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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JoeFrancis90 Premium
Hi People,

After, finishing this last section on navigation and widgets I still have not been able to put my privacy policy page up the theme that I was working on never had a private policy page to put it on but in any case how do I put a privacy policy in any help thank you very much .

Joe 90
cbmercado Premium
Hi Joe,

If I remember right there should be a Privacy Policy template in Websites>Site Content. You should fill out the teplate and when you are ready to put it in your website click on the "Publish" button on top of the page on the right. It is a green button.

Hope this helps,

Hi! I'm excited to join this platform. I am into healthcare and would love to write about related topics (such as recipes/diet, exercise tips, tests to go for in different health conditions and why etc.) Do those make sense? Also, I'm wondering, does WA makes sense for someone like me who doesn't have any product to sell. And I'm just starting out with online stuffs like this, don't have much yet to upgrade to Premium. Any advice. Thank you
Hackerist Premium
That’s perfectly fine. You can start as a Starter member and start making money through your blog promoting other people’s products, that’s Affiliate Marketing. The following links from Nathaniell, a top WA member and blogger can help:

As a Premium member, you will get more training, features, and advantages. Click the following link to check the differences between both memberships:

Thanks for the response
Hackerist Premium
You’re welcome, anytime!
TraceyShama2 Premium
Hi Kyle
While trying to create custom menus, I could not rearrange my bars the way I want them to be e.g I want my favourite posts to be under my recent comments and i don't want the archive. Also the privacy policy and about Tracey does not show.
mcb247 Premium
Hi Tracey, PM me your URL and I will take a look for you.
TraceyShama2 Premium
Hi, thank you for getting back to me
mcb247 Premium
Okay, thanks had a quick look, you need to reword your post URL to "About Tracey" this is explaining exactly what the post is about. You can keep the title of the post if you like but would have About Tracey at the top so it is not confusing.

Again with the privacy policy page reword the URL to just "Privacy Policy" and lose the long-winded explanation. Just have Privacy Policy as your header on the page.

Trust this helps :)
Remember to keep it simple so readers can see exactly where they are and what they want to read.

Hello this is my last day or before last to post as i am not a premium member. I just wanted to say that im confused and lost. I saved my About Me template but when i get back, everything i wrote is gone. What to do now?

I feel like ive wasted my time. Can someone tell me what to do?
franklinpena Premium
You should be able to find it in Site Content.
Don't know how but i think i found it. Thanks for the support.
RicardoRey2 Premium
Well after a couple of tries I'm finally getting somewhere with this web site training. I mess it up first time around for being too curious starting pressing buttons and ended up deleting my first build Second build was a bit difficult only because I was having a hard time getting back into the manager web site finally though got my about content my privacy policy going now on with the training well here goes
Kyle Premium
You will be able to find your websites within the Websites menu under "SiteManager".

Here is the direct link:

Hope this helps you out! :)
RicardoRey2 Premium
thank you kyle found it rebuild everything I'm back on track just finishing lesson 10 you can bet I wont be skipping around again one step at a time thank you
CHRIS242 Premium
Always good to see you active here Kyle! Thanks for everything you do for us