Thank you for reading my free 2017 Ultimate Make Money Online Guide for Beginners!
I hope you will learn a few things as well as finding the answers you've been searching for.
I also hope you will find this guide very useful and that you will take action to start your online journey by the end of it!
Let's get this guide started!
My name is Grace and I started my make money online journey back in 2012.
It hasn't been an easy ride, I've tried many things throughout the years which included e-commerce stores, blogging and other products that mostly turned out to be scams or products that had really bad business models.
My hand-made e-commerce stores had me stuck at one place all the time with lots of inventory that needed constant promotional dollars. Not only that, making handmade goods was physically challenging as well as time consuming.
I blogged for a bit but didn't know what I was doing then so I quit it.
Other products and survey sites just got me pennies or a dead end, or worse, lost money.
What I found back then was that, firstly, it was hard to find my way on the internet by myself and it was very frustrating when I had so many questions to ask but no one to answer.
Secondly, I also wanted the freedom to work from any location so that I can work where my family is and work even while on vacation if I wanted to.
The third thing I wanted was a better business model where I don't have to deal with the challenges of e-commerce stores and start building a passive income stream.
I went on a huge, long search on the internet because the next thing I wanted to start needed to satisfy the three things I wanted: a network of support, work geographically independent, and start building a passive income stream.
Then in September 2016, I finally found a proven path that taught me how to build an online business that would satisfy all that I wanted!
I have grown and learned so much since then, in many ways, and now I feel I can be in a position to help others do the same if this is what you're looking for as well.
This is the reason behind my 2017 Ultimate Make Money Online Guide For Beginners, I want to share what I found so you can build the online business of your dreams too!
Not only I found a proven path, but I also found a huge network of support that I can't believe still. I have experts literally at my finger tips to ask questions to and get answers from.
You can stop your search after reading this guide because this really is all you'll need and I'll show you everything that will get you started today (even for free).
Stop being frustrated like I was and certainly stop getting scammed by the sea of bad products on the internet.
What I'm about to show you is all about building an online business that is sustainable for the long term.
You will be able to build something that will generate you a passive income for years to come. The more work you put into your business, the more you'll get back from it.
As you take on this new journey, you will find you'll be doing things you never thought you could do and learning a whole new skill set that you've never had before.
It's an exciting time to be in the online world!
A lot of the scam products online give people an obscured sense that money can be made overnight or instantly on the internet.
Everyone seems to want to make money in a hurry and wanting fast cash.
I can tell you right now there's no such thing. Just because it's on the internet, it doesn't mean you will make money any faster than how others do it offline.
There's a learning curve to consider as this whole making money online thing will be brand new to a lot of you.
You will be hearing terms you've never heard before and learning so many new things in this business, you will need some time to absorb it all.
So what I'm going to show you will take a little time to build, it all depends on how much time you can put into your online business.
Just like an offline business, this one I'm going to show you will take consistent work to build.
Meaning you're not just doing to a few things and expect to "finish" your business.
You will also not hear me say you will make thousands of dollars by doing little to no work.
Having a business means you have continual work to do and that could mean building, expanding, adding, or creating more ways for your business to earn.
Your initial phases will concentrate on building your business and then there will be at a point where you will think of how to scale it and add more options or ways to earn.
You will reap the rewards you sow, this is very true for this online business model I will show you. The more effort you can put into it, the more results and income you will enjoy down the road.
Anything worth having in life takes both time and effort, if you are willing to invest in your business, your business will return to you in so many ways.
If you understand that this online business takes time and real effort to build then this could be the answer for you.
I hope you will love this online business as much as I do!
I will also show you how to start it for FREE so keep reading!!
The internet offers many ways to make money but I have learned that the best way to make money online is by creating a simple website (don't freak out yet, bear with me, & just keep reading) about a topic you love.
Let's say you love dogs and you're going to talk about how to take care of senior dogs for your topic (this is called a niche).
Then on your website, you will write helpful content about senior dogs and how to take care of them that will get your website ranked on search engines like Google.
