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 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 4.75 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.

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's Goals


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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hi,
I'm still working on setting up my menu page. I've managed to get my 'About me Page' and the 'Privacy Policy' onto the right side under Menu Structure, but now I'm told to go to 'Menu Settings'. and click 'Primary Menu' but my page doesn't look like that at all.
This is what I have under "Menu setting', I do not have "Primary Menu'

Menu Settings

Auto add pages-
Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu

Display location- Desktop Horizontal Menu
Desktop Expanded Menu
Mobile Menu
Footer Menu
Social Menu
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jghwebbrand Premium
Each theme uses slightly different terms for the "primary menu".

So what is the name of the menu you created? If it appears at the top in your header that is the same as the "primary menu".

Based on your above description, your theme also allows for a footer menu and social menu. Plus it looks like you can set up a separate menus for desktop and mobile. That is different from the usual. If you have a mobile phone you can see what the Mobile menu would look like if you create one for it. The same is true fro the desktop menu.

Your menu will not look exactly the same. That is okay.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hi again,
Thanks for helping, yes everything about all my pages does not look anything like the training videos or lessons, I'm having such a hard time.

Ok, I titled my menu 'Menu 1', so I guess you are saying that my title is the same as 'primary menu' I got that but under the menu settings should I be checking off all those choices? There is no option for Menu 1 or primary menu. Do I select all of these? I'm not computer savvy in the least.
1.Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu
2.Desktop Horizontal Menu
3.Desktop Expanded Menu
4.Mobile Menu
5.Footer Menu
6.Social Menu
I'm not computer savvy in the least.

Thanks!
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jghwebbrand Premium
As a beginner it looks like your theme is too complicated.
Would you be opposed to changing themes. Generate Press may not be your favorite because it doesn't have a place for a header images, but it is a much simpler theme to use. Changing your theme will not affect your pages and posts. You cam have to create a new menu, but it seems that is best so you can follow along better with the training.

How does that sound?
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Theme...Uumm, do you mean the photo I selected? I see 4 photos or themes I don't know why there are 4, I only selected one, it's the 1st one a photo of Italy to go along with my niche. If that's what you're talking about I'd love to get rid of the other 3. What's Generate Press?

I'd like to have an image.

I feel so lost.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, the 4 that displayed (wordpress backoffice left hand side see appearance -> hover and see 4 images - those are themes They have features built into them. KEEP the 4 of them there so your site has a default one to use in case the one you have chosen has issues.

Yes, the theme you have chosen to "activate" has a complicated menu feature.

To understand the concept of "menu" and follow the training it really would be best to Activate Generate Press. Generate Press should be pone of your theme options.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hey, I really thank you for your time. I never thought this would be so foreign for me. I've just been following the training and it all seemed cool to difficult, but suddenly I'm overwhelmed.

Ok thanks I'll check out and activate generate Press.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Can you give us a screenshot of what you have right now? So that we can work the issue and thank you.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Sure, I'd be happy for any help.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hi Again,
I'm not sure what to do to find Generate Press. I've sent you a screen shot of my themes, 3 say activate and the one I originally chose says customize. Is Generate Press somewhere on this page. Thanks!
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BLion Premium
Hello all,

I'm having trouble getting onto my starter website, when I try to login or do anything it tells me that "the site cannot be reached." I'm not seeing an option to scrap it and start from scratch as I literally just made it and wouldn't loose anything but I am not sure what to do to move forward and build.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I wonder if perhaps you have tried to change the domain name, which you can't do. This will crash your site.

As a premium member, you can host up to 10 websites, so you could simply build another one.

Or, if you want to delete, click on Websites, go to Details, and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the Delete option.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Can you see it listed here.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites.
Do a browser refresh CTRL + F5

If not, I am not sure it was created.
You could try creating another one.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

How to delete and build different free website.
Menu Bar -> websites -> Site manager -> find your website
Look in lower right hand corner for "details" click on it.
Then scroll down and look in bottom left hand corner for "delete"
Click it.
To create a new one
Menu Bar -> websites -> Build Website -> Free website.

That is the advantage of starting with the free sitrubix.com website because it can be deleted.

Once a dot com domain name is purchased it cannot be deleted. You are the owner for a full year and can renew it for same length of time. To get a different domain name you must buy another dot com domain name. A purchased domain name cannot be changed because of industry standards for domain name registrars.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You may have to recycle your website. Here's what to do.

To delete a siterubix subdomain | or dot com if applicable, click details on subdomain in question in site manager, onward next page scroll all the way to the bottom and click delete.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Then you may go to Site Builder

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

Choose a free domain, enter credentials and follow procedure.
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warwicksmith Premium
I am interested in Health particularly in diabetes and supplements that can help maintain healthy glucose levels to the point of being totally diabetic free.
I have come up with the niche "healthygluco" to go with a website name "Diabetic Freedom"
I would greatly appreciate comments on this choice of mine.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Like your domain name and niche idea.
If you nave medical credentials make sure to include those in the "about Me" page. It may be hard to grow your niche without those credentials. I am wondering what you would do to monetize it.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You will be writing posts for people to read on your website. You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic.

