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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Jeffreybs Premium
Take it from someone who wasted several years and take your time choosing a niche you are going to be content and happy with.

Every time you change your niche you are starting all over, and whatever niche you choose you will earn an income it will just take time as long as there is a demand

Jeff
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makmrkt Premium
Jeff, that is so true. Thank you for your words. Whatever niche you decide upon, the work and research is vital to reach success. Peace, Mark.
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Manu3k Premium
Thanks guys!! But is it a mistake that in my imaginary site i have like about 5-6 niches? All of them are corelated
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makmrkt Premium
Try to remember that generally one niche per website. That way you can be more defined in your target audience. I hope this helps. Peace, Mark.
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Manu3k Premium
Hy. I just finish leson 3 of OEC. I have in mind how i want my website to look like but i am sure that includes more than 2 niches. So now i am thinking to start the Affiliate Bootcamp.. Should i continue with OEC and build my wesite as i imagine it or should i do the AB and start with this niche?
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makmrkt Premium
The decision is yours alone. If you wish to develop a website, decide on what you want to pursue based on your passion of that niche. Continue with the lessons before you. That will help you to decide what is best. I hope this helps you. Peace, Mark.
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OnlineStudio Premium
I have to say that it is definitely refreshing to see a really good breakdown on how to build a site through wordpress. I have been at this on and off over the last few years and when it comes down to trying being successful. You need to have the basics down and your foundation built solid.

I think that is where I have been lacking and joining this community will help me get my foundation in order.

One of my biggest goals is to move up the rankings pretty quickly by sharing everything I've done in the past and integrating it with everything I am learning today.

I feel a brand new online me emerging here.
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makmrkt Premium
Yes, I agree that you should build a foundation that stands rock solid. Continue with the lessons and you will find the right direction for you. Peace, Mark.
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cbmercado Premium
I'll give you a little more help. First you have to build your site. Then after your first post is written you go to the Need Comments section of WA and request a comment on your post, but be sure to give a comment back on their website. That is how you build your traffic to your website. One comment at a time.
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Kyle Premium
Sounds advice.
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Hi my name is Zack.

I have a wellness blog "Light Play Revitalize" that has 'taken off' in the last few years. I have a few other online accounts that have also gained some popularity. yet i admit i have very little idea of how to make money off any of this. I am interested in finding affiliates who could advertise a related product on my blog. some kind of 'ad revenue' click based system. I have seen a lot of articles suggesting this but i admit i am confused on the right way to actually go about finding specific companies to advertise on my blog. is there a list of companies who are interested in this? like craigslist? Is this a community for that? are there specific communities for that? Even if i could turn a minor / small profit from the blog it would be a great help to my life.
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michaelw777 Premium
Try Amazon Associates first things first. But, from what it sounds like? You haven't followed the training yet? If you have not followed the training? You might want to do so. But, put Amazon Associates in Google; and if you have problems with the tax forms? Try Site Support first; then Kyle, Carson and Carson2; they are Super Pros and should be able to help with any problem. For instance; just type Kyle into the search engine here on WA; then all the names separately. And this comes up later; but you might try: Affiliate Program + in Google; I think that is it? It comes up in the training. Oh, and if Site Support can't help? Try Kyle, Carson and Carson2. But, you should try them all; as they can be busy. Hope this helps?
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Thanks I've just noticed there is a big list right here under "affiliate programs" this is great. I even found "heart math" which are people I specifically refer to in my articles. I followed like 10 so far. I'm not sure if there is anything additional of importance i should do to get the process going, like contact them somehow with a message. Or if "follow and wait" for them to notice, is a good starting place. I think there is a "add to affiliate list" option or something like that i saw. I'm not sure if that does anything, or if that is just for my own private record. And thanks that helps greatly i will look into "Amazon Associates." Is that any different from what this site offers?
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michaelw777 Premium
Okay, Wealthy Affiliate is where you make posts to put your Affiliate Links on. You get Affiliates and then you add the Affiliate Link to your website. I don't want to confuse you; so keep in mind; this is different; there are Affiliate Links here on WA. For spreading word of WA. But, those are different from The Affiliate Links that you get when you look up Affiliate Program + But, rather than Confuse you. I suggest you start the training; and you will learn a ton more. So, once again: Please start the training. And it has been a while for me. I think there are two training Programs; and I am extremely rusty at this. So, you may want to ask another Member more Experienced or not so rusty: Which Program to start with? You can do both; but there is one for setting up a page; to put Affiliate Links on it; which are not from Wealthy Affiliate; and I will say here; if you want to do both? Please start with one at a time; to not get confused. Later.
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