How To Start A Web Business For Free

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If you're looking for a step by step guide on how to start a web business for free and make money online, you've come to the right place.

Let me be clear right from the start:

I'm going to show you how to build a web business that's real and legitimate.

No hype and no scams.

If you're looking for how to get rich quick, keep looking… (good luck with that.)

Starting a web business (or any real business for that matter) takes time, hard work and determination. But the costs of starting a web business are nowhere near as high. (Less than $400 a month actually)

I started my web business 3 years ago and now I'm earning over $6,000 a month but it took time and I've had to work at it consistently over that time.

But here's the thing:

In the age of the world wide web and the opportunities that presents, anyone can start a web business for free that can generate an online income for you for years to come. .

I'm going to show you exactly how I did and exactly how you can do it too, step-by-step.


I want you to have the freedom a web business gives you to make the choices you want in life and shape your own future. That's what it all boils down to when all said and done.

Here's an insightful video from Google Small Business with helpful tips on starting a web business:

Can you really start a web business for free?

Yes you totally can.

Unlike a conventional offline business where you have to invest in a selling space, storage space, merchandise and a ton of other overheads, with a web business you can start for free.

I mean you don't need to pay any money to get started. What you will need is access to the free affiliate marketing training and be willing to invest your time and energy to making this work.

If you follow this guide to the end you'll be the proud owner of your every own web business.

So let's get into it. To start with, you'll need to create your free Wealthy Affiliate account to get access to the free affiliate marketing training. This is step one.

What's Wealthy Affiliate?


In a nutshell, Wealthy Affiliate is an online community of web entrepreneurs with the free training and tools you need to start a successful web-based business.

It's where I started all of my web business in 2014 and I'm still an active member to this day.

You can read my full Wealthy Affiliate success story here.

The platform teaches beginners proven ways of launching and growing their own niche marketing websites.

But it doesn't just show you how to start a web business – it gives you two free domains and free web hosting for you to actually be able to start your web business.

Oh and did I mention: this is all 100% FREE? 🙂


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6 Steps To Starting A Web Business For Free with Wealthy Affiliate

1. Create your free starter account (no credit card required)

Head over to and create your free account.

Think of Wealthy Affiliate like Facebook for web business owners and online entrepreneurs – when you set up your account be sure to add your profile photo and brief personal description. This'll lead to more members following you and interacting with you.

Be sure to say a quick “Hi, I'm new here!” in the live chat and get to know some of the members. : )

Once you're on the inside it won't take you long to see where I recommend this as the top all in one training centre for people looking to learn how to start a web business.

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Step 2: Complete the free training

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Once you've set up your account you'll want to  get started with the training.

You'll see the green ‘Get Started Here‘ tab which'll take you to Lesson 1, Course 1.

You'll love the in-depth video lessons, tutorials and question and answers areas. My favourite though are the assigned tasks after each lesson.

Far from just theory – this training means you're building your web business as you go through the course.

Please always ask for help if you are unsure about anything and you'll soon see that Wealthy Affiliate is a real ‘pay it forward' community of people helping and supporting one another.

Step 3: Choose an interest

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When you get to Lesson 3 you'll deciding on what niche you want to start your web business in.

The great thing about starting a web business with Wealthy Affiliate is that you can learn how to turn any passion, interest or hobby into a full-time online business and make money from it.

Try not to overthink this stage, you really can be successful in almost any niche, no matter how random you might think it is.

The key to deciding what to start a blog about is to choose something that you are knowledgeable or interested in, because you'll so you don't get bored 3 months down the line.

4. Choose a free domain


The next step is to choose and register your free domain.

When registering a domain for your website, it's a good idea to avoid random number/letter combos and hyphens.

Which looks cleaner? or

You can go ahead and check the availability of your desired domain name below:

Do you need a website to start a web business?

Absoltely yes – your website is your online platform, your very own piece of internet real estate and the foundation on which you'll be building your web business on.

5. Create your website (takes 3 minutes)

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Once you've chosen your domain, you'll be taken to the easy website builder and you'll have 1,400 WordPress templates to choose from.

You don't need to know how to code html to have a professional website up online in the next few minutes. Feel free to tweak your site, play about with the colours until you're happy.

At this point, it's not about being perfect, but rather, laying the foundation for your web business.

6. Take Action On The Daily Assignments

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As you go through the training promise me one thing: that you'll take action and complete the tasks at the end of each lesson and always reach out and ask for help if you need it.

The Wealthy Affiliate community are always on hand to help you succeed at every stage.

You can message me at anytime, you'll always find me around the member's area helping people like you to get their web business up and running.

I joined Wealthy Affiliate in 2014 and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I login every single day to help others just like you to grow their web businesses. Now it’s your turn. 

I’ll be available every step of the way.

It’s up to you now to take action and get started.

Do you have any questions about starting a web business and making money online? Drop me a comment and I’ll respond ASAP! 

4 thoughts on “How To Start A Web Business For Free”

  1. Love your site! Checked out your video where you are sitting on the couch in the middle of the street and thought that was really cool! Very novel! Also signed up to your list. 😉

    I have to agree with you that wealthy affiliate has been the best thing I have found online that has helped me create income. I had been looking around for years for something that just stuck with me and broke things down for me in a simple step by step way that was not full of hype. I only wish I found wealthy affiliate years ago. I am only a year in on my site in an unusual niche and last month my site made $2500, so I am pretty excited about the future!

    • Hey Liz, welcome to the Make Money blogging tribe, thanks for subscribing!

      I love the fact that Wealthy Affiliate is beginner-friendly, I still remember very clearly going through the training for the first time, learning so much, seeing the quick progress I was making and loving it!

      Sounds like you’re reallly well, to be earning that amount from your web business a year in is a great accomplishment! Just imagine where you’ll be 1 year, 3 years, 5 years from now…! I’m excited for you too! and can’t wait to hear more of your success stories! : )

  2. Hi, I have not looked back since starting my first web business with Wealthy Affiliate. I put it off for many weeks before getting started and now regret doing so. Their courses are so easy to follow and I can go at my own pace.

    I’m a few months in so I’m curious to know how long it took you to start making any income from your sites?

    • Hey Dushan, I’m so happy you finally made it to the WA member’s area! Took you long enough ; )

      How long it takes to start earning money online through your web businesses can vary widely depending what you blog is about, how much competition that niche has, how much work you can realistically put into it per week and how good you are at what you do.

      Simple truth!

      For me, I made my first sale after 2 weeks (earned a whopping $1.25), quit my job and moved from UK to Thailand after 12 months. # years on I earn more than $6,000 monthly and its growing every month.

      I put a lot of time into it. I found Wealthy Affiliate after searching desperately for a real web business I could start and make money with. I devoured a week’s worth of training in a day or 2, I was definitely in a place in my life where I was ready to take action.

      So while I can’t guarantee how much money you’ll make with Wealthy Affiliate, what they teach does work and with the awesome community you can always have people who are where you want to be with experience and success under their belts to get advice from.

      To your online success!


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