How To Make Money Online From Nothing!

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How to make money online from nothing can be accomplished by following a plan of action. When you take the right steps to get started, you can go from having no online presence to building and running a successful online business. The biggest problem people will run into is how to get started. Without knowing where to start, you can be pulled into a million different directs, well maybe not a million but you will be confused.

how to make money online from directionsThe Internet offers many ways to make money, it all boils down to how. For quick money, some people will sign up for surveys. When you do surveys, you can make money, but it takes a pile of work answering surveys for the sake of a small amount of money. Some will see about making money with PPC where companies will pay per click for all that you do on the Internet. Again not very much money for the excessive hours you need to put in for a little bit of money.

Whether you do the two I mentioned or the vast variations of methods to make money from the concept, once you stop doing what you’re doing, you make nothing. It’s like still being an employee working for small wages, except you can stop and start when you like as well put in as many or as few hours as you want for the little amount of money you’ll earn.

That is not what most of you are here to find out. Most of you want to replace and eliminate your current job and make as good or better money off the Internet and later on, just do some scheduled earning maintenance and still be able to collect on a residual income.

So how to make money online from nothing starts right here with these Actions!

  1. Proper Mind Set
  2. Goal Setting
  3. A Laid Out Action Plan
  4. Scheduling the Plan
  5. Working the Plan


Proper Mind Set

Before anybody can accomplish anything of importances that takes time and dedication, you need to have the proper mindset. Without understanding the commitment to what it is your going to do, you will fail. The only way people will make the hard choices when the going gets tough is when they have their head in the game. You need to want it to make it happen, or it is just too easy to walk away and simply give up.

So how do you know if it’s what you want or if you should be doing something else? You need to look at what the result is and what it will do for you. You should also look at the results if you go another direction.

Right now you’re looking at having an online presence. If you pursue with an online presence then this is what you can accomplish:

  • how to make money online from proper mindsetReplace your existing work with an online income!
  • Decide when and how you want to work?
  • Helping yourself as you help others!
  • Have the opportunity for how much you earn?
  • Decide how many vacations and when?
  • Have more time for family and friends!
  • Opportunity to work from anywhere!
  • With time and money, your list can grow?

If you choose to walk away the results could be:

  • The rest of your life plays out the same, is that good or bad?
  • Keep your job or go work for somebody else?
  • Maybe you’ll work for someone else if you get laid off?
  • Maybe you start an offline business and try to earn enough?
  • Settle for your pension and hope you planned for inflation correctly?
  • With where you are now, life can go good or bad?

To put yourself in the right mindset you need to consider your short, medium and long-range goals.


Goal Setting

The best way for anyone to get themselves in the right mindset is by setting goals. These goals need to be what you want regardless of what others think and want. For instance, if you want a boat, it could be something for this year or further down the road. If the boat is considered a yacht, you’ll find that could take some time to afford, or if you want a house first then a boat. Your friend could say, skip the boat and get an expensive sports car.

If your not into expensive sports cars why would you want to purchase your friends, goal or dream vehicle when you want to cruise around in a beautiful boat. You set your goals according to you and your family for instance and set them over a course of time. You may not always achieve each goal for when you set them, but it gives you a reason to work towards worthwhile goals.

You will also want to set a timeline of goals for your online business. To just create a website and sit back for the money to roll in is not a realistic goal.

To make money online will require you to set goals, weekly, monthly and even yearly if you want to earn serious money. To make money online takes work just like it does anywhere else. The difference is how you work and how much time you put in.

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A Laid Out Action Plan

Your biggest concern will be what is the action plan and how will you carry it out. Most people never figure this part out. They know they want an online business but never get one up and running. There are many reasons to why they don’t, but I’ll give you the directions for the right path.

how to make money online from actionYou have the right mindset to follow through to achieve your goals by having the drive and determination to do the appropriate work to make it happen.

One of the best ways to make this happen is by becoming an Affiliate Marketer. By becoming an Affiliate, you do not need to produce products or services to earn an income. You can market other people’s products/services so one day you can get residual income. That will not happen if you’re producing stuff unless you’re into taking some time out for creating e-books and digital software for example.

You will need to learn the things you presently do not know and learn as you go when the Internet keeps changing as it grows. During this process, these are things you should be aware of:

  • Where and how to create a website.
  • How to pick the right Domain name.
  • How to pick a profitable niche.
  • Learn where and how to become an Affiliate.
  • Learn how to use tools for tracking
  • Learn to use tools for keyword research
  • Proper hosting for your website.
  • Learn and use social media.
  • Learn and use marketing strategies.
  • Learn and use SEO for better ranking.

There’s more in the details but this will get you started well on your way, and I do have a place that can help you learn everything I mentioned and more.


