With over 4.5 billion people on the internet today it is not surprising that so many of you want to know what is an Internet Entrepreneur. Well, you have come to the right place. This is the Home for Digital, Internet and Online Entrepreneurs.
Before we dive into what is required to move into this global, innovative profession, let’s look at some statistics quickly.
According to Statista, “almost 4.66 billion people were active internet users as of October 2020, encompassing 59 percent of the global population. Mobile has now become the most important channel for internet access worldwide as mobile internet users account for 91 percent of total internet users.”
E-Commerce Is Growing Exponentially
E-Commerce is now an indispensable part of the way that we live, buy, sell and earn. The internet has led to a total transformation of the retail landscape. As our modern life continues to digitize rapidly, consumers from all around the world – every country – profit from the benefits of transacting business online.
Statista goes on to inform us that, “as internet access and adoption are rapidly increasing around the globe, the number of digital buyers worldwide keeps climbing every year. In 2019, an estimated 1.92 billion people purchased goods or services online. During the same year, e-retail sales surpassed 3.5 trillion U.S. dollars worldwide, and according to the latest calculations, e-commerce growth will accelerate even further in the future.”
The truth is that if you are not online today for business, learning, communicating and most other things, you will undoubtedly be left behind. You may already be without knowing it.
But, even with these attractive statistics, one thing needs to be made very clear. This will not be “a get-rich-quick on the internet” article. Yes, I know that there is a lot of that out there. No different to scammers and fast-talkers in the offline world.
What I am about to share is a 15-year old, proven, sustainable way of becoming an Internet Entrepreneur.
Compelling Reasons to Get Started
By now, you are probably falling off of your seat. I know I was when I first came across these statistics. Having started in the computer world in the early 80s, I started to become frustrated with myself for allowing the skills and opportunities to slip out of my hands.
I used technology daily for work and leisure but I lost touch with the business side of it and sat on the sidelines watching others benefit in significant ways. I felt that my life was slipping by and I was eager, almost desperate to get back on the technology bus.
Back in my early days, as a Programmer and Systems Analyst, coding was critical. Today, you can have a website up and indexed by Google in a couple of days!
There was a great, more compelling reason for me though. I wanted personal and financial freedom. Always a restless rebel, I need to be living without the constraints and drudgery of the daily commute, traffic and office confinement.
Although I have climbed the corporate ladder around the world and sat in the Executive Suite, I no longer found it inspiring or motivating. There was too much conflict with my values and ethics and I am just not prepared to compromise.
I was spoiled at a young age and I did not want to give up the flexibility of learning, working and earning when, where and how I wanted.
The constraints of fixed income, especially in retirement when I want to do more and live more, have never been attractive to me. Unless you exercise great discipline, save and invest furiously in your youth, cutting back on your desired lifestyle and making endless sacrifices, you will not enjoy a worry-free pension.
It will never be enough.
Join Our Tribe
There are as many offerings to start a business on the internet as there are people. Every day a new product is launched promising you the moon and the stars with little or no effort.
This is not one of them. You will not become super-rich overnight.
However, if you are prepared to adopt a professional business mindset and invest in your online education, then our platform and process will work for you.
Listen to one of our Founders, Kyle, talk about our platform:
Every tool and service that you require will be made available to you. The crowning glory will be the opportunity to live, learn, work and earn within an online community of over 2 million people around the world who are on the same mission as you.
These are selfless individuals who pay-it-forward, every single day, 24/7. You will become addicted and motivated in a way that you never have before.
I guarantee it.
Wealthy Affiliate (WA) was born over 15-years ago and continues to grow and launch thousands of internet entrepreneurs, every year.
Investing 1 year within our community will literally change your life. It changed mine.
What You Need – The Tools
You will need the tools to succeed and WA will provide you with everything you need to establish yourself online.
If you are cautious and want to try before you buy, you can begin with our Starter Membership, for FREE. No credit card or payment required. This will take you through the first 10 lessons towards Online Entrepreneur Certification.
By Lesson 4 you will start to build your website, choosing one from thousands of Word Press and other themes.
A paid membership may be either Premium or Premium Plus, depending on your needs and how committed you are to building your business.
Both will provide you with 24/7 technical Site Support and all the training, tutorials, classes and assistance you will need to establish yourself and grow your chosen niche(s).
Jaaxy, our keyword research tool, will ensure that you find the appropriate keywords for writing your blog posts and maximizing the SEO potential of the internet. As you become more confident writing your blogs and you start seeing how quickly they get indexed and ranked, you will be motivated and inspired to continue to learn even more.
By helping others as you go and building your WA network, you will also get additional support and ideas to creatively scale your business.
All the tools and support that you will need are under one umbrella, Wealthy Affiliate.
Our Education is Unparalleled
From day 1, you will start learning within our WA community.
Our Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) course takes you through 50 lessons, starting from ground zero. It will launch your business in ANY niche that you choose.
If you would like to build your internet business in the Making Money Online (MMO) stream, then the Affiliate Bootcamp training may be most suitable for you.
This training course consists of 7 levels with 10 lessons in each level. They will take you through in-depth learning of everything from Social Media campaigns to branding and Pay-Per-Click (PPC).
These foundation training courses are supported by daily tutorials and classes. In addition, our WA Members (and you can too) create training tutorials and videos within the community for the benefit of all members. You will never be lost for education and development within the field.
Become an Expert Blogger
So often I hear people say that they feel intimidated about starting a business online because it requires you to be a good writer. It does not.
What it requires you to be is an effective conversationalist. Actually, if you write formally or as you would for an essay or report, chances are you will struggle.
Writing a blog post, becoming a Blogger, is no different from talking with friend or acquaintance about a topic that you are passionate about. You don’t have to BE an expert either. You will BECOME one the more you blog and the more you research and learn about your niche.
And all the research and information that you need is right here on the internet!
Within our WA Community, you have the opportunity to write every day and receive comments and feedback from other members. This will help you to build your confidence and become better. Eventually, you will also build your confidence and skills as you write more for your websites and continue to build your online authority.
Indexing and ranking will become second-nature and you will be thrilled to see your work being acknowledged and referenced by others as your traffic and network grow.
In 2020, I wrote over 200 blog posts at WA. These blog posts are indexed and ranked on Google and other Search Engines. As a result of that, I have been able to earn Affiliate commissions from WA for persons who join after reading my content.
You may make that decision and, if you do, it will provide another income stream for you.
Get Started Today!
An Internet, Digital or Online Entrepreneur is a legitimate, creative and innovative profession. It is also a lifestyle that affords you the opportunity to learn, work and earn on your terms.
It is not limiting and the possibilities and potentials are endless!
Will you get rich overnight? No.
Just as you would with an offline business, you will be required to study, implement and be consistent. Once you follow this process, every day, I guarantee you that you will become a successful Internet Entrepreneur.
What are you waiting for? Join our Wealthy Affiliate University, today!
This is home to two (2) world-travelling, youthful, life-loving and committed Caribbean women – Cassi, a Baby Boomer Dragon Gemini preparing to transition into being a full-time Digital Entrepreneur/Writer/Photographer and, Zafi, a Generation Alpha Tiger Aquarian who has already found her life passion in the realm of dance and music.
Together, we discovered Affiliate Marketing and now enjoy building and growing our lives full of genuine community, learning, support, networking and earning – on our terms and at our leisure.