Can I REALLY make money online?

The short answer is ABSOLUTELY!  There are hundreds, maybe thousands of ways to make money using the internet, from eBay to creating your own online store to marketing information and products through a blog.  The problem is, there are as many scams as there are legitimate business opportunities online.  Back in my college days while I was pursuing a BBA in Marketing, I remember the phrase “Caveat Emptor” which means “buyer beware.”  That phrase still applies today.  So how do you differentiate the scams from the legitimate opportunities?  By doing your homework.

It’s like buying a car.  How do you differentiate between a good car and a lemon?  You take a test drive and put the car through it’s paces.  You let someone who knows cars, like a mechanic, give it the once over.  Would you buy a car from a person or dealer who won’t let you drive it first?  I wouldn’t. It’s the same way with finding an opportunity online.  If you have to put money up upfront to try the product, is it worth the chance?  Isn’t it better to try the opportunity first without having to invest any of your hard earned money into it?  Here at we only advocate “try before you buy” opportunities.

What’s REALLY keeping you from Online Success?

Think about it.  What’s the single most critical thing that’s stopping you from starting a successful business online?  

Is it that you aren’t sure what’s out there, and don’t know where to start?  Are you worried that you will try something that looks good, only to find out that you’ve sunk your money into a scam?  Or perhaps into a business that’s not going to give you a good return on your hard work? Or, maybe you just don’t know how to get started.  Maybe you have a good idea for a business, but taking that first step is what is eluding you right now.  Those are legitimate concerns.  Entering the online world is not like walking into an office or a store. Let me know in the comment section below what you are struggling with, and I will try to help you out.

You only need THREE things to build a successful business online.

1.  A source of help.

 Someone once said something along these lines:  Give a room full of monkeys with typewriters enough time and eventually they will write the complete works of William Shakespeare.  Personally I doubt it.  And who wants to be like a monkey with a typewriter (or computer) banging away without a plan and without knowing what to do or where to go to get help?  Hopefully we want things to come together in a little more organized way and a whole lot quicker.   Any business start-up needs a sound business plan and training.  Your online opportunity should provide a guide and training to get you going.

2.  A Website.  

This one should be self explanatory.  Your customers need a place to go to find you and your business. Fortunately, building a website is easy and quick. You can actually have your own website up and running just a few minutes from right now, for free!

3.  Adequate and ongoing training and your commitment to your business.  

Can you accomplish something you don’t know how to do?  Could you test drive that car if you never learned how to drive?  What we all need is a community of like=minded professionals with the know-how to succeed and the ability to pass that know-how on to others.  With support and training from others who know how to do what you are trying to do, you can have the same success that they have, and you can avoid the trial and error and mistakes that might lie in front of you.  So

  • Thorough Training
  • Thorough motivation, your own inner drive
  • Ongoing practice and effort that makes you more and more comfortable with your business.

Superstars in any endeavor have used the qualities above to become the superstars they are.  I can’t think of one successful person that didn’t.  Can you?

So where can you find an online business opportunity that will let you get started with $0?

Wealthy Affiliate.  Why?

I like the idea of starting my own business.

I believe that in order to succeed, I need training, motivation, and a website.  And I want it all for FREE.  $0

Well, here is what you are going to get when you sign up for Free:

  • Personal Help and Support
    • Access to personal help from me, Grant
    • Help from a community of tens of thousands of users
    • Live Chat Support
    • Ongoing topical discussions
  • Two free websites
    • Fully functional WordPress sites
    • Ready to make money online
  • Extensive Training
    • Video classes
    • Tutorials
    • Courses
    • Entire classrooms

Everything listed above for a startup cost of zero, $0.  NO credit card required.  Sounds like quite a deal, doesn’t it?  That’s because it is.  You won’t find better or more robust training and support anywhere else on the web.  Of course, if you someday want to turbocharge your business there is a Premium option you can consider, but that only opens the doors wide to WAY MORE.

If you have any questions about getting started online, don’t hesitate to ask.  I’d love to help.  Just leave them below.