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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FMWilliams Premium
Hello, everyone. I am interested in targeting homeowners and other businesses that provide the same services as Adyir Cleaning Solutions. During my 6 years with Adyir, I have learned that the right products are one of many factors of providing great service.

Adyir has a website which I put together. I hope to link the WA website to Adyir to increase more traffic.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You ought to discuss an aspect of cleaning to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience (that could be beginners or another group you have in mind). You would help people by giving them advice on an aspect, walk them through your journey and then promote products however relevant.

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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jghwebbrand Premium
Nice you found WA.
Looks like you have experience with your product and website building. That is a great way to help people.

Now you can see from the training how it is best for you to proceed based on all of your experience and your passion for the products. The training emphasis helping people.

Do enjoy.
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FMWilliams Premium
I have some experience. I am always open to learning more, and helping when I can. Thanks.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome.
let us know when you have further quetsions.
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Maghdalena Premium
I'm in a real quandry. I'm between 2 niches I'm super interested in; Keto for senior citizens, which admittedly has lots of opportunity for affiliate marketing programs(I keep going back to my Keto for over 50 books in my Kindle) and overcoming self-sabotage for women who are either on the verge of getting assessed and diagnosed for ADHD or those who are newly diagnosed for ADHD. Both niches have an equal interest with me, but not as sure of affiliate marketing program opportunities as with the Keto one. I can write about both(one at a time), but those two are really see"duking it out"! It's driving me nuts. Karin advised the Keto, and I absolutely love that, but does that have to be on that diet to write about it, (though I plan to when money starts coming in), or will research do until I can start it?
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TheAbie Premium Plus
You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

There's also a Niche Research template in site content, you may use to dissect your niche prior.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

You may also search Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
What can you earn with Keto, you don't want a niche where you rely on the commissions for books, that is peanuts. I would research the products in both niches, Maghdalena. You can either type in "keto"+affiliate program in Google / Another way of doing it is to go to Jaaxy snd look up the keywords and find the top ten blogs and then see what those blogs are promoting, or go to research above. put a question on my profile, if you have more questions https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/thecatherine
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Maghdalena Premium
Yeah, I noticed that especially Amazon Kindle books on keto are pretty low, with Amazon only paying out 5-6%. I know that some people into keto promote not just things like ingredients(read almond flour, coconut flour, but also cookware, cooking utensils, nutrients and supplements for the "keto flu" I want the broadest opportunity for affiliate commissions, and not just Amazon. I'll take your recommendation, and if I need more help after this, I'll write on your profile or PM you. :) Thanks again for the advice. It *does* help.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You don't necessarily have to buy the product but it will be important to have testimony that keto works. As long as you understand the product it is okay. It will be important to write unique posts so you get ranking and traffic. How can your approach be different so you get ranking?
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Maghdalena Premium
I agree with you, Abie. I really want to focus on just one. I don't think I divide my time well, and multi-tasking doesn't work too well with me, lol.

I'll check those out. I didn't know about the Niche Research template, though. That's awesome! Thanks a million. Also, Ask Socrates is one I think I forgot as well,

Well, I'm certainly finding questions at Ask Socrates about Seniors and Keto, but nothing on Adult women with ADHD. That's interesting.

I'll check out the niche research template, definitely. Thanks. At least I'm moving ahead. :)

Thanks, again, Abie! A whole basket of strawberries for the Strawberry Princess for your help. :)
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Maghdalena Premium
Thanks! That's good to know. I believe wholeheartedly that Keto does work, and I like the part about my approach. Things to think about going forward. :)
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Most welcome, also let me know how you get on.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, we are excited for you and your opportunity.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hi,
Can someone help me, I'm working on keywords and all of mine come up with <10 for Avg and <10 for traffic and I'm using complete grammatically correct phrases that. make sense. My niche is 'Foods of Rome' so something like History of Roman Food', or 'History of the Globe Artichoke' and it seems that other any version of the keyword has the same low results. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you might think that the result means less than 10, but it doesn't! It simply means that Jaaxy does not have enough data to produce an accurate result.

So, the keyword may be acceptable but always do your own research; go to Google itself and put in your keyword to see what results come up on page 1.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Ahh, thanks so much Diane, that makes total sense.
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jghwebbrand Premium
I would start with Google and type in your keywords. Watch wat auto populates. That will give you an idea of what people are searching for. You can do the what, why, now in front of your keyword google search as well for you more ideas and then you can check Jaaxy.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hey thanks for the great information.
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FashionDr Premium
I agree with DianaScorpio, you have to keep on trying. Explore other avenues on keywords. Play with it and have fun. Don't overthink it too much. I believe that is where we all make our mistakes but over thinking the keywords.

My advice is step away for a little while clear your head and then come back refreshed and you will come up with some awesome keywords. I promise you.

Best wishes
Mary
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hey thank you Mary, I will take your advise, I do want to have fun with this and I'm all caught up on the keywords. Have a great day.
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FashionDr Premium
You have a wonderful day yourself. Most of us do get caught up on the keywords so no worries like I said have fun and play around with the keywords. You will be amazed at what you can come up with in the keywords.

I am here no worries
Mary
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
avg <10 means that Jaaxy doesn't have enough data at this current in time.

Sometimes keywords may not currently have potential however this may change in the future dependent context, you may want to keep it in a list and see its progress if you believe it may become a keyword goldmine.
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alissss Premium
One small contribution for grammatically incorrect keywords: You can divide them with punctuation. Google doesn't report that as a broken keyword. It is still a full keyword.

For example:

Keyword: how does calorie counting work weight loss

Text: How does calorie counting work? Weight loss can be one of the reasons you're looking for the answer to this question.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Hi, thanks for this but I don't understand, I tried using punctuation and I still came up with <10 for Avg and <10 for traffic

Thanks!
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alissss Premium
I meant while you're writing an article.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
Oh, ok thanks!
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Punctuation has no effect on Jaaxy looking up keywords.
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LauraMcCrack Premium
hey thanks for this. I didn't think so but suddenly was questioning that.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
No worries and most welcome!
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alissss Premium
I wasn't talking about looking up keywords but about how you can implement grammatically incorrect keywords to the article using punctuation so that the keyword can be recognized by Google but the flow of the article stays normal and grammatically correct.
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I would suggest to readers that you first study your prospects' behaviours and preferences in the content writer's chosen niche market.
Otherwise you'll be wasting your time.
You've got to figure out what other people want, like or need because:

Most of them DO NOT CARE about what YOU WANT to give them!

They care about WHAT THEY WANT and whether YOU CAN GIVE IT TO THEM.

Do you understand?

Good.

So, in the words of Tolkien's Treebeard, "Don't be hasty!"

PS.
Don't faff around wasting time, either. You should be researching...
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.
Yes, it is important to understand a niche audience.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Thank you for posting.
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