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How to Earn Money Online Using Four Simple Steps

There Are So Many Ways to Earn Money Online!

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When it comes to earning money online there are numerous business models to choose from. There’s e-commerce, dropshipping, blogging or content marketing, digital publishing and of course my #1 recommendation (especially for beginners), affiliate marketing.  And of course, there are mixed model approaches you can adopt, such as combining blogging and affiliate marketing.

Other simpler models include doing surveys online, offering your service or expertise online in what people are calling the ‘gig economy’, in which employment is fluid and you offer your services only when needed. Ideally, you become your own boss.

But what we are concentrating on here is not really about making money through online ’employment’ but through online business. And for this reason, we are not including online surveys or other work-from-home employment ideas.

Creating your own business is the best way to earn money online. And my #1 recommendation is to employ an affiliate marketing model for your online business. This doesn’t mean that the other online business models are bad. No, they can all create money for you but I believe that affiliate marketing is a great way to get started, especially if you have no experience.

(If you want to read up more on how to earn money online using the affiliate marketing business model, then click here. You can also discover the advantages and disadvantages of the other online business models mentioned above in this article by clicking here).

Anyone Can Learn How to Earn Money Online

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I have seen time and time again, that anyone can earn money online no matter what background, experience, age, nationality or upbringing. I’ve met people who are in their sixties, some in their teens or early twenties, people like myself who are middle-aged. I’ve met people who are unemployed and those who have 9 to 5 jobs trying to earn money online. I’ve met people from India, Nepal, South Africa, Australia, England, New Zealand and of course the United States. I’ve even heard about a 10-year boy who is making thousands of dollars online selling bow ties.

There are over 1 million online business and affiliate marketing members at Wealthy Affiliate, the #1 online training community teaching people how to earn money online in a safe and legitimate way, without wasting time and money and without any scams and schemes – just pure, straight up online entrepreneurship.

You Don’t Need Prior Experience to Earn Money Online

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Many people who are considering how to earn money think that they first need to have some sort of technical experience or degree in online marketing.

If you have prior experience in online marketing that is good, but it is not a requirement to earn money online.

Basically, everything related to earning money online can be learned by anyone. It’s not rocket science. Once you can read, write and have internet access, then you already qualify.

The Only Real Obstacle to Making Money Online is You

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Success in any business requires hard work and determination, and it’s no different when you’re trying to earn money online. A little luck won’t hurt either.

However, to really earn money online you need to have the right mindset – positive expectations, hard work, determination, consistency and a will to succeed.

Your success in your online business is in your hands. No one else is to blame for your success or failure. So, if you put your mind to it, then learning how to earn money online will be a positive journey for you.

Look, I’m going to be honest with you. With anything worthwhile, you have to put in the effort. If you expect to make money online in a heartbeat then you are in the wrong place. If you truly want to start earning real money online then you have to strap on your boots and get your hands dirty. No pain! No Gain!

Don’t Get Distracted by Too Many Online Money-Making Opportunities.

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One of the critical issues you need to consider when learning how to earn money online is not to get distracted by different products and online money-making programs.

I often find people jumping from one opportunity to another; from one shiny object to another. All that glitters is not gold. They end up spending a lot of time and wasting a lot of money in the process and end up not earning any money online at all or maybe just pittance.

You see, you have to really dig in and focus on one area at a time. Only when you have secured success and are really earning money online with the one thing you’re focusing on, then can you try other online money-making opportunities. It gets easier with the second, third and fourth business, because you’d have the fundamentals down pat.

Some People Don’t Give Their Business Enough Time

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Many people who start their journey to earning money online often spend a few weeks or months on their online business and expect to start earning money virtually right away. While there are a few lucky ones who are able to do that, the vast majority take time.

Some of my mentors, such as Ryan Levesque and Anik Singal, took more than a year to start earning money online. And when I talk about earning money online, I don’t mean pocket change. I’m referring to making real money online – four to six-figure income each month.

You have to give your business time. Time to set up, time grow, time to earn and time to scale.

Don’t Get Complicated. Get Started with a Simple Process.

