Starting A Home Business; How Much Does It Cost To Start ?

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Have you thought of starting a home business but were unsure of where to start or you believe that the cost is to great to even contemplate a home business start up.

Don’t have a product or know where to find a product people are looking for ? Don’t know how to build a website ? Don’t worry your not alone…

First it’s not expensive to get started and secondly it is not as difficult as you might think to get started.

Keep reading, I go over a few steps you could follow to get started.

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To get started with any type of business you need to have a few things in place to have a solid foundation for your business.

First you need to do an in depth market research before you take another step. Doing an in-depth market analysis will give you keywords people are searching for in Google and how much competition you will have as well.

If you do your research properly you could have a chance at placing your site in the top of search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing etc.. Which means that you can get a good amount of organic traffic to your website without having to compete for paid ads and blow your budget before making any significant return on investment.

Here is how to do your market research:

  • Go to Google Keyword Planner. Login with your Google Account credentials or create a new account
  • Once logged in go through the boxes on the left as you scroll down and click on each tab and select the one that applies to you. Just type in a keyword or keyword phrase people would type on their web browser when searching to buy something or to get information about something.
  • Research the market by; Doing a search for those keywords or keyword phrases and see what keywords the top websites on page one are using
  • Click on the first box that says: ” Find new keywords and get search volume data ” and write in the keyword r keyword phrase that directly applies to your business model if your wanting to maximize the power of Google. Here are are few examples  : BlueDogCollars.com, BrakeStopSwitch.com, BeuatifulArtWork.com and should have good traffic, decent market reach ( Big Market that has at least 3,000 visitors a month or higher and low competition.

Take your time and be patient when doing your research. It is a very important step to getting a jump start on getting traffic.

The good news is that starting a home business can be relatively inexpensive depending on what type of business you are starting and/or what product you will be offering.

Here are expenses you will need to consider before starting a home business website:

HostingNumber One: Hosting – $10.00 a month- Hosting is where your website will be found online. Companies will host your website or blog for a fee. Most hosting companies offer unlimited bandwidth on their servers. Up-time is probably the most important rating you should be concerned with besides customer support. Ease of use is probably third on the list of priorities before selecting a hosting company. Here are a few well known hosting companies available you could host your website or blog online like 1and1.com. Bluehost.com, or Hostpapa.com.

.comNumber Two: Domain Name $15.00 a year or less- This will be the url or link associated with your website (www.mywebsite.com). Before you start thinking of what name sounds great for your business or a name that you like and prefer step back and think about this for a minute.

Contact USNumber Three: Email Autoresponder – Cost is $20.00 a month. An email management system like: Aweber.com, Getresponse.com, or MailChimp.com etc… To manage hundreds or potentially thousands of emails so one of these email management system will help you with stay in touch with your potential buyers and buyers more importantly. Don’t be afraid to email your lists often and offer new information and product advice to buy from you. Give them a free offer for them to sign up for your email newsletter or blog posts.

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Number Four: The largest part of your expenses will be in ” Marketing Your Business “. Starting a home business is just like any other business method and requires a small investment in getting immediate sales or brand awareness by using marketing methods like Google Adwords, Microsoft Ads Center, Yahoo Native Ads, 7Search.com, Youtube video marketing, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, Pinterest Business Ads and many others available.

A small budget should be as little as a hundred dollars to start and hopefully make a return on your investment to scale your marketing and continue to re-invest earnings into your business. Now if you are looking to really jump start your business then you should start at $5K initial investment and scale from there.

If you don’t have a lot of marketing skills and haven’t done to much marketing online then you should use Yahoo native ads, Bing Ads or Facebook ads to get started. Find out what keywords your competitors are bidding on then find other keywords that have a good amount of traffic and low competition which translates to low bidding to test out your ads, ad wording, and your call to action.

Learn the Attraction Marketing Formula to understand how to grow a list of followers and buyers that keep coming back for more.

Test often and frequently to continue to find those golden nuggets. They are still available but it’s like looking for a needle in a hay stack but when you strike gold it’s a game changer.

