How to Start an Online Business

How to start a business online can be answered with the most simple answer. You must start. Once you are started you will gain momentum and you will be well on your way.

The biggest advantage in having a business online is you can effectively sell something of your own or you can sell someone else’s product, service or business opportunity and do extremely well.

One thing that will help you stick with your new business is to think of something you love doing and then find a way to make money at it. Personally, I am a tax accountant and I enjoy helping people by giving them free tax advice and traveling.

Next, you need to create a website. Like me, you may never have created a website so naturally, you do not think you can. Well, you can quite easily with the right tools. I created this site using They have a very simple step by step process.

While creating the website try to pick a domain name that ends in dot com. Dot-coms are easier for your customers to identify with.

Creating a website is key to online success. I tried to avoid doing it but now that it is started I wish I had done it at the very beginning.

An article about how to start a business online would not be complete without discussing traffic. This is key to your success as an online business owner and for most, it is the most difficult.

If you go to and type in internet traffic you will be exposed to tens of thousands of websites saying they have cracked the secret code to generate traffic. I know because I have looked at many of them.

This is the number 1 reason I use for my website. When you follow their plan the traffic is generated for free from the search engines. handles the search engine optimization for you. Overall, a SiteBuildIt website ranks in the top 3% of all websites.

Another method I use to generate free traffic is I write articles. Writing articles go hand in hand when you create content for your website.

I use Article Marketer to get my articles published. With this tool, you will be able to submit your articles to up to 5,500 different article directories. In no time you will rank high in search engines for the keywords you have chosen because of all the one-way links. This will generate traffic to your website.

The last step I am going to cover keeps writing articles and adding new content to your website. Do this at least once a week. Search engines and your customers will love your content rich website.

In conclusion, the steps to starting a small business online are to first decide what you are going to do. Next, you need to build a website and I highly recommend While building the website you need to write articles. Then submit these articles using Article Marketer.