Scheduling the Plan

Now having a list of all what you need to do does very little to making anything materialize. Just as you can look at that list, it does nothing for you. Now you can start to search the Internet to start to make sense of it all, but you’ll find like so many others, you may just end up quitting. If you want your goals to be a reality we can not let that happen.

how to make money online from scheduleNow is the turning point where you need to consider the only way this will work for your future, is by taking action with a scheduling plan. To have a successful business online, you need to be prepared to work a set amount of hours per week. The more time you have to put into your business, the faster you can make things happen. But even if you are limited in time, you can still make this happen if you stay persistent.

For you to put a schedule together to encompass all the things you need to do on your own, then to schedule all of that into weekly time spots would be extremely hard to accomplish. When your new to all of this the overflow of information and trying to figure out where it all goes will drown most people.

What is required, is having somebody that has already achieved what you are trying to do, then give you each step as they are needed. By taking you from the very beginning to where you need to be, you will progress faster and easier in a shorter time span. That way you do not need to surf the web spending countless hours you probably do not have time to waste, looking for information that you may or may not need.

When you can have a step by step learning process giving you what you need when you need it, all of a sudden what may have taken you 40 hours in one week has now been compressed to two simple hours. Chances are those two hours are probably more productive than the 40 hours of guess work. Learning from those who know, is faster and more productive, they know what they’re doing.

So you can see by only having to schedule for the quality time for learning from those who know, your plan to succeed will increase.


Working the Plan

Working the plan is simply that! The training is all laid out; you just need to set aside devoted time and implement what you learn. You see the way it works is you build your actual business as you go through the lessons and learn. To get a fuller detail breakdown of what you get, check out this post on Free Website Building and Hosting.

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The information from that post is the process that I use for how to make money online from nothing. You can certainly join me with making a difference, or you can carry on with the information on the next step of this mini-course. The next step up is What Is A Website Builder!


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“I’m Travis Smithers owner and author of this site.

Travis Smithers boatingAs you can see from the image to the left, boating is something I regularly like to enjoy with friends and family on my sailboat. Having an online business gives me the opportunity to pursue my passions.

What passions would you like to pursue that makes you happy? Join me and thousands of others who choose to make a difference in our and other people’s lives.

Oh! By the way, love having comments and shares and look forward to seeing all those of you that join me for having an online business to follow your DREAMS!”

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April 24, 2016 at 5:06 am

I totally agree with you that one of the best ways to start out a business online is by becoming an Affiliate Marketer.

This is how I started out and I won’t say it was easy and quick to make money but it’s worth all the efforts and time you invest. Along the way, you can learn so many skills to survive through online business and it is going to be a lifetime asset for anyone.

Anyone who is aiming at earning residual income online and do not wish to sell their online products, I would definitely say to go try affiliate marketing.

The place you recommend here for website building and hosting seems to be a legit place to try out. Nice that they even offer you a training. Not many places do that. I will definitely check it out.



    April 24, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    For most people looking at how to make money online from the ground up, choosing one of the Affiliate programs is one of the easiest and fastest ways to achieve their goals. There are other methods of course, but they generally do not give you the same flexibility as becoming an Affiliate Marketeer.

    Like you also mentioned there are places you can have your hosting with but only a few of them also supply training and keep you up to date. I use to use other providers for close to ten years but found Wealthy Affiliate much better for everything they offer.


April 30, 2016 at 6:15 am

This article was very informative.

This is a very great website when it comes to people who are just starting out. This article and, this website in general, is a great way to learn about how to start a successful online business.

I, personally, have been a member of wealthy affiliate for almost two months now. This site has everything that you will need in order to start an online business.

Thank you for the information.



    April 30, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Hi, Kevin and thanks for the comment. This website is created to help all the new people coming to the internet.

    Wealthy Affiliate is great for any level of entrepreneur from beginner to advanced. I have my business websites that I use to make money and after being with Wealthy Affiliate for a year I come to realize how much they can help anybody build an online business.

    Now that I now what they have to offer is genuine and better than every other offer I have come across in over ten years, I created this website to pass on the information to anyone looking to have the opportunity without having to deal with all the scams and up selling that most the other so called opportunities offer.

    Give people the opportunity to do it right the first time!


May 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm

When it comes to trying to make money online, I’ve only ever had a little success with ebay although not really something that I could scale up to a real business.

Affiliate marketing sounds like a path that I’d like to follow but what worries me is, what if I was to build a website selling som ones product and then one day I found it was no longer available.

Wouldn’t all of my hard work be wasted? or maybe I’m missing the point?

Thanks in advance.


    May 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    That would only happen if the product is extremely specific and then you would then need to change the product with another. Depending on the product you are marketing sometimes you would have to rewrite some of your content to reflect the changes.

    For most things you would just be changing where the product may come from given the niche you chose. It is something that each person does need to think about if the product does need to be changed up.


June 3, 2016 at 11:31 pm

What a great site! I like the way you have laid everything out. It is very easy to follow and understand. I am in the process of building my own website and I never thought it would be this challenging. I am enjoying the challenge though and I hope I picked a good niche. How do you suggest going about picking the right niche that will be successful for an online business? I wish you all the luck!