To find questions people ask you can do a google search - look for "People also Ask section" and also use answersocrates.com
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You ought to discuss an aspect of health to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience.

Diabetes type 1 or 2 prevention or care for qualifying patients. The more focused a niche website is starting out, the better chance it has to start having traction and traffic.

Please be aware you also need to create lots of content addressing issues related to your focused niche website.

Most important is to be passionate and genuinely interested in your niche
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Crandolph89 Premium Plus
such a wonderful goal within your niche being passonite in possitive health changes in ones life awsome man keep pushing forward you have what it takes.
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warwicksmith Premium
Thanks for the comments I do not have medical credentials however I am taking dietary supplements as a diabetic patient, and it has helped me.
With regards to what I would need to do to monetize it, I don't really know I guess promoting a dietary supplement????
Looking forward to some advice
Thanks
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I have given this some thought and I would like to know and get some thoughts from all of you.
How about a niche about being healthy at 64? I have always ridden bicycles and did alot of running , I would like to do something on those lines, But Not being computer savy I dont know how to put it all together. I got ideas, but Not the mechanical apptitude to do it
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You can totally.

You ought to discuss how being healthy at 64 and above who would be your target audience.

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

Please be aware you also need to create lots of content addressing issues related to your focused niche website.

Most important is to be passionate and genuinely interested in your niche
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I think I would have to put it in the category of Health and would like to put in videos of how a fat boy like me can still lose weight and get in shape at 64
lol
Just brings the thought of the song that the Beatles did back in the day called : when Im 64
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Please be aware you'd be required to write lots of content addressing issues, and so ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Healthy at 64 is very vague. Who would your audience be and how would you help them? You could focus on outdoor exercise - biking and running.

It looks like you have a lot of experience and knowledge about bikes and running. Bikes seems like a neat niche. Have you taken long rides? You could include scenic places to bike ride plus essentials for a bike trip. It seems like there would be a lot to write about.

The training assumes you have no experience. Go at your pace and see what happens.

A niche should be for a targeted group of people How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later Do ask for help when y9u get stuck.
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that is what I want to focus on. My experiences in Biking and running go a long way back, Yes I have taken long bike rides but that was like 40myears ago, so back then, not many pictures were taken, I am just going to have to rely on memory and the things I did back then up until i had hip replacement But I now want to also focus on what can be done after surgery and after being told by my doctor that my running days are over, and prove that even at the age of 64 IT CAN be done
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and that is where you come in to help ?
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TheAbie Premium Plus
I'd go over it, let us know how you get along and if there's anything else you'd like, please feel free to reach out.

You're very welcome!
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
That's definitely a niche. A wellness blog for people over 60. I like it.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Biking or Running they are all great, what's more important is that you are passionate about, you help people giving them advice, you walk through your journey and recommend appropriate relevant products to solved their issues.

So essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Good for you. Like your spirit.
One place we go for pictures that are royalty free is bing.com/images. Then use the filter on the upper right hand corner - then look for "license" drop down in center (Choose free to use and share commercially or "free to modify and use commercially." WA Site content also has images that are royalty free. The training will introduce it.
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RBlaze Premium
Question.

Hiii :) ok, after watching the niche video, I was wondering since it’s put out there that whatever niche we choose it will more than likely be successful because our audience is the internet of billions and billions of people, right? Soo how do we reach all those people? Because the amount of traction we get from our website or affiliate link, will pretty much determine the financial success. What if someone only has a certain amount of followers/social media friends? Won’t that effect the level of success in some way? What other ways are there to get your website out there in front of all these billions of people besides posting on your personal social media?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the method taught here is to write informative, helpful articles for your website that offer answers to problems that people are searching for.

That way, Google will put your website on page 1 of its search engine results, so that you can be seen easily.

It's not that easy, and is a long term commitment, as you need to be seen as an authority on the niche subject you have chosen.

I personally don't use any form of social media for business purposes.
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RBlaze Premium
Thank you Diane! Would you mind me seeing an example of one of your articles that you mentioned?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Sorry, I prefer not to share my website details. However, I see you like crafting, so here is a members website about dolls houses!

everythingverysmall.com
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jghwebbrand Premium
Your website is where you grow your brand. And traffic grows by writing informational and product reviews. Choosing your post titles is done by keyword research so you have an idea of traffic volume potential and ranking potential. Social media can refer back to your website. Your website is the "hub" of your brand.

People search the internet for help, so your informational posts will provide answers to questions plus definitions, etc. It is very important to follow the training so you don't miss important tasks that need to be completed.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. After you finish each task make sure to check mark the box in front of the task. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

When you choose a niche it is ideal if you know something about it already (its problems, and how to solve them) It saves some research time. But you can use the internet to find information you do not know. Make sure you like your niche enough that you are willing to spend time writing and helping people. Helpful good content builds trust and trust leads to sales. Always focus on helping first.

A niche should be for a targeted group of people How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You don't, you would only reach a handful of the billions.

And that's what WA teaches, the Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing.

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.

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.
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RBlaze Premium
This helped so much, thank you! I appreciate you for explaining in detail :)
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pmoore77 Premium
Thanks for the helpful info Diane!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great! Glad this helped.
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