Number Five: Worpress Website / Blog – Free! -Yes, it’s 100% Free and necessary when starting a home business you needs to have a blog at minimum.

When you purchase your hosting most have WordPress installation available for you to direct your Domain Name you (example: myweb.com) . Now you must get the DNS ( Domain Name Server ) from your hosting company and input it in your Domain Name Registrar back office where you will direct your domain name to your hosting company. Once you have this in place and you install your WordPress under that Domain Name it will be live online.

Yes, it’s 100% Free and necessary when starting a home business you needs to have a blog at minimum. Those who blog about their products and have fresh informative content are getting the Google Love…Google loves fresh, authentic, quality content that bloggers write and talk about on their site and/or give ” how to ” information too.

If you are looking to get your website ranking in the top search engines without investing a lot of money then you will be depending on organic traffic that’s why when selecting a Domain Name it should be related to your product or what your website is about and more importantly targeted to your market. For example: If your website is about selling pet products you might then you might want to use, (www.BestPetStuff.com).

Don’t Have A Product ? It’s OK…

There are 100’s of affiliate networks and companies offering affiliate privileges like Amazon.com, Linkshare.com, Shareasale.com, Clickbank.com, CommissionJunction.com,  and many more available in just about any topic or product you want to sell and profitable too.

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Do a search on Amazon and see what are the best deals going on right now and which one has the best ratings from previous customers who purchased the same product. In other words they have practically told you that there is a hot product that people love and are willing to spend their money on therefore you have a buyer. Amazon has done the market research for you and they also have testimonials from real people who love the product. Served on a silver platter for you.

Sign up for all these affiliate networks and find just about every product you can imagine from physical products like books, mattress, household item etc… to digital media like reports, ebooks or videos or even membership websites to house all of your products or membership access and downloads you will give all your buyers.

There is no reason why you should not be starting a home business today. If you have questions let me know in the comments section and will be in touch.

P.S. Get your free 10 day affiliate marketing formula now!

Disclaimer: This is intended for training purpose only and is not in anyway that you will have the same results. You must test and experiment with marketing methods and tactics and requires work on your part. There is no such thing as a push button money making quick rich scheme it takes work and must treat the business as a serious business.

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Build A Website On A Budget

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Can You Build A Website Online On A Small Budget ?

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This one of the reasons it has kept many people from starting an online business or starting a blog to share your passion or a product you might have.

It really surprises everyone when I tell them the cost of building a website or blog. For less than $100 bucks you can have a professional looking website or blog if you are willing to put in a little sweat equity.

These are the main elements and cost of building a website or blog:

  1. Domain Name – A Domain Name will cost you about $10 to $15 bucks a year. You can get one at registrars like Namecheap.com. They are inexpensive and great support too..com
  2. Hosting Account – You can use a service like 1and1.com or Hostgator.com. These are two of the more popular hosting services and offer good service and support which is critical to having your website or blog up 99.99% of the time. Then cost is about $10.00 a month.web hosting
  3. WordPress – This is a platform used to build your website inside your hosting account which is free when you get your hosting account. WordPress is very user friendly and offers many options for making your site look and feel like a professionally built site.wordpress
  4. Email Autoresponder – This is an email management system designed to collect your prospects email information via Opt-In forms on your site. This will run you about $20.00 a month. Look at it this way, for every email collected from your prospects their value according to statistics is $1.00 per email. Which means that if you have 1000 emails your list is worth $1000 in revenue. An email autoresponder allows you to stay in touch with your subscribers and continue to build a relationship via a newsletter/blog updates where you can share your existing and new products with them.Email Autoresponder

This is the bare minimum you need to have your website set up and live on the internet.

Here are some tips to set up your website or blog.


You want to build a website or blog on a budget for your business, product or hobby but don’t know where to start. Lucky for you it is not as complicated as you might think.

In fact, you can pretty much make one for free with a free Domain Name. However, there are some things that you should know before you start building your website or blog.

I commonly come across business owners asking me, Why am I not getting any people to visit my website ? or Why aren’t people buying my product ?

