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How To Start An Internet Business Without Any Money Down

Hey there! Do you want to learn how you can easily create your own blog and promote affiliate products without spending on domain name or web hosting?

If the answer is yes, then please read on.

But before that, I must stress again that in order to truly own your OWN internet business, it is best to have your own domain name and web hosting so that you are not restricted by the providers and have more control over your website.

Alright, let’s get started…time to build your own internet business without any money down…

…All in just 10 simple steps!

Step 1: Go to WordPress.com

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First, go to WordPress.com to sign up for a free account. Just follow the instruction to complete the initial set up.

Step 2: Choose Blog

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Step 3: Describe And Name Your Blog

If you are looking to share about relationship advices, you can put something like relationship tips or how to prevent break up.

The name of the blog is the title of your blog and you can edit it later.

Step 4: Decide The Blog Address

Now, you’ll have to decide on the blog URL at this time. Since you do not own a domain name, you will have to make the best out of the available free URL.

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Use your topic keywords and try a few combinations and then choose a suitable address. The key here is change your keywords in order to generate a suitable free address for you to use.

Step 5: Choose The FREE Plan

As our aim is to completely set up the website for free, choose the free plan on the left and then proceed.

Step 6: Start Customising Your Blog

Before you do that, you may want to check your email for the email verification and remember to verify your account.

Next, just follow the checklist to customise your blog.

If you want to have a header logo on your blog, you can create using Canva. Check out my earlier blog post where I guide you on using Canva for free!

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Step 7: Add A Welcome Blog Post

The blog should already have a default blog post. You can edit either the existing post or add a new one. In my example, I decided to add a new welcome post.

The welcome post can describe about yourself and the objective of your blog.

In your blog post, you can add in images, videos and links too.

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Step 8: Choose A Free Theme

You can change the look and feel of the website by switching the theme. The theme affects the appearance of the blog.

Click on theme and then choose a free theme and start to customise it. The theme also influence the layout of your website.

Whether the website have 1 side bar, 2 side bars and so forth.

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You can make use of Widget to add in your banner ads. Depending on your source of the ads, you can use IMAGE or CUSTOM HTML Widget to help you to do the job.

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Step 9: Create Pages And Menu

Next, you can create more pages such as the ABOUT page or RESOURCES page. You can also update the CONTACT page.

After that, create the menu so that you can have the navigation menu in your blog.

Step 10: Launch The Site

Lastly, you are ready to launch the site.  Remember to add in more blog posts and also the affiliate banners using the Widget in the theme option. You can also recommend the products in your blog post in order to maximise your website’s earning potential.

Explore the dashboard and slowly grow your blog and promote it using social media for free.

That’s it! 10 steps to build your first internet business with no money down.

Hope it helps 🙂

PS: If you want to check if there is any visitors to the blog, you can check the STATS in your WordPress Dashboard.

Build A Targeted News Or Blog Site In 4 Steps

Some of the most successful news sites or blog sites are highly targeted websites, aiming for a specific type of market. You can learn how to build a targeted news or blog site in 4 steps and this post will tell you how to do it.

Why do you want to create a specific website?

This is because specific sites are more likely to attract search engine traffic, more likely to get passed along within a community and also attract higher-paying advertisers than more generic websites.

Here’s how to start a targeted news or blog site in 4 steps.

1) Select a Specific Topic or Area of Interest

The more specific you can get, the better.

Instead of “online business” which is a hugely crowded market, a much more specific website would be a blog about “raising venture capital for an online business.”

You’ll need to go deep into the market and offer an attractive solution to your potential customer. For example, online business marketing software site targeting specifically on marketing software for online business.

You can also target specific locations. For example, “New York Restaurant Blog” has a very good chance of making its way around the NY foodie network.

2) Stay on Top of Current Events in Your Field

It’s crucial if you’re blogging about a specific interest that you stay on top of the industry. There are a few ways to do this.

The first is to subscribe to RSS feeds from various blogs in your industry. Whenever a piece of news hits one of these blogs, you should be the first to know.

You can also use a news and website aggregator to stay on top of non-blog websites.

3) Write with Personality and Insight

Let your personality out and let your thoughts be known. In many markets, what’s being talked about has been beaten to death so many times that people choose blogs based more on the personality than the news they carry.

Of course, you still have to provide Grade A content. This often comes in the form of your own personal insights rather than just facts.

One great example is Gary Vaynerchuk. His personality is so interesting and so insulting that people can’t help but read the entire website or watch his videos – and by that time, they feel like they have to buy.

4) Apply Proven Marketing Techniques

Make your website search engine friendly. Start building an email list. Find other people in your industry that you can partner with.

Add Google AdSense and ShareASale to start monetizing your site to start with; but don’t underestimate what others would be willing to pay for an ad placement on a prominent site in a specific industry.

Add Clickbank and Amazon products banners onto your website. Both programs are free to apply to get affiliate links.

