Unbelievably Simple Business

| July 4, 2015

Okay, this is something that your teenagers can do, and so can your Grandmother once you set it up for her. Yes, it’s that simple.

The basic premise is this: You advertise that you’ll set up websites for people for free. Yes, for FREE. As you can imagine, you’ll get a good response with this offer. And by the way, you pay nothing for the advertising.

Your prospects agree to get their hosting through your link in return for their free site. They’re going to need hosting anyway, so why shouldn’t they get a free site out of the deal?

They pay as little as $4 for their first month of hosting.

You pay someone $5-$10 from Fiverr to set up their site, or if you prefer you can do it yourself. It’s easy, so why not?

You collect $70-$150 or more in commission from the hosting company.

That’s it. Seriously, it’s that simple. I know you’re thinking there must be more to it, or maybe there’s a catch, but it really is that easy.

Here are the details:

You’ll need a small site of your own. If you don’t know how to set one up, pay the $5-10 to a Fiverr person to do it for you. If you want to learn how to do it, Google “WordPress tutorial” and you’ll discover everything you need to know.

Place a few articles on your site about the importance of having a site and how you’ll do it for them for free. Or simply write a sales letter that says the same thing.

Sign up with a hosting company as an affiliate.

Do your research – you’re looking for a good company that pays big commissions. Here are several to consider, but choose whatever company is right for you. Please check their websites for the latest info and commission structures:

Arvixe Hosting $70-$135 per sale

Bluehost $65 per sale

Dreamhost $97 per sale

FatCow $100 per sale

Hostgator $50-$125 per sale

Hostmonster $65 per sale

InMotion Hosting $75-$125 per sale

iPage $105 per sale

Siteground $50-$125 per sale

WebHostingHub $100 per sale

WebHostingPad $75 per sale

WPEngine $150+ per sale

Your offer is simple: You will build simple site for your customer when they sign up for hosting through you. That’s it. If they want a more complicated site, you’re happy to discuss the details and strike a deal for that as well. Remember, you can always outsource some or all of the actual work.

Now all you need is traffic. The first place to advertise is of course Craigslist. Keep in mind that Craigslist does have certain restrictions to how many times you can post the same ad in different geographical areas, so you’ll need to be aware of this and work accordingly.

The second place to advertise is Backpage, because they have no such restrictions. You can post in hundreds of cities in a day and they won’t bat an eyelash at you.

In Backpage, look for the biz opps section under services and post your ad there.

Your ad can read something like…

Free Website Creation for You”

I will create your website for you, 100% free. You pay nothing, I set everything up, I add the plugins you will need, and it all looks completely professional. All you pay for is hosting which is $7 a month (or whatever) through the link we will provide, and a $9 domain. Remember, you need hosting and a domain name for your website to go live on the Internet. You do not need anything else but your own content, which we can provide for an additional fee if you choose. Click here for more info and to sign up.

NOTE: Some hosting companies provide the domain name. If the company you choose does this, then reword your ad accordingly, since it will save them even more money.

Obviously you’ll want to write more than that, but you get the idea. Test and tweak to get it converting as high as possible.

Another place to advertise is Facebook. Join groups of people who aspire to have their own online business and let them know about your free service. You can send them to a squeeze page to get more details, or have them send a friend request and PM for details, or link directly to your offer.

And of course you can advertise on appropriate forums such as Warrior, member sites such as IBOToolBox, and any social networks you choose.

Could this be any easier? Maybe. Like, if a rich guy were to pay you NOT to do it. Otherwise, no. You set up your mini website and join an affiliate program, advertise, fulfill your orders, and make money. Pretty simple.

And think about this – if you get just 5 orders a week and make just $75 on each, that’s $19,500 a year for very part time work. If you pay someone $10 to build each site, you’re clearing $16,900. Not bad.

Want to increase your conversions even more? Target specific groups of entrepreneurs, such as work at home moms, retirees looking for extra income, people who are just looking to put up a hobby site and so forth.

And guess what? If you choose, this is only the beginning. Think about all of the other services you can then provide to your new clients – it practically boggles the mind.

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