How To start An Online Business Step By Step

In this post, I will show: how to start an online business step by step.

Where to start?

Millions of people are dreaming of having a business online.

But to be honest it is easier said than done. It is estimated that 98% of all who try are failing.

What does this show? It shows that most of those who try don’t really know how to do it. That is very frustrating. Many tries for years but still they are on square 1.

One reason is that try the wrong ways to make money online, like Multi-Level Marketing. See this example!

Another reason is that they turn to the wrong persons for help. Internet is full of so-called “Gurus” that promise to make them rich fast but they are normally only after your money and put them into their own pockets. Additionally, you have to pay them upfront for their so-called “secrets” on how to earn online. In most cases, their “solutions” are just crap. See this example!

As you can see it can be quite tricky for a person who wants to start a business online.

What you need to start an online business

The first thing you need is the RIGHT guidance. If you want to be skilled at anything you need the right person or program to teach you to step by step until you skilled enough to stand on your own feet.

Is there any such place on the internet?

Yes there is! Look at the picture ===========>

As you can see this platform is called Wealthy Affiliate.

Some prefer to call it Wealthy Affiliate University because the training they give is like a university course on how to be successful online.

What is Wealthy Affiliate University?

A first little history:

Wealthy Affiliate was founded in 2005 by two Canadian guys. They had been online for a few years and were now quite successful. Then the idea took the form that they should create a platform in order to help others to be successful too.

From a small beginning, Wealthy Affiliate has grown to over 2.4 million members. That tells us little about the success of this platform. Many programs on the internet last maybe 1 or 2 years before they just disappear. Why? Because they don’t have a solid foundation. Wealthy Affiliate continue to thrive even after over 15 years in business. That in itself shows that Wealthy Affiliate is a legit platform.

How does Wealthy Affiliate work?

The best thing with Wealthy Affiliate is that an absolute newbie can be successful. That is because their learning program starts from scratch and then step by step takes a person to the level of being a skilled affiliate marketer. I will show some features in this post and I am sure you will understand that this platform is unique.

The website

As soon as you join Wealthy Affiliate You will be given a website from WordPess and it will be hosted on Wealthy Affiliate’s own server called SiteRubix.com.

The only thing you need to do is to choose your niche or area you want to make money in and use that to make your money-making machine.

This website will be your real estate on the internet or in other words the foundation for your business.

When this is set up you can start your training.

The training will be in different lessons.

Sample of the first 10 lessons

The lessons are divided into 5 modules with 10 lessons each, so in total 50 lessons. Each lesson has a video explanation embedded. After each lesson, you will be asked to do a few tasks before you go to the next level. Really a step-by-step system that anyone can do, even so, if you are a newbie. That is the beauty of Wealthy Affiliate. They can make anyone to an expert in affiliate marketing.

After you are gone through these 50 lessons you will get a certificate (OEC) Online Entrepreneur Certificate. This shows that you are now a skilled affiliate marketer.

From this point, you can take your business to what level you wish. Only the sky is the limit.

If you feel that you need to repeat something, all the 50 lessons will always be available for consultation.

The Webinars, an amazing feature of Wealthy Affiliate

Every week there is additional training within Wealthy Affiliate. That is the weekly webinars. These webinars are conducted by a real expert who joined Wealthy Affiliate 2007.

Sample of webinars

As I said these webinars are held once a week with a different theme and cover everything a successful internet marketer needs to know. These webinars are recorded so it is always possible to see them at a time convenient for you. There are hundreds of these webinars so it is just to choose a subject that might be of special interest. An amazing source of helpful information. After each webinar, there is a Q&A session.

The Community, a helpful feature

Since Wealthy Affiliate has over 1.4 million members and some are quite advanced in how to do affiliate marketing, a big number of these are working as helpers within Wealthy Affiliate. That is why they are called the Community.

Illustration of the Community

As you can see in the picture these helpers, the people in the Community are from all over the world. What does this mean for a person who recently joined the platform? He will never get stuck.

