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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SarahKerr1 Premium
Hi Kyle,

Your training is pretty good so far. I manage to follow you as you explain the functionality on each page.

However, for my part, I am not sure I am doing everything exactly how I am suppose to do it, so I hope you have a way of checking my progress to make sure I am building my website exactly as I am suppose to build it.

At this stage, I have to tell you, I am nervous. I keep thinking I am going to press the wrong butten and my website is going to vanish from sight permanently.

Anyway - here I go back to my lessons!

SarahK.
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I’m doing the same. Just breath. Relax. It’s a project THat will make you money one day. Just look for some one and ask. You’ll do fine.
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SarahKerr1 Premium
Hi Kyle,

In Website Details and Overview, I found the
Login: Admin and Password, (I have written that down).

Page Speed insights, (I check that OK),

Then it was at this point I got lost.

I cannot find "Features" which include Site Health etc.
I need to check those off before moving on.

Help!
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First of all, thank you very much for the great opportunity!!!
However, I wish to inform your kind office though that the voice in the video was too low. Sorry, but I can barely hear a faint voice which I find too hard to follow despite switching full volume on my headphone. I could not get the message. Moreover, I was expecting some technical training on how to be a transcriptionist. But I feel I started on a different platform.
Kindly give me some correlation on this.

Sincerely,
AbelPintor
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MChristmann Premium
I'm not sure what to tell you about the volume issue that you are having as I have been able to play the videos without any volume issues on my computer, as well as on my phone. For your second question, Wealthy Affiliate is a training platform for building websites, not training on how to be a transcriptionist. The closest we get to transcribing here is typing content into our websites that we have researched through videos, articles, etc. I hope this helps.
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Thanks for the info. Re volume issue if it is not too much, this can perhaps be validated among your members here in Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines. This may just be a location issue, but if the video content is inaudible, it would be a real challenge for me to respond logically. On transcription however it is probably irrelevant to pursue it here. Best regards.
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MChristmann Premium
Best regards to you, too. Take care.
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PAthelean Premium
I have wrote my About page and hit the publish page instead of post. Tried several times to correct/edit and I'm unable to. Having a lot of difficulties at this point. I need some help.

I wrote my privacy policy and it won't publish. Don't understand what's going on.
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tracydawn Premium
Your About me page can be a page or a post whichever you choose. However, if you would like to change it. Download the post changer plugin. It allows you to switch very easily and you can delete the plugin when you are finished. Did you use the Privacy Policy from templates, insert your info and save it?
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One of the two niche ideas I have doesn't really have any blog component to it. It solves a problem for around half of those online yet I fear it will be drowned out by a lack of updating. Is there a way to keep it relevant regardless of constant content updates?
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