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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2. Build your first website in your respective niche (chosen from last lesson)


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Hello I do have a few ideas of a niche and with the year membership 25 can be created. I am thinking this way because once I complete one before the niche ear is out I will have the option to start another instead of changing it. I have a few niches already and it is what I feel great about. My question is I will be replying to comments from customers or just getting the attention and forming a pleasant approach to cause them to purchase. I will do one website with a niche and that one is done for as long as I carry the membership. Correct? Another thing, sorry so much, at any time can you go to the free membership while learning if the monthly plan is offered. I have two others I am motivating to do this with me.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as regards upgrading to Premium, you can pay monthly at $49 per month or 6 months for $234 or yearly at $359. Plus there is a Black Friday deal coming up for a year at $299. When paying 6 months or yearly, the lump sum has to be paid in full.

There are no refunds so ensure you are fully committed to the program before you pay. You can cancel at any time but you then lose all access to this platform and can't go back to being a free starter again.

Once you have upgraded to premium you are given 25 free websites and can host up to a further 25 purchased domains.
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steeph Premium
Hi!

When you start creating your online bussiness you will only be encharged ig providing your audience with the content you’re offering. If they decide to buy the product you dont have to deal with customer service. That company you’re affiliating with will provide that.
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I am very new and I am just finishing lesson 2 and I greatly look forward to the success. My goals are to make $30,000 per month online and this is a great opportunity for me. How it is broken down. Is the $290 us it for a years worth of support? I want to build my website for a non-profit wanting and for Affiliate Marketing. That will be two separate websites, yet I will work on one at a time. The video content will be in the non-profit and I want to actually build now the Affiliate Marketing part first. Once I learn how to do one and fully understand a Niche. What I want to know is do you build many pages in the website or is the Affiliate Marketing website is one niche. So you are offering 2 websites meaning I only can do one niche? Thank you all in advance.
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siamjerry Premium
The general rule here is one website per niche so as not to confuse your customers. Yes, you will be building a site with many blogs as content is the way to traffic. Go premium and you will be able to own up to 25 sites. The black Friday offer of $299 is valid for one year premium membership.
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CMKetay Premium
You will want to have one web site per niche. To have multiple focuses within one website will confuse your followers and hinder your success with any niche. Going Premium is the best way to work with multiple directions as it gives you the tools to do so in the most economic manner.
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Yes thank you focusing on one item or area of service per website.
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I do agree I will need to go premium to understand plus I have a 1yrs old with me. The focus is the learn the blessing is you can be blessed with a great return, income and just a new way of earning. So for every idea/niche I will have a different address.
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Rdwidmer Premium
I’m learning so much, and this has really been exciting! I’m curious for others who are beyond my training...how long did it honestly take for you to make any money. Also, how much money did you start making, and how long did it take for it to begin growing.
Thanks for all your help with these questions.
Rio
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Hello! Tu es à quel niveau toi?
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Shernette Premium
I am currently at the learning process where I look forward to a new and rewarding experience.
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Hey guys.. this website building thing is frustrating when you're starting from scratch.. I want to add menu's on my website but they keep on getting onto the wrong place. Here's an example:
HOME I BEAUTY I FASHION I LIFESTYLE I NAILS
and so people can click on those menu's . Can anyone help?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - this is covered in lesson 8. I notice you haven't chosen a narrow niche as recommended in the training, if you intend to have posts on all those different subjects. You are targeting a lot of different audiences, rather than being seen as an authority on a specific topic.
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feigner Premium
that maybe down to the theme that is on your site.
have a look in appearance customize at where you can place menus and whether it is what you want - if not you have a small selection to choose from.
don't forget to make each of these categories and add tose to create yur menu.
then each one will be clickable and show the articles relevant to the category.
have fun
phil
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cramervod Premium
You need 5 pages named for each of those things. Then, you go into menus and add each page to your main menu.

Or you can label existing pages by those names while inside of the menu, and that will allow you to move them into the order you want.
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Hi - thank you so much for replying as I have no clue what I'm doing lol, just following the step-by-step training but obviously I'm ahead of what I'm supposed to be doing as I'm only at lesson 5...
When you mention "targeting a lot of different audiences", is this a bad thing?
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Jodine1 Premium
I am frustrated too
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as an example, say I found your site through searching on Google for an article on beauty, perhaps "lipstick for older women". Having read that post, I then discover all your other articles were on fashion, nails etc which I am not interested in, so I would leave your website and then you have lost a potential customer.

If however, all your posts were on beauty for older women, I would have much more to read, stay on your site much longer and see you as an authority on that subject, and then, having built up that level of trust, I would be more likely to buy something through your links.

That is why it is recommended to have a narrow niche, which has less competition and doesn't confuse your visitors.
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Oh my god, wow, I haven't thought of it that way! Now I understand and here comes the million dollar question: Which niche should I pick? I have a huge interest in the beauty/luxury lifestyle world.
As in make-up and skincare from high end products.
Any thoughts on this or how I can figure it out?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - which would you most enjoy writing about? Think about a target audience, such as skincare for sensitive skin, organic skin products, moisturisers for women in their 30s, waterproof cosmetics, makeup for evening looks etc.
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SmokeyJoe71 Premium
Hang in there. You will get it!
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Hi - In that case I can see it clearly: skincare for dry/atopic skin.
So I will write about that! Another thing tho, if I start writing about it, I will most likely want to refer to a certain product I'm using.
So I'm promoting that product I guess? If I promote it now, and I'm not an affiliate from that specific product, I'm basically promoting their product for free? (as for now). Or am I seeing it wrong?
What are your thoughts/advise. Thank you so much.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, that's a good niche. Your site should be a mix of purely informational articles with no selling intent, plus product reviews which are where you will add your affiliate links.

So, start with general articles on your niche, such as what can dry skin be a sign of, why is my skin so itchy, do vitamins help dry skin etc. Once you have built up some content, you can apply to the affiliate programs and do some product reviews.
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Referring to your comment on starting with general articles on my niche, can these be articles I found on the internet? Bits and pieces of it? Is it okay to copy/paste etc.. Many thanks,
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, absolutely not. You can't copy and paste anything, not even a couple of sentences. Everything has to be original and in your own words.
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Hey folks,
I've been working on and off on a blog that helps parents understand (and conquer) the ins and outs and "behind the curtain" stuff of preschool/daycare settings for a while now.

To niche something like that into tangible products for affiliate marketing, would it make sense to then focus on like...teacher-recommended childcare items? Say, a section on things your kid needs in preschool in the winter months, another for what they'd need in summer, another for what's best for holidays? Or would that still be too broad?
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steeph Premium
That’s a good idea. You can also take some time to browse online for relevant affiliated programs that may incorporate your niche. When I first started I was so overwhelmed thinking that there weren’t gonna be any affiliate program for my nice, and guess what? I found over 15!
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