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 knwn 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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Jeffreybs Premium
Even though Amazon is a big name for beginners you really need a huge amount of traffic to earn a substantial income from them, they pay only 4-6% which is very low commissions.

I recommend everyone do a search with your niche high paying affiliate programs to find the programs in your niche that is going to be worth promoting if you are interested in earning more than some extra money now and then

Jeff
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bigbrains Premium
Thanks Jeff I agree with you! Amazon has a very low commission rate. Thanks for the great tips!
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megawinner Premium
Thank you for the heads up!
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Jeffreybs Premium
Thank You
I appreciate you commenting, I just dislike people wasting their time with Amazon. They are always changing their associate commissions and rules almost daily, and when you are the new website online getting their required sales is a real challenge

Jeff
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bigbrains Premium
Ah. Something I didn't know about Amazon. Changing there rules almost daily. Gotta try new things sometimes right.
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Jeffreybs Premium
I just am trying to help members here from making the mistakes I did when I was in your shoes
Jeff
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megawinner Premium
True! Thanks again. Great job!
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Jeffreybs Premium
Thank You,
I have faith in all of you
Jeff
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Jeffreybs Premium
What Amazon will do is send their associates changes as they change the rules, I was exaggerating about it being every day but it is very often and that is why many people can't keep straight Amazon Associates policies

Jeff
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Hey Kyle, I am in a tizzie, I can't get back to my level 3 training. Somewhere I made a boo, boo, and I am being asked to upgrade yet once again before I can share with you what happened with a ticket on the help page. i am trapped in on another trial page. CAN YOU HELP ME?
I should be at...
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Jeffreybs Premium
Choosing your niche

Avoid over-thinking too much by starting a list of what you love to do and what you know about right now, you more likely have hobbies and interests you have been pursuing for years that other people also will have an interest in and this would be an awesome niche to choose

Jeff
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Hi everyone,
I have a quick question. I picked up a wP plugin a few months ago. It is for a travel site. Will it work on this platform? And can we add other plugins? For example, I have a texting plugin, that I can use to text my clients and let them know about special deals coming up. Can I use this plugin on this platform?
Thank you, anyone that is able to answer this question.
Lisa
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merlynmac Premium
You should be able to use virtually any WP-based plugin but I think you need to be a premium member. Otherwise you're limited to a select few like with the themes.
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Good luck madam
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Thank you Thirudevil14! Best wishes!!!
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michaelw777 Premium
Well; first things first; it would be nice to know what the Plug In is? But, on the safe side. I would contact Site Support; in Websites near the bottom and ask them. You can do that or not? As you want? But, I suggest you ask Site Support.
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mday849 Premium
Yes the WP plug in will work just upload the zip file.
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Sweet! Thanks Mike!
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Hi michaelw777,
Thank you ever so much. I believe I have gotten an answer, but you pointed to me a new resource for help! Much appreciated!
Lisa
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Jeffreybs Premium
Wall decor can be a very good niche but have you used Jaaxy to research the demand of this niche, and is this going to be a topic you love enough to be motivated to pursue day after day.

I am not trying to discourage you, I am only trying to help you find out if this really is the best niche for you

Jeff
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