One thing I want to clear up before going on. In this article I write about using your keywords for your Domain Name instead of the name you want to use. For example: You want to call the website CharliesPizzaJoint.com because no-one is searching for Charlies or Joint specially if you have a new business but people are more likely search for restaurants in local city name, pizza in city name, places to eat in city name, or pizza delivery in city name.

Hope you get where I am headed with this. If you have those keywords in your Domain Name preferably you will be more likely to get a trickle effect of traffic to your site more quickly then if you called your website CharliesPizzaJoint.com and as traffic starts and your site becomes more popular in Google’s eyes or other search engines you will see your web traffic increase.

Here are some things you should keep in mind when planning the build of your site:

  • Do a thorough market research to understand what your market is looking for so you can provide them with it. You can use the free tool called, Google Keyword Planner. It is free to use and will help you learn more about your market and help you find great keywords your consumers are searching in their browsers.
  • Now that you have some good keywords you could do a search at Domain Name registrars like Namecheap.com or Godaddy.com ( Paid Domain Names ) to see if it is available. I did say you could get a Domain Name for free and you can get one at www.dot.tk.
  • Once you have a Domain Name then it is time to find out where you are going to build your site. There are a few popular platforms available like WordPress.com, Blogger.com, Weebly.com, Wix.com and others. I usually use WordPress since I find it easy to use and easy to build a website without knowing coding or programming. They also have an excellent tutorial that shows you how to set everything up .
  • I also recommend getting an email autoresponder like Aweber.com, iContact ( Paid Services ) or use a free service like MailChimp.com to collect your visitor information so you can stay in-touch with them and offer them more tips, resources and products which increase your customer value.
  • Once you have your platform to build your site and your domain name then you are ready to write your site content. If you are selling something then your sales letter which must be specific about the benefits of your product and how it solves their problem. You can use testimonials ( Recommended ) and/or video (s) giving them valuable information which allows them make a decision in purchasing your product or at least a subscriber to your newsletter. Make sure that your content is unique, valuable and high quality. If you can you might even want to outsource this if you are handicapped as far as writing is concerned.
  • Now that you have your content on your site and everything is set up correctly it is time to share it with the world. This is the marketing aspect of the business. Share your site on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn.com, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and many other Social Media sites online. Here are the Top Ten Social Media Sites.
  • Use Press Release sites to let the world know about your site. Mashable.com shares the top 20 free press release sites here.
  • Submit articles to article directories sites where you can submit articles related to your site, product or market and include a link to your site in the author’s box not in the article itself unless they don’t have an author’s box then just leave one or two links back to your website or blog in your article.

I hope this gives you a head start into building your website or blog for any situation. Get my free ebook where I go over other tips and resources that can help you with your website too.


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What Does It Take To Make Money From Home ?

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I’ve studied the make money from home industry for the last 10+ years scouring the internet and buying every single shiny opportunity in my path!

Make Money From HomeWhat I have found out during these 10+ years is that it is simpler than I made it out to be, I just simply didn’t know any better.

After years of spending countless hours and money trying to figure all this make money from home stuff out I made a breakthrough. Now I want to share what I have discovered since.

In the first place you probably ask yourself, Why do I need to make money from home ?

And this is a valid question but one bigger question you should ask yourself is, Will I be able to retire and enjoy my retirement pension, social security and your 401K if you are fortunate to have one ?

Let’s talk about this for one minute and give you my view on what is transpiring as we speak:

  1. Most don’t have a 401K or retirement savings large enough to last them their lifetime on this earth. Kind of harsh but true.
  2. Most can’t retire at an age where they can enjoy their last years on earth and/or enjoy their family in their last years with all the changes in retirement age requirements and obligations that keep everyone working until the age of 70 or later.
  3. Education is not worth what it once was. Today millions of young adults graduate from university owing 10’s of thousands of dollars on student loans and can’t find a job in their field of study.
  4. Most jobs today don’t offer retirement benefits. This means that most people can probably never retire and never have enough income to support themselves and their families.
  5. The economy is in shambles and ready to implode at any minute regardless of what the main stream media says. The facts are clear if you do some digging around and get real accurate information from experts in the field of world economy and finance.
  6. The unemployment is more around the 30+ percent of unemployed including the young adults graduating from university. Not what you are told in the news.
  7. So, the question is; ” Are you going to be able to retire and not worry about an income to support yourself and your family ? ” The answer is more likely to be, “NO”.

