How To Start An Online Business For Free

How To Start An Online Business For Free

Hey, welcome to my website and this post. I suppose you want to start an online business for free. Right? That’s what I did. How would you like me to show you exactly the steps I took?

Let’s get one thing straight. This process is totally free. Like I found out, there is no credit card required. Here is how I found out how to do it.

Someone online noticed one of my comments in a Stock Market investment forum. He engaged me in a discussion about stock investing. I wasn’t doing so good. He wasn’t either.

Then he asked if I would be interested in learning how I could create an online business that he had some success in. He wasn’t earning millions. But after three years he was able to earn $8000 a month. He used to be a construction worker and now he worked completely from home. About 4 hours a day instead of 10 on a dusty and tough construction site.

Tim, that was his name, caught my interest. That’s his picture on the right. He told me that I could get started for free. Guess what. I didn’t believe him! He could sense that I was skeptical.

This is how Tim was able to get me to check it out. All I needed was my Email address. And there would be no credit card information required. He would send me a link for me to use to get started for free.

But I was still not convinced. I was sure there would a catch. I had been burned so many times before, so why should I NOT be skeptical? I didn’t really know much more about Tim except what he told me.

There was no risk to me. What had I to loose? Hence, I gave Tim my Email address so that he could send me the link.

As soon as I got Tim’s Email with the link, I checked the information out. I was blown over by what I saw I joined right away.

By now, you must be wondering what this business is about. And what exactly you get for free? Before I get into the details let me tell you the basics of how this business works and what it is known as.

Business Overview

Overview of the businessYou create a website. Then you sell products of other companies on your website. When a visitor to your website decides to buy something, you show them a link they need to click.

That takes them to the company selling the product and they buy it there. The company ships the product and sends you a commission based on a percentage of the sale price.

It costs you nothing to sign an agreement with companies selling the products. They provide you with a unique affiliate link you place strategically on your website. The customer pays the same price compared to going to the company’s website directly.

This is not an eCommerce storefront. Hold tight and I will show you how this is done in a bit.

Who Are These Companies?

AmazonThere are actually thousands of companies who use this method to sell their products. Such as Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and companies in Fashion, the Health and Fitness Industry. The Skin Care and Beauty Industry. Pet Food Industry. Home and Garden. the CBD Industry.

Virtually anything that is sold, can be done this way.

Individuals, like me who set up websites to market these products are known as affiliates. Hence, the name of this business model is called………….DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

Affiliate Marketing

Is you already know what Affiliate Marketing is, good for you. Consider that a head start. Just be careful that what you think you know is the right stuff.

Affiliate Marketing has been growing in popularity for decades. From 5% to 20% of sales occur through Affiliate Marketing. How much can an affiliate earn?

There is good news and bad news. Let’s get the bad news over first.

Bad News

80% of affiliates quit too early before they get their business up and running properly. This happens for many reasons. But the 3 main reasons are listed below

  1. They mistakenly thought this was a get rich quick scheme. When they discovered it needed time and effort, they quit.
  2. There always seemed to be another shiny object over the horizon, so they kept moving from one opportunity to another.
  3. They were not willing to spend the time to learn the skills and put them into action.

Want To Hear The Good News?

The 20% who stick with the program and do not give up can create businesses that earn them as follows:

  • Low level Affiliates earn on average, $300/day
  • Intermediate Affiliates earn from $300/day to $3000/day
  • High level Affiliates earn more than $3000/day
  • Super Affiliates earn more than $10,000/day

Can you see now why Affiliate Marketing has drawn a lot of attention? It takes hard work and time to reach these income levels.  It is not for every one. And what one affiliate marketer earns is not indicative of what another earns.

However, the effort can be part-time. Don’t you think it is worth 2 hours a day of your time to build a website that will pay you $300 a day?

With a little more effort this can rise to $3000 a day. And more.

Everyone has to start somewhere. There is no automatic ride to riches. Are you ready to see what are the steps you need to take to get started?

Steps To Get Started

There are 10 Lessons that start of the Online Entrepreneur Certification. I will provide a brief description to each with a link to the lesson in the title. While going through the training you will be asked to create a free account. No credit card information needed.

Once you have completed this step, you will have access to all of the following 10 lessons and not have to go through this process again.

Lesson 1 – Getting Rolling

Get Rolling

This is an introduction to the course work. It will guide you through the following processes using a video as well as text.

  1. A quick look at how you will be creating success
  2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and take action on what you learn
  3. Watch the video
  4. Complete your account set up
  5. Understand your membership benefits and future options available to you

Lesson 2 – Understanding How To Make Money Online

Make Money

  1. Introduction to Affiliate Marketing – One of the most powerful processes to make money online
  2. The first goal is to build a strong foundation
  3. Watch the video
  4. Understand the money making process
    1. Customer does a search online
    2. Finds your niche content on the product
    3. Customer buys product
    4. You make money
  5. Create and write down your financial goals
    1. How much money would you be happy earning?
    2. How much money would you be ecstatic earning?
    3. How much time are you willing to achieve these goals?

Lesson 3 – Choose A Niche

What's My Niche?

