How you will earn money?

There are many ways to make money online...1000's of different ways in fact! 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.

Today we are going to run you through one of the most fundamental, yet the most powerful processes of generating revenue online. It is a proven technique, it is one that we use, and one that 10,000's of other WA 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 will present as much opportunity in the massive online world as you like

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 the working to get traffic to your website. Without a website, without content, and without traffic, the MONEY doesn't happen.

So don't look at this like a race. You will reach success and a good 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". Just click the PLAY button to watch it!

DISCUSS THIS VIDEO HERE: How to Make Money Online - The Process Explained

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

You are going to have your own website in a niche of your choice. Once you have these things in place, you are going to be able to create as much success as you want online.

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. In the coming lessons we are going to be walking you through the following process (and the video above explains it):

View the Full Size Infographic Here

There are 2 billion people (the audience) online and these people are looking (searching) for things all the time. They are looking for information and to buy products. 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. You will be "helping" these people and earning revenue in the process.

By Lesson 4 of this course you are going to have your very own website in place that you will use to connect with your chosen audience. You will have your very own piece of the internet and a platform to connect anyone that you want who browses the Internet.

Here is a tutorial walking you through 6 of the ways that you are going to be able to earn MONEY from your website...

READ TUTORIAL: 6 Ways to Make Money With Your Wordpress Blog

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 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 Discussion: 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 this rolling. Remember, this is a community and a very helpful and friendly one! :)

Task #3: Create Your Non-Financial Goals

Success is not just about money and how much revenue you can earn online. Creating and building tangible online assets are a huge success and monumental in the development of your business. Overcoming technical hurdles is a success. Building a website is a success. Choosing a niche is a success. Learning new information is a success. Freeing up more time for your family is a success. Doing something that you love is a success. Helping others is a success.

I want you to create some short term and long term "NON" financial goals today. These could be anything really.

Write down a list of things that you want to accomplish in:

The next 10 days.
The next 30 days.
The next 6 months.
The next year.

Remember, these goals cannot involve money. They have to involve something that is non-financial but can absolutely be part of your business building process. Write these down as well (could be on the same piece of paper) and keep safe.


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Your Tasks: Toggle the check box to mark as complete or incomplete
Understand the "The Process of Earning Money Online" Infographic
Join in on this discussion and add your personal "money" goals
Comment on at least TWO people
Write down your 4 NON Financial Goals

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It is amazing to see others in the same place as me. I am not alone.........nothing like being the new kid at school......thank goodness.
EdEastman Premium Top 200

That is what I like about WA also. The various levels of experience. There is always someone that you can equate with.
i'm excited for what's ahead.
On my way to the top! Lesson 1 down and 9 more to go. This has already been an pleasant experience. I think I'm in love! WA rocks!
MsHanana Premium
Thanks for this walkthrough. Are there any drag & drop themes included with Premium?
EdEastman Premium Top 200
Hi Hannah

Not sure what you mean. You pick a theme and start to create your content on the page. I personally like to do that in draft mode until I am ready to publish it.

Explain more please.
Liudas Premium
Non financial goals:
1. find my purpose
2. understand what I can give to others
3. don't give up
4. help others
EdEastman Premium Top 200

I applaud your emphasis on helping others. That is exactly what WA is all about.
I am with you on the give up part. It is easy to do sometimes. It is easy to get distracted and get off the path. Maybe by doing the premium we won't give up because then we are financially vested.
RoyTaylor Premium
One step closer to my first million, lol! That was relatively painless...on to the next step!
I´m loving this method of completing tasks as we go along the lessons!
Congratulations, WA Staff!
This is interesting, i like reading all your comments, very useful info! :)
This absolutely inspiring and engaging.
luziaS Premium
I have just gone through this lesson again. I have found out it is very refreshing. Going over the lessons again is making me feel very confident. I still have some doubts about various things. I am going to wait to get to it again and then post the question. I am hoping that going over the lessons again make more knowledgeable. All right, let's go to the next.
orsveress Premium
I think the free keyword tool is off because if you go to google and put them in quotes there is a lot more competition then that.
EdEastman Premium Top 200
Ors why are you putting them in Quotes? When people are doing searches they don't put things in quotes.
Jazmyn94 Premium
On the wa keyword search tool does any of the number represent the clicks per month? Also what does the last two numbers on the wa chart stand for. One of them says article power and the other ppc?
ELeslie Premium
Hello Jazmyn, the PPC stands for Pay Per Click.


JCR3 Premium
Yes, the first column, Searches, represents the amount of times that keyword is searched for in a month. Article power is letting you know how well your pages/posts could potentially rank. and PPC power is letting you know how well that keyword could do with Paid-Per-Click (PPC) advertising. they are both on a scale of 1-10
Should I make a new email address for my website, particularly to put on my privacy policy page?
ELeslie Premium
Hello Jonathan, I do not know if it's 'particularly to put on' your PP page, but I know it is needed there. So the answer is still yes either way.

Much success to you.


SalmaM Premium
I Just did, thought it would be good to keep things separate.
Do I need to add the kirki plugin?Also,do I activate the exclude pages from navigation or delete that plugin?
googs Premium
On the certification courses, it covers that. I believe you activate them all. The courses will walk you through everything step by step.
I saw them but when I tried to go back to find out,I was unable to find that part again..Thank you for helping me..I'm new to all of this so I want to make sure I follow everything and do all of it right.
ELeslie Premium
Hello Joann, I will answer the second part as I have never heard of the Kirki plugin.

The only page you should be excluding is your Private Policy page. Meaning you do not want it to get indexed by Google, as it has duplicate content in it. You have stated 'pages' here. You do not want your 'pages' excluded from being indexed, just the very opposite. If need be go over that lesson again to be sure you are doing the correct thing and comprehend it.

To exclude that ONE page, ( your PP page), scroll to the bottom of the private policy page and click on the 4 boxes that say ROBOT/S.

That will take care of the exclusion for you.

I hope this help.


Hi! On my website builder instead of SEO it recommends Kirki. I cannot choose both. Which should I do?