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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chicchat Premium
I am currently working on the Affiliate Marketing as my niche
But I haven't got any income from that yet
So I was quite guilty when writing a blog
Because I don’t really know this field

although I saw it from a Youtuber
he said don't pick "cheap" niche (e.g. Books)
cos you don't earn much from it

Just wonder what is everybody's niche?
AbieAJ Premium
Perhaps below explanation will help you more. Please keep in mind you would need write at least 15 quality rich content posts with good choice of keywords and have some traffic before you apply for an affiliate program.

A niche is something you are passionate about and would write 100 articles or so about it, could be a hobby, an interest perhaps. To put it in perspective, would you be writing about it in five years time.

Via Kyle:
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?
When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:
I want to help people that ______________.
Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
chicchat Premium
Wow! Thanks for the rapid reply again
kinda of worry if you ever get some sleep
AbieAJ Premium
I do no mind, let me know how you get on and if you need further help and advice. You are so very welcome.
Welcome I hope you find the cornerstone
chicchat Premium
Tks ^^
I'm working on it.
GeoffreyC1 Premium
If you can get high volume sales of a low priced item then it is as good as low sales of a high priced item. Many businesses have made a bomb on stack them high and sell them cheap.
chicchat Premium
I see.....
tks ^^
Mharrell20 Premium
Hello Kyle,

I join Wealthy Affiliate over around 11 months ago and love the training that is available to eveyone!!! I am currently working a full time job from home, that has been extreemly demanding, and time consuming. I have a question that I would like to run by you.

I would like to know if there are subcribers or partners with in Wealthy Affiliate that will accept payment to assist me with the build out of a basic Website and sales funnels for a fee? I am willing to pay to have my Website and funnel created. The reason that I am asking is that, I need to try and be up and running by the middle of next month, and I have a serious learning curve that would take me too long to learn, and meet my deadline. I would be so appreciative if you could make a recommendation of a couple developers online or anyone that could help me out reach my deadline.

In the meantime, I would continue to review the materials online and will follow steps to learn to create my own sites.

I would be so appreciative to you for your assitance with this matter.

With Respect,

My contact information is:

Malcolm Harrell
(301) 254-0859 (c)
(301) 567-7475 (h)
Warly10 Premium
Hi, I understand what you are going through.
I'm sure there are members here within WA that can assist you in this matter.

I'd suggest you to type within the research bar at the top, where it says: Need help...

Search for Dianescorpio. or Chrystopher...

This are just two members here who can maybe direct you.
Muito bom 😊😊😊
Lemonfreeze Premium
hi Malcolm I think I could assist you with this and the easiest way to do it is for me to give you a couple of referral links for you to purchase the funnels threw and other tools needed to complete said task. we can talk about what details you have in mind for the website and funnels as well as what their purpose is then once you have done that send me the login info and i can get to work email me at and ill give you my phone number and will get started thanks

Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Malcolm,

The WA platform is a spam-free and private solicitation (considered as spam here) free zone. What you are asking, is prohibited here!

Here is a link to the rules: My suggestion is to delete this comment before it gets you a write ban. A write ban, is where you cannot submit anything on the WA platform for other members to read. During a write ban, you still have access to your website, but you will not be able to post any comments anywhere within the WA platform.

This is not how this platform is to be used and the co-founders frown on those that use it improperly. You can find help by contacting individuals through a Private Message.

Many of the premium members here will offer you what you are asking for, for FREE. However, there are those with no scruples that would welcome the chance to charge you a fee to do what some might be willing to do for FREE.

This website is not designed for other members to do your work for you; even if you offer to pay them to do so.

Additionally, you are not allowed to provide outside of WA contact information here!

Please read the rules and abide by them: this will help prevent you from getting banned from WA

Just trying to inform you, that want you did here is completely against the rules.

Mharrell20 Premium
Thank you so much for your response!!! I may have overstepped my bounds with writing this type of message. I didn't know. I am in the process of trying to remove this email. Not seeing a delete button??
Marilyn65 Premium
However, to continue building my website, I need to login
i am confused, seeing the Wordpress logo on the login page. Do I need a Wordpress login information? Or do i use the Wealthy Affiliate login?
This feels like a totally ridiculous question, red face as I hit the yes for help!
DValentine Premium
Hey Marilyn
If you look to the left of your screen, you'll see the word "Websites". Click on that then click on "Site Manager"
This is where you will find all your websites.
You'll find each site has a 'login' button and you'll need to click on that and follow the instructions..
Hope that helps
feigner Premium
if you click on websites ( t othe left) and then sitemanager - you will get to your list of sites
then click on login for the site you want
and then select the user ( probably be admin)
just click login
and your site dashboard will open in a new tab
good luck Marilin
it does become easier as you get more familiar with the platform - with a warning that the user interface of this paltform is about to change......or at least it has been promised for this time period.
Marilyn65 Premium
Thank you for taking the time to explain this to me!
DValentine Premium
No problem Marilyn
EMuno Premium
I really feel very happy for the success is showed here of my partners, if I can call you that, and for the collaboration to the other rookies like me. I have a problem though: When I finished lesson 4 and try add "Home" and "Private Policy" I thought I did that, it doesn't show in the provisional website I am creating following Kyle's instructions, even though Kyle said if those two features are not showing in the website we shouldn't worry about. Problem is I am at the beginning of second phase and all ready purchased my domain name and one of the next steps is move or register the website I don't know if I did something wrong and I am frantically concerned about. Any answer to this is very appreciated,
JohnDenekar Premium
this may help you.
Rachaelsan Premium
Go into your Wordpress site. Select Appearance --> Menus (from the left side menu). On the menus page, you will select 'Top Menu' within the Menu Structure. You will see an option (on the left) that reads 'Add Menu Items'. Select the pages you would like to add (Home and Privacy Policy) by checking the boxes. Click 'Add to Menu'. You will see them show up in the Menu Structure. You can click and drag the menus on the page to reorder them if you would like to do so.

I hope this helps.
EMuno Premium
Thank you JohnDenekar for your response. And yes, I think I have to go back to that lesson you underlined. Have one more question if you don't mind: if I want to show those features I was talking about in my previous post, when I go back to the lesson can I add it like it were never there? Like editing and it will solve the problem? One more thing: Do I have to get the website filled with themes and all those features before moving from .siterubix to .com? Thanks again.
EMuno Premium
Thank you very much Rachel. I'm going to do that you guys generously shared today with me. I'll do that in the course of the day and I will you guys know of any advance.
Marilyn65 Premium
Done and thank you!
JohnDenekar Premium
You're welcome.
btbameric Premium
There is so much to learn here. I know a little about making a website but I only am familiar with some of the tech part of this. I am really excited to learn how to make money online. I am all about getting as much knowledge as I can and I am open to all suggestions and feedback.
Kyle Premium
That is completely fine, just do know that you need to know very little to be very successful within the online world. There are many business models, many ways you can get traffic, many ways you can monetize your traffic, an many different niches.

You just need to have focus on ONE niche, work to become an expert within that following the training here and once you get the formula for success down it is just going to be a matter of scaling (doing more of what you are already doing) to grow your business.
Marilyn65 Premium
Thank you! I have one niche, and am studying the lessons, taking notes, and doing my best to do this. Your help is the BESTpart.
Like everything you will become more and more proficient with tech as you keep using it. At first it may seem like a lot, but focus on one part at a time and it's not so massive of an undertaking. Trial and error means you're learning something new.