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"!

Tasks 0/4 completed
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 am very new and I am just finishing lesson 2 and I greatly look forward to the success. My goals are to make $30,000 per month online and this is a great opportunity for me. How it is broken down. Is the $290 us it for a years worth of support? I want to build my website for a non-profit wanting and for Affiliate Marketing. That will be two separate websites, yet I will work on one at a time. The video content will be in the non-profit and I want to actually build now the Affiliate Marketing part first. Once I learn how to do one and fully understand a Niche. What I want to know is do you build many pages in the website or is the Affiliate Marketing website is one niche. So you are offering 2 websites meaning I only can do one niche? Thank you all in advance.
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siamjerry Premium
The general rule here is one website per niche so as not to confuse your customers. Yes, you will be building a site with many blogs as content is the way to traffic. Go premium and you will be able to own up to 25 sites. The black Friday offer of $299 is valid for one year premium membership.
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CMKetay Premium
You will want to have one web site per niche. To have multiple focuses within one website will confuse your followers and hinder your success with any niche. Going Premium is the best way to work with multiple directions as it gives you the tools to do so in the most economic manner.
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Yes thank you focusing on one item or area of service per website.
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I do agree I will need to go premium to understand plus I have a 1yrs old with me. The focus is the learn the blessing is you can be blessed with a great return, income and just a new way of earning. So for every idea/niche I will have a different address.
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Rdwidmer Premium
I’m learning so much, and this has really been exciting! I’m curious for others who are beyond my training...how long did it honestly take for you to make any money. Also, how much money did you start making, and how long did it take for it to begin growing.
Thanks for all your help with these questions.
Rio
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Hello! Tu es à quel niveau toi?
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Shernette Premium
I am currently at the learning process where I look forward to a new and rewarding experience.
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Hey guys.. this website building thing is frustrating when you're starting from scratch.. I want to add menu's on my website but they keep on getting onto the wrong place. Here's an example:
HOME I BEAUTY I FASHION I LIFESTYLE I NAILS
and so people can click on those menu's . Can anyone help?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - this is covered in lesson 8. I notice you haven't chosen a narrow niche as recommended in the training, if you intend to have posts on all those different subjects. You are targeting a lot of different audiences, rather than being seen as an authority on a specific topic.
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feigner Premium
that maybe down to the theme that is on your site.
have a look in appearance customize at where you can place menus and whether it is what you want - if not you have a small selection to choose from.
don't forget to make each of these categories and add tose to create yur menu.
then each one will be clickable and show the articles relevant to the category.
have fun
phil
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cramervod Premium
You need 5 pages named for each of those things. Then, you go into menus and add each page to your main menu.

Or you can label existing pages by those names while inside of the menu, and that will allow you to move them into the order you want.
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Hi - thank you so much for replying as I have no clue what I'm doing lol, just following the step-by-step training but obviously I'm ahead of what I'm supposed to be doing as I'm only at lesson 5...
When you mention "targeting a lot of different audiences", is this a bad thing?
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Jodine1 Premium
I am frustrated too
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as an example, say I found your site through searching on Google for an article on beauty, perhaps "lipstick for older women". Having read that post, I then discover all your other articles were on fashion, nails etc which I am not interested in, so I would leave your website and then you have lost a potential customer.

If however, all your posts were on beauty for older women, I would have much more to read, stay on your site much longer and see you as an authority on that subject, and then, having built up that level of trust, I would be more likely to buy something through your links.

That is why it is recommended to have a narrow niche, which has less competition and doesn't confuse your visitors.
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Oh my god, wow, I haven't thought of it that way! Now I understand and here comes the million dollar question: Which niche should I pick? I have a huge interest in the beauty/luxury lifestyle world.
As in make-up and skincare from high end products.
Any thoughts on this or how I can figure it out?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - which would you most enjoy writing about? Think about a target audience, such as skincare for sensitive skin, organic skin products, moisturisers for women in their 30s, waterproof cosmetics, makeup for evening looks etc.
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SmokeyJoe71 Premium
Hang in there. You will get it!
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Hi - In that case I can see it clearly: skincare for dry/atopic skin.
So I will write about that! Another thing tho, if I start writing about it, I will most likely want to refer to a certain product I'm using.
So I'm promoting that product I guess? If I promote it now, and I'm not an affiliate from that specific product, I'm basically promoting their product for free? (as for now). Or am I seeing it wrong?
What are your thoughts/advise. Thank you so much.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, that's a good niche. Your site should be a mix of purely informational articles with no selling intent, plus product reviews which are where you will add your affiliate links.

So, start with general articles on your niche, such as what can dry skin be a sign of, why is my skin so itchy, do vitamins help dry skin etc. Once you have built up some content, you can apply to the affiliate programs and do some product reviews.
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Referring to your comment on starting with general articles on my niche, can these be articles I found on the internet? Bits and pieces of it? Is it okay to copy/paste etc.. Many thanks,
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, absolutely not. You can't copy and paste anything, not even a couple of sentences. Everything has to be original and in your own words.
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Hey folks,
I've been working on and off on a blog that helps parents understand (and conquer) the ins and outs and "behind the curtain" stuff of preschool/daycare settings for a while now.

To niche something like that into tangible products for affiliate marketing, would it make sense to then focus on like...teacher-recommended childcare items? Say, a section on things your kid needs in preschool in the winter months, another for what they'd need in summer, another for what's best for holidays? Or would that still be too broad?
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steeph Premium
That’s a good idea. You can also take some time to browse online for relevant affiliated programs that may incorporate your niche. When I first started I was so overwhelmed thinking that there weren’t gonna be any affiliate program for my nice, and guess what? I found over 15!
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LMcDivitt Premium
@Kyle and @Carson

This is fantastic training! I had a wordpress site a few months ago, but never really knew how to maneuver around it. I have made my website, and I am off to create content on it! Thanks....OH, and I WILL be upgrading this week when I get paid from my real life job!
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It's kind of neat reading testimonials like this, as I am still so early in my training.. Thanks!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, so glad you are enjoying everything thus far and that you are off and running. I know you are going to love Premium and I really look forward to working with you!
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