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 your own FREE website as a Starter.

As a Premium member, you can build and host up to 10 websites (including websites on your own domain). That is more than adequate to drive many multi-million dollar businesses over time and our hosting platform is industry leading in terms of speed, security, and reliability...all critical factors to running a successful online business.

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 own) using the "Premium Only" MOVE feature. So by all means start off with a free website and then down the road you can easily 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. :)




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TimothyCulp Premium
So I finished up my website and I’m on lesson six. I just noticed on a Google search about two or three pages into the search results that there is a .com website with the same name as mine. Is there a way I can go about changing my name as I still have a good idea that’s close to the same?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Once we have registered a domain name, the URL can't be changed. However, we can still change our website title. We can change it in the General Setting of our WP Dashboard.
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TimothyCulp Premium
Thanks for your help....again! You rock!
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megawinner Premium
Hi Timothy! Usually you will be informed if there is already an owner of the domain name you have applied or tried to register.

However, using a domain name or website with the same name or very similar to existing one/s, this may result in legal issues such as trademark infringement.

When it is already registered you need to deal with the person who has the same domain name if he is the one who have registered first.- maybe you can buy the same from him or you can sell to him yours.

By all means avoid getting embroiled in legal violations.

Be careful,
Florentino
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TimothyCulp Premium
Great advice and I agree. I think they have the .com domain and mine is through the siterubix but I still don't want the similarity. That's bad business to me.
Thanks for the help!
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TedRod Premium
For the time being I had focused my direction on social gadgets that may include all cellphones, laptops, monitors, CPU`s,keyboards, head set, earphones and some minor items related to my niche. I want to see how it goes, and maybe later I may develop for another one as my second niche.
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HAP33 Premium
I kind a like the environmentally aware with the virus and you know the earths a iron or a voucher volcanically take part of the world off oh well just sync it under the ocean there’s so much did I just think it be really cool and with that you could be our selling them anything from paper bags to to garbage cans then fly ride over to Globe’s if you wanted too Good luck have some fun with it I’ll check in later and check out your site and check everything and check check your comes the check I got to go bye
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Here goes my first question!

I am trying to really narrow down my niche and I was wondering if anyone is able to help me out at all. When I think of what interests me these are the words I come up with.

Environmentally aware
Slow consumerism
beauty
ethical
healthy
natural
travel
women entrepreneurs
animals
babies
motherhood
alternative therapies

I'm not sure how to narrow these down effectively. Any help is appreciated!
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hello,

Choosing a niche is a big step. You've got broad ones on your list.

A Niche should be specific, evergreen, profitable, a solution to a problem, and most importantly a passion you can live for.

What is it you are so passionate about? Something that you can turn into a lot of content that will fill your website with and attract visitors to your site.

Specific: Who is your targeted segment? Who will benefit from your site? Gender, age, occupation, etc.

Evergreen: it has an everlasting appeal to your audience/target market.

Profitable: this one is pretty self-explanatory.

A solution to a problem: You'd like to make sure your site can help your audience to address their problems.

Lastly, yes passion. Why? Because we will write a lot of content. It should be much easier when it starts with passion.

Say you choose for example, you choose the beauty category. This is a very wide category.
A beauty salon can offer a wide variety of services, including tanning, waxing, facials, massage, etc.
If, for example, we take one of these subcategories - let's say facials - this could be our niche. However, we could narrow it down even further by focusing on facials for business women 30 years old and over. That is a tightly defined niche.

When we target a specific target audience/target market, that means we'll have less competitions and can focus more of our efforts in building our business better. We won't waste time and energy rambling about so many stuff that will confuse our readers that visit our site.

I would say, do your research on the target audience you would like to help to solve their problems. What kinds of products you would recommend or review on your website?

Also, check out the competitions. How do they serve their audiences?

Here is the link to Kyle’s post about Target audience where you can find ideas for great niches. All the best,

Ferra
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MisterWailor Premium
What you can do is to give a score to how much you love the subject, and another score on how well you know the subject, also which one you can produce more content.
Pick the first 3 and go to Google Trends and see which subject is more popular, or you can just type in the keywords to see how many websites comes up.
After that, you need to narrow down your niche by using keyword tools.
You can start with one niche and do the other ones later when you have time.
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Jesseeley Premium
Hi Apenner, that's a great thing to do. You say you want to narrow down your niche, you mean narrow down your type of product. I know the boys have said this in their training but it's not correct. Niche is a segment of the market or of all people who buy products 😊
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IsmaeelI1 Premium
hi everyone, I am a newbie here and have no idea or whatso ever WA is about but I am glad to be here. Went through the first lesson and I can see that WA is a whole new world and I cant wait to get my business up and running. Well since I am newbie, I will be glad if anyone could spare me some advice . much appreciate!
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JosephRebisz Premium
You will have it up and running by the end of lesson 4. Any questions, just ask them. We're all here to help you:)
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I'm also a newbie. Just started today with WA. I'm currently on lesson 3 about choosing a niche. Learning some valuable information about affiliate marketing. Glad to be a part of the community.
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