Do you want to be your own boss?
A lot of people do, but don’t know where to start. They have many questions.
We can fantasize about being our own boss, but you have to have first-hand knowledge of the type of business you are interested in starting.
Do you want to open a bookstore, a bakery, a restaurant, those are all great business models but are they good places to put your money.
Just watch t.v. and see how many people go into the restaurant business thinking it’s easy. It’s probably one of the least successful business to get involved in.
Also you have to consider the big chains that have all the details down pat. How much they have to profit and all the others details to run a successful business.
Today to start a brick and mortar business it can be quite detailed and expensive.
- Where will I put the business?
- How much will it cost me to get a business up and running?
- What do I need for equipment?
- Who will work for me?
- How do I know I can be successful?
- How do I advertise ?
- Where do I get the money to get started?
- What are the legal aspects ?
- Do I need an account?
Those are just some of the things you will have to think about.
It can be daunting. I know, many years ago I want through this puzzle, the only difference was I had a challenged child and I knew I had to work from home, so I build a hair salon in an addition of my home. Fortunately, I was too naïve to think to ask myself all those questions.
I wish I had heard of affiliate marketing back then. Although I don’t think it was available then.
But, fortunately I was successful in spite of myself.
Today there are much simpler and less expensive options.
Internet marketing or affiliate marketing is a much simpler and fool-proof way to be your own boss and earn an income online.
First I want to let you know that what I writing about in this article is not the only way to create an online business, there are many more.
The internet is a tremendous help for anyone wanting to earn money without a lot of out-of-pocket expense and less headaches. But, it still takes hard work and determination.
Start researching online how to earn money from home or how to write a blog. you will be amazed at what you will find.
Many, many people are getting into creating blogs and sharing information about what interest them. It could be boating, golfing, a health issue, skiing, gardening.
Any number of different topics. I know a woman that is earning a very substantial income with her blog. If she can do it so can you.
You can write about almost anything. Just make sure it is very specific and something you will enjoy writing about.
Don’t think you need to know how to do a website with code and htlm, because today it is not necessary, everything has been simplified so you can have a website up and running in a short amount of time.
Are you motivated and really want to earn money?
I was so amazed to see how much information is available online about affiliate marketing, it’s mind boggling how much you can learn from researching for a couple of hours.
Spend some time and look at different programs that are available to you. Look into one that appeal to you and study them and see what they have to offer.
Then Beware, Beware!
Be careful of the get rich quick, with a couple of click of your mouse programs. There are many unethical programs that want your money with very little to offer you in return. Usually they just keep asking for an upgrade and more money. Here is one.
Look for legitimate sites, that don’t offer a pie in the sky promise. And there are many out there. When you find a reputable site work with it and don’t jump around looking for the next exciting venture. That was my big mistake in the beginning.
I got taken for $1,000 from one of those and I don’t want the same thing to happen to you. If it seems to good to be true it usually is.
I have done some reviews on this site that might help you. I have reviewed some that are good and some that are not so good.
Check this one out on Chris Farrell Membership. It is very informative and he is legitimate.
Some to stay from are:
- Coffee Shop Millionaire
- Fast Track Commission
- Google Sniper by George Brown
If you are serious about being your own boss I would like to introduce you to Wealthy Affiliate. This program is the best of the best. Plus the best part, it is free, no credit card required. It’s easy to follow and easy to get your website up and running for free!
I will guide you to the most reputable path to getting started online.
You can spend months or years looking for the best place to start your internet training. And it does take training,(not a few clicks of a mouse). I spent a few years looking at and getting involved in different software, mostly very inexpensive ones, after I got burnt, I would not spend any sizable amount of money again.
You have to realize up front that it takes a lot of hard work, determination and the desire to succeed.
You will have your ups and downs, good days and not so good days. You will sometimes be ready to quit when you run into a problem.
But you have to struggle through those times and be proud of yourself when you come out with the problem solved at the other end.
If you are serious about being your own boss, I think affiliate marketing is the easiest and best way to go.
You don’t have to have an actual space, rent or own property to set up this type of business. You don’t have to worry about permits and all the legal mombo-jumbo, inventory, payroll, equipment, and everything else that goes into a brick and mortar business.
Been there done that. It’s not easy and also hard to be very successful.
Piece of Cake
Don’t get me wrong about affiliate marketing, it’s not a piece of cake.
If it were real easy, everyone would be millionaires and no one would play the lottery anymore.
It definitely is a lot of hard work and dedication. But owning any business is! Just because you are the boss does not mean you are on easy street.
You have to go into this with your eyes wide open.
More people quit affiliate marketing than succeed. But that being said, let’s see what you have to do.
First read my review of Wealthy Affiliate.
You can sign up for free, no money up front, no credit card required .
You can stay on the free or starter plan for as long as you want. If you think this program is legit and something that interests you, than you can upgrade to the premium membership.
This gives you access to everything Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.
So if you are really serious about learning affiliate marketing this is the course to look at.
Check out my Wealthy Affiliate review. You will be glad you did.
If you enjoyed this article or have any questions, I am here to help you, so please leave a comment or question below.
Thank you, Deanna
I agree affiliate marketing is a great way to start an online business.