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Making money online isn’t a complicated exercise. Simple is always best. There are millions of people earning money online using a simple and proven process – A Four-Step Process. This Four-Step Process will demonstrate how to earn money online in a very easy-to-follow and down-to-earth manner.

Today I am going to illustrate that very fundamental, yet powerful process – The Four-Step Process of how to earn money online.

It is a tried and tested process to earning money online. A process that millions of online marketers use. It is, in my view, the ultimate “how to earn money online” process that has been working since people started making money online. And I’m 100% certain that it will continue to work for my grandchildren and their grandchildren for years to come.

When you discover this process you might fall into the trap of thinking, “That’s it? There must be more to it!”

I was in that boat when I first started. As an analyst who worked in the corporate world for a number of years, I thought that the four-step process was just too simple to be believable. There weren’t enough bells and whistles. It wasn’t shiny enough. But I was totally wrong.

Instead, I went in search of more complicated processes that cost me thousands of dollars and totally wasted my time. And guess what? I eventually had to go back to basics where the real income potential always existed. I simply had to learn that process, implement it effectively and milk it for all it’s worth.

So, that is what I want to reveal to you today – the Four-Step Process to Earning Money Online.

Click on the Link Below to Get Started with Your Free Online Marketing Certification Training.

How to Earn Money Online in Four Simple Steps

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Success online is at the core a 4 step process nothing more complex than this and this is exactly what you are going to be learning here at Wealthy Affiliate. Here is a quick diagram breaking down the process.

Broken, down, the process looks like this:

How to Earn Money Online – Step #1: Choose a Niche or Interest

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When it comes to earning money online, there are a variety of interests, topics, and niches to choose from. Just think about anything you like or are passionate about and I bet you can find a way to make money online around that interest or passion.

If we just look at one industry – sports – we can see hundreds of different niches, interests or passions within that industry – the different types of sports, you may be someone who wants to play that particular sport, you may be someone who wants to watch that particular sport or maybe you are someone who is interested in playing video games based on that particular sport. That’s hundreds or even thousands of possibilities right there in one industry alone. Imagine how many niches you’d get if you look at 1000 industries.

Later in the free certification training, you’d get a run through of how to find a niche. We’re just covering the basic introduction for now.

There are 600 Million Products to Choose From to Earn Money Online

When it comes to earning money online, the sky is the limit. There are so many money-making streams and sources to choose from. In the online business world, there are nearly 600 Million products to sell online.

I know that 600 Million products to sell online might seem overwhelming, especially if you have no idea what product to choose. Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to choose a profitable product or niche for your online business. I’ll show you an easy way to navigate the online marketing world so that you don’t have to get confused.

I will also show you a way you can earn money online without having to spend any money to stock products, without the need to ship products to your customers, without having to spend endless money on advertising. In fact, I’ll show you how to earn money online without having to actually sell.

I will show you how to earn money online by choosing from the 600 MILLION products/services out there. And the cool part is that you don’t need to stock any of those products in your garage or basement. You don’t have to ship the products to your customers. You don’t have to deal with customer complaints. And the best part (for me anyway) is that you don’t actually have to sell. ( I hate selling, by the way).

All you need to do is to promote high-earning and reputable brands and products through affiliate marketing programs.

How to Earn Money Online – Step #2: Create a Website

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Your website is the most important platform or mechanism through which you will earn money online. While there are strategies to earn money online without a website, if you really want to make it big, take my stupid advice, get a website.

The wonderful thing is that today anyone can build a website. 15 to 20 years ago, building a website was very complicated. You needed to know how to code using HTML or PHP. Now, today with great tools like WordPress, you can create amazing looking websites using ready-made templates.

You can even get a free website to start with using the feature-rich website and hosting platform at SiteRubix (a Wealthy Affiliate product).

Later in the free certification training, you’d get an overview of how to build a website from scratch. You’d see a step by step breakdown of what buttons to click, where to buy a domain or where to get a free one, what pages to create and how, how to design your site in a very easy way using a pre-done template and where to find those templates and free-to-use images for your site. We cover this in detail in the certification training.

