How to start a website business online? For many of us, the question should be how to start a business with no money needed? Here we can answer both these questions.
A presence on the internet for a business is now almost essential – just like being listed in the yellow pages of the phone directory used to be. So, what about becoming a website builder? I will show you the best training for website design and website building.
You may have heard some marketing systems touting that you do not need a website to succeed in online commerce. As far as you should be concerned right now, they are wrong! It is possible to make money online without a website but your opportunities will be restricted and you will also be very much dependent on the sites of others.
At Wealthy Affiliate, you are going to learn how to build beautiful, first class websites. The training provided will both show you everything you need to know and give you the tools you will require.
When you have followed the training and understand the basics of website design, you will want to know what you should do next:
Here Are A Few Ideas
Don’t Be Afraid To Practice With A “Live” Site
This is a very cheap way to learn and try new things. You can buy a domain for next to nothing, even nothing if you use one of your two free sites at WA. Your hosting is included at WA, and your theme and plugins can all be free also. Get friends to visit or test your site – you can also ask the WA community for their input and feedback which will prove to be invaluable information for you.
When building your practice site, or any site, concentrate on the content first then try and monetize it later. You will hear this a lot and for good reason – if a site has nothing to keep people interested, they will just move on to something else – and why would they bother to stop and buy? Never forget that.
Have Fun With It
One of the pleasures of building your own site is that you can update and change things constantly every time you have an idea or see something elsewhere you like – don’t outright copy content – experiment with different colours, fonts, designs, themes.
Build sites for local businesses
Let everyone in your own network know that you can build websites, place an ad on Craigslist or Kijiji, post ads on Facebook and other social media.
While the skills you learn at WA will enable you to offer your services worldwide, I think it is important at first to concentrate on your local area as much as possible. Your best form of advertising will be word of mouth and you need to build a solid reputation before venturing out further.
Equally as important, you can also manage and maintain the customer’s website after it is built. This will offer all important steady, residual income which is what we are all after.
Expanding From Local To Global
It is much harder to market your services where nobody knows you; I personally am tired of strangers contacting me to offer their services to build or improve my site and, like most other people I know, I give no time to them.
I repeat, build a sound base first, show you are an expert, then expand your horizons.
Local Non-Profit Organizations And Charities
Offering your skills to non profit organizations is a great way to advertise your service – you may make little or no money but as long as you have done a good job and let them all know that you did it, you may end up with a referral or two.
You gain good experience along with the satisfaction of helping out society, not to mention the possible referrals that may arise.
Build A Site For The Purpose Of Selling It
There are many people who just can’t seem to get started – this way you can basically start a business for them, a sort of turnkey system. Beware how you market this though as you don’t want to mislead them into thinking that turnkey means they don’t need to do anything, because you may end up looking like a scam artist in eyes of your readers. See here for more on that subject...
This offers opportunities both for your customers and yourself.
Your customer will have a foundation for their organization, an opportunity to hit the ground running.
You earn income immediately by selling the site and, more importantly, you may be able to gain some passive income if you offer a maintenance package for Search Engine Optimization (“SEO”), writing content, etc.
Once you are completely comfortable in this field, to the point that you consider yourself to be an authority on constructing websites, you can even offer to teach and train others. WA offers several real life case studies of building a site so you can see for yourself how the training might be structured.
This may or may not be a huge income generator for you but it is something else of real value that you could offer.
Now Do Something
Having options in life is what we all want and Wealthy Affiliate gives you a whole lot of them, so take your next step here ….
My name is Joey and I am always here to help you succeed, so please feel free to leave me a comment or question below.