How to Start Up an Online Business from Scratch! – Simple Steps

So you want to start up an online business?

…otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this uh… πŸ™‚

Alright then…

Let me tell you how you can start up an online business from scratch and make it successful….


…that means… making a lot of money online….

Would you like to make a lot of money online?



I thought so…


I’m just starting this post with a little humor folks…. that’s it.. πŸ™‚


Let’s talk about how you can start up an online business from scratch…

I am assuming that you do not know that much about an online business and you have no idea how the whole thing works…


First ….

…let talk about how an online business makes money…

…in other words ….

How a website can make you a lot of money?

An online business has the same concept that any other offline business has…..

The main process here is to provide a service or product to a targeted audience…

…you can sell any type of products online….ANYTHING>..How to Start Up an Online Business from Scratch! - Simple Steps

…you can earn commissions by selling other people’s products and services or you can sell your own…

…so basically…

Your website will be your STORE…

Do you see all of the banners and ads around websites?

Well they get a commission every time someone clicks on them and buys from them….

That’s how a website will make you a lot of money…but of course that website will need a lot of traffic/revenue..

You can make a lot of money selling items from for example…

You can become an affiliate and earn a commission every time someone buys from your affiliate link…

You can also do this with and many other sites that offer you an affiliate commission.

An online business is just like an offline business…. the beauty of the online business though….

…is that it is cheaper and it is easier to be successful selling products or a service online..

Thanks to the power of the internet today… now any business…whether offline or online can reach millions of people in a short period of time!

That is why…now a lot of offline businesses are using the internet to make more sales and have more exposure to a targeted audience.


How can you start up an online business?

The simple answer is….

…by finding a problem that people have and offer them a solution and selling them a product that will solve their problems….

…you can also find what people are looking for to buy and simply sell to them….

Remember…an online business is just like an offline business…

Offer products or/and services to an audience that is in need and are searching for those products and services…

This is called finding a Market…

After you know what you want to offer and sell….

The next step is to set up a simple website…. a website that will let you capture leads…

…a squeeze page..basically…

…and then follow up with them..

Some people might buy your products right away and some will take a few days …if you follow up with them of course…

Now the key here is to drive as much targeted traffic as you can to your squeeze pages and sales funnels…

This is the main problem that everyone trying to make money online have…

They have a big problem getting people to their websites.

If you are a newbie…I’m pretty sure you agree with me on this…

Traffic is a pain in the ass to get!

Would you agree?

I used to think the same think when I first started…

But as time went by and I learned more and more about the Internet Marketing world…

I found out that getting traffic to your website is not a challenge and it is actually easy..

It is easier and cheaper to get customers online than it is offline…

So I’m glad you took the decision to start up an online business instead of getting a huge loan for a convenience store that you thought about starting… LOL

I’m just saying…

You should be glad that you are alive to witness the power of the Internet today and now you can start up your very own online business anytime you decide to.

I’ll tell you right now that you can start up a successful online business with less than $5,000…

…compared to a $50,000 loan that someone will take to start up a restaurant or something like that…

I don’t even know if $50k is enough to start up an offline business…like a restaurant…

…but I’m just saying so you can see how LUCKY you are!

The main problem you will come across when you are building an online business from scratch is the traffic generation process…

…and that’s the main reason why most newbies to Internet Marketing QUIT!

Okay now let’s review the steps to starting up an Online Business from scratch!

  • Find a profitable market.
  • Find a problem that people have and work on how you will solve their problems.
  • Find or Create a product or/and service that will solve your audience’s problems.
    (you can create you own products/services or you can partner up with a company and sell their products for a commission)
  • Once you know what you are going to market….build your own website, squeeze pages and sales funnels.
    (again…you can do all of this yourself or pay someone else or you can use a company’s squeeze pages & sales funnels as well)
  • The next and most important step will be to drive targeted traffic to your websites, squeeze pages and sales funnels…
    You will need to drive as much TARGETED traffic as you can..
  • The final step is to connect with your leads/prospects …sell to them and finally collect your money!

Now all of these steps might seem easy to accomplish…

…and you know what…

…..they are!!


I say they are because a lot of people are doing this…

….so why can’t you?

Building an online business from scratch is not rocket science and even a high school drop out can do it…

Heyy!! I dropped out of high school myself!


But I got my GED at the end…


If you want to learn how to drive traffic to your websites just bookmark this website and subscribe to my newsletters to learn more…

If you want to learn more on traffic generation strategies – read this.

Thanks for reading!

I wish you the best success online!



