How-to-Make-Money-OnlineThe internet provides so many opportunities for the average person to earn money online. There are literally hundreds of ways to do it, but probably the most simplest ways to start your journey to online success is through a strategy called affiliate marketing.

If you haven’t heard of this term before, then you are about to find out what it is and how powerful this strategy can be.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is basically where you promote other peoples goods and services and make money from it. In the world of internet marketing, many people use affiliate marketing to monetize their website.

I’m sure you have come across many websites whenever you use Google to find out information on various topics. There’s usually some creative banners strategically placed on the website prompting you to click on them to take you to another website advertising similar goods and services.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?

There is a definite process to affiliate marketing, which is explained below:


choose an interestIf you have a passion for something, perhaps a hobby or an interest that you know a lot about, then you can promote with authority goods or services related to this particular topic.

For example, if you are interested in designer bags, then you may want to write about the latest fashion and promote accessories or other fashionable clothes that may go well with these designer bags.

Perhaps you are are interested in holidays, then you could write about the best destinations for holiday lovers or romantic getaways for couples, and perhaps recommend accommodation or flight packages.

But whatever your interest is, the list of goods and services you can promote are endless.


build a websiteSo once you have chosen a particular interest, the second step is to build a website. It is an absolute requirement to have a website if you want to succeed online.

A website is one of the cheapest ways of promoting your goods and services to the world. There is no rent and staff involved and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your website can be seen by many even while you are sleeping!

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attract customersBefore you get excited about selling your goods and services, you need to attract customers to your website.

Unlike a traditional brick and mortar business where people can see your store and walk in, an online business require search engines, such as Google, to help customers find you.

With billions of people worldwide who have access to the internet, you need at least a small fraction of these people to be able to find you and purchase from you for your business to thrive.


make moneyOne of the most important goals that people have in mind is to make money from an online business.

One of the biggest achievements of an online business is when you start making money with all the hard work and long hours invested into making this venture work.

So once you have built up your website to the point where you are getting lots of people seeing your website (internet traffic), then you are in a very good position to start selling your goods and services to those people.

You can do this through affiliate programs with businesses (merchants) who would like you (the affiliate) to promote their products and services.

There are literally millions of goods and services in every niche that are available for you to promote on your website and earn commissions on every sale generated.

Some businesses may pay their affiliates some generous commissions as high at 75% of the sale price. But every business is different and their commission percentages vary.

So How Do I Get Started?

It all sounds vary good doesn’t it? By now, you’re probaby wondering how to begin your new and exciting venture. The average person do not have the vital skills on setting up a website and getting internet traffic to their online business.

But not to worry, all of the above can be learnt from Wealthy Affiliate, which is an online university that teaches you everything you need to know about running an online business. They provide a plethora of valuable training, videos, tools and technical assistance that you can apply to your new business which can be set up from your 2 free websites that they provide once you join up. It’s FREE to join.

What Does Wealthy Affiliate Have To Offer?

There are two types of memberships, the Starter Membership (for newbies) and the Premium Membership.

Starter membership is FREE to give you a taste of what this program has to offer. Then you can decide to upgrade to the Premium Membership if you are happy and want to continue using their high quality training and tools to make your internet business a success.

The below diagram shows you what each membership has to offer.

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Join the community of like-minded people now and begin building your own online successful business TODAY! There is no such thing as the right time to start an internet business.

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Earn Money Online – How It Works! — 16 Comments

  1. Great post! You’ve covered everything about affiliate marketing and it makes it really clear. Also some really nice images used, presentation is excellent! Very well presented post, nice work!

  2. HOORAH! WHAT A FANTASTIC POST – 100% agree!!! after years of struggling an being ripped off, I FINALLY found financial freedom with online business thanks to WEALTHY AFFILIATE!… I absolutely urge ANYONE wanting to make money online to go with the recommendation on this site – best in the business :)

  3. Fantastic post on how to make money online. Affiliate marketing is definitely the easiest way to start making money online.

    The start up costs are low, your income can be scaled easily and you can make money relatively fast.

    This is what I recommend to all of my students who are starting out.



    • There are so many companies who want people to promote their products, so you can actually become a wealthy affilate yourself:) Affiliate marketing is definitely one of the most simplest ways to start earning revenue from your niche website.

  4. This is a really nice page – enjoyable to look at and giving a good overview of the process. I am already a member of wA, but if I wasn’t this could easily persuade me. Do you have any posts on increasing your search traffic? I would be interested to read if you do.

    • I do have a few topics in mind that i will write about later…one of those would include increasing your search traffic.

  5. Wow! I am also creating a website about this topic and I hope mine will be as engaging as yours is. I really like the graphics that explain what affiliate marketing is. I will probably be back to get ideas!

  6. Hi Teresa, you nailed it with this article! I totally agree that Wealthy Affiliate is an awesome platform if someone would like to start an online business. I mean, I couldn’t have done it for myself without the support you get. Not only the training but also the community support. I feel I belong to a group of nice and dedicated people who all want to succeed. I wish you the best of luck!

  7. Hi,

    This is a terrific guide and very helpful for people wishing to get online and start earning some revenue.

    I like the way you point out the key elements required as I know I need those step by step examples.

    I guess the hardest thing we all face is in the search for traffic and how to make our websites appeal to others and looks like your recommendation of Wealthy Affiliate would help a lot.

    Thanks for a great post. I have no doubt it will help many people.


  8. Hey, Teresa!

    Thank You ever so much for teaching me a few things about making money online and affiliate marketing :)

    WOW! It’s incredible to see how there are only 4 steps to get started online, and I can’t actually believe how simple it really is.

    After spending years chasing my tail, I can now start my own online business at last.

    Thanks. Neil

  9. Hi

    I have to say I do have a tendency to over complicate things.

    I’ve been trying to start a business for some time now with no success. The affiliate marketing plan does seem a heck of a lot more simple than I thought.

    I suppose you just have to start with a simple plan and build on it.

    Can I ask, is it possible to build a full time business on the internet, rather than just earning “pocket money” as that’s my long term aim.

    • Hi Lee,

      I believe anything is possible. Building a full-time business on the internet involves lots of time and dedication. As long as you are committed to achieving your goal by putting in the hard work, then you will eventually reap those rewards.

      There are blogs that have made so much money online such as the Huffington Post with monthly earnings of $2,330,000 from Pay Per Click, and Techcrunch with monthly earnings of $800,000 from advertising banners (source: IncomeDiary).

      Do you think people can get this kind of income working for someone else?

  10. Although there are thousands of money making programs available online, all this finally comes down to either CPA marketing or affiliate marketing. I’m working in both directions, but I still prefer affiliate marketing because it does some advantages over CPA. In CPA you need to contact CPA networks before you start promoting their offers and if they don’t approve your application you won’t be able to promote their offers. In affiliate marketing you are free to join almost any program without any approval and start promoting a product and making money.

  11. Very nicely done on this site. I am liking how simple it looks and how it is easy on the eyes so that I can read it. You should add some success stories in there so we can see the good that can come from affiliate marketing. Also don’t be afraid to put ads for other affiliate sites so that a reader can have an easy way to join them.

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