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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Reginald18 Premium
Hi! I want to choose my niche but I have so many things in my mind that I have to choose from. I am passionate about helping people about opening a platform for business people to market their business in my site. and on the hand I want to make with pay per click business, the list is endless. anyone help me to choose the right niche.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
Hi! To narrow your Niche down, 1st determine what are you most passionate about. If it helps, write down a list to make it easier to focus. Make sure that it is something you love. The more passionate you are about the topic, the more that you will be able to find content to write about. Next, write down, different questions that you can break it down into, to answer.

Niche Example: How to make Candles
- How to make Container Candles
- How to make Pillar Candles
- How to make Votive Candles
- How to make a Candle with Paraffin Wax
- How to make a Candle with Soy Wax
- How to make a Candle with Palm Wax
- Different types of Candle Wicks
- Are Wood Wicks better?
- Why you should never color Candles with Crayons
- Is it safe to add Glitter into a Candle?
etc...

The more topics you can think of for your Niche's that you are considering, the easier it will be to write an article for. At the end, whichever Niche you can think of more topics for, would be a good place to start. You can always add another Website later, once your 1st Website has been built and has Traffic flowing in.
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careye24 Premium
Hey everyone! I'd like to run my idea across you guys in terms of a niche because I'd like to get some feedback... so what I enjoy most and what I am passionate about is overcoming struggles such as domestic violence, drug addiction, homelessness... I'm passionate about it because I've been there and dealt with a lot i t. But do you think I just need to pick one or can I talk about all of it?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Carey & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

Good question and all questions are good ones here!

... best to choose one that you feel most interested & knowledgeable about in writing lots about the topic in-depth over an extended period to scale ..

All the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
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careye24 Premium
@keishalina9 Thank you! I'm just a little torn on which way to go now because now I've started thinking about the niche of self-worth and self-love for women! I may just have to ponder on it over night
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keishalina9 Premium
... it's all ok -- perhaps write down a list and then look at it again later ... sometimes, it's helpful to put it down on paper or in your tablet just so it's not cluttering up the ol' noggin too much!

... enjoy a fabulous WA journey! ...

and yes, there's lots to learn -- take it easy on yourself and it's step-by-step .... :)
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CMKetay Premium
They are all extremely important topics and impact so many. For the purposes of WA, narrowing your focus will be best. There is nothing saying that, as you learn you can't add a second site for another topic, but start with one. Good luck!

Christine
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Pinnaclnp Premium
Hi keishalina. Each topic you announced hurts deeply in a different way yet all named are very common, I myself had to kick it from an abusive relationship all the way out of my province over into the Natal province. I advise you cover them all. Can't wait to view as I'll surely be 0art of your crowd.
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Hi , everyone, I have some doubts about the starter membership as I don't seem to find anything specific enough about it.

- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

I currently don't have an international Visa/master credit card only a local one, I've already ordered one from the bank and it's being sent to me, so it's going to take a few days to be able to use it for this.

Had I known I only had 7 days of community access I wouldn't have joined just yet. People don't seem to specify this when they promote this website. All they say it's free to join. It's a bit disappointing to find out you have such a limited time of free access only after you've already joined. I don't find anything specific about this on this website.

So again, my doubts are:
- After the 7 days are over will I still be able to be a starter member if I don't upgrade to premium within the 7 days?
- If so, for how long and what specifically will I have access to and what will I not?

Thank you.

Angie
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chender684 Premium
You can remain a starter member for as long as you like. But, you will normally lose your free site after 6 months. By the 6 months point, you should be ready to go premium or this isn't for you.

You will not have access to chat and many other awesome benefits until you go premium.

Take your time and try things out and become premium when you see that it is the best way to go.

Best of luck!
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Thanks for the reply and the info. I'm going to see what I can do.

PS: I think I made it clear that it's a credit card issue (which should be solved under a month) and that It's not a "I don't have enough money" issue. I am fully aware of what this entails.

-Angie
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Lokhi Premium
The $19 first month of premium goes away after your first 7 days, from my understanding.

I've read, in several places, that the starter account is for as long as you like ... but then, I've also read that it's also just for 6 months. Six months should be plenty of time to decide on premium or not,
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Thanks, yes 6 months is more than enough to decide. Although the problem is not, not having enough time to decide. As I mentioned, It's a credit card issue.
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Lokhi Premium
I totally get that. I had a similar problem when I first joined.
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PLaux-KLaux Premium
I've read quite a few Promotional Sites for WA since joining. There are some who mention the 7 day period for Starters, while others avoid the topic. If you are sure you want to go Premium when your Card comes in the Mail, be sure to take full advantage of the 7 Days Trial just in case. Remember to ask questions if you need it!

There are quite a few things that I wish a Starter Member didn't lose out on.
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chender684 Premium
If you PM Kyle, and let him know your situation, I think he will work with you and extend the 7 days until you can pay for premium. He is a good guy and will help you.
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Thats a great Q Angie.
thanks Paul
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I already tried to reach Kyle via a post as a comment back to him. Like I'm doing here. But haven't heard from him since yesterday. And he posts other things not related to my topic on the same thread. Which I find weird. It doesn't seem like he reads them.
So I went for Carson to see if he answers back.
I think starter members should have access to a contact me message on this website, as normally we are the ones with the most doubts and we should be able to hear it from them. If you know what I mean.

Anyways I do appreciate you guys helping me out with this.

Angie
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FairyBlast Premium
Hi everybody! So, I have a few ideas...I mean the sky's the limit here hey... But I feel more drawn to help people with personal development. As this is something I've been practicing and believe through my research already in progress I will benefit out of this as well, and not just $$$ wise.
My question though is that, this is also a very wide topic. Can one take this and make multiple websites for different areas of self development. To target the different audiences .....
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I have chosen my niche within the health and fitness industry and there are three products within the industry that I will be promoting. 1. belly fat burning product to consume before bedtime. 2. A health cookbook. 3. Yoga as a means of exercise for adults of all ages.12 week video program.
Would it be possible to promote these three products simultaneously and how do you think it can be done ? Hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew but I thought it could work well as one niche.
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Kyle Premium
I wouldn't decide on what you will be promoting until you have your content first. Your promotions will be based on your content and what is relevant based on the context of your content.

You will get there as you go through the training, the first focus with your website is to build out the foundation, the content and get rankings. Once you have rankings and traffic then you can focus on what you are going to promote.

There are 10,000's of affiliate programs and millions of products you are going to be able to promote as an affiliate, don't ever worry about there being nothing to promote within a given niche. There will likely be 100's if not 1,000's of things you can promote. ;)

There is no sense in putting to much thought into what you are going to promote until you have content in place and an audience to promote to. You will definitely get there though!

RE: your niche

What aspect of the health/fitness niche do you want to help
people with? There are literally 1,000's of niches within these categories and you will want to narrow it down.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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LouiseBT Premium
Hiya Claudette

I recommend starting with just one focus and then branching out once that one area is successful.

If you could do all three and connect them all for belly fat burning/reduction that would work better. That means your niche would be belly fat reduction.

But promoting them as 1. Belly fat 2. A health cookbook and 3. Yoga would mean 3 niches.

Will be interesting to see what other members say, but that is my take.

Wishing you every success!

Blessings
Louise
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