Calling out to all novices, beginners and anyone who has no idea where to get started online!
I want to share with you how to build a website and make money in 4 simple steps, the steps that I have followed and the way in which I am working to create several online business and by following these steps I am becoming a successful online entrepreneur.
I’m not saying that this is going to be easy.
And I’m not saying that this is a get-rich-quick scheme – it’s not.
You need to be serious about this and put in the effort – what you put in, you get out, but believe me this will be life changing if you are willing to stay committed!
Step 1 – Find a niche, choose a subject
The first step before you can even think of how to build your website is to choose a niche.
A niche is basically a target subject or group of people, for example: 1990s gamers, butterfly identification in the UK, books on meditation for 1960s, non spill water bowls for dog… it literally could be anything!
I would advise that you choose a niche that is important to you, something that you won’t get bored with researching and writing about because I’ll be honest here, you’re going to do a lot of researching and writing about it!
I would recommend choosing something you feel passionate about, if you’re unsure, check out my page ‘Finding your passion – 5 questions to reveal the real you‘.
Step 2 – Create a website for your niche
If like me, this seems absolutely daunting to you, then don’t be afraid. If I can do this, so can you!
The way in which I created my website was through an affiliate training program called Wealthy Affiliate, (Check out my review
here). Through this training program I was able to learn step by st
ep how to be an online entrepreneur. It has changed my life. With the FREE account you can build 2 websites or with the Premium account you will be able to create up to 50 Websites!
With Wealthy Affiliate I was able secure a domain and use a WordPress template (with a choice of 1000’s) to create my website template. I was then able to build my site using the SiteRubix platform which makes building a website simple!
To do this, you don’t need to sign up to a training program, you could purchase your domain from one of the hundreds of different domain hosting sites available (usually for around $1.99 to13.00 a year). For example godaddy.com, 1and1.com, or names.co.uk. You could use their templates or if you have the skills write the code yourself.
Step 3 – Get traffic and attract people to your site
It’s really important here to focus on your audience, your niche. These guys are who you are writing for and you should never forget this.
There are so many ways to attract people to your site, for instance:
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Using keywords
- Sharing on Social Media
If you are a complete novice like me and even these seem daunting I would recommend working through the training provided at Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve found that I have saved so much time by having all this information in one place instead of searching the internet for everyone and their dog’s advise on how to improve traffic to your site.
It amazes me that there are on average 3.75 BILLION people online in 2017 alone! It also gives me great reassurance that there are so many people online! So many people you could attract to your site and so many people who are your niche!
Step 4 – What we’ve all been waiting for, Earn revenue!
So now that you have your niche, your website and an audience, you can start to earn what we’ve all been waiting for…. money!
To do this you are going to become an affiliate marketer. What this means is that you promote other people’s/company’s products through FREE affiliate marketing programs, and earn a commission from sales that have resulted through traffic on your site.
The most common affiliate program and the one that is easiest to get started with is Amazon. They pay up to a whopping 75% commison on sales that have been driven through your site! Now that’s what I’m talking about!
If you think about it, you can probably find many products on Amazon that relate to your niche, so they’re the one’s to get started with. Once you get started you’ll get on a roll, and if you’re like me, you will have so many ideas in no time!
Almost any product or company you can think of will have an affiliate program and there are over 100,000 to choose from.
Wealthy Affiliate help you work through all of this, learning more every day that you work through their tutorials.
All this will come in time, one step at a time.
Just think about it… No shipping, No inventory, No customer support… Just Freedom, Freedom to be Yourself, Anywhere you like…
If you have any comments or questions please pop them in the box below and I’ll get back to you…
Love and Light