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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I can't open the private mail nor re[ly to comments cause I have to upgrade to Premium in order to do so.
I'm a full-time student and I'm trying to make money online to assist my family hence I have zero money in my account, I was wondering is there any way we can do the work and first, get paid and with that money we can pay for the membership fee and all that?

pls, assist cause this might be a drawback to the work I look forward to.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You can be a free member as long as you like. The free training is always available to you. You can use the free website 6 months. It takes time to learn this so take advantage of all of the free training.

Here is all of the free training.

Links to 20 free training lessons OEC (Online Entrepreneur Certification ABC (Affiliate Boot Camp) I have no money for premium some ideas AFTER 7 DAYS? You can use the search bar by clicking on the spyglass you will need to ask your questions in there to see if anyone else has asked them and how they solved them...
or use google to refine the searches...if you use
site:http://my.wealthyaffiliate.com [topic of question]
you will get all the results related to your question on this site but it will become more difficult but not impossible as others achieve success

Go through the free lessons and do some menu bar searches to learn more about each of the lessons.

We wish you well.

You can ask any other questions, in the comments section after each lesson.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You could remain a starter indefinitely and your siterubix subdomain remains valid for six months from day signing up to the platform, giving you time to build content.

However the learning curve would be steeper as communications with the platform ceases up in 7 days from time signing up, you will not have access to coaching and sound advice.

It can take 3 - 6 months to see any income. This is a long term commitment and takes months of consistent work WA is a learning platform to teach you how to build a progressive successful website for affiliate marketing.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle You also have access to Getting Started, the Affiliate Program and the Affiliate Platform classrooms, which can be accessed via link below:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/classrooms

A further list of free replay classes by Jay & Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications.

Welcome to WA and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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appreciate it ...thanx
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thank you
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Hi I don't want to be a pest and sound completely daft but after looking over the list of possible niches I did find one that I am passionate about but have never found anything that really worked to reverse it at least not for me and that is hair loss. Am I not supposed to find something that is positive that does work. In other words be promoting something that does do what it says it does.
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JoeRebisz Premium
Well, yes you are. Joining affiliate programs and promoting their products will come later in Level 3 of training. Don't get ahead of yourself, follow the training as it is outlined. It's done that way for a reason.
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Ok. I will stay with hair loss and thank you. As you said don't get ahead of myself. I'd like to thank all of you for helping me so much and am so glad I'm here to get actual training and actually learn and understand a bit of what I'm doing so far.
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JoeRebisz Premium
Anytime my friend, just ask :)
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BenMal1 Premium
You definately need to be confident about what your promoting, do some research before you dive in on a product. Hope this helps and Good Luck.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes if yon can't find any solution for hair loss then it will be impossible to promote a solution. It is important top choose a niche that you have solutions to help people with.

Did you check these blogs? They may give you some ideas

How To Find Your Passion If have no niche ideas here are some things to think about list of 3000 niches How to Become An Expert in Any Niche
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below 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.

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.

For example if you are in hair loss
https://blog.feedspot.com/women_hair_loss_blogs/

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 aand you are going to get closer to a specific audience. 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.

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

Others

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-hair-loss-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-hair-care-affiliate-programs/

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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After thinking long and a hard about this niche I am wondering if I should or can change it. I did a lot of checking out what is out there that can help and came across a new product to me at least that might actually work. Unfortunately I myself have not tried it but some have and they are raving about it working only it takes time. Now because I have not tried it myself I feel I am not really promoting what I believe in myself. So can I change my niche even if I've completed setting up the website for it and how.
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I feel so overwhelmed trying to decide on a niche, I absolutely love to cook and I am always on the look out for quick and affordable meals because our life is always so busy and when I google quick, affordable meals I always end up on some celebrities site teaching me how to throw some fancy 30 min pasta dish together with ingredients I either don't have, never heard of, or really expensive and if I try to make it 9 times out of 10 it's so fancy or taste so "mature" my daughter won't eat it. Anyway I'm wondering if there is a call out there for a site with a more realistic of quick affordable meals that kids will eat like our favorite go too of pasta, tuna and pea's a entire family meal done at potentially $6.00
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below 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.

