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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mgsurfer Premium
i understand the Premium memberships provides access to a million of images. What happens if you use those images in your posts, and then at some point stop using the Premium Service. Do I lose the ability to have those photos on my website if I stop using the Premium membership?
steeph Premium
There are some websites that let you use their free pictures whoever you want. Is one of them.
boomergp08 Premium
No. Once the images are on your website they are there for however long you own the website no matter if you are a WA premium member or not.
Jacquie8 Premium
From what I can see, these images are all free stock images, and you could have found them yourself going through other websites.

So basically, anyone on the internet can use these images, it is just very handy that they are there for you to use without having to open another tab in your browser and go to the different sources to find them.

Best wishes,

mgsurfer Premium
Great, that's what I was hoping.
mgsurfer Premium
Thanks Steeph. I bookmarked that site for future use, in case the right image isn't available through WA.
ChrisTimothy Premium
Hello everyone. Can anyone tell me if I'm wrong. I thought it was possible to surround myself with a few businesses out of 3 or 5 activities that do not feel a heavy workload. I think that by working at the very beginning about 5 hours a day, it is possible to accumulate for example those activities that do not overlap and that leave time to manage them all by simply using the automation system (autopilot) namely:
- Affiliate Marketing
- ebook sales (PLR)
- Youtube content production
- Make Money Blogging
Don't you think it is possible to reconcile these few activities for example ?
LenkaSophie Premium
I personally think it takes a lot of time and effort to work on just one of the ideas, especially if you still have to work a 9 to 5 job until the new business starts getting you money.
suzieq Premium
Hey Chris,
Wow, you’re very ambitious! I’m impressed. I feel you might be taking on too much in the beginning though.
Personally, I would recommend one business to start with. It will take some consistent publishing of quality articles of 2000 words or so, to start gaining traction with google. YouTube videos, email lists, Ebooks, etc are all great ways to promote your business, and all take time to create.
I’m worried that doing all that with several businesses might result in poorer quality rather than focusing on just one and making it great. Once that one is earning you income, you can start the next.
Does this make sense?
mnreddi Premium
Good question, I have been asking same myself and after number of hours of research I decided to stick with Affiliate Marketing. Going after many things at once will dilute the focus and energy and we can never master anything. Best of luck
tomytiger68 Premium
"If you do a search and you don't see the full data, you simply need to click the "Get QSR" link and it will fetch the data for you. You will see that if that particular keyword has never been searched before".

I didn't see the full data for my keyword research. Perhaps this particular keyword has never been searched before, so I did the research with the same keyword that was used by Kyle in the video "Increased Vertical Jump" and same story: I didn't see the full data.

Is everthing ok with Jaaxy? Should I be worried about it? Thanks a lot for your support ;-)

HelenpDoyle Premium
Tomas, I just did a quick Jaaxy keyword search and once I clicked on Get QSR the full line of info was there. It might be an idea if you do an example and then take a screen shot so we can see what you mean.

Also thanks. The test keyword I searched is ideal for the current post I am writing!
tomytiger68 Premium
Thanks Helen!! I did it again and it is working perfectly...thanks you so much...

"Also thanks. The test keyword I searched is ideal for the current post I am writing!" ---------> Excellent!!! Good for you ;-)
Better ask kyle
Good Afternoon, I´d like to build like a blog or a site where I can uploaded videos and wrtie articules of the many experiences our national and international visitors can do in my beautiful city , Cancún, México and its sorroundings. To make them the easiest way to plan their holidays and guide them to make of that trip, what of their favorites one!
Kyle Premium
Sure, you are most definitely going to be able to do this and this is the direction that you can head with your niche Mar. ;)
I've always had a chip on my shoulder. So when I started driving, I developed a knack for dealing with my road rage issues. Well one day I was taking my daughter to school and there was a driver riding my bumper. So I all of a sudden said a catchy little slogan and my daughter wrote it down for me. After about a month or so she had almost filled a notebook pad with my slogans. So now people have a choice Bumper Sticker or Bumper Magnets.
Kyle Premium
That is pretty neat. It sounds like if you can produce witty "one liners", you are going to have fun communicating within your audience/niche Detra.

That is going to be a big part of your success online and if you can help people in a captivating and interesting way, you are going to have a very bright future ahead of you.