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 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. :)




==> Premium Members Get Instant Access to Over 4,100+ Themes, and Over 60,000 Plugins!

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GerLeijen Premium
Hi all. I've just finished lesson 9 and have 19 keywords saved :)

I am conscious i haven't been commenting on my progress much to date, but i know as i progress, this will improve.
It takes me forever to type lol....but i am really enjoying the training thus far. Top Class.

Thank you too to those who are following me even though i have little to offer at the moment. I appreciate it :)

The road sure is bright ahead.

Success to all :)
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Kyle Premium
You are moving along great and you get better at typing or writing one way, by doing it.

Have you ever considered dictation? It might triple or quadruple your writing, this is something that I have used for years when I don't feel like typing and it can lead to 130-150 wpm.
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JimintheWeb Premium
So just invested a few hours mess'n around within Jaaxy. What a hot rod!
Here is one of the lowest QSR's I've found:
AVG 80 Traffic 14 QSR 8 with an SEO of 99
Think maybe I should go with it? Seems like a guranteed front page listing on Google. Only problem is that it is not gramatically correct, except for the "at". Could work though?
Yea, I ran Jaaxy with the "at" included & it dropped to
Avg 371 Traffic 64 QSR 111 with an SEO of 92
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Yet close to 300 more faces looking around. And better traffic too, if it ranks Google's front page.
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So any ideas?
No, I do not want to reveal what the keyword phrase is.
Anybody ever published a keyword phrase that was not 100% gramatically correct?
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Write articles both ways? Thought about it.
Gotta make a decission, though.
Any help &/or ideas greatly appreciated.
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rolltidejess Premium
If I was writing the article, I would choose the keyword that has the most searches to be my headline. If there is a way to incorporate the not so searched keyword into the article and it not sound like your spamming your article with SEO keywords, then I'd say go for it. The more you search and dig deep on those keywords, you'll probably find a lot that rank like your first one with low QSR and high SEO, especially if your niche isn't one that is widely focused on. Go with your gut!
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Ok, so as a live-in volunteer at a dog rescue I've decided that my niche should be the volunteer lifestyle, but I'm struggling to find the right name for my site.

I don't know whether to choose 'Volunteer Lifestyle', 'Volunteer Living', or something else.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Guess it's best to choose something that people might use as a search term if possible?
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Emma

I think your idea is awesome! Love it! Volunteer Lifestyle appeals to me. Have a look at what Jaaxy says

Looking forward to watching your success!

Blessings
Louise.
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michaelw777 Premium
I need more Information. For instance; if you are trying to get others to be a Volunteer? You might try: www.BeaVolunteer.com But, if you want to talk about being a Volunteer: you might try: www.TheVolunteerLife.com or www.HelpingOthers.com

As I said; I need more Information; please Inform?
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As I said in my question, my niche will be the volunteer lifestyle. For example, what it's like to be a volunteer, things to consider, how to find a place that requires voluteers, types of volunteering you can do, what you need, how to survive as a volunteer, and anything else you can think of that relates to life as a volunteer.
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Jude81 Premium
Hi all, I struggle a bit with site content, I had quite a few times that I had a flashing screen, no possibility to too chose cancel or add by example because the light keeps flashing. Any idea why this is?

Also I added some images too try out on about me page. I can see the images in site content but on my web page it says no image for some reason?

Any body able to help me with this please. Ps I feel like a real dummy lol, I have been spending so much time on this lesson already and it is still far from perfect but I am sure this happens over time, I suppose practice make perfect ;)
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JimintheWeb Premium
Take a look @ what I just submitted to you below.
Could help.
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Just keep @ it, Jude.
Even set up for yourself a "practice" website. Then do the things your talking of here -do em till they work for you.
Then go to the real web site & go @ it.
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Jude81 Premium
thanks Jimmy I check it out!
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J-KWest Premium
Hi Jude, just following up on this one. I left you a PM regarding this as well :-)
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JimintheWeb Premium
What a powerful page for to market! WoW
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Suggestion?
"In just your first 9 lessons, you have already accomplished the following:" -what if there are in-front accessable links going back into each of these training pages / topics that are mentioned?
I mean what if someone like myself who takes loads of time away from WA (keeping their membership up-to-date, of course) & then gets back @ it, yet questions true aptitudes as being truly checked off & . . .
AnyHow, I'm going back to go & read'n through it all again. Need the refresher.
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Still WoW ! This one page is a hidden treasure trove unto its' self.
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