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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Earning Cash Online

By John P Haskel

Here, I'm going to explain to you the proper steps to starting your own online business. Even though you can locate programs on the Internet that can teach you to this process, we are going to cover the basic steps in order for you to start your own online business.

The first thing you should do before you think about doing anything else, is to go out and find a web hosting service and get a website and a domain name. Having your very own website can mean the difference between failure and long term success.

Before you choose your domain name for your site you need to think about what your site is going to be selling. For example, if you're going to be selling pet supplies a good domain name for your site could be (, you would not want to choose ( You may think this is rather obvious, but you would be surprised how many people would do just that.

Now you need to decide if you're going to sell your own products or if you're going to be an affiliate and sell other people's products. If you're going to be selling your own products you'll need a payment processor to handle payments from your site. For this most people choose pay pal. If you're going to be an affiliate and sell affiliate products a good place to start is with a company called clickbank.

Once you place your products on your site, or if you have decided to become an affiliate, after your affiliate links on your site, you need to let the search engines know that you now have a website that is online. You can do this by going to every search engine and submitting your new URL, which is your domain name, to all the small, medium and large search engines that you can find.

At this point once the search engines know you exist you need to start driving your site to the top of the search engine results. You can do this with a process called link building. This is where you get other sites to place a link on their site pointing to yours. You can do this by submitting to directories or commenting in blogs. Article marketing is one of the best ways to create your back links. The more links you end up having the better your website will rank in the search engines.

That said, if you follow all the steps above, you'll have your own online business up and running in no time. There are programs available online which can offer you more detailed instructions on getting started.

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