When someone searches on Google about senior dogs, they will see your website and click on it.
Your visitor will see you have lots of helpful info about how to still be able to take your old dog out for a long walk like the idea of using a dog stroller, your visitor will most likely take your advice and click on your link about the dog stroller.
Clicking on that link will take them to a site like Amazon.com and if they buy the dog stroller, you will make a commission from Amazon!
This process is called affiliate marketing and it's a business model many are using on the internet to make money online. It's a proven path and many successful internet marketers use this method.
Simply put, affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s products.
So you can go to a company like Apple and sign up with their affiliate program and start promoting their products with the affiliate links they give you.
When people click on your links, it will take them to Apple's website and if they buy something, you will earn a commission!
Using the process I just describe above, you never have to really "sell" any product.
The best way to use affiliate marketing is recommending products to other people what you think it's best to use to help them fix a problem or find a solution to something that they've been searching for.
I hate selling and I'm not very good at it at all so this business model is perfect for me because I can talk about things I love to do which is making money online and helping other people do the same.
The key to being an affiliate marketer is not so much selling, it's more about helping others because this will create trust.
If you can create trust with your audience, then you will have created a great brand for yourself and you will reap the benefits of this trust as people will click on your affiliate links and buy your recommended products or services.
If you can concentrate on helping others versus selling to others, then you will master this affiliate marketing thing in no time!
Just imagine, there are over 3.75 billion (and growing each year) people searching on the internet for answers all day long, 24/7, do you think there are more than one person searching for let's say how to take an old dog for a long walk?
So writing that one helpful article on your website can help way more than one person, it could be hundreds, it could be thousands!
What if you have a couple hundred of these posts that are each helping thousands of people?
Do You See The Income Potential?
The more helpful you are in your niche, the better you will rank on search engines, the more visitors you'll get, the more money you'll make.
You can make money over and over again from that one article you wrote, which then creates passive income because you'll be earning on that one post or article for months and years to come!
So could you imagine if you had a bunch of these articles working for you, helping lots of people on the internet, and earning over and over again?
This is why having a website is so important => People come to YOU.
If you don't have a website, you'll always be chasing the money trying to find where to get the next dollar comes from and that's what scam products teach you.
So get used to the idea that you're going to have your own website! I will show you how to get yours for free too!
I understand you may know nothing about building websites, how to write helpful content, or how to get it on Google.
But, if you were able to understand the concept of using affiliate marketing and helping others by recommending products to them, that's all you need to understand right now.
If you can understand how the process of making money online works, the rest can be easily learned and I will show you how you can start this new exciting journey for FREE.
I have literally started making websites (for fun) since the internet was born in the 90's and back then you have know how to code to build a website.
Nowadays, creating your website is really simple and only takes a few clicks and you can have your website live on the internet in under a minute!
If you don't believe me, keep reading and I will show you!
Just count your lucky stars that you have a short cut these days to create your website with.
I hope this gives you a little sigh of relief as I have seen many newbies with zero knowledge of any of this stuff and still be able to build a highly successful online business!
This is the niche I was talking about earlier in my example of how to take care of senior dogs.
You should be choosing something that you are really interested in and not what you think will make you the most money.
If you don't pick an interest that you love or passionate about, you may quickly lose interest in your business.
This could be a hobby, something you do all the time, or something you really want to learn about.
With so many people online, there are millions of ideas that will work for this business!
I know you may still have reservations about this part but it's really nothing to worry about as everything is point and click.
I will show you the best and easy way to create your website, even for free!
No technical knowledge is required and you'll have your website up and running in a matter of minutes, if not less.
You will be surprised what you can do and how much easier than you thought it would be.
Now that you have your website up with a few helpful articles, you will start getting traffic!
You will learn how to get UNLIMITED FREE TRAFFIC to your website and you won't have to advertise your website if you don't want to.
This will happen when your website starts ranking well on search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
As people see you on their search results, they will start clicking on your website to visit it.
