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How to Start Your Own Business at Home – A Free Starter Guide — 18 Comments

  1. I’ve wasted A LOT of time and money trying to find the perfect model to build an online business. I believe I finally found it and everything just feels different and like I’m actually getting to a positive result. This is a great article for anyone who wants to get started without having to go through what I did 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment Wendi. We all go through the costly learning curve, lucky are those who find the perfect model early on. Unfortunately, I have personally discovered Wealthy Affiliate far too late in my online career, so I had a long and costly learning curve, which I am not regretting a bit, as Thomas A. Edison said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”.

      So, I hope that you have not taken that long to experience some success and that you are now getting the benefits of your hard work.

      If you have any success stories to share with us, please do not hesitate to post them here.

      John ツ

  2. Great looking website John. I too have spent to much time and money over the last 7 years and I have finally settled down and are extremely happy I came across Wealthy Affiliate. I do have a question for you. What social network plugin do you use? I Like. I also like the theme you choose. Very Nice

    • Thanks for visiting my website and for your comments Paul. For social sharing I use the UltimatelySocial plugin. It looks alright, I like it. As for the theme of my website, after testing many, I have settled for the Dukan Theme which caters for most of my needs.

      I am glad that you have found Wealthy Affiliate and like you, I wished I had joins years ago, it would have saved me loads of time and money.

      I wish you the very best with your online venture and I look forward to seeing you around, on this blog as well as on the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

      John ツ

  3. Thank you so much for this period of late I have been having trouble with my online businesses. And I have been thinking about giving up. One of the businesses I have I went to a festival for on Saturday. I barely made any sales and it was very discouraging. I was thinking about closing the business down. But I have been getting nothing but encouragement from those all around me and I don’t know I just may stop working on it for a while. It seems that every business I try to start ends in Failure. But thanks to this article I see the importance of continuing. I need to continue no matter what. So thank you for this informative and encouraging article.

    • Thanks for your comment Michelle. I know how discouraging it can be when you are running a business and nothing seems to work. You don’t even know if you should continue or stop spending time and money on it, but on the other hand, success might be around the corner. Have you read my blog Never Ever Give Up – My Personal Experience. ? Please do and don’t give up, but make sure your ladder is laying on the right wall.

      Stay in touch and if there is anything that I can do for you, please do let me know. Okay?

      John ツ

  4. John,
    Thank you for explaining how one can start an online business, in simple easy to understand language. When I have researched this in the past, the terms many website operators use are a bit complex for most who have no marketing skills to comprehend.
    Would wealthy affiliate be something that you would recommend to those who have zero or very limited marketing skills?

    • I appreciate you being a regular visitor to my website Maria and thanks very much for your comments.

      Wealthy Affiliate is definitely one opportunity that I wished I had spent some time to research much earlier in my online marketing career, it would have saved me loads of money, time and headaches.

      It is an online opportunity that I can recommend without any hesitation to anyone, either a newbie or an experience Internet marketer. I don’t think that there is an equivalent program in existence that can come up with such a complete (and free) training suitable for all.

      If you are not yet a member Maria, do not hesitate to join. It is your guarantee to a profitable online business.

      I look forward to seeing you on my site again soon.

      Best wishes,

      John ツ

  5. I’ve wasted A LOT of time and money trying to find the perfect model to build an online business. I believe I finally found it and everything just feels different and like I’m actually getting to a positive result.

    • I am glad that you are starting to get the results that you having been expecting Namilagu. If you really want to find the perfect business model, I recommend that you read one of my previous business review: Your 1st Step To An Easy Retirement Income. You can’t go wrong with that one, guranteed!

      Let me know if you have any questions Namilagu and I wish you the very best for your online venture.


  6. Wow, that was a good article you did and it got me thinking if I want to create my own online business. It looks fun if you do something that you like and wants to share it with other people. I also liked how you gave out some tips on how to get started. I will share this post with my family and friends, bye.

    • Thanks for commenting on my starter guide for a own business from home Barbara, and also for sharing this blog post with your friends and family members, I really appreciate that.

      I wish you all the best on this beautiful island of Tenerife. I know how beautiful it is as I have been on a few of the Canary islands and have family in Tenerife.

      Have a wonderful day,


  7. I am so happy I found Wealthy Affiliate. I had been with some other program that wasted my time and my money. It was so frustrating. But then I stumbled on Wealthy Affiliate! The training has been great, the community is awesome. I always have help with any question I have. I have been able to build a productive website. Thanks for this post. 

    • Thanks so much for reading my starter guide Juliet, and for sharing you happy experience with Wealthy Affiliate. I am glad that you finally found exactly what you were looking for and I wish you the very best for you online projects.

      Have a great day,


  8. John, this is a simple easy-read article on starting a business from home. I’ve had a look at Wealthy Affiliate which you recommended it is so much better than anything I’ve found on running a complete affiliate-powered business. It appears to be free to start with but the paid subscription seems much more feature-rich. Do you think I can do well with their free starter package?

    • Thanks very much for taking the time to comment on my free starter guide on how to start a business from home Padma. As you have seen you can join Wealthy Affiliate as a starter member which will give you a good feel about what you are getting as you will learn how to build your own websites and monetize them, and you can stay as a free member for as long as you wish, there is no pressure for you to upgrade to become a Premium Member. But you will soon realize how much more value there is when upgrading.

      What usually happens is that people who join Wealthy Affiliate, either they cancel their membership within a few days as they understand that it is not for them, or they upgrade within the first week as they quickly understand that there is a lot to gain from the program. These people will then remain members for years thereafter as then become very successful entrepreneurs.

      So if that tempts you Padma, go for it, you will never regret it I am sure.

      Best wishes,


  9. Hi, John.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on how to start an online business from home.
    The Internet is filled with so much information that a new person is easily swayed away by the programs. Moreover, it becomes too difficult to identify and differentiate between a scam and an authentic opportunity. Your suggested path is indeed the proven one and I can say that with confidence as I am learning from the same school. It’s Awesome and easy to adopt. By consistent learning, we can surely start and get success in online business.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

    • Thanks for commenting on my article Gaurav, and I am glad that you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate as well, so you can testify on the exceptionally high quality of the training and support system.

      Once a member of Wealthy Affiliate their is nothing you need to look for as everything is provided, like the tools, websites, support, you name it, it is there. You can even join as a Starter Member to find out for yourself if what is said about this company is true.

      I wish you the very best for you online projects Gaurav.


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