I build websites called turnkey websites that I monetize with either my own products, affiliate products, or drop shipping products, then I drive targeted traffic to them. I then either keep the site and continue to run it, or I sell it for about 20x what it makes a month. I've been doing this for about 18 months and usually make between 6 and 10K a month. I'll try not to make this convoluted. Step 1: Choose A Niche Choosing a niche require something called market research. I've learned that it's not so bad to coose what's called an evergreen niche (a competitive niche) because the fact that it's competitive means there's money in it. However, choosing a less popular niche mean there's less competition. Ideally you want to choose a niche that has products in high demand but low supply. Meaning, a niche that is trending but doesn't have many people promoting products within it. So that's exactly what you should aim for... trends. Trends are newly rising in demand which means, if you get in early, you can start selling products in that niche before other marketers catch onto it. Step 2: Pick An Effective Domain Your domain is important because it's sort of like the sign on your door. If you choose a bad domain, or something that doesn't clearly communicate your goals, then it will feel weird, or you'll miss out on branding opportunities with prospective clients. Come up with something that says who you are, what your niche/field/sector is, and what your intent is. Obviously you don't want a domain 50 characters long, so you need to think of a creative name that is a compromise of all the things you want the prospect to be aware of as soon as they see your link. Step 3: Get Some Hosting Go to HostGator and click cloud hosting, signup for the business cloud. Step 4: Install Wordpress Just login to your cPanel and click "1-Click Wordpress Install" simple as that. Then all you have to do is go to yourdomain. com/wp-admin and login to start editing your site. Step 5: Create A Pro Email Go ahead and create a professional email so you can start using it from the beginning. Simply go to your cPanel, then click "Email" and you'll immediately see the option to create yours. You can login to it by scrolling down after you create it, click the button to the right of it, and click "access webmail" Step 6: Build A Pretty Site Start formatting your site right away because, although you'll probably change it, you want to have a starting point. Once you login to your Wordpress backend click "Appearance" > "Themes" and click the Add + box.. Choose a good looking theme. Something relevant and relative to the niche and product you have in mind. Iron out your color scheme, go to "appearance" > "customize" to change your titles and subtitles etc etc Inside "customize" you'll find a static page option which will allow you to set a main page and a blog page. Then you basically just want to spend some time making your site look good. Step 7: Create A Product If you're just going to make a review, news, or content site then great. You can go to any CPA network, signup, and choose some products to talk about. When you choose a product don't forget to go to their actual site and look at the bottom for some kind of affiliate portal link. If you click it you may find the site/product has some creative and marketing materials you can use. Things like banners and email swipes. Affilorama .com can teach you a lot about affiliate marketing and how to be successful. If you want to have the benefit of payments sent directly to your account then you'll have to do a bit of extra work. You're going to have to either sell your own digital products or workout a drop shipping deal with a payment platform that can place the order automatically, or fill the orders yourself. Salehoo .com can put you in contact with tons of different dropshippers and you'll just have to figure things out after you find a supplier. If you want turnkey websites to be your actual product you sell on a platform like flippa, empire flippers, or ebay then you're going to have to get experienced at this first so I wouldn't go directly with that. You can checkout TurnkeyVideoCourse .com to learn how to make websites that make money online then sell the sites you don't want to keep. All in all, creating a digital product is your best option as a beginner. So you need to do some more market research and see what kind of products are selling well in your niche. For the most part people sell eBooks, Video Seminars, video courses, plans of action, "systems", essentially just information. So in order to be successful at doing this, you basically have to write a research paper, then either put it in an eBook or convert it into a video people can download. Then monetize the download with a Paypal Business account. With a Paypal Business account you can create invoices, buttons, and keep track of sales. Really the simplest way for you to get started. Step 8: Reformat Your Site At this point you're probably, unless you're a web designer, going to want to take another look at your website and make some changes. You can grab a logo from freelogoservices .com they're going to try