If you have tried other programs on the internet and you want some help it is not unusual that you have to wait up to 24 hours or more before they come back to you. How is it with Wealthy Affiliate?

Let’s say that there is something you don’t understand or something you just want to have more information about. You put that question to the community. How long do you think you will have to wait for an answer? 12 hours? 6 hours? 3 hours or even 1 hour? Normally you will get the answer within minutes. That is what I call great customer service.

This is possible because the helpers a scattered all over the world so there is always someone awake to help you. That is why the Community is working 24/7.

Jaxxy, the key to success

something that comes with a Wealthy Affiliate membership is a SEO tool called Jaxxy. This tool will help you to get free traffic from Google.

This tool is so easy to use that even a child can use it, but it is very powerful. As I said it comes with a Wealthy Affiliate membership. If someone wants to use this tool without being a member he will have to pay at least $19 per month but it is given free with Wealthy Affiliate premium membership.

Is membership at Wealthy Affiliate worth it?

Honestly, I can tell you, 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 hard work from your side, but with every lesson, you accomplish you are one step closer to be a skilled marketer.

The end result will be that you will be one of the 2% who actually makes money online. When you reach this level, only the sky is the limit.

How much does it cost to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate?

The good news is that to join Wealthy Affiliate is free. After joining, you will be given a WordPress website hosted on Wealthy Affiliate’s own server SiteRubix.com. It is like a gift to you without asking anything back. The first 7 days you will have access to a premium membership without revealing any credit card information

You will have access to the first 10 lessons. You will have access to the webinars, where you will find a lot of helpful information on how to succeed online. You will have access to the Community where you can ask about your concerns and you will be answered within minutes.

You will even 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 wants to upgrade to premium membership you will have the first month with a 60% discount, which is $19. If you after this wants to continue with Wealthy Affiliate it is $49 per month.

This is really reasonable for a course that eventually WILL make you to Wealthy person.

What next?

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

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All the best




  1. This is an excellent overview of Wealthy Affiliate.

    It is scary to think that so many people fail in their online business, so it is essential that people not only get the right training but the support to keep going.  They will certainly get this from Wealthy Affiliate.

    I think that a lot of failures is not necessarily because they fail to do the right thing, but that they give up too soon.  Far too many scam websites promise instant results on the click of a couple of buttons.  This is certainly not the case with Wealthy Affiliate.

    I definitely recommend them to all your caller’s.

    • Thank You Geoff. I think you are right that many fails because they give up to easily.

      All the best


  2. I think all of us want to work from home or online but there are just so many options or advice so we do not know which direction to go. Thanks for sharing about How to Start the online business step by step! You are absolutely right, it all starts from knowledge first. I will check out Wealthy Affiliate and take it from there. 

    • Thank you Nuttanee

      Yes Wealthy Affiliate is the best!!!

      All the best 


  3. This has been the most thorough and in detail explanation on how to start an online business that I have ever run into! Also I really appreciate that you have provided a very amazing option, in this case being wealthy affiliate, which I think is a great program based on what you have said about it. I will be checking out wealthy affiliate and I will be following your instructions. I will keep you updated and I appreciate the information you’ve provided

  4. Hi Goran, pleased to meet you. I’ve just gone through your article on how to start an online business step by step. I find it very educative and helpful. It is true that many people fail in online business because of wrong guidance. Sometimes, it becomes very hard to find the right program such online business. Thank you so much for sharing such useful information with us, I will be following your post to learn more about how to start an online business.

  5. This is a great Wealthy Affiliate review! I definitely agree that when you’re wanting to start your own online business, it can be easy to run into the wrong types of platforms and people. I ran into so many “gurus” on YouTube before finally finding a Wealthy Affiliate review just like this and starting on my journey. It’s been a long one and I’m definitely not where I want to be yet but thanks to Kyle’s amazing training I know so much more no about internet marketing than I did back when I started. 

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