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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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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Hi all. I would like my niche to be The young teaching the old))
Would love to have the most simple website in good ol plain English to guide our elders through , if possible have volunteers of youngsters helping over the phone , possibly making some pennies whilst helping , is this totally I way off key . I know trust ,data protection & all that would have to be super secure .
Sounds good
acrinym Premium
This is really a good niche! I like the idea. :)
Once you get your website going, you could add several wordpress plugins to set this up pretty fast.
Ty however I can’t even log in , so feel like giving up as help only seems available if yr premium so disappointing
Dwayne20 Premium
On the task that instructs you to join a discussion, what do you do if no one is around at that time to move forward. With people on different time zones how can I move on to my next lesson. Also about a comment for at lease two people, how do I approach this?
EmakAmelia Premium
Greet new members or give your comment on members blog posts on WA dashboard.
AbieAJ Premium
There's always someone to respond to your questions 24/7. Can you please elaborate on your last sentence, thanks.
megawinner Premium
Do not worry about time differences. Just join live chat, comment on blogs here at WA community or websites.
Robertstarli Premium
hi my question is this. i am still in the training process. i have had alot go on in the past month (family stuff) but i am back and ready to go . Question is can i log out while in training and not loose my website i just got up and kind of going?
MedeciaA Premium
yes your training is always there for you to continue
TheBobbyD Premium
If you have built and published a website it will still be there.

MedeciaA Premium
thats true
megawinner Premium
Yes, and I do that sometimes.
msabundance Premium
Hello all,

My niche is FI (Financial Independence) or FIRE (Financial Independent Retire Early). I want my content to be about the various side hustles to help you get additional income to achieve FI.

I do feel that promoting WA is one of the side hustles.

So my question is, should I focus on completing the Online Entrepreneur Cert or should I just do the BootCamp?
EmakAmelia Premium
Based on the niche you choose, that means you're going to do an MMO (make money online) site, so the Bootcamp training is for you.
msabundance Premium
Thanks for the quick response. will do.
EMAWealth Premium
I have a quick question. I was working on my Privacy Policy, exchanging the default content to my website address. I am not for certain, but I think I may have taken the default content off and did not replace it with my website and I cannot seem to get a original copy of the Privacy Policy to see if I have actually made any mistakes. If someone can help me it would be greatly appreciated!

tracydawn Premium
Did you look in Websites> Site Content> Templates?
JohnDenekar Premium
Have you already published it?. If so you have to go to your website, and look for your pages posts, under edit. Once you find it click edit to see if you made some mistakes. If you haven't published it yet, it should still be in the content writing platform. Hope this is what you need.
JeanetteHall Premium
Erica WA backs up our sites regularly. Just go and get your backup from yesterday. Then make try making your update again!
Warly10 Premium
The original of your privacy policy should still be in the template section. Just go to "websites", then "site content"