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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Etrnl Premium
Good morning everyone..I hope you all had a great Christmas with family and friends...I've got a couple of questions about niches...
I have a few different niche ideas: 'Healthcare' with a focus on a couple of sub niches such as 1/ drug and alcohol rehabilitation
2/ cosmetic surgery packages in Thailand and Sth Korea
3/ Healthcare supplements
4/ Defibrillators

'Personal security' ie Personal alarms and security devices

'Motorcycle accessories'

I really want to get cracking asap on my website so I would be very grateful for your feedback...

Many thanks in advance.

Kyle Premium Plus
Sure, you have lots of great niche ideas there. One thing that you might want to consider is the medical niches are something that you have to be careful Google want's some sort of credentials if you are going to head in a direction where you would typically be offering "doctor" based advice.

Because of this I would recommend that you consider heading in either the Personal security/alarms or motorcycle niches.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
Etrnl Premium
Great advice...much appreciated...I def would not be giving people advice other than referring them onto the person that runs the organisation and they could take over from there...It's a huge industry in Thailand and many expats travel there for drug and alcohol treatment but I'm not sure if they any have an affiliate programme set up. If they don't, do you recommend moving on or can they be offered help to set one up?
TheAbie Premium Plus
I would also follow up on legalities before you proceed.

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get
Kyle Premium Plus
Sure, it could be a good niche...and you could also sell leads to these treatment centres as well, that is another business model you can leverage once you are able to attract qualified and relevant traffic.

I know someone first hand that does that in real estate, they utilize the web to captures leads and sell them off to realtors. Lots of ways to monetize traffic once you have it.
SDiTullio Premium Plus
When undergoing the"Get Rolling" and subsequent lessons I was under the impression that when we leave then and return for the next lesson, if we select the blue "Continue" button, the program will take us back to the last lesson we were on when we left,.

My trashing does not do that. When I select the "Continue button it always takes me back to the beginning of the lessons. Then I must scroll down endlessly to find where I left off.

I fill in all the completion boxes for each lesson, once I've completed it.

Am I expecting a feature that is not available??
TheAbie Premium Plus
Ticking checklists bottom of lessons, tasks and activities asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.
SDiTullio Premium Plus
Thanks, Abie
NateAwaken Premium
Hi all, trying to think of Niches here, I do have a big passion for Theme Parks / Attractions as this was an interest of mine ever since I was kid. However, I am having trouble "narrowing" down this Niche as I'm not sure how I could possibly monetize this through a Blog.

Could anyone possibly help me how I can find possible narrowed down niches for Theme Parks / Attractions please? I appreciate all the help. :)
Kyle Premium Plus
There are many directions that you can head within this niche. Remember, a niche is an audience or group of people that you want to help and this sounds like your passion here:

1. Theme Park Enthusiasts
2. Roller Coaster Fans
3. Water Park Lovers
4. Amusement Park Goers
5. Theme Park Riders
6. Theme Park Adventure Seekers

These are definitely directions that you can head here, and in terms of monetization, there will be many ways that you can generate revenue from this, it could be through affiliate programs, through ads, or even through the sale of your own products/courses. This will be covered in level 3 of the training.

Let us know if you have any further questions. :)
NateAwaken Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks for getting back to me! Out of all of these, Theme Park Enthusiast sounds the best (considering I'm one myself!). I could also argue that the other groups are the same as theme park enthusiasts aswell, since we love theme parks and are fans of the rides, etc.

I guess the best route for this sub-niche is to possibly have a blog talking about each theme park/attraction worldwide with pro's/con's as I feel these can have affiliate programs for admission to the park, and ads of course.

Would you say this is a good idea? Do you have any profitable ideas for a theme park enthusiast blog/website?

Thanks again, Kyle
TheAbie Premium Plus
You may want to start with a locality, the one you most know of as your sub-category, and once wholly exhausted, you may branch and scale out.

Your target audience is super important here too.

Who would benefit most from what you have to offer?

However, i can see that Kyle got you covered; feel free to reach out when you need help or have other questions.

Good to have you here with us.
I think that choosing a niche is the difficult part of this course. Cause there are many subjects we can choose from and I think that every one thought that if he chose the wrong niche he will fall in the project.
For me I chose: Starting an Online Business as a niche, waiting the opinion of the management.
TheAbie Premium Plus
It would be best if you had a subject and a target audience.


Mountain biking for beginners.
Luxury travel for seniors. Etc.

Or Make money online niche i.e., the Affiliate Bootcamp.

hello i just have i question regards of my website i started im planning hopefully next 3 weeks to go premium but i have a little bit of knowledge of building web site regards of cruise line offers vacation trips to anywhere so strictly only about cruise and promoting there offers so i can attach people and help them for best offers that different cruise line have to offer so i can choose all in my web and give them advice on which places its best to travel which rooms what to take with them Couse i have been working for 10 years as a Butler for cruise line what do you think the idea is this ok to start with thank you in advance
TheAbie Premium Plus
Sounds like you have a solid plan here, exactly as you say and all the best to you going forward.