How to create your own online business website?
That was the question I posed to the internet when I was first faced with the need of improving my business. Here is my thought process that led me to the most mind-blowing and legitimite online business opportunity.
First, there was the problem
When I started my business, I was paying for referrals on a regular basis. Many referrals were rather expensive yet they were not providing me with the people that were serious customers for me, and for what I had to offer. I could make some significant money if only I could find the right people. Sound familiar?
I began thinking, “what if I could create an internet presence where I could share my knowledge of what I do (business broker), thus gaining some credibility with the world wide web of people”? Then I could find the right people to offer my services to, but not only that, also use my site to promote other products and services related to my business.
My solution was to get my own website and try to attract people truly interested in my services. But where do I start? I don’t know how to create a website and I really don’t have the money needed to go to school or take classes on website design, nor do I want to pay someone to do it for me.
Not only that, but if I already did know how to build a website, what are all the costs involved? Is this going to be too expensive for me and result in nickel & diming me to death?
I didn’t know the first thing about creating a website so I went searching on the Internet. Sifting through the plethora of scams was not fun and honestly, extremely frustrating. I found sites trying to sell me their services on website creation and hosting, an ocean of sites offering ways to make money online, and they always wanted money to get started. How many time have I signed up for something in the past, paid money, then found out it’s not what I thought it was….MANY times!!! I want some hands-on experience BEFORE I spend a dime. But then…..
What I FINALLY found!
I fell upon something phenomenal called Wealthy Affiliate. Not only does this program guide you step-by-step in creating a website (see for yourself here), it also teaches you multiple ways of earning revenue online. With all the scams out there on making money online I was skeptical at first but this program allows you to sign up for free, (YES I said for FREE), and try it out before committing to any kind of payment. In fact you have 7 days to try this program out for free then after that you can pay $19 to use the program for a full month. For what I had seen in the past, this was UNHEARD OF !!! You can create 2 websites from the get go and start learning the ins and outs of online marketing.
This program was founded by 2 young men who are dedicated to helping people make money online. They are there to answer your questions along with thousands of others people…but YES, you can write to the founders and get a rather quick response. The training is the most intuitive that I’ve ever experienced….it’s magically intuitive, but if there is something puzzling you, ASK THE COMMUNITY!! There’s always someone who can help you.
I took the plunge
It only took me three days to realize the power of this program and how I could use it to leverage my business and to create valuable content for my website visitors. There is also a huge opportunity to earn money through affiliate programs and advertising….whatever that is (I said to myself).
What did it teach me?
OK, where do I begin to tell you what I’ve learned in the short time I have been a Wealthy Affiliate (WA)? If you’ve been exposed to any of the online world, you may have heard terms such as domains, hosting, widgets, URLs, SEO, blogging, pages, plugins, affiliate programs and countless other terms and acronymns in this WWW sector. I was so intimidated by all those terms and never felt it was something I could actually comprehend. That was until I found WA, because it only took 3 days for it to start making perfect sense to me. The founders of WA have a holistic way of explaining how things work. Not only do you have access to a full bootcamp course during your 7 day free membership, you also have access to countless videos, user support and tools in which to experiment.
You don’t even have to believe me….just try it out for yourself…it will cost you NOTHING!