And a lot more but I won’t go into it here because I can spend the next month writing about. this topic alone.

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Ok, enough of the ranting. Let’s get to the reason I wrote this article. There are many proven ways to make money from home online or off-line and some of these are:

  • Doing surveys online from big companies that pay good money to learn more about consumers and their buying habits and surveys on products that you can get to keep in some cases.
  • Blogging Online – You create a site using platforms like WordPress and blog about what your passion is and you could even promote a product you might have like an ebook you wrote about your knowledge in a specific Niche or Market. You can even add affiliate products to your blog or website and every time someone buys you get a percentage of the sale.
  • Ebay – Everybody knows ebay because they have probably bought something their as well. Ebay is free to sign up and allows you to sell anything that is legal to sell. You can sell anything from clothing to airplanes, cars or digital ebooks. Ebay just takes a small percentage like 7% or so off your sales to cover their website fees to allow you to sell on their site.
  • Home Business – For example: You go to Flea Markets or Garage Sales and purchase items in good condition or just need a little TLC for a cheap price and turn around and sell them on Ebay, Craigslist or your blog or even someone else’s blog or have your own Garage Sale or get a spot at your local Flea Market and resell the items.
  • Facebook – Many are making loads of money online through this platform by just creating a Business Page or  Fan Page within your Facebook account and sell stuff directly from there. Almost like if you had a website and Facebook let’s you create these pages for Free. With over a billion people on Facebook you have a captive audience always looking for stuff to buy online.
  • Writing Jobs – Let’s say that you love to write about a particular topic and guess what…there are companies and online marketers that are always looking for great content on different subjects/topics. You can be the one who provide this service for them. You can go to top services like elance.comfiverr.comguru.comfreelancer.com and write articles, content, salesletters or even resumes for other people and get paid for it.
  • Affiliate Marketing – This particular method don’t even require you to have a website or blog at all and is one of the fastest ways to make money online. You can sign up for an affiliate marketing network like clickbank.com, shareasale.com, linkshare.com or cj.com just to mention a few of the many networks available online.
  • Don’t know how to do all this and would like to learn from a reputable company I’ve been associated with since 2014, ” Elite Marketing Pro “. Here at EMP I have spread my wings with ways to grow my business and those of my clients as well.

Not only does EMP have the tools to put your business on overdrive but you have the training videos and step by step process of putting it all together while learning how to target your market using the latest working now strategies to grow your business.

The best part is that all these affiliate networks are free to sign up and you get a percentage of the sale…as much as 75%. You just have to send people to the affiliate link they provide for you.

If you want me to save you five years of being lost on the internet universe and save you thousands of dollars trying to figure out the at home business industry then Watch Free Video.

Now, What is the single biggest obstacle I had for years and could not figure out chasing my tail like a dog going around in circles. ( Ever seen one of those…Hilarious ).

That was me for a few years back.

Then I met Tim.

Tim has been sitting behind the scenes consulting and training some of the most successful millionaires online.

He built a simple to use and proven 5 step system that has leveled the playing field, removed all obstacles so anyone even the average person can succeed online.

This is the same system I use to make money from home, now I help small businesses with their business and help other new affiliate marketers create their own Real businesses by leveraging proven sales techniques and funnels.

If you would like to learn more go here to see what this business looks like from inside…Click Here.

Hope these nuggets get your wheels turning and more importantly thinking about how to take control of your own financial future.


Reinaldo Lopez

Making money online is just as simple as you might think but unfortunately most people over-complicate the whole darn process. Follow these 5 simple steps and you’ll have your entire online marketing and money-making machine up and running quickly. Click here to learn how I can help you…

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