Just about everything in life is a risk. There really are very few guarantees, although we take so many things for granted. Just about every step we take represents some kind of a gamble. When it comes to money and business we must also learn to take some risks if we want to get ahead.
Of course there is still a hard and fast rule since there are never guarantees, and that is not to gamble with more than you can afford to lose. This is a very serious issue you must address right off the bat. Do not speculate. Do not go into debt whenever you can avoid it. Starting a business online is one place you can avoid it.
It is really very inexpensive to start a business online – maybe even 99% less expense than an offline business – and even with a day job, you are spending money getting to and from, daycare, and etc., so an online business may even cost you less than going to work! Think about that for a minute – how much do you spend monthly that you are not reimbursed for in commuting, etc.?
Since most people already own a half-way decent computer and have a reliable Internet connection, right there they have most of what it takes to start an online business. If you add to that your motivation and your willingness to invest some time and effort into bettering yourself, you got it going on.
Then of course you need to find something to do or sell to earn money. This is very easy by just brainstorming some of your ideas and possibilities – what do you like to do? what skills do you have? what kind of a business can you imagine? Then just use any search engine (best is google.com because it is more direct). Put in any of your ideas and see what you get in the way of suggestions and examples.
However, the easiest and quickest way to get started is an affiliate program. You would get a web page all created for you that you can advertise and really all you need to do is learn how to advertise and market the link to that page. In fact the affiliate program will likely provide some level of training and instruction in Internet marketing.
Once you have something going where you can ‘earn while you learn’ then you can start putting your own ideas to work and begin creating your own business model. As they say we have to learn how to crawl before we walk. There is no better way to learn something than hands-on experience.