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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Samaiyah1 Premium
Hi WA Family!! I think I have a Nice, BUT I have way too many branches in mind. For example, I wanted to go with Baby strollers AND Car seats and clothing for babies getting Christened. I know I am all over the place here! Can someone please reel me in, in the right direction?
Cyndes Premium
you can do both strollers and car seats since there are strollers combos!
Cyndes Premium
Focus on that to get started. :)
Samaiyah1 Premium
Yeah? You think that's a good one? Thank you so so much. I appreciate you responding! :-)
Samaiyah1 Premium
Thank you SO MUCH! I'll do that. But when checking it out what am I looking for specifically please?
Lex666 Premium
Having a broad niche is fine
Samaiyah1 Premium
Thanks so much Philmanc!!
nathaniell Premium
I think baby strollers and car seats fit together well. Maybe not the Christened :)

What about "safe baby transportation" or "safe baby travels" as your niche. That could include strollers, car seats, and maybe one other thing as your main topics you hit.

Lots of potential with this one IMO!
Samaiyah1 Premium
I really like those ideas! I'm with you, I see lots of potential here as well. I am also thinking about "learning apps for babies" which could be included with "safe baby transport/travels" I suppose?? Wow, i'm getting excited now!! :-)
eliasrivas Premium
Hi guys, just a question. I'm currently choosing the right niche for me. I'm an English teacher and I think that English Teaching should be a nice point of start, but I don't know what kind of products should I promote.

Should I go for books, courses and things like these?

Thanks beforehand
AbieAJ Premium
Hi, you can do a google search, input
Your niche + affiliate programs and see what results you get.
eliasrivas Premium
Thanks! I've done it and got a lot of ideas. ;)
BrightSales Premium
I think you should look into educational products. Your profession will give you the advantage. The promotional products are broad in this field. There are tons of educational products you can do research on and use them to build your related niches. All the best!
Lex666 Premium
You could include cultural aspects of the English language. Such as a British flag, American flag, or other culture aspects of where people speak the language. Just a thought
Dgraham123 Premium
I have added a widget called Custom HTML to my Main sidebar in WP which I have named "Buyers guide."

I have a post that I would like to place under this title (buyer's guide) Which at the moment is under the widget title called Recent Posts. Is it possible to move the post to my buyers guide. If so how can I do this.
many thanks
GG2020 Premium
Your sidebar sounds interesting, looking forward to understanding this in detail and what the end results were.
marvinD3 Premium
I did get a great deal of information but I have not been able to view my website as of yet it has now been down for three days however I am still excited about having a website .I do feel like the support is working to get me going
EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Marvin,

Have you sent a ticket to the Site Support yet?
unclewes08 Premium
I have spent days trying to figure out why I can`t build a website. I put in a domain name and title I go to designs and don`t know how to look at them. I am not going to scroll 5000 of them. Yes I am a computer idiot with shitty navigational skills
KerryRoddy Premium
Do you mean you can't decide on a theme?
unclewes08 Premium
No Kerry, I was just lost as to where I was. I was trying to enter the design page through the training page. I know, DAH! Starting to realize now where I am. Thanks for the help.