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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iamgroot61 Premium
Hi Kyle/All, I just completed Lesson 8 (Custom Menus & Navigation). I should have commented/posted questions earlier (adjacent to earlier lessons) but here we go. I'm having multiple issues so far with my site. I don't think any of them are critical, but things aren't working quite the way I expect. I created my About Me and Privacy Policy pages, and thought I had designated them as pages, but both are showing as posts. Also, the theme I chose does not seem to be working. It looks nothing like the default layout I see for this particular theme. The site creation and initial pages creation within it were completed from within the WA site wizard (Websites>Manage Websites, etc.). More recent lessons were completed within the WordPress admin, so I'm wondering if there is some issue on the WA side of this. I don't think I'm doing a very good job of describing my issues here.

1. Is there a way to convert posts to pages within the WordPress Admin?
2. Does anyone have any advice on how I can get the template I chose to actually display on the website? WP admin says it's active.
3. My posts are displaying on the home page in a list. This may be related to the theme issue. I wanted to put custom content on the home page and then have folks be able to navigate to other pages from site nav or a sidebar menu (widget).

Thanks for any advice/guidance.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Dana,

1) Here is a good training for converting page to post and vice versa: 2) Are you talking about WP theme?

What theme did you choose when you built your website? Generate Press?

If you are looking for using another theme, on your WP back office, go to Appearance > Theme > Add New. As a Premium member, you have around 7K themes to choose from. Preview them first and read the description before you install and activate it.

3) If you don't want a blog roll on your home page and want a static page, on your WP back office, go to Setting > Reading > Choose Static.

Hope this helps,
Ferra
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iamgroot61 Premium
This is awesome! Thanks! Already working on #1.
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DerekMarshal Premium
1) the best and quickest way is to simply copy and past your posts into a page and then delete the post that you don't want.

2) a link to your site will help us see if the template is load.

3) this is normal, this is a blogroll on your homepage that is populating with your latest posts. This is normal. You can switch to a static homepage if you want to. To do that go to your dashboard and under settings-->Reading you will see the option at the top in a radio button to select a static page (which you must have ready) or latest posts. See the attached image.
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How do you make money, that’s the 64,000 dollar question for me? I heard on the first video you come up with something of interest to you? Like what? Something to sell? An instructional video of some sort? I just need to know before I pull the trigger to pay to learn something that might not be what I’m wanting, and is the information I’m seeking, is what I have to pay for? I just don’t want to get half way through this training to find out it’s something that’s going to cost me lots of money only to find out it’s been a mistake? I know this thing is about Traing to make money, but how? Do I have to pay to find out then it’s something that’s out of my capabilities? I originally found this site in the interest of the sale of impressions and now that I’m trying to find out through this site, it’s looking like it has nothing to do with impression sales but, only making a website of some kind? Like what on earth am I going to make a website of that’ll attract the numbers of ppl to make a decent amount of money?
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Wayne & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate starter!

Good questions and they are ones that many before you have posed already .... and indeed, all questions are considered good ones here ....

You've landed on an awesome learning platform where you can learn to build your very own online business to fruition.

Your good questions are answered as you progress along your journey to Success ....

Suggest you get rolling on the step by step training with Kyle, WA, Co-Founder here by clicking on the blue link > > > your interest & enthusiasm are appreciated,

all the very best to you .... :)
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AbieAJ Premium
Hey Wayne

First find a niche you're passionate about. To put it in perspective would you be writing about it in five years time.

You need to follow through the training step by step to learn how to set up properly. Here's a resource may be you'd like look at You can use Jaaxy to drill down keywords, you are allowed 30 searches. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.

https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

SUCCESS STORIES
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DianeScorpio Premium
This is a learning platform that teaches you to build a website for affiliate marketing. You can earn a commission by referring new members here or by promoting products from the likes of Amazon.

So, if your interest is dogs for example, you write lots of articles such as how to feed a puppy and then promote related items. There is a lot of writing involved and it takes months of consistent work.
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Miguelito203 Premium
Wayne, as affiliate marketers, we make money by promoting a company's goods or services. We are given unique links called affiliate links that enable us to do so. We typically use blogs (that get ranked in the search engines), various social media platforms, forums, and things of this nature as promotional tools.

Whenever someone comes across our content, clicks on our link, and purchases something, we earn a commission. It's a lot like a commission-based job in the real world (like a car salesman) -- but on the internet. Affiliate marketing works within any profitable industry -- sports, finance, fashion and beauty, technology, self-help, food and cooking, pet care and so on.

