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 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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2. Understand the "The Process of Earning Money Online" Infographic
3. Join in on this discussion and add your personal "money" goals
4. Comment on at Least TWO People


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Tammyramosb Premium
Hi there, newbie here! My question is for the website that is being built, what is the content that exists on here? Is it blogging or just strictly advertising the niche? What sets a high traffic website apart from one that is not getting any leads? Lastly, how is the website found by others (for example: if someone performs a Google search, what page of the results would your site be found on and do you need to pay to have it bumped up?).
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JosephRebisz Premium
Hi Tammy, Joe here. Welcome to WA! You follow the training outlined, build your website and start writing articles about your niche. What sets the high traffic sites apart from the lower ones is content. Google will index your site, meaning they will notice it, then as you write more and more articles, it will move up in ranking with publishing more genuine content. You cannot pay to move up in google ranking. If you use the right keywords when writing, those that people will use when searching google, then it will gain more popularity quicker. I have only been here about 5 months and have already had two of my articles make page 1, for a couple days anyway. Now average page 2 with all my articles. Follow the training step by step and you'll do fine:)
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This was a great introduction. I think I'll stay on as a starter until I learn more and start making some money. It's great to know that premium is available for furthering my knowledge and education.
I just have one question. Is the only way to make money with affiliate marketing by building a website and directing traffic to that site? I've seen some other stuff with click funnels and embedding your link in a popular instagrammer's account, etc. Are those legitimate or scams?
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JosephRebisz Premium
For now, I would stick with the tried and true, WA. Building your site and getting indexed, ranked, constantly adding content and you will see the success over your journey with us:)
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Thank you very much Joseph.
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you can do whatever you want to do.
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I want to now the wedsite that will pay me small amount but just in 10 min or that app that will pay bouns that can be earn on paypal i just need 10 dollor just plz help me i follow every video on youtube but all them have problem like someare i like i earn money after10 dollor and takes time so just plz tell me app or wedsites that will pay me insted$10 plz brother plz read it carefully and understand because i do not know english that so plz tell 1 or 2 that will pay me $10 plz brother
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feigner Premium
probably the fastest way to make money is to create reviews on yt about products from click bank - but even that will take time as it is competitive.
all legit make money online schemes will take time - and work
or if not time then money....
or you could use the fallback of filling in forms or surveys...
good luck
phil
stay here for a while and start setting up your long term solution in an online business
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you are unlikely to find legitimate and genuine websites that pay you $10 for 10 minutes' work. All online businesses take time and effort.
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I want some suggestions that my niche is "beauty products" so to narrow it down so that I can target a specific group of people

which specific things I can choose or popular nowadays so that I would have a greater chance to succeed in the future. I have tried to find it out but don't get the specific answer. so plz provide me some suggestions.
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Just target women (if the product is for women).
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feigner Premium
one place i find it good for ideas - other than jaaxy ( butyou only have 30 searches) - is answerthepublic
doing a search for breauty products came up with some ideas you may want to explore
it narrows down the topic - and maybe investigating beauty products for pregnancy will give hte vistors the confidence that nothing will harm their baby...
or if you have sensitive skin - nothing will cause an outbreak....
try the same in google add beauty products for into the search box and see what the autosuggest shows.
have fun
phil
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ChrystopherJ Premium
Might be the wrong screenshot :-)
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feigner Premium
thanks chrys - don't know what happened - the snipping was the right image - but the clipboard had not grabbed it....
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ChrystopherJ Premium
No worries, it's corrected now, that's the main thing. And your Tabs are like mine haha hundreds of them ;-)
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feigner Premium
i think i am overloading my computer ...or my brain....
but yeah....too much open - but i know what is there...or at least most of it...
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Does the customer get some kind of discount or bonus when they purchase the product through my affiliate link?
OR the same rates apply when they purchase it directly from the website?

If the same rates apply, then why would they go through my affiliate link apart from the TRUST reason? (Especially when I'm just starting out with my online business)

I mean what monetary (or maybe some other) advantage it is to the customer?
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feigner Premium
unless you can sort out a discount then they will pay the same price as in the ecomm shop
what they are looking for is an answer to a problem - this has led them to your website - you have written an article which answers this problem and offered a solution then the visitor may click on the solution link to the product site - so you are in effect preselling
showing what their life will be like after they have purchased this product.
you will get a commission as it costs a lot to market for new customers - you are donig it for free..well except for the commissions
so they get free advertising out of it and if you write the post that people want to read then you will get the commissions.
so you could in theory start making commissions from your very first post - unlikely but possible
if you choose a problem your niche has right now and offer a solution - and gain their trust then they will click through....
what does the custmer get - they get the knowledge that this product is going to solve their problem - you told them it does....
have fun
phil
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Hey Phil! Sorry to disturb you once again. What you are saying is absolutely true. But not every blog/website will be like "See this is the product that'll solve your problem". I mean many blogs/websites aren't just based on offering solution to problems.

What if my blog is based on creative stories, reviews on TV shows, Anime & Manga, android based apps, my experiences on my last FSAE(F1 styled prototype Car) Project, my views on various different characters based on history or TV shows, mental mathematics, different psychological experiments & many other topics...

Only a handful of the above topics fit in that "Offer solution & buy this product" stuff.
Plus, I would be focusing on things that very few people try/tried or talk about some of the gems that are actually hidden under this Vast & never ending TV/anime & manga community.

So I'm really kinda confused. Should I start with the above aforementioned topics(things that I know & want to write about) OR should I look for topics that'll be like "This is the problem you are looking for & this is the solution".
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feigner Premium
if you look at them you will see they do work on the same basic model
tv reviews - earn their trust by showing that your opinion if entertaining - monetisation poss ads
anime and manga - merchandise - opinions on shows - how to draw - cosplay - how are you going to attract visitors -
android based apps - why would they visit - interested in your walkthroughs of hte apps - good experience - buy product through links
formula sae design - showing how you created hte design -why - teaching website for niche audeince - monetisation tools, books and ads
hmm...do i see a sort of trend here
the main things are - interesting/entertaining - gain trust - offer solutions...
can i twist each one around to the model - probably...but it seems to fit.
what do you think...
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