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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NdazaA Premium
hey kyle thanks for the great work that you are doing in oder to help people change their lives
i went through the training but am abit confused and i want to be guided on this.
am operating a small mini supermarket in Uganda and as i was going through the training i got a niche and that (Healthy and beauty) do i open a website in what exactly am dealing in or
And if am not dealing in it how am i going to be earning revenue from this site
I will be very grateful if i hear from you again
Best Regards
Ndaza Ali
jearlb693 Premium
This is a good lesson, I am able to see the importance of a niche, and how we can keep it simply interesting. My niches deal with nature and plants, so I hope to narrow down some ideas for a website.

How can we simplify the choice of a niche?
Jaz333 Premium
Hi - I have a similar niche: herbs for health and healing. When narrowing it down, you will have to decide on what aspect of nature and plants you are wanting to promote. Are you thinking about actually selling plants? Or are you thinking more of a gardening site and/or plant care?

Good luck with whatever you decide!
Best, Shannon
jearlb693 Premium
Thank you Shannon,

That is great that we have a similar niche, I have decided upon one to get me started. The niche tutorial helped me to relax a bit about choosing a niche and to have fun with this!

Thank you for your speedy response and warm suggestions.
It is
Help , please.

I want to edit my niche to a more specific one basing from my keywords research findings. I would like to edit my content too. Will that be find?

I am currently in contact with my bank account and it looks like, God willing, I will be able to upgrade to premium membership either today or tomorrow.
MinaKim Premium
Hi, Rose. Welcome to WA.
Narrowing your niche is a good start. And yes, it is fine to edit your posts.
I tried using my visa debit card but it was not approved by my bank. I will join as soon as I got my right mode of payment. Expect for it. I see it longer than May 11, 2020 as we are still under ECQ in our region and the processing of credential cards in the Philippines takes a bit long. I actually requested for replacement of my old SSS ID but the replacement got loss on courier and the one responsible did not do measures to get another one for me. I did not have the time freedom or should I say, I did not prioritized to renew other expired credentials nor secure other credentials
Stone69qp Premium
We'll just remember one thing girl the winners in this world are the people that don't give up so don't give up I'm struggling right now trying to figure this stuff out but I'll get it.
Thanks Amynwa20
Hi everyone! I have a couple of questions I'd like you to help me with
Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself in the training but what exactly are we supposed to doin the niche, I know affiliate marketing but before you get into programs you have to put something on the page? like some articles.
After how long do you get into programs?
merlynmac Premium
The primary focus is on building trust and authority with your visitors. Then you start adding reviews, recommendations, etc.

You'll use your affiliate links at that point.
DValentine Premium
Hey Valeria
OK, so the guys running the affiliate programs want to see that your site is getting a good amount of traffic before they'll allow you to promote their products - sounds sensible - no point in wasting time on someone who has no traffic coming to their site.

So, to get that traffic you fill your site with articles/videos/podcasts, however you want to produce your material.

If you keep doing this consistently and the material is good content then the search engines will start to take notice and begin to rank you for your keywords.

Now, you're getting traffic so now is the time to start applying to join affiliate programs.

Hope that helps
Thank you vou very much, Yeah, that was helpful. :)
merlynmac Premium
Happy to help