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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This was a great introduction. I think I'll stay on as a starter until I learn more and start making some money. It's great to know that premium is available for furthering my knowledge and education.
I just have one question. Is the only way to make money with affiliate marketing by building a website and directing traffic to that site? I've seen some other stuff with click funnels and embedding your link in a popular instagrammer's account, etc. Are those legitimate or scams?
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JosephRebisz Premium
For now, I would stick with the tried and true, WA. Building your site and getting indexed, ranked, constantly adding content and you will see the success over your journey with us:)
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Thank you very much Joseph.
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you can do whatever you want to do.
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I want to now the wedsite that will pay me small amount but just in 10 min or that app that will pay bouns that can be earn on paypal i just need 10 dollor just plz help me i follow every video on youtube but all them have problem like someare i like i earn money after10 dollor and takes time so just plz tell me app or wedsites that will pay me insted$10 plz brother plz read it carefully and understand because i do not know english that so plz tell 1 or 2 that will pay me $10 plz brother
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feigner Premium
probably the fastest way to make money is to create reviews on yt about products from click bank - but even that will take time as it is competitive.
all legit make money online schemes will take time - and work
or if not time then money....
or you could use the fallback of filling in forms or surveys...
good luck
phil
stay here for a while and start setting up your long term solution in an online business
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you are unlikely to find legitimate and genuine websites that pay you $10 for 10 minutes' work. All online businesses take time and effort.
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I want some suggestions that my niche is "beauty products" so to narrow it down so that I can target a specific group of people

which specific things I can choose or popular nowadays so that I would have a greater chance to succeed in the future. I have tried to find it out but don't get the specific answer. so plz provide me some suggestions.
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Just target women (if the product is for women).
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feigner Premium
one place i find it good for ideas - other than jaaxy ( butyou only have 30 searches) - is answerthepublic
doing a search for breauty products came up with some ideas you may want to explore
it narrows down the topic - and maybe investigating beauty products for pregnancy will give hte vistors the confidence that nothing will harm their baby...
or if you have sensitive skin - nothing will cause an outbreak....
try the same in google add beauty products for into the search box and see what the autosuggest shows.
have fun
phil
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ChrystopherJ Premium
Might be the wrong screenshot :-)
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feigner Premium
thanks chrys - don't know what happened - the snipping was the right image - but the clipboard had not grabbed it....
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ChrystopherJ Premium
No worries, it's corrected now, that's the main thing. And your Tabs are like mine haha hundreds of them ;-)
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feigner Premium
i think i am overloading my computer ...or my brain....
but yeah....too much open - but i know what is there...or at least most of it...
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Does the customer get some kind of discount or bonus when they purchase the product through my affiliate link?
OR the same rates apply when they purchase it directly from the website?

If the same rates apply, then why would they go through my affiliate link apart from the TRUST reason? (Especially when I'm just starting out with my online business)

I mean what monetary (or maybe some other) advantage it is to the customer?
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feigner Premium
unless you can sort out a discount then they will pay the same price as in the ecomm shop
what they are looking for is an answer to a problem - this has led them to your website - you have written an article which answers this problem and offered a solution then the visitor may click on the solution link to the product site - so you are in effect preselling
showing what their life will be like after they have purchased this product.
you will get a commission as it costs a lot to market for new customers - you are donig it for free..well except for the commissions
so they get free advertising out of it and if you write the post that people want to read then you will get the commissions.
so you could in theory start making commissions from your very first post - unlikely but possible
if you choose a problem your niche has right now and offer a solution - and gain their trust then they will click through....
what does the custmer get - they get the knowledge that this product is going to solve their problem - you told them it does....
have fun
phil
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Hey Phil! Sorry to disturb you once again. What you are saying is absolutely true. But not every blog/website will be like "See this is the product that'll solve your problem". I mean many blogs/websites aren't just based on offering solution to problems.

What if my blog is based on creative stories, reviews on TV shows, Anime & Manga, android based apps, my experiences on my last FSAE(F1 styled prototype Car) Project, my views on various different characters based on history or TV shows, mental mathematics, different psychological experiments & many other topics...

Only a handful of the above topics fit in that "Offer solution & buy this product" stuff.
Plus, I would be focusing on things that very few people try/tried or talk about some of the gems that are actually hidden under this Vast & never ending TV/anime & manga community.

So I'm really kinda confused. Should I start with the above aforementioned topics(things that I know & want to write about) OR should I look for topics that'll be like "This is the problem you are looking for & this is the solution".
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feigner Premium
if you look at them you will see they do work on the same basic model
tv reviews - earn their trust by showing that your opinion if entertaining - monetisation poss ads
anime and manga - merchandise - opinions on shows - how to draw - cosplay - how are you going to attract visitors -
android based apps - why would they visit - interested in your walkthroughs of hte apps - good experience - buy product through links
formula sae design - showing how you created hte design -why - teaching website for niche audeince - monetisation tools, books and ads
hmm...do i see a sort of trend here
the main things are - interesting/entertaining - gain trust - offer solutions...
can i twist each one around to the model - probably...but it seems to fit.
what do you think...
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I have a question. Let's say I have already decided my niche & one of my topics/webpage somehow don't have a product related to it on all the famous websites like Amazon, eBay, Flipkart etc ? What should I do in that case?

What if I have many topics to write on & I use an affiliate link related to the other topic(let's say mobile technology) on my website to my current topic(the one which doesn't have any products on the famous websites). Will that be OK?

I mean, in the end, most of us are just going to buy stuff from the well known & trusted websites.

And how many affiliate links on a single webpage is considered to be OK?
2?3?
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