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    Small Business Investment

    Small Business Investment

    When it comes to the subject of small business, investment is maybe the best part, cause in some cases it doesn’t take any investment to start with. Maybe not quite, but almost! What a wonderful times we are living today;- everybody can start a business without any significant investment. But if you do not know what I am talking about, give me a minute and I will explain!

    I a not sure if all people have the same concept of small business. Generally, the business with maybe few employees or only one self-employed entrepreneur, I believe is considered as a small business. Also when it comes to profits, things may be little unclear because some people I know, generate pretty sizable monthly profits and I am one of those, too!

    I have mentioned before in some of my other articles that some small businesses grow so much that I can not see them as such anymore.


    Start-Up Costs


    As I said, we live in incredible times. Despite the almost constant threat of new financial crisis, economic and social turbulence’s, we have never had better possibilities to ensure our economic situation and the future in general for ourselves. I will give you an example to better explain what I mean.

    Few of my good friends run their own businesses. In difference to me who run online business, they run classic-offline businesses like restaurants and chain of gym facilities. I will use the example of one of my friend who run a restaurant.

    The start up cost before he even opened it was over $60 000 and as I understood it, it was pretty small comparing what it usually takes to open a restaurant here in Sweden. Most of the cost went to renting the location and building the facility itself. And like with any business venture, you are never quite sure how it will work out.

    It goes well for him, except that he has taken his first vacation this year since he opened it more than 3 years ago. He is there working 12 hours a day, while I am working only few hours a day. Nevertheless, his investment is successful. The restaurant brings profits.


    Other Options


    I am not saying that opening a restaurant is a bad idea. Far from it! Restaurants will always be needed and if that is your passion, go for it. What I am trying to say is that you can start a lucrative business for almost no cost whatsoever! How?

    Online business as affiliate marketing are such businesses and I will explain two different possibilities here.

    First, affiliate marketing regarding a website building and all other components that come with it, is such business. You actually invest only in learning the business. The actual business-building process is included. I am talking about Wealthy Affiliate University. The premium membership cost only $50 a month and it is all that it takes. The income potential is virtually limitless but it depends on you and your effort.

    I don`t know about you but I find this amazing. I used that possibility and it gave me the results I needed and it is not process that is done and finished at some point. I am still working with it and increasing my profits. If you would compare it to classical education at any university, how does it look like? What kind of debts are today’s graduate students left with upon finishing their education? Just do the math.

    Second possibility is very similar. I also work as distributor of new e-commerce technology called Sherlock shopping. This business is very close to affiliate marketing in so many ways even though is little different. For example, you are provided all websites needed, and you don’t need to know anything about SEO and website building, like it is the case with the previously mentioned business.

    This business is so powerful career choice that it beats so many other professions out there when it comes to opening the possibilities for growth. So how much start-up investment is needed? $250 one time payment for the license and the $35 a month for keeping the license active. (from 1 November the price goes up to $280 for license and $49.95 a month).

    Also, there is no limit to income potential with this business either.




    I have been talking to people about these things but I noticed that very few realize how big this is. Ultimately, it is not my business what people do. My job is to tell about the possibilities but everybody must make a decision on their own. I can not influence anybody`s mind and I would not want to.

    Having a possibility to start working for yourself for such insignificant start-up cost is beyond amazing to me. I have changed the circumstances of my life in a way that I can not even explain, and all because I used these possibilities. I have created this website only for this purpose, to tell you about the best low start-up cost business opportunities. The rest is up to you!

    If you have anything to ask about, let me know and LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW!



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      22 Responses to Small Business Investment

      1. Chris says:

        I’ve heard so much about starting up an online business – it’s nice to find an article like this that lays things out simply for you! I have the ideas in place but I do feel that I need the education in place now. I like the sound of this WA you are covering here in a later paragraph – do they take on anyone or do you have to take some sort of test to enter?

        • Igor.P says:

          Hi Chris!

          WA does not test you in order to let you in and it all depends on you when it comes to work and effort. You just get in, start your education and get going with building the business. If you feel you need learning and education now, follow that. You will do everything better later on. I wish you best of luck.

