OK, awesome. You now have your niche, in other words, the direction for your brand & business. That is great and don't worry about this not being "perfectly clear" at this point, as you move forward the pieces of the puzzle are going to come together.

Starting with a big piece today, your website. We are going to be taking our niche idea and turning it into a tangible business starting with your website.

Building a Website Ain't Scary, It's FUN!

Building a website sounds like a "scary" process, but fortunately you have access to the most advanced, yet simplistic website platform in the world here at Wealthy Affiliate. We pride ourselves as a technology company here at Wealthy Affiliate and we are the industry leaders in the website development space.

I am not going to toot our horn any longer, I would rather you experience the website builder and platform for itself. The first step today is going to be building your website, which will literally take you less than 30 seconds.

Click the SiteBuilder link

within the menu, and you are going to be ready to rock here (and complete the next task).

Below I have included a "Building Your Website in Under 30 Seconds" video walking you through the Website Platform (also known as SiteRubix) here at WA and showing you how quickly and efficiently you can build a website here at Wealthy Affiliate.


Task 1: Build Your Website

Your website is your foundation of your business. It is where all of your traffic is ultimately going to come to, where you are going to build brand and trust within the industry, and where you can promote products/services and generate $$$!

The SiteBuilder platform here at WA is the most simplistic, yet advanced in the industry. It is going to take less than 30 seconds to get a fully operational, profit ready Wordpress website up and running online.

There are 4 steps in the website build process, that I am going to walk you through here. To access the SiteBuilder and EVERYTHING related to your website, you will simply click the light blue "SiteRubix" button in the main menu.

Step 1: Choose the Kind of Website

There are really TWO options here, on a FREE website or on your OWN domain. Ideally, you will have your own domain, but that can come with time.

You can "register" your very own domains right within Wealthy Affiliate using our state of the art SiteDomains platform, which will allow you to instantly set-up your own domain for your own use.

If you are just starting out as a Starter member, you will be building a website on the .siterubix.com domain, which is a completely free website. You can build and host up to 2 FREE websites as a Starter.

As a Premium member, you can build and host up to 25 free websites and the ability to create 25 sites on your own domains (total 50 websites). That is more than adequate to drive many multi-million dollar businesses over time.

For the sake of this training, we are going to be choosing "On a free domain".

Do know that within the Premium membership, you can easily MOVE a free .siterubix.com button to a registered domain (one you may own) using the "Premium Only" MOVE feature. So by all means start off with a free website and then down the road you can move it to your own domain.

Step 2: Choose a Domain

Remember last lesson when I chose my "niche". In this step, I am going to be choosing a name for my website and placing it in the "domain name" field. This is because this will be my website URL and my brand moving forward.

As you can see below, I have added my brand "how to lose belly fat today" into the domain field.

When you type in your domain, it will let you know if it is available or not. In my case it was, but if your first choice is not available simply do another search until you find a domain name that works for you.

You cannot put spaces in your domain name, hence why my domain is "howtolosebellyfattoday".

Step 3: Choose a Website Name

The name of your website should match your domain, but it just needs to be grammatically correct (with proper spacing). You can see below my example of this:

Domain: basketballskillsanddrills.stierubix.com

Title: Basketball Skills and Drills

It is as simple as that. Don't overthink this step, your title will be the same as your domain.

Step 4: Choose a Design

The last step is choosing a "look" for your theme. As a Starter member you will have access to one theme that has been hand picked for quality, speed, security, and overall theme design.

As a Premium Member though you will have access to over 4,134 designs (as shown below) or your website and there are always new designs being added to this daily. These are referred to as "Themes".

Choose a design that you like.

Click on the design you like, and then you will be able to build your site.

SiteRubix, a Next Level Website and Hosting Platform.

You are going to notice that there are many other website features allocated within the SiteRubix menu. I don't want to eat up too much of your time here, but it is important that you understand the incredible benefits of the SiteRubix platform.

The powerful hosting you have access you here is unparalleled in the Managed Wordpress hosting industry. We truly specialize here in providing a secure, robust and FAST platform for you to run your website.

We know that your website IS your business, and it is important that you have the most advanced technology to keep your business operating at 100% at all times of the day.

