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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so i done evreything but i noticed that when he finished the first post about me he got a badge saying hes web site is indexed is it normal that i didint got mine ? if not how to index it please
ps : i only have about me and privacy policy done for now
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it can take up to a couple of weeks to be indexed. You will get an email when it happens.
i see , thank you very much
Benedict15 Premium
hi. few weeks and it will happen
Hello every im Ricky and im new and im going to do my best to get this going do to the fact that im really sick I have cancer. So I want thank you all for this opratunity to make money so I can get better cancer treatment I welcome any help I can get i don't want rush it but Iwould like to go as quick as I can.
IvanBroz Premium
Hey Ricky, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate and best of luck with your new online career. You're in the best place to start a successful online business. All it takes is a bit of time and effort to see positive resutls.

And if you need a hand with anything, feel free to reach out. You've got the entire WA community behind your back!

Best of luck with everything! :)

Moseno3 Premium
Hey hope you get the money and get well soon!
New here as well, anything I pick up I’ll gladly share
Iyackson Premium
The new platform will ask you to use monsterinsight to install Google analytics which I did and I received a congratulations message saying I successfully installed monsterinsight but I don't know if Google analytics is installed on my question is how will I know if Google analytics is installed on my site or not?
IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, I would suggest watching this tutorial:
ElodieF4321 Premium
First I must let you know, just try and the most difficult paRte out of the way.

When you gave done that and you wish to tackle other things you may.

You if you're not accustomuch multi-tasking you'll be very overwhelied.

Hope this helps, been there, follow instructions. Hope this helps
I wish you happiness.

This is a follow up question:

How long did it take for someone to become interested & actually physically click on your webpage.

Because your blog post could be indexed by search engines, but no one will click on it, if they are not interested in looking at your webpage.

So this, nobody wants to click on your blog post, could go on for a very long time.

Meaning, no one might see your website or your webpages or blog posts for a very long time, if they are, all not interested in your content.
What is your strategy to overcome this possible situation?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that is precisely what the training here teaches you. You need to find specific keywords, which are phrases that people are searching for, related to the niche subject you have chosen. You add these keywords to your blog posts, and Google will then know that your post will help provide the appropriate information.

However, this all takes time, as Google views all new sites with suspicion for the first few months, and doesn't rank their posts highly. You need to show that you have authority in your subject, and that is only achieved by having lots of blog posts.

Realistically, it will be around 3 months before you start seeing any traffic when you would ideally have around 25 posts.
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, there's many various elements here, first you must be passionate about you niche. Choose something you like writing about and make it interesting. We have a tool in house call Jaaxy for you to analyse and choose what we call low hanging fruit keywords, you will learn about this in the training, to get your post indexed, noticed and in time getting ranked.

It can take 3 - 6 months to see any income. This is a long term commitment and takes months of consistent work.
IvanBroz Premium
Hey there, the situation you're describing here is almost impossible.

If you follow the training here to the letter, your site/ content should start appearing on the first page of Google and other search engines. And if you reach the first three positions, you're guaranteed to get clicks.

However, if you get the lower first-page position, you are less likely to receive any clicks because people trust the most websites that get the first three positions.

So in this case, I would suggest updating your old content to improve your rankings and CTR (click-through-rate) using the process I describe in the post below: By the way, it may take 2-3 months and about 30-40 posts before you start getting rankings and clicks.

I hope this helps.