How to Start an Online Business from a Scratch

In this post, I will explain how to start an online business from a scratch.

How to begin a business online?

Many people are dreaming of making money online. Some are tired of their 9 to 5 jobs. It might also be that they have a boss that is very difficult to please.

Others are longing or are dreaming about the possibility to live the so-called “laptop lifestyle,” meaning that they would be able to travel all over the world and at the same time make money from their computer or laptop when traveling from place to place. Yes, there are many reasons why people want to start an online business.

So then, how to begin?

First of all, don’t believe everyone who offers you a business opportunity. Most of these offers are coming from scammers with the intention to get your money into their own pockets. Normally they promise you how easy it is to get rich-quick if you just buy their products. See example! But there are no such things to get-rich-quick. To succeed online is connected with hard work and more hard work. So never pay anything up front if you are not 100% sure that it is a legit program or product.

With that said it is a good start to be skeptical and not believe all promises that is given by these so called “Gurus”.

What is the formula for success?

First, you need training from the right sources. Look at the picture. Some even call it Wealthy Affiliate University. They do that because the training you get from this platform can very well be compared to a university course on how to be successful online.

Wealthy Affiliate was founded in 2005 by  2 Canadians and today it has over 2 million members. It has already helped tens of thousands of people to be successful online.

The founders of Wealthy Affiliate University


How does Wealthy Affiliate University Works?

It is a step-by-step system. You are starting from scratch. There is no need to have any experience of internet marketing at all. This is the beauty of this platform. It can make a newbie be an expert online. There is an expression: “We are all children in the beginning” and that is very true when it comes to Wealthy Affiliate University.

In this post I will show you all the features of Wealthy Affiliate University, so please continue to read.

The Online Entrepreneur Certification

The first thing you will do when joining Wealthy Affiliate University is to go through a course called OEC or Online Entrepreneur Certification.

It is a course containing 5 modules with 10 lessons in each module. In all 50 lessons.

When these lessons are completed, you can consider yourself as a qualified online marketer.

I will show you how these courses work and much more.

The first 10 lessons

Sample of the first 10 lessons

As you can see it really starts from scratch. These first 10 lessons focus on the foundation of your business. It is how to choose a niche for your coming business. A niche is something you are very interested in and want to do business with. It can actually be anything. It might be health products, it might be watching or whatever you can think of. It is your choice. There are millions of niches to choose from.

In each lesson, there is a video explanation that literally shows you how to do everything. After each lesson, you will be given a few tasks to do before you enter the next one. Everything is very simple and thorough and you can always go back to each lesson whenever you want.

Let’s talk about the website

When you sign up with Wealthy Affiliate University you will be given a website from WordPress.

This website will be hosted on WA’s (Wealthy Affiliate’s) own server SiteRubix.com for free.

The site will be optimized by WA per automatic, so you don’t need to worry about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) speed, security, and so on. In other words, you will get a top-quality website that will make you ahead of most websites on the internet.

The webinars

Each week extra training will be provided by 1 1/2 hours webinar conducted by an expert in Wealthy Affiliate who joined in 2007.  So he has already around 14 years experience.

These webinars will give you an advantage over the competition on the internet or to say it in other words it will give you that little extra to make you a skilled internet marketer.

Another good thing with these webinars is that they are saved. So if you can’t attend the live class you can always go back and see them at a time convenient for you.

If you attend the live class there is the possibility to ask questions since after the presentation there is a Q&A session.

The community

Another feature of WA is the community that will help you in any situation that might occur.

Illustration of the community


Since Wealthy Affiliate consists of over 2 million people scattered all over the world, some of these voluntary helping out at WA. It means that if a person gets stuck in his training he can get help from the Community. It can be something he feels a little difficult to understand and need some urgent help.

So the Community is like customer service but with a big difference in efficiency compared to other customer services. Normal customer service promises to come back to you within 24 hours. In reality, it might be that you are stuck tills they are coming back to you.

How is it with the Community at WA? Since the Community members are scattered all over the world there is always someone who can take care of your case. After you put in your question or concern they will come back to you normally within minutes. That is what I call efficiency. You will never get stuck because the Community is working 24/7.

The spelling feature

Since WA is based on writing blogs some persons are little concerned about how can they write blogs since their English is not so good.

Actually, not even that is a big problem. Why? Because when you write your blog WA has a feature that fixes that problem. It is checking grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. It also gives suggestions on how to do the changes. This means when your blog is ready to go it should be so correct as it could be.

Since I am from Sweden and English is not my main language I really appreciate this feature.

Jaxxy – the AMAZING SEO tool

You can’t talk about Wealthy Affiliate University without mention Jaxxy. This SEO tool will help you to get traffic from Google and eventually take you to the first page. When you are on the first page of Google your economical future is solved. This tool is the core of Wealthy Affiliate University. It is so powerful but at the same time very easy to use that even a child should be able to use it.

It comes with a premium membership at WA. It is a tool that anyone can purchase separately but then it cost between $19 – $99 per month

Is there any guaranty that Wealthy Affiliate University will work?

Honestly, you can’t find a better place to be trained if you want to be successful online.

It is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It will require consistent work from your side, but with every lesson, you accomplish you are one step closer to be a skilled marketer.

The only thing that is required of you is that you follow the well-established training that already helped thousands of people to be successful online.

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How much does it cost to join Wealthy Affiliate University?

The good news is that is free to join. For the first 7 days, you will have access to an upgraded premium membership. You don’t even need to reveal any credit card information.

You will have access to the first 10 lessons. You will to have access to the webinars, where you will find a lot of helpful information. You will have access to the Community where you can ask about your concerns and you will be answered within minutes. You will have access to Jaxxy, the SEO tool, the main tool that will give you traffic from Google.

All this is free for 7 days.

If you within these 7 days want to upgrade to premium membership you will have the first month with a 60% discount, which is $19. If you after this want to continue with Wealthy Affiliate it is $49 per month.

This is really reasonable for a course that eventually WILL make YOU to a wealthy person.

What next?

There is only one thing left. Join Wealthy Affiliate for free. Test it out! If you find that this is something for you, just continue to take part of the training. 2.4 million people can’t be wrong.


I hope you liked this review of Wealthy Affiliate University.

Please give a comment below if you have any question(s) and I will be back to you shortly.

All the best





  1. I like the part it’s free and if I’m stuck i can always get help from the community.
    Thanks Göran

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