Monday, January 5, 2009


Every day hundreds of individuals turn to the internet in hopes of starting a free internet business or at least a business that requires little to no money to get started.
I have to be honest, if you are looking to start a full blown internet business that will allow you to replace your current income, doing it for free might be a stretch, however with a little perseverance you could actually get started for less than $20 and yes, even for free.
Your income will be small at first but if you keep at it and promote if faithfully your income will increase over time.
Let's take a look…
It all starts by doing a little research. This won't take long and it's not as grueling as you might think.
Start out by doing some online market research to help you figure out what you want to market online.
For example, what do you want to sell? Do you have your own product or do you want to sell other people's products? It doesn't matter what you decide as long as you sell things that will be profitable online, and your research will tell you that.
Business Models
If you will be selling products that are not your own, there are several business models that work quite well.
For example wholesale dropshipping is hugely popular online. Once you determine the products you want to sell, find a wholesale dropship supply company, build a site that collects the orders and coordinate the sale with your dropshipper who sends the products directly to your customer.
You buy wholesale and sell retail. Lots of potential there.
Affiliate Marketing is probably my favorite business models because it eliminates so much of the overhead that comes with running a business, there's no inventory, merchant accounts, dealing with customers, etc. you simply find products to promote and pull in a percentage or (commission) of the sales that you make.
The Super affiliate handbook will tell you everything, and then some, about how to make a great living online as an affiliate marketer. I can personally vouch for that!
EBay is another excellent place to find products to sell. You can certainly sell your own products on eBay but one of my favorite ways to get a piece of the billion dollar eBay’s sales is building your own niche store, but that's a lot of work that isn't really necessary.
There is a nifty product that will do all of the work for you called ‘Build a Niche Store'. I did a BANS review that you can take a look at, but basically BANS is a software product that builds a niche store for you with products from eBay that you choose.
BANS is based on the affiliate marketing model which means that every sale made from your BANS site brings you a commission.
The store is easy to create, easy to maintain and gives you the opportunity to take part in the billions of products and sales that eBay generates every day.
Create your own product
How about creating your own product? Information products are an ideal way to get started, specially writing your own e-book, guide or 'how to' course.
Not everyone is a writer but if you have experience or knowledge in a field that others crave information for, you have the potential for building a very powerful business.
You don't even have to write the e-book yourself, there are plenty of hungry writers that will create it for you, with a little guidance from you of course, and they'll do it for a reasonable price, really!
Of course to sell something online it helps to have a website or blog. It's not absolutely a must as I point out here, but it's a good idea. To get started here's a fairly basic and simple way to build your site/blog for less than $20 and you could be up and running in a day or so.
You still have to do your market research but once you complete that, start by getting a domain name. This will cost you about 6.99 from Godaddy.
Then based on what you will be selling, choose the best keyword or keyword phrase that describes what your site is about. You will need a little help from a keyword tool such as Wordtracker, this will help you make sure your keyphrase is what people actually search on.
Next get a domain name that contains that keyword or keyword phrase. If your site is about 'wine cabinets' get a domain name that has the words 'wine cabinets' is part of your domain name.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Give out things like e-book or softwares that is related to your product or niche market. You can also submit articles that is related to your niche to article directories like
Register your site with some top online directories that is related to your niche.
You can drive traffic to your site by writing column in newspapers, magazines, church journals and trade journals that is related to your niche.
You can issue press release about your business. You can search the net for press release sites that can offer this service free.
You can make use of some notable free online classiffied sites like,,
Contribute your views in your area of specialty in forums. You can do well by responding to people's post especially where it involves providing solution to their problem. By doing this, you will be seen as a solution provider and an expert in your chosen niche.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


1. Open gmail account ( google email )
2. Use the email address to open google adsens account. You can get there by going to
3. Complete google adsense set-up process by following the outlined procedure.
1. Go to and create a new blog for free.
2. View the blog to see how it is. You can customize it if you want.
3. Start posting articles that you want the blog to be known for.
1. Choose the blog you want to put adsense by going to and sign in.
2. When your blog appears, instead of clicking on " view blog " or " dashboard ", click on layout and when the layout page appears, then go to page element tab.
3. Once there, click on " Add a page element " or " Add a page gadget " whichever one that is displayed. It normally appears in more than one position on the page element, so choose the one that is located in the exact place you want your ads to be displayed. After clicking.....
4. Then the " choose a new element " comes up. Scroll down and select the adsense option.
5. The next page displays an adsense sign-up page. But in this case, click on sign in ( since you are already registered with adsense ) and sign in using your gmail username and password.
6. After signing in, you will be navigated to the adsense configuration page. You can format using the preset colour template.
7. When you are through, then save the changes and go back to blogger and sign in and see how your blog looks like. If everything is okay the ads will appear as you open your blog.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Starting your internet business is just like starting any other business. The big difference is it is online. And there is no rent to pay and no inventory to stock.
It offers anybody the opportunity to prosper without being limited by lack of capital and location.
There are different types of business you can do on the internet to make money. All depends on your ability.
Below is a list of some business you can start rightaway without any capital outlay;
Affiliate Programs;
This is one of the best online money making business on the internet today. It only involves the promotion of other peoples product, after which you will be paid a commision based on the sales generated by your leads.
Online Jobs;
Do you have any special skill like webdesign, writing, graphics e.t.c. You can render your services to people or companies who needs your service for a fee.
There are other ways you can make easy money on the internet. I will come to them in our next meeting.