  1. What is a NICHE? – Niche explained
  2. Watch the video
  3. Choose your niche

Lesson 4 – Build Your Own Niche Website

Niche Website

  1. Building a website isn’t scary – it is based on WordPress and is FUN!
  2. Watch the video
  3. Chose a Free Site Rubux Domain Name –
  4. Choose a website name
  5. Choose a design
  6. Set up free hosting
    1. Site Manager
    2. Site Content
    3. Site Builder
    4. Site Domains

Lesson 5 – Setting Up Your Website

Setting Up Your Website

  1. Initial website setup – removal of default content to be replaced with yours
  2. Watch video
  3. Login to your website back office
  4. Activate and setup your plugins
    1. All in one Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Plugin
    2. Classic Editor Plugin
    3. Kraken Image Optimization Plugin
  5. Delete default pages posts and comments

Lesson 6 – Getting Your Website Ready For Search Engines

Search Engines

  1. Learn the importance of website rankings
  2. Setting up your website for search engines
  3. Watch video
  4. Setting up the All In One SEO Pack

Lesson 7 – Creating Your Initial Website Content

Creating Your Initial Website Content

  1. Get familiar with Site Content – a writers dream platform
      • 100’s of critical grammar and spelling checks
      • Duplicate content checker
      • Automated publishing directly to your website
      • Writing goals and accomplishments
      • SEO analysis and checks
      • Content structure analysis
      • Ability to template content
      • Vocabulary enhancement suggestions
  2. Watch video
  3. Creating your About Me Post
    1. Your story
    2. Why do you want to help people
  4. Adding your Privacy Policy Page

Lesson 8 – Creating Custom Menus On Your Website

Creating Custom Menus

  1. Introducing custom menus in WordPress
  2. Watch video
  3. Create a menu
  4. Lean about Menu Structure

Lesson 9 – Understanding Keyword

Understanding Keywords

  1. What is a KEYWORD?
  2. Learn to create keywords for each post
  3. Watch video
  4. Perform 5 different searches using the Jaaxy Keyword Research tool
  5. Learn the rules of a quality keyword
    1. Rule 1: More than 30 monthly searches
    2. Less than 100 QSR (Competition)
    3. Keyword must make sense

Lesson 10 – Review Of Course 1

Review of Course

You will have made a great deal of progress after completion of Course 1. Let’s review…..

  • Set-up your account profile here at Wealthy Affiliate
  • Interacted with others fellow marketers and aspiring marketers via live chat
  • Understood the process of earning money online
  • Set your idealistic short and long term “make money” goals
  • Chosen your niche from scratch
  • Named and built your very OWN website using SiteRubix
  • Set-up the website that is geared for long-term success
  • Activated your website plugins
  • Understand how to set-up plugins that maximize website efficiency
  • Optimized your website for search engines (Google, Yahoo, & Bing)
  • Created your very first page of content on your website
  • Have created many relationships with others here at WA
  • Have gotten timely help when you needed it
  • Understood the process of keyword research
  • Found a bunch of awesome, low competition keywords
  • Learn how to properly set-up your website navigation
  • Learned a bunch of powerful stuff that is going to help lead you to SUCCESS

This Is How You Start Affiliate Marketing For Free

Online MArketingWhat do you think? Once you complete the above training you will be well on your way towards making money online.

Just think. You will have your own website started and got it hosted. All at no cost to you.

Get in and do this course. Let’s chat during your first week to make sure you are on the right track. In Course 1, the focus was on setting up your website.

What follows in Courses 2 to 5 is how to drive traffic to your website. As well as the actions necessary to convert that traffic to revenue. Meaning how to make money!


Future Options

The subscription is $49 a month and will  never change. There are no additional costs involved other than to purchase your own domain name, which is $13.99 a year.

And you can do that all within the Wealthy Affiliate platform.The choice of remaining a free member for as long as you like and continue to build on your website. If you want to make faster progress, you have the option to upgrade to a Premium Member.

When you do I will be happy to be your mentor if you wish. In the meantime I suggest clicking the link in Lesson 1 and get started on your training and to create your own website.

I wish you all the success in the world.


4 thoughts on “How To Start An Online Business For Free”

  1. I figure it out that the business was Wealthy Affiliate, I have been a member myself on and off for a number of years. Wealthy Affiliate is the best business model and Affiliate Marketing is the best source of income once you get your website started. A good thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that you can start for free and then you can upgrade to the premium membership once you have made some progress. I’m glad that all ended it up well for you and you took the risk. It’ll be all worth it at the end.

    1. Thanks for your comments Eugene. IT’s all about picking the right horse and staying with it till it wins the race. 

      Glad to be on the same team. 



  2. There is no denying that most of us want to make extra income online especially during this global pandemic. I suspect that all of us will be working remotely from then on. I am one of them.

    I have to say that affiliate marketing is ideal for all beginners. The cost is very minimal when you compare it to other physical business (I know I used to own 2 restaurants and it is expensive). We just have to stick with it like you said. 

    Thanks for your review on Wealthy Affiliate Edwin, I like what the platform provides and I love the fact that I can try it for free and if I want to upgrade it is not that expensive at all. Will give it a try and take it from there. 

    1. You’ve got the right idea. Thanks for your great comments. I wish you very well with Wealthy Affiliate. You cannot go wrong with the decision to join the great community.

      All the best to you.


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