This is the million-dollar question, right? Well, let us take it step-by-step:
Start a blog – once upon a time, to launch a business the minimum needed was an investment to create a professional looking website. Today also, a website is a great asset when you start a new e-business. However, it is not the only way to do so. You can also use a blog. A blog is free of cost and an excellent way to launch your business with zero investment. You can add everything you need on the blog including a shopping cart, autoresponder and all the paraphernalia required to run a modest yet efficient website – all for free although you have the option to upgrade the services you receive from whatever provider you choose.
There a few out there :-
1. Blog spot/Blogger
2. Word press
3. Type pad
Affiliate marketing – This is an exceptional way to establish your business for free. What this means is you advertise other people’s product and get paid a commission for it. In some instance depending on what you are promoting the parent organization of which you wish to become an affiliate would not only offer you a free and well-designed website, but also all the tools and assistance you need to market their product. In addition, you would get a percentage as commission for every sale you make through your website. I’ll discuss more about this and give you a detailed picture of how it works.
Free advertisement – In order to make yourself known on the Internet you need to advertise your presence heavily and persistently. This too, can be achieved free of cost. All you have to do is write a few informative and interesting articles and submit it to free article directories or ezines. This process would help you build an enviable traffic to your blog almost overnight and your business would show profit in no time.
So thinking of starting a business and have no money, do not despair you can. The ingredients for success are these three simple steps, a positive attitude and an unquenchable thirst to succeed. I will be expanding on the topic so look out for the next blog post.