The following are just some of the powerful features included within the SiteRubix platform here at WA.

  • SiteManager (Starter & Premium)
  • SiteContent (Starter & Premium)
  • SiteBuilder (Starter & Premium)
  • SiteDomains (Starter & Premium)

To make your sites secure and fast, we have some SiteRubix EXCLUSIVE technologies to make sure your websites are operating at lightening speeds, but also in a very secure way that protects you from hackers, spammers, and all forms of erroneous attacks.

There you have it, the low down of the SiteRubix platform and you have your website officially up and running online. Exciting stuff!

As we move forward within the training we are going to be building out your website content, and working to get indexed and ranked in Google, Bing & Yahoo (and do so for free).

Have questions about this lesson? Leave them below in the comments area and we will be more than happy to help you out. :)

==> Premium Members Get Instant Access to Over 4,100+ Themes, and Over 60,000 Plugins!

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Hi, I am working through the training and i am trying to find my niche. I love travel , especially cruises and i was thinking of cruises being my niche. is cruises to broad to be a niche, as it is only a small part of the travel industry.Your opinions would be most helpful. Thanks
Kyle Premium
Sure, you can head in the cruise direction. What type of cruises do you want to help people with? There are many different types, locations, etc...and I think you want to narrow things down a bit here! :)
As i dont have a clue what im doing,im not sure how far i should narrow things down, i was under the impression that within the travel industry as a whole, cruising was a niche on it's own.
AMakatche Premium
Ok, yes my husband and I live cruises also, great question!! I’ll be following!
I'm not ready to take on another cost just yet to improve my site. Can I create content for my site before I register for another monthly bill? I have student loans, mortgage, car payment, insurance, utilities, etc. I want to create content first to see if I have what it takes with the information I've gathered so far. I feel like it's pressure to get the upgrade. In the Jaxxy the keywords were blocked out. Let me develop content for this site and create menu items to see if I've learned anything from the videos. I need time to decide to manage another monthly bill.
Jewelia Premium
Are you talking about an upgrade to Premium Membership? You can upgrade at any time when you're ready. However, the Starter membership is limited in resources (not in time, though). You can still work on your content, but you only have 10 free lessons in the Online Entrepreneur Certification course and 30 free Jaaxy searches for free. The only "pressure" is that you are receiving a $30 discount for the first month if you upgrade rather sooner than later. Other than that, nobody pressures you.
Calvinator63 Premium
HI Elvie,

Many Affiliate marketers have bills just like the ones you have listed. It is not uncommon in today's society to have a debt burden. If you are serious about giving this an honest try then you will become creative and figure out a way to make it possible!

You can remain a free starter member and start-up two different free siterubix.com subdomain websites to see if you can earn money by doing Affiliate Marketing.

However, after 6 months if you do not go premium you will lose those free websites and their content, so in reality, the only thing you have to lose would be your time.

By not going premium it will take much more effort to find out how to do certain aspects of the business model on your own through the search engines. Because the training as a free member is limited to only the first level in either training modular.

One of the biggest advantages in going premium is that you open the flood gates (literally) to so much more training that will help you succeed. WA can show you the way, but it will still take your hard work and efforts to make it happen!

The choice is yours,
Jewelia Premium
Calvin, this is the first time I hear that the Starter membership is limited to 6 months... Where did you find such information?

Thank you,

~ Julia.
Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Julia,

I am sorry but you read that wrong the free website(s) is/are limited to 6 months now (as of about 4 months ago).

The starter membership (as far as I know) is as long as they want to remain a free member (Might want to check with Kyle to see if they have not changed that also).

Jewelia Premium
No, I understood perfectly what you were saying, but limiting free websites to 6 months is the same as limiting Starter membership to this period because there is nothing else to do if one can't work on his/her site. I'm sorry, but I question whether this information being correct. Could you please point out the source of it?

Thank you,

~ Julia
Calvinator63 Premium
No limiting free websites is just that, limiting the use of the free website to 6 months. It does not, however, limit the free membership.

As far as I know, you can remain a free member for an unlimited amount of time. Now, if you can start another free website after the first expires (I Do Not Know) this is another issue that you might ask Kyle about also.