-- Joey
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I know it sounds hopeless but I really don’t have any niche that I’m passionate abt? I’m a construction worker n sick of it n want to make money a different way bt to make a website, I have no idea, n it would have to be something someone else is interested in to make money rt? And the concept of a website isn’t something you create then let it set there forever rt? Won’t it take attention cuz the same thing for years would be worthless rt?
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So is it like piggy backing? Meaning someone or company etc... has a website n then whatever it is, let’s say or give it the name zebra, now a company or individual has this site called zebra n they sell or offer whatever, they make money off their product n also when ppl actually click on their site? And by piggy backing, I’m curious if I were to use or copy all their stuff n just put it under another names site, can or do you make money that way? Or is that illegal cuz sounds if not illegal, not very respectful?
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I’m so lost and have no idea how any of this works? To me when u say we’re an affiliate to others in different industries, it sounds to me like I must have an inventory of actual physical things to sell
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Chris737 Premium
Dude, it’s a type of online business. This is not get rich quick. If you happen to find one, let all of us know.

I can tell you that I haven’t written blog posts about my passions. People say that because it’s easy to start with. But personally I would be so sick of my passion if I was living and breathing it 24/7.

I have made 5 figures in an industry I had no f****** clue about. It didn’t even interest me but it has a lot of potential in things that people have money in and buy stuff. If you seriously want to do nothing at all then my recommendation is to write posts, put them up on your website and then turn on advertising. You know those annoying websites where there’s ads everywhere and you have no idea where the text is? Yeah do that.
You might make $50-$100/month. If that’s enough for you that’s great. 👍🏼

All the best bro.
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MLatincic Premium
I followed the instructions from the video(training 7) and went step by step and opened the content and started writing something about myself and as I was not satisfied and after some mistakes I deleted it.
Now when i tried to go again step by step and when i open content on my screen does not apper Streamline vou writing for ultimate efficiency,a page with templates appears directly on my screen and does not allow me to write again.
I need help?
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Cyndes Premium
Have you tried to log out ans sign in? Sometimes it's just a glitch. Otherwise you can try to create a new post from scratch, not from the template.
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Kyle Premium
If it is published, you can edit any content directly within your website back office at any time.

To edit posts or pages on your website, you will need to log into the back office of your website. You can do this through the SiteManager (Websites => SiteManager).

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Within your back office, you will have a tab for both Posts and Pages within your main menu. (see attached). You will simply want to click on either one of those, to see a full list and to manage your respective Posts and Pages associated with your website.

Upon going into the Posts or Pages manager, you will see a list of all of them. You can edit them by "hovering" over top of the post, and then you will click on the "Edit" button. (see attached)

You can Quick Edit, Trash or View them from this hover menu. You can also click the main post or page title if you want to go into the editor.

I hope this helps you out here!
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SannaW Premium
Hi. If I already have a domain name. Can I connect via this platform and create my webpage, get the plugins, optimize for google etc (if I have Premium) and run my site as normal?

Then further down the road if I need to move my site out of this platform for some reason, is this possible?
Thank you for your help!
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JGatlin3 Premium
Yes you can. Just go to "websites", then select domains, go to your domain provider and add ns1.mywahosting.com and ns2.mywahosting.com to your DNS.
Personal I use Ecwid site builders as a plug in so I can place it wherever I want. Woocommerce is also a good choice
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SannaW Premium
Thank you JGatlin3, seems easy enough.
But what happens if I sell my business in the future? Is it easy to "go back to" not being a part of WA?

Do I own my own domains in WA and have full access to them even if I am not part of WA in the future?

Kind regards!
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Susanna,

WA will only keep a backup of your website(s) for up to 60 days, so if you return within that time, they can be restored.

If you think you will be gone longer than 60 days, or if you want to keep your website online, you will want to take your own backup and maybe find another host for your website and move it before your Premium membership expired.

You can move your website to ANY host you want if you were to ever want to move or cancel here. If you don't pay for your domain on an annual basis (ie, let it lapse), it goes back into the domain pool with the rest of the available domains out there.
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vianew Premium
I'm wondering how I should move forward with my niche selection. I very much enjoy travel and wish to choose this niche but I think it may be extremely competitive for rankings/traffic. Is this a lot to tackle for a newbie?

Instead, would it be "easier" to go with something more simple such as a beauty niche like nails/hair/facials? I am not interested in this as much but it seems to be pinpointed somehow.

Thank you Kindly for any input anyone might have on this.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - whatever you decide upon should be something you are genuinely interested in, as you will have to write a lot of content about it.

Travel is competitive, so you would need to narrow it down to have less competition, such as choosing a specific region, or concentrating on a type of vacation, such as cruises for seniors, or city breaks for foodies etc.

If you are not really interested in the beauty niche, then you will probably get bored with researching and writing about it every week for the forseeable future.
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AbieAJ Premium
Hi, Katherine, I believe it is better to go with a niche you're passionate about. You may want to break travel into a sub category niche.

To put it in perspective would you be writing about it in five years time.

Here's a resource may be you'd like look at You can use Jaaxy to drill down keywords. Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better.
https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords
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vianew Premium
Thank you Diane, that example helped.
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vianew Premium
Thank you Abie, I will look into those links.
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