For an online business owner you need your Own space to grow, just like a plant in a small pot, if it doesn’t get planted out, then in that cramped environment it will never be able to flourish and reach it’s true potential.
I make no bones about my strong views that an online business owner Must have their own website as if you don’t have your own website that you totally control, then you don’t really own your own business, you’re just a sales rep for someone else.
Sure it is possible to make a good income as an affiliate marketer without owning your own website, but the costs involved in constantly driving fresh new leads to each affiliate program offer will drastically eat into the amount of income you make, sometimes so much so that you barely break even, (or worse loose money for all that effort)
But by owning your own website, you will be able to capture their details by offering them an incentive to join your contact list and once they do you can introduce them to any number of different affiliate promotions to make far more income, thereby maximizing your profit potential from every lead you generate.
Not only that but with your own website that you have total control over, you will be able to present a much more professional image to your prospective customers and in actuality that won’t be just an image but a matter of fact because you will be able to build a virtual powerhouse for your online business all by having some webspace that you can call your own.
And all it takes is registering a domain name with a good domain name registrar and opening a hosting account with a good hosting company, (you will find my recommendations for these at www.HostMyInter.net)
Then all you need is an autoresponder and a lead capture page for your website, you will find my recommendations for autoresponders there too, as for creating a lead capture page also known as a landing page or SqueezePage, you will find my Squeezepage Generator software (as a free download) at my main site www.PlugInMarketing.com (the clickable link is on the first page of this site)
Owning your own website needn’t cost the earth either, as registering a .com domain name at GoDaddy costs less $11.00 a year and you can get a decent paid hosting package for under $10.00 per month, so in my view giving you business all the space it needs to grow by getting your own virtual business premises for under $21.00 down and effectively under $11.00 per month just has to be a no brainer.