When you are planning your business, including the operating budget, you must determine whether you have more money or more time. There are any number of things that you can do for yourself if you have the time. That is if you will take the time. If you have money to work with, then you can pay to have these tasks done for you to save you time.
You may of course even choose 50/50 – do some work yourself and pay for some low-cost services. That will be closer to the norm. However it seems that people starting out either actually cannot spare themselves a dime to do what is necessary to start a business, or they are so skeptical that they will not spend it even if they could.
This is ok and a certain amount of caution is usually good when we don’t know what we are doing. However you have to realize that you need to do it one way or the other. If you don’t want to/can’t spend money then you need to learn how to do things for yourself for free. There is not going to be any such thing as anybody succeeding with a business that won’t give it either money or time.
There is just no magic even on the Internet where just joining one or more programs and having a link or two out there will do anything for you. You have to promote those links so that people and search engines see them. The Internet certainly is the best place to do this with the least amount of effort or money.
It could be what has always stopped you from taking that first step to start up the home business you want is you never knew how exactly to get started. You can only imagine what might be involved. Very likely it can cost way less than what you imagine and there are clear directions you can get online with regard to how to promote an online business.
Probably the most straight-forward way is to join a free affiliate program. There are many that you can join for free and even stay free. The point is that they have training and lots of information about what all is involved in online business and Internet marketing and advertising. Note although some programs you can stay free, if you want to actually make any decent money then you will probably need to upgrade.
As cold and harsh as it may sound, if you have received training and support free of charge, and are even able to ‘earn while you learn’, the program has proved something to you. They have helped you. At that point, if you really don’t want to spend any money to upgrade the program or to do anything to help yourself, then you may be weird. You shouldn’t try to start your own business. Get a job.