What is the Process of Making Money Online

What is the process of making money online

What is the Process of Making Money Online?

Do you want more money and wealth?

Most people do.

And many people even take the next step and try to discover ways to create financial freedom.

If your journey is anything like mine, you first start your road to financial freedom in property investment.

Or maybe you invest in the share market.

But pretty soon you will want to speed up the process, or need to increase your cashflow.

You may soon discover that when you start investing in property in particular, your spare cash can dry up pretty quickly.

Eventually, many people start researching other methods, and may begin trying to make money online.

Unfortunately, most people come across one of the many scams out there that promise overnight success or “get rich quick”, but the only thing that happens quick, is losing your money, rather than making it!

Sadly, this is when many people give up and label making money online a myth or a scam.

In reality, nothing could be further from the truth, however it does take some time and work.

But once you know the basic process of how earning money online actually works, it all falls into place a lot easier.

In this post, I want to walk you through the basic process of making money online, and hopefully it will all become a lot clearer.

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5 steps to earning money online

Essentially, the process can be explained in 5 simple steps.

  1. Your audience
  2. An online search
  3. Visitors to your website
  4. Visitor buys something you recommend
  5. You earn a commission

Below I will explain the steps in further detail.

Step 1 – Your audience

When you start to build a business online, your very first step is to pick out a “niche” to build your business around.

All a niche is really, is just a particular audience of people.

For example, you may be interested in electronics such as computers and laptops.

You can then build a business around this particular “niche”, and you can make money online selling products to this particular audience, that is also interested in electronics and computers the same as you.

There are literally millions of different niche markets online, that all have there own particular audience.

Along with many others, some examples of niches are health and fitness, cooking, finance, relationships, gardening, personal development, and even making money online.

These can also be broken down into smaller micro-niches that all have their own particular audience.

Things such as iPhone cases, retro video games, basketball shoes, digital photography, sports collectibles, gluten free foods, weight loss routines, Star Trek collectibles, infant clothing, toddler toys, after-market car parts,… these and thousands more small micro-niches can all have a successful online business built around them.

Once you discover who your particular audience is, then it makes the whole process of making money online much easier.

Step 2 – An online search

Once you have your particular audience picked out, they actually do the next step for you.

They are already interested in what you have to offer, and they are actually searching for information on your topic online.

Going back to our earlier example of electronics and computers, your audience may see something that interests them on social media, or they are actually searching for information on Google, which then leads them to click on a link, which then leads them to…

Step 3 – Your website

Having your own website is essential if you want to make money online.

Your website is where you help educate and inform your audience about your particular topic.

A lot of people get hung up on creating content for their website, and that is why a lot of people get caught up in the push-button automated scams, but really it is not that hard.

Yes, it does require some work on your part, but it is no more difficult than having a normal conversation on something that interests you.

That is why picking your niche is so important.

When you choose a topic that you are interested in, are passionate about, or have a knowledge about, it makes creating valuable content for your audience a whole lot easier.

Step 4 – Visitor buys something you recommend to them

Once you have informed and educated your audience, you then recommend them a solution to their problem, and they buy something.

But you don’t sell computers you might say?

You don’t have to.

You can actually team up with a company such as Amazon and sell their products as an affiliate.

This is known as affiliate marketing, and it is a strategy that is used by all the top online marketers, which you too can take advantage of as well.

You can have an affiliate arrangement with hundreds of different companies in any niche that you may be involved with.

Once someone makes a purchase from your website, you then…

Step 5 – Earn a commission

What is the process of making money online

Once you sign up as an affiliate with Amazon or other companies, they will give you what is called an affiliate link.

This is just a simple link that you can embed on your website.

Once someone clicks on that link, it leads them to Amazon where they make a purchase.

The link will track that the purchase has come from your website, and Amazon will pay you a commission.

Some commissions for many companies can be as high as 50 – 75% in some cases.

So for a sale of a $1000 laptop, you may receive a nice affiliate commission in your bank account of $500!

Can you start to see the potential of this?

And you don’t have to spam a heap of Facebook groups, trying to sell a “system” that will make you $500 a day on auto-pilot!

What crap!

No, you can actually sell real products, to real people, and build a real business online!

Once you begin to understand what the process of making money online actually is, a whole new world of opportunity is at your feet. (or fingers 😉 )

If you want to learn these strategies from the “real” experts, that teach the real process of making money online, then click here to visit my getting started page, where you can learn more about some free training that will teach you these principles and much, much more!

If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

To your success,

John W. Newman

Lifestyle Entrepreneur and Online Business Mentor.

Helping you create TIME AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM by building a PROFITABLE Business Online!

