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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femicha Premium
Question please: Let's say I have an affiliate link on the snack helmet which took the customer to the amazon page if the customer/consumer decides to buy another product while on amazon? am I still getting paid? considering the fact that the customer got on amazon via the affiliate link.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you get a commission on anything the customer buys within 24 hours after clicking on your link.
femicha Premium
thank you for the answer. That was helpful.
ChrystopherJ Premium
What Diane says is spot on, all I'll add, just in case this was a hypothetical question. If it in't an Amazon link, but instead for another Affiliate Program, then it might be longer than 24 hours. I.e. the Cookie Timeframe for WA is Lifetime. A lot of programs have 30, 60 or 90 days for their cookies.
I learned from your answer mam Diane...:)
i m intersted to your respense you look profissienal
RRossal1 Premium
Awesome ! You get a commission, the word everyone loves to hear ! I just started my training I know if I go to work that eventually I will get the results I want !! So will You! : )
Thank you friend, honestly I'm a complete beginner to this platform but the beauty of this medium was the inter-activeness of the community inside it and the support from the ambassadors and other premium members, mostly the support of the founder of this platform...:)
That's right friend, actions could lead to awesome results...:)
I have few questions
1) if i start a free web site and i want make it my own i need to upgrade to premium, lets say i have been upgrade it to premium the first month but i want to have the free membership the second month whats happens to my own web site? do i loose the web?

2) If i upgrade to premium i get it for 30 days from the day i sighed to premium or 30 days from the day i sighed to the free membership so it like 3 week because i get 1 week free
3) in the free web can i make my own design banners in lets say Photoshop and upload it to my free website/own website
4) this is the last question for now English is not my native languish i understand it perfectly but my grammar is not so good. when i'll start writing content to my website is there someone to help me with that?

thank you so much for your answers in advance.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - first of all, once you have upgraded to premium, if you then cancel your membership, you can't go back to being a free starter again. You would lose all access to this platform.

If you have purchased your own domain (which is not included in the premium fee, it costs an extra $13.99 per year), you would have to move it to another hosting provider.

If you have not bought a domain, but are using the free domain you are given, then this will be deleted at some point if you cancel.

The premium membership begins from the day you pay for it, and lasts for a full month. Remember, the first month is $19, and the payment for the following months is $49 and will be taken automatically unless you cancel.

You can upload any images you have created, to either the free site or your own.

If you use the Site Content feature when writing posts for your website, it has a spelling and grammar included to help you.

Overall, if you are planning just to upgrade for one month, then cancel, I wouldn't recommend doing this.
ok thank you for your answer its very smart "trap" once you in' you cant get out unharmed(the website and all the investment is gone) but you do give a lot of tools so it seems I'm tempted I'm not sure if i stick to the program for entire year or if this is the right place to invest my time and money and that why i thought to try for couple of Months
i know that there's a lot of other much expensive companies out there/
Suppose I'll want to do the premium three months from now what will be the cost for the entire year?
thank you/
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - there is currently a special offer available for yearly payment at $299. This runs to May 11. After that, it will be $495 but will include a free .com domain. Do be aware there are no refunds so make sure you are fully committed to the program.
hay im very interested in the ketogenic diet i practice this diet some time now and i know it can be very difficult to some people i know that this is the answer to a lot of health issues and of course loosing weight i realized that in order to triumph you need a supportive community or a mentor to help you stick this diet maybe ill be a mentor one day but today i think about promoting the diet through guides (other people diets) is this small enough niche.
you are welcome to write any respond to that and maybe help me get more focused
thank you in advanced
lucbizz Premium
Yep the keto diet is a great niche:-) I would say ,go for it !
Goganmweb Premium
go for it don't give it up for any reason.make it your niche and tell us about it .me too want to know what you know.!
brendalewis Premium
I've just completed my privacy policy and published it as a page (as instructed) so people couldn't post on it. However i've just looked at it and it has gone through as a post. How can i change it?

Also, how can i move it? its at the top of the website and i want it at the bottom.

thanks in advance!
EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Brenda,

First of all, great job in completing your privacy policy page.
If you would like to have it in the bottom of your site, first you should create a new Menu.
Log in to your Wordpress back office (Dashboard). Then hover to Appearance, click Menu.
If your main Menu is called Top Navigation (explained in the training), then you can create a new menu called Footer.
Then go to Widget. Add the footer item which is the Privacy Policy page.

Maybe you can try to copy your Privacy Policy, delete the post and on your WP Dashboard, Add a new Page, write the title "Privacy Policy", paste your draft, proofread, then publish it.

Hope it helps.

brendalewis Premium
Thank you! I will give it a go
Just joined for free...not even like an hour in and i'm overwhelmed with all the information...Probably not a good time to try and learn something new as its almost 11pm here in Florida when i should be getting ready to go to sleep but instead i'm on here trying to grasp as much information as i can. I should just call it a night and come back tomorrow with refreshed eyes to really focus here! I appreciate all the feedback and tips. I'm sure i will have many questions as i continue to move forward.
EliseTAG Premium
Hi, I am not sure why you copied the post below, but I will happily tell you the same thing.

Welcome to WA! The training here is step-by-step. There are tasks at the end of each lesson. As you perform those tasks, you will be building and laying out a successful foundation for your online business.

Take the training at your own pace. I found it helpful to take notes.