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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Wasure Premium
I'm struggling with the about me section. Does it need to be really long? I just want to tell people this is a website I made and they can use it to find whatever I am helping someone else sell. I'm not sure if I can have a wordy About Me section like Kyle. I don't want to be trapped in this section and unable to move on due to writer's block. What should I do?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, it can be just a few sentences. It just shows people that there is a real person behind the website, rather than just a faceless corporation. It helps to build up trust with your visitors. Anything you publish can be edited at any time in the future, so you can always change it later.
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ariesight Premium
Yep, as Diane said, you can always edit it later. Try to answer these questions, though, even if the answer is 5 words long.

Who are you?
Why do you like this niche?
Why should I trust you?
How can I reach out to you?
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mindmaze Premium
my only question is after you have found your specific keywords etc. and made your list you mentioned writing content about each one separately . Do you make tabs on your website with a keyword header? do you just make pages dedicated to said keywords? where will these keywords be seen and does the keywords you pick effect the amount of people who will see your site ? not alot of explaination on how these keywords directly affect your page.... when you have chosen keywords and saved them will people who search those keywords be able to see your website?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you will use a different keyword for each article you write for your website. Choose your first keyword, and use it in the title of your article, and mention it once in the first paragraph. When you are ready to write your next article, choose a different keyword, and repeat the process.

When people are searching for those keywords, Google will see that you have an article that will be useful to them, and will it place it higher in its search engine results page.
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jmsalentino Premium
Hi. I have read your answer to @mindmaze. I am somewhat confused now. Is the first ever website that we did is not for product promotion of products in different sites like Amazon, Pinterest,etc? And so we cannot link products on our first website? Was it just for articles? Sorry, got confused. Newbie here also. Thank you so much. 🙏
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - your website should be a mix of purely informational articles that answer questions and help people who are interested in your niche subject. Plus, you should also have product review pages where you can suggest recommended products from the likes of Amazon.

Not every article should be just about products, otherwise, Google will see it as a "spammy" selling site.

So, for example, if your site was about travel for seniors, your first few articles might be about resorts that are ideal for those with mobility problems, or hotels that offer discount deals for seniors, or ways to make long journeys more comfortable. You could then do a review of products that might be useful, such as lightweight luggage, and add links for the readers to buy them on Amazon.
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mindmaze Premium
so where does the website transform from blogs, reviews and articles into making actually money? i guess im missing the correlation seeing as how i am not selling products or anything?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you will be able to join affiliate programs such as Amazon. They will then supply you with special links to put on your website, for the products you are reviewing.

When a potential customer reads your review and decides to buy the product, the link on your website will take them to Amazon. You then get a percentage of the sale price.

So, I notice from your profile, you are interested in beard products. So, for example, you could do a review which compares 3 different beard grooming kits, and add a link to each of the products on Amazon. If somebody reads your review and clicks on one of your links and buys one of the kits you get paid a commission.
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mindmaze Premium
dont you have to sign up to be an affiliate? how does that work? or is it literally that simple? just by people clicking my links to products on amazon and purchasing will get me a commision?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you do have to apply to be an affiliate. The program will inspect your website to make sure it is suitable. They typically expect to see lots of written content, so that is what you need to concentrate on first.

Once the affiliate program has approved your website, you then get access to the special product links. The links will have your website ID embedded in them, so that the program can recognise that the customer came through your website and can pay you the commission.

So, you can't just have links to the products, until you have actually applied to the affiliate program and been approved.
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mindmaze Premium
ok thats what i figured, thanks for that info... so basically the written content has to be very good and you have to have alot of it before being approved? also do websites that sell beard products etc or anything else but are family companies etc and not associated with amazon or ebay etc do they have afilliate programs? is it a possibility to reach out to local companies etc and sell my traffic to them once i get it?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - well, the content has to be good to engage your visitors more than anything. Most programs expect to see around 15 articles. Amazon is the exception and will accept new sites with little content. However, you do have to make 3 sales in 180 days, which is not easy until you start getting traffic.

