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 12, hand picked quality designs.

As a Premium Member though you will have access to over 2,464 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. :)

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2. Build your first website in your respective niche (chosen from last lesson)


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I am very eager to success through this type of business my question is looking on my future goals. Is it possible to achieve them in a space of 3 months if I am to put the effort as I have indicated the time I am willing to invest in this??
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steeph Premium
That varies in everyone. Some people start making money after one month, others after 3, 6 or even after a year! Focus on your training and making great content. The rest will come along the way.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - unless you already have some knowledge of affiliate marketing you are unlikely to see any income at all for at least 3 months, more realistically it would be 6 months.
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Thank you Steeph for your reply. I actually don't want to set my self some unrealistic goals☺
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Thank you Diane. I surely will work hard. And will dedicate more of my time into this
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Ofcourse u will achieve your goals #more effort. U just need to trust in yourself that u can do it
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dylanrieger Premium
I'd sa 6 months to a year is a better time frame. If you want to get results in 3 months you'll have to do paid traffic.
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why u comment so much bro
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Motivation is the key starter
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Sensei1 Premium
I've decided my niche and my question to the pros is do I create a blog for my content and tie to my website or create the website and post all the content and video on the website? the later in my eyes keeps everything under one roof instead of the jump from blog to website and vice versa.
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AJTrimble1 Premium
If you follow the WA training you will see that your "blog" and your website are essentially one in the same. The only thing you don't really want to do is have a site/blog that covers more than one niche; keep the content tight.
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steeph Premium
Your blogs are in your website. You need to create a website so you can start writing blogs, adding videos and photos etc. It’ll be your blog (after you purchase a domain) so you can run it whoever you like.
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Sensei1 Premium
Thanks Steeph and please to meet you. To what degree do plugins have incorporating my videos and a blog on my website? I have a ton of plugins from other marketers and have no clue how to use them. I had a webmaster when I use to do this so never learnt the actual processes. I am working through the courses and no problems yet. I hope we can discuss at other times when I have issues.
Appreciate you!
David
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The possibilities seem endless!
However, why do I feel like it seems to good to be true yet a heck of a lot to do? My mind feels like it's going to explode. Yes everyone has an affiliate program, and I mean everybody. And, there are millions of niches. I get it.
But do you mean to tell me that I'll have to register with multiple companies as an affiliate once I have my multiple niches. Then create websites for said affiliations and niches, manage all of this, and still be able to find time to eat, sleep, and live my best life?
😐Hmmm, does the premium pkg include a PA??
Or perhaps my own little platoon of minions to help me steal the moon😆...
...I mean make all of this happen???
I'm certain the training will simplify things, but at the moment I'm a lil uneasy. Especially since I really can't afford an additional bill right now.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, this is a legitimate program, but it does take a lot of hard work and is a long term commitment.

First of all, as a beginner, I wouldn't recommend having multiple niches. You should only have one niche on a website, and trying to add content to just that one website can be time-consuming in itself. So, in other words, just start with one niche on one website.

You can't apply to affiliate programs until you have built your website, as they will inspect it before they approve you. So, your initial focus will be on building your first website and adding content to it which relates to your chosen niche.

You can stay as a starter member for as long as you like, and are given 2 free websites.

This is all covered in the training, which you should follow step by step and not try and rush ahead.
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Cindyeking Premium
I'm new as well and I agree there's a lot to think about. But, hey now, take a deep breath and try to slow it down! You can do these lessons one at a time and build your one website based on one niche you've picked out. And you can do that for free. Just take this one step at a time because you have to learn to walk before you can run! I'm sincerely wishing you all the best!
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Rick49 Premium
Is there a norm on timing to get through training?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that's impossible to answer. Everyone learns at a different speed. You might understand it straight away or need to watch the videos more than once.

You might only have an hour per day to spare or 8 hours. It might take you an hour to write each post for your site or a couple of days.
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steeph Premium
You’re right. It takes time! And a lot of it. But as you go through the trainings you’ll find how to manage your time so that you can run your website and also step away from it for a bit. Regarding affiliate programs, you can join affiliate networks! Those have different programs to almost every niche. All you need is one account and you will be provided wit an affiliate link to the program you’d like to join.

When you’re starting out try not to make too many websites and instead just focus on one. It’ll be a lot easier.
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Hello
Am trying to make a Post on my "Member blog " and I added a Tag (from short sentences of the story I want to post) and Clicked "Success post?) And publish and this is what it tells me 👉Please remove any outbound links before publishing your post at Wealthy Affiliate👈

My request is can someone show me how to publish a post?
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi - The "tag" it asks for is simply a word to describe your post, like a keyword.

You will click "success post" if your post is about your successes here at WA.

I hope that helps clear it up for you.
Good luck, Shannon
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exgrosteve Premium
There's a great training video that might help with this at training/how-to-create-a-wa-blog-basic-training copy & paste to the search box at the top of your screen. Good luck, Steve C
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To join it's free, which makes me a starter member so will I be earning at this point? or do I have to upgrade and pay to be a premium member first in order to earn? what about those who cannot afford to give out that amount of money? or are you using the earnings you making at starter member level and paying for premium with that earnings?
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kashkow Premium
All the training is in the premium membership, and no its not like multi-level marketing..Premium members don't receive payment. Its just what they charge. Hopefully we can help you :)
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JKulk1 Premium
You can earn at any point, It's up to you. But you will need to do the training, set up a website and write heaps of good quality content. I suggest you follow the training while it's free because most of your questions will be answered here. Jim
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merlynmac Premium
You don't just start earning by joining. That said, you have access to some, but not all of the training.

As for earning money, you can do that as a free Starter member. You can set up your own website and promote products and services. You can promote WA and make commissions off of your referrals when they take certain actions or upgrade to Premium.

FYI, as a free Starter member, your commissions from WA referrals is half of what it would be if you were Premium. You can get more information here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share
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