How to Start Your Online Business

A Step by Step Guide

Free Website Affiliate Marketing – With Hosting

What is your Why? Why do you want to build a website?

Do you have a strong focused niche?
Do you have a written business plan?

These are important questions and ones that you better have a good focus on if you want to be successful in online marketing. The failure rate for new online business start up’s is 90%, but if you have a good grip on the above questions, you ahead of the crowd.

Everyone has a Why. Some people want to go on vacation, buy a new car, their children’s education, better life or just want to get out of the rat race. What ever you why is, it must be strong. Get a picture or write it down and put it up by your work place.

You will need it as your building your business to stay focused and determined. Building a website takes time, patience and determination. You can be working on your new affiliate business for 120 days or more and not see any activity and that can get most people frustrated and give up.

Its during this time that you need a strong why, so look at your picture or what you wrote and get back to work. Just like a brick and mortar store, it takes time to be noticed and build a traffic flow. Your new site will need time to get ranked by the search engines so you get some organic traffic.

The length of time to get traffic can be shortened if you use some paid advertising, but if your looking for a free site, I’m thinking that your not going to have too much to spend on advertising.

A niche by definition is: denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.

To me a Niche is a “Group of people looking for something specific”. This group of people want information, answers, help, solutions and in some cases want it now.

With your affiliate business it is your job to answer these questions, give a solution or be able to offer the help their looking for.

So, whatever you have chosen for your Niche, has to be something your passionate about, something you will not get tired writing and researching so you can offer this help to your visitors and potential customers.

If you can help your visitor, explain a solution or answer their questions with reviews of products or programs they are interested in, the sales will come.

The most successful online marketer’s do not focus about selling at all when they are building a website, their focus is help. These are the 10% that are very successful in online marketing.

Do you have a plan?

We plan for almost everything we do whether we realize it or not. Even a family BBQ takes some planning so why wouldn’t you make a plan for something as important as an online business?

There are steps to creating a business plan that you can find here. Make sure you make a plan and write it down. It can change along the way but you need to approach your new online business like a business.

The free offer below comes with some perks also. First you’ll get 2 free websites, they will be hosted and are WordPress website. WordPress is the easiest to use and most popular website building platform today.

You will get 7 full days access to everything they have. All the training both video’s and live. You will get one of the best keyword search platforms, active live chat and more. Its a great way to see if what they offer as a website host fits your needs. And it will. 

You will sign up for free and get right to work on your website. I recommend that you just jump into the training that you have available to you. Also, jump into the live chat and ask the other members about the platform and tell them about your niche.

The Hugh amount of people in the live chat is awesome. Some of them are extreamly successful and are eager to help anyone that needs it. At time’s the owners are in the live chat helping other members and just chatting.

Have a domain name idea? Check it now 

My final thought about starting your new business, pick a name and see if its available. Remember your domain name is not as important as your page titles, but it should be relevant to your niche.

Jump into the Affiliate Bootcamp training that is offered. It will take you by the hand and walk you through each step from your first page to the final steps of building your site. Once you start, don’t look back. Get to work, look at your why when you need the inspiration, but keep going past that 90-120 days and the sales will come.

Check the Affiliate Business Review 2017-18

I am also on this site a few days a week so if you leave me a comment when you sign up, I will connect with you and can help you along the way. 

To recap, you need a strong WHY. You need a Business Plan and your focused Niche. Once you have that all in place, get to work. Time, Patience and Determination. 


Hope this was helpful for you, 
All my best to your online success

PS: Please leave a comment if you have a minute…Thanks


  1. cathy says:

    Doug, First off I want to say I love your site. So much information.
    I am looking to start an affiliate website for weight loss but it seems like its a packed niche.
    What would you suggest I do, is this a good niche? I have been on a weight roller coaster for years but finally found what works for me and I think it would work for many.
    Thanks for all you information, Cathy

    • Cathy,
      First off weight loss is a great niche but you have to narrow down your niche to a particular niche inside weight loss.
      I have an example on my page, How to find the best niches for affiliate marketing. On that page I show you how to narrow down a niche.
      A weight loss example would be how to loose belly fat, or weight loss recipe’s, over 50 wanting to loose weight.
      By doing keyword searches, you can find a focused niche and build your site around that.
      Build your site based on your experiences and you will be successful. Doug

  2. Alex Norton says:

    I want to ask if you have any experience with affiliate platforms, actually I want to setup my first website and looking over for affiliate platforms to take a start. As I dug into affiliate networks such as awin, trade tracker and many others it is hard to start affiliate marketing for new and for those who just have some basics of affiliate marketing. To skip networks affiliate platforms are best way to take start with affiliate marketing and I am also looking for one for me.
    I am thinking to make an affiliate website like coupons or cashback because I have some basic information about these affiliate marketing types and now I wanna make a website on one of them. One of my friend recommend me revglue’s revembed technology for this purpose as its a uk base registered company but i am little confused while using it because its a new website. If you/anyone has a experience with it Please share and help me in this respect.

    Waiting for your response and thanks in advance.

    • Alex,
      You left the same comment on my site but a different page.
      The type of website you want to build, (coupons or cash back) is an area I am not schooled on.
      Foe the site your looking to build, I would have to say investigate revglue. Read reviews, find someone’s site that
      is currently doing similar, and be bold and just ask them.
      Since your just starting and do have some knowledge of building websites, I would consider the free offer at wealthy affiliates that
      I recommend on my site. You can get 2 free, (honestly free) websites and free hosting.
      All the tools, designs, plugins, etc are all included. Once you get established, you can choose to up-grade to their paid
      program, which will give you so much more.
      Hope this was helpful, Doug

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