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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IngelaE Premium
Hello, I wow what a greate fast building website. As allways you Kyle are a greate teatcher.!!!!! i wonder if i am the admin, you can go in and help me if i have problems on my website? How many products can i have on one website? Have nice day!! /Ingela
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if you have technical problems with your website, you can ask Site Support to help, Kyle doesn't have access. You can have as many products as you like, providing they are relevant to the niche subject of your site.
AmorelleN Premium
It seems to me in one website, we can post only one type of product type (that is relevant to the domain name & website name). In this case, although we promote one type of product, can we promote that type of product from different merchants or seller, i.e. from and some other?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you need to have a niche that is the subject of your website, targeted to a particular audience. Your domain name doesn't have to match it exactly, but should be relevant.

You can then promote as many products as you want, providing they relate to the niche, from different merchants.

For example, if your website was about travel for seniors, you could then promote products to make their travel easier, such as lightweight luggage, walking aids, cushions etc.
chLSD Premium
The relevancy is for being found by Google and getting clicks from searchers. You could of course sell anything from A to Z but that won't bring in trageted traffic. That's why niche. That's why it should be relevant. But it's not a law ;-)
AmorelleN Premium
Ah i see. Thanks Diane. My website under construction: THE ART GALLERY. All about fine arts, oil canvass and other art medium...and wall decors, perhaps - to be relevant. I will be asking more questions as I go along.

Thanks again.
AmorelleN Premium
Yes, the nitche. So anything related to my nitche or closest to my nitche. website under construction, I still have to learn going around the website, getting started instructions.
Thank you dear...

chLSD Premium
There are really a lo of great videos on Wordpress on Youtube. And when you get a grasp on it you will see how easy it is to handle.
AmorelleN Premium
😊👌🏼👋🏼 thanks
birdyy37 Premium
I need advice pls.

I registered my domain.I had it for a while

realnutritionsolution dot com

I thought when I registered it I was registering "realnutritionsolutions dot com" with the s at the end. apparently I missed that error. the dot com is not available.
i went ahead and secured the dot net of the version I want. realnutritionsolutions dot net
my question is do I use the dot net, as my business is registered with an s in my country or it doesn't matter?

I had my heart set on a" dot com,"

does dot com get recognised better than dot net?

I started building on though I am not far along.I only recognised the error tonight

should I keep going with the dot com knowing someone has the .com of the version I wanted or should I use the .net version?

I sure am learning the hard way..ugh

thanks in advance
AbieAJ Premium
Hi, your domain looks good. It is better to use a .com vs .net, more recognisable.

You can always redirect your .net to your .com domain.

I just tried the one with the s. com site is void. It should be okay. Domain could probably be available for sale by the owner, if you would like to acquire it. It is registered with Godaddy, and its expiry date sometime in 2021.
DCaribbeanQ Premium
Hi in training we learn that it is always better to use .com

Candy Benn
birdyy37 Premium
thank you. i will keep working at building and redirect .net and wait to see if the other one becomes available in a few months.

Thanks for the advice
AbieAJ Premium
You're so very welcome.
Hello there,
I have just finished training# 8 (creating custom menus). It explains very well "About me", "Privacy Policy" and wedgets, but there is nothing there about this how we actually add categories into our webside where customers click to find type of product they are looking for. Example:
My niche: Women clothing
Can I add "Clothing" as part of main menu on top next to "Privacy Policy"?, and than submenu under clothing: skirts, t-shirts etc?, and if I add it on top in Main Menu, and customer clicks on it, how do I add all info about these products with examples of products and links that customer can see and read?
Is it something that is explained in further trainings for premium members?
I know it's a long question, sorry, but I'm a little confused.
Thank you for your help in advance):
JosephRebisz Premium
That will come later, don't worry.
Good to know. I was like: "Is this it?".. "Still don't know a lot"..):
Thank you, Joseph.
JosephRebisz Premium
No problem, that's why we're here:)
chLSD Premium
The website is really done beautifully and very professionally. The community is amazing. Usually, you are alone, going through the videos. And when you have a question you have to write to support and often get an answer that leaves you puzzled, as in: is my English really that bad? Or did I not explain my problem clearly enough? So, this is a exciting change. And while I understand, a real business does not put you in profit after a couple of days or weeks, I aim to do just that as fast a possible.
I liked the example in the video. A fine example on having a passion niche website - and you can sell more items, too.