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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Muzammil24 Premium
Hello everyone. I published about me post on my site www.myreadforchange.com as task of lesson 7. I found on my site below my blog one post showed -

This -
Hi there, Welcome to my website... I hope you find gems of information in all book reviews I have published on personal development, meditation, spirituality. My wish for you is to learn, apply and grow.

View all post by admin

Can someone please guide how can I remove that.

Thank you for reading this and guidance.
DValentine Premium
Hi Muzammil - this is an extract from the 1st paragraph of your post. This is something that your theme does automatically (in fact, I think almost all themes do this) and it would mean changing your theme - if you can find a theme that doesn't create these extracts.

I am sorry I could not help further
hmblack Premium
I set up my website 1940s Vintage Swing Dresses yesterday and chose the 2012 theme (Contango). However, on going through lesson 6 today, I changed the theme to Hiero like in the training video and added the "About Me" Page and also the Privacy Policy pages.

The name on my website shows as 1940S Vintage Swing Dresses with the S on the end of 1940 as being rather large. How can I alter this please?

It also shows as "Just Another WordPress Site" underneath the 1940S Vintage Swing Dresses. How do I delete this please?

Thank you in advance. Helen
merlynmac Premium
Log into your website back end and navigate to Settings > General. You can change the tag line there.

As for the S I'm not sure if you can change the case or not. Many times, the theme locks you into a certain look.

Another option is to create a logo image and use that instead.
hmblack Premium
Thank you. I will try that.
Hi everyone,
I performed researches on keywords related to my niche and was not impressed at all.
I found relatively every less traffic on the researches. and now I am in a doubt about my niche that should I continue with the same niche or change it.
Please help me out in this.
Thank you

Jaz333 Premium
Hi - You could try checking your niche in places like Answer the Public or Quora or Facebook groups and various forums to see what types of things people are searching for in your niche. The alphabet soup method on both google and jaaxy can be useful too.

It may not be that your chose a niche with low traffic, but rather the keywords you chose had lower traffic :)

Good luck, Shannon
Look, thanks for the opportunity, but I have been scammed. Lost thousand of dollars from scams and lied to. What is going to make you different and how will I be able to promote my insurance business to make the money necessary thru your company, because U COULD NOT BE ANY DIFFERENT???
PCohen1 Premium
I share your sentiment.
But WA is different. What makes it different? The training and the community.
Try it out. Nothing ventured nothing gained!!
Good luck
AlexM07 Premium
If you are looking to promote your business here on wealthy affiliate, then this might not be the right place for you. If you are looking to learn how to market your product online so that you can eventually do it on your own website and by your own means, then Wealthy Affiliate can be helpful. Wealthy affiliate is not a get quick rich scheme, it is a marketing training platform. Making money requires consistency and dedication, if you are looking for quick push button solutions, without investing in yourself or in adding value to others first, then this is definitely not the place for you. Also, you don't have to pay in order to get benefit from the beginners training here on Wealthy Affiliate, you can try that out first and decide whether the information is worthy to you then, if not then you can stay as a free member forever, of course, the downside to that is that you will not have access to the community in order to ask questions and get answers from other members for more than 7 days. If you do decide to upgrade, its only $49 per month in order to have access to all the training and the wealth of marketing knowledge from other members, if you don't think that this is not worth $49 per month, then you will be better off looking somewhere else. Best of luck on your quest!
Alex, ur company said, it can help me promote my area of business. Don’t stop flexing ur muscles.
AlexM07 Premium
Not flexing at all, just wanted to be clear. Best of luck! :)
Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
I perfectly understand you. I've also been scammed in the past.
But the reason why I'm here is because I didn't give up. I know there are many scam out there, but there are also Legit companies... I think you should agree with me...

Wealthy affiliate is totally legit.
The platform teaches you how to build websites, create content, choose niches, use SEO, and help you make money With affiliate marketing... Hope you know what affiliate marketing is.

And what's so great is that you can do all of that for FREE !
Show me any other platform out there that does that.

If you're here it's for a reason... so seize this opportunity... Anyway you have nothing to lose since it's free, unless you want to upgrade later for more features ...

Don't be skeptical and do it for yourself.

You never know until you make that step forward.

Good luck my friend
DValentine Premium
Hi Monroe
The idea behind Wealthy Affiliate is to provide training that enables you to build a wordpress-based website from scratch that promotes other people's products in order for you to get a commission.

Now, I assume that you already have a website for your insurance company? If so, then you could still run the training and use that as a 'fixer' if there are any problems with your own website.

I also assume that your main 'concern' is in the area of lead generation - you could use the training in here to create your own lead magnets that your site visitors can download - something like a helpful guide to filling out claim forms (you could have a whole series of these from car problems to personal injury)

Insurance is such a competitive marketplace with some huge companies up against you that you've got to really hunt for those 'back doors', the areas that are too small for the 'big boys' but ideal for you.

With the cost of WA membership being approx. $49/month, the question remains - could you generate enough leads per month that would pay for that cost? I can't answer that, only you can.
I feel one really needs to enjoy the internet world to be able to make money online. I personally don't enjoy being on the net for long and I feel it's not easy in that case. One must really enjoy what they do, if one does not enjoy the internet business then there is no use to continue and push ones self.
Nothing lost if you don't spend money.
DValentine Premium
Hello Gouranga
I think it's more you must enjoy the business you are in - if it is online or a traditional, bricks and mortar business.

The more you enjoy it then the less it is 'work' and more 'fun' and then you spend more time on it because it is fun.
LBah Premium
Hi Kyle, hope you having a great day. I have been thinking about a niche and want to settle on the travel industry, in particular on flight, hotel and rental bookings. Traveling is my passion and this is going to be fun for me.

I want to have a good website to affiliate market in this niche. I was reading as part of my due diligence, and came across affiliate network marketplaces that offer extensive affiliate programs and inclusive products in this niche.

What is your advice on this niche, with the info that I am a newbie in this digital space?

How will WA drive traffic to this website?

Tomoko1 Premium
Hi, one of the WA ambassador told me that you need to write hundreds of blog posts and publish it at least twice a week, or your website will be another travel agency among the millions already out there and nobody will find you. That is how WA drive traffic to website. In another word, how Google and your visitors will find your website. You have a right niche for you.
Good Luck!
LBah Premium
Thanks for the reply i appreciate it