How Will YOU Make Money Online?

Great question!

The reality is that there are many ways to make money online! The problem is that people often get distracted by the "latest and greatest" product or service and they are never able to build a successful (and revenue generating) business as a result.

Today I am going to run you through one of the most fundamental, yet powerful processes of generating revenue online.

It is a proven process, it is one that we use, and one that 100,000's of other Wealthy Affiliate members use. It is also the ultimate "making money" process that worked 5 years ago and it is going to work 5 years from now (and beyond). It is a process that will reveal as much opportunity in the massive online world as you are willing to work for!

It is called Affiliate Marketing.

But, just one thing before you get into the MONEY "stuff"...

The making money part of your business won't happen quite yet.

Before you earn money, you are going to first be focusing on creating your niche website (which will take place in the next two lessons) and are working to get traffic to your website. Without a website, without content, and without traffic, the MONEY part simply doesn't happen.

So don't look at this like a race. You will reach success and a great deal of it, but before you build your own personal SKYSCRAPER of a business, you must first have a solid FOUNDATION to build it on. That is going to be our first goal within the Getting Started training. Cool?

Alright, let's continue on! :)

Below is a video walk-through of today's lesson and the process of "How to Make Money Online - The Process Explained". Just click the PLAY button to watch it!

 


In the coming days you are going to be working through this process and by the end of this Level 1 training alone, you are going to have an awesome foundation in place that will lead you to much greater success.

Task #1: Understand the Make Money Process

There are MANY different ways that you can earn money online and many different ways in which you can build an entire business. The most lucrative and the one that we have been teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate for the past 14 years is Affiliate Marketing.

Below is a diagram outlining the process of making money through affiliate marketing.

There are now over 4 BILLION people online as of 2019 (YOUR audience) and these people are going to search engines, social media, or visiting websites for help all the time.

These people are looking for information, solutions to problems and to buy stuff.

That is where you are going to come in with your website and help these "audiences" by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be "helping" these people, recommending products/services they can benefit from, and you earn affiliate commissions ($$) as a result.

There are over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate marketer. The opportunity is incredible and it is only growing!

By Lesson 4 of this course you are going to have your very own "niche" website in place that you will use to connect with your chosen audience and make money with. You will have your very own slice of the internet opportunity.

Task #2: Create (Write Down) Your Financial Goals

You want to earn revenue right? That is great! In order to earn anything however, you need to have some goals in place.

In this task we want you to join in on a "money goals" discussion here at Wealthy Affiliate. You are going to be telling us what your goals are and going forward, we are going to be helping you achieve these very goals!

QUESTION #1: How much money would you be happy earning?

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic (ie, really excited) earning?

QUESTION #3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?


PLEASE make 100% sure that you do not skip this step and you revisit this post regularly when you are in need of some motivation. I can absolutely assure you that if you work hard at this and you are persistent towards these goals, you will achieve them. But ultimately it is UP TO YOU!

JOIN DI$CU$ION: What Are Your "Money" Goals?

In addition to this, it would be wonderful if you commented on someone else's goals they have posted within this thread. Aim to comment on at least TWO people's goals. You likely can network with many other "like minded" people here at Wealthy Affiliate and this is a good way to get your networking efforts rolling. We are a friendly bunch here at WA!

If you have any questions about any aspect of the make money process, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Awesome, off to the next lesson now where you will be "choosing your niche"!



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3. Join in on this discussion and add your personal "money" goals
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Autumn2208 Premium
Okay, not so sure that I joined 💯 knowing what y'all was about...I have been looking into starting online income, for I have no transportation options for the next year etc. I realize affiliated marketing is not a get rich quick, but I wanted to expand once getting my own websites to start on. I had hoped to have my brand, blog, affiliate market, start ecommerce in said niche and have all this linked from website. If I make a domain and start my website here, is this not going to be MY domain to keep if I cannot pay next months subscription? Also, am I going to be getting full commission pay through what I link?
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feigner Premium
if you buy a domain( typ $14 per year) then you host it here and build you site onto that domain...
but if you stop paying...then you stop paying for hosting and like stopping a mobile contrat hte service stops at the end of the payment period....so your site is offline...
and hte backup of your info will be held for 60 days before removal...so make sure you backup or move your site to anothe rhosting before leaving here....there are cheaper hosting but you need to learn a lot more to set it up and preotect your site....
if you stop paying then no commissions wil lbe paid as you are not a member...you don't drop back t a starter membership once you go premium....
have fun
phil
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Jaz333 Premium
If you purchase a domain it is yours to keep whether you stay with WA or not. I would however advise setting up hosting for the domain elsewhere before you cancel membership and leave WA, should that be the choice you make down the road.

Best, Shannon
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Autumn2208 Premium
My "plan" is not to leave WA, for I am sure I could benefit from a community of course, but if it comes time I am charged 50 and do not have 50, well I do not want to be screwed out of what I started for myself...this is my first time with creating a website so I am not sure how to move hosting of a domain or where to?? It's this kind of stuff that I get confused and worry on.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Yes you are needing have your own dot com down the line vs a siterubix subdomain, biggest advantage you own your dot com and can do what you want with it vs siterubix subdomain remains the property of WA.

Some affiliate programs may not accept you with a subdomain.

In case of cancellation

For any websites hosted here, you need arrange alternative hosting for your website before your subscription ceases as you would be locked out the platform, site support back ups are only available for 60 days.

