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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Mabuhay! I'm here again to ask questions, please help me out since i'm only starting out. Thank you, you are awesome in advance!

I would like to ask if building a blog type featuring my past travel experience a good niche? is it feasable? can I make this possible? I want to earn while making an impact. And I also really like to get a premium account here in wealthy affiliate because I read that it opens a lot of doors and advantages but sadly in my current situation I don't have capacity to purchase it and in my country the amount is 50 times higher :( Hoping for your generous reply everyone.
my inbox is open for your kind words :)))
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - travel is a good niche, but you need to narrow it down to target a specific audience. So, for example, you could have travel for seniors, or educational trips or concentrate on a particular region.

You can stay as a starter member for as long as you want and work on your free website for up to 6 months.
SandMan94 Premium
Using past experiences and knowledge is the best way to go about choosing and writing about a niche.

Tell stories, share pictures, and get involved with travel Affiliate programs to promote.

Best of luck!
SandMan94 Premium
And don't worry about not going premium right away. Do the best you can and work hard at putting content on your website to bring in traffic and begin making sales.

Once you start making sales you can go premium and expand with all the more tools to utilize!
Thank you so much! This helps me ease my mind. Will work hard for this, keep safe. :)
Thanks Miss Diane, Will work hard on this. Can you say any advices for start ups like me? I'm sure there's a lot of people want to hear it also. Have a great day!
I have been reading your responses to @ckalfanta. I had the same concern about upgrading to premium. I appreciate your response. Another concern is, do you pay every month or it's a yearly fee?
SandMan94 Premium
Hi Lorene, thank you for asking. For the first year I was here I paid monthly. Once I started picking up momentum with a website I started taking seriously I realized yearly is the cheapest way to go, for me personally though.

Because I plan on being here for a long time as Wealthy Affiliate offers a very goos program that can be a very valuable financial asset in the long run.

Thanks again for reaching out, best of luck.

DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - follow the training step by step, complete each task as you are asked to do so, and you will have built your website by the end of lesson 4.
Invy Premium
i am stuck. i feel like i have made a bad decission in choosing my domain name or in my first post. my domain name is transforming decor but my first post i am writing is about purchasing chandeliers. i am confused about how to look for my key words or do you think i have picked the wrong topic for my post. help!
Aurore13 Premium
Hi Invy,

Did you use Jaaxy to get some help with your keywords?
You click Research in the left side menu and you simply enter your word.
Try everything related to chandeliers or change the order of the words. It will give you the AVG and QSR so that you know if people search for that on the internet and if you have a lot of competing websites.

I am still quite new at WA but I hope my reply is going to be somehow useful to you.

SandMan94 Premium
Dont worry too much about having perfect posts on your website to begin with. You can edit and improve them ad you go. When you're starting out it's okay to have posts that don't entirely grasp the idea you're trying to send.

Get used to writing in blog form first and how website content works. Eventually you'll adjust everything on your website to work smoothly together.

In my opinion, chandeliers and transforming decor go hand in hand? No? None the less, use Jaaxy to target keywords by searching what you think someone would type into google bing or Yahoo's search bar. Look for low competition and high search ratings.

You'll get better as you go. You'll get to a point where you are comfortable editing your website and the posts you made when you began.

Hope this is helpful,
SandMan94 Premium
There are no bad decisions here, just lessons learned :) you'll make up for any misguided judgements as you learn and adapt.
Mabuhay! I'm Cy from the Pearl of the Orient Seas, Philippines!

I would like to ask your advice on my chosen niches, I'm thingking about Travel stuffs since i'm interested and that's one of my hobbies I want get knowledgeable enough. Can you spare a minute on me and tell me what can I do to make this niche possible?
Jaz333 Premium
Hi .. The travel niche is huge and can be highly successful :)

You will want to narrow that down some though. You could focus on one specific area to travel to, such as the Philippines, or you could focus on a particular age group such as 'travel tips for couples over 50' or 'families with children' etc.

Once you narrow it down some, you will want to do some niche research. Here are some links that will help you: Good luck, Shannon
Thanks so much for the positive info
We came to the right place Brian
Thank you Jazz! Looking forward to grow too just like all of you.
Hi Wealthy Affiliates!

Greetings from South Africa :-)

I would like to pick your brains if you'd allow me please.

I am in the process where I need to choose my niche and at the moment what I would like to specialize in, is self-development.
I believe that I can add value in other's lives by opening up the worldly possibilities unto them through self development and self up-skilling. This obviously involves growth in different areas of their lives.
Any ideas on how to structure such an offering?
DianeK59 Premium
Are you targeting a specific age, gender, or group?
It just seems like it's a bit broad, as it stands.
Thanks Diane, I thought that is it broad too.

Looking at my current situation and the impact that COVID 19 has had in my life and country as a whole, I would be targeting the recently retrenched, unemployed graduates and people that are looking for alternative options to generate income. Not certain if this is clear enough?
DianeK59 Premium
That brings it more into focus. Young graduates who find themselves in need of new life direction. I'm not sure how to word the actual niche, but you can probably put that together. And it is a necessary focus, I believe. 🙂
Thanks for the feedback, Diane. Much appreciated :-)
DianeK59 Premium
Happy to help!
Have a wonderful day!
A great day to you too :-)!!!
Byates3 Premium
Is it my understanding that it is better to choose something more specific like "dog food" over something more broad like "dog products"? On the one hand I can see the something specific being more straight forward and easier for a customer to navigate while also being somewhat product limited...But on the other hand I can see something more broad having potential for more products but maybe that becomes too overwhelming. Thoughts?
JosephRebisz Premium
Hi Brianna, dog food is a good niche and so is products, but perhaps a bit too broad. It could be narrowed down a little bit. You can take a look at my site if you'd like to. mydogshealthyfoods.com
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you need to be seen as an authority on your subject by Google. This is easier to achieve if you have a narrow niche. Fewer topics but more in-depth.

Once well- established, you could expand the niche to something broader. So, using your example, when you have 20 or so articles on feeding dogs, you could perhaps start adding articles on health supplements for dogs.
Byates3 Premium
Thank you for your help Diane! This makes sense :)
Byates3 Premium
Thank you for your help Joe! I really appreciate seeing your example!
JosephRebisz Premium
Glad to help if I can.
Interesting discussion. I hope when I reach this level I will be able to choose something meaningful that will attract heavy traffic.