Hey guys, thanks for visiting my YouTube channel – I hope the video was helpful to you. Now, if you are looking to get started with your own online business then check out my 4 simple steps below:
What are the Four Steps?
Here it is – the four step process I have been talking about:
Step 1 – Choose an interest
In short, step one is all about deciding what it is that you are going to build your online business around. They beauty here is that it can be about anything! Don't believe me? Do a search online for a subject, any subject – there is information everywhere.
This means that you can choose what makes you happy – your passion. Is it dogs, camping, the stock market, politics or making money online? All you need to consider is if it is something that you you are an expert in, know about or, as we have said, have a passion for.
Whatever it is that you choose, keep in mind that you will be working with this for a few months before you start to see even a little cash. So if it is something that you aren't really interested in, then this will become a chore (and might make you wonder why you didn't just stay at your desk).
Step 2 – Build a Website
We are using the term ‘build a website' here as it is the most common means of affiliate marketing, but you could chose to create a YouTube Channel, Social Media account, Podcast list or all four – which is most commonly what you will need.
Why, simply because this is your vehicle to convincing a person to purchase via your website. Take a step back and have a think about what makes you search for things online?
- Is it to see what product can do what you need done?
- Is it to compare a number of products and see which is best?
- Is it to see how to do something?
- Is it to find out why things work the way that they do?
Can you see a pattern? These are all problems that need to be solved. These are what you need a website for. Let's use an example to pull steps one and two together:
Say your passion is coffee and you wanted to assist people in opening a cafe. As an example you would use your website to write a post about which coffee machine is best for professional use. You would review three or four machines within your post and then make a recommendation with a link on your page where readers can purchase their own coffee makers directly from the vendors based on your recommendations.
Potential or new cafe owners, with the problem of not knowing which machine is going to work best for them in their new cafe, will do a search online, find your website and make the purchase based on your recommendation. You then get paid in the form of a commission (which is actually Step 4 below).
Step 3 – Attract Visitors
So why does the above take time? Because sadly, new websites just don't show up on search engines overnight. It is probably an obvious statement but attracting visitors to your website is the most important aspect of it all. After all, if they cannot find your website, or do not know it exists, then how can they click on a link and find you.
Have another think about how you behave you want to buy something online. What do you search for? Where do you look? If you are like most people, you will do a search in Google or Bing or another search engine. Then ask yourself how many pages deep you go when you look at your search results – 1 page, maybe 2? And there it is, that is what we mean by being able to attract visitors – ranking. The higher you rank, the higher the chance that someone will find your site online.
You will need to rank your site by:
- Writing quality content
These are not difficult tasks on their own, but again, they take consistent work and time…
Step 4 – Earn Revenue
We have pretty much covered this to here but the point remains the same. Once you have chosen your subject, built your website and attracted traffic, then the last thing to do is monetise it. There are over 50 ways that this can be done, mainly via affiliate marketing as we have discussed, but there are certainly others as well. With a good solid website, this is all possible.
So how does this happen?
Well for me, I chose to change my life and see where the opportunity led me. As part of my journey, I joined Wealthy Affiliate, a comprehensive training, website building and hosting platform that guided me through the entire online business building process utilising the 4 step method that we discussed above.
And best of all, I joined for free and got access to step by step tuition with the tools to develop and host my very own website, help to identify a good niche, 24/7 support and access to some of the best affiliate marketing minds on the planet. And as I have mentioned earlier, I am not the only one – these are real life posts created by real life members of Wealthy Affiliate.
So for you, well you now have a choice:
1. Live your life the way it is, and be happy as you are now.
And that is fine, but just a word of advice, own your decision and accept your choice – If you do that, then good things will come. But if you cannot do that then you have another…
2. Make a choice to change your life, try Wealthy Affiliate (no credit card required) and see where the opportunity leads you.
Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
And remember, you are not alone on this journey! I will be your personal coach the whole step of the way. I even have some extra bonuses for you (for free of course) once you join up. So, click on the link below and let's change our lives together…