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  • 1. How to Start an Online Business (from Pakistan)
    The Essential Steps to Starting a Sustainable Legal Internet Biz
    Salma Jafri
    WordPL – Oct 2010
  • 2. Who am I anyway and why should you listen to me?
    Custom Social Pages
    Social media maven
    Print columnist
    Affiliate marketer
    Serial entrepreneur
    Fire-breathing dragon
  • 3. Lets get on the same page first
  • 4. Fear Factors
    Don’t know where to start
    Don’t think int’l payments can be received in Pak
    Don’t know how to find a market or clients or buyers
    Too scared of getting sucked into a scam
    Don’t know what you have to offer
    Don’t want to give out credit card details on the Net
    Can’t decide what to do
    Don’t have a credit card
    Just wanna whine “XYZ is not possible from Pak”
    P.S. Its all in the attitude > you CAN make money online…
  • 5. Infographic: How to Start an Online Business
  • 6. Types of Online Businesses (you can start from Pakistan)
    success stories
  • 8. MaryamNasim
    Website: ,
    Niche:freelance illustration & animation, free printables
    Monthly Income: $1000 - 5000
    Primary money-making method:
    Freelance services
    “I think internet is magical. I have made some of my best friends over the internet. I use it for my work, entertainment and everything else I need for information. My work structure would be entirely different if I did not have access to the web like I do.”
  • 9. HarisNadeem
    Niche: gadgets, technology &Internet media.
    Monthly Income: $5000 approx.
    Primary money-making method:
    blogging and advertisements
    “… If you want to start a website, then blogging is the easiest way. I started off with a blog on free host. Then after convincing my parents for a credit card and bought my own paid domain.”
  • 10. ErumZehra
    Niche: Web Writing for Small Businesses
    Monthly Income: $500-1000
    Primary money-making method:
    Freelance writing services
    “I love the flexibility working online gives me.  Due to this I have always been present around my children, and have also attained the personal fulfillment that one gets from acquiring professional achievements. A great testimonial from a client makes working from home totally worth leaving the competitive corporate world behind.”
  • 11. SohailAbid
    Niche: software developer
    Monthly Income: undisclosed
    Primary money-making method:
    Freelance software development
    “To sum up the life of a good freelance developer: you can make three or four times the pay of a regular 9-6 employee with half the time/effort. The most lucrative advantage is FREEDOM. Take my motorcycle tour of Pakistan ( as an example. Only a freelancer can take up such uncertain and free trip.”
  • 12. S. Mohkim Khan
    Niche: Web Startups, Social Media And Tech
    Monthly Income: $500-$1000
    Primary money-making method:
    Blogging, Sponsorships
    “Blogging was my core earning from beginning 2008 right after I graduated to July 2009. It was one of the smartest things I ever pursued and was serious about, at least in my opinion.”
  • 13. AbidBeli
    Niche: Ecommerce
    Monthly Turnover: $80000
    Primary money-making method:
     Product Selling
    “ I think we need still more online retail shop .. (you should) be professional & show your educated attitude - do competition on quality services not on prices. Secondly because of new online retail shops new customers [are] also attracted [to] online shopping.”
  • 14. ErumMunir
    Niche: website dev & design, e-products
    Monthly Income: $1000-5000
    Primary money-making method:
    Freelance web services, e-products
    “I started out on the net in 1997 with my first Geocities (yah remember that era, anyone?) web page and it has been a great journey since then. From that one web page to an entire website and on to my own business DotsnDashes Website Designs a couple of years later, yep I have come a long way.”
  • 15. SaadHamid
    Niche: Technology
    Monthly Income: $5,000
    Primary money-making method:
    “…Living in a country with less-awareness about a revenue medium like this, I have found blogging to be one of the best professions. Start blogging with passion and you will eventually start making money too.”
  • 16. Salma Jafri
    Niche: Web content, SEO articles, e-books
    Monthly Income: $3000-5000
    Primary money-making method:
    freelance services
    “Cultural differences, physical locations and geographical boundaries no longer separate the two arms of business: buyers and sellers. The lifestyle opportunities that technology offer are both overwhelming and awe-inspiring all at once.”
  • 17. Types of Online Businesses (you can start from Pakistan)
  • 18. Option 1: Start Freelancing!
    Quick to start
    Learn while you earn
    No overheads
    Immediate cash
    Work from anywhere
    Best use of existing skill set
  • 19. Start Freelancing!
