Top 6 Internet Marketing Questions Answered
Every week or so I get an email asking me many of the same questions about Internet Marketing and about building an online business.
So I thought I would share these questions along with the answers. If your question is not answered here you can ask it below.
So here we go:
1) How Much Does It Cost To Get Started?
A lot less than you may think.
There are two essential things you're going to need to build your business online:
- A Domain Name
- Web Hosting
The reason you want your own domain is because it's like owning a piece of internet real estate. It's yours and you can do whatever you like with it. And like real estate It has value and that also means you can sell it if you wanted to. Some people make a full time income just flipping domain names (properties). But that's another post.
A domain name will cost on average between $10 to $15 per year to own. You can get your domain name from any number of domain registrars.
The one I recommend is NameCheap.com. Just as the name suggests their registration fees are some of the lowest you'll find online.
As for hosting I recommend HostGator. This is the host that I have used since 2009. There are so many great features with hostgator such as cPanel access and such. But the one feature I love the most is the 24/7-365 live chat support.
Anytime I need a hand I can jump into live chat, or call if I want. And I have a tech right there helping me. That alone is worth the price of admission for me.
Hostgator has hosting packages that start as low as $3.95 per month.
So if we do the math to have a domain name and hosting it will cost you around $37 per year.
This is the basic cost for getting your business started. As for ongoing operating costs to keep your business running if you budget $50 to $100 per month, you should be fine.
Considering what it takes to open a business in the real world, operating a business online for less than $100 per month is very reasonable.
However if you're a little hesitant about spending money right off the bat, there is a solution. You can still get started with Free Hosting and 2 Free Websites by taking advantage of what the wealthy affiliate has to offer.
Many successful marketers started this way. And once things are up and running you can easily transfer things from your free site to your own domain and still have free hosting with the wealthy affiliate as a premium member.
**A recently added feature to the wealthy affiliates is you can now register domains through them for $13.99 per year, which includes privacy protection, email and hosting.
To find out more about this and how you can get started for free click here.
2) Do I Need To Know How To Build A Website?
And the reason I say that is because with the tools and resources that are available nowadays you don't need to be a web designer to create a stunning website.
Just the willingness to learn and try something new.
In fact you can have a website up and running in less than 30 seconds. Yeah now you're probably saying "Leo you're full of it"
No really you can. Let me prove it to you. Check out the video below.
Now that you've seen how easy it, give it a try yourself. Simply start by picking a domain name.
Once you have your website set up, it's time to build it out. Meaning adding content, generating traffic and so on.
If you're not sure how to build out your website, generate traffic, monetize it and such. Then I highly recommend checking out the wealthy affiliate. You'll find all the training, tools, support you'll ever need to build and grow a very successful online business.
3) When Will I Start To Make Money - How Fast?
This has to be the question I get asked the most. And the answer is different for everyone.
It really depends on the person. Some people make money within their first 30 days. For other people it can take months and sometimes longer.
For me - it took me 2 months after I found the right mentor to make my first commission check. And as soon as I got that check it motivated me big time. And 18 months later I was making a fulltime income online and I never looked back.
In fact after 18 months I was making 3 times more money online then what I was earning offline.
But I have to be honest with you - it was fricking hard back then. There wasn't the resources, tools, training and especially the support available back when I was building my business like there is today.
You're in a far better position to build a very successful online business now than I was when I started. So make sure to take advantage of these resources that are available to you.
Work smart not hard.
4) How Much Can I Make?
That's completely up to you.
I don't mean to sound flippant - but honestly the skies the limit.
But like all things you have to be willing to work for it.
And despite what all these self proclaimed idiot gurus say. You can't build a online business with the push of a button - or using some $47 piece of software - or some $39 make money online ebook or program.
It's just not going to happen.
And if you still think you can build a business using these useless garbage scam products, then you're just not ready to build a successful online business. But you are destined to lose more money until you do.
Making money online is not hard. If you know the steps.
And these are not mystical secret steps. These are the same steps that millions of people (including me) have taken to create thriving online businesses.
In fact in my Free Mini Course you can copy the same 4 steps I've used to make a full time income online as of 2005. You'll find that course at the top of my site.
5) I Don't Own A Product What Can I Sell?
That's the great thing about building a business online you don't need a product of your own.
There are millions of companies that have products you can sell for them as an affiliate marketer.
In it's simplest terms being an affiliate marketer is like being a commission salesperson. Any product that your marketing as an affiliate that someone buys you get a percentage of the sale.
Millions of people are making fulltime incomes as affiliate marketers, and I'm one of them.
I have been making a fulltime income online as an affiliate marketer since 2005. In fact one of the steps I talk about in my 5 day video walk-through is how you can turn your hobby or passion into a fulltime income using affiliate marketing.
6) I'm Still Struggling Online Can You Help Me?
Absolutely I can help, that's why I'm here.
I've had so many people help me along the way that I want to "Pay It Forward" and help as many people as I can.
But the only way I can truly help you is if you understand some things first.
- There is no secret to making money online - never has been, never will be.
- There is no secret push button program or software for making money online.
- It's not easy it takes HARD work to build a success business online.
- There are no short cuts.
- Successful people have had and still get training and mentoring.
- You need specific tools and resources to build your online business.
But Most Of All!!
You have to have FUN building your business. There is no point creating another J.O.B for yourself. You already have one of those.
This Is How I Can Best Begin To Help You
I've already mentioned it a few times. But if you're serious about building a thriving business online and you're ready to do the work involved to build that business then take a few minutes and check out the Wealthy Affiliate.
It has everything you need. The tools, training, resources and support from me and the entire community. And yes it's absolutely free to join.
Anytime you need help you can contact me inside the wealthy affiliate community including Live Chat.
My username in the community is LeoEmery. Just give me a shout out and if I'm there I will reply.
And if I'm not there you'll find plenty of community members willing and able to help you out. You can also contact me directly on my profile page.
You can find out more about the Wealthy Affiliate here.
Ok That's It
Those are the answers to most asked questions I get. If your question has not be answered here please don't hesitate asking it below.
I believe in you!