and charge you for the logo. Just right click and save the image lol It's always nice when a site has a blog. So you may want to create some nice posts or buy some copywriting from the marketplace here or fiverr. Finally, you really want to look over all your content and make sure your site doesn't have any spelling mistakes. That's really annoying and will make you look really unprofessional. Step 9: Market At this point is time to do the most important think, drive traffic. Ideally you want your traffic to be targeted. Many of you will want to drive free traffic I assume so here's some free tools you can use. Instagress (Instagram Automation) TweetDeck (Manage Multiple Twitter Accounts) Twitter Money Bot Free Edition (Twitter Auto Follow Tool) Twitter Unfollow Unfollowers by Koray Gocman (Twitter Unfollow Extension for Chrome) NinjaBlaster (Facebook Group Joiner/Unjoiner/Poster Tool) Pilot Poster (Facebook Group Poster WebTool) IFTTT (Schedules Different Automations) Then of course you can do some commenting on related blogs linking back to your site, go to Facebook and search for your niche, then click posts, and link back from the comments section on those posts going viral, and link back from relative Youtube videos. Do a press release by writing articles on different article sites, submit to blog directories, and submit to free syndication networks to have your articles that link back to your site circulated. Just keep writing articles until your hands hurt. Create content on Reddit, LinkIn, Pinterest, and G+ Everything linking back to your site. It's all free, no wrong answers, just a pain in the ass to do all that manually, but if you're broke I get it. You can close a sale and move on to step 10. Step 10: Start Paid Marketing After doing your budgetless campaigns you'll notice a small traffic stream coming in every day. This is know as a pipeline. Your pipeline is always nice to have because it's free traffic that lowers the costs of your total daily clicks. If you pay $100 for 100 clicks and also get 100 free clicks from your pipeline, then it's sort of like you paid $0.50 per click. You've got some choices from but I would suggest moving onto SMM. Social Media Marketing is basically deciding whether you want to use MassPlanner or FollowLiker then loading it up with mock accounts and either growing them or using the mock accounts to push followers/likes to your main account, or straight cold contacting targeted prospects. I suggest going with MassPlanner and setting it up on a VPS from hostwinds so the software can operate around the clock driving traffic to your sites. This'll cost you about $80 for the software and VPS and should be well worth the cost considering how many clicks you get from it. Then you can move on to set up more VPSs that drive more and more traffic. Massplanner will give you a bulk licensing discount if you ask them. It's actually a considerable discount. However, this is a pain in the ass. Setup like 3 VPS and move on. Now you'll want to do some SEO. This requires a lot of research looking for keywords you think you'd have a chance ranking for, but are also niche relative and have buyer intent. Once you compile a list of keywords you want to write blog posts that are optimized for them and then pay for HQ backlinks to them. You can find backlinking services on this forum in the market place. You can also use tools like Xrummer and Scrapebox to do various different backlinking campaigns, but I'd recommend always backlinking manually. Now that you've got shit tons of free and cheap traffic coming back to your site. You want to start using your revenue to run ads. Run some Facebook ads and make sure your copy looks amazing, creative, and is to the point. Run some Adwords ads, go to BuySellAds .com, use RevContent, Taboola, and Bidvertiser. Drive everything back to your site and your Facebook page. When your Facebook page gets a ton of likes you can share different quotes and articles with your branding on them and people will share them like crazy. tons of shares means tons of clicks. That's it, I know this guide is a bit generic, but I wanted my first post to convey a general idea of the best and most authentic way to make money online. Some other things to consider are your conversion rates, price points, and your click value. You need to identify through Google Analytics what percentage of your visitors are converting. You can do this by setting up "Goals" in Google analytics and that will track your conversions. Once you know your conversion rate you can figure out how much each click is worth to you. What is your conversion rate? What is your average profit per sale? Are you pricing your items too long or too high? you want to answer these questions before your start any paid advertising. So your click value is conversion% x $avgprofit so if you're converting 15% of your visitors and your average conversion nets you $50 then each click is worth $7.50 to you. As long as you don't bid more than that then you'll profit. Alternatively you can use this site to calculate your adcalc .net/epc/ That's it, it's a long journey but here's a template. Good luck out there.