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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Veronica101 Premium
Ok I answered my own question. I went and explored Jays site. Found some articles by clicking on the main website Title (Logo?).
This brought up another question. Is there a good reason he does not have a button at the top to take people directly to snack ideas?
Is it better to make them look for that info? so maybe they find stuff to buy before they ever get to reading about snacks to put in the helmet or how to clean it etc.?
Veronica101 Premium
I have not chosen my niche yet. I am under the impression that you have to become an authority in your niche by having lots of articles on your site to get Google to put you on first page of search.
Confused with the Snack helmet. How can you write articles about a snack helmet?
I guess I should go look at Jay's site to see how this is done?
Thanks Kyle,
Ivan88 Premium
You have to become an authority in your nice if you want to get exposure and earn revenue. But each niche is different. In some niches, you don't need a lot of articles to become an authority. That's why Kyle suggest narrowing your niche.

You can write about snack helmets, cars, boats, anything you want and find a good opportunity with.
Veronica101 Premium
thank you for clarification Ivan88
KaylaB8 Premium
Hi everyone! I just had a question about my theme and my homepage. I decided to try premium and chose a different theme for my website - I've written out both my privacy policy page and my "about me" page, and I've created them both as a part of my menu at the top. However, my "about me" page is not showing up on my home page at all, as a part of my blog reel. It just says "nothing found". I had to manually create a home page, and I'm concerned that the content I write in the future will not show up in the homepage. Is there any way that I can make my about me post show up in my homepage, as well as its own separate page? I hope my question makes sense!
Thanks so much for all your help!
siamjerry Premium
You need to differentiate between posts and pages, where pages like privacy policy are static and posts are alive. You also have a choice between a static homepage and a blog roll, which is what WA advises. To install that you go to website>site manager and you log in to your website. Then you go to settings>reading and at the top you can make your choice.
A page will thus not show up on a blog (post) roll. You can put it in the menu or in a widget, which will both be handled in the training.
KennyDotson Premium
Hi there! I'm building my website. I'm on lesson one (Creating Custom Menus...). As Kyle is frequently refreshing his test website after making changes. As long as i save my changes, do I need to get in the habit of "refreshing" my website as frequent as Kyle does? Thanks in advance for your help. Kenny
tracydawn Premium
refreshing just makes it visible faster, it doesn't hurt. So up to you I guess.