How Much Does It Cost To Start An Online Business?

How much does it cost you to start an online business?

Well, that’s a good first question to ask before you consider starting.

While you may be thinking of dollars and cents, that cost is not just in terms of your money but it is also your time, effort and everything else that is impacted by your new found adventure. It could even be relationships as you begin your busier new life as an online entrepreneur.

“What does it cost me to start an online business?” is the very first question that people should ask when considering to start an online business.

Let me explain by trying to answer the question of why is this website call EASY online business club when it’s obvious, just like in the real world business, it is not easy at all.  

Well, let me continue by sharing you my journey….

I’m HT and I have a degree in Computer Science & IT (Information Technology) from the University of Western Australia where I took 4 years to get.

I worked 10 years in the industry before I took a huge pay cut to join a non-profit working with empowering children.

After a 12 year successful stint there, I decided to return to the IT industry and start an online business with very little capital as a social business to enable empowering kids in orphanages all over the world. [You can read my full account under About me]

It’s an unusual path that I’ve chosen and it’s not without challenges. Unless it is a true calling, it’s not a usual option I will recommend.

Although it is not easy but I made the decision and after 3 months doing this, I want to report what I’ve discovered of the internet world.

I found out that

  • The internet is so filled with empty, over promising and under delivering get-rich-quickly schemes.
  • The promise of riches all cleverly packaged to entice you and play with your emotions.
  • The motivation of a lot of advertisement you see online is more concern about converting you to buy and may not necessary to help you get the best services or products.

The above factors caused me to think and be really concerned because I found out that while they are wonderful propositions, they are COSTING people more, much much more than what they bargained for.

IT COST people more in the following way...

  • People who are motivated by the easy money, gets into a scam program that doesn’t give them easy money.
  • People are asked to invest a huge sum of money on a package that doesn’t deliver or will only deliver if they invest more money in upselling within the package.
  • People are not suitable to be entrepreneurs let alone an internet entrepreneur get into something they think it’s the right industry for them but soon realised they don’t have the right skillset to succeed.

These are usually people who are trying to make ends meet; housewives, people who worked second or third jobs, those living off their retirement funds, those in financial situations and students.

This made me very sad for an industry that wasn’t like this when I started over 20 years ago. The power of the far-reaching internet has been exploited to lure people into places that they are not meant to go.

I feel strongly about this because …

The business of enticing people into something, that they will quickly realise that it’s not what its promised in the packaging reminds me too much of the kids in orphanages who were exploited and brought into an industry, they are not aware of if we do not help them.

So in my new venture into help people, I’m determined to help people find legitimate online businesses that will work for them and also spelt out what it will cost people before they jump in.

I wish to share what I have found to be the best package by a mile to guide budding entrepreneurs through my experience in researching and discerning good products.

But before I do, let me say that online business is not for everyone. It’s only good if you have the following.

  • Niche or eventually something that you can sell or provide that will honestly help people. It doesn’t have to be a service or product you already have but it has to be according to your passion.
  • To depend on this only as a side income first and work yourself towards a full-time income (not an immediate full-time income when you start that you can go quit your job now)
  • A strong desire to want this and succeed

So to deal with the issues I have highlighted above, I have to make sure the package I’ve chosen to recommend for my friends in the club have to satisfy the following criteria

1- It has to promise a strong foundation from a well taught and easy to understand and practical course.

2- It has to cost not a lot of money to start.

3- It has to have great 24/7 online help and real people or a community to help you along (all the way)

It’s not easy to find one package that meets all these 3 criteria above but after some time of research, comparing all the packages and reading all the reviews I could get hold of.

I have to honestly sincerely say I have never found another more down to earth practical honest and value packed product as I found in Wealthy Affiliate.

I know the name does sound scammy but believe me its far far far from it.It is started by 2, Kyle and Carlson in 2005 and has been for years teaching people the skills of online affiliate marketing.

Today it has close to hundreds of thousands of members working towards building their online business not by flukes, but with solid websites that is optimised to make money using affiliate marketing in the long haul.