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.

For example if you are in quick affordable meals
https://blog.feedspot.com/budget_food_blogs/

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 aand you are going to get closer to a specific audience. 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.

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

Others

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-meal-kit-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-recipe-affiliate-programs/

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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And this is where I become very confused each time, like you say narrow it down and explain how to and to you it may sound simple but to me what you are explaining sounds clear as mud so again I get stuck on a "niche" obviously the majority of my target audience is going to be women with busy schedules because the majority of women do the cooking within the home however I know there are many men who also do it so I guess it would be people with busy schedules but again I still feel as though you are going to say this is too broad and I am feeling very lost.
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probjr Premium
Hi Dee. Many of us can relate to the frustration you mentioned. There is so much information here on WA, it's hard to get through it all. I would suggest, though, that you go step by step through the training, and don't get a step. Even watch the videos and read the explanations more than once. That helped me to get clearer on some of the concepts and details.

Abie provided some links to blog articles, which may really help, as well. I would highly suggest reading articles like that. There are quite a few more. I am sure that if you ask people for specific posts/articles/training about niche selection, once you've studied them a little more, it will start to make more sense.

You can do it! Don't give up. There is nothing wrong with taking it slow, and not missing steps along the way. The WA team has structured the training in a great way that will lead you in the right direction as you follow the steps.

As many of the experienced people mention in their comments and on their profiles ... this is a super supportive community and you can find help.

Keep the faith and dig in and work/study hard! You can do this!!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Things like recipes, meal preps or plans, specific kinds, organic, vegan, healthy diets, nutrition for kids, And perhaps specifying more your audience as in toddlers, nutritional for 3-5 year olds, 5 - 7 years and so on.

I'd use Answer Socrates try find out what real people are asking, you can also use Jaaxy tool however starters are limited to 30 searches. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better. Starter sites SEO greater than 95.

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

Jaaxy lite is included in your premium subscription to the platform, and QSR has to be clicked manually to reveal a value.

For your choice of keywords, always do an incognito search on Google before settling on a keyword, to see who appears in the top 3 positions.

Or you may do in Jaaxy tool search analysis

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/serp-analysis

Tutorials


. https://my.jaaxy.com/training You can also utilize the Alphabet Soup to extend your searches. Onward, Ubersuggest is also a free keyword tool to do further research.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome To WA.
We can understand why you may be overwhelmed.

We see that you like cooking. You may also think about utensils, pans and whatever else you may use.

You can find related affiliate programs using your favorite browser
you niche idea + affiliate program + location (location is optional.
Here are some tips you can review. and feel free to ask more questions.

Here are some more things to think about when choosing a niche

How To Find Your Passion
If have no niche ideas here are some things to think about
How to Become An Expert in Any Niche list of 3000 niches A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

The importance of a targeted audience is that It's always better to target a specific niche with a specific solution to problems.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping and what to help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.

Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning so the website has a chance to grow, the focus needs to be a smaller scope. For example essential camping equipment for beginners. Once the website is established and has a good volume, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related. This is just an example.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later
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michaelw777 Premium
That is a Super Niche idea. Keep up with it. And I will just say too; try to keep it broad. You can do specific posts later. So, I will suggest; keep it broad. And keep refining the idea. It is a Super and Great one.
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jghwebbrand Premium
So your niche is cooking for busy women.
What about cooking for busy women with young children. That would bring some unique elements to it.

Your content could include picky eaters and how to deal with them, nutrition for young children. Recipes. appliances and utensils you use.
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Hi, actually If you read what I wrote I did say "quick affordable meals that kids will eat" so I am pretty sure that will also cover alot of picky eaters or I hope so
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michaelw777 Premium
No Offense meant; but you might want to go with Quick Affordable meals for everyone. Or Quick Affordable meals for the whole Family.