          Thank you for the comment!

      2. rufat says:

        I love the idea of starting a small business, especially online because compared to a real world starting a business online doesn’t require huge investment. Starting a business in a real world involves a lot of expenses such as rent, salaries etc. Online world is great and you actually can start a business with minimum costs as little as $350 per year including quality training such as Wealthy Affiliate with full support. And the potential is really huge.

        • Igor.P says:

          Hello Rufat!

          Yes, you got that right. Online possibilities are virtually limitless and it is shame to not use it to the personal advantage. For a marginal investment, you can have a huge business going almost without any risk. It is amazing when you think about it. On social media I have been asked many times if there is a possibility to start online business for free and it always amazed me how people want things laid out for them for free all the time. This lack of vision will certainly not get them anywhere. Some money and effort must be invested in order to do anything in life.

          Thanks for the comment!

      3. says:

        Hi Igor,

        Thanks for your review on Wealthy Affiliate. I have only been in the family for a month.
        I had some health issues that changed my life and was hospitalized for 2.5 weeks
        However when I got home and got into my website, I had lost the privilege to ask questions for the first 7 days . But that has not stopped me . We have the best support team of anywhere.

        Your review is honest. Very well explained,well written
        I visited your entire site and I found it very friendly and pleasant .
        Thank you for your about me story. That’s about where I am right now . It was like you were talking to me .


        • Igor.P says:


          I hope that your health is stable now and that you are feeling fine! Following the training within WA is all that is needed. If you are new with it now, think of where you will be in a period of few months, or maybe a year.

          I am glad if my past experience helps,myself I know many marketers who had a similar path. But as I made it, you will too. Let me know if I can help in any way! Thanks for the comment!


      4. Nick says:

        Hey there. Wonderfully presented article with a few links to click on, expanding the content. I’m currently working on making money online. It is a very slow process that requires a lot of patience. However I’m hopeful to be earning by the end of next year. This Wealthy Affiliate gig, I can vouch, is a great learning experience. Your biggest challenge is proving to people that it is not a scam. Unfortunately people have been stung too many times

        • Igor.P says:

          Hello Nick!

          Thanks for the feedback. Yes there are certain challenges on the way, but nothing particularly hard to overcome. If you follow the training, it will not take that long. Wish you all the best!

      5. G.C.Horton says:

        I agree. This is an incredible time to be alive.

        The internet has placed a wealth of opportunities, and an opportunity for wealth, at the feet of anyone with an internet connection.

        There is no way I would borrow the tens of thousands it takes for a small business investment or put up with the headaches of supervising employees. That’s just not me.

        However, I love building an online business. It still takes work and it still takes time, plus for most people there’s a learning curve, but the rewards are incredible.

        • Igor.P says:


          Yes, it seems like a bad idea. The regular business models look to me like they are outdated. They require a big investment, long working hours, too much of a risk and then the system come along and grab most of your profits in form of taxes.

          Online thing is entirely different story. Great thing to have! I never needed to work more than few hours a day but most of the time it takes me 1-2 hours. You can`t beat that.

          Thanks for the comment!

      6. Raquel says:

        I am all for running your own business, especially if it gives me flexibility with my schedule as I take care of my baby. I have also recently dipped my feet in this, and realised the huge potential. I actually find it very exciting! Like anything, you need to invest time to learn and run your online business – success doesn’t happen overnight.

        • Igor.P says:

          Hi Raquel!

          It seems to me that more and more people are becoming aware of the possibility to start working for themselves. It does take some time and effort but rewards are beyond amazing. I wish you all the best and I hope you will get it done as soon it is possible.

          All the best!

      7. christian wijaya says:

        Hi Igor, nice post. Actually, I am looking for how to start business, either online or offline business.The business that I am looking for must be low capital and it doesn’t take my time because I have my daily routine jobs that I can not leave it. Do you think should I leave my jobs and do offline business or I shouldn’t leave my jobs but i start with online business? what do you think? thanks

        • Igor.P says:

          Hello Christian!

