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So you want to work at home, but you don't have a website or a clue on where to get started? This may be just what you are looking for.

Back in the early days of the internet, it was very hard for the average person with limited computer expertise to break into the arena as an internet marketer. Let's face it, a lot of us didn't know anything about creating websites, or driving traffic, or PPC advertising.

However, like anything else that is new, the internet evolved. Now it is very simple to do all of those things, and do them easily. Lets take a look at the steps required to start your career in internet marketing.

1. You will need a small amount of money in your discretionary fund. Anybody who tells you that you can get started in this business with $0.00 investment is flat out lying to you. The nice thing is that you don't need a lot. It is not like if you were opening an offline business. $200.00-$300.00 should be sufficient.

2. You will need a reliable web host. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of hosts out there, and most of the really crappy ones have fallen by the way side long ago, so simply look for the one you can afford that offers the services you need. At this point, all you really need is reliable uptime, and, I recommend, one that offers you unlimited hosting, in case you want to host more than one site. I also recommend you find one that offers cPanel, as this will make your life easier. Hostgator is a great one.

3. You will need a website. There are very few places left on the internet that will still allow you to simply link to an affiliate site and sell that product. Google has made it very difficult, and most of the reputable article directories have stopped allowing you to link to an affiliate site and sell. The nice thing is that websites have become really simple to build and maintain. There is a lot of places where you can find website templates and designs that do the work for you. A lot of them are really no more than push a few buttons and your site is live.

4. You will need a product to sell. That problem has been solved for you. You have 3 realistic choices. You can become an affiliate of popular products and promote them. You can become a dropshipper, and get items at wholesale prices and sell them at retail, or you can create your own products and sell them. Each of these method are discussed in length at my website, homebased9to5, so I will not go into too much detail here.

5. You will need to drive traffic to the website. In all honesty, this is the hardest part of the whole operation. This aspect of the job is the part which will consume the greatest amount of your time. There are various methods of traffic generation available to you. Some are free, and some can cost you dearly, depending on what you hope to achieve.

So, there you have it. The 5 steps necessary to work at home and earn a respectable living on the internet. You will not get rich overnight, but you will grow a very lucrative income over time if you keep it as simple as I just outlined.


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Interesting article! You're right on each - including that driving traffic can be time consuming.

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