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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hello .just to bring clarity. all you need to succeed here is your internet connection, watching the videos/ lessons and starting. this is for the starter account. no money needed and no country restrictions? and what does WA benefit from a starter. this community is so kind and there's a lot to learn that I find it too hard to believe that WA wants nothing in return. so whats the catch?
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JosephRebisz Premium
There's no catch!! That's what they do. We're all here to help you in any way we can getting started and continuing forward.
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wow. so there are good people out there in the world. lol
thank you @JosephRebisz
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Investment of $49,per month for all tools is fair price,with all priceless support and encouragement from team.
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rweinert81 Premium
My niche is college admissions. Helping students and stressed-out parents of college-bound teens navigate the college admissions maze and financial aid puzzle. I also help other IECs improve their business processes and develop personalized automated systems to efficiently deploy marketing campaigns and the onboarding of new clients and the retention of current clients. What are your thoughts or ideas for my niche?
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DValentine Premium
Robert - I'm a little confused.
Is your niche helping college admissions or helping IECs?
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rweinert81 Premium
I help families with college admissions and I also help other IECs develop their business.
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jjharrison Premium
Still trying to come up with my niche. I've been in education for all my life (music in particular) so I am passionate about that but I also love RC Vehicles or drones, video games, & fitness. So I feel like I'm all over the place.

Recommendations on how to narrow down products or services within education?? Thanks for the help!
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Nice
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tracydawn Premium
These are all really great niches'. I was looking at your profile and it seems to me that you are very passionate about music. You are a teacher. Do what you love... Remember you will be writing a lot, so be sure it's something that will motivate you to work every day.
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jjharrison Premium
Definitely think I am going to do music instruments for band programs rather it's through rental programs or purchasing online! Living in Alabama there are so many rural areas where it is difficult to find instruments for band programs. There are only a select few music companies in the state and while some of them are great, they can drive the market up on the instruments. Just want to help people find other options!
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tracydawn Premium
Sounds great! I know you will do very well. Wishing you the best!
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jjharrison Premium
Thank you!
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tracydawn Premium
You bet. : )
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TDenise Premium
I think once you get one niche site working, you can move onto others. In the beginning, it’s best to focus on one, but later, you can branch out. I’d recommend you start with the one that you’re most passionate about because both, drones and instruments have lots of monetization options.
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jjharrison Premium
That is my plan! I am going to focus on instruments first because I am immersed in it now and see it as a need for band directors in rural areas like myself. If I continue to have trouble finding affordable instruments for my band students I am not the only one!

I am just excited to know I have others in mind when I was lost when I was trying to come up with a niche in the first place.
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TDenise Premium
That sounds like a great plan.
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LouiseT1 Premium
When i visit my site its only showing my home page which is my About Me but not showing my Privacy Policy. It's there when i click on Page through the Dashboard menu bar but not on my site. It's showing that's it published. Im about to start Lesson 8 which is creating menus. Please help
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
For your privacy policy to be seen you just need to log in to your back office, under appearance, click on "menu", you need to create a menu where you want your privacy policy to be shown.

Since it's a page, click on page, you'll see it, and just add it to the menu you just created.

Hope this helps
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cbmercado Premium
You have to go to Appearance> Menus and add any additional pages and posts there.
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LouiseT1 Premium
Thank you that definitely helps
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LouiseT1 Premium
Awesome and thank you
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Gimitrix Premium
My first question.
If I decide to use Amazon as the Affiliate program. How do they pay their affiliates. I am based in South Africa and just wondering will the send me a cheque or pay me via PayPal or Bank Wire?
Might be a stupid question, but just a thought.
Probably most affiliate programs work similar?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hello there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

First of all, there is no such thing as a stupid question here at WA. Your question is valid.

In terms of payment from Amazon if you are becoming an Amazon Associate, you could do Payoneer or Check.

Here is the link to the training: Also, this is a blog from a South African member that might be helpful for you: You can also contact successful South African here so you can get a better answer to your question.

All the best,
Ferra
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megawinner Premium
No worries. Profits earned from Amazon's affiliate program are paid approximately 60 days following the end of each calendar month. Payments can be made by direct deposit, by check or via Amazon gift card.
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