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How to start an online Marketing Business

A few short months ago I was in panic mode! (which isn’t that abnormal for me) I knew that shortly I would be out of a job and out of our second source of income. I researched many online job opportunities – found many scams along the way – but I’m happy to say I’ve finally started making a real income online. I’ve learned how to start on online Marketing business by learning how to become a content marketer!


What is content marketing you ask? You’re reading it! I simply write about subjects I love – that’s my content – and I use my website to review other people’s products, sell other people’s products, and allow other people to place ads on my website! That’s it!


Don’t get me wrong – it’s been a learning process and I’ve jumped many hurdles along the way. It takes work and effort – but anyone can do this in their spare time and see fantastic results!


If you’ve ever wondered how to become a content marketer or wondered how to start your own online marketing business, then look no further! I’ll explain how I started and give you all the tools you need to start creating your own profitable online business TODAY!


Not sure how it works? See What Does It Mean to Earn Money Online?




1. You NEED a Website

I’m going to emphasis the word ONLINE. And the best way to start is with your own website. There are many options out there when it comes to choosing a hosting site.


See How to Create A Website – A Beginner’s Guide. (Video Included!)


Do you already have a creative idea for a website? Check to see if your domain name is available!



2. Choose Your Niche

For content marketing, you will need to choose a topic you love. You will create articles (this is your blog roll) about those topics. Your ‘niche’ is the group of people that you are trying to target. Who do you want to come to your website?


*Tip – To have an effective website you need to decide what problem or problems your website going to solve for its reader?


3. Traffic

Once you have a website, you need to drive traffic to your website. This is done by marketing yourself or your brand. Simply tell others about your website – hang up flyers, pass out business cards, create your own bumper stickers, etc.…


You can also drive people to your website by using SEO KEYWORDS. These are the phrases people are typing into search engines. If you know how to create content with high ranking keywords, then you will show up towards the top in a Google Search.


For more information about keywords see How to Choose Keywords for a Website and SEO.


4. Add Affiliate links and programs like Google AdSense

When you have a website, you can request to place ads that you choose (affiliates), or you can ‘loan out space’ in your website with programs like Google AdSense.


You generally make more money with Affiliate links (such as Amazon or Share a Sale) but when you loan out space for Google AdSense, you are paid every time someone clicks on that ad! It’s only a few cents per click, but they can add up!


5. KEEP at it!

It takes time and patience to build a successful online business. But once you have an established site that people are flocking to – then you have a business.


To keep things in perspective, my first month, I made $8 – which is nothing to ride home about, but I didn’t expect much else. By the time I was entering my 3rd month and I was coming close to $100! That’s a big increase! I’m continuing to see growth every month!


How did I do it? I didn’t quit! No one fails in this business who didn’t give up!



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You could realistically do all these steps on your own. It’s easy to create a website, decide what you want to write about, tell others it’s there, and keep doing it!


But, if you want a little more help along the way, I’ll share my secret with you! I was (and am) trained by the professionals at Wealthy Affiliate. You can join the program for FREE and start training online right now! You get 2 websites of your very own to start!


See why it’s my #1 Recommendation and my Complete Review!


They showed me how to build my website, how to get my affiliate links, and how to create marketable SEO content! Here’s the course outline for the Level One Certification Course.

lessons included in level 1

This is the best training to get you started. If you want to become a premium member you can access it your first month for only $20! That gives you access to an entire Community of people who can answer your questions and help you get you started!  (plus, I’ll be in there too!)


Why not give it a try? You can always stay at the free level and keep your 2 FREE websites.


If you are already a blogger see How to Get Your Website to the Top of Google. 


Do you have other questions about how to start an online marketing business? What have you learned about how to become a content marketer? Seriously, what’s holding you back? Feel free to ask questions in the comment section below! My passion is helping YOU succeed!

Go be the Rockstar that you are!

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  1. Israel says:

    Hi Kayla!

    I joined Wealthy Affiliate some months ago, and I’m really happy I did.

    They teach you through all the steps you just laid out here and you finally start to feel there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and you can actually make money online with your own business.

    Thanks for confirming that I did the right thing by joining. Your 5-step guide is all anybody needs to get started online!

    Cheers and keep up the good work! 😉

    • Kayla says:


      I’m so glad you are in Wealthy Affiliate! I look forward to connecting with you and seeing your progress! 

      Yes, it is a great program for those who want to achieve success at an accelerated rate instead of going at it on their own. (But that’s totally doable too)

      I’m glad you found the information easy to read! See you on the inside!

  2. Minhaj says:

    Hi Kayla

    Really enjoyed this article, it seems quick to set up an online business but you do need some guidance and Wealthy Affiliate does provide that in abundance.
    As a content marketer, how difficult do you find it to write quality content? I am not a natural writer and I find it difficult to churn out article after article, I hear people write articles every day, while I am lucky if I finish a 2000 word article in a week. Is there any advice you can offer?

    • Kayla says:

      Hey Minhaj!

      Yes, setting up a business it easy. Keeping it going can sometimes be a challenge!

      The way to be successful is to KEEP provide quality content. 

      About writing – I would rather hammer out some ‘okay’ articles and then take the time to go back and edit them. A good exercise is to set a timer for 30 minutes and just write. Don’t stop, don’t correct – just type away! You’d be surprised how much content you can knock out. And I find that it’s easier to edit content than to start writing it!

      Starting is the KEY!

      Also, most people don’t want to read a novel. Focus on shorter content – how you can say something with less words but be just as effective? I shoot for at least 400 words – and it usually turns out to be around 750 by the time I’m finished. 

      Hope this helps! Now, go knock out some quality content! 🙂 

  3. Ralph says:

    I have been thinking about starting an online business for some time, but just wasn’t sure how to get started. Affiliate marketing sounds like it make a lot of sense especially the way you explain it. I looked at this wealthy affiliate program and it definitely looks interesting. How helpful are the members within the community when it comes to helping out those just starting out?

    • Kayla says:

      Hey Ralph! 

      Wealthy Affiliate makes affiliate marketing easy and you are never without help! There is a live chat available 24/7 for members to connect and ask questions.

      You can also submit questions to the community, and sometimes it may take a couple hours, but I’ve always had my questions answered. 

      If there is something urgent, the site support team works behind the scenes 24/7 also. I have always had a site team member contact me within 10 minutes of submitting a reply. Plus, there are hundreds of trainings that can help answer beginner’s questions. 

      It’s a great model and very easy to follow and get started. The best part is, is that it is fun and because of the support, success is just around the corner! 

      Check out more about how to get started HERE. 

      Let me know if I can answer any more of your questions. Have a great Day! 

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