No product inventory to tie you down and the flexibility to promote whatever products you like give it amazing potential.
It does seem there are a lot of scam artists out there selling it as a “get rich quick” scheme though.
Luckily WA is a legit community with a wonderful training program.
Thanks for the great information,
Hi Luke, Appreciate your comment. Love WA, the only place to be. Success in 2016. Deanna
Deanna, great site! Wealthy Affiliate is more than awesome. I agree that affiliate marketing is one of the best, if not the very best entrepreneur strategies. The best part is that at Wealthy Affiliate, it is much easier to get past the brain numbing technical stuff, and embrace your passion.
Hi Sam, Thanks for your comments. Yes WA is the place to be to get a business up and running. Success in 2016. Deanna
I agree with you that opening a business is much easier nowadays than it used to be.
I is so easy if you have a computer with an internet connection to get started in building your own business in the form of an online store.
This is the way to go I think for the future and more and more people are going to start doing affiliate marketing.
Hi, Michel, Thanks for the comments. Yes it is easier to start a online business, especially with WA. Success in 2016. Deanna
Hi Deanna. Thanks for the great read about Wealthy Affiliate. Your article was easy to read and I felt at ease reading it. I believe that Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to build a website and an affiliate business. I have looked at the other programs you mention but they did not stack up to Wealthy Affiliate.
I like the fact that you make it quite clear that there is work involved in building the site I certainly agree with you that you need a great determination and desire to succeed to keep going and not to quit.
Thanks for your good comments. Yes your best chance for success is Wealthy Affiliate, especially if you are a newbie. Deanna
“Be your own boss” is definitely some thing that most if not all people will want. But i am glad you pointed out clearly that it is not for every one. Only those who ready to take complete responsibility and are determined can make it.
Your final recommendation for those who want to be their own boss is the best of the best for any one who want to work online.
Thanks for your comments. You’re right being your own boss is not that easy.Deanna
Derek Marshall says
very nice review and recomendadtion of wealthy affiliate and Chris Farrell, Imay actually take some training from him as I develop my wealthy affiliate site into a membership site with premium content.
Wealthy affiliate is great training, and a top notch community but the training is lacking in parts like a full course on SEO, Youtube (video marketing), podcast and membership site creation. great training but a little incomplete.
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Thanks for this information.
I was looking to make money online for such a long time and due to me not knowing what I was really doing, I kind of got caught in a trap with the so called scams out there.
I spent cash after cash hoping one would be ok, but never saw success.
I saw your post and wanted to comment as I have one friend that was talking about Wealthy Affiliate a couple of months back, and I did not believe him either.
So tell me, truthfully, does it work?
To be very honest I have not earned any money yet. But I know you can with WA. It’s not a get rich quick scheme, you have to put the work in and I’m sure you will see success. I still have to get more content on my site. Plus you can join for free and check it out. Thank you for the comment and best of luck. Deanna
I sure want to be my own boss. I’ve never worked a 9-5, I’m a student at the moment in my freshmen year. But I don’t want to have to work when I finish college.
I want to be my own boss and make an online income, have my own online business and be free to be where I want, with whom I want, when I want. That’s amazing to have and it’s also possible, for everyone!
Hi Aless, It’s true it’s great to be your own boss, but there is still a lot of determination and hard work involved. Remember the buck stops there. With you. You are fortunate, you’re young and the opportunities are endless in the online world. Thanks, for the comments, Deanna
It would be a dream come true for me to be my onw boss on the internet. 🙂
However, I think because people don’t know how to start, they never actually get started on working on their dreams which is kinda sad to waste all that potential.
I can certainly see many cons to building a traditional business because of so many different aspects to take into consideration. But building a business on the internet is a real smart move because it really is a no-brainer.
Speaking of scams, I have tried coffee shop millionaire and also Google sniper, and I definitely agree they are scams to stay clear of.
Thanks for the guidance on getting started and Wealthy Affiliate sounds awesome to me. 🙂
Thanks for the comments Neil, I agree an online business is a no-brainer. Just so many people do not have the drive to step out of their comfort zone. Thanks again, Deanna
Waking up every morning with the knowledge that you are in charge of your own destiny must be pretty awesome – I would absolutely LOVE to be my own boss! It’s true that the idea of expense puts people off self employment – it does me at times! I have heard about a few free avenues to build your own online business – which one do you recommend?
The best course to follow is Wealthy Affiliate. You can get started for free and build a business from there. All the tools are available at your finger tips. Just follow the steps.
So most of these affiliate programs are completely free to join up with right?
I already have a blog but I’m looking for the most effective way to monetize it and get some money in. Is it best to write reviews for affiliate products are just use banners on your website?
Hi Chris, as far as I know there isn’t any charge for any affiliate program. I write reviews and articles about different products pertaining to the blog, but I don’t use banners. Thanks for the comments. Deanna
Awesome review on wealthy affiliate , this is the best online business in the world with the level of training and the community that is behind you. The support is just great. I love the idea of being my own boss. no more nine to five or being told what you can and cannot do. And the benefits with this type of work is great. Your article is well detailed, Thanks again for sharing.
Thank you Norman, How true. You have to have the drive and determination to get it going, but it’s well worth it. Thanks again for your great comments, Deanna