I often recommend not spending money when preparing to start a first-time online business. That’s because without knowing exactly what this Internet entrepreneur adventure involves, one can spend a lot of resources without getting off on proper footing.
Although there are many programs I recommend and some I sell, my advice to investigate fully how to start an online business before committing financially is a good starting point.
Below is a list compiled by Sig Ueland for free courses that may help you understand how best to start your online business.
After checking out these courses I suggest that you sign up for delivery of my free information that will help you start and run your Internet business. Sign up for direct delivery of my blog posts. It is also a good idea to follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Although I encourage all newbies to learn a bit before buying, you must understand all business ventures require some financial investment. Nothing is totally free. At a minimum you’re going to need a desktop or laptop PC, and an Internet connection.
If you want a website you will pay to register a domain URL and select a host for your site. Along the way you’ll probably want to pick up software programs allowing you to properly make your offer to the public. There may be some advertising involved, too.
My point is you will have to invest in your business at one time or another. There are shortcuts, of course. Learning them often involves buying training programs or attending live events.
Working online is very rewarding – bringing greater income than you usually can make at a job. Don’t get me wrong. Not everyone makes great amounts of money like some Internet rock stars describe promoting their ‘systems’ and offers.
Sure, there are many 7-figure earners around. I know several of them. What you need to know is having your own Internet business gives you financial freedom and control over your life. You report only to yourself, working when you want, where you want, and for how long – from anywhere you have an Internet connection.
Whether you’re a newbie, fledgling, or somewhat established Internet entrepreneur you are well ahead of those doing nothing to better their lives. Your first step on the road to digital success puts you ahead of those not trying. Each day brings you closer to life changing return for your efforts.
Check out this article by Sig Ueland, first published online at PracticaleCommerce.com. Then sign up for my feeds and start making life changing income . . . on the Internet.
15 Free Online Courses for Entrepreneurs