No Offense meant; I am just suggesting you broaden your Niche. And if you want later? You can make posts to specific groups; if you want to?

No Offense meant; trying to help. Hope this helps and encourages?
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Thank you, this makes alot more scene then some of the replies I am getting that feel to me like copy and pasted answers that seem to to be half a book long lmao I take more in when there is less info at a time. Thank you again ♥️
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Hi none taken because if you read what I wrote I did say for the family so I did cover that, I said quick affordable meals for the family, I did in one spot say a good chunk of people who would be targeted would be women however I did also realize men do some of the cooking too and "it would be people with busy schedules" so meaning both men and women and I also said quick, easy, affordable meals for the family that children also will eat because sometimes people with smaller children find them picky eaters. 🤘
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CharlesGW Premium
A question that comes to mind is: should I set up and register an LLC for my website since it's technically an online business? Where I live it's required to register any businesses or else face pretty serious penalties (I think it's $100 a day since beginning doing business under an un-registered name)
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JoeRebisz Premium
Well, you're an independant, but not sure what the laws are where you are.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Don't know where you live. But for tax purposes in the US you can be either an sole proprietor or a LLC. As a sole proprietor you income is reported as a consultant under your Social Security Number with a 1099misc. Under an LLC you must apply for an EIN number and this is where profits are reported and tax filing must be done separately from your personal taxes..

As an affiliate marketer you do not inventory, pack, ship or bill for a product nor handle customer issues. Those are things the product owner handles. You are just a marketer.

I would do some browser searching to get more familiar with this.
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skmorrow Premium
Great question for a tax professional.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You can initially start as self employed individual, later down the line you may then think to scale up to an LLC, however you still have to comply with local laws.

I would advise seeking the help of a professional.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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michaelw777 Premium
I would just suggest you do a search in Google; and if that is not enough? You might just send an Email to the Party you are wondering about? And just ask them? If you want to?
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Hi, I've finished my Level 1 course and getting ready to upgrade to continue however before I do so I would really like to know if I could really benefit from this seeing that I live in Barbados. I know some countries may be restricted when working online therefore before I move on I would like to know this and also when I start generating income how I would be able to access the money. Thank You.
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JoeRebisz Premium
I don't believe Barbados is on the restricted list and as for collecting commissions, they are paid through WA via PayPal the first of every month. You can connect your bank account to PayPal and transfer the money to spend as you like.
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jghwebbrand Premium
If you are referring to WA affiliate country limitations, here is a blog you can check out.

Countries banned If you are referring to other affiliate programs you can do the following:

your niche Keyword (0rkeyword phase + Affiliate Program + Barbadps.

How you receive your commission from sales depends upon the affiliate program. The most common are PayPal, Direct deposit to a bank account or a mailed check.

Here is a comparison of the WA membership programs and their features.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join/
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Ok thank you so much
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JoeRebisz Premium
You're quite welcome :)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Certainly, WA Is global and has over 3 million subscribers to the platforms.

Your country isn't restricted as last checked.

If you were to promote WA, you can update your PayPal and Minimum Payout Threshold

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share/stats

In accordance with your affiliation terms and conditions, how commission payouts are tracked and paid. You need to read up how payments are made because different programs follow different rules; some pay by check others via PayPal or straight to your check account.

As and when you decide to become a Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel. Premiums can host up to 10 sites (mix of siterubix subdomains and premiums however totalling 10)

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers. Premium plus can also host up to 50 premium sites.

You may start with a siterubix subdomain around a focused niche and build up content and until you are satisfied with your niche and name, down the line have your own dot com, as some affiliate programs do not work with a subdomain. Cost of which is $15 yearly each privacy included. You can then move your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within the site manager which is an easy process. However hosting is included in a premium subscription to the platform.

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

Comparison Chart
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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michaelw777 Premium
If you don't have answers enough? Try asking again? But, I would suggest to you; you try this out: PayPal.com Just click the previous and check what they say.
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michaelw777 Premium
I checked; the link works; just click the upcoming and see what they say? PayPal.com
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