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 Wealthy Affiliate members follow. It is also the ultimate "make money" process that worked 17 years ago and it is going to work 17 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 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 5 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. They are buying at a rate we have never seen, which means the opportunity is only continuing to grow for YOU!

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" business 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 the first lesson, you should have already added your goals to your profile. But if not I recommend you so now. Make some ambitious goals for yourself, because this is the Internet. The opportunity is vast, and there is no "upper cap" to your potential that we are going to help you harness here at WA.

You can add your money goals, and edit them at any time directly on your profile.

===> Add or Edit Your MONEY Goals on Your Profile Here!

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. Check Out the "The Process of Earning Money Online" Infographic (from above)
3. Add Your Money Goals (If You Haven't Already)

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Hello, I need some advice -- I make Wood signs and getting ready to sell on Etsy. I would like to use this website as my blog and promote on Pinterest. In this category there are a lot of supplies that can be promoted --- I that ok or do I need to just concentrate on one Item I use in my wood sign making
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Absolutley a direction you can pursue. A focused niche aspect related to woodworking to writing about, walk your target audience through your journey, give them sound advice and then promote products however relevant.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.
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I am somewhat stuck on choosing a niche. First I couldn’t think of anything…… I am totally unsure of what to choose. I have many interests and am passionate about most of them, from playing guitar to bodybuilding and fitness all the way to conspiracy theories. Go figure 🤷‍♂️
Any pointers greatly appreciated
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Sure, these are directions that you could head with your niche. Within the guitar niche, there are many directions that you could head and many people that you could help.

1. Left-Handed Guitars
2. Acoustic Guitars
3. Electric Guitars
4. Classical Guitars
5. Guitar Effects Pedals
6. Guitar Amplifiers
7. Guitar Strings
8. Guitar Accessories
9. Vintage Guitars
10. Bass Guitars

Those are just a few examples. 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. :)
Zigmeister Premium
Thank you 👍
TheAbie Premium Plus
Kyle got you covered here, however should you require additional assistance kindly let us know.
Zigmeister Premium
Appreciate it, thank you
TheAbie Premium Plus
You're very welcome :) Feel free to reach out when you need help or have questions. And all the best to you on your online journey and business endeavors.
Hey Kyle sorry it been a min since I holler I'm still wanting this WA it just I'm going threw some rough times at the moment I'm so depress about way things going for me I take one step forward then I'll fall 2 miles back but I'm still fighting forward thks for believing in me
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Super welcome to WA.

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

You can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle
Kyle Premium Plus
No problem Darrell, things happen and you can work at your own pace. We are not going anywhere, when you jump back into things let us know if you need a hand with anything at all. :)
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Hello Kyle
I apologize for not contacting you in a while. We have been dealing with a very important family crisis. I am back and ready to go. I have just finished the niche video and I am considering to make Hydrogen Infused water my niche. My question is do you think that would be doable and is that considered a health and fitness subcategory. I have been hearing a lot of hype about this product and it has captured my interest. I would love your opinion on it. Thank you and Happy New Year
Just wanted you to know that this is MY YEAR!
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Great direction however you would want to think of a focused aspect that would utilize Hydrogen Infused water and who's likely to benefit from what you have to offer.

Also if you can provide your visitors with impeccable content addressing issues in relation, time and time again, it can be a great endeavor..

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 and you are going to get closer to a specific audience.
Hi Kyle; thank you for that informative training.
I am still an infant honestly when it come to this. But once you have set up your affiliate website, who provides the content for the product? Do i have to create it or the "company" of the product provides it for me?
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You can research other people's work, however all content must be original written in your own words.

That's to include all content, both informational and review posts.

You would normally need content and traffic before you can apply for programs as they would inspect those elements prior approval. Once accepted they supply you with material and unique coded links you can add on your website.

I hope this helps.
aaah gotcha! So i cant launch until I have created traffic? but how would i create traffic with no product?
TheAbie Premium Plus
Your website should have 70% informational and 30% reviews.

You can create informational posts that will drive traffic to your website.
Thank you
TheAbie Premium Plus
Most welcome :)