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 Wealthy Affiliate members follow. It is also the ultimate "make money" process that worked 17 years ago and it is going to work 17 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 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 you 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 5 BILLION people online as of 2022 (YOUR audience) and these people are going to search engines, social media, or visiting websites for help all the time. They are buying at a rate we have never seen, which means the opportunity is only continuing to grow for YOU!

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" business 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 the first lesson, you should have already added your goals to your profile. But if not I recommend you so now. Make some ambitious goals for yourself, because this is the Internet. The opportunity is vast, and there is no "upper cap" to your potential that we are going to help you harness here at WA.

You can add your money goals, and edit them at any time directly on your profile.

===> Add or Edit Your MONEY Goals on Your Profile Here!

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. Check Out the "The Process of Earning Money Online" Infographic (from above)
3. Add Your Money Goals (If You Haven't Already)

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I love Christianity niche its a great audience i would love to work with... i feel i can come up with creating digital content for social media accounts easily and i would love to do it every only problem is what to sell..?? I'm thinking something digital downloadable products or mobile applications downloads which can help them strengthen their faith on daily basis..or a christian store with physical and digital is still the best selling book today, but i also would create a store around Christianity niche where they can find more types of products eBooks, online educations, christian online dating, physical bible or downloadable bible.. and here I will need help to find great affiliate products to connect my audience.
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You may search Programs

Promote tab top menu


You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

plus there's folks here doing the same niche more or less.

Facile Premium Plus
I have been promoting products form Click bank and Created websites, funnels, and such, Even spend thousand of Dollars in Facebook advertising, Unfortunately never able to make a penny, My biggest issue is that finding a niche, I'm passionate about many things, but when it comes to Promoting products it's all way's been a flop.
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I think of something I am passionate and genuinely interested in, I know lots about and can create succinct original content addressing issue in relation.

For example workout exercises for beginners.

The more focused a niche website is starting out, the better chance it has to start having traction and traffic.

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience.
TheCatherine Premium Plus
Go through the training before you go down the road of paid advertising.Dont think about this as promoting products, but what problems can you help people solve. Think about offering a service to people first and later the profit will come from that
Hi just wanted to say hi.. I have not had much time lately to do anything. I am going to try my best to make an hour a day to work on this. If that works out then I will try for two. Thank Have A Good Night and May God Bless You All!
Kyle Premium Plus
Sure, no problem at all Crystal. Life gets busy, but as you jump back into the training just make sure you check off the tasks at the end of every lesson.

As you start to see progress, naturally you will dedicate more time to your business. I started out while full time in school...and I have two young girls (with 100 activities lol) so I can appreciate the busy nature of life. You will do great though!

If you need a hand with anything at all as you do move forward, let us know. You have a community of help!
TheAbie Premium Plus
Thank you for your notes here.

First super welcome to WA, it is so awesome to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

Kindly let us know when you need help or have questions.

All the best to you going forward.
jghwebbrand Premium
We are so very glad to meet you. And so excited you are here.
The training is self managed so you are free to go at your pace. You have 5 free training lessons and a free website to work with.

Whenever you have questions, feel free to ask in the comments section here.

We wish you well.
Hkaren Premium
i don't understand the "grades" here. I finished my profile some time ago and completed 3 tasks since then, but all I see is credit for having completed 8% of lesson 1. then I put check marks into the marginal area of each task, but as of today, the check marks were gone. Does anyone have a clue as to what's happening?
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You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

Otherwise you may tick the ones you already finished.
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Did you see your prior check marks after clearing your browser
There are a total of 5 lessons for Level; 1. We see that you are paid premium member so levels 2 - 5 are also available to you.