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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chris2112 Premium
After viewing Keyword video and finding some great keywords/phrases, do I put these in the "tags" field on a post or in the "Focus Keyphrase" field in the AIOSEO section below the Post contents area? In other words, where do put the keywords to improve SEO? And, THANKS for answering my previous questions.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, once you have settled on your keywords you would include them in title and again in first or second paragraph then write freely. Some members would also include it again in towards bottom to conclude articles if it fits a purpose or conveys a message.

One keyword per post and so on so forth.
IvanBroz Premium
Focus Keyphrase in AIOSEO allows you to track the performance of your keyword in your post. It does not improve your SEO per se. As AbieAJ said, you should put your keywords in the title of your post, the first paragraph to improve your SEO. You can also include them in the headings and sprinkle them across the copy if it feels natural.
I've been watching some post on "niche". I saw some comments where some members have the same idea , niche or target I want to go after? How does that work? will it create a conflict of interest on this web affiliation page? Can two members target the exact niche??? BTW, I am new so these are questions that are starting to pop-up in my mind. Thanks.
jghwebbrand Premium
Of course more than one person can choose the same niche. You will not create a conflict because you are both doing individual website and you both will not think the same and present your niche in the same way. Decide who your audience is and go for it.
Goran888 Premium
jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.
AshiaR Premium
First off I want to say how amazing this site is...seriously there are so many out there that don't offer 1/3 of WA and want hundreds of dollars and or don't care if you make it or not....Next I want to focus on my financial goals in stages.. Stage 1 make enough money to pay my current bills and budget. After that "Swing Away Merrill". No cheating..anyone know What movie that quote is from???
jghwebbrand Premium
We are excited your found WA. Your blog comments are really neat! It is great to hear what outsiders have to say when they find WA. We like this program very much. We have been here over 10 years and without it we would not be successful. It has what we need for success in its volumes of training, the keyword research tool and support (community and Site Support) 24 x 7.

Thanks for sharing your goals. They are very doable if you do the training and apply it.

We are a very friendly and active community. We like to help people succeed. If you have questions while doing the training you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

We wish you much success.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi it is Signs (2002) - Awesome show.

However welcome to WA and our community and most definitely. Kindly let us know when needing help or having further questions.
Good luck
hectorbenito Premium
Hello mates!!

My website is yet done out of the web builder before start this wealth affiliate course.
My Wordpress blog has Yoast SEO plugIn.
I am installing the All in one SEO plug In according to the wealth affiliate training.
Is there some conflict between these two plug ins ?
Could maintain both activated at the same time?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you can't have 2 SEO plugins, they will conflict with each other. If you are familiar with Yoast, there is no reason to change it to All in One. They are very similar.
I am looking at a lot of comments below. And it seems like a lot of us have pieces of the puzzle. But we need help putting the pieces together. I like the checklist idea. I like it because it is orderly. Without a checklist, it is very easy for the frustration level to go high, and even give up. Don't give up now. The phrase I like to use is, Pick a dream...and GO FOR IT! Good luck to EVERYONE.
AbieAJ Premium Plus

Awesome thoughts and message to the community, thank you for your contributions.
jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, We agree the pieces need to fit together. That is why I believe Kyle tells everyone to follow the training step by step and do each lesson because it is purposefully ordered and taught.

In case you want to see all free lessons in one link, here you go. The community blog section here will naturally have bits and pieces because it only addresses the questions people have as they go through the training lesson by lesson and step by step.

We do hope that you take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions, when you are confused.

Thank you so much for your contributions as you go through the training. We all learn from each others insights.

We wish you much success as you continue.
snowshoead Premium
Well said and shared! Thank you again and best of luck to you.