-Freddy Gandarilla

“freedom blogger”


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I used to be a miserable construction worker. A high school dropout who felt like a failure in life. When I learned anybody could make money blogging online, I started to dream again. My blogging journey began in 2011. After years of trial and error, I've been able to get the results I was looking for. I have a passion for helping others. Always did. And now I have the expertise and knowledge to help you make money blogging. If I can do it you can do it too and better. Thank you for coming to my blog. Don't forget to subscribe for blog updates. I really appreciate your visit and your support.


  1. Kaminomoto October 5, 2012 at 11:15 am - Reply

    You’ve made some decent points there. I looked on the internet to learn more about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this website.

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera May 27, 2016 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Hey there!

      That is great to know! πŸ˜€

      Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment!

      Keep up the great work!

      Cheers! πŸ™‚

  2. lscheller2013 April 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    I agree with almost everything you say except It’s not easy, and most people don’t have 5000.00 to put into it. I guess maybe if you know all this before you start trying to maret online is the key, knowing all this befopre hand would save you a lot of disapointments, going into this not knowing about any of that, just left me wondering why I wasnt gettting anywhere in my four year process I did find that I had to know all of this to even begin to grow a business, so maybe to me that is why is doesnt seem so easy.

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera May 1, 2014 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Hey Ischeller!

      Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment! ..

      Well… you see…. nothing great comes from mediocre work. What I mean is, if you want to build something “BIG” (successful) Online…. then you need to put in BIG WORK. Massive Action. Perhaps even more work than the work you do at your current average Job.

      It might sound like A LOT of work and it might even discourage those who are coming to the internet, looking to work less and earn more. The raw truth is that at the beginning of building ANY Business online or offline, you WILL HAVE TO Grind! … You are going to have to put in the Hard Work to get things off the ground.

      No one escapes from this part of the business. And it seems like most people look at someone’s success a lot more than at the real journey that person just went through. When you see someone successful, you also need to ask yourself, “where was this person at and in what situation?, before all of his/her success?? ..” .. and when you actually learn the entire success story… that’s when you might relate a lot this person and that will open your eyes and tell you that…where this person is at right now, I could also be there in the next 5 years!!! πŸ˜€

      And you are right, Ischeller – if you don’t have money to invest then it will be a lot harder.

      But you can definitely start making money online without spending any money. But it will very tough and you should be ready for that, if that’s the path you choose. There cannot be any complaining and only 100% responsibility and self-discipline – because that is the decision YOU chose.

      I also took like 3 years of learning, failing, complaining, getting scammed, and just going all out on the internet, because I wanted to learn it all and i really, really, wanted to earn money online. Giving up was not an option for me.

      3 years of learning and getting experience, I finally breakthrough on the 4th year, and start earning good money online. I know how it is to start from the bottom and from the very beginning. I didn’t even know what a Domain Name and Blog was, when I started online. LOL πŸ˜€

      Anyways… you got me rumbling a little bit on the topic here! hehee

      Thanks for coming by! …hope to see you around! … πŸ˜‰

      I wish you much success!!


  3. Rita May 26, 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Thanks for good tips. I just need some advice from you as very confuse at the moment. I am intrested in health and fittness and have written a eBook on GDM (which is a form of diabetes which affect women in pregnancy) as I have been diabetlic for over 40 years and have been through the suffering when pregnant. As I am not well know at the moment is it good idea to buy solo ads and launch my book or is it best to start as a affiliate and start making some money before lounching my book.

    I look forward to hear from you soon.

    • Freddy G. Cabrera
      Freddy G. Cabrera May 27, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

      Hi Rita!

      You are welcome! πŸ™‚

      Okay – I wouldn’t recommend you to buy any solo ads to promote a health and fitness ebook. Solo ads are mainly for the Home Based Business Niche. You will not make any sales because the solo ads traffic would not be really interested in that niche.

      One thing that you could do, is set up an Affiliate Program for your ebook (once you launch it). That way you can find people in the health and fitness niche who would be glad to promote it and get a commission when they make sales.

      You can look at platforms like to help you set up an Affiliate Program for your eBook.

      Another thing that I would do, to make some more affiliate commissions, is to have a few affiliate links inside your ebook. Not too many though. Just 3 to 5 affiliate links. That way when people go through your ebook and click on a link that is related to what you are talking about, they might end up buying and you get a commission when that happens.

      The main lesson that I want you to learn here, is to be careful with Paid Traffic. If you don’t know exactly how to be profitable by looking at metrics, then maybe you shouldn’t invest any money on paid traffic. It is important to realize that paid traffic is also a science that you need to know very well, in order to be profitable with it.

      I hope this helps! πŸ™‚

      If you have any more questions, you can also join our new Facebook Group and leave your questions there.

      Keep up the great work, Rita!

      Have a wonderful weekend! πŸ˜€