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 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. :)




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i clicked on the site content in order to bring out create a new template which will later bring out 3 options for me i.e About Me, Privacy Policy and Affiliate disclosure) instead, when i clicked on the create a new template it did not bring out any option for me so i could not proceed with my site content writing. so what can i do?
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merlynmac Premium
You should be able to click on Websites > Site Content and then on Templates. There, you should see templates for various options including About Me, etc. Click on that to bring it up and start creating a post.
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GordonMcQue Premium
Hi Detolajorin,

Don't worry about the affiliate disclosure for now

What stage are you at and have you done everything advised already?

Gordon
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GordonMcQue Premium
On the first Site Content page, can you see the Templates box (it is after the My Content and Writing Stats boxes)?

Gordon
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i am on lesson 7
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GordonMcQue Premium
On the first Site Content page, can you see the Templates box (it is after the My Content and Writing Stats boxes)?

If you can't see the Templates box, what do you see?

Gordon
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I am working a niche idea, would like a little help. Would knives and blades meaning anything with a blade be a good niche or is that too saturated? I collect blades I think they are cool. Although I like them and use I don't know a lot about them so what kind of content would I be providing about my niche? If that doesn't work I also love everything about the outdoors and all the activities and equipment that goes with it, camping, hiking, mnt biking, longboarding, rock climbing, etc. I have lots of hobbies. Also, I love just designing and developing products in the materials stated in my profile.

Anything will help, any advice?

Thanks
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merlynmac Premium
Any of those can be a great niche. The trick is to be able to produce quality content (articles, reviews, etc.) consistently and build a following of trust. I highly recommend something your both passionate and knowledgeable in. This will make it less like work and more like fun and won't have you doing a lot of research at the beginning, etc.
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JoanCastro Premium
I have a question before I start creating my website. I like the baby niche category which I know it is very popular since I use all the time because I have a daughter. For example if I get this niche i have to chose for example DIAPERING. That would be my niche? Or I have to narrow it down? Like changing table, diaper bags, etc. Thank for the help my friends.
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Ramco Premium
Hi Joan,
Diapers is narrowing it down expanding the niche would be to add static or fold able tables, diaper bags, baby accessories of all kinds, dummies, baby powder etc.
Rami
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JoanCastro Premium
Thank, so basically all about babies is that was you mean? Thank you again
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Ramco Premium
Joan all about babies is the broad (overall niche) you narrow that broad niche when you deal with one or a couple of items from that broad niche by just concentrating on diapers (one product within that broad niche) you widen your offer to include products from all the niche if you choose to do so.

The advice is deal with one product then begin to broaden bt adding other products.

Rami.
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JoanCastro Premium
Thank you friend.
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Ramco Premium
Your welcome friend!
Rami.
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Katsumoto Premium
Hi Kyle
I have gone through Lesson 4 but am having trouble coming up with a Title for my url. Can you help please? Also I’m thinking of holding on to build my website until I join Premium, so I have much more choice. Is this advisable as well?
Thanks and regards
Stephen
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mikebeatty Premium
Hey Stephen, take one step at a time. Work your way through the training and take action on every point. If you are planning to go to premium I would recommend doing that ASAP as like you say it does help set things up from the start.

You can always change things like your theme at a later date so don't stress about this too much. The important thing is to take action.

I wrote a blog earlier about choosing your niche/ writing content. That may help to brainstorm for your domain name
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Elizabeth115 Premium
I am using Thrive Themes, and I'm not sure if I can use them all in one SEO plugin and Kraken images with this theme without having a problem with the system. If it's not a problem, I will activate the plugins. Working on making sure my site is working correctly.
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mikebeatty Premium
It's not a problem. 5 plugins is just a guide but many websites will have more. Try not to get too many as that is when issues can come up but those ones are all pretty essential
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Elizabeth115 Premium
Thanks so much, Mike
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