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 am new to this community , as I have done many research and thought to start my career with WA.
Here I have so many queries and doubts , hope I get cleared all my doubts here from sweet ppl of WA community .you may laugh by seeing my silly questions but please help me dear folks.

1) how do I start this training ?? And for how long I have to take this training ??
2) when can I see the results ?? I mean when can I start earning ??
3) I am completely like a born baby to this field , I know nothing about it , I mean I am zero to this field , want to start from scratch .
3) can I get a personal coach and a mentor till I understand everything ?? If yes how much I need to pay for that ??
JohnDenekar Premium
1) you start here 2) this is not a get rich quik, typically you see results in about 4-6 months.
3) It's ok to know nothing about affiliate marketing, this program takes you from the beginning, to have your own live business ready website.
4) You should be contacted by the member who's site referred you to WA. That person will help you along, as well as everybody else here in the community. For the first seven days you access to live help, after that, unless you go premium, first month is $19.00 then $49.00 a mont after the firstmonth ends. Once you become a premium member the doors are wide open and you get live help whenever you need it. hope this answeres your questions. Good luck and have fun, welcome to the community.
Dear sir , thank for the information , nobody has referred me to this site , I was browsing the internet n I came to know about WA
mrobert76 Premium
I'm trying to make a profile picture from my facebook account but i can't put it properly on that little box i supposed to put, anytime i try to adjust it seems like i'm doing something wrong. Is any help i can get to fix the picture on profile box please?
MinaKim Premium
Hi there-- After you upload your photo, it will just give you an option to drag and zoom your picture according to your desire.
The FB profile picture size is 180 X 180.

Hope that helps.
MNBlando Premium
Thanks , its just temporary. I cannpt drag it. I am looking yet for my edited version
StephanieSu Premium
after looking at this I think I was focusing no too many things. Gentle Parenting Techniques, Breastfeeding, Safe Bed Sharing.

If I had to go with one I would most definitely go with breastfeeding but my questions is:

Is breastfeeding to vague?

Does it have to a very specific product like "breastfeeding pillows" or breastfeeding bra's?
Palatia Premium
Your niche is the audience you're targeting for the information and articles you have to share (and products) that fit their needs. So maybe that is new mothers. That kind of thing. If it's new mothers, then some different topics could go with that. But breastfeeding is definitely not too vague. It's actually pretty specific.

lapr007 Premium
Hello. I see that your subject is very important and will help many members here and outside. I see that "Brest feeding" should be your first writing, followed by the other articles. Try it. I have a blog and if for each content I see 25 readers I feel fine. There is always a first time.
AparnaBansal Premium
It's a great niche Stephanie. Connect with anotherr member who has a similar niche. Her name is fiftarina. She is really doing well.
StephanieSu Premium
StephanieSu Premium
thanks! I will look her up now.
StephanieSu Premium
Thanks. This has definitely got me rethinking my existing game plan (in a good way).
anusuya1 Premium
All the phrases you put under parenting are with.
I will pick one.
Find keywords and search volume etc
nathaniell Premium
I think breastfeeding is a great example of a niche topic. It fits in the broader category of "new moms", so you have room to expand in the future, but for the time being it focuses on a specific aspect of motherhood. There's definitely plenty to talk about and promote within this one specific area as well

There's real potential to become an "expert" here, and provide excellent advice which can help people searching for answers online.
StephanieSu Premium
Thank you for the confirmation
AMelcher1 Premium
Hello Community, I have just gone ALL IN! I purchased a domain and am trying to build the website. But for now, I am going to bed! I will check in tomorrow. I am on CST. I want to thank all of the community for making me feel welcome. I will sincerely need all the top helpers in this lesson and beyond. Again thank you, and good night.
Goutam2020 Premium
Good night and wish you have a nice sleep.
AMelcher1 Premium
Hello, I have a niche: it is through Africa Imports. I currently own an online business but I never work the business. I give most of my products away to my friends. This has to change. I need to promote and sell my products. They are great products and they help feed children. So, I need direction on how not to be so giving.