Online Success On A Shoestring Budget

Online Success On A Shoestring Budget

shoestring chucks-476644_960_720Online Success On A Shoestring Budget : Probably one of the most popular phrases you will see – “shoestring budget” that is.  The truth is that any online business is just that A BUSINESS and requires tools and resources to run that business.  That being said it’s one of the most economical ways to start a business and new business owners should not try to start one without some of the very basics for online success.

It’s one of the reasons we love the affiliate marketing business model because it does keep cost to a minimum because the owner of the product or service does all the heavy lifting for you.  Things such as :-

You don’t need to write or produce any unique content

You don’t need to create any products to sell

You don’t need to write up any sales letters

You don’t need to provide any customer service or follow up support

You don’t even need to learn about internet marketing!

But instead, just focus on ONE simple task and you can create a passive income on the internet?

Here are what we consider some of the basic tools and resources for online success even if you are starting on a shoestring budget

Autoresponder Service

Aweber is our #1 favourite for both newcomers and seasoned entrepreneurs.  It’s simple to use, is reasonably priced and their support and training is first class.  Free Trial Offered

Lead Capture Software

Lead Pages is our preference over ClickFunnels for newbies and we believe easier to use.  It’s really a matter of personal choice but don’t spend more than you have to when starting out.  Both offer solutions that grow as you grow.  Free Trials Offered On Both

Tracking Software

There are many different services on offer but ClickMagick will grow with you and has great training and support

Domains & Hosting

We use GoDaddy for our domains and TSO Hosting for hosting our websites.  There’s also a new service we are looking with a great deal right now 3ForOne

The ONE Simple Task mentioned above is of course TRAFFIC


There are many different types of traffic and strategies but basically broken down into traffic you generate yourself or traffic you pay for provided by someone else.

Starting out it’s good to get some traction and have traffic from someone else but someone who is trustworthy and has a good reputation and who cares about your success. Therefore we only recommend Igor Kheifets Solo Ad Traffic to get you started

We highly recommend you learn more about traffic from our friend and mentor Charlie Page at the Directory of Ezines He’s been in the industry for a very long time and he’ll give you common sense training.

Essential Book For Online Entrepreneurs

DotComSecrets is one book you absolutely must have as so much of what you see and hear about is covered inside.  It’s free but you will have to pay shipping costs.  You will find this hugely valuable as you progress in your online business education.





In part two of this article we’ll share some of our favourite affiliate programs

Thanks for reading

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Who Are We

We’re former accountants of a certain age (60+) with 5 great kids and 4 grandchildren. We love skiing and travelling the world and have achieved a fabulous life helping others to start and build a successful business online and now speak on international stages following that passion and helping transform lives. We started an online education and training business helping entrepreneurs in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s create their ultimate retirement breakthrough and find a way to fund their retirement and fulfil their passion and purpose as midlife entrepreneurs.  Our worldwide educational business is centered on online marketing business education, financial literacy and wealth creation and a desire to help you create financial freedom through online entrepreneurship whatever your age or experience.

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