How to Start an Online Business in 2021

Hi wassup? Do you want to learn how to start an online business in 2021? Then in this post, well let’s say about 2000 words, I will be sharing with you how to start an online business.

I don’t know whether you have an idea about any online business, but hey don’t fret, just take to read this post and you can as well ask your questions in the comment session below?

how to start an online business

So, the question is What is an Online Business?

Well, in simple terms, it means a business that is operated online. It means any transaction or any exchange of whatever it is but only happens online, on the internet. That was an online business is.

I don’t know your take on this, maybe you’ve read how to make money online somewhere and you felt oh, this is for me, well I understand that feeling of not getting the full information, that’s why I will be taking my time to teach you in my post on how to start an online business.

If you look at most successful people, many of their businesses are operated on the internet. Yeah don’t be confused, online business is also internet business I might be interchanging them.

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I started an online business in 2012 when I was still in high school, I was just surfing the internet one day and I came across a blog that states I can be making money from home on the internet. I was wowed. Like seriously?

That means that I don’t have to work for anyone, I just have to be in my room and start doing the necessary things and the money keeps coming. I was encouraged. As the machine makes the work easier for humans, the same as an online business.

Then I started searching everything I could lay my hands on about any online business, I was reading and reading different blogs, I was confused at a time because most of these people were saying I need to buy their course to make money.

It looks fake to me because what if the person trying to sell me this information is a scam or just trying to sell one nonsense ebooks to me, I can’t say. I don’t know who the real and the fake niggas are on the internet because it filled with different people.

Starting an online business looks so scary to me, I thought it was easier but my expectation now is that people just want to extort me to get my money. But you know, I believe that a life without risk is a life without greater achievement.

I took the risk to buy one of the courses online and I started reading hoping that well, in a few months am gonna make money. Yeah, I was very happy at the time.

But it wasn’t so, I didn’t make any money because I didn’t get the full information about starting an online business, everyone said the stuff is sweet to do, but aren’t seeing any result. What could be happening?

Is it true that you can start an online business and make money or is just all lies, I don’t know what to believe? In the meantime, I started researching and look for more free information that can make money.

I spent like a year doing this and I don’t think it ever makes me money. There are a lot of information on the internet, the bad ones and the good ones, well you wouldn’t know the good ones if you don’t have a coach. I took another step to get a successful mentor and that’s when I signed for with John chow.

I learned perfectly what I needed to make money on the internet and how to start an online business properly. And that’s what you are about to learn;

How to Start an Online Business

There are a lot of online business that can make you over $1000 per month on the internet and I will be going through some of the businesses;


You surprised right? You’ve heard a lot about blogging? I know, just calm down. I am going to explain how to start and grow a professional blog and make money. Starting a blog could be the best thing that will happen to you.

What is Blogging?

Blogging is the process of writing and publishing content or articles on the internet from your own end. I just want you to understand the meaning of blogging, I don’t want it to looks abstract or something that hard to comprehend. It is very easy to understand. There are some things you need to put to place when you want to start blogging, and that’s exactly what I will be sharing with you here.

But before we start, you need to know how to create a blog right? Yeah you know to have your own blog so you can be publishing helpful articles for your users and your audiences all over the world.

Let me brief you, I know you might be thinking oh am gonna spend with this right? yeah, you gonna spend some amount of money because it is a business, you want o make money from it, so you need to invest. The investment will be one the blog, and the other times, you just need like $50 to start a blog. Yeah, it is so simple to start.


So you want to know how to create a blog right, there are two things you are going to need; you are going to need a domain name and a hosting service. What is a domain name? A domain name is a name given to your blog, the name you want to call your blog, for example, you are reading this article on, that’s a domain name. That means you wanna get one, and you can get your domain name for few bucks from

The next thing you want to get is a hosting service, well there is two best hosting services have used and found their server very fast, they are Bluehost and Hostgator. With few bucks from these hosting services, you can get your host.

You might also want to consider the hosting service in your country, they might be cheap for example, I have tried hosting services like Whogohost, Hostnownow, and the likes from my country Nigeria and they are pretty good. You can as well check them out to get your hosting.

So the moment your domain and your hosting is ready, then you going to incorporate these two so that they can work together. What I am trying to say is that maybe if you bought a domain name from Godaddy and hosting service from Bluehost. These are two companies, that means you need to link these two so they can work together.

Do you understand? But sometimes, you can order your domain name from the same hosting company to avoid some technical issues you might not understand.

