What is the Best Small Business to Start

Best Small Business to Start

What is the best small business to start?

Best Small Business to Start

If I am ever asked What is the best small business to start?

My answer to that question is…

“The Best small business to start at home, is an affiliate marketing business” 


Because setting up a home based affiliate marketing business is relatively easy and there are many factors that make it very attractive. 

One of the most desirable factors is being able to work from your own home. Your home is often your most comfortable surroundings. Everything you want and need is right there.

Small Children

If you have small children, a home business is even better. You can work and still be home with the children. You also don’t need to worry about commuting and work wardrobes. You can work when you want and schedule your jobs around your other commitments.

Working from home does provide people with many wonderful advantages.Many of us dream of throwing in our 9 – 5 jobs. We would love to tell our bosses to “take this job and shove it”.


Best small business to startYet many of us are frightened of doing what we most desire. The fear of leaving that secure source of income stops most, and those who get past that fear don’t have the capital to get a business up and running.

Some are afraid of being scammed.

It’s true a home business does take some money and a typical traditional home business will need a significant amount of start-up money. Most people rely on banks for the financing which puts them at further risk of failure. 

A traditional home based business that is run as a sole proprietorship can take years to get established.


On average, nearly 70 percent of small businesses fail in the first year. Those that do make still have many hurdles to get past. It usually takes 5-7 years to realize any significant profit in a sole proprietorship. During this time, the business owners have to continually promote their business just to keep it afloat. 

A typical traditional home based business has to worry about competition. Unless you really hit upon a niche in the market you are likely going to have to attract customers away from already established businesses in your area.

This can be difficult because customers tend to trust what they know is good. If you do manage to do it you may be creating some bad blood between you and other businesses.

Risk ReductionWhat is the Best Small Business to Start

However, by working a home based affiliate marketing business the risk level drops by about 90 percent as you’ll be selling products that have already been on the market.

You can actually check the saleability of these products before you market them. If the products you choose are well known and trusted then you won’t have a problem attracting customers.

Less Stress

This takes the stress off of you although you are paid according to how well you perform, you don’t have to worry about sales targets and making a certain number of sales every month to keep your job.

You concentrate on marketing and promoting the goods and services to increase your earnings. This could, therefore, be the best new business to start. 

If you are selling Physical products on Amazon, then a tool such as Jungle Scout makes it incredibly easy to find ideal products to source and sell online. 

See My Review of JUNGLE SCOUT here

Writing Content to Attract Visitors to your website

One of the important things to be able to do is to get visitors to your website. This often can be achieved by having engaging content that your reader will want to read and is of particular interest to them. Most people don’t know where to start when first creating content for their site. 

To explore further, how to write engaging content, take a look at my post; How to Write Great Website Content using the link below; 

How to Write Great Website Content


A home bases affiliate marketing business is much easier to manage. You will have to work hard to promote yourself but the best internet business to start is one that gives you an education because running an internet business can be extremely rewarding and the financial rewards can be tremendous. 

This could well be the best small business to start at this time.

The best small business to startWealthy Affiliate

If you want to start a home based business and want to discover the best online businesses to start with no money then you should take a look at Wealthy Affiliate because you’ll also have the support from the community who are on hand to answer questions and offer advice on how to improve your website, increase your sales and solve problems that come up.

To discover more about Wealth Affiliate see the video below;

Take a closer at Wealthy Affiliate here

Try it Out for Free

So if you want to know how to build an online business, a business that will allow you to work from anywhere in the world, while you are in your pajamas (and many other benefits) then check out my number one recommended online training course that you can begin for FREE.

What is the Best Small Business to StartSo get behind the wheel and take Wealthy Affiliate for a test drive, it costs you nothing to see if it’s for you. 

Peter V CrispIf you already know how to build a website or are currently online and are struggling to make a full-time income then you may like to view my post make money online fast to find out how to make $1,000 per month”

To view my post Make Money Online Fast 


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  • Bruce

    I joined WA almost 75 days, and I have never been proud of myself the way I am today because I worked really hard for it and I’m gonna continue working. You start very slow but you need at least 3 months until you see some success. I have my own website now in a niche that I love and enjoy working for. The WA community is wonderful and they help us in literally everything, I immediately became a premium member after 3 days of starting my free membership.