    June 4, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Hi Julie!

    When most people see about picking a niche for having one that will be successful for them, they pick a topic that they have a lot of knowledge about or are willing to get a lot of knowledge about. To fully understand the niche you want to get involved in, it should be something that you are passionate about or have an extreme interest in.

    Creating a website is easier these days than they use to be but you still need to create one and keep updating your content. To do that, you need to be working with a niche that you’ll feel motivated with and you can use a keyword research tool to see how others like your niche.

    Choosing some niche topics and researching how many people are looking for it will help you stick to a balance between which niche can work best for you to create and how much traffic you can expect to recieve.

Scott G.

June 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Hi Travis- you got started the same way I did. I wanted to overhaul my business websites and got tired of using Yahoo Sitebuilder type programs. I found this community and learned so much! You have done a nice job putting this site together, I like the theme, what is it?


    June 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    The theme is called enigma, a little more basic than my business sites themes. Since I was creating a whole different kind of site, I decided to go with a new theme of a simpler design.

    So far I like the way it’s working out and will be adding more later to see how well it does.


July 12, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Yes, I totally agree with the content of this article. Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money, but a lot fo effort and patience is needed along the way. It will take time to create success, but it is not impossible. Our mindset and our thoughts is what creates our reality. When we focus on something, i will grow and expand. Our time and effort is governing the range of our success. Your content is very helpful and it is designed quite nicely. I hope you will create more progress with your website. Have a good one friend 🙂


    July 13, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Hi Max and I will keep adding more content to this site to keep improving it’s ranking to get more traffic to help as many as I can. With a lot of seasoned marketers, they pretty much know what they need to do and are usually just looking for some extra resources which some will find.

    This site will primarily help new people just getting into the online scene and those wanting the best price for a full package that gives them everything they need to know or learn about having a successful online business.

    Some people spend a great deal of time, trying to piece everything together by themselves, or they could use the knowledge of thousands all working together striving for the same goals. When you’re a member of Wealthy Affiliate, then the community is there to help.


August 15, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Thank You for showing this website. Its giving me ideas for my own .


    August 20, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Glad I could be of some help and I also have a resource page with many other articles that you may find helpful for building your site as well.


August 16, 2016 at 12:29 am

Hey this is a really great article and I’m glad I found. When I first started out I really had no play and would just kind of wing it. You can probably guess that I didn’t really do too well with it.

Over the last few months Ive started to plan better and my results are already a million times better; I can actually see myself succeeding at this point.

I wish I saw this article before so I could have corrected myself earlier! What type of success have you had online?

Thanks for this article, it was very helpful.


    August 16, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I had left my job as being an employee about eleven years ago and created my first website and business and started from there. It took me close to a year to get things up and running, but I have never gone back to be an employee for any other company since. I’ve stayed self-employed and will probably just end up doing a semi-retirement where I just run my websites to stay self-employed and do what I want on the side when I’m not working on my websites.


September 14, 2016 at 12:09 am

Hi Travis

Very detailed and informative article. I have been trying to set my online business for a few years and only having minor success. Until I came across Wealthy Affiliate or WA like we like to call it. This program has one of the best communities I ever came across and the trainings, videos, posts are very informative and helpful. I’m sure that WA is the way to go when you set the objective to get your online business up and running.



    September 14, 2016 at 10:30 am

    A lot of people are in the same boat with trying to get their sites to perform. It can be done from searching around the Internet and piece together all the things you need to do to make it happen. With being part of Wealthy Affiliate, you get to have all the information you need at one source to get moving in the right direction and follow through to get you where you need to be.

    I also used other providers, and now I’ve found my way here and after using their training to rank and get traffic, I decided to create this site to help and motive others to have the same opportunity if they wish. There are many ways to see about making money online but having your website and knowing what to do with it is the best method.


October 28, 2016 at 7:26 pm

defenitley have the right mindset. Affiliate marketing is the way to go for anyone wanting to have a successful online career. I would say check out others WA websites and go a route they havent, thats a great way to stay unique in the Marketing/online success niche! anyways great content, keep addind! Cheers!!!


    October 29, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Checking out what others are doing before making a decision on the direction you want to take is always a good idea. Seeing where everybody else is to figure out how to make use of any openings in the different niches is a brilliant idea. One of the best ways to beat out the competition is when you can find good traffic with next to no competition.


February 1, 2017 at 4:14 am

Hi, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy reading your post and like it that your process starts with the right mindset to succeed. I started in a very random manner and very soon hit upon the fact that I needed a good schedule to keep it going. I glean upon the fact that you recommend a weekly schedule to do this. Thanks for posting this and helping us along the way


    February 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    After seeing how many people were looking to have an online presence, I thought it would be a good idea to have a site like this to help as many people as I could. The more sites people build to help others it could start to reduce the scammers taking advantage, and more people will be successful with their endeavors of making money online.

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