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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Hugo69 Premium
Hi guys.
I'm having trouble understanding the choosing between the free domain and my own domain part. Firstly, I would assume I would pay for my own domain and not the other one. Is that correct? If so, how much? Secondly, why is it ideal to own a domain? Why not just continue on a free domain?
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JosephRebisz Premium
Hello Hugo, Joe here. Yes, you do have to pay for your own domain, but generally they run about $13-$14/year. Owning you own .com domain will get ranked faster with Google as it shows more authority. You have to build up a lot of content before you start getting ranked in Google, but it's worth the time and effort, in my opinion.
Good luck and best wishes on your success. We're here to help in any way you need, just ask.
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feigner Premium
your assumptions are correct about paying
the free one is the siterubix one which are owned by wa - ll the content on your site is yours ...but you cannot move it to another hosting company - so if you decide to part company and want to move your site...tough.
now if you purchase a domain, it is yours for as long as you pay the yearly fee for it - you can now move it to a new hosting company and it stays yours....
the cost - well here you will pay about $14 per year.... elsewhere you might see them for $0.99, but look at the next year and you will be charged $25.00 or so....
then you have the hassle of changing te nameservers to have it hosted here and then transferring the registrar so next year you pay wa....or just buy from sitedomains and it is already in your portfolio of sites - you can then use the one click move button to move all the content from your siterubix to your domain - they handle all the redirections and you get to work on your site again.....
but you can continue on a free siterubix site for as long as you want, but some affilaite programs won't accept subdomains, and google apparently doesn't rank subdomains as highly ( although i really have never found this to be a problem...)
good uck
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as a premium member, you are given up to 10 free domains to use. They are actually subdomains, so they will end with the words siterubix.com, rather than .com.

If you wish to buy your own .com domain, it will cost $13.99 per year.

People are more likely to trust a .com domain, as they may not be familiar with seeing a siterubix website.

The siterubix domains are not your property, and if you ever leave WA, you can't take them with you, at some point they will be deleted. If you purchase a .com domain, it is yours to keep, even if you leave.

With a free domain, you can't have an email address associated with it. Some affiliate programs won't accept it, and Google AdSense definitely won't.

Most people start with a free domain, until they are confident they have chosen the right niche, because once you have bought a domain, its name can't be changed. Once you are ready to buy, it is a simple process to transfer all the content over from your free domain to the purchased one. You don't lose any of your work.
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Hugo69 Premium
Hi Diane, thank you for the reply. You really answered all my questions and more.
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Hugo69 Premium
Thank you for the reply Phil.
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Hugo69 Premium
Thank you for the reply Joseph.
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mikebeatty Premium
I think all the info you need is there Hugo! Glad you worked out how to ask questions, as you can see it really helps to get answers quickly from the community here (you can also use the live chat on the left if you have a quick question too)
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Hello WA. Please am just new here I have a problem. I just finished creating my new website and my plugins are all activated but when I search on Google I can't fine my website on Google. Please what could be the problem? Or do I have to be ranked first ?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hello,

Unfortunately, yes. You have to wait until Google found you. You'll be notified and you'll also get a G badge here at WA.

Have you posted your About Me and Privacy Policy page yet?
You'd probably want to post your first article too so your website can get indexed by Google.
Follow the training and you'll get there.

All the best,

Ferra
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Yes Amelia I have done so both the about me post and my privacy page. It was very wonderful.

Thanks for replying.
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Hey guys I've decided to let my niche go in the direction of football/soccer. Not only because i love the sport but because not long ago i realised how big a part of the economy football is and that is genuinely one of the most sought after things in our time. Any tips on how to move forward from here?..
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Warly10 Premium
hey, first of all welcome to wealthy affiliate.
Soccer is a great niche. This is what my second website will be about...
You need to narrow it down into a specific targeted audience. Who is your targeted audience ? How do you want to help ? is it by giving information on latter news, players biography etc.

Answer those questions will help you define your sub niche.

Also, what products do you want to promote after etc ?

Once you have figured out this, then keep going with the training.

I hope this help.

