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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Hi fellow affiliates

I am thinking of entering into the baby niche, specifically baby room equipment. This is because I have three kids of my own and know the importance of providing the convenience to baby and mother bear.

Alternatively I would like to be in the fitness niche, focusing on gym accessories. Having first hand exercise experience, i could not stress the importance of convenience, ease and comfort while exercising.

What do you think fellow affiliates? I appreciate any helpful criticism.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - nursery equipment is a great idea and your own experience will gain you trust with your readers. Fitness and health is one of the top three most competitive niches and therefore more difficult to be successful in.
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TheCatherine Premium
I think the first one because you can show photographs of you using the equipmment yourself which immediately establishes trust
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jake809 Premium
Hi, I would go with the one that you will enjoy the most. it should not feel like work. it should be fun and enjoyable to learn about it and write about it.
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Naeem

Great question. Definitely agree with the other response, go with the baby niche, the baby room equipment offers great opportunities with a range of products too.

Wishing you every success!

Blessings
Louise
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AshleyD3045 Premium
So very true if there is passion in what you do then the rest will come naturally.
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Andree3 Premium
Hello,

I'm super confused. I selected a theme and really liked the picture it had, but when I looked at my website, the image was not there. It looks so different. My image was called edulab (attached) and was supposed to be with the bus in the middle and my title above it. What I have does not look at all like this! What happened?

My webpage is successfulworldteachresources.siterubix.com
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Larry88 Premium
The pictures on the templates are just to show what it can look like. When you upload the template all the pictures disappear. Then you can load your own pictures later.
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Andree,
Look in the WordPress dashboard under Appearance -> Customize and then find among the options "Header Image" or "Header Media". Your image might be there, but not set as a header image. I've created a detailed video on YouTube, which shows how to customize (and change) a theme. What might be helpful for you is almost at the end of this video - 36+ minutes in. Start watching from there: https://youtu.be/55tWKZ73MoQ.
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Andree3 Premium
Thank you very much Jewelia... but I do not see Appearance. Here is what I see:
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cb59 Premium
Hi Andree,
I think that it is best to start with the following:
1) Check if the theme was installed successfully; then activate it.
2) You may need to resize the "edulab" picture with right pixel coordinates. Then upload that picture to your page or post.
3) Add and update contents afterward,

Hope this help to clear up your confusion.

Kindly,

Charles
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Andree3 Premium
I am watching the video and, thanks again, it is very helpful!
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Jewelia Premium
Oh, great! Did you find "Appearance"? :)
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megawinner Premium
Jewelia got the answer!
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Kyle Premium
Themes will not always look the same when you preview them (before you install them) versus when you actually start using them as there are features, images, etc. that can change the look of your website.

Not to worry at all here though, that is quite normal and as you build out your website, the design and look will evolve as you create content.
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Andree3 Premium
Thank you very much. I actually starting on lesson 6 and it looks as all of these are covered there. I feel good with building websites and blogs, because I did it before, but I am not used to now see the background image. I'm hoping to be able to see it. One problem I had was to not be able to move my text, so it would go along with the image.
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CashYoda7 Premium
Personally, I like having my website open on a separate page while I am watching the training videos within the WA page.

To do this - open a separate page on your browser(Chrome, Firefox, whatever).
-enter your website URL with /wp-admin at the end.
-example: www.awesomeketodiet.org/wp-admin

Then it will take you to the back office for your site on a separate page.

It's a much nicer way to work.
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TobyHoof Premium
Hi.

I just published the About Me and Privacy Policy for my website and noticed when I go to those pages, the titles of the posts (i.e. "About Me" and "Privacy Policy") are not bolded. This looks weird since I have headings in the posts that are. Is there a way to bold the titles or is this just the way the Generatepress theme is? Or is this covered in a later lesson? Or... did I mess something up already?!

Thanks.

Toby
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jake809 Premium
Have you tried viewing the page from a different computer, browser or phone?
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Kyle Premium
That is based on the theme that you are using. It is the way Generate Press' default settings are, and that is completely fine. :)
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merlynmac Premium
You should be able to customize the typography for titles and what not by going to the Customize area of GeneratePress. You can also do it via CSS.
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TobyHoof Premium
I just looked at it on my phone. It's the same. But I've noticed the title is actually a larger font than the headings in the post so I guess that is how the title is highlighted to stand out from the rest of the text. I guess if I don't like that, then I don't like the theme i.e. I think the titles should stand out the most on the post (more than the headings).

Thanks for the help.
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TobyHoof Premium
Thanks, but it looks like that option is only available for the premium version of generatepress.

I may just have been (obsessing) staring at the posts for too long since they're my first two ever. It's starting to look okay now. Maybe they'll look fine once I step away from it for a bit.
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merlynmac Premium
Ahh, I didn't think of that. I do use the premium version.
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teduribe Premium
Hello Top Helpers
I have what I think is an issue. Do you think I am missing something my website has a sample page with privacy policy [ add your website] I cannot add it . I have been asking questions on this issue for the last couple of days.
I am going to have to leave it but I know it is not right.
I have to move on if I am going to get my first website up and running.
Any ideas? Do the top helpers ever call on the phone?
Thank you
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Palatia Premium
If I remember right, you can just edit it to have your website name and your email address. You can just use that as a template. :) Hope this helps.
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DValentine Premium
Hey Ted - I have always deleted the Privacy Policy that came with the theme and then filled out and published the Privacy Policy that comes as a writing template in SiteContent.
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teduribe Premium
Thank you DValentine

How do I delete this?

Thank you
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