All you have to do is recommend products made by companies Target, Walmart, Nike, Apple, Best Buy, Amazon, etc.
The companies pay you when you give them sales and reward you for all your efforts.
When you get people on your website, they will start clicking on your recommended products.
When they buy, YOU MAKE MONEY!
I hope the process of making money online is sinking in for you and that you're still with me.
I know by now you may be wondering how much money you can make with this.
Well, I'm not going to lie to you or give you unrealistic hypes like those scam products do. I'm not here to tell you how many millions you can make overnight or give you any guarantees of how much you'll make because I can't.
This is because it depends on YOU. It's going to be YOUR online business, not mine, not anyone else's.
I can't control you or make you work, I can only show you the way and it's all up to you how much time you put into this, how much work you put into it, how much you're willing to learn new things, etc.
There are so many variables.
But, I know, you still want to know ballpark right?
Frankly, you can make as little as nothing to millions.
The range is really that wide because it depends how far you take your business and, more importantly, how long you're willing to build it for.
One of the big dogs in this space using affiliate marketing, Pat Flynn, really makes $2 million a year (I believe this was in 2016) on just this portion of his business. He's got other streams of income from his website as well like this own books, ads, etc.
But did it take him a month to make that? No. A year? Nope. Try 8 years.
It doesn't mean you have to make as much as him of course, but you can make whatever you feel will make you comfortable for your lifestyle.
Having an online business has this kind of potential because you have a world wide audience!
This is one big advantage over a brick and mortar store for sure when you're just depending on the local geographic area.
Other advantages of this online business are:
With so many advantages and earning potential, this is why building an online business using the affiliate marketing model is the best way to earn money online.
If you can read this guide, then you'll be able to learn how to build this whole online business because the place that I'm going to show you will take you by the hand, step-by-step and teach you everything you need to know.
"But I don't know how to write."
Yes this is essentially blogging and you'll have to write but do you think I'm a professional writer that's been writing for years?
A big NO. I used to think I couldn't write either. I hate the thought of writing... but you know what?
If you are able to write emails to a friend or have a conversation to a friend about a topic you love, then you'll be able to write for your online business too!
I even know people that succeed in this business without having English as their first language!
"But I'm a slow learner, what if I have questions?"
The place that I'm going to show you is the place I spoke about at the top when I said I found myself a huge network of support so you will not be without help!
Also, you already have me to answer your questions, but if I'm not around or you need something quick, there's a huge community to go ask your questions to.
Remember in the beginning of this guide, I told you I tried blogging before and I quit?
It's because I didn't know what to do, I was lost, I had no guidance, I didn't even know I could make money from it, I had no knowledge and no one to teach me.
In contrast, you will have everything I didn't have from the start, so you will be way ahead of the game!
You have nothing to worry about there!
"But what if I don't know what topic I'll pick?"
You will know and it could be a hobby or interest you already have, or something brand new that you've always wanted to learn about.
You certainly don't need to be an expert in any niche. The more you work at your niche, the more you'll learn about it.
Eventually, you may become an expert but you don't have to be one to start.
There's always something you can learn from someone else.
Even how to clean your toilet or other things around the house. I'm pretty useless around the house and if you have the solution on how to clean certain things around the house, tell me!!
See how easy coming up with a topic is? Also, there'll be lots of help for you to determine your niche so no need to stress about this now.
Remember, there are almost 600 million products for you to choose from to promote and affiliate programs are only growing each year.
You can pretty much pick any topic you want and there should be an affiliate program with products waiting for you to promote.
Affiliate marketing is just getting started and you can catch on to this wave!
Now, are YOU ready to learn where you can get started on this awesome online business or what?!
At the beginning of this guide, I told you I've tried a few things during the start of my journey. One of those things was blogging and affiliate marketing was still pretty new back then.
I was doing it on my own with no understanding on what needed to be done and that is why I ended up not making any money and quit.
So I went on to try other things, but I kept hearing about how people were making a lot of money with this affiliate marketing.
