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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altheone Premium
On a tutorial that Jay (magicstudios) has made on January, he create a new domain name based on keywords with great value and also a lot of AVG search. When I started my website/domain more than a year ago I didn't pay attention to that. Should I? Or does keywords on my title posts and content with enough to bring people to my site? I'm a bit confused now.

My analytics are not as I want them to be. less than 200 sessions/months and 125 users/months. My domain name is bad for QSR and low in avg search. :(

Any insights ? Thanks guys...
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - people find your website by searching for the keywords in your content, rather than by its domain name.

I took a look at your site (as mentioned on your profile page). Your first post was January 2018, so it is coming up to 2 years old, but you have less than 40 posts on it. There are gaps of up to a month between some posts, so you won't be attracting Google's attention because you are not posting on a regular basis with any consistency.
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Dale123 Premium
You don't need to worry about having keywords in your domain name. An example of that is "GoDaddy" -> they sell domain names but their own domain name has absolutely nothing to do with domains.. It's just a combination of 2 totally random words.
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altheone Premium
OK thanks Dale. I though it could be relevant if someone looking for ''fitness trackers'' by example (it is my niche). I need to see why i dont have enough people to go to my website. less than 200 sessions is small I think to convert $$.
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altheone Premium
that's what I tought. I will need to be consistent from now on. I will try to put 2 posts a week at least. I knew this already but I wwas never putting into action. Thank you Diane for pointing out what I am lacking of. Of course content!!! Al
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Edilberto1 Premium
If not good for you as you feel, take time find new keyword for your domain. At least and should be related niche. Find low competition in QSR. AFTER you select new keyword, you should be happy for that. Don't forget. It should be related your niche. It is Because your content should reflect your niche.

Then transfer your old domain to your new domain. But careful, don't delete your old domain at least 1 month. Let Google know, so that will not affect your rank from old domain.
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Tobyt Premium
i need the earn while you learn method.. i know its a long shot but is there something quick you have to make a little money?? im just so far in debt was hoping to start with something?? but i understand if not.. but i haven't giving up over the last 2 years with complete failure. so why would i when ive finally found a program that i believe in already and has just started today.. i feel really confidante already.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - unfortunately, affiliate marketing is a long term commitment. The sooner you build your website, the better, as age plays a part as to getting your site ranked in Google. You need to follow the training step by step, and you will have built your site by the end of lesson 4. Your next step is to add lots of original content to it.

If you know anybody who may be interested in this program, you could email them your personal affiliate link and earn a commission if they go premium. You can find your link in the dollar symbol at the top of the page. Go to links and tracking.
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michaelw777 Premium
Well, I don`t know overall to suggest; except this; you could try advertising Wealthy Affiliate on other Websites; and seeing if you can make money here; and I am not sure about making money here? But, at least if you made credits that could go towards your monthly bills for Wealthy Affiliate; it would not cost so much. You should really ask Kyle and Carson about making money quickly on here. They might have some suggestions. Just put their names into the search box above separately.
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nathaniell Premium
If you need to make money to fund your membership, you can do that by writing articles for other people. Try UpWork. More details: To make money from your affiliate website, it's going to take at least a few weeks or months to gain tractions. There's no "quick" way, or shortcut. If there was, everyone would be doing it.

There are TONS of writing jobs out there, and they can all be done from your computer, from anywhere in the world!
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JustAPerson Premium
There are other models. Everything has risk of course. No guarantees. And different levels of expense required.

Anyway... you do NOT need to build an authority site to make affiliate sales. Of course not. It is only one model. The benefits are ultimately you have traffic coming in on auto pilot for free from search engines.

KEEP IN MIND... NOTHING IS EASY. AND IF YOU HAVEN'T GONE THROUGH THE TRAINING HERE YET THEN YOU WON'T BE IN A POSITION TO EVEN DO THIS STUFF.

WORST THING TO DO IS SWITCH FROM THING TO THING TO THING... ALWAYS LEADS TO "FAILURE".

With that all being said... simplest way to try to make money from affiliate marketing would be to market directly from free and paid ads to affiliate products. I have done that in the past. It works okay but nothing great.

Much better is to set up a landing page that pre-sells the visitors then leads them to the affiliate offer. And you market that landing page. You can create 25 free websites here which would be perfect for that. So you could setup 10 to 20 "campaigns" like this and let them run...just single page... landing pages.

Then just leave that stuff alone basically just forget about them and get back to work on building your authority website.

If you make an occasional sale from your landing page campaigns then great. The only reason I am sharing this is that it does at least give the opportunity to make some tiny amount of money while you are busy building your niche authority website.
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I am creating an online weight reduction program with an affiliate component. It will be different than anything available now. The name of the program will be "Click and Grow Thin." I've secured the .com domain name. Affiliates would be paid 50% of the enrollment fee plus 20% of any back end up-sales.

What would an affiliate want to see in the program before they felt comfortable promoting it to their tribe? This not a commitment on your part - just a hypothetical.

What would be a reasonable price to charge? My thought is ($197) to make it super affordable for most people. Others suggested the price be $497.
Any suggestions, ideas or criticism is welcomed.
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Great choice, weight loss! Huge market
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I am very eager to success through this type of business my question is looking on my future goals. Is it possible to achieve them in a space of 3 months if I am to put the effort as I have indicated the time I am willing to invest in this??
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steeph Premium
That varies in everyone. Some people start making money after one month, others after 3, 6 or even after a year! Focus on your training and making great content. The rest will come along the way.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - unless you already have some knowledge of affiliate marketing you are unlikely to see any income at all for at least 3 months, more realistically it would be 6 months.
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Thank you Steeph for your reply. I actually don't want to set my self some unrealistic goals☺
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Thank you Diane. I surely will work hard. And will dedicate more of my time into this
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Ofcourse u will achieve your goals #more effort. U just need to trust in yourself that u can do it
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dylanrieger Premium
I'd sa 6 months to a year is a better time frame. If you want to get results in 3 months you'll have to do paid traffic.
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why u comment so much bro
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Motivation is the key starter
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Sensei1 Premium
I've decided my niche and my question to the pros is do I create a blog for my content and tie to my website or create the website and post all the content and video on the website? the later in my eyes keeps everything under one roof instead of the jump from blog to website and vice versa.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
If you follow the WA training you will see that your "blog" and your website are essentially one in the same. The only thing you don't really want to do is have a site/blog that covers more than one niche; keep the content tight.
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steeph Premium
Your blogs are in your website. You need to create a website so you can start writing blogs, adding videos and photos etc. It’ll be your blog (after you purchase a domain) so you can run it whoever you like.
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Sensei1 Premium
Thanks Steeph and please to meet you. To what degree do plugins have incorporating my videos and a blog on my website? I have a ton of plugins from other marketers and have no clue how to use them. I had a webmaster when I use to do this so never learnt the actual processes. I am working through the courses and no problems yet. I hope we can discuss at other times when I have issues.
Appreciate you!
David
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