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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I was thinking about doing a niche in gluten free. I am not entirely sure what to narrow it down to.

I did search Affiliated Programs for Gluten free and came up with a few that are on the direction toward protein bars and snack food. They are anywhere from 5% - 15%.

Does a niche in gluten free sound like a good avenue and any suggestions on how to narrow it down or if I should just go with what I found really quick with the affiliate programs?
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hercsy Premium
To be honest i thin gluten free is a very broad subject and lots to write about.
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kbiel4 Premium
Gluten free is a good niche, but I feel it could be "broken down" a little bit. A couple of examples may be 1) the many effects Gluten free diets can have on one's health and 2) the specific types of gluten-free diets, such as fruits, vegetables, and some grains (to just name a few). These are some examples that may be less competitive in your audiences' searches. Hope this helps.

All the best,

Kent
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megawinner Premium
It is already very narrow say, Gluten-Free Chocolate bars.
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cld111 Premium
You want to make sure you can find things to promote that will pay well. Protein bars are fine, but you won't make a lot on them.

However, because it's a food/cooking related site, you can promote other things related like cooking appliances.

If you go this route, I would definitely use Pinterest to build up your traffic.

- Christina
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mcb247 Premium
I few sub niches could be GF Foods, GF Recipes, Dealing with coeliac disease (when I was diagnosed about 6 years ago I went hunting for information) Living day to day with GF ... as you can see there are various sub niches you could adopt.

Most people with auto-imune diseases tend to suffer from more than one a closely connected angle is pain relief for some so you could go down CBD route for affiliate products.

I would look at diet and nutrition as this is always what people are looking for... you could expand into recipes as you grow.

Maybe creating your own product could be a good income stream too.

Trust this helps :)
Martin
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Hello, a couple of new questions, if you allow me please:
1. Under Home Page settings: it seems there's a new option, called "Use Statistic Front Page"; when would this option worth to be in place?
2. The name of my recent site appears already under other former users... What are my alternatives? Should I change my WA one at this stage? My thanks
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so I got some time to use the platform, can I earn money from a starter account ?
please give me a strait answer cause i got no money, I'm using all the money I saved for college, if I make money here as a starter i will for sure use some of it, to upgrade to a premium
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Arlindo & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate free starter!

short answer is yes.

there's always a however .... it will take you much, much longer and with greater effort for less return ....

you've landed on an awesome self-directed training platform where you can learn to build your new on line biz to fruition and it's a longer term project .... just as any viable successful business, it takes personal effort, time and resources to build to scale ...

suggest you get rolling on the step by step training with Kyle by clicking on the blue link .... with your free starter, you get Level 1 OEC and will have built your initial website after Lesson 4 .... all the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Hi Arlli,

Thanks for your question.

Let me give you a comprehensive answer, alright?

Based on my vast experience and helping 1,000’s of people to get started, I can say the following:

It’s possible to make money with a Free Starter Account but it’s MUCH easier with a premium membership.

The reason is that with the premium membership you’ll get everything you need to make a life-changing income online:

1. Training
2. 24/7/365 Support
3. Expert Mentoring from Successful Online Entrepreneurs (Learn more here: )
4. All high-quality tools (Jaaxy, managed website hosting, SiteComments, etc.)
5. And more…

Another thing that I’ve often noticed is that people who are always just looking for freebies, aren’t really committed to succeed.

You may not be like that. But the fact is that most who only take the free will never succeed because they’re not willing to put in the work.

I’m paying myself for the premium membership and it makes me more than 100 times more than I put into it. Check out my post below: Summa Summarum:

Yes, you can make money with the free membership BUT

You’ll make it most likely much faster with a premium and earn much more.

That’s what I’ve learned over the years.

Feel free to ask me anything also in the future! I’m here to help you to succeed.

-Roope
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I appreciate your honest feedback
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rroberts89 Premium
I'm pretty sure I have my target audience right now; the concept I'll use to build my business' foundation. I want to be able to possibly teach some classes and/or have some online lessons available. Access to video streams of Afrikan/Black studies lectures and teachings. Afrikan-centered books and to sell books like these. I've already come across several book-selling websites with affiliate programs. I'm putting my intentions out in the Universe and also gonna do my part.
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Rashad & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Sounds like you've got a positive plan moving forward & best wishes on your up-coming wedding!

All the very best to you for every Success in your new life together, cheerio .... :)
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rroberts89 Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome. Much appreciated.
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keishalina9 Premium
*** you're most welcome ...enjoy the amazing WA journey to Success, Big Success! ... :) ***
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Doctorluv Premium
Real positive vibes.
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KristenNTish Premium
Can I change the name of my website? Once I started writing the About me page I realized the name doesn't really match the content I will be filling it up with.

Also just general feedback, maybe if the training had us write the about me section of the website first as an exercise it would have helped with that part.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
The website name yes, but domain, no. As a Starter Member you only have 1 Website slot. The only way to change your subdomain is to delete your website and start again. As a Premium Member you have 10 website slots, which means you could create a new subdomain or purchase a domain name, allowing you to “move” / migrate your website files to the new domain name.
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