For those who have watched TV and the infomercials which show people working from home next to their million dollar pool or on the beach welcome to a reality check. What these should show is someone with thick glasses working hour after hour perfecting their web presence and creating content for a few hundred dollars monthly. Is it possible to make a million dollars online? Well it depends on the person skill and what type of online business they are planning to run. Now if you think you will make the money online without having to work extremely hard forget it. The online business world is no different than any other type of business. Those who don’t have good ideas and a good work ethic you will not make any money with your business. On the other hand if you are willing to learn everything you can about your niche and refuse to give up no matter how hard it is to work from home you may make it as a webmaster or blogger.
The first thing anyone needs to start an online business is a presence which you can begin marketing. There are many different places to build a presence both for free and paid. Those who have no money to start making money will have to use one of the many free resources out on the web. For these people I suggest starting a presence over at wordpress.com, blogger.com, or 000webhost.com. All of these I have personally used and have earned money with. The problem with free blogs and websites is the restrictions placed on them by the owners. You will have a limited bandwidth and be restricted on what you can and cannot publish. To lift all restrictions you should purchase a domain name and hosting. Usually it is possible to find unlimited hosting for about five dollars per month and a domain for around ten dollars a month.
Once you have your presence up and running you should begin your internet marketing campaign. Realize that internet marketing at least free internet marketing is a long term process so you will not see results in the first six months or so. During this time your website or blog will be in the Google sandbox where you should expect to see drastic changes both for the better and the worse. Really the only way to combat this is during this time building quality content and links. Having a large website with plenty of quality articles will help you become an authority. Your traffic will know that you have quality traffic and come to your web presence when looking for good articles. The second thing you should be doing during this first six months is building links using such sources as the free directories over at directoriecritic.com, this free web directory, and article directories such as ezinearticles.com, goarticles.com, buzzle.com, and articlesbase.com. The reason article marketing is one of the best internet marketing methods is because when a webmaster of blogger really enjoys reading your article on an article directory they will publish it on their presence helping spread your name and link.