FINANCING an ONLINE AFFILIATE BUSINESS is a cost-effective way to start an online business as well as being low-risk. But maybe you are a little strapped for cash to get started. So, let's look at the Wealthy Affiliate example to get an idea of the cost, then look at ways to raise the funds to start your own gig online.
$359 Will Pay For A Year – A Wealthy Affiliate Example
$359 is ENOUGH to get an online revenue earning business up and running in Wealthy Affiliate for a WHOLE YEAR! I'm not kidding. I'm using this example as it will give you the best value for your money, it's the platform I use. It actually is FREE to get started there, but for now you can READ HERE to see what is available in Wealthy Affiliate and to get registered. Compared to starting a traditional business, and the potential earning power from your own online business, it's a GREAT option. Actually, it is BETTER than great when you are shown how.
So, because this post is about raising funds to get you started, here are five ideas, but of course there are many more than this.
#1. TradeMe Online Auction
Sell something on TradeMe, NZs ONLINE AUCTION house – Get a TradeMe account (or similar like eBay) for free and sell goods you no longer use and ask family and friends for the stuff they want to be rid of – good stuff mind you – not broken or dirty stuff as this
wouldn't be cool at all. With the buy-now feature, you could get your stuff sold within a day, or just let the auction go for a few more days. You only pay when your stuff is sold.
#2. An Advice Service
Say you are an expert in something – but something that others would freely pay for to get your expert advice, and you could provide the service online using a free FREE calling app such as ZOOM or something similar. The great thing about ZOOM is that you can share your computer screen with your client or several clients at the same time, to show graphs and other information for example.
#3. Garage Sale/s
Have you got packed closets, draws or a shed that needs clearing out? If you've got loads of gear you don't want anymore, have a garage sale over a day or two. Invite all of your neighbors, friends, family and advertise your garage sale on social media or run a low-cost ad in your local newspaper. Clearing out the house and making money is a no-brainer.
#4. Writing Website Content
If you love to write and research – why not advertise your services to research and write content for website owners to use on their websites. Or be a guest writer on someone elses website who are willing to pay you for your article. Again using social media, you could let your following know about this service – It's possible to earn $60 US per 1000 word article. This is just for writing text according to the clients needs.
#5. Do Odd Jobs Around The Neighbourhood
Neighbors but also friends and family are a good source of income especially for the odd jobs they have around the place. Jobs like washing exterior walls and windows, clearing rubbish or re-organizing the shed. Perhaps it's weeding gardens or washing their vehicles or painting a fence. The jobs are endless.
Thanks again and please comment below if this has helped. Or perhaps you have some ideas of your own that you would like to share.