There are millions of people across the world who struggle from a poor and jobless economy. Even with access to the internet and some basic information on how to create online business success is anything but guaranteed. Starting an online business will not immediately solve your money problems, but you can start on the path to financial freedom. Many say that if your goal is to make money online then you have no chance, but I think money is an excellent motivator as long as you make it past the first few months which are quite dry. These months you should set some basic goals which are accomplishable. Do not set goals such as make a million dollars this is fine for a ten year goal, but for the first little while making a couple dollars should be all you look forward to. Before you start an online business understand that the only way to make it and build a nice income is sticking with it no matter what. The first year or so you will usually make very little, but if you continue to learn everything you can about business and marketing you will begin making more and more.
For those of you serious about starting an online business the first thing you will need is a presence that has links which will make you money when visitors click on them. There are two types of presences out on the web the first is free and the second is paid. I highly recommend that you purchase your hosting because if you use free hosting at any time they can take your website or blog down for any reason. One of the best paid hosts I have ever used is hosting24.com which will give you truly unlimited hosting for under five dollars per month. Another important reason for having paid hosting is they can hand much more traffic than a free server. Free servers or hosting have limited bandwidth and if you surpass this bandwidth your website or blog will be shut down for the rest of the month. If you have absolutely no money to spend on your online business then go ahead and use free hosts such as wordpress.com or 000webhost.com.
After creating a presence you may notice that you are getting absolutely no website traffic. Just because you built a presence does not mean anyone will know about it unless you do some internet marketing and social marketing to let the world know you exist. This can be done in several different ways such as submitting some articles to article directories or submitting your online business to some basic general directories over at directorycritic.com. For social marketing you must understand that promotion is not what will get you success, but rather connecting. You can talk about your website or blog on such websites such as twitter or facebook, but if you really want to see success you must learn proper social networking connections. When you get on twitter or facebook make sure the majority of your content produced has original helpful content. I usually like to stick with the rule 1:10. This means for every link I post in facebook or twitter I make sure to have 10 quality content posts.