Search for affiliate products in your own market and promote them.

For example, if you own a health website, you might be getting $5 CPM from Market Health. But an advertiser who sees your site as good branding to be associated with might be willing to pay as much as $15 CPM – sometimes more.

Starting a targeted news or blog site is a great way to build a solid reputation in an industry. You can make more money than a broader website, with less work to boot.

“7 Strategies To Create Great Content For Your Blog (And Why Pokemon GO Is One Such Strategy!)”

Lets talk about blogging!

Firstly, blogs have “evolved” over time. In the past, it gained popularity when many people started using blogs as their personal online journal. After that, it transited into a more organizational use and many people started using them for business purposes as well.

However, I feel that “real blogs” are meant to be more personal in both presentation and approach, with a less corporate feel…like this blog! 🙂

blog-1027861_960_720Blogging is about sharing your passions and thoughts, and at the same time, monetizing the platform too so you can make money.  Hence, I usually encourage my students to use blogs as a platform to start their online business as it is simple, personal and very easy to start with.

However, it’s all about consistency and to be able to blog continuously is not an easy task. This is especially so if you’ve a day job and busy schedule.

You also need to ensure that what you’re blogging about have an impact. Meaning, it has a purpose, quality and hopefully, highly informational and educational.  Fact is, if your blog’s content is not too good, it just reflects negatively on yourself.

This is so important that I’ve decided to list down the SECRETS to always creating good, purposeful and informational content for your own blog…

Lets look at 7 simple strategies to do just that!

  • Reviews

You can do review type blog post. Most of the time, you will be doing a product review.

This can be applied to many things, from reviewing food which you commonly see on food blogs (which are very popular) to reviewing a movie you’ve just watched, to a software that you’re promoting. As you can tell, there are many different topics and options to choose from. Most importantly, talk about a topic you like and have a passion for!

Within the review post, you can summarize the overall benefits of the product and discuss what you like or dislike. You can also include thoughts about how the experience or product can be improved.

  • How To Tutorials

“How to tutorials” posts are very popular these days. This is because it can be very valuable to the readers, especially when they get to learn about a topic they are seeking information on.

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“How to tutorials” posts usually provide step-by-step guidelines on how a topic works or how to do a specific task. For example, a post about how to upload website files onto the internet using FTP, or a post about how to use Excel.

Again, most times you can then recommend a relevant product or service (your own or affiliate product) as a complete solution to the readers. This way you get to monetize your content!

  • Videos

Another popular type of blog post content you can create is videos.

Video is simply another content format, which can sometimes be easier than writing and typing.

You can also record a personal video to discuss, comment about a topic or teach something. A good idea is to do a “how to video tutorial” instead which is more effective in terms of presentation than text.

For example, it can be an on screen capture type of video to do a specific task, or you speaking over a powerpoint presentation and recording it. Both methods can be done with software tools like Camtasia or Camstudio.

  • Personal Experiences

success-503509_960_720Share your own personal experiences are one of the best types of blog post you can create. Again, it can be very varied on different topics. Just be careful what you say though, especially if it’s something controversial or illegal.

What I’m recommending though is to share your personal experiences on an educational topic instead. For example, what I do is share my own internet business experiences, successes and mistakes so that others can learn too.

Sharing your personal experiences will also add a huge human touch to your blog and cultivate a deeper relationship with your readers.

  • Industry News And Articles

You can also blog about industry news and articles. This can easily be done by sharing news and content from authoritative websites in your niche, giving credit to the source at the end.

For example, if your business is about social media, you can look out for the latest updates on Facebook and share them with your readers. This saves people time and effort.

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  • Other People’s Content

I know we’re all lazy so besides coming up with your own content, you can share other people’s content! This is very similar to the previous strategy but for this specific strategy, you would also want to add your own opinions and tips as an “add on”.

  • Current Trends

One of the most popular blogging strategy is to blog about current trends in your topic or niche. People get excited about trends and they also want to be updated constantly and always be “in the know”.

pokemon-1555036_960_720For instance, at the time of writing this post, people are crazy about “Pokemon GO”. Apart from the entertainment perspective, trends like these can lead to new industries and more businesses being created.

It’s already happening and there are many existing and new businesses leveraging on the trend now. For example, restaurants riding on the popularity by creating “Pokemon menus” and engaging real life actors to act as Pokemon characters in the restaurants, to attract players to come catch some Pokemons and dine at the same time (is that even possible??)

I’m also certain there are, or will be various informational products like “how to play Pokemon GO” type of ebooks and videos leveraging on the trend and making a lot of money.

Businesses and individuals are also riding on the trend by leveraging it as content, videos and more. The below is just a screenshot example of a website doing this:

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Yes, I’m guilty of being in this trend too, on the entertainment side that is.

I hope you enjoyed, and most importantly, benefited from this content.

Now go and create your next great blog post!

Ewen

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