Since I was frustrated with the other online things I was doing, I was determined to find something that will help me build this affiliate marketing business right this time.
I searched high and low, and actually got scammed another $300 just before I finally found what I was looking for.
On September 7, 2016, I was so happy to finally find this incredible training platform called Wealthy Affiliate.
I was so relieved. I felt like I found GOLD because I have tried so many different things for so long... now I finally found the training, business tools, and support I've been looking for to start my online business right this time!
I knew getting the right training will teach me how to build my website right, how to write my content, how to get highly ranked on search engines, and how to finally make money online!
Many programs teach affiliate marketing wrong, they always have you chase the money.
Not at Wealthy Affiliate, they teach you the right way to do it and that is to have the money come to you.
This is why a website is important and necessary, and the training at Wealthy Affiliate will teach you how to get free search traffic to your site (equals money coming to you) which is the best traffic to have because it's highly targeted.
Finally, I found a business model that satisfied my three things I mentioned up top: Support, Geographically Independent, and Passive Income.
Now, YOU get to start from the get-go with the right training and support to build the online business of your dreams!
You will have everything you'll need on the Wealthy Affiliate platform plus they have so much more resources than any other training programs I've seen.
Let me dive into more details now, and you can get started now for FREE so you can follow along with what I discuss below:
Wealthy Affiliate specializes in training people on how to build an online business with affiliate marketing.
They take you from the very beginning of choosing a niche, to building the website, to getting traffic, to making money.. You will get to learn ALL of it at one place.
No more searching around on your own and piecing it all together by yourself.
You will be learning what you need at the time you need to learn it at. Everything on the platform is organized and arranged so you can build your business the correct way!
Here are some of the great features offered:
There is really so much to talk about when it comes to Wealthy Affiliate but I will cover the main points.
If you want to create your free account now, that would be a good idea so you can follow along as I go over the main features of the training platform:
It's absolutely free and NO credit card is needed to sign up.
You also can keep your free account as long as you wish because it's not a free trial, it's a Free Starter Membership which I'll explain more in full later below.
For now, let's check out the awesome features at Wealthy Affiliate!
The main training course at Wealthy Affiliate is the Online Entrepreneur Certification course which you can access by clicking on the green "Get Started Here" button located on the left menu after you've signed in.
It's absolutely easy to follow as concepts are explained in a style like the way I've been writing here and there will be videos in the lessons to show you how to do things as well.
This course has 5 Levels as seen in the image above and each level has 10 lessons.
In Getting Started Level 1, these are the first 10 lessons of the course that you will get FREE with your free account:
At the end of each lesson you'll have a list of tasks to take action on so you are really building your online business alongside your learning.
On the right of each lesson, you will see a lesson tracker like the one seen on the right.
It keeps you organized and tracks where you are in each level and lesson.
On the top right of the tracker, it tells you what percentage you have completed which encourages you to keep going.
I always tell people not to skip any lessons because they are organized specifically to learn and do certain things on your website at a certain time.
So all you have to do is start at Level 1, Lesson 1 and continue through.
There is also a discussion area at the bottom of each lesson in case you have something to ask or something to say about what's being taught.
It's really the best training I've seen as it's newbie user friendly!
Here it is, no more anxiety about building websites!
I'm going to show you how easy it is to create your first free website with the Website Builder at Wealthy Affiliate!
You will see how powerful this website builder is and yet very simple to use.
You just have to complete five simple steps:
STEP 1 - Select "On a free domain"
STEP 2 - Choose a domain name for your website
STEP 3 - Choose a website title
STEP 4 - Choose a website theme
STEP 5 - Click the "Click Here to Build This Site" button
To see how all these steps work and how you can create your free website under a minute, just take a look at this short video I've put together:
See, not that scary right? You can do this, so why don't you give it a try now?
Start here and enter the name you want in your site's URL address:
Your websites will be hosted on the latest web hosting technologies that are very secured and not like other cheap web hosts where sites can be easily under cyber attack.
