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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NateAwaken Premium
Hi all, trying to think of Niches here, I do have a big passion for Theme Parks / Attractions as this was an interest of mine ever since I was kid. However, I am having trouble "narrowing" down this Niche as I'm not sure how I could possibly monetize this through a Blog.

Could anyone possibly help me how I can find possible narrowed down niches for Theme Parks / Attractions please? I appreciate all the help. :)
Kyle Premium Plus
There are many directions that you can head within this niche. Remember, a niche is an audience or group of people that you want to help and this sounds like your passion here:

1. Theme Park Enthusiasts
2. Roller Coaster Fans
3. Water Park Lovers
4. Amusement Park Goers
5. Theme Park Riders
6. Theme Park Adventure Seekers

These are definitely directions that you can head here, and in terms of monetization, there will be many ways that you can generate revenue from this, it could be through affiliate programs, through ads, or even through the sale of your own products/courses. This will be covered in level 3 of the training.

Let us know if you have any further questions. :)
NateAwaken Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks for getting back to me! Out of all of these, Theme Park Enthusiast sounds the best (considering I'm one myself!). I could also argue that the other groups are the same as theme park enthusiasts aswell, since we love theme parks and are fans of the rides, etc.

I guess the best route for this sub-niche is to possibly have a blog talking about each theme park/attraction worldwide with pro's/con's as I feel these can have affiliate programs for admission to the park, and ads of course.

Would you say this is a good idea? Do you have any profitable ideas for a theme park enthusiast blog/website?

Thanks again, Kyle
TheAbie Premium Plus
You may want to start with a locality, the one you most know of as your sub-category, and once wholly exhausted, you may branch and scale out.

Your target audience is super important here too.

Who would benefit most from what you have to offer?

However, i can see that Kyle got you covered; feel free to reach out when you need help or have other questions.

Good to have you here with us.
I think that choosing a niche is the difficult part of this course. Cause there are many subjects we can choose from and I think that every one thought that if he chose the wrong niche he will fall in the project.
For me I chose: Starting an Online Business as a niche, waiting the opinion of the management.
TheAbie Premium Plus
It would be best if you had a subject and a target audience.


Mountain biking for beginners.
Luxury travel for seniors. Etc.

Or Make money online niche i.e., the Affiliate Bootcamp.

hello i just have i question regards of my website i started im planning hopefully next 3 weeks to go premium but i have a little bit of knowledge of building web site regards of cruise line offers vacation trips to anywhere so strictly only about cruise and promoting there offers so i can attach people and help them for best offers that different cruise line have to offer so i can choose all in my web and give them advice on which places its best to travel which rooms what to take with them Couse i have been working for 10 years as a Butler for cruise line what do you think the idea is this ok to start with thank you in advance
TheAbie Premium Plus
Sounds like you have a solid plan here, exactly as you say and all the best to you going forward.
Jstaude Premium Plus
I know a great deal about writing, publishing and selling BOOKS.
(of all kinds)
Therefor I want to make BOOKS and PUBLISHING my Niche.
I tried to join Amazon's affiliate program, but got turned down because I couldn't produce my business license number of some other numbers they require.

Please check it out with AMAZON and let me know what I can and/or should do now to become an affiliate of Amazon. THANKS!


TheAbie Premium Plus
You may read my note below thread.

Please you need to remove your email address from your comment as this is a public forum and for your protection.
John, I just joined and I saw your message. I too love to write and want to publish. I would like to stay close with you, share ideas and goals and maybe help one another out in this model.


Hey I'm thinking about my niche and I have a couple of options but notice you can also go down the promoting wealthy affiliate scheme ..I kinda fancy combining my one passion AND the wealthy affiliate promotion I'm in the free plan at moment need some guidance on how I could make that happen.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hello from Nottingham!

As a free starter member you can only build one website, and it is not recommended to mix two different niches.

Google needs to see that you are an authority on a specific narrow niche, before it promotes your website high enough to be found by visitors.

If your articles randomly swap from one topic to another, you will also confuse your visitors.

So, if you want to promote WA, all your articles should focus on making money online.

If you have no experience of this, you may find it difficult to keep coming up with new topics to write about every week.

Whatever path you choose, do be aware that this is not a get rich quick scheme, and it can easily take 6 months of consistent work and writing a lot of original content before you make any income.
TheAbie Premium Plus
ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

Either/or - Your own interest niche website differs from your make money online niche.

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.