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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Danidowling Premium
How do I make a post appear under a certain page on my menu?

What is the best way to put affiliate links within your posts without getting google mad at you? is it best to do some keyword directed blogs that have no affiliate links and then have some that do have them or??? what do you reccomend?
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karenbh924 Premium
Hi!

First the post. Go to Appearance then Menus. Select you post then Add to Menu. You can then drag the post on top of the page you want it in. You’ll know it’s under the right page because it’ll be indented under the page name.

Now for the affiliate links. Just following the training on how to add links. About 5 links are good. I alternate between post with and without links and this has worked well. So far all my posts are being indexed by Google. I usually do 2/1 ratio (without/with), but some do 3/1 ratio.
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Danidowling Premium
This comment was extremely helpful. Thanks so much
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Tobyt Premium
another Question.. so building a web site would be your niche?? and then whatever you promote would just be the content?? so how many different products can we promote are just promoting Amazon would be enough?? are can you put multiable web sites on just your own web page?? sorry for asking probably not the best questions just a little confused..
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - your niche is the subject of your website - fishing, gardening, electronics etc. The content is the articles you write about your niche. You can promote any products related to your chosen subject. You can use Amazon or other programs.
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I've managed a lot of different wordpress platforms, as well as other content management systems. I have to say, you guys have done a great job of assembling a solid set of tools and lessons. Kudos for making it easy to get started and keeping people encouraged.

All the details of getting started with a new site is often its own hurdle. Its easy to get discouraged, but once you cross that line it becomes much simpler. These lesson series literally walk you through what most developers have to do on every project. Very professional.
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G44s56 Premium
working through the keyword searches for niches and sorting out the exact url and name of the website. I have what looks like a good keyword but it is mostly a sentence without the prepositions. Jaaxy shows it has these values: avg - 242, traffic - 42, QSR - 0, SEQ - 97....I did a google search of these terms and the results showed the first 7 on the list had no meta description or meta keywords...the 8th showed up with a couple of each...but mostly on the first page there wasn't a website that had that information. How does that figure in with ranking. The 7th site had the words but they were arranged throughout the content and not arranged in a sentence.
I must be over complicating this process...and it is seeming to me that this set of words are too lofty for any small niche that I might be going for...the drill down, the individual person would get lost on the first page. Is that a proper assumption...
I should just make it point to something like miagraines or just splitting headaches...or nobody likes me fat...
This is challenging to not overthink everything.
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(1) You are going to be writing content within your niche

English is not my first language, even tho I have a good grip of it... should I choose a niche/tribe who speak my first language (French)?

Or if I have a good level of English enough maybe I shouldn't close myself to a bigger audience right?

Also, I feel stressed about NOT doing BOTH trainings, the normal one and the Bootcamp. Will I miss anything by not following them both? The video says no but I can't help, it's in my personality trait to learn as much as possible in life.
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exgrosteve Premium
Salut Damien, I recommend the Level 1 training, etc before going over to Bootcamp. Skills in the first are transferable to the second so you won't be missing out.
Regarding language, what you have written here is perfect so it's safe to go with English if you have a niche idea. If you need help, I would be willing to read drafts and comment, no problem and, you can also use the comments thread to get feedback from other people too. I hope this helps. Bon Chance! Steve C
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enriquetrips Premium
Bonjour, Damien,

That's actually a good question. English is not my first language either, but I feel comfortable using it. I know it's not perfect, but I try to proofread everything before posting it.

I think blogs in English have a larger audience than blogs in any other language, but that's just my opinion. Before opening my website, I had been thinking if I should do it in Spanish (my first language), but I decided to do English. I might try Spanish later on.

And don't stress over not doing both your niche and the bootcamp at the same time. It's too much to handle. Believe me. Think what is more convenient for you and pick one.

Bon courage!

Enrique
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VitaliyG Premium
Damien hi, you can absolutely apply the training in WA and create a site with your native language being the main one.
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altheone Premium
I think there's a bigger audience that speak/read English than French. I am living in Montreal, Canada and french was my first language.

Forget about the bootcamp for now. On my side I dont even pay attention to it since I think writing should be about a passion first. Of course as soon as you have the knowledge and writting skills you should try the second part of this training.

Salutations,
Alvaro
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Thank you, that's helpful.
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Thank you very much, that helps.
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OK I think I'll try in English anyway. Thank you.
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