After you are done with the hosting and the domain name, then you can install WordPress on this name. There are a lot of reasons why WordPress is the best software out there, a lot.

  • WordPress is fast and easy to understand than any other software
  • WordPress is used by almost 50% of sites on the internet, so you can go with WordPress.

Once you are done installing WordPress, you will be given some detail to able to access your dashboard, that’s the place you control all the activities on your blog. They also called it the backend of a blog.

Now you are done with all the configuration issues, if you are finding any problem doing this, you can message or comment down below. I am gonna help you through it.

The next thing to do is the monetization of the blog? Obviously, one of the reasons why you created this blog is to make money provided you are sharing values. The question is how do you make money blogging?


There are a lot of ways you can use to make money blogging, a lot of ways but I will be explained the top three ways, remember we want to be making over $1000 per month with our blog. So read on!


Affiliate marketing is the number one way you can use to make money from your blog, but what is affiliate marketing? Affiliate marketing is the process of promoting an advertiser’s product(s) through an affiliate company and if any commission is made, you are going to be paid a commission. Do you understand?

Let me explain in a very simple way, you are simply a marketer, you joined an affiliate company to help promote advertise the product(s) and if any commission is made you will be paid some percentage commission. It can range from 10-60%. Yeah, it can be that big.

I have been able to generate thousands of dollars per month from affiliate marketing. With your blog, you can be promoting some products and getting paid.

There are a lot of affiliate companies you can join, we have Amazon associate, JVZOO, Digistore24 and a lot like that, you can join these affiliate companies and start promoting products relating to what you are writing on your blog.


This is the second way you can use to make money from your blog. It is the easiest way because what you just have to do is to put some codes on your blog and then you start earning provided that you are receiving visitors to your blog per day. It can be very helpful.

There are a lot of display ads, we have Google Adsense,, Infolinks, propellerads to mention but few. You can apply to some of these ad networks and start making money right away.


Here is the third way you can make money from your blog, by creating your own product. Let me tell you the truth, but online entrepreneurs you see making millions per month, more than 50% of their income is from their own product. I was able to generate over $1000 within 2weeks of selling my course online.

Here is the third way you can make money from your blog, by creating your own product. Let me tell you the truth, but online entrepreneurs you see making millions per month, more than 50% of their income is from their own product. I was able to generate over $1000 within 2weeks of selling my course online.

It is one of the fastest ways to make money online. Remember to make good sales with your products, it must be tested and trusted by you yourself. Because what many people do nowadays is to start their own course without even proper knowledge of what they are writing, they just feel that’s the best thing for them to do.

Making money with information marketing is to be done with proper research so you can have good reviews from your buyers or students. It is very good to have a good reputation in selling information to people if it helps them, they going to come back to buy and they keep buying and buying from you because you are giving them value to their money.
You can make money by finding information that you know can help people and you make money from it.

There are a lot of information you can sell, just make sure you do your research and see what people are actually looking for before writing.

The Next Online Business you can start this 2020 is eCommerce business?

What is Ecommerce Business?

Ecommerce which the E stands for electronic and the commerce of course you know, it simply means an electronic way of doing transaction between users. For example, Amazon is an eCommerce website, Aliexpress is an eCommerce website. It is a shopping site right but well eCommerce doesn’t really have to be a shopping site, you can also sell digital products on an eCommerce site.

Do you understand? So how can you start this online business?
It is very simple, there are two ways you can do it, through dropshipping or having your inventory stocks of goods. Well, I will explain the difference and you can use the best for yourself.

Dropshipping simply means selling products to customers without having the goods shipped to you. Yeah, that’s just simply the meaning of dropshipping. You don’t have to get stocks down before you start the business, you just have to take orders from your customers and forward the customers’ product’s order to the supplier.

It is that easy. If you want to make good money from eCommerce, you gonna learn how to do some research.

Of course, you should do research because it is the one that will determine how far you going to make a sale. If you don’t do your research, it’s not going to go well.

Do your research about what products you want to sell that you are confidently sure that people will be interested in. You can just go on Amazon or aliexpress to find these products and then you do your research whether the products are doing well or not before promoting

It is very easy to create an eCommerce website, yeah very easy. The same exact way you created your blog, you can do the same with your eCommerce website. You just have to install an eCommerce theme plus Woocommerce plugins to make it more flexible to use.

You can use Facebook Ads to promote these products and you are going to make a lot of sales

Oh, do you enjoy reading this? If yes, you can share with your friends and also if you have any questions regarding anything I discussed here on how to start an online business, you can message or comment below.


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