I came into this program without the dazzle of millionaires on yacht and dream houses or cars packaging. All it has are simple points of what it does and video instructions of the process or steps to start an honest legitimate website.

In fact, I come in knowing that it takes patience and effort and I was even prepared not to make any money in the first 6 months (even though people report seeing results from as early as 2 months to as late as 2 years depend on the level of work put in).

That was okay for me because what I know is that what I’m building in the first few months is really the foundation. And any foundation built well will see success if I do not give up.

What are some of these foundations without getting too technical;

  • How to get organic traffic, not purchased traffic which is challenging to sustain for long term
  • Sites that prevents spammers dropping comments and getting it black listed or banned by search engines
  • Sites that are built with good content that ethically helps people rather than solicit just for a sale.
  • Sites that create an experience for your users and make them happy to be there.

Why do I call this site Easy Online Business?

Because being tricked into a dishonest program or one that is over promising and over delivering is HARD.

Being lead into doing a business that is not suitable for the person is HARD.

Having to pay so much upfront on a program that requires you to pay even more in upselling within the program is HARD.

A broken dream or an empty promise is always HARD.


It’s EASY because of proper education.

It’s EASY because it’s a structured course not with textbook theories and no practice. It is one where someone learns and immediately given a checklist of things to do. It’s easy because these are broken into small easy steps.

It’s EASY because of guidance of experts practitioners who have made it the same way, building brick up on brick, one step at a time in their online business.

It’s EASY because your progress is a concern of others in the community. People who care about your success and I assure you that I’ll be up there as your top help to my utmost ability.

But for sure, I have made it easy for you here by removing all the risk by my professional judgement of this product and my honest desire to help you get what works for you and then to succeed.

Click the below banner to get in or if you want to find out more. Check out my honest review of Wealthy Affiliate.


As my utmost concern of your success, I have put together a package call the EASYWAY based on the principles that I use to do everything in my job, career, vocation and family so far. I wanted it to be an e-book but I have decided to make it FREE and accessible for you as a BONUS from me.

So for now, click below to access the info

It is a proven system to achieve all that you set your heart to achieve and it has worked for me for over 20 years in multiple industries. I first taught this 17 years ago and it has been used and practised by many for years.

No, it doesn’t promise instant success as you know by now that is not what I stand by. It will promise a proven path to success in steps and its what I use daily for my new venture here too.

I will appreciate if this sounds like the foundation for you that you click on the link and start the program. Remember the starter program is $0 so you have nothing to lose to go in and see if it is all that I said it is.

If you wish to know more before you decide about the Wealthy Affiliate, read my honest review about it as I used it when I first started building my websites.

Thank you. Feel free to drop me your questions if you need help what so ever. I’m truly here back in this industry to help and  I thank you in advance for supporting my cause if you choose to sign up for this program.




My 10 years of IT consultancy across multiple discipline (including government, education, health and the non-profit sector) and also my 12 years in the service industry means I can help you champion your online business journey. I can help you develop yourself and your team to navigate your digital transformation.

6 thoughts on “How Much Does It Cost To Start An Online Business?

  1. Hey Lovely post man,
    Yes sometimes alot of the schemes lure people in and just take them for a ride…
    And only look at the financial cost but they don’t see the other costs on your time family, friends and other hobbies. Definately following a structured plan and ticking off boxes as you work thru modules helps that feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Great news for the people that don’t want to pay for an arm and a leg just to give the online business world a whirl for themselves. I can’t agree with you more with how much scams there are out on the world wide web. People fall for them over and over again and then wonder why they keep failing. I like your ideas here, buddy, keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you Brandon. It’s wonderful to have people around us to keep us encouraged and moving forward. The community is as important as the commodity.

  3. Hey HT, Thanks for this great article and I totally agree with you that there are too many ‘get rich fast’ scams online. One can never really know who to trust, I guess you have to go with your gut feeling, because when something looks like a scam it probably is…
    So I’m still wondering how much money would cost to start an online business, I imagine it wont be free…?

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