3 Things You Need To Start a Successful Online Business In 2019

Every aspiring online entrepreneur needs these three Things to Start a Successful Online Business In 2019.

Are you tired of working under your boss and want to start your own online business?

If your answer is yes, then you’ve got to read this article.

Make sure to read this article to the end if you want to have a successful business online.

Hello and welcome to yet another interesting article. In this article, we are going to take a look at what many of the internet entrepreneurs always advocate for.

Starting an online business!

Many internet entrepreneurs including myself are always against the 9 to 5 job simply because we see it to be the least way to make money and live the life you wanted.

Yes, no one wants to be stress under a fellow human (boss). But the truth is many people can’t do without having bosses. Everyone started as a 9 to 5 worker.

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Even the internet advocates for these jobs prior to they becoming a fulltime online entrepreneurs were working as the 9 to 5 job workers.

As an aspiring internet entrepreneur, there are some things you need to know when starting an online business.

You see, some of the internet gurus made it look like is simple to start a successful online business, but i bet you it is not.

There are many things you need to go through before you can have a successful internet business.

Many people wanted to start the dotcom business because they see most of the successful people in life are into this kind of business.

But what they don’t know is that these people started somewhere and have to go through a lot of struggles before reaching where they are today.

If you are here and want to start a successful online business then you’ll need at least these three things.

  1. Start-Up capital (job)
  2.  Learn a skill
  3.  Website.

These three things are the core of every successful online business.

Let’s look at them in details.

Get A Job (Startup Capital)

Just like the normal break and mortar business, the online business also requires you have a small amount of money before you can start.  

The thing is, you can’t jump out and start an online business without having startup capital. Many people always ask this question.

“I want to start an online business but I don’t have money, how do i start”?  

If this sound likes you then I’m sorry you’re not going to like the answer that I always give out. 

To become an internet entrepreneur, you need to get a job (Startup capital). That’s it!

Get a Job

You need a job that will serve as a primary source of income for you should in case you are not able to get a return within a short period of your online presence.

Internet entrepreneurship is not an easy task.

Sometimes you can start an online business that goes for almost a year without you getting anything from it.

If you want a business to be properly set up and start to generate income for you, then you will need to invest something into it.

You can only have the cash to invest in the business only if you have a job that you can depend on.  

Without a primary source of income (job), you cannot continue with what you’ve started and this means a fail for you.

When you look at the life story of most of the successful online entrepreneurs, you will see that before they go full time online, they used to have a job.

Getting a job does not necessarily mean a white color job. 

But rather any job that will be able to sustain you throughout your journey to becoming a successful internet entrepreneur. 

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When I started working online I was working as a shoemaker.

I work not because I like it, but because I wanted to get some side income that can keep me going.

So if you are planning on starting a successful online business then you need to have that one job.

Once you become successful online, you can quit and then go fulltime.

Learn a Skill

The second thing you need is a skill.

Leaning a skill is more important in some aspect than even getting a job if you want to succeed online.

For instance, let’s say you have the money and you don’t actually have the skills to invest the money. 

You haven’t learned anything that you can implement on your online business then you literally are not going to get anywhere.

As an aspiring internet entrepreneur, while you are trying to get the money, you’ll have to start learning some skills. This skill can be anything.

For example, If your aim is to build a business on Dropshipping, or e-commerce, then you need to begin to learn how to create a Dropshipping store, learn about Facebook ads and also how to rank your store in Google search so you can get traffic for your store. 

Learn a skill

The good thing is that there are tons of information’s on the internet that you can learn from.

When I was starting some years back, I learn more of what I know today by watching free YouTube videos and reading blogs.

YouTube and blogs are some of the biggest resources you can get for learning new skills and starting a business.

This is because the information you’re getting is actually from people who had real-world experiences.  

I learned things like how to create a website, how to do SEO, how to create an e-commerce store from YouTube.

Later when had some cash I then took some courses from some of the successful personalities in my chosen niches.

Getting a Website

Every online business has to start with a website.

Websites serve as your online presence. Anyone can easily go to your website and read about what you have to offer.

Today thousands of the break and mortar business have their websites where people can go and read more about their products before they place an order.

As an aspiring online business owner, getting a website is a must since that’s the only avenue through which you can sell out what so ever you have to sell to your prospective audience.  

Today is easy and cheap to set up a website.

Get a Website

You don’t need a huge startup to start a website.

You can start a website with as low as $100 a year. All you need is a web hosting and a domain.

Fortunately, most of the hosting companies offer a free domain when you sign up with them.  

There are a lot of web hosting companies out there you can sign up with. But what is mostly recommended is Bluehost.

This company is the most trusted company for many. They offer quality hosting at affordable prices.

You can sign up for an account with them today and begin to develop your online presence.

Getting a website for online business comes with a lot of advantages but the one that is more important is the marketing aspect.

Marketing is the main weapon used to boost your business.

Big brands spent millions of dollars on marketing their products.

But as a startup, you neither have enough money to invest in marketing nor have any team to help in marketing.

All you need is a website with a powerfully Search Engine Optimization settings.

Having a website also helps build trust in your customers. You can connect and updated them through your website.


There you have it, three things you need to start a successful online business.

These three things, when taken into consideration, will help you to successfully become an online entrepreneur and have the freedom you wanted.  

Have you found this article helpful? If yes, then please share to reach many. 

If you have any question or want to add up to the above-listed points, you can drop them in the comment.

See you in the next article.

Iddris Debabs

Iddris is a young passionate aspiring Internet Entrepreneur who has been on the internet for the past six years and gathered a lot of experience from his chosen niche. He writes on a wide variety of topics including Dropshipping, Passive income ideas, and general article on Making Money online. Read More about him here.
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