up. It is very encouraging and foretells success if one just keeps going!

  2. Great point when you say that “buying a website may involve thousands of dollars!” That’s so true!

    And besides, when you learn how to build and grow your own website, you don’t depend on anyone else to make the changes and improvements you believe are necessary. You’re free! And there’s nothing that compares to that feeling.

    • This is true Eliane. Once you learn to build one site the correct way you ‘rinse and repeat’. You can be self reliant and create as many marketing blogs as you like! Thanks for your feedback!

  3. Thanks for the tips, Dianne. You know, until you mentioned it, gardening is indeed a wonderful idea. AND you can do it without getting your hands dirty – this is the best part. You are so right – writing about gardening, the tools, the soils, the plants, good gosh, I never thought of it in that context. Hmmm….I might have to get moving on a new website niche…lol.
    Thanks for the tips and ideas.
    All the best to you.
    Michelle

    • So right Michelle! Endless topics – boating, wood working, electronic repairs – all have expertise and equipment at the hobby level. A blogger can write reams promoting those, from their own experience. “Start” and “now” are the important ideas! I hope my article will help some people take their first steps (it’s free!).

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