How to start an on line business with no money and become your own boss.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my site and what I have to offer to help you on how to start an on line business with no money. Or at least a very minimum of start up costs.
My name is Andrew, I have mostly worked in industries where I have had to comply to company guidelines and work long hours for small pay and not knowing if the job will ever be permanent.I have also run my own very small businesses like handy man services and computer repairs mowing etc, but I was always trying to find work and doing PR and advertising that takes up a lot of my personal time.
But I wanted to find something better to do with my time and to earn the money on line that my effort is worth. I am also getting older and at 57 years of age and I wanted to find something less physically demanding than mowing over grown lawns .
Photo taken March 2018
Do you relate to this ? If you do then keep reading.
The Gurus Promise
When I started searching for how to start an on line business with no money and other ways to make money on line with a limited budget I joined various “Guru” programs and platforms that promised me I would make $ millions with little to no effort .
Some of these did teach me a reasonable bit about on line marketing and I learned how to build websites, how to do on and off site SEO, how to write articles and much more. Also, a lot of the programs I joined were scams with various up-sells and having to pay to learn each step.
At the time they had such convincing stories and sales pitches and Promises I honestly believed their pitch in the above screen shot that I could start making money in three hours from starting with their system.
( I was very gullible back then )
Most of these systems and sites I joined had a few things in common, they all wanted to get more money from me and never completely joined the dots.
Most of them had poor customer support “if any at all” some might reply to an email a week after I had asked a question and had already spent hours finding the answer my self using search engines like google Bing ,Yahoo etc.
The main thing lacking in most of these courses was how to learn exactly how to start an on line business with no money or very little money. And I also wanted to learn how to get targeted traffic to a website. Some did teach free traffic methods but most of these were a bit shady and could also get your websites banned from google and other search engines.Some taught paid traffic methods as well but they were either too technical or used paid traffic from dubious websites that that only sent random visitors that just clicked off as soon as they landed as they were expecting something else.
Even the ones I thought were good traffic sources and I was getting lots of clicks on my site only sent me clicks from totally unrelated websites so as soon as people landed on my site they clicked back off as what I was offering had nothing do do with what they were looking for. This ended up getting some of my websites penalized when the panda and penguin updates came in (I cant remember which came first).
An SEO beak through.
I was lucky enough to be invited to a 3 day local website building and SEO business course through my local Gympie council. A group of local business people attended the three day seminar and the guest speaker was from an SEO company from Bunberburg QLD.
After the last presentation there was a free lunch and time to talk to the guest speaker and network with other business owners. Some of the business owners at the meeting joined their SEO services but these were quite expensive.
As I had shown a lot of interest and asked a lot of questions during Seminar some of the smaller start up business owners approached me for free advice and I ended up with two clients that needed help with their websites.
At the seminar I took as many notes as possible on the work sheet we were given and started incorporating some of these idea’s into local websites I was working on at the time.
I did get efficient at building small websites for very small local businesses but all of the customers that hired me to build their websites were once off’s. They were mainly small family businesses like painters and electricians, mobile mechanics, artists the local Hotel and the like in a very small town of about 600 people The deal was that I basically built websites for these small business owners at a very cheap price as a learning curve for my web-site building and learning more about implementing local SEO.
These small business owners only wanted them built as cheap as possible and wanted to be found in Google for local search terms. They also wanted me to teach them the basics of up loading images etc. After that they usually didn’t require any more services, as they couldn’t afford on going SEO or periodic maintenance.
Here is one of my websites I built that is still going after 7 years with basically no maintenance and keeps bringing him in work week after week. I just set up re-occurring payments for his domain name and hosting. ( I still some times log in and tweak a few things for him about once a year but don’t get paid for it)
Just do a search for” painters and decorators Goomeri Queensland Australia “and it should come up on page one of google in the organic search results underneath the listed paid advertisements from other companies.
(do this search and you will know i am a real person)
Also check out my old site that is still up but not making any me any money lately as most small businesses have shifted over to Face book pages http://www.totalbusinesswebsitesolutions.com/ Total Business Website Solutions
I can still be contacted through the email address on the site above site if you want more verification.
Getting back into Internet marketing
I decided that I wanted more than once off work and started concentrating again on building websites that I could earn a passive income from by affiliating with other products on my sites.
Building out sites for small local businesses and getting them indexed in Google local searches is a lot easier than building profitable Affiliate marketing websites.
With Affiliate type websites you are trying to get the whole worlds attention to your website. So i needed to learn a whole lot more about building these types of websites and how to get targeted traffic to them. I was also broke at the time and was looking for different idea’s on how to start an on line business with no money.
I then stumbled across another affiliate marketing platform a few years ago called Wealthy Affiliate and did some free training, but at the time in my life I didn’t have the money to afford the full premium training, so again I went back to doing my own thing making a little money along the way but not as much as my websites could be earning if they had been properly set up.
I finally decided to join this platform again about 5 years later and so far I have not been disappointed as I have learned more in the first 5 days than I did going it alone and trying to follow “GURUS” for the last 5 years.
When i joined Wealthy Affiliate for the second time I signed up for the premium version after 3 days because the training was so good and organized. After upgrading to the premium version there were no up-sells- no annoying emails trying to sell me junk programs and no annoying phone calls .
I received inbox support from the top admins(Kyle and Carson) as soon as I logged in and also a welcome email from the person I joined through. You will also get emails from the person who introduced you to WA if you followed their link .
This is how you can get direct support from that person.(if you join from my links here you will get my personal support) and also support from the owners of the website Kyle and Carson.
(You will get other emails from people replying to your forum posts and other members who PM you .)
But you can easily turn this feature off in your members area control panel and check for these messages inside your membership dash board instead of them filling up your private email box.
Wealthy Affiliate has a great support team who helps with any problem with in hours if not minutes of you posting in live help. There is also live community support so if you have any questions as you are working on your site and training you can ask for help and most times you will get an answer directly to your questions.
There is also a 24/7/ 365day technical support for website problems. I will tell you more about this platform inside the main pages of my site.
Why am I helping others that are struggling?
I have decided to set up this site to help other people who were like me who are struggling to make money on line and help them avoid the gurus and on line scammers and also teach them the correct and ethical way to start a proper on line business.
My research shows that a lot of people out there are wanting to know how to start an on line business with no money or with very little capital outlay. There are a lot of people looking on the internet and doing searches with this exact search term for on line for work or ways of making money on the internet and it seems like a big percentage of these have a very low paying jobs or have lost recently their job .
My main purpose of this site is to attract the attention those of you who are still struggling and may also have been ripped off by the GURUS and set you the right path to success.
If you would like to learn a bit more about wealthy affiliate then please check out my Wealthy Affiliate Review page
If you ever need a hand or have any questions about internet marketing and how to start an on line business with no money please feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.