Wealthy Affiliate's hosting platform is also highly optimized for WordPress which is the engine behind your blog websites.
You can trust that your sites will be automatically backed up, highly secured, and will have the best site speeds.
On the training platform, they also offer domain registration as well if you want to transfer your free site to your own custom domain.
Custom domains bought on the platform offer some extra features like SSL Certificates and Private Registration which are both usually extra costs somewhere else.
Custom domains are always an extra cost anywhere you go but you can buy yours somewhere else as well and still host it on Wealthy Affiliate's powerful hosting platform.
Transferring your free website to your own domain is very simple on Wealthy Affiliate and it's done in a matter of a few clicks.
Besides the main Online Entrepreneur Certification course, there are actually even more ways to learn.
The platform offers another course called Affiliate Bootcamp that teaches you how to build a business around Wealthy Affiliate's affiliate program.
Next, there are 13 Classrooms where you can learn more on specific topics.
Each classroom has detailed discussions happening and you can learn from what's already there or ask questions in there to find more answers.
In addition, Wealthy Affiliate offers Weekly Live Training Webinars to learn latest topics in affiliate marketing or see live case studies being built right in front of your eyes!
These webinars are great because you can watch them over and over again since they have instant replays available within 24 hours after the sessions is complete.
There are currently more than 200 past webinars to learn from at your own pace.
I really love attending these live so that you can ask questions to Jay who hosts these webinars and interact with other members attending.
You will not run out of help on the Wealthy Affiliate platform. This is one of the biggest perks I didn't even know about until I joined.
I couldn't believe I had a huge community to lean on and even able to contact the owners for extra help!
There are so many ways to get help and ask questions, so you are never stuck for long.
There is Live Chat if you need that instant help, really, your answers are usually in under a few minutes!
Or you can post a "Ask A Question" to the community so you get multiple answers and various opinions.
Or you can post a blog post on the Wealthy Affiliate platform to ask a question to the community.
Below any lesson Level, there is a discussion area there too where you can ask questions.
One more place is Private Messaging to the owners or to a member for your questions.
If you have any technical questions about your website though, then you'll have a 24/7 technical support team as well that responses very quickly.
To help you with your content, the training platform also provides a Keyword Research Tool to use as well as the lessons to explain how to use it correctly.
You'll be able to write awesome content that will generate tons of free organic search traffic from search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing using the technique taught at Wealthy Affiliate.
This program has the most support and tools for your online business I've ever seen!
There are simply two membership options at Wealthy Affiliate and there are no other upsells that you see with so many other programs in this industry.
The two options are Starter (Free) and Premium; and you should definitely start with Starter since it's free and you don't even need a credit card to sign up.
I will explain both options in detail here so you can see what you get and all the info you need to know!
With the Starter membership, you must know the following:
With all that you get with this Starter membership, this is way more than any other free training program can offer you!
Most training don't even offer a free option to test out the platform first so this is really a great benefit of Wealthy Affiliate.
So create your free account and sign up now here:
Oh, one more thing, after you create your free account, you need to do two things:
This introduces yourself to the Wealthy Affiliate community and other members will be able to get to know you better.
I've been a Premium member since September 2016 and I can tell you that this membership is nothing but amazing!
The cost of this membership would only get you just the web hosting portion at other places but this membership not only get you state of the art web hosting but also full training of a proven path to making money online plus powerful business tools.
Let's take a look at what's included in the Premium membership here:
I really hope I didn't miss any big points of the Premium membership but basically you have FULL access to the Wealthy Affiliate training platform.
I really love the way that Wealthy Affiliate doesn't try to sell you anything else like so many internet marketers do, they just have the two membership options and that's it.
There is such an advantage to being a Premium member and I know you will love all the lessons, resources, and business tools you'll have at your fingertips!
For those who are serious about building an online business and want to make money online!
You will have full access to all the business tools and full training so you can get all the teachings you need to build the online business of your dreams!
The biggest bonus about being Premium is the support and the training you'll get.
You'll literally have experts at your fingertip to ask questions to.
