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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Jeffreybs Premium
Take it from someone who wasted several years and take your time choosing a niche you are going to be content and happy with.

Every time you change your niche you are starting all over, and whatever niche you choose you will earn an income it will just take time as long as there is a demand

makmrkt Premium
Jeff, that is so true. Thank you for your words. Whatever niche you decide upon, the work and research is vital to reach success. Peace, Mark.
Manu3k Premium
Thanks guys!! But is it a mistake that in my imaginary site i have like about 5-6 niches? All of them are corelated
makmrkt Premium
Try to remember that generally one niche per website. That way you can be more defined in your target audience. I hope this helps. Peace, Mark.
Manu3k Premium
Hy. I just finish leson 3 of OEC. I have in mind how i want my website to look like but i am sure that includes more than 2 niches. So now i am thinking to start the Affiliate Bootcamp.. Should i continue with OEC and build my wesite as i imagine it or should i do the AB and start with this niche?
makmrkt Premium
The decision is yours alone. If you wish to develop a website, decide on what you want to pursue based on your passion of that niche. Continue with the lessons before you. That will help you to decide what is best. I hope this helps you. Peace, Mark.
OnlineStudio Premium
I have to say that it is definitely refreshing to see a really good breakdown on how to build a site through wordpress. I have been at this on and off over the last few years and when it comes down to trying being successful. You need to have the basics down and your foundation built solid.

I think that is where I have been lacking and joining this community will help me get my foundation in order.

One of my biggest goals is to move up the rankings pretty quickly by sharing everything I've done in the past and integrating it with everything I am learning today.

I feel a brand new online me emerging here.
makmrkt Premium
Yes, I agree that you should build a foundation that stands rock solid. Continue with the lessons and you will find the right direction for you. Peace, Mark.
cbmercado Premium
I'll give you a little more help. First you have to build your site. Then after your first post is written you go to the Need Comments section of WA and request a comment on your post, but be sure to give a comment back on their website. That is how you build your traffic to your website. One comment at a time.
Kyle Premium
Sounds advice.
Hi my name is Zack.

I have a wellness blog "Light Play Revitalize" that has 'taken off' in the last few years. I have a few other online accounts that have also gained some popularity. yet i admit i have very little idea of how to make money off any of this. I am interested in finding affiliates who could advertise a related product on my blog. some kind of 'ad revenue' click based system. I have seen a lot of articles suggesting this but i admit i am confused on the right way to actually go about finding specific companies to advertise on my blog. is there a list of companies who are interested in this? like craigslist? Is this a community for that? are there specific communities for that? Even if i could turn a minor / small profit from the blog it would be a great help to my life.
michaelw777 Premium
Try Amazon Associates first things first. But, from what it sounds like? You haven't followed the training yet? If you have not followed the training? You might want to do so. But, put Amazon Associates in Google; and if you have problems with the tax forms? Try Site Support first; then Kyle, Carson and Carson2; they are Super Pros and should be able to help with any problem. For instance; just type Kyle into the search engine here on WA; then all the names separately. And this comes up later; but you might try: Affiliate Program + in Google; I think that is it? It comes up in the training. Oh, and if Site Support can't help? Try Kyle, Carson and Carson2. But, you should try them all; as they can be busy. Hope this helps?
Thanks I've just noticed there is a big list right here under "affiliate programs" this is great. I even found "heart math" which are people I specifically refer to in my articles. I followed like 10 so far. I'm not sure if there is anything additional of importance i should do to get the process going, like contact them somehow with a message. Or if "follow and wait" for them to notice, is a good starting place. I think there is a "add to affiliate list" option or something like that i saw. I'm not sure if that does anything, or if that is just for my own private record. And thanks that helps greatly i will look into "Amazon Associates." Is that any different from what this site offers?
michaelw777 Premium
Okay, Wealthy Affiliate is where you make posts to put your Affiliate Links on. You get Affiliates and then you add the Affiliate Link to your website. I don't want to confuse you; so keep in mind; this is different; there are Affiliate Links here on WA. For spreading word of WA. But, those are different from The Affiliate Links that you get when you look up Affiliate Program + But, rather than Confuse you. I suggest you start the training; and you will learn a ton more. So, once again: Please start the training. And it has been a while for me. I think there are two training Programs; and I am extremely rusty at this. So, you may want to ask another Member more Experienced or not so rusty: Which Program to start with? You can do both; but there is one for setting up a page; to put Affiliate Links on it; which are not from Wealthy Affiliate; and I will say here; if you want to do both? Please start with one at a time; to not get confused. Later.