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. :)

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

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Sandi777 Premium
Should my Niche be Meditation, would it be better to choose just Meditation, as this will give me a bigger market that will allow for selling Accessories, music, workshops etc. etc. or is it better to "fine tune" for example JUST music or JUST accessories etc? No idea how this works yet.....
Sandi777 Premium
Sorry guys, didn't see the question section where I was supposed to ask my question.....still a bit doffy as a newby!!!
Ivan88 Premium
Hey, meditation is a great niche that has got a lot of potentials. If you are thinking about narrowing down your niche, this post from Kyle is going to help you a lot.
Sandi777 Premium
Thanks Ivan, I'm having a bit of a hard time finding my niche. I want it to lead to meditation but don't want to rule out people who want reflective awareness but are wary of meditation because they think it's difficult or not for them. They must have the choice to choose as there are many ways to meditate to experience life change.
Sandi777 Premium
Should my Niche be Meditation, would it be better to choose just Meditation, as this will give me a bigger market that will allow for selling Accessories, music, workshops etc. etc. or is it better to "fine tune" for example JUST music or JUST accessories etc? No idea how this works yet.....
merlynmac Premium
You want to narrow your focus. If it's too broad, you'll end up getting lost in the sea of competition. If it's too narrow, you'll be limiting your potential target audience. It's a balance really.

What about Meditation for <put your desired result here> (i.e., relaxation, mental sharpness, etc.)?
Sandi777 Premium
Thank you so much Merlyn.... makes sense. That way I can also promote anything really that will enhance THAT kind of meditation. I don't know if meditation will work as a niche but it's one of my passions and the market for that is far less competitive than exercise and fitness for example....which is my other passion.
merlynmac Premium
Happy to help!
femicha Premium
Question please: Let's say I have an affiliate link on the snack helmet which took the customer to the amazon page if the customer/consumer decides to buy another product while on amazon? am I still getting paid? considering the fact that the customer got on amazon via the affiliate link.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you get a commission on anything the customer buys within 24 hours after clicking on your link.
femicha Premium
thank you for the answer. That was helpful.
ChrystopherJ Premium
What Diane says is spot on, all I'll add, just in case this was a hypothetical question. If it in't an Amazon link, but instead for another Affiliate Program, then it might be longer than 24 hours. I.e. the Cookie Timeframe for WA is Lifetime. A lot of programs have 30, 60 or 90 days for their cookies.
I learned from your answer mam Diane...:)
i m intersted to your respense you look profissienal
RRossal1 Premium
Awesome ! You get a commission, the word everyone loves to hear ! I just started my training I know if I go to work that eventually I will get the results I want !! So will You! : )
Thank you friend, honestly I'm a complete beginner to this platform but the beauty of this medium was the inter-activeness of the community inside it and the support from the ambassadors and other premium members, mostly the support of the founder of this platform...:)
That's right friend, actions could lead to awesome results...:)
I have few questions
1) if i start a free web site and i want make it my own i need to upgrade to premium, lets say i have been upgrade it to premium the first month but i want to have the free membership the second month whats happens to my own web site? do i loose the web?

2) If i upgrade to premium i get it for 30 days from the day i sighed to premium or 30 days from the day i sighed to the free membership so it like 3 week because i get 1 week free
3) in the free web can i make my own design banners in lets say Photoshop and upload it to my free website/own website
4) this is the last question for now English is not my native languish i understand it perfectly but my grammar is not so good. when i'll start writing content to my website is there someone to help me with that?

thank you so much for your answers in advance.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - first of all, once you have upgraded to premium, if you then cancel your membership, you can't go back to being a free starter again. You would lose all access to this platform.

If you have purchased your own domain (which is not included in the premium fee, it costs an extra $13.99 per year), you would have to move it to another hosting provider.

If you have not bought a domain, but are using the free domain you are given, then this will be deleted at some point if you cancel.

The premium membership begins from the day you pay for it, and lasts for a full month. Remember, the first month is $19, and the payment for the following months is $49 and will be taken automatically unless you cancel.

You can upload any images you have created, to either the free site or your own.

If you use the Site Content feature when writing posts for your website, it has a spelling and grammar included to help you.

Overall, if you are planning just to upgrade for one month, then cancel, I wouldn't recommend doing this.
ok thank you for your answer its very smart "trap" once you in' you cant get out unharmed(the website and all the investment is gone) but you do give a lot of tools so it seems I'm tempted I'm not sure if i stick to the program for entire year or if this is the right place to invest my time and money and that why i thought to try for couple of Months
i know that there's a lot of other much expensive companies out there/
Suppose I'll want to do the premium three months from now what will be the cost for the entire year?
thank you/
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - there is currently a special offer available for yearly payment at $299. This runs to May 11. After that, it will be $495 but will include a free .com domain. Do be aware there are no refunds so make sure you are fully committed to the program.
hay im very interested in the ketogenic diet i practice this diet some time now and i know it can be very difficult to some people i know that this is the answer to a lot of health issues and of course loosing weight i realized that in order to triumph you need a supportive community or a mentor to help you stick this diet maybe ill be a mentor one day but today i think about promoting the diet through guides (other people diets) is this small enough niche.
you are welcome to write any respond to that and maybe help me get more focused
thank you in advanced
lucbizz Premium
Yep the keto diet is a great niche:-) I would say ,go for it !
Goganmweb Premium
go for it don't give it up for any reason.make it your niche and tell us about it .me too want to know what you know.!