          It is the challenge to find the most suitable business for yourself, I know, but it is worth the effort. Offline or online, it does not matter. I have been in your situation where I had my regular job and in the same time trying to get somewhere with my online work. So I know how overwhelming it can be.

          If your regular job is not too much burden for you, keep it going until you get somewhere with your business. There are no standard rules for this, every situation is different. I kept going with both until I got somewhere with my online business, then I dropped the employment forever. If that is too much trouble for you, let me show you Sherlock business, cause it is not time consuming. It may be a great solution for you. Just let me know and we can meet on skype.

          Thanks for the comment!

      8. Engen says:

        You are absolutely correct it is very easy and affordable to start an affiliate marketing business. Wealthy affiliate has provided me with all of the tools since I became a premium member to be successful at affiliate marketing. I have been doing this for a couple of months and am happy with my results.

        • Igor.P says:


          Yes, you are right. You really get everything you need to make it happen. All that is needed is some work and patience. I am glad you are happy with results. Keep it going my friend, and thanks for the comment!

          All the best!

      9. Roopesh says:

        Hi Igor
        It is true that both offline and online business can make you healthy, but it is more than expensive when it comes to going on the offline route.

        I have personally felt the burn with this option.I bought a franchise and for 5 years, it drained me out of almost every penny in my account.

        Fortunately, I cut my losses and did not renew for another 5years.

        This online uniiversity you mentioned sounds good.What attracts me the most is the cost factor.I can certainly afford this.Are there any othe costs involved? I like to be prepared for everything….

        Thanks and I look forward to your reply.

        • Igor.P says:


          Franchise is a tough route to take. I also got myself into bad situations before and I had losses too. In my case it was with dropshipping. Since then, I have always been taking time into consideration when trying out the business models, not only the money.

          I guess you are wondering about WA University. No, there are no hidden costs whatsoever and you can even reduce costs by choosing a yearly membership. The WA is really the best resource out there when it comes to affiliate marketing and I can not recommend it high enough. But you do not have to trust me. It is free to join so go and take a look for yourself. Just follow the link.

          If there is any help you need, just let me know! Thanks for the comment!

      10. Molly says:

        It has been my dream to start my own business. I’d love to be able to run my own scuba diving business where I live on the coast but I didn’t know how to go about doing everything required. This article shows me that WA will be able to help me understand what I need to do. Do you have any advice on what is best for me?

        • Igor.P says:

          Hello Molly!

          Nobody can tell you what is best for you, cause you are the only one who can know that! But I can tell you about certain possibilities that can definitely help you achieve your goal. It looks to me that you have a very nice and very achievable dream/goal, and I suggest you to use the knowledge from WA to launch your business.

          You will need the website and some marketing for it anyway. Eventually, you will need to put all components of scuba diving in place and open it up for clients, but you will use your website and marketing to let people know about it and to invite them to come to you for the experience. It is almost like putting two businesses to work together and complete each other. Again, I like your goal, it sounds exciting! Just keep it going and I am sure you will make it work.

          Thank you for the comment and i wish you all the luck with your business!


      11. Heather Grace says:

        It can be so scary to take the leap and start your own business with no guarantee of income. I like the idea of minimal upfront investment to start an online business. Your suggestion of Wealthy Affiliate seems like a solid option. Is it a good place for beginners to internet marketing? Or would it require prior experience and knowledge to be successful? Great article!

        • Igor.P says:

          Hello Heather!

          What WA does is – it gives the essential knowledge to those who do not have it. This way, you do not need to have any prior experience. I made the comparison with other types of businesses out there so it is pretty clear what kind of benefit WA offers.

          When we remind ourselves that there are no guaranties in anything, then it is way better to start with WA cause the risk is minimal and chances for success are biggest. Actually, I can not see how anybody can fail with WA unless they give up for whatever reason. Yes, I know it can be scary but should anybody let the fear dictate the course of their life? I think not, but that is something that we all need to decide for ourselves individually.

          Thanks for stopping by and for the comment, I appreciate it!

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