There are tens of thousands of independent affiliate programs. To search for ones you are interested in, type the following phrase in Google -

beard products + affiliate programs

There is training here in Wealthy Affiliate about local marketing, it's not a subject I know anything about.
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mindmaze Premium
thanks for all the info i really appreciate it
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I want to know the app that will give me money on PayPal so help me as small brother and tell a safe app which will pay small amount but it ok for me I am from india and I need help so pliz help me brother small amount but fast
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DianeScorpio Premium
This is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a website for affiliate marketing. It is not a get rich quick scheme and takes months of consistent work.
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How do I create my website?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you are in lesson 1 of the training. Read all the instructions, watch the videos and complete all the tasks in each lesson. That way, you will have built your website by the end of lesson 4.
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I'm new here. I have a question, let's see if there is something possible. I have (at the moment nothing happening due to Covid 19) a business here in Penang, Malaysia. I do hiking tours, I have several half day tours (that's the max travelers - I do not focus on locals). Now, I had a website about it which didn't go anywhere. But, how about this. I have written a book with about 120 different trails in Penang. And I have 5-6 different tours available. Can I build a business online on this with additional affiliate links to supply good etc. on this tiny nice.

Here's why I ask. I seem not to be able to get this off the ground without spending lots of money on promoting online (Google/Facebook). But I can build an extensive site about hiking here. The problem is that when you search Google for hiking in Penang and whatever combination or alternate search terms, you come ALWAYS to the big sites, Amazon, Alltrails, heck even hotel sites. Additional, the sites offer focus solely on a few popular trails (and mostly not the most interesting ones). Would this be a sustainable niche where I can make about $1000 a month on additional affiliate links embedded or should I look elsewhere?
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cena1975 Premium
You need to understand SEO keywords first. Your content need to have the SEO checklist before it can be found in Google.

Your current website is build by WordPress?
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Ha! Of course, but you come to the key problem. Not all niches have enough keywords. It's why I was very surprised by the football snack helmets niche. I've had 3 sites with plenty of excellent keywords, nicely optimized too and yet the sites were burned by the Google Penguin update some years back min favor of some sloppy non content websites. Keywords is just not enough. I know that now.
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LaRue59 Premium
Hey there Psyclist,
My name is LaRue and I am new to this site but not so new at marketing and I believe you have a very solid foundation going on with your site from what I gather so far. I think you even have an advantage over the larger sites. You can concentrate on the smaller more intimate details of the off grid places that your target group is looking for and pull their interests away from the big sites and guide them to your site by offering them special deal or discounts and by doing that your target group feels more comfortable dealing with you as a smaller business that they can trust. Your niche just has so many different ways to promote products and services to the group. I think by doing this you will have customers coming to you from all directions, you just have to stay on top and follow their wants and needs to keep up with their demand and this will require dedication on your part to keep them coming back and plus the new targets you get from word of mouth and reputation. Sounds like lots of work but dont get discouraged before long you will have a great site that autopilots its way for you and soon you will be off enjoying your passions with a good stream of income coming in and its all making you money on a large well built platform that has the feeling of a very small town comfortable site that makes the customer feel at ease. Good luck. and I will watch you grow and hope to exchange knowledge on our way.... LaRue
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jessejarvis Premium
Ideally my goal is to reach $2,000 CAD/month as quickly as possible. From what I'm reading it'll take 3-6 months which I'm hoping I'll be able to sustain it for but that would essentially provide a comfortable life style. After that I want to rise in the ranks so to speak over time in intervals.
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michaelw777 Premium
I am doing this to help a fellow Member; no Complaints: Try the above.
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michaelw777 Premium
And I am doing that to help a fellow Member; I apologize if I posted in the wrong place? But, this is where the original reply was; so no Complaints; OKAY.
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