How to Earn Money Online – Step #3: Promote Your Website

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The third step in making money online is to have a website. The purpose of your website is to be able to attract people to persuade them to buy from you or to take whatever action you desire. This process is called conversion (converting people from website visitors to paying customers). But in order to get people to buy from you, you first have to get the people to visit your website. People visiting your website is called website traffic. The more website traffic you get the greater your chances of making money online.

Generally, there are two ways to get traffic to your site:

1. Free Traffic

2. Paid Traffic

As a beginner, you want to hold off on using paid traffic techniques. I imagine you don’t have thousands to spend on traffic. So the best situation would be to get lots and lots of free traffic.

Later in the free certification training program, you’ll learn the #1 strategy to get loads of free traffic to your site. This strategy is so amazing that you couldn’t stop the flow of traffic to your site even if you wanted to. Just imagine people visiting, clicking and buying on your site when you’re asleep. But shortly you won’t have to imagine anymore because you learn everything you need to know about getting free traffic to your site in the certification training.

How to Earn Money Online – Step #4: Monetize Your Site

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Once you have people visiting your website, you can then earn revenue. but to earn revenue, having a site and having lots of visitors are not enough. You have to first monetize your website for earning money.

What does monetizing your website mean. Website monetization is really about conversion – the process of converting website visitors into paying customers and there are over 50 ways you can monetize traffic on your website!

When you go through the certification training, website monetization will be explained in detail.

How to Earn Money Online Certification Training

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Wealthy Affiliate has a thorough run through of how to earn money online through their Online Entrepreneur Certification training. It’s FREE to join Wealthy Affiliate and get started.

In this Certification Training:

  • Discover How to Create Your Own Online Business
  • Avoid Getting Scammed and Wasting Time and Money
  • Learn how to get your online business started
  • Understand how to earn money online
  • Gain instant access to over 590,000 niches
  • Discover how to choose a niche
  • Learn how to build a website from scratch
  • Learn how to get your website seen on Google and other Search Engines in an easy way
  • Learn about keywords and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Click on the link below to get Free Access to the Online Entrepreneur Certification training and Discover How to Create Your Own Online Business and Avoid Getting Scammed and Wasting Time and Money.


6 Comments to How to Earn Money Online Using Four Simple Steps

  1. Dale says:

    This is an awesome article.  You bring up a whole bunch of great points and sum them up in one.  The point is no one can do any of this except the person themselves.

    I to am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I have a simple rule I teach my readers.  I teach them that Wealthy Affiliate provides all the tools and training to make you successful.  However, success will only come if you use and learn to use the tools.

    Anyone taking a look at this article should stop thinking and start doing.


    • Kevon Wilson says:

      Thanks dale for your comments.

      You are totally spot on when you say that only you can do your business. At the end of the day we are all in business. No one is going to run and grow our business. We have to take responsibility, put in the work and use the tools provided at Wealthy Affiliate. Then and only then can you really start to earn money online.

      Good luck with your business.



  2. Barry says:

    Hello… Thank you for sharing these four simple steps to earn money online. Just like you, amongst all the ways to earn money, I prefer Affiliate Marketing for a start. I have also heard that one can get started for free.

    I have heard a lot about the Wealthy Affiliate platform. But I was told that Wealthy Affiliate does not support all countries. Is that true?

    • Kevon Wilson says:

      Hi Barry,

      Thanks for your comments and for your question. You are correct Affiliate marketing is the best way to get started, especially if you have no experience.

      Wealthy Affiliate has strategically banned a few countries because of the risk of spam. There are some countries that are more prone to sending spam and Wealthy Affiliate does NOT tolerate spamming at all. So they banned those countries.

      Wishing you every success in your online business.



  3. Vwegba says:

    Hey, this 4 steps so cool. I think I can do it. I have been checking out how to make good money online for a while now and I have read so much about it. I saw you recommended Wealthy Affiliate to get started with my online business. Seems like they only teach Affiliate Marketing. Do they teach drop shipping too?

    • Kevon Wilson says:

      Thanks for stopping by. 

      Yes, Wealthy Affiliate, while the focus is on affiliate marketing, most of the concepts apply to dropshipping, such as SEO, advertising, website development, finding the right niche, etc. 

      In addition, there are dedicated training concentrating on dropshipping. Check out this 1 hour long webinar training video on the Art of DropShipping.

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