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 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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Greetings people.There is no other choice, so I found this on google. I really need financial help. I'm not a cheater, we can hear each other, contact me, it's not a problem, I'm just looking for a way out of this black magic. :( Thanks a lot for any help, advice.My account
jghwebbrand Premium
This is a training platform. You can at least help yourself by doing the free training and learning a new skill.

The Online Entrepreneur Certification training is absolutely free. You even get a free website.
JeanieM Premium
When I activate my SEO it takes me to another screen:

"Welcome to the AIOSEO Setup Wizard!
AIOSEO makes it easy to configure your site's SEO settings without the need to hire an expert. And it takes less than 10 minutes too!
Let's Get Started →"

when I click back to the dashboard and I go to General settings I get the set-up wizard again and then it asks me for a license key. BLEH! Why is my stuff so different than yours?
Please advise how I can get to the Home Page settings. Thank you
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi you do not need upgrade to Pro, as the standard version suffices.

Please follow up with this tutorial
JeanieM Premium
Thank you so much! this video is awesome! this is more than helpful. Is it ok to hang on to it for later. He goes over so much that we haven't gotten to.

You are always on top of things, and answer so quickly. It's appreciated more than you know! Have a great evening!

ChristinaWi2 Premium
Thanks I booked marked this page
It is very helpful.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Of course do bookmark to replay any time
AbieAJ Premium Plus
And it is a pleasure, you are so very welcome.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
As per your other question, no need upgrade to Pro as the standard version suffices.

Please see below tutorials To set up widgets, please go to Appearance > Widgets in WordPress back office.
JeanieM Premium

I get through all of the tasks to get my website built, after trashing my dummy content, I try to go the website and I get a screen that reads (I copied exactly what it says): This has been going on for 2 days now! This is such a waste of time!

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Hi Jean,

It sounds like the system is kicking you out and asking that you log back in: try logging back in to see what happens.

If that does not work, then just contact Site-Support (through the "Help" tab up above) they should be able to resolve that issue in a matter of minutes.

Good luck,

AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, just to follow up from yesterday did you get in touch with site support for a resolution.
IvanBroz Premium
Hey, Jean, this sounds like a technical issue with your account. We can't help you with this. You must send the message to SiteSupport and tell them about this. As a Premium member, you have technical support at your disposal 24/7. They will help you to solve the issue:

Also, you can send a message to Kyle on his profile and let him know that something is not working properly with Site Builder:
Natalie56 Premium
So I'm assuming that the videos are supposed to help us set up our website if that's the case I feel that you need to start with a new pages because people like me that are new to this and starting off for the very 1st time don't see the same thing You're talking about In the video So you are discussing about all-in-one seo And how to set it up but you're page on the video is different from my website page When I click on general settings like you're asking me I get a page that say welcome to all-in-one SEO and it has a video for me to watch and it says for me to unlock I need to upgrade to pro I don't see anything where it Say's home title I don't see the page that you have on your video on my website and I am clicking everything that you're telling me to do I am following every single step by step so please help
YvonneBray Premium
Hi, Natalie the all in one SEO has recently had a huge upgrade, and we are all finding it different.

I'm sure they will upgrade the new lessons soon.

Check below for Keishalina' message to Christina.

There is a link that may help you gain an understanding of the changes that have taken place. All the best.
ChristinaWi2 Premium
Hello can anyone please help me with this lesson I have been on it for 2days now I dont think that I've done something correctly is it anyway that anyone that knows what they are doing check & see if iam headed down the right track because I dont see my about page iam just stuck @ this point on this section iam trying not to keep poking around with it but I have been asking this ?s for help now for 2 days now.
keishalina Premium
hi Christina ...

i think we've replied in the post above here ...

hope it goes ok for you now ..

all the best .... ⭐️🎄🎅🎁 ⭐️...
Natalie56 Premium
I understand where you are coming from I dont understand as well
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Can you please elaborate, have your cleared browsers cache refresh and still do not see. Have you tried to view 'About page' in another browser or on a mobile.

One other thing you can do is to clear servers cache, you can go to site manager, locate your domain, click details last button and within a button to clear servers cache.

If still unsuccessful, I suggest you get in touch with site support for assistance
ChristinaWi2 Premium
Ok thanks so much now are you responding to my question from the menu & wigits training?
ChristinaWi2 Premium
We will get it just have to keep pushing @ it, it's new to most of us
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, I have included it below but here it is

As per your other question, no need upgrade to Pro as the standard version suffices.

Please see below tutorials

To set up widgets, please go to Appearance > Widgets in WordPress back office.