What tools, equipment, and training do you need to start to earn an online income?
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Best news is, you already have all you need! How can we outright say this? You are here and reading this article, you are at this website. All you really need is access to an online device with internet access. If you are reading this from a library or resource center, or on your laptop, desktop, or tablet at home, just that you are reading this you have all that you need.
You don’t need any tools or equipment (as such…more on this later), past what you are reading this on, anything else can be from free to $10 or $20, but not needed now (or at all). If you are reading this on a home laptop or desktop or other device, if you are reading this at a library or resource center, you have what you need. We would recommend a future goal if you are at the library or similar to look into a cheap computer and internet connection at home so you are able to work longer and different hours, but are not required.
What about training? well, reading this and similar blogs will give you some ideas. If you are already a subject matter expert in the desired field of your blog or website content, you are a step ahead. If you have an interest and what to learn more about you desired subject matter this is ok. If you have an interest and desire to learn more, then that is also o/k. A lot of mornings we spend a while just researching subjects for our various sites, then put the days accumulated information into our own version and stories and articles. The more you know about your subject the better but, learning more as you go is all o/k.
Do you know HTML and programming? If we go back to the idea of what tools you may need, then quite a few years ago, you would need a certain set of tools to operate and update a website. As with now though, there were certain short cuts. You could edit HTML in notepad, you could FTP your updates via browser, there were cheap or much less expensive alternatives to accomplish what you wanted. So, currently, you can access a lot of open source (free) software to provide an easy way to set up and run your website with no programming knowledge required. Most web hosting now will give you access to software that allows you to answer some very basic questions, and then will install your programs automatically for you. You can for instance use something like softaculous to set up you new wordpress site. These options are (or should be ) available for free even if you are using free webhosting.