Starting My Online Business – And You Can Do It, Too!

Dear Family & Friends,

Once upon a time it was common for wives to stay home with their young children while their husbands went to work all day long to pay the bills. It doesn’t really work that way anymore. It’s a big financial struggle for families to get by month after month on one income. Today, both parents need to work to provide for their families. I know there are a lot of stay-at-home moms who are wishing for a real internet business where they can work from home.

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It is important for them to have a flexible schedule. Mothers want their families to be a priority but they still want to work and earn an income to contribute to the family budget. Let me tell you about a real online work opportunity that anyone can afford, and anyone can do.

There are just as many new shops opening up in cyberspace as there are new customers looking for goods and services every day. Yes, the internet is an amazing place that’s growing everyday. There are plenty of legitimate work from home opportunities out there, too. When you consider any money-making program, however, do your due diligence and make sure you search google for reviews or scams with the name of the program. And read them all!

You will be surprised at the amount of information already on the web describing the pros and cons of almost all of the work-at-home programs you can find. And keep in mind some of the negative comments will be from people who had a bad experience which may not be true for you, just as the positive comments might be from those people trying to recruit you and gain their profit from your involvement. Are they in fact making money from the program/business they are promoting? Or making money purely on new recruits? Buyer beware!

Look into the whole program. Find out what exactly you need to do to generate an income. If you are selling a product, you will want to know if you have to buy and store a large inventory? Will you have to handle all the purchases and packaging and provide shipping to the customer? Do you have to generate more leads and bring in more people to grow your bottom line?

There are also tricky gimmicks that require you to sign up for newsletters or introductory services and offers to participate. They may be time-consuming to keep track of associated costs or trial periods that you need to cancel or prepare to be charged.

Will the work be entirely online or is there some other kind of promotion you need to do to drum up business? If the things you have to do are not clear, then you should find another program.

My online business is perfect for me. Known as affiliate marketing, I do not order or stock inventory, I do not handle merchandise or shipping. I do not have a boss or someone else that I have to report to so I decide the amount of hours I can put in and when. I do not have to man the phones at certain hours and be available for my customers at specific times.

Everything is online. I write stories or blogs for my website, I create my own graphics (but there are plenty readily available for you to find and use), and I search for other companies to promote – building an affiliate relationship.

I learn as I go and I grow at my own pace. That’s what makes it perfect for stay-at-home moms. Some days are easier than others and you need a business plan that is totally flexible – work in the middle of the night if you want to! By adding affiliate links to my pages I earn a small commission from any sales derived from the affiliate companies I promote on my website.

There is no hidden agenda, no sketchy underhanded scheme to recruit more people or sales reps to earn your income. Find out more here. 

I am grateful for my friends and family, coworkers and bosses. All of my experiences and interactions in this world have contributed to my knowledge and expertise to take advantage of this opportunity to start my online business. I present this information and advice here on my website to help you succeed, too, and share with all of you what I know to be true.

Let’s Do This!!

 

 

 

 

P.S. Do you dream of building your own business? Can this work for you?
I welcome your comments, please post below.

P.P.S. Find your way to freedom and be your own boss… Start your own online business… here’s how!

 

18 thoughts on “Starting My Online Business – And You Can Do It, Too!

  • May 31, 2017 at 2:40 am
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    That was wonderfully said. Affiliate marketing is amazing and WA is the way to do it.

    I especially liked the ‘grateful’ paragraph as we all need to do that more often.

    Namaste.

    Brent

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    • June 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm
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      Thanks for your comment Brent. Affiliate marketing is a legitimate way to make money online and with WA anyone can do it. And it’s true, whatever we are grateful for expands in our lives and fulfills us.

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  • June 10, 2017 at 10:40 pm
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    Hello,

    My first time here, and I am loving it. Very bright and appealing when you first get here. I totally agree that WA is the way to go. Having your own business, without the fuss of your own business? It’s like a dream come true! And we can finally follow our passions!

    Thanks for the great read,

    Cheers!

