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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VelmaJ1 Premium
Hello Everyone,
I joined a short time ago this afternoon. I am happy to be here. I am looking forward to learning this process. Over the years, I have gotten bits and pieces of information on how to become an affiliate, however, the previous experiences were not at all like what I am experiencing today.
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Welcome! I also just started today. Excited for what's to come!
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JPresley1 Premium
I'm with you on that. I joined yesterday and have seen nothing like this. Great stuff!!!!
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rroberts89 Premium
Welcome. I just started yesterday myself. Good luck with everything, and I hope you receive more and more valuable to information contributing to your success.
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Hi Everyone, just run the first presentaions and a couple of question came to mind (apologies for my ignorance!):
1. If I am UK located, would the affiliations be geograpically targetting to the customers's locations (US, Canada, or anywhere in the world)? Presumably the Affilated Businesses may have alternatives for platform delivery
2. When choosing a niche, should the blog target one single language (English vs French vs Spanish) ?
Cheers :)
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SixofClubs Premium
In theory, you can run your business anywhere in the world. you aren't selling to a person with affiliate marketing another site sells a product or service and pays you a commission. Saying that some sites as far as I am aware do restrict what countries they will sell to.

Castle
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Thanks Castle for your reply :) Should these selling area restrictions be checked as I link the affiliate business? Thanks again
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EdwardWilso3 Premium
Can anybody tell me what the % is on promoting W.A? That's if I was to choose to do that don't know yet oh my a lot of stuff to do. I didn't know that about myself but I get overwhelmed Quick I can see this journey is not only teaching me how to do online business but it's giving me a lesson about myself. You see I talk to much also
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feigner Premium
Hey Edward - the details of the affilaite scheme are under the dollar symbol - then program details.
this details the affilaite fees you are entitled to if you persuade people to sign up.
with the monthly fee at $49 and the affilaite fee at $23.50 it is about 48%
and for the first month of $19 where you get $8 it is 42%
for the yearly at $495 and the aff fee at $345 it is about 48%
if you ar enew to this method of marketing then i would suggest going through hte oec and choosing a topic you know and like - the make oney online niche is very tough and you maybe working for 12-24 months before you break into it.....
and you will need to be writing a lot of content on the site...so if you are unsure or don't know it then there will be a lot of research....
good luck
phil
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ExpatMark Premium
About 12% of starters go Premium.
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TawnyG Premium
I think is stated is a video that it is 50%, but not sure if I am accurate on that amount.
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HI Sir. Kyle, I need your wise opinion about My Chosen Niche...I Have a very strong Love,Respect and Passion to Angel Babies of every colors...so I Believe that this NICHE is very Strong and Competative in online Business World. What do you think of This NICHE...HIGH TECH MODERN HAPPY BABIES SWIM SUIT AND SUPER BABIES CAR SEAT. please advice very soon. Best Regards.
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paulash177 Premium
Every niche are successful depend on your capability to carry on with it on a long run, that's why is better you stick to your passion. and secondly can you think of a sub niche?
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HAP33 Premium
My site not working so should I delete it can I just download over again. Start from scratch and then move my domain over I know it’s late I don’t know if you guys are still up I can’t sleep because this is killing me my WordPress goes in a note my site health is depleting. I am actually index on Google Have a filiated with Amazon but can’t complete site I have no pictures ,media Not sure if my files are empty but she’s not working It is 3:33 AM should be finishing lesson six instead I’m trying to word this properly if you can help me I would surely love it


yours truly HAP33
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megawinner Premium
Hi Holly,

Get another site but this time follow the task step by step. If in any chance something is not clear enough to you, don't hesitate to ask questions.

Keep going with your lessons/ training at OEC. Have patience.

Best regards,
Florentino
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HAP33 Premium
Thank you so very much for taking the time to talk to me should I delete the stuff I have on my computer before uploading new stuff possible please it works for me I know it’s a strange question but it’s only going to take up space keeping it I think is that right I’m newer computers completely


Yours truly your buddy holly
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megawinner Premium
Hi Holly. Do not delete it as yet. retrieve anything you have on that website. If there's none to retrieve, yes go ahead and delete it. You are welcome! Cheers, Florentino
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