You can start an Internet marketing business with a very small investment. As opposed to the off-line world on the online world you can start a business very cheaply. It no longer takes $50,000 or more just to start a small business. You can literally start an Internet marketing business with an investment of less than $100.
There are just say few necessary things you need to start your journey to online success.
First, you’ll need your own domain name. Having your own domain name is an absolute must if you want to start a legitimate business online. In the off-line world you would need a storefront, in the online world you need a domain name. There are many places to get a good domain name and the cost can range in between $1 and $10 depending on where you buy the domain name.
Next, you’ll need hosting. A hosting account is where you will store the files necessary to build a website. A hosting company will host those files and stir from to your end-user for you. This makes a lot of sense and is very easy to start up. You can find hosting accounts for as little as $10 or less a month. Now, as you business gets bigger you will need to upgrade your hosting. Once you become big online you’ll need a very old reliable host because you could be serving hundreds if not thousands of people an hour on your website.
You will also need a way to take money. As a business owner just starting out PayPal is a very good option for collecting money online. It is super simple to set up any fees will not kill you. Also, he will need your own shopping cart. You can find open source shopping carts that you can use for free. The best part about most shopping carts is it automatically integrate with PayPal. One of the advantages of using open source shopping carts, is that they usually integrate with PayPal. Make sure to read the documentation and find one that does.
Next, you’ll need an autoresponder account. An autoresponder allowed you to collect the name and e-mail address of your website visitors. This is not spam. This is called opt in e-mail marketing. What you want to do, is put a form on your site that asks the visitor for their name and e-mail address. This way, they’re giving you permission to contact them. Now, you’ll want to bribe them with some type of freebie or really good information to get them to give you their name and e-mail address. Unfortunately I cannot go into detail on this in this article. But, you will want to research more into auto responders and opt in e-mail marketing.
You can get pretty much every service I have mentioned in this article for less than $100 if you budget right. Don’t go for the first thing you find, look around and find the best deals for the best services. There is no reason why you can’t get a domain name, hosting, a free open source shopping cart and an autoresponder account for less than $100.