What do you need first to run your own online business?
First of all, you really need to want it. You need to be committed.
You have to decide how much time and money you want to invest, having your own website or blog or if you start as affililate marketer for existing programs. Such like online shops or others which do provide an affiliate opportunity to make money with.
You need a business email address. We highly recommend to use Gmail. It's crutial as most other free providers like yahoo, have deficits if it comes to business. We will come back to this matter later.
Open a Paypal account. Paypal is the most common payment processor. Safe and easy to use.
Your own blog if you want to become affiliated with Amazon
Start with Amazon
If you already have an Amazon account, all you need to do is login and become an affiliate. The system is easy and walks you through. Look at the top right of your Amazon account and click on Amazon Affiliates.
If you are not yet a member of Amazon, you can sign up and create your account. How it works, is simple read here.
There are much more affilliate opportunities out there, but as we have chosen as example to begin with, we will show you those programs sometime later.