You will have so much resources at your hand to learn and really build something that will be long lasting.
Having the Premium membership will exponentially increase your chance of making money because of all the training and resources you'll have access to.
The monthly cost is $49 but if you sign up with the button below, I can get you a 59% discount for your first month and you'll pay only $19 for your first month.
If you go yearly like I did, you can save even more money. The annual membership is $359 which works out to only $29.92/month.
The only other cost to your business is if you want your website on a custom domain, which is recommended. For more info on this, see above section under Domain Registration.
Anyway, you don't have to think about all this for now, you can start for free and that's what I think you should concentrate on right now.
I will also send you the discount info after you have created your free account so you can wait till then to upgrade.
It's time! Take action and invest in your future now!
Get the training you need to build this online business successfully and not be lost on your own or get scammed again!
I will be on the inside to help you all well and will greet you when you sign up so you'll be able to find me.
You can trust Wealthy Affiliate that's been teaching people how to make money online since year 2005 and has over 800,000 members already signed up.
Here is a short checklist for you to get you started on building your online business:
Before wrapping up this guide, I want to genuinely tell you why you should choose Wealthy Affiliate over other affiliate marketing training programs:
I review a lot of internet marketing products and they don't usually last long because they don't provide quality.
They are not in the business of really helping people succeed.
The owners of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle & Carson, are real honest, caring people who are on the platform helping and guiding their members.
They are on the platform everyday to answer any questions, to make sure the platform is running in optimal shape, and to ensure they congratulate those who's achieved milestone's, big or small.
Because of this personal touch, Wealthy Affiliate really stands out of the crowd and with over 800,000 people signed up, they must be doing something right.
I have seen some training platforms that have outdated and irrelevant training, you won't get that at Wealthy Affiliate.
The training at Wealthy Affiliate is always relevant to today's climate and is updated to reflect any new changes in our online environment.
I've only been there a short time (since Sept 2016) and I've already seen quite a few big and minor changes on the platform.
The members that have been there for many years say the training platform looks completely different today than what it was when they signed up.
They roll out new features and improvements throughout the year, every year.
They invest in their business without any cost passing to their members.
Sometimes I'm baffled with the number of new features / tools we get and how they do this without increasing our membership cost.
It's really amazing I think!
Like I said near the beginning of this guide, if you're willing to work and put your best effort into building your online business, this training will work for you.
I've seen this work many times myself, and I want to show you some pretty impressive members' results.
(Click on their name or picture to see full story.)
A) Member: VitaliyG - I know this is a little older screen shot that he wrote about a little while ago, but this only means he's making even more now.
B) Member: DomW - the lessons he learned and what he talks about in this post is a really good read for any member. Btw, the title means, $0 - $10K a month in 3 Years.
He's also gone on to earn much more which you can read about in his Wealthy Affiliate blogs.
C) Member: Scott From Oz - This is one of his case studies to show how you can grow a brand new site to $500/month in a year.
You might think $500/month is nothing to boast about but the way this online business model works, once your site starts earning, it's grows incrementally faster each and every month after.
This is one of the experts at Amazon sites and he clears $15K+/month easily nowadays so I would listen to what he says in this post. 😉
There are many more success stories I could tell you at Wealthy Affiliate from first sales to ten year anniversaries.
There are also many more reasons to join this awesome training platform.
However, you won't really know what I'm talking about until you experience this yourself.
We would all love to have YOU with us too!
Join the Wealthy Affiliate family now:
I know by now you must have a million questions and that's okay!
I really hope this have opened your mind to something new and so much possibilities on where you can take your online business.
You can ask me all your questions in Wealthy Affiliate by searching my handle "littlemama" and click on the "Private Message" button as seen below:
I am here for YOU and so please know that you can message me anytime.
I am on the platform several times a day so I will always reply to you on a timely basis.
I will also be messaging you the BONUSES you'll get plus the 59% Premium Discount after you sign up!
I look forward to working with you and helping you get started on building your awesome online business!
Let's make money online!