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    • June 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm
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      I’m happy you are loving it! If you are tired of being someone else’s employee and want your own business, online opportunities are definitely something to consider. Affiliate marketing is great for people who want to be their own boss, and the variety of products and services are endless — there is definitely something for everyone’s passion. Best of luck to you.
      Love, Darla

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  • June 12, 2017 at 11:22 pm
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    Anyone who needs additional income (which is almost everyone) needs to consider starting their own online business. It is incredibly inexpensive compared to traditional brick and mortar businesses with the same or better earning potential! There just isn’t any reason not to pursue it in my opinion 🙂

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    • June 15, 2017 at 10:31 pm
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      Yes, Steve, anyone can do it! Why invest tons of money into a building and rent and equipment for a business that reaches a limited amount of customers? You can start an online business and reach out to potential customers across the country (or around the world)! Especially when you can get started while keeping your current job. Affiliate marketing is the answer!
      Love, Darla

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  • September 29, 2017 at 9:17 am
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    Great article on starting your online business Darla, this is something that I wish more people would become aware of to earn some extra money.
    The method that you mention, affiliate marketing, is definitely the way to get started in this industry, as you say, not needing to carry stock or hassle family or friends!
    Just selling real products that people want and need!
    Good luck with your business 🙂

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    • October 2, 2017 at 9:39 pm
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      It can be hard to find a way to generate extra income in today’s world with so many scam programs out there taking our attention away from real opportunities. On the flip side, it can be real easy to make money online when you find the education and experience from true entrepreneurs like I found at Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for your comment, John.
      Love, Darla

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  • October 10, 2017 at 3:49 am
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    Dear Darla,

    Great post and great advice on how to start an online business. I started my first online business in drop shipping and importing on Amazon. It was a very interesting process and although not the best long term business strategy, it taught me the power of sales online.

    The problem with importing is when your products don’t sell. I’m still out $2,000 from a bunch of cell phone cases that I never was able to sell. But I’ve been using affiliate marketing and have been able to make a nice passive income with a little education and effort.

    My recommendation would be to start with proper training from the educational program called Wealthy Affiliate. You’ve got it right on about the advantages of affiliate marketing.

    Thanks,
    Todd

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    • October 13, 2017 at 3:56 am
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      Thanks for your comment, Todd. Luckily I found WA before I wasted my time with other programs. Wealthy Affiliate teaches a variety of ways to market products and services by creating websites. The best online business opportunity by far!
      Love, Darla

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  • October 10, 2017 at 4:16 am
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    Hi, Darla. I like your “WA as an online marketing university” because we must take part in the learning process and take actions to achieve our goals. It needs a strong passion and persistence to enjoy the journey. This is not a one-night success formula but a sustainable way to get success in the future.

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    • October 12, 2017 at 9:53 pm
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      That’s right, Melani. We have to do the work and learn the techniques to create success in any job or any program if we expect results. And then our persistence and perseverance will pay off in direct proportion to our efforts. It’s all possible with Wealthy Affiliate University.

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  • October 17, 2017 at 5:16 am
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    Loving your blog Darla. And I couldn’t agree more. Affiliate marketing as one of your sources of income is golden. Thanks for sharing.

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    • October 19, 2017 at 10:59 pm
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      Right, Tequila, along with building websites, there are hundreds of great ways to make legitimate money online. When you know and love your product or service, you are helping everyone and solving their problems. And when you are helping everyone you are spreading love around the world.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm
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    Hi Darla,

    Great website. From reading this, it sounds like you are using a membership in the WA program to learn how to start and grow your marketing business. I used to investigate allegations of fraud back when I was a CPA. So, I examined their training program closely before I joined. I highly recommend it.

    In addition to the training, I use their platform to host most of my websites. The SSL certificate, which allows me to have a site that starts with https, is included for each website at no extra cost.

    Best thing is that there is supposed to be an awesome Black Friday Deal starting within the next day or so. I”m planning to use it to buy a yearly membership. I’m sorry this got so long, but I just get excited about all the benefits I get from my membership!

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    • November 27, 2017 at 5:44 am
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      Wow, Sondra, so many great professional people like you left their careers to join the exciting world of affiliate marketing. It makes me happy that we were able to branch out in another direction and pursue our dreams and goals with the WA program and utilize their training to explore and grow into our own businesses. I started by creating and hosting other people’s websites before I made traction in affiliate marketing. There are just so many options!

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  • February 21, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    This is a great idea! I was looking for a work at home opportunity, too. I want to be at home with my kids and I have been looking for a real project to invest in. Thanks so much as I started my own website with Wealthy Affiliate, too, The Best Blender. This education is the answer for anyone to make it on their own!

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    • February 28, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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      Thank you for your comment. I love helping people and I created this site as a way to give advice and show people the truth. There are a lot of scams out there, but by telling my stories truthfully I hope to help a lot more people invest in themselves and start their own project, their own website, their own source of revenue. Congratulations!
      Love, Darla

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