Just about a week ago, I published a post on the difference between a website and a blog, and it gave me an idea to write a post on how to create a website for free, from scratch – for those who are willing to blog for fun or who want to build their own website, which consistently generates revenue.
But before I move to the topic of website-building and online business, I’d like to ask you a few questions (and feel free to let me know your answers in the comments at the end of the post):
What is the reason of you wanting to build a website?
Is it for a business that you have offline?
For blogging as a hobby?
Or maybe to blog AND make money online?
Here is the thing.
You need to understand your goals before setting yourself onto the path of website-building (which can lead to building a successful online business).
If you don’t have a clear goal, then probably building a website will be a waste of your precious time.
If you decided to continue with the process of website-building (and building an online business), then in this post I will touch on 4 main topics that not all beginners may have knowledge of:
understanding how to make money online,
why having a website is the foundation for a successful online business,
how to create a website for free, from scratch in the easiest way possible (and have access to a 10-lesson course for free),
and how and where to receive proper education and guidance if you TRULY want to succeed online.
Let’s get started.
Understanding How to Make Money Online
If we assume that you want to build a website for the purpose of making money online, then first I’d like to explain this process for you in simple language.First thing that you should understand is that there are 3.75 billion people online who always search stuff on the Internet and are ready to buy things.
Before they enter the “buying” phase, first, they need to find out what exactly is it that they want, where they can get it and why should they get it.
Basically, they are doing their research and this is where your website comes in to HELP them make a decision.
Let me give you an example.
Let’s say I want to search for “what are the best blenders”.
I type this question in Google and what I see is your website, which provides a list of top 5 blenders that you recommend with the reasons why you recommend them.
Within your list, you include your affiliate link (for example, from Amazon) and if I found your review helpful and made an informed decision, I may as well go ahead to Amazon and buy one of the blenders you recommended.
This way everybody is happy.
I am happy that I finally found a helpful review and bought a blender that I am going to use; Amazon is happy because they had a sale (thanks to you); you are happy because you got an Amazon commission for the product that I just bought.
By the way, if I bought not just a blender but anything else within 24 hours after following your link, then you will get even more commissions.
The best part of having an online business is that you will genuinely be helping people by offering them proper information and earning money in the process.
So, this is the very basic process of making money online.
Website Is The Foundation of Your Online Business
In order to succeed online, there is a simple 4-step process. Most people tend to over-complicate it but really it comes down to 4 things:
Choosing your interest/passion
Building a website
Attracting visitors to your website
From the example above it becomes evident that having a website is the backbone in building a successful online business.
The beauty of this program is that it completely removes the technical aspect of website-building, meaning that you don’t need to be a programmer to build your own website.
Moreover, you’ll have it up and running within seconds.
Below I am attaching a YouTube video done by a fellow online colleague of mine, Vitaliy Gershfeld, to show you the process of website building with SiteRubix.
Note: Vitaliy created this video in 2013 and the way the SiteRubix program and WordPress look from the inside is outdated.
For example, you don’t have to copy-paste your login info to enter your website, you will simply push the button “Login Now”.
Also, the 2017 version has a lot of new, great features such as SiteHealth and SSL Security Certificate (for the protection of your website visitors), among others.
As for SiteHealth, it basically allows you to see where you need to improve with your website – what is your publishing frequency, content quality and variety, your or visitor engagement (comments), how much Google’s trust your website has and so forth.
Below you will see a screenshot of SiteHealth of a SiteRubix website that I built just a week or so ago.
Here are 4 other perks of using SiteRubix to build a website:
As a free member, you will get to build 2 free websites, which will function just as well as the paid ones.
SiteRubix makes your website responsive and mobile-friendly, which is important both to search engines and your visitors. You want to keep your visitors on your website, and therefore you need to make sure they are enjoying their user experience.
By presenting you thousands of professionally designed website themes, you get to build your website to your own taste.
SiteRubix was done by experts who keep your website functioning and optimised behind the scenes. This means that your website is protected from hacking, malware, and spam that ALL websites are susceptible to.
Earlier in the post, I mentioned that not only will I share the easiest way to build a website but also that you will get a bonus.
When Starting Out, It’s Extremely Important To Have Proper Guidance
Building a website is easy, it is making money online (and successfully) as a newbie is hard.
So, what’s the solution to this?
The solution is to have proper education and guidance, a place where you can learn about all the aspects of an online business from A to Z. (Preferably with minimal investment).
Because you will be building a website with SiteRubix, you will already be given access to the training that ALL newbies must go through.
Long story short, at WA online business community, you will be given step-by-step instructions on creating your new website, choosing a topic for your website, and learning how the money is made.
By taking action and putting the information here at WA into good use, it will be impossible to fail.
These days, most of my income comes from my ventures online. Internet Marketing and Wealthy Affiliate provide everyone with amazing opportunities and I’m incredibly thankful for the training, tools, and support here that make it all possible 🙂
Secondly, anyone can achieve success online. I’ve mentioned before that there 3.75 billion people online always looking for stuff, and no matter what direction you take your website to, with hard work, proper guidance and time, you WILL succeed. I find that having proper education and taking action are the 2 key ingredients to online success.
Thirdly, you may feel overwhelmed by an overload of new information if you are a complete newbie to an online business building. Don’t let it frighten you, that’s absolutely normal and it will quickly fade away. And if you stick with Wealthy Affiliate community, you will achieve your goals (and faster than on any other online platform).
And finally, understand that success is not an event but rather it’s cumulative in nature. This means that every step you take now (building a website, getting a proper education, publishing regularly on your website, connecting with like-minded people and receiving help from experts etc.) will contribute towards your personal success in the future.
Even though building an online business with your own website is a PROCESS, it is absolutely possible to succeed with proper guidance.
I hope I was able to successfully deliver my message on how the money is made on the Internet; how easy it is to create a website for free, from scratch; and what is my #1 recommended place to receive proper education and guidance if you are absolutely new to this whole online business thing.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments area below and I will gladly answer them 🙂
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