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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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!

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Did you look in Websites> Site Content> Templates?
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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.
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Erica WA backs up our sites regularly. Just go and get your backup from yesterday. Then make try making your update again!
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The original of your privacy policy should still be in the template section. Just go to "websites", then "site content"
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Great lesson on building your WP website here. Just a quick question... if I get my own domain and am not going with the platform, does it mean I have to get separate hosting outside or will I continue to get hosting support here at Wealthy Affiliate? Was not quite clear in the above video.
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It will be hosted here if you want it to, no need to go elsewhere.
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Oh Perfect! This is awesome.
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And thank you so much for your prompt response!
JeanetteHall Premium
We get great support here from WA with our new sites. Love being part involved with this company!
DDuncan67 Premium
I'm currently on lesson 6 of the training concerning writing articles and producing content. I'm wondering about my ability to produce articles frequently. I'm a good writer and all but I don't know if I can write compelling articles with enough frequency. I can certainly make art regularly but can I make that my business? also I was thinking of selling my t-shirts through my site.
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Hi .. Just to give you a friendly heads up, WA frowns on self promotion. Posting your links on the platform in any area besides the follow me on section of your profile can get your write access revoked. Here is Kyle's post regarding spam and self promotion: You can find more info on the follow me on section here: Good luck, Shannon
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Sorry, wasn't trying to spam, I just wanted to get peoples opinion on my art to see if it could be profitable.
skmorrow Premium
That is a challenge to continually pump out quality content on a consistent basis. Some folks say "published is better than perfect" and other people publish a few high quality articles per week. You will need to find a balance. Eventually you can hire a writer to help out, when you start making some $$.
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You have a head start on most people as you are already a good writer most of us are not good writers but as we go along with the training and writing posts or pages for our website we keep getting better and better along the way.

Make writing your articles steady but at your own pace, this is not a race so just pace yourself. You ca pick anything you like as your niche and that is all in the training and video's hope this helps.
Thinking about a niche - I have in mind “children’s mental health” as this is what I do for a living and could write helpful articles targeted at parents. However, is this too broad ? Would I be better off narrowing it down - maybe focussing on post pandemic mental health?
Jaz333 Premium
You're definitely on the right track in narrowing down children's mental health some. I think post pandemic mental health is an excellent idea.

Being in the health niche, it will definitely be helpful to include any certifications or diplomas you might have within your About Me page to show google and your audience that you are qualified to offer insights and suggestions regarding mental health.

Good luck, Shannon
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That sounds like a wonderful topic to get into
Hi Friends! Please, with a free starter Membership, one has access to 10 free courses on level 1 OEC training and choose to build a Niche Website. And 10 lesson of the Bootcamp training when you choose to build a make Money Online Website. What is the difference between the two? Can both be obtained together?
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Hi Kingsley, you may like to check this resource
EmakAmelia Premium
Talking about niche, it is better to focus on one and differentiate yourself from your competitors. Think of it like being a big fish in a small pond.

When we target a specific target audience/target market, that means we'll have fewer competitions and can focus more of our efforts in building our business better. We won't waste time and energy rambling about so many different stuff that will confuse our readers that visit our site.

We need to build trust with both Google and our readers. We want to make sure Google see us as an authority in the chosen niche by consistently publishing fresh content (2-3 posts every week) that are helpful to your readers.

If you are following the Bootcamp Training (MMO Niche), then realistically, it will take about 400 posts to really make a serious amount of income from it. If you are publishing 2-3 posts per week, then you can expect to start appearing on Page 1 of Google around months 3-6. This can vary of course based on your keyword research and your content quality etc.

The MMO niche is very competitive so you may want to choose the OEC training, your choice. It will generally take 3-6 months before you see any real ranking/income though. It takes a lot of continuous hard work to get there either way.
apache1 Premium
The Bootcamp is more focused on promoting WA. But you can benefit from both.
Thanks, you have made my day.
I appreciate you Sir & thanks.
apache1 Premium
Most welcome just keep following the training you have enjoy and keep moving forward.

Wishing you much success