    • Peter

      Hello, Bruce. Yes I agree with you Wealthy Affiliate is an awesome place to get the help advice and training that you need to become successful online. Thank you for your comments. 🙂

  • Jason

    I’ll admit, I was pretty cautious about starting an online business. Fear and failure were the two biggest roadblocks for me. But then I got past it and joined WA. If anyone sees this, you won’t be disappointed by joining.

    I’m hoping to have children soon so working from home lets me free up my time so I can spend it with family 🙂

    All the best,

    • Peter

      Hello Jason Thank you for your comments and yes Wealthy Affiliate is an awesome place to get an online education from. You will also enjoy the book I am sending you, for leaving a comment, that is going to help with your stay at home business. Enjoy 🙂

  • RuthM

    I have small children so I am pleased I cam across this article.

    Interesting your reference to small business. I had never considered working from home on your own thing as ‘a small business’ but I guess you are right, that is just what it is. I always think of a 3-4 person enterprise as a small business. But it can be just one.

    Love the sound of affiliate marketing, I will check it out.

    • Peter

      Hello, Ruth Thank you for your comments and pleased you found it interesting and I hope you enjoy the book I am sending your way for leaving a comment. 🙂

  • Derrick

    Grabs my attention with the top photo and the title font style. The helpful pictures and spacing between the headings is all professional looking and bright! I was also glad to see that there wasn’t solely WA links and that you were able to try other little programs(like for traffic or designs) and pick out the ones that are successful. Keep it up!

    • Peter

      Hello, Derrick. Thank you for your comments and I am pleased you liked my post and layout. I hope you enjoy the book I am sending you for leaving a comment.:)

  • Fadhil

    I am very interested in making money from home. Your writing has helped me to widened my view on various opportunities that I could do to achieve my dream.
    Your recommended program seem to be the best program that could help me to learn to make money online. Do you have any ideas of how long that it could take in order for me to be successful in making money online so that I can quit my 9-5 job?

    • Peter

      Hello, Fadhil Thank you for your question. How long it takes depends entirely upon you. Just know that it’s possible and people do achieve great things online. If you implement what you learn and take action and follow through then it will come together soon enough. If you wait until you have all the knowledge you think you need before you start then that inaction will cost you plenty. Please enjoy the book that is coming your way for leaving a comment. :

  • jazzy323

    Your theme suits your niche very well and the way that you write is very personable and shows you have experience. I also enjoyed this post because; you are right that fear is a major part preventing people from going ahead with wealthy affiliate, but wealthy affiliate is a major community which supports anyone wanting to work online.

    • Peter

      Hello,Jazzy Thank you for your comments and yes I agree FEAR is the number barrier to getting ahead in life. Also, you are right about Wealthy Affiliate being a great place to get an online education about earning a living online. 🙂

  • donnacaliegh

    Hi Peter. I have been learning about affiliate marketing now for a little over a year. I haven’t made a cent from affiliate sales, however I used what I learned to market myself better as an artist and now make enough to have the flexible schedule and tons of free time that I was looking for – through a combination of local events and making lunchtime deliveries for a local restaurant while my son is in school. I still have not given up on the idea of affiliate marketing however. My website is donnaspartyart dot com. If you look at it, you will see how I basically stopped trying to make any money through affiliate marketing around November. Since you are actually successful at doing so, can you please check out my site and tell me what you think I was doing wrong – why it wasn’t working for me. Thanks a bunch! I will be checking back to see what you have to say. Also, thank you for mentioning that it takes a few years to really be successful. How long did it take you until you were making enough to quit your job?

    • Peter

      Hello, Donna Thanks for the comments. I looked at your site and there are many things you can do to create income.

      Firstly you need to create an ebook to give away for people who want to join your mailing list. In the ebook is where you put links to affiliate products. Affiliate products (if you have them on the site) should be towards the end not at the beginning of your post because you want to be seen as trying to be selling something. Your blog post should be about providing information and ‘giving’ to your readers.