  • 20. Start Freelancing!
  • 21. Choose a Niche
  • 22. Start Freelancing!
  • 23. Places to find freelance work
  • 24. Bidding sites
  • 25. Job Boards
  • 26. Social Media
  • 27. Email/social media
  • 28. Start Freelancing!
  • 29. Build credibility
    How to pitch for work (Proposal Writing)
    Provide samples
    Make portfolio
  • 30. Start Freelancing!
  • 31. Start Marketing like Crazy!
    • Join forums and communities such as;
    • 32. Start a blog
    • 33. Join & network on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube)
    • 34. Join relevant and similar FB pages/groups
    • 35. Take out a newsletter (email marketing)
    • 36. Search engine optimize (SEO) your site
    “If you build it they will come”
  • 37. My Marketing Efforts
  • 38. Start Freelancing!
  • 39. Get Paid!
    A/C Holder NameA/C Number / IBANBank Account TypeBank NameBank CountryBank ID Type (you will choose SWIFT here for international wire transfers)Bank ID Number (8-11 characters)
    Bank AddressBank CityBank ProvinceBank Postal Code
  • 40. Pakistani freelancers in action!
  • 41. Pakistan in Freelance World
  • 42. Types of Online Businesses (you can start from Pakistan)
  • 43. Option 2: Make Money Blogging
  • 44. Start Blogging!
  • 45. Choose a Niche
    “When I was younger… I [didn’t] want to be pigeonholed…
    Basically, now you want to be pigeonholed. Its your niche.”
    – Joan Chen, actress
  • 46. How to choose a niche
    Do what you know
    Do what you love
    Choose something you want to know more about
  • 47. Can your niche make money?
    Keyword/Niche: Asian fusion cooking classes
    Search results: 5,970
    AdWords Keyword Tool results: 1300 monthly global searches
    Check domain availability: www.
  • 48. Keywords go fast!
  • 49. Start Blogging!
  • 50.
  • 51. Start Blogging!
  • 52. Create content
  • 53. Start Blogging!
  • 54. Monetize your blog
    Google AdSense
    Sponsored Posts
    Product reviews
    Paid reviews
    Sponsored Ads
    Buy Sell Ads
  • 55. Start Blogging!
  • 56. Get Paid!
    Wire transfer
    Check (local)
    Western Union
  • 57. Blogger in action!
  • 58. Types of Online Businesses (you can start from Pakistan)
  • 59. Option 3: Affiliate Marketing
    • A lot like blogging – create site, add content, do product / service reviews
    • 60. No inventory for selling products!
    • 61. No merchant accounts for selling
    • 62. No customer service issues to contend with
    Affiliate Mktg
  • 63. Start Affiliate Marketing!
  • 64. Start Affiliate Marketing!
  • 65. Find Affiliate Products
    Product name + “affiliate” (e.g. ipad affiliate)
    Commission Junction
    Amazon Associates
  • 66. Start Affiliate Marketing!
  • 67. Get Paid!
    Wire transfer
    Western Union
  • 68. Affiliate Marketing in action!
  • 69. Types of Online Businesses (you can start from Pakistan)
  • 70. Skills to Run an Online Business
    Clear focus and direction
    Self-discipline & motivation
    Delegate and automate
    Adaptability and flexibility
    Thought leadership
  • 71. The Work at Home Lifestyle
    Where does the time go?
    Marketing & tech & social media, oh my!
    I don’t think I’m going crazy – I know it!
    Wake up, Family, Work, Family, Work, Sleep
    What if I fail?
    I want my own bank account dammit!
    Will my parents/friends/
    spouse support me?
  • 72. The most important thing you need to know do!
    “Ideas are a dime a dozen…”
    “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”
    “If you wait until all the lights are "green" before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top.”
    “Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”
  • 73. Why wait?
  • 74. For more info…
    Complete resource pack with active links
    Complete e-books pack covering topics like FB mktg, AdSense, blogging, freelancing, etc
    Contact email addresses for more info
    Future detailed sessions on each
    One to one coaching
  • 75. Where you can find me
    If you liked this presentation/workshop and would like to know more, please leave a comment at: and I’ll respond. Thanks!
  • 76. How to Start an Online Business (from Pakistan)
    The Essential Steps to Starting a Sustainable Legal Internet Biz
    Salma Jafri
    WordPL – Oct 2010