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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wnmorgan Premium
Hey, everybody, I hope all is well. I'm just reaching out to let everybody know. I just built my website. It took me a little time but thank God I got it. I don't know much about computers but I am learning. I will do some more work tomorrow. Everybody has a good night !!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome, happy for you that you have done so well.

Kindly let us know when needing help or having further questions.

Welcome to WA and our community.
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Newme202 Premium
I am.really happy for you. You can feel the sense of pride and achievement in your response

Well done and keep moving forward.
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countrylife Premium
Hey Willie
Congratulations, that's a great achievement and the first step into this training, I hope you have figured out your niche and planning your content. please reach out if needing help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
You will get there in your own time. So don't put yourself under pressure. Everyone's journey is different.
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jghwebbrand Premium
We are excited for you. We know the feeling. One great thing to remember is that WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success so if you have problems or questions, just ask.
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Hello Wnmorgan. I am glad to see you are getting started up, that is a great attitude to have that you are learning rather than giving up. Much luck to you!
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wnmorgan Premium
Hey thanks for the words of encouragement you have a blessed day
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wnmorgan Premium
Thank you so much for your comment those words will help me Stay Focus, on my journey.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great!
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wnmorgan Premium
thank you for your kind words and making yourself available for me thank you and thank God for you
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wnmorgan Premium
Hey thanks for the words of wisdom it helps and it help me not to be stressed.
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Albert6011 Premium
Hello Kyle, I just finished publishing both my content and privacy policy, I followed your video to the letter, but they look so different.. Yours looks in a webpage in progress, and mine looks like a word perfect page.. My font is much bigger than yours, my web name is much smaller than yours, on the right hand side I do not have the same column listings, yet on my policy page I have comments etc..What did I do wrong.. Cant figure it out...
Thanks.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi this may change with themes, styles however the functionalities are same.

A privacy policy is a static page vs post and it goes in your primary menu via Appearance > Menus.
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countrylife Premium
Hey Roy
If you did a mistake with your privacy policy page and you made out a post, then you switch it by using the post type switcher I so happen wrote a blog about it But yeah fonts can be changed so is sizes I am hoping you would be manage
Wishing you well and a terrific day.
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Frognmecom Premium
good Question , Good to know
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jghwebbrand Premium
Font size, color, sidebars are set up in WP back office -'> appearance -> customize. Each them is different in the degree of flexibility they offer to modify various features. You could check your themes documentation to get a feel for what you can do with your theme.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
So very welcome.
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HosseinC Premium
Hello all,

Relatively new to the lessons, but I see a lot of talk about niche marketing. I am wondering, given the current situation with the pandemic still affecting most of the world, is there not a place for emphasis on more essential items to be sold online, like essential food and groceries, etc.?

I am asking this, especially since this is the experience at least I know of, that people's niche tastes have evaporated while they concentrate on more survival related basic items, even while they must order these often online.

Thanks.
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Newme202 Premium
Hi
A niche is anything that are you passionate about. It can be anything that you are interested in.

You can start this by writing down all the things that you are interested in on a paper on as a list on your laptop.

Look at your list and ask yourself

Are there any one of these that I love to talk about more than anything else?

Can I use this and write about all that I know to help people?

After you do this, if you have any more questions, ask me and I will help you.
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HosseinC Premium
Hello,

This I can do, but there is the issue of whether my passion corresponds to something marketable to the larger worldwide online audience, especially in these troubling economic times. (by the way, I am looking into online marketing in large part because I lost my regular job and do need a reliable source of income which I haven't found yet through job searches, so let me know what a good meeting point between passions and marketable business can be).

Thanks.
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Newme202 Premium
You need to have passion to make your business marketable
If your audience is searching for what you have to offer then you will have traffic to your website.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You can get some idea of market need by typing niche iceas into Google and see if ADs are present at the top.

Also you can check in out at trends.google.com
And to see if there are affiliate programs for it
do a google your niche name + affiliate program + (optional location)

Maybe home survival kit or something is interesting to you.
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VRobson1 Premium
I have found that although we are in a pandemic people still have money to follow their passions. Here in the UK a lot of people have been on furlough and haven't had the expense of traveling to work yet are still being paid. As Tony Robbins says its possible to make lots of money even in the downturn. (I'm paraphrasing)
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jghwebbrand Premium
Absolutely! There is a lot of opportunity now.
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I have noticed how I buy a lot more stuff online these days thanks to the pandemic
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

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.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/

Examples would be Hiking gear for beginners, Precision watches for skydivers etc.

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. 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.

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

Welcome to WA and our community.
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Hi, at what point will I now talk about my site in detail and actually offer my help to my niche, who are football fans who are looking for fixtures that will update their next match dates and venues? Eg if Chelsea play Manchester utd next weekend how will I post that?
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Newme202 Premium
You can now write your post in site content and post it to your website.
You can talk about your content in detail
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Mine is more of a live situation, do I just do research and write on the games that will be played probably next weekend? Or how do I go about it? My domain is English premier League fixtures
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Newme202 Premium
You can do
But what if you do not get any traffic by now and next week?
Will you writing about your thoughts before the games are played or after the games are played.

We were taught that our content should be evergreen, meaning, even long afterwards, visitors should still be looking for help in whatever topic that we are writing about
Can you say that this is the case for you?
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
You need to start writing posts and give this information immediately. That's what it is all about.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi those are products vs a niche subject focused towards an audience, in this example they are football fans. Or these are like match notices vs niche subject. Please see below how to arrive at a subject that best resonates with football fans.

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.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/

Examples would be Hiking gear for beginners, Precision watches for skydivers etc.

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. 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.

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

Welcome to WA and our community.
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JimenezJ Premium Plus
Hi I am confused with this whole process I’m sure this will all make sense in the end as with anything that you start out with my question is where it says all the best when your name do you put your private email under there or your website name
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Can you please elaborate thank you. Says where?

If dot com domain, I would create a webmail or forward to a mailbox

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/email

If siterubix then you cannot create a webmail, you'll have to go with your private email.
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JimenezJ Premium Plus
Ok thank you
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
So very welcome.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Here's another blog regarding WA email for domain in case you need it.
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