The Process of Making Money Online – How Does it Work?
People can often get confused with this topic of making money online. There are constantly questions like “how in the blazes can you make money online?” and “how are people making a living form online selling?” It seems so hard and it is not as simple a question to answer as there are A LOT of different ways to earn an income online just as in the ordinary off-line arena.
It is quite a pointy question and you’re really asking me directly, “how do I make money?” Well just like in the off-line world there are countless paths you can take. If you have the time, let me explain exactly the process and what foundation you need to get that elusive success online. Right! Ready to go?
So let’s start with the foundation…
No 1 Step: The Most Important Points of All
TIME, PATIENCE and EDUCATION…
That’s right, Time, Patience and Education. Pretty common sensual but not everyone takes note.
These three points alone are important steps you need to get your head around. You must realise that if you want to make money online in a way that it will be unique in your own way, you absolutely need to invest your time to learn how to do it the right way. It takes patience to see it through but success will come to you. Don’t listen to the scammers that say you can earn with these so called quick rich schemes, it is just not true. Success in any field, whether it be online or offline never happens quickly, it takes time, patience and educating yourself from the right people.
So now you might be thinking, “here comes the punch line on cost of educating yourself”. Yes, to do it right the professional way there is a cost, but it is not that expensive. It can tell you how I and many others like me started by spending as little as $1 to $1.65 USD a day to get educated and learn the right way.
The problem with people is they want to pursue their dreams of making money online in a short period of time. It will happen, but it might take a little longer than what you think. You see, if you want to make money online for the long haul, you need to set it up right and then you will see the benefits. You can see yourself that successful people take these steps when getting started.
So take the TIME, keep PATIENT and EDUCATE yourself…
No 2 Step: The Important Foundation of Online Success – A Website
Just like building your house, you need a good solid foundation which comes in the form of your own WEBSITE. It is difficult to earn consistent regular online income without one. People try to hold together a business without a solid foundation of a website and they end up failing just as the three little pigs did with their straw house. Posting links all over social media like Face Book is just going to give you a reputation as a spammer and blacklisted by all of your followers eventually. You need a WEBSITE plain and simple.
A website is your foundation just like any good solid house. A bricklayer cannot build a wall unless he has a solid foundation to start with. For those huge new unique buildings you see in cities like Dubai and New York the architect must have a solid foundation.
By getting yourself started on building a website from the start you will be able to build and grow an online income for life. Without one your success will just not happen.
There is a place where you can learn to build your foundation websites where a group of like-minded people gather to learn and teach and improve and bounce ideas off each other so that we can all enjoy a passive income online. The place is called WEALTHY AFFILIATE and the co-owners Kyle and Carson have been training and teaching people for more than 10 years on how to successful build a website business from start to finish. With training and lessons you will learn how to build the foundations of an online successful money generating website that will keep you in good stead for a long time.
No 3 Step: Building Your Bricks and Mortar House Virtually – The Content
Once you get your website set up, what is the next step in the process? We need to create CONTENT. Content will be the vehicle that attracts your visitors. Your visitors will find your content through SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) that will create your traffic and help you build relationships that will in turn develop into revenues and earnings. Your content will become your branding and effective content will create trust which can return you long term business.
Content can be in varying forms from, text, to video and audio and also comments/response in your comments sections on your web pages. Internet search engines love websites with rich effective content that help people solve an issue that they are searching for and people like engaging content to keep them interested and stay on track.
No 4 Step: Adding Your New Foundation on a Street Map – The Traffic
You have now laid the foundations of your website and ready for the next process to become successful. Now you need get your website in the spot lights for everyone to see and find. This process is “getting traffic to your website”. But how do we get traffic to our website? There are various techniques to capturing traffic but the best and most SEO friendly is CONTENT. But content can be in many forms, and I will point out some of them here:
- Writing Content (this one for me is the King of traffic capturing)
- Creating Videos and Audio
- Getting ranked in search engines like Google, Bing etc from keywords (these keywords are in your content writing articles)
- Paid Traffic (where you pay to get traffic sent to your website)
- Advertise Buying (where you place an ad on someone else’s website for a fee)
With the training and education on how to apply these techniques to get traffic to your website, Kyle, Carson and all the Wealthy Affiliate members would be happy to assist in sowing how you can do it.
The membership is some 800,000 plus. Some are new to online business and some have been in the industry for years. People all wanting to share their experiences and help like minded people succeed. You simply start by creating a free account and get a feel of what Wealthy Affiliate offers and you will surely find me in there as well to give you a guiding hand. More than happy to do that with you.
No 4 Step: Start Your Earnings – The Cash Part
Now this is where the action starts. Earning an online income for life can come in many forms from a site that has consistent traffic. Listed below are a few ways that I and many other online marketers make money every single day of the year. Remember, the internet doesn’t close down for a day off or holidays. It is open for business 24/7 365 days a year.
1 Selling Affiliate Products (done it and still doing it)
2 Selling Amazon Products (done it and still doing it)
3 Selling Advertising to other Website Owners (done it and still doing it)
4 Google Adsense: Putting Ads on your Site (done it and still doing it)
5 Selling Products that you own (not done this one yet)
6 Selling the Actual Website (not done this one yet)
By all means these are not the only ways that an income can be earned online but these are 6 simple and easy to learn possibilities. By taking the steps to make your own website, build your foundation with quality content, develop traffic flowing to your site the potential for earning are unlimited. It will be up to you whether you want to do it part-time or turn it into a full time substantial earning business. A great way to make a living for the rest of your life.
A very common question asked from people, is how long does it take to make money online? The best truthful answer that I can give, “there is no set time frame because it depends in an individual’s work effort”.
Each and every person will get different results because people will work at different levels. Some will take longer to get a handle on some steps, some will put more effort into building, promoting, marketing or whatever else is required for the type of online business they choose to build.
But the first step everyone must take is to learn the correct way to start, and make a start. Organise your time and be patient during the training and learning and it will happen step by step.
I’ve given you the information and you have an idea of what needs to be done, but I advise you not to do it on your own. There are many scammers out in internet land that will fill your head with misinformation just to string you along and suck your hard-earned cash from you with no real direction of how to build an online business step by step.
Come along to where I go and have been going for years to build and grow my online income. You can join for free by just filling out a form with your name and email only. No catches, no credit card info needed. Take a test run and see where you can get help from an inclusive community that have all been where you are now and have taken their step to success.
Time, Patience and Educate yourself at Wealthy Affiliate. It’s not just a training course, it’s a University!
Don’t forget, I will be there too!
All the best