How To Start An Online Business For Under $500


How To Start An Online Business For Under $500

Sup deadbeats?

How are you on this fine day? Welcome to today’s post – how to start an online business for under $500!

Starting an online business doesn’t need to cost an arm and leg, if your smart you can get started for under five hundred dollars… in today’s post ill show you how!

When you compare this to an offline franchise business for example (that can cost upwards of 200k), you quickly see why so many people want an online business!


How To Start An Online Business – Let’s Begin…

If your on a low budget and REALLY want to get started online, I highly suggest you choose affiliate marketing as your business choice!

Not only is this business model good for people with low budgets, it is also low risk…. compare to say having your own product!

What I aim to walk you through in today’s post is how I would spend $500 to create an affiliate marketing business!

I hope you enjoy these golden tips and tricks…. LET’S BEGIN!

The first thing you need to think about purchasing is professional web hosting and a domain name!

You can use sites like Namecheap, Bluehost & Hostgator to achieve this! With minimal upfront cost and a low monthly fee, your be able to get your website up and running in no time deadbeat! 

Be sure to have your own domain name and hosting, free sites like and aren’t suitable, you don’t have control over them and they could get taken down anytime!


Starting An Online Business – Some More Key Tips!

So, the next thing that your going to want to invest in is – a professional logo design!

One of the biggest elements to a successful website is how it is branded & with a professional, slick logo…. you will be able to take your branding to the next AWESOME LEVEL!

You can get these logo designs done on sites like and there are also many sites which will do this for you…. just do a quick search in Google for “professional logo design”.

Branding is key online, invest properly in a unique logo!

A good logo will cost you around $25 and as I mentioned… this will set you apart from all of the other thousands of websites, which all look the same!

Small tweaks and touches like this can make a HUGE difference, when presenting your online website! Start off on the right foot…


Ok, so next you’re going to need some content for your website!

So, head over to and find some gigs that produce – SEO article writing and get 10 – 1000 words articles done for you to use!

Make sure you do your research & spend some time going through potential gigs!

Some things to look for are:

  • The gigs star rating….
  • What level seller they are….
  • Do they use the correct SEO terminology….
  • AND what is their turnaround time…

By doing this you will save yourself a lot of headaches and money! Just invest some time upfront to achieve this research!

So, for some initial content look to spend around $100 for high quality – 1000 word articles! GREAT JOB DEADBEAT!

Moving on….


Next, you will want to purchase some videos!

Videos are freaking awesome and they will really help with your branding and authority online (this is what you want to happen).

Some people don’t like buying media like this… but for some people who hate being on camera, then this route is for them!

Look to get a minimum of five videos created!

You can get many different types of videos produced such as in person or white board… any of these are excellent for making money with affiliate marketing & 99% of the videos created are just amazing!

Price? Look to spend $25 dollars per one – five minute video! You get what you pay for and I have used many times!

You’re going to publish these videos on YouTube and then from there… you will have a call to action to your website! Simple, yet highly effective!

Right now we are half way through our $500 dollar budget, let’s move on…


Start An Online Business For Under $500 – CONTINUED

Ok, stick with me here 🙂

Next, what you’re going to want to do is social bookmark each piece of content to the internet! This will give a much needed social signal to Google… informing them of your NEW CONTENT!

Manual social bookmarking works a lot more effectively than automatic does, make sure to look for this detail when you order the Fiverr social bookmarking gigs!

Doing this also, gets some initial eyeballs on your content and then there is the chance of more people sharing that content… which is VERY IMPORTANT!

Use social bookmarking for every piece of content 🙂

A lot of people don’t realise this, but doing social bookmarking helps very well with your search engine rankings!

This works very well like it has done in the past and it will continue to in the future… so many people underestimate this, be they’re losing out… while we are winning!

For the social bookmarking part of this business, expect to pay $75!


Final Phase…

Now, for the ultimate affiliate marketing tip and one of the last things you will need to do!

Now, the cost of this will be $100… but this will enable you to cut through the competition & gain some traction QUICKLY!

For this step you will be creating supporting sites, that will link back to your main site! Of course this is good for SEO & also traffic generation….

Often, these supporting sites are created on high authority domains, so the RANKING POWER is just intense and of course very good for you!

Keep these sub niche sites relevant and useful, then you will see some awesome traffic funneling through… of course this takes time, BUT IT’S WORTH IT!

You can also outsource this stuff if your feeling “LAZY” that week (haha).

One more thing you can do is also embed your YouTube videos in your supporting sites, thus giving the videos ranking a boost… do you see how it all helps in working together?

If you want to learn more about the fundamentals of starting an affiliate marketing business and some more tactics like the ones you have learned today, then feel free to get my guide which I have put together for you – 100% FREE!

Click here to download the guide now

Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoyed today’s article as much as I enjoyed writing it… to your success in 2017 and beyond!

Until next time deadbeats, over and out!

Dan “the deadbeat” Brock

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