As I said this information was provided by Kyle.

He has mentioned this often in live chat, so if you doubt this as being true. Please, by all means, to assure your doubtfulness contact, Kyle, to confirm this to be true.

Jewelia Premium
You might be correct if a free website stays inactive (no new posts) for 6 months. But if a person works on his/her site, it can't be true. Otherwise, it would be specified in the Membership Comparison chart, but it's not - I just checked.
Calvinator63 Premium
As I stated, check with Kyle to confirm or deny.
Jewelia Premium
I will. Thank you.
Thank you for making it plain. I'll consider what you said. Thank you.
kjkerr Premium
Moving at a fast pace here. Completed watching the video for lesson three on niches. The question is this... What do you do if you have created a product that is general in its appeal? Specifically, this has always troubled me as an author. My latest book is designed to "Enlighten, enrich, and encourage people along the journey of life." However, every marketing guru says to "niche down." How do you find a niche target audience for a generalized book without going back to page one and re-writing the book? Do you forever try to market to niche audience after niche audience in the hope that you will find a group that responds?
megawinner Premium
Hi, Kenneth! I am delighted to meet you.

I go by my passion. As a rule, (at least for me) there will always be people who would be looking for similar passion like yours and mine. The bottom line is the content, its quality, relevance, and value. It should have proper references and useful data. And it must be engaging. What about you?


kjkerr Premium
Hello Florentino. Good to meet you also, and I appreciate your feedback to my couple of questions so far. I will follow you, and look forward to both learning from you, and perhaps contributing value to your life in return. I am sure in the process we shall find ourselves engaging in some interesting discussions. May we then encourage people with our collective and individual insights, and our writings. Regards, Kenneth.
PawSimon1 Premium
Hi Kjkerr,
I would like to read your book and i’m interested that you are the author. My sister is a writing a book about my dad right now. I wish the audience whom interested in reading and writing will probably be your niche as they know that you are an author. Wish you all the best and become a successful businessman
Now who doesn't like watches! You can get them for yourself, for others as a gift, you can even get your whole crew rocking the same watch. You can get a sentimental watch or you can get a beautiful watch to brag about all day! Just don't brag too much lol. When I create my website, go ahead and check it out, use that affiliation money and prize yourself some ice.
kjkerr Premium
Joined as a starter last night, completed lesson one just now. Maybe I am jumping the gun here with my questions, but I am thinking ahead. 1. I have several websites already, these were created in the past with Godaddy being used to purchase the URLs, and Wordpress itself being both the platform and host. As I progress in WA, is it possible to migrate these over to the WA hosting platform as a premium member? 2. Related to this, I have paid Wordpress in the past for sites to be free of their adverts. Can I assume that Wordpress sites on the WA hosting are similarly free of unwanted ads, and that this is all inclusive as part of WA premium membership? Thank you in advance for your answers. Best Regards, Kenneth
boomergp08 Premium
Yes to both of your questions.
allancurtis Premium
Hi Kenneth ... you have come to the right place! Yes, your Go Daddy WordPress sites can be moved easily to the WA hosting platform.

This PlugIn that does this very easily .. https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/

There is no advertising on your websites unless you insert ads yourself.

As a Premium member, you can have 25 personal url's that are yours do to do with as you wish ... as well as subdomains and all the training and support this platform offers!

Best wishes,
kjkerr Premium
Thank you. Much appreciated.
kjkerr Premium
Thank you. I will be making use of this information as my understanding of the WA platform grows.
Thank you@kjkerr, for ur questions, I just joined as a starter also. although u are alot farther along in and on ur business endeavor, I being a total newbie, but learning the "lingo" for a couple years, learned alot from ur inquisitiveness". I always lived by the moto that no question is a bad question and that if u dont ask, u dont, or wont, ever know!! Wanted u to know that u helped a newbie and that ur question wasnt jumping the gun.
Good luck on ur continued success and EVEN more-so GROWTH!!
Love it!! Great stuff!! Awesome info!!
kjkerr Premium
Nice to meet you. Glad my question helped you as well. I like what I see in this WA community so far. An open willingness to help each other. That is worth being in this already.