Steps to Starting an Internet Business

steps to starting an internet business

More and more entrepreneurs are taking steps to starting an internet business but it does take a lot of hard work and dedication to succeed.

Thanks to the internet, anybody can work for themselves to either earn some spare cash or make a full-time living.

There is a learning curve with starting out with any new business, and one also has to have the right mindset.  Here are some steps to starting an internet business that you will need to consider.

Steps To Starting An Internet Business

The internet is alive with possibilities at the moment and one has to choose carefully when one wants to start an internet business. Remember the best way to make money online is to start your own business. It may take longer in some cases but will be well worth it in the end.

Popular Ways To Earn Extra Cash Online

Most of the opportunities that are thrown at us nowadays from every direction online are MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) companies of some sort.  Some ask a fee to join and others are free.  If you are not willing to put in some serious work here, don’t even look at them, as they are very competitive, and most of the time you get people in your downline who give up after a week.  Research the company you join up with very carefully before parting with your hard-earned cash. In a lot of cases, these sorts of businesses don’t last more than a year, so make sure the company that you join has been around for a long time.

Another way people are earning money on the internet is through surveys. Be careful here too. A lot of companies offer surveys for a price or monthly fee, and you end up paying more than you make. I am from South Africa, and there is not a whole lot of surveys available to us, so it wouldn’t be a viable venture, but there is no harm in signing up with the many survey sites on the internet, and you may just get lucky.

Many other people make extra money online working from home by doing work for others. This could include writing articles, designing websites or graphics, helping people with social media campaigns, or becoming a virtual assistant to someone. The opportunities out there are endless, but my favorite option is to build your own online business because then it can work for you 24/7 instead of the other way around.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to start your own internet business.

You get to promote other people’s products, and then you get a commission. This is also a very competitive road to walk, but at least you won’t have monthly fees and other expenses to deal with before you even make a profit.

steps to starting an internet business

There are many ways to promote your products, both free and low cost, so a lot of affiliate marketers are doing very well for themselves. Make sure that you promote high-quality products, and with a little practice, you will succeed. Click here if you want to know the steps to starting an internet business in affiliate marketing.

Another way to earn some spare cash with an internet business is through reading adverts. This job doesn’t pay a lot, but if you refer enough people, it could become quite lucrative. Work on referring others here, as reading ads only will waste a lot of time where you could be building up a more lucrative business. Here is a site that I use, and it is a great way to advertise too. Click Here.

Blogging is a personal favorite of mine. You get to write about your favorite subjects, and share ideas with others, and can even monetize your blog. Blogging is a slow way to start an internet business, but over time once you get a lot of visitors, you could earn a good living with the promotion of affiliate products and advertising. First of all, you will need to have a blog full of great content so that your visitors keep coming back for more.

The best part is that there is not monetary layout to start blogging. Here is a link if you need an easy way to start a free blog. Click Here

If you already have your own online business and are looking at different ways to promote it, you may want to check this out.

Whichever method that you choose, master it and get good at it. Most newbies make the mistake of trying to do too much at once and end up never making a real success of anything.



Michel Maling


  1. With so much clutter on the internet, I find it very difficult to find a starting point for an online business 🙁

    But with your help, there is certainly a clear direction here for me to follow. 🙂

    Affiliate Marketing certainly has my attention, especially as I’m tired of MLM propositions from Hustlers. LOL

    Becoming an Affiliate would be my ideal business model, so I’m checking out your link to get my new business started up.


  2. Excellent post. I am constantly checking this blog and I’m impressed!

    Extremely useful info particularly the last part 🙂 I am always looking for steps to starting an internet business, and I want to try affiliate marketing. I was seeking this particular information for a long time.

    Thank you and best of luck.

  3. Hi Michel
    I enjoyed reading your article “Profit Online From Home”.
    I have to agree that as you point out in your article there are many ways to earn an income from the internet.
    I, myself have been an affiliate marketer for many years and I would not trade places with anyone.
    I am my own boss.
    I work to my own schedule.
    I get to dictate when and if I want to take time off.
    I see my family whenever I want.
    These are all great reasons why someone should seriously consider working from home and have their own home based business.
    I wish you success.
    Robert Allan

    • Thank you Robert. These are great words of inspiration for others wanting to get into affiliate marketing.

  4. Hi,

    I am considering being an affiliate marketer. However, I do not have any experience in building websites. Do you have any recommendation for places where I can learn? Also, do I need to just pick one affiliate to sell their merchandise? If so, which one do you think is the best?

    • If you want to learn all about affiliate marketing then Wealthy Affiliate is the place to be. You will be able to learn as you earn here, get help from a wonderful community of bloggers and learn how to make a success of your website. You can sell as many products as you like but it is better if you sell according to your website niche.

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