Having run successful businesses over the years, now semi-retired, and wanting to enjoy my retired life more, the question for me was, how to start an internet business from home.
I had always been on the lookout for new opportunities, so why not try my hands online?
The landscape of the business world as we know it has changed dramatically over the past twenty years, and now we are truly living in the digital age.
When I first started in business over thirty years ago, the new revolution was the facsimile machine. We still used snail mail and paid for most things by cheque.
Business was drummed up by hard work, advertising in the local papers and a lot of phone calls and door knocking.
Wow! How things have changed, with all the resources available to us, starting a business has never been easier. Many hard knocks from bad decisions became lessons learned and eventually my business grew to be a success. But what a
journey, a very hard journey. If I had all the tools and resources, that are available today my journey would have been so much easier.
Still with a passion for business, I wanted a way to be involved, but in a more relaxed way.
With over 2 billion users online and growing rapidly, I began to look closely at the internet. Going online has given me the opportunity to have a business that ticks all the boxes.
I was looking for something different. I wanted something I could do in my own time and in the comfort of my home, or
anywhere I might be at a given time. The most important thing for me was that I wanted to create a passive income stream that would continue in the background 24/7.
The next question for me was how to build a website? I had used websites for promoting businesses in the past, but this had to be different.
From my understanding building a website, required skills in coding and both writing and reading of that code. As for codes I am at a loss; I can type, create spreadsheets and that’s about it. Others were doing it why can’t I? Surely it isn’t that difficult is it?
After a lot of research I found there were a number, of simple website building platforms available, with WordPress being the most popular. All of these included templates that you can easily build on. I decided to look closer at WordPress.
WordPress offered a way I could build a beautiful site, but a site wasn’t enough. I needed a product to sell or promote. I needed information to provide to my readers, I needed followers and also, most importantly I needed a way to monetize my site. The main purpose was to earn money, and I didn’t have a clue.
Further research online and I came across endless so called internet Gurus offering to make my life easy and show me how to make millions overnight. Yeah right, all they wanted was my cash, and yes I did waste money, trying their so called “secret methods”. I quickly learned that would never work.
Back to Google, I decided to look into some of these Gurus a little more closely, and Wow! what an eye opener. In my research, I happened to stumble across a website entitled Ways to avoid scams online run by a guy named Kyle.
Kyle had a great article about a so-called genuine site he recommended.
What was being offered at Wealthy Affiliate captured my interest. I decided to take a closer look, what was being offered seem real, I couldn’t find a catch. So you might be wondering what is Wealthy Affiliate all about?
Read Kyle’s full article here: Wealthy Affiliate Review, My Unique Take
What do you get?
How to, step by step Video Training;
The training covers all aspects that you could ever think of, it includes
how to build a website, how to get followers and the bit I was after – how to make money.
All the tools to create a WordPress website;
including, all the how to’s
Secure Web Hosting;
You can use your own, but I have found the support from Wealthy Affiliate to be amazing.
24/7 Community Support
A community of like-minded people from all walks of life, from industry experts, business millionaires, retirees and housewives, to name a few.
With all these members there for the same reason, they are there to help and support you on your journey.
The great thing is you can do all this for free!
I have found no better place to give me what I need to learn how to start an internet business from home.
Following the training course step by step, I now have a website that is growing with over 6000 views each month and growing. With the most important thing and the reason, I did this which is to make money online. Now with the help of
Wealthy Affiliate I am well on my way to making a good passive income online.
This article was contributed by Darren Wilkins, a successful entrepreneur.
About Darren Wilkins
Darren is a serial entrepreneur who runs a number, of successful businesses both online and offline. With over 30 years experience in management and as a management consultant Darren has a can-do attitude and offers real practical advice that can be used for any business no matter the size.
Semi-retired Darren is still very passionate about business and is motivated to assist new entrepreneurs, He operates a website sharing his experience, giving how-to advice on starting and running a business. You can visit Darren’s site here www.arcos-creator.com
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