Saturday, August 20, 2011

How To Create An Online Business

Many people think that creating an online business takes money, advanced computer skills, or more than one person. The truth about online business is with such things as affiliate marketing a single person with a simple website and e-marketing knowledge can earn an income large enough to support them. This is the goal of most webmasters and online business professionals, but rarely does this occur. The majority of people who start an online business decide that the workload is too much and give up. To begin an online business it is important to first pick a topic for your presence. This will be one of the deciding factors for how much traffic you get and the potential income of your presence.

If this is your first website and online business the topic is not nearly as important as the experience of setting up a presence. In most cases a website or blog only takes one day to set up. The first few websites will usually be for learning purposes and as you become more experienced with online business you can create more permanent presences in niches that are extremely competitive and have huge volumes of traffic. Creating your first presence should be done using free hosting. There are many to choose from if you need help finding a free host check out blogger, wordpress, or search for free hosting directory. Creating the presence will require knowing HTML for regular hosts. For those needing to learn HTML I recommend going to and taking the free tutorials.

The next steps will include creating content for your business, internet marketing, and monetizing the traffic that comes to your presence. Content creation should be the primary routine for any online business owner. Writing niche articles and publishing them on your presence and the article directories out across the web will allow you to build direct traffic, help rank your presence in the search engines, and become an expert of your field. You will also need to do some traditional internet marketing such as submitting to web directories, forum posting, blog commenting, and link exchanges. The best way to learn marketing is to join a major webmaster forum such as

When creating content the first hundred or so articles will usually be poor quality. This is normal for anyone who is just getting into online business so do not get disappointed if your article marketing campaign is not super successful. To become a successful internet marketer the main attribute you will need is persistence. If you are willing to keep trying and keep learning there is no reason for you not to succeed.

To monetize your presence I recommend using the affiliate programs on this paid surveys website.