Saivian: The Definitive Guide on Building an Online Business from Scratch Part 1/2 – The Basics of Starting an Online Business

This article contains a few sections:

1. Introduction,

2. The Mindset of an Entrepreneur and

3. How to Start an Online Business (The Basics).

Keep in mind that this is just the basics, there are thousands upon thousands of other possibilities and paths you can take with starting your own online business so I encourage you to do some other research on the topic says Saivian. If you want to skip to other sections click here:

Definition of an Entrepreneur:

An entrepreneur is someone who takes chances and risks in order to get what they want out of life. However, an entrepreneur will not let anybody stand in their way, nor should they ever feel bad about the choices that they made along their journey. An entrepreneur is someone who follows their heart no matter how many people try to convince them that what they are doing isn’t right for them, or that it’s the wrong choice. Don’t let anybody hold you back, do what makes you happy because at the end of the day happiness is all that matters.

Definition of an Online Business:

An online business is usually a business or startup company where its main location resides online as opposed to being located in a physical area/office space explains Saivian. Examples include A blog, a store on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, etc., making YouTube videos and so much more. If it can be done online then it can technically be considered an online business!

How I Started My Online Business:

So there isn’t really a “One size fits all” answer for this question. There are thousands of other people out there who have started their own online businesses and I’m sure they went through many of the same problems that I did, if not more so they would most likely be my prime examples of what NOT to do. You can read about some of my trials and tribulations in part 2 of my guide on building your business so keep an eye out for it!

However there is one thing I can say for certain though, it’s definitely not easy building up your online empire but when you’re passionate about something nothing will stop you from achieving what you want in life. If you truly want something then nothing should stand in your way of at least trying to get it. Even if you fail, at least you did something about your dream and that’s what counts the most.

Two Initial Problems I Faced When I Started My Business:

When I first started my business I wasn’t sure where to start which lead me to not know what exactly I should do or how anything worked since this was all new territory for me. After discovering Google Adsense, Google Analytics, etc., it didn’t take long before things began improving for me! However, there are many tools out there that can help with starting an online business so don’t be afraid to try new things!

The second problem that came up is that some social media sites were against me using their site for advertising my eCommerce store says Saivian. Since my site is monetized with Google Adsense this got me into a little bit of trouble at first, but after some research, it turned out that I don’t have to worry any longer!

How to Get People to Know About Your Business:

There are millions of people online who are looking for ways to make money or start an online business. You can certainly try advertising your business on one of the many social media sites; however, it would be best if you were to create an interesting name and logo for your site/business which will help you stand out amongst the rest. If “online businesses” is too broad then maybe go more in-depth about what kind of industry that you’re into (i.e.: eCommerce, blogging, etc.,) this will help you narrow down your target audience. You can find out what keywords are the most popular for whatever you’re looking to do by using the Google Adwords Keyword Planner tool. It’s best not to make your site too keyword heavy since it might get flagged as spam, but if done right it should work like a charm!

How to Make Money Online:

I’m not going to go into detail about how I made my money because that would be quite boring and I wouldn’t want you guys to fall asleep halfway through reading this article (no offense meant). However, there are many other “how-to” articles that you can google yourself which should give you more than enough information on how exactly to make money online says Saivian. You can also learn more about my journey in making money here!


This story may seem all too familiar to you guys since it is one that I’m sure many others have experienced explains Saivian. My main message behind this article though isn’t for everyone who starts an online business, but instead, it’s for those who are on the fence about starting their own business. If your heart is telling you to follow your dreams then please go out there and do it! Even if things don’t work right away for some of us, at least we did something about our dreams and that’s what counts.