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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Kizz62 Premium
Hey guys,

Quick question regarding my niche... I'm thinking of ways to be most effective in driving my audience to my site. My initial thought was purchasing products within my niche myself to create videos/pictures/written word for review purposes for my audience. That seems like the best way to give authentic feedback on products. What are your thoughts on that and what other ways have you found effective? Thank you!
Jaz333 Premium
That is a great idea! Some people absolutely do that and buying the products is certainly is the best way to be well informed on them. Other people will research the product reviews and see what others who have purchased the products have said to inform themselves.

This thread has some great suggestions on how to research products you have not purchased: Good luck, Shannon
Kizz62 Premium
That's a huge help, Shannon. Thank you so much!
Jaz333 Premium
Sure, anytime! Happy to help :)
Dale123 Premium
Yep, that's always a good idea Ty!
Aurore13 Premium
This link will be very helpful. I cannot picture myself buying every single product I am goint to recommend.
Thank you,
Kizz62 Premium
Thank you!
boujib Premium
Our friend ARCCRI asked a question in French and it seems it needs to be resubmitted in English for the benefit of everyone.
The question is: If you upgrade to premium and after sometime you find yourself obliged to go back to free member is that possible or not ? I understood that for some reason a member finds it difficult to pay that month or for some months the monthly subscription so he needs to go back to the free membership. Is that possible>
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, it's not possible. Once you have been a premium member, you can't go back to being a free starter again. If a member cannot pay their premium subscription, then they would be locked out of the platform.
drivendad76 Premium
Hi TheaWolfe and welcome to WA. I would probably start with amazon products and amazon affiliate programs but its up to you at the end of the day. Selling your own products can be harder as you have to carve out a newer path. But like other's have said, choose a niche your interested in, that way writing about that niche will be easier. Having said that, don't try and re-invent the wheel. I've personally known people who have made their own products and be over the moon about it and thinking they've got the best product since sliced bread (and it probably is). But then they try and get it out there and they barely make any money. With products that are already selling, half the work is already done and that is the big advantage of affiliate marketing. You are providing quality advice and guidance to people who basically have a similar interest to you and who are a seeking a solution to their question.

You can also market your own products down the track once you know what you're doing and become more advanced. Also, be sure to ask for help as there is loads of quality help here at WA.

On a different note, I was going through keyword research with the Jaxxy program. This is just the start of the training but what a goldmine of keyword information, if only I had this before! The keywords I've chosen are quite competitive with competition scores over 100 but under 150, the next few days will be interesting. I feel another post coming on!
I am in the section about setting money goals. I has asked me to post my money goals. When I press add nothing happens. I am assuming it is because I have not upgraded to the premium membership. I am unable to do this until my job goes back to normal hours after the pandemic settles down. Reduced hours = reduced pay. That is why I want to start an online business so I do not have to depend on an employer to determine my income.
Likewise, new too, just getting started.
Warly10 Premium
Hey there,

You don't need to be a premium member to add your goals.

And as a matter of fact, I just visited your profile and you've already added it
JeffRios Premium
Keep your head up it will get better.
So I am an artist and I sell empty wine and liquor bottles that I have decorated. I also sand and paint mirrors that I decorate too. Would that be an okay niche to make a website? And would my customers now be able to reach the website and place orders as normal? I
megawinner Premium
Hi Annika!

O yes. You can create a website for Anni's Artwork. It is a wonderful idea. for as long as you would sustain your products which are your priceless work of art. A lot of us want to buy something special not out of mass-produced kind of artwork products. All the best.

Warly10 Premium
Hi there,

First of all, you can't have empty wine, liquor bottles... And mirror painted in the same niche.

This is supposed to be two different niches...

Second of all, do you want to sell your own products ?
If so, you will have to find a way to ship products to the customers... And this can be too much stuff...

Wealthy affiliate helps you become an affiliate marketer, meaning, you recommend other people's products and get a commission once someone purchase...

So what I would suggest you is to find a a niche based on something you're passionate about, because you'll write articles about that... And then find products related to that niche, and recommend them, and make money...

You can focus on selling your own physical products(Liquor bottles etc) later when you know exactly how online marketing works, and you'll have more experience.
Aurore13 Premium
I think what warly 10 suggested is the wisest and safest thing to do. Get familiar with affiliate marketing first. Then you can try and sell your own products.
But I love the idea of unique bottles.