Before you start any business, you need to decide what products or services you will provide. Starting a free online business is no different. While you may not be selling products and services directly, you need to consider what information you'll provide.
Before you start your free online business, think about what you like - what moves you? What are you passionate about or good at? Are there areas where you can share your valuable knowledge that may be interesting to others?
The more you love what you do, the more passionate you are and the more you know about a specific topic or topics, the more you'll enjoy doing the work necessary to make your online business successful.
Match Your Interests with What's in Demand
As you go through this first step, you may identify topics that are hot with the general public or within a certain segment of the population. The next step in starting a free online business is going to be doing some keyword research, and what you discover during that step may alter your thinking slightly. Don't get locked in at this point, remain a bit flexible so you can combine what's popular with the masses with your personal interests, skills and abilities to make starting your free online business worthwhile.
The best part of keeping your costs at zero when you are starting a free online business is that you have nothing to lose except your time. Also keep in mind that you are starting your free online business for the long haul - this is not something that will make you get rich quick. In the end though, as you improve your online business savvy you can make a go of it, just be patient and be smart.