Low Cost Start Up Home Business
The Free Guide to Starting an Internet Business
Part I Chapter 3
By Shelley Lockwood
First I'll get right to the point of why an online business is a low cost start up home business alternative - because you can do it for US$299.00/year.
Now that I've gotten right to the point I want to STRESS why it's important to make informed decisions about your investments. Or you could end up wasting US$5000.00 or more just to get started.
That risk is two-fold:
Over paying for the tools you need
Participating in money making scams & schemes
The other is finding what you think is a better deal like low cost web site hosting. What starts out looking cheaper (by you add on everything you need) ends up costing thousands per year to maintain.
I'm the perfect example. My first few forays (unknowingly) were into scams & schemes. Not only did I loose money, I had put myself at legal risk. One was a chainletter (which is illegal) that touted being lawyer approved. The other a multi-level marketing scheme (that was border-line pyramid) had me misrepresenting earning potential (fraud) to others. That's just two of them. There were more.
The second started off with a $34.95 investment. Then they wanted another $100.00 for the web site plus $50.00/month hosting. Then more for a "start up pack", then more to achieve a top earning position. All tolled they wanted me to invest (and I use that term loosely) around $4500.00.
Those are just some of the reasons why I say (in chapter 2) build your OWN online business.
Then I started to move a little bit in the right direction...toward my own web site. I spent $30.00 for a domain name (way overpriced). Signed up for web site hosting (can't remember how much it was per month). Then found out I needed software to design the web site, then something else to upload it to the web. Just one thing after another. It reached a point where the costs were secondary to trying to figure out how everything worked.
Imagine my surprise when I found out you don't just build it and then people come. It went on and on.
I'm telling you in no time at all I was over the five hundred dollar mark and I still didn't have everything I needed. I'm not even going to discuss how they ripped off one domain name and tried to steel www.scamfreesuccess.com from me too.
Sorry if I went off on a tangent there but it really pisses me off. I believe people are good. I believe in business. I'm a consumer, sell me a quality product at a competitive price and I'm happy. People are in business to make money. No problem with that, I want them around next year when it's time to renew (if it's an ethical business with a quality product).
Ten deep breaths......
The business I've been talking about is building a content web site, building traffic & generating income from that traffic.
That means you'll need information on how to do it, strategies for making it happen, the tools to brainstorm ideas, evaluate profitability of the ideas, develop content, build a web site, have it appear on the Internet, get it into the search engines, build a mailing list, receive e-mails, send e-mails and more. (Don't panic! The all-in-one tool makes it a snap.)
The point I'm trying to make? You can purchase these things individually, some you can even do manually but the price tag in the end will be thousands of dollars per year or you can budget your costs as US$299.00 (and every year there after).
Table of Contents
Free Guide to Starting an Internet Business Part 1 Chapter 1
Free Guide to Starting an Internet Business Part 1 Chapter 2
Low Cost Start Up Home Business
Free Guide to Starting an Internet Business Part 1 Chapter 3
Free Guide to Starting an Internet Business Part 2
Free Guide to Starting an Internet Business - Affiliate Masters Course
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