Many people think that anyone can make money online that is until they actually try running an online business and find it is one of the most complicated competitive ways to make money. If you are serious about wanting to start an online business then one of the most important things to consider is if your primary goal is making money then you will more than likely fail. People who start a business online for the money will quickly find out the length of time and amount of work far outweigh the miniscule earnings they will receive within the first year. I remember my first year it was one of the saddest money making times in my life. I was earning around fifty cents an hour if that. The nice thing about online business is the stacking effect. This means the links and work you do now will pay off forever. The first year is when you play catch up with the rest of the world. Once you pass your competition then the work will dramatically decrease and earnings will dramatically increase. This is the time where you can take 6 months off come back and see your online business is still making money.

The first couple things you need include an idea and a platform to build the idea transforming it into an actual money making business. Personally I believe that everyone needs an affiliate website and the highest paying are get paid to take surveys. These are fantastic to start with especially with a down economy. People are looking to make money and the more people you send to these survey websites the more money you make. Another reason this is a great way to earn money in a down economy is the amount of businesses looking for people to tell them what they need to do also increases. This means when the economy is low the survey websites do quite well because they help people make money and businesses create better products. Really though you can create any type of business that you like I just wanted to share my thoughts and give reasons why I created a survey affiliate business. To create any type of business you will need to find hosting. If this is your first online business I highly recommend using the free hosting companies out there such as blogger.com, wordpress.com, 000webhost.com, and squidoo.com. These have great benefits the most important of course being they are absolutely free.

Next it is a good idea to start focusing on building free web traffic. This will help turn your idea into profit. Any online businesses success will depend on the amount of traffic they are getting to their website. The most important rule of any internet marketing campaign is only marketing a web presence that is worth marketing. If you are marketing a terrible website it really does not matter how much time you spend promoting the website will never sky rocket to the top of your niche. On the other hand if you spend your time promoting a website which has quality content and really fills a void within your niche then when people start landing on the site they will be likely to share it on social networks and webmasters will be likely to place a link on their website or blog. Flat out this is the basic 1,2,3s of starting an online business. There are some factors which were not covered, but if you stick with this basic platform then you will have a good chance of success.

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