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 knwn 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 12, hand picked quality designs.

As a Premium Member though you will have access to over 2,464 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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Thank you for another great video, Kyle.
In this video you are working with one keyword, but as for the "Home Page", up to how many keywords is accepted by the search engines? At present I got 10. Is that a total overkill or still acceptable? What is the maximum amount, you would use if you were to start on your first site?
Labman Premium
One Post one keyword. Focus on a single keyword and let Google determine if others are appropriate.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you should use one keyword in each post. Use it in the title of the post, once in the first paragraph, and maybe once or twice more throughout the post if it looks natural and not forced.
Thank you, Diane and Labman, your comments are very helpful! Perhaps, I misunderstood Kyle, when I added keywords for the "Home Page" as opposed to the "About Me" post. As for the "About Me" post, the keyword surely would not be "About Me". In this specific case, can I just add a keyword that relates to my niche and include it in the blurb?

I really appreciate your help :)
Thank you, Diane and Labman, your comments are very helpful! Perhaps, I misunderstood Kyle, when I added keywords for the "Home Page" as opposed to the "About Me" post. As for the "About Me" post, the keyword surely would not be "About Me". In this specific case, can I just add a keyword that relates to my niche and include it in the blurb?

I really appreciate your help :)
G44s56 Premium
My tech lack is showing through. Picking out a website. I get the idea that there is more to picking this out than meets my eye. I suppose you can format this about any way you want. But I am not familiar with the terms to say yeah that is it. The ones I have looked at are different but what I think I need is a multi-paged site but maybe a single page will do. Is there more training somewhere to get this sort of thing clearer?
Kwaiden Premium
You can do something with multiple categories, if you want to. However, just health and wellness is too broad. You need to focus on something more specific within health and wellness.
steeph Premium
Your website can have a lot of content. Content is what you need to get indexed in Google and also get traffic. But don’t worry! I was stuck in the same place as you’re right now. You just need to follow all of the trainings. The beginner course has over 30+ lessons. Make sure to follow each and every one of them. You can find them on your account dashboard under “trainings” click there and you will be learning everything you need to succeed.
G44s56 Premium
At building a website now...
my niche is down in the health and wellness section. I did a google search on health and wellness and it returned over 1 billion links.
I was wondering would it be best or good to have a website with health and/or wellness in the name...and then have a page on the website that addresses one of the components of what wellness is. that would make the website have seven pages counting the welcome page or start page...
Should I figure out the niche and just use that as the name rather that take on the whole topic. And if that works out add lower down niches in the other components over time?
dkohara Premium
I think Health and Wellness is too broad a niche now. Can you zone in? Have you a special area of H and W you can focus on ? That would be my advice.

Hope this helps,

DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - health is one of the top three niches and is very competitive. You really need to narrow down your niche to be seen as an authority on a subject, particularly if you don't have any qualifications in that field.

The name of your website should be related to your niche but doesn't have to be an exact match. You don't need to have "health" or "wellness" in its name.
G44s56 Premium
that was very fast...thanks...yeah the whole idea is so broad and goes down so many levels...I think I can get to what I want to address...just use that part of my outline. thank you.
Muchlove Premium
Good morning, I seem to be stuck. I'm trying to installing a template in word press for my web site. I can't get pass the default web site. I've been trying to installing plugins, I hit the activate button but they not downloading? it say 0 % I been waiting for hours and nothing? I reset it? and that all I get it won't install? any advice you can share would be gladly appreciated. thanks.
feigner Premium
so you are going to websites - sitemanager login and login now for the user you want
then to apperance themes and click on add new
click on popular and you have about 7000 to choose from
select one and click on install
you now have that in your sites themes storage.
then you can click on activate from your installed themes (left hand menu)
this is all done in your sites dashboard.
it should only take a few seconds to download hte theme to your site and install.
be aware that what you are installing is a template for you to setup- you will need to add all of the details.
so go into appearance - customize and start going through the menu - all changes here are not made to your live site till you click on publish at the top of the left panel, but you can see the effect of the change...so if you don't like it then don't publish it.
if you are still having difficulties please shout again
bonzo124 Premium
If you can't install any plugin, it can be a technical issue. Please contact support and describe the problem. They can find any errors on your website.

davehayes Premium
Looks like Phil has your answer
bonzo124 Premium
How do you know it?
bonzo124 Premium
She asks why the "activate" button does not work and can't download the plugins. It is not a question on how to log in on the dashboard and click some options. If you don't have an answer, don't give one. Find another way to increase your rankings.
davehayes Premium
Steady yourself my friend. Trying to be helpful and as far as rankings go, they bother me not in the slightest. Perhaps my answer was not the best but I replied as I saw it.

Having re read the question it may be a site support issue as they will be able to view.

In future don't be so rude to those trying to help and give good advice to people as there are plenty of newbies in here learning just as you did starting out who might be afraid to ask a simple question
bonzo124 Premium
You were disrespectful and your first answer was spammy for ranking points without adding value. Now, I will go back to create content for my websites and clients.
davehayes Premium
Like I said and will repeat, rankings do not bother me
I have few questions
I am not a Premium member, Is there a possible way to make it? Even a slowly way?

And I went to my Blog to make a post, There is a place as "add tags " which tags I should add to be able to publish my first Post

Thank you
TheCatherine Premium
you add relevant tags that means they are rather like headings. If you are talking about sugar possible tags would be brown sugar, white sugar, natural sugar, fruit sugar
siamjerry Premium
Yes, you can sign up as a premium member. And if that is not what you meant, yes you can make money without becoming a premium member. This is on the condition that you know everything about writing content, SEO, using keywords and so on. Tags usually refer to the contents of your blogs and are used to find your information easier in the search machines. They are buzz words that refer to your text.
bonzo124 Premium
Of course, you can make money without being a premium member. Use what you already have and work hard. You can create content and share it on social media or other platforms relevant to your niche.