      Send your subscribers your latest blog posts and stay in regular contact – don’t wait until you have a big list of contact – begin with your first subscriber.

      An ebook is easy just take all you blog posts and put them together in a book format get someone on Fiverr to make you a 3D cover and it’s all done 🙂 Then use this ebook as a free giveaway to get signups up to your list. Only people interested in your ebook will signup so you know you will have a target market for your affiliate products.

      Create some more blog pages using the following keywords;

      Keyword Avg Traffic QSR KQI SEO

      face painting templates 633 108 81 Green 91

      kids face painting 943 161 200 Green 82

      easy face painting ideas 615 105 53 Green 94

      face painting for kids 3376 574 187 Green 82

      face painting pictures 722 123 143 Green 90

      And just keep adding blog posts about your niche with low competition keywords such as those above. Don’t think about selling, think about building traffic to your site and the sales will come.

      Let me know if I can help further 🙂

      • Josie Matthews

        There needs to be a “like” button here so I can like your answer lol :). And to think 4 months ago I would have wondered what those gobbly gook numbers were all about!

  • Steen

    Hi Peter!
    First let me just say that I thought the video is really well put together.
    I get really even want to work with video and affiliate marketing.
    But unfortunately I have met so many online models that have cost me a little too much money for that I think it’s fun. Not that I’m going to give up yet.
    But many of the free offers that I have tried is really just ended up that I’ve seen a video which really helped me on with my thoughts and dreams.
    You describe Wealthy affiliate.
    What is it that makes it better than the other platforms that I have tested so far ?

    • Peter

      Hello, Steen, The short answer is it costs you nothing to see if it’s for you or not.You can join for free and learn how to build an online business, a business that will allow you to work from anywhere in the world and one that will make it possible for you to earn money in your PJ’s if you want. Thank you for your feedback and please enjoy the Video Marketing Made Easy that I am sending your way. 🙂

  • lifebeginswithyourhealth

    Affiliate marketing is very tempting for sure, but how much do you have to invest to get started? I have seen ads for Wealthy Affiliate, the cost of 47.00 is not so much but are there any other hidden costs does scare me to take the first step. I am on a fixed income with very little to invest, I could possibly handle the 47.00 per month if there are not any other hidden costs.

    • Peter

      Hello and thank you for your question. The best thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that you can join for free and get some really useful education before deciding if you want to be a premium member. So you you don’t need to pay a monthly membership fee until you are well and ready to do so. Many people do because its worth it for them to do so,but till then you can learns lots about creating websites and building an online business. Thank you for your comments 🙂

  • Vallery

    I agree with you completely that affiliate marketing should be the first thing to consider for anyone who wants to start a small business online, especially because earning passive income is a dream for many people.

    The platform (Wealthy Affiliate) that you recommend is the best in the industry and any serious person who joins will be so happy they did.

    Thanks for the info

  • Dick Morrison

    Hi Peter,
    I think your site reflects a lot of good effort, time and quality. I look forward to when I can say the same about mine. Good job.

    • Thank you Dick. The secret is to take your time, not rush it and remember that whatever you build will be there for a long time so its OK to take your time because you readers what to read quality content. Thanks for leaving a comment 🙂

  • Elma Forsberg

    Hi Peter.
    I like your post and it is interesting to read, the reading is easy to understand and it clear. I think it is easy to talk about Wealthy Affiliate because they are so trustworthy of what they have to offer. So it is a great post and website.

  • Komodo

    Excellent article. Fear of losing a secure source of income is plaguing a lot of my friends. I don’t know why they don’t try and give it consistent effort. Thanks for the article Peter.

  • dlansing

    No doubt, affiliate marketing is the best small business to start with where the risk is small but reward is high! Thank you for the info!


  • swadesh chakrabarty

    It is inspiring to read your blog. There is no doubt that affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to start a home based business. Surely one has to overcome the fear of failure and that is possible only by gathering knowledge about doing this business. I like the simplicity and elegance of your site.


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