You can never revert back to being a starter.

I also suggest you backup your sites, you can use the AIO WP Migration or Updraft plugins. UpdraftPlus is a premium and highly recommended.

WA affiliate program details and payouts, commissions as a premium member
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

Further info

WA is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a successful website for affiliate marketing. You need to read all the information, watch all the videos and complete each task as you are requested to do so. (source: Diane)

It is not a get-rich-quick scheme and requires months of consistent work. You are building a genuine online business for your future.

You'd need figure out your niche before you register your dot com

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

One niche, a website.

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. How to choose a new domain name

You can use Namemesh dot com - look in SEO & MIX columns

You can also use leandomainsearch dot com, you input a word and it gives you another

And godaddy valuation tool to find a memorable name.

However nowadays domains are not so affected by SEO vs writing quality rich content with good choice of keywords, latter of which would rank you in the search engines.

I would always go for a dot com domain name vs dot net or dot org as people's perceptions when they start typing they would typically assume it is a dot com.

I would not include dashes and check if the domain is copyrighted, trademarked and ' or registered to an established business.

You can use Jaaxy fo find something suitable and along the metrics would also search if the dot com domain is available

Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.


https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords
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Autumn2208 Premium
🙌 Thank you for your direct answers! I needed detailed instruction. I think I understand here more now.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
So very welcome.
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CHind Premium
Hi, you awesome people I've got a bit of a dilemma. I rushed a bit, I've created a website called True tech king as I love tech but I think I may have gone too broad with the name, does this matter? can I still promote a more narrow niche within my webpage?

Thanks

Craig
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Newme202 Premium
Yes, you can
If your about me pages is about the content that you have provided so far, it is best to change it to reflect what your new narrow niche will all be about
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philmedia Premium Plus
You can change your name in settings Craig but not your less important URL. I think the process often is we start broad then have to a narrow, its all a learning, good luck, Phil
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feigner Premium
you can use your tagline and as Simone says your about me to further define the mission of your business...
have fun
phil
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Starting out you need a very specific narrowed subcategory with good choice of keywords. As soon as site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you would then scale

I would consult with http://answersocrates.com/ Essentially you are writing more informational posts and if there’s a solution, a review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Further info

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

One niche, a website.

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.
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iyamed Premium
hello. can someone tell me how long will it take for me to earn through my website atleast the amount that i am supposed to pay this website for their training programme.as i am a student myself i am little worried whether i am risking my allowance money on a programe that i wont be able to pay every month till i reach my goals and give up halfway .i am happy to dedicate myself to reach my goals as long as i could afford my monthly payment through my newly created website
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DianeScorpio Premium
There is no average. It depends on what subject you have chosen, what the commission percentage is on the products you promote, how well you understand the process etc.

Some people might earn nothing for an entire year, others might earn $1000. After a couple of years, you might earn $100 a month or $5000 a month. No one can predict how successful you will be, and you can't compare yourself to other people.
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iyamed Premium
okay. thank u so much for your honest and straight forward reply. Means a lot
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI

It can take 3 - 6 months to see any income. This is a long term commitment and takes months of consistent work

WA is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a successful website for affiliate marketing. You need to read all the information, watch all the videos and complete each task as you are requested to do so. (source: Diane)

It is not a get-rich-quick scheme and requires months of consistent work. You are building a genuine online business for your future.

Essentially you are writing more informational original posts and content dependent how well you know your niche, how you understand coursework, how you apply. The training here works and it is second to none.

Anything is possible when we apply ourselves, you'd need to be organized, trained, have the right mindset, skillset and endeavor -

For the first seven days you can test drive platform full premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.
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Nikkidew2 Premium
The details that are pointed out about making yourself comfortable and welcoming everyone are very much appreciated. I can tell ya'll really do put care and time and effort into this program and that's amazing!!! I applaud all the hard work that goes onto making this the best experience for us
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Newme202 Premium
You're welcome 😁
Let us know if you have any questions or need clarification
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for recognizing the work that goes into creating a program like this. Kyle and a group of expert marketers in WA worked together on this.

It is most challenging to make the training doable and clear to everyone.

Your awareness of details will be a positive asset for you as you do our niche website.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

That's awesome, we are glad you are enjoying the training here.

Kindly let us know when needing help or having further questions.

Welcome to WA and our community.
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Mary613 Premium
Hi there!

I went through this 8th Step: Creating Custom Menus on Your Website. While following the instruction from the video, I did not find a menu on - the footer and other menus.Is there someting missing in my WordPress design?

I appreciate anyone's comment or response.

Thank you,
Mary
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi You need create them in Appearance > Menus. That's WordPress sites back office.

You can create a primary, top, footer and social icons menus.

Sometimes it can be in relation to the theme and what it allows however you would be able do at least a primary menu.



Tutorial
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jghwebbrand Premium
Not all WordPress themes have a footer menu.
When you log into back office ->appearance -> customize
click on menu then when in menu screen does menu locations show footer? If not your theme does not have a footer.

We use the free Astra Wordpress theme and it does have a footer menu capability.
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Greg2112 Premium Plus
is this one of my videos or Kyle's video?
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Mary613 Premium
It is Kyle's video. It looks like it depends on the WordPress theme design that we have chosen. The theme I've chosen doesn't have a footer...Anyway, it's okay.

Thank you.
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jghwebbrand Premium
If you are looking for a free theme with a footer menu, we use Astra.
We have used its for several years.
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