Start an Online Empire with No Money — Ideas and Action

You don’t need money to start

Abena Talks
3 min readJan 27


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You don’t need money to start an online business(well, not in the beginning anyway)

You can start a powerful, profitable online business with ideas, vision, and action.

Here’s a simple business in a box—no money, no hassle. Here’s the gist:

  1. Create a Medium account
  2. Create a Gumroad account (create digital products, build newsletters, build a community for free)
  3. Create a YouTube channel

4.All you need is a laptop(preferably, or a good smartphone)

( Eventually, you would need to set up a website, that’s my opinion)

For now, you can start with these.

🥅 THE GOAL: >>>Build a loyal community and create valuable content to meet the needs of your community.

✅ Start creating content that relates to skills and passions on Medium

✅Build a small audience of 100 followers

✅Join the Partner Program to start monetizing your content(this shouldn’t be the main focal point for your earnings though)

✅Start referring people to sign up as a paid member through your referral link (you’ll get paid just over $2 per sign up)

✅Start a free newsletter through Gumroad and create valuable content for your audience on a weekly basis (with Gumroad you can add an option that allows people to pay you whatever they want to pay you as a goodwill gesture)

You can also use Gumroad to create a paid newsletter that people pay for each month to get high-quality content from you.

✅Build your Medium page to 1000 loyal followers and then, create a simple digital product such as an eBook or guide and market that product through your newsletter and through your Medium content

✅Create a YouTube channel and repurpose all your Medium content on YouTube.

✅Create one long-form video (longer than 10 minutes) per week and publish two or three short videos (60 seconds or less per day). Make sure these short videos relate to your…



Abena Talks

💰Build a 7-figure income with niche blogs + faceless content pages. Entrepreneurship writer. Founder Freshlight Media. 📩💰