Warren
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tassaace20 Premium
Already I feel a lot of comfort and confidence in seeing so many people interacting and communicating so freely and in a friendly tone. I know I've come to the right place. I still regard myself as a newbie at online marketing so I will be dropping in now and then to our gret helpers for this lesson. Again, a big "Hello" and great to be here
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Jewelia Premium
Welcome to WA, Paul! It's a very friendly and supportive place. You'll be happy here. :)
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tassaace20 Premium
Thaks Jewelia
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Astich Premium
Hello! I hope things go well!
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SGlade Premium
Hello Paul and Welcome,
you will love it here. There is no judging just a lot of helpful hands and great people to bounce things off of and to double check work.
I accidentally stumbled across WA and I have to say, this is the best decision I have ever made.
If you have any questions, just shoot them out there, you will be surprised how many people are eager to assist.
I love the fact that this is a PAY IT FORWARD place.
Many Blessings in your success
Stay safe
Sheryl
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I am a newbie to online marketing, too. We can only go up from here. With a community such as WA, our chances of getting up when we fall and going over the hurdles look encouraging and doable as long as we are doing our part. Stay the course and take one step at a time!
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yes that's great
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SGlade Premium
I just added my about me page and the privacy policy to my page.
So excited.
I would love if I could get some feed back on it though. I am not a writer, and I have been told that I am a piece when it comes to writing lol, so if you have a second, I would be so honored to hear your feedback.
Thank you so much for your time
Sheryl
camerasanaturesperfectshot.siterubix.com
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MikeKurtis Premium
Love your about page. Keep it up.
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chantelle032 Premium
I read your page and I love the content. It is really touching and got a warm feeling in my heart when I read it. The only thing you need to change are the headlines of each paragraph to suit the content of each paragraph. You should not leave the headlines as they are.

Instead of leaving it as "your story", you can change it to 'my life story", and same with all the other headlines. Instead of "why you want to help people" just change it to something like "my passion to helping people" if it makes sense.

Great job so far
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Brichard7 Premium
Honestly the content of your writing is very good, The way i would go about improving your writing is with compound sentences. Sentence structure is something that is very easy to learn,and once you apply it to your writing it will become second nature in no time.

Some Basic Ideas that you could go into further research on are these.
Compound Sentence: A sentence that consist of 2 or more independent clauses.
Complex Sentence: A sentence that consist of one or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.

A clause basically completes a thought in a sentence.
Subject+ a Verb
A dependent clause is not complete on its own but adds on to an independent clause.
There a couple others and honestly they are pretty easy concepts to grasp once you've seen a few examples.
Also you don't need to worry about having perfect grammar or writing skills. Most people are not Masters in the art of Grammar and writing. These are just a few simple tricks that can take your writing to the next level.

I wish you luck, and hope this helped.
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SGlade Premium
Thank you Mike,
it has been brought to my attention, that it is showing correctly. So I am going to have to look into this.
thank you for taking the time to look at this for me.
:)
Sheryl
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SGlade Premium
Hello Chantelle,
Thank you for taking the time to look at and offer some fixes.
I forgot that part of the training, and when I went back, there was no sound. lol
Thank you so much, I really appreciate any and all suggestions.
Many Blessings, and stay safe
Sheryl
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SGlade Premium
Yes, indeed. I will change some things in there.
I want to thank you for your time looking into and offering up such great suggestions and fixes.
Many Blessings, Stay safe
Sheryl
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Astich Premium
Nice content, it's authentic which is good. People are drawn to that. Keep it up!
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SGlade Premium
Hello Aaron,
Thank you for the kind words. I am a virgin here at blogging and creating a website. Not to mention, my writing skills leaves a lot to be desired, but I am a work in progress. :)
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I applaud you for the strength you have inspite of the physical challenges you have and your optimistic atittude about life as evidenced in your love of capturing the natural beauty around you through your eyes and the lens of your camera. Just a couple of thoughts/suggestions on your post...: Did you mean "Pain" instead of "Paine"? Some apostrophes are not needed as in "father's" and "son's". I would suggest that you use "inexpensive" instead of "cheap"! Keep capturing the beauty of nature! Much success to you!
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SGlade Premium
Thank you Naomi,
I will fix this as you are correct.
thank you for taking the time to read and offer suggestions.
Thank you again for your inspiration.
Have a Marvelous evening
Stay Safe
Sheryl
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You are very welcome. Looking forward to more from you!
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I'm a writer but at times get writer's block a lot lol
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