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  1. Hi John

    I’ve often wondered about the process of making money online because I just didn’t get it. LOL. With so many rich online entrepreneurs, I’ve always wanted to know how they did it, and your article has given me some great insights 🙂

    You 5 steps really are quite clear to me and I guess fisrt choosing a niche makes sense before attempting any other steps. However, the thing with some newbie website owners I’ve seen is that they’ll create a site relating to a specific subject but go on to write about totally unrelated various topics which is confusing. I think if they don’t have their niche nailed, they won’t make money onlne.

    Thanks for the guidance on earning an income on the net.

    Neil 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment Neil and you are so right about nailing down your niche is the very first step to building an online business
      If you don’t get this step right at the beginning, it can make it very hard to have success.
      It is an interesting observation you made about website owners getting off topic from their niche, and I have seen this as well.
      Generally the more specific your niche, the quicker you will make money online for sure.
      Glad you liked my article and found it helpful 🙂

  2. Hello when ever i see your website its like WOW, everything looks great. There is so much information here. You website is like the one stop shop, everything that your viewers need is right here. All the best to you and keep up the good work.

  3. Hi John,
    You describe a very straight-forward path to earning money online.The process makes a lot of sense to me. But I particularly appreciate your advising readers that the process of building a successful business online takes time and effort. I’ve received so many emails and visited so many websites that try to tell me I can make money immediately. Yeah, sure! Your site is laying out an approach that’s believable. Thank you for this information.

    • Thanks for you comment Linda, I am glad you liked my article!
      One point I always try to hammer home is that building an online business and making money online is not a get rich quick scheme, and it takes a lot of hard work and commitment!
      I receive these emails too, and see them on social media, and unfortunately most of them are scams, or at least don’t deliver what they promise fully.
      It is sad that so many people want the “quick fix” and buy into these systems, and end up giving up and labelling “making money online” all a scam!
      If you do it the RIGHT way, you can have an enormous amount of success, but as I said before, it takes time, hard work and commitment!
      Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated 🙂

  4. Hi John,
    Very thought out and informative post. I too began my journey to financial freedom by joining Wealthy Affiliate. I am just getting my feet wet with the affiliate side of things and was looking into the amazon program. Just curious, have you had success with Amazon yourself? Any other affiliates you might recommend?

    • Thanks for your comment Jason!

      Personally I have not used Amazon, as generally I don’t sell physical products other than a few books, although I know of many people have built very successful online businesses exclusively by selling Amazon products!

      My main business model is to sell digital products such as eBooks, online courses and membership sites as I find this to be a better return on investment, but it depends what resonates with you… you can do either or both!

      That is the beauty of an online business… the potential is limitless! 🙂

      Thanks again 🙂

  5. Hey John,

    This was a really clear and straight forward post. I can see the potential of affiliate marketing but the biggest question I have is. With the amount of information is available on this subject from social media marketing to email marketing. How can I stay focused on just content marketing without jumping ship to ship? I find it hard to stay focused on the basics without thinking about other things.

    What would you advise me on if I had to focus on just one thing at the moment? Currently, I’m just starting out?

    • Thanks Vinnie for your feedback and you ask a BRILLIANT question… and this is something that I have struggled with personally myself!

      There are SO many opportunities and information online… a lot good… a lot BAD!!

      It can be VERY difficult with what to choose.

      And even when you have found the RIGHT opportunity in Wealthy Affiliate, it can still be very easy to lose focus and jump around to other things… BECAUSE WA is NOT a GET RICH QUICK SCHEME!

      It take TIME AND EFFORT to build a SUCCESSFUL business online!!

      We ALL want the easy answer, but there isn’t one!

      You need to do the WORK and give yourself time to succeed!

      My advice is to follow a PROVEN system for long term success online! (i.e Wealthy Affiliate)

      Dream big, set goals, work hard, FOCUS… and keep going!!

      And always remember… Progress over perfection!! 🙂

  6. Your website is filled with lots of great information i can see that a lot of work went into building your website. Financial freedom can cause life to be easy providing that you use your money in the right way. Feels great to know that you can pay every bill in full and not have bills hanging over your head. Great job on your website.

    • So true Norman!

      Financial freedom is a worthy goal, but the REAL goal is ABSOLUTE FREEDOM!

      Time Freedom… Financial Freedom… Total Freedom to live YOUR life on YOUR terms!


      FREEDOM from being told what you CAN and CAN’T do!

      FREEDOM from worry!

      FREEDOM to do what is IMPORTANT to YOU… WHEN YOU WANT TO… WITHOUT Financial restraint!

      FREEDOM to travel!

      Freedom to contribute!

      That’s what the MONEY can provide!

      That’s FREEDOM!

  7. John it was a pleasure to be able to look at your site as a fellow site owner. I can tell that you have put a lot of effort into creating your site. I love how you have videos incorporated into your webpage it really draws the user into interacting and staying on your webpage. Also the page tabs at the top are well organized and help the reader find what he is looking for very easily. From looking at your site I